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2014-10-22 23:05:42

The Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) recently announced its Highly Rural Transportation Grants program to assist veterans with transportation to VA appointments. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (http://www.dvnf.org), a nonprofit veterans service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our...

2014-10-22 23:04:35

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. announces the 2015 Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award Contest, a nationwide recognition for students 19 or younger with learning disabilities (LD) or ADHD. The $1,000 award will be made to a student who demonstrates talent and determination resulting in a notable accomplishment in any field. Westport, CT (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. announces the 2015 Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award Contest, a...

2014-10-22 23:04:14

Allsup outlines budget considerations for people getting SSDI benefits and VA disability compensation Belleville, IL (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Individuals receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and veterans disability benefits will see an increase of 1.7 percent in their monthly benefit in 2015, according to Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), veterans disability appeal and Medicare plan selection services. The increase is a...

2014-10-22 23:03:54

November 20, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Halethorpe, MD (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Baltimore-area nonprofit Vehicles for Change, Inc. (VFC) will host the first-ever Economic Mobility Forum on Nov. 20, focused on bridging the gap between research and practice on transportation and the impact that transportation has on low-income families. A half-day think tank, the Forum will bring together regional nonprofit, community and business leaders to collaboratively discuss solutions to...

2014-10-22 23:01:50

The Chula Vista Animal Care Facility (CVACF) opened a new multi-purpose structure this week called The Cottage. This latest accomplishment for the CVACF is another step in an ongoing $1 million campaign to help enhance housing, care and adoption rates for animals at the facility CVACF.org. Chula Vista, Calif. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 The Chula Vista Animal Care Facility(CVACF) opened a new multi-purpose structure this week called The Cottage. The 1,079 square-foot building is the latest...

2014-10-22 23:01:32

Are Children Getting More Access to Porn Now? A NoBullying Article Released Today http://nobullying.com/watching-porn/ London, UK (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Ironically, Pornography is one of the highest grossing industries worldwide. For an industry to be so highly grossing, it means it has numerous consumers who just can’t get enough. But where do children factor in when it comes to the Porn Industry? Are Children getting more access to porn then ever? NoBullying investigates in an...

2014-10-22 23:00:38

The Social Security Administration recently announced that beneficiaries would receive a 1.7 percent COLA effective January 2015, making the sixth consecutive year of exceptionally low growth in benefits. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 How much will the Social Security cost – of – living adjustment (COLA) boost your benefits? “Probably not enough to prevent a loss of benefit buying power,” says Ed Cates, Chairman of The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). The Social Security...

2014-10-22 20:25:07

LONDON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summary"Western Europe Fixed Communications Market to 2015: Service Adoption" report provides a top-level overview and detailed insights into the operating environment for mobile operators. It is an essential tool for companies active across the telecom value chain in Western Europe and for new companies that may be considering entering the market. This product is part of Pyramid's new 'on demand' range. These reports are built on the foundation...

2014-10-22 20:23:31

TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the first Ebola patients diagnosed in the U.S., questions have been raised as to the preparedness of the country's response. In a viewpoint article published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), James G. Hodge Jr., professor of Public Health Law and Ethics at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, and two colleagues examine whether, post Dallas, the U.S. health care system is...

2014-10-22 20:23:19

CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With as many as 1.8 million uninsured in Illinois, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is mobilizing its resources across the state to help people better understand insurance coverage options and the financial benefits that may be available to them under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). There's four key points about this year's open enrollment period that people need to be aware of: -- Enrollment Timeline: The enrollment...


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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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