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2014-09-02 16:28:58

Global sales increase by 9.9 percent over last year; industry posts month-over-month growth across all regions and product categories WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 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 $28.1 billion for the month of July 2014, the industry's highest-ever monthly sales total and an increase of 9.9 percent...

2014-09-02 16:25:24

BRESCIA, Italy, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- COPAN Group announces with great sadness that, on July 30(th), 2014, its beloved, charismatic and eclectic leader, Daniele Triva passed away at his home in Italy, after a seven-month battle with Esophageal Gastric cancer. Daniele was 54 years old and leaves behind his wife and four children, his sister and family and a legacy of technological innovation in the field of pre-analytics. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140902/142055...

2014-09-02 08:25:08

NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Vanilla Puddin' Chardonnay was selected as the official white wine served at multitalented actress, producer and performer, Gabrielle Union and three-time NBA champion, Dwayne Wade's wedding ceremony which took place August 30(th )2014 at Chateau Artisan in Miami Beach. The Chardonnay created by the actress in partnership with JaM Cellars CEO John Truchard and Los Angeles-based The Brand Elite launched in January of 2014 and according to...

2014-08-31 23:03:12

Global Integral Horsepower Motor Market 2014-2018 is a new research report added to ReportsnReports.com store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 An electric motor converts electric energy into mechanical motion. There are two types of electric motors based on their power classification: fractional horsepower motors and integral horsepower motors. Integral horsepower motors have a power of 1 hp or greater. These motors are mainly used in the Automotive, Mining, Utilities, and Food and...

Inupiat Family from Noatak, Alaska, 1929, Edward S. Curtis
2014-08-31 06:39:24

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Paleo-Eskimo people that lived in the Arctic from roughly 5,000 years ago to about 700 years ago, were the first humans to live in the region and survived there without outside contact for more than 4,000 years, researchers reported Friday in the journal Science. In addition, lead investigator Eske Willerslev of the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark and her colleagues report that the Paleo-Eskimos...

2014-08-28 16:26:44

LONDON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global In-flight Entertainment Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/1600446/Global-In-flight-Entertainment-Market-2014-2018.htmlIFE systems provide entertainment to aircraft passengers in the form of movies, music, and games. Passengers may also feel the need of internet connectivity; hence, to cater to this demand, airlines have started providing internet facilities to...

2014-08-28 16:26:34

LONDON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global SMB IT Spending Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/1556729/Global-SMB-IT-Spending-Market-2014-2018.htmlAbout SMBs Small and medium-sized (SMB) businesses are defined based on the number of employees and annual revenue generated. Micro businesses are those that have less than 10 employees, small businesses are those that employ less than 100 employees, and mid-sized...

2014-08-28 16:26:25

LONDON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Articulated Robot Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/1162205/Global-Articulated-Robot-Market-2014-2018.htmlAbout Articulated RobotAn articulated robot is a robotic arm, which includes at least three rotary joints to perform precise movements in multiple planes. Articulated robots are widely used in the Manufacturing industry for various applications such as welding,...

2014-08-28 16:26:09

LONDON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Smart Glass Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/1121059/Global-Smart-Glass-Market-2014-2018.htmlAbout Smart GlassA smart glass or switchable glass is a unique type of glass, and it can change its light transmission properties. Based on the types of external stimuli needed for a change, smart glass can be bifurcated into two types: active and passive. In the case of...

2014-08-28 16:25:52

LONDON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Industrial Sensor Market 2014-2018.pdfhttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2170331/Global-Industrial-Sensor-Market-2014-2018pdf.htmlAbout Industrial SensorsIndustrial sensors are generally transducers which convert physical quantity to electrical signals. These signals are processed via electronic automation systems and depict the physical variation or error signal of the device or...


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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.