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2014-09-18 08:28:46

A new International Rescue Committee report gives voice to thousands of Syrian women and girls, who demand that international rhetoric be turned into action WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The international community, including governments, UN agencies, and NGOs, have been strong on rhetoric but weak on follow through when it comes to the protection of Syrian women and girls, with devastating consequences. That is feedback provided by Syrian women and girls in a new IRC...

2014-09-18 08:28:21

CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A unique partnership to support private efforts to provide mental health services to veterans and their families could provide a model for similar efforts should federal officials decide to expand privately provided health care as part of reform of the VA health system, according to a new RAND Corporation report. The Welcome Back Veterans Initiative, a joint project of philanthropic groups and major academic medical centers, has...

2014-09-18 08:25:53

SUNRISE, Fla., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunshine Health, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation, was elevated to Commendable Accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for its Medical Managed Assistance and Child Welfare programs. NCQA evaluates how well a health plan manages all parts of its delivery system - physicians, hospitals, other providers, and administrative services in order to continuously improve the quality of care and services provided to...

2014-09-18 08:25:51

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Your child's environment - whether at home, at school or socially - can greatly influence how they may behave in the future. FindYouthInfo.gov, a government website focused on youth issues, found that in 2012, more than 630,000 young people between the ages of 10 and 24 were admitted to the hospital due to violence-related injuries. If you're worried that your child is at risk for violent behavior, there are some factors that may indicate...

2014-09-18 00:20:54

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being released by the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA): CHA was concerned to read in the GAO report that there were apparently some instances in certain states where the provisions to protect against federal funding of abortion appear not to have been implemented as required by the ACA law and the executive order that accompanied it. We recognize that there are 50 different states...

2014-09-18 00:20:24

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO BYE-BYE, BIRDIE Profile America -- Thursday, September 18(th). One century ago this month, the last known remaining member of a bird species some thought to have been the most abundant on Earth passed away. The death of the 29-year-old female passenger pigeon, named Martha, marked the...

2014-09-17 23:15:24

California-based Business Insurance USA releases professional insurance coverage for search engine optimization service providers. This new coverage helps SEO firms protect themselves in the event of liability lawsuits, professional errors and omissions, and risks of losses caused by cyber-crime. Burbank, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Business Insurance USA, a California-based commercial insurance agency that provides customized business insurance coverage to many industries, announced...

2014-09-17 23:14:47

Set to take place at the Olde Breton Inn in Leonardtown, Maryland, the semi-formal event will recognize the hard work and dedication of those who seek treatment at Walden to address their individual needs. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 As a follow up to its 40th anniversary gala, Walden is proud to host its first ever Walden Event: A Magical Evening Under the Stars on October 10th at the Olde Breton Inn in Leonardtown, Maryland. Beginning at 7pm, the evening, filled with food, fun, and...

2014-09-17 23:13:42

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services is celebrating September’s National Recovery Month by honoring its thousands of alumni that have found hope and healing through their treatment at Pine Grove. Hattiesburg, Mississippi (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services is celebrating September’s National Recovery Month by honoring its thousands of alumni that have found hope and healing through their treatment at Pine Grove. For thirty...

2014-09-17 23:12:47

The company that is considered to be the fastest growing organization in healthcare marketing within the United States announced today that they are rebranding from the name Health.Verticalize, to the more consumer friendly name, Health Network. Moving forward the company will use the url HealthNetwork.com as their corporate website. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Health.Verticalize, a healthcare marketing company which helped more than 15 million people explore their health insurance options...


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
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.