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2012-02-22 09:40:00

FALLSTON, Md., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Registered dietitian and chef Cheryl Forberg and Top Chef Master Suvir Saran have partnered with the Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association (MHAIA) to give one lucky winner a private nutrition consultation, cooking lesson, and food shopping instruction in the winners' home. Beginning February 17th through May 7th, avocado fans can enter at www.facebook.com/theamazingavocado or register at any of the 12 "Taste the WOW!" Mobile Tour...

2012-02-16 07:30:00

NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- . . . Sun, sand and water seem to be the themes for Presidents' Week 2012, according to priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN). Today, priceline.com released its list of the Top 50 Destinations for the upcoming holiday period (Presidents' Day is February 20th). The Las Vegas Strip is the #1 destination for the long weekend and holiday week. Other big winners are Florida, which occupied 16 places on the list and Orlando, which was chosen five...

2012-02-14 11:45:07

New research from the University of Melbourne shows how the malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum) changes into a banana shape before sexual reproduction, a finding that could provide targets for vaccine or drug development and may explain how the parasite evades the human immune system. The work was conducted by an Australian research team led by Dr Matthew Dixon and PhD student Megan Dearnley from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bio21 Institute at the University...

2012-02-03 13:57:00

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Live Music on South Beach during Dinner at Pearl Restaurant The delectable globally inspired cuisine you lust for with the charm and flair of an amazing bossa nova lounge singer; a perfect pairing or live music. Live Music tonight Pearl Restaurant in Miami Beach will begin featuring live music to enhance your dining experience from 9pm -- 11pm. The sweet sounds of a bossa nova lounge singer will permeate...

2012-02-02 10:14:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The February 12 auction of boats, vehicles and watercraft is one of the top highlights scheduled for the 3rd Annual Palm Beach Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival taking place in West Palm Beach Florida at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Internet and live bidding during the boat auction will be provided. Over 100 boat repossessions, short sales, dealer trades, and private liquidations will be up for sale. The auction boat preview...

2012-02-01 10:20:00

Features '50s and '60s Icons and Returning Malt Shop Cruise Alumni Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell, Joined on the 2012 Cruise by Dion, Ronnie Spector, Darlene Love, and Many, Many More FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After the extraordinary success of the first two Malt Shop Memories Cruises, the next annual Malt Shop Memories Cruise will expand to a seven-day trip with more ports of call and additional performances by an incredible array of stars from...

2012-02-01 07:09:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Malaria is a parasite disease that is passed from one human to another by the bite of infected Anopheles mosquitoes.  The parasites enter the blood stream and infect red blood cells. The disease involves shaking, chills, high fevers, anemia, and flu-like symptoms. There are approximately 300-500 million cases of malaria each year and more than 1 million people die from it, according to the United States National Library of Medicine.  Although most cases...

2012-01-25 07:43:00

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Capponi Construction Group, a Florida Licensed General Contractor (CGC #045327), has announced a pipeline of commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects in South Florida and Haiti that together are projected to triple the firm's business over last year. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120125/FL41251-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120125/FL41251-b) The largest of the projects is Hollywood Beach, a 350,000...

2012-01-09 12:00:00

MIAMI, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For the first time in its 13-year history, Dade Medical College has been recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as one of the market's top colleges and universities. Ranked 14th by fall 2011 enrollment, the list places Dade Medical among well-known institutions like Miami Dade College, Florida International University, Broward College and the University of Miami. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120109/CG31365) "We are...

2011-12-29 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Equator®( ) (EQ), the country's leading software provider of Default Servicing technology, announced in its fourth quarter report that almost 1.2 million Short Sales have been initiated since the launch of its Short Sale Module in November of 2009. The report also states that Equator's Loan Segmentation Module has decisioned more than 875,000 loans since early 2011 and over $150 billion in assets have been sold through its platform...


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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