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2012-01-18 08:00:00

Among the organizations choosing Appointment-Plus enterprise scheduler for their booking solutions in fourth quarter 2011 were Gap, five United Way branches, Liberty Tax Service and several universities. Appointment-Plus provides the enterprise scheduling industry´s premier application for Fortune 500 companies, corporations, and large and medium-sized businesses. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) January 18, 2012 Appointment-Plus, the worldwide experts in enterprise scheduling solutions and...

2011-10-11 20:13:46

Chance and probability play a natural role in statistical physics. Inspired by confetti, researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, gain better understanding of random phenomena and refine the tools that can be used to study them. "The result of small disturbances to random systems can be illustrated by throwing confetti. If simple rules are constructed at a small scale, it is possible to study the characteristics at a broad level. Small changes at local level can result in...

2011-05-10 05:04:00

NEW YORK, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Although professional football is America's favorite sport, there is some talk that the upcoming NFL season may be delayed or even cancelled because the current labor lockout will continue. The NFL did hold its annual draft recently in a somewhat modified and scaled-back format, producing lower viewership and ratings than in previous years. Is that a nod to future interest in the sport, or an anomaly based on the present situation? (Logo:...

2010-12-23 02:03:52

People who feel powerful are more likely to believe they can beat cancer if it's described in human terms, according to new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. The study looks at anthropomorphism, or the tendency to attribute humanlike characteristics, intentions, and behavior to nonhuman objects. "The present research shows important downstream consequences of anthropomorphism that go beyond simple liking of products with humanlike physical features," write authors Sara Kim and Ann L....

2010-05-17 08:00:00

PARIS, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to quickly develop new structured products and vastly speed up Monte Carlo-based derivatives for its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) customers, Reval, the global leader in derivative risk management and hedge accounting solutions, chose SciFinance® from SciComp Inc. SciComp, Inc., a leader in automated code generation software, is exhibiting at the annual ICBI Global Derivatives & Risk Management Conference in Paris this week....

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2010-03-04 08:57:42

Probability matching is tempting, but strategists are better off going by the numbers when choosing winners in the NCAA men's basketball tournament BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Soon Americans nationwide will begin poring over NCAA men's basketball tournament brackets in their annual attempt at glory -- and maybe even a little cash -- in winning the ubiquitous, albeit illegal, office pool. Some will go by the numbers, picking the team in each matchup with the best ranking or seed. Others use...

2009-12-03 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dice Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: DHX), a leading provider of specialized career websites for professional communities, announced today it donated $40,000 to high-needs schools in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. to support math and science education. The donations will fund more than 100 classroom projects reaching over 3,000 students through DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit website connecting donors with specific classroom...

2009-09-21 08:19:45

Nanotechnology is viewed favorably, but possible risks should be acknowledged New technologies may change our lives for the better, but sometimes they have risks. Communicating those benefits and risks to the public, and developing regulations to deal with them, can be difficult "” particularly if there's already public opposition to the technology. A new study that provides an overview of research on public perceptions of nanotechnology "” technology on a very, very small scale...

2008-08-21 09:01:14

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alan James Group (AJG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Interleukin Genetics, Inc. , announced today that it has launched several new websites for its line of branded nutritional supplements, including Ginsana(R), Ginkoba(R), Venastat(R), Optiform SAM-e(R), Cransana(R) and Ginsana Gold Multiplex(R). AJG markets items in multiple categories in the Food, Drug and Mass (FD&M) channels, including Energy, Memory, Leg Vein Health and Heart...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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