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2009-04-01 09:49:00

Investors will keep an eye on pending home sales and construction spending Wednesday, while keeping their ears to the ground concerning news from London. World leaders gather in Britain for a Group of 20 summit, which may make up in drama what it lacks in results. French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said he would walk out of the proceedings if talks do not center on concrete regulatory results. In particular, Sarkozy has been pushing for an international regulatory body, a notion rebuffed by...

2009-02-09 11:48:00

CLEVELAND, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- 160 year-old Chancellor University is opening its national Online Enrollment Center in Lynchburg, Virginia to support its rapidly expanding online programs. Founded in 1848, Chancellor University was one of the first business colleges in the U.S. and has now adapted to the fast-paced demanding needs of today's global educational marketplace by focusing its efforts through online education. Chancellor is currently offering degrees online at the Associates,...

2008-12-04 10:05:00

MADISON, Wis., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Students, faculty and staff at The University of Tennessee were able to more easily participate in recent campus forums held as part of Chancellor candidate interviews, thanks to webcasts via Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management. Dr. Jimmy Cheek was recently appointed as the new Chancellor of the UT Knoxville. He and the other four finalists for...

2008-11-12 00:00:15

Chapman University College: WHO: Gary Brahm, Chancellor of Chapman University College, is available to discuss the impact of California State University (CSU) system's potential ruling on Wednesday, November 12 denying access to enrollment for eligible California students at all 23 of its campuses across the state. Specifically, Chancellor Brahm can discuss: -- The role that private institutions and community colleges can play in helping those students turned away from the CSU...

2008-10-14 12:00:25

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelle Rhee, chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), was recently featured on DistrictLeadersPodcast.org, a Web site that provides a lively, informative and easily accessible forum for school superintendents and other educational leaders. In the podcast, Chancellor Rhee discusses the challenges she has faced in her reform of a school system that had gone through six leaders in 10 years. The city's newly elected mayor, Adrian Fenty,...

2008-10-13 09:00:15

By John Lichfield * Three-point strategy designed to be 'tool-kit' for restoring stability to banking system EU leaders last night agreed a sweeping rescue plan for the European financial system, based on the moves to guarantee, refloat and partially nationalise banks adopted by Britain last week. Leaders of the 15 euroland countries - accompanied by Gordon Brown - cast aside the divisions of recent days and came up with what President Nicolas Sarkozy called a "co-ordinated and...

2008-09-25 00:00:22

By Sophie Morris Since Hugh Grant dumped her at the altar, Anna Chancellor has specialised in strong female roles. Tonight she tackles Strindberg. By Sophie Morris Anna Chancellor opens our interview with a comment about Hugh Grant, the man who left her standing at the altar in Four Weddings and a Funeral. The hugely successful romantic comedy cast her for ever after in the role of "Duckface", the jilted lover with an acid tongue, and she knows she will always be asked about it. She is...

2008-09-23 15:00:28

By ALAN J. BORSUK A chancellor who would coordinate all the schools in town, including private schools and universities? Clamping down on busing of Milwaukee Public Schools students, high salaries in the central office and other high-cost items? Creating new programs to get disruptive students out of classrooms? Ideas were flying Monday as the spotlight continued to shine on MPS and its financial problems. In its specifics, the proposal endorsed by School Board members on a 6-3 vote...

2008-08-29 12:01:13

Excerpt from report by independent German news agency ddp on 29 August Hamm: Chancellor Angela Merkel (Christian Democratic Union) has again reiterated the need for Germany to build coal-fired power plants. Merkel said in Hamm, North Rhine - Westphalia on Friday [29 August] that Germany would only be able to continue meeting its own demand for electricity if it built new and efficient power plants. Those preventing the construction of new power plants would accept "serious risks" for the...

2008-08-08 00:00:39

South Western Ambulance Service has re-appointed two members of its trust board. Professor Mary Watkins, pictured left, and Bjorn Howard, right, will remain in office for another four years. The two non-executive directors joined the trust board in 2006 and their new contracts will run until July 31, 2012. Professor Watkins has an academic background with an emphasis on health and nursing. She works for the University of Plymouth and was appointed dean of the faculty of health...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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