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2014-08-18 16:28:17

Obese children become obese adults; weight loss specialist Dr. Michael Feiz details the causes LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Obesity continues to rise in the United States at pandemic levels; in no area is this more disturbing than its unchecked spread amongst children. Our nation's youth are facing an explosion of obesity that has doubled in children and quadrupled amongst adolescents over the last thirty years. While successfully treating adults struggling with extreme...

2014-08-18 16:26:17

Festivities include hourly fishing shows atop DICK'S 4,000 gallon bass tank PITTSBURGH, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening its 10(th) store in Kansas and 577(th) store nationwide on Friday, August 29(th) at Schulman Crossing in Garden City, KS (1540 Lareu Street). DICK'S three-day grand opening celebration will run through Sunday, August, 31. The store will open at...

2014-08-18 16:24:51

{Bracket Room}, Arlington's sports lounge and eatery transforms itself to Washington Redskins central Sundays this fall. ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Locally owned and operated {Bracket Room} will host both Fox 5 News' live Redskins pre-game broadcast and 106.7 The Fan's Weekly Pre-Game Show, Washington Gameday Uncensored with the Sports Junkies before each Redskins game this fall. Fox 5 News will broadcast the one-hour long Washington Pregame Live show on location...

2014-08-18 16:20:26

-- Maryland-based Eatery Uses Premium Beef, Locally Sourced Ingredients to Create "Ultimate Burger Experience" -- BALTIMORE, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelers at the AIRMALL at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall) can now enjoy the ultimate burger experience at Kraze Burger, a Maryland original that uses locally sourced and premium ingredients. Kraze Burger, which selected the AIRMALL at BWI Marshall for its first airport location, offers...

2014-08-18 12:29:17

DENVER, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for back-to-school, the United States Potato Board (USPB) and The Kids Cook Monday have announced a partnership designed to educate families about delicious and nutritious potato recipes that they can enjoy cooking and eating together at home, even on a busy weeknight. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140818/136861 The Kids Cook Monday (TKCM) is a part of The Monday Campaigns, a non-profit public health initiative associated...

2014-08-18 12:25:13

Digital Enhancements Allow More Personalized Service Touch Points CHEVY CHASE, Md., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ritz-Carlton App wants to be a part of your total travel experience, bringing the legendary service of the luxury hotel company to the smartphone in your pocket. In addition to mobile check-in and check-out, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is launching real-time service requests, food and beverage ordering, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards account review, folio review, and access to...

2014-08-18 12:25:03

Marketing Campaign Highlights Area Attractions, Events, Dining, Entertainment During September, October MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today VisitMyrtleBeach.com announced the launch its largest integrated marketing campaign designed to draw attention to the area's serene fall season by highlighting 60 secrets across its gorgeous 60 miles of coastline. The campaign called The Secret's Out: 60 More Days of Summer in Myrtle Beach, includes digital integration,...

2014-08-18 08:28:54

Tom Holland, Celebrity Trainer and Bowflex® Fitness Advisor, Weighs-in on the Activity Tracker Controversy VANCOUVER, Wash., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, in the news there has been much discussion on whether activity trackers are to be blamed for people's weight gain. Some who own these bands, say they start using the tracker, and, remarkably, the scale starts moving up instead of down. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140814/136338 This controversy has even been...

2014-08-18 08:27:43

NASSAU, The Bahamas, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baha Mar, the $3.5 billion integrated destination gaming resort, today announced that Whitney Thier has been named Executive Vice President and General Counsel, effective immediately. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140814/136440 Thier, who will report to Tom Dunlap, Baha Mar's President, will lead the resort company's legal team as well as assume a key role on the company's executive committee. She succeeds Uri Clinton, who...

2014-08-18 08:26:47

Check Presentation on August 19 at Barclays Tournament PARAMUS, N.J., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PGA TOUR Superstore has announced a $5,000 grant to The First Tee of Metropolitan New York to deliver educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. The grant will be awarded on Tuesday, August 19 at 1:00 p.m. during The Barclays Tournament at The Ridgewood Country Club. Youth from The First Tee...


Latest Hospitality Recreation Reference Libraries

Hoodoo Mountain
2014-08-19 10:23:50

Hoodoo Mountain is flat-topped stratovolcano that is located in British Columbia, Canada and is part of the Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province and the Pacific Ring of Fire. It is thought to be potentially active and was named for the needle like projections that protrude from it. These lava spines, or hoodoos, reach heights of 492 feet, making it the most distinct mountain in that area of the Boundary Ranges. Hoodoo Mountain is primarily flat-topped, which led volcanologist Jack Souther...

Iberian Pig
2014-08-13 11:40:37

The Iberian pig, also known as the black Iberian pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated on the Iberian Peninsula in areas including Spain and Portugal. It is thought that this breed can be traced back to the Neolithic era, when animal domestication first began, but the most accepted theory pertaining to the origin of this breed states that domesticated pigs were brought over by the Phoenicians and allowed to breed with wild boars, producing what is thought to be the ancestors of the...

Tasmanian Tree Frog, Litoria burrowsae
2014-07-31 10:47:16

The Tasmanian Tree Frog (Litoria burrowsae) is a species of tree frog that is located on the west coast of Tasmania, Australia. The name King Tree Frog is also used regarding this species. As a moderately sized tree frog, the Tasmanian Tree Frog measures up to about 60 millimeters long. It can be a light green or dark brown on the dorsal surface. The brown form usually has some light brown patches and green flecks, while the green form frequently has light or dark brown patches. A thin...

Hamburg chicken
2014-07-15 06:37:47

The Hamburg chicken is a breed of chicken that was developed in Germany and Holland sometime before the eighteenth century. This breed is considered to be rare, with less than one thousand individuals being registered in North America per year. Its weight varies depending upon the type and sex, with standard type cocks weighing about five pounds and hens weighing four pounds, while the bantam type of this breed weighs about one and half pounds. It can come in ten color varieties including...

Chinese White Pine, Pinus armandii
2014-07-14 16:49:23

Chinese White Pine (Pinus armandii) is native to China as well as northern Burma. This pine is known as Mount Hua pine in Chinese. This pine grows at altitudes between 3,281 and 10,830 feet in light sandy to medium soils that is acidic and well-drained as this tree can tolerate drought. This tree grows to heights of 115 feet with a trunk diameter that measures 3 feet 3 inches. The bark is grayish brown when immature and matures to blackish brown to grayish red brown. The trunk will have...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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