The Houston Astros won their first World Series title last week over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jose Altuve, Josh Springer, and the late season acquisition of Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander were the main catalysts for this championship run. Another was the shared sense of strength the Astros felt after seeing what the city of Houston went through in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The hashtag Houston Strong was trending on all social media platforms throughout the playoffs and now the Astros social media accounts have been sharing that they have earned history. Not bad for a team that in 2013 drew a 0.0 Nielsen rating for a regular season game. That did not stop Sports Illustrated’s Ben Reiter from writing a story in 2014 predicting that the team would win the World Series in 2017, a story that would be placed on the cover of the magazine. I’m reminded of the Seinfeld episode where Elaine creates the “Urban Sombrero” and puts it on the cover of the latest issue of the J. Peterman catalog. Lucky for Reiter that the Astros had a vision and stuck to their plan and are now celebrating their first ever World Series title.
One of the most important things that you have to do when trying to function properly each day is to get a good night’s sleep. For most people, their bed is one of their prized possessions and something they try very hard to keep up. The longer that you have a bed, the more you will have to perform upkeep on it to maintain it. One of the most important things that you can do for the health of your bed is to have it cleaned by certified cleaning services in the area. The following are a few of the reasons you need to have your bed cleaned on a regular basis. More
Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced that all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have accepted FirstNet and AT&T’s proposals to design and build a broadband network for the public safety community. Guam, the Pacific Territories of American Samoa, and the Mariana Islands have until March 12, 2018, to make their decision.
“With all 50 states and several territories participating in FirstNet, we have a clear path to delivering a truly nationwide broadband network for first responders,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “We are now one step closer to delivering on a key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission, and I commend the governors and leaders of these states and territories for demonstrating their commitment to the safety of all Americans.”
“FirstNet will transform how first responders communicate as they respond to emergencies and protect the public in communities across the country, including rural America,” said Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator David Redl. “As we turn now to deployment, I look forward to continuing to work with FirstNet, AT&T, and first responders in all states, territories, and Washington, D.C., to make this network a reality.”
FirstNet is an independent authority within the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). FirstNet’s mission is to ensure the building, deployment, and operation of the nationwide broadband network that equips first responders to save lives and protect U.S. communities. In March 2017, the Department of Commerce and FirstNet announced a partnership with AT&T to build and operate and the first responder network. It will deliver the technologies and infrastructure that public safety desperately needs for day-to-day operations, disaster response and recovery, and securing of large events.
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce
Detroiters experience severe negative health impacts from air pollution, due in large part to the close proximity of the places Detroiters live and play to heavy industry and transportation corridors. Every year, Detroit’s air pollution leads to 690 deaths, thousands of hospital visits, and other health impacts at an estimated yearly cost of $6.9 billion dollars. In addition, Detroit children experience asthma at a rate three times the state average. These health impacts disproportionately fall on poor and minority community members.
Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative preliminary determination in this antidumping duty (AD) investigation, finding that exporters of aluminum foil from the People’s Republic of China (China) sold their product at prices that resulted in preliminary dumping margins of 96.81 percent to 162.24 percent to be applied, based on factual evidence provided by the interested parties using the Department’s standard non-market economy dumping methodology.
At Arts & Scraps, we believe that YOU make it magic. We know that we cannot do what we do without the strength of our volunteers. Each year, over 12,000 hours of volunteer work is donated, and we are looking to harness all of your love and support to help us grow. Because of that, we are expanding our volunteer options to include long-term opportunities. We are always looking for Board Members, but we also know that some are not able to become that involved, but still have more to give than coming once or twice.
Check out our new Volunteer Committee options on Volunteer Match .
Thank You Volunteers!
Do you want to volunteer at the warehouse? Groups of youth to seniors, (up to 20 people) can visit our private warehouse at their convenience to prep materials, assemble kits. Contact Trice with questions or call her at 313-640-9050.
Corporate SUPERSTARS, volunteering on a regular basis:
– Quicken Loans WEEKLY: (watch their video)
– PNC Bank
– Ford Motor Company
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The Macomb-OU Incubator (Mac-OU Inc) has been awarded $14,320 in Business Accelerator Funds (BAF) from the State of Michigan to provide accelerator services to its client company Human Balance & Stability Systems (HBS Systems). With this award, HBS Systems will work with Oakland University (OU) faculty and students on validation testing and future design considerations.