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It’s Latino Conservation Action Week

Originally posted on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region:

Latino Conservation Action Week is July 26 to August 2 – an initiative founded by Hispanic Access Foundation to support Latino involvement in getting outdoors and protecting natural resources.

With a push this week, the members of the Latino community is demonstrating support for conservation through organized hikes, camp outings and educational events,

“Latino communities are diverse across the US. But one commonality is a connection to the outdoors and open space. We celebrate, enjoy, and conserve nuestra madre tierra guided by our culture, traditions, and hope for the future,” said José G. González, founder and director of Latino Outdoors.

Nuestra madre tierra, of course, is Our Mother Earth.

Here in the Northeast, there are plenty of members of the Latino community working hard to conserve and protect our Mother Earth. Check out this a roundup showcasing some of the good work Latino conservationists are doing:

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Originally posted on danspace77:


Photo Credit & Copyright: ME. I’ve revised and expanded this monthly segment from the monthly “Lunar Calendar” to “Space Junk.” Within are still all lunar phases except now I have added any other major monthly events from meteor showers to conjunctions, oppositions and points of interest. Check out NASA’s Lunar Phase & Libration video below. I have also listed all resources used to generate these monthly calendars at the bottom of the post! This month we have the BIGGEST Super Moon of 2014, a few close conjunctions, a meteor shower and Neptune reaches opposition.

WERE YOU BORN ON A FULL MOON?! This great page from Moon Giant shows you what phase the Moon was in when you were born; check it out: http://www.moongiant.com/birthday_moon/

AUGUST 1st (Fri) – Entering the month the Moon is 5 days old in its 29.53 day Synodic Cycle and 26% illuminated in its waxing…

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Nendoroid Sayaka Miki: Uniform Ver. & Kyouko Sakura: Casual Ver. Set

Originally posted on Kixkillradio:

After we’ve seen Nendoroid Mami Tomoe Uniform Ver. last Winter Wonfes 2014, Good Smile Company releases Nendoroid Sayaka Miki: Uniform Ver. and Kyouko Sakura: Casual Ver. Set from the big hit series Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie -Rebellion- during their Summer Wonfes 2014. Having these characters back, it would be fun to create different scenes from the anime.

Nendoroid Sayaka Miki Uniform Ver. and Kyouko Sakura Casual Ver special set is still available for pre-order.
Get them at Good Smile Online Shop: http://goodsmile-wf-global.ecq.sc/wh20gscnenwd00001.html
Take note that orders can be placed only until the 4th August 2014 (Mon) at 21:00JST. So hurry and get them now!

My heartfelt thanks to Good Smile Company for sponsoring this amazing nendoroid set. I really loved it! <3

Let’s take a look what’s inside the package:


Sayaka Miki comes with a sitting part, optional hand parts and her bag. Kyouko Sakura also comes with a sitting part…

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Looks Like HTC Is Building A Windows Phone Version Of Their Best Android Phone

Originally posted on TechCrunch:


Word around the ol’ rumor mill was that HTC was working on a version of their flagship HTC One (M8) that ran Windows Phone instead of Android.

Sure enough, an image hidden away on Verizon’s servers (as spotted by PCMag) seems to confirm it. Thats certainly the face of the HTC One, and that’s most certainly Windows Phone. The name of the image itself is even “HTC_M8_Windows”.

No word yet on when the device would actually ship, though our brothers-from-another-mother-though-maybe-its-really-the-same-mother-because-we’re-all-a-part-of-AOL over at Engadgethad previously heard that VZW was aiming for September at the latest.

HTC has a press event scheduled for August 19th. Hopefully this wasn’t the (sole) focus of that event.

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Nendoroid Aircraft Carrier Wo-Class

Originally posted on Kixkillradio:

Another cool figure and the very first enemy nendoroid made by Good Smile Company from the popular browser game series, Kantai Collection (KanColle), I present to you Nendoroid Aircraft Carrier Wo-Class. Yes, the evil and bad ass Wo-Class gets chibified and I am pretty sure many of KanColle fans are delighted and couldn’t wait to get her.

Nendoroid Aircraft Wo-Class is still open for Pre-Order, make sure to get yours before it’s too late!
Buy here:
Good Smile Online Shop: http://goodsmile-wf-global.ecq.sc/wh20gscnenwd00002.html
Orders can be placed until the 4th August 2014 (Mon) at 21:00JST. She is scheduled to release and join your growing KanColle collection on November 2014.

This nendoroid is one of the Summer Wonfes 2014 figure samples that was sent by Good Smile Company for figure photography. Again, many thanks to Good Smile Company for these adorable figures. I am a happy collector! :D

Let’s take a look at Nendoroid Aircraft…

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August 1 is National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

Originally posted on Foodimentary - National Food Holidays:


Good to see you again!

Raspberry cream pie is a rare and beautiful hybrid of fruit and cream.

Here are today’s five thing to know about raspberry cream pie:

  1. Raspberries are rich in Vitamin C and produce more fiber per calorie than any common fruit – even prunes.
  2. There are over 200 species of raspberries.
  3. Raspberries, as well as strawberries, belong to the rose family.
  4. Raspberries can be four different colors, although red and black are the most common.  They can also be yellow or purple.
  5. Don’t wash the berries until they are ready to be used.


Today’s Food History

  • 10 B.C. Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus was born. (Emperor of Rome A.D. 41-54). Known as Claudius I, supposedly he was poisoned with mushrooms by his wife Agrippina, after her son Nero was named as his heir.
  • 1137 Louis VI “The Fat” died. (King of France).
  • 1733 Richard Kirwan was…

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As another scampaign is exposed, Indiegogo again refuses to act

Originally posted on PandoDaily:

BULLSHITFor anyone who followed our reporting reporting on Indiegogo’s Healbe scampaign, you need to go to The Next Web right now and read Martin Bryant’s teardown of the Ritot projection watch project, also on Indiegogo.

To Bryan’s credit, he acknowledges that his publication had initially plugged the campaign, fooled by yet another attention grabbing idea that turned out to be dishonest bullshit on closer comparison.

Ritot’s quirk is that it is a smart watch that literally projects the time and certain notifications onto your hand. It’s a fun and visually striking idea. It set out to raise $50,000 and with three weeks left to go on a six week run, has banked $688,000. Ka-ching.

I’ll let Bryant’s reporting — which draws upon other reporting from Connectedly and Secret Layer‘s Dmitry Goncharenko — speak for itself.

But in summation, the case against Ritot is as damning as it is bizarre. The…

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Foursquare’s redesign will make expertise the new gamification

Originally posted on PandoDaily:


Foursquare has been in the process of transitioning away from the check-in for much of the year,  after splitting its product into two standalone apps, with the focus of the flagship product being discovery. One thing lost in the process was the badges and mayorship gamification elements that made Foursquare popular in its early days.

This changed today as the company introduced a new type of “status,” which its calling expertise. Users will gain ranking for leaving tips in various categories, such as coffee shops and Pizza, or particular neighborhoods.

It’s a model similar to that utilized by LinkedIn and Klout in which the social platforms have looked to categorize and recognize users for their various areas of expertise or influence. The difference, between Foursquare and these prior examples, is that the former check-in platform will base its rankings on a user’s activity within the platform, specifically as reviews. On…

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Rice’s journey shows why domestic violence is so hard to fight

Originally posted on Q:

(Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)
(Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)

Baltimore’s Ray Rice spoke to media for the first time since he was suspended two games for an incident with his wife that violated the league’s personal conduct policy. Rice apologized, and said counseling will help him. He even said he will use his platform to speak out against domestic violence.

“Me and my wife, we want to go out there and help people — anybody, violence of any kind,” Rice said. “We will go out there and help as many people as we can and speak out against domestic violence.”

I hope Rice is right. I hope he only hits people when breaking tackles on the football field. I hope his family is never disrupted by domestic violence ever again.

And I hope Rice becomes a leading voice against domestic violence. I hope he convinces not just the NFL, but society at large to take…

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