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2014-08-04 12:25:17

Mary Beth Storjohann, Gen Y financial expert, joins nonprofit in raising awareness of the need for income protection PORTLAND, Maine, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council for Disability Awareness today announced it is increasing its efforts to educate younger working Americans about the importance of protecting their incomes. To help achieve this mission, the nonprofit is partnering with Mary Beth Storjohann, a Gen Y financial planning expert and certified financial...

2014-07-31 23:20:57

Let's Go Learn's online diagnostic assessments and prescriptive lessons in reading and math are now approved for use in Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD and Region 5 ESC. Kensington, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Let’s Go Learn announced today that it is an approved provider of instructional and assessment materials for Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District and for Region 5 ESC. Richard Capone, CEO and co-founder of Let’s Go Learn, said “We have worked with Texas educators...

2014-07-31 23:17:09

Soon, children will head back to school. Parents should double-check insurance policies to ensure they have adequate coverage for the school year ahead, says Frank N. Darras of DarrasLaw. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Parents need to remember a lot of things when it comes time for kids to head back to school. There are school supplies to purchase, lunches to prepare, and also immunizations and other health requirements to schedule. Most schools these days require up-to-date...

2014-07-31 23:16:58

The annual Adventure Team Challenge from non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports is seeking disabled athletes to participate in the September 12-14 multi-sport, multi-team adventure race along the Colorado River north of Eagle, Colorado. Eagle, Colorado (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 National non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports’ annual Adventure Team Challenge returns to Colorado’s Gore Range September 12-14, following two years in the high Colorado Plateau. The multi-sport, multi-team adventure race...

2014-07-31 16:29:16

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposal that would limit treatment options for patients with single-sided deafness. The proposal, if finalized, would continue non-coverage of the SoundBite Hearing System and withdraw Medicare coverage for Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA). If the proposal is implemented, Medicare would not cover any prosthetic treatment option for unilateral deafness,...

2014-07-30 23:14:06

Executive Chairman of Cool Group, Joseph John Issa, says in an interview that greater access to business places is needed for disabled customers, including the availability of a wheelchair. (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Business guru Joseph John Issa, says in an interview that greater access to business places is needed for disabled customers, including the availability of a wheelchair. Joe Issa’s statement comes in light of his personal experience in July 2014, when he was severely challenged...

2014-07-30 23:01:37

DMG Productions explores the latest breakthroughs in the mental health industry. Chesterfield, VA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Good Neighbor Community Services announced that they will be featured in an upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr, airing later this year via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA. In this segment, viewers will be educated on Good Neighbor Community Services’ vision to redefine the traditional approach to serving the community by providing...

2014-07-30 23:01:29

NFL Training Camp 2014 has started and fans everywhere watch the 2014 draft picks get warmed up for prime time, founding partner of DarrasLaw offers tips to players. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 The National Football League (NFL) is beginning to gear up for another thrilling season. These pro-footballers are already deep into practices to prepare for the upcoming season. One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is the need to protect themselves in the event they suffer a disabling...

2014-07-30 23:00:43

MarketOptimizer.org adds “United States Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market Outlook to 2020” to its store. The objective is to provide information that represents the most up-to-date data of the industry possible. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 “United States Orthopedic Braces and Supports Market Outlook to 2020″, provides key market data on the United States Orthopedic Braces and Supports market. The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, and volume (in units)...

2014-07-29 23:08:23

Lecture Touches on Impact of Functional Foot Orthotics on Low Back Pain, Kinetic Chain Changes Roanoke, Virginia (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Foot Levelers Chairman and CEO Kent S. Greenawalt is a featured lecturer at the Florida Chiropractic Association (FCA) National Convention and Expo, speaking on Ground Force Reactions and Their Effects on the Kinetic Chain Changes on Thursday, August 20th at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida. Greenawalt’s talk is focusing on the positive impact...


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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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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