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2013-06-03 23:02:07

A custom-made retail sales display in the local Home Depot has multiplied sales leads for Boynton Beach sunrooms, patio covers and swimming pool enclosures by Venetian Builders, Inc., Miami, says Chris Noe, president of the construction company. Venetian sales in Palm Beach County have soared over levels of a year earlier, and overall have increased 150 percent, Noe says. Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 The placement of a custom-made retail sales display by Venetian Builders, Inc., Miami,...

Hurricane Barbara Quickly Weakens To A Depression Seen By NASA
2013-05-30 15:42:01

NASA Tropical Storm Barbara strengthened into a hurricane just before it made landfall late on May 29, and after landfall it weakened into a tropical depression. NASA satellite imagery showed that cloud tops warmed and thunderstorms became more fragmented around the storm's center after Barbara made landfall. Barbara is moving across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec today, May 30. Barbara could regenerate over the Bay of Campeche, on the Gulf of Mexico side of Mexico, and satellite imagery is...

2013-05-29 23:28:28

Homeowners in Palm Beach County have responded positively to placement of retail sales displays by Venetian Builders in two Lake Worth Home Depot stores, boosting sales of sunrooms, patio covers and screen enclosures in the area to record levels, Venetian President Chris Noe says. Palm Beach sales resulting from Home Depot leads are approaching levels of Venetian direct-to-consumer sales, Noe says. MIAMI, FL (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Home Depot shoppers for Lake Worth sunrooms, patio covers and...

2013-05-27 23:01:48

The award-winning program airs on ION WPXM-TV in Miami and Fort Lauderdale in May. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) May 27, 2013 The producers of Editions TV are pleased to announce May air dates for the Miami-Fort Lauderdale media market. The Nielsen Research Company places it in the Top 20 media markets in the United States, with more than a million and a half viewing homes covering more than 100 miles of the Atlantic seaboard. The metro area caters to many permanent and seasonal residents as...

2013-05-26 23:01:57

AC Repair Miami Pros has been Officially Named Best "Air Conditioning Repair in Miami " after asking neighborhood homeowners in an internet survey. The company also concentrates on duct cleaning, heating repair and HVAC for Miami homeowners and businesses. Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 26, 2013 The outcome of a recent online survey where respondents were asked to name the best "Air Conditioning Repair in Miami" yielded what some would point out was a very predictable result, the business of AC...

Grapefruit Nanoparticles Could Provide New Drug-Delivery Method
2013-05-22 05:22:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A special type of nanoparticle created using natural lipids derived from grapefruit could be used as a less toxic way to deliver cancer-fighting medication, antibodies such as proteins, and other substances to patients, according to research published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. The subtropical fruit has long been known for its health benefits, but now scientists from the University of Louisville have used them...

2013-05-21 23:24:20

Venetian Builders, inc., Miami, has elevated its marketing efforts for residential aluminum sunroom additions, patio covers and screen enclosures in Palm Beach Gardens and nearby communities, President Chris Noe said. The company´s placement of retail sales displays in nearby Home Depot stores has aided the effort, Noe said. MIAMI, FL (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Venetian Builders has stepped up its message to homeowners in Palm Beach Gardens, President Chris Noe said: If you´re looking...


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
omphalos
  • 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.
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