For today’s generation, activism has become an act of observing, recording and sharing incidents on social media.
From the “Don’t tase me bro” incident in Florida back in 2008, to the alleged police chokehold on Eric Garner, tense interactions between the police and civilians have been brought to light through cell phone video footage.
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(NewsUSA) - Insects originating in foreign countries, commonly called invasive species, are a major concern in the U.S. because they often don't have natural predators, allowing their populations to grow quickly. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reminds homeowners that several of these invasive species can be a threat or a nuisance to families or properties.
(NAPSI)—Good news for anyone who has ever wondered how astronomers track objects like comets or what it would be like to study an asteroid belt up close. The new Great Balls of Fire interactive exhibit at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex lets you do that and much more, while discovering the risks that asteroids, comets and meteorites present to the planet. The exhibit explores how to keep track of near-Earth objects while examining the effects of possible impacts. It includes the Asteroid Encounter experience that lets you climb aboard a “spaceship” and blast off to the asteroid belt and Jupiter while compiling data about asteroids and comets. You can also explore what would happen if one of these celestial bodies were to hit close to home, determine Science Fact or Science Fiction of Hollywood movie clips and take part in many other activities. While at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, you can also see the historic Atlantis spacecraft, a Saturn V moon rocket, IMAX 3-D space films, the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame and tour Kennedy Space Center itself. Further facts and fun can be found at (855) 378-0167 and www.KennedySpaceCenter.com. You may even win a bit of space all your own. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Astronomy magazine have partnered to host the Great Balls of Fire Sweepstakes, giving away a 9.6-pound authentic meteorite collectible and a space adventure trip for four to the Visitor Complex. You can enter the sweepstakes online at www.astronomy.com/KennedySweeps until midnight on Nov. 30.
(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.
Queens Congressional representatives have joined with colleagues from Long Island and five other states to form a new Quiet Skies Caucus with the aim of combating aircraft noise in neighborhoods near major airports.
Formation of the group was announced locally in a joint statement issued on Oct. 1 by U.S. Reps. Steve Israel (D-Suffolk, Nassau, Queens), Joe Crowley (D-Queens, Bronx) and Grace Meng (D-Flushing), along with Carolyn McCarthy (D-Nassau).
For many seniors, everyday tasks that were simple years earlier can prove difficult or even impossible as they get older, leaving children or other younger relatives to devote large chunks of time to caring for their elders.
Instead of contemplating a move to an assisted living facility to ease the burden of accomplishing increasingly difficult daily tasks or assisting one’s aging family member, there are a variety of home care agencies available to seniors, allowing them to age in place.
Some GOP bobble heads are ranting that Chelsea Clinton only got her job because of the influence of her parents. They’re right. Unlike DUHbya, who ran the Texas Rangers, that is, until the team filed for bankruptcy in 2010 owing its creditors more than $100 million (Bush only paid $600,000 for his share of the team, yet he walked away with $15 million when the team was sold). He later became head of Arbusto Oil in 1985 (a company formed for him by family friends and relatives) and immediately lost $1.5 million.
And let’s not forget what a great job he did after the GOP-controlled Supreme Court (with the help of the governor of Florida, who just happened to be his....BROTHER) handed him the presidency.
Ahh, 9/11, “My Pet Goat,” “Mission Accomplished,” no WMD’s, not caring where Bin Laden was — ”I don’t know where he is, I really just don’t spend that much time on him” — the skyrocketing deficit, Hurricane Katrina, the market crash ... Good times.
Thank goodness DUHbya was “qualified” and got the job on merit alone.
But Republicans should stop worrying about Chelsea Clinton and cheer up. Mitt Romney says he’s considering running for president again in 2016. However, this time he says the outcome will be different. He’s right, this time he will get his butt kicked by a woman.
(NewsUSA) - Have you ever wondered how all of those colorful auto dealership promotion pamphlets arrive in the mail at the exact moment you are contemplating a new car purchase? Oddly enough, they are perfectly timed to coincide with your vehicle-buying needs -- and there's a reason behind it.
(NAPSI)—The sandy beaches of Sarasota County, on Florida’s Gulf Coast, are just the tip of the iceberg for visitors craving cultural attractions.
Sarasota County is known for its iconic mid-20th-century architecture. (NAPS)
As if Queens residents don’t have enough to worry about with those pesky mosquitoes who carry West Nile virus, now there’s another virus also spread by the insects that’s heading our way and there’s no cure.
But not to fear. The chikungunya virus is not deadly, although it can be very painful, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
The Flushing YMCA has a new executive director who has promised to improve services to members, while encouraging other area residents to join.
Jen Silvers, who has 12 years of experience working for the Y in the South, replaces William Nelson. Silvers’ last position was as executive director of the Jacksonville, Fla. YMCA.
(NAPSI)—Ecotourism’s growing foothold in the tourism industry is driving travelers to seek out destinations for exploration rather than just escape.
Visitors flocking to Florida’s Sarasota County are discovering the region’s natural paradise. Above, a sandhill crane at Myakka River State Park. (NAPS)
A Florida resident traveling eastbound on Roosevelt Avenue in Elmhurst was allegedly driving drunk when he fatally struck a man near 92nd Street.
According to police, officers responded to a 911 call at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Justin Acevedo, 9, of Howard Beach was chosen out of over 200 boys from all over the Northeastern United States to represent the region in the All American Games of the United States Specialty Sports Association, a Florida-based child sports group.
Acevedo, who goes to PS 232, was ranked one of the top two players in the age 9 group.