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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)...

2014-07-31 20:21:47

Financial results show the positive effect of international crude prices that partially offset the strong impact of the difficult operational environment on production and sales BOGOTA, Colombia, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC; TSX: ECP) announced today its unaudited financial results, both consolidated and unconsolidated, for the second quarter of 2014. The financial results were prepared and filed in Colombian pesos (COP$) in accordance...

2014-07-31 08:32:46

Latin American and Caribbean government agencies, major infrastructure developers and local providers to gather in Miami in September to launch ConnectAmericas.com Infrastructure Community MIAMI, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Latin American countries seeking to remain internationally competitive need to invest close to five percent of their GDP to bridge the region's infrastructure gap. That presents big opportunities for firms throughout the hemisphere. Those opportunities will be...

2014-07-31 08:23:08

New Wonders of the World Itinerary for 2015 DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abercrombie & Kent will be the first to operate luxury private jet journeys featuring fully lie-flat seats beginning in the fall of 2014. All of A&K's private jet journeys will now feature a privately chartered Icelandair Boeing 757-200ER with 50 custom-designed Italian leather seats equipped with a personal massage system, 4-way adjustable headrests and lumbar support, and a fully lie-flat...

2014-07-31 08:20:44

Highlights BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) today reported second quarter net earnings attributable to the corporation of $153.1 million, or $1.07 per diluted share (including after tax charges of $7.7 million, or 6 cents per diluted share for business consolidation costs) on sales of $2.3 billion, compared to $95.1 million, or 63 cents per diluted share, on sales of $2.2 billion in the second quarter of 2013. Results for the first...

2014-07-30 16:22:49

Highlights: CLEVELAND, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE: HY) today announced revenues of $684.7 million and net income of $32.9 million, or $1.95 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2014 compared with revenues of $659.6 million and net income of $36.2 million, or $2.16 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2013. Operating profit was $47.7 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared with $35.9 million for the second...

2014-07-29 12:31:18

Territorial Governor Padilla Continues Assault on U.S. Constitution, Investor Rights and U.S. Taxpayers DES MOINES, Iowa, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Future Fund (AFF), a national 501(c)4 organization, continues its advertising campaign warning on the unlawful actions of Governor Alejandro Padilla of Puerto Rico - a U.S. Territory - that puts at risk the U.S. Constitution and edges the Commonwealth ever closer tohemispheric rogue nation, Argentina. Nick...

2014-07-28 20:24:50

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Genomics Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2255162/Global-Genomics-Market-2014-2018.htmlAbout GenomicsGenomics is the study of the genetic material or genomes of an organism. It is expected to be a strong basis for the discovery and development of diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for a range of human diseases or health conditions. Genomics is supported by three...


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
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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