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2014-07-24 12:27:46

- High-intensity Interval Fitness Franchise Plans Opening in California This September - FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orangetheory® Fitness, the energizing and fast-growing fitness franchise, today announced that a new studio will be coming to Thousand Oaks, Calif. The Thousand Oaks studio will be located in Paseo Market Place in the Westlake Village community. There are nine Orangetheory Fitness studios currently open in California with several in...

2014-07-24 12:27:39

DANVILLE, Pa., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A parent's bariatric surgery could be an opportunity to break the cycle of obesity in an overweight son - body mass index (BMI) of 85 to 94 - according to a Geisinger research study published in the July issue of Obesity. The Geisinger study is considered the largest study of the effect of an adult's Roux-enY (RYGB) gastric bypass surgery on the weight of children in the same household. Leveraging Geisinger's advanced...

2014-07-24 12:25:54

Luxury Small Group, Private and Tailor-Made Custom Safaris KEENE, N.H., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Alexander+Roberts (formerly General Tours World Traveler) has announced the publication of a 68-page Africa safari catalog for 2015-2016. "We've been sharing Africa with our travelers for 40 years," notes company president Robert Drumm, "and with exponential growth over the past few years, it was time for us to expand our offerings and publish a catalog devoted to Africa."...

2014-07-24 12:25:41

The garden of the villa is among the most spectacular and scenic examples of the Italian baroque FLORENCE, Italy, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Author Carlo Collodi spent his childhood at Villa Garzoni and its wonderful gardens, which are located in Collodi, Tuscany. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140724/697778-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140724/697778-b ) It is in these magical surroundings that Pinocchio, the world's...

2014-07-24 12:25:13

Travel App Showcases Fire Phone's "Dynamic Perspective" Technology NORWALK, Conn., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Priceline.com, a leader in mobile travel and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), announced today the launch of a custom-created hotel search and booking app specially designed for Amazon's new Android-based Fire phone, which launches on July 25. The priceline.com Fire Phone app is available now for free download from the Amazon Appstore....

2014-07-24 12:25:05

MIAMI, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This November, a premier cycling experience promises to turn the tough into Titans, combining one of the most ambitious cycling challenges in the nation with a course that winds through one of National Geographic's "Destinations of a Lifetime." The ROAD TITANS 300+ CYCLING CHALLENGE in South Carolina's Oconee County will offer participants - elite professionals and amateur enthusiasts alike - an opportunity to contest the limits of their endurance...

2014-07-24 12:24:56

Mobile iPad app for travelers now more customizable and secure MIAMI, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A major update brings powerful new features to VadoVia, the iPad travel app. With the new enhancements, VadoVia offers travelers functionality that does not exist in any other travel app. The best way to experience it is to try it out. That's why, for a limited time, it is being offered for FREE in the iTunes App Store http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140721/129018 Because the...

2014-07-24 08:30:04

Indiegogo Campaign Launches For Smartband Built for the Whole Family, which Provides Location Safety, Sleep and Fitness Tracking, and Stores Emergency information. NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ActvContent announced the launch of the Sync, the all-in-one health, safety, and fitness smartband on Indiegogo. Sync is a wearable device that comes in both adult and child sizes and connects via Bluetooth technology with the ActvContent Sync mobile app, available for both iOS and...

2014-07-23 23:32:21

Golf author and founder of Ultimate Golf Advantage, Alex Davidson, today releases a new interview on Rory McIlroy’s momentous win at the 2014 British Open, which secures the 25 year-old’s return to form. Mr. Davidson also looks at the inevitable comparisons that have been drawn between McIlroy and past champions and what this significant win means for his career - the full interview is available in full at http://www.ultimategolfadvantage.com/alex-davidson-talks-rorys-return/....

2014-07-23 23:31:56

Armodilo tablet enclosures and stands support the widest array of tablets and Armodilo continues this wide range of tablet support by adding the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 to its list of supported devices. Waterloo, ON (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 While already supporting the Microsoft Surface RT, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 1 & 2, Armodilo continues its support for the entire line of Microsoft tablets with new Tablet Fit Kits™ that also support the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Microsoft’s...


Latest Hospitality Recreation Reference Libraries

Hamburg chicken
2014-07-15 06:37:47

The Hamburg chicken is a breed of chicken that was developed in Germany and Holland sometime before the eighteenth century. This breed is considered to be rare, with less than one thousand individuals being registered in North America per year. Its weight varies depending upon the type and sex, with standard type cocks weighing about five pounds and hens weighing four pounds, while the bantam type of this breed weighs about one and half pounds. It can come in ten color varieties including...

Chinese White Pine, Pinus armandii
2014-07-14 16:49:23

Chinese White Pine (Pinus armandii) is native to China as well as northern Burma. This pine is known as Mount Hua pine in Chinese. This pine grows at altitudes between 3,281 and 10,830 feet in light sandy to medium soils that is acidic and well-drained as this tree can tolerate drought. This tree grows to heights of 115 feet with a trunk diameter that measures 3 feet 3 inches. The bark is grayish brown when immature and matures to blackish brown to grayish red brown. The trunk will have...

Cachena Cattle
2014-07-14 10:54:10

The Cachena is a breed of cattle from Portugal. It is also bred in Galicia and Spain. A larger breed, the Barrosao cattle is also bred in Portugal and the Cachena is sometimes considered to be a variant of it. The Cachena was developed by crossbreeding local yellow and brown cattle breeds. The Cachena’s climate is hot and dry in the summer and cold and humid in the winter. They are distributed around the low mountain range within the Spanish Natural Park Baixa Limia-Serra do Xures. They...

Brown Swiss Cattle
2014-07-12 12:06:09

The Brown Swiss is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in the Swiss Alps. In 1949, it was claimed the cattle of the European Alps were improved by Pinzgauer blood. This was assumed by the cattle’s color and history, but has been disproved since. The Brown Swiss is completely different from the original cattle bred in Switzerland in the late 1600s. The breed was imported to the United States by Henry M. Clark in 1869. A total of 25 bulls and 140 cows were imported at that time. The...

British White Cattle
2014-07-12 11:57:42

The British White is a breed of cattle with a confirmed history during the 1600s but may have originated before that. Its exact origin is unknown but herds of the British White were found in Britain and Ireland dating back centuries. Original herds were kept in the Park of Whalley Abbey in the Forest of Bowland near Clitheroe. During the 1800s most of the cattle were transported to Norfolk and sold in small lots, mainly to nobility. In the early 1900s, only around 130 registered British...

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
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