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2014-10-15 16:31:16

MISSISAUGA, ON, Oct.15, 2014 /CNW/ - Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached, effective November 1, 2014, to acquire Hewitt's Dairy. Hewitt's, a family-owned and -operated processor in Hagersville, Ontario, has been in the dairy industry for over 125 years. "With this acquisition we continue the Ontario tradition of the family farm," says Gay Lea Foods Chair Paul Vickers. "Hewitt's Dairy, like our co-operative, began with a farmer...

2014-10-15 16:29:59

MCKINNEY, Texas, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK) will release Third Quarter 2014 earnings after the market closes on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. At that time a copy of the Company's Q3-2014 earnings press release and any other financial and statistical information about the quarter will be available on the Company's website at www.torchmarkcorp.com on the Investor Relations page. In conjunction with Torchmark's Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Release,...

2014-10-15 16:29:07

The attempt to silence the voice of frontline caregivers comes after news that a second caregiver in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola after caring for a patient with inadequate protocols and proper protective equipment in place BOSTON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO WHERE: State House Room B2 WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 16...

2014-10-15 16:27:42

Faith Driven Consumer - the group behind the #IStandWithPhil movement which played a leading role in Phil Robertson's return to Duck Dynasty - is now organizing its community in support of a group of Houston pastors who are victims of intolerance and bullying at the hands of the City of Houston RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Faith Driven Consumer(TM), the group that emerged on the national stage last year with its #IStandWithPhil campaign that played a leading role in...

2014-10-15 16:27:22

Millersville University Professor Unveils Documentary MILLERSVILLE, Pa., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Dr. Chang continues to build his work and expose social issues in a high quality professional manner that captures the film festival world and will impact many viewers," said colleague and Millersville University of Pennsylvania associate professor Dr. Jennifer Wood. Ask anyone in Millersville's communication and theatre department and they'll tell you that Dr. Changfu...

2014-10-15 12:36:31

Comprehensive Online Portal Features Organization's Signature CORE Blueprint and Other Resources to Empower All University Stakeholders to End Rape on Campus WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National campus sexual assault nonprofit, Culture of Respect, launches today with the introduction of CultureofRespect.org, a comprehensive online portal delivering the most current and synthesized thinking and leading practices from research-based academic sources, professional...

2014-10-15 12:32:40

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medicare Advantage plans in 85 cities will be recognized for exceptional value in the design of their medical and Part D prescription drug benefits available for 2015 Medicare plan enrollees. The 2015 Senior Choice Gold Award recipients were selected from Medicare Advantage plans across 47 states based on independent cost-sharing comparisons conducted by HealthMetrix Research Inc. and MedicareNewsWatch.com. The 2015 Senior Choice Gold...

2014-10-15 12:32:08

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) has announced the appointment of Julie Frantsve-Hawley, RDH, PhD as their new Executive Director. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141015/152350 Dr. Hawley received her PhD from Harvard University's Biological and Biomedical Sciences program, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She also attended the...

2014-10-15 12:32:05

Program Emphasizes Early Assessment Regardless of Cancer Stage, Prognosis, Age, Race or Gender SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) has launched a new fertility preservation program, called OncoPrez(SM), to better serve patients undergoing cancer treatment. Now available at CTCA® hospitals in Chicago, Philadelphia and Tulsa, the OncoPrez program makes open discussions about fertility and family planning an integral...

2014-10-15 12:30:59

Blue Cross' contribution to help those in need surpasses $10 million with announcement of 2014 "Strengthening the Safety Net" grant recipients DETROIT, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 10(th) year in a row, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is helping to fund more than 50 free medical clinics across Michigan to help the uninsured get the care they need. In 2014, with the distribution of 53 "Strengthening the Safety Net" grants, Blue Cross will have provided more than $10...


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Biellese
2014-09-22 08:57:07

The Biellese, also known as the Piemontese Alpina or the Razza d'Ivrea, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in northwestern Italy in the province of Biella, the area from which it received its name. The origin if this breed is unknown, although it was considered to be a subtype of the Bergamasca breed by some. It is included with sixteen other breeds of autochthonous sheep that are managed by the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia. The Biellese held a high population...

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...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.