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2013-09-25 23:28:17

In an exciting breakthrough for regenerative skin care, the launch of Tre’Yours Avocado Corrective Face Cream and Avocado Hemp Regenerative Cream is the first brick and mortar directed launch for Castle Baths, an online, natural, luxury spa products company. The launch of these two new products comes with exclusive his and hers product lines and new labeling for all Tre’Yours products. Hampton, VA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Living with sensitive skin can be a sensitive subject for...

2013-09-20 23:02:52

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene provide insight on a car that spun out of control and six people were injured, with four of them hospitalized according to CBS Miami. (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Southbound I-95 was completely closed last week when a car lost control, spinning into a second vehicle reported CBS Miami. Attorney Michael Steinger says the accident could easily have been fatal. Cornelius Houser, 21, was driving the car when he lost control for unknown reasons, according to CBS...

2013-09-20 04:20:42

TOKYO, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An international symposium on ending discrimination related to leprosy was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 18. Sponsored by The Nippon Foundation, the symposium brought together some 200 people affected by leprosy, human rights experts, and representatives of NGOs and international bodies from 13 countries, including eight African nations. At an opening ceremony, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced that the...

2013-09-19 16:26:34

MIAMI, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The time has come to celebrate the little things in life at the Miami Family Event Wellness & Lifestyle Expo to be held at the Fair Expo Center on September 20(th) - 22(nd) 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130919/CL83370 ) The Miami Family Event was created with the ultimate purpose to provide our community with local social services, health resources, screenings, useful information and tools for all members of the...

Hurricane Humberto's Cloud-filled Eye Spotted By NASA's Terra Satellite
2013-09-13 13:29:00

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Hurricane Humberto that showed it's eye was cloud-filled. Humberto was moving away from the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. On Thursday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. EDT/1500 UTC, Hurricane Humberto has maximum near 85 mph/140 kph, and the National Hurricane Center (NHC) expects gradual weakening later in the day. The center of Hurricane Humberto was located near latitude...

2013-09-12 23:28:07

TrustedConsumerReview Announces MyNationWideLending as the top Fort Lauderdale Mortgage company. Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 TrustedConsumerReview, the premier auditing and reviews agency, is announcing its top pick for the best Fort Lauderdale mortgage companies. TrustedConsumerReview reviewed and audited numerous Fort Lauderdale mortgage companies for a number of factors such as cost, reviews, testimonials, and accreditations. TrustedConsumerReview looked at...

2013-09-12 23:04:01

After a five-vehicle accident on May 9, 2013, a woman was recently arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter. Car accident attorney, Michael Steinger, spoke about the rights of the victims. (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Isis Margarita Cesar, 36, was arrested on August 6, 2013 and charged with DUI manslaughter. The arrest was in connection with a car accident involving five vehicles, which left the driver of one of the vehicles dead. Cesar is being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional...

2013-09-10 23:19:01

Social Swag Co. in partnership with Wynwood Walls and The LAB Miami, will host the 4th annual Social Good Summit – a unique convening of world leaders, technology pioneers and grassroots innovators – for the first time live in Miami, to explore how today’s use of digital technology for social good can build a better future and facilitate a global conversation on the world we want in 2030 using the next generation of innovation to make it a reality. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) September...

2013-09-04 23:01:05

Dominica Westling takes on Moriche Palm to deliver an amazing "buttocks Sculpting" routine. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Great news for THE MORICHE PALM DIET. This nutritional supplement line is committed to helping women stay fit by teaming up with fitness trainer Dominica Westling, aka Booty by Dom, to launch its first-ever Body Sculpting workout series to be released in September of 2013. Dominica Westling delivers a powerhouse dynamite workout in just 20...

2013-08-28 23:31:03

Sun Trolley’s ever-popular tracker app received its 10,000th download in August 2013. Sun Trolley’s Tracker App, designed by Chris Caputo of Wilton Manors-based MetroMedia Works, literally “tracks” the location of all the Sun Trolleys across all seven routes in real time. GPS location services in the user’s smartphone allows the app to direct the passenger to the nearest Sun Trolley route where he or she can wave down one of the trolleys. Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) August...


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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