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2014-04-01 04:20:43

SYDNEY, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday 1st April 2014, eight climbers were treated to a big surprise, a world-first flash mob 134 meters above the Sydney Harbour in a salute to April's Fool's Day. The unsuspecting climbers began ascending the iconic bridge for what they believed to be a traditional BridgeClimb experience. When they reached the top they were surrounded from all angles by a 30 person strong flash mob. There were big arms, canons and spirit fingers as the...

2014-03-31 23:02:18

GunSafes.com, a renowned online store providing the best Gun Safes available on the market, has announced the availability of Camping Gear that includes the Adventure Medical AFA Family Kit. Ponderay, ID (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 GunSafes.com, a renowned online store providing the best Gun Safes available on the market, has announced the availability of Camping Gear that includes the Adventure Medical AFA Family Kit. Customers can purchase this product at a very affordable price. Talking...

2014-03-31 16:27:52

New Design Prototypes Open Showcasing Trajectory of "The New Comfort" ROCKVILLE, Md., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's leading hotel companies, today announced a first-ever development incentive for new construction Comfort Inn and Comfort Suites hotels to further fuel growth of the Comfort portfolio. This announcement comes as Comfort Inn, one of the lodging industry's most recognized brands, celebrated the recent grand...

2014-03-31 08:33:19

LONDON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- accesso Technology Group plc (AIM: ACSO), the premier technology solutions provider to the global attractions and leisure industry, today announced the signing of a Master Service Agreement with Merlin Entertainments plc, Europe's number one, and the world's second-largest visitor attractions operator. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20111019/FL88873LOGO This agreement creates a framework through which Merlin may utilize the accesso Passport(®)...

2014-03-28 04:22:02

HOUSTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Level Construction, a full-service general contracting and construction management firm specializing in hotel construction, recently broke ground on a 5-story, 94,091-square-foot Holiday Inn located at 18616 Kenswick Drive, near George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Construction is anticipated to last 12 months and will provide the area with one of its largest hotel. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140328/MN91763) Level...

2014-03-27 12:27:05

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), the world's largest regional theme park company, is continuing its partnership with Operation Homefront by making a $100,000 ticket donation, in recognition of April as "The Month of the Military Child." "In appreciation for the incredible service and sacrifice made by our U.S. military members and their families, Six Flags is proud to host military families for a day full of fun and...

2014-03-27 12:21:08

ST. MICHAEL, Barbados, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the world's most popular and appealing travel destinations are in jeopardy, vulnerable to issues like climate change and unsustainable development. Several leading organizations have joined forces to address these challenges head-on by helping tourism destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America to safeguard their natural and cultural assets, while enhancing communities and securing a vibrant regional economy. The...

2014-03-26 08:25:43

Fourth Annual Temkin Experience Ratings Evaluates 268 Companies Across 19 Industries WABAN, Mass., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Western and La Quinta Inn deliver the best customer experience in the hotel industry, according to the 2014 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual ranking of companies based on a study of 10,000 U.S. consumers. Best Western took the top spot for the first time this year, earning a 69% rating and placing 102(nd) overall out of 268 companies across 19 industries....

2014-03-24 23:01:54

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport North will welcome veteran Rob Jones on his way to completing a cross country cycling journey. Denver, CO (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport North is excited to announce they will be hosting Rob Jones before his cross country trip concludes. Rob is currently bicycling across the United States, averaging 30 miles per day. He was injured by an IED while on deployment in Afghanistan in 2010,...

2014-03-24 08:25:21

Compagnies des Alpes to Leverage the accesso Passport eCommerce Platform for Belgian and Dutch Parks ORLANDO, Fla., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- accesso (AIM:ACSO), the premier technology solutions provider to the global attractions and leisure industry, has signed an agreement with Compagnies des Alpes (CDA) to provide the accesso Passport(®) eCommerce solution for its parks in Belgium and Holland - Walibi Belgium, Bellewaerde Park, Aqualibi Belgium, Walibi Holland and Dolfinarium. The...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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