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Friday, November 16, 2018

Alabama Radiation Alarm: Troubled Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Under Investigation


Alabama Radiation Alarm: Troubled Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Under Investigation


Article Excerpt: "... This was not the first time that the Browns Ferry plant, which was the largest in the world when it began operations in 1974, had run into problems with the regulatory commission. In 2011, the plant received a “red finding” from the NRC after the failure of a coolant valve, resulting in increased inspections and oversight at the facility. A red finding is the most severe rating that the NRC can give for problems it uncovers during inspections ..."


Reference: www.newsweek.com

Thursday, November 15, 2018

I trained to be an astronaut on a mission to Mars at Space Camp. Here's what it's like.


I trained to be an astronaut on a mission to Mars at Space Camp. Here's what it's like.


Article Excerpt: "... I'm at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for Space Camp, which takes children and adults through what it would be like to go on missions to space. I imagine floating around as I strap into the Five Degrees of Freedom Chair that hovers a half-inch off the floor and simulates microgravity. My ..."


Reference: www.commercialappeal.com

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Is your son or daughter an idiot?


Is your son or daughter an idiot?


Danger! Idiots on the loose. If your son or daughter is carrying a a gun-shaped cell phone cover, he or she is an idiot an you are no paraent. Think we are being harsh? Then you are an idiot as well. Here is an article that explains this insane new 'fashion' trend: Police warn about gun-shaped cell phone case. If you or your children are carrying a phone with a gun-shaped cell phone cover you are in danger to yourself, anyone you are with and anyone around you. If you are shot by a police officer or a random citizen when you pull your phone out because they think it is a gun then you are responsible for your own demise or resulting injury. Fake or not, it's a gun in the eyes of everyone else. Use some common sense. If you are this desperate for attention, we suggest you seek psychological help immediately. However, some feel it is a simple means of culling the herd of those too stupid to walk the streets. Think before you act!

Reference: Rocket City

Monday, November 12, 2018

Set your alarm: Rocket launch to be visible over East Coast before dawn Thursday


Set your alarm: Rocket launch to be visible over East Coast before dawn Thursday


Article Excerpt: "... A few minutes after launch on Thursday, people across the mid-Atlantic will be able to see the International Space Station pass overhead. It will shine bright as it moves across the sky shortly after 5:06 a.m. EST. ..."


Reference: www.accuweather.com

Friday, November 9, 2018

Huntsville Hospital reports employee applicant breach at Jobscience


Huntsville Hospital reports employee applicant breach at Jobscience


Article Excerpt: "... From Huntsville Hospital, this press release yesterday, seen at WAFF:

  • 'Regrettably, we’ve learned that Jobscience, Inc., the vendor which we’ve used for online employment application services since 2006, had a data breach which may have involved information from individuals who applied for jobs at Huntsville Hospital. Because of this, notification letters are being sent to the affected persons...'"

  • Reference: www.databreaches.net

    How to Watch a Near-Earth Asteroid Zoom Closer to Earth than the Moon


    How to Watch a Near-Earth Asteroid Zoom Closer to Earth than the Moon


    Article Excerpt: "... On Saturday (Nov. 10), the near-Earth asteroid 2018 VX1 will zip within about 236,100 miles (380,000 kilometers) of Earth. That's closer than the moon, which hangs out about 238,900 miles (384,400 km) away as it orbits Earth. While this space rock encounter is close, it won't pose any danger ..."


    Reference: www.livescience.com

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    Alabama Election Results


    Alabama Election Results


    www.nytimes.com
    Article Excerpt: Read results on House, Senate, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Ballot Measures, Secretary of State, Auditor, Treasurer, Agriculture Commissioner, and see results from other States

    Reference: www.nytimes.com

    China unveils plans to put a new space station into orbit by 2020, and says it will be open to scientists from around the world


    China unveils plans to put a new space station into orbit by 2020, and says it will be open to scientists from around the world


    Article Excerpt: "... According to China's Ambassador to the UN, construction of the space station is already underway and the craft will be open for scientists around the world to use from 2022. Like the International Space Station (ISS), the China Space Station (CSS) would orbit 250 miles (400km) above Earth ..."


    Reference: www.dailymail.co.uk

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    What you need to know for Election Day: sample ballots, polling places, voting status and discounted rides


    What you need to know for Election Day: sample ballots, polling places, voting status and discounted rides


    Article Excerpt: "... Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. In order to prepare for Election Day, look over a sample ballot, find your polling place, check your voting status ..."


    Reference: www.waff.com

    Sunday, November 4, 2018

    Neil Armstrong's Moon Memorabilia Fetched More Than $7.4 Million at Auction


    Neil Armstrong's Moon Memorabilia Fetched More Than $7.4 Million at Auction


    Article Excerpt: "... Dallas-based Heritage Auctions says the item that sold for the highest price, $468,500, at Saturday’s auction was Armstrong’s spacecraft ID plate from Apollo 11’s lunar module Eagle. Also sold were a fragment from the propeller and a section of the wing from ..."


    Reference: time.com

    Saturday, November 3, 2018

    Facebook Alabama Data Center to Get Power From Two Solar Farms


    Facebook Alabama Data Center to Get Power From Two Solar Farms


    Article Excerpt: "...Facebook Inc. plans to light up a data center in Huntsville, Alabama, with power from the largest solar installations to be built in Tennessee and Alabama ..."


    Reference: www.bloomberg.com

    National publication hails Alabama’s auto industry


    National publication hails Alabama’s auto industry


    Article Excerpt: "...Forbes magazine this week took a look at Alabama’s ascension to an automotive force in little more than two decades. “Over the last 20 years, Alabama’s auto sector has risen from a smudge to the fifth-largest state for auto manufacturing, now employing more than 40,000 residents, and it’s expected to ..."


    Reference: www.al.com

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    Scottsboro's Unclaimed Baggage Center to offer 9,000 lost-luggage bargains during its annual winter sale


    Alabama's Unclaimed Baggage Center to offer 9,000 lost-luggage bargains during its annual winter sale


    Article Excerpt: "... Unclaimed goods for sale include jewelry, electronics (yes, even iPads, etc.), clothing, adventure gear and oddities such as moose antlers, a full suit of armor, a platinum Rolex, a camera from a space shuttle and a coffin. Don’t worry, the camera was returned to NASA; no word on the coffin ...Unclaimed Baggage Center, 509 W. Willow St., Scottsboro, Ala. 35768; (256) 259-1525..."


    Reference: www.latimes.com

    Sunday, October 28, 2018

    Costa FLW Championship at Lake Guntersville Nov. 1-3, 2018


    Costa FLW Championship at Lake Guntersville Nov. 1-3


    Article Excerpt: "... More than 200 of the top semi-professional bass anglers from both the United States and around the world will visit the Guntersville area Nov. 1-3 for the 2018 Costa FLW Series Championship at Lake Guntersville. The three-day event, hosted by the Marshall County Convention & Visitors Bureau, features a top prize of $95,000 in the Pro Division, including a Ranger Z518C boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and an automatic qualification to the 2019 Forrest Wood Cup ..."


    Reference: www.al.com

    Huntsville Girl Wins National Poster Contest, Trip to D.C.


    Huntsville Girl Wins National Poster Contest, Trip to D.C.


    Article Excerpt: "... Xeniya Crump, a 12-year-old resident of the Huntsville Housing Authority in Alabama, has been selected as the grand prize winner of the annual "What Home Means to Me" poster contest. Her work will grace the cover of the 2019 annual "What Home Means to Me" calendar. The grand prize-winning poster was revealed on October 25 at NAHRO's National Conference and Exhibition in Atlanta, Ga ..."

    Reference: www.prnewswire.com

    Friday, October 26, 2018

    Arrest made in robbery, brutal beating of Madison bartender


    Arrest made in robbery, brutal beating of Madison bartender


    Article Excerpt: "... of Seymour, Tennessee, is charged with robbery and assault. His mug shot was not available. Madison Police say an additional arrest is expected very soon. “I’m thrilled,” Lanford said about the break in the investigation. “I want people to see who these guys were that nearly beat me to death ..."


    Reference: www.waff.com

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    3 hospitalized in shooting outside restaurant in Madison County


    3 hospitalized in shooting outside restaurant in Madison County


    Article Excerpt: "...Parlay’s Restaurant and Lounge on Wall Triana Highway in reference to a shooting. Officers spoke with three victims: a 32-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his back, a 47-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, and a 31-year-old male with a gunshot..."


    Reference: www.waff.com

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    Massive food recall hits Walmart, Kroger, Whole Foods and more


    Recall hits millions of pounds of food from Harris Teeter, 7-Eleven, Kroger and more


    Article Excerpt: "... Millions of pounds of ready-to-eat salads and premade food items including entrees, burritos, wraps and pizzas at several big name retailers such as Harris Teeter, Kroger, Whole Foods, 7-Eleven, Trader Joe's and Walmart have been recalled due to the potential risk of listeria and salmonella contamination ..."


    Reference: www.usatoday.com

    Monday, October 22, 2018

    'Off The Grid' Builder Raised In Huntsville To Be Featured on DIY Network


    Raised in Huntsville, Beau Dunavant, an 'off the grid' builder and his girlfriend now reside in Colorado and will be featured in an episode on the DIY Network. 

    Building Off the Grid: Desert Den


    Desert Den on DIY
    Article Excerpt: "... Beau Dunavant bought a piece of land in Tres Piedras, New Mexico, as a gift for his girlfriend, Samantha Inman, where they can build a home made of mostly recycled materials and dirt. They plan to construct a modest, self-sufficient structure, but with blowing dirt, blistering sun and freezing temperatures, they may have underestimated the power of the desert ...Airing Schedule"

    Reference: www.diynetwork.com

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    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Space Apps challenge launches in the Rocket City


    Space Apps challenge launches in the Rocket City


    Article Excerpt: "... NASA's International Space Apps Challenge took off Friday in the Rocket City. The event attracts brilliant minds from more than 200 cities and 80 different countries. It's the world's largest hackathon. According to the event's website ..."


    Reference: whnt.com