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2014-07-23 12:26:44

BETHESDA, Md., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What is a hotel brand like Courtyard by Marriott doing at San Diego Comic-Con? Simple. The hotel brand is connecting with travelers and having a little fun. Courtyard is enabling Comic-Con fans to compete to be crowned "King" and "Queen" in a cosplay contest, featuring author, George R.R. Martin (visionary behind the "Game of Thrones" series) actor, Norman Reedus ("The Walking Dead") and famed special FX maestro, Greg Nicotero ("The Walking Dead")...

2014-07-23 08:31:50

LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) found that supplementing with calcium elevates calcium levels too high,(1) putting women at risk for kidney stones, among other health problems. Women close to menopause are commonly told to take supplements containing calcium and vitamin D to prevent diseases such as osteoporosis, to which they are particularly prone. "I would recommend that women determine how much calcium they...

2014-07-23 08:31:30

Simplifies Meal Planning for Diabetics, Pre-Diabetics & Health-Conscious Consumers BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooking smart with diabetes just went from painful to painless, thanks to online meal planning service eMeals. Subscribers to the new eMeals Diabetic Plan will receive seven simple, flavorful, carb-smart dinner menus on their smartphones or computers every week - all written by cookbook author Nancy S. Hughes and reviewed by eMeals registered dietitians. Each menu...

2014-07-23 08:30:30

New Blog Covers Topics About Tea, as Related to Heatn and Wellness, and Mixology CALABASAS, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Tea Savant announced today its new blog, covering various topics relevant to tea. Tea Savant is joined by two special guest bloggers who are experts in their respective fields and will contribute regularly on these subjects. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140722/129234 Dr. MJ is focused on health and wellness. Dr. MJ is double...

2014-07-23 08:28:34

PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The long awaited Arden is set to open as Long Island's newest "vibe dining hot spot" located in the heart of Port Jefferson Village. It can be described as an "upscale restaurant meets premier ultra-lounge" serving up eclectic culinary delights, and hand-crafted spirits served by a first-class staff. The decor is inspired by the Manhattan design firm Celano Design who boasts a prestigious client list across the country, including...

2014-07-23 08:27:54

CHEVY CHASE, Md., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- How does a luxury hotel company bring its brand to life and showcase a memorable performance by highly skilled artists in China? It recruits one of the nation's finest performance arts troupes to offer spontaneous acrobatic shows in Shanghai, and then shares the beautiful video content with a global digital audience. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140410/PH02730LOGO The Ritz-Carlton has launched a two and a half minute film...

2014-07-23 08:25:34

HOUSTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MetroNational, owner, manager and developer of Houston's Memorial City, announced today the completion and grand opening of a unique concept in a collaborative and sustainable office of the future. The Treehouse - a two-story, 14,700-square-foot structure located at 963 Bunker Hill in Memorial City - is home to all of Memorial City's development activities including master planning, architecture, construction and interior design. The Treehouse...

2014-07-23 04:21:18

NEW YORK and LORTON, Va., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diet-to-Go, a nationwide producer of award-winning diet meals dietitian-formulated to promote natural weight loss, announced today its partnership with Wellness Layers and the launch of a new, Diet-to-Go, web and mobile social weight loss portal with integrated apps for iPhone and Android. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140722/129537 The new social weight loss portal, myDiettogo, features the ability to order Diet-to-Go...

2014-07-22 20:22:05

Half of Americans agree that digital drives how they make food-related decisions KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Is technology our new dining and cooking companion? According to a new white paper by Sullivan Higdon & Sink (SHS) FoodThink titled, "Feeding a Digital World," one-third of Americans reported that technology is changing their eating habits. Key insights from the white paper, detailed in this infographic, outline how digital is influencing consumers' decisions...

2014-07-22 20:20:42

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine riding along a serene coastline with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the shining sun on the other in one of the most beautiful locations on Earth. The only sounds to be heard are the rhythmic waves and the engines of your dream motorcycle and those of your close friends and fellow adventurers. You own the road. This is the Baja California motorcycle tour by EagleRider, the world's innovator and leading provider of motorcycle...


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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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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