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2014-08-21 16:22:56

Fully-optimized mobile experience is enhanced by new partnerships with High School Cube, Scoopshot for live video and photos NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The USA TODAY Sports Media Group today re-launched USA TODAY High School Sports, the nation's leading source for high school sports news and information, in a format optimized for mobile that also includes live-streaming video capabilities and crowd-sourced photography and content from games all over the country....

2014-08-21 12:35:12

Adobe Captivate and SuccessFactors earn Leader status in crowdsourced ratings, while Halogen TalentSpace earns highest customer satisfaction score. CHICAGO, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on more than 110 reviews from HR professionals, the inaugural Grid(SM) report for Training and eLearning software, announced today by business software review site G2 Crowd, ranks seven products to help HR software buyers in their selections. Photo -...

2014-08-21 12:34:59

K-12 online public school program offers individualized curriculum to Ohio students MAUMEE, Ohio, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ohio Virtual Academy, an accredited, full-time, tuition-free online public school for students residing across the state, will begin the 2014-2015 academic year on August 25, 2014. The program marks the start of its 13th year providing an individualized approach to learning in order to meet the needs of every student. OHVA uses the award-winning...

2014-08-21 12:34:43

Pureland Supply now offering educational discounts for all Schools, Colleges, and Universities. KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the new school season ramping up the need for projector lamps including Smartboards will be stronger than ever for all Schools and Universities. Technology departments need readily available inventory and are now demanding better quality lamps for their projection devices. Pureland Supply has aligned with major manufactures...

2014-08-21 12:31:36

America's Leading School Wear Brand Is Built To Last With Essential Styles That Every Kid Needs NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Back-to-School shopping season is an opportunity for families to stretch their clothing budgets by looking at school uniforms as the basic essentials to create a wardrobe that will last throughout the entire year. French Toast, the leading school wear brand in America, has been outfitting children with school uniforms for over 30 years....

2014-08-21 12:30:20

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Highmark Foundation has awarded schools in Western Pennsylvania with $311,950 in "Creating a Healthy School Environment" grants for innovative, healthy programs that begin in September when local students head back to schools. View the full list of school grantees on the Highmark Foundation website, www.highmarkfoundation.org. Ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 each, 55 grants were awarded to Western Pennsylvania schools serving students in...

2014-08-21 12:29:21

SPARK partners with Healthy Lifestyle Choices and Healthy Kids Challenge to create a comprehensive youth health program for TX students SAN DIEGO, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SPARK(TM), provider of the world's most-researched physical education programs, was selected by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) as one of only three state-approved Coordinated School Health (CSH) Programs for students in grades K-8. The SPARK CSH program gives districts tools to provide physical...

2014-08-21 12:27:48

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Christine J. Hunter is recognized by Continental Who's Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Manufacturing. Christine is the Vice President, Talent with Big Heart Pet Brands, formerly Del Monte Foods. Big Heart Pet Brands was created with one thing in mind- to nurture the bond between pets and the people who love them, making every day special. They are committed to the well-being of pets and their owners, and they create pet...

2014-08-21 12:26:22

Texas students show greater gains after spending more time with Istation curriculum DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Students in grades 1 through 8 demonstrate greater gains in overall reading ability with Istation curriculum than their peers who do not use Istation, according to a statewide literacy growth study conducted by Southern Methodist University during the 2013-14 school year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120709/DA36825LOGO The study collected data from more...

2014-08-21 12:26:04

Charity partners include the Student Conservation Association, the Pat Tillman Foundation and charity: water BOSTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To raise funds and awareness for important non-profit organizations, and to provide discounts to students for their education materials, Cengage Learning launched the Extra Credit program. Through this program, students buying their education materials from CengageBrain.com, Cengage Learning's e-commerce site, will have the opportunity to receive a...


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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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