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Paying Parents to Read to Their Children Boosts Literacy Skills

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers have found a surprising way to help boost the skills of children with language impairment: Pay their parents to read to them.  A new study tested four techniques to get parents or other caregivers to complete a 15-week literacy intervention for their children with language impairment.  Only one of those techniques – paying parents 50 cents for each reading session – led to children showing significant gains in reading test scores, findings showed.  “We were somewhat stunned to find that paying parents had this strong effect. We didn’t anticipate this,” said Laura Justice, lead author of the study and professor of educational psychology at The Ohio State University.  The other three techniques tried in the study were offering positive feedback to the parents, offering encouragement, and modeling to parents how to read in a way that improved children’s literacy skills.  None of these three was helpful, and offering feedback actually had a slight…

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On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z 300 MILLION RECORDS WORLDWIDE

36 GRAMMYS

2 PHILANTHROPISTS

1 TOUR

1 STAGE

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SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 30, 2014 Natomas Barnes and Noble to host a public book signing May 10, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. featuring Fresno author, magazine publisher and business owner, Reginia (Regana) McKinney-McGee, as she signs her new book titled Introspection.
Introspection is the poignant story of a struggle between morality and retribution as a woman with deep secrets embarks on a life-changing journey to seek justice from unwary souls.          





Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Cat Begovic graces the cover of Iron Man Magazine


LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2014 / You might do a double take when glancing at the cover of the May issue of Iron Man Magazine Sweden.  Most people would be shocked to see that the fitness cover model is a doctor; a surgeon in fact.  With six pack abs, Dr. Cat Begovic …

New Book 'Introspection' Releases The First In A Series Of 10

Natomas Barnes and Noble to Host Book Signing May 10, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 30, 2014 Natomas Barnes and Noble to host a public book signing May 10, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. featuring Fresno author, magazine publisher and business owner, Reginia (Regana) McKinney-McGee, as she signs her new book titled Introspection. Introspection is the poignant story of a struggle between morality and retribution as a woman with deep secrets embarks on a life-changing journey to seek justice from unwary souls.           Introspection's main character, Gina, is an exciting, intriguing, dependable, yet complicated, character in a complex family dynamic.  Readers will find themselves relating to Gina's life challenges as she travels the world and deals with the aspects of everyday life, especially her struggle to reveal what she truly feels inside, but is fearful to display to the world.   What are her hidden secrets? "This book is an excellent re…

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Cat Begovic graces the cover of Iron Man Magazine

LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2014 / You might do a double take when glancing at the cover of the May issue of Iron Man Magazine Sweden.  Most people would be shocked to see that the fitness cover model is a doctor; a surgeon in fact.  With six pack abs, Dr. Cat Begovic is featured on the cover next to the caption "The Modern Superwoman".   She is a double board certified plastic surgeon with an impressive resume that includes graduating with honors from Harvard University and medical school from UCLA.  She also completed two surgical training programs at UCLA.  Her photos, including those in a 12-page feature article may finally convince even the biggest skeptics that beauty and brains can co-exist. The interview also reveals many of the challenges Dr. Begovic faced as a woman in a predominately male dominated field on her path to becoming a successful Beverly Hills plastic surgeon.  Of the 8521 board-certified plastic surgeons in the country, only a little over 85…

On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z

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300 MILLION RECORDS WORLDWIDE

36 GRAMMYS

2 PHILANTHROPISTS

1 TOUR

1 STAGE

THIS SUMMER LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2014 WHO: BEYONCE AND JAY Z

WHAT: "ON THE RUN TOUR: BEYONCE AND JAY Z "
in partnership with #BeyGood
benefitting the Shawn Carter Foundation

WHEN: June 25- August 5, 2014

WITH: Exclusively with Chase

HOW: Members of Beyonce's Fan Club will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 29 at 8am local time. For details visit, www.beyonce.com/tour.

Exclusively, Chase credit and debit customers will receive advance access to purchase tickets from Tuesday, April 29 at 10am through 10pm local time.  A non-exclusive presale window will continue through Thursday, May 1 at 10pm local time. Chase credit and debit customers will also have exclusive access to purchase a Chase Lounge VIP ticket package which includes a private pre-show lounge with food, drinks, music and more.

Tickets for "ON THE RUN TOUR: BEYONCE AND JAY Z" go on sale to the general public …

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Interactive Progress on Draft Plan for Overcoming Long-term Consequences of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis for UN Member States The G-Global info-communicative platform hosted an online conference on the 19th March on the theme “Draft Plan for overcoming long-term consequences of the global financial and economic crisis for UN Member States” in preparation for the second World Anti-Crisis Conference to be held in the Kazakhstan capital, Astana, on 21-23 May 2014.






Opera Lights Up Sydney Harbour SYDNEY, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sydney Harbour sparkles as the 3(rd) annual Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (21 March - 13 April) opens with its spectacular water-top stage playing host to a new production of Madama Butterfly. Under the stars and on the water's edge, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is the city's grandest cultural event. Unique to Sydney, this world-class event is like no other, turning the iconic Sydney skyline into an operatic backdrop for a nigh…

Interactive Progress on Draft Plan for Overcoming Long-term Consequences of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis for UN Member States

The G-Global info-communicative platform hosted an online conference on the 19th March on the theme “Draft Plan for overcoming long-term consequences of the global financial and economic crisis for UN Member States” in preparation for the second World Anti-Crisis Conference to be held in the Kazakhstan capital, Astana, on 21-23 May 2014.






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Opera Lights Up Sydney Harbour

SYDNEY, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sydney Harbour sparkles as the 3(rd) annual Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (21 March - 13 April) opens with its spectacular water-top stage playing host to a new production of Madama Butterfly. Under the stars and on the water's edge, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is the city's grandest cultural event. Unique to Sydney, this world-class event is like no other, turning the iconic Sydney skyline into an operatic backdrop for a nightly audience of 3,000.
Complete with luxury seating, fine dining in the tree tops and breathtaking staging, this is an opera experience like no other. The scale and design of the staging is huge and spectacular - Madama Butterfly features an open-air stage 44 x 29m, a giant sun and moon rising from the Harbour, a Japanese bamboo forest and nightly fireworks.
A cast of 60 artists hail from 11 different countries including Japan, Korea, Russia, Siberia, Australia and Spain, with two casts alternating perfo…

Marijuana on Main Street

NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD), the leading source of health information, today released Marijuana on Main Street, a special report that provides an in-depth look at the debate over medical marijuana. As numerous states consider bills to legalize medical marijuana, WebMD surveyed nearly 3,000 consumers and Medscape surveyed more than 1,500 doctors about their attitudes regarding legalization, marijuana as a potential treatment option, and the perceived risks and benefits of its use to help shed light on this evolving issue. The Marijuana on Main Street special report includes full survey findings, analysis, expert commentary and patient stories. "Despite more than 20 years of anecdotal evidence about the medicinal effects of marijuana, doctors and consumers remain in search of answers," says Dr. Michael Smith, Chief Medical Editor, WebMD. "The findings of our consumer-physician survey indicate the medical community's support for the us…

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Nuclear Industry Veterans: American Fuel at Soviet Nuclear Power Plants Could Cause Second Chernobyl

MOSCOW, April 25, 2014 International Union of Veterans of Nuclear Energy and Industry (IUVNEI) issued the following statement on Friday: "Nuclear fuel produced by the US firm Westinghouse does not meet the technical requirements of Soviet-era reactors, and using it could cause an accident on the scale of the Chernobyl disaster, which took place on the 26th April 1986.




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Okla. Gov. Fallin inspires new generation of America's workforce OKMULGEE, Okla., April 25, 2014Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin praised OSU Institute of Technology and its 197th graduating class Friday afternoon when she took the stage as commencement speaker at the spring graduation ceremony.






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Nuclear Industry Veterans: American Fuel at Soviet Nuclear Power Plants Could Cause Second Chernobyl

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MOSCOW, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire
International Union of Veterans of Nuclear Energy and Industry (IUVNEI) issued the following statement on Friday: "Nuclear fuel produced by the US firm Westinghouse does not meet the technical requirements of Soviet-era reactors, and using it could cause an accident on the scale of the Chernobyl disaster, which took place on the 26th April 1986. A decision by the Ukrainian nuclear regulator and government to use Westinghouse fuel, or TVS-W, at Ukrainian nuclear power stations would be irresponsible in the extreme. Two years ago, there was a near-miss in the Ukraine, when TVS-W with damaged distancing armatures risked substantial uncontrolled releases of dangerous radiation. Only by a miracle was there no disaster at the South Ukrainian nuclear power plant. As we remember those who died in Chernobyl, we should not forget that that tragedy took place because of a similarly irresponsible experiment with a live operating reactor, pushed…

Okla. Gov. Fallin inspires new generation of America's workforce

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OKMULGEE, Okla., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin praised OSU Institute of Technology and its 197th graduating class Friday afternoon when she took the stage as commencement speaker at the spring graduation ceremony. "All of you believe in the power of education, which is why you are here. And you are right to believe in that, now more than ever," said Fallin, who also pointed out that 50 years ago, 80 percent of the country's jobs required only a high school diploma, and now that number has dropped to 35 percent. "It was a different world. A more low-tech world, but the world has changed. It requires a faster, more skilled, more educated workforce. You are now part of that workforce. You won't be turning a lever on a factory floor 5,000 times a day. You're working in highly skilled careers that are truly amazing in their diversity." The 228 graduates, 64 percent of whom graduated with honors, will soon sta…

Sabre Closes Option To Purchase Additional Shares

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SOUTHLAKE, Texas, April 25, 2014 /-- Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR, "Sabre") announced today that all 5,880,000 shares of its common stock, par value $0.01 (the "Common Stock"), subject to the option granted to the underwriters to purchase additional shares in connection with Sabre's initial public offering, have been issued. The closing of the initial public offering occurred on April 23, 2014. The initial public offering, including the exercise of the option to purchase additional shares, comprises approximately 17% of Sabre's issued and outstanding shares. Sabre intends to use the net proceeds from the exercise of the option to purchase additional shares to repay additional outstanding indebtedness under the Term C Facility. Morgan Stanley, Goldman, Sachs & Co., BofA Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank acted as joint book runners for this offering. In addition, Evercore, Jefferies, TPG Capital BD, LLC, Cowen and Company, Sanford C. Ber…

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 The devil is left-handed.

                                      By F Guzzardi
Wait for a moment and just do not leave me alone, my son is my voice and knows what to say. in unconsecrated ground , my bare ` why do you believe it's right , you know that I do not align , and I watch from afar, my fingers burned from the ropes , and you do not know how to listen , listen you do not know but you know very well that the devil is left-handed , they know well your faithful - in Nice, people do not want , but you know, the devil is left-handed, and sticks his delirium in E major , then writhes on Stradivarius and a grin , bouncing out of his chair tender woman , and you know that the devil is left-handed -







Professional Diversity Network Partners With Commonwealth Compact To Host Boston Conference

CHICAGO, April 24, 2014 / -- To help increase the visibility of and access to diverse professionals in Massachusetts, Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPDN) and Commonwealth …

The devil is left-handed.

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By F GuzzardiWait for a moment and just do not leave me alone, my son is my voice and knows what to say. in unconsecrated ground , my bare  why do you believe it's right , you know that I do not align , and I watch from afar, my fingers burned from the ropes , and you do not know how to listen , listen you do not know but you know very well that the devil is left-handed , they know well your faithful - in Nice, people do not want , but you know, the devil is left-handed, and sticks his delirium in E major , then writhes on Stradivarius and a grin , bouncing out of his chair tender woman , and you know that the devil is left-handed - i do not believe in doctors, quacks and presumptuous , but I can not do anything , my lungs and my throat , my voice , which is over the my voice? Achilles give me your hand and take me far beyond what you see , make me the words that I can only write , and sadness that I can only play - put away the doctors , all but one , the one that w…

Professional Diversity Network Partners With Commonwealth Compact To Host Boston Conference

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CHICAGO, April 24, 2014 / -- To help increase the visibility of and access to diverse professionals in Massachusetts, Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPDN) and Commonwealth Compact will host a 'Diversity Networking Conference.' The event will take place on April 30, 2014 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. EDT. There is no cost to attend and early registration offers candidates an opportunity to pre-interview with potential employers. To register, visit www.prodivnet.com/events/boston-networking-conference. In a departure from traditional job fairs, the conference employs an innovative "professional networking" format and features guest speakers, expert advisors, and career resources for active and passive job seekers.  Recruitment leaders from companies such as Amazon, Tek Systems, Eastern Bank, Mass Electric, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Lightower Fiber Optics will participate.  Sponsors …

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FOOD NETWORK STAR RETURNS FOR TENTH SEASON WITH NEW CAST OF CONTENDERS AND MORE INTENSE CULINARY CHALLENGES

Food Icons Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay Back as Mentors/Judges in Season Premiere on Sunday, June 1st at 9pm ET/PTWeb Exclusive Series Star Salvation and Audience Vote Also Return, Winner to be Announced in Season Finale on Sunday, August 10th at 9pm ET/PTNEW YORK - April 24, 2014 - Food Network’s long-running competition series Food Network Star is back for a tenth season in June, with culinary icons Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay leading the charge to discover the next promising face in food television. The twelve new contenders are put to the test in a season filled with unique competitions challenging their kitchen and on-camera chops, to find out who has the talent and charisma to follow in Alton, Giada and Bobby’s footsteps and helm their own show. Exclusive web series StarSalvation also returns, giving one eliminated contestant th…