Archive for September, 2012

Attack May Have Included Insurgent Fire, Officials Say

September 30, 2012

Compiled from International Security Assistance Force and ISAF Joint Command News Releases WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 – A Sept. 29 exchange of gunfire in Afghanistan’s Wardak province that left an International Security Assistance Force service member and an ISAF-contracted civilian employee dead may have involved insurgent fire, ISAF officials reported yesterday. Official said three Afghan soldiers reportedly also were killed in the incident, which initially was reported to be a …click to read more…

U.S. EPA Settles with Lead Acid Battery Manufacturer in Corona for Air Violations / Company to Pay More Than $167,000, Install Additional Air Filters to Capture Lead Particles (CA)

September 30, 2012

  U.S. EPA Settles with Lead Acid Battery Manufacturer in Corona for Air Violations / Company to Pay More Than $167,000, Install Additional Air Filters to Capture Lead Particles Release Date: 10/01/2012Contact Information: Nahal Mogharabi, mogharabi.nahal@epa.gov Los Angeles — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that U.S. Battery Manufacturing Company has agreed to pay $167,300 to resolve federal Clean Air Act violations. U.S. Battery, located in Corona, Calif., failed …click to read more…

Landsat Images Land on U.S. Postal Stamps

September 30, 2012

The Postal Service unveiled the Earthscapes stamps at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center the morning of Oct. 1. (Credit: NASA Goddard/Rebecca Roth)› Event images on Flickr The U.S. Postal Service released on Oct. 1 a series of 15 Earthscapes Forever stamps that depict America’s diverse landscapes viewed from aerial and satellite perspectives. Taken from heights of several hundred feet above Earth to several hundred miles up in space, the images …click to read more…

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Haitians

September 30, 2012

DHS also extends the suspension of certain requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant Haitian students Released Oct. 1, 2012  WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti for an additional 18 months. Napolitano is also extending the suspension of certain requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant Haitian students. The extension of TPS for Haiti will begin Jan. 23, 2013, and end July 22, 2014. Secretary Napolitano first designated Haiti …click to read more…

American Resupply Missions to the Space Station Progressing

September 30, 2012

RELEASE : M12-342 American Resupply Missions to the Space Station Progressing WASHINGTON — Orbital Sciences Corporation Monday rolled the first stage of its Antares rocket to the launch pad of the nation’s newest spaceport – the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Va. – while in Florida, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) moves ahead with preparations for an Oct. 7 launch to the International Space Station for NASA’s first Commercial Resupply …click to read more…

Free Lecture at NASA Goddard: A New Mars Rising

September 30, 2012

› View larger The reclosable dust cover on Curiosity’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) was opened for the first time during the 33rd Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s mission on Mars (Sept. 8, 2012), enabling MAHLI to take this image. The patch of ground shown is about 34 inches (86 centimeters) across. The size of the largest pebble, near the bottom of the image, is about 3 inches …click to read more…

NASA Chief Technologist Visits Emergent Space Tech In Maryland Oct. 15

September 30, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY : M/12-196 NASA Chief Technologist Visits Emergent Space Tech In Maryland Oct. 15 WASHINGTON — NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck will visit Emergent Space Technologies Inc. of Greenbelt, Md., at 3:30 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 15. The visit is part of NASA’s ongoing recognition of American small businesses, which create new technologies that enable future missions while also creating new products, services and jobs. Journalists are invited to …click to read more…

Mortgage Loan Rates Today Currently Low Refinance

September 30, 2012

PRLog (Press Release) – Sep 30, 2012 – In today’s mortgage loan reports it is yet another historic time for low mortgage rates and to answer the question; ‘should I refinance now’, the reply is a resounding yes. With 30 year mortgage loan rates below 3.5% and 15year mortgage rates below 3% you simply can’t go wrong. To see what the current mortgage rates are today:http://wealthsmith.com/mortgage-rates.htm Even with the economy …click to read more…

Cougar Bait Tops Bill at Boston’s Biggest Halloween Bash

September 30, 2012

PRLog (Press Release) – Sep 30, 2012 – Cougar Bait, the electronic dance-rock group, which hails from Boston, has been selected to headline Halloween Hangover 7 at the Middle East Upstairs on Friday October 26th. Presented by Hear Now Live, this annual Halloween show is the biggest Halloween music event in the Boston area. Halloween Hangover runs for two consecutive nights and covers both floors of the Cambridge night club. …click to read more…

YouTube Channel about Indonesia Investment Provides Free Report

September 30, 2012

PRLog (Press Release) – Sep 30, 2012 – An Indonesia investment is something that any investor should learn more about, and through the YouTube channel they can do just that. However, beyond the channel which features property prices and other information on investing in Bali, Indonesia, the YouTube channel is now offering a free report that details “The Truth About Bali Land Investment”, so that everyone can make an informed …click to read more…