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2011-03-29 02:00:00

BERGEN, Germany, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 71% of teachers feel that a secure internet 'parent portal',where parents could see details about their child's schooling, would improve school-to-parent communication,according to a survey of 5805 teachers released today by leading educational ICT provider itslearning (http://www.itslearning.eu). In the survey of teachers in France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the UK and the US, 75% of teachers also rated parental engagement as either...

2011-01-27 08:45:00

SECAUCUS, N.J., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vision Media Marketing Inc., a full-service public relations and media consulting firm based in North Jersey, recently wrapped production on a new Bilingual Public Service Announcement promoting recycling in North Bergen, NJ. The commercial, produced in both English and Spanish versions for the North Bergen Municipal Utilities Authority, begin airing in early January on cable television in northern Hudson County. Using an omnipresent narrator,...

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2010-06-28 13:09:22

More than 1200 scientists from around the world have gathered in Bergen, Norway, for ESA's week-long Living Planet Symposium to present their latest findings on Earth's environment and climate using data from observation satellites. Addressing the participants, the Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske underscored the importance of Earth observation saying that it is a priority for the Norwegian government and that space should be useful for society. Deputy Mayor Trude Drevland...

2010-05-20 03:00:00

BERGEN, Norway, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, at the fourth annual Microsoft Worldwide Government Solutions Forum in Bergen, Norway, Joel Cherkis, general manager for Applied Innovation in Public Sector at Microsoft Corp., outlined how the company's Citizen Services Platform (CSP) and partner ecosystem will take advantage of Microsoft's cloud-based solutions to give citizens -- digital natives and newcomers -- broad choices in how, where and when they access government services...

2010-04-19 14:02:00

Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation funding 52 home renovation projects across U.S. RIDGEWOOD, N.J., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebuilding Together Bergen County and long-time partner Lowe's will complete an extensive home renovation project to assist a family on Rebuilding Together's National Rebuilding Day, April 24. Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) awarded the $15,000 grant to help reunite the Vrakas family of five under one roof. (Logo:...

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2009-01-07 09:23:34

Amy Winehouse's lawyer says the British soul singer has changed her mind and decided not to appeal a fine she paid for possession of cannabis in Norway. Winehouse and her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, were arrested in Bergen in October 2007, held overnight and released after each paying a $436 fine. However, Winehouse, who was denied entry in the United States after the incident, later claimed police made mistakes and sought an appeal in the case. She and her husband were scheduled to appear...

2008-10-10 15:00:21

Two Bergen County high school students have won awards for their work in the 2008 Jersey Filmmakers of Tomorrow Bergen County Film Festival. Josh Pompanio, 18, of North Arlington High School, won the Best of the Fest prize for his film "Privacy Report." Pompanio will receive a $500 U.S. Savings Bond and post-production time at Sirk Digital Studio in Manhattan. "Privacy Report" is a 10-minute black-and-white film exploring employee privacy rights in the workplace. Pompanio interviewed...

2008-10-02 15:00:30

The Bergen-Oslo rail line, one of the highest in the world, was shut down Thursday by a fire in a structure designed to keep snow off the track, officials said. Officials were unsure when service would resume, Aftenposten reported. The Norwegian rail company was working on alternate bus service for passengers but said no alternative could be found for the seven daily freight trains. The blaze was reported around noon in a 1,200-foot structure placed over the tracks near Hallingskeid. The...

2008-09-10 15:00:26

By SERDAR TUMGOREN, STAFF WRITER BERGENFIELD FBI agents carted off two boxes of records from Borough Hall on Monday as part of an investigation into the county's Democratic power brokers, the borough administrator said. "They served us a very lengthy subpoena on Friday," said Borough Administrator Catherine Navarro-Steinel, who said a pair of agents arrived at 9:30 a.m. to help borough staff photocopy documents. They left with the documents at noon. An FBI spokesman said the agency...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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