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2014-10-23 12:35:04

Verizon and Baltimore Orioles Are Top Sponsors COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Maryland State Conference NAACP (MSC), one of the state's leading champions of civil rights and social justice, will host its 74(th) Annual Convention on "All in for Justice and Equality." The event, Oct. 24-25, is open to the general public. It will include workshops to address growing concerns regarding criminal justice, education, employment and housing. Attendees also will learn more...

2014-10-23 12:29:59

More than 125 regional physicians and healthcare executives leverage pioneering ACO experience MIDDLETOWN, N.Y., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On October 13-14, 2014, Crystal Run Healthcare hosted its inaugural New York Regional Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Summit. The Summit was designed to help new and prospective ACOs learn from the experience of regional ACO leaders. The event engaged more than 125 physicians and healthcare executives from throughout New York, New...

2014-10-23 12:29:57

Group Highlights Benefits Of FDA-Approved Treatment Options For Quality Of Relationships As FDA Prepares For Landmark Workshop On FSD WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 80 clinical experts specializing in male sexual dysfunction today sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) applauding its decision to hold a two-day workshop next week focused on female sexual dysfunction (FSD), a condition the FDA has designated a priority unmet medical...

2014-10-23 12:29:50

Civil Rights Action Against Renown Facility Filed in New Hampshire Federal Court CONCORD, N.H., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two families of young, disabled children receiving educational services at the famed Crotched Mountain Foundation filed suit against the institution today in the U.S. District Court of New Hampshire, detailing a number of serious incidents of abuse their youngsters endured at the hands of Foundation staff. Physical, psychological and emotional abuse by...

2014-10-23 12:27:20

DENVER, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With open enrollment for 2015 Affordable Care Act policies just weeks away, Evolution Communications Agency in Littleton is proud to be recognized for its work helping to increase health insurance enrollment within the Latino community. Evolution won three Bronze Leaf Awards at the Colorado Healthcare Communicators 2014 Gold Leaf Awards. The annual awards program recognizes excellence in public relations, marketing and communications of local...

2014-10-23 12:27:03

Rock for a Drug Free World Concert organizers and artists "Say No to Drugs and Yes to Life" CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday the 4(th) of October, more than 200 music enthusiasts rocked out in the historic Fort Harrison owned by the Church of Scientology to the rhythm of drum beats, guitar riffs, and vocals by eight local bands consisting of drug-free artists with the message that art can thrive without drugs. The third annual "Rock for a Drug...

2014-10-23 12:26:24

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released the second of its annual series of data sets from the American Community Survey, this one combining the three years of data collected between 2011 and 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO The statistics paint a detailed portrait of the nation, all states, and the District of Columbia, all congressional districts and all other geographic areas with populations of 20,000 or...

2014-10-23 08:36:54

Results from initial months could aid other states still considering expansion ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Right out of the starting gate, Michigan's expansion of health coverage for the poor and near-poor holds lessons for other states that are still on the fence about expanding their own Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, a new analysis shows. In an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, a team of University of Michigan...

2014-10-23 08:36:52

FrankCrum PEO Says It's Best to Be Prepared for All Contingencies CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Running a business is hard enough without worrying about liability and litigation related to discrimination claims. Even the most careful business owners may encounter this issue at one time or another. "As with most human resources issues, avoiding the problem is always better than dealing with the repercussions once something happens," says David Peasall, SPHR, director of...

2014-10-23 00:21:12

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO CRIME PREVENTION MONTH Profile America -- Thursday, October 23(rd). Everyone is a potential crime victim, and October is when government agencies, civic groups, schools, businesses, and youth organizations join in trying to reduce the threat. This is National Crime Prevention Month, with special...


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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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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin