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2014-09-02 08:25:55

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Women's Friendship Month, which is observed during September, Skout, the leading global social network for meeting new people, recently conducted a survey among women to uncover the latest trends and habits around women's friendship in today's digital society. Skout, which helps its users expand their social circles, made more than 500 million connections among its users in 2013. More than 3,800 women who use Skout...

2014-09-02 08:23:34

U.S. Parents Spent Five Times the Energy on Back-to-School as Emergency Planning,Save the Children's 2014 Disaster Report Card Finds FAIRFIELD, Conn., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, 74 percent of parents with children in school or child care believe the federal government is not very prepared to protect their children from disaster. Yet the average parent spent only one hour on family emergency planning over the past year--and many spent no time at all, Save...

2014-09-02 08:22:02

Applicants Sought in Three Counties OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Transportation Commission - the Bay Area's transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency - is recruiting interested Bay Area residents to fill three vacancies on its Policy Advisory Council. Vacancies are for representatives of disabled and senior or low-income interests. Applicants representing senior or disabled interests must reside or work in Marin or Santa Clara counties....

2014-09-02 00:20:41

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO RADIO NEWS Profile America --Tuesday, September 2nd. "News is coming up next." Such words are familiar to many of us, as Americans catch up on what's happening around the world by listening to radio newscasts at home, at work, on their computers and in the car. One of the first daily news...

2014-09-01 23:03:21

SlickText.com, a leader in the text message marketing industry, has just announced their adoption of a new webhook system. Jamestown, NY (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 SlickText.com, a leader in the text message marketing industry, has just announced their adoption of a new webhook system. SlickText’s new webhook system allows their customers and developers to collect real time data on key interactions that are happening with their subscribers. The system is extremely easy to use and is...

2014-09-01 23:00:39

NoBullying releases today a comprehensive guide to School Bullying and what bullying could lead to for children - http://nobullying.com/what-can-bullying-lead-to/ London, UK (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 The new school year is upon us and for every parent a new school year could also mean brushing back in with school bullying. It is time for parents and educators to understand what bullying could lead to for children before it is too late, all with NoBullying’s guide to school bullying...

2014-09-01 23:00:12

Judith Weber is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession Garden City, NY (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 NAPW honors Judith Weber as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Weber is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in health benefits administration services. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and...

2014-09-01 00:20:46

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO LABOR DAY Profile America -- Monday, September 1st. This is Labor Day -- a time to honor the nation's working men and women, and traditionally, the end of the summer season. The observance has added meaning this year because of the persistently cloudy employment picture. The first Labor Day was...

2014-08-31 23:05:26

Last week, 250 caregivers and other healthcare workers at Dutchess Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Pawling and at Wingate Healthcare in Wingate voted to join 1199SEIU, marking the newest 1199 members in the regions. In recent years, thousands of other healthcare workers in the region have built a better future for themselves and their families by becoming members of the healthcare workers’ union. Hudson Valley & Capital Region, NY (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 This Labor Day,...

2014-08-31 23:04:26

Cody's Fresh Start Charity Works is pleased to announce the founder of Shatterproof, Gary Mendell, is the keynote speaker at its charity golf tournament & silent auction dinner on Oct. 2nd, 2014 in Lone Tree, CO. Gary was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal, and his organization Shatterproof is backed by the Clinton Health Initiative. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Cody’s Fresh Start Charity Golf Tournament & Silent Auction Dinner, being held at Lone Tree...


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
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'