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2014-04-16 23:04:15

As educators begin to prepare for the coming school year Palomar Modular Buildings is ramping up production of their most popular portable classroom buildings. DeSoto, TX (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 As educators begin to prepare for the coming school year Palomar Modular Buildings is ramping up production of their most popular portable classroom buildings. The company manufactures a selection of modular education facilities and portable classrooms for public and private education institutions....

2014-04-16 23:02:21

Industry executives and Wharton faculty will discuss how to achieve high-velocity growth in the highly competitive retail and consumer goods industries. Philadelphia, PA & New York, NY (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 What: At Knowledge@Wharton’s Retail and Consumer Goods Summit, Wharton faculty and retail and consumer goods practitioners will discuss growth strategies at established, emerging and start-up companies. Topics that will be addressed include innovation-fueled growth, digital...

2014-04-16 23:00:47

Joel Lueken has been named athletic director at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, S.D. Lueken currently serves as associate athletic director for William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. Rapid City, S.D. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology announced today that Joel Lueken will be its next athletic director. Lueken currently serves as associate athletic director for William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. Mines President...

2014-04-16 23:00:26

The College’s Annual Trustees’ Scholarship Dinner is Mercy’s largest fundraising event of the year, where the College recognizes the accomplishments of notables in the community and raises scholarship money. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Mercy College to hold its 33rd Annual Trustees' Scholarship Dinner at The Essex House in New York City. May 8, 2014 6-10 p.m. The Essex House New York, N.Y. Honorees include: John J. Brown, UBS Wealth Management Juju Chang,...

2014-04-16 20:24:36

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2xf8nk/learning) has announced the addition of the "Learning Management Systems (LMS) Market by Products & Users: Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2xf8nk/learning ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Learning Management Systems (LMS) are...

2014-04-16 20:23:00

The demand for licensed vocational nurses will only grow in the coming years, and with LVN certification from California Career College, you'll be prepared to join this exciting field. LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- These days, it can be difficult for anyone to find a job - let alone a career in which you can really help others. However, even as the job market seems stagnant in almost every field, there is a growing need for licensed vocational nurses and other health workers....

2014-04-16 16:29:34

STUDENTS ACCEPT "FULL RIDE" SCHOLARSHIPS TO PLAY GOLF AND TENNIS LEWISVILLE, Texas, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- iSchool High STEM Academy® seniors Kelsey Grambeau, William Adkisson, Benjamin Baxter, and Christian Carrillo will sign their official letters of intent at a ceremony on campus (1800 Lakeway Dr, Lewisville, TX) at Noon on Thursday April, 17(th). Kelsey, William, and Christian will be playing tennis for Wisconsin, Louisiana State, and UT San Antonio...

2014-04-16 16:27:36

Canadian Celebrities lend their voices to encourage all Canadians to make a difference and register for the national sing-along and live web-cast in honour of the 10th Anniversary of Music Monday! TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - On Monday, May 5(th) Music Monday celebrates its 10(th) anniversary with a live webcast linking simultaneous cross Canada events in St. John's NL; Halifax Regional Municipality NS; Charlottetown, PEI; Toronto, ON; Winnipeg, MB; Edmonton, AB; Whitehorse,...

2014-04-16 16:25:55

9 Schools Compete in Second Annual Friendship Sprint Medley Relay BOSTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Marathon principal sponsor John Hancock, in partnership with the Boston Scholar Athletes (BSA) program and the Boston Public Schools, today hosted Scholars & Stars in Boston at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. More than 300 students from Boston Public High School track teams participated in the event. After dynamic stretching and core strengthening...

2014-04-16 16:25:19

BROOKLYN, N.Y., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kingsborough Community College (KCC) has announced that the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) named WKRB the best community college radio station in the nation at its 74(th) annual conference last month in New York City. The station was also named one of three finalists for "Best Overall College Radio Station". WKRB's program director and senior college lab technician, Elissa Nieves, received the award for "Best...


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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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