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2014-07-16 23:09:42

As the nation's lawyer to the pros, Darras discusses the details of the settlement and offers tips to players. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 The second settlement offer put forth by the NFL recently received preliminary approval by a federal judge in Philadelphia. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had previously rejected the first offer from the NFL six months ago. The NFL is now waiting to see how many players will pursue a claim in this class-action settlement. (Philly.com, Judge...

2014-07-16 23:09:38

World T.E.A.M. Sports’ third Adventure Team Challenge in suburban Washington, D.C. on July 19 features 16 teens with disabilities and 20 able-bodied athletes. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 On July 19, 16 teenagers with developmental and emotional disabilities will join 20 able-bodied athletes in World T.E.A.M. Sports’ third Adventure Team Challenge in suburban Washington, D.C. Hosted at the scenic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park by the national non-profit,...

2014-07-16 20:23:30

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you listen carefully, you'll hear individuals, businesses and communities in Northern California joining together and embracing diversity as a tribute to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Disability Awareness Day. On July 19, hundreds of individuals and the Independent Living Centers (ILCs) in Northern California will participate in the 5(th) Annual West Coast Disability Pride Parade & Festival (Parade &...

2014-07-15 23:13:19

The CP Help Center is the web’s largest source for research, treatment and legal news on cerebral palsy. Visit http://www.CerebralPalsyHelp.org today. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 The birth injury patient advocates at CerebralPalsyHelp.org are alerting parents of new research information on the site for cerebral palsy. Doctors in Australia say they have devised a system to detect and diagnose the condition soon after birth that will allow for better treatment*. The CP Help Center...

2014-07-15 23:00:30

As of July 1st, Locke became the Oregon Ducks' 11th verbal commitment of its 2015 recruiting class, his bright future ahead should include disability insurance, says the nation's insurance lawyer to the pros. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 James “P.J.” Locke has overcome several injuries during his high school football career. According to Beaumont Enterprise, and despite those injuries, he has received over 30 offers to play for many well-respected universities throughout...

2014-07-15 12:26:41

Achieve 2.0 with New Integrated IEP and Simplified Interface Streamlines Educational Plan Management MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SEAS Education, the nation's leading education plan management company, today announced Achieve 2.0 offering a simplified, intuitive interface that allows teachers to access functions in three 'clicks' or less. Achieve 2.0 supports all school district education plan types including Academic and Behavior RTI, Section 504, English Language...

2014-07-15 10:20:42

Saint Louis University Children with developmental disabilities are at higher risk for abuse and neglect from parents than children developing at a typical rate. So far, there was little evidence of specific parental behaviors that were associated with the risk, but a SLU study finds inappropriate expectations and lack of empathy play a significant role in triggering the risk. Debra Zand, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics at Saint Louis University and the principal investigator...

2014-07-14 23:07:19

Global Investments Company Receives Award Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Easter Seals honored BNY Mellon with the 2014 Leadership Award during its recent Easter Seals Advocacy Summit Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. The awards recognize exceptional partners, corporations, organizations, foundations and visionaries making a difference in Easter Seals’ key focus areas: brain health, veterans and healthy families. BNY Mellon won the award in the veterans’ category for its commitment...

2014-07-11 23:08:59

People with physical disabilities and military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder are just some of the increasing numbers of people partnered with assistance dogs. But are these service dog teams welcome in the workplace? Or is an assistance dog an impediment to employment? Research results and advice from experts are available to both employees with assistance dogs and employers to help create successful employment outcomes. Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 People...

2014-07-11 23:07:05

Injured Canadian, Danish, and American veterans participating in World T.E.A.M. Sports’ inaugural CanAm Veterans’ Challenge reached Washington D.C. July 4, successfully completing their 766 mile bicycle and hand cycle ride from Ottawa, Ontario. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 A team of 16 injured Canadian, Danish, and American veterans participating in World T.E.A.M. Sports’ inaugural CanAm Veterans’ Challenge successfully completed their 766 mile bicycle and hand cycle ride...


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2010-09-23 19:56:17

The Braille system is a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write. It was devised in 1821 by Louis Braille, a blind Frenchman. The Braille characters are made up of six dot positions arranged in a rectangle containing two columns of three dots each. Including a subset when dots are not raised, there are sixty-four possible subsets. The positions on the grid are number 1-3 from top to bottom, on the left, and 4-6 from top to bottom on the right. Horizontal Braille text is...

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Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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