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2014-03-07 23:01:54

Shawn Ladda will travel to Washington D.C. to advocate for the PHYSICAL Act as part of SPEAK Out! Day. Riverdale, NY (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Shawn Ladda, Ed.D., professor of kinesiology at Manhattan College, will head to the nation’s capital on March 12 with representatives from 37 other states to help ensure health and physical education are considered as core academic subjects under the federal education law known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Ladda will be...

Too Many Universities Not Requiring Important Physical Education
2013-01-07 13:13:41

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It wasn´t long ago that I strolled into a very daunting room filled with machines and contraptions that confounded and intimidated me. This sense of being lost at sea was only added to by the ease and skill with which I saw others navigating the room. As it turns out, according to a new study out of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, my experience was far from unique. At my university, our workout facility was...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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