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2014-07-23 23:01:34

Grantees’ programs enhance health and quality of life throughout New Jersey Newark, NJ (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Celebrating a decade of philanthropy in 2014, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey today announced the awarding of $1,070,000 in grants to 20 New Jersey non-profit organizations, including a special award in recognition of the Foundation’s 1,000th grant. “The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey is proud to continue our tradition of supporting community-based organizations that...

2014-07-23 23:00:54

NQF Board approves trial period to test impact of risk adjustment of performance measures for sociodemographic factors prior to making a permanent change to NQF policy. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Board of Directors overwhelming ratified today a robust trial for a defined period that will assess the impact and implications of risk adjusting relevant quality measures for sociodemographic factors, prior to making a permanent change to NQF...

2014-07-23 20:20:47

33 Passionate Individuals to Receive Tuition Scholarships to Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, Marine Mechanics Institute and NASCAR Technical Institute SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI), the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, and the mikeroweWORKS Foundation (MRW) today...

2014-07-23 16:32:07

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) today announced that its subsidiaries, QualityTech, LP and QTS Finance Corporation (the "Issuers"), have closed the previously announced offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2022 (the "Notes"). The Notes have an interest rate of 5.875% per annum and were issued at a price equal to 99.211% of their face value....

2014-07-23 16:28:09

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- El Camino Hospital has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2014-15 in the San Jose, California metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. "We are honored to be recognized among the best hospitals in the nation and as one of the top performers in our area," said Tomi Ryba,...

2014-07-23 16:23:59

NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share on the Company's Class A and Common Stock for the first quarter of fiscal 2015. The dividend is payable on September 15, 2014 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 29, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100914/SIRLOGO About Scholastic Scholastic...

2014-07-23 12:37:15

SAN DIEGO, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teens transition into adults and create a future for themselves when they go to college. At the same time, college brings with it many challenges and temptations. What advice can parents give their teens when they leave the nest to pursue education goals? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130228/LA68969LOGO Dr. Mindy Sloan, associate vice president of research and student success at Ashford University, who has four children ages 20 to...

2014-07-23 12:36:53

Uncubed puts on the first national conference dedicated to helping schools get students into startups NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Wakefield Media is producing the Education Uncubed Conference at New York University's School of Law from July 23-25. The three-day conference will bring together top universities and leading entrepreneurs to discover best practices for preparing students and alumni to pursue entrepreneurial career paths and work at young, fast-growth...

2014-07-23 12:32:17

- Announcement made at sixth annual Diverse Scholars Forum in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) announced that $100,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 18 academically excellent students in partnership with United Health Foundation's Diverse Scholars Initiative, which has provided nearly $2 million in scholarships this year through partnerships with organizations like the College Fund....

2014-07-23 12:31:44

DocNow for iPad allows Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapists to Document and Manage Caseloads on the Move MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SEAS Education, the nation's leading education plan management company, today announced the availability of Metova's DocNow to all SEAS customers. DocNow for iPad enables therapists to manage caseloads on-the-go by easily documenting individual or group therapy sessions. DocNow is also now compatible with SEAS DSCtop, allowing...


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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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