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2012-11-13 08:31:09

MIAMI, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- World renowned Art Basel, the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas, heads back to South Florida for a supreme exhibition of our world's most exquisite and prominent artists. Among the many uniquely special satellite events during Miami's Art Week is the launch of Heineken's Open Your World Mural Project, which has been carefully curated to include some of the most talented veterans in street art....

2012-10-25 11:24:38

MIAMI, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EDEGA (Audio-Visual Producers' Rights Management Association), the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts and the Miami International Film Festival of Miami Dade College are announcing the full program of critically acclaimed Spanish films that the Recent Cinema from Spain Series II will be screening this November 8 - 12, in Miami for its second consecutive year. The four day series will premiere six of Spain's most recognized films...

2012-10-17 11:27:16

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, travelers visiting Fort Lauderdale will be able to stretch their travel dollars even further by prepaying for their meals using Destination Meals (www.DestinationMeals.com), which is officially launching today. Visiting out-of-state travelers will be offered $30 promotional discount vouchers for $15 prepaid to be used at any of a select group of ultimately close to 100 establishments appealing to leisure and business...

Southern Hemisphere Becoming Drier
2012-10-04 21:07:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New research reported in the journal Scientific Reports claims that the southern hemisphere is becoming drier. The researchers wrote that a decline in April-May rainfall over southeast Australia is associated with a southward expansion of the subtropical dry-zone. The scientists were looking to explore why autumn rainfall has been in decline across southeastern Australia since the 1970s, which is a period that included the...

2012-09-25 06:27:01

TEQUESTA, Fla., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Various local and state government officials and VIP's from the Village of Tequesta, West Palm Beach and surrounding counties, Futures of Palm Beach Staff and Management, Gary Holloway Sr, CEO and President of GMH Associates, Dr. Tim Worden, PhD, Executive Director of Futures of Palm Beach, Mike Holloway, Executive Vice President of GMH Ventures, Gary Holloway Jr., President of GMH Capital Partners, and the respective management teams of...

2012-08-24 06:23:17

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Seniors throughout Florida and the gulf coast region should take special precautions as Hurricane Isaac appears to be heading toward the region over the next several days. "If you live in a high risk area, be prepared not only with supplies, but with important medical information and a detailed list of medications and telephone numbers to local hospitals, shelters and your area Agency on Aging and the Red Cross," according to Alex Fiuza,...

2012-08-09 10:23:46

America's Mortgage Professionals of Fort Lauderdale, Florida has been honored with a recognition by South Florida Business Journal in its selection of "Top 50 Fastest-Growing Companies." FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Announcing a special recognition appearing in the June, 2012 issue of South Florida Business Journal published by American City Business Journals. America's Mortgage Professionals was selected for the following honor: "Top 50...

2012-08-03 02:23:43

The Black Treatment Advocates Network Hosts Updates from the XIX International Conference in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale Local and National Leaders discuss ending the AIDS epidemic MIAMI, Aug. 3 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN) and the Black AIDS Institute are sponsoring HIV Post-Conference Updates in Ft. Lauderdale on August 6 and Miami on August 7 to bring new information from the recent International AIDS Conference (AIDS2012) to South...

2012-08-02 10:29:04

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ft. Lauderdale / Hollywood airport runway extension project in Broward County Florida is under way. The Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) will be operating 2 - 80 car unit trains every day, to and from the construction site as the existing runway is extended, widened and raised. FEC will move in excess of 15,000 tons (30 million lbs.) a day of aggregate for extension of the elevated runway over U.S. 1 and the FEC mainline. The FEC...

2012-07-27 02:26:07

MIAMI, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Step Up Revolution, also known as Step Up 4, is scheduled to release July 27, 2012. Glenn Orgin at FIP Realty Services, the management team at Soho Studios, is excited because Step Up Revolution was filmed at Soho Studios in Miami. Summit Entertainment, the company that produced Step Up Revolution, is amongst several film and television production companies utilizing studio space in Miami. There are only a handful of studio locations in Miami that can...


Latest Tropics Reference Libraries

Avocado Tree, Persea americana
2014-02-14 16:17:00

Persea americana is a flowering plant that belongs to the Lauraceae family. It is widely known as the Avocado tree. P. americana is a tree that grows up to 66 feet tall. It has alternately arranged leaves that measure about 5 to 10 inches long. Its flowers are tiny and greenish-yellow, measuring .2 to .4 inches in diameter. The tree’s popular, pear shaped green fruit measures 2.8 to 7.9 inches long and weighs between 3.5 and 35 ounces. It contains a single large seed, measuring 2 to 2.5...

Queen Sago Palm, Cycas rumphii
2014-01-30 08:32:40

Cycas rumphii is a palm-like species of cycad plant. The plant may also be referred to as Queen sago or the Queen sago palm. This species is a member of the Cycadaceae family and is native to the Malesian region. The C. rumphii is a relatively small plant reaching approximately 33 feet. Its trunk is grey with diamond patterned bark and measures up to 16 inches in diameter. Its leaves typically grow between 4.9 and 8.2 feet long. Leaves have a bright green coloration and a glossy surface....

Queen Sago, Cycas circinalis
2014-01-30 07:56:38

Cycas circinalis is a species of cycad plant. also referred to as the Queen sago. C. circinalis is native to Sri Lanka, although it is a widely cultivated plant. C. circinalis is commonly used for landscape, decorative purposes and may be used as a food source. The plant’s seeds are carefully soaked, ground and used to make flour. You will often find its flour used in tortillas, tamales and soups. The palm-like plant is a slow growing species. C. circinalis are known to have a short,...

Tropic of Capricorn
2013-02-21 13:31:57

The Tropic of Capricorn, alternately called the Southern Tropic, is a marker of the most southerly latitude on the Earth at which the Sun can be directly overhead. This occurs at the December solstice, when the southern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun at its maximum degree. It is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. It presently lies 23 degrees 26’ 16’’ south of the Equator. Currently, the Tropic of Capricorn is drifting towards the north at...

Tropic of Cancer
2013-02-19 16:11:13

The Tropic of Cancer, which is also referred to as the Northern tropic, is the circle of latitude on the Earth that serves as a marker for the most northerly position at which the sun may appear directly overhead at its zenith. This event happens once per year, at the time of the June solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun to its maximum degree. Its Southern Hemisphere counterpart, marking the most southerly position at which the Sun might appear directly...

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