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2014-09-12 16:23:14

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Grant Bowie, CEO of MGM China Holdings Limited (HKG: 2282), will conduct a Company presentation Monday, September 15(th) at the CLSA Investors' Forum in Hong Kong. A copy of the presentation will be available on MGM's website at www.mgmresorts.com under the Investors section. MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of...

2014-09-12 16:22:39

Ambiance and amenities help Irvine, CA hotel score touchdown IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With football season underway, fans are looking for new ways to show their spirit. As the Official Hotel of the National Football League (NFL), Courtyard by Marriott kicked off the season with new NFL themed commercials featuring one of its most valuable players, Courtyard Irvine Spectrum. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140912/145659 Marriott shot its...

2014-09-12 12:25:14

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help kids make healthful dietary choices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration encourages kids to Read the Label! To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7106353-fda-national-childhood-obesity-month/ The Nutrition Facts Label is a simple tool available on food and beverage packages. It lets kids know exactly what they're eating and helps them choose and...

2014-09-12 12:24:11

Mr. Dickey Joins the Party with 100 Autographed Cookbooks APPLETON, Wis., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Friday, September 19 at 11 a.m., marks the one year anniversary of Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Appleton. In honor of this location's anniversary, guests can stop by for music, giveaways and barbecue deals. Special guest, Mr. Dickey joins the party to mingle with guests and hand out 100 autographed copies of his cookbook, Mr. Dickey's Barbecue Cookbook....

2014-09-12 12:24:05

PGA Tour Professional Lucas Glover to Make Special Appearance PITTSBURGH, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Golf Galaxy, a full-line, specialty golf retailer, announces its plans to open its store in Cary, NC. The grand opening celebration is slated for September 19(th) thru the 21(st )at Parkside Town Commons (1030 Parkside Main Street). New store hours will be Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00a.m. to 6p.m. "We are extremely excited about our newest...

2014-09-12 12:24:01

PGA Tour Professional Bo Van Pelt to Make Special Appearance PITTSBURGH, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Golf Galaxy, a full-line, specialty golf retailer, announces its plans to open its store in Castleton, IN. The grand opening celebration is slated for September 19(th) thru September 21(st) at Castleton Square Pavilion (5625 E. 86(th) Street). New store hours will be Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. "We are extremely excited about...

2014-09-12 12:23:41

Safe Rides Home Program Returns to Bardstown to Emphasize Responsible Drinking BARDSTOWN, Ky., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bourbon aficionados travel from all over the world to celebrate America's native spirit during one of the fall's most popular events - the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown. One of the festival's supporters for over a decade, Bulleit will again provide free safe rides home for attendees 21 and over. As part of a focus to bring awareness to the importance of...

2014-09-12 12:22:59

Blue Harbor Resort, Wisconsin's Top Lakefront Resort Brings Together the Best in the Craft SHEBOYGAN, Wis., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 18th, dozens of the best craft beers in the country will be featured at the Big Blue Craft Beer Festival at Blue Harbor Resort on the shores of Lake Michigan in scenic Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The festival will be set at the end of South Pier which features gorgeous waterfront views. Working with the local Sheboygan brewery, 3 Sheeps...

2014-09-12 08:29:04

Genares customers to benefit from Sabre's proven ability to help independent and chain hoteliers prosper and grow SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre Corporation today announced the acquisition of Genares, a global, privately-held hospitality technology company, to further strengthen Sabre's position as a leading technology partner to hoteliers worldwide. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131216/DA33636LOGO-b...

2014-09-12 08:23:59

The festival, which celebrates the area's Native American culture and history, expects to receive thousands of history, environment and nature enthusiasts. RIDGECREST, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 100,000 petroglyphs, or Native American Rock Art, enveloped within the mighty walls of Little Petroglyph Canyon, the word "little" is hardly the adjective that comes to mind. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140911/145539 Logo -...


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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