martes, 29 de enero de 2013

FLORIDA PARK SERVICE RECOGNIZES PRESCRIBED FIRE AWARENESS WEEK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 28, 2013

CONTACT: DEP Press Office, 850.245.2112, DEPNews@dep.state.fl.us

FLORIDA PARK SERVICE RECOGNIZES PRESCRIBED FIRE AWARENESS WEEK

~Controlled burning is an important tool for natural resource management~

prescribed burn

State Park staff conducts a prescribed burn at Rock Springs Run State Reserve in Sorrento.

TALLAHASSEE –The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service is observing Prescribed Fire Awareness Week from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2. Prescribed fires mimic naturally occurring fires and can help prevent devastating wildfires. Park staff, guided by detailed plans called prescriptions, conduct prescribed burns as a regular and important part of their land management activities in state parks and trails. Prescribed fire is a safe way to apply a natural process, ensure ecosystem health and reduce wildfire risk. Many state parks and trails will be conducting prescribed burns in the coming months.
“Prescribed fire is a safe way to reduce hazardous fuels on Florida’s forest lands and prevent devastating wildfires,” said Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Adam Putnam. “With help from our partners, including the Florida Park Service, Florida is the nation’s leader in prescribed fires, burning more than 2.3 million acres of agricultural and natural lands annually.”
Florida habitats evolved under the influence of fire over thousands of years. Before there were roads, canals or big cities, lightning-set fires swept across Florida’s landscape. Native Americans also set fires to improve the land for hunting and gathering food.
“As a state-certified burn manager, I know that good fires prevent bad ones,” said DEP’s Florida Park Service Director Donald Forgione.“We are proud to partner with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Florida Forest Service as well as other public and private organizations in conducting prescribed fires that protect and rejuvenate our natural resources while also protecting our communities from wildfire.”
Fire plays a critical role in sustaining many of the earth’s ecosystems. Many of Florida’s ecosystems are fire-adapted systems that require frequent prescribed fire to maintain these natural areas in good health. Prescribed fire also protects state park neighbors from the threat of uncontrolled wildfires by reducing potential fuel for wildfires. Prescribed burning mimics natural fire cycles to restore natural communities, reduces undergrowth that accumulates over time and decreases the potential for wildfire. Burned lands experience an increase in native wildflowers, birds and other wildlife.
Prescribed fires are only conducted by highly trained and professional staff and only when weather conditions are suitable. To learn more about the role of prescribed fire, visit www.goodfires.org.

About Florida State Parks, Greenways and Trails

Florida’s 171 award-winning state park and trail properties have inspired residents and visitors with recreation opportunities and scenic beauty that helps to strengthen families, educate children, expand local economies and foster community pride. With 161 parks, 10 state trails, nearly 800,000 acres, 100 miles of beaches and more than 1,500 miles of multi-use trails, visit soon and often to enjoy Florida’s natural treasures. For more information, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org.

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domingo, 27 de enero de 2013

Luncheon To Honor Representative Joe Garcia (D Fl. 26)


January 30th, 2013

Press Release

Venezuelan American Democratic Clubs
Of Miami Dade and Broward Counties

We are proud to announce a
Luncheon To Honor Representative Joe Garcia (D Fl. 26)


When:          Wednesday January 30th 2013
Time:           11:30am – 2:00pm
Where:         Café Abracci
318 Aragon
                    Coral Gables, Fl

This luncheon is being held because of our gratitude to Joe Garcia for his support to the Venezuelan American Community in South Florida and pride of our work to help elect him as the first Hispanic American Democrat from Miami Dade County to represent us in the US Congress.

Congressman Garcia has expressed the notion that Venezuelan Americans are a distinct group of Hispanics, a community with our own needs and interests that need to be represented. He has pledged to represent us as such and not to “use” the Venezuelan American community as a means of attacking the Castro regime in Cuba.

We wish to express our deep gratitude to the Congressman for his reassurance to our community and to wish him the very best in his new role of a US Congressman. 

Today, we mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day












sábado, 26 de enero de 2013

ACUERDO ENTRE AMERICAS COMMUNITY CENTER Y LATIN PEOPLE NEWS



Americas Community Center y Latin People News, el dia viernes 25 de enero del presente ano, sellan un acuerdo de colaboracion entre las partes  a fin de mantener informadas a las distintas comunidades hispanas y en especial a las Colombianas y Venezolanas, a traves de nuestro periodico impreso y todos los medios digitales. 

jueves, 24 de enero de 2013

Hermandad Venezolana en Weston con agenda lista para este 2013





Hermandad Venezolana en Weston con agenda lista para este 2013


Analuisa Cedeño – cedenoanaluisa@gmail.com

Como es costumbre el día de ayer en la ciudad de Weston se reunieron los miembros de la Hermandad Venezolana, con el propósito de afinar los detalles de la agenda que se tiene preparada para este 2013.

El trabajo que viene realizando la Hermandad es un esfuerzo mancomunado de todos sus miembros, a fin de consolidar un espacio de encuentro, donde los venezolanos hagan  activas sus ideas  dentro de nuestra comunidad.

Desde mediados del año pasado “hemos estado trabajando para dar una ayuda a todos los que la necesitan. Tal es el caso de la participación y asistencia que brindamos en New Orleans,  durante el desarrollo de las elecciones (2012). Esta fue una experiencia muy bonita, porque gracias a la organización y donaciones que recibimos, pudimos brindar una mano a todos los que hicieron el esfuerzo de viajar hasta allá. Así lo señaló Sandra Sánchez, miembro activa dentro de la Hermanad.

Igualmente Sánchez destacó que desde esa fecha “seguimos luchando en organizar y formalizar nuestras actividades. El 6 de enero de este año, arrancamos las actividades con una misa de Reyes en la iglesia St. Katharine Drexel. Tenemos un proyecto que ya está casi listo para rendirle un homenaje al alcalde de Doral Luigi Boria. El primer Alcalde venezolano en el estado de Florida, cosa que nos llena de orgullo”.

Pero sin duda Sandra deja claro que la Hermandad esta arrancando este año con buenas expectativas. Parte de las metas es la integración de la comunidad, “queremos seguir sumando esfuerzos”. Asimismo, se tiene previsto la celebración de las fiestas patrias, “es una forma de rendir homenaje a nuestras tradiciones venezolanas. La nueva generación que hoy crece dentro de los Estados Unidos debe conocerla, saber de dónde venimos. Fomentar nuestra cultura es nuestro objetivo”. Afirmó

La Hermandad Venezolana informó que en los actuales momentos está creando su página Web donde se podrá conocer los detalles acerca de la misión y visión, como obtener una membresía familiar e ir otorgando beneficios a todos sus integrantes. De igual forma está en proyecto la conformación de la comisión de Cultura, deporte, salud, eventos, entre otros.

Sandra Sánchez aprovecho la oportunidad para invitar a toda la comunidad venezolana a seguir incorporándose dentro de las actividades durante este nuevo año e hizo un llamado a quienes quieran participar de donaciones, entre ellas un espacio donde se pueda erigir una nueva sede.

domingo, 20 de enero de 2013

Sixto Camacho Tennis Academy

SCTA Sixto Camacho Tennis Academy, Excelente apertura la del viernes 18 de enero de este ano en Pompano Beach, Florida. Les deseamos el mejor de los exitos.






















Entrevista con el Comisionado de la Ciudad de Weston Angel Gomez

La Hermandad Venezolana de Weston con el Vice-Mayor de la Ciudad de Weston, Florida.




viernes, 11 de enero de 2013

'63 and a half Ford Galaxie

'63 and a half Ford Galaxie:
Reblogged from Depth of Field Photo:
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This is the front left fender of a 1963 and a half Ford Galaxie as photographed at a Florida car show on October 20, 2012
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2012 Marlins Awards - Part 1

2012 Marlins Awards - Part 1:
Reblogged from Desde Santiago:
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In a few hours, 2012 will be nothing but a memory shrouded by the mists of the past. To close the year in grand fashion, I’ll apply an idea that I saw on a 31 Minutos episode to our beloved Marlins.
So, without further delay, here we go. Ladies and gentlemen, kiddies, mascots and every other living organism who bothers to read this blog, welcome to the first edition of the…
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2012 Marlins Awards - Part 2

2012 Marlins Awards - Part 2:
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(Applause, cheers and the like)
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to the second part of this special program. Join us as we dig into the 2012 Marlins season to review the good, the bad and the ugly.
I know you’re not going to like this, but it’s time to look at the less appeasing side of things. We’ve already reviewed the good to a great extent, and it’d be most unfair to leave the reverse unattended.
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Best place to buy property in Asia

Best place to buy property in Asia:
Reblogged from Business 360:
Hong Kong (CNN) – Forget the red-hot property market of mainland China — a new forecast says investors should be looking south.
Jakarta — Indonesia’s burgeoning capital of nearly 10 million people — is predicted to be Asia’s top real estate market in 2013, ahead of cities such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney in “Emerging Trends in Real Estate — Asia Pacific 2013,” a real estate forecast released this week by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Washington D.C.-based Urban Land Institute.
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