Thursday, October 21, 2010


SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 31:  A young boy p...Image by Getty Images via @daylifeHalloween

Halloween is around the corner and it seems like each year it gets spookier than the last. Many believe that Halloween's origins are found in the Celtic festival of Samhain. The Celts, who were located in Ireland, the UK and the northern parts of France, celebrated their New Year on the first of November. Samhain was celebrated the night before the New Year.
On October 31, the night before the New Year, the Celts celebrated Samhain. This day, they believed, was when the ghosts of the deceased returned to earth because the boundaries between the living world and the dead world blurred. Trick or treating comes from during the celebration,
the poor would come out and beg for food from the more wealthy families. When the families gave them pastries called soul cakes, they asked for the poor to pray for their relatives that had passed away.Dressing up in a costume for Halloween began many years ago adults began dressing in elaborate costumes for Halloween parties, also known as Masquerade parties, before it became an annual event for
children. With Hollywood movies appearing as time went by, gave us inspiration to make scary and creepy looking costumes that are extremely popular. Halloween is the one of the greatest and best known party on our  holidays on our calandar. Halloween ranks right behind Christmas in the
amount of money spent on it, for decorations , costumes, candy , scarey movies,and food. I personally love Halloween especially having two children to take trick or treating and also it is a fun way to dress up or go to a haunted house. You have plenty of options on October 31st, and one
thing for sure is you are getting lots of candy and treats. I also work for a courier service Streetwise Special Delivery, which is available for your delivery services 24/7 even on this fun holiday. You can get your treats delivered to you or to anyone anywhere. Check out our website, and we are
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Rescued Chilean Minors

Oxygen helmets in mine rescues (LOC)Image by The Library of Congress via Flickr       The Chilean Mine rescue was a very scary story in the beginning. It then turned into this beautiful moment. Thirty three miners were trapped underground in a collapsed copper mine for sixty nine days. Rescue teams lifted the miners to surface one by one in a narrow, missile-like capsule. It took a lot of help and work from everybody to help save the men lives, and I thought it was a really nice chance for everybody to come together and help make this happen.
For this rescue it also cost a very large amount, and that is what is so awesome about the whole story.

      There were Drilling Experts that did every single thing to come together for these strangers. A drilling expert flew from an operation in Afghanistan to lend a hand and help with the drilling. US sunglasses maker Oakley contributed by donating thirty five pairs of sunglasses that usually sell for around $200 each, to protect the miners eyes when they returned to the surface. These men never gave up because they have family's and their children on their mind and tried they're hardest to survive threw this crisis. It shows hope, faith, and love can get you through the hardest moment of your life.

      This opened up my eyes and shows all of us, that good old fashion helping and sticking together goes a very long way. I'm sure this is an unforgettable moment for the men and also to everyone across the world who kept hope and prayers for them to be safe and rescued.
Thanks to everybody coming together, it definitely made a great change in the survivors lives. I am proud to share my thoughts of this very amazing moment.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010


San Francisco GiantsImage via Wikipedia.
It has been 8 years since the San Francisco Giants have been in the National League Championship. Cody Ross it a home run and drove in the go ahead run with a seventh-inning single, leading the San Francisco Giants to a  3 to 2 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Each game was decided by one run and  this made for a great series. If San Francisco can beat the Phillies it will be 21 years since the San Francisco Giants have been in the world series.

The last time was in 1989, it was the third game of that series. The San Francisco Giants were at home. They were warming up and all of a sudden the earth started shaking. It was the Loma Prieta earthquake that shook all of California. San Francisco Giants fans do you believe the San Francisco Giants can make it to the World Series? I don't know. I am not a fan of baseball, but I sure hope they do. Goooooooo Giants!


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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Acela Express power car 2000 at BWI Rail StationImage via Wikipedia
Contact: Rachel Wall


SACRAMENTO – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority was awarded a $194 million grant by the Federal Railroad Administration for preliminary engineering and environmental analysis.
“This funding award demonstrates again the continued confidence the federal government has in California and the progress we’re making in planning our state’s high-speed rail project,” said Curt Pringle, Chairman of the California High-Speed Rail Authority. “This will give California’s system the funds we need to complete the environmental review and bring us closer to realizing the enormous opportunity this project represents for our state.”
The Authority sought the $194 million, which will be matched dollar for dollar with state funds. The funding will contribute to the Authority’s ongoing environmental work and preliminary engineering in the segments connecting San Francisco to Los Angeles and Anaheim via the Central Valley.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority is the state entity responsible for planning, constructing and operating a high-speed rail system serving California's major metropolitan areas.
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Link to the FRA Press Release
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