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2013-03-12 23:04:51

Language Success Press releases a new ESL app that helps people improve their Business English. The Business English Power Idioms app uses flashcards, audio, quizzes, and instant feedback to teach over 100 American English business idioms. Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 Language Success Press, a publisher of accent reduction and business English materials, announces the release of the Business English Power Idioms app. The innovative new app teaches over 100 American English idioms...

2011-02-24 19:06:40

Why, and when, do we learn to speak the way that we do? Research from North Carolina State University on African-American children presents an unexpected finding: language use can go on a roller-coaster ride during childhood as kids adopt and abandon vernacular language patterns. "We found that there is a "Ëœroller-coaster effect,' featuring an ebb and flow in a child's use of vernacular English over the course of his or her language development," says Dr. Walt Wolfram, William C....

2011-01-26 05:08:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accents are a funny thing. Certain ones prompt stereotypical thought, which might be why people often deny having an accent. Yet, when asked about various attributes, Americans living in the East, Midwest and South all give more flattering responses about the accents from their areas than do adults from elsewhere. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO ) These are some of the results of The Harris Poll®...

2009-03-02 15:05:00

Company Adopts Notice & Access for All Shareholders SAN FRANCISCO, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BRE Properties, Inc. (NYSE: BRE) today announced that its 39th Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2009, at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 222 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. The company also said it will provide proxy materials (Form 10-K, proxy statement and voting materials) to its shareholders on the Internet,...

2008-07-25 09:01:12

Atlas Energy Resources, LLC (NYSE:ATN) ("Atlas Energy") announced today that it has appointed R. Randle Scarborough as an independent member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Scarborough's appointment to the board will increase the number of independent Atlas Energy board members to four, in order to comply with requirements of the New York Stock Exchange. Matthew A. Jones, Chief Financial Officer of Atlas Energy, will step down from his position on the Atlas Energy board and will maintain his...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'