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2013-07-06 23:03:26

Keeping up-to-date is ever important with advancing technology, especially when planning a vacation. Umbrella Travel is now present on social media to keep people informed when booking a hotel in Cuba. (PRWEB) July 06, 2013 With the summer season underway, many people start looking for vacation opportunities, typically at the last moment, and when those last minutes arrive finding great deals can be a challenge. For that reason, Umbrella Travel has recently launched a social media...

2013-07-04 23:00:12

Cheap Concert Tickets announces that they have slashed ticket prices for all upcoming matches in the 2013 CONCACAF soccer tournament. CONCACAF games in July will feature the following teams and venues: Canada vs. Martinique & Mexico vs. Panama at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena CA, El Salvador vs. Trinidad and Tobago & Haiti vs. Honduras at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison NJ, Costa Rica vs. Cuba & Belize vs. United States at the Jeld-Wen Field in Portland OR, Panama vs. Martinique...

2013-06-18 23:00:32

Cheap Concert Tickets announces that they have released additional inventories of tickets for the 2013 CONCACAF soccer tournament. CONCACAF games will be played at the following venues: Rose Bowl in Pasadena CA, Red Bull Arena in Harrison NJ, Jeld Wen Field in Portland OR, Sun Life Stadium in Miami FL, Sports Authority Field in Denver CO, BBVA Stadium in Houston TX, Rentschler Field in Hartford CT and Soldier Field in Chicago IL. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 Cheap Concert Tickets...

NASA Sees Andrea's Heavy Rains In Cuba, US East Coast
2013-06-12 15:50:54

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Storm Andrea formed on the late afternoon of June 5th, 2013 from a trough of low pressure that had persisted for several days over the southeast Gulf of Mexico. This trough extended out over the Gulf from the Yucatan Peninsula and provided the focus for the development of showers and thunderstorms in the region, eventually leading to the formation of Tropical Storm Andrea. With its suite of passive microwave and active radar sensors, the...

2013-06-03 23:18:36

In response to an article on BBC, social media agency fishbat reacts to news from Cuba wherein public Internet access is becoming a reality and what it means for social media marketing. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Social media agency fishbat discusses an article from BBC about limited public Internet use being legalized in Cuba, the restrictions and costs of the access, and what the future holds for public Internet points on the island. According to the article published on BBC, the...

2013-05-02 23:21:40

MEDICC Review issue on "Learning from Cuban Primary Health Care" contributes to the global evidence that primary health care is the heart of health and health equity worldwide. Oakland, Calif. (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) today published a MEDICC Review journal issue on the timely theme "Learning from Cuban Primary Health Care". The only English-language journal focusing on Cuban health and medicine, the new MEDICC Review issue includes original...


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Cuban pine, Pinus cubensis
2014-02-25 16:09:34

Cuban pine (Pinus cubensis) is the only native pine and is abundant on the island of Cuba especially in the eastern highlands of Sierra Nipe-Cristal and Sierra Maestra. The Cuban pine can also be found along the coastline in South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, and the Bahamas. This pine is also called the swamp pine. The Cuban pine can grow from 100 to 200 feet tall when grown in damp, sandy soil. The trunk is thicker at the bottom and sports a thick crown. The bark has scaly grooves that...

Gulf of Mexico
2013-04-18 13:40:55

The Gulf of Mexico is an ocean basin that is largely surrounded by the continent North America and the island of Cuba. It’s bordered on the northeast, north, and northwest by the Gulf Coast of the United States, towards the southwest and south by Mexico, and towards the southeast by Cuba. It’s often referred to as the “Third Coast” in Texas and Louisiana, in comparison with the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic Coasts. The shape of its basin is more or less, an oval and is about 1,500...

Zapata Rail, Cyanolimnas cerverai
2012-11-27 00:03:03

The Zapata Rail is the only member of the monotypic genus Cyanolimnus. It is overall a dark-colored rail bird. It has grayish-blue underparts, a red-based yellow bill, brown upperparts, white under tail coverts, and red eyes and legs. Their short wings make it almost unable to fly. It is endemic to the wetlands of the Zapata Peninsula in southern Cuba, where its only known nest was discovered in saw grass tussocks. There is not much known about its diet or its reproductive behavior, and its...

Cuban Black Hawk, Buteogallus gundlachii
2012-04-02 17:57:56

The Cuban Black Hawk, (Buteogallus gundlachii), is a species of bird of prey in the Accipitridae family. This family includes eagles, hawks and Old World vultures. It is endemic to the island of Cuba, where it is only found along the coastal areas. The IUCN listed the Cuban Black Hawk as near threatened in 2008. The Cuban Black Hawk has traditionally been considered a subspecies of the Common Black Hawk, (B. anthracinus). Recent evidence, however, suggested it should be treated as a...

Coontie, Zumia pumila
2009-06-17 12:42:42

The Coontie (Zamia pumila) is a species of woody plant native to the West Indies and Cuba. It was the first species described for the genus. It is found in a variety of habitats that has well-drained sands or loamy soils. It prefers filtered light to partial shade. It is now isolated to central Cuba and the Dominican Republic. It was once abundant in southern Puerto Rico and Haiti, but are now extinct due to extensive land use. This plant has reddish seed cones with a unique sharp tip. The...

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Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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