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2015-04-30 12:27:47

DUBLIN, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3bfk62/global_flood) has announced the addition of the "Global

2015-04-30 08:27:44

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- -- EPS of $1.55*, up 17 percent* versus prior year on a non-GAAP diluted basis -- Adjusted EBITDA margin of 29.4* percent

2015-04-30 08:22:36

Highlights BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) today reported

2015-04-29 16:27:49

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Television audiences in Guatemala were reminded this week by the familiar face and voice of Dionisio Gutierrez that it is up to them

2015-04-29 16:21:47

CLEVELAND, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: -- Consolidated revenues decreased 7.9% due to currency and lower unit volume -- Transition to new

2015-04-28 23:03:32

The Americas polyether polyols market (2014–2020) is projected to grow $4,825 million by 2020 at a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period.

2015-04-28 16:28:47

OTTAWA, April 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Government of Canada must act on the recommendations in a report today by the Auditor

2015-04-28 16:21:01

American also named Best Cargo Airline of the Americas for 8th year in a row FORT WORTH, Texas, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading industry publication Air Cargo News

2015-04-27 23:00:26

According to Belize’s The Lodge at Chaa Creek, a new generation of health conscious travellers is changing the face of the tourism industry in Belize. San


Latest Americas Reference Libraries

Eastern Pondhawk
2014-11-19 10:48:05

The eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), also known as the common pondhawk, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes eastern areas of the United States, Belize, two provinces of Canada including Ontario, Costa Rica, Cuba, Honduras, Jamaica, eleven states in Mexico, and Nicaragua, among other areas. This species is found near almost every source of water. It differs in appearance depending upon the sex, with males holding blue and green color and...

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...

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Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).