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2014-06-04 08:37:51

Virtual conference "Common Standards, Uncommon Feedback," to examine impact of feedback, technology on student learning OAKLAND, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, issued an open call for presentation proposals from members of the educational community for the second annual Student Success Week, which will be held October 6-10, 2014. Student Success Week is a free virtual conference featuring a series of webcasts...

2014-06-02 23:06:48

Author Dan Brand poses thought-provoking ideas about the reality of human existence in new book. Brisbane, Australia (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Have you ever wondered why you were put on Earth? Or if this physical, human life is real, or just a dream? Australian author Dan Brand’s new book, “Mind WorX: An Inside Story,” is a compilation of thoughts and philosophical ideas written as a result of a certain curiosity about the human life we tend to take for granted. For years, he has tried...

2014-05-12 08:38:10

First of a series of tools enabling public access to actionable patent market data and intelligence SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RPX Corporation (NASDAQ: RPXC), the leading provider of patent risk management solutions, today launched RPX Search, the first search engine to provide public access to the most complete database that connects patent, litigation, and entity data in one resource. With this free search engine, any company can quickly and accurately search...

2014-05-09 23:03:32

MDeverywhere, Inc. announced today they have successfully completed their bi-annual NCQA Credentials Verification Organization review process and have been awarded their NCQA CVO certification through May, 2016. Waltham, MA (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 MDeverywhere, a leading provider of revenue cycle management solutions for physicians, announced today they have successfully completed their bi-annual NCQA Credentials Verification Organization review process and have been awarded their NCQA CVO...

2014-05-01 23:10:21

A new study shows that a treadmill desk may help boost creative output by as much as 60%. Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 The next time someone tells you to “take a hike” do it! That is if you want to boost your creativity levels by as much as 60%. The same advice might be given to recent naysayers claiming treadmill desks created a multi-tasking mind block. Recent research from Stanford University found significant gains in creative production simply by allowing test subjects...

2014-04-25 08:31:25

Lobbying war-driven scrutiny of patent system set to continue OTTAWA, Ontario, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For World IP Day 2014, TechInsights, the leading provider of intellectual property consulting, patent brokerage and technical analysis services, takes a look at the significant issues impacting technology patent owners. Intellectual property (IP) and patents continued to experience increased shareholder, media and public awareness throughout 2013, and this will be ongoing...

2014-04-23 12:21:08

SHEFFIELD, England, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synectics has launched a new range of COEX(TM) TriMode camera stations which offer three light-condition operating modes in one unit, for greater operational flexibility and image clarity in all possible light conditions. The supplier of advanced surveillance solutions to the global oil & gas and marine sectors, has designed the new low voltage, lightweight and compact units to be more adaptive to specific conditions by enabling...

2014-04-08 04:23:12

NITLE, SEE, ICAI and Plagiarism Today sponsor event with theme "From Copying to Critical Thinking" OAKLAND, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced it will host the second annual Plagiarism Education Week from April 21-25, a virtual conference that explores the issue of plagiarism in the classroom from the perspective of educators and students. With a theme of "From Copying to Critical Thinking," the...

2014-04-04 23:41:37

Teneo Linguistics Company, a full service provider of foreign translation services and foreign language enthusiast, shares 6 tips on making sure you receive a quality translation product. Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Our society is changing. Digital Age values have tweaked some of the definitions associated with “predictable” terms. “Accuracy” is a good example. Before, we might have defined “accuracy” as “a thorough process including quality assurance, fact...

2014-04-02 23:31:46

PublicEngines' Field Test Shows Predictive Analytics 3x More Accurate at Predicting Crime Than Hot Spots Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 * Field study in five cities demonstrates accuracy of predictive analytics in predicting future crimes Tests show CommandCentral Predictive™ effectively identifies almost 30% of next day’s burglaries Results are three-times more accurate than traditional hot spotting techniques Effects are more efficient use of resources as...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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