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2011-05-19 23:11:20

Radiation oncologists took a blow in a series of front-page newspaper stories published last year on injuries that occurred nationwide in the delivery of radiation treatment. Radiation oncologists at North Shore-LIJ Health System responded to the public charge with a series of steps that will ensure that patients are protected at all points in the treatment process. Louis Potters, MD, North Shore-LIJ's chairman of radiation medicine, and his colleagues designed a new program that seeks to...

2011-05-19 12:40:00

NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) invites New York baseball fans to upgrade their game experience at an interactive three-day event celebrating the city's two beloved teams. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO ) As the official airline of the Yankees and the Mets, Delta is commemorating the iconic interleague series between the teams by hosting its second annual "Delta Dugout" at Madison Square Park, May 20-22. The event will...

2011-05-19 13:25:07

Women have lower career expectations than men, anticipating smaller paycheques and longer waits for promotions, according to a new study involving a University of Guelph researcher. When comparing career expectations of Canadian female and male university students, Prof. Sean Lyons discovered that women predict their starting salaries to be 14 per cent less than what the men forecast. This gap in wage expectations widens over their careers with women anticipating their earnings to be 18 per...

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2011-05-19 06:00:00

A projected wave of extinctions of plant and animal species this century may have been overestimated because the most widely used scientific method can exaggerate losses by more than 160 percent, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The scientists said that habitat destruction by humans is driving animal and plant species toward extinction at just half the pace as previously believed. They attribute the overestimation to flaws in the most popular scientific method,...

2011-05-18 16:31:38

However, researchers say, global extinction crisis remains very serious The most widely used methods for calculating species extinction rates are "fundamentally flawed" and overestimate extinction rates by as much as 160 percent, life scientists report May 19 in the journal Nature. However, while the problem of species extinction caused by habitat loss is not as dire as many conservationists and scientists had believed, the global extinction crisis is real, says Stephen Hubbell, a...

2011-05-18 13:49:21

A new international Task Force has been set up to promote 'a fair day's work for a fair day's pay' for workers and to develop organizational capacity in lower income countries. The research which found discrepancies between the salaries earned by local and those earned by expatriate aid workers was instrumental in setting up the task force. According to the findings from a jointly funded project by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Department for International Development...

2011-05-18 05:00:00

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dove® gave one real woman the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get a taste of what celebrities experience on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." Real woman Kristi Herman was selected from the nearly 1,500 women who entered the Dove® Close-Up Challenge. She received a week of professional dance training and got her skin ready for the spotlight with Dove® VisibleCare(TM) Body Wash, a...

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2011-05-17 13:42:00

Novel device with rock 'n' roll roots may protect listeners from potential dangers of personal listening devices and hearing aids Engineers investigating "listener fatigue"--the discomfort and pain some people experience while using in-ear headphones, hearing aids and other devices that seal the ear canal from external sound--have found not only what they believe is the cause, but also a potential solution. In two separate papers and a presentation at the 130th Audio Engineering Society...

2011-05-17 08:30:00

SEATTLE, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockerz, a social commerce company with nearly 19 million members worldwide, today announced the debut of its third original content series. "Marcy" is a mockumentary-style comedy centered around the character of Marcy Delgado (played by Cierra Solis), who aspires to be America's next great stunt...person. The series documents Marcy's painfully awkward encounters with real Hollywood celebrities playing themselves, including Brittany Snow ("Harry's...

2011-05-16 15:31:35

Why isn't knowledge transfer happening more often in companies spending money on it? Maybe it's because their staff don't always want to share. "We've had years of research in organizations about the benefits of knowledge-sharing but an important issue is the fact that people don't necessarily want to share their knowledge," says David Zweig, a professor of organizational behavior and human resources management at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and the University of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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