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2014-08-26 23:03:48

The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society’s (PBATS) PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign is scheduled to make a stop at Citizens Bank Park to promote the importance of children living a healthy and active lifestyle. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society’s (PBATS) PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign is scheduled to make a stop at Citizens Bank Park to promote the importance of...

2014-08-26 23:02:34

With heroin-related deaths rising 89 percent in Florida in recent years, Scientology supported Truth About Drugs initiative focuses on broad distribution of drug education materials. (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 In an ironic turn of events, although Florida’s crackdown on prescription painkiller abuse is credited by the Centers for Disease Control with a two-year decline in the number of deaths from opioid abuse, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that at the same time,...

2014-08-26 23:02:08

The Ultimate Abuse Definition, a Guide Released Today by NoBullying- http://nobullying.com/abuse-definition/. London, UK (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Abuse comes in many different forms and formats, it is essential for parents, educators and caregivers to understand the true abuse definition to help victims realize whether they have been abused or not. NoBullying releases today the ultimate guide to abuse definition. The simple definition of abuse is any action that is done by one person...

2014-08-26 23:01:51

New Article Outlines Health Insurance FAQs for Small Businesses (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, released new information on health insurance for small businesses. According to Zane Benefits, even though small businesses are not required to offer health insurance to their employees under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many still want to provide affordable health insurance to recruit and retain key employees. This article answers five...

2014-08-26 23:00:43

Dr. Samuel Pang, Medical Director of Reproductive Science Center of New England (RSC New England), answers questions about current practices and future possibilities to achieve fertility with assisted reproduction technology (ART) for LGBT couples. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Since 1993 Dr. Samuel Pang has been treating lesbian couples, and since 1998 he has been treating gay male couples seeking fertility assistance to have a family. In the past few years he has also treated...

2014-08-26 16:28:57

ONTARIO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Healthcare Services, a California-based and award-winning hospital management organization, has filed a complaint under the federal RICO statute against SEIU, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry, UHW, UHW President Dave Regan and affiliates. The RICO Act (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) is a federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed by an ongoing...

2014-08-26 16:27:51

Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, VA Senator Creigh Deeds, Other Mental Health Advocates To Participate In NAMI's "National Day Of Action For Mental Health" WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization, today announced that it will launch a National Day of Action for Mental Health on Thursday, September 4(th) during its annual convention in Washington, DC. As part of the...

2014-08-26 16:25:04

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Provides a comprehensive look at the financial activity of the nation's state-administered defined benefit pension systems, including cash and investment holdings, receipts, payments, pension obligations and membership information. Statistics are shown at the national level and for individual states. The...

2014-08-26 12:32:52

Annual research helps the agile software community make smarter decisions about their software delivery processes ATLANTA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VersionOne, recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile application lifecycle management (ALM) software solutions, has opened its annual State of Agile survey, which for nearly a decade has given the agile software community deep insight into the progress and adoption of agile processes....

2014-08-26 12:28:00

Premiums Are Higher but Overall Costs Lower When Out-of-Pocket Costs Included SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Using publicly released 2015 rate filings in 9 states, HealthPocket analyzed health plan costs for five common specialty drugs. Specialty drugs have been a growing concern for consumers given their high costs and shortage of generic alternatives. They treat complex medical conditions, can cost thousands per prescription, and are used for a broad...


Latest Social Issues Reference Libraries

Jaca Navarra
2014-06-17 06:16:19

The Jaca Navarra is a breed of horse from Navarre, Spain. It is a small horse in danger of extinction. In 1997 there were 240 horses and the population  slowly increased to 350 in 1999. Since then the population has increased steadily to a total of 899 horses as of April 2011, all of which were in Navarre. The breed is listed as endangered by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). In 1999 a breeders association (JACANA) was formed and the breed register for the Jaca Navarra was...

Migrant Spreadwing, Lestes barbarous
2014-04-04 11:57:49

The migrant spreadwing (Lestes barbarous), also known as the southern emerald damselfly, is a species of damselfly that can be found in Asia, Europe, and North Africa. Its rage includes Barbary in North Africa and the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Greece, India, and Mongolia. It is most often seen near still water that is brackish or stagnant. This species is similar in appearance to other members of its genus, having a metallic green color on most of its body and a tendency to hold its wings...

Pukwudgie, (Korrigan)
2014-02-17 15:15:28

The Pukwudgie is a small humanoid from Wampanoag folklore. The legend of this creature began in connection with the Wampanoag people's first beliefs that a creation giant had created most of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Pukwudgies were jealous of the way the Natives adored the creation giant, but still tried to help them, though their efforts were in vein. So the Pukwudgies decided to torment the Wampanoag people instead. Because of this, the Pukwudgie was best to be left alone, or bad...

Community garden
2013-08-21 07:25:44

Community gardens are plots of land that are tended by a community of gardeners. In the UK they are knows as allotment gardens where local officials will rent a piece of land for their growing needs. Community gardens come in all sizes and functionality from the small planters found hanging around town, to the large plantings to help preserve natural habitats. Community gardens may be privately owned as well as publicly. One plot of land can be used as a whole, with everybody working...

Black Marsh Trotter, Tramea limbata
2013-07-25 12:26:32

The black marsh trotter (Tramea limbata), also known as the voyaging glider or the ferruginous glider, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in many areas including Botswana, Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, Madagascar, Senegal, South Africa, India, and Sri-Lanka. It can be found in many habitats including tropical and subtropical moist forests at low elevations and wetlands, swamps, and freshwater lakes with abundant vegetation. This species is active throughout the year and is typically seen...

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Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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