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2015-04-13 04:20:37

Team recovers from on-track crash for 3,421 miles per gallon win on day's final run DETROIT, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In this global auto capital that sparked automotive innovation a century

2015-04-11 23:01:28

The Lodge at Chaa Creek reports that a recent National Geographic article highlights a growing new trend in Belize tourism - more and more travellers are choosing to explore the little country’s

2015-04-10 12:34:05

DALLAS, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Smart Meters Market by Type (Smart Electric Meters, Smart Water Meters, Smart Gas Meters), by End User (Industrial &

2015-04-10 12:24:01

DALLAS, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Distribution Feeder Automation System Market by Application (Commercial, Industrial, Residential), by Products (Hardware,

2015-04-10 08:21:09

Panama's Copa Airlines, Boeing celebrate $6.6 billion 737 MAX agreement PANAMA CITY, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Panama President Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez and U.S.

2015-04-09 16:24:55

Hit3001.com, first business reality show in Puerto Rico, with the collaboration of Puerto Rico TV, Telemundo and the EDCD SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Next

2015-04-09 12:37:57

NEW YORK, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Americas-based leading integrated project and program management consultancy, Faithful+Gould (www.fgould.com)

2015-04-09 08:28:46

LONDON, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Tableware in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Dinnerware, Flatware, Glassware, and Crystalware.

2015-04-08 23:07:25

Texas A&M University and LiveBeyond Partner Together to Teach CPR & AED Training in Haiti Nashville, Tenn.


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
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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