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2014-05-02 23:07:31

Global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin, has today confirmed that BI Coordinator for the University of Konstanz, Sebastian Vogt, will present at its upcoming Think Tank 2014 conference. (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Think Tank is Yellowfin’s annual BI summit. Think Tank 2014 – to be held in Melbourne, Australia (Yellowfin’s international headquarters) – will run across Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 May 2014. For further details, and to register, go here:...

2010-08-04 03:58:00

COLOGNE, Germany, August 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Globalpark (http://www.globalpark.com), a leading provider of panel community and survey software, has become the preferred feedback management platform for the town of Konstanz in Germany. By using Globalpark technology, the town's local government is able to find out what matters most to its inhabitants and measure the changes in opinion of its people with regular and carefully managed surveys. The town of Konstanz needed a way to...

2009-01-15 18:21:43

How people consider a task -- abstractly or concretely -- influences whether they procrastinate, researchers in Germany found. Sean McCrea of the University of Konstanz in Germany and colleagues handed out questionnaires to a group of students and asked them to respond by e-mail within three weeks on opening a bank account and keeping a diary. Some students were told to think and write about what each activity implied about personal traits -- what kind of person has a bank account, for...

2005-07-20 17:25:00

The numbers of overwintering waterbirds at Lake Constance, a large lake on the borders of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, have increased fourfold since the early 1960s, with a daily average of 162 500 waterbirds from September to April as shown by a study published in the august issue of Freshwater Biology. This massive increase coincides with the major expansion of zebra mussels in the lake, originating in the Caspian-Aral basin, and a major pest in Europe and North America. The main...


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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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