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2014-09-19 12:26:46

The Royal announces winners of 2014 Royal Wine Competition TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - For the past five years, The Royal Wine Competition at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has proudly shone a spotlight on the growing wine industry in Ontario and the impressive VQA vintages that are produced in the province. Now entering its 92nd year, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair aimed to uncork its biggest wine competition yet, sponsored by Arron Barberian. With a record number of entries,...

2014-09-19 12:23:55

The Nation's Best Halloween Event Will Terrify Guests Select Nights Through November 1 ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tonight, guests' worst nightmares will be unleashed as Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 24 opens - drawing fans from all around the country. This year, guests will come face-to-face with some of the most recognizable and terrifying names in pop culture, as well as intensely-real original content. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140919/147257...

2014-09-19 12:23:52

SONOMA, Calif., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Not every artist gets to camp on a vineyard and make art with the soils and other material there. Not every winery that is lucky enough to have an artist want to do these things. Nate Reifke and Gundlach Bundschu Winery are both very lucky. The label of the winery's 2011 Vintage Reserve, a blend of the best Bordeaux-varietal lots of the vintage, features work by Reifke created on the winery's ranch in Sonoma, CA. Cool is the operative...

2014-09-19 12:20:59

Honda Manhattan makes it easy for customers to compare the 2015 Honda Fit with competitors NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Car shopping can be a stressful process no matter how prepared customers are. It is intimidating to walk into a dealership without being informed. That's why Honda Manhattan is taking some of responsibility and stress away from shoppers by posting side-by-side comparisons of popular Honda vehicles against their competitors. Honda Manhattan...

2014-09-19 08:27:11

Most expensive and luxurious residential project in Dubai to be unveiled at Cityscape Global 2014 NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International architecture firm SOMA announced today that Principal Michel Abboud will join Dubai-based developer Omniyat to unveil the highly anticipated design for One at Palm Jumeirah in conjunction with the Cityscape Global 2014 Conference in the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Abboud and Omniyat will reveal the design on September 21, 2014 at the...

2014-09-19 08:24:09

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyages to Antiquity is excited to announce an incredible lineup of guest speakers that will be featured on its cruise lines. From some of the world's leading historians to renowned journalists to wildlife photographers to retired diplomats, the orators offer a spectrum of unique experiences that can deepen voyagers' knowledge and appreciation of their destinations. The speakers will be on board the Mediterranean cruises 2014 and...

2014-09-19 08:21:16

2015 Ford F-150 due to arrive soon at Fallon Auto Mall FALLON, Nev., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an area as dedicated to industriousness as Nevada, the need for a full-size truck to accommodate the workload is frequently an everyday necessity. And, for those searching the Reno and Carson City areas for a viable option, the search just became much easier. Fallon Auto Mall has recently added a wealth of options representing both Ford and Toyota, and is looking forward to...

2014-09-19 08:20:52

Beach Mazda now carries 2015 Mazda Miata in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Mazda Miata is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year and will be offering a new special edition model that is primed to really show driving enthusiasts its true power and performance. Beach Mazda is excited to announce the arrival of the new 2015 Mazda Miata in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at its dealership and is now ready for interested...

2014-09-18 23:14:28

Vacation Palm Springs is offering an affordable alternative for vacationers whose Cabo San Lucas trips have been impacted by hurricane Odile. Palm Springs, Ca (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Hurricane Odile hit the coast of Baja, California on September 15th, 2014 with devastating effects on many resorts and businesses in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Vacationers whose upcoming travel plans have been cancelled as a result can find affordable alternatives in a private Palm Springs vacation pool home....

2014-09-18 23:12:43

Thunder Mountain Elementary Creates a Monkey Maze with American Parks Company™ McKinney, Texas (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 The school days at Thunder are about to get infinitely more fun with the addition of a new commercial playground structure from American Parks Company. Located in School District 51 of Mesa County Valley Colorado, Thunder Mountain Elementary offers a vibrant community of students and educators. Their website offers a number of links for parents to continue to...


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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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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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