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2014-09-16 12:25:30

Darryl Roberts' latest in the "America the Beautiful" trilogy exposes a cultural obsession with sex. LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning filmmaker Darryl Roberts takes an unflinching look at the insidious effects of our culture's preoccupation with sex in "America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth" premiering this fall across the United States. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2014-09-16 12:25:20

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that in 2013, the poverty rate declined from the previous year for the first time since 2006, while there was no statistically significant change in either the number of people living in poverty or real median household income. In addition, the poverty rate for children under 18 declined from the previous year for the first time since 2000. The following results for the nation were compiled from...

2014-09-16 12:25:17

Federal prison population declined for first time since 1980 WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. state and federal prisons held an estimated 1,574,700 inmates on December 31, 2013, an increase of 4,300 prisoners over yearend 2012, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. This was the first increase in the state prison population reported since 2009. While the state prison population increased by about 6,300 during 2013, the...

2014-09-16 12:23:33

Strong's Insurance Joins Texas-Based Agency Partnership AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Combined Agents of America, LLC (CAA) is pleased to announce further expansion into Kansas as Strong's Insurance, Inc. joins CAA as it's 52nd member. Specializing in agriculture and oil, the Strong family established the agency in Nashville, Kansas in 1921 by Earl W. Strong. CAA is a privately-held aggregator group committed to strengthening the independent insurance agency system...

2014-09-16 08:38:37

Now available, the new software identifies adoption issues, inefficient and broken business processes across critical SaaS application platforms - Salesforce.com, Box and Google Apps STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Applango, a new software company that collects, analyzes and reports on the usage of mission-critical SaaS applications, launched today. The company aims to solve the massive adoption issues and inefficient business processes that have plagued the...

2014-09-16 08:36:09

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS), China's leading online discount retailer ("Vipshop" or the "Company"), today announced that, at the annual general meeting of shareholders held on September 15, 2014 (the "AGM"), the Company's shareholders voted in favor of the proposal to adopt a dual-class share structure (the "Dual-class Share Structure"), pursuant to which the Company's authorized share capital shall be re-classified and...

2014-09-16 08:32:15

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As open enrollment season approaches, U.S. employees will soon be asked to make important decisions about their 2015 benefits. According to Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), employees will be expected to take a more proactive role in managing their health care decisions. This increased responsibility makes it more important than ever for individuals to understand how they can make...

2014-09-16 08:32:01

Big Cities Health Coalition Urges Immediate Federal Action WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the top public health officials from Boston, Chicago, and New York City, all members of the Big Cities Health Coalition, arrived on Capitol Hill with a grim report on the state of opioid addiction and overdose in our nation's cities - and a request for federal action to be taken immediately. "Opioid addiction is one of the most challenging problems for health departments to...

2014-09-16 08:29:51

EHR Integration Drives Interest in ACR Select Appropriate Use Criteria for Imaging ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Decision Support Company (NDSC) continues to expand its customer base with more than 60 healthcare provider organizations adopting ACR Select for use within their electronic health record (EHR) order entry workflow. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140911/145606 According to Bob Cooke, VP of Marketing, NDSC, "adoption of ACR Select has...

2014-09-16 04:21:01

U.S. adults more split on gay and bisexual candidates, those of Hindu or Mormon faith, and those unwilling to discuss their sexuality or religious views NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's all about the issues, right? Not necessarily, according to a new Harris Poll. When asked to describe their likelihood to consider voting for a presidential candidate fitting a varied series of backgrounds, there are clearly certain characteristics which are deterrents to strong percentages 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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'