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2014-03-19 00:21:57

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's TED Prize winner - Charmian Gooch of Global Witness - has announced that she will use the prestigious million-dollar award "to make it impossible for criminals and corrupt dictators to hide behind anonymous companies." The announcement was made live and online from the TED stage in Vancouver, with support from leading members of the business, political, law enforcement and campaigning community. Delivering a powerful...

2014-03-17 16:26:55

TV network secures rights to broadcast UGA's annual ceremony through 2016 ATHENS, Ga., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Georgia's George Foster Peabody Awards, considered among the most prestigious prizes in electronic media, and Pivot, Participant Media's television network targeting millennials, have agreed to a multi-year strategic alliance beginning this year and spanning through 2016, the Peabodys' 75th anniversary. The announcement was made today by...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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