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2011-03-29 13:42:00

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gamesa Technology Corp., in Langhorne, Pa., will receive the 2011 Renewable-Energy Exporter of the Year award from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) at the Bank's 36th Annual Conference - Government at the Speed of Business - in Washington, D.C., on March 31. Gamesa invested over $70 million to convert more than 20 acres at a former U.S. Steel industrial site in Fairless Hills, Pa., into a modern manufacturing...

2011-03-29 08:05:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Safe Water Team (SWT, www.safewaterteam.org) has announced that it has partnered with the Honduras government, Health and Humanitarian Outreach Projects (HHOP), Triple Quest, the Honduran Coffee Growers Association, and Vida Abundante Ministry to implement a large-scale Hydraid® BioSand Water Filter (www.hydraid.org) project in Honduras. The group of organizations has launched a large scale Hydraid implementation...

2011-03-22 16:27:00

MEXICO CITY, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Elektra, S.A. de C.V. (BMV: ELEKTRA*; Latibex: XEKT), Latin America's leading financial services company and specialty retailer, announced today that its Italika brand has sold one million motorcycles in its six years of operations, consolidating its position as the top selling brand of motorcycles in Mexico and a strong option in Guatemala, Honduras, Peru and Brazil. The millionth motorcycle was delivered on Friday, March 18 at an...

2011-03-22 11:00:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honduran President Porfirio Lobo and safe water advocates Triple Quest, Health and Humanitarian Outreach Projects (HHOP), Safe Water Team, and Vida Abundante Ministry have announced a new collaboration to install 40,000 Hydraid® BioSand Water Filters throughout Honduras during the next five years. Over the longer term, the group envisions supplying Honduras' need for more than 265,000 of the innovative filters, which have...

2011-03-22 07:55:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a highly penetrated mobile market, operators in Honduras will see opportunities in increasing data usage along with the expected migration from basic handsets to text-friendly devices and smartphones, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com). Honduras: Smartphone Growth to Boost Flagging Broadband Penetration Rate offers a precise profile of the country's telecommunications, media and technology sectors based...

2011-03-16 00:00:30

Endeavor provides round-trip airfare for College of Charleston students who are traveling to Honduras as part of Microfinance Brigade program. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 15, 2011 Endeavor is proud to announce its sponsorship of four students from the College of Charleston, the alma mater of Endeavor's Chief Executive Officer Justin McLain, in their trip to Honduras for the Microfinance Brigade program March 6th through March 12th. As one of many initiatives organized by the larger Global...

2011-03-14 17:21:12

A new study in Honduras suggests that climate-related weather disasters may sometimes actually provide opportunities for the rural poor to improve their lives. Researchers found that that the poorest inhabitants of a small village in northeastern Honduras increased their land wealth and their share of earnings relative to more wealthy residents after Hurricane Mitch devastated their village in October 1998. The findings offer a glimmer of hope from widespread concerns that the world's poor...

2011-03-02 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- love.futbol, a 501 (c)(3) social-profit organization that empowers underserved communities to build simple soccer fields where at-risk youth have no safe place to play, announced that Andy Najar, D.C. United midfielder and 2010 Major League Soccer (MLS) Rookie of the Year, is set to become the Pro Ambassador of its Honduras expansion. Najar, 17, who was born in Honduras before moving to Alexandria, VA when he was 13, is considered to be one of the...

2011-02-10 10:24:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AppTech Corp (Pink Sheets: APCX) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Oronoco Telecom, LLC has obtained a credit line of $200,000 from Honduran based Xceed Call Center. Xceed is a licensed and authorized reseller of Hondutel, Honduras' largest telecommunication carrier. Oronoco will make use of the line of credit to purchase communication services from Hondutel and offer the products/services to its customer base in...

2011-02-02 05:00:00

Distance learning leader provides education essential to career success NORCROSS, Ga., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James Madison High School announced that it has been named the preferred provider of accredited high school curricula to the Sandy Bay Alternative School in Roatan Island, Honduras. Roatan Island is a poverty-stricken area of Honduras, the third poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Like many on the island, families typically rely on tourism which has been...

Latest Honduras Reference Libraries

Honduran White Bat, Ectophylla alba
2012-08-10 11:10:50

The Honduran white bat (Ectophylla alba) is the sole member of its genus. It is native to western Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Costa Rica, and can be found living at altitudes of up to 2,296 feet. It can reach an average body length between 1.4 and 1.8 inches. This bat has white fur on its entire body, a trait for which it was named, except for it small ears and nose which are yellow in color. It will construct tents within the leaves of the Heliconia plant, by biting the veins that...

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...

Tawny-faced Quail, Rhynchortyx cinctus
2012-03-22 21:32:37

The Tawny-faced Quail (Rhynchortyx cinctus) is a species of bird in the Odontophoridae family. It is the only bird in its genus. It is found throughout Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its habitat includes subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests. Image Caption: Artistic Depiction of Male Tawny-faced Quail. Credit: Wikipedia (public domain)

2009-04-07 13:52:49

The Three-wattled Bellbird (Procnias tricarunculata) is a species of bird native to Central America from western Honduras south to eastern Panama. They are found primarily in the Costa Rican highlands in the breeding season and migrate to lower elevations in the colder months. This bird is between 9.75 and 12 inches long. The body, tail, and wings of the male are mostly chestnut-brown. The head is white with a black eye ring, eye stripe, and bill. Its name comes from the three worm-like...

2008-02-06 15:18:07

The Caribbean Dove (Leptotila jamaicensis), is a species of bird in the Columbidae family, which include doves and pigeons. It is found in Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, and Turks and Caicos Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

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  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.