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2014-07-15 23:00:50

IBHS applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 1786, a critical windstorm bill that authorizes funding for increased research that would significantly reduce the vulnerability of homes and businesses to wind-related hazards. IBHS urges the Senate to pass this bill and Congress to take the next crucial step by appropriating money to fund this critical program. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) applauds the U.S....

2014-07-15 12:23:36

AKRON, Ohio, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) today declared an unchanged quarterly dividend of 36 cents per share of outstanding common stock. The dividend will be payable September 1, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 7, 2014. FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's...

2014-07-15 08:34:33

SARASOTA, Fla., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roper Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ROP) announced today that its Senior Subordinated Convertible Notes due 2034 (CUSIP No. 776696AA4) (the "Notes") will accrue contingent interest for the semi-annual period beginning July 16, 2014. Contingent cash interest of approximately $2.29 per Note is expected to be paid on January 16, 2015 to holders of the Notes as of December 31, 2014, the record date. Total contingent interest for the semi-annual...

2014-07-14 23:06:13

Face Forward Foundation Focuses on Patients Moving Beyond Physical and Mental Scars Of Domestic Violence Through Reconstructive Surgery Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Face Forward Foundation, a charity that provides reconstructive surgery for victims of domestic violence, will hold its most important fundraising and awareness-building event of the year, The Fifth Annual Gala, “A Venetian Masquerade.” This inspirational charity will raise funds with a goal of $500,000 for 2015...

2014-07-14 23:01:39

NoBullying releases the guide to Covert Bullying today - http://nobullying.com/covert-bullying/. London, UK (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 The National Center against Bullying defines covert bullying as bullying that “is often harder to recognize and can be carried out behind the bullied person’s back. It is designed to harm someone’s social reputation and/or cause humiliation”. NoBullying examines the dangers of covert bullying today. Also known as “Relational Aggression,” there are...

2014-07-14 20:21:28

MILWAUKEE, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin announced today that it has received a gift of $2.5 million from the Selig family to support the Sojourner Family Peace Center, a first-of-its-kind family justice model in Milwaukee. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140714/126909 The new, centrally located 78,000-square foot facility, which is scheduled to open in 2016, is a joint project between Sojourner Family Peace Center and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin....

2014-07-14 12:27:30

33 States Have Enacted Laws that Mandate How Doctors Practice Medicine and Interfere with Relationship Between Women and Their Health Care Providers WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time when there is a national consensus that quality health care should be evidence-based and patient-centered, that we should eliminate unnecessary medical tests and focus tightly on improving health outcomes, lawmakers in a majority of states have enacted laws that put ideology...

2014-07-14 12:26:47

Some parents may not recognize that there are also dangers of secondhand smoke outside of the home. Leading Brooklyn Pediatrician, Dr. Michael Gabriel, weighs in on the dangers for children. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Top Brooklyn Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics comments on an article concerning the dangers of secondhand smoke, specifically to children. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140711/126313 According to the article...

2014-07-13 23:02:34

The PreK-12 Learning Group of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) announces its Fall Policy Exchange which takes place on September 11 in Washington, DC. This conference will explore major issues affecting the school market including standards, alignment, and student privacy, and will feature Nathan Gonzales as the keynote. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 The PreK-12 Learning Group of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) is launching its first Fall Policy Exchange,...

pornography and hypersexuality
2014-07-13 05:34:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online When viewing pornographic material, people with compulsive sexual behavior experience brain activity similar to that experienced by drug addicts, according to a University of Cambridge study appearing in the July 11 edition of the journal PLOS ONE. The results of the study lend evidence that the condition, which is also known as hypersexuality or sex addiction, should be viewed as a legitimate mental health disorder and considered...

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2009-04-28 16:36:07

Chicago police sergeant, Louis R. Vitullo, focused his career in the city's crime lab and eventually because chief microanalyst. He created an organized method by which to collect and analyze evidence in sexual assault cases. The tools necessary to follow this process are all contained together in a standardized kit, originally called a Vitullo kit. Today, they are more commonly referred to as SAEK or rape kits. Louis Vitullo died on January 3, 2006 at Good Shepherd Hospital in...

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Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'