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2014-09-18 12:28:02

Helps bar patrons in the USA and Brazil plan their night. BOSTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The barKing app launched today, allowing bar patrons to plan their nights out and their social life involving bars and taverns. barKing, the "night out expert," makes the bar scene more interactive and more FUN. barKing was born when founder Jake Shea was visiting New York City and decided to go to a bar. When he and friends "landed" at an East Village so-called hot spot, they...

2014-09-18 12:27:15

Under Armour Connected Fitness(TM) apps launch with 24/7 Activity Tracking, simplified device connectivity and new iPhone® layouts AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Under Armour Connected Fitness Team unveiled major app upgrades for iOS 8. The updates are packed with the latest health and fitness features including all-day activity tracking. The award-winning suite of apps, including MapMyRun, MapMyRide, MapMyFitness, MapMyHike, MapMyWalk, and Under Armour...

2014-09-18 12:26:08

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Terror Behind the Walls, America's largest haunted house, is located inside the massive, castle-like walls of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This extraordinary theatrical production, consistently ranked among the top haunted attractions in the nation, runs on select evenings from September 19 through November 8, 2014. Terror Behind the Walls begins with a critical decision for visitors: should they explore the...

2014-09-18 12:25:17

Celebrate National Mushroom Month at home and out with family and friends SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study from the Culinary Institute of America and University of California-Davis, published in the Journal of Food Science, explored the flavor-enhancing properties of mushrooms and found that blending finely chopped mushrooms with ground meat enhances flavor and nutrition. This proof-of-concept sensory study provides the basis for how mushrooms and meat can combine...

2014-09-18 12:24:05

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tampa Bay area's only vegetarian/vegan festival returns to downtown Tampa Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 5th annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest is a free event featuring guest speakers; healthy living and eco-friendly vendors; a children's area; live music; animal adoptions; and delicious vegan food. Leashed companion animals are welcome. Speaking at Veg Fest 2014 will be: Chef AJ, who melds comedy, cooking...

2014-09-18 12:21:55

DENVER, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Denver Microbrew Tour is pleased to announce the Denver Brew Loop. This Hop-On-Hop-Off paid shuttle will service breweries and beer bars in downtown Denver from 12 noon to 8 pm on Friday, October 3 only, the second day of the Great American Beer Festival. The cost is $30 for this all-day transportation pass, and includes unlimited rides on private luxury coaches throughout downtown Denver, a printed guide of the route and its breweries, free...

2014-09-18 08:36:59

NEW YORK, September 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Freedom is a winning game at GoWild Casino! GoWild Casino's team is working to make a difference in the online gaming world by offering our players the freedom of choice. Founded in 2008 and powered by the world-leading Micrograming casino software, GoWild has been guiding itself ever since with the key message: "The Revolution has begun". (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140918/706467 ) Join our...

2014-09-18 08:27:32

BANGOR, Wales, September 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the lookout for great deals on cookery books from top TV chefs? Look no further than leading independent online book retailer the Book People, where there's a wide range of cookbooks at bargain prices. Among the great deals currently on offer at the Book People is Tom Kerridge's Best Ever Dishes, priced at only GBP9.99 - a saving of just over GBP15 on the recommended retail price. The book includes a whole host of...

2014-09-18 08:26:39

Unique and affordable home decor by 87-year-old artist Mort Barish brings vibrant color and energy into any living space. GIG HARBOR, Wash., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City, in the 1940's and 1950's was a hotbed of music, art and theatre. Everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to Duke Ellington and Sidney Bechet could be heard somewhere in the city. Artists like Benny Goodman and Frank Sinatra were there to beguile and entertain. This period also ushered in a new movement in art...

2014-09-18 08:25:54

Calphalon Launches Television Advertisement, Highlighting its Contemporary Nonstick Line ATLANTA, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Calphalon®, the leader in premium cookware and kitchenware, has launched a new advertising campaign titled "Culinary Daring. Dishwasher Safe." which promotes the addition of dishwasher-safe convenience to the brand's best-selling Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick Cookware line. The advertising campaign showcases a home cook fearlessly tackling adventurous,...


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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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