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2014-08-21 23:01:11

New Premium Tax Credit Guidelines Now Available for 2015 (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published new information on the premium tax credits in 2015. According to Zane Benefits, premium tax credits provide significant savings. As part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), premium tax credits are available to help individuals and families purchase individual health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplaces. The new article...

2014-08-21 16:24:17

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To influence congressional candidates up for election this November, a group of mental health activists have formed the Stop The Murphy Bill Political Action Committee (PAC). This PAC was organized to advocate for the civil rights of persons with mental health histories by pushing back against the highly controversial Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, HR3717, introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy. These and other activists have...

2014-08-21 16:23:25

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Did you know that spending by consumers grew at a 5.7 percent pace before the Great Recession compared with a 2.5 percent growth rate during the economic recovery? Find out how consumer spending in states is faring on Aug. 22 at approximately 9:15-10 a.m. EDT as Ian Mead, chief of the Regional Product...

2014-08-21 16:23:21

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Advisor Keith Singer, of Singer Wealth Management, will be the Presenting Sponsor at JAFCO's 16th Annual Jacob's Ladder Award Gala aka the Heroes Gala, on December 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM at The Polo Club of Boca Raton, located at 5400 Champion Blvd. JAFCO is a non-profit organization that provides services to abused and neglected children in the Jewish community of South Florida....

2014-08-21 16:23:08

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Having good credit can help you in a surprising number of ways. A good credit history can result in getting that dream job, lower interest rates on car loans and mortgages, and better rates on your insurance, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). With a solid credit rating in hot markets like Boston, New York City and Seattle, renters will have an easier time finding an apartment and homebuyers may be the first to view...

2014-08-21 16:22:45

OTTAWA, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Treaties that go unfulfilled; the government policy of "killing the Indian in the child"; residential schools; land claims - these are some of the historic and current injustices explored in Murder in a Small Town: Another Expendable Child. In 1992, Teddy Bellingham, a 16-year-old Ojibway in foster care, was beaten to death in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Teddy disappeared without a trace until police received a tip a year later. Murder in a Small Town...

2014-08-21 16:20:43

Statistics Available for Manufacturing of Light Truck and Utility Vehicles and Heavy Duty Trucks WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The total value of shipments for the automobile manufacturing industry (NAICS 336111) was $108.8 billion in 2012, up 28.4 percent from $84.7 billion in 2007, according to the latest 2012 Economic Census statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of employees increased 5.6 percent, from 65,436 in 2007 to 69,078 in 2012....

2014-08-21 16:20:29

Indiana dealership runs Facebook campaign for Kokomo Humane Society funding KOKOMO, Ind., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The focus of any car dealership is selling cars; however, some dealers go beyond their call of duty by becoming important assets to the community. Kokomo Auto World has shown its commitment to the Kokomo community lately through a number of social campaigns, giveaways and partnerships. Among those partnerships is the ongoing one between Kokomo Auto World and...

2014-08-21 12:29:45

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Carrie DeLone today kicked off Pennsylvania's second biennial Health Equity Conference, an event aimed at improving health care access and delivery. "The Department of Health is committed to improving the health of all Pennsylvanians," DeLone said. "Addressing the issues surrounding health care access for and delivery to underserved and vulnerable populations is a vital part of our...

2014-08-21 12:29:43

Applications Accepted Through September 5th WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women and 42 million American women are living with or at risk for heart disease. More women than men have died from heart disease every year since 1984. And women heart patients can become community leaders on this vital health issue by applying for WomenHeart's fall 2014 Science & Leadership Symposium to become a WomenHeart Champion...


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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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