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2014-06-18 12:30:06

Event Comes as Support for Paid Sick Days, Family Leave at All Time High WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As momentum grows for workplace policies that value families, local activists from across the country will travel to Washington, DC this week for the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families. Family Values @ Work (FV@W), a network of coalitions in 21 states fighting for paid sick days and family and medical leave insurance, is sending more than 75 of its...

2014-06-16 12:22:53

Activities will lead up to the White House Summit WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that it will join other American labor unions to focus on the challenges facing working families, particularly women, through a series of activities leading up to the June 23 White House Summit on Working Families. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO Activists and leaders from the USW Women of Steel and Next Generation programs...

2014-06-11 23:02:42

Technology has potential to create jobs, positive economic impact in Michigan. Detroit, Mich. (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Two NextEnergy demonstration programs were selected by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) as finalists in the SmartAmerica Challenge. Two teams comprised of NextEnergy and four Detroit-area companies will represent Michigan at the SmartAmerica Expo in Washington D.C. on June 11. The SmartAmerica Challenge was created to advance developments in...

2014-06-06 16:24:01

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies is calling on the White House to release the funds from the $2.6 billion settlement between Credit Suisse and the Department of Justice to the National Institutes of Health for the purposes of funding the BRAIN Initiative. A major impetus for the...

2014-05-30 23:03:41

On the heels of the White House’s Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit and its call to develop greater opportunities for interaction and collaboration in the fight against concussions, Sports Brain has announced the launch of Concussion World. Deerfield, Illinois (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 On the heels of the White House’s Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit and its call to develop greater opportunities for interaction and collaboration in the fight against...

2014-05-30 12:26:08

Blue Cure Foundation Leads Push for 100,000 Signatures HOUSTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blue Cure Foundation announces the launch of a nationwide campaign petitioning the President to light the White House blue for one night in recognition of September's Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. To heighten awareness of cancer prevention and healthy lifestyle choices, Blue Cure plans to collect 100,000 signatures on the White House petition site to create a tremendous...

2014-05-29 23:05:25

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is an invited participant at today’s White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit, where President Obama will announce new public and private initiatives to improve prevention, identification, and management of youth sports concussions. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is an invited participant at today’s White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit, where President...

2014-05-29 23:05:17

Dr. Todd Maugans, chief of the division of neurosurgery at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida released the following statement about the White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit, held today. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Dr. Todd Maugans, chief of the division of neurosurgery at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida released the following statement about the White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit, held today....

2014-05-29 16:24:40

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USA Cheer President Bill Seely participated in today's Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit, joining President Obama to discuss sports safety and concussions. The event featured young athletes, parents and coaches, as well as professional sports stars and military service members convening to discuss ways to prevent and treat concussions and encourage research into sports-related head injuries....

2014-05-28 23:06:59

The world’s first provider of Big Energy Data will showcase how big data from utility providers can reduce energy spend and carbon emissions. Atlanta (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Urjanet is pleased to announce its participation in the White House 2014 Energy Datapalooza today. This event is part of the Obama Administration’s Energy Data Initiative, highlighting private-sector innovators who are using the power of big data to help address the nation’s biggest economic and environmental...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin