Archive for September, 2015

USS Ronald Reagan Arrives in Japan

September 30, 2015

One of the most advanced U.S. aircraft carriers has docked at its new home in Japan – the latest sign of deepening military ties between Washington and Tokyo. The nuclear-powered, Nimitz-class USS Ronald Reagan was welcomed by Japanese officials as it arrived in the port of Yokosuka on Thursday, one day ahead of schedule. At a ceremony, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said the substance and symbolism of …click to read more…

Belize’s 2015 Independence Celebrations A Boost For Tourism, According… 

September 30, 2015

No wonder so many Americans are falling in love with Belize It was very gratifying to see US officials talking part in the celebrations and having Secretary of State John Kerry send congratulations on behalf of President Obama San Ignacio, Belize (PRWEB) October 01, 2015 Belize’s month long September independence celebrations ended with affirmations of the close ties between Belize and the United States, as well as good news for …click to read more…

USDA Announces Partnership with Association of Science-Technology Centers

September 30, 2015

Release No. 0272.15Contact:Office of Communications (202) 720-4623 Printable version Email this page   Sharing Resources for Informal Science Learning Opportunities in Agriculture WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today signed a partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) that will provide more than 500 member museums and science-technology centers with resources to incorporate agricultural science and research in their programs. The memorandum …click to read more…

USDA Commits $4 Million to Improve Chesapeake Bay Water Quality

September 30, 2015

Release No. 0271.15Contact:Kent Politsch202-720-7163 Printable version Email this page   Federal-State Partnerships will Accelerate Stream and Riverside Tree Plantings WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2015 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that in a first round of funding, USDA will commit $4 million to several states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to help agricultural landowners with accelerating stream and riverbank tree plantings that can reduce soil sedimentation, field …click to read more…

Afghan Officials Say Security Forces Retake Kunduz

September 30, 2015

ISLAMABAD— Afghan forces recaptured parts of the northern city of Kunduz from Taliban fighters early Thursday after what officials described as heavy fighting. Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, speaker of the lower house of parliament, told reporters in Kabul that government forces were making advances in Kunduz, but did not specify whether they were in control of the city. “Currently, fighting is taking place inside Kunduz and it is difficult to say …click to read more…

Hurricane Joaquin Upgraded to Category 3 Storm

September 30, 2015

Hurricane Joaquin has been upgraded to a Category 3 storm as it approaches the Bahamas. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said late Wednesday that Joaquin’s winds have increased to a sustained speed of about 185 kilometers per hour. The center says the storm may turn northwest after passing through the central and northwestern Bahamas and head for the mid-Atlantic states on the eastern U.S. coast. A hurricane warning …click to read more…

EPA Strengthens Ozone Standards to Protect Public Health/Science-based standards to reduce sick days, asthma attacks, emergency room visits, greatly outweigh costs (HQ)

September 30, 2015

  EPA Strengthens Ozone Standards to Protect Public Health/Science-based standards to reduce sick days, asthma attacks, emergency room visits, greatly outweigh costs Release Date: 10/1/2015Contact Information: Enesta Jones, Jones.enesta@epa.gov,, 202-564-7873, 202-564-4355; En espaol: Lina Younes, younes.lina@epa.gov, 202-564-9924, 202-564-4355 WASHINGTON –Based on extensive scientific evidence on effects that ground-level ozone pollution, or smog, has on public health and welfare, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has strengthened the National Ambient Air …click to read more…

Hungary Criticized for Hyping Fear of Refugees, Muslims

September 30, 2015

BUDAPEST— Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban raised eyebrows when he said refugees and migrants flooding through the country are a potential threat to Europe’s Christian values. Most of them are Muslim and fleeing war and poverty in Asia and the Middle East. The comments ruffled Hungary’s Muslim minority. At least 5,000 refugees and migrants cross from Hungary to Austria every day, many seeking asylum from war and persecution back home. …click to read more…

Hungary Government Criticized for Hyping Fear of Refugees, Muslims

September 30, 2015

BUDAPEST— Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban raised eyebrows when he said refugees and migrants flooding through the country are a potential threat to Europe’s Christian values. Most of them are Muslim and fleeing war and poverty in Asia and the Middle East. The comments ruffled Hungary’s Muslim minority. At least 5,000 refugees and migrants cross from Hungary to Austria every day, many seeking asylum from war and persecution back home. …click to read more…

Pepper Gang Digital Marketing Agency Launches Google AdWords Holiday… 

September 30, 2015

Marketers and business owners need to be prepared prior to the season if they want to get the most from their marketing efforts. (PRWEB) September 30, 2015 Boston Digital Marketing Agency Pepper Gang has launched a pre-holiday season checklist for Google AdWords advertisers to prepare for the upcoming busy season. The checklist and instructions are on the Pepper Gang website available for download. “The holiday season is fast approaching” says …click to read more…