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2014-07-31 08:35:25

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Marilyn DeLuca and Dr. Charles Ok Pannenborg are the two newest members of IntraHealth International's Board of Directors. Together, DeLuca and Pannenborg bring decades of combined experience in health care practice, health systems, and long-range strategic policy. "This is an exciting time in terms of IntraHealth's mission and future," DeLuca says. "I hope to bring technical expertise in global health and help develop...

2014-07-31 08:31:36

Author/Educator couple aims to protect kids, discourage bullying with new LGBT picture book series. TORONTO, July 31, 2014 /CNW/ - School board educator j wallace and award-winning author S. Bear Bergman have teamed up with Canadian artists and writers to publish a series of six picture books featuring LGBT kids and families. The books will feature positive, celebratory storylines. "It's tempting to think of this as a 'gay issue'." says wallace, whose day job is with the...

2014-07-31 08:23:17

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signed into Law New Symbol of Accessibility on Friday, July 25 NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MyParkingSign.com is the first company to sell signage featuring the updated International Symbol of Accessibility. Originally created in the 1960s, the symbol was recently redesigned to feature a more active human figure. On Friday, July 25(th), the updated logo was adopted as the state of New York's official symbol of accessibility....

2014-07-31 00:21:04

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST PATENT Profile America -- Thursday, July 31st. The first patent in the young United States was issued on this date in 1790 to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont for a new method of making potash -- useful in producing soap, fertilizer and glass. The Constitution recognized, for the first time in...

2014-07-30 23:15:52

Mental Health Center at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers becomes the first medical practice in Los Angeles to distribute free prescription Naloxone to local treatment centers and sober living facilities. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 On January 1, 2014, the Overdose Treatment Act (AB 635) became law in California. The law allows lay people to possess and administer prescription naloxone to someone in urgent need who is experiencing life-threatening respiratory depression from an...

2014-07-30 23:14:49

Daytop New Jersey announces 5 part audio series “Drugs and Our Kids” as aired on New Jersey 101.5 Radio is now available online. Mendham, NJ (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Daytop New Jersey, a comprehensive Behavioral Health treatment and education program, has made available the important 5 part series “Drugs and Our Kids” at http://www.daytopnj.org. The series, previously sponsored by Daytop New Jersey on NJ 101.5 radio, examines why New Jersey’s middle and high school students are at...

2014-07-30 23:14:19

Sixty rising third-graders from the School District of Indian River County took part in a pilot summer literacy program made possible by funds raised at the 2014 Windsor Charity Polo Cup. The program, called “Summer Literacy on the Lagoon,” was designed exclusively for Windsor, a private residential community in Vero Beach, Florida by the School District of Indian River County in collaboration with The Learning Alliance, a local non-profit organization. Vero Beach, Florida (PRWEB) July...

2014-07-30 23:14:06

Executive Chairman of Cool Group, Joseph John Issa, says in an interview that greater access to business places is needed for disabled customers, including the availability of a wheelchair. (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Business guru Joseph John Issa, says in an interview that greater access to business places is needed for disabled customers, including the availability of a wheelchair. Joe Issa’s statement comes in light of his personal experience in July 2014, when he was severely challenged...

2014-07-30 23:13:23

Steve Banks and Joe Rollins of TSA Consulting Group to serve on task force regarding automatic enrollment of employees in retirement savings plans inlcuding 403(b) plans. Fort Walton Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 The National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA) has established a new task force to create policy and best practices regarding the automatic enrollment of employees in retirement savings plans. Steve Banks and Joe Rollins, co-founders of TSA Consulting Group, Inc. (TSACG),...

2014-07-30 23:11:58

IntelliQuote, a revered online life insurance agency, is proud to announce the launch of an initiative designed to help consumers facing tough choices in regard to life insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act. El Dorado Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 IntelliQuote, a top rated online life insurance agency, is pleased to the announce the launch of an Affordable Care Act (ACA) educational initiative. Through the effort, IntelliQuote has trained their staff of license life insurance...


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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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