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2014-07-16 08:33:20

Annual list highlights the privacy company's DoNotTrackMe solution, which has blocked over 1 trillion attempts to track users' browsing worldwide and protected millions of users' personal information BOSTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abine, Inc., a Boston-based privacy company, today announced it has been named to Gartner, Inc.'s 2014 list of "Cool Vendors in Privacy Management, 2014" in recognition of its DoNotTrackMe product. Each year, the list identifies new Cool Vendors in...

2014-07-16 08:30:24

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Workers Freedom Coalition has dedicated the past 2 years to helping workers and their families with the issues they have endured while employed at Lamar Construction. Lamar employees have been subjected to wage theft, unsafe working conditions, the lack of safety training, and abuse on the job site. Lamar Construction dealt the final blow to its workforce last Wednesday when they closed their doors with absolutely no...

2014-07-16 08:29:36

FREDERICK, Md., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImQuest Pharmaceuticals was recently notified by the US Food and Drug Administration of the approval of its Investigational New Drug (IND) application to study the safety in Phase 1 clinical trials of its vaginal gel containing the nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase HIV Inhibitor IQP-0528. Preclinical studies have shown that IQP-0528 is highly effective against virus strains found throughout the world, prevents HIV transmission in...

2014-07-16 08:29:28

Partnership Will Promote MyMilitaryLife, the First-of-Its-Kind App for Military Families NORFOLK, Va., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, is uniting with the National Military Family Association in promotion of the MyMilitaryLife app. The free app, available for Android and iPhone, connects families with support resources customized to fit their lifestyle. ValueOptions offers the app...

2014-07-16 08:29:08

Janet Olszewski joins statewide health insurance co-op at critical time in state's increasingly competitive insurance landscape EAST LANSING, Mich., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janet Olszewski, who managed $14 billion in annual resources during her tenure as Director of the Michigan Department of Community Health, is joining Consumers Mutual Insurance of Michigan as Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives and Public Policy, the statewide insurer announced today. She began her new...

2014-07-16 08:27:49

Will Provide Strategic Guidance to Bring Quality Healthcare to People in Underserved Areas READING, Mass., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health eVillages, a program founded by Donato Tramuto and Physicians Interactive in partnership with the not-for-profit Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights (RFK Center), has appointed five new members to its Advisory Board. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140220/MM69228LOGO Health eVillages provides iPod®, iPad® and other handheld...

2014-07-16 08:24:35

Stewart creates kids' series featuring a special protagonist, who is disabled MAITLAND, Fla., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Vicky Stewart's new book, HEIDE LEARNS ABOUT BULLYING ($17.99, paperback, 9781498401739; $8.99, e-book, 9781498401746) teaches children what to do when a bully targets them. Heide is a twenty-eight year old, intellectually disabled, young lady, who is a victim of bullying. She learns to tell someone in authority, and to pray for the person who is...

2014-07-16 08:21:20

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Visteon Corporation (NYSE:VC) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to transfer certain U.S. pension assets to Prudential Insurance Company of America, a subsidiary of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), to settle approximately $350 million of Visteon's $1.1 billion in outstanding U.S. pension obligations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20001201/DEF008LOGO Under the agreement, the Visteon Pension Plan...

2014-07-16 08:20:55

Winner of 2014 Honda Civic LX Sedan Announced AUSTIN, Texas, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As a result of its fourth annual Auto Raffle for charity, the United Heritage Charity Foundation, Austin, Texas, raised $53,796. On Friday, June 27, 2014, Michael Williams from Round Rock won the new 2014 Honda Civic LX Sedan donated by Howdy Honda of Austin, Texas. The $1.00 winning ticket was purchased at the United Heritage Credit Union branch in Round Rock and randomly drawn at an...

divorce
2014-07-16 08:02:18

Alison Jones, Duke University Surprising suggestion for why divorce is more common among families with girls In the U.S., couples with daughters are somewhat more likely to divorce than couples with sons. Many scholars have read those numbers as evidence that daughters cause divorce. But new research from Duke University suggests something quite different may be at play: Girls may be hardier than boys, even in the womb, and may be better able to survive pregnancies stressed by a...


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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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'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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