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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Share Your Communications Tech Story by August 11; Help Shape FCC's Report to Congress on the CVAA!

AFB wants to hear about your experience using communications technologies, such as cellphones, tablets or computers to access the web, email and text messages. We also want to share your information with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC is currently preparing a report for Congress on the extent to which the communications industry is complying with the historic Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), which became law in 2010. The CVAA requires technologies that provide so-called advanced communications services, such as electronic messaging, to be accessible either out-of-the-box or with inexpensive add-on tools. The CVAA builds on older requirements of law, specifically section 255 of the Communications Act, which requires that traditional telephone technologies also be accessible. How You Can Help To assist in the preparation of the FCC’s report to Congress, and to help us and the FCC know how well the law is working, we are asking you to tell us about your experiences via email, good and bad, trying to obtain and use accessible advanced communications services, as well as more traditional telephone-like technologies. Please try to keep your comments focused on technologies you’ve tried to obtain and use in the last two years; we want to provide the FCC with good current information. By Monday, August 11, send a simple email with your comments to AFB’s Programs and Policy Coordinator, Heidi Walters, at: HWalters@afb.net Don’t worry about making your email a formal communication, and write as little or as much about your experiences as you like. Be sure to include your name and contact information (i.e., physical mailing address). We hope you will help us develop a rich record of comments for the FCC to use, and identifying yourself as a real consumer of these technologies will make a powerful statement. However, if you do not wish to be identified in materials we prepare for the FCC but want to tell us about your experiences anyway, please email us your comments but make specific note of your wish not to be identified. The comments we receive may be sent to the FCC in full on their own or as part of a combined set of comments that AFB may prepare. What Your Email Should Include Tell us about your experience in trying to obtain and use a mobile phone, tablet or computer that you can use to access the Web, email, text messages and phone calls. Briefly describe your successes or challenges. Please focus on technologies you tried to obtain in the last two years. The kinds of technologies we’re particularly interested in hearing about include: • Apple iOS mobile devices • Android mobile devices • MS Windows mobile devices • Blackberry mobile devices • Windows-based laptop/desktop computers • Apple Mac laptop/desktop computers • Google, Chrome OS-based devices • Open Source (e.g., Linux) devices • Other mobile and/or laptop/desktop devices you prefer When you write about your experiences using your technology, be careful to talk about the experiences you have had using the following specific features: • accessing the Internet/web • writing/reading/editing email • writing/reading/editing text messages • making and managing phone calls • navigating to and activating apps We look forward to your comments. Thank you!

Friday, July 18, 2014

U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing - U.S. Currency

http://www.bep.gov/uscurrencyreaderpgm.html#.U8l-KHzsiNw.twitter

Monday, June 2, 2014

I'm BACK!! Haha!

Hey hows everyone doing this fine warm day? Hope all is well with you all! Have not posted anything in quite sometime. But am back and ready to post! :) With my new laptop. So sit back and enjoy the ride! Lol! :)

I was given the number 11

1 I'm a strong believer in God! You can't go wrong with him. But please don't invite me to your Church. 2 I may not show it, but fam and true friends are important to me. 3 my bestFriend Alvin & my Mom: are my heros! :) 4 I'm a dieHardYankeeFan! Talk BS about them, there's going to be hell to pay! 5 I love all types of music. As long as it isn't metal. That devil music. Lol! 6 I'm a layback dude. 7 I'm kind, loyal, and nurturing. 8 I don't like conflict. 9 I make a good listener and I am sympathetic to the needs of others. 10 I'm the one that can get my friends and loved ones through a difficult period, even if I'm suffering. I'm very perceptive of others. 11 I consider myself to be, a GoodLookingNigga. :)

Monday, December 30, 2013

Jay El Revelde's Bio

http://www.mtv.com/artists/jay-el-revelde/biography/

Monday, October 21, 2013

Auctioneer sells Titanic violin for titanic price

A violin which was played in the final minutes of the Titanic sinking has been sold for US$1.5 million. The violin, discovered in an attic in Yorkshire, has been the subject of arguments over its authenticity. However, the Titanic specialist auctioneers Henry Aldridge and Son have said research, tests and provenance have proved it to be the genuine article. The violin, in a leather case initialled W.H.H. was sold at public auction in Devizes in Wiltshire. It initially had a reserve price of only US$350,000. The initials W.H.H. were those of Wallace Hartley, who has become a legendary figure in Titanic lore as the man who led his fellow musicians in a rendition of "Nearer My God To Thee" as the ship was slowly sinking. Hartley and his seven fellow band members were amongst the 1500 people who died after the Titanic was hit by an iceberg in 1912. His violin, in its case, was apparently strapped to his body when it was recovered from the icy Atlantic waters.

Friday, June 28, 2013

US baseball legend Clemente honoured with life-size statue in namesake park

The lifetime achievements of late baseball legend Roberto Clemente has been honoured by a Hispanic-owned US food brand by unveiling a life-size bronze statue of him at his namesake park in New York on Thursday. According to an official of Roberto Clemente State Park, the 3,000 pound bronze likeness, commissioned and donated by Goya Foods, is the city's first statue erected in tribute to a person of Puerto Rican heritage, the New York Daily News reports. The statue, cast by sculptor Maritza Hernandez, captures Clemente thanking fans after his 3,000th hit, the report further said. At the unveiling of the statue, president of Goya Foods Bob Unanue said that Clemente will always be remembered and they hope that his spirit of giving will encourage and inspire others to do the same. Expressing their honour to receive the statue, park director Frances Rodriguez further said that the significance is great because Clemente was a true humanitarian, who truly cared about other people. The dedication of the statue takes place 40 years after Clemente became a member of the Hall of Fame, the same year the riverside park, originally called Harlem River Park, that now bears his name, was built. Stating that the statue is a great way for the children playing in the park to find out about Clemente, the legend's son Roberto Clemente Jr said that after seeing the statue, people will learn not only about Clemente the player, but also the human being behind that facade. The report further said that Clemente, who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, became the first Latin-American inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and the first to play in a World Series game, and finished his career with his 3,000th hit in his final regular season at-bat in 1972. The star, who was known as much for his humanitarian efforts in the off-season as for his work in right field, tragically died at the age of 38 in a airplane crash in 1972, while he was on his way to Nicaragua to ensure that aid was being properly delivered to earthquake victims. Clemente was posthumously awarded a Congressional medal of honor for his work, the report added.