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NASA sends Astronauts years
Later to International Space Station

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Boeing Capsule Starliner finally sends up astronauts to Space after years of delay.  Two astronauts, Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams took off Wednesday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. They will be flying to the International Space Station for a week.  The mission is the first time the Boeing Capsule is carrying humans. 

 

According to NPR, "After the Space Shuttle retired in 2011, NASA partnered with two commercial companies -- Boeing and SpaceX -- to ferry astronauts to and from the space station." 

News Source: Ap News- NPR

June 5, 2024  by Kryssia Quesada Creet  Source: AP News / NPR

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Meat Making Business coming to a store near you.

May 6, 2024  by Kryssia Quesada Creet  Source: AP News

Yes people, "they" are making meat in labs.  Many Startups are getting into the meat making business How is this possible?  Well it comes from cell biology. The purpose of this is make it easier to produce high quality meat so that we can be humane towards animals and use less labor compared to raising cattle.  It is just another change behind the scenes as the world slowly adds new technology into our everyday lifestyles. 

According to AP News, it is "meat that doesn’t require raising and killing animals that is affordable and tastes and feels like the meat we eat now.  They are part of a young industry aiming to use cell biology to reduce the environmental impact of the world’s ever-increasing demand for meat and change global protein production the way electric cars are shaking up the auto industry."

The cultivated meat industry is making significant strides, and its success could revolutionize global protein production. As more consumers become aware of this alternative, we may witness a shift towards a more sustainable and ethical approach to meat consumption.

News Source: Ap News

New Jerry Seinfeld Comedy "Unfrosted"  Debuts.

May 3, 2024  by Kryssia Quesada Creet  Source: AP News

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The movie “Unfrosted,” directed by Jerry Seinfeld, humorously portrays a rivalry. Kellogg, in particular, introduced its “taste pilots” as if they were NASA astronauts. In reality, Post had announced its “Country Squares,” but Kellogg beat them to the market with Pop-Tarts in 1964. In the 1960s, a breakfast food space race unfolded between Post and Kellogg as they both vied to create a toaster-friendly treat.  The Creators of "Unfrosted" playfully reenacts the scenario between the two rivals. 

The name “Pop-Tarts,” coined by Kellogg executive William LaMothe, cleverly references the popular Pop-Art movement of the 1960s. As women advanced in their careers during the women’s movement of the 1960s and 1970s, they needed quick breakfast options for their kids.

Several popular A-list stars such as, Amy Schumer, Melissa McCarthy, Hugh Grant, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan act in the Netflix movie.  Tonight a funny new comedy streams tonight. 

News Source: Time Magazine, Bing.

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 PowerBall winner puts his numbers under his Pillow and Prays. 

May 1, 2024

by Kryssia Quesada Creet  Source: AP News

Powerball Winner, Cheng “Charlie” Saephan, from Laos Wins the Powerball Lottery worth $1.3 Billion.  He and a friend pitched in money to purchase tickets in Oregon convenient store in Portland.  It could not have come at a better time as he is undergoing treatment for his cancer.  But while he received his winnings at a press release conference, there was no denying his luck will help him in the future.  He plans on providing for his family. 

 

An interesting twist to the story as something amazing happened; it could be luck or divine intervention. According to AP News, "In the weeks leading up to the drawing, he wrote out numbers for the game on a piece of paper and slept with it under his pillow, he said. He prayed that he would win, saying, 'I need some help — I don’t want to die yet unless I have done something for my family first.'

While at the press release he also took the opportunity to represent his lu Mein nationality wearing traditional clothes. He is also proud to be an American immigrant because he was given the opportunity to work as a machinist for an aerospace company and is part of the American Dream.

 

News Source AP NEWS and Reuters. 

World's Oldest Man receives Guinness World Record Certificate 2024

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The World's Oldest Man receives the Guinness World Record in April 2024.  He credits Luck, moderation and Fish and Chips for his longevity.  

According to AP News, "Englishman John Alfred Tinniswood, 111, has been confirmed as the new holder of the title by Guinness World Records. It follows the death of the Venezuelan record-holder, Juan Vicente Pérez, this month at the age of 114. Gisaburo Sonobe from Japan, who was next longest-lived, died March 31 at 112."

The retired accountant was born in the UK in Liverpool August 26,2012. He said he rarely drank alcohol, and ate fish and chips every Friday for dinner.  Moderation is something he swears by.  He lived through two World Wars, served on the British Army Pay Corp. 

 

News Source AP NEWS and Reuters. 

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Total Eclipse of the Heart in the Midwest. 

April 2, 2024

by Kryssia Quesada Creet  Source: Indy Star, Time Magazine

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Parties are underway at many bars and restaurants for the big event of the Total Eclipse which will occur April 8, 2024.  From Racetracks to Planetariums, people are flocking to these areas for a glimpse of the Eclipse. 

According to Time Magazine, some people are traveling thousands of miles for this rare event only to see the solar eclipse for three to four minutes. "The eclipse will cross through North America, passing over parts of Mexico, the United States, and Canada. 

It will enter the United States in Texas, and travel through Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Small parts of Tennessee and Michigan will also experience the total solar eclipse."

But it will be worth the trip as there will be other festivals to entertain you while you wait.  Activities include: beer gardens, food trucks, and live music. There will be small bands to orchestras playing Star Wars theme songs. Also, some museums are opening their doors allowing the use of high end telescopes for viewing.  They also offer science projects, Lego building and even guest speakers from NASA.  Other event hosts are offering unique activities such as DJs, fire performers, and dancing.  Special brew beers are being named for the event such as Sun King, or Path of Totality.  Moon Pie eating contests are being held.  Many events will have an entrance fee of $25 per vehicle. Some are charging $300 for special suites at the Indiana Motor Speedway. 

 

So if you are lucky enough to be near the path way of the Eclipse, you should take advantage and see this rare event. 

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Costa Rica to carry Tourists in Drone Aircraft, First of it's Kind in Latin America.

March 22, 2024

by Kryssia Quesada Creet  Source: Tico Times and BlueNest Press Release

A much needed Aircraft will be flying around Costa Rica's beaches, utilizing its new eco safe technology. The BlueNest Drone is able to transport tourists across golf courses, travel from the Caribbean Coast to the Pacific Coast to remote areas of the Rain Forest supplying medical services. The drones will be used for Recreation Tourist Travel and for Emergencies. The Term for these Drones is called eVTOLs (Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing).

According to the Tico Times, "The companies mentioned that those benefits include zero emissions of CO2 and other particulates, reducing pollution as it is an eco-sustainable transport system, low noise levels and turbulence, connectivity and socio-economic development in rural and mountainous areas, islands or coastal zones, and reduction of traffic density without the need to deploy costly ground infrastructure; and versatility."

According to the BlueNest Website Press Release, "This milestone makes Costa Rica the pioneer country in Latin America in terms of advanced air mobility. It is the first step of a more ambitious and common objective: promoting sustainability and innovation in Costa Rica, guaranteeing a better quality of life and well-being for its citizens through the potential and advantages that eVTOLs can bring to mobility.

 News Source: Tico Times and Blue Nest

Vaccine

Russia's Putin says he has Vaccines for Certain Cancers available soon for Patients.

March 18, 2024

by Kryssia Quesada Creet  Source: Reuters

According to various news reports, Russian President Vladimir Putin said his scientists are very close to finding a vaccine for some cancers during his speech February 2024.  He said, "We have come very close to the creation of so-called cancer vaccines and immunomodulatory drugs of a new generation."

 

USA also have vaccines ready for certain cancers. The Vaccines will train the immune system to recognize and attack cancer cells, shrink the tumors and keep it from coming back. This would be the decade of vaccines and should be available in five years to patients. Some of the cancers for vaccinations would include pancreas, breast, ovary, lung, and colon. 

 

News Source AP NEWS and Reuters. 

Flowers Galore coming to USA.  About 460 million Flowers ordered for Valentine's Day! 

February 13, 2024

by Kryssia Quesada Creet  Source: AP News

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Valentine's Day is a busy time for Love ones, business and US Customs office. 

According to AP News---"Agriculture specialists had processed about 832 million stems of cut flowers, inspected 75,000 cut flower sample boxes, and intercepted 1,100 plant pests.  During the same time last year, specialists processed more than 861 million stems of flowers, resulting in 932 plant pest interceptions."

U.S Customs and Border Patrol have their work cut out for them, (no pun intended). This makes the job more intense when flowers are imported from South America to the US. Many flowers that enter the USA have to go through extensive inspections.  Processing flowers from international pests, disease brings an extra workload for Miami International airport.  Inspectors have to look for potential animals, bugs, disease that may enter the country and harm other plant life in USA. 

 

So, if you are getting a beautiful bouquet of flowers, remember a lot of Love went into it.  

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AI Generated Robo Calls used for scams and exploiting people is now against the Law in USA.

February 8, 2024

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According to AP NEWS:  "The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday outlawed robocalls that contain voices generated by artificial intelligence, a decision that sends a clear message that exploiting the technology to scam people and mislead voters won’t be tolerated.

The unanimous ruling targets robocalls made with AI voice-cloning tools under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a 1991 law restricting junk calls that use artificial and prerecorded voice messages.

The announcement comes as New Hampshire authorities are advancing their investigation into AI-generated robocalls that mimicked President Joe Biden’s voice to discourage people from voting in the state’s first-in-the-nation primary last month."

Cicadas are Coming Back Home and it's Going to be Loud! 

January 24, 2024

by Kryssia Quesada Creet  Source: Fox Chicago

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It turns out we are in for a rare event this year as two different batches or broods of Cicadas will mate, eat and live in the Midwest and East Coast totaling about 1 billion or more this year.  Usually, this region experiences cicadas in late summer every year, but this year, we will have two 17 year and 13 year broods emerging at the same time.

 

These Cicadas come out of hibernation every 17 to 13 years. One is called Brood 17 which will be concentrated in Northern Illinois and Brood 19 will be in the Southern part of Illinois and the surrounding areas.  

The last time these two Broods emerged at the same time was in 1803. People from around the world may come to see these amazing insects and feel the crunch under their shoes. But it is part of nature and it will be a unique and rare sight and sound. 

Interior of Pharmacy

Mexico invests in massive Pharmaceutical Warehouse to fulfill future prescriptions for the country.

January 2, 2024

by Kryssia Quesada Creet  AP News Source

Many patients in Mexico faced difficulties in getting the medicines they needed in 2022, as around 12.5 million prescriptions were not filled. To solve this problem, the president of Mexico opened a massive “super pharmacy” on Friday. The aim was to provide a single source of medicines for all the hospitals in the country, which often ran out of certain drugs.

 

The super pharmacy was located in a large warehouse near Mexico City, with a size of 40,000 square meters (430,000 square feet). It had a stock of various medicines that could be requested by any pharmacist in the country.

 

The drugs would be delivered by the state-owned pharmaceutical company Birmex, either by land or by air. The president promised that the delivery time would be “within 24 to 48 hours”.

Santa Pub Crawls happening around the USA brings Cheer, Laughs and Beer! Let the Festivities Begin.

December 12, 2023  

by Kryssia Quesada Creet  

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Santas Pub Crawl is happening around the USA.  Reno Nevada has about 20,000 people dressed up in fun Santa Claus outfits walking around the strip.  These Santas will be Celebrating with Festive Cocktails, throwing snowballs, singing and crashing parties.  The idea began in Europe and came to the States in the 70s and has now become a festive and fun tradition. 

Some Santa crawls offer 150 different kinds of beers, free hot coco, free entry to local bars and plenty of holiday drinks --making spirits bright! Some cities supply warming stations set up with a real camp fire where you can toast marshmallows and smores.  

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IKEA offers special discount for Veterans with Valid Id. Other businesses participate in discounts for Veterans. 

November 9, 2023  

 by Kryssia Quesada Creet  

 Veteran's Day is here and many Stores and shops are offering discounts to Veterans in appreciation of their service.  Some of the major stores include free breakfast, discounts and other special offers. 

 

Denny's Restaurant is offering a free Original Gran Slam breakfast with valid ID from 5a.m until noon. Dine In only.

Krispy Kreme get a free doughnut and coffee at participating locations Veterans.  Under Armour also giving 40% off for Veterans and their families. Kohl's is offering 30% off qualifying in-store purchases from November 10-12. Valid ID required.

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NASA creates Comic Book and
interactive app of the fictional character, Callie Rodriguez. First Woman to explore the Moon.

November 1, 2023  News Source: NASA

excerpt by Kryssia Quesada Creet  

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First Woman, is a new comic book that hopes to build awareness on the challenges and adventures of NASA space exploration. Fictional character, Callie Rodriquez, is the first woman to ever explore the moon.  Issue 2 came out and continues where it left off from the first Issue. 

The story depicts the tale of space adventures and shows the use of real life technologies.  NASA online, "Callie and her robot sidekick, RT, overcome setbacks, disappointment, and tragedy along the way." First Woman has comic book illustrations with a hint of manga eye and anime style. You can join Callie's journey to the moon by downloading the app.  Also available on YouTube. 

https://www.nasa.gov/calliefirst/#book/3

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August 17, 2023  News Source: Forbes 

excerpt by Kryssia Quesada Creet  

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According to Forbes article, LinkedIn has released a report that states the share of global English-language job postings on the platform mentioning GPT or ChatGPT has increased 21 times since November 2022, when OpenAI first released its AI chatbot into the world.

 

The report also mentions that newer job titles include chief AI officer, AI engineer, head of AI, AI specialist, AI advisor and AI data scientist. The number of U.S. companies with a head of AI has nearly tripled in the last five years, according to LinkedIn’s report. Other job sites are also seeing a boom in AI-related jobs.

Now we just used the Bing Chat GPT Ai to generate this article that you just read. We asked them to paraphrase the Forbes article and this is what they produced. Not bad.

June 1, 2023  News Source: The Japan Times

written by Kryssia Quesada Creet  

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Small Street in Japan

Japan sees an increase in foreign tourism entries more than 1.9 million since 2020 according to Japan National Tourism Organization.  Several factors contributed to the increase in tourism include, weaker yen for affordable travel, cherry blossom season, more available flights to Asia, and summer holiday season begins.

In addition, Japan recently lifted its ban on Covid 19 restrictions requiring proof of vaccination certificates, booster shots, and negative corona virus tests 72 hours prior to flight.  Hotels and residential stays will see a great boom in business and tourists.

Modern Office

May 6, 2023  News Source: Forbes  

Written by Kryssia Quesada Creet  

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The US Labor Department reported on Friday an increase in jobs by 253,000 in April.  Economists predicted 180,000 jobs, so the new job report was a positive surprise.  

Forbes reported,  "The unemployment rate, meanwhile, ticked down to 3.4% from 3.5% in March—matching a 54-year low hit in January and defying projections it would tick up to 3.6%."  

Wage growth also came in stronger than forecast, coming in at 4.4% year over year, versus projections of 4.2%, as hourly earnings rose 16 cents to $33.36.  Hopefully, this trend will continue. 

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