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TORONTO, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Gran Colombia Gold Corp.
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February marks global market's 22nd straight month of year-to-year growth; Americas post strongest growth among regional markets WASHINGTON, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
NEW YORK, April 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 8,000 runners, ages 7 to 77, participated in the 12(th) Annual Scotland 10K Run and first-ever NYRR Youth Running Series at the Scotland Run.
Headliners: Charlie Wilson & Trey Songz, with Estelle, Dru Hill and hosted by Doug E.
Naturalist Journeys’ announces an expansion of its eco-travel program in Guyana with three tours coming up over the fall and winter season: October 10 – 21, 2015, Feb.
LanguageAudiobooks.com announces the creation of a dynamic new video language-teaching channel.
Caligo Ventures, a program of the top-rated Naturalist Journeys birding and wildlife travel company, announces a new series of four summer seminars based out of Trinidad’s renowned Asa Wright
It’s time to start planning a Belize summer vacation, according to The Lodge at Chaa Creek, as the Belizean eco resort begins accepting bookings for three new all-inclusive Belize vacation packages.
The Lodge at Chaa Creek is now accepting bookings for a new Belize Summer Solstice Wellness vacation package, which combines health and wellbeing with an exploration of Belize’s rich Maya heritage
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...
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...
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) 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 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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- In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
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