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2010-10-19 09:38:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gainesville branch of New Horizons Computer Learning Center has been named Global Location of the Year for 2010. The Gainesville center has received Location of the Year for North American Small Markets for the third time and two of its instructors were recognized as being among the Top 25 worldwide. Additionally, New Horizons was recently awarded with the "Growing Our Own" business expansion award presented by the Gainesville Area Chamber...

2010-08-03 06:05:00

New line of biodegradable** pens and pencils feature components that break down in your backyard OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, U.S. consumers purchase nearly 12 million writing instruments*. This back-to-school season, Paper Mate®, a global leader in stylish, innovative writing instruments, is encouraging families to choose a greener alternative while also involving them in a fun and easy science experiment they can do in their own backyard. It's...

2010-04-30 13:06:00

NEW YORK, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Manhattan-based design group DBA is proud to announce the launch of its first product: a 98% biodegradable disposable pen. This revolutionary writing instrument is the first in what will be a series of products from DBA for the home and office. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100430/NY96765) DBA created the pen by developing a number of environmentally safe components including a sleek injection-molded casing resembling traditional plastic...

2010-04-26 07:10:00

TUCSON, Ariz., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Graduation gifts have special meaning. Whether it's a fountain pen, Dopp kit, emergency GPS unit or shaving set, this special gift is meant to celebrate accomplishment, reward success, and brighten the recipient's future. A graduation gift should impress and last. OakStreet Man (http://www.oakstreetman.com), Internet seller of Exceptional Goods for the Uncompromising Man(TM), has the perfect items, service and guarantee to make every graduate smile....

2010-04-13 07:00:00

VANCOUVER, Wash., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Wacom® announces wide-ranging support for the powerful new features of Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 (CS5), officially launched yesterday. The significant upgrades in CS5 include new pen-centric capabilities, particularly in the brush engine for Photoshop® CS5 and Illustrator® CS5 software. Photoshop users will get the most from the new brush capabilities...

2010-04-06 10:03:00

LONDON, April 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Traffix Systems, the NGN and Diameter control plane expert, announced today the general availability (GA) of Traffix Diameter Load Balancer version 3.0. The new version enables telecom operators to optimize data traffic and cut costs. The new version announced today presents important new capabilities enabling easy and cost effective data traffic growth in telecom networks: - Support of additional protocols - Traffix Diameter Load Balancer...

2010-03-01 07:00:00

VANCOUVER, Wash., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Wacom® introduces the much anticipated Cintiq®21UX, its newly-redesigned interactive pen display delivering state-of-the-art pen performance and innovative ergonomics in a color-accurate LCD display. Designed specifically to meet the demanding needs of professional photographers, designers, artists and animators, the new Cintiq 21UX offers unparalleled creative control, comfort and productivity....

2010-02-03 07:00:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Pens, like world-class athletic competitions, have superstars - top performers that consistently deliver. Today, Paper Mate®, a global leader in stylish, innovative writing instruments, announced it is going for the "green" with a new TV ad. The ad, which launches this week in 11 major media markets across the country, features the new Paper Mate Biodegradable* pen and mechanical pencil, the latest line-up of innovation exclusively...

2009-10-14 08:00:00

TOKYO, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Platinum Pen Co., Ltd. begins in October 2009 the overseas sale of a new fountain pen model highly popular in Japan for its nib that gives a feel of genuinely smooth writing despite its super-low price. The Platinum PPQ is a family of fountain pens acceptable to people of a broad range of ages and, at the same time, giving a feel of genuinely smooth fountain pen writing satisfactory even to long-time users. PPQ ink is available in seven different colors and...

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2009-09-17 07:40:00

When it comes to writing the pen apparently is mightier than the computer keyboard. Second, fourth and sixth grade children with and without handwriting disabilities were able to write more and faster when using a pen than a keyboard to compose essays, according to new research. The study, headed by Virginia Berninger, a University of Washington professor of educational psychology who studies normal writing development and writing disabilities, looked at children's ability to write the...


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2010-09-16 15:36:53

Unlike its predecessor, the dip pen, the fountain pen holds its ink in a internal reservoir which is drawn through a feed to the nib by way of gravity and capillary action. Due to its way of operating the fountain pen requires little to no pressure to write. The ink in the reservoir may be re-filled manually via an internal "filler mechanism or through use of removable reservoirs of pre-filled ink. The first known recorded use of the fountain pen dates back to the 10th century....

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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