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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

ZZ Top coming to Huntsville


ZZ Top coming to Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... The band will also perform at the Mark C. Smith Concert Hall at Von Braun Center in Huntsville on June 24. Tickets go on sale on Friday at the VBC box office or online. Learn more..."


Reference: www.al.com

Recovery and cleanup continues at site of deadly Jackson County boat dock fire


Recovery and cleanup continues at site of deadly Jackson County boat dock fire


Article Excerpt: "... The fire began just after midnight and quickly consumed the dock as people slept. The wooden dock and at least 35 vessels went up in flames and an aluminum roof that covered many of the boats melted and collapsed, cutting off escape routes and raining debris over the area as boaters leaped into the river..."


Reference: whnt.com

Marshall, NASA to Honor Fallen Astronaut Heroes Jan. 30


Marshall, NASA to Honor Fallen Astronaut Heroes Jan. 30


Article Excerpt: "... On Jan. 30, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and the NASA family nationwide will honor the brave explorers -- including the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia -- who lost their lives in the pursuit of scientific discovery and the betterment of all humankind. Marshall will host a candle-lighting ceremony at 9 a.m. CST in the lobby of Building 4200. Speakers will ..."


Reference: www.spaceref.com

Monday, January 27, 2020

Timothy Duncan Alabama Poet Emotional Poems Collection Launched


Timothy Duncan Alabama Poet Emotional Poems Collection Launched

Through the Eyes of the Soul
Through the Eyes of the Soul

Article Excerpt: "... Through the Eyes of the Soul gives readers an insight into the perspective of how Timothy Duncan views the world. It is a recollection of his journey through life, leading him in many directions, and finding himself in different places...Timothy Duncan lives in Huntsville, Alabama and has always loved poetry. He likes to..."

Reference: yahoo.com

Satellite propulsion startup Dawn Aerospace developing small launch vehicle


Satellite propulsion startup Dawn Aerospace developing small launch vehicle


Article Excerpt: "... Dawn Aerospace is not alone in planning an air-launched rocket system. Virgin Orbit says it will debut LauncherOne with its modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft early this year, and Huntsville, Alabama, startup Aevum plans a first launch using a drone in 2021..."


Reference: www.geospatialworld.net

Alabama’s 10 largest cities lay out legislative agenda


Alabama’s 10 largest cities lay out legislative agenda


Article Excerpt: "... state legislators this week to discuss issues including guidelines for handling police body camera footage, 5G phone technology, internet sales tax and denying bail for violent offenders..."


Reference: www.al.com

Fire at Scottsboro boat dock leaves 8 dead, officials say


Fire at Alabama boat dock leaves 8 dead, officials say


Article Excerpt: "... The massive blaze that broke out in Scottsboro consumed 35 vessels -- mostly houseboats, according to Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Necklaus. He said all eight people known to be missing after the fire erupted were confirmed dead and warned “that number could go up, because we don't know how many were on boats" that sank ..."


Reference: www.foxnews.com

Friday, January 24, 2020

The Rocket City Loves the Awesome United States Space Force Logo Announced by President Trump


President Trump Announces Awesome United States Space Force Logo


Article Excerpt: After consultation with our Great Military Leaders, designers, and others, I am pleased to present the new logo for the United States Space Force, the Sixth Branch of our Magnificent Military!

United States Space Force Logo image
...and the tweet:


Reference: Rocket City

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Lynyrd Skynyrd Returning to the Rocket City for 'Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour'


Lynyrd Skynyrd Returning to the Rocket City for Farewell Tour


Article Excerpt: "tickets on sale 10 a.m. Jan. 24, via ticketmaster.com and the VBC Box Office, address 700 Monroe St... The Jacksonville, Fla. founded group...Country singer Travis Tritt, known for ’90s hits like “Foolish Pride” and “Help Me Hold On,” is support act for the Huntsville show...The group's previous Rocket City concerts include 1995 at Joe Davis Stadium"


Reference: www.al.com

7 Huntsville firefighters retiring


7 Huntsville firefighters retiring


Article Excerpt: "... One hundred and eighty-two years of experience. That’s what Huntsville Fire & Rescue is losing with seven people turning in their uniforms. Their last day is Jan. 31...With seven Huntsville firefighters retiring, there are openings if you want to join the firefighter family. There’s only one academy every year and the application process will start in a couple months..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Monday, January 20, 2020

Huntsville police looking for two suspects after man shot in chest


Huntsville police looking for two suspects after man shot in chest


Article Excerpt: "... The shooting happened on Burgess Road. Police say the victim then drove himself to a nearby gas station on..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Honoree grew from farm to aviation logistics work


Honoree grew from farm to aviation logistics work


Article Excerpt: "... Clayton Usery’s leadership on the UH-60V recapitalization project “will increase readiness and capability across the Army,” Jeremy Bolton, acquisition logistics chief, Division B, noted in his nomination of Usery for AMC’s Top Employee of the Quarter award...thought he’d leave his family’s commercial farm near Elkmont upon graduating..."


Reference: www.theredstonerocket.com

SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre


SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre


Article Excerpt: "... This was considered to be the last major milestone for California's SpaceX company before the US space agency (Nasa) certifies the firm to carry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) later this year..."


Reference: www.bbc.com

Bill aimed at eliminating the need to purchase a concealed carry permit is waiting on state senators


Bill aimed at changing concealed carry laws is waiting on state senators


Article Excerpt: "State Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, prefiled Senate Bill 1... If passed, the bill would effectively eliminate the need to purchase a concealed carry permit if a Alabamian wanted to conceal carry in-state. It repeals five sections of existing Alabama law..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Spacewalking astronauts wrap up battery improvements


Spacewalking astronauts wrap up battery improvements


Article Excerpt: "... spacewalking astronauts successfully wrapped up battery improvements outside the International Space Station on Monday, completing a job begun last fall. NASA's Jessica Meir and Christina Koch..."


Reference: phys.org

Saturday, January 18, 2020

SpaceX delays Crew Dragon escape test until Sunday


SpaceX delays Crew Dragon escape test until Sunday


Article Excerpt: "Saturday, 6am ET Update: SpaceX announced early Saturday that it will stand down from its Crew Dragon launch escape test attempt due to sustained winds and rough seas in the recovery area. The company will now target a six-hour launch window that opens on Sunday at 8am ET (13:00 UTC) for the test..."


Reference: arstechnica.com

Thursday, January 16, 2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Wuhan, China


2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Wuhan, China

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.


Article Excerpt: "... Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread between people such as has been seen with MERS and SARS. Most of the patients in the outbreak in Wuhan, China have reportedly had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. Some patients ..."


Reference: www.cdc.gov

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Great Gift for Your Loved Ones: Date Rape Coasters Detect GHB and Ketamine


Gift for Your Loved Ones: Date Rape Coasters Detect GHB and Ketamine


Article Excerpt: "... Date Rape Coasters Detect GHB and Ketamine. These coasters detect date rape drugs, including Ketamine and GHB. Each coaster has two test areas that provide instant and easy to read results from just a drop of liquid. If the test spot turns blue, you know your drink has been tainted. A pinkish tint means Ketamine, while a greenish tint indicates GHB. Keep these in your purse and take them with you wherever you go. With the ‘Dink Safe’ message right on top, you’ll keep yourself and your drink safe ..."


Reference: www.amazon.com

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Man sentenced in Huntsville axe murder


Man sentenced in Huntsville axe murder


Article Excerpt: "... The deadly situation happened on the evening of June 1 at Bezotte’s home on Peel Street, near the corner of Bob Wallace Avenue and Patton Road Southwest. Beard, his ex-wife and adult stepson were renting a room in the home. Beard killed Bezotte during an argument about $40 ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Microsoft is patching a major Windows 10 flaw discovered by the NSA


Microsoft is patching a major Windows 10 flaw discovered by the NSA


Article Excerpt: "... According to Krebs, the vulnerability was found in a Windows component called crypt32.dll, which handles "certificate and cryptographic messaging functions," according to Microsoft. An exploit in that area could affect authentication on Windows desktops and servers, sensitive data on Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Edge browsers and many third-party applications. Hackers could also use it to spoof digital signatures, making malware look like a legitimate app ..."


Reference: www.engadget.com

D.C. is Home to the United States Capitol, as well as being the Bed Bug Capital


Washington, D.C., Is the Bed Bug Capital of the U.S.


Article Excerpt: "... Baltimore was ranked No. 1 for three straight years before falling to No. 2 on Orkin's annual list this year, according to a Monday news release from the company. Washington was ranked No. 2 last year ..."


Reference: www.usnews.com

Monday, January 13, 2020

Rocket City Employmet: How about a job with NASA at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center

Here is a sampling of jobs from USAJOBS.GOV for the Marshall Space Flight Center


Rocket City Employmet: How about a job with NASA at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center


Article Excerpt: "...AST, Mission Operations Integration (Open 12/12/2019 to 01/17/2020); Aerospace Engineer, AST, Environmental Control Systems (Open 01/06/2020 to 01/17/2020); Lead Budget Analyst (Open 01/06/2020 to 01/15/2020 ); Lead Aerospace Engineer (Lead AST, Liquid Propulsion Systems - Open 01/06/2020 to 01/17/2020 ); AST, Technical Management (General Engineer - Open 01/13/2020 to 01/20/2020); and more..."


Reference: www.usajobs.gov

New Huntsville employee perk: free, on-site university classes


New Huntsville employee perk: free, on-site university classes


Article Excerpt: "... If you’re thinking that’s fairly common, there’s a twist. Radiance Technology company’s new classes will ..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Quants: The Rocket Scientists of Wall Street

Note: A few savvy local rocket scientist from the Rocket City have transitioned to Wall Street realizing it is a gold mine for employment and pay. The early adopters with a strong mathematics skill-set as well as financial trading skills have found a home among fellow quants. They were once known as rocket scientist on Wall Street. When you sprinkle programming and code writing skills on the mix you now have a quant.


Quants: The Rocket Scientists of Wall Street


Article Excerpt: "...Clearly, "the right stuff" is required to be a quantitative analyst. It requires both the intellectual ability to master complex and abstract mathematical domains and a willingness to tackle challenges that can seem insurmountable, all under considerable pressure. It is something that only a select few are capable of. But that also doesn't mean that everyone who has the ability to be a quant should become one. The financial..."


Reference: www.investopedia.com

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Buying More Affordable Than Renting a Home in Over 50 Percent of U.S. Markets


Buying More Affordable Than Renting a Home in Over 50 Percent of U.S. Markets


Article Excerpt: "... The most affordable markets for renting are Roane County, TN (west of Knoxville) (20.1 percent of average wages needed to rent); Steuben County, NY (south of Rochester) (22.2 percent); Madison County (Huntsville), AL (22.4 percent) ..."


Reference: www.worldpropertyjournal.com