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2014-07-23 08:39:02

Germany might have defeated Argentina to win the World Cup, but translations to Spanish are the most popular among consumers NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from One Hour Translation [http://www.onehourtranslation.com ], the world's fastest human translation agency, reveals that during H1 2014, translations into Spanish (Spain and Latin-America) are the most popular, accounting for approximately 21% of all translations worldwide, followed by French and then German...

2014-07-17 23:09:16

At the Transition Conference in New York, Transfluent today announced the launch of Transfluent Premium, an enterprise language translation service that meets the needs of today’s connected business world. Transfluent Premium facilitates near real-time translations in over 100 languages through an interface that is available on the desktop of every employee in the organization, as well as being integrated directly into business communication tools ranging from customer support to social...

2014-07-16 12:24:14

IRVING, Texas, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move to strengthen its position in the transcription industry, Global Transcripts has added Radiology, Legal and Hospital transcription to its list of specialized services. This expansion has been done to cater to the requirements of varied industries and organizations. Over the last 14 years, Global Transcripts has carved a name for itself in the field of medical transcription. It has been providing high-quality...

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...


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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
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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