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2014-10-22 20:25:07

LONDON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summary"Western Europe Fixed Communications Market to 2015: Service Adoption" report provides a top-level overview and detailed insights into the operating environment for mobile operators. It is an essential tool for companies active across the telecom value chain in Western Europe and for new companies that may be considering entering the market. This product is part of Pyramid's new 'on demand' range. These reports are built on the foundation...

2014-10-22 20:23:31

TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the first Ebola patients diagnosed in the U.S., questions have been raised as to the preparedness of the country's response. In a viewpoint article published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), James G. Hodge Jr., professor of Public Health Law and Ethics at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, and two colleagues examine whether, post Dallas, the U.S. health care system is...

2014-10-22 20:23:19

CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With as many as 1.8 million uninsured in Illinois, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is mobilizing its resources across the state to help people better understand insurance coverage options and the financial benefits that may be available to them under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). There's four key points about this year's open enrollment period that people need to be aware of: -- Enrollment Timeline: The enrollment...

2014-10-22 16:28:04

The Hearing Follows the Release of New CDC Guidelines Calling for Better Protective Equipment, More Training and Stronger Protocols for Health Care Workers, Changes Spurred by the Public Outcry from Nurses Across the Country BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO WHERE: State House Room A2 WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 23 at 12 noon WHO: The Joint Committee on Public Health is holding a hearing on Ebola Preparedness...

2014-10-22 16:26:48

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time since July 2008, the nation's unemployment rate dropped below 6 percent. While this is welcome news for many jobseekers, Californians with disabilities continue to encounter barriers to employment. Topping the list are employer bias and unreliable or non-existent transportation. California Independent Living Centers (ILCs), such as Resources for Independence Central Valley (RICV) and Disability Resource Agency for...

2014-10-22 16:25:00

97% of affected group say they would recommend online school. K12 launches national "High Fives for Bully-Free Lives" campaign to support National Bullying Prevention Month HERNDON, Va., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of their initiative to support National Bullying Prevention Month, K12 Inc. [NYSE: LRN] - a leading provider of online learning solutions for kindergarten through twelfth grade students - engaged Edge Research to repeat a 2013 survey that focused on suitability...

2014-10-22 12:30:46

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) has entered into an agreement with Linden Oaks, a Naperville-based regional behavioral healthcare provider that is part of Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare, to manage NCH's behavioral health services. Under the agreement, Linden Oaks will manage NCH's behavioral health services, including adult inpatient services, adolescent behavioral health and the NCH Youth Center substance abuse residential...

2014-10-22 12:30:41

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul E. Jarris, MD, MBA, a family physician from Arlington, Virginia, was awarded the 2014 Public Health Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting. The AAFP's Public Health Award recognizes individuals who have made or are making extraordinary contributions to the health of the American public. Jarris is the executive director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, a former...

2014-10-22 12:29:41

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProgenyHealth, the market leader in evidence-based care management solutions for premature and medically complex newborns, announced today it will be exhibiting at Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) from October 26-28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. MHPA is the leading national organization solely dedicated to representing health plans participating in Medicaid managed care. In addition to...

2014-10-22 12:29:25

HealthMap software spotted the Ebola epidemic 9 days before the WHO announced it WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The mHealth Summit today announced that John Brownstein, PhD, Director, Computational Epidemiology Group, Boston Children's Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and Co-Founder of HealthMap, will deliver a keynote address at the 6(th) annual Summit on December 10. The mHealth Summit is the largest global conference and...


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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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.