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2014-03-31 08:26:47

HOUSTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After competing in 12 rounds with fifty-five total spellers from 42 Texas counties, co-champions, Shobha Dasari, a seventh grader at Pearland Junior High School West in Pearland ISD and Syamantak Payra an eighth grader at Westbrook Intermediate School in Clear Creek ISD, were awarded co-champion titles from the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee, for the second year in a row. The two spellers will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May...

2014-03-18 23:30:20

Ballard & Tighe, Publishers releases Word Raider: Quest - a learning game that teaches academic language and vocabulary using animation and picture-based problems to support its listening, speaking, reading, and writing exercises. The combination of linguistic and non-linguistic activities, game-based learning, and live-graded assignments work to engage students while enabling deeper understanding and retention. Brea, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Ballard & Tighe, Publishers announced...

2014-03-13 23:29:28

For the sixty percent of people who agree spring is the best time of year for cleaning and de-cluttering, professional organizer Carmen Coker urges them to look beyond the get-organized checklists typically used for spring cleaning to a series of new and unusual science-based organizing solutions. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 When spring has sprung, an entirely new to-do list follows suit: spring cleaning and organizing. For the sixty percent of people who agree spring is the...

2014-03-07 16:21:53

Off The Stall!: Unconventional Bathroom Graffiti is a project like no other. LEXINGTON, Mass., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Here's an art book that is unique, not only for its content but for the process used to collect the individual pieces. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140307/PH79008-aLogo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140307/PH79008LOGO-b It's a 300-page book of full-color graffiti images, gathered from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, USA, Scotland,...

2014-03-04 23:02:54

GMR Transcription, an Orange County, CA-based transcription and translation company responds to recent FTC ruling, complaint number 122-3095 which GMR promptly addressed and fixed. Tustin, California (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 GMR Transcription, an Orange County, CA-based Transcription and Translation company is clearing the air on FTC ruling, complaint number 122-3095 that cited a leak of sensitive data in October 2011, which GMR promptly addressed and contacted Google to have data removed....

2014-02-27 23:04:35

eReflect discusses word etymology in a recently-published blog post, and traces the origin of the English language by looking at worldwide word maps and linguistic history. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 In-depth vocabulary knowledge involves more than simply knowing a word’s meaning and being able to put it in a sentence correctly. eReflect explains how vocabulary knowledge is multifaceted, and includes learning many more nuances about words, such as synonyms, antonyms,...

2014-02-26 23:29:10

Library trades in older units for 16 new AWE Bilingual Spanish Early Literacy Station™ computers that provide early learning skills and school readiness for young children in a bilingual format Chester, PA (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Pierce County Library, headquartered in Tacoma, Wash., acquired 16 new Bilingual Spanish Early Literacy Station™ computers from AWE for its 18-branch library system. The library traded in older Early Literacy Stations as part of AWE’s Trade-In Program for...

Infants Learn To Point As Their First Communicative Gesture
2014-02-25 05:03:11

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Catalan researchers have studied the acquisition and development of language in babies on the basis of the temporary coordination of gestures and speech. The results are the first in showing how and when they acquire the pattern of coordination between the two elements which allows them to communicate very early on. A new study carried out by two researchers from the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona analyses the temporary...

2014-02-24 23:04:31

Words can astonish, cause tears, or send shivers down a person's spine. Ultimate Vocabulary™ shares three words with its blog readers that make many people tremble with fear: geophagia, trypophobia, and pervicacious. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Vocabulary knowledge is an essential aptitude that makes a person's professional and personal life better. While most people focus on simple words because of their functionality and usefulness in daily life, other people...

2014-02-22 23:02:11

SF Cable Ensures the Ultimate Sound Experience With Innovative Stereo Audio Adapter Offers Hayward, CA (PRWEB) February 22, 2014 SF Cable, a company trusted to offer quality computer cables, home theater systems, and laptop products at wholesale prices, has recently launched a new range of stereo audio adapters. This revised product collection features varied audio adapters that are designed to give consumers the finest sound experience. Compatible with most audio devices, the offered...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.