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2014-04-01 23:32:16

Learn Spanish methods are not all the same. New independent study statistics show the ability to learn Spanish offers big rewards including major financial and social benefits. (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Learn Spanish. These two simple words could mean the future for Americans in a new study by http://www.LearningSpanish.biz. According to their new independent research, learning to speak Spanish can be difficult for many people, but not anymore. Se habla Español? This phrase commonly...

2014-04-01 12:32:00

TORONTO, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - To foster better understanding of Aboriginal issues in Canada's major media and community outlets, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is pleased to introduce the new CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowship. "This is a very special new initiative for CJF," says Bob Lewis, chair of the CJF. "It aims in a small way to help bridge the yawning gap between traditional news media and the oft-ignored stories of Canada's Aboriginal people. The...

2014-04-01 12:30:13

Renowned Canadian artists Robert Lepage, Crystal Pite and Veronica Tennant to showcase new works at five-week festival presented by CIBC for TORONTO 2015 Games TORONTO, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Get ready, Toronto -- PANAMANIA, presented by CIBC, is coming! For five weeks in the summer of 2015, PANAMANIA, the TORONTO 2015 Arts and Culture Festival, will wrap the Games region in festivities that celebrate the people and art of the Americas and Caribbean. Newly commissioned world...

2014-04-01 12:29:53

LONDON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Global Gas Detection Equipment Market 2014-2018 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Gas Detection Equipment market to grow at a CAGR of 4.41 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increased government regulations for improving safety. The Global Gas Detection Equipment market has also been witnessing the growing use of...

2014-04-01 12:29:47

MONS, Belgium, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that in the world today multilingual speakers outnumber those only speaking one language?* And due to the Internet and the easy access to content in any language this trend is becoming even more pronounced. At Acapela, we are actively working on meeting the needs of multilingual people, languages and voices are part of our DNA. What is Multilingualism? It's the use of multiple languages, either by an...

2014-04-01 12:29:02

LONDON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Global Home Automation System Market 2014-2018 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Home Automation System market to grow at a CAGR of 55.24 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing need for safety and security. The Global Home Automation System market has also been witnessing the increasing adoption of wireless...

2014-04-01 08:36:11

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The EDA Consortium (EDAC) Market Statistics Service (MSS) today announced that the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry revenue increased 5.7 percent for Q4 2013 to $1880.5 million, compared to $1779.1 million in Q4 2012. Sequential EDA revenue for Q4 2013 increased 8.7 percent compared to Q3 2013, while the four-quarters moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters, increased by 6.1...

2014-04-01 08:23:47

VANCOUVER, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Eco Oro Minerals Corp. ("Eco Oro" or the "Company") (TSX: EOM) announces that the Colombian Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Luz Helena Sarmiento Villamizar, has announced that the boundaries of the Páramo of Santurbán (the "Santurbán Páramo") have been delineated. The Company has not as yet received the coordinates or cartography for such boundaries. A formal administrative act of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable...

2014-03-31 23:27:16

Forbes To Launch Technology Edition in Conjunction with eMerge Americas Miami , FL (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Forbes Americas will partner with eMerge Americas as the official Latin American magazine sponsor to promote innovation and technology in the Americas. Forbes Americas has announced plans to release a special Spanish edition focused on technology in conjunction with eMerge Americas, the seminal movement that is driving the creation of a technology corridor in the Americas with Miami...

2014-03-31 16:23:04

-- The discovery confirms Cano Sur's potential in the western area BOGOTA, Colombia, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC; TSX: ECP) reports that the exploratory well Tibirita-1A, located in the municipality of San Martin, Meta province (Colombia), has shown the presence of hydrocarbons. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090209/ARM001LOGO Initial testing at the well indicated a hydrocarbon column of 50 feet. Testing also indicated an...


Latest Americas Reference Libraries

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...

Christopher Columbus
2013-10-15 10:27:55

Christopher Columbus was an Italian navigator, explorer, and colonizer that was born in 1451. He is best known for his explorations across the Atlantic Ocean, under the authority of the Catholic Monarchs in Spain, which resulted in the discovery of America and the settlement of the island of Hispaniola. This is thought to be the beginning of Spanish settlement in the New World. Although he was the first European to explore the Americas, he was not the first person to explore the area and he...

Caribbean Sea
2013-04-18 12:52:52

The Caribbean Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean that is located in the tropics of the Western hemisphere. It’s bordered by Mexico and Central America towards the west and southwest, to the north by the Greater Antilles, to the east by the Lesser Antilles, and towards the south by South America. The whole area of the Caribbean Sea, the numerous islands of the West Indies, and neighboring coasts, are together known as the Caribbean. The sea is one of the largest seas and has an area of...

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