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2014-09-22 23:00:21

The gap between high- and low-income groups is the widest it has been in 100 years, and the share of U.S. consumers who identify with the middle class has never been lower. Like other retail sectors, the restaurant industry is feeling the effects of this cultural and economic phenomenon, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Chicago (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 The gap between high- and low-income groups is the widest it has been in 100 years, and the share of U.S....

2014-09-22 20:23:55

NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From New York to Seattle and Tampa up to Montreal, women are urging the men in their lives to get a simple blood test as part of the #SamadiChallenge. Created as a way to promote the importance of prostate health, the #SamadiChallenge is the brainchild of Dr. David B. Samadi, chief of urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. The challenge has gone viral over Facebook. http://youtu.be/jWr4zKdCpYg "I asked women to have a man in their...

2014-09-22 16:28:49

As students of all ages return to school, the CDC wants to remind arthritis patients of simple self-management techniques that can improve their quality of life. WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to treat arthritis the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) actively promote self-management plans made up of many smaller, healthy choices. As students from pre-K to college prepare to return to school, it is as good time to re-teach ourselves that effective arthritis...

2014-09-22 16:28:30

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the campaign supporting Proposition 46, California's patient safety ballot measure on the November 2014 ballot, criticized an opposition spokesperson for suggesting that it's more important that a physician enjoy alcohol than getting to the bottom of an adverse event. Dr. Sion Roy, a spokesperson for the insurance company-backed No on 46 campaign, said to KABC in Los Angeles yesterday. "They can call a doctor when he's...

2014-09-22 16:28:25

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, Louise Winstanly, chair of IntraHealth International's board of directors, joined president and CEO Pape Gaye to announce a new CGI Commitment to Action to promote dignity and wellbeing among Mali's most vulnerable women by expanding access to high-quality obstetric fistula treatment and support services. Through this commitment, IntraHealth and its partners...

2014-09-22 16:27:32

LONDON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chocolate continues to be an indulgence that consumers can't live without. While the U.S. chocolate market is dominated by a small group of players, with Hershey's and Mars controlling a large chunk of market share, there are still many innovative chocolate makers trying to make their marks and find an audience. The category has experienced solid market growth in the last year, and premium chocolate makers continue to be at the forefront of...

2014-09-22 16:27:22

LONDON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spending by Hispanic consumers for food at grocery and other food stores has grown more than 80% over the past decade, more than twice the growth rate registered by consumers on average. Hispanic consumers have long been a key element in the growth strategies of food marketers. With the continuing dispersal of Latinos into areas not traditionally known for substantial Hispanic populations, Hispanic food shoppers represent a rapidly growing...

2014-09-22 16:25:47

Helpful Tools for Spanish Speakers from USA.gov and GobiernoUSA.gov WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's Hispanic Heritage Month -- the time of year to recognize and celebrate the contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States. For the 50.5 million Hispanics and Latinos who call the US home, USA.gov has many resources in Spanish to answer questions and get information about government programs: -- GobiernoUSA.gov is the Spanish language...

2014-09-22 16:25:16

Change Doesn't Happen From the Sidelines: Campaign will Create the First Unified Generation that will fight inactivity, intolerance and injustice WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics is launching a new global "Play Unified" youth campaign that will inspire and mobilize youth around the world to connect with people with intellectual disabilities and create more inclusive communities, leading to a more respectful world for everyone. From today,...

2014-09-22 16:21:20

Company to Provide Services in Support of HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs RESTON, Va., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health, and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract by the Naval Medical Logistics Command (NMLC) to provide services in support of the Naval Health Research Center's (NHRC), Department of Defense (DoD), HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP). The single-award cost-plus fixed-fee contract has a one-year base...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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