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2014-03-12 04:22:46

Educators share rubrics and lesson plans designed to help improve classroom instruction and evaluate student assignments OAKLAND, Calif., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced Teaching Tools, an online resource for instructors at all levels to share rubrics and lesson plans with their colleagues. Teaching Tools already has more than 40 items, including rubrics aligned to the Common Core State Standards, and...

2014-03-07 23:00:16

Schools worldwide unite to save 1.5 million pounds of CO2 and reduce waste New York, NY and Oakland, CA (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 A record 430 schools worldwide participated in this year’s Green Cup Challenge (GCC), collectively saving 1.5 million pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere and boosting school recycling efforts. A program of the Green Schools Alliance, the Green Cup Challenge motivates schools worldwide to track their electricity use and make improvements to operations and...

2014-03-06 12:23:40

A year-long celebration features international performers PITTSBURGH, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (hillhouse.org) The Hill House Association is embarking on a celebration marking a half-century of serving the community through a spectrum of enlightened educational programs, arts and cultural initiatives and integrated social services. Structured to be reflective of the extended reach of the Hill House Association, the yearlong celebration will feature a series of performances by...

2014-03-03 08:25:05

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oakland Energy and Water Ventures(TM) today announced the launch of a second stage fund for investing and commercializing innovative products and solutions focused on energy conservation and water treatment. The company, which is privately held and owned, is actively looking at investments, joint ventures, partnerships, license agreements, and collaborations in the clean energy and water space, ranging up to $100 million....

2014-02-27 23:22:38

On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, from 6:30pm - 9:00pm, Oakland Zoo welcomes the public to attend a Conservation Speaker Series focused on conservation efforts to save mountain lions. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, from 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Oakland Zoo welcomes the public to attend a Conservation Speaker Series focused on conservation efforts to save mountain lions. These Big Cats are in crisis, facing increased conservation issues each year as humans encroach...

2014-02-25 23:29:19

PTS Data Center Solutions, a turnkey solutions provider offering expertise in IT, cabling, and facilities, relocates its headquarters to 16 Thornton Road, in the McBride Corporate Park in Oakland, NJ 07436, to facilitate its growth and expansion in a wide array of services available to its customers. Oakland, New Jersey (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 PTS Data Center Solutions, a turnkey solutions provider offering expertise in IT, cabling, and facilities, relocates its headquarters to 16...

2014-02-19 16:25:13

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HFS Consultants (HFS), a healthcare consulting company providing management, financial, operational, regulatory, and strategic planning consulting, announces that its recently completed 2013 California Rural Floor Wage Index Study achieved $51 million in estimated benefits. This benefit will impact Medicare reimbursement for the 166 PPS hospitals that expect to receive the rural floor wage index factor in FFY 2015. The nine rural...

2014-02-04 16:26:58

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 3rd annual Oakland Youth Poet Laureate competition kicks off this week with an open call for applications from teens (age 13-18). Applications from teens residing in or attending school in Oakland will be accepted from February 1 until the final deadline on Monday, April 7, 2014. Hosted by the Oakland Public Library, in partnership with Youth Speaks Inc., Pro Arts Gallery and more than a dozen community partners, the...

2014-02-03 16:25:49

Largest and most comprehensive review of 'FIT' finds it is an effective cancer-screening tool OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tests that require patients to collect a single stool sample at home and then send it to a lab for analysis will detect about 79 percent of colorectal cancers, according to a new evidence review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The review of 19 studies examining eight different fecal immunochemical tests, known as "FITs," also finds...

2014-01-31 23:24:48

English-language journal on Cuban health and medicine explores Cuba’s approach to promoting health from newborns to seniors Oakland, CA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 The new issue of MEDICC Review on Health over the Life Span, takes a look at health issues, interventions, and the supporting health care and social structures necessary for wellbeing across a lifetime. Freely available online, MEDICC Review includes original research, features and commentary on Cuba’s population approach to...


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General Motors Headquarters, Detroit, Michigan
2014-04-13 09:20:18

General Motors Company (GM) is an American automobile manufacturer located in Detroit Michigan. They also control multinational manufacturers around the globe. They design, produce, market and distribute vehicles and parts, as well as selling financial services. GM has ten brands of vehicles produced in 37 countries. They include, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Opel, Holden, Vauxhall, Wuling, Baojun, Jie, Fang and UZDaewoo. GM does business with 157 different countries and employees...

Oakland 1917
2014-02-25 10:56:53

The Oakland Motor Car Company manufactured the Oakland brand vehicle between 1907 and 1909 in Pontiac, Michigan. The founder of Oakland was Edward M. Murphy who sold half of the company to GM in January 1909. During the summer of 1909, Murphy died and GM acquired the remain rights to the Oakland brand. Originally the Oakland vehicles used a vertical two-cylinder engine but was replaced with the four-cylinder and sales increased to around 5,000 units per year. In 1916, the V-8 engine was...

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2012-06-18 08:24:16

Symbol: CAUM Group: Monocot Family: Liliaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.