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2015-02-27 23:24:05

Mercy Hospice Care and Mercy Home Health Care recently received a perfect score and successful completion of its state survey for the third time. Janesville,

2015-02-27 23:24:04

Leading Insurance Career Site, InsuranceJobs.com Shares Employment Trends from the Insurance Industry. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 26, 2015 The insurance

2015-02-27 23:21:56

WeComply, a Thomson Reuters business and leader in web-based ethics and compliance training, is now offering a

2015-02-28 00:20:42

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S.

2015-02-27 23:18:47

New report shows lack of diverse populations in genetic studies undermines scientific understanding and limits the benefits of personalized medicine from reaching all Washington,

2015-02-27 23:17:00

Harbor Village Detox comments on the necessity of admitting drug addicts and mental health patients into the correct treatment facilities, as opposed to being confined in jails who are understaffed

2015-02-27 23:16:16

Florida Hospital Home Care and Chapel Home Care have united to form West Florida Health Home Care, a Tampa General Hospital and Florida Hospital partnership Tampa,

2015-02-27 23:14:18

Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening illnesses that present during adolescence and young adulthood.

2015-02-27 23:14:00

With a local charity program in the Denton County, TX area, Dusty Wallace Insurance seeks active support from the agency’s network of customers and business partners in helping the community.


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Biellese
2014-09-22 08:57:07

The Biellese, also known as the Piemontese Alpina or the Razza d'Ivrea, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in northwestern Italy in the province of Biella, the area from which it received its name. The origin if this breed is unknown, although it was considered to be a subtype of the Bergamasca breed by some. It is included with sixteen other breeds of autochthonous sheep that are managed by the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia. The Biellese held a high population...

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...

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Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.