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2014-08-14 12:24:44

LONDON, August 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- London's most well-known cultural institutions are coming together in a new initiative to promote the capital's exceptional autumn season, as forecasts show over two million tourists are expected to visit a collection of blockbuster exhibitions and events taking place throughout the city. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140813/701141 ) The stellar line-up of shows and exhibitions taking place in the autumn...

2014-08-14 12:24:08

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Golf Academy of America, the largest and longest-running two-year golf college in the world, which offers a comprehensive, 16-month program that prepares graduates for a rewarding career in the golf industry, is accepting applications for the 2014 fall semester. Classes are scheduled to begin in early September. All five Golf Academy campuses (San Diego, Orlando, Phoenix, Dallas and Myrtle Beach, S.C.) will host an open house in early...

2014-08-14 08:27:24

Pro Athlete Direct(TM) Discusses Athletes' Immediate Need for Qualified Legal Representation SEATTLE, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro Athlete Direct(TM), the company that connects attorneys with professional athlete clients, identified a troubling trend facing the nation's professional athletes: Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140813/136125 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140813/136124 Research indicates that 60 to 80 percent of pro athletes will divorce(([1])) in...

2014-08-14 08:27:06

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The NFL Alumni Indianapolis Chapter is proud to announce it is partnering with Gate Ten Events for the 2014 football season. The "TEN for TEN WIN" program was created with the purpose of raising awareness and donations for ten local charities. The NFLA Indy Chapter is a 501(c)3 charity whose mission is "Caring for Kids." According to Bill Schultz, NFLA Indianapolis Chapter President, "This was a natural fit for us. We wanted a place where...

2014-08-14 08:26:46

Unprecedented offer means customers get 2, 4, even 6 regular-season tickets with purchase of any of over a hundred room groups, mattresses or Big Picture Packages. AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Come to Gardner-White during our EPIC Holiday Sale and you could end up not only with a great deal on your new furniture or mattress, but up to six free tickets to an upcoming regular-season Detroit Lions home game at Ford Field. This incredible deal is only available...

2014-08-14 08:26:30

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The fast-paced SF shooting action adventure for iOS, Angels in the Sky, has been an instant hit with mobile game lovers. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140814/136174 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140814/136173 Now, Angels in the Sky 's audience is going to grow even more: the game is now available for iPad (with an iPad optimized version of the game) and is being introduced to two new markets: China and...

2014-08-14 04:21:35

TUNBRIDGE WELLS, England, August 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Kickstarter campaign for boots that actually help children learn to play. A new football boot design is set to help young children rapidly learn and improve their footballing skills. Children as young as two years old play and attend structured sessions and many struggle to understand or remember which parts of their feet to use for different techniques. 'My First Football Boots' use coloured contact zones to...

2014-08-13 20:22:24

BRANSON, Mo., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a major announcement today, new for 2015, Silver Dollar City presents Fireman's Landing, an $8 million development with 10 new family adventures in an all-new area, plus the world famous Harlem Globetrotters in their first-ever extended-run show, making 2015 the park's biggest family year ever. Set to open in Spring 2015, Fireman's Landing substantially increases the park's attractions, adding 10 family adventures in all. The new area...

2014-08-13 16:23:52

HOUSTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of physicians and athletic trainers from Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital provided continuous medical support during the 27th Annual Challenge Soccer Club's Texas Shootout tournament recently held in Houston. The tournament is the top women's college recruiting event of the year and drew players from state, regional and national level teams from across the country. "With the time our physicians and athletic trainers...

2014-08-13 16:20:45

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, more than 400 of the nation's safest, most professional drivers began their pursuit of the most coveted title in trucking: Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion at the 77th annual National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO "Over the next four days, the competitors gathered in Pittsburgh will put their skills and...


Latest Sports Reference Libraries

Agricultural Show
2013-08-21 06:49:05

An Agricultural Show is a public event and is synonymous with the term state and county fairs. Agricultural shows exhibit all things pertaining to agriculture including equipment, animals, sports, and recreation. Livestock entered into the show is judged for various merits with ribbons being awarded. Competitions are held as well as trading of equipment and breeding stock. Agricultural shows are an intricate part of life in small country towns or other farming communities. The shows can...

Southern Cricket Frog, Acris gryllus
2013-07-26 13:49:45

The Southern Cricket Frog (Acris gryllus) is a small Hylid frog that is native to the Southeastern United States. It's very similar in appearance and habits to the Northern Cricket Frog, Acris crepitans, and was previously conspecific. The scientific name Acris is from the Greek word for locust, and the species name gryllus is Latin for cricket. The Southern Cricket Frog is approximately 0.75 to 1.5 inches. It has a pointed snout. The hind leg is more than half of the body length when...

European Free-tailed Bat, Tadarida teniotis or Tadarida insignis
2013-06-18 12:46:10

The European free-tailed bat (Tadarida teniotis or Tadarida insignis) is a species of free-tailed bat that is native to many areas in the Old World. It was reportedly seen in Korea in 1931, but no other reports have been recorded since that year. The body length of this species reaches between 3.3 inches and 3.7 inches, with a wing length of up to 2.5 inches. The European free-tailed bat appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern.” Image Caption: European...

Big-eared Woolly Bat, Chrotopterus auritus
2012-07-17 11:09:49

The big-eared woolly bat (Chrotopterus auritus), also known as Peter’s woolly false vampire bat and the false woolly vampire bat, is the only member of its genus. It is native to South and Central America, with a range that includes southern Brazil, Paraguay, and southern Mexico to Argentina. It prefers a habitat within subtropical forests, roosting in hollow logs and caves. The big-eared woolly bat is large, making it a rather slow flier. It will fly at altitudes of up to 6.5 feet. It...

Natterer's Bat, Myotis nattereri
2012-06-25 17:20:04

Natterer's bat (Myotis nattereri) is a small bat that is native to Europe. Typically, this bat bears brown fur on the back, wing, and leg membranes, with the wings appearing to be lighter in color. The underbelly is white in color. Its name is derived from Johann Natterer, an Austrian naturalist. As is typical with bats, Natterer’s bat uses echolocation to navigate and find food. The frequencies of its calls range between 23 and 115 kHz and can last up to 3.8 milliseconds. During the hot...

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