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2014-06-24 23:15:19

The 2014 New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA) Conference, including the annual philanthropic Golf Tournament, was held from Friday, May 30th through Sunday, June 1st at Jamestown Community College in the picturesque Chautauqua Lake region of southwestern New York. Aside from the lengthy list of educational presentations, features of the conference included clinical workshops, professional poster presentations, and the second annual athletic training student program....

2014-06-24 20:21:25

AUSTIN, Texas, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Austin Communication Group, a sales and marketing company headquartered in Austin, Texas, announced that they were recognized for their excellent work on behalf of a major telecommunications client in the first quarter of 2014. Ranked against other sales and marketing offices, Austin Communication Group was the top performer in their category. The trophy, called the "Campaign Cup," is awarded based on high quality and leading sales...

2014-06-24 08:22:22

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University has brought its autonomous vehicle to Washington to enable Congress to experience the technology up close and personal. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20020422/CMULOGO Following an exciting and successful demonstration of the Carnegie Mellon vehicle in September, which transported Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, 33 miles to Pittsburgh International...

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2014-06-20 08:13:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online A project launched in part to determine if a machine could determine whether children more closely resembled their mothers or fathers could help law enforcement officials locate missing youngsters and reunite people with their biological parents, according to researchers from the University of Central Florida. Graduate Student Afshin Dehghan and colleagues from the UCF Center for Research in Computer Vision have created a...

2014-06-19 23:03:38

Dr. Beth Freeburg joins SLU from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Saint Louis University has named Beth Winfrey Freeburg, Ph.D., as the new dean of the School for Professional Studies. Freeburg comes to Saint Louis University from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU), where she most recently served as the director of its Center for Workforce Development. Freeburg worked at SIU for the past 19 years where she held the rank of professor...

2014-06-18 23:11:35

ASU awarded a $20 million grant by NGA to launch the Foresight Initiative to provide interconnected tools, techniques and environments for decision making for increased global sustainability and resilience. Tempe, Arizona (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Arizona State University (ASU) was selected for a competitive five-year award of $20 million by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to launch a research partnership, effective June 1, 2014, to explore approaches for anticipating and...

2014-06-18 11:42:10

Cornell University Whether you were a quarterback or point guard, past participation in competitive team sports marks you as a winner in the competition for better jobs, according to a new Cornell University study. “Participation in competitive youth sports ‘spills over’ to occupationally advantageous traits that persist across a person’s life,” says Kevin M. Kniffin, postdoctoral research associate at Cornell’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and lead...

2014-06-16 23:11:03

Pilot program kicks off in fall 2014. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Fisher College and Life Button 24 are proud to announce today a new partnership aimed at better protecting students both on and off campus. In the wake of the recent tragedies on school campuses nationwide, Fisher College is taking the lead in pro-actively enhancing the safety of its students through a new pilot program with Life Button 24, creators of a revolutionary new phone app that instantly connects students with...

2014-06-16 08:29:41

'Fidget Widgets' Project Looks for New Ways that Seemingly Mindless Interactions Can Increase Productivity, Enhance Creativity, and Lessen Stress NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering's Game Innovation Lab know that doodling, fiddling, and fidgeting are anything but trivial. The fascinating and powerful interrelation of bodily movement, cognition, and emotional state has been amply demonstrated, and...

2014-06-12 16:26:35

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- JPS Health Network and UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) received approval from their respective boards to explore the creation of a unified health care physician practice group that would strengthen the relationship between Tarrant County's largest teaching hospital and the county's only medical school and academic medical center. The new medical group would bring enhanced levels of efficiency, accountability and value to...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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