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2014-10-29 08:34:31

Lilly Foundation matches donations from Lilly and Elanco employees, retirees to support children, families in the U.S. and Puerto Rico INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today will present a record-breaking gift of $12.7 million to United Way. As the company's largest United Way contribution ever, the donation represents the giving of Lilly and Elanco Animal Health employees and retirees in the United States and Puerto Rico--plus a...

2014-10-29 08:33:17

New Provider-Friendly Solution Improves the Health Network's Care Coordination and Clinician Workflow SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Acupera, the leading provider of population health and workflow technology for health systems, today announced that Mennonite Health System has selected Acupera to help manage its growing patient population. Established in 1944, Mennonite Health is both an integrated health system and insurer that serves patients across Puerto Rico and the...

2014-10-24 08:21:16

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Con-way Freight, the nationwide less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), announced today that it will implement a general rate increase averaging 4.7 percent, applicable to non-contractual business, effective October 27. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060418/SFTU007LOGO The rate increase will apply to customers on the company's CNWY 599 tariff. It will affect general LTL rates, minimum charges, accessorial...

2014-10-15 20:22:38

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE: GTS), the leading managed care company in Puerto Rico, today announced that the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration (ASES by its Spanish acronym) issued a Notice of Intent to Award Contract yesterday informing its health subsidiary, Triple-S Salud, that it has been selected to provide healthcare services for the Metro North and West regions of the Government's health insurance program...

2014-10-09 08:27:54

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Practice Fusion, the nation's largest cloud-based electronic health records (EHR) platform, today announced strategic partnerships with three of Puerto Rico's premier health service companies, ASSERTUS Inc., Atlantic Pathology and HRP Labs. The partnerships are part of Practice Fusion's effort to support the region's doctors and their ability to participate in the healthcare ecosystem. ASSERTUS Clearinghouse's medical billing software...

2014-10-02 23:09:44

Acquisitions further expand the company’s tower portfolio in major markets across the US. Vertical Bridge enters the attractive Puerto Rico tower market. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 Vertical Bridge Holdings, LLC, a privately owned tower company, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of six additional tower portfolios with assets in the Great Lakes region, through the Eastern US, Puerto Rico, and a number of Southern markets. These newly acquired portfolios...

2014-09-30 23:20:16

Signet Puerto Rico, a diagnostic imaging services provider based in San Juan, selects RamSoft’s PowerServer RIS/PACS/PM™ to help them standardize processes, cut costs, and deliver quality patient care. Toronto, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Signet Puerto Rico, a leading provider of diagnostic imaging services based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, leverages RamSoft’s PowerServer RIS/PACS/PM™ to streamline and automate their workflows. Nivia Souffront, site Administrator for...

2014-09-25 12:21:07

Puerto Rico Makes a Splash at Monaco Yacht Show SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Puerto Rico is participating in the Monaco Yacht Show this week, taking its Caribbean flair to the French Riviera to demonstrate why it is an ideal destination for yachters worldwide. The island's four marinas, yachting maintenance facilities, luxury attractions and natural beauty are among the highlights. "We are promoting our well-recognized yachting industry as an opportunity to...

2014-09-23 12:32:13

New construction projects are adding jobs and revitalizing Puerto Rico's economy SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, Nicholas Prouty, CEO of Putnam Bridge, announced the firm's plan to begin construction on the third phase of Ciudadela, a mixed-used development in the heart of Santurce. The project adds to a growing list of other large scale investments in Puerto Rico by leading investment firms such as Putnam Bridge, Paulson & Co and The Encanto Group....

2014-09-18 12:26:55

Crisis Engulfing Puerto Rico is Padilla's, and Padilla's Alone DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Future Fund (AFF), a national 501(c)4 organization, today announced a new advertising campaign in both POLITICO and The Wall Street Journal drawing attention to billions of dollars that Governor Alejandro Padilla controls through the Government Development Bank, a secretive institution that operates outside the reach of regulators and functions as...


Latest Puerto Rico 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...

2012-06-14 07:39:44

Symbol: VOTE Group: Dicot Family: Gentianaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: PR    N Synonyms:   LEPO2 Leiphaimos portoricensis Britton Distribution: VoyriatenellaHook. distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants...

2012-06-14 07:56:47

Symbol: VEBO2 Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Vine Native Status: PR    N Distribution: VernoniaborinquensisUrb. distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons...

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2012-06-14 08:56:57

Symbol: TEBI2 Group: Dicot Family: Melastomataceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Native Status: PR    N Synonyms:   MEBI2 Menendezia biflora (Cogn.) Britton Distribution: Tetrazygiabiflora(Cogn.) Urb. distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta –...

2012-06-14 09:35:42

Symbol: SPPO9 Group: Moss Family: Sphagnaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Sphagnopsida – Peat mosses Subclass   Sphagnidae Order   Sphagnales Family   Sphagnaceae Genus   Sphagnum L. – sphagnum Species   Sphagnum portoricense Hampe...

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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.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
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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