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2009-12-16 09:45:23

December 18, 2009, marks the tenth year since the launch of Terra, one of NASA's "flagship" Earth observing satellites. But the decade is more than just a mechanical milestone. With each additional day and year that the satellite monitors Earth, scientists achieve a lengthened record of Earth's vital signs. It's that record that helps scientists assess the health of Earth's ocean, land, and atmosphere, and determine how these systems are changing. "Earth system science is a relatively young...

2009-11-12 15:22:00

Citi Foundation, FedEx, Aerocasillas Support Vital Airlift WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An emergency shipment of tents, tarps and other critical supplies are being rushed to El Salvador to aid the survivors of devastating Hurricane Ida, the Pan American Development Foundation announced. Thirteen pallets with a special shelter kit - which also includes water purification tablets, canteens, cooking equipment and more - arrives Friday to San Salvador. Citi Foundation donated...

2009-11-12 12:59:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has airlifted relief supplies to El Salvador and provided an initial $100,000 for the local purchase of additional relief items and fuel for the helicopter and airplanes the government of El Salvador is using to transport supplies and fly assessment missions over the areas affected by Tropical Storm Ida. In total, USAID has provided approximately $280,000 to assist those affected by Tropical...

2009-11-10 15:47:00

Hard-Hit El Salvador Needs Relief for 10,000 People WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With more than 10,000 survivors of Hurricane Ida in urgent need of food, medicine and shelter, donations are being collected through a safe website called www.PanAmericanRelief.org, the Pan American Development Foundation announced today. "Our neighbors in El Salvador are desperate for emergency relief, and we are asking people to help at this critical time," says Amy Coughenour, PADF's...

2009-11-04 07:30:00

SALVADOR, Brazil, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, at its fifth annual Worldwide Innovative Education Forum (IEF), Microsoft Corp. is celebrating the impressive work that teachers and school leaders from around the world are doing to help every student realize his or her full potential. In addition, Microsoft is announcing the launch one of the world's largest networks for educators at http://www.partnersinlearningnetwork.com. (Logo:...

2009-08-21 16:28:00

Teamsters General President Calls for Justice WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa applauded the announcement by the Salvadoran government that it will reopen the investigation into the assassination of Teamsters Port Division Representative Gilberto Soto after nearly five years since his death in Usulutan, El Salvador. Recently elected Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes ordered the reopening of the case following requests from labor...

2009-06-16 12:20:00

A University of Colorado at Boulder team has uncovered an ancient and previously unknown Maya agricultural system -- a large manioc field intensively cultivated as a staple crop that was buried and exquisitely preserved under a blanket of ash by a volcanic eruption in present-day El Salvador 1,400 years ago.Evidence shows the manioc field -- at least one-third the size of a football field -- was harvested just days before the eruption of the Loma Caldera volcano near San Salvador in roughly...

2009-06-08 07:00:00

Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston branches now allow consumers easy way to send money abroad via automated Nexxo Cajeros SAN BRUNO, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexxo Financial Corporation, the leader in self-serve remittance for the U.S. Hispanic market, announces the acquisition and completed transformation of BancoSal Inc. BancoSal, a non-affiliated entity of Banco Salvadoreno/HSBC El Salvador, is an El Salvadoran money transfer company with presence in Los Angeles, San Francisco...

2009-05-29 10:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- El Salvador's fixed and mobile data markets will double in size by 2014 as mobile data services, fixed broadband, and pay-TV drive growth, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com), the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network (www.lightreading.com). Communications Markets in El Salvador offers a precise, incisive profile of the country's converged telecommunications, media, and technology sectors based on...

2009-05-08 09:29:00

WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The ATSC Forum today applauded the decision of El Salvador to adopt the ATSC Digital Television Standard for digital terrestrial television broadcasting. The decision, adopted by the General Superintendency of Electricity and Telecommunications (SIGET), benefits citizens and broadcasters alike in El Salvador. "By adopting ATSC," said Robert Graves, Chairman of the ATSC Forum, "the government of El Salvador has taken one of the most important steps in...

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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...

2007-12-18 13:00:42

The Blue-and-white Mockingbird (Melanotis hypoleucus), is a species of bird in the Mimidae family. It is found in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist mountain vegetation and heavily degraded former forest.

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Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.