In 1939, Ernest Vincent Wright published the novel Gadsby. The story is set on the declining fictional city of Branton Hills, which is somehow rejuvenated thanks to the efforts of the book's hero, John Gadsby with the help of a youth group he organizes. The novel contained 50,110 words, each one does not contain the letter 'e.' The whole novel is an example of a lipogram, which is a written work from which the author avoids using one or more letters of the alphabet.Logology used to mean “the scientific study of words.” But in 1965, Dmitri Borgmann resurrected the obsolete... read more
Mistakes – we all have made them. We are, after all, human. Sometimes in a rush to beat a deadline, there would not be enough time for a grammar check. Or maybe our brain-to-hand coordination is not at its finest – we thought of something brilliant to say but inexplicably, when reviewing our finished article or essay, it was not written in the way that we had in mind.In everyday conversation, we can slip up and get away with it. A fellow worker may be thinking, "Did he just say 'irregardless' 14 times in the last 25 minutes?", but the... read more
This March, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) has collaborated
with other national government agencies and civil society organizations
to put together the 2011 Women's Month Celebration.
This year's theme is "Magna Carta of Women, Philippine CEDAW: In support of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)."
It aims to highlight the importance of Republic Act 9710 or the Magna
Carta of Women in the achievement of the 8 Millennium Development
Goals. These goals are as follows:
Eradicate extreme poverty and hungerAchieve universal primary education Promote gender equality and empower womenReduce child mortality Improve maternal healthCombat HIV and AIDS, malaria and other diseasesEnsure environmental... read more
Asia’s most promising artistes express the passions of consumers in Asia MANILA, Philippines – Celebrating the launch of “Everybody On”, HP’s global marketing campaign, HP and Asia’s most promising artistes come together in Shanghai, China to celebrate how people around the world are using HP technology to pursue their personal and professional passions. The launch – spanning music, fashion, community activism, business and more – is supported by an integrated marketing campaign featuring print, broadcast, online and social media. The campaign was created by HP’s Personal Systems Group and builds on the highly acclaimed ‘The Computer is Personal Again’ campaign.... read more
Stepping inside an airplane is exciting for most children, but many of them consider this just a dream. Cebu Pacific (CEB), in collaboration with the GMA Kapuso Foundation, recently launched “Dreams on Flight,” an educational experience that made 100 underprivileged children the first “passengers” aboard the airline’s newest plane. The first-grade students from Arinda Elementary School in Taytay, Rizal visited the CEB Airline Operations Center in Pasay City, courtesy of the Fermina Bus Corporation, and were treated to a day of fun and learning. The kids, who have never been near an aircraft before, were the first ones to sit... read more