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2014-07-10 08:32:01

PRINCETON, N.J., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Videos of interviews and presentations from some of the world's leading experts in large-scale international assessment and research are now available online from Educational Testing Service (ETS). The featured videos were recorded during the PIAAC Invitational Research Conference. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120110/DC33419LOGO The conference took place in Washington, D.C., last November, and attracted over 200...

2014-06-30 08:26:21

JERSEY CITY, N.J., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- James & Dolley Madison: America's First Power Couple, a comprehensive dual biography by Dr. Bruce Chadwick, a professor of English at New Jersey City University, has been published by Prometheus Books. Drawing primarily from recently uncovered letters at the University of Virginia, Dr. Chadwick's book is a reconstruction of the Madisons' personal and political lives. In his 450-page book, Dr. Chadwick, unlike other historians,...

2014-06-23 16:22:46

The Comedy Event Also Features Appearances by Stand-Up Icons Tom Green, Bobcat Goldthwait, Tommy Davidson, Jimmie Walker, and Gilbert Gottfried LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exercise your right to laugh this Independence Day weekend, with "AXS TV's 5(TH) of July Comedy High-Five" marathon on Saturday, July 5, at 3pE. The unprecedented block features five hours of the network's hit series GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE, putting the spotlight on some of the country's top comics as...

2014-05-30 00:21:30

Co-Champions Declared for First Time Since 1962 NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sriram Hathwar, a 14-year-old speller from Painted Post, New York, and Ansun Sujoe, a 13-year-old speller from Fort Worth, Texas, were declared co-champions of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee tonight. The declaration of co-champions came after round 22, when Hathwar spelled "stichomythia," which is defined as "dialogue especially of altercation or dispute delivered in...

2014-05-22 16:24:28

CINCINNATI, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The stage is set for the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee -- when the eyes of the nation will look to young spellers vying for the coveted title of champion. The Bee will take place May 27, 28 and 29 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. "The Scripps National Spelling Bee is one of America's most enduring celebrations of academic excellence. It's a great American tradition," said Paige Kimble, executive...

2014-05-08 08:32:05

Patent pending for new global test security measure for the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests PRINCETON, N.J., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ETS today announced that a major new security enhancement, designed to reinforce the position of the company's TOEFL(®) Program as one of the most secure English-language tests in the world, has been rolled out worldwide. Biometric voice identification, one of the most significant advances in security in the testing sector in many years, was...

2014-05-02 12:24:55

PRINCETON, N.J., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers from Educational Testing Service (ETS) worked with GlassLab and collaborators including NASA and the National Writing Project to develop Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy, a new tablet-based educational game for grades 6-8. The game scenario takes place on Mars in 2054, where students have to develop and defend arguments on social policy in the first city on the Red Planet....

2014-04-23 12:28:01

NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- If you've ever prepared written materials for translation, you're already aware of how important it is to avoid abbreviations and jargon to simplify the translation process. A useful guideline titled Simplified Technical English (STE), maintained by the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe, was designed specifically for technical documentation.(1) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140423/77494) A great...

2014-04-23 08:28:45

Buddy Hackett TV Presents: The Comedy of Buddy Hackett ELKO, Nev., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BuddyHackett.tv offers award-nominated comedy gems! All programs have been digitally re-mastered and restored to their original length. "If it's dirty, it's not funny, but if it's funny, it's not dirty." - Buddy Hackett Buddy Hackett Live and Uncensored 1 Recorded Live at Resorts International, Atlantic City, 1983 Buddy Hackett Live and Uncensored 2 Recorded Live at Caesars Palace,...

2014-04-17 12:26:40

SHANGHAI, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) ("Acorn" or the "Company"), a media and branding company in China engaged in developing, promoting and selling products through extensive direct and distribution networks, today announced that it has filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 17, 2014. The annual report can be accessed on the Company's investor...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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