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2014-10-29 23:01:16

Disability insurance may seem like it’s only meant for star athletes like Brooks Laich, it is actually available for people in all walks of life, says Darras. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 According to CBS Sports, Brooks Laich of the Washington Capitals has been placed on injured reserve after a shoulder-to-shoulder hit with Shawn Thornton of the Florida Panthers. The coach of the Capitals, Barry Trotz, says Laich is expected back by the end of October after the upcoming...

2014-10-29 23:00:54

50 Year Anniversary of War on Poverty Continues to Help Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Washington D.C. (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 “Unfortunately, many Americans live on the outskirts of hope, some because of their poverty, and some because of their color, and all too many because of both. Our task is to help replace their despair with opportunity. This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America. I urge this Congress and all Americans to join...

2014-10-29 23:00:44

The Trillion Dollar Opportunity - Marketing to Hispanic Americans white paper provides strategic insight into this vital constituency with buying power topping $1.5 trillion anticipated next year. Defining critical facts and figures about the estimated 52 million consumers identifying themselves as Hispanic or Latino, the Kleber & Associates whitepaper offers forward-thinking strategies, key trends and trusted insights on the Hispanic marketplace. ATLANTA, Ga. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014...

2014-10-29 16:30:03

ATLANTA, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today the approval of Pfizer's Trumenba, the first vaccine in the United States to prevent serogroup B meningococcal disease in individuals ages 10 to 25. Before today, vaccines licensed in the U.S. protected against four major strains of the disease: A, C, W and Y. They did not prevent serogroup B meningococcal disease, which accounts for one-third of U.S. cases. The National Meningitis...

2014-10-29 16:26:49

Identify Organizations That Meet the Highest Standards of Practice WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The holiday season is fast approaching, which means it's also the season of highest charitable giving. But how does someone know whether to support a particular charity? For people interested in giving to a patient advocacy organization, their best resource is the Giving Guide web page - www.nationalhealthcouncil.org/giving. The Giving Guide lists only those...

2014-10-29 16:26:17

Charlie Hendon, Jay Jopling, Nathalie and Pablo Salame, and Governor Andrew Cuomo Honored NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night, Sir Elton John continued his humanitarian efforts to raise money for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and awareness programs across the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean at the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)'s 13(th) annual benefit An Enduring Vision held at Cipriani Wall Street. American Airlines, Goldman Sachs...

2014-10-29 12:34:03

Groups Will Be Honored in Special Ceremony as Survivors Share Their Stories, Tell How Nonprofits Change Lives WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To commemorate October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and showcase the good work several D.C. nonprofits are doing to increase awareness and end domestic abuse, Verizon and District of Columbia Councilmember Muriel Bowser will gather for a special ceremony on Thursday (Oct. 30) to honor these groups for their...

2014-10-29 12:29:41

Partnership Keeps Flex Los Angeles at Industry Forefront LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FLEX Spas, a national chain of gay men's health spas, announced today a new partnership with AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) aimed at bolstering HIV testing and awareness among high-risk populations through the use of technology. Under a pilot program with AHF, FLEX Spas' club on Melrose Avenue here became the first in the industry to install an electronic vending machine that...

2014-10-29 12:29:24

JAMISON, Pa., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians Endoscopy is proud to announce that one of its partnered ASCs, South Broward Endoscopy (SBE) has been ranked the 31(st) best place to work in healthcare in the United States by Modern Healthcare magazine in their seventh annual "Best Places to Work in Healthcare" supplement. The top 100 organizations were honored at an awards banquet held in Chicago. Modern Healthcare's "Best Places to Work in Healthcare" recognizes outstanding...

2014-10-29 12:29:08

Health System Falsely Claimed 'Great' Labor Relations to Pump Up Its Proposed Sale to Prime Healthcare OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthcare workers are asking the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to force their employer, Daughters of Charity Health System, to come clean about the true state of its labor relations after the company's CEO misled investors on a recent call in an effort to calm concerns about the hospital system's sale to Prime...


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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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