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2014-07-18 04:21:15

LONDON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - A 7 day journey with 7 illustrators from 7 different countries to discover the essence of the 7 beautiful Canary Islands - The illustrators will share their journey on the onthedraw.travel website and social media as a log book of their experiences The Canary Islands Tourism Board has enlisted the help of 7 renowned illustrators from 7 different countries, including UK artist Steve...

2014-07-16 08:22:19

YELLOWKNIFE, NT, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX: DDC) (NYSE: DDC) (the "Company") reports Diavik Diamond Mine production results for the second calendar quarter of 2014: __________________________________________________________________ |Diavik | | | | | | | |Diamond | | | | | | | |Mine | | | | | |...

2014-06-25 08:27:42

QUITO, Ecuador, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VOYAGERS TRAVEL - www.galapagoscruise.com.ec, a niche tour operator, specialized in organizing travel to the Galapagos Islands is launching a brand new tool that will help future travelers enhance the quality of forecasting their next trip. The "Galapagos Islands family travel guide" is a multifunctional tool for visitors, tourists, families, and people who are willing to visit and learn more about visiting Ecuador and its well renowned...

2014-06-24 12:24:10

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A rare opportunity to own an elegant estate in the prominent Hualalai Resort neighborhood has arisen, with award-winning real estate expert Harold Clarke announcing the exclusive offering of a spectacular luxury custom home in the heart of Kona-Kohala Coast, through LuxuryBigIsland.com. Luxurious properties such as this are only offered exclusively through respected Realtors, like Harold Clarke, who has a long history of success....

2014-06-11 04:21:28

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Luxury Mauritius, A New Vision of the Island in its Modernity and Authenticity Dreams, emotions, elegance and authenticity are the four elegant words that portray the editorial vision of the first magazine exclusively dedicated to luxury lifestyle in Mauritius. It's not just a touristic argument, it's real life on this tropical island! Luxury Mauritius Magazine is a high-end bilingual publication designed in...

2014-05-20 08:23:31

TORONTO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX: DDC, NYSE: DDC) (the "Company") reports that rough diamond production, sales and pricing have all exceeded targets for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 (February through April) to the extent that the estimated value of the Company's production at current sales prices is ahead of expectation by approximately $100 million. Ekati Diamond Mine Production (100% basis) -- Production for the quarter is...

Galapagos Islands evolution
2014-05-08 03:00:51

Wiley Research News The Galapagos Islands have an iconic status in the history of evolutionary study, now new research shows that the islands’ own geological past may have influenced the evolution of the chain’s native species. Writing in the Journal of Biogeography, Jason Ali and Jonathan Aitchison explore how fluctuating sea level changes over thousands of years impacted the island chain’s ecology. They estimate that when the sea retreated, most recently 20,000 years ago,...

Moose Proliferate, Inbred Wolves Struggle At Isle Royale National Park
2014-05-05 03:45:31

By Jennifer Donovan, Michigan Technological University In the Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Study’s annual report released today, the researchers say that over the past three years, they have tallied the lowest numbers of wolves ever: nine in 2011–12, eight in 2012–13 and nine in 2013–14. During the same period, predation rates—the proportion of the moose population killed by wolves—also dropped to the lowest ever recorded, while the number of moose doubled, to approximately 1,050...

2014-04-23 16:21:07

The Company Also Announces Appointments in Sales and Marketing Team HONOLULU, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Polynesian Adventure Tours announced the appointment of Sandra Weir as President. Ms. Weir previously served as Director, Business Development for Norwegian Cruise Line in Hawaii from March 2005 to October 2011, establishing key relationships and developing new products including Kauai's only theatrical luau, Luau Kalamaku. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140423/77465...

2014-04-16 12:35:44

28 April -1 May 2014, Boca Raton Resort and Club, Boca Raton, FL NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ETNA will be exhibiting at SIFMA Operations Conference and Exhibition 2014. Stop by our booth #1003 for a live demo of ETNA Broker, an innovative while labeled brokerage platform with advanced HTML5 web trading terminal, native mobile trading applications for iOS and Android and superior customizable middle and back office. (Website -...


Latest Volcanism Reference Libraries

Aubrac Cattle
2014-07-06 14:34:22

The Aubrac is a breed of cattle originating in France during the mid-1800s. The herd book was formed in 1893  by French monks. During the winter, the cows would give birth on the farms and when spring arrived they would go to the mountains to graze. Bulls were bred on the farms to become draft oxen. During the time, there were 300,000 Aubrac in existence, but by the end of World War II, a need for the oxen declined and milk was cheaper to produce from other breeds. This resulted in the...

Mauritius Blue Pigeon, Alectroenas nitidissima
2014-04-18 12:27:42

The Mauritius Blue Pigeon (Alectroenas nitidissima) is an extinct species of blue pigeon previously native to the Mascarene island of Mauritius located in the Indian Ocean eastwards of Madagascar. It has two extinct relatives from the Mascarenes and three living ones from other islands. It is the type species of the genus of blue pigeons, Alectroenas. It had white colored hackles around the head, neck, and breast and blue colored feathers on the body, and it was red on the tail and the...

Newton’s Parakeet, Psittacula exsul
2014-04-18 12:25:06

Newton’s Parakeet or the Rodrigues Parakeet (Psittacula exsul) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to the Mascarene island of Rodrigues located in the western Indian Ocean. It was closely related to the Alexandrine Parrot of the same genus and was likely descended from it. It diverged from related species in several of its features, signifying that it had most likely been isolated on Rodrigues for a long period of time. It was roughly 16 inches in length, about the size of a...

Hualālai
2014-04-10 12:06:55

Hualālai is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 8,271 feet and is thought to have emerged from the sea about 300,000 years ago, making it the third youngest volcano on the island. Its shape is rough compared to younger volcanoes and it holds three rift zones that are covered with over one hundred cinder cones and spatter cones. Although it does not hold a caldera at its summit, it does...

Mauna Kea
2014-04-10 11:49:35

Mauna Kea is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 13,803 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island and is thought to be about one million years old. Mauna Kea, like all Hawaiian volcanoes, was created when the Pacific tectonic plate passed over a volcanic hotspot. The Hawaiian volcanoes, which extend over an area known as the Hawaiian Ridge – Emperor Seamount chain, have been well studied, but it is not known how the...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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