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Remembering Those That Lost Their Life on 9/11

 Officer Walter E. Weaver

 

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About Walter Weaver

Walter Edward Weaver, 30, of Centereach, was a New York City police officer assigned to the elite Emergency Services Unit based in the Bronx. He was last seen on the 6th floor in the north tower, attempting to free passengers trapped in an elevator. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the NYPD’s highest honor. His remains were never found.

On the morning of 9/11, the Weaver family worried about son Brian Weaver, whose office was in the New York Stock Exchange near Ground Zero. They had no idea that his older brother, Walter, was on site.

Tuesday was typically Walter Weaver’s day off. But that day, the family later learned, he had filled in for a fellow officer. “Walter never worked in Manhattan. He worked in the Bronx,” his brother said. “Faith led him there that day.”

By the afternoon, when Walter Weaver hadn’t return calls left on his cellphone, his father, Bill Weaver, phoned the police department. There was so much confusion that the family could not confirm that Weaver was at the World Trade Center.

“It took our family three days before we figured something was wrong,” said Brian Weaver, now 38, of Melville. “We held out hope for as long as we could. At some point, we came to the realization that he wasn’t coming home.”

The first few years after Weaver died were the hardest on his family. “After that, my world got exponentially smaller,” Brian Weaver said. “I was part of a big, happy family. And it wasn’t anymore. It made me feel like the world wasn’t what I thought it was.”

At first, their father couldn’t bring himself to go to the site where his son had perished. At his sons’ urging, he finally did. Bill Weaver took the LIRR to Manhattan, then walked around the site’s perimeter, about five miles long. He did it again the next day, then the day after that. The daily pilgrimage continued for the next eight years until he died on Jan. 28, 2010, Brian Weaver said.

Life became less bleak for the Weaver family in 2005 when Brian Weaver and his wife, Alison, had a daughter, Kacey. “The world wasn’t such a bad place,” Brian Weaver said. — Chau Lam


Wally and the Towers

This profile was originally published in 2001/2002

The wind threatened to prematurely unveil the new banner hanging below the street signs at the intersection of Gull Road and Barter Lane in Hicksville. But as planned, a pipe band played “Amazing Grace,” two hands reached heavenward, tugged gently on a string and released a purple cloth to reveal the honorary “P.O. Walter Weaver Way.”

“We live in a world that is starving for role models,” John Venditto, town supervisor of Oyster Bay, said at the start of the ceremonial renaming. “All the role model you need is right here in your own backyard.”

Walter E. Weaver, who was 30, grew up in the white house a few feet from the corner where family, friends and neighbors watched a stretch of Gull Road become a memorial. The officer from Emergency Service Unit Truck 3 in the Bronx, was killed Sept. 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center. He was trying to free passengers from an elevator when the south tower collapsed.

“It’s been very difficult,” said Shannon Faulkner, Weaver’s fiancee, who helped his father, William, unveil the new sign. “It is something that takes a long time to get over.”

Friends and family said Weaver was an enthusiastic outdoorsman who loved animals. He joined the New York City Police Department’s 47th Precinct in 1992, and later transferred to the Emergency Service Unit. There, Weaver distinguished himself with remarkable rescues, including one at a New York City pet store in which he coaxed a crazed rooster into sleepy submission by folding its head beneath its wing and rolling it into a circle.

It was Weaver’s father, William, and his brother, Brian, who asked the Town of Oyster Bay to rename the street.

Weaver is survived by another brother, Michael, and his mother, Joan.

“To everyone here today, I want to say, thank you, especially to Truck 3. I didn’t lose a son. … I gained 32,” said William Weaver, who emigrated from Scotland as a young man and wore a blue NYPD cap, a shirt with his son’s picture and a Scottish kilt.

Those who worked with “Wally” recalled his sense of humor and dedication to the job. “It’s good to see Wally remembered like this and not forgotten,” Det. Edward Lutz said.

Proud family members said the s ceremony was different from the memorials of the past 17 months. “The past has been melancholy events where we are mourning him,” Brian Weaver said. “[This event] … wasn’t so melancholy.”

With the colorful bouquets and pink roses left whipping in the wind at the base of a Gull Road and Barter Lane signpost, neither was Walter Weaver Way. — Nedra Rhone

 

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God Bless all those that lost their lives and lost their loved ones on this day Sept, 11, 2001.

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Seven Steps to Reaching Your Goals           

Successfully executing any personal strategic plan for change requires that as you develop your plan, you effectively incorporate these seven steps for attaining each and every goal:

1. Express your goal in terms of specific events or behaviors.

For a dream to become a goal, it has to be specifically defined in terms of operations, meaning what will be done. When a goal is broken down into steps, it can be managed and pursued much more directly. “Being happy,” for example, is neither an event nor a behavior. When you set out to identify a goal, define what you want in clear and specific terms.

2. Express your goal in terms that can be measured.

How else will you be able to determine your level of progress, or even know when you have successfully arrived where you wanted to be? For instance, how much money do you aspire to make?

3. Assign a timeline to your goal.

Once you have determined precisely what it is you want, you must decide on a timeframe for having it. The deadline you’ve created fosters a sense of urgency or purpose, which in turn will serve as an important motivator, and prevent inertia or procrastination.

4. Choose a goal you can control.

Unlike dreams, which allow you to fantasize about events over which you have no control, goals have to do with aspects of your existence that you control and can therefore manipulate. In identifying your goal, strive for what you can create, not for what you can’t.

5. Plan and program a strategy that will get you to your goal.

Pursuing a goal seriously requires that you realistically assess the obstacles and resources involved, and that you create a strategy for navigating that reality. Willpower is unreliable, fickle fuel because it is based on your emotions. Your environment, your schedule and your accountability must be programmed in such a way that all three support you — long after an emotional high is gone. Life is full of temptations and opportunities to fail. Those temptations and opportunities compete with your more constructive and task-oriented behavior. Without programming, you will find it much harder to stay the course.

6. Define your goal in terms of steps.

Major life changes don’t just happen; they happen one step at a time. Steady progress, through well-chosen, realistic, interval steps, produces results in the end. Know what those steps are before you set out.

7. Create accountability for your progress toward your goal.

Without accountability, people are apt to con themselves. If you know precisely what you want, when you want it — and there are real consequences for not doing the assigned work — you are much more likely to continue in your pursuit of your goal. Find someone in your circle of family or friends to whom you can be accountable. Make periodic reports on your progress.

 

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WOMAN: 10 Uncovered Steps To Look More Younger

10 Uncovered Steps To Look More Younger

 

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There are a few techniques which have been applied, however a very powerful issues for us to do are being constant in implementing wholesome way of life and eating habits.

We will cease the pure change, but we are in a position to nonetheless look youthful if we need to work hard to slow down the aging process.

Due to this fact, I’m going to assist you with 10 simple steps to make you look youthful:

Detox

It’s vital to begin detoxification, eliminating toxin from our body. Our body metabolism has finished that course of, but in everyday life we’re uncovered to so many chemical hazards from air, meals and environment. Fasting or just consuming vegetables and fruit are methods to detoxify our body.

Sleep

Having enough sleep a minimum of 6-eight hours a day will make our skin healthier. Having an excellent sleep can be necessary because growth hormone is working throughout that time. It renews the old cell of our physique, include the skin cell. Our skin will look contemporary and young if we’ve got enough sleep.

Meals

Maintaining a healthy diet and safe food on an everyday basis will make our body match, slim and also look youthful & younger. Attempt to eat extra fish instead of pink meat. Fiber meals, vegetables, fruits, and supplements are necessary food to consume. Drink less coffee and other caffeine beverages.

Train

Via routine exercise, we’ll really feel happier, energetic, and confident. It also will increase our bone density and muscle which may make our body look 15-20 years younger. Beside cardio, walking, and swimming, goes additionally to the health club to do lifting exercise.

Calm down

By making an attempt to be relaxed, our face will look younger. Stress and worries seem on our face. If we will handle our stress and feel at peace, our face will look younger and attractive.

Be Constructive

A positive mind and affirmation we said can bring positive life to us. Damaging thought tend to bring failure and make us look older and unattractive. Meditation is one solution to make positive thoughts.

Medical Examine-up

Identical to a car, our physique additionally wants consideration and care so it might actually work effectively everyday. Having routine medical checkups throughout our healthy time is vital to acknowledge ailments as soon as possible.

Lively Life

All the time try to be active throughout your life. Activities can enhance well being; and if you are in your elder age, your reminiscence will enhance too.

Social Life

Pleased social life can increases our spirit, carry peaceable thoughts, and make us feel and look younger. Communication with our pals, family, neighbors, colleagues, and others can deliver happiness to us.

Efficiency

Start to have a look at our performance. Is our physique weight superb for us? If not, try to fix that to the perfect preferrred weight. Also look to the pores and skin, hair, nail and teeth. These are vital as they are going to present our age. Appears good and feels good will improve our performance.

 

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Here’s How Much Money the ALS Ice-Water Stunt Has Collected

More than $1 million was raised over the weekend

As people continue to dump ice on their heads, money continues to roll in. The ALS Association national office reported collecting $5.5 million in donations since July 29, compared with $32,00o in the same time period last year. Nearly 150,000 new donors have contributed.

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve seen the videos of people taking on the Ice Bucket Challenge, where, apparently in the name of awareness-raising about Lou Gehrig’s disease, people have been pouring buckets of ice water over their heads and then challenging others to do the same on social media. According to the ALS Association, the challenge has also resulted in lots of money, too.

 

 

 

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WOMAN: Mineral Cosmetics VS Traditional Cosmetics

 WOMAN: Mineral Cosmetics VS Traditional Cosmetics

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Mineral make-up has been around for more than thirty years already. However, it is only recently that mineral cosmetics boomed into the beauty market.

But what exactly is mineral make-up?

Mineral make-up or mineral cosmetics are products that are made up of all-natural, finely ground minerals that can be found on the earth. Unlike traditional make-up, this variety doesn’t contain any chemicals, nor any unnatural dyes, and preservatives. Like traditional cosmetics, mineral cosmetics come in various forms and prices. However, the most popular among this kind of cosmetics, are the loose powder foundations and blushes. These powders are light and finely ground loose minerals that are used on the skin with a wide, fluffy brush. The prices range from an affordable $10 to a more luxurious $50 per product.

What’s great about mineral cosmetics is that it’s light, natural, and long-lasting. These effects cannot be duplicated by any other kind cosmetics. The main ingredients of mineral cosmetics are mica, zinc oxide, and titanium oxide.

Mineral Cosmetics  vs. Traditional Cosmetics

Mineral cosmetics, like any other kind of cosmetics, can cause skin problems. However, because it eliminates the irritants – like fragrances, binders, preservatives, and synthetic dyes – in traditional make-up, it can be milder and kinder to one’s skin. Because make-up sensitivity is usually caused by synthetic dyes, preservatives, and fragrances, any kind of make-up that doesn’t include these in its composition, also eliminates the problem.

Also, titanium-oxide and zinc oxide are both minerals that contain anti-inflammatory properties. So this kind of make-up has a calming effect on the skin, which is really important if you have skin problems like acne or rosacea. Mineral cosmetics are also non-comedogenic. This means that it doesn’t clog pores and doesn’t aggravate any acne condition that a person may have. It doesn’t also cause a flare-up as easily as other cosmetics can.

Another thing that’s great with mineral cosmetics is that it has a level of sun protection. Because of the two main ingredients previously mentioned, mineral cosmetics have a protective effect against the harmful rays of the sun. Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide are both ingredients found in traditional sunscreen. However, putting on mineral make-up doesn’t complete you completely. Thus, you need to put regular cream sunscreen under your make-up for maximum protective boost.

However, consumers need to know that not all mineral cosmetics are the same. Actually, they fall into two general types: first are those mineral cosmetics that go out of their way to take care not to use any kind of synthetics, like Paraben preservatives and other fillers, so as to stay true to the first and primary intent of providing pure, mineral cosmetics; second are those that add some fillers, binders, colors, preservatives, and other chemicals into their mixture.

 

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WOMAN: A Brief Look into the History of High Heel Shoes

A Brief Look into the History of High Heel Shoes

 

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The high heel shoe; no other fashion or accessory has caused women more pain and suffering through the centuries, be it physical agony or financial insolvency. Yet still, the bond between women and high heel shoes remains untarnished. Many (especially men) have tried to understand the relationship between a girl and her high heel shoes, but to no avail! What can one say, other than the fact that it must be love?

Shoes have been around for years, originally as a practical tool and mode of, erm, transportation. They arose from a need to walk places, but due to human nature and evolution, soon became a status symbol and a huge part of the fashion world. The nobles were the first to wear shoes to increase their height. Between the 15th to 17th century the longer and pointier the toes of your shoes were, the more higher your status in society was considered to be. These days, however, shoes are somewhat less of a status symbol, with the whole demolition of the Kingship concept; and have become more readily available, with a larger range of more fun, fashionable, elegant and alternative styles!

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly?  Different Types of High Heel Shoes

High heel shoes come in a variety of styles, from peep toe high heel shoes, sling-back high heel shoes or stiletto high heel shoes. The list is endless but it shows how far styles have evolved within the high heel shoe industry. With such a high demand these days from women to have the perfect pair of high heel shoes with every outfit, high heels have become a must have accessory for every fashion conscious woman.

What celebrities are known for their high heels?

Celebrities such a Sarah Jessica Parker, Victoria Beckham and Gwen Stefani have all become high heel shoes style icons. Sarah Jessica Parker, most famously after demonstrating some truly amazing styles in Sex and the City all based around a pair of fabulous high heel shoes, played Carrie Bradshaw in the US hit show and was completely obsessed with high heel shoes, including branded shoes such as Manolo Blahniks and Jimmy Choos. Every girl who has a sense of style can relate to Carrie�s obsession with high heel shoes, and the well kept fashion secret that no outfit is an outfit without a pair of fabulous high heels.

Some designers have unfortunately taken the concept of high heel shoes a little bit too far. East London born Alexander McQueen decided to experiment with high heel shoes that have not one, but two heels.

Manolo Blahnik and Marc Jacobs decided to go the opposite way by designing high heel shoes, without a heel.

So yes, there are many weird and wonderful styles of high heel shoes out there, but with such a range and varied selection, it is easy to see why there is such a hype around high heel shoes.

Where is the Best Place to Buy High Heel Shoes?

You can buy shoes almost anywhere nowadays, from the high street, ordering off catalogues; in department stores to looking for vintage styles from thrift stores. If you want to buy high heel shoes that not everyone will be wearing, then the best place to look is online.

Websites like http://www.pozeonline.co.uk are ideal to shop for high heel shoes. This website offers a fabulous range of high heel shoes that are that little bit different from the typical high heel shoes that you would find on the high street.

With a sexy range of high heel shoes, platform shoes and thigh high, knee high and ankle boots online, it is fair to say that you would not have to worry about someone turning up in the same high heel shoes as you on a night out – well not if you shop from here.

 

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When Should You Post Your Social Media Content? Is There A Magic Time?

When Should You Post Your Social Media Content? Is There A Magic Time?

 

 

When Should You Post Your Social Media Content? Is There A Magic Time?

How do you successfully get the most views to your social media updates? It seems almost impossible and can be a major letdown when you see someone randomly go viral. Just how does one do that? Did they use a different word than you? Or, did they simply find a magic time to post to social media? When it comes down to it, many people realize that they need to find that social media time sweet spot, but it is, yet again, something that seems unattainable. In this blog, we are going to talk about the various social media networks and when is a good time to post to each.
When Should You Post To Facebook?

Facebook is something we all know as a social site that helps us waste time when we no longer want to be in the office or to pay attention to things going on around us. Many office workers find that they will start to peruse Facebook when they are in a workday slump, especially towards the end of the week, according to Buffer. In fact, engagement rates on Facebook are at about 18% on Thursdays and Fridays – you know, those pesky days that stand in between you and the weekend. This is an optimal time to post your information because it has a higher likelihood of being seen. Buffer also points out that 86% of posts are made Monday through Friday, with a few posts on Saturdays. Buffer does say that another study points out that while actual posting is down on Saturdays, engagement with businesses is up to about 32%. These statistics show that the optimal time to post on Facebook is towards the end of the week.
When Should You Post To Twitter?

Twitter is a hard social media network to pin down when it comes to optimal posting times. It seems more people use Twitter on their mobile devices, which gives them quicker and easier access to view tweets. Because of this, many people will check their accounts multiple times a day. Regardless of this difficulty, Hubspot was able to get a decent amount of statistics together to help find optimal posting days for Twitter. It seems Twitter gets the most views Mondays through Thursdays around 1 to 3PM and the worst times to post are every day after 8PM and Fridays after 3PM. While this is all up in the air depending on your client base, Hubspot also points out that they can truly say what brings about more interaction – posting photos. Here are some fun stats about tweeting photos:

You have a 36% increase in clicks.
A 31% increase in site visits.
A 41% increase in retweets.
A 48% increase in favorites.
A 33% increase in changing visitors into leads.
A 55% increase in leads.

While you’re working to find that sweet spot for timing, know that it is solid fact that you will bring in more views and leads simply by posting a photograph.
When Should You Post To LinkedIN?

Because LinkedIN is specifically used for businesses and business professionals, it is oftentimes used right before the workday begins and right after it ends, according to Entreprenuer.com. Entrepreneur also says that it is often used on Tuesdays and Thursdays around those times. If you make a post during normal working hours, it is less likely to receive views or bring in any clicks and visits. Try posting your LinkedIN material on Tuesdays and Thursdays specifically at around 7-8:30AM local time and avoid posting Mondays through Fridays between 1 and 5 PM.
When Should You Post To Google+?

G+ is yet another social media site that is best posted to in the morning. On the same infographic provided for Twitter, Hubspot says that the usual time people are on G+ is 9 – 10AM. The best time to receive the most engagement on your G+ updates is Wednesdays at 9AM. You will get more interaction and +1’s for posts made on those days. The worst time that Hubspot found for posting on G+ is very early mornings when people are either commuting to work and are too groggy to function fully or in the evenings when they are spending time with their family. An important fact about G+ and demographics is, according to Hubspot, it is growing rapidly with people between the ages of 45 and 54 years old. Keep this in mind as you post to G+ and make it friendlier for that demographic.
Learn Which Times Work The Best For Your Social Media

While these statistics are really helpful, it is wise for you to learn what times work the best for your specific audience. You can give the above a try, but if you notice you have little to no engagement on the suggested times, you should start to tweak it. Try earlier, if that doesn’t work, try later. The times vary for each business and person. Some people have more luck with posts made late at night because their audience is still awake while some have luck with early morning posts.

Either way, you have to make sure you know what your audience wants and when they are online. You can find this out by looking at your analytics, or by simply asking your clients what times they are usually online. In fact, this is an integral part to having a successful social media strategy; your clients can help you improve everything regarding your social media presence. Try these times out and start tweaking until you reach the time slot that works the best for you!

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