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2014-10-14 08:23:14

GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Parks Canada reported on its seasonal assessment of fire management in national parks. Parks Canada's Fire Management Specialists conducted 12 prescribed fires as part of an on-going program to restore healthy forests, grasslands and wildlife habitat, and to help reduce the risk of wildfire in present-day overly old, dense vegetation. Parks Canada's fire teams also quickly suppressed 84 fires in 16 national parks that had the potential to threaten people...

2014-10-14 08:21:40

Captain Gulleik Svalastog Brings 40 Years of Sailing Experience to Viking's First Ocean Ship LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Ocean Cruises® (www.vikingoceancruises.com) today announced that Captain Gulleik Svalastog will be at the helm of its first ocean ship - the 930-passenger Viking Star - which will take on its first guests in April 2015. Leveraging his experience as a cruise captain in Norway, Captain Svalastog will command and oversee the operation, crew and safety of...

2014-10-14 08:21:38

Motorsports Legend Ricky Johnson to Defend Title at Red Bull Frozen Rush NEWRY, Maine, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The snowy mountains of Maine will once again echo with the throaty roar of 900-horsepower off-road Pro 4 trucks as Red Bull Frozen Rush returns to the slopes for the second year in a row on January 8-9, 2015. The raw power and impressive speed of these machines will be put to the test by some of Mother Nature's harshest winter conditions, as the trucks race...

2014-10-14 08:20:50

CHICAGO and NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LOT Polish Airlines is once again offering its famous "Crazy Fares" to Europe starting at $338 one-way (roundtrip purchase is required) from Chicago and New York to Warsaw. It's a savings of nearly 30 percent off the normal non-refundable economy class fare. The fare sale runs from Oct. 14 through Oct. 19, 2014 for travel Nov. 2, 2014 through March 22, 2015 with blackout dates from Dec. 13, 2014 through Jan. 12, 2015. The sale...

2014-10-14 04:21:34

Tim Minchin and NSW Government launch Australian Premiere season in Sydney SYDNEY, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets for the Sydney-Australian premiere season to one of the most sought after musicals currently in production -- Matilda The Musical -- will go on sale tomorrow, with travel packages set to whisk visitors into the world of an extraordinary little girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. At an event in Sydney, NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and...

2014-10-13 23:09:31

Sea Side Reservations, an impressive Mexican beachfront vacation rental property management company that consistently exceeds the expectations of clients announces outstanding bargains on exclusive lodging accommodations in Cancun Mexico. (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 Sea Side Reservations, an impressive Mexican beachfront vacation rental property management company that consistently exceeds the expectations of clients announces outstanding bargains on exclusive lodging accommodations in...

2014-10-13 23:08:55

Three friends in Guilford, Conn., all fathers, have pooled their resources to develop trimino™, a sugar-free protein infused water – a healthy alternative to sugary soft drinks. Branford, CT (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 Three friends in Guilford, Conn., all fathers, shared a common concern about the state of America’s children: they’re too sedentary and because of that, they’re too fat. Citing figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that childhood obesity...

2014-10-13 23:08:49

Free Educational Seminars "Demystifying" the Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 Get In Shape For Women, the national fitness studio franchise that offers small-group personal training for women in a private, upscale environment, is launching a Community Outreach Program to educate and inspire local organizations and charities of Palm Beach County. The program endeavors to promote a better understanding between body health, nutrition and...

2014-10-13 23:08:43

Revolutionary New Product Launches Grass Roots Program Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 Fresh–Tips, a new and innovative disposable travel toothbrush, has launched a unique free sampling program at many of South Florida’s hottest restaurants. The patented Fresh-Tips, founded and developed by South Florida dentist, Dr. Debbie Luis, uniquely combines the benefits of a portable toothbrush, toothpick, and breath mint all in one discreet, easy to use (like a lollipop)...

2014-10-13 23:07:13

On October 14th, child nutrition dietitian Kristen Yarker will be hosting a complimentary webinar for parents: “Preventing Picky Eating: 3 Common Causes and Successful Strategies.” Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 On Tuesday, October 14th from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm PDT, registered dietitian and accomplished child-feeding expert Kristen Yarker will be sharing her proven strategies for stopping children’s picky eating in a complimentary, live, online webinar titled, “Preventing...


Latest Hospitality Recreation Reference Libraries

Norfolk Horn
2014-10-23 13:55:56

The Norfolk horn, known by many other names including the Old Norfolk, the Blackface Norfolk Horned, and the Norfolk Horned, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in the heathlands of Norfolk, England. Unlike other black-faced sheep breeds, this breed is able to survive in dry and cool conditions. It was popular in its native country until the nineteenth century, during which time more improved breeds the Southdown were introduced. These two breeds were crossbred to develop the...

Orites excelsus
2014-10-13 13:23:35

Orites excelsus is a species of rainforest tree. The species may also be referred to as the Prickly ash, the Mountain silky oak or the White beefwood. This tree is a member of the Proteaceae family. O. excelsus can be found in New South Wales and southeast Queensland. Orites excelsus will typically grow to approximately 100 feet tall. Its trunk is thick with grey or brown bark. Mature leaves become simple and smooth measuring 1.6-7.4 inches and .6-1.8 inches wide. Young leaves are covered...

Lomatia tasmanica
2014-10-07 10:48:37

Lomatia tasmanica is commonly referred to as King's Lomatia. It is a shrub species from Tasmania that belongs to the Proteaceae family. Only one small colony of L. tasmanica is thought to be alive in the wild. L. tasmanica has shiny green leaves and produces pink flowers. It is an unusual plant, being that there is no genetic difference between plants. It is defined as a triploid, which by definition means it contains all 3 chromosomes and is sterile. Reproduction for the plant happens...

Mount Bisoke
2014-10-04 17:51:30

Mount Bisoke, also known as Visoke, is an active stratovolcano that is located on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its summit, which reaches an elevation of 12,175 feet, is located in Rwanda. This volcano is in the Virunga Mountains, which is part of the Albertine Rift, in the western section of the East African Rift. It is protected within Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Like all of the...

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...

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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin