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“The Adventures of Captain Underpants” App released for Apple iPad

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Captain Underpants - credit: PRNews/Scholastic/Dav Pilkey

(Best Syndication News) - The popular children book series published by Scholastic has now been released as an app for the Apple iPad tablet. “The Adventures of Captain Underpants,” is available exclusively on the Apple App Store. This week, author Dav Pilkey also published his tenth book in the series -- Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers.

The popular Captain Underpants book series has been around for over 15 years. Since the first book, which was published in September 1997, over 50 million books in the series have been printed for distribution in North America. The Captain Underpants series feature silly illustrations, which add to the superhero’s antics that saves the day.

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New Chairperson of San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors

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Supervisor Rutherford

(Best Syndication News) The Board of Supervisors (BOS) took a vote on Tuesday and unanimously elected Supervisor Gary Ovitt as Vice Chair and Janice Rutherford as Chairman of the Board. Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzalez has been the Board Chair for the past two years.

Rutherford, whose second district encompasses parts of Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, and the mountain resorts, called the election a privilege. “The Board has made tremendous strides over the past two years to focus on the County Vision and to restore public faith in County Government,” Rutherford said.

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Recall announced for Personal Handheld Air Misters sold at Target Stores

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Handheld Personal Air Misters Sold at Target Stores being recalled - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of around 168,000 handheld air misters sold at Target stores nationwide. The product is being recalled because the unit can shatter and cause potential lacerations.

The handheld air misters were imported by Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) and were sold at their stores nationwide between February 2012 and May 2012 for around $2.50. Target announced the recall after receiving three reports of the air misters shattering. One of the reports involved a person being cut.

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Lower GPAs and Higher Graduation rates when Parents help pay for College

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Stack of money - BSN

(Best Syndication News) - Researchers found that students who got financial help from their parents when attending college were more likely to graduate, but with lower grade point averages (GPAs). The study results will be published in the February issue of the American Sociological Review.

Laura T. Hamilton, a sociology professor at the University of California, Merced, studied what impact financial assistance from parents had on students’ grades and graduation rates. The good news is that parents who supported their child financially in college were best at avoiding serious academic trouble. However, at the same time earning good grades also diminished.

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Ford unveils Atlas Concept Pickup Truck at Detroit Auto Show

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Ford Atlas Concept Pickup Truck - Credit: Ford Motor Company

(Best Syndication News) - Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) showed off the Ford Atlas Concept pickup truck today at the Detroit Auto Show.

The Ford Atlas Concept came about after their designers listened to customers. The broad stance, elevated wheel arches, and outstanding grille add to the image of the company’s Built Ford Tough motto. The design features address the professional and personal use of the pickup truck.

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