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2011-04-25 00:00:28

Common Goal Systems (http://www.common-goal.com) will be showcasing enrollment-friendly cloud computing solutions at the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) Conference in New Orleans. The first solution is TeacherEase, a web-based gradebook which boosts parent communication with real-time grades, assignments, behavior logs, attendance, progress reports and more. The second is SchoolInsight, a comprehensive student management system for Catholic schools with customizable report...

2009-03-16 12:59:15

Iraqi soccer player Heidar Kazem was shot and killed by a rival fan after scoring a goal in game played south of Baghdad, local reports said. The international soccer news Web site Goal.com cited unspecified local reports indicating Kazem was taken to a hospital after the Sunday incident in Hilla, about 60 miles south of Baghdad, but died en route. The Web site said reports indicated Kazem had just scored a goal for Sinjar against Buhayra when it is believed an angry rival fan took out a gun...


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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