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2014-09-10 12:26:22

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Combining the soul of live jazz music with the flavorful locally-sourced shrimp, the Little River ShrimpFest celebrates its tenth year on Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Little River Historic Waterfront. Little River is a small fishing community located just south of the North Carolina border and is known for its deep sea fishing, charter boats and savory shrimp. The 10(th) Annual Little River ShrimpFest is the perfect...

2014-09-10 12:21:11

Free Entrance Day on September 27, 2014 CHERRY HILL, N.J., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc., through its partnership with the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America's national parks, is encouraging people across the country to take advantage of free entrance to all of America's national parks during the upcoming "fee-free day" on September 27, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140910/145030 "Subaru is proud to support the...

2014-09-10 08:40:36

Travel Tips for Great Fall Rates in Destinations Including Vegas, NYC, Miami and Seattle MIAMI, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many travelers dread summer travel due to the higher heat and big crowds that clog the most popular destinations. Traveling during the fall is a good alternative due to the lower rates, milder weather, and the many benefits of fewer crowds. Getaroom.com offers ten tips for travelers that want to get the most out of their fall travels by finding the best destinations...

2014-09-10 08:35:39

Family Vacation Critic awards over 400 family-friendly hotels, based on expert and consumer feedback PENNINGTON, N.J., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its first annual hotel awards, TripAdvisor's family travel site, Family Vacation Critic, has released a list of the top hotels for families. Over 400 hotels received the honor of "Family Vacation Critic Favorite," out of more than 3,500 hotels recommended on the site. The awards are based on reviews from the site's editors and community of...

2014-09-10 08:33:45

SANTA YNEZ, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians today announced that the tribe has retained the Seattle-based award-winning architectural firm of Jones & Jones to design the tribe's long-awaited cultural center and museum on 6.9 acres across the street from the reservation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140909/144677 "We have waited more than a decade to build our museum, so it's only fitting that we are using one of the nation's...

2014-09-10 08:33:36

Architecture Design by Shanghai Huadu Architect Design Co. BEIJING, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel, Beijing's most iconic building, is designed by Chief Designer Zhang Hai Ao and his team from Shanghai Huadu Architect Design Company. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140909/144524 Zhang worked with his team of 60 designers from across the globe, including the UK, Italy, Spain, the US, Holland and the Philippines, who spent 60 days developing this...

2014-09-10 08:31:59

Dine at Chili's from September 8 - September 22 to benefit the children of St. Jude DALLAS, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 2002, Chili's(®) Grill & Bar guests and team members have supported the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(®) every September during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The partnership, which began locally and grew to a nationwide effort, reached a significant milestone last September when the brand fulfilled the extraordinary...

2014-09-10 08:30:39

RAP(TM) Protein Gummies provide lighter alternative to protein bars, shakes CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 60 percent of Americans(1) are looking to increase their protein intake, however, many don't enjoy the taste of traditional bars or shakes. Now, adults have a fun and convenient new way to get the protein they are seeking - launching today nationwide, RAP(TM) Protein Gummies are the first protein gummy snack to hit the market....

2014-09-10 08:28:28

Giada De Laurentiis opens her first restaurant at the Cromwell in Las Vegas NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- LAS VEGAS (June 2014) - Italian food lovers can rejoice: Emmy-Award winning celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis has opened her first-ever restaurant, GIADA inside The Cromwell. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140909/144783 This charming Las Vegas restaurant welcomes diners with warm colors, comfortable furniture and natural lighting thanks to the...

2014-09-10 08:27:30

Grant to Help Deliver Educational Programming through the Game of Golf to Thousands of Young People NASSAU COUNTY, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PGA TOUR Superstore has announced a $5,000 grant to The First Tee of Nassau County, a partner program of the First Tee of Metropolitan New York, to deliver educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. This is the second $5,000 grant The First...


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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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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