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2014-04-28 08:28:58

READ 180®and System 44®All-Star Award winners recognized for overcoming the odds and improving their reading skills NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, today named 13 exceptional students in grades 5-12 as READ 180(®) and System 44(®) All-Stars. Thanks to their dedicated teachers and enrollment in Scholastic READ 180 or System 44, the leading blended learning programs proven to raise reading...

2014-04-25 23:07:50

TURNING STONEchoice helped give out books to Puerto Rican Unity for Progress Organization on April 23, 2014, World Book Night (#WBN). Over 25,000 volunteers from Kodiak to Key West gave away half a million books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across America. Voorhees, NJ (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 World Book Night, http://www.WorldBookNight.org, was an ambitious campaign that gave away thousands of books, specially printed paperbacks to light or non...

Speed Reading Apps Found To Hamper Comprehension In Some Cases
2014-04-22 12:24:04

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Speed reading is an enviable trait, yet new research suggests that speed reading apps are not as helpful as they may seem, according to a new Psychological Science study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego. “Our findings show that eye movements are a crucial part of the reading process,” said psychological scientist Elizabeth Schotter of the University of California, San Diego, lead author of the new...

2014-04-21 23:06:22

Another five year contract has been awarded to the Military and Aerospace Manufacturing Division of Fidelity Technologies Corp. Reading, PA (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 The Military and Aerospace Manufacturing Division of Fidelity Technologies Corp. has been awarded another five year contract, with a ceiling of $84.4 million, to manufacture Power Distribution Illumination Systems, Electrical (PDISE) for the U.S. Army, company officials announced today. In 2008, the Reading-based contractor was...

2014-04-21 23:04:46

Local dentist joins other leading colleagues at conference to analyze and take active action against one of the major sources of economic destruction. Pembroke Pines, FL (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Ruben Albarracin, Office Manager of Liliana Gonzalez DDS PA & Associates Family Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry, joined other leading dentists and their executive staff from across America. They gathered at MGE: Management Experts in Florida on March 26, 2014 to analyze and take active...

2014-04-16 08:26:44

Full-featured smartphone versions of popular app for doctors to include free access to The Merck Manual READING, Mass., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians Interactive Inc. (PI), the leading provider of online and mobile clinical resources and solutions for healthcare professionals, today announced it is launching free iPhone and Android versions of its popular Omnio application. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140220/MM69228LOGO The iPhone version of Omnio for iOS 7...

2014-04-14 12:31:18

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, the nation's leading advocate for family literacy, announced the launch of a virtual book drive in celebration of its 25(th) Anniversary. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140414/72990 Beginning today, and continuing through Friday, April 25(th), you can visit www.helpthemread.org to vote for your favorite children's book. For every vote cast, Scholastic will donate a...

2014-04-10 23:27:27

MGE Management Experts and top Dental clients met at a conference in March to analyze and take active action against one of the major sources of economic destruction. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 MGE Management Experts hosted a conference March 26 where leading dentists and their executive staff from across America met to analyze and take active action against one of the sources of economic destruction, which affects not only their practices, but also the local community and...

2014-04-10 12:26:51

Innovative library engagement encouraged in literacy grant competition WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Beyond Access initiative, a consortium of 11 international organizations funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The new partnership brings up to $450,000 in additional resources in support of ACR GCD grant awards that include innovative approaches...

2014-04-10 08:27:37

ReadSpeaker launches new version of its docReader reading and viewing solution for online content owners UPPSALA, Sweden, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the news release, "ReadSpeaker docReader Becomes the New Document Viewer of Choice on the Web" issued on 9 Apr 2014 10:00 GMT, by ReadSpeaker over PR Newswire, we are advised by a representative of the company that the URLs included in the release were misformatted by PR Newswire, and consequently non-functional. Complete, corrected...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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