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2011-04-07 00:00:03

Third-party audit ensures that EZYield's two-way transaction process between hotel guests and OTA's meets payment card industry's most stringent security requirements Winter Springs, FL (PRWEB) April 6, 2011 EZYield, the originator of automated online distribution management solutions for the worldwide hospitality industry, has achieved third-party Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) Level 1 Certification for its entire end-to-end hotel reservations processing system. A...

2011-01-13 12:05:00

LONDON, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Guoman Hotels has announced that it will be launching a Wizard of Oz themed Afternoon Tea at The Royal Horseguards Hotel in London's Whitehall in order to celebrate the launch of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz, which opens at the London Palladium in February. To create an enjoyable evening of theatre and food, the hotel has designed an exclusive Wizard of Oz afternoon tea menu, ideal for enjoying prior to attending the musical. Conveniently...

2010-10-05 10:40:00

LONDON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Thistle Hotels' London property, The Kingsley, is celebrating the 1st birthday of its multi million pound refurbishment and rebrand with the launch of its first ever in-suite library for guests. Drawing on its heritage as the former home of Charles Kingsley and the Bloomsbury set of writers, The Kingsley will offer guests staying in its suites access to an exclusive series of 'lost classics' brought back into print by local publishing company, Bloomsbury...

2010-09-17 07:36:00

LONDON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Guoman's The Cumberland hotel, which was the last known address of Jimi Hendrix, has announced that on September 18th, the 40th anniversary of the death of the guitar legend, it will be marking the occasion with a new Hendrix-inspired suite and mini-photography exhibition. Hendrix was a regular guest at the hotel near Hyde Park, during the 1960s and conducted what was to be his last ever interview, with music journalist and press agent Keith Altham, in one...

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2008-05-12 15:53:15

The European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), or just Goldfinch, is a passerine bird of the finch family. It breeds across Europe, North Africa, and western and central Asia, in open, partially wooded lowlands. It is resident in the milder west of its range, but migrates from colder regions. It will also make local movements, even in the west, to escape bad weather. It has been introduced to many areas of the world. The average Goldfinch is 5 inches long with a wingspan of 9 inches and a...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'