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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

People Born In 1960 Face Huge Permanent Social Security Benefit Reductions


People Born In 1960 Face Huge Permanent Social Security Benefit Reductions


Article Excerpt: "... feature in the Social Security benefit formula that makes the critical calculation of an individual's initial Social Security retirement benefit (which is linked to the year that workers turn age 60) is sensitive to economic recessions. Known as the average wage index (AWI)...The Social Security COVID Correction and Equity Act," introduced by Representative John Larson (CT-1), and the "Protecting Benefits for Retirees Act", introduced by Senators Tim Kaine (VA) and Bill Cassidy (LA). The Senior Citizens League strongly endorses legislation that would fix ..."


Reference: www.lelezard.com

Rocket City news: Mock space shuttle Pathfinder lowered to ground for first time in 30 years


Rocket City news: Mock space shuttle Pathfinder lowered to ground for first time in 30 years


Article Excerpt: "...An early mockup-turned-model of NASA's space shuttle orbiter, the Pathfinder was lowered from its towering outdoor display in the Rocket City at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama on Monday (Feb. 8), to undergo a multi-year, multi-million-dollar restoration. Partially dissembled in preparation for its removal..."


Reference: www.msn.com

How did Huntsville become the Rocket City?


How did Huntsville become the Rocket City?


Article Excerpt: "...As the U.S. ratcheted up its space race with the Soviet Union, NASA established the Marshall Space Flight Center next door, developing the giant Saturn V rockets that would make Apollo moon missions possible. Huntsville has been “Rocket City” ever since. — the high-tech hub has benefited from the recent resurgence in defense spending as well as new civil and commercial initiatives for human space flight. The highly educated and highly skilled workforce..."


Reference: www.cnbc.com

Never share your COVID-19 vaccination card on social media


Never share your COVID-19 vaccination card on social media


Article Excerpt: "...The Better Business Bureau knows you’re excited to receive your COVID-19 vaccination card, but sharing photos of the sensitive document across social media platforms can backfire. The consumer-centric nonprofit fraud watchdog group warned in a recent news release against sharing images of the cards online because it..."


Reference: www.kiro7.com

Monday, February 8, 2021

Alabama Walmart stores to soon receive COVID-19 vaccines


Alabama Walmart stores to soon receive COVID-19 vaccines


Article Excerpt: "... Walmart is expected to make an announcement in the coming days about when appointments may be scheduled. The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program is already rolling out in some states. Alabama’s will be through Walmart..."


Reference: www.wtvy.com

The Huntsville Hospital mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens today by appointment only


The Huntsville Hospital mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens today by appointment only


Article Excerpt: "... a mass vaccination clinic at John Hunt Park. In accordance with guidance from the Alabama Department of Public Health, the clinic will include people ages 65+ and frontline critical workers listed below. It’s important to know the clinic is by appointment only. No walk-ups will be allowed..."


Reference: whnt.com

Antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters march through DC chanting 'burn it down'


Antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters march through DC chanting 'burn it down'


Article Excerpt: "... Black Lives Matter protesters and antifa protesters marched through Washington, D.C., on Saturday night threatening to burn down the city and intimidating people..."


Reference: www.washingtonexaminer.com

Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Set to Land on Mars Feb. 18, New Source of Power for ISS


Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Set to Land on Mars Feb. 18, New Source of Power for ISS


Article Excerpt: "... Our Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is scheduled to land on the Red Planet Feb. 18. But technology that will land with it is already paying off on Earth. For instance, technology used by the drill the rover will use to collect samples of Martian soil is available to help geologists study our home planet. Space-grade circuitry within the lander’s camera system has led to innovations in the manufacturing of printed circuit boards. And a laser used to identify organics and minerals could revolutionize how we treat infections, clean wastewater, and more. For more about how NASA brings space technology down to Earth, visit: spinoff.nasa.gov. For more on Perseverance check out: mars.nasa.gov/mars2020..."


Reference: spacecoastdaily.com

NASA Picks SpaceX to Launch SPHEREx Space Telescope


NASA Picks SpaceX to Launch SPHEREx Space Telescope


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX already has a number of lucrative contracts with NASA thanks to its reusable Falcon 9 rocket, not least of which is the recently realized Commercial Crew Program. NASA isn’t just using SpaceX for crewed flights, though. The agency has just awarded SpaceX another cargo contract, this one to deploy the upcoming SPHEREx space telescope. This instrument will scan the entire sky over two years, but it won’t start the work until 2024 at the earliest..."


Reference: www.extremetech.com