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2013-11-13 23:03:11

“The release of the PISA data is the start to an ongoing initiative that will look beyond international rankings to learn how to improve education in the United States,” says Gov. Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 On December 3, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will release the latest results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a test of reading literacy,...

2013-06-12 23:24:06

CAPSCIENT's VP of Sales, Marketing and Strategic Alliances, Dale Kaplan, explains how CAPSCIENT's latest service offering (PISA) helps organizations achieve their ERP goals with minimal service cost and increased return on investment. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Organizations that use software products like Oracle's JD Edwards, eBusiness Suite, PeopleSoft, often question how they can drive additional value out of their investment. This spurs questions around the level of current...

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2009-06-26 12:20:00

A California-based Web site has ranked the Top Five Leaning Buildings and Monuments Not in Pisa, including a German church and an Estonian museum. VirtualTourist.com said while Italy's leaning tower of Pisa may be the most famous of off-kilter buildings, it is certainly not alone in the category. Germany's Oberkirche church in the town of Bad Frankenhausen is believed to lean two extra inches each year, giving it an even greater slant than Pisa. Meanwhile, Estonia's Tartu Art Museum bears a...

2009-04-15 17:56:45

Researchers say the discovery of a 200-year-old travel diary written by Italian adventurer Alessandro Ricci is a treasure for Egyptologists. The journal, discovered in Pisa University by researcher Daniele Salvoldi, covers Ricci's adventures in Egypt and Tuscany between 1817 and 1822, ANSA reported Wednesday. Marilina Betro of Pisa University said the diary, which includes descriptions and drawings of Egyptian monuments that were destroyed in the 1800s, was held by French authorities for...

2009-04-01 13:55:28

Nuclear medicine procedure is still the best predictor of event-free survival, according to article in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine In a study comparing the ability of various medical techniques to accurately determine the extent of heart disease and stratify patients according to disease severity, researchers found that myocardial perfusion testing with gated single photon emission computed tomography (gated SPECT) was a more accurate predictor of prognosis in chronic ischemic heart...

2009-02-12 13:03:00

Adivent to expand WiTech's sales reach throughout Europe, Middle East and North America BERN, Switzerland and PISA, Italy, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Adivent (http://www.adivent.com), a sales outsourcing company focused on the telecom and technology markets, has been selected by Italian telecom vendor WiTech to expand the company's sales reach throughout Europe, the Middle East and North America. The three-year deal is the largest contract ever for Adivent and marks the expansion of the firm's...

2008-09-04 00:00:15

By Sharyn Betz The dollar was weak, gasoline was expensive, and all the economic indicators screamed "stay home" this summer. But I'd been invited to spend a week at a villa in Tuscany. The room was free, the company delightful and the Delta Air Lines ticket I'd obtained was reasonably priced. A 15-hour flight from Los Angeles to Pisa, Italy -- including a three-hour layover at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York -- and I was there. How could I refuse? How could I be so lucky, I kept...

2008-08-27 18:00:00

By Wayne Stackhouse THE beautfiful Italian region of Tuscany is usually associated as a holiday destination for the more well heeled or Prime Ministers with the right friends. But that all seems to be changing as the number of low cost airline destinations increases. And with the help of Ryanair's regular service from Birmingham to Pisa airport, I discovered a break to that part of Italy which has so many charms, doesn't have to come at a particularly high price in these credit crunch...

2007-05-05 03:00:11

By Genazzani, Alessandro D; Lanzoni, Chiara; Ricchieri, Federica; Baraldi, Enrica; Et al Abstract Background. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disease that is frequently observed to be related to increased insulin resistance independent of body weight. The use of insulin-sensitizer compounds, such as metformin, permits great improvement of such metabolic abnormality, restoring ovarian function and gonadal steroid synthesis and reducing insulin resistance. Aim. On...