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“Brain Breaks” Increase Educational Performance And Activity In Elementary Schools

Oregon State University A recent Oregon survey about an exercise DVD that adds short breaks of physical activity into the daily routine of elementary school students found it had a high level of popularity with both students and teachers, and...

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2014-09-30 08:40:03

Lineup includes interactive smart globes for kids, projection clocks for home as well as Bluetooth-enabled weather stations and wireless BBQ thermometers for parents TUALATIN, Ore., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregon Scientific, a leading designer and global manufacturer of personal electronics, announced its 2014 line of 'Smart Living' holiday products at Pepcom Holiday Spectacular. Gift givers shopping for foodies, kids and even techies will find a range of products offered by...

2014-09-26 16:25:37

Springbrook Software is committed to engaging government, businesses and citizens to shape the next generation of cities PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Springbrook Software today announced it is working with Microsoft on CityNext, an initiative designed to help governments, businesses and citizens reimagine what is next for their cities. For the first time in history, more than 50 percent of the world's population lives in urban areas and nearly 70 percent of people...

2014-09-24 23:07:33

David Mepham, partner at Hodgkinson Street Mepham, LLC, engages students in small group discussions about medical and legal issues they are likely to encounter in residency. Portland, OR (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Hodgkinson Street Mepham, LLC, a Portland litigation defense law firm, is honored to partner with Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) for an annual two day session on professionalism and law for fourth-year medical students transitioning into OHSU’s Residency...

2014-09-24 08:33:21

29 Oregon High Schools Leverage Technology to Experience Career Paths ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an effort to provide an inspirational yet cost-effective tool in career exploration, the Mid-Willamette Education Consortium (MWEC) in Salem, Oregon, recently adopted the use of VirtualJobShadow.com, a comprehensive career planning resource that allows students to shadow real people in real jobs from any computer or tablet without ever leaving the...

2014-09-23 12:20:57

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- 2015 Fiat 500e models are now available at studios in California and Oregon -- Fiat 500e lease available for $199 a month for 36 months with $999 due at signing -- Fiat 500e recently named "Top Electric Vehicle" at the Northwest Automotive Press Association's annual Drive Revolution event -- 2015 Fiat 500e features two new exterior colors and a redesigned center console --...

2014-09-22 23:06:17

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber recently signed a proclamation declaring October 2014 as “Oregon Chiropractic Health and Wellness Month.” The proclamation comes as University of Western States (UWS) celebrates 110 years of leadership in educating health care professionals. Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber recently signed a proclamation declaring October 2014 as “Oregon Chiropractic Health and Wellness Month.” The proclamation comes as...

2014-09-22 23:01:17

InstaPics Announces Social Media Photobooths for Sale in Orgeon (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 InstaPics, the premier selfie social media photo booth, is pleased offer its latest photo booth iteration for business owners in Oregon. This new photo booth selfie station for businesses in the state of Oregon is a DIY social media tool. It allows business owners in Oregon to do social media, without having to hire a social media company. This new selfie station brings a personalized and automated...

2014-09-22 23:01:11

Nicolette Merino will Receive the Award at the OHCA Annual Convention in Portland, Oregon on Tuesday September 23, 2014 Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 During the annual Oregon Health Care Association (OHCA) Annual Convention, key leaders from the Oregon long-term care and senior housing industry are recognized for their efforts to go the extra mile for the well-being of others. This year, Nicolette Merino, Regional Director of Operations for Avamere Health Services, will be...

2014-09-22 08:34:33

Cable Operators Can Tackle Their Toughest TV Everywhere Quality Issues and Comply with Loudness and Closed Captioning Regulations with Tektronix' Sentry and QCloud BEAVERTON, Ore., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tektronix (www.tektronix.com), the market leader in broadcast video test, monitoring and analysis solutions, will showcase its latest video and audio monitoring solutions for ensuring the quality of TV Everywhere services and for complying with loudness and closed captioning...

2014-09-22 08:34:31

Extends Tektronix' Comprehensive DDR Test Solution to Support New High-Speed, Low-Power Memory Interfaces for Mobile Devices BEAVERTON, Ore., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced the industry's first complete PHY layer and conformance test solution for JEDEC LPDDR4, the next generation of mobile memory technology. Slated for adoption starting in 2015, LPDDR4 builds on the current generation of LPDDR3...


Latest Oregon Reference Libraries

Northern Red-Legged Frog, Rana aurora
2014-09-11 11:41:10

The Northern Red-Legged Frog (Rana aurora) is a species of amphibian whose range is the coastal region extending from southwest British Colombia to southern Mendocino County in Northern California, and is protected in British Colombia, Oregon, and California. Being a member of the genus Rana, this species of frog is considered a true frog, with characteristic smooth skin and a narrow waist. This frog needs still waters for breeding, and is rarely found at any great distance from its breeding...

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
2014-07-31 08:39:40

Wallowa–Whitman National Forest is a national forest that is located in the states of Idaho and Oregon in the United States. It contains 2,392,508 acres of land that was once inhabited by the Nez Perce people in 1400 CE and would later become home to the Joseph Band of the same tribe. Later, other tribes inhabited the area including the Shoshone, Bannock, and Cayuse tribes and Europeans would settle there in 1860. President Theodore Roosevelt established the Chesnimnus Reserve and the...

Willamette National Forest
2014-07-31 08:27:52

Willamette National Forest is a national forest that is located in the state of Oregon in the United States. It can be found in the central section of the Cascade Range and holds 1,678,031 acres, of which over 380,000 acres comprise eight designated wilderness areas. This forest first began its life as the Cascade Forest Reserve, which was established by President Grover Cleveland as a reaction to public protests to protect the Cascade Mountains in 1893. At this time, the reserve extended...

Oregon Grape, Mahonia aquifolium
2014-01-12 09:53:18

Mahonia aquifolium is a species of flowering plant from the family Berberidaceae. The plant may also be referred to as the Oregon grape. It is an evergreen shrub and typically blooms in early spring. M. aquifolium can grow up to 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide. It has pinnate leaves that measure up to 12 inches. Each leaf is made up of spiny leaflets. The leaves have a leathery appearance that resembles holly, while the stems have a thick, cork-like appearance. The flowers of the plant grow in...

Deschutes National Forest
2013-12-24 12:04:50

The Deschutes National Forest is a United States National Forest that is located in some parts of Deschutes, Klamath, Lake, and Jefferson counties in central Oregon. It makes up 1.8 million acres along the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains. In 1908, the Deschutes National Forest was established from some parts of the Blue Mountains, Cascade, and Fremont National Forests. In the year 1911, some parts of the Deschutes National Forest were split off to create the Ochoco and Paulina National...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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