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Mississippi Votes Against Personhood Amendment
2011-11-09 13:34:04

Voters in Mississippi decided against making abortion illegal in the state on Tuesday, making a statement that a fertilized egg is not a person. The "personhood" proposal (http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112416100/debate-over-personhood-amendment-heating-up/index.html) was intended to prompt a legal challenge aimed at overturning Roe v. Wade, which was the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a legal right to abortion. Personhood USA pushed the measured in Mississippi, and...

2011-03-23 16:02:08

New study links quality of life to active participation in direct democracy US citizens who have a high quality of life are more engaged in the direct democracy process, according to Ryan Yonk from Utah State University and Professor Shauna Reilly from Northern Kentucky University in the US. Their study, looking at the effects of quality of life on voter participation in direct democracy elections, demonstrates that quality of life is a strong predictor of voter turnout. However,...

2011-02-01 04:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Interpret, a leading entertainment, media and technology market research firm, today announced that Mediabrands firms Initiative and UM have joined a growing list of subscribers to its New Media Measure(TM) syndicated study. (LOGO: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110201/LA39769LOGO) New Media Measure(TM) is Interpret LLC's proprietary, quarterly survey of media behaviors, attitudes and product consumption. Designed to keep pace with...

2010-09-21 11:56:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Feeding Your Kids is proud to announce its participation in the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting taking place from September 20-23 in New York City, and bringing together Initiative members from around the world to address a variety of global problems through tangible Commitments to Action. In honor of the annual meeting and Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Feeding Your Kids is challenging families nationwide to take its 42-day program and...

2010-09-07 11:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The eBeam Initiative, a forum dedicated to the education and promotion of a new design-to-manufacturing approach known as design for e-beam (DFEB), today announced that several of its members will jointly present the latest breakthroughs in DFEB mask technology at the Annual SPIE/BACUS Symposium 2010--a worldwide technical conference and exhibition and premier event for the photomask industry. The collaborative results demonstrate the...

2010-06-24 10:52:00

NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mediabrands, the media holding company within Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), today announced the set up of a majority-owned joint venture with India-based Interactive Avenues, the market's top digital marketing solutions company. In India, the joint venture will assume the name of Reprise Media. Through this transaction the new business unit will specialize in search and social marketing and also offer a full scope of digital services which...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.