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2013-06-30 23:17:58

NVRA (National Verbatim Reporters Association) is proud to announce that legislation has passed giving approval to voice-writing court reporters in the state of Oregon nvra.org (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 NVRA proudly announces that the Governor of the State of Oregon has signed into law legislation that approves voice-writing court reporters to be licensed as CSRs and opens the door for voice writers to practice their profession in Oregon. NVRA® is the United States authority for voice...

2010-10-06 14:30:00

NCRA will have a presence at White House signing ceremony VIENNA, Va., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When President Obama signs the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act into law on Friday, millions of citizens who are deaf or hard-of-hearing ultimately will have new-found access to video programming on the Internet through closed captioning. Working behind the scenes to make captioning of live Internet broadcasts possible will be realtime court reporters who serve as...

2010-08-27 08:05:00

VIENNA, Va., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Viola S. Zborowski has been elected to the office of Director of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), a 20,000-member association representing court reporters and providers of captioning and realtime transcription services for the legal, broadcasting, business, government, and educational communities throughout the United States (www.ncraonline.org). Ms. Zborowski works as a freelance court reporter in Long Valley, New Jersey....

2010-01-01 12:35:07

To those of you who are tweeting, sexting, or just chillaxin this holiday weekend, get ready: Fifteen popular overused and misused words and phrases are being targeted by a U.S. university's annual list of terms that deserve to be banned. Each year for the past 35 years, Lake Superior State University's wordsmiths go over thousands of words nominated for the annual list that targets words commonly misused in marketing, media, technology and other areas. On the list this year phrases...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).