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2009-05-21 16:39:00

RENO, Nev., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) announced today that on May 18, 2009, its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ortitlan Limitada, signed a Note Purchase Agreement with TCW Global Project Fund II, Ltd., an energy and infrastructure investment vehicle managed by TCW Energy and Infrastructure Group (part of TCW Asset Management Company), providing for the issuance of up to $42 million to refinance Ormat's investment in the 20 MW Amatitlan geothermal power...

2009-05-18 06:00:00

NEW YORK, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Suspect Detection Systems Inc., (OTC: SDSS), a leading developer of counterterrorism and crime prevention technology, announced today the sale and successful installation of the first Cogito(TM) system in Guatemala. The installation was completed for a leading human resources company specializing in client security. Cogito Technology-developed by the company's subsidiary Suspect Detection Systems Ltd.-will be utilized in Guatemala for...

2009-05-05 13:16:54

Police in New York state said a homeless day laborer asked an officer for a ride home to Guatemala and was arrested when he became angry at being refused. Southold Town police said Pilar Secaida Giron, 38, approached the officer's car at about 3 a.m. Monday and asked to be driven home to the country south of Mexico, the New York Post reported Tuesday. Giron, who police said was heavily intoxicated and slurring his speech, became angry after the officer told him he would have to make other...

2009-03-23 07:22:00

Shenzen China, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS) www.htdsmedical.com is pleased to announce that Mellow Hope a subsidiary of HTDS was granted import licensing from Guatemala's Ministry of Health to import their Oral Poliomyelitis Vaccine (Brand Name: Mevac-OPV). Application has now been made to the Chinese State Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for an export license. Anticipated delivery date for the vaccine is 2nd quarter of 2009. Terry Yuan HTDS CEO said,...

2009-03-17 18:32:00

Evangelistic campaign in Guatemala City grabs the nation's attention GUATEMALA CITY, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of a 10-day, region-wide evangelistic campaign that brought international evangelist Luis Palau face-to-face with Guatemala's top leadership, the two-day Guatemala Festival at Parque de la Democracia (March 13-14) proved just as historic -- reaching hundreds of thousands of individuals with a clear Gospel presentation. Guatemala's president, first lady, vice...

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2009-03-14 14:15:00

Archaeologists have unearthed stucco panels carved with images of cosmic gods, monsters and serpents in the northern jungles of Guatemala.  The two panels, each 26 feet long and stacked on top of each other, were created around 300 BC and are the oldest known depictions of a notorious Mayan legend, the Popol Vuh.It took investigators excavating El Mirador three months to uncover the carvings, said Richard Hansen, the site's lead researcher, during an interview with Reuters on Wednesday....

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2009-03-12 11:31:49

Archeologists in Guatemala's northern jungle have uncovered carved stucco panels from the Mayan civilization that depict cosmic monsters, gods and serpents that are the oldest known depictions of a famous Mayan creation myth, Reuters reported. Experts believe the panels were created around 300 BC and show scenes from the core Mayan mythology, the Popol Vuh.  Both panels are 26 feet long and stacked on top of each other. The site's head researcher, Richard Hansen, said on Wednesday that...

2009-02-19 23:01:00

Young People Across the U.S. Documenting Service Projects DENVER, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum, the world famous advocate for peace and human rights, will visit the Grand Prize winning team of the Global Call to Action Challenge, co-sponsored by PeaceJam and The Pearson Foundation. The Global Call to Action encourages young people to commit themselves to 1 billion projects to serve their communities in the next 10 years. Open to youth volunteers in...

2009-01-13 09:49:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The World Environment Center (WEC), in partnership with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., today announced the launch of a major initiative which aims to increase cleaner production and energy efficiency (CP/EE) practices in two countries, El Salvador and Guatemala. The project is conducted through the U.S. Department of State funded "Cleaner Production Private Sector Partnerships" project in Central America. WEC will work with Wal-Mart Stores' small and...

2009-01-13 08:25:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Discover the World Marketing has added Guatemala to its growing list of countries where it handles Hertz's sales and marketing. Presently, Discover represents Hertz in Bolivia, Chile, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Sri Lanka. "We anticipate a strong beginning this year in Guatemala," said Grace Villamayor, international sales and marketing director in Latin America for Hertz. "Because of their proven record with our product, our...


Latest Guatemala Reference Libraries

Pacaya
2014-04-09 10:53:58

Pacaya is an active complex volcano that is located in Guatemala and is part of the Central American Volcanic Arc. It reaches and elevation of 8,373 feet and is located on a volcanic caldera, along with Lago de Amatitlán, that has been the cause of at least nine large explosive eruptions in the past 300,000 years. Its edifice collapsed about 1,100 years ago, producing a landslide that traveled sixteen miles and left a crater where the current cone is still forming. The active magma chamber...

Grey-necked Wood Rail, Aramedes cajaneus
2013-04-21 09:30:30

The Grey-necked Wood Rail (Aramedes cajaneus) is a species of bird belonging to the Rallidae family. It can be found in Belize, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Columbia, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are tropical and subtropical moist lowland forests, tropical and subtropical mangrove swamps, tropical or subtropical swamps, and swamps. This...

Red-throated Caracara, Ibycter americanus
2012-04-02 16:55:31

The Red-throated Caracara, (Ibycter americanus), is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family. It is the only member of its genus Ibycter. It is sometimes incorrectly placed in the Daptrius genus with the Black Caracara. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The habitats of this social bird are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests...

Highland Guan, Penelopina nigra
2012-03-22 21:37:56

The Highland Guan (Penelopina nigra) is a species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in the highlands of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, southern Mexico, and Nicaragua. Its habitat includes subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests. Populations of this species have declined in recent times. It was originally listed as a species of Least Concern in 1994, but then up-listed to Near Threatened in 2000. After studies confirmed the Highland Quail was less common than previously...

Atitlán Grebe, Podilymbus gigas
2012-01-11 16:23:56

The Atitlan Grebe (Podilymbus gigas), also known as the Giant Grebe, Giant Pied-billed Grebe, and Poc, is an extinct species of water bird. It was endemic to Lago de Atitlan in Guatemala at an altitude of 5,600 feet above sea level. Before the bird became extinct, it was extensively studied by American ecologist Anne LaBastille for 25 years. Due to this, its decline is comprehensively known. The Atitlan Grebe reached a length of about 18 to 19.6 inches. Its appearance was similar to the...

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