Word of the day: liaise
Definition: v.intr. (foll. by with, between) colloq. establish cooperation, act as a link.
Synonyms: intercede, mediate, intermediate, arbitrate
Etymology: back-form. f. LIAISON (more…)
from Oxford: liaise
v.intr. (foll. by with, between) colloq. establish cooperation, act as a link.
Etymology: back-form. f. LIAISON
from Wordnet: liaise
v : act between parties with a view to reconciling differences; “He interceded in the family dispute”;”He mediated a settlement” [syn: intercede, mediate, intermediate, arbitrate]
Quote of the day: Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. by Henry Ward Beecher
Birthday of the day: Johannes Agricola; Johannes Agricola (originally Schneider, then Schnitter) (April 20, 1494 – September 22, 1566) was a German Protestant reformer and humanist. He was a follower and friend of Martin Luther, who became his antagonist in the matter of the binding obligation of the law on Christians.
Joke of the day: A man asks a trainer in the gym: ‘I want to impress that beautiful girl, which machine can I use?’ The trainer replied; ‘Use the ATM outside the gym!!!’
Thought of the day: Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
Fact of the day: 1303 – The Sapienza University of Rome is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII.
Biography of the day: Sir Thomas Bodley; Sir Thomas Bodley (March 2, 1545 – January 28, 1613), was an English diplomat and scholar, founder of the Bodleian Library, Oxford. He determined, he said, ‘to take his farewell of state employments and to set up his staff at the library door in Oxford.’ In 1598 his offer to restore the old library was accepted by the university. Bodley not only used his private fortune in this undertaking, but induced many of his friends to make valuable gifts of books. In 1611 he began its permanent endowment, and at his death, the greater part of his fortune was left to it.
Article of the day: Rhodotus; Rhodotus is a genus of just one mushroom species, Rhodotus palmatus, known as the rosy veincap or wrinkled peach. Typically found growing on the stumps and logs of rotting hardwoods, mature specimens may usually be identified by the pinkish color and the distinctive ridged and veined surface of their rubbery caps, though the size, shape, and color can vary depending on the quantity and shades of light received during development. This uncommon species has been collected in eastern North America, northern Africa, Europe, and Asia. Declining populations in Europe have led to its appearance in over half of the European fungal Red Lists of threatened species. First named Agaricus palmatus by Bulliard in 1785, it was reclassified into several different genera before becoming Rhodotus in 1926. The familial placement of the genus Rhodotus within the order Agaricales has also been subject to dispute, and the taxon has been transferred variously to the families Amanitaceae, Entolomataceae, and Tricholomataceae. Molecular phylogenetics analysis has helped determine that Rhodotus is most closely related to genera in the Physalacriaceae.
Did you know: a) that Prussia refused to meet its obligations from the Polish-Prussian alliance of 1790, and instead of aiding Poland during the Polish-Russian War of 1792, helped Russia to quell the Kosciuszko Uprising the following year? b) that the Jablonkow Incident has been named the first commando operation of the Second World War? c) that Chinese Buddhist monk Song Yun and companions traveled to northwest India at the request of Empress Hu during the Northern Wei dynasty? d) that in chemical kinetics, Lindemann mechanisms have been used to model gas phase decomposition reactions?