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2014-10-21 12:27:21

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccentHealth, the leading patient education media company at the point-of-care, announced today that it is extending its educational services into doctor office examination rooms. The company is launching an exclusive media offering with content from Harvard Medical School to educate patients on key health conditions and treatment options. Patients will be informed by content from Harvard Medical School physicians that is relevant to the...

2014-10-21 12:23:51

The Company joins Consumer Energy Alliance to honor top students HOUSTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As a proud sponsor of the recent Energy Day Festival, Just Energy was pleased to present a financial award in support of the Science Engineering Fair of Houston(SEFH). Presented by Mohsin Khoja, Senior VP and Regional General Manager at Just Energy, along with other company representatives (pictured), the award went to top-placing students for their achievements in the Energy...

2014-10-21 08:44:41

EASTON, Pa., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) announced at its Delegate Assembly an exciting new partnership with First in Math® that will allow the association to award 100,000 one-year First in Math licenses to school districts through the commonwealth. First in Math is a dynamic, self-paced online program that helps students in grades K-8 master basic through advanced math skills through the use of engaging, exciting game-based...

2014-10-21 08:35:33

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Harvard School of Dental Medicine symposium recently featured data from United Concordia Dental's landmark study as compelling evidence on the costly impact of poor oral health on overall wellness. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7052551-united-concordia-dental-research-featured-at-harvard-university-symposium/ "This event was an ideal venue in which to share our...

2014-10-21 08:35:22

SCIDEA provides learning management solutions to help drive AHA's online emergency cardiovascular care training CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scitent, Inc., a full-service eLearning company focused on creating profitable and sustainable online education programs for nonprofits, associations, healthcare organizations, and for-profit organizations, has worked with the American Heart Association (AHA) since 2004 to bring a blended online education experience to...

2014-10-21 08:32:53

Health education to be directed by Marian's School of Education and Exercise Science INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marian University (www.marian.edu) announced today that the Ruth Lilly Health Education Center (RLHEC), which has provided health education to more than 2 million Hoosiers in its 25-year history, will relocate its operations and merge with Marian University at the end of the year. The new entity, Ruth Lilly Health Education Center at Marian...

2014-10-21 08:29:41

Renowned Latin performers support innovative mariachi music curriculum at Chicago Public Schools CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexican icon Aida Cuevas and Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles will perform a world-class benefit concert on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre. The concert proceeds will support the Mariachi Heritage Foundation's mariachi education programs taught in Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Photo -...

2014-10-21 08:29:02

Video gaming just got smarter with LeapFrog's new system that sets learning in motion and gets kids' minds and bodies moving with three ways to play EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in children's educational entertainment, today announced that their latest innovation, LeapTV(TM), the first educational, active video gaming system made just for children ages 3-8, is now available online and at major retail locations across the...

2014-10-20 23:10:26

Enables wireless desktop mirroring from Chromebooks, PCs and Macs in addition to iOS and Android screen mirroring. Attleboro, MA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Simpliphi, Inc. today announced the addition of Google Cast screen mirroring to the list of supported features in the Annotate Mirror Client. With this update, Annotate.net becomes the first and only software to support native screen mirroring from iOS, Android, Chromebooks, PCs, and Macs wirelessly through software, without requiring...

2014-10-20 23:09:40

Promet Source, a reputable Drupal Web Development firm, launched an online Learning Management System (LMS) for valued client, Conceptual Academy. Chicago, Il (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Promet Source is recognized for custom Drupal development projects. The recent launch of Conceptual Academy's Promet-built LMS demonstrates the power of Promet and Drupal. Conceptual Academy came to Promet with bold, innovative development goals that would require custom web development. Promet was able...


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Wampus cat (cougar)
2014-01-28 15:10:48

The Wampus cat comes from American folklore as a variation of a fierce cougar. It also is compared to the Ewah of Cherokee mythology. In the myth a woman covers herself with the skin of a cougar and spies on the men of the tribe. While the men are telling sacred stories around a fire, she is caught and turned into a half-woman, half-cat by the tribe’s medicine man. The Wampus cat supposedly still haunts the forests of east Tennessee. Other legends state the Wampus cat is the spirit of...

Algebra
2014-01-02 11:06:39

Algebra, from the Arabic al-jebr, meaning “reunion of broken parts”, is one of the wide-ranging parts of mathematics, combined with number theory, geometry, and analysis. Algebra can basically be considered as doing computations much like that of arithmetic with non-numerical mathematical objects. Initially, these objects were variables that represented either numbers that weren’t yet known or unspecified numbers, permitting one to state and prove properties that are true no matter...

Geometry
2014-01-02 10:21:51

Geometry is a branch of mathematics that is concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the geometry field is called a geometer. Geometry arose independently in numerous early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning areas, lengths, and volumes, with elements of a formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as Thales. By the 3rd century BC, geometry was put into an axiomatic form by...

Trigonometry
2014-01-02 10:09:07

Trigonometry, from the Greek trigonon, meaning triangle, and metron, meaning measure, is a branch of mathematics that studies the relationships involving lengths and angles of triangles. The field came about during the 3rd century BC from applications of geometry to astronomical studies. The 3rd century astronomers first noted that the lengths of the sides of a right triangle and the angles between those sides have fixed relationships: that is, if at least the length of one of those sides...

Applied Mathematics
2014-01-02 10:00:11

Applied mathematics is a branch of mathematics that focuses on mathematical methods that are usually used in science, engineering, business, and industry. Therefore, “applied mathematics” is a mathematical science with specialized knowledge. The term “applied mathematics” also explains the professional specialty in which mathematicians work on practical problems; as a profession focused on practical problems, applied mathematics focuses on the formulation and study of mathematical...

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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin