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2011-07-12 08:00:00

NEW YORK, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Teaching Matters is pleased to announce that Jeanne Rotunda, Principal of West Side Collaborative (MS 250) is the recipient of the first annual Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for School Innovation. The $15,000 prize was presented to Rotunda by Elizabeth Rohatyn at Teaching Matters' Fourth Annual Summer Forum for Principals. West Side Collaborative's online collaborative community fosters the staff's ability to differentiate instruction for...

2011-06-13 07:15:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Compositions and Concepts" is a 392-page book including over 170 original songs, explanations of the composer's methodologies, some of his philosophy, synth-choral works, graphic compositions, and studies. Composer/Author Carei Thomas says, "There have been many stages in my development, with my compositions going back and forth conceptually from simple songs, to investigations of complex methodologies, to experimentation with mathematical and...

2011-05-18 12:45:00

Japanese health officials said on Tuesday the potential health consequences of the nuclear crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant are not equal to those caused by the disaster at Chernobyl. Makoto Akashi of Japan's National Institute of Radiological Sciences said the levels of radioactive materials Cesium 134 and 137 are "much less than those of the accident at Chernobyl." Akashi made the Chernobyl comparison during a special event devoted to the Fukushima crisis at the World Health...

2009-02-12 08:00:00

NEENAH, Wis., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Plexus Corp. (Nasdaq: PLXS) announced today that it intends to begin operations in Oradea, Romania and has entered into an agreement to lease an approximately 72,000 sq. ft. facility. This new facility establishes the first phase of Plexus' lower cost European manufacturing strategy, which will provide customers with a balanced regional solution. Coupled with the current Kelso, Scotland manufacturing facility and design services capabilities in...

2008-09-17 16:51:34

By OLIVIA KELLEHER AN Irish charity has launched an appeal after stumbling across a "hospital from hell". On its latest humanitarian mission to Kazakhstan, Cork charity Greater Chernobyl Cause found Red Cross personnel desperately trying to care for patients in horrifying conditions. The care home in Semipalatinsk is deprived of essential medical supplies, proper bedding and basic food. The chronically ill are thrown together with social outcasts, the mentally disabled and radiation...

2008-09-08 12:00:24

A teenage victim of the Chernobyl nuclear accident is fighting to remain in the United States with the California family she spends summers with. Tanya Kazyra's refusal to return to Belarus with the other members of her exchange group last month has sparked an international controversy, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. Two Belarus envoys have visited the girl and promised her a free house and college education if she returns home. A government television and media campaign in...

2008-08-18 12:00:49

Pivovar Janacek (PJ) (Uhersky Brod, Czech Republic), brewery, produced nearly 40,000 hl of beer during 1H 2008, 8% more compared to 1H 2007. PJ's proceeds for the sales of its products and services increased by 18.5% to CEK 50.1 mil during 1H 2008 compared to 1H 2007. (c) 2008 Access Czech Republic Business Bulletin. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-21 21:00:32

MOSCOW. July 21 (Interfax) - Moscow is concerned about the Ukrainian intent to use the Odesa-Brody oil pipeline in the direct mode this year, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin said at the Monday meeting of the government. "This is a concern of Russian companies, which supply crude to Central Europe. The companies have to seek other delivery routes," he said. He said that Russian companies will channel the supplies to Novorossiysk and Primorsk and thus make them more stable....

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