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2014-10-27 23:01:03

The La Tijera Office is Healthpointe's Second Medical Facility in Los Angeles La Mirada, CA (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 Healthpointe, one of Southern California’s leading multidisciplinary healthcare organizations is proud to announce the addition of a new Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. The brand new facility marks the 12th clinic for Healthpointe and is scheduled to open in late November. The new Healthpointe Medical Center is conveniently located just east of the 405...

2014-10-25 23:00:10

Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, announces the Belize Birding and Nature Tour, running January 24 to February 1 and 26 to March 6, 2015. This tour is the ideal way to experience Central America’s rich biodiversity alongside its ancient Mayan heritage. Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 26, 2014 Travelers on the Belize Birding and Nature Tour will discover Belize’s fantastic array of species from two of Latin America’s best ecolodges, both situated deep in large,...

2014-10-22 12:32:16

Experienced leader will direct master-planning for unique, 4,000-acre riverfront community JACKSONVILLE, FL, Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Mattamy Homes, one of the largest privately owned homebuilders in North America, welcomes aboard a new General Manager to lead the development of the company's unique master-planned community of RiverTown, on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville. RiverTown is the only riverfront master-planned community in Jacksonville. It is approved for up to 4,950...

2014-10-17 23:08:18

Sea Side Reservations, an impressive Mexican beachfront vacation rental property management company that consistently exceeds the expectations of clients, announces growing demand for Puerto Vallarta furnished vacation rentals. (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Sea Side Reservations, an impressive Mexican beachfront vacation rental property management company that consistently exceeds the expectations of clients announces growing demand for Puerto Vallarta furnished vacation rentals. Historically...

2014-10-17 23:02:01

And Honors other Outstanding Achievements with The Founders’ Distinguished Achievement Award and Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup Award Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Last evening, the Wharton Small Business Development Center, the Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia (EFGP), and the Philadelphia Business Journal announced the winners of the 2014 Philadelphia 100—the top privately-held companies, within the 10-county Philadelphia region, with the highest percentage...

2014-10-17 23:00:40

Renovation includes a new entrance, pool improvements and Mexican pop culture-inspired room design Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta, the first and most traditional of the Villa Group Resorts, announced today that it will showcase the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation when it reopens with a vibrant new look this Saturday, October 18. Situated on the soft sands of famous Banderas Bay within the Hotel District, between Marina...

2014-10-16 08:32:25

LOS ANGELES, October 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 29th, entrepreneur and executive film producer Rebecca Wang joins a star-studded list of attendees at The Inspiration Gala Los Angeles, taking place at The Milk Studios on North Cahuenga Boulevard. The event, hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow, will benefit amfAR and honour renowned fashion designer and film director Tom Ford. Title sponsors for the evening will be MAC VIVA GLAM and Wells Fargo and the event will be produced by...

2014-10-14 20:24:27

October 15 conference will focus on business networking and companies will learn growth strategies from expert panel discussions TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arizona Technology Council will host the second annual Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo, on October 15, 2014, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa located at 3800 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson, Arizona, 85747. The Council will present Dr. Mo Ehsani, Professor Emeritus of Structural...

2014-10-11 23:04:17

Sea Side Reservations, an impressive Mexican beachfront vacation rental property management company that consistently exceeds the expectations of clients announces furnished rental services in Riviera Nayarit. (PRWEB) October 11, 2014 Sea Side Reservations, an impressive Mexican beachfront vacation rental property management company that consistently exceeds the expectations of clients, announces furnished rental services in Riviera Nayarit. Sea Side Reservations has been assisting...

2014-10-09 12:20:57

Sanders Ford in Jacksonville will be hosting its eighth annual chili cook-off for Toys for Tots JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Some businesses have a difficult time staying involved in their local community, while others exceed at it. One local Jacksonville business that is constantly involved in community events is Sanders Ford. This Ford dealership is always sponsoring and hosting events that benefit people in need. Last month Sanders Ford hosted a blood...


Latest Geography of North America Reference Libraries

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...

Central forest-grasslands transition
2013-04-19 18:13:27

The Central forest-grasslands transition are a prairie ecoregion of the central United States, a portion of the North American Great Plains. This is a great area that covers 157,000 square miles from central Illinois through the majority of Missouri, eastern Kansas, Oklahoma and into Texas. This region was conventionally a mixture of woodland and tall grass prairie, which as the soil is made up of highly fertile mollisols; most of the region has been transformed to farmland. The rainfall...

Montana Valey And Foothill Grasslands
2013-04-19 14:34:54

The Montana Valley and Foothill grasslands are an ecoregion of northwestern North America within the northern United States and Canada. This area is made up of rolling grassy hills and river valleys of the Rocky Mountains foothills within the US state of Montana and the Canadian province of Alberta. The area largely consists of the Rocky Mountain Front, where the Great Plains rise to meet with the Rockies, and is therefore close to the Continental Divide. The foothills are drained by the...

Aspen Parkland
2013-04-18 22:46:28

Aspen parkland is a reference to a very large area of transitional biome between prairie and boreal forest in two sections; the Peace River Country of northwestern Alberta that crosses the border into British Columbia, and a much larger area stretching from central Alberta, all across central Saskatchewan to south-central Manitoba near the US border. Aspen parkland is made up of groves of aspen poplars and spruce interspersed with areas of prairie grasslands, also intersected by large stream...

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...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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