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2014-09-23 04:22:47

"I have seen very vivid colors in Sichuan. Also I experience culture here and appreciate changes & innovation brought by the cutting-edge technologies. I am very excited to see Sichuan's rich tourism resources displayed via these high-tech technologies." BEICHUAN, China, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A few days ago, Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Prof. of University of Oxford, and the author of "Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think," was invited to the...

2014-09-23 00:20:13

Why Quantum of the Seas is traveling backwards for 26 miles through Germany MIAMI, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The pace of life in Lower Saxony, Germany, is relaxed and slow, and a drive through the area, along the banks of the River Ems, will reveal miles of pastures, wetlands and farmland dotted with small towns and villages. But this week there's a lot of excitement in this northwestern district as one of the world's largest cruise ships makes its journey, or conveyance, from...

2014-09-22 23:12:41

Semilla Ventures LLC. announces the launch of Roady Guides: Ireland. Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Semilla Ventures LLC., an angel investing venture fund based in New York, announces its first seed investment in Roady Guides: Ireland. Roady Guides is a self-drive guide tour app for the iPhone that provides over 100 short and insightful audio commentaries for Ireland’s most popular attractions — all based on your phone’s GPS location. Roady Guides was developed in its...

2014-09-22 23:11:33

eHealthPath.com announces the release of a new set of 54 Mix & Match Meal Cards to use with its online cooking classes and healthy lifestyle website. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 eHealthPath.com, a new resource for online cooking classes, nutrition lessons and healthy lifestyle guidelines, has announced the release of a new set of 54 Mix & Match Meal Cards to help users understand the secrets of making foods taste great by learning how to finesse the elements of...

2014-09-22 23:11:22

As football season starts to take hold of the nation’s capital, Washingtonians are starting to put together their fantasy football leagues to prep for the games this fall. Mica Lounge, located in the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, is taking football fever to the next level by creating their own “Sheraton League” where locals and hotel guests can sign up for a customized league. SILVER SPRING, MD (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 As football season starts to take hold of the nation’s...

2014-09-22 23:07:14

Motionsoft Inc., a leader in SaaS member relationship management software (MRMS) and payment services celebrated the successful conclusion of their inaugural 2014 Technology Summit held at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in New York City. Rockville, Maryland (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 The invitation only Summit held on September 16th and 17th was attended by 60 industry executives and thought leaders from major fitness brands including Equinox, Town Sports International, GoodLife, Retro...

2014-09-22 20:20:35

Over 1000 Guests to be Served in Honor of Ship's 80th Anniversary, Sept. 26 LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A famous Queen reportedly said: "Let them eat cake!" She must have heard about the Queen Mary's upcoming 80th Anniversary party and press conference, Sept. 26. To celebrate, the Queen Mary has commissioned what may be the world's largest ship replica cake designed by TV celebrity baker and pastry chef, Jose Barajas. The 20 foot long cake can serve over 1000...

2014-09-22 16:30:08

Chef, restaurateur, and MasterChef Canada judge Michael Bonacini to appear on the competition's judging panel TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - One of Canada's most-prominent restaurateurs, and a judge on CTV's MasterChef Canada, will lend his discerning palette to a new competition at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair this fall where top North American chefs will put their culinary talents on the table. Bonacini, currently a judge on MasterChef Canada and co-founder of Oliver & Bonacini...

2014-09-22 16:28:21

Bodylogix Shape Up Sweepstakes offers a prize pool that includes cash and fitness machines TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Bodylogix is motivating Canadians to get fit this fall by offering a chance to win $5,000 in the Bodylogix Shape Up Sweepstakes. The shapely prize pool includes two grand prizes of $5,000 along with Vision Fitness treadmills and elliptical trainers from The Treadmill Factory, gift cards from Shoppers Drug Mart and product packs from Bodylogix. The contest is...

2014-09-22 16:27:26

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The state dubbed "America in Miniature" makes a giant advancement in its gaming landscape as global gaming entertainment leader IGT (NYSE: IGT) announced that Maryland is introducing MegaHits®, a multi-jurisdictional Wide Area Progressive jackpot. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131003/LA91408LOGO Maryland is the fifth state to be approved by the Video Lottery Game Group of the Multi-State Lottery Association to facilitate the Wide Area...


Latest Hospitality Recreation Reference Libraries

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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