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2013-12-03 23:32:23

Deerfield Beach property owners who used Venetian Builders to expand enclosed living space preferred sunrooms to other methods in 2013, Venetian President Chris Noe said. Sunroom demand pushed Venetian sales totals in the Broward County community to more than twice their 2012 levels, Noe said. Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Aluminum sunroom additions prevailed as the top choice of Deerfield Beach property owners who expanded their living space with the help of Venetian Builders,...

New Species Arise Faster In Temperate Regions Than In The Tropics
2013-11-23 05:39:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Biodiversity tends to be higher in the tropics, and new research appearing in the journal Molecular Ecology has an explanation as to why that region of the world is home to so many different types of plants and animals. As part of their study, North Carolina State University geneticist Carlos Botero and his colleagues reviewed 2,300 species of mammals and 6,700 species of birds from all over the world. They found that, even though...

2013-11-15 23:21:14

Into Action Treatment served as a sponsor at this year's Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival to raise awareness about drug and alcohol abuse. Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Into Action Treatment participated as a sponsor of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. The event, which ran this year from October 18 to November 11, is a world-class venture designed to attract film lovers throughout Florida. By sponsoring an event that has become a fixture in...

2013-10-31 23:36:32

Homeowners in nine South Florida communities made screen patio enclosures the No. 1 product from Venetian Builders, Inc., in their communities during the first seven months of 2013, Venetian President Chris Noe said. Noe attributes the high sales figures to a need by homeowners for affordable living space that’s available for near 4 season use. MIAMI, FL (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Screen rooms in Fort Lauderdale are all the rage this year among customers of Venetian Builders, Inc., Miami,...

2013-10-30 23:02:29

Quintessential Promotions teams with Sunseeker® yachts for the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show this Thursday, October 31st. Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 This Thursday, Miami-based modeling and talent agency Quintessential Promotions teams with global yachting icon Sunseeker® for the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. With exhibits that range from exotic cars to world-renowned yacht designers, builders, and brokers, the 5-day event showcases an array of...

2013-10-25 23:02:14

Charitydine.com has established a strong presence in Broward County, Florida. West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 Charitydine.com, an industry leader in connecting restaurants and patrons for the benefit of charity has established a strong presence in Broward County Florida. Primary examples for whom Charitydine.com markets, are JB’s on the Beach, Deerfield Beach managed by Scott Moen, Ireland’s Steakhouse , Weston managed by Enrique Lopez and Two George’s, Deerfield...

2013-10-18 23:22:02

Sunrooms and repairs by Venetian Builders, Inc., Miami, were in increased demand by Lake Worth homeowners during the first half of 2013, Venetian President Chris Noe said today. The company’s performance in Lake Worth helped it nearly double its total 2012 residential sales for Palm Beach County through just the first six months of this year, Noe said. MIAMI, FL (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 Demand for sunrooms in Lake Worth have increased residential business there for Venetian Builders,...

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
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.