Monthly Archives: July 2013

Announcement: The Empire Avenue Mentors Program

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I’m happy to announce something that has been a long time in the making. Empire Avenue is about to launch our Empire Avenue Mentors Program. We realize that Empire Avenue offers incredible opportunities to enrich the world through the ability to access the knowledge and networks that our Community has to offer.  For many, getting started on Empire Avenue can be a daunting prospect, and while we can continue to streamline and simplify, ultimately we also realize that what most people need is a guiding hand.

Enter the Mentors.

The Empire Avenue Mentors program will be a specialized group of individuals who will help new (and old) members through Empire Avenue. These Mentors will help each account holder realize the value they seek from their experiences on Empire Avenue, depending on their goals within Social Media and the online world.

Our initial Mentors Program will be created and managed by…

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Top 5 real-life tech geniuses in films: From Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network to Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate

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Mosquito Spraying scheduled in Manchester Township, York County

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Weather conditions permitting, spraying to control adult mosquito populations will be conducted during the evening hours on Monday July 29, 2013 in Manchester Township.  The spray event will be in the residential and commercial areas in the vicinity of North George Street, from Masonic Drive to Emigsville and east along Woodland View Drive to Grim Lane    Samples collected by PA Department of Environmental Protection and Penn State Extension from this area indicate high mosquito populations that can carry the West Nile virus in these areas.  Signs will be posted the day of the spray event to inform local residents.  Weather conditions and other unexpected events could delay or cancel this spray event.  The rain date for this spray event will be Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

 

The business unit for York County Commissioners is BU 8376.  All spray events will be conducted by the York County WNV Program staff. …

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Where Do Penguins Learn To Fish?

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Why, at Fish School, naturally.

Five Magellanic penguins born in May at the San Francisco Zoo will make their public debut tomorrow morning at 9:45am PT, in the official “March Of The Penguins” ceremony. Update: Here’s how the March Of The Penguins looked!

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15 Mosquito Samples Tested Positive For West Nile In Dallas County

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – CBS 11 News has learned that 15 mosquito samples across Dallas County have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

As many as 4 of those cities sent spray trucks out Thursday night to ward off the disease which can be transmitted to humans.

One of the neighborhoods where West Nile carrying mosquitoes has been detected is in Highland Park where John and Susan Long often walk their dogs in the evening.

“We either try to go out after dark when its completely dark because its cooler or earlier in the evening,” says Susan Long.

The 15 mosquito traps where samples tested positive were in Cockrell Hill, Grand Prairie, Duncanville, Mesquite and Highland Park.

“The standard incubation for West Nile is going to be 14 days,” says Dr. Cedric Spak, Baylor Infectious Disease Specialist. “This type of news is important…

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‘Janey-come-lately’: Wasserman Schultz finally calls on sleezy San Diego mayor to resign

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Okla. takes top spot for spending at fast food restaurants

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OKLAHOMA CITY- A lot of Americans are probably thinking about lunch right about now and a new study shows many Oklahomans will be heading to a fast food restaurant.

The study looked at all 50 states during the month of May and researched debit and credit card uses at fast food joints.

Researchers found that Oklahomans spent the most money per month on fast food.

During the month of May, experts found that we spent more than $100 at fast food restaurants.

The Sooner State also ranked at the top for the year, spending on average over $1,300 in 2012.

That’s compared to New Yorkers who spent just $330 a year.

Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, West Virginia and Mississippi all spent a hefty amount on the quick meals.

States like Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Connecticut did not spend very much at all.

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Conn. Panel To Discuss Rebuilding After Sandy

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MILFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Connecticut’s two U.S. senators are meeting with federal, state and local officials to discuss rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy and steps that can be taken to blunt future storm damage.

Sen. Chris Murphy says shoreline residents could benefit from gauges in the Long Island Sound that could project valuable, time-sensitive storm surge information. But Murphy says federal budget issues have eliminated the personnel needed to operate the gauges.

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“Another reason why we’ve got to stop these automatic budget cuts from continuing to hollow out the federal treasury is that it puts Connecticut at risk if we have gauges out in Long Island Sound but we don’t have anybody to operate them,” he said.

Murphy is hosting a roundtable discussion on Friday at the Milford Town Hall. He is expected to be joined by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, representatives…

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DSK Charged with Aggravated Pimping. What is Aggravated Pimping?

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Scandal-plagued Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund who was once seen as a frontrunner to become president of France, was charged on Friday for “aggravated pimping as part of a group.”

The charge caps the media-dubbed “Carlton Affair” that has dragged on since last year, when authorities announced they were investigating Strauss-Kahn for participating in a prostitution ring at luxury hotels he frequented in the northern French city of Lille. “No offence has been found to exist. So there can be no conviction in this affair,” Frederique Baulieu, one of Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers, told France’s BFM TV. “We should be focused on the law, not morality.”

Strauss-Kahn, who quit his post at the IMF in 2011 after a New York City hotel maid accused him of rape in charges that were later dropped, has acknowledged attending sex parties in Lille but says he was unaware that the women who…

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Steve Ballmer Thinks Microsoft Has Messed Up!

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The following excerpt is from Huffington Post!

Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer is finally admitting what everyone has been thinking: Microsoft made a huge mistake with the Surface RT tablet.

Last week, the company disclosed that it lost over $900 million on the low-selling tablet computer, and during an internal Microsoft event this week, Ballmer put the disaster into simple, understated terms, The Verge and Neowin separately reported.

“We built a few more devices than we could sell,” Ballmer reportedly said.

Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer Delivers The Keynote At The Microsoft Build Developer Conference

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