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2013-10-09 23:24:19

Teachers of the Alexander Technique and members of the American Society for the Alexander Technique are commemorating the 100-year-old practice during International Alexander Technique Awareness Week, October 14-20. New York (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 The American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) joins with affiliated societies of teachers worldwide to celebrate the 9th annual International Alexander Technique Awareness Week (IAAW): October 14-20, 2013. During this week AmSAT...

2012-07-12 23:03:16

Contest offers unprecedented grand prize of $45,000 in curriculum, training, and equipment in support of National Childhood Obesity Awareness month. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 A consortium of the nation´s leading health and physical education organizations have teamed up to offer a nationwide Healthy School Makeover Contest to support National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month this September. One lucky K-12 school will win a comprehensive Healthy School Makeover valued at...

2012-03-02 10:00:00

Campaign advocates for the usage of Title I and Title II funds for physical and health education programs and professional development for teachers San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 02, 2012 SPARK, provider of the world´s most-researched physical education program and a division of School Specialty, will continue its mission on Capitol Hill in support of more physical and health education programs for students as part of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education´s...

2011-10-10 23:30:00

Teachers of the Alexander Technique promote this effective practice nationally October 10-16 by introducing it to new communities. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has determined that back pain can be reduced by 85% by using the technique. New York (PRWEB) October 10, 2011 Members and students of the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) will celebrate International Alexander Technique Week, October 10-16, 2011, highlighting the growing awareness of this successful approach...

2011-04-01 08:00:00

RESTON, Va., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play (HSBS) today announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) to Head Start centers nationwide. Approximately $2 million is available through the HSBS Play Space Grant Awards to improve Head Start centers' outdoor play spaces with an emphasis on creating an environment that helps to increase physical play. Grants of up to $5,000 each will be awarded to Head Start...

2011-03-29 10:47:00

Orthopaedic surgeons offer dance safety tips ROSEMONT, Ill., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The plot of the Academy Award-nominated film, Black Swan ventures well beyond ballet, but does not ignore the pressure and intensity of a performers' dance regimen. The physical demands of ballet and other dance styles are intensive, which is why it is so important to practice proper positions and techniques, and adequate warm-ups and cool-downs before and after classes or performances....


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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