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2009-09-03 14:58:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time when most health care professions are experiencing significant worker shortages and need is growing, community colleges and businesses are teaming up to support future graduates in key health care professions. This month, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, with the generous support of METI and L-3 Communications, Inc., will launch the Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarship Program. This...

2009-06-27 18:53:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1994, Kiwanis International made a pledge to help protect children from the scourges of Iodine Deficiency Disorders in its first Worldwide Service Project. Now, with the majority of the world's children protected against IDD, Kiwanis is inviting organizations, institutions and individuals to propose a project to become the global service organization's second worldwide service initiative. "We live today in a world of need," said Kiwanis...

2009-04-23 04:11:00

National group instrumental in establishing day to honor mom GROVE CITY, Ohio, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Mother's Day is a special anniversary for the Fraternal Order of Eagles (http://www.FOE.com) and Grand Madam President Pat Durham. The step-mother and grandmother understands the juggling act that mothers carry out everyday. She also knows that honoring those who give to others is an Eagles tradition. The second Sunday in May was designated Mother's Day by President Woodrow Wilson on May...

2009-04-23 07:05:00

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vietnam Veterans of America will hold its 14th biennial National Convention July 27-August 2 at the Galt House Hotel & Suites in Louisville, Kentucky. More than six hundred delegates from VVA local chapters across the country will join hundreds of other Vietnam veterans and guests in Louisville for this big event. "We are extremely pleased to be holding our National Convention in Louisville this summer," said VVA President John Rowan....

2009-03-25 07:30:00

Stock Market Symbols GIB.A (TSX) GIB (NYSE) www.cgi.com/newsroom TORONTO, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services and Foresters(TM), a mission-based life insurance organization, today announced a 10 year, $182 million, infrastructure, application maintenance and development outsourcing services agreement. This agreement will extend the existing infrastructure...

2009-02-25 11:35:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association (www.UnitedSpinal.org) and its veterans services program, VetsFirst (www.VetsFirst.org), in partnership with Vietnam Veterans of America (www.vva.org) introduced the Veterans Health Council (www.veteranshealth.org) at a press conference today at the National Press Club. The Veterans Health Council hopes to improve veterans' health by creating an ongoing educational forum for health care professionals, advocacy...

2009-02-25 11:06:00

Veterans Celebrate Ruling That Will Help Preserve War Memorials WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Supreme Court announced its ruling in Pleasant Grove, Utah v. Summum which says that the presence of a donated monument does not require the acceptance of all donated monuments. The ruling, which reverses the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling, works in favor of veterans' memorials nationwide, since many are donated and would have been threatened by the Tenth...

2009-01-07 12:43:00

Peake: VA Tapping the Power of Communities WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced a new partnership to help non-government organizations (NGOs) plan, improve and carry out their own programs on behalf of veterans, their families and their survivors. "VA has a track record of success in working with non-profit groups and businesses that have their own programs for veterans, but we can do more," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs...

2008-10-06 15:00:41

Veterans with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may receive badly needed support for themselves and their families after the Department of Veterans Affairs announcement on Sept. 23 that ALS will become a presumptively compensable illness for all veterans with 90 days or more of continuous active service. VA Secretary Dr. James Peake based his decision primarily on a November 2006 report by the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine that concluded there is a link between...

2008-09-15 15:00:34

The Military Health System is planning an update late this month to its behavioral-health Web site, AfterDeployment.org., which was launched in early August. The site provides service members, their families, and veterans with online behavioral mental health tools. The Web site is a self-care solution targeting post-deployment adjustment concerns for those who might not otherwise seek out services and who want to use the site's resources at their own pace. Since October 2001, more than...


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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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