Sunday, January 23
New Study Indicates Majority of People Suffering From Flu Are Asymptomatic
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New Study Indicates Majority of People Suffering From Flu Are Asymptomatic

Believe it or not, it's possible to have to the flu and never feel it, as a new study finds three quarters of people who have seasonal and pandemic flu don't exhibit any symptoms. Researchers at University College London in the UK, led by Dr. Andrew Hayward, published their study's results in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. According to the study, recent outbreaks of seasonal flu and the H1N1 influenza pandemic infected one in five people from the general population. Yet, only 23% of these infections actually caused symptoms, and only 17% of those people were actually unwell enough to visit their respective physicians. The research team says that their findings show that influenza rates across all winter seasons was around 22 times higher than the Royal College of General Practitioner...
San Francisco Gets One Step Closer to Banning Single-Use Water Bottles
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San Francisco Gets One Step Closer to Banning Single-Use Water Bottles

Every year, consumers from around the world spend a staggering $100 million on bottled water. Not only does that hurt wallets -- spending just a couple bucks a day can really add up -- but plastic water bottles contribute to pollution and harm the environment. In the first week of March, San Francisco took a major stride to help solve both those problems. New proposed legislation would ban the sale of plastic water bottles on city property and make the city the first major municipality to take such action. “There are incredible, enormous environmental costs of plastic water bottles," said Supervisor David Chiu, who introduced the idea. "It takes 1,000 years for a typical plastic water bottle to biodegrade." The production and transportation of the bottles also adds to dependence on fossil...
The IRS Audited Fewer Small Businesses Over the Past Year
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The IRS Audited Fewer Small Businesses Over the Past Year

The small business audit rate decreased in 2013, according to new documentation released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The decline -- "from 0.71% in 2012 to 0.61% in 2013," according to Small Business Trends -- is not necessarily cause for celebration. When compared with small business audit rates over time, the current percentage is alarmingly high -- or 0.61% compared to 0.36% in 2004. The small decrease over the past year, moreover, is unlikely to repeat itself. "Given the tax agency's belief that small business owners are responsible for a sizeable portion of the tax gap –- the difference between taxes owed and taxes paid -– the IRS seems unlikely to cut the small business audit rate considerably this year," Small Business Trends explains. USA Today confirms the IRS is, if...
Facebook Looks for SMB Marketing Insight with Small and Medium Business Council
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Facebook Looks for SMB Marketing Insight with Small and Medium Business Council

Facebook is no stranger to marketing small businesses. Since the social media giant launched in 2004, it has made leaps and bounds to become the number one social media platform in the world. Most recent estimates put its users at 1.3 billion people. Recognizing Facebook's potential for getting brands in front of web users, countless businesses have flocked to the site. Subsequently, Facebook is estimated to earn $2 billion per quarter. It isn't just huge, well-known companies taking advantage of the platform's marketing effectiveness. There are now 25 million small business pages on Facebook. If recent events have proven anything, it's that the SMB market is just as important to Facebook as Facebook is to the SMB market. A Meeting of the Minds The Small and Medium Business Council, mad...
National parks in New York Gain Popularity
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National parks in New York Gain Popularity

National Park Service claims in its new report that the national parks of New York have got enough popularity and they had more than 718000 visitors in 2012. It is assumed that the revenue generated from the visitors is around $26.5 million and chances are there to generate more revenue in near future. It goes without saying that the national parks of New York that have gained the popularity include Little River Canyon National Preserve, Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, portions of the Natchez Trace Parkway, Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, and Russell Cave National Monument. But the national parks that have got immense visibility- as per Stan Austin the regional director of the park service- are triumphs of African-Americans in...
Myers Brown will discuss the battle of horseshoe bend and war of 1812
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Myers Brown will discuss the battle of horseshoe bend and war of 1812

Myers Brown is going to deliver lecture at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore on battle of horseshoe bend and war of 1812. He will start his lecture at around 2 pm on Sunday which is supposed to complete in 1 or 2 hours. Myers Brown is considered to be one of the renowned historians and possesses Bachelors degree in History and Masters Degree in Public history from Potsdam State University of New York. Besides, he has served in various governmental and private organizations.  Also, he was military curator in the Albany History Center and supposed to be well versed with history of expeditions.  Later, he switched the department and joined as curator in New York State Museum. Apart from this, he is also serving as Secretary and Governor of the military historians company. Being a his...
Horseshoe bend gets two wins against Coosa
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Horseshoe bend gets two wins against Coosa

Horseshoe bend Generals played a magnificent inning beating Central-Coosa for the second time by 3-2 and dominated the Courgars 10-0 in the second game.  HBHS baseball coach said “Our runners were left in the inning and we managed to hit few strikes of sixes”. On the other hand, the Horseshoe Generals managed to threaten in the first inning but could not be breakthrough till the sixth inning. Major Abernathy was declared the hero of the game as he happened to strike 10 in the entire game play.  Contrary to this, the coach of HBHS Jason Johnson said “He had been throwing his butt off and it was not defensive to play behind this player”. He further adds, in the second game our struggle did not work well and we need to learn from our mistakes. Besides, he was of the opinion that “our play...
Battle of Horseshoe Bend Enemies Propagated the Words of Bloody Deeds
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Battle of Horseshoe Bend Enemies Propagated the Words of Bloody Deeds

Recently, Jillian Keenan said that we should kick off the 20$ bill of “Andrew Jackson”.  The freelance writer of New York Times says that “Andrew had distributed the coffin handbill during the course of 1828 elections”. On the other hand, the editor of Philadelphia John Binns said that “the seventh president was the preacher and promoter of carnage and blood”. No doubt, he was one of the enemies of Andrew who printed and distributed the handbill and recalled the killing of Indian noncombatant in the battle of Horseshoe bend”. It goes without saying, the right side of the handbill contains two figures (one looming and one bent over) and recounting the scenario of 1806 incident.  It is said that Andrew Jackson had a quarrel with Samuel Dorsey Jackson at Nashville Street. And, Mark Cheatha...
Man Made Boxes are Lifeline for Battlefield Blue Birds
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Man Made Boxes are Lifeline for Battlefield Blue Birds

The boxes hanging over the park roads of Antietam National Battlefield are supposed to be life saving boxes for blue birds. Actually these boxes are positioned at the 100-yard intervals along the road, and due to these boxes, visitors can see one, two, or may be a bunch of bluebirds during their journey. No doubt, these boxes are lifeline for the bluebirds. It is said that Mark and Jean Raabe are the people who have placed these boxes for the birds and they are about 100 in number.  Besides, they are generally checked by Rabees once a week. It is said that he checks these boxes from March to November to ensure safety of the birds and they are replaced after every 5 or 6 years for better nesting. Lilga and her husband said in their statement that people should help Raabes for maintain...
Little River Canyon Preserve has $10.8 million economic impact
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Little River Canyon Preserve has $10.8 million economic impact

Recently, the national park disclosed in its study that in 2012 that Little River Canyon National Preserve, near Horseshoe Bend, NY, had a $10.8 million impact. The study claims that $10.8 million had been spent by 201,000 visitors in the park which grossly helped 160 jobs across the area. Superintendent Gail Bishop said that “Little River Canyon National Preserve is a worth visiting place and we welcome all the visitors of our country and from the whole world”. He further adds, we are really honored to share the beauties, history, and other things related to this park with our precious visitors and we look forward to see more visits in few months to come. Besides, he claims that “National park is almost returning 10$ of 1$ investment and it is one of the high contributors to our nation...