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2014-07-07 16:21:22

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority ("PREPA") today announced that its lenders who provide revolving lines of credit used to pay for purchased power, fuel and other expenses have agreed to not exercise remedies as a result of credit downgrades and other events. Under the agreements, PREPA may delay certain payments currently due until July 31, 2014. Over the next few weeks, PREPA will continue discussions with the...

2014-07-02 23:04:22

Introducing San Juan Vintage Glamour. Van Tibolli, Corp hosted an exclusive Red Carpet Tibolli Launch Event on June 29th at the La Concha Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Guests traveled from all over the island to personally meet Van Tibolli, CEO and Founder of GKhair and Tibolli along with the talented team of stylists who traveled from various parts of the USA to create the glamorous hairstyles on the runway. San Juan, Puerto Rico (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Van Tibolli, Corp is proud to...

2014-07-02 08:27:25

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE: GTS) today announced that it plans to release financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 before the market opens on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Ramon M. Ruiz-Comas, President and Chief Executive Officer, will host a conference call to discuss these results at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate on the call, please dial 877-723-9511 or 719-325-4777 at least 5 minutes before...

2014-07-02 08:21:30

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixt rent car is expanding its presence in the Caribbean market and announces the opening of two new car rental operations in Puerto Rico and Curacao as of June 1(st), 2014. Both islands will be operated by experienced Franchise partners. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121119/FL00220LOGO Puerto Rico In Puerto Rico, Sixt will start with a shuttle service to San Juan Airport, offering its clients a fleet ranging from Economy...

2014-06-27 23:02:28

Welcome Larry Zellner! Visa Lighting's New Eastern Regional Sales Manager Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 It is our pleasure to announce the addition of Larry Zellner to our regional sales team. In Larry's role of Regional Sales Manager for the Eastern Region, Larry is responsible for Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (upstate), North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode...

2014-06-19 12:26:05

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Future Fund, a national 501(c)4 organization, has launched an advertising campaign warning that Governor Alejandro Padilla of Puerto Rico is leading the island commonwealth down a dangerous path with policies and tactics similar to those of rogue leaders like President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela and President Cristina Kirchner of Argentina. In recent weeks, Governor Padilla and his administration have taken a...

2014-06-17 08:22:00

"Good Spirited" turbines at world's largest rum premium distillery inspire islanders, visitors HAMILTON, Bermuda, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BACARDI, creator of the world's favorite rum, generates energy with power from the wind. Installed in 2010, two majestic, wind turbines now are a distinct part of the landscape - and the environmental consciousness - at the world's largest premium rum distillery in Catano, Puerto Rico, just outside San Juan. "The wind turbine project is important for...

Asteroid 2014 HQ124
2014-06-13 11:15:52

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An asteroid, designated “2014 HQ124” at least 1,200 feet wide on its long axis, passed by Earth on June 8, 2014. It came within 776,000 miles, or approximately three times the distance to the moon. Images captured of the asteroid are some of the most detailed in NASA’s history. The asteroid was first spotted on April 23, 2014 by NASA’s NEOWISE mission. NEOWISE was adapted for capturing infrared light emitted from comets and...

2014-06-12 23:02:11

Arecibo and NASA Scientists using Earth-based radar have produced sharp views of a recently-discovered asteroid as it slid safely past our planet. Taken on June 8, 2014, the new views of asteroid 2014 HQ124 are some of the most detailed images of a near-Earth asteroid ever obtained with Arecibo Observatory and Goldstone Solar System Radar. Arecibo, Puerto Rico (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 On Sunday, June 8, 2014, asteroid 2014 HQ124 safely passed Earth a little over three times the distance from...

2014-06-11 23:12:05

sales-i, the award-winning sales intelligence solution, has today announced its partnership with North America’s leading network of independent aftermarket distributors, VIPAR Heavy Duty. Evanston, IL (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 sales-i, the award-winning sales intelligence solution, has today announced its partnership with North America’s leading network of independent aftermarket distributors, VIPAR Heavy Duty. Specializing in commercial vehicle components and service, VIPAR Heavy Duty...


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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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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