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2014-07-15 23:08:44

Independent market research firm, Common Sense Advisory, recognizes EQHO Communications as a top player in $37 billion dollar industry. Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 EQHO Communications announced today its official ranking as one of the largest language services providers (LSPs) in the translation and interpreting industry. Issued by independent market research firm, Common Sense Advisory, the report titled "The Language Services Market: 2014" ranked EQHO...

2014-07-14 23:08:28

A popular kit for teaching reading to ESL and intervention students builds on success with new release. North Salt Lake, UT (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 On July 14, 2014, Reading Horizons is releasing its updated Reading Horizons Elevate™ Teacher’s Kit, enhancing what was already a popular literacy program for ESL and intervention students with a colorful format and new features designed to engage teachers and students alike. At the heart of the Reading Horizons Elevate™ Teacher’s Kit...

The Emergence Of Handwriting Didn't Bring An End To Prehistoric 'Bookkeeping'
2014-07-14 09:45:27

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It was previously believed that the use of clay tokens for trade records discontinued with the arrival of written bookkeeping. However, a new discovery of clay tokens dated after written records commenced, suggests the token system was still used thousands of years later. This discovery compares to today’s use of the pen and paper along with computer-based word processors. These tokens are believed to be a form of bookkeeping in...

2014-07-09 12:20:32

National Mobile Literacy Program Provides Free Books to Children in the Community BLOOMINGTON, Ind., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile literacy program and CITGO Fueling Good winner Bess the Book Bus continued its national tour with stops across Indiana in May. Bess, with support from local CITGO Marketers Freedom Oil Company and C&S Inc., delivered free books and promoted childhood literacy by reading aloud to pre-K and kindergarten students in Bloomington and Warsaw. More...

2014-07-07 16:24:29

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: LXRX) announced today that Lonnel Coats has been appointed president and chief executive officer effective July 7, 2014. Mr. Coats most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Eisai Inc., the United States subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd. Mr. Coats joins Lexicon after 18 years of senior management experience with Eisai. As president and chief executive officer at Eisai, he...

2014-07-01 23:13:05

This year, the number of winning libraries is expanded to three. Libraries from Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas each win an Early Literacy Station™ computer from AWE. Chester, PA (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 AWE, Inc. announced the winners of its 2014 Video Contest for Public Libraries at its annual breakfast event for customers at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 28, 2014. Frisco Public Library in Frisco, Texas; Marian Sutherland Kirby...

2014-06-28 14:45:19

University of Cologne Researchers explain the link between language and emotions A team of researchers headed by the Erfurt-based psychologist Prof. Ralf Rummer and the Cologne-based phoneticist Prof. Martine Grice has carried out some ground-breaking experiments to uncover the links between language and emotions. They were able to demonstrate that the articulation of vowels systematically influences our feelings and vice versa. The research project looked at the question of whether...

2014-06-27 23:06:08

Jim Fitzpatrick, Founder and CEO of CBT News, sits down with Jeff Dyke of Sonic Automotive. (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Jim Fitzpatrick, President of CBT News interviewed Sonic’s Jeff Dyke about the Fortune 500 company’s “One Sonic-One Experience” initiative. Dyke, Executive Vice President of Operations discussed the rollout of its new sales process in addition to its plan to open stand-alone pre-owned vehicle stores, Sonic’s plans for expansion and consolidated branding. The first...

Crowdsourcing Leads To Faster Learning Among Robots
2014-06-27 14:11:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As proven by sites such as Yahoo! Answers or even Wikipedia, crowdsourcing has been shown to be a useful way to amass knowledge or find an answer to a difficult question. Now, researchers at the University of Washington have shown that robots can also use this phenomenon to learn how to complete a task, according to a new study being presented at the 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on...

2014-06-26 23:06:22

Editage, a brand of Cactus Communications and a leading scientific communication services provider, has launched an Academic Translation Service in five languages – Japanese to English, Chinese (simplified and traditional) to English, Korean to English, and Portuguese to English. Through the translation service, Editage aims to help authors overcome the language barrier and publish in international English-language journals. (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 In line with its mission to promote the...


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2012-06-14 07:45:00

Symbol: VINA2 Group: Dicot Family: Violaceae Duration: Annual Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: Viola×napaeHouse [nephrophylla × sororia] distribution:USA(IN, MO, TN, VT, WI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants...

2012-06-14 07:45:02

Symbol: VIMO4 Group: Dicot Family: Violaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: Viola×molliculaHouse [macloskeyi × ×primulifolia] distribution:USA(NJ, NY) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants...

2012-06-14 07:46:05

Symbol: VIEA Group: Dicot Family: Violaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: Viola×eamesiiHouse [brittoniana × ×palmata] distribution:USA(CT, NJ) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class...

2012-06-14 07:46:10

Symbol: VIDA2 Group: Dicot Family: Violaceae Duration: Annual Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: Viola×davisiiHouse [affinis × brittoniana] distribution:USA(NY) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-14 07:59:13

Symbol: VECR5 Group: Dicot Family: Verbenaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: Verbena×crookshanksiiMoldenke [bracteata × hastata] distribution:USA(CO, NE) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class...

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Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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