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2014-09-16 04:21:01

U.S. adults more split on gay and bisexual candidates, those of Hindu or Mormon faith, and those unwilling to discuss their sexuality or religious views NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's all about the issues, right? Not necessarily, according to a new Harris Poll. When asked to describe their likelihood to consider voting for a presidential candidate fitting a varied series of backgrounds, there are clearly certain characteristics which are deterrents to strong percentages of...

2014-09-16 00:21:36

57 Percent of Survey Respondents Believe IT Drives Business Growth and Innovation NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services -- "The Digital Dividend - First Mover Advantage" -- demonstrates that early adoption of new technologies leads to better business outcomes. The study's results show that IT "Pioneers" - companies the study identified as believing strongly in the benefits of adopting new technologies and that pursue "first-mover...

2014-09-16 00:20:23

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO GM FOUNDED Profile America -- Tuesday, September 16th. One of the nation's largest corporations is 106 years old today, although in common with other centenarians, it has its ailments. General Motors was conceived by William Durant of Flint, Michigan. Durant co-founded Chevrolet -- named...

2014-09-15 23:07:55

New book reveals an inspiring story of living without arms or legs and finding the positive in every situation. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Kent Bell wasn’t expected to live more than 24 hours after he was born. He came into the world without arms or legs and now, 49 years later, he has accomplished more in life than the average person. In his new book, “Look Ma, No Hands, No Legs Either,” he opens up about his childhood and how he became the man he is today by...

2014-09-15 23:06:37

Citizens Commission on Human Rights, the nation's leading mental health watchdog, in its latest article, says that Congress should look into possible conflicts of interest on the part of psychiatrists whose antidepressant studies that the Veterans Administration relies upon, as it may provide answers to why suicides linked to antidepressants and sudden deaths from antipsychotics are not being investigated. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Citizens Commission on Human...

2014-09-15 23:06:32

The Nation’s Premier Annual Physical Activity and Hispanic Family Health Celebration Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company Are Title Sponsor New York, NY (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 On Sunday, September 21, 2014, the Hispanic Federation will present its eighth annual family health and fitness fair ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® at Carnaval de la Cultura Latina. The event promotes Hispanic family physical activity and good nutrition for...

2014-09-15 23:06:17

On September 1, 2014, Tegrit, a leading IT consulting firm in the Detroit area, announced the appointment of a new executive leadership team. The new officers are company and industry veterans prepared to initiate an aggressive growth plan for the company. Livonia, Michigan (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Timothy McClure was named CEO. Tim is a veteran IT executive in the Detroit area with over 20 years’ experience growing small IT consulting companies into large stable enterprises. “We...

2014-09-15 23:06:14

Alpha Chi Omega Announces Partnership with The Jed Foundation Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Leading women’s fraternity Alpha Chi Omega announced today its partnership with The Jed Foundation, an organization whose mission is to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students. Alpha Chi Omega is the first women’s fraternity of the National Panhellenic Conference to affiliate with The Jed Foundation, joining men’s fraternities Sigma Chi and Sigma...

2014-09-15 23:04:45

Affordablelifeinsurancecompany.com announces a new blog post, “Is Purchasing Life Insurance Online Safe?” (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Affordablelifeinsurancecompany.com has released a new blog post explaining how to find safe life insurance online. Online shopping plays an important role in today’s market. Clients can now find affordable life insurance rates online and some plans can be purchased with a single click. Searching for life insurance plans on a registered insurance...

2014-09-15 23:04:44

Affordablelifeinsuranceonline.com (http://affordablelifeinsuranceonline.com/) announces a new blog post, “How to Find No Medical Exam Life Insurance for Diabetes!” (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Affordablelifeinsuranceonline.com has released a new blog post explaining how to find life insurance for clients who have diabetes. Clients who have diabetes can find affordable life insurance by comparing quotes on a registered insurance brokerage website. Having life insurance is important for...


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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