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2014-04-08 12:32:40

Despite recent progress, more can be done to prevent pregnancies in younger teens ATLANTA, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although births to younger teens aged 15 to 17 years have declined, they still represent over a quarter of teen births - nearly 1,700 births a week, according to this month's Vital Signs. This reinforces the need for targeted interventions to prevent teen pregnancy, says the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Although we have made...

2014-04-08 12:27:39

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A paper on teenage suicide written by two assistant professors of sociology at the University of Memphis will be published in the field's flagship journal, the American Sociological Review, in April. "Are Suicidal Behaviors Contagious in Adolescence?," by Drs. Seth Abrutyn and Anna Mueller, also will be the subject of an upcoming podcast for the journal. In the paper, the authors find that extremely personal behaviors, like suicide, are...

2014-04-07 12:27:14

Concert to Recognize U.S. Aid to Global Child Survival Efforts and Call for Additional Commitments to Child Protection WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Citizen movement continues its efforts to motivate and educate socially-active youth about the causes and consequences of extreme poverty with a newly announced DC-area concert featuring Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Krewella, Alvin Risk, and more. Presented in partnership with World Childhood Foundation, the...

2014-03-26 23:24:15

Transparency Market Research report added "Social Networking Market Research - Industry Analysis Trends and Forecasts 2010 - 2017" to its database. Browse full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/social-networking-market.html. Albany, New York USA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Social Networking helps in influencing public opinion and decisions, act as a bridge between individuals and businesses and provides an effective medium for reaching target audience with ease. The...

2014-03-19 23:33:57

The Career Step programs are now available to graduating high school seniors, giving high school students the opportunity to start rewarding careers more quickly after graduation. Provo, Utah (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Career Step, an online school providing career-focused education, is pleased to announce that its programs are now available to graduating high school seniors. This new effort gives high school students the opportunity to start rewarding careers more quickly after graduation....

2014-03-17 23:01:00

New My Voice report finds that student voice aids school communities in identifying and supporting students’ goals and aspirations. My Voice is a Pearson Foundation initiative that aims to measure the perceptions of everyone at school, elevate the impact of student voice and foster the changes that are vital for students to realize academic, social and personal success. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 A new report reveals what happens when schools focus on student motivation and...

2014-03-15 23:03:06

The Special Olympics is always accepting donations to better the training of the athletes and coaches. G.A.L. Inc is a proud supporter of Special Olympics and its athletes. Fairlawn, New Jersey (PRWEB) March 15, 2014 While people still use traditional means to pledge money to Special Olympics, there are some groups who have found their own way to raise money. The Polar Bear Plunge, which started almost 50 years before Special Olympics, has started collecting donations through the yearly...

2014-03-05 08:33:49

Funds to be Used to Enhance Team and Grow New Social Network for Millennials SAN FRANCISCO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blend, a new college-exclusive mobile app, announced today it has secured a $2.7 million seed funding round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with additional participation from Trinity Ventures, Foundation Capital, Lerer Ventures, Maveron, BoxGroup, XG Ventures, and SparkLabs Global Ventures. The funding from this round will be used to triple the size of...

2014-03-05 08:33:36

The interactive platform, uPushit, is more than just a social media network. It's an interactive and comprehensive social networking tool, which rewards users for their efforts and participation FRISCO, Texas, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- De'Lamar Technologies Corporation, a startup Internet technology company, is proud to announce the launch of uPushit.com. Built on the idea of engagement and rewards, uPushit.com offers users the ability to share thoughts, ideas and personal...

2014-02-11 16:24:24

TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Today marked another important milestone for Special Olympics Canada (SOC), which is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through active participation in sport. The Government of Canada's 2014 federal budget has approved an additional $10.8 million for SOC over the next four years. This additional funding will supplement Sport Canada's current annual funding of more than $2.8 million. As a national sport...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'