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2014-10-17 16:23:09

URGE VOTE NOV 4 TO COUNTER RIGHT-WING TAKEOVER OF THE SENATE AND MASSIVE PROGRESSIVE LOSES IN THE HOUSE WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Democratic Strategist and former White House spokesman Bob Weiner, along with Joseph Abay, Robert Weiner Associates' Senior Policy Analyst and Author, have published an op-ed in this week's Michigan Chronicle, "VOTE NOV. 4: Defeat Suppression of Minorities, Youth, Workers," a message to voters to show up at the polls...

2014-10-17 12:29:13

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although widespread outbreak of Ebola in the United States is unlikely, Cal/OSHA has joined with other public health agencies in California to provide guidelines for preventing exposure to Ebola. They will be widely distributed starting today. Federal officials have identified workers in certain professions to be at potential risk of exposure. Those workers include health care workers, emergency responders, laboratory staff, mortuary workers,...

2014-10-17 12:29:11

The doors to great local coverage are open LUBBOCK, Texas, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lubbock area residents have a new place to explore health care coverage options in person. FirstCare Health Plans announced today the opening of a new enrollment center in Lubbock, located at 1901 W Loop 289, Suite 8B. Staffed with knowledgeable representatives, the center offers a place to come in, sit down, ask questions and navigate health care coverage face-to-face for a variety of plans....

2014-10-17 12:28:33

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access today began running targeted radio ads in support of Joni Ernst, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Iowa and key supporter of making meaningful and comprehensive changes to medical liability laws in order to ensure patient access to quality medical care. The ads, running statewide through November 3, emphasize Joni's understanding of the personal relationship between doctors...

2014-10-17 08:28:23

PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unions representing about 1,700 of FairPoint's approximately 2,550 employees in northern New England have called for a strike. FairPoint spokeswoman Angelynne Beaudry said FairPoint is disappointed by the unions' decision to walk out, but the company has comprehensive plans in place to ensure continuity of service to its customers. "We value every customer and it is important for them to know that we have comprehensive contingency...

2014-10-17 08:26:11

600 Mile Walk for Justice: Exposing the Discrimination and Civil Rights Violations ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jonathan Carey Foundation is exposing the ugly truths of what continues in NYS since Willowbrook. NYS Governor Cuomo's Justice Center is treating the disabled as sub-humans and is violating their Civil Rights by denying 1,000,000 vulnerable NYS residents safe care and immediate 911 first responder medical and police services in most reported...

2014-10-17 08:20:35

-- Organic Sales Growth 5%; Strong Execution Across The Portfolio MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced its results for the third quarter of 2014: Total Honeywell --------------- ($ Millions, except Earnings Per Share) 3Q 2013 3Q 2014 Change ------- ------- ------ Sales...

2014-10-17 00:20:58

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SUMMING UP Profile America -- Friday, October 17(th. )One of the foundations of modern business and science -- the accessibility of accurate calculations -- was reinforced this month in 1887 when a patent was granted to Dorr Eugene Felt for the first adding machine known to be absolutely accurate...

2014-10-16 23:14:03

American fashion designer and film director Tom Ford will be honoured at the 2014 Los Angeles Inspiration Gala. amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole, philanthropist Aileen Getty and MD of Creative Artists Agency Bryan Lourd will chair the 2014 Gala, alongside Hollywood executive producer Rebecca Wang to celebrate Ford’s indelible support of amfAR and the fight against AIDS. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 The 2014 Inspiration Gala Los Angeles will take place at the Milk Studios, North...

2014-10-16 23:12:43

Its important to think of potentially harmful situations that can occur around the holidays. Preparation can get you through, should something unforeseen happen. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Halloween is a fun time of year where everyone can admire costumes and decorations as well as enjoy various treats. There are too many people, however, that avoid thinking of potentially harmful situations that often occur around holidays. Everyone should take the time to carefully review...


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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
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.