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2014-08-05 12:23:01

Alfonso Cuellar named president and managing director of H+K Colombia BOGOTA, Colombia, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill+Knowlton Strategies today announced the appointment of Alfonso Cuellar to the role of president and managing director of Colombia effective immediately. He will be headquartered in Bogota. An expert in corporate communications and the energy industry, Cuellar also will serve as director for the energy practice in Latin America, advising national and...

2014-08-05 08:43:45

Collaboration Strengthens Market-Leading Technologies in Automation and Test Solutions for Electronics Device Makers AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Averna, an industry-leading developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide, and JOT Automation, a leading supplier of automated test and production solutions, announced today a technology partnership for the Americas. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140804/133089...

2014-08-05 08:30:01

New Rainforest of the Americas Exhibit, Featuring Unique and Endangered Animals, is Powered by a Next Generation Experience Platform and Mobile App Leveraging iBeacon Technology LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens announces the debut of an innovative and immersive mobile app experience, developed in partnership with TE2, The Experience Engine Inc., which serves as a "virtual docent" for the Zoo's new Rainforest of the Americas exhibit....

2014-08-04 23:01:43

History Trivia Game Challenges Players’ Knowledge of Maya Culture and Archaeology Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Dig-It! Games, an independent developer of educational, interactive games founded by former archeologist and middle school teacher, introduces Maya Quiz, a new app for the iPad that offers 100 percent historically accurate information about Maya archaeology, history, and culture. Maya Quiz complements the top ranked Mayan Mysteries (Best New Apps and Games Kids 9-11)...

2014-08-04 16:30:52

Sales up across every region and nearly all product categories compared to last year; Americas region shows strongest growth WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $82.7 billion during the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 5.4 percent over the previous quarter and a jump of 10.8 percent...

2014-08-04 12:33:04

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Semiconductor Foundry Market 2014-2018 http://www.reportbuyer.com/computing_electronics/semiconductors/global_semiconductor_foundry_market.html About Semiconductor Foundries Semiconductor foundries manufacture integrated chips based on the designs provided by certain companies. The majority of these companies are semiconductor fabless companies, which design and sell hardware devices and...

2014-08-04 12:32:50

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Data Center Rack Market 2014-2018 http://www.reportbuyer.com/telecoms/data/global_data_center_rack_market.html About Data Center RacksData center racks are used to support servers, switches, routers, and other network equipment. Adoption of rack solutions enables efficient and easy management of data center networks. The rack solutions are designed to support multiple servers in a...

2014-08-04 12:26:58

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Central America Food and Drink Report Q3 2014 http://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/food_retailing/central_america_food_drink_report_q3_2011.html Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates The region's economic trajectory remains divergent. Despite our expectations for slower real GDP growth in Panama in the next several years, it will remain the regional outperformer. On the other...

2014-08-04 04:21:07

Sandlerresearch.org offers Global Electronic Shelf Labels Market 2014-2018 in its store. DALLAS, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Analysts forecast the Global Electronic Shelf Labels market to grow at a CAGR of 18.03 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the reduction in labor costs. The Global Electronic Shelf Labels market has also been witnessing the increasing demand for ESL by retail stores. However, the increasing competition...

2014-08-03 23:01:07

Smart TV Gesture Recognition Market report analyzes the findings by considering the market dynamics that shape it up. Market estimations and forecasts have been done using market dynamics. (PRWEB) August 03, 2014 According to a new market research report "Gesture Recognition For Smart TV Market by Software (2D & 3D Image Sensor), Hardware (Image Sensor, IR Proximity Sensor, IR Temperature Sensor, Light Sensors, & Semiconductor ICS), And Geography (Americas, EMEA, & APAC)...


Latest Americas Reference Libraries

Pony of the Americas
2014-05-19 11:56:38

The Pony of the Americas (POA) is a breed of pony that was developed in the state of Iowa, United States. The stallion was an Arabian, Appaloosa, Shetland cross and the registry was formed in 1954 for the breed. Within 15 years there were 12,500 ponies registered and currently the Pony of the Americas Club is one of the largest registries in the United States. As of 2012 there has been over 50,000 registered ponies, 2,000 members and had over 40 affiliate chapters. Shetland pony breeder...

Passenger Pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius
2014-04-18 10:16:19

The Passenger Pigeon or the Wild Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) is an extinct North American bird. The species resided in enormous migratory flocks until the early 20th century, when hunting and habitat destruction led to its demise. One flock in 1866 in southern Ontario was described as being 1 mile wide and 300 miles long, took 14 hours to pass, and held more than 3.5 billion birds. That number, if it is accurate, would likely represent a large fraction of the entire population at that...

Hispaniolan Pine, Pinus occidentalis
2014-02-26 08:30:03

Hispaniolan pine (Pinus occidentalis) is found largely on the Caribbean island Hispaniola growing on the slopes. Hispaniolan pine forests can be found on the island of Haiti and the Dominican Republic in the mountain range. The Hispaniolan pine can grow in mixed stands of trees with other broadleaf trees at elevations between 2789 and 6890 feet and in pure stands from 6890 feet up to 10,420 feet. These trees are also found in the lowlands growing in acidic soil that is rich in iron and...

Leif Ericson
2014-01-06 10:25:39

Leif Ericson was a Norse explorer seen as the first European to land in North America nearly 500 years prior to Christopher Columbus. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, identified with the Norse L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern point of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada. It is believed that Leif was born in Iceland around the 970’s - the son of father Erik the Red, an explorer and outlaw from Western Norway. Erik founded the first...

El Yunque National Forest
2013-12-24 11:12:40

The El Yunque National Forest, previously known as the Luquillo National Forest and the Caribbean National Forest, is a forest that is located in northeastern Puerto Rico. It’s the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System. The forest is commonly referred to as El Yunque, which might be attributed to either a Spanish approximation of the aboriginal Taino word yu-ke which means “white lands”, or the word “anvil” which is yunque in Spanish. The second...

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