Articles by: Sal Conforto

Whose Birthday Is It? September 20, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? September 20, 2018

Elizabeth Kenny (1880) After breaking her wrist as a young girl, Kenny developed an interest in medicine and eventually became a nurse. While treating polio victims in her native Australia, she devised a treatment using hot compresses and passive exercise […]

by · September 20, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 20, 2018

Quote of the Day: September 20, 2018

It was easier to know it than to explain why I knew it. If you were asked to prove that two and two made four, you might find some difficulty, and yet you are quite sure of the fact. Arthur […]

by · September 20, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 20, 2018

Word of the Day: September 20, 2018

concurrence Definition: (noun) The temporal property of two things happening at the same time. Synonyms: conjunction, co-occurrence, coincidence Usage: In order that the will of Napoleon and Alexander (on whom the event seemed to depend) should be carried out, the […]

by · September 20, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 19, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? September 19, 2018

Emil Zátopek (1922) Zátopek, the “Czech Locomotive,” was a long-distance runner who won three gold medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. He won gold in the 5,000-m and 10,000-m runs, and he amazingly earned gold yet again after […]

by · September 19, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 19, 2018

Quote of the Day: September 19, 2018

All visible objects … are but as pasteboard masks. Herman Melville (1819-1891)  

by · September 19, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 19, 2018

Word of the Day: September 19, 2018

strangulate Definition: (verb) Kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air. Synonyms: strangle, throttle Usage: The police are searching for a serial killer who strangulates his victims.  

by · September 19, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 18, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? September 18, 2018

Jean Bernard Léon Foucault (1819) Foucault, a French physicist, invented the Foucault pendulum and used it to provide experimental proof that the Earth rotates on its axis. He improved astronomical instruments, especially the telescope, and with Armand Fizeau took the […]

by · September 18, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 18, 2018

Quote of the Day: September 18, 2018

Let’s not borrow trouble … The rate of interest is too high. Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)  

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Word of the Day: September 18, 2018

Word of the Day: September 18, 2018

frothy Definition: (adjective) Emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation. Synonyms: bubbly, effervescing, spumy, foamy Usage: There is nothing better on a balmy summer evening than a frothy ice-cream soda.  

by · September 18, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 17, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? September 17, 2018

Sir Frederick William Mallandaine Ashton (1904) Ashton is best known as the founding choreographer of England’s Royal Ballet. He was drawn to dance at age 13 after attending a performance by the legendary Anna Pavlova in Peru, where he grew […]

by · September 17, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 17, 2018

Quote of the Day: September 17, 2018

Some cynical Frenchman has said that there are two parties to a love-transaction: the one who loves and the other who condescends to be so treated. William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)  

by · September 17, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 17, 2018

Word of the Day: September 17, 2018

maltreat Definition: (verb) To treat badly, cruelly, or inconsiderately. Synonyms: abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, step Usage: Despite assurances that no one would maltreat the accused mass murderer in prison, he arrived at his hearing with two black eyes and a swollen […]

by · September 17, 2018 · Bulletin Board

NOTICE OF SALE – SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK (FOLEY SQUARE) Brown, Royston

NOTICE OF SALE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK (FOLEY SQUARE) GUSTAVIA HOME, LLC; Plaintiff v. ROYSTON BROWN, et al; Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff: Hasbani & Light, P.C., 450 7th Ave, Suite 1408, NY, NY 10123; (646) 490-6677 Pursuant to judgment […]

by · September 13, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 13, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? September 13, 2018

Sherwood Anderson (1876) After serving briefly in the Spanish-American War, Anderson became a successful advertising man and then manager of a paint factory before suffering a nervous breakdown. Dissatisfied with his life, he abandoned both his family and his job […]

by · September 13, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 13, 2018

Quote of the Day: September 13, 2018

Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head. William Shakespeare (1564-1616)  

by · September 13, 2018 · Bulletin Board