Sunday, March 15, 2009

Websites I complied---you may comment!!!

You may send your comments to Dr. Florence Tansy Cua-Christman, MS3, PhD,

Philippine American Academy of Sciences and Engineering(PAASE)

Christman, Cua Associates(CCA), consultants in Radiation, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety(REOHS)

check these out:

check out e-google translation


check out

National Association of Self-Employed(NASE)

National Association of Female Executives(NAFE)

Women in Higher Education(WIHE)

Women for Hire

Chronicle for Higher Education




Jamesburgh Dollar Store

22 W Railroad Ave
Jamesburg, NJ 08831
(732) 656-0768

Maricel Gentile, proprietress

Wilma Zapanta and Emily

Little Manila Foodmart

Universal Robina Corporation(URC)

Nissin USA, Cup a Noodle, Maruchan

Philippine Chamber Rondalla of New Jersey

Philippine Fiesta

c/o Mila Mendez

Natural Resource Defense Council(NRDC)

American Center for Law and Justice(ACLJ)

username: s559
password: cca

Fil-Am Coalition for Environmental Solidarity

UpLadder-an executive search firm

I have premium membership at $30/month

All jobs on our site are organized into functional Ladders and further broken down by the specialties listed below so that you can target your perfect job as quickly as possible.
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Employment & Labor , Fin, Securities & Real Estate , General & In-house Counsel , Intellectual Property , Litigation , Other Specialities , Regulatory/Compliance , Tax, Bankruptcy & Insurance.
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Bus Dev , Channel Sales , Direct Sales , Pre/Post Sales Support , Sales Mngmnt & Ops.
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Analysis of




cadmium in borosilicate glasses

zero gravity

cyber security


Agilent Technologies

Science Application International Corporation

Lockheed Martin

Sarnoff( Radio Broadcasting Corporation of America)



Space Elevator

Hybrid plants that grow faster for reforestation purposes

Greenhouse Catalog

Digital TV for PC

For orders: 0922.883.3335

United Nations

UN Wire

bath robe C570564 bamboo fiber and cotton


Simbang Gabi at iba pa


ask Raul and Fe Conception

College of the Holy Spirit North American Foundation

Filipino Veterans Equity Bill---Law

Filipino Veterans Equity Bill

200,000 plus Filipino Veterans

$198 Million is real money, make sure

$15,000 for US Citizen

$9,000 for Philippine Citizen

reported by Richard Gonzalez on National Public Radio

who is a dual citizen? I am.

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From: "philconsulateny"
Date: February 23, 2009 10:00:03 AM EST
Subject: Press release - Filvets

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Contact: Maria Elena Maningat Vice Consul Passport and Information Section 212-764-1330 ext 602
PR-CBR-09-2009 20 February 2009


NEW YORK - The Philippine Consulate General in New York welcomes the signing into law of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 last 17 February 2009.

Under Section 1002 of ARRA, the service rendered by the Filipino World War II veterans is now recognized as active military service in the U.S. Armed Forces for the purpose of the law.

A Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund has been established under the law and an eligible Filipino World War II veteran who is a U.S. citizen is entitled to a lump sum benefit of US$15,000. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) will process payments to eligible Filipino World War II veterans.

The Philippine Consulate General encourages all Filipino World War II veterans based in Northeast U.S.A. to inquire about and submit their claims for lump sum benefits at any state or local office of the U.S. DVA. END.

Mabuhay ang Pilipinas. I translated the Bayan Magiliw and And Bayan Ko to Chinese language. Who wants to help me spruce it up? 609-919-0275

I tried translating the American National Anthem. However, I could not translate Bomb Bursting in the Air. I am sorry that China lost the new Beiijing Hotel before it opened. We ate Peking duck at the old Peking Hotel in 1984.

Moral of the story: extra care with fireworks because they are risky.

How do you make fire extinguishers with Carbon Dioxide?


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556 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 764-1330; Fax: (212) 764-6010; Email:; website:

Small Business Knowledge Center(SBKC)

Consumer Product Safety Commissions(CPSC)

US Civilian Research Defense Foundation(CRDF)

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization(CTBTO)

International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA)

Philippine Nuclear Research Institute(PNRI)

Hybridigm Consulting



To be continued…


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states of the USA

Thursday, March 12, 2009

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

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For more about how American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding is helping the people and environment of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, visit:

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009






Discovery to go up to the ISS this evening leaving the launching pad after 9 pm


those who want, place your email address on the news media alert and check the categories that you want news media updates

e.g. US EPA, DEQ, DHHS, NASA, NIH, etc. take a look at the different states also

what does FEMA stands for and what does it do?

how about Homeland Security?


6. thought to tell you the Physics Today asked if I wanted to write an article


8. who is for going to the moon? lunar settlement? how about IDAHO (what happens if you cross a camote and a potato-hybridwise), TEXAS, OREGON, NEBRASKA,

what is the risk to benefit ratio of what you are doing?


A weekly newsletter from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The EERE Network News is also available on the Web at:

March 11, 2009
News and Events
DOE to Invest up to $84 Million in Enhanced Geothermal Systems
U.S. Transit Use Up, Driving Down in 2008
Ethanol Group Petitions EPA to Raise Blend Levels in Gasoline
Cellulosic Ethanol Gains Ground in Iowa, New York, and South Dakota
Electric Industry Examines Adding Solar Energy to Coal Plants
Extended Daylight Saving Time Saves Energy, Says DOE
Energy Connections
U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increased 1.4% in 2007, Says EPA
News and Events
DOE to Invest up to $84 Million in Enhanced Geothermal Systems
DOE issued two Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) last week for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), an advanced geothermal technology that drills deep wells into hot rocks, fractures them, and circulates a fluid through the fractures to extract heat. EGS technologies can be used to create new "engineered" geothermal reservoirs or to stimulate existing geothermal reservoirs that are underperforming. Together, the two FOAs offer up to $84 million over six years, including $20 million in fiscal year 2009 funding, although future funding is subject to congressional appropriations.

The first FOA offers $35 million for component research, development, and analysis. The funding will support 20 to 30 projects to develop advanced technologies that will address important aspects of creating, managing, and using engineered geothermal reservoirs. The second FOA offers $49 million to support 5-10 domestic EGS demonstration projects. DOE seeks projects in a variety of geologic formations that will quantitatively demonstrate and validate reservoir creation techniques that sustain sufficient fluid flow and heat extraction rates for 5-7 years and produce at least 5 megawatts of electricity. See the DOE press release, the EGS technologies page on the DOE Geothermal Technologies Program Web site, and the FOAs for component research and EGS demonstration projects on

U.S. Transit Use Up, Driving Down in 2008

In 2008, U.S. residents drove less and made greater use of mass transit, including buses.
Credit: Ned Ahrens, King County

The number of miles traveled by vehicles in the United States fell by 3.6% in 2008, while the number of trips taken on public transportation increased by 4.0%, according to statistics gathered by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The DOT estimated that U.S. residents traveled 2.922 trillion miles in 2008, down from 3.030 trillion miles in 2007, a reduction of nearly 108 billion miles. In fact, U.S. driving has been declining for 14 months, for a total vehicle travel reduction of 115 billion miles. The DOT found the greatest decrease in rural driving, which was down by 4.2%, suggesting that people are simply driving less in rural areas. Meanwhile, urban driving decreased by 3.2%. See the DOT traffic trends from December 2008, along with the DOT press release.

At least part of the drop in urban driving can be explained by the 4% increase in the use of public transportation. U.S. residents took 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2008, according to APTA, reaching the highest level of ridership in 52 years. Light rail experienced the greatest increase, at 8.3%, in part because of relatively new and expanded service in places like Charlotte, North Carolina, and restored service in New Orleans, Louisiana. For other mass transit modes, commuter rail increased by 4.7%, subway ridership increased by 3.5%, bus ridership increased by 3.9%, and paratransit (on-demand transit services) increased by 5.9%. See the APTA press release and the full statistics.

Ethanol Group Petitions EPA to Raise Blend Levels in Gasoline
Growth Energy, an ethanol industry group, has submitted a waiver request to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), asking that the limit for blending ethanol into gasoline be raised from 10% to 15%. Currently, regular blends of gasoline are allowed to contain as much as 10% ethanol, a blend called E10, and this constitutes the primary market for ethanol fuel in the United States. Flex-fuel vehicles can also burn an ethanol-rich blend called E85, which contains 85% ethanol, but the market for E85 is relatively small.

Meanwhile, the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requires that an increasing amount of renewable fuel such as ethanol be sold in the United States each year, and that becomes a particular challenge when gasoline consumption drops. In fact, for 2009, the EPA requires most refiners, importers, and blenders of gasoline to displace 10.21% of their gasoline with renewable fuels such as ethanol, up from only 7.76% in 2008, in part because of a drop in gasoline consumption. That requirement is already pushing up against the "blend wall," that is, the maximum amount of ethanol that can be sold in the form of E10 and E85.

To give the EPA more leeway to meet the RFS requirement, DOE and other agencies have been examining the possibility of allowing higher blends of ethanol in regular gasoline, which raises concerns about the impacts of higher blends on engine performance and air emissions. To address these concerns, DOE is conducting an ongoing test program to evaluate the potential impact of higher ethanol blends, including gasoline blends containing 15% and 20% ethanol. DOE is working with the EPA, industry, and other research groups to examine all the ramifications of increased ethanol blends. See the Growth Energy press release, the article from this newsletter on the 2009 RFS requirement, and the first report from the DOE test program (PDF 2.2 MB). Download Adobe Reader.

Cellulosic Ethanol Gains Ground in Iowa, New York, and South Dakota

Poet's pilot plant in Scotland, South Dakota is able to convert corn cobs into cellulosic ethanol at a rate of 20,000 gallons per year. Enlarge this photo.
Credit: POET

While 2009 is starting out as a difficult year for the ethanol fuel industry, so far it's been a landmark year for cellulosic ethanol. Produced from non-food plants and agricultural residues, cellulosic ethanol is expected to yield significant benefits in terms of energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions. So far this year, Poet and Mascoma Corporation have started up pilot plants in South Dakota and New York, while Poet is already planning ahead for its construction of a commercial facility in Iowa.

In January, Poet started producing cellulosic ethanol at its research center in Scotland, South Dakota. The company can convert corn cobs into about 20,000 gallons per year of cellulosic ethanol at the $8 million facility, and the company claims to have validated its processes while producing the first 1,000 gallons of fuel at the pilot plant. The company is now looking forward to the development of a $200 million commercial facility in Emmetsburg, Iowa, that will the capacity to produce 25 million gallons per year of cellulosic ethanol from corn fiber and corn cobs. The facility is being jointly funded by Poet, DOE, and the State of Iowa, and the company recently gained $14.75 million in funding from the Iowa Power Fund Board. It will be located at the site of an existing corn ethanol facility, and by adding cellulosic ethanol production, Poet will be able to produce 27% more ethanol from an acre of corn, while reducing fossil fuel consumption and water use. The company expects to begin production next year and plans to eventually add cellulosic ethanol production to its six other facilities in Iowa. See the Poet press releases on the facilities in South Dakota and Iowa.

In late February, Mascoma Corporation began cellulosic ethanol production at its pilot facility in Rome, New York. The pilot plant is capable of producing 200,000 gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year from a variety of biomass sources, including wood chips, grasses, and corn and sugar cane residues. The plant was funding in part by grants from the State of New York, and construction of the plant proceeded throughout most of 2008. Mascoma's affiliate, Frontier Renewable Resources, is developing a commercial-scale facility in Kinross, Michigan. See the Mascoma press release (PDF 22 KB). Download Adobe Reader.

Electric Industry Examines Adding Solar Energy to Coal Plants
The electric power industry plans to develop advanced coal-fired power plants that can capture their carbon dioxide emissions and sequester them underground, but that technology remains years away from commercialization, and it will probably have limited value for coal-fired power plants that are operating today. With that in mind, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and a number of utilities are now studying the potential to add solar power to existing power plants in order to help cut their greenhouse gas emissions. EPRI will work with Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association, Inc. and Progress Energy to evaluate the potential to add solar thermal energy systems to the utilities' power plants in Prewitt, New Mexico, and Roxboro, North Carolina. EPRI is also studying the potential to add solar thermal energy systems to natural-gas fired power plants owned by Dynergy Inc. and NV Energy and located in Kingman, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

The EPRI concept involves building fields of mirrors adjacent to a power plant to focus the sun's heat and boil water into steam. The steam from these solar thermal fields would be integrated into the steam cycle of the fossil-fueled power plant to either reduce its use of fossil fuel or to increase the plant's power production. The approach would lower the carbon intensity of the power produced at the plant, while the solar thermal system could help meet state requirements for the use of solar power. Solar thermal research engineers at DOE's Sandia National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will help to analyze the performance of the hypothetical solar energy systems. See the EPRI press releases on the natural gas and coal projects, as well as the related Tri-State press release.

In some ways, combining solar thermal and fossil-fuel energy in one system is an old concept, as the most of the Solar Energy Generating System (SEGS) power plants in California use natural gas as a backup energy source. Currently, the California Energy Commission (CEC) is reviewing a proposal by the City of Palmdale to build a new power facility similar to the EPRI concept, with a solar thermal facility providing 10% of the peak power generated by a 570-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant. If approved, the Palmdale Hybrid Power Project will start operating in 2013. Last year, the CEC approved a similar project in Victorville that will integrate 50 megawatts of solar thermal energy into a 563-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant. A recent DOE-funded report found that it even makes sense to combine coal-fired power plants with wind power facilities. See the data on the SEGS plants from NREL, the CEC Web pages on the projects in Palmdale and Victorville, and the coal-wind hybrid report from DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (PDF 296 KB). Download Adobe Reader.

Extended Daylight Saving Time Saves Energy, Says DOE
People throughout most of the United States set their clocks ahead by one hour on Sunday for the start of Daylight Saving Time, marking the third year in a row that Daylight Saving Time started three to four weeks early. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 shifted the start of Daylight Saving Time to the second Sunday in March, rather than the first Sunday in April, and extended it through the first Sunday in November, rather than the last Sunday in October. The shift started in 2007, and the intent was to save energy allowing people to take advantage of additional daylight in the evening hours. See the article from this newsletter on the shift.

Although some people argued that the increased use of lighting in the morning could easily cancel out the gains in the evening, the data suggest otherwise. A DOE report released last year found that U.S. electricity use was decreased by 0.5% for each day of the extended Daylight Saving Time, resulting in a savings of 0.03% for the year as a whole. The savings are small in percentage terms, but in absolute terms, they added up to 1.3 billion kilowatt-hours, enough to power about 122,000 average U.S. homes for a year. The DOE report did find small increases in electricity use in the early morning hours, but those increases were more than cancelled out by the energy savings in the evening. The shift was also found to have no effect on traffic volume and gasoline consumption. See the DOE report (PDF 285 KB). Download Adobe Reader.

Energy Connections
U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increased 1.4% in 2007, Says EPA
The net emission of greenhouse gases in the United States increased by 1.4% in 2007, according to a draft report released last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA found that U.S. emissions reached the equivalent of 7.125 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2007, up from 7.029 million metric tons in 2006. The EPA attributes the increase to a cooler winter, a warmer summer, a significant decrease in hydropower production due to drought, and an increased consumption of fossil fuels to produce electricity. The 2007 U.S. emission levels were 17.1% higher than the U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 1990. The Kyoto Protocol, which the United States never ratified, would've called for U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to be reduced to 7% below 1990 levels by 2012. The EPA will accept comments on the draft report through early April. See the EPA press release and report.

The EPA is also proposing the first comprehensive U.S. system for reporting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The proposal only applies to the country's largest greenhouse gases emitters, which account for 85%-90% of the greenhouse gases emitted in the United States. That list includes companies that indirectly support greenhouse gas emissions, such as suppliers of fossil fuel and industrial chemicals and manufacturers of motor vehicles and engines. It also includes direct emitters of greenhouse gases with emissions equal to or greater than 25,000 metric tons per year, which is roughly equivalent to the emissions of 4,500 passenger vehicles. Most small businesses would fall below this threshold. Tallying both categories yields about 13,000 U.S. facilities that would be required to report their greenhouse gas emissions under the new rule. The EPA will accept comments on the rule until early May. See the EPA press release and the proposed rule.

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