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2014-09-17 12:24:19

LONDON, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- London's hugely popular and internationally acclaimed New Year's Eve fireworks celebrations, organised by the Mayor of London, have become so successful that the organisers have taken the decision to ticket the event in order to reduce the number of people attending. This year 100,000 tickets will be available to the public, which will guarantee good views of the fantastic pyrotechnic display and a better visitor experience....

2014-09-17 12:22:18

--Pure Himalayan Salt Bath & Body Products and Cooking & Entertaining Products Now Available for Order Online-- SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Salt Cave Santa Barbara, North America's Largest Himalayan Salt Cave, today announces the opening of the company's online retail store at (http://saltcavesb.com). Salt Cave Santa Barbara boasts 45 tons of 250 million year-old; pure Himalayan Salt sourced from the Himalayan Mountain foothills of central Pakistan and is committed...

2014-09-17 12:21:19

Van Rental Center has advice for one last outdoor outing...and one last dose of summer fun. LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- September is usually the hottest month in Southern California, and a great time for one last dose of summer fun. It's a great opportunity to hit the beach before the water gets too chilly, or take a camping trip before the evenings cool down too much. An early fall weekend getaway with close friends or family is an excellent way to bridge the gap...

2014-09-17 08:37:21

BEICHUAN CITY, China, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sponsored by the Tourism Administration of Sichuan Province and Mianyang Municipal People's Government, The 3rd Summit of Global Online Travel Agencies was held in Beichuan County, Mianyang, Sichuan from September 15 to 17 with the theme of "Smart Tourism, Connecting the Future." Based on the idea of "innovation and efficiency," the summit will give priority to enhance the cooperation between the tourism system of Sichuan and global...

2014-09-17 08:36:39

Newer Eateries Rule the List; Winning Restaurants Span 29 States with California, Oregon, and Pennsylvania Restaurants Making the Strongest Showing and the Cities of Portland and Philadelphia Boasting the Most Honorees SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of our country's progressive food and dining culture, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is pleased to honor the 2014...

2014-09-17 08:32:00

SASKATOON, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Twice-baked chili-stuffed potatoes and rosemary parmesan soft pretzels are not your typical game day snack, but are among the delicious and easy recipes from Co-op and Top Chef Canada winner Dale MacKay that you can prepare at home. Other mouth-watering recipes and cooking tips from Chef MacKay will be featured on recipe cards in Co-op food stores across Western Canada and on Coopfood.ca, a new online destination where everyday food lovers can get...

2014-09-17 08:27:29

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Resorts has been chosen to host the prestigious international AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Golf Open which will take place from 7th to 10th May 2015 on Heritage Golf Club golf course. The official launch was held on Friday 26th of August 2014 at the C Beach Club at Heritage Resorts located at Domaine de Bel Ombre. This world-class golf tournament will become the first ever tri-sanctioned tournament endorsed by the...

2014-09-17 08:26:40

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The small town of Loris, South Carolina welcomes residents and visitors for a week-long celebration kicking off the 35(th) annual Loris Bog-Off starting Oct. 13 through Oct. 18. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140916/146458 To celebrate the 35(th) anniversary of this popular festival, the town of Loris, located just north of the Myrtle Beach area, will host activities throughout the week for families and visitors to the area. The...

2014-09-17 08:25:34

Rock Legends Sammy Hagar, Roger Daltrey, Joe Perry, Cheap Trick and More Return to Jam and Record with Lucky Fantasy Campers LAS VEGAS, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucky "weekend warrior" musicians and anyone who sings or has ever wanted to learn about songwriting will have the unique opportunity to meet and rock out with music legends including, Sammy Hagar, Roger Daltrey, Joe Perry, Cheap Trick and more during the new season of specialty camps announced today by Rock and Roll...

2014-09-17 08:24:56

Guests walk through a Chilling 40 x 22-foot Toxic Zombie Jungle Entrance & 5 Acres of bloodcurdling Jungle trails to reach a terrifying 10,000 square-foot Ancient Ruins Pyramid Haunted House & a VIP Zombie Lounge MIAMI, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Event Productions and Jungle Island present "Terror in the Jungle." A 20-night haunted theme park attraction that will take place Thurs.-Sun. and one Wed. from Oct. 2, 2014 - Nov. 1, 2014 from 7:30 pm till Midnight. Terror in...


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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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