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2010-07-14 11:49:00

LONDON, July 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- HostelBookers (http://www.hostelbookers.com/), the budget accommodation specialist, has today launched its big summer sale campaign, offering a vast range of properties across 28 top destinations worldwide* at discounted prices many with over 20% off their normal rates! To take advantage of this offer customers need to place a booking by 31st July 2010 and by 30th of September*. The sale includes properties in some of the most popular...

2010-07-08 14:59:00

ATLANTA, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Did you know that more than 3,000 of Atlanta's children will start school this year without the basics - school supplies, health screenings and clothing? Every year Hosea Feed the Hungry & the Homeless (HFTH) identifies children in desperate need and provides them with the means to have a healthy and successful school year at the Back to School Jamboree. EVENT DETAILS: As a family-oriented, community event, the Jamboree will host...

2010-06-22 09:18:00

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- According to research by American Summits®, 98% of glass bottled water sold in America is imported from Europe.* This startling percentage, coupled with growing concerns over imported water's carbon footprint and quality, compelled American Summits to undertake the arduous quest of locating a superior source for American mineral water - a brand that would end the hospitality industry's dependence on foreign water. Most glass bottled...

2010-06-11 13:01:00

National mayor's meeting spotlights need to support, reinvest in the tap OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors released the preliminary findings from an ongoing national survey demonstrating that more and more cities are phasing out bottled water from city budgets. These initial findings come on the heels of an executive order by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter cutting state spending on the bottle. Four states, including New York,...

2010-06-02 07:30:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastern Mountain Sports, one of the nation's largest outdoor retailers, has partnered with Adventureus.com to launch a new adventure travel feature (ems.adventureus.com) on ems.com. The new feature makes it easy for users to search for the best guided adventures from the top outfitters around the world. The interface features full trip profiles, rich media, gear recommendations, and direct links to outfitters to book trips. Each trip profile includes...

2010-05-25 11:00:00

NEW YORK, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Tripping, a social site for travelers, announced their launch today at leading industry event TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City. Based in San Francisco, Tripping is a hospitality network where travelers can connect with locals for tips, shared cups of coffee and even home stays. TechCrunch invited Tripping to participate in Start-Up Alley at Disrupt 2010, the conference that gathers young web companies recognized for disrupting media and technology. By...

2010-04-22 15:29:00

HINGHAM, Mass., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastern Mountain Sports, one of the nation's largest outdoor retailers, will host a grand opening of its newest location in Hingham MA on April 30 - May 2, 2010. After 14 years at Anchor Plaza, Eastern Mountain Sports has moved to a new, larger location at The Launch at Hingham Shipyard. The new, 14,900 square-foot store is nearly triple the size of the former location and features an expanded kayak department, a climbing gear test area, as well as...

2010-04-22 15:27:00

WATERFORD, Conn., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastern Mountain Sports, one of the nation's largest outdoor retailers, will host a grand opening of its newest location in Waterford, CT on April 30 - May 2, 2010. After 15 years in the Crystal Mall, Eastern Mountain Sports has moved to a new, larger location at Charter Oak Commons. The new, 14,600 square-foot store is nearly triple the size of the former location and features an expanded boat department, road running shoes and expert service, a...

2010-04-22 08:30:00

NEW YORK, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Move Collective, LLC, today announced that bobble, the stylish, patented water bottle that filters as you drink, is debuting on retail shelves nationwide. Beginning this Earth Day and through the coming weeks, bobble will be available at AC Moore, Bealls Department Store, Bloomingdales, Boscov's, Canadian Tire, Carsons, Container Store, Cracker Barrel, GNC, Home Shopping Network, JC Penney, Kitchen Collections, REI, Spencer Gifts, Wegmans and Whole Foods....

2010-04-21 14:58:00

LAKE PLACID, Fla., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- re:newal premium spring water, one of the first natural spring waters in the world to feature a bottle made from plants rather than crude oil, today announced that it will be available for customers to buy directly through all The Fresh Market stores nationwide starting May 2010. re:newal (www.renewal-water.com) promotes a healthy eco-friendly lifestyle by offering superior quality spring water packaged in a bottle and label made entirely from...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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