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Christopher Columbus is a world renowned navigator famous for opening up the American continents to Europe. According to various research studies, Christopher Columbus's original name is Pedro Scotto and that his family originally hailed from Scotland. Columbus was from Genoa and was the son of shopkeepers not weavers and he was baptised Pedro not Christopher.

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Flameret Announces Successful Application of Its Proprietary Flame Retardant to Industrial Hemp
Flameret (OTC Pink: FLRE) (PINKSHEETS: FLRE) announced today successful test results for Flamex when applied to hemp cloth. The test consisted of two groups. The control group used an untreated hemp cloth and when the source of heat was applied, the material was up in flames within about 6 seconds. The second group used the exact same hemp cloth treated with Flamex

The Radiant Creations Group, Inc. (RCGP) Elects Major General John A. Leide (US Army Retired) to Its Board of Directors
LAKE PARK, FL--(Marketwired - November 13, 2013) - The Radiant Creations Group, Inc. (OTCBB: RCGP) developer of unique, proprietary scientific technologies, cosmetic and over-the-counter products is proud to announce it has elected Major General John A. (Jack) Leide, USA, (Ret) to its Board of Directors beginning the start of its fourth quarter, December 1, 2013.

Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa Offers a New Accommodation Option
Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa already provides travelers a double dose of paradise with its unique island setting that overlooks an idyllic blend of stunning beaches and lush tropical forest. Now this luxurious outpost in Panama's Bocas del Toro archipelago also offers the best of both worlds in accommodation options for couples: the Private Villa Master Bedroom Lock-Off.

Casas del XVI, New Boutique Hotel Opening in 2014 in the New World's Oldest City, First to Offer Exclusive Accommodations in Restored Sixteenth Century Houses
Imagine stepping back in time to the sixteenth century, tracing the same cobblestone streets as Christopher Columbus, relishing the grandeur of the new world's first church and retreating to a stunning colonial mansion

Twenty Years After Oslo, Where Next for US Policy?
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - August 26, 2013) -

Petaquilla Welcomes Don Cristobal Colon de Carvajal to its Board of Directors
Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (TSX: PTQ)(OTCBB: PTQMF)(FRANKFURT: P7Z) ("Petaquilla" or the "Company") announces that Don Cristobal Colon de Carvajal has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors.

Israeli researchers find American Indians with Jewish genetic markers: report
Geneticists at an Israeli hospital said they have found a unique Jewish genetic mutation among an American Indian tribe, indicating that they are descendants of Jews expelled from Spain 600 years ago, local Haaretz daily reported on Wednesday.

English sailors 'may have discovered America decades before Columbus set sail'
A new investigation has shed fresh light on the voyages of John Cabot, the Italian navigator and explorer, divulging that he may have had prior knowledge of European expeditions to the 'New World' that predated Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage.

Don Cristobal Colon de Carvajal Joins Advisory Board of Petaquilla Minerals Ltd.
Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (TSX: PTQ)(OTCBB: PTQMF)(FRANKFURT: P7Z) ("Petaquilla" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Don Cristobal Colon de Carvajal has accepted a position on the Company's Advisory Board effective immediately.

16th Annual ADG Awards Winners Announced
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) tonight announced winners of its 16th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in nine categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during black-tie ceremonies at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills

Columbus first brought syphilis to Europe
Scientists have confirmed that syphilis did not exist in Europe before Christopher Columbus made his historic voyage in 1492.

Anthropologist uses 'doomsday dates' to debunk unscientific myths and beliefs
A University of Kansas anthropologist, who has debunked predictions that the world would end on 11/11/11 or Dec. 21, 2012, is now using the doomsday dates to teach critical thinking.

Christopher Columbus blamed for Europe's cool climate
A new study has claimed that by sailing to the new world, Christopher Columbus and the other explorers may have set off a chain of events that cooled Europe's climate for centuries.

Summer Reading Picks From Hannover House to Launch at Book Expo
Hannover House will publish three new books for the Summer Reading season, with announcements and promotions commencing at the Book Expo America convention in New York City in May. "Blind Vision" is a historic novel of Jewish persecution by Vivian Kaplan, author of the St. Martin's Press bestseller "Ten Green Bottles

Christopher Columbus was Polish, not Portuguese: Historian
A new book has suggested that the man credited with discovering America was actually the son of exiled Polish King Vladislav III and not the son of a humble craftsman from Italy.

First Americans 'reached Europe 500 years before Columbus voyages'
Scientists, who studied the genetic origins of an Icelandic family, have claimed that the first Americans reached Europe a full five centuries before Christopher Columbus set off on his first voyage of discovery in 1492.

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