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2014-07-30 08:32:17

DUBAI, UAE, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gopika was born against all the odds in an area of India where foeticide is prevalent. Hailing from Ponamalai Nagar, a village in the Salem district of Andhra Pradesh, her family cherished their daughter, taking the utmost care in her health and development. Yet before long the harsh reality of extreme poverty set in and the family was forced to migrate to a remote brick kiln where they ended up in bonded labour. From the moment she...

2014-07-30 00:21:01

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO MEDICARE ANNIVERSARY Profile America -- Wednesday, July 30th. The national government's broad involvement in individual health insurance goes back to this date in 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments, which established Medicare and Medicaid. The legislation was...

2014-07-29 23:16:43

Innovative social enterprise, ‘30 Seconds Change’, is raising funds to deliver a new charity fund raising platform to your mobile phone. Just 30 seconds, and you can change the world. Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 30 Seconds Change, a new social enterprise, announced today the launch of their crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo.com (http://www.30secondschange.com/indiegogo). The funds raised, will be used to launch the 30 Seconds Change charity fund raising platform, enabling...

2014-07-29 23:14:52

Leading full-service insurance agency, Potomac Basin Group Associates, LLC (PBGA), was recently named in Washington Business Journal’s Book of Lists as the 3rd largest brokerage agency by revenue in the D.C. region. Beltsville, MD (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Potomac Basin Group Associates, LLC was recently named the 3rd largest brokerage agency in the Washington, D.C. region by leading source for business news and data, The Washington Business Journal. The annual “Book of Lists”...

2014-07-29 23:14:24

Neeta P. Das, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession Garden City, NY (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 NAPW honors Neeta P. Das as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Das is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health counseling. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of women in the country, spanning...

2014-07-29 23:13:42

Henry Acciani of O’Connor, Acciani & Levy expresses concern over the recent allegations made by the Association of Mature Citizens that social security funds will run out within the next 15 years. Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Henry Acciani, a social security disability attorney and partner at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy, comments on the recent allegation by the Association of Mature American Citizens that the government is running out of social security funds faster than...

2014-07-29 23:12:39

In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, has busted four big, dangerous and persistent addiction myths. (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not...

2014-07-29 23:12:11

Megan Speciale of Albuquerque, NM has been selected as an NBCC MFP Fellow. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Megan Speciale of Albuquerque, NM, for the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). As an NBCC MFP Fellow, Ms. Speciale will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her service to underserved minority...

2014-07-29 23:09:02

CarePlus announces 2014-2015 schedule of workshops for mental health workers. Paramus, New Jersey (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Care Plus NJ, Inc. (CarePlus) is excited to announce their upcoming schedule of workshops to be offered through 2014-2015. Included among the workshops are DSM-V Training, Psychopharmacology Overview for Depression and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents, Youth Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, School Avoidance, Whole Body Wellness, Trauma Informed Care...

2014-07-29 23:05:53

New sensor completes industry’s first complete offering of fiber optic displacement gages. Atlanta (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Micron Optics, Inc., a global leading innovator and provider of fiber optic sensing systems and tunable laser technology, today announced the latest addition to its portfolio of fiber optic displacement sensors: the os5000 Displacement Gage. The os5000 is a fiber optic displacement gage based on fiber Bragg grating (FBG) technology designed to measure key expansion...


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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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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