We take the predictability of the calendar for granted. But we may have felt differently if we were living under the rule of Julius Caesar.
September was the seventh month of the old Roman calendar. In this calendar, the year began in March. But the Julian calendar reform shifted the start of new year back two months to where it is now: January 1.
(Do you know what month was named after this Roman ruler? Read about it here.)
The name of the month is derived from septem, which is Latin for seven. It has long been regarded as a number of perfection, luck, and wonder. (Think: seven days of creation.)
We commonly refer to being in a state of everyday bliss as being in seventh heaven. The expression has been used figuratively since the early 1800s. It refers to “the dwelling place of God in the highest of the seven concentric spheres that surround the earth.” Both Muslims and Cabbalistic Jews believed in this system.
The number seven shows up repeatedly in other topics relating to the heavens. The Seven Sisters are the number of Atlas’ daughters in the Pleiades. Also, there are only seven stellar objects in the solar system that are visible from Earth with the naked eye.
Only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world is still in existence. Do you know what it is? Also, seven plays prominently into a Hindu practice. What is it? Share your thoughts below.
Ranbaxy Gets Tentative FDA Approval for Loratadine 10-mg Tablets.(Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals gets approval for generic version of Claritin)
Immunotherapy Weekly February 6, 2002 2002 FEB 6 – (NewsRx.com & NewsRx.net) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has provided tentative approval of Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals’ abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Loratadine 10-mg tablets. This tentative approval was granted 9 months after the ANDA was filed in March 2001. go to web site loratadine side effects
Loratadine is the generic equivalent of Schering-Plough’s long-acting tricyclic antihistamine agent Claritin, which has annual sales of $1.6 billion of total Loratadine sales of $2.3 billion (IMS – MAT, Dec. 2000). Loratadine is indicated for the relief of nasal and nonnasal symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis and for the treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria in patients 6 years of age or older. go to site loratadine side effects
Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals will launch the product to the retail pharmacy market that will include chain and independent pharmacies, mass merchandisers, food combination outlets, wholesalers, and generic distributors. The product will be launched following expiration of exclusivity periods, which is scheduled to occur in June 2003.
This article was prepared by Immunotherapy Weekly editors from staff and other reports.
Students Nationwide Improve Math Skills With Everyday Mathematics’ Online Games. go to web site blocked games at school
Pediatrics Week November 15, 2008 Everyday Mathematics(R) demonstrates that learning can be fun with the popularity of the research-based program’s Online EMGames. Students across the country have accessed the online games at school, in the library, and at home for added mathematics skill and concept practice.
The Albuquerque Public Schools and Virginia Beach Public Schools are both getting positive feedback from students using the EMGames. Educators at Albuquerque Public Schools say students benefit greatly from the online games. “Students just love the EMGames,” said Stephanie Homan, the technology coordinator at the district. “More importantly, the EMGames provide me with tools to diagnose the needs and skill level of each student.” Virginia Beach Public Schools is a long-time user of Everyday Mathematics. Denise Williams, a Grade 2 teacher in the district, said, “The differentiation capability in the games is great for parents because if something isn’t challenging enough for their children, they can raise the skill level.” “More and more students love to be engaged in challenging activities online,” said Dan Caton, president of Wright Group. “The Everyday Math Online EMGames stretch students’ mathematical thinking and prepare them for an increasingly complex mathematical world.” Support for Games in the Classroom Games are essential to the pedagogy of Everyday Mathematics. Students need frequent practice to master a skill, yet drills become monotonous and less effective over time. Games, however, relieve the tedium of rote repetition, reduce the need for worksheets, and, because most numbers are generated randomly, offer an almost unlimited source of mathematical problem material. Everyday Math games reinforce concepts in a valuable and enjoyable way. They are designed to help children practice their basic facts and computation skills and develop increasingly sophisticated problem-solving strategies. go to web site blocked games at school
“Many people make a sharp distinction between work and play. They tend to ‘allow’ play only during prescribed times. However, students naturally carry their playfulness into all their activities. This is why Everyday Math sees playing games as an enjoyable way to practice number skills and concepts,” explained Andy Isaacs, D.A., co-author of Everyday Mathematics and co-director of the University of Chicago’s Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education.
Everyday Mathematics Online EMGames are animated, interactive, electronic versions of the board games created by the author team. Students play the games independently against the computer, and receive accurate feedback on their understanding of mathematical concepts. The online versions give students unlimited access to the EMGames from home and school, and detailed, real-time reports let teachers and parents monitor student success at each game.
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