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2014-10-24 16:25:34

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Change Healthcare, the market leader in consumer engagement and cost transparency, has been ranked the 56th overall best place to work in healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine. The industry's leading source of healthcare business and policy news presented the ranking of its 2014 "100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare" at an awards gala in Chicago last night. "At Change Healthcare, our people are the difference. The passion,...

2014-10-24 16:24:23

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has long been associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires. Today, Halloween has evolved into a celebration characterized by child-friendly activities, such as costumes, trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141024/154305-INFO Trick or Treat! 41.2 million The estimated number of potential...

2014-10-24 12:26:54

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tools for Meeting Life's Challenges (Tools MLC), today announced that it will host a free seminar on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 8:30 am to 12:45 pm at the Sheet Metal Workers Local #19 Union Hall at 1301 South Columbus Blvd. in Philadelphia for families and caregivers of children with cerebral palsy or catastrophic physical disabilities. At a time when health care service delivery is changing rapidly, parents and caregivers need to...

2014-10-24 12:26:38

Six family physicians honored for outstanding contributions to Family Medicine WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Family Physicians announced the recipients of its most prestigious awards this week at its annual meeting. Six family physicians from across the nation were recognized for their outstanding contributions to family medicine and the health of the public. Each of these awards recognize family physicians who have made exceptional advances in...

2014-10-24 12:25:37

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of innovative financing solutions for healthcare professionals, is pleased to welcome Dr. Pat Bass as a guest blogger for the BHG 360 blog. His first post, published today, discusses how to communicate effectively with emotional patients. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100301/NY62435LOGO Dr. Bass currently serves as an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics as well as...

2014-10-24 12:22:18

HOUSTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who is scheduled to fly on a one-year spaceflight mission in 2015, is lending his voice to help reduce childhood bullying. As part of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, Kelly recorded a special message encouraging bystanders to take action. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "Be more than just a bystander," said Kelly in the message. "Take action and do something to stop...

2014-10-24 12:22:01

Government contract will fund two standard gauge locomotives ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nigeria has intensified its efforts to drive the country's socio-economic transformation via the revitalization of the nation's railway system. The Nigerian Government recently approved a N1.1billion contract to develop two electric diesel engines. The 10-month commissioned project--awarded to Nigeria's Messrs CNR Darling Locomotives, Rolling Stock Limited and CCECC Nigeria...

2014-10-24 08:24:30

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey of insurance brokers unveiled today reveals that many employers are concerned that existing benefit packages are not adequately meeting employees' most critical needs, particularly with regard to financial stability in an economy that remains challenging. Respondents also reported growing interest in offering employees a financial wellness program as part of a comprehensive benefits plan designed to reduce turn-over and increase...

2014-10-24 00:20:49

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO CIGARETTES Profile America -- Friday, October 24(th). One of the nation's most successful brand names went on sale for the first time this month in 1913 -- Camel cigarettes, the first pre-blended, packaged cigarettes. While machine-rolled cigarettes had been around since 1881, Camel was the first...

2014-10-23 23:13:17

In a new 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, is listing the top 6 things never to say to a recovering addict. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 In a new 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...


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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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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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