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2009-06-09 07:25:00

Innovators in Four Locations to Hold Discussions on Aging in Place throughout June With Grants Available for Innovative Community Ideas WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a national movement to promote "Aging in Place" initiatives, four communities in America will be hosting workshops throughout the month of June, bringing local experts together for discussions aimed at helping older Americans remain in their communities. Attendees also will learn how to apply for...

2009-05-21 13:45:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 21, 2009, the Law Firm of Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer filed an age discrimination lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court Case Number 09453596 on behalf of 130 former employees against Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) , the private company co-owned by Bechtel and the University of California that operates the Lawrence Livermore National Lab. On May 22 and 23, 2008, LLNS laid off approximately 440 employees,...

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2009-05-14 06:45:00

New research into obituary photographs at a metropolitan newspaper shows Americans are more biased towards youthful appearance, especially in women. The study found that the number of obituary photographs showing the deceased at a much younger age than when he or she died more than doubled between 1967 and 1997.Researchers found women were more than twice as likely as men to have an obituary photo from when they were much younger.In 1967, about 17 percent of obituary photographs in The Plain...

2009-02-03 12:46:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 4, 2009, the Law Firm of Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer filed Complaints of Discrimination on behalf of 100 clients against Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), the private company co-owned by Bechtel and the University of California that operates the Lawrence Livermore National Lab, for age discrimination in massive layoffs that took place last year. The complaints were filed with the California Department...

2009-01-26 09:16:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Speed dating has been popularized on episodes of "Sex and the City" and in the hit movies "Hitch" and "The 40 Year Old Virgin." Cougar Speed Date introduces a new twist to this popular dating phenomenon. All the singles are younger men interested in dating older women and older women interested in dating younger men. The event will be hosted by Cougar Expert Lucia. Lucia is the author of Lucia's Lessons of Love, the host of "The Art of Love" on LA...

2008-12-10 18:39:00

- Worldwide, a quarter of a million children are used by armed groups as soldiers, mine detectors, sex slaves. - Currently, American tax dollars fund military assistance to six governments using child soldiers. - The Child Soldier Prevention Act restricts that funding. - World Vision: "This bill ensures genuine consequences for governments using children to fight their wars." WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Congress passed a bill that restricts U.S. funding that fuels...

2008-09-24 18:00:30

By Geoff Meade; Press Association Campaigners for age equality yesterday lost a key stage in their legal battle to banish the compulsory retirement age in the UK. An Advocate-General at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg rejected Age Concern's claim compelling people to stop work at or after 65 without compensation breaches EU equality requirements. The legal opinion is a blow to hundreds forced to retire against their wishes who are claiming compensation through UK...

2008-09-24 18:00:00

By Geoff Meade CAMPAIGNERS for age equality last night vowed to carry on the fight to banish the UK's compulsory retirement rules after losing a key round in a European court. The Advocate-General at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg rejected Age Concern's claim that compelling people to stop work at or after 65 without compensation breached EU equality requirements. But the legal "opinion" still needs confirmation from the full court in a final ruling next year and could be...

2008-09-24 12:00:26

By CAROLYN CHURCHILL CAMPAIGNERS for age equality suffered a setback yesterday when a European court adviser backed UK rules that allow companies to force people to stop working when they turn 65. An advocate general, a legal adviser to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, rejected a claim by Age Concern that the compulsory retirement age breaches EU laws on age discrimination. His opinion, that the practice "can in principle be justified", is not legally binding and the final...

2008-09-08 18:00:09

By carolyn hitt NOW I may have been banging on about the surreal schmaltz of the American political system last week yet I have to admit the Yanks do get a lot of things right. Spotless public toilets, chewing gum-free pavements and shop assistants who don't regard customers as an irritating distraction. But one of the most laudable aspects of American culture is they actually allow middle-aged women on television. Imagine it, crows' feet caught on camera. Ladies born in the '50s...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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