(NAPSI)—One of the nation’s newest sources of electricity comes from...animal waste? It sounds futuristic, but it’s a reality for farmers like Luke, Mike and Tony Brubaker, who run a herd of 975 dairy cows and 800 young stock. Back in 2009, milk prices were down, so the Brubakers looked into other profit-making opportunities. They soon began converting cow manure, via an on-farm digester machine, into enough electricity to power 150-200 homes. But they didn’t stop there—solar panels were added atop their heifer barn and broiler house to create additional thousands of kilowatts of electricity every month.
(Family Features) Battling crowded shopping centers. Purchasing last minute gifts. Party preparations. Travel arrangements. Hosting family. In addition to cheer and excitement, the holidays also seem to bring never-ending “to do” lists that often cause you to sacrifice basic needs in order to check off every task. One of the first things many people give up is a good night’s sleep – not knowing the crucial role that it plays in staying healthy throughout the holiday rush.
An Auburndale house that has practically been engulfed by overgrown foliage has became a thorn in the side of neighbors on Utopia Parkway.
Built in 1925, the two-level residence at 32-51 Utopia Pkwy. was converted to two apartments about 20 years ago. Since then, the owner, Michael C. Lee, has received citations for the overgrown conditions and trash in the front yard as well as rats on the property.
Members of the Greater Springfield Community Church in Jamaica, above, served a Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings to residents of the community as part of a day-long effort to assist those in need.
Thanksgiving morning began with the Rev. Phil Craig, who is pastor of the church, and City Councilman Daneek Miller delivering food baskets to the needy in the neighborhood, and those such as senior citizens or the ill who might be unable to leave their homes.
After hundreds attended four assemblies held throughout October and November, residents of Astoria and Jackson Heights compiled a list of project proposals this week as part of the participatory budgeting process.
“This is the first time that anyone in our district can directly make decisions about how taxpayer money is spent,” Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria), who hosted the meetings, said in a written statement. “Residents have been extraordinarily engaged throughout all our assemblies and budget delegate meetings.”
Star Track participants pose after the session finale last spring at the Kissena Velodrome, the city’s only velodrome for track cycling.
It started out as a way to get kids revved up about track cycling. It became much more.
Star Track, a free bicycle program in Flushing’s Kissena Park for kids aged 8 to 14, began in 2003 as part of the city’s bid to host the 2012 Olympic games.
The passionate discussion over homeless services has extended far beyond the borders of Elmhurst and Glendale.
Assemblymembers Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills), the chairman of the legislative body’s Committee on Oversight, Analysis and Investigation, and Michele Titus (D-Rockaway Park), the head of the Committee on Social Services, will co-host a public hearing in Albany on homeless services throughout the state on Dec. 9 at 11 a.m.
(Family Features) Whether you're a do-it-yourself beginner or experienced crafter, show off your personality with simple DIY projects to make your home shine this holiday season.
(NAPSI)—A new type of test for prostate cancer is designed to improve on existing methods, and that’s good news for men about to undergo testing—and those who love them.
(NewsUSA) - By now, most households are familiar with the streaming television services like Netflix and Hulu. They are the major players in the shift of television viewing from traditional networks to streaming TV.
Two days after the Republicans took control of both chambers in the United States Congress and the New York state Senate, York College hosted a post midterm election talk, which highlighted the implications it has on the nation going forward.
Bad messaging, focusing on the wrong issues and lack of communication are some of the reasons why the democrats lost a large number of their seats across the nation, even in deep-blue states, according Errol Louis, host of the NY1 News political program “Inside City Hall.”
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(BPT) - The holidays are upon us. It’s time for friends and family to gather, houseguests to move in, and marathon cooking and baking sessions to begin. Before any of these activities can start, and certainly once all of them are finished, there’s plenty of cleaning up to do.
(BPT) - On his weekend off work, Brian was looking forward to a relaxing Saturday running errands with his wife. But when his wife was driving them home from the grocery store, Brian fell asleep in the car. Ever since Brian started working shifts at the mill, he was struggling with excessive sleepiness. No matter how much sleep he got, his body struggled to stay awake. After similar instances at work, this was the final straw for Brian. He made an appointment with his doctor and was ultimately diagnosed with excessive sleepiness due to shift work disorder (SWD), a medical condition that occurs when your work schedule is out of sync with your body’s internal sleep-wake cycle.
(BPT) - From sports teams and extracurricular clubs to first jobs and first cars, high school students learn new lessons every day, many away from the classroom. But when it comes to balancing their obligations, many students learn some tough lessons for the first time as they dip their feet into adult life, particularly with their finances.
On a night when Republicans won control of the U.S. Senate and held it in the House, state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) had to wait until the late hours of Tuesday to find out he would stay in the Legislature for another two years.
“This has been a journey for me,” Addabbo told his supporters at the Woodhaven House in Rego Park.
(BPT) - Do you reach for comfort foods or junk food when you’re stressed? You know you shouldn't, but you probably feel you need something to help you during that intense period. With a few tips from culinary experts, you can cut the cravings and find healthy ways to manage nutrition during stressful times.
(Family Features) Now is the season for enjoying backyard BBQs and poolside parties with friends and family - not being trapped in the house for pre- and post-party cleaning. With a little planning, you can minimize time spent on daily chores and maximize time spent soaking up the sun and creating memories with guests.
(BPT) - When most people think of the 29.1 million people in the United States living with diabetes, they don’t think of competitive athletes who are performing at the top echelons of physically enduring sports like running, swimming, and cycling. These athletes are out there, and they’re competing at top levels thanks to active diabetes management.
(BPT) - Nearly everyone (96 percent) wastes up to an hour each week pre-washing their dishes, according to a recent survey. But the reality is that the outdated ritual of pre-washing can actually result in dirtier dishes and waste a valuable resource – water!
(NAPSI)—Sergeant First Class Michael D. Smith’s severe injuries sustained in a 2011 hit-and-run accident ultimately led to the loss of his right arm, but his optimism never wavered. Recovering at the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Smith worked toward one goal: remain in the Army for 20 years. Three years later, Smith became the first above-the-elbow amputee to return to active duty.
Dallas, Texas native Sgt. 1st Class Michael D. Smith exemplified resilience in the cycling competition at the U.S. Army Warrior Trials on June 15, 2014, at West Point, N.Y. He finished strong, even after his prosthetic arm broke off in the middle of the track, and took home a bronze medal. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber.) (NAPS)
(BPT) - Whether snuggling in for the night or just trying to catch a few quick winks, your environment plays an important role in determining if you’re counting sheep or counting Zzzs. From noise reduction to lighting, there are a few easy ways you can turn your bedroom into a tranquil oasis.