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2014-09-05 16:22:08

The Fitness Center Will Offer A Two Week Introductory VIP Package for the Month of September ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- OmniSport: Fitness and Performance (omnisportfitness.com), located in Old Towne Tustin, is celebrating two years this month. The fitness center is one of few fitness centers in Orange County that offer group fitness classes and semi-private sessions with complete customized workouts for every client. The fitness studio is one of 35...

2014-09-05 12:23:57

Six of Connecticut's resident theatres join together for a weekend festival of plays, musicals, events and special discounts HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Connecticut Office of Tourism announced that from October 23-26, Connecticut's Flagship Producing Theatres will be hosting a vibrant weekend festival of plays, musicals and theatre events at six regional theatres across the state. From classics to new works, to conferences and talks, theatregoers can...

2014-09-05 12:23:39

BRICKELL KEY, Fla., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Breakfast Is Served at The Island Bistro, The Popular Neighborhood Restaurant In Brickell Key's Courvoisier Centre. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140905/143328 The Island Bistro introduces its new Breakfast menu featuring Nespresso Bar to Brickell Key September 4, 2014. The Island Bistro is pleased to announce the launch of its new Breakfast Menu and Nespresso Coffee. Guests can now start and end their day at...

2014-09-05 12:23:16

Historic Private Club Under New Ownership ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Itasca Country Club (the "Club"), a historic private country club founded in 1925 and located in downtown Itasca, Illinois, has announced the acquisition of the Club by Itasca Golf Investors LLC. "We are excited about this acquisition and plan to invest significant time, energy and resources into revitalizing the Itasca Country Club for its members and the residents of Itasca," stated Larry Swets,...

2014-09-05 12:22:32

DENVER, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of a memorable 2013-14 Colorado ski season that set a record for statewide skier visits, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts are aiming to maintain that positive momentum by investing in guest-facing amenities and operations improvements that will further enhance every facet of the skier and snowboarder experience. Arapahoe Basin will unveil a new 7,000 square foot Kids Center in the spring of 2015. Aspen/Snowmass will...

2014-09-05 12:22:06

BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chad Kurmel, Director of Golf at Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club in Boca Raton, Fla., finished one shot out of first place in the recent South Florida PGA Section Championship at Orchid Island and Hawks Nest in Vero Beach. His 54 hole total of 215, 1 under par, resulted in him tying for fourth place out of 180 golf professionals. His finish qualified him for the PGA Professional National Championship at the Philadelphia Cricket Club next...

2014-09-05 08:24:34

WALLINGFORD, Conn., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- While location will always be the factor that most influences home prices, modern architecture offers plenty of options for homeowners who want to make their properties more valuable--and more enjoyable. Pools and hot tubs are still popular, but new trends, such as outdoor kitchens, are a new frontier in home design that is redefining casual cooking and social events. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140903/142640...

2014-09-05 08:22:06

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the advice of Horace Greeley who proclaimed, "Go West, young man and grow up with the country," Reserve Direct has done just that with the launch of its new travel website, Reserve San Diego (www.reservesandiego.com). As a popular California destination, San Diego marks Reserve Direct's 12th market and first on the West Coast--not to mention its fourth new travel website in 2014. As with their other destinations, Reserve San Diego...

2014-09-05 08:21:05

Will bring new golfing experiences to club members OSPREY, Fla., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oaks Club today broke ground on the renovation of its Heron Course, a year-long project with that will create a memorable new golfing experience for members and guests. "This environmentally friendly renovation project is another step forward for our award-winning private club as we celebrate our Pearl anniversary in 2014," said General Manager Jeff Hartigan. "Our golf amenities and...

2014-09-05 08:20:22

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe Kosoglow, Owner of Moto-Xpress in Garden Grove, introduces performance motorcycle accessories that provide the finishing touches for any motorcycle with design details that will allow you to build your dream one piece at a time. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140904/143211 The latest product this online superstore offers is a unique Air Suspension Management System which installs in less than forty minutes and...


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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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