Oct 20, 2016 | Gallery, Image, Industry News, Link, Quote
The Bears–Packers rivalry is a rivalry between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. The two clubs have won a combined 22 NFL championships (13 for Green Bay and 9 for Chicago) including 5 Super Bowls (4 for Green Bay and 1 for Chicago) and have 58 members in the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Chicago with 30 and Green Bay with 28.)
The rivalry began in 1921 and is the league’s most played, with 192 regular-season and post-season games. Because the Packers and Bears are in the same division—the NFC North—they play each other at least twice every regular season.
Chicago leads the series 94–92–6.
Apr 22, 2016 | FVWD News, Image, Industry News, Quote
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.
Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.
Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries to build environmental democracy. We work through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
On Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement is scheduled to be signed by the United States, China, and some 120 other countries. This signing satisfies a key requirement for the entry into force of the historic draft climate protection treaty adopted by consensus of the 195 nations present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
World Wildlife Fund was conceived in April, 1961, and set up shop in September, 1961, at IUCN’s headquarters in Morges, Switzerland. H.R.H. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands became the organization’s first president.
As the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries around the globe. We seek to apply the wealth of our talents, knowledge, and passion to make the world wealthier in life, in spirit, and in living wonder of nature. Our unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science. It involves action at every level and ensures the delivery of solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.
Science, commitment, passion and hope are all essential to protect the future of nature. No strategy will succeed without the relentless commitment of extraordinary people. The strengths of WWF’s amazing, dedicated and passionate people have created some of the planet’s greatest conservation victories. We will achieve our ambitious goals through the efforts of WWF’s incredible team of scientists, biologists and policy makers.
We protect wildlife because they inspire us. But we also focus our efforts on those species—like tigers, rhinos, whales and marine turtles—whose protection influences and supports the survival of other species or offers the opportunity to protect whole landscapes or marine areas.
Feb 22, 2016 | FVWD News, Image, Link, Quote
The rechargeable Typhoon ActionCam combines the self stabilizing camera gimbal with a handle for smooth ground footage. The included CGO3 camera has an impressive 4k resolution, 12 megapixel photos and slow motion 1080p/120fps video.
The Tornado H920 Hexacopter
The Tornado H920 is a professional multirotor aerial photography and videography platform. Its unique modular design and innovative features make it possible to capture impressive photographs and video footage for a variety of uses. For your convenience, it is compatible with two camera options: the industry standard Panasonic GH4 and Yuneec’s CGO4 gimbal camera.
ST24 Smart Transmitter
Not only is the ST24 an advanced 24-channel 2.4GHz RC transmitter – it’s a personal ground station that includes built-in hardware and functionality for a 5.8GHz video downlink, 7-inch touch screen display and built-in Android powered tablet. With the convenient and portable ST24, it’s no longer necessary to use separate components to view real-time video and telemetry data during flight.
Jan 5, 2016 | FVWD News, Gallery, Industry News, Link, Quote
There’s no rule that says learning shouldn’t be fun, or that playing can’t be valuable. If there is, that is why Sphero created SPRK Edition to break it. Kids love Sphero, so they turned that love into learning and creation. SPRK makes the skills of the future approachable and practical. And most of all, fun for kids of all ages.
Additional info & purchase here: http://www.sphero.com
Jan 2, 2016 | Audio, FVWD News, Gallery, Image, Industry News, Link, Quote
The first documented sled dog race was in 1850 from Winnipeg, Manitoba to St. Paul, Minnesota. The Disney movie “Iron Will” features the 1917 version of that remarkable race, which was won by Alberta Campbell, a Métis from Pas, Manitoba.
In 1917 as well, the first established sled dog race was begun in the “lower 48″ in Ashton, Idaho, west of Yellowstone Park.
America’s most famous sled dog race is the Iditarod. The Iditarod takes place every March in Alaska. It is sometimes called the “Last Great Race.” Although the race is over 1150 miles long. The Iditarod trail goes from Anchorage to Nome. Teams generally race through blizzards causing whiteout conditions, sub-zero temperatures and gale-force winds which can cause the wind chill to reach −100 °F (−73 °C).
Nov 25, 2015 | FVWD News, Quote
Brett Lorenzo Favre (born October 10, 1969) is a former American football quarterback who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He was a 20-year veteran of the NFL, having played quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons (1991), Green Bay Packers (1992–2007), New York Jets (2008), and Minnesota Vikings (2009–2010). Favre was the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 70,000 yards, over 6,000 completions, and over 10,000 pass attempts.
Favre started at the quarterback position for the University of Southern Mississippi for four years before being selected in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft by Atlanta (33rd overall). He was traded to Green Bay on February 10, 1992, for the 19th pick in the 1992 NFL Draft.
Favre became the Packers’ starting quarterback in the fourth game of the 1992 season, stepping in for injured quarterback Don Majkowski, and started every game through the 2007 season. He was traded to the New York Jets and started at quarterback for the 2008 season before signing with the Vikings on August 18, 2009 as their starting quarterback. He made an NFL record 297 consecutive starts (321 including playoffs).
He is the only player to win the AP Most Valuable Player three consecutive times (1995–97), and is one of only six quarterbacks to have won the award as well as the Super Bowl in the same season. He has led teams to eight division championships (1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009), five NFC Championship Games (1995, 1996, 1997, 2007, 2009), and two Super Bowl appearances (Super Bowl XXXI, Super Bowl XXXII), winning one (Super Bowl XXXI).
He holds many NFL records, including most career pass completions, most career pass attempts, most career interceptions thrown, most consecutive starts by a player, most career victories as a starting quarterback, most sacked, and most fumbles.
The legendary quarterback will have his name put on the Packers Ring of Honor at Lambeau Field during a game against the Bears on Turkey Day ~ November 26, 2015.