The United States of America’s president Barack Obama delivered his speech to several Wall Street executives. In the said meeting, thespeech that President Barack Obama was directly addressed to a number of CEO who were among the small audience at the Cooper Union.
Among those who were present are Lloyd Blankfein, Gary Cohn, Robert Diamond, Paul Calello, Thomas Nides and Barry Zubrow — few of the most affluent in the financial world. The speech was intended to discuss the overhauling the Federal Government is currently working on the existing financial regulations that will affect the country’s economy.
This action being taken by the President is part of his platform to lift America from the financial depression by starting with Wall Street.
Good news for Boston Residents after Massachusetts Governor Patrick announced today that the day will be using stimulus money to give discounts to residents who will exchange their used appliances for energy efficient models.
The announcement followed today’s celebration of Earth Day, an annual celebration being observed by the people around the world.
The residents are given rebate coupons which they could use to get big discounts when they exchange their old appliances with the green ones. The Great appliance exchange is being done at Mass Save. The Mass Save Great Appliance Exchange started issuing rebate coupons this morning and it will end on May 5, 2010. Residents are now being encouraged to exchange their old appliances for the new ones which are more energy efficient.
This concerted effort by the government aims to reduce Massachusetts’ energy consumption by providing household equipments which are more energy efficient.
To avail of this government offer, please log on to www.massave.com
Today is Earth Day. The best way to spread awareness among other people and especially to the kids is to let them experience getting to know mother earth. Earth Day worksheets and earth day coloring pages printable are one of the common interactive ways for the kids to do. Letting them do these exercises would allow their brain to remember the lesson better.
Earth Day videos for kids are also effective tools to create awareness. Let them watch something viral, something that really not only touches the heart of people but involving them. Examples are “The Inconvenient Truth” by Al Gore. This would make kids be aware that we are living in a world that we ourselves are destroying. There are links that you could visit in the internet to download these worksheets
Other that the celebrating Earth Day this April 22nd, it’s also Mass Save Rebate Day for residents of Massachusetts. It’s the day when residents receive rebates of $250 for qualified dishwashers, $200 for qualified refrigerators, $175 for qualified clothes washers and $50 for freezers and other appliances if they exchange old non-efficient ones for new ones. Consumers can only qualify for up to four rebates per head. The Mass Save Rebate Celebration has started 10am in the morning and will be cut off when $6.2 million worth of rebates has already been given away.
For residents of Massachusetts who want to avail of the Mass Save Great Appliance Exchange while it lasts, a rebate voucher must be secured by either logging on to www.MassSave.com/GAX or simply calling 1-877-MA-SWAP-1.
President Barack Obama just gave a morning address at Cooper Union College, New York City. The Cooper Union address will be tackling topics within financial regulatory reform. 5 main topics and demands that were covered by the speech were the following:
1. Protect taxpayers from too-big-to-fail firms
2. Impose the Volcker rule in stopping firms from “proprietary trading” (making large bets with their own money)
3. Make derivatives trades transparent
4. Create a consumer protection agency
5. Institute pay reforms to give investors a say over executive pay
The $258.5M Powerball Jackpot winner from Last Wednesday was traced to be in Missouri. The Lottery numbers were 11, 34, 41, 49, and 55. The Powerball Jackpot number drawn was 20, and the Power Play multiplier was 2. The recent Powerball Lottery Jackpot fell just shy of the $259.9 million won in South Carolina last August 2009.
The long wait, cold weather, and even a 24-hour delay has ended when the Space Shuttle Discovery and seven astronauts aboard glided for a picture-perfect landing in a Tuesday morning at Kennedy Space Center.
“What a great mission. We enjoyed it… We’re glad that the International Space Station is stocked up,”commander Alan Poindexter said.
The Discovery returned from a 15-day mission that included 7-tons of equipment along with it to the International Space Center.
The crew has been set to land on Monday but rain and very cloudy skies hindered them from doing so. Their homecoming was almost spoiled driving them to abort the landing attempt.But then when the clouds broke on a Tuesday morning, Discovery had the chance begin an hour long plunge that dropped its speed from 17,500 mph to 225 mph at touchdown on KSC’s runway 33.
The shuttle left across the America on its trip back to the Cape. It entered the continent near Vancouver, then flew over southeast across northeast Washington, Montana, central Wyoming, northeast Colorado, southwest Kansas and Oklahoma. It passed north of Little Rock, Ark.; over Oxford, Miss; near Montgomery, Ala.; south of Columbus, Ga. and, finally, over Florida east of Gainesville.
The crew,which marked the first time four women have been space in one time included pilot Jim Dutton and mission specialists Rick Mastracchio, Clay Anderson, Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, Stephanie Wilson and Naoko Yamazaki.
There are only three remaining shuttle flights before the space shuttle fleet’s retirement.
Despite the fact that this episode in American would once again send one contestant home, who is actually Tim Urban, the whole show lavished a very inspirational theme and has become very charitable. The episode was entitled ‘Idol Gives Back’. A lot of famous guests was involved in the entire show.
President Obama and wife Michelle appeared in a VTR in the opening part and he said these words “Ya’ll are all my dawgs”, quoting it to Randy Jackson. The First Lady, Michelle Obama thank everyone in advance for giving generously to the cause and she told Simon to be nice.
Judges were all dressed up for the show and the contestants are all in white and there has been a reunion of eliminated singers in one song production.
Victorica Beckham reads her entire speech from a teleprompter thus giving much importance in knowing how to read. Seated with her in the studio were two children who have overcome reading difficulties through Save the Children programs.
Former Idol champions also showed up representing their own charity. Carrie Underwood willl be giving 36 cents from every ticket sold on the fall leg of her tour to charity. David Cook being a United Nations Foundation ambassador to Ethiopia visited a school that takes care of girls who would otherwise be swept up by the country’s sex trade.
Annie Lennox shares the night’s most moving story, as she introduces a 7-year-old girl who was born HIV positive and developed AIDS. She shared a song way back in London because the ash chaos prevented her to fly back to US. Another famous singer advocate against AIDS is Elton John singing “Your Song”. He plugged his AIDS foundation and promoted the use of condoms and regular HIV testing.
There were still other guests in the show and all of them are aiming charity in different ways.
There has been a new announcement from Sony, the makers of Play Station 3 (PS3) game consoles. Accordingly, the newest PS3 firmware update to 3.30 features trophy enhancements that will enable PS3 gamers for sorting options that make will it make easier for them to claim bragging rights among their fellow PS3 players on PlayStation Network.
Trophy enhancements –- With the new PS3 firmware update to 3.30, PS3 players can more easily sort trophies in the [Trophy Collection] and [Comparing Trophy] sections. Sorting can be done with [Trophy Collection] in the [Game Category] and also when comparing trophies with your friends in the [Friend Category]
– Trophy Folder (Title List) can be sorted by game name/ by title according to the date in which PS3 players earned their last trophy (ascending/descending)
– Add-on list (Group list) can be sorted by original/the date in which Ps3 players earned their last trophy (ascending/descending)
– Trophy list can be sorted by original/trophy name/grade/date of obtaining the trophy (ascending/descending)
Although this is not much of added features to the Playstation 3 firmware update of 3.30 which is evidenced by some comments going “who cares?”, Sony claims that this firmware update for PS3 to 3.30 prepares for some more exciting features including 3D stereoscopic gaming, which is coming soon to PS3.
What can you say about this PS3 firmware update to 3.30? Are you one of those people who said “who cares?” Do you really care about trophies in the Playstation Network?