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2014-06-18 23:09:44

Membean, Inc., a provider of “durable learning” educational products, invites all AP English teachers, coordinators, counselors and administrators to booth #325 at the AP Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA to learn about how Membean is reinventing the teaching of English vocabulary. Beaverton, OR (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Membean, Inc. (http://membean.com) will be exhibiting in booth #325 at the AP Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA July 9 - 12, 2014. All AP English teachers,...

2014-06-17 12:52:24

University of Chicago Examining factors such as how much children gesture at an early age may make it possible to identify and intervene with very young children at risk for delays in speech and cognitive development, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Chicago. The research by leading early learning scientists looked at children from a wide variety of backgrounds, including those from advantaged and disadvantaged families, and those who had suffered brain...

2014-06-16 23:10:22

Recently, LenoRF, a famous China electrical accessory manufacturer, has released its SMA female connector promotion. All the company’s top quality SMA female connectors are now available at discounted prices, up to 30% off. (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Recently, LenoRF, a famous China electrical accessory manufacturer, has released its SMA female connector promotion. All the company’s top quality SMA female connectors are now available at discounted prices, up to 30% off. According to the...

Google Is Helping Deaf Students 'Hear' With New 'Signglass' Project
2014-05-27 15:55:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A planetarium visit takes more than sight to be fully appreciated. When visiting a planetarium deaf students are left in the dark when it comes to a tour of outer space. With the lights off they can't see an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter's narration, but with the lights on the students can't see the constellations of stars projected overhead. Now a group of researchers at Brigham Young University has come up with a...

2014-05-21 23:10:38

The New York-based translation agency will manage the multilingual translation of press releases for Kontax users across the United States New York, NY (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Acclaro, a New York-based translation agency, announces a new partnership with Kontax, a global press release service specializing in the translation and distribution of multilingual news and information. As the exclusive U.S. translation manager for Kontax, Acclaro is tasked with translating customers’ press...

2014-05-16 23:09:20

E Display Inc. a leading digital signage company has started deploying digital menu boards for fresh beverage franchise Big Orange across their network of stores in the United States and Canada. Calgary, AB (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Big Orange is a proven, innovative and rapidly expanding franchise chain offering healthy drinks to customers. The trademark Big Orange was first used in 1996 for the “Big Orange Store” at Metrotown Mall in Burnaby, BC, Canada. Its products mainly focused on...

2014-05-13 08:28:51

Best Online Training Presentation Techniques Are Now Available for 3-Day Free Trial SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology executives who want to convince venture capitalists to fund their companies or encourage others to adopt their ideas can learn persuasion and presentation techniques when they participate in online training offered by Fripp Virtual Training (www.FrippVT.com). Imagine a training program that gives you 24/7 access to one of the most in-demand executive...

Moms Using Picture Books To Expose Toddlers To Rich Information About Animals
2014-04-23 11:53:19

University of Waterloo Children hear as much sophisticated information about animals when parents read picture book stories about animals as when they read flashcard-type animal vocabulary books, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. “Marketers tell parents and educators that vocabulary books are more educational, so picture books are often dismissed as being just for fun,” said the study’s author, Professor Daniela O’Neill. “But our findings show that...

2014-04-21 23:09:24

The online webinar series, “The Business of Freelancing: Getting to Six Figures,” created by Debra Gordon, MS, will be held from 1-2:30 Wednesdays, EDT, May 7, 14, 21 and 28; and June 11 and 18. Williamsburg, Virginia (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Veteran freelancer Debra Gordon, MS, who has been earning a six-figure income for more than 14 years, is offering a six-part course to teach other freelancers how to overcome business obstacles to reach their income goals. The online webinar...

2014-04-18 12:10:00

A groundbreaking study published in PLOS ONE by Prof. Iris Berent of Northeastern University and researchers at Harvard Medical School shows the brains of individual speakers are sensitive to language universals. Syllables that are frequent across languages are recognized more readily than infrequent syllables. Simply put, this study shows that language universals are hardwired in the human brain. LANGUAGE UNIVERSALS Language universals have been the subject of intense research, but...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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