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2014-10-21 12:31:58

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's appointment of Ron Klain to coordinate the government's attempt to combat Ebola signifies that the government's main concern is to manage pre-election public perceptions, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs, called Klain "a brilliant strategist," who is "known for his ability to manage...

2014-10-21 12:28:24

The Investigative Series Also Features 'Underground Sounds' on November 25, and the Two-Hour Special Examining the Shameful Side of International Adoption in 'Unwanted In America' on December 2 LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AXS TV closes out the 2014 season with premieres of three brand new episodes of the award-winning investigative journalism series Dan Rather Presents, airing Tuesdays at 8pE from November 18 through December 2. With his trademark candor, Rather...

2014-10-21 08:42:44

NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Map Publisher SpatialTEQ Inc. today announced the release of MapBusinessOnline.com 4.3 - affordable business mapping software for sales, marketing and planning professionals in the U.S.A., Canada and the U.K. MapBusinessOnline.com 4.3 (MBO 4.3) provides the ability for multiple users to edit a shared map, enhanced privacy controls for shared mapping projects, an expanded array of U.S. Census Bureau demographic data layers, as well as...

2014-10-21 08:34:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honoring one's Hispanic heritage is about more than just celebrating your roots, it is about bringing awareness of issues that affect your community. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Hispanic man, affecting 1-in-7 during their lifetime. Dr. David Samadi, chief of urology at Lennox Hill Hospital in New York City, is urging Latin women to have the men in their lives get a simple blood test as a way to screen their prostate health....

2014-10-21 08:33:39

The National Blood Clot Alliance will continue its long-standing collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as it has been awarded another five-year CDC Cooperative Agreement to raise public awareness about blood clots. ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Blood Clot Alliance today announced that it has been awarded funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement an education and awareness program...

2014-10-21 08:32:38

Two market-leading, locally based companies join forces to deliver integrated benefits solutions to Pacific Northwest marketplace MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Premera Blue Cross and Symetra Life Insurance Company today announced a collaboration to offer employer groups a wider range of life and disability products. The new relationship demonstrates Premera's ongoing push to deliver more value and improved service to its members....

2014-10-21 08:28:38

Millions of Americans are shouldering additional responsibility for parents and children; understanding options, including insurance, can reduce stress and save money KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions in the so-called "Sandwich Generation" are finding their dreams about retirement less than appetizing. Middle-aged Americans are serving as primary caregivers for their aging parents, and are also shouldering more of their adult children's financial responsibilities. The...

2014-10-21 00:20:41

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SHEDDING LIGHT Profile America -- Tuesday, October 21st. An invention was demonstrated on this date in 1879 that lit the way for a dramatic change in the rhythm of Americans' daily lives. At his Menlo Park, New Jersey laboratory, Thomas Edison set up the first incandescent light bulb, which...

2014-10-20 23:06:45

Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to 2019 research report covers 72 countries and 68 medical sectors forecast. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 The newly updated Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to 2019 is the must-have source of thousands of facts, figures and forecasts on the global medical markets. Covering 72 countries and 68 medical sector forecast categories the Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to 2019 provides you with global, regional and national views on the worldwide...

2014-10-20 23:06:27

Social Security Disability and Medicare Advocates Sponsor a Booth to Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Promote Education About Suicide Risk Factors and Warning Signs Wakefield, MA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 The Advocator Group, LLC is proud to be sponsoring a booth at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Out of the Darkness walk on October 25th. The AFSP is a not-for-profit organization that hosts hundreds of community walks throughout the...


Latest Social Issues Reference Libraries

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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.