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2014-09-25 12:31:23

TTYA x Long Tall Sally Offers Cutting-Edge Trends NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Long Tall Sally, the global leader in fashion for tall women, announces a collaboration with British apparel line Taller than your Average (TTYA). This collaboration brings a special, fashion-forward capsule collection designed specifically for women 5'8" and taller. Coined "TTYA x Long Tall Sally," this 18-piece collection launches in the U.S. for autumn / winter 2014, offering cutting-edge...

2014-09-25 12:27:18

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyages to Antiquity is excited to announce an incredible lineup of guest speakers that will be featured on its upcoming cruise programs. From some of the world's leading historians to renowned journalists to wildlife photographers to retired diplomats, the orators offer a spectrum of unique experiences that can deepen voyagers' knowledge and appreciation of their destinations. The speakers will be on board during the balance of the...

2014-09-25 12:27:08

Poet Laureate Billy Collins to bring inspiration to conference in Napa Valley, February 17-20, 2015. ST. HELENA, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood Napa Valley begins its second decade by helping wine journalists and critics polish their writing voices while increasing the value of what they write. The Symposium will welcome up to 75 working journalists, critics, editors and authors in the fields of wine, wine-food and...

2014-09-25 12:26:38

Komoot is the number one app to inspire great experiences for everyone who enjoys the outdoors. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today komoot, the leading customizable outdoor inspiration app, announced that it has launched in the U.S. after successfully becoming Europe's number one outdoor inspiration app. Komoot is backed with seed funding from KRW Schindler Private Ventures with Philipp Schindler (VP at Google) as cornerstone investor. Komoot 6.0 is now available in the U.S....

2014-09-25 12:26:10

As established food truck Korilla BBQ makes its last preparations in opening its first brick-and-mortar restaurant in the East Village, it is now finalizing its improved menu and getting ready to unveil an illustrated indoor mural by East Village resident artist Terry Galmitz. NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Korilla BBQ has made a bold statement announcing its arrival in the East Village with its tiger-striped mural, and with its official opening scheduled for early...

2014-09-25 12:26:02

The newly revamped, best-selling healthy restaurant guide will release 2015 editions for New York City and Los Angeles on October 15th NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Plates has announced that on October 15(th) they will release the completely revamped 2015 editions of their best-selling clean eating guides, which will include the newest lists of the absolute top 100 tastiest and most sustainable restaurants for vegetarians and carnivores in Los Angeles and New York City....

2014-09-25 12:21:38

Latest Travel Leaders Group Survey Also Looks at Flight Selections and Duty of Care PLYMOUTH, Minn., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Travel Leaders Group provided survey data specific to its business travelers in which nearly 86% of those polled stated business travel bookings are better than or on par with this time last year - in fact, there was a 3.3% increase in those stating year-over-year bookings are higher. Additional findings indicated a double-digit increase in the number of...

2014-09-25 12:21:16

-- Ski-Doo becomes the official snowmobile for Burton's Team of Pro Snowboarders -- Ski-Doo and Burton to co-develop products -- Ski-Doo sponsors the Burton Mountain Festival VALCOURT, QC, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - BRP's Ski-Doo brand is partnering with Burton Snowboards, the world's leading snowboarding company, with Ski-Doo becoming the official snowmobile for Burton Snowboards' team of pro riders. The two companies also agreed...

2014-09-25 12:20:48

Survey Reveals that Kindness to Airline Attendants Goes a Long Way SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research from TripIt, the world's highest-rated travel-organizing app from Concur(®) (Nasdaq: CNQR), reveals the top 10 travel faux pas and how to keep the peace. Knowing the behaviors that are the biggest turnoffs to travelers can make everyone's experience better during the travel-heavy Thanksgiving holiday, and year-round. TripIt conducted a survey in September...

2014-09-25 08:31:08

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global casino gaming entertainment leader IGT (NYSE: IGT) continues its global systems expansion with its agreement to provide state-of-the-industry systems solutions to the most anticipated integrated entertainment resort, City of Dreams Manila. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131003/LA91408LOGO City of Dreams Manila will be equipped with IGT Advantage systems, sbX Floor Manager and Service Window, providing a comprehensive patron interaction...


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Slender Tree Frog, Litoria adelaidensis
2014-10-01 08:59:02

The Slender Tree Frog (Litoria adelaidensis) is a tree frog that is endemic to southwestern Australia. It has a very slender build, a thin and flat body with a flat and pointed snout. The dorsal surface is seen in a variety of colors, from completely brown or green, to brown with green patches. The flanks of the body have a dark brown or black stripe, which runs through the eye to the nostril; the line is much narrower between the nostril and the eye. The ventral surface is white, and the...

Mountain Stream Tree Frog, Litoria barringtonensis
2014-09-25 09:47:45

The Mountain Stream Tree Frog (Litoria barringtonensis) is a species of tree frog that is endemic to highland areas of NSW, Australia extending from the Myall Lakes region, north to around Dorrigo National Park and west to Barrington Tops National Park. This frog is a rather small tree frog measuring to about 45 millimeters in length. It is a light green to dark olive green in color on the dorsal surface and occasionally brown morphs are encountered. The thighs are a mango-yellow color and...

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...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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