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2014-04-17 23:01:06

Connect South Carolina research shows adoption in South Carolina up by 14 percentage points since 2010. Columbia, SC (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Connect South Carolina today released new data showing that broadband adoption in South Carolina surpasses the national average, with 76% of households subscribing to broadband service in 2013, up from 62% in 2010; a 14 percentage point increase. According to the Pew Research Center, the national broadband adoption rate in 2013 was 70%, which marks a...

2014-04-17 23:00:17

Mother of four, Vickie Erickson, pens anti-bullying children’s book. Centuria, WI (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 According to NBC News, the effects of bullying can linger in a child’s life long after the bullying has ended. How can we help children defend themselves without using violence? “Hal Knows Martial Arts” by Vickie Erickson is an insightful children’s book that teaches the benefits of martial arts and self-defense. Readers follow 11-year-old Hal Johnson as he attends martial...

2014-04-17 20:22:11

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak, along with insurance regulators from 43 other states, went to Washington, D.C. Thursday to voice concerns about upcoming steps in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) directly to President Barack Obama. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130910/LA77386 "Today we were collectively able to drive home the importance of state-based regulation," said Doak. "I was able to speak to...

2014-04-17 16:27:33

Secretary of State for Public Health meets with healthcare providers in the country's continental region to plan for next week's campaign launch MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Secretary of State for Public Health in Equatorial Guinea, Práxedes Rabat Macambo, led an informational meeting from the country's continental region (also known as Rio Muni or Mbini) to brief healthcare providers on the polio immunization campaign that will be...

2014-04-17 16:26:46

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ben Quirk and Quirk Healthcare donated over 800 hours of customization work to the Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center's new Electronic Health Records system that launched on Monday, April 7, 2014. The customization work will allow the care management piece, essential to the services provided by CDTC, to be relevant with the new system. "We are very fortunate to have found a company that goes above and beyond when it...

2014-04-17 16:26:40

Governments Agree on Cooperative Actions to Help Protect the Health and Safety of Citizens OTTAWA, April 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, Regional Minister for Northern Alberta and Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Spruce Grove, is wrapping up a week of meetings in China focussed on exchanging information, sharing best practices and strengthening collaborative actions on shared health priorities. While in China, the Minister has highlighted...

2014-04-17 16:21:28

DUBLIN, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4hh9lq/global_automotive) has announced the addition of the "Global Automotive Halogen Lighting Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4hh9lq/global_automotive ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The analysts forecast the Global Automotive Halogen Lighting market to...

2014-04-17 15:23:46

Insights from key investigators provide new answers, reports the Journal of Adolescent Health Motor vehicle crashes rank as the leading cause of teen deaths and in 2008, 16% of all distraction-related fatal automobile crashes involved drivers under 20 years of age. These grim statistics, coupled with an increasing nationwide awareness of the dangers of distracted driving for all ages, prompted the publication of an important supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Health that explores the...

2014-04-17 13:42:44

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in adolescents appears to be associated with atypical connectivity in the brain involving the systems that help people infer what others are thinking and understand the meaning of others' actions and emotions. The ability to navigate and thrive in complex social systems is commonly impaired in ASD, a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting as many as 1 in 88 children. The authors used functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate connectivity in two...

2014-04-17 12:28:36

LONDON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Life Insurance in the the US, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017http://www.reportbuyer.com/banking_finance/insurance/life/life_insurance_us_key_trends_opportunities_2017.htmlSynopsisThe report provides in-depth market analysis, information and insights into the US life insurance segment, including:-- The US life insurance segment's growth prospects by life insurance categories -- Key trends...


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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...

Southern Migrant Hawker, Aeshna affinis
2013-07-09 16:20:24

The southern migrant hawker (Aeshna affinis), also known as the blue-eyed hawker, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in southern areas of Asia and Europe. Its range extends from central and southern areas of Europe, areas in the Mediterranean including Sicily and Corsica, and from the Middle East and Africa to Asia. Its range varies depending upon weather conditions, so it is found in northern areas when temperatures are favorable. The southern migrant hawker is a small species...

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