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2014-06-23 12:26:42

NEW DELHI, India, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leprosy Mission Trust of India (LMTI) announced that Maureen O'Connell, CFO at Scholastic Corporation [http://maureeneoconnell.com ], has joined hands to support the HEAL India initiative by the Trust. She has not just joined as a donor but is willing to support as a volunteer as well. The donation will extend support towards creating awareness about the cause, myths, educational programmes, job opportunities, rights &...

2014-06-02 23:05:18

North Miami is the second of three MD Now Urgent Care Centers planned to open in Miami-Dade in 2014. West Palm Beach, Fla. (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 MD Now Medical Centers, the leading and fastest growing urgent care company in Florida, will open its 18th location on Monday, June 2, at 12555 Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami. The new 4,300 square foot facility gives area residents and visitors a second state-of-the-art urgent care center in Miami-Dade County. A third center is slated to open...

2014-05-21 23:02:18

ConsumerResearchers.org has carried out research in order to rank the best home security system companies in Miami. Residents of the city can now benefit from an independent resource to refer to when in the market for a home security system. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 The coast city of Miami is one of the most affluent in the United States, with a UBS study in 2009 naming the city as the richest in the whole of America. Naturally, as part of the territory with a city that is home...

2014-05-20 23:02:50

Manny Ruiz, chairman of the Hispanicize companies that includes the annual Hispanicize event, was honored with the Miami Magnet 2014 Award by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) this past Friday. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Manny Ruiz, chairman of the Hispanicize companies that includes the annual Hispanicize event, was honored with the Miami Magnet 2014 Award by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) this past Friday. The annual award is...

2014-05-06 23:17:05

A popular guitar teacher located in the Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale area is offering a first time discount for new Fort Lauderdale Guitar Lessons. For a limited time, new students from the Hollywood area get their first lesson at half the cost. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Music is an important part of culture, and tastes tend to differ by country, state, and region. Every talented musician, past and present, had someone to influence and guide them as their careers progressed....

2014-04-15 08:26:57

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When we want to cool off on a sweltering South Florida summer day, we just flip a switch and crisp, cold air floods our homes and workplaces. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140414/73133 But in pre-air conditioning South Florida, people had to be a little bit more creative. Starting Saturday, May 2, the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society will present "Beating the Heat: Surviving Summer in South Florida" - at the H. Wayne...

2014-04-10 23:04:34

Florica Career College has recognized Tenet Florida Physician Services, one of the largest multi-specialty physician groups in South Florida, as its Community Partner of the Year. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Florida Career College (FCC), a member of the Anthem Education Group (AEG) family of career-focused schools and colleges, has recognized Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) as its Community Partner of the Year. The award, which honors the three-year partnership with TFPS, one of the...

2014-04-01 23:31:27

Guitarist and teacher Dyce Kimura is offering Fort Lauderdale Guitar Lessons both in studio and virtually. April is “Bring a Friend Month” for current or former pupils to receive a complimentary lesson for every student they refer who takes a class. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Guitarist and master instructor Dyce Kimura is beginning April with a promotional offer for Fort Lauderdale guitar lessons. In person and online classes are available. For the month of April,...

2014-04-01 23:25:12

Be Happy Walls, a group of charitable artists, announces that their first art exhibition will be held on April 18, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Florida. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 According to the Be Happy Walls Founder, Joe Pregadio, “We are very proud and excited to host our first art show at Startup Palm Beach. We have already received donations from various local and national artists and have begun accumulating an impressive inventory of prints. We are now in the process...

2014-03-31 08:21:06

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maritime Professional Training has appointed Al Stiles as the school's Vice President of Curriculum Development in a newly expanded role focused on broadening MPT's course offerings in both on-campus and e-learning online settings. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140331/PH93364LOGO Maritime Professional Training is the largest private maritime training school in the U.S. and is renowned for its diverse range of course...


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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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.