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term used to describe material printed in or about the Americas, or written by Americans; usually restricted to the formative period in the history of the two continents. Thus the letter written by ColumbusColumbus, Christopher,
Ital. Cristoforo Colombo , Span. Cristóbal Colón , 1451–1506, European explorer, b. Genoa, Italy. Early Years
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 in 1493 in which he announces the discovery of the Indies is the earliest item. Early American books are also important Americana. The New York Public LibraryNew York Public Library,
free library supported by private endowments and gifts and by the city and state of New York. It is the one of largest libraries in the world. The library was created by a 1895 law consolidating older reference libraries established by bequests of John
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 has one of several major collections.
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-- In contrast to other country music award shows, the artist of the year nominees at this year's Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards are all female, including Brandi Carlile, Mavis Staples, Kacey Musgraves and Rhiannon Giddens.
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Judges say the honour is in recognition of his contribution to Americana over the span of his career and life in music.
"Last year was a record-breaking year with $3.7 billion in sales volume and we look forward to continued growth," said Mark Stark, CEO of Americana Holdings.
Agave Americana, also known as century plant, is a poisonous plant that can be found in Mexico and is generally not edible.
Agave americana is also known as century plant or American aloe, in the arid areas of Central America, Mexico, India, Africa and Southern Europe.
Kuwait Food Company, better known as Americana Group, one of the Middle East and North Africa's most successful groups of compa- nies, has announced the result of a three-way agency review with the appointment of Omnicom Media Group's new-to-the-region agency Hearts & Science.
Summary: Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), plans to buy a major stake in Adeptio, the Gulf-based investment rm which controls Kuwait Food Co (Americana) , as per a statement by PIF.
Americana Group for Food Industries targets to develop production lines of bean and olive factories with investments of EGP 17m during the coming period.
Clifford Chance is advising Al Khair National for Stocks and Real Estate (Al Kharafi family) on the sale of its majority stake in Americana, the leading F&B business in the Middle East.
Kuwait Food Co (Americana) is back in talks to sell a majority stake to a group of Gulf investors after negotiations collapsed recently due to valuation issues, reports Arabian Business .

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