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2014-10-01 12:28:52

Cox Communications and Cartoon Network Partner For National Bullying Prevention Month ATLANTA, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to research released today by Cox Communications, 54 percent of teens have witnessed online bullying. Some 60 percent of teens who admit to being bullied online have told an adult, which marks a 20 percent increase since Cox's 2013 Internet Safety Survey. The survey also reveals a decrease in teens reporting being bullied online: 24 percent of teens reported...

2014-10-01 12:27:44

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The foreign-born population from Africa has grown rapidly in the United States during the last 40 years, increasing from about 80,000 in 1970 to about 1.6 million in the period from 2008 to 2012, according to a U.S. Census Bureau brief released today. The population has roughly doubled each decade since 1970, with the largest increase happening from 2000 to 2008-2012. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141001/149689-INFO The Foreign-Born...

2014-10-01 12:27:01

CENTER CITY, Minn., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate recently designated October as "National Prescription Opioid and Heroin Abuse Awareness Month" and resolved to hold a continuous national dialogue on efforts to combat what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named the opioid "epidemic." To aid communities in preventing, responding to, and ending addiction to prescription pain pills and heroin, Hazelden Publishing has released the comprehensive Heroin and...

2014-10-01 08:40:35

Call for Nominations is Now Open for Candidates to Advise Registry on Issues within the NGO Community RESTON, Va., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public Interest Registry - the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain - today announced it is accepting nominations from individuals to join the Public Interest Registry NGO Community Advisory Council. As part of the Advisory Council, members will provide input on issues facing the NGO (non-governmental organisation) community...

2014-10-01 08:38:40

HopeLine Program Has Collected More than 10.8 million Phones, Given Out More Than $21.4 million in Cash Grants Nationally ALPHARETTA, Ga., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- October is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and Verizon Wireless is encouraging all Georgians to donate old phones to the company's HopeLine(®) program to support victims and local domestic violence organizations in the Peach State. HopeLine from Verizon puts the nation's most reliable wireless...

2014-10-01 08:35:08

Industrial robotics paving the way for 'factory of the future' NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As industrial robots become smarter, faster, more affordable, and develop advanced capabilities such as sensing, dexterity, memory and trainability, industrial manufacturers across industries are looking to advanced robotics to gain a competitive business advantage, according to a report released today by PwC US in conjunction with The Manufacturing Institute. Based on a survey of...

2014-10-01 08:33:04

NAPLES, Fla., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paying for prescription medications just got easier for families who frequent AgingCare.com, the go-to destination for family caregivers. The newly released Prescription Drug Assistance Locator enables older adults and their families to search for financial aid programs for prescription medications. "Each month, aging Americans are confronted by thousands of dollars in prescription drug costs that eat into their already limited financial resources,"...

2014-10-01 08:32:37

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Libertarian candidate for Governor Dr. Lee Hieb declares, "Terry Branstad's financial incompetence is costing Iowans." The 3/31/2014 deadline saw 300,000 Iowans shut out of the marketplace. Dr. Hieb's concern is by not warning Iowans about the deadline of the entire health insurance marketplace, Branstad put the state at grave risk. Dr. Hieb asserts, "Not warning about the deadline is a disservice to Iowans. But knowing about the...

2014-10-01 08:32:27

ASHLAND, Ore., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When you consider the growing number of people over 65 in the U.S., the declining popularity of long-term care insurance seems troubling. To improve awareness of how this insurance can benefit people, October has been named Long-Term Care Planning Month. Here are ten reasons you might want to consider purchasing long-term care insurance, especially if you're getting older: Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140930/149529 1. You have...

2014-10-01 08:31:48

Shriners Hospitals for Children® and Actor RJ Mitte urge all to accept kids with disabilities for who they are and to take a stand against bullying. TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Children with physical disabilities are twice as likely to be bullied, impacting their educational, physical and emotional development.* In support of National Bullying Prevention Month, Shriners Hospitals for Children(® )and award-winning actor, model and philanthropist RJ Mitte are...


Latest Social Issues Reference Libraries

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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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