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2014-10-30 16:29:31

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today it will present at the Credit Suisse 2014 Healthcare Conference, to be held from November 10-13, 2014, at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, AZ. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141030/155662LOGO Centene's presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, November 12(th) at 8:30 AM Mountain Time. A simultaneous live audio webcast is also available at:...

2014-10-30 16:28:22

Session Tackles Critical Claims Operational Challenges CHICAGO, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Workers' Compensation Benchmarking Study results will be featured in a presentation at the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada next month, entitled "Strategies for Overcoming Operational Challenges & Benchmarking Program Performance." The session will be moderated by Jason Beans, CEO and Founder of Rising Medical Solutions (Rising), the creator...

2014-10-30 16:27:56

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statewide opposition to the pending sale of six community hospitals in California to a company under federal investigation is growing, as 10 more California elected officials, seven community organizations and three labor unions recently urged California Attorney General Kamala Harris to block the sale to Prime Healthcare. U.S. Reps. Mike Honda (D-San Jose) and Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro) join Assemblymembers John Perez (D-Los...

2014-10-30 16:27:49

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Birchbox, a leading beauty e-commerce company innovating the way consumers shop for beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products online, has partnered with (RED) this holiday season to raise money and awareness in the fight against AIDS. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141030/155600 While November is a time about pumpkin pie and gift giving, it is also a time for giving back. During November, subscribers will receive special (RED)...

2014-10-30 12:34:00

Crittercism Launches Industry-First Performance Dashboard; Notes More than Thirty Percent Improvement in iOS 8 Performance SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crittercism, the leader in mobile App Performance Management (mAPM), today released data on the performance and adoption of Apple's iOS 8. According to data collected through Wednesday, October 29, iOS 8 adoption has surpassed iOS 7, with a rate of 48.06%, compared to iOS 7's 47.8%. The new OS has also seen substantial...

2014-10-30 12:33:20

D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser Joins Verizon in Special Ceremony for Groups as Survivors Share Their Stories, Tell How Nonprofits Change Lives WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to raise awareness and end domestic violence, Verizon and District of Columbia Councilmember Muriel Bowser joined on Thursday (Oct. 30) to honor several nonprofits that are working to combat abuse against youth and adults in the nation's capital. The Verizon Foundation has awarded $115,000 in...

2014-10-30 12:30:09

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced the U.S. launch of its Nevirapine Extended-release tablets, 400 mg, which is the generic version of Boehringer Ingelheim's Viramune XR(®). Mylan received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for this product, which is indicated for combination antiretroviral (ARV) treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and in children six to...

2014-10-30 12:29:44

Online course was developed by experts in training health care professionals to understand, respect and care for Latino patients during hospice or palliative care. SAN MARCOS, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- www.csupalliativecare.org. Research indicates significant issues in the provision of palliative care for Latinos. According to the National Institutes of Health, the disparities among minority groups in regards to access to care and the quality of that care is well documented. As a...

2014-10-30 12:29:20

DETROIT, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to an analysis of GlidePath, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's private health insurance exchange, employers and employees are benefitting from use of the private exchange by empowering employees as informed consumers of health care coverage. The analysis showed Glidepath increased employee cost awareness, encouraged employees to make effective cost choices to meet their needs, and strengthened knowledge and adoption of Health Savings...

2014-10-30 12:28:31

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every day until 2029, about 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65. Most are unprepared for the consequence of aging. "Americans are living longer and we all want to age with dignity, independence and choice but that requires planning that few undertake," declares Jesse Slome, director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI). November marks Long-Term Care Awareness Month, an opportunity for boomers to begin...


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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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Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.