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2014-05-21 16:22:19

Alaska Trucking Association (ATA) presents annual awards ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska West Express received the Alaska Safe Truck Fleet of the Year Award from the Alaska Trucking Association (ATA) at its annual awards banquet this spring. Alaska West Express was recognized for its safety performance in 2013, including accident frequency rates, Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) scores and OSHA recordable injuries. It also received three other...

2014-05-21 12:21:45

VANCOUVER, May 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, and the Honourable Todd Stone, British Columbia's Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure today welcomed recommendations from advisor Vince Ready on immediate steps to implement key elements of the Joint Action Plan released on March 26, 2014, to achieve stability in the Port Metro Vancouver trucking industry. "Mr. Ready has submitted recommendations to Transport Canada officials, which will...

2014-05-20 23:15:04

Tulemar Resort, located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, is happy to announce an expansion to the operating hours of the Manuel Antonio National Park. During the peak tourist season which runs from December 1st to June 30th each year, the park will open to the public seven days a week. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 The Manuel Antonio National Park is the second most visited national park in Costa Rica and the number one income generating attraction for the country. Since...

2014-05-20 16:23:17

STANFORD, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A very moving and inspiring Kwibuka20 Commemoration of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda was hosted in Stanford/Palo Alto, CA. USA by Palo Alto University and Stanford University's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences on behalf of The Rwandan Community of California. The Rwandan Community of California is a member of the Global Diaspora Network. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140519/89084 Kwibuka20...

2014-05-20 08:24:14

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Colombia Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: NEWC) ("New Colombia or the Company"), a U.S. company with coal and other resource assets in Colombia, is pleased to announce they are in discussions with their pharmaceutical partner in Colombia to enter an innovation program offered by the City of Medellin. The Company will enter this program for the legal research and development of cannabis based medicines. The Ruta N organization was created to...

2014-05-19 12:23:30

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has heavily invested its oil revenues in the country by focusing on improving education, developing human capital and diversifying its economy, Equatorial Guinea's Ambassador to the United States, Ruben Maye Nsue Mangue, said in a recent interview with Focus Washington. Ambassador Nsue Mangue called improved education one of his country's most important accomplishments since independence. "Since...

2014-05-16 23:09:15

The most auspicious day of 2014 for a wedding will be 12/13/14. But, if a December wedding date leaves you cold, how about a destination wedding? America's Paradise, United States Virgin Islands (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The romance of a sandy beach at sunset or a lush tropical garden make the perfect backdrop for any wedding day. Prefer a historic church or a marriage at sea? Whatever the dream, it really can come true in the U.S. Virgin Islands, one of the premier wedding destinations...

Ice Mission And Harsh Polar Camping
2014-05-16 03:57:04

ESA While camping may appeal to some, scientists recently took the pastime to punishing limits. Enduring the bitter Arctic cold out on the sea ice, they were part of a major international effort to ensure ESA’s CryoSat satellite is delivering a true picture of Earth’s changing ice. Considered a barometer of climate change, diminishing polar ice has been a hot topic for a number of years. Over the last few decades, satellites have shown a downward trend in the area of Arctic Ocean...

2014-05-15 16:23:05

BURLINGAME, Calif., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Chemical Corporation (ECC) today announced plans to join U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on a U.S. Department of Commerce Energy Business Development trade mission to West Africa. The delegation will travel to Ghana and Nigeria from May 18-23, 2014. The goal of the mission is to expand opportunities for U.S. companies in the energy sector while addressing a major need to develop increased energy and power...

2014-05-15 08:36:17

Number of companies exporting to the U.S. for the first time has doubled during the second year of the agreement, with nearly the same amount of growth in the types of new Colombian products entering the market MIAMI, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (Proexport Colombia) - As of the two-year mark of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, 1,689 Colombian companies have exported to the United States for the first time during the period of May 2012 and February 2014, helping to bring 362...


Latest Political geography Reference Libraries

Jabal al-Tair Island
2014-04-10 11:56:15

Jabal al-Tair Island, known by many other names including Tair Island and Jebel Teir, is a volcanic island that is located in the Red Sea and is under the jurisdiction of Yemen. It reaches an elevation of 801 feet and is about 1.9 miles in length. The island is comprised of Jabal al-Tair, a stratovolcano that was considered extinct in 1982, although it erupted in 2007. In 1900, the British Admiralty described the volcano as having a steep, conical shape, making it a good landmark for ships...

Sri Lanka cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum
2014-02-09 09:22:38

Cinnamomum verum is an evergreen tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as True cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, or Sri Lanka cinnamon. C. verum belongs to the Lauraceae family. This small tree is popular because its inner bark is used to make the common spice cinnamon.  A large majority of plants grow in Sri Lanka; however it is cultivated for commercial purposes in other regions. C. verum trees can grow anywhere between 32 and 50 feet tall. Its leaves are longer than they...

Australia
2013-02-18 13:27:43

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country involving the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and a number of smaller islands. It’s the world’s sixth-largest country regarding to total area. Some of the neighboring countries include East Timor, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. For at least 40,000 years before European...

Masai Lion, Panthera leo nubica
2012-11-16 15:20:46

The Masai lion (Panthera leo nubica), also known as the East African Lion, is a subspecies of the African lion. It can be found in Eastern areas of Africa. Males reach an average body length between 8.2 and 9.8 feet, including the tail, with a weight between 320 and 440 pounds. Masai lions located in northeastern Africa are often classified with P. nubica, which include Tsavo lions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsavo_lion), and these are known to produce males with no manes. The Masai lion...

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2008-08-07 10:35:10

The St. Helena Plover (Charadrius sanctaehelenae), locally known as the Wirebird due to its thin legs, is a small wader endemic to the island of Saint Helena. Kittlitz's Plover is the St. Helena bird's closest relative. The bird was first mentioned in 1638, and is the national bird of Saint Helena, featured on the island's coat of arms. This plover is resident all year on the open areas of Saint Helena, and it is thought that the widespread deforestation on the island, while generally harmful...

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