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2014-10-21 16:21:44

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alaska Railroad is launching special midweek Aurora Winter Train departures starting on February 24 and continuing weekly through March 18. In addition to its regularly scheduled Saturday northbound and Sunday southbound services, the train will also head north from Anchorage to Fairbanks on Tuesdays and back south on Wednesdays. This midweek service conveniently coincides with most Alaska school spring breaks, as well as a number...

2014-10-21 16:20:38

2014 Score is Highest of All Small, Midsize, and Large-Ship Cruise Lines LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crystal Cruises will embark on its 25(th) anniversary of ultra-lux cruising by celebrating a record 21 years as Conde Nast Traveler magazine Readers' Choice No.1 "Midsize Cruise Ship Line." Crystal's winning score of 90.142 was the highest of all Small, Midsize, and Large-ship cruise lines. All Readers' Choice winners and scores are listed at www.cntraveler.com/rca and...

2014-10-21 12:38:38

Integration with Apple Pay makes OpenTable mobile payment experience frictionless for diners SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today announced that diners using the Pay with OpenTable mobile payments feature can now settle the check using Apple Pay. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141020/152997 "The integration with Apple Pay makes the...

2014-10-21 12:34:08

Pipeline shifting from Conversion to New Construction Activity PHOENIX, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Momentum for new hotel development continues to build at Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's leading hotel companies. At the 20(th) annual Lodging Conference, the company heralded several initiatives driving interest in new construction for Choice branded hotels. The growing volume of these projects is multi-faceted - mainly driven by the ongoing success of...

2014-10-21 12:29:47

Premier specialty sporting goods retailer offers night-friendly workout products to help athletes stay safe as the days get shorter LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The end of Daylight Saving Time begins on Nov. 2 and with the sun setting earlier, Sport Chalet offers a variety of gear to assist athletes with their after-dark workouts. The premier specialty sporting goods retailer aims to keep athletes safe in the upcoming winter evenings without compromising their workout regimens....

2014-10-21 12:29:19

North Scottsdale store grand opening includes $30,000 in product giveaways, $10,000 grant to The First Tee of Phoenix ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PGA TOUR Superstore (www.pgatoursuperstore.com) today announced the October 25 grand opening of its 20th retail store, which is located at 7000 East Mayo Blvd in North Scottsdale. The new store's grand opening celebration, which includes $30,000 in product giveaways and a $10,000 grant to The First Tee of Scottsdale, marks the company's...

2014-10-21 12:28:21

Day-long Celebration Event Features $100,000 Hole in One Challenge, Instructional Clinics and Demo Events with TaylorMade,Callaway, and Cobra LAS VEGAS, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming off a successful soft launch in new Downtown Summerlin, Golfsmith International - the world's largest specialty golf retailer - officially brings to market its first location in the booming golf community of Las Vegas. The latest addition to the Golfsmith brand boasts a 23,000 square-foot store offering an...

2014-10-21 12:28:14

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PFNY, LLC, the largest franchisee of Planet Fitness, the New Hampshire based Franchisor who pioneered the high-value/low cost fitness experience, is excited to announce the Grand Opening of their new White Plains location on Wednesday, October 22 at 250 Main Street. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141021/153334LOGO "We are so pleased to open this location for our members," says James Innocenti, COO of the PFNY franchise....

2014-10-21 12:22:36

NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) today announced the regular quarterly dividend of 57 cents per share on its common stock, payable on Dec. 10, to stockholders of record on Nov. 7. Since its inception in 1982, Norfolk Southern has paid dividends on its common stock for 129 consecutive quarters. Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company...

2014-10-21 12:22:33

Air, transfers, beverages and shipboard credit included; special packages for third/fourth fares also on offer SEATTLE, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Put a holiday cruise aboard Holland America Line on your gift list this season and you just might get your wish. With special all-inclusive packages in verandah staterooms and suites, travelers can leave the hustle and hassle behind and let Holland America Line spread the holiday cheer by doing all of the decorating, cooking and...


Latest Hospitality Recreation Reference Libraries

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...

Mountain Stream Tree Frog, Litoria barringtonensis
2014-09-25 09:47:45

The Mountain Stream Tree Frog (Litoria barringtonensis) is a species of tree frog that is endemic to highland areas of NSW, Australia extending from the Myall Lakes region, north to around Dorrigo National Park and west to Barrington Tops National Park. This frog is a rather small tree frog measuring to about 45 millimeters in length. It is a light green to dark olive green in color on the dorsal surface and occasionally brown morphs are encountered. The thighs are a mango-yellow color and...

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