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2012-05-08 10:44:03

Among the 14 individuals recognized are six innovators supported by the National Science Foundation Today at 1:30 p.m.(ET)  the White House will honor 14 individuals as Champions of Change for leading the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for people with disabilities in education and employment. Of the 14, six of these leaders have received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The nature of their work ranges from making science museum...

2012-05-07 19:56:42

Overcoming a learning disability to become a physician will actually help in being compassionate toward patients, writes a medical student of his struggle with a severe reading disability in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Daniel Heffner, a medical student at the University of British Columbia who will graduate in 2013, has struggled with a severe reading disability that caused laborious reading and poor marks in school until he was diagnosed at age 12. His diagnosis allowed...

2012-03-30 23:03:43

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities will celebrate its 12th anniversary at its annual benefit event, The Sky´s The Limit, on the evening of June 8th at the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, CT. David Neeleman, CEO of Azul Brazilian Airlines, will host the presentation of the nonprofit organization´s 2012 Youth Achievement Awards, celebrating the talents and achievements of young people with learning disabilities and ADHD. Westport, CT (PRWEB) March 30, 2012 Smart...

2012-03-02 08:00:00

Rose State College is offering a free workshop for teachers and education majors on Friday, March 9, 2012, at the Tom Steed Community Learning Center on campus in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Midwest City, OK (PRWEB) March 02, 2012 Thanks to a grant through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Rose State is offering a free workshop for teachers and education majors on Friday, March 9, at the Tom Steed Community Learning Center on campus in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Titled:...

2012-01-04 15:08:48

A team of researchers have for the first time estimated the cost and impact of disabilities on the finances of disabled people. According to data, 90% of the population with a serious disability in Spain is in a state of moderate poverty and 56% lives in a state of extreme poverty. "With a compared and contrasted methodology, our study shows how high the cost of being dependent can be and how much it can contribute to increasing poverty," explains Francisco Javier Braña...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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