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Governor Eliminates Funding to Domestic Violence Programs

...rs to put victims and their children first, and say no to these devastating cuts. The Domestic Violence Program funds life-saving services for victims fleeing violence. This funding must be reinstated, or California communities will pay a price. About House of Ruth House of Ruth has provided viol...

Not On Our Watch Grant to UNICEF to Support Critical Protection Programs for Zimbabwean Refugee Children

...ions, coupled with a severe cholera outbreak have contributed to a dramatic increase in the number of Zimbabweans undertaking the dangerous journey of fleeing to neighboring South Africa, particularly children. Once in South Africa, refugee children live in extreme situations of risk, including physical...

UNICEF Appeals for Funding to Urgently Assist Displaced Children and Women in Northwest Pakistan

...sted its contingency stocks of supplies and funding. Humanitarian efforts have been strained by the very rapid increase in the number of people fleeing fighting that has taken place in the Malakand division of the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) since early May 2009. "We expect that the situa...

$1000 Scholarship/Award for Best Poster/Ribbon Design That Encourages Needy Pregnant Women to Ask Bearers for Help

... CandleInTheWindow.org models its concept after the Underground Railroad of the 1840s, by which kind-hearted people willing to help men and women fleeing from slavery identified themselves as a safe haven by placing a light in the window of their homes each night. www.CandleInTheWindow.org was...

HCLA Releases Report on Status of Medical Liability Reform

...form legislation at the state level," the report states. Texas is just one example of how medical liability reforms reversed the tide of doctors fleeing the state. Prior to enacting reforms, Texas ranked 48th out of 50 states in physician manpower. Since reforms were passed in 2003, 76 counties have ex...

Long, sexy tails not a drag on male birds

... Berkeley -- The long tails sported by many male birds in the tropics look like they're a drag to carry around and a distinct disadvantage when fleeing predators, but experiments by University of California, Berkeley, biologists shows that they exact only a minimal cost in speed or energy at least in...

Temporary Cease Fires Not Enough for Humanitarian Aid Groups Working in Gaza

...eir homes are traumatized after 13 days of intense fighting and fear becoming moving targets in the battle if they leave their homes to seek supplies. fleeing is unfortunately not an option for the civilian population." Mercy Corps' team in Jerusalem reports that Israel's new daily three-hour ceasefi...

Crisis in Congo: World Vision Begins Relief Efforts for Thousands of Displaced, Calls on Regional Leaders to Act

...have perpetuated the conflict. -- That DRC's neighboring governments, in particular Rwanda and Zambia, keep their borders open to refugees fleeing the current fighting. -- That the international community recommit to financing a humanitarian response in eastern DRC commensurate with t...

International Medical Corps Continues Delivering Emergency Relief Amid Violence in Democratic Republic of Congo

...ed renewed suffering in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, International Medical Corps (IMC) continues delivering emergency assistance to civilians fleeing the fighting, while working to maintain the safety of its staff. Tens of thousands have been displaced by the latest violence north of Goma. Interna...

Penn researchers use brain imaging to demonstrate how men and women cope differently under stress

...racterized as fight-or-flight in men and tend-and-befriend in women. Evolutionarily, males may have had to confront a stressor either by overcoming or fleeing it, while women may have instead responded by nurturing offspring and affiliating with social groups that maximize the survival of the species in time...
fleeing in Biological News

The great escape -- fleeing fish fall in line

With the unappealing prospect of being eaten, one might imagine that during a predator attack it is a case that all fish escape at once in the desperate hurry to escape as quickly as possible. However, new research indicates that this is not the case, and in fact fish in schools escape using a rel...

Climate change could drive vast human migrations

... By mid-century, people may be fleeing rising seas, droughts, floods and other effects of changing climate, in migrations that could vastly exceed the scope of anything before, says a major...

Florida's 'worm grunters' collect bait worms by inadvertently imitating mole sounds

...urface, wriggling at top speed with many even crawling over the top of the box. "Eastern moles don't come to the surface when they are foraging, so fleeing to the surface provides the worms both immediate safety and the most efficient means for getting away from them," Catania says. He repeated the expe...

Shrimps see beyond the rainbow

...risation vision for navigation, for finding food, for evading hunters, and for sex, or as Professor White says, ...for the four fs: feeding, fighting, fleeing andflirting. Commonly, polarisation vision is quite restricted: in its simplest form, different directions of polarisation show up as lighter or da...

Are you looking at me?

...e study), will gain valuable feeding time before others join the patch. Responses to obvious indicators of risk a predator looming overhead or the fleeing of other animals are well documented, but Carter argued that a predators head orientation and eye-gaze direction are more subtle indicators of risk, ...

Playing dead is no game for ant survival

...nt predictor of their response to their aggressors. Days-old workers responded to the attacks by pretending to be dead. Weeks-old workers responded by fleeing and months-old workers fought back. By feigning death, young workers were four times more likely to survive the attack than were the older workers who...

Siberian jays can communicate about behavior of birds of prey

...e alarm calls are sufficient for Siberian jays to evince situation-specific fleeing behaviors, which enhances their chances of survival. This discovery, being...larm call is sufficient to get Siberian jays to evince a situation-specific fleeing behavior. Upon hearing the call that is given for sitting hawks, they fl...

Science casts doubt on famous British murder case

...ersity is producing evidence that his execution was a mistake. Dr. Hawley Crippen was hanged for murdering and dismembering his showgirl wife, then fleeing with his mistress across the high seas with the police in hot pursuit. Loaded with enough sordid details and twists to eventually fuel more than 40 bo...
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For Now, Michigan Can Celebrate $150 Million Entrepreneurial VC Fund

...aimed at helping entrepreneurs get funded. The express motivation is to overcome a lack of private entrepreneurial investment, keep entrepreneurs from fleeing to other states and generate growth in economic activity, employment and, of course, tax revenues. The announcement was greeted enthusiastically i...

The myth of the performance-based management

... worth considering. His new book, entitled The Seven-Day Weekend Changing the Way Work Works (the version published in the UK has a better subtitle fleeing From the Corporate Gulag), challenges just about every conventional belief underlying the performance-based management mindset that so dominates corpo...
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