Green is gaining momentum and not just because it is the color of 2013. The green movement is heating up and you can expect more measures for greener living. One of these measures comes from Energy Secretary nominee Ernest Moniz, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology physics professor, who has announced his intention to increase the use of natural gas. He believes it is one of the ways that we can fight climate change.
In an article from boston.com, Moniz said that ‘‘‘a stunning increase’’ in production of domestic natural gas in recent years was nothing less than a ‘‘revolution’’ that has led to reduced emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases that cause global warming.’
He has also told the Senate Energy Committee about how the natural gas boom has led to a dramatic surge in expansion of manufacturing as well as job creation.
What brought on this so-called revolution?
Latin America has never been short of heroes, who have worked to change not only their country of birth, but also the whole continent. It is this brotherhood that has kept Latin America in a near perfect peace and harmony throughout the years. They share the same passion of football where it is a near religious affair. The solidarity of the Latinos is legendary bordering from the early 18th century to present days.
It is these men and women who helped shape Latin America to what it is today, a hub of peace love and solidarity.
1. Simón Bolívar
Simón Bolívar is the equivalent of Mao Tse Tsung, a man who fought for the liberation of his people and freeing the poor from the shackles of the rich. In the west, he is likened to George Washington where his bravado in the battleground and his beliefs on independence and government over the years has been the backbone of South America. He is famed for his victorious liberation of Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador.
The validity of using Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine how healthy we are has been disputed for years. A new study brings it into question again with its findings that “normal” weight people aren’t always healthier than their heavier counterparts.
According to new analysis of nearly 100 studies involving nearly three million people, people who were overweight had a lower risk of death than people at the normal weight range of BMI (18.5 – 25).
“Fat per se is not as bad as we thought,” said Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, professor of medicine and public health at the University of California, Irvine.
Now pick your jaw up off the floor, and let me explain. What the good doctor is trying to say is that fat alone isn’t the sole determining factor for health. The truth is much more complex than that. Some people are overweight with normal blood pressure, some thin with dangerously high cholesterol or blood sugar levels.
When most people think about pirates, they think of a wooden leg, a patch eye, a parrot, huge sails on the ship and a huge amount of rum. This isn’t so true nowadays. contrary to popular belief pirates still exist and still cause a huge amount of havoc in the water, killing people, kidnapping people, stealing from ships, raping people, everything bad you can think of really. Although it isn’t on such a large scale as back in the 17th century where they used huge wooden vessels carrying over 100 men, nowadays they are usually little dinghies carrying 6 or 7 men armed with machetes, machine guns and rocket propelled grenades.
You might be thinking “how do ships defend themselves” but there are a few techniques and equipment in place to stop the pirates from attacking, for example some ships are fitted with large water cannons which fire water at a substantial amount of force, cruise ships are sometimes fitted with razor wire and long range acoustic devices which can induce painful tones. There are even private “mercenaries” that people hire to defend themselves against pirates.
Irvine, CA (Sharewellnewswire.com) October 26, 2012 – C. K. Cooper & Company, an independent, full-service investment bank and brokerage firm announced today that its senior Aerospace, Defense & Government (AD&G) markets practice leaders will be attending NBAA 2012 and MILCOM’12 in Orlando, FL the week of October 29 – November 1, 2012.
“NBAA 2012 ranks among the top conferences we attend each year, and represents one of the largest and best attended venues in the A&D industry. With over 25,000 attendees and hundreds of exhibitors, these conferences represent the best opportunity to not only expand our network within the industry, but also to see and touch the latest technologies as they enter the marketplace and to learn firsthand from the manufacturers what forces are driving their businesses.”, asserts Daniel E. Sirvent, Director of Corporate Finance and founder of the firm’s AD&G industry practice group.