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2014-09-30 12:29:39

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Passport Health, one of the largest immunizers in North America, has launched FluFree.com, a website designed to promote, educate about, and provide access to flu vaccinations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140929/149111 For 20 years, Passport Health has provided its clients with protection against vaccine-preventable diseases, including the flu. The launch of FluFree.com is designed to address the growing gap...

2014-09-30 12:27:24

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The states with the highest proportion of hungry and poor people are in the South, according to a Bread for the World analysis of the latest U.S. Census data. Several states in the region account for large portions of the more than 49 million Americans who were at risk of hunger and 45 million Americans who lived in poverty last year. The states with the highest percentage of food insecurity, or hunger, are Arkansas (21.2...

2014-09-30 12:26:33

***CENSUS BUREAU MEDIA ADVISORY*** WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO What: U.S. Census Bureau officials will brief reporters on preparations for the 2020 Census and the 2015 National Content and Self-Response Test. The event will include presentations on our plans for testing possible 2020 Census question wording on within-household...

2014-09-30 12:23:26

Grants Will Support Over 100 Non-Profit Organizations SAN DIEGO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced it will provide more than $1 million in charitable grants to non-profit organizations in San Diego County that provide basic needs through a variety of social services. "The Helping People in Need initiative provides much needed support for local non-profit organizations that work hard every day to feed our hungry, shelter our...

2014-09-30 08:38:26

- Global average connection speed above the 4 Mbps "broadband" threshold for the first time CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, today released its Second Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform(TM), the report provides insight into key global...

2014-09-30 08:32:53

KIGALI, Rwanda, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ministry of Health would like to inform Rwandans and all visitors to Rwanda that Rwanda is Ebola free. The lab results of the patient who was reported in the media this past week were negative for the Ebola Virus Disease. The government has put in place measures aimed at protecting Rwandans from Ebola. Surveillance systems and emergency management systems are in place. Health workers have been trained across the country and are...

2014-09-30 08:32:27

Employers Working with Both WiserTogether and Castlight Health Now Have 'One-Stop Shop' Access to the Wiser Health Comprehensive Decision Support Solution in the Castlight Platform WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WiserTogether, Inc. today announced that its personalized treatment comparison and decision support solution, Wiser Health, will be integrated into Castlight Health's (NYSE: CSLT)Enterprise Healthcare Cloud technology platform for shared employer customers....

2014-09-30 08:27:02

BUCHAREST, Romania, September 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prime Minister of Romania has announced government backing for a ground-breaking social integration project that uses choral music to bring together children from the country's disparate ethnic groups. Cantus Mundi, the creation of internationally-renowned orchestra conductor Ion Marin, was formed two-and-a-half years ago on a voluntary basis, and has already seen the participation of 1,600 children from all...

2014-09-30 00:20:33

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO HYDROELECTRIC POWER Profile America -- Tuesday, September 30th. On this date in 1882, the world's first hydroelectric power plant began operating on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin. Inspired by Thomas Edison, a man named H.F. Rogers built the facility, using a water wheel to power the...

2014-09-29 23:13:59

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health will receive nearly $3.4 million from the federal government over the next four years to establish and operate a training center intended to improve the nation’s public health system. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health will receive nearly $3.4 million from the federal government over the next four years to establish and operate a training center...


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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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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