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2014-08-08 23:00:37

The U.S. Virgin Islands is one of six jurisdictions nation-wide to receive a Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1 award from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) to support Virgin Islands-EPSCoR, which is housed at the University of the Virgin Islands Virgin Islands (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 The U.S. Virgin Islands is one of six jurisdictions nation-wide to receive a Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1...

2014-08-06 23:11:55

Appointment of Tom Sullivan as MD of Americas coincides with Sphonic’s entry into the Global Market with the Appointment of Global MD Daniel Wedge. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 London, UK & Seattle, WA - Sphonic (http://www.sphonic.com) announced today that Tom Sullivan has joined the company launch their products into the “Americas” market. Tom Sullivan comes with a wealth of experience within the digital payments & fraud prevention industry, having spent the last...

2014-08-06 12:23:59

New PSA and Photos Show Celebrity Trio Using Star Power to Protect the Oceans WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A trio of Hollywood celebrities recently took their star power to Belize to help Oceana protect the largest reef in the Western hemisphere. Cobie Smulders, Rashida Jones and Angela Kinsey traveled to coastal Belize, where they raised awareness for this delicate ocean ecosystem and promoted Oceana's ongoing work in the country. Link to Photos Link to Video Cobie...

2014-08-06 12:21:44

DALLAS, August 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "CNG & LPG Vehicle Market by Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars & Light Commercial Vehicles), Fuel Type (CNG & LPG), and Geography(Asia-Pacific, Europe, Americas & ROW) - Industry Trends & Forecasts to 2019", defines and segments the CNG & LPG Vehicle Market with the analysis and forecasting of its global volume and value. Browse 92 market data tables with 79 figures spread through 240 pages and...

2014-08-06 08:31:18

PROVO, Utah, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS) today announced second-quarter revenue of $650.0 million, a 3 percent decline over the prior-year period. Revenue was negatively impacted 2 percent by foreign currency fluctuations. Earnings per share for the quarter were $0.32, versus $1.22 in the prior-year period and were impacted by (i) a $50 million write-down of Mainland China inventory; and (ii) a $25 million charge due to a transition to the SICAD II...

2014-08-06 08:25:43

HVACi has added bilingual claims representatives to their team in order to provide excellent customer service for all members CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HVAC Investigators (HVACi) is now offering its claims assessment service for Spanish speaking policy holders. HVACi experienced an increase in Spanish speaking claim volume and put a plan into action accommodate this trend. To accomplish this goal, HVACi hired bilingual claims representatives to ensure that all...

2014-08-05 16:31:07

Honored for Highest Level of Excellence Delivering Customer Solutions Based on NI Technology AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Averna, an industry-leading developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide, has been honored with the title of 2014 Alliance Partner of the Year for the Americas. The award was announced on August 4 in Austin, Texas, during NIWeek, the annual global conference on graphical system design....

2014-08-05 16:27:45

Jazz Pharmaceuticals owns worldwide rights to defibrotide DUBLIN, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ) today announced the closing of its acquisition of rights to defibrotide in the United States (U.S.) and all other countries in the Americas from Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Sigma-Tau). Jazz Pharmaceuticals now owns worldwide rights to defibrotide. Defibrotide is a novel product that is marketed by Jazz Pharmaceuticals in the European Union (EU)...

2014-08-05 12:23:01

Alfonso Cuellar named president and managing director of H+K Colombia BOGOTA, Colombia, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill+Knowlton Strategies today announced the appointment of Alfonso Cuellar to the role of president and managing director of Colombia effective immediately. He will be headquartered in Bogota. An expert in corporate communications and the energy industry, Cuellar also will serve as director for the energy practice in Latin America, advising national and...

2014-08-05 08:43:45

Collaboration Strengthens Market-Leading Technologies in Automation and Test Solutions for Electronics Device Makers AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Averna, an industry-leading developer of test solutions and services for communications and electronics device-makers worldwide, and JOT Automation, a leading supplier of automated test and production solutions, announced today a technology partnership for the Americas. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140804/133089...


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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omadhaun
  • 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.