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2014-09-17 16:24:35

Tickets on Sale Now to See Headlining International Chefs Marcus Samuelsson, Anne Burrell, Tyler Florence and More! NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Culinary masters including Marcus Samuelsson, Anne Burrell, Tyler Florence, Stephanie Izard, Ed Baines and Roger Mooking will be making their way to the island of Barbados, the culinary capital of the Caribbean, for the fifth annual Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival. The international gourmet event of the season boasts the...

2014-09-17 16:21:01

Alamo to Award One Disney Parks or Disney Cruise Line Vacation Each Week through November 2, 2014 ST. LOUIS, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alamo Rent A Car, the official rental car of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, is offering the chance to win vacations this fall with its "From Coast to Castle" sweepstakes. From now until November 2, 2014, participants can visit Alamo's Facebook page or the From Coast to Castle website to enter daily for a chance to win their choice of one...

2014-09-17 12:28:49

Guests Invited to Tour the Shenandoah Valley's New Active Lifestyle Community on Oct. 4-5 WINCHESTER, Va., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shea Homes is excited to announce a community grand opening celebration on Oct. 4-5 at its new Trilogy at Lake Frederick active lifestyle community. Guests will be the first to tour the community's two models -- appropriately named the Nice and the Refresh -- and experience what Shea Homes calls The Good Life. It's resort-style living created...

2014-09-17 12:28:01

Experts Applaud Food & Beverage Industry Actions to Improve the Food Environment SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of new research showing that 16 major food and beverage companies have collectively cut 6.4 trillion calories from U.S. food products, The Obesity Society (TOS) issues an official position statement pointing to the pervasive availability of foods high in calories per unit of weight, or energy density, as a contributing factor for...

2014-09-17 12:26:54

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crunch, the health club chain best known for making serious fitness fun through unique programming and cutting-edge training, announces the opening of its newest franchise location at 6124 San Juan Ave in Citrus Heights, California. Crunch Citrus Heights will bring its 'No Judgments' philosophy and fusion of fitness meets entertainment to the fairly young, but uniquely established city in Sacramento County....

2014-09-17 12:26:48

VANCOUVER, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Setting goals for a fitness program is very important, and is commonly seen on blogs on successful tips to weight loss. Fitness on the Go has been helping customers reach their fitness goals for 9 years, and has worked with over 6500 customers on an individual basis throughout Canada with their in home personal trainers. "We have had the chance to monitor why customers start exercising with a personal trainer, why they stop exercising, how long they...

2014-09-17 12:25:13

Guests Discover Emerging Talent with Exclusive Performances by LA ROUX and Capital Cities BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Renaissance Hotels (www.renhotels.com), known for inspiring travelers to Live Life to Discover(®), announced today its fall schedule of signature live events and unique multi-media programming. In partnership with AEG, a leading entertainment and sports company, Renaissance Hotels is set to provide guests and locals with exclusive access to the music's most...

2014-09-17 12:24:59

Premier specialty sporting goods retailer partners with Air New Zealand, Tourism New Zealand and Eagle Creek to host national sweepstake LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Sport Chalet's Adventures of a Lifetime sweepstakes, the premier specialty sporting goods retailer has united with Air New Zealand, Tourism New Zealand and Eagle Creek to offer one lucky winner a 12-day trek through the New Zealand countryside. The sweepstake was crafted to give outdoor enthusiasts an...

2014-09-17 12:24:19

LONDON, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- London's hugely popular and internationally acclaimed New Year's Eve fireworks celebrations, organised by the Mayor of London, have become so successful that the organisers have taken the decision to ticket the event in order to reduce the number of people attending. This year 100,000 tickets will be available to the public, which will guarantee good views of the fantastic pyrotechnic display and a better visitor experience....

2014-09-17 12:22:18

--Pure Himalayan Salt Bath & Body Products and Cooking & Entertaining Products Now Available for Order Online-- SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Salt Cave Santa Barbara, North America's Largest Himalayan Salt Cave, today announces the opening of the company's online retail store at (http://saltcavesb.com). Salt Cave Santa Barbara boasts 45 tons of 250 million year-old; pure Himalayan Salt sourced from the Himalayan Mountain foothills of central Pakistan and is committed...


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Norfolk Kaka, Nestor productus
2014-09-11 10:58:16

The Norfolk Kaka (Nestor productus) is an extinct species of large parrot belonging to the parrot super family Strigopoidea. The bird was about 38 centimeters in long with mostly olive-brown upperparts, orange cheeks and throat, straw-colored breast and thighs, rump and lower abdomen dark orange and a prominent beak. It lived in the rocks and treetops of Norfolk Island and the adjacent Phillip Island. It was a relative of the Kaka from New Zealand. It was initially described by the...

Bonin Wood Pigeon, Columbia versicolor
2014-09-10 10:35:09

The Bonin Wood Pigeon (Columbia versicolor) was a pigeon that was native to Nakado-jima and Chichi-jima in the Ogasawara Islands off of the coast of Japan. It’s known from four documented specimens, the first of 1827 and the last from 1889. They averaged a length of 45 centimeters. This bird died out late in the 19th century as a result of deforestation, hunting, and predation by the rats and cats that were introduced. This pigeon was of medium-size, with an average length of 45...

Rouen Duck
2014-09-08 20:09:22

The Rouen duck is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in France during the nineteenth century. Although it had been developed earlier than the nineteenth century in France, it did not become the modern breed until it was brought to England. The original duck was similar to a mallard in appearance, but selective breeding increased its size and changed its coloration. It was mostly used as a table bird, although it could produce eggs for the egg market. The Rouen breed was eventually...

Magpie Duck
2014-09-08 12:28:35

The magpie duck is a breed of domestic duck that originated in the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century. The breed was developed by Oliver Drake and M.C. Gower-Williams, who most likely used selective breeding techniques with the Belgian Huttegem, a breed that was highly similar to the magpie duck. Although it was brought to the United States in 1963 and accepted by the American Standard of Perfection in 1977, it did not become well known in that area until 1984. The weight of the...

Khaki Campbell
2014-09-08 12:05:02

The khaki Campbell duck, also known as the Campbell duck, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England by Mrs. Adah Campbell during the early nineteenth century. The development of this breed began when Campbell bought and Indian runner duck of an unknown type and bred them with the domestic Rouen duck and the wild Mallard. The result was known as the Campbell duck and it could lay a large amount of eggs. This breed was introduced to public breeders in 1898, but Campbell wanted...

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