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2009-03-18 15:42:00

Turnover rates a reflection of college athlete's job security and satisfaction NORCO, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In conjunction with the start of the 2009 NCAA men's basketball tournament, today the National College Players Association (NCPA), formerly known as the Collegiate Athletes Coalition (CAC), released results of a groundbreaking study which revealed athlete turnover rates of the top NCAA men's basketball teams. "I would strongly urge all recruits to consider a...

2008-07-08 00:00:17

By TANVI TRIVEDI Sameera Reddy is deliriously happy. She is secure in the knowledge that while Race happened to be a block buster, it was no small feat that her comic interludes with Anil Kapoor were appreciated by the audience. " Touch wood," she says, "I am where I wanted to be all along - I am being recognised for the work that I am doing."Soon enough, the youngest of the Reddy sister will be donning the avatar of a judge for a television reality show. "I think SRK and Salman Khan...

2008-06-20 16:40:40

With 8 inches of hail falling in parts of Nebraska this week and Arizona reaching triple digit temperatures last week, it may seem rather arbitrary to call June 20 the first day of the summer this year, aka the summer solstice. But scientists really do have a reason. It's all about Earth's cockeyed leanings and some celestial configurations that even the ancients understood. Our planet is tilted 23.5 degrees on its spin axis. On June 20 this year (some years it's June 21), the...

2005-03-30 15:15:00

Tilt is a 100,000-year planetary pacemaker Woods Hole -- Scientists have long debated what causes glacial/interglacial cycles, which have occurred most recently at intervals of about 100,000 years. A new study reported in the March 24 issue of Nature finds that these glacial cycles are paced by variations in the tilt of Earth's axis, and that glaciations end when Earth's tilt is large. With more than 30 explanations proposed for these glacial cycles, researchers at the Woods Hole...

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2011-06-20 11:32:36

The Summer Solstice, or "Midsummer," derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), occurs exactly when the Earth's axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23° 26'. This is the time when the Sun is at its highest, or most northerly, point in the sky in the Northern Hemisphere. Except in the polar regions, where daylight is continuous for many months during the spring and summer, the day on which the Summer solstice occurs is the day of the year with...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.