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2014-07-25 23:07:27

Sensible Solutions, a program developed by Corporate Security & Investigations, Inc. (CSI), offers school officials one of the country’s first multifaceted, holistic approaches to school safety and security that seeks to address environmental factors before they become a problem. Monaca, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 A comprehensive school safety and security program was announced today by Louis Gentile, President of CSI Corporate Security & Investigations. The Sensible...

2014-07-25 23:06:52

India Network Health Insurance offers a customized health insurance program for visiting parents of all ages, including pre-existing condition coverage. India Network health insurance is designed to offer benefits that are truly payable with no exceptions. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 India Network Foundation has been helping thousands of Asian Indian families in the United States with visitor health insurance for more than two decades. During that time, the Foundation's plans...

2014-07-25 23:06:25

World T.E.A.M. Sports’ July 19 Adventure Team Challenge in Washington DC provided 17 participating developmentally-disabled teens and young adults a day of challenging outdoor sporting activities. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 At World T.E.A.M. Sports’ Adventure Team Challenge in Washington DC July 19, 17 participating developmentally-disabled teens and young adults discovered that outdoor sporting activities can be fun, even if off-road bicycling, canoeing and hiking can be...

2014-07-25 23:02:19

Newyorktermlifeinsurance.org announces a new blog post, “No Medical Exam Life Insurance Plans vs Traditional Policies.” (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Newyorktermlifeinsurance.org has released a new blog post comparing no medical exam life insurance plans and traditional policies. The newly released blog post aims to clarify certain confusions clients make between no medical exam life insurance plans and traditional policies. The article also compares the two types of life insurance plans to...

2014-07-25 23:01:29

LGBT Youth are Still Bullied for Being Gay, an article released today by NoBullying. http://nobullying.com/bullied-for-being-gay/ London, UK (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 In today’s world, in spite of major efforts by the educational system and community groups to focus on tolerance and acceptance of LGBT people in schools, 92 percent of these LGBT teens and youth say they still experience negative messages about being lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender. The truth is, LGBT youth are still...

2014-07-25 23:01:13

Harbor Village Florida Reports on 'The Situation' Celebrating 8 Months of Sobriety. (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 As reported by People Magazine in the article Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Talks Life After Jersey Shore and Getting Sober (7/15), one of the most popular cast stars from MTV's hit show, Jersey Shore, has spoken out to the public about his personal transformation. Now, two years later since the wrap-up of the show, The Situation admits that moving on with his...

2014-07-25 23:01:05

Harbor Village Florida reports on the rise in heroin use in Michigan. USA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 As reported by Wood TV 8 in the article Michigan Heroin Use, OD Deaths Increase(7/20), Michigan has seen a nearly 500-person increase in heroin related overdose deaths in the past four years. While the count was 271 between 1999 and 2002, the toll increased to 728 during the 2010-2012 year range. DEA Agents believe that, like other states, drug users in Michigan have turned to heroin after...

2014-07-25 23:00:49

In light of the Affordable Care Act and the rising costs of healthcare, Avant Systems Inc announces the development of its Consumer Driven Healthcare Tool, which aims to enable people and businesses to customize their healthcare plans in order to cut extraneous costs and make purchasing healthcare a more efficient and independent process. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Avant Systems, Inc, an entrepreneur-minded business in IT product development, aims to change the way healthcare plans...

2014-07-25 12:27:45

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released additional figures from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports for the manufacturing sector of the economy. This release includes new statistics for semiconductor and related device manufacturing (NAICS 334413). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Highlights include: -- The semiconductor and related device manufacturing industry employed 90,244 people in...

2014-07-25 12:25:30

SAVE Medicare Home Health Act provides critical relief to America's home health patients by achieving savings through reduced hospital readmissions instead of across-the-board cuts MARIETTA, Ga., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgia Association for Home Health Agencies, Inc. (GAHHA) today thanked Congressman Tom Price (R-Roswell) for introducing new Medicare legislation that would replace across-the-board Medicare cuts with targeted reform that will improve the quality of...


Latest Social Issues Reference Libraries

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 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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