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2011-02-24 19:06:40

Why, and when, do we learn to speak the way that we do? Research from North Carolina State University on African-American children presents an unexpected finding: language use can go on a roller-coaster ride during childhood as kids adopt and abandon vernacular language patterns. "We found that there is a "Ëœroller-coaster effect,' featuring an ebb and flow in a child's use of vernacular English over the course of his or her language development," says Dr. Walt Wolfram, William C....

2011-02-22 08:00:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- There are roughly 6,500 spoken languages spoken throughout the world today.  Every person knows at least one of them, however, many people are fond of learning two or more.  It's actually recommended these days.  There are numerous benefits of being bilingual such as an improvement in linguistic and meta linguistic abilities as well as betterment of cognitive flexibility such as divergent thinking, concept formation, verbal abilities and general reasoning....

2011-02-15 06:30:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Drew Industries Incorporated (NYSE: DW), a leading supplier of components for recreational vehicles (RVs) and manufactured homes, today reported net income for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2010 of $3.1 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared to net income of $2.9 million, or $0.13 per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2009. Net sales in the 2010 fourth quarter exceeded $106 million, up 2 percent compared to 2009 fourth...

2011-02-14 14:07:00

DECATUR, Ind., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Coach, a division of Fleetwood RV, Inc., today announced the promotion of Justin Humphreys to Vice President. Humphreys will continue to report directly to CEO, John Draheim. Humphreys began his career in the RV industry in 1998. Humphreys was national sales manager for American Coach prior to his promotion, where he helped increase the division's market share 20%. Humphreys is also committed to the Company's Lean culture, earning his...

2011-02-14 14:03:00

DECATUR, Ind., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Goldshield Fiberglass, Inc., an industry leader in custom molded composite products across a variety of industries including heavy truck and RV, today named Jeff Newport as company president. Newport leaves his current role as production manager for Fleetwood RV, Inc. to take Goldshield's highest leadership position. As president, Newport will have full P&L responsibility and will oversee the company's entire operations. Newport brings to...

2011-01-31 12:45:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Drew Industries Incorporated (NYSE: DW), a White Plains, NY-based manufacturer of components for the recreational vehicle and manufactured housing industries, will release its fourth quarter 2010 financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, February 15, 2011. Drew Industries also will host a conference call on Tuesday, February 15 at 11 a.m. ET to discuss its results and other business matters. Participation in the...

2011-01-31 07:50:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Drew Industries Incorporated (NYSE: DW), a leading supplier of components for recreational vehicles (RV) and manufactured homes, today reported that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc., acquired the assets and business of Nampa, Idaho-based Home-Style Industries, and its affiliated companies ("Home-Style"). The purchase price of $7.25 million was paid from available cash, and Drew expects the acquisition of Home-Style to be...

2011-01-26 05:08:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accents are a funny thing. Certain ones prompt stereotypical thought, which might be why people often deny having an accent. Yet, when asked about various attributes, Americans living in the East, Midwest and South all give more flattering responses about the accents from their areas than do adults from elsewhere. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO ) These are some of the results of The Harris Poll®...

2011-01-25 12:41:00

DECATUR, Ind., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleetwood RV, Inc., a leading producer of Class A and Class C recreational vehicles, today announced that event registration for its "Circle Your Wagons in Shawnee" national rally is now available online at www.fleetwoodrv.com/mhevent. The Company's third annual owner event will be held at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee, Okla. from June 25-29, 2011. All Fleetwood motor home owners, regardless of brand, are welcome to attend the...

2011-01-20 06:45:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Even in mid-winter, demand for RV rentals is revving up. Now is the time to reserve a luxury diesel motorhome for the Grand-Am Series and NASCAR racing season, spring break and summer travel, according to Robert Lemon, founder/owner of Luxurious Rentals, LLC (http://www.dieselrvrentals.com). Backed by more than a decade of experience in the RV rental marketplace, Luxurious Rentals is quickly expanding -- and is one of a few diesel-RV...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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