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2014-04-22 12:28:00

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO A downloadable file containing estimates of the resident U.S. population by single year of age and sex will be released on the Population Estimates webpage http://www.census.gov/popest/data/datasets.html. No news release associated with this product. Tip Sheet only. CB14-TPS.31Public Information...

2014-04-22 12:26:38

Panel to discuss federal and county response focused on protecting children WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Human sex trafficking is a growing problem in the United States. Children, some as young as 12 years old, are being sexually exploited for profit. Officials at the federal and county levels are taking action to deal with this problem and will discuss ways to combat it at a National Press Club Newsmaker on Tuesday April 29(th) at 10:00 a.m., Zenger Room, National...

2014-04-22 12:26:00

ReThink: Why Housing Matters Initiative Launches Contest to Underscore the Importance of Public Housing For Individuals, Families, and Communities Nationwide CHESHIRE, Conn., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Public housing provides homes and services for approximately 2.2 million people in the U.S.; however, the need is much greater than that. Given current economic and federal budget conditions, public housing availability continues to decrease, while the need for it continues to...

2014-04-22 12:11:05

Twelve percent of adults in Sweden have diseases related to their use of medicines. But in four cases of ten it would have been possible to avoid the undesired effects. These are the conclusions of a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy. Katja Hakkarainen and her research colleagues have used 7,099 questionnaires and 4,970 patient medical records in Östergötland to map drug-related morbidity. Their work has included side effects, toxicity, the development of drug dependence, the...

2014-04-22 08:41:32

Registered Trademark Holders Now Eligible to Submit Applications for Three New Top-Level Domains RESTON, Va., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public Interest Registry - the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain - today launched the first registration phase, known as the Sunrise Period, for its three new Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs). Qualified domain trademark holders can now submit applications for each of these three new domains which translate to "organisation" or...

2014-04-22 08:38:41

New study from Experian's ProtectMyID® reveals the habits that make people vulnerable COSTA MESA, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- A new online survey conducted for Experian's ProtectMyID(®) reveals Utahns still are potentially at risk from the continuing threat of identity theft. The survey shows that more than half (52 percent) of Utah residents either have been a victim of identity theft or know someone who has been affected by the crime. Despite this, people fail to take even...

2014-04-22 08:29:48

RALEIGH, N.C., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, April 23, The Weekly Standard will partner with Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) to host "Reforming Veterans Affairs: Preserving Promises to North Carolina's Veterans," with keynote address by U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), ranking member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, and moderated by Weekly Standard Senior Writer Stephen F. Hayes. At the Winston-Salem Regional Benefit Office in North Carolina, an...

2014-04-22 08:25:00

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the 44(th) annual Earth Day, DDB Worldwide today announced findings from the 2014 DDB Life Style Study(®) (LSS), which indicates that across both attitudinal and behavioral measures, race is one of the best predictors of "green" living. The LSS survey compares U.S. adults from among four racial groups - those who identify as White, Black, Hispanic, or Asian - and reveals that by a significant measure, Asians show the highest...

2014-04-22 00:21:27

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO LIFESAVING MEDICINE Profile America -- Tuesday, April 22nd.( )One of world's most important medicines -- insulin --became available for general use this month in 1923, saving the lives of millions of people suffering from diabetes. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and is critical in...

2014-04-21 23:09:21

People who suffer from chronic drug addiction problems and want to stop their pain now have an answer available. For a free consultation, call 513-342-4902. FAIRFIELD, OH (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Fairfield, OH Alcohol Drug Rehab is pleased to announce that a new residential treatment program for adults and adolescents dealing with drug addiction is now available in Fairfield and nearby towns. Drug addicts are adults and adolescents who have found themselves caught in a trap of abusing...


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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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