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2014-10-17 23:03:49

Firm to provide data and business intelligence support services Fairfax, Virginia (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Sevatec, Inc. (Sevatec) announced today that it has been awarded a prime contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), to support the agency’s Data Business Intelligence Section (DBIS). Awarded under Sevatec’s Chief Information Officer–Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) government-wide acquisition vehicle, the...

2014-10-17 23:03:38

A recent case involving Suncoast Rehab and Hernando County involved wrongful denial of the center’s expansion plans, with a basis of discrimination. The case has set a precedent for the entire rehab industry, with many organizations who have been waiting in the balance to discover the recent ruling of the Appellate court, which proved the Fair Housing Act (FHA) can protect American citizens and businesses if they fight for their civil liberties. Spring Hill, FL (PRWEB) October 17, 2014...

2014-10-17 23:02:09

A California man filed a class action lawsuit against Immunex and Caremark CVS alleging that the pharmacy fails to properly refrigerate best-selling drug Enbrel when filling a mail order Caremark prescription. As a result, thousands of seniors and disabled persons may be using Enbrel that, based on the manufacturer’s own guidelines, should not be used and should be discarded immediately; the plaintiff further alleges that the unapproved Enbrel is ineffective in treating his arthritis...

2014-10-17 23:01:22

The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) is teaming up with the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital of Tampato to host a job fair at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Centeron on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The event will take place in the JC Cobb room (building 100) located on the first floor of the medical center. BAY PINES, FL (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) is teaming up with the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital of Tampato to...

2014-10-17 20:23:03

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GET-A-PET.com's co-founders and brothers, Mitch and Michael West hosted their first Indiegogo crowdfunding event in Bel Air October 11, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141018/152925 In order to bring attention to their efforts, Michael and Mitch held a program known as #DrivePetsHome in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Three lucky pet rescues were awarded Chevy and GMC vans loaded with natural pet food from Halo, Purely for Pets and...

2014-10-17 16:24:35

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of innovative financing solutions for healthcare professionals, was the presenting sponsor at the 2014 Excellence in Healthcare awards, held in conjunction with the Central New York Business Journal News Network and BizEventz on Thursday, October 16. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100301/NY62435LOGO Bringing together individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact on healthcare...

2014-10-17 16:23:09

URGE VOTE NOV 4 TO COUNTER RIGHT-WING TAKEOVER OF THE SENATE AND MASSIVE PROGRESSIVE LOSES IN THE HOUSE WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Democratic Strategist and former White House spokesman Bob Weiner, along with Joseph Abay, Robert Weiner Associates' Senior Policy Analyst and Author, have published an op-ed in this week's Michigan Chronicle, "VOTE NOV. 4: Defeat Suppression of Minorities, Youth, Workers," a message to voters to show up at the polls...

2014-10-17 12:29:13

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although widespread outbreak of Ebola in the United States is unlikely, Cal/OSHA has joined with other public health agencies in California to provide guidelines for preventing exposure to Ebola. They will be widely distributed starting today. Federal officials have identified workers in certain professions to be at potential risk of exposure. Those workers include health care workers, emergency responders, laboratory staff, mortuary workers,...

2014-10-17 12:29:11

The doors to great local coverage are open LUBBOCK, Texas, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lubbock area residents have a new place to explore health care coverage options in person. FirstCare Health Plans announced today the opening of a new enrollment center in Lubbock, located at 1901 W Loop 289, Suite 8B. Staffed with knowledgeable representatives, the center offers a place to come in, sit down, ask questions and navigate health care coverage face-to-face for a variety of plans....

2014-10-17 12:28:33

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access today began running targeted radio ads in support of Joni Ernst, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Iowa and key supporter of making meaningful and comprehensive changes to medical liability laws in order to ensure patient access to quality medical care. The ads, running statewide through November 3, emphasize Joni's understanding of the personal relationship between doctors...


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
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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