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2010-03-22 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The X-Change Corporation (Pink Sheets: XCHC), a multimedia and e-commerce venture serving the diverse and growing Hispanic markets, announced today the appointment of Roberto Orci to the company's board of directors. Roberto Orci is a long-time advertising agency leader, former management consultant, and consumer-marketing luminary with 32 years of advertising experience. President of his agency, Acento (www.acento.com), Mr. Orci is...

2010-03-18 07:40:00

LOS GATOS, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the President's National Math Advisory Panel, only three out of every 10 American kids are proficient in math, and by grade twelve, it is only two out of 10. Even worse, over 70% of our colleges have found it necessary to offer remedial math classes. The panel states that algebra is the gateway subject which will enable students to take more advanced math, science, and technical classes. They have concluded that all students very...

2010-02-01 23:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- SEO.com, a search marketing firm, is sponsoring Startup Princess to bring renowned author, speaker and marketer Seth Godin to a fundraising luncheon Feb. 12 at the Rail Events Center. All proceeds from the event will go to "The Red Cross for Haiti Relief Fund." "We're honored to help out the Red Cross and the people in Haiti," said Dave Bascom, president of SEO.com. "We're also excited to be part of this event and to help bring a well-respected...

2008-09-18 06:00:22

By Natalie Angier You are shopping in a busy supermarket and you're ready to pay up and go home. You perform a quick visual sweep of the checkout options and immediately start ramming your cart through traffic toward an appealingly unpeopled line halfway across the store. As you wait in line and start reading nutrition labels, you can't help but calculate that the 529 calories contained in a single slice of your Key lime cheesecake amounts to one-fourth of your recommended daily caloric...

2008-07-28 18:00:00

THE Government should be congratulated on its moves to protect the environment on farmland, say leaders of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, (CPRE). The charity says it welcomes the decision by Environment Secretary Hilary Benn to take forward recommendation for a replacement for the set aside scheme. This will require farmers to put a percentage of their land into environmental management. Ian Woodhurst, CPRE's senior farming campaigner, said; "This decision is good news for our...

Word of the Day
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.