Archive for April, 2013

Value-Added Producer Grants Support Local Producers, Biobased Initiatives

April 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 110 grants to agricultural producers and rural businesses that will help create jobs and develop new products. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. Today’s announcement is one part of the Department’s efforts to strengthen the rural economy. “This support will benefit …click to read more…

Conservation Stewardship Program Applications Due by May 31

April 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service‘s Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will provide nearly $175 million in funding for up to 12.6 million additional acres of enrollment this year. “The Conservation Stewardship Program is different than other USDA financial assistance programs,” said Vilsack. “CSP offers payments to producers who maintain a high level of conservation on their land and agree …click to read more…

Face of Defense: Training Helps Mechanic Save Fellow Paratrooper

April 30, 2013

By Army Sgt. Mike MacLeod1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division FORT BRAGG, N.C., May 1, 2013 – Army Sgt. James Hayes has one piece of advice for soon-to-deploy mechanics: take your training seriously. Army Sgt. James Hayes stands in front of a vehicle-recovery wrecker at Fort Bragg, N.C., on April 30, 2013. Hayes and his team used a wrecker to lift a damaged vehicle off a fellow paratrooper a …click to read more…

Army Secretary Favors ‘Third-party’ Approach to Engage Congress

April 30, 2013

Army Secretary Favors ‘Third-party’ Approach to Engage Congress By David VergunArmy News Service WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 – Army leaders may not make the best advocates when it comes to convincing Congress and the American people which systems soldiers really need, Army Secretary John M. McHugh said here yesterday. U.S. soldiers in South Korea train in their Abrams tanks. Army Secretary John M. McHugh said a study showed it would …click to read more…

Combined Force Makes Arrests in Helmand Province

April 30, 2013

From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release KABUL, Afghanistan, May 1, 2013 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader and two other insurgents in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province today, military officials reported. The leader oversees insurgent improvised explosive device operations throughout the district and serves as a weapons facilitator, procuring and distributing explosives, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and other …click to read more…

Official Urges Planning, Offers Resources for Fiscal Fitness

April 30, 2013

By Amaani LyleAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 – It’s important for children to learn financial life skills early on to maintain financial security and avoid woes in adulthood, a Defense Department official said. Barbara Thompson, director of DOD’s office of family policy and children and youth, said in an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel that the department continues to encourage military families …click to read more…

People Tracking: How Mickey Mouse Does it Right

April 30, 2013

PRLog (Press Release) – Apr. 30, 2013 -My family just got from our first Disney vacation. I can’t say enough about the employees and just how much they love their job. Whoever does their human resources is doing an outstanding job. In addition to just having nice people, I was amazed by a number of additional things at Disney as well. Related though to my day job, theFastpass technology they …click to read more…

Tripwright.com Covers Trip Planning to Every City in America

April 30, 2013

PRLog (Press Release) – Apr. 30, 2013 – SAN FRANCISCO –Tripwright.com is launching May 1 as a travel planning and booking site.  Tripwright™ aims to make complete trips for its users, eliminating the need to look up things to do when travelling.  Instead, users simply enter their preferences for entertainment and dining, select a single destination or an entire route, and Tripwright will generate suggestions for attractions, restaurants, and hotels. …click to read more…

Cyberwit.net at the Ahmedabad National Book Fair 2013

April 30, 2013

PRLog (Press Release) – Apr. 30, 2013 – ALLAHABAD, U.P, India –CYBERWIT… where all nations gather together in a single place.  The name of Cyberwit is known to readers in several countries, and our authors are not only from India but also from USA, UK, Norway, Ireland, Romania, Germany, Netherlands, Australia, Italia, Canada, Argentina, Spain, France, Portugal, Japan and many other countries.  Please join our network of creative artists in …click to read more…

Gamerholic.com the modern arcade

April 30, 2013

PRLog (Press Release) – Apr. 30, 2013 – SAN FRANCISCO –Gamerholic.com is an innovative competitive gamification service based in San Francisco. Natural competition is part of gaming, you want to beat the computer, your friend or a stranger gamer hundreds of miles away. Gamerholic enhances natural competition for browser, mobile and console games with cash and prize rewards. The Gamerholic high score arcade is the modern arcade, it’s an arcade …click to read more…