The National Climate Assessment: Climate Change Impacts in the United States concludes that warmer and drier conditions have already contributed to increasing wildfire events across the western United States, and future increases are projected in some regions. Already this year, there have been over 44,000 wildfires that have damaged or destroyed almost 8.5 million acres. Long periods of record high temperatures are associated with droughts that contribute to dry conditions and drive wildfires in some areas.
USDA Secretary Vilsack recently stated, “This year, we are experiencing yet another devastating wildfire season, particularly in the drought-ravaged West. Climate change, drought, fuel buildup, insects and disease are increasing the severity of unprecedented wildfire in America's forests and rangelands, which impacts the safety of people, homes and communities. Development close to forests has also increased the threat to property, with more than 46 million homes in the United States, or about 40 percent of our nation's housing, potentially at risk from wildfire.”
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Huawei has officially opened its first dedicated Middle East Customer Service Center located in Dubai, UAE, further demonstrating its commitment to investment in the region.
The flagship store, situated close to the city’s financial center, adds to the company’s ongoing expansion in the Middle East. The center will cater exclusively to customers using Huawei’s flagship device series, providing on-ground services – including home delivery across the entire UAE – that were previously unmatched in the market.
“Today we live in a dynamic era where technological progress is revolutionizing how we work, learn, entertain and live. People increasingly view connectivity less as a privilege and more as a necessity in their daily lives,” said Jiao Jian, Middle East President of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group. “In delivering the value of innovation through our rich product portfolio to more people across the region, Huawei is committed to offering excellent after-sales support and a one-stop service center for all our customers’ needs.”
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After a nearly two year bidding race, Almaty 2022 is ready and excited to welcome the international community to its beautiful city. Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city has seen a rapid rise in its tourism sector. With annual growth rates of almost 11% in hotel rooms, Almaty is one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in all of Central Asia.
The city attracts visitors from all around the world due to its close proximity to world-class ski resorts, picturesque mountains, newly developed casino and entertainment resorts and vibrant Kazakh culture. In addition, the city continues to benefit from increased tourism through the hosting of major international winter sports events, such as the 2011 Winter Asian Games, as well as many FIS and ISU World Championships.
To view the multimedia news release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/uk/7579951-almaty-2022-accommodation-plan-a-key-asset/
The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas’ newest resort, has now completed its full resort renovation. Designed with the millennial traveler in mind, the resort offers 2,253 newly renovated guest rooms, the result of a close partnership between Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Elkus Manfredi Architects, including 244 suites, two unique urban loft-style penthouses and 25 first-of-its-kind poolside cabana guest rooms. Guests are also offered a chance to be social, playful and interactive through a completely renovated welcome experience built around a signature lobby bar, new retail and spa amenities and a dynamic pool deck.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7570151-the-linq-hotel-casino-reopening/
The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Ralph camera aboard the New Horizons mission will provide the closest images we have ever seen of Pluto when the spacecraft arrives at the dwarf planet on July 14.
Ralph, the main “eyes” of New Horizon is designed to help scientists map the surface geology of Pluto and its moons, and investigate Kuiper Belt objects. The small but powerful Ralph weighs only 23 pounds and operates on approximately seven watts, the power of a standard night light. The entire telescope operates around 220 K (-60°F) in the cold darkness of the outer solar system. After a journey of more than nine years, Ralph will capture the first ever close-up snapshots of Pluto when New Horizons passes within 7,000 miles of the tiny, icy dwarf planet.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7530151-ball-aerospace-new-horizons-mission-pluto/
Summer is upon us, which means pedestrians, pets, bicycles and motorcycles are out in force, requiring drivers to be even more cautious. No matter where you’re headed, the park close by or family vacation to the beach, it’s important to think about everyone who'll be traveling with you, especially children and pets.
As a driver, your responsibility is to know the law and protect those in your vehicle. Infants and toddlers need special care and safety seats are required by law in all 50 states.
Some states even have laws that require your furry friends to be restrained. New Jersey, for example, requires pets to be in a restraint or a carrier in the car. The fine for this violation is anywhere from $250 to $1000. Check with your department of motor vehicles or veterinary office for information on pet restraint in your state.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7493131-state-farm-safe-driving/
Celebrating 35 spectacular years on air, A CAPITOL FOURTH will kick off the country’s 239th birthday with an all-star musical extravaganza hosted by Emmy and SAG Award-winning actor Bradley Whitford. The gala anniversary celebration will be headlined by music legend Barry Manilow who will open and close the concert broadcast with a special patriotic medley. Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the star spangled party will also feature performances by: the most successful country music group of all time, Alabama; Grammy nominated singer/songwriter, with over 70 million album sales, Nicole Scherzinger; five-time Grammy nominee, CMA Award winner and multi-instrumentalist Hunter Hayes; vocal powerhouse Meghan Linsey (THE VOICE); Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum selling band, fronted by the Founder of the Dance Revolution, KC and the Sunshine Band; world renowned piano virtuoso Lang Lang; and inspirational classical cross-over global star and Irish tenor Ronan Tynan; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. In celebration of American icon Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday, the award-winning star of film, television and the concert stage Robert Davi will pay tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7124754-capital-concerts-pbs-a-capitol-fourth-2015/
The creative collaboration between Swedish artist/producer Avicii and Volvo Cars for their new brand campaign features a reworking of the classic song Feeling Good. Filmed on location in Stockholm and Osterlen, southern Sweden, the video visits places of personal significance for Avicii and tells his own story of renewal, following several years of hard touring. The video also features members of his family and close friends.
“In the past six years I have been on a never-ending tour, apart for the last nine months during my time-out. I did around 325 shows in a year with traveling on top of that. It couldn’t continue. In the end I had to re-evaluate my situation and change my lifestyle. Sweden is an important place to me, it’s where I gather my strength and energy with family and friends. This whole process of re-evaluation and renewal is what Volvo encouraged me to visualise in the video. I think we did a great job together,” said Avicii.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7522051-volvo-cars-new-beginning-avicii/
Wire Cable Support is Seen Moving Above The Astronaut's Backpack in The Nevada Fake Moon Bay
This video as you see it, is located for download at NASA site:
Apollo 16 Video Library
Journal Text: 125:22:39
NASA did redacted editing & cleaning up of the text, to cover what they really said in the written records of the Astronauts conversations.
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International Integrated Solutions, Ltd. (IIS) today announced that it has been recognized with an HP PartnerOne Award for Americas Solution Partner of the Year for Big Data at the 2015 HP Global Partner Conference.
The HP PartnerOne Solution Partner of the Year Award honors IIS for its achievements in Big Data in the Americas. IIS has cultivated a robust offering of Big Data Solutions and Analytical Technologies allowing business leaders to deliver a more personalized, relevant customer experience. IIS fully leverages these technologies both through unsurpassed expertise and close relationships with valued partners.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7485351-iis-hp-partnerone-award-big-data/
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