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2014-09-17 23:01:21

InventHelp, America's leading inventor service company, attempts to submit an invention, Mobility Fitness System, to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Fitness-conscious people are always looking for ways to maximize their exercise - even when they're already practicing or participating in specific athletic activities. "As a personal trainer, I was inspired to design a special fitness system that employs resistance while the user is running,...

2014-09-17 23:00:57

Granbury Solutions has completed the asset acquisition of WineWeb.com, a leading provider of technology for the wine industry. Grapevine, TX (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Granbury Solutions has completed the asset acquisition of WineWeb.com, a leading provider of technology for the wine industry. WineWeb, based in Santa Fe, NM, offers wineries nationwide a solid, easy-to-use e-commerce platform with integrated website management, customer relationship management, wine club, and...

2014-09-17 20:20:16

Autumn offers a number of festivals and natural beauty in Southern California, and Rex Luxury Car Rental provides the most stunning vehicles to help you experience it all LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Perhaps the best kept secret of the Southern California climate is how beautiful the fall can be. Once the tourists have left and the kids are back in school for another year, L.A. residents and visitors will find fall activities for nearly every personality - and thanks to Rex...

2014-09-17 16:28:31

Company's Integrated Interior Shades Recognized as Most Innovative Window Component WARROAD, Minn., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvin(®) Windows and Doors' integrated Interior Shades have received the 2014 Crystal Achievement Award in the "Most Innovative Window Component Category" by Window & Door Magazine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140917/146738 Chosen by three panels of judges representing a cross-section of the window and door industry, Marvin's Interior Shades are...

2014-09-17 16:25:22

Business Insider, Travel + Leisure and World Travel Awards name Le Bristol Paris as 2014 Leading Hotel in France PARIS, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oetker Collection's Le Bristol Paris is pleased to announce its top place as the best hotel in France. According to 2014 award listings and ceremonies, the fully renovated Parisian hotel triumphs in France and continues to rank highly worldwide. Business Insider announced Le Bristol Paris as "Best Hotel in France" of 2014 in...

2014-09-17 16:25:03

BORA BORA, French Polynesia, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Guest stays at The St. Regis Bora Bora are even more luxurious thanks to a new, complimentary digital amenity providing more than 3,000 international publications. The resort now offers a digital, all-you-can-read newspaper and magazine service from PressReader. Guests can read favorite titles using their laptops, tablets or smartphones. "PressReader provides guests with a digital newsstand full of top titles," said...

2014-09-17 16:24:35

Tickets on Sale Now to See Headlining International Chefs Marcus Samuelsson, Anne Burrell, Tyler Florence and More! NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Culinary masters including Marcus Samuelsson, Anne Burrell, Tyler Florence, Stephanie Izard, Ed Baines and Roger Mooking will be making their way to the island of Barbados, the culinary capital of the Caribbean, for the fifth annual Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival. The international gourmet event of the season boasts the...

2014-09-17 16:21:01

Alamo to Award One Disney Parks or Disney Cruise Line Vacation Each Week through November 2, 2014 ST. LOUIS, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alamo Rent A Car, the official rental car of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, is offering the chance to win vacations this fall with its "From Coast to Castle" sweepstakes. From now until November 2, 2014, participants can visit Alamo's Facebook page or the From Coast to Castle website to enter daily for a chance to win their choice of one...

2014-09-17 12:28:49

Guests Invited to Tour the Shenandoah Valley's New Active Lifestyle Community on Oct. 4-5 WINCHESTER, Va., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shea Homes is excited to announce a community grand opening celebration on Oct. 4-5 at its new Trilogy at Lake Frederick active lifestyle community. Guests will be the first to tour the community's two models -- appropriately named the Nice and the Refresh -- and experience what Shea Homes calls The Good Life. It's resort-style living created...

2014-09-17 12:28:01

Experts Applaud Food & Beverage Industry Actions to Improve the Food Environment SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of new research showing that 16 major food and beverage companies have collectively cut 6.4 trillion calories from U.S. food products, The Obesity Society (TOS) issues an official position statement pointing to the pervasive availability of foods high in calories per unit of weight, or energy density, as a contributing factor for...


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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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