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2014-09-18 20:23:01

CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridian Health Plan of Illinois is the number one Medicaid HMO in Illinois and 10(th) in the nation according to NCQA's Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2014-2015. Meridian earned the highest possible rating of five out of five for Prevention and Treatment and four out of five for Consumer Experience. "We take our commitment to high quality care very seriously. Being ranked the number one Medicaid plan in the state and 10(th) in the...

2014-09-18 20:22:17

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Domestic Violence Hotline (the Hotline) is pleased to announce that the National Football League (NFL) has committed to providing significant resources to the organization that will allow the organization to virtually answer every call, chat and text from domestic violence victims, survivors, their loved ones and even abusers for the next five years. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131003/DA91382LOGO-b "We...

2014-09-18 20:22:02

Fraternity to host panel discussion on mentoring the next generation of black youth at the 44th Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As controversy swirls around football stars Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, International President Jonathan Mason of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (PBS) is challenging each of the fraternity's 650 chapters--about 150,000 members--to organize community conversations across the...

2014-09-18 16:27:59

MALIBU, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carolyn Costin, psychotherapist, author and chief clinical officer of Monte Nido & Affiliates Treatment Centers brings the Monte Nido philosophies to New York State with the opening of a residential program on October 6, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140918/147107 Since opening its doors in California in 1996, Carolyn Costin, Chief Clinical Officer, has been consistently asked to bring the Monte Nido program, known...

2014-09-18 16:27:54

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Arina Grossu, Family Research Council's Director of the Center for Human Dignity spoke at a news conference in support of the "No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion and the "Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2014," saying: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080930/FRCLOGO "President Obama promised back in September 2009, 'Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions.' The groundbreaking GAO...

2014-09-18 16:27:43

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on actions from the White House and the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report on antibiotic resistance. "TFAH commends the White House for the Executive Order and national strategy and PCAST for their new report on antibiotic resistance. Together, these actions recognize that antibiotic...

2014-09-18 16:27:41

HIGHLAND, Md., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis (JKTG) Foundation announced over $100K in awards to support the next generation of health policy research and promote better healthcare for patients. Five graduate researchers in the field of health policy and administration at The Johns Hopkins University, the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina, and Old Dominion University received Dissertation Support Grants (DSGs)...

2014-09-18 16:27:30

The Report Misses the Mark by Tying the Provision of those Services to Reimbursement Levels and Access to Federal Funding NORTH ADAMS, Mass., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060525/NETH016LOGO As Berkshire Medical Center, local and state officials continue to work on re-establishing desperately needed health care services for Northern...

2014-09-18 16:25:46

Discussing Impact on Next Wave of Data-Driven Innovation WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Under Secretary of Economic Affairs Mark Doms spoke at a panel on Capitol Hill today on the value that government data provides our economy, society and the future for U.S. innovation. The event was hosted by U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and the Center for Data Innovation. "Government data is the foundation of the data revolution,...

2014-09-18 12:30:11

PEKIN, Ill., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation (http://www.iaedp.com) announces its 2015 Symposium to take place on March 19 - March 23 at the Point Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix. Keynote speakers will serve as the headliner events during the 29(th) anniversary of this upcoming action-packed conference. The iaedp 2015 Symposium will provide four days of training sessions, instructive presentations,...


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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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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