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2014-08-20 16:25:25

Electronic Technology Blocks Illegal Sales, Allows Legal Ones LUTHERVILLE, Md., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) today lauded the latest results achieved by the real-time, pseudoephedrine (PSE) blocking system in Alabama. The system, known as the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), automatically blocks unlawful pseudoephedrine sales and helps law enforcement officials track down methamphetamine offenders and make...

2014-08-20 12:24:44

CARMEL, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce that journalist and activist Maria Shriver and Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom will return as Honorary Co-Chairs of the 11(th) Anniversary Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle. More than 1,500 people are...

2014-08-20 12:23:22

Ward teaches readers to ridicule their sinful desires before they lead to abuse MAITLAND, Fla., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Within his new book, DON'T "DE"LETE ME! ($14.99, paperback, 9781498405607; $7.99, e-book, 9781498405614), Russell D. Ward adds a humorous touch to combating the desires many people face in their daily lives. He aims to give readers insight into how ridiculous it can be to get involved with certain destructive habits such as overeating, gambling,...

2014-08-20 08:25:36

New "Document Knowledge Miner" Enables Those With Print Disabilities To More Easily Acquire Knowledge From Digital Files, Increasing The Usability Of Mobile Wireless Technologies. HILLIARD, Ohio, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IDEAL Group Apps4Android today announced the release of "Document Knowledge Miner," an Android application that enables individuals with print disabilities to acquire knowledge from digital documents, even if the documents were not designed with accessibility in mind....

2014-08-20 08:25:34

Author Imani Michelle Scott suggests a time-honored approach: begin with the truth, in Crimes against Humanity in the Land of the Free: Can a Truth and Reconciliation Process heal Racial Conflict in America? ATLANTA, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The chronically deep psychic pains and traumatic social injuries associated with centuries of racism and racial conflict in America cannot be healed with repeated, temporary responses brought on by acute social occurrences, e.g., the wounding or...

2014-08-20 00:20:49

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST LICENSED RADIO STATION Profile America -- Wednesday, August 20th. The nation's first licensed radio station began broadcasting in Detroit on this date in 1920 -- station 8MK, now operating as WWJ. The station was owned by the Detroit News, and for some convoluted reasons, the station...

2014-08-19 23:14:13

Healthcare Analytics Affiliate of HANYS Hires Smith & Jones for Campaign Work Troy, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Smith & Jones, a marketing agency specializing in hospitals and physician practices, was hired by DataGen Healthcare Analytics to develop creative materials to increase brand awareness with hospitals and health networks nationwide. DataGen Healthcare Analytics takes the patient and public health data from hospitals and healthcare organizations, and then organizes and...

2014-08-19 23:12:52

The Cabin Chiang Mai addiction rehab and Anglo Arabian Healthcare will jointly host a special addiction treatment workshop for the United Arab Emirates Health Authorities and professionals in Dubai on 28th August 2014. (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 The Cabin Chiang Mai addiction rehab and Anglo Arabian Healthcare will jointly host a special addiction treatment workshop for the United Arab Emirates Health Authorities and professionals in Dubai on 28th August 2014. The Cabin Chiang Mai, Asia’s...

2014-08-19 23:12:20

One in Four Children will Face a Mental Health Issue During Childhood. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s children, is well known for our highly-respected, intensive psychiatric residential treatment center. Recently, Orchard Place Campus Admissions director Lori Dawson-weeks, shared how the program has become so successful and tips for parents who are struggling with a child with severe mental health issues. Psychiatric Medical...

2014-08-19 23:11:21

The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the nonprofit organization of social work regulatory bodies in the U.S. and Canada, has been selected by the New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners as a Continuing Education Approval Entity effective with the licensing cycle that begins September 1, 2014. ASWB is now accepting applications for individual course approval. (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the nonprofit organization of social work...


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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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