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2014-08-29 12:22:58

HOUSTON, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today provided an update on recent activities offshore Gabon. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100316/NY71495LOGO Production from the Etame Marin block has resumed after the successful completion of previously announced maintenance work on the Company's leased Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel. Work was performed to upgrade the fire and gas detection systems on the FPSO and other...

2014-08-29 12:20:46

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students from Mississippi and Louisiana will gather at the INFINITY Science Center in Pearlington, Mississippi, for a long-distance call with NASA astronauts currently orbiting Earth aboard the International Space Station. The special back-to-school education event will take place Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 1:20 p.m. EDT (12:20 p.m. CDT). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The event will be broadcast live on NASA...

2014-08-29 08:26:35

Partnership Saves California Schools Thousands of Hours in Wasted Administrative Time ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eagle Software, a leader in student data administration software, today announced its new partnership with Clever, a leading edtech platform company. The partnership allows any school district using Aeries.net to instantly create a secure connection with Clever, making point-and-click integrations possible with more than 100 online learning applications...

2014-08-29 04:21:56

DALLAS, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyager Sopris Learning(TM), provider of a comprehensive suite of evidence-based interventions, assessments, and professional services, announced today that the online version of LANGUAGE!® with Focus on English Learning (FOEL) and Everyday English Plus is now available for purchase. LANGUAGE with FOEL is an intensive literacy intervention that integrates reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, foundational skills, and spoken English to raise...

2014-08-28 23:17:53

To keep up with its rapid growth to 600 districts across 22 states and five state-level contracts, educator professional growth platform BloomBoard has added three new members to its senior leadership team. Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 To keep up with its rapid growth to 600 districts across 22 states and five state-level contracts, educator professional growth platform BloomBoard has added three new members to its senior leadership team. David Brubacher, Stephen...

2014-08-28 23:17:47

Tetra Financial Supports University of Utah Young Alumni Association’s Homecoming Event to Raise Funds for Student Scholarships Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Tetra Financial Group announced today its sponsorship of the University of Utah Young Alumni Association’s Homecoming Scholarship Run for 2014. The annual event will be held on September 27, and features a 5K Race and a KidsK Fun Run. All proceeds from the event help fund University of Utah Alumni Association...

2014-08-28 23:16:46

Scientific Minds provides English language proficiency strategies for its Science Starter products. Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Scientific Minds has recently added English language proficiency strategies to its middle school and high school Science Starter products. These strategies help teachers address the English language proficiency (ELP) standards that many states have developed or are in the process of developing in order to address career and college readiness for English...

2014-08-28 23:16:31

Red Comet, an Accredited, Self-Paced, Online High School, Launches New Advanced Placement Courses. Prosser, WA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Red Comet introduced several new high school Advanced Placement courses that have already been approved by the College Board. For the 2014-15 school year, students may enroll in several AP courses, including Art History, Calculus, Computer Science A, English Literature & Composition, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology,...

2014-08-28 23:16:05

Storage.com received nearly 2,000 applications for the $2,500 college scholarships. Three scholarships were awarded, one to a high school student enrolling for the first time at a college or university in 2014, one to a current college student enrolled at a college or university and returning in 2014, and one to a parent or guardian of a student enrolling at a college or university in 2014. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Storage.com, an online directory where storage seekers can find,...

2014-08-28 23:15:34

ExamForce has been a CompTIA Authorized Partner for over a decade and has many products that are CompTIA Approved Quality Content (CAQC). Largo, FL (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ExamForce, a premier provider of training and self study tools for IT certification, announced that its CramMaster for CompTIA Security+ SY0-401 has earned CAQC status. CompTIA (via ProCert Labs) awards the CAQC designation only after stringent review by industry experts. According to CompTIA’s website, “Training...


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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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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