The spelling bee is primarily an oral competition conducted in rounds until only one speller remains. The first round of competition was a 50 word, computer based spelling test conducted between May 25 and 27. Further preliminary and quarterfinal rounds will be held today.
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer (GS’97), speaking at a reception in October for the Thompson Muoz scholars, praised Columbia’s educational outreach programs, singling out the Double Discovery Center, which offers tutoring, standardized test prep and Saturday enrichment classes. “These students go on to do great things in the world.” Indeed, columnist Frank Bruni recently profiled the benefits of a full time summer session held on campus for college bound local students in The New York Times..
A search was conducted of Davis home and a vehicle belonging to him was found hidden about a mile north of his residence. The DCI says several areas inside the vehicle tested positive for blood. Law enforcement also says it found a rifle concealed under farm equipment on Davis property, with blood and Davis fingerprints on it..
What effect will the Shopzilla acquisition have on Scripps earnings?The acquisition is projected to be slightly dilutive to earnings per share in 2005 and accretive to earnings in 2006. Is Shopzilla profitable?Yes. Shopzilla, which has been profitable since 2002, is expected to generate $30 million to $33 million in segment profit on revenue of $130 million to $140 million for the full year 2005.
Interior Minister Jawad al Bolani told state run Iraqiya TV on Friday that the instruments to prevent and detect more than 16,000 bombs that would be a threat to people life and more than 733 car bombs were defused. Is considered as a market area for many companies producing such devices and there are other rival companies trying to belittle the efficiency of these instruments the government is buying, al Bolani said. All those who use the instrument are fully trained.
The story of Details is particularly striking because it broke the No. 1 rule for success by repeatedly changing its identity. Details began as a funky downtown Manhattan publication, scrapped that format, reinvented itself as a funky men’s magazine, foundered badly, reinvented itself again in a more mainstream mode and finally got it right..
Abell 2744 is a massive object, lying 3.5 billion light years away (redshift 0.308), that is thought to be the result of four smaller galaxy clusters colliding. It has been nicknamed Pandora’s Cluster because of the many strange and different phenomena that were unleashed by the massive collision that occurred over a period of about 350 million years. The galaxies only make up five percent of the cluster’s mass, while dark matter makes up seventy five percent, providing the massive gravitational influence necessary to bend and magnify the light of background galaxies.