Millions of Americans will watch the Aug. 21 solar eclipse and have already purchased (or will) eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers to do so. Some of these people may be at risk from counterfeit glasses and by disreputable vendors trying to cash in on this rare event. Watching the eclipse with fake protective gear can cause permanent eye damage, making this a community risk reduction issue.
August 21, 2017:
Start of partial eclipse: Noon
Maximum eclipse: 1:32 PM
End of partial eclipse 2:59 PM
UT or “Universal Time” is a single time standard that applies to all locations on Earth as opposed to your local time which will vary depending on your location (longitude). For all practical purposes, UT is equivalent to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) which establishes a line of longitude that passes through Greenwich England (called the Prime Meridian) as the standard from which all other times are measured and UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) which is based on International Atomic Time (time measured very precisely as vibrations of a cesium atom). The following chart may be used to convert UT to your US time zone during the eclipse.
After a 3 month long investigation, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office has found the body of missing person SUSAN MAYO. Yesterday, September 6, 2017, MCSO Detectives went back to the property of Susan Mayo where she was last seen and shared a residence with her son, NATHANIEL SEBASTIAN. SEBASTIAN was released from Metro Jail the day before, September 5, for interfering with an investigation from the previous time Detectives executed a search warrant. When MCSO Detectives came back with a new search warrant, SEBASTIAN stated “his mother was buried under the porch.”
MCSO Detectives found the body believed to be that of Susan Mayo buried under the porch of the home that Mayo and SEBASTIAN shared. The body was buried approximately three feet beneath the porch inside a barrel.
Devastating floods that swamped New Orleans last weekend have cost several officials their jobs. Twenty of the city’s 121 pumps were out of commission when nearly 10 inches of rain fell in three hours. DeMarco Morgan reports. https://youtu.be/6eQZo_znLXo
A father texts his son: “My dear son, today is a day you will treasure for all the days of your life. My best love and good wishes Your Father.” His son texts back: “Thanks Dad. But the wedding isn’t actually until tomorrow!” His Father replies: “I know.”
(StatePoint) With most Americans employed by small businesses, the success of these operations is crucial to drive the economy and grow the job market. But there are some obvious and not so obvious factors that can help small business owners and their employees thrive. When most people think of critical issues for business success, they gravitate to areas like improving marketing efforts or adopting new technologies. However, here are three surprising elements that can contribute to growing the bottom lines of small businesses in the U.S., according to market analysts. A Smaller Focus
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Semmes Fire & Rescue received a $10,000 grant from Gulf Coast Resource, Conservation and Development Council .The funds will be used to purchase additional life saving equipment for the department. Gulf Coast RC&D Executive Director Janice Godwin presented the $10,000 check to Fire Chief Kevin Brooks at an event at the Semmes Training Complex on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Chief Brooks said the City Of Semmes and his department are “extremely grateful” to be given the opportunity to purchase equipment that increases safety and saves time extricating accident victims.
State Rep. Jack Williams, R-Wilmer, and state Sen. Rusty Glover, R-Semmes, as well various city officials attended the event. Among other goals, the Gulf Coast RC&D supports community development projects in Baldwin, Escambia and Mobile Counties.