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2014-09-11 16:20:33

LONDON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Automotive Upholstery Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2357809/Global-Automotive-Upholstery-Market-2014-2018.html About Automotive UpholsteryAutomotive upholstery is a soft furnishing covering that is fixed to an automobile seat. To keep it soft, automotive upholstery is padded with foam with thickness ranging from 0.12 inches to 0.39 inches. Automotive upholsterers...

2014-09-11 12:24:37

New Resort Combines Chic Contemporary Style with an Adults-Only, Limitless All-inclusive Vacation Experience ST. MAARTEN, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With a soft opening in October 2014, Sonesta Ocean Point Resort will be the premier five-star, all-suite property in St. Maarten, bringing a new brand of style, luxury and outstanding service to this stunning Caribbean island. Ultra-luxurious yet sustainable and set in the most spectacular location, the "resort within a resort" sits...

2014-09-10 23:08:10

Bosun's Marine has been proudly serving New England boaters for over a quarter of a century. Bosun's will be premiering the new Riviera 515 SUV at the Newport International Boat Show this weekend. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Riviera’s sporty and adventurous new 515 SUV has proven an immediate success in the world of luxury power boats ahead of her first appearance in the Americas at the 2014 Newport International Boat Show which opens next Thursday, September 11 and runs for five...

2014-09-10 20:22:47

RODRI Introduces New Signature Event to "Honor the Dead... Celebrate the Living" STUDIO CITY, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, a long standing Latino holiday with indigenous roots dating back to Aztec times, has taken its place in mainstream culture boasting festivities worldwide. Though traditions may slightly differ among cultures, the holiday (typically taking place from Oct. 31-Nov. 2) commemorates the dead and brings families together...

2014-09-10 16:26:57

Generic Pharmaceutical Companies Aid Haiti's Battle with Chikungunya -- Health officials anticipate that up to 50 percent of the population will be affected by the outbreak. The most recent numbers for Haiti record nearly 65,000 suspected cases. -- Apotex, Inc. donates more than $2.2 M in medical supplies to Direct Relief for chikungunya response. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - As the mosquito-borne...

Tree swallows
2014-09-10 03:00:47

Jessica Arriens, NSF International team of researchers studies one slim bird to answer some big biological questions Ushuaia and Fairbanks are cities near the tips of the world. The capital of Argentina's Tierra del Fuego province and the Alaskan metropolis don't have much in common. Except for a cluster of simple wood boxes on poles, and the scientists and swallows who flock to them. Both animals are part of Golondrinas de las Américas--the Swallows of the Americas, an...

2014-09-10 08:37:41

Data center provider offers standardized time-stamping service for electronic trading; now available in key financial markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that it is the first data center provider to bring High Precision Time(TM) by Perseus Telecom to each point of the globe. Perseus Telecom, a leading provider of high-speed...

2014-09-09 20:21:54

LONDON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2357807/Global-Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene-ABS-Market-2014-2018.html About ABS ABS is an engineering thermoplastic resin composed of styrene, butadiene, and acrylonitrile monomers. Being composed mainly of styrene, and varying ratios of butadiene and acrylonitrile, ABS material can be readily...

2014-09-09 00:21:43

LONDON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Ready Meals Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/1861491/Global-Ready-Meals-Market-2014-2018.htmlAbout Ready Meal A ready meal is a convenient and prepared food, which consists of ingredients that have been pre-cooked to a certain extent. It is considered as an easy alternative to food prepared at home. It is promoted and presented by food manufacturers as being a quick...

2014-09-09 00:21:30

LONDON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Mobile Value-added Services (VAS) Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2355579/Global-Mobile-Value-added-Services-VAS-Market-2014-2018.html About Mobile VASMobile VAS can be defined as beneficial mobile services that are offered by mobile service providers apart from the voice communication services. Traditionally, mobile service providers have been offering only voice...


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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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