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2014-08-27 16:25:40

New hiring, whistleblower initiatives are good steps, yet culture of fear still exists at agency WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees today applauded President Obama's announcement detailing efforts to improve health care access for veterans and their family members, but cautioned that much work remains to eliminate the culture of fear permeating the Department of Veterans Affairs....

2014-08-27 16:23:53

GlynnDevins Finds Seniors Track With General Population OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The new football season is here, but it really wasn't that long ago when advertisers showcased their television commercials during the big championship game at the beginning of February. Those spots garner a great deal of publicity among the general public. GlynnDevins surveyed more than 200 older adults age 70+ to find out their reaction to the commercials and if they...

2014-08-27 12:34:17

DALLAS, August 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com offers "Natural Language Processing (NLP) Market [IVR, OCR, Pattern Recognition, Auto Coding, Text Analytics, Speech Analytics, Machine Translation, Information Extraction, Question Answer, Report Generation] - Worldwide Market Forecast & Analysis (2013-2018)" research report in its store. This NLP market report is of 199 pages and profiles companies like 3M, Apple, Dolbey Systems, Fuji Xerox, Google, HP, IBM,...

2014-08-27 12:31:21

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Save the Children welcomes with relief the much-needed ceasefire agreement between the Israeli government and Palestinian representatives. We hope this will be sustained and ensure the well-being of children in Gaza and Israel. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140827/140606 Over the last seven weeks, an average of 12 children were killed and 77 were injured every day -- 25 of whom were left with permanent disabilities. On a...

2014-08-27 12:31:20

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As high school and college campuses across the state gear up for the new school year, several Southern California students with disabilities are prepared and well equipped to tackle the challenges ahead. Through the 2014 Leadership Week for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities, organized by the Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living (SCRS-IL), students dedicated a week of summer vacation to learn new...

2014-08-27 12:31:08

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Change Healthcare, the market leader in consumer engagement and cost transparency, has named Jack Bruner its chief marketing officer. The veteran healthcare leader and innovator brings more than 30 years of experience and expertise to his new role. "I join Change Healthcare with the goal of providing individuals with a powerful ally in the movement toward healthcare consumerism," Bruner said. "By empowering consumers to leverage cost...

2014-08-27 12:31:07

VICTORIA, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has released a new report outlining 16 recommendations for police education and training to better prepare Canadian police personnel for interactions with people with mental illness. The report, entitled TEMPO: Police Interactions - A report towards improving interactions between police and people living with mental health problems, was launched at the 109(th) annual conference of the Canadian Association of Chiefs...

2014-08-27 12:28:51

LUBBOCK, Texas, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Little Pencil Ministries, launched its latest campaign "Death Row Jesus," depicting Jesus Christ as a death row inmate and calling him the worst criminal in the history of the world. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140827/140575 This new campaign is the latest project under Little Pencil's mission to take their message of faith and forgiveness to audiences around the world. In America at least, a digital ad image advertising the...

2014-08-27 12:28:23

AWCAA Commemorates 10 Years With Fundraising Gala Honoring First Lady of Tanzania Madam Salma Kikwete & Keynote From Best-Selling Author Dr. Ian Smith WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For 10 years, the African Women's Cancer Awareness Association (AWCAA) has been helping minority women receive free mammograms and breast cancer treatment. Since it's inception, AWCAA has touched the lives of over 20,000 people domestically and internationally and on October 18, 2014 the...

2014-08-27 12:26:47

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More young adults ages 18-24 are going to college; 41 percent in 2012, up from 26 percent in 1980. Fewer are in the labor force; 65 percent in 2012, down from 75 percent in 1986, the peak year. Find out more on Friday, Aug. 29, at approximately 9:15 a.m. EDT as Tom Snyder, program director at the National Center for Education Statistics, discusses new findings about young adults. Each Friday, C-SPAN's "America by the Numbers"...


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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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