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2014-09-17 12:27:40

Government of Canada Invests in Quebec First Nations Health WENDAKE, QC, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Wendake First Nation and the Government of Canada today announced the inauguration of Wendake's Marie-Paule Sioui-Vincent Health Centre. Health Canada provided $3.1 M to support the construction of the new health centre and the facility will be operated by the Wendake First Nation. The health centre is part of an integrated facility that enables the community to expand primary healthcare and...

2014-09-17 12:27:34

ATLANTA, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Healthcare, the nation's third largest healthcare staffing company, was named the best place to work today by the Atlanta Business Chronicle at a breakfast attended by the state's leading business leaders at the Georgia World Congress Center. For seven consecutive years Jackson Healthcare has ranked among the very top leaders of large businesses by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. This is the first year that the publication has given the...

2014-09-17 12:27:07

American Benefits Council to Unveil Long-Term Strategic Plan and Legislative Agenda WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As corporations and employees navigate the changing business environment, both worry about benefits. Businesses worry about cost. Employees are concerned about the cost and whether they will be able to retire comfortably. The Affordable Care Act has added more uncertainty as the changes to benefits are still being determined, especially the effect...

2014-09-17 12:26:51

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Total health care costs follow health risks and can be mitigated over time through incentivized workplace wellness programs, according to a five-year observational study by UPMC Health Plan. The report, "UPMC MyHealth: Managing the Health and Costs of U.S. Healthcare Workers," has been published today by the "American Journal of Preventive Medicine" (AJPM). The study was designed to evaluate the impact of UPMC's health management and...

2014-09-17 12:26:35

Document Provides Intelligence to Immediately Support Pharmaceutical Lot-level Management and Future Item-level Traceability Requirements LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GS1 US has published a guideline that details how to implement GS1 Standards to support the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), and enhance patient safety and security in the pharmaceutical supply chain. The document, titled Applying GS1 Standards to U.S. Pharmaceutical Supply...

2014-09-17 12:24:42

Aspen Institute report is first of its kind to consider Obamacare's impact on children and their parents together WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Institute and the National Association for State Health Policy tomorrow will release a new report calling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the accompanying Medicaid expansion a significant opportunity to produce better health and economic stability for children and parents together. The report identifies...

2014-09-17 12:21:00

DALLAS, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- According to a recent news report, the Texas Department of Insurance shows that one in six Dallas County drivers have no insurance despite laws that require minimum coverage. Two years ago, the number of uninsured drivers was falling because of a program that helped boost compliance with the insurance laws. But, since then, the number of uninsured motorists has crept up again in large metropolitan areas. Statewide, more than 2.5 million...

2014-09-17 08:38:50

New Joint Effort Calls On Communities Across The Nation To Meet The Immediate Needs Of Immigrant Families And Unaccompanied Children SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE: EVC), a diversified media company serving Latino audiences and communities, and Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), one of the nation's largest networks of social service providers, today announced a new joint effort to raise awareness and generate support for...

2014-09-17 08:33:47

Custom Job Boards Launched to Connect Employers to Top Candidates CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (Nasdaq:IPDN) announced it has been selected as the exclusive diversity recruitment solutions provider for several leading organizations targeting women, Hispanic and African American professionals, veterans and people with disabilities. As part of each agreement, Professional Diversity Network will develop custom online career centers that...

2014-09-17 08:32:00

SASKATOON, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Twice-baked chili-stuffed potatoes and rosemary parmesan soft pretzels are not your typical game day snack, but are among the delicious and easy recipes from Co-op and Top Chef Canada winner Dale MacKay that you can prepare at home. Other mouth-watering recipes and cooking tips from Chef MacKay will be featured on recipe cards in Co-op food stores across Western Canada and on Coopfood.ca, a new online destination where everyday food lovers can get...


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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'