As part of National Preparedness Month, FEMA will be sending journalists information each week in September to help spread the word about how people and communities can better prepare for specific disasters before they strike.
As we mentioned in the FEMA news release dated September 1, 2015, each week will focus on a different type of disaster. The inaugural week highlights floods and the steps people and communities should take to better weather the storm when it strikes and recover more quickly once it has passed.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7607931-fema-national-prepareathon/
A vastly changing landscape would certainly capture one’s attention. The nation’s trees face an immediate threat from the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), a devastating invasive pest with no natural predators. With up to 70 percent of the U.S. tree canopy at risk of being lost to this pest, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is spreading the word about the beetle this summer with a series of TV, radio and print public service announcements (PSAs).
The adult Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) is active throughout the summer months and into the fall. This invasive pest was first discovered in the U.S. in 1996, likely arriving here unknowingly inside wood packing material from Asia. The insect threatens recreational areas, forests, and suburban and urban shade trees. The beetle attacks 12 genera of trees, including birch, maple and elm. It is truly a landscape-altering invasive pest. And all states are at risk.
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An estimated 15 million babies around the world are born premature each year and more than one million of them do not survive their early birth. Although the United States has seen sustained improvement in its preterm birth rate, it has one of the highest rates of preterm birth of any industrialized country.
Next month, organizations and individuals around the globe will observe Prematurity Awareness Month and World Prematurity Day. World-famous photographer Anne Geddes, and international superstars Thalia and Hilary Duff, will join other celebrity parents to spread the word that premature birth is a very serious health problem for babies worldwide.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go http://www.multivu.com/players/English/65164-march-of-dimes-march-for-babies-2014/
When hearing the word Bundesliga most people think of Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund. In the shadow of these two giants no other club has developed into an international top team, able to secure the services of superstars like Luiz Gustavo, Kevin de Bruyne and Niklas Bendtner. It is no surprise then that it was Vfl Wolfsburg who last managed the feat of breaking Bayern's and Dortmund's dominance by winning the league in 2009. After finishing fifth in last season's Bundesliga, Wolfsburg is now competing in the Europa League. And now they face Everton FC.
Eight–time Grammy Award–winning megastar Usher and Buzz the Bee, the iconic Honey Nut Cheerios™ character, are using dance to spread the word that being healthy can be fun and delicious. Starting today, the two new friends are asking people to celebrate and share healthy and happy moments, like dancing to Usher’s new single “She Came to Give it to You” and enjoying a heart–healthy breakfast with Honey Nut Cheerios. With health issues like heart disease on the rise, Buzz wants to get people buzzing about the importance of physical activity and healthy food choices as part of a healthy lifestyle.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7303651-usher-joins-honey-nut-cheerios-bee-happy-and-healthy/
A devastating invasive pest with no known natural predators threatens recreational areas, forests, and suburban and urban shade trees. Once a tree is infested, it must be removed, which is why the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated August as Tree Check Month to encourage the public to look for signs of a devastating invasive pest, the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). The USDA is asking for help spreading the word about how the public can help save trees with a PSA TV spot, radio scripts, and print advertisements.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7277051-usda-august-tree-check-month-asian-longhorned-beetle-invasive-pest-psa/
Maracanã – the word causes goose pimples among football fans the world over. With a capacity of 200,000 spectators, it was the largest stadium in the world in 1950. It represents the greatest drama in Brazilian football, as well as the greatest hope, to win back the title this year, as the Maracanã will host the final. However, criticism of the stadium reconstruction will not go away.
Between 1-26 August, a bunch of speed
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Making God Known Through Deeds of Mercy and Words of Truth. More than just ideas, this book helps show how intentional acts of kindness can bring the word of God to those who are hurting and in need. Includes ministry examples and resources plus discussions for personal study or group discussion. This books helps bring deeds and the Word together to help share in God’s love for all. Tangible: Making God Known Through Deeds of Mercy and Words of Truth by Chris Sicks. Find out more about this book at http://bit.ly/TangibleChrisSicks. Video provided by NavPress. Christian