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DALLAS, Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) received a grant of $10,000 from the Texas Bar Foundation to support a new curriculum guide for its Teachers Law School program. The guide is being developed in collaboration with the American Bar Association (ABA), Division of Public Education, to address the topics of separation of powers, independence of the judiciary, 7th Amendment and trial by jury, and the Federal and state court systems. The guide also includes synopses of more than 100 lesson plans to teach these topics, all of which have been vetted by the ABA. Texas is the founding location of the Teachers Law School, which provides teachers with a crash course in the legal system. The Teachers Law School is designed for middle and high school government, social studies, history, law and civics educators. Through presentations and discussions on current legal issues, the Teachers Law School gives teachers the tools to help students understand and appreciate the American civil and criminal legal systems and the role they play in students' lives and society. The new curriculum guide will provide additional core knowledge on the judicial system for teachers and their students. Teachers Law Schools have been held in Texas since 2009 and the program has branched out into multiple states. In 2014 alone, nearly 500 teachers nationwide participated in the law school. "Educating young people about the Constitution and the "We the People" participatory role of engaged citizens is at the core of our mission," said Michael P. Maguire, ABOTA Foundation President. "We are delighted to have the support of the Texas Bar Foundation as we create a core curriculum for the Teachers Law School." Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $15 million…
NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- E-reading devices and ebooks continue to be popular with children, based on the results of a recent survey from PlayCollective and Digital Book World. In fact, e-readers and ebooks will be among the hot technology gifts for kids during the 2014 holiday season. Digital Book World is an online educational and news platform, and PlayCollective is a global strategy, research and product group. See digitalbookworld.com and playcollective.com. According to the survey, more than 45 percent of all parents with children between the ages of 2 and 13 plan to purchase a new device for their child to read ebooks this holiday season. Of those parents who already own a device, 50 percent are planning to purchase a new one this season, up 4 percent from last year, and more than half (58 percent) of these parents intend for the device to belong primarily to their child. Findings from the Survey (all below are among families that already own a device and have children who e-read): Although tablets have reigned for the past two years, the Kindle e-reader is the device parents most intend to purchase this year (26 percent), perhaps because the growing variety of tablets has splintered the competition. The Kindle Fire was the top choice for 2013, but the percentage of parents choosing the Fire has decreased from 29 percent to 12 percent, likely due to the introduction of the Kindle Fire HD (12 percent) and the Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition (17 percent). Kindle products are followed by non-iPad tablet devices (14 percent), the iPad 4 (12 percent) and second-generation iPad Mini (12 percent), and a laptop or computer (12 percent). Purchase intent is lowest for older-version iPads and non-Kindle designated e-readers. Three-quarters (75 percent) plan to purchase new ebooks…
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LDK Solar CO., Ltd. in provisional liquidation ("LDK Solar") and its Joint Provisional Liquidators, Tammy Fu and Eleanor Fisher, both of Zolfo Cooper (Cayman) Limited, announced today that, on November 21, 2014, Judge Peter J. Walsh of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the "U.S. Bankruptcy Court") entered an order (the "Confirmation Order") confirming the prepackaged plan of reorganization (the "Chapter 11 Plan") for the three U.S. subsidiaries of LDK Solar ― LDK Solar Systems, Inc., LDK Solar USA, Inc. and LDK Solar Tech USA, Inc. (collectively, the "U.S. Debtors"). The U.S. Debtors previously filed voluntary petitions in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court on October 21, 2014 to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. In addition to entry of the Confirmation Order, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court also entered an order (the "Recognition Order") recognizing LDK Solar's provisional liquidation proceeding in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands as a foreign main proceeding under Chapter 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, and an additional order (the "Enforcement Order") recognizing and giving full force and effect in the jurisdiction of the United States to LDK Solar's Cayman Islands scheme of arrangement. "We are very pleased that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court has confirmed our prepack plan for our U.S. subsidiaries and has recognized our Cayman Islands scheme of arrangement. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court's rulings, which follow favorable rulings from the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands and the High Court of Hong Kong, are the final court approvals necessary for us to execute the various documents with our creditors to consummate the international restructuring of our offshore liabilities," stated Xingxue Tong, Interim Chairman, President and CEO of LDK Solar. "Now with more than…

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