Thursday News, March 11, 2021

INCREASED FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON

 

Allergy Alert: Tree pollen in the ‘HIGH’ range today.   www.forsyth.cc/EAP/pollen.aspx

 

One year ago today, March 11th 2020.

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.

Question: What is ONE piece of advice you would send your March 2020 self?

https://slate.com/human-interest/2021/03/covid-advice-march-2020-one-year-later.html

 

Update: Congress passing that ‘third coronavirus relief bill’ on Wednesday.

Experts expect money from the IRS could begin to arrive in your accounts late March into early April.  85% of Americans will get $1,400 in direct payments.

Check out the News Blog for details on this latest package…

https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2021/03/10/will-you-get-a-coronavirus-stimulus-check-and-if-so-when/#//

 

Middle- and high-school students may return to school every day under new legislation from Raleigh. The Governor stating that Senate Bill 220 would take effect 21 days after he signs it, estimating sometime around April 1st.

https://www.wcnc.com/article/news/education/north-carolina-school-reopening-legislation-roy-cooper-state-leaders/

 

A drone flying within Piedmont Triad International Airport’s airspace Tuesday night caused one flight to be diverted and runways to be closed to other flights for 90 minutes. The FBI is now investigating.

https://journalnow.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/drone-closes-runways-diverts-flights-at-pti-in-greensboro/article

 

The best time to work out? Mornings but ‘whenever you can’.

Experts agree if your only time of day to exercise is before work, then morning is best.

If you reserve physical activity for evenings, that’s the best time for you.

Note: People who exercise consistently see better weight loss and fitness results in the long-term. Research also suggests that your body can adapt to regular training schedules whenever you exercise.

https://www.cnet.com/health/when-should-you-exercise-morning-afternoon-or-night/#:.

 

Start preparing your kids for ‘losing that hour’ now!

Ah, we spring forward late Saturday night. Many of us complain of losing that hour.

As adults, we just double-up on coffee and power through.

For small children, its can be harder adjusting sleep schedules.

Experts suggest easing children into the transition (of time change) now.

Gradually adjust their bedtime and wake-up times

Fact: Kids fare better if their bedtime and wake-up times are adjusted over several days. Example: If your child goes to bed at 8pm, about four days before the time change, put your youngster to bed at 7:45 p.m., then 7:30 p.m., and so on until he’s going to bed as close to 7 p.m. as possible.

Manage the light: Darkness encourages sleep.

Make Sunday a ‘play hard’ day!

Try to wear them out the day before the new Monday morning routine!

Source: Parents.com  https://offspring.lifehacker.com/start-preparing-your-kids-for-daylight-saving-time-now-1846407927

 

 

‘Severe Weather Preparedness Week’ in North Carolina

Today’s focus: Lightning safety

In the US, more than 400 people are struck by lightning each year!

https://www.weather.gov/media/rah/2021ncswpw/2021_SWPW_Thursday.pdf
Lifesaving TIPS…

NO PLACE outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area!

If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you.

When you hear thunder, immediately move to safe shelter.

Stay in your safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder.   https://www.weather.gov/rah/2021ncswpw

 

 

Men’s ACC basketball Tournament in Greensboro

(Thursday) Quarterfinal games today…

Noon      Virginia vs. Syracuse

2:30pm   Georgia Tech vs. Miami

6:30pm   Duke vs Florida State

9pm         North Carolina vs Virginia Tech

 

 

That FEMA ‘mass vaccination clinic’ (for Covid-19 shots) is now open at Four Seasons Town Centre in Greensboro. The Community Vaccination Center in Greensboro plans to operate 12 hours a day, seven days a week for eight weeks.  https://www.guilfordcountync.gov/how-do-i/gso-mass-vax

Visit Find My Vaccine Group to find your vaccination group.  https://findmygroup.nc.gov/

Someone is considered “fully vaccinated” when it’s been at least 2 weeks since they got the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot, or 2weeks since they got their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna.

 

 

Long live the ‘mix-tape’? Lou Ottens, the Dutch engineer who invented the audio cassette tape, passed away last weekend. Lou was 94. 

In 1960, after working at Philips for eight years, Lou Ottens and his team developed the cassette tape – a piece of technology that would go on to change the world. In later years, he’d go on to assist Philips and Sony with their development of the compact disc.

*While 100 billion cassette tapes have been sold since their inception, more than 200 billion CDs have been sold worldwide.

*However, cassettes aren’t completely dead these days. Many artists still release their music on tapes as part of limited edition releases, often accompanying a ‘premium’ vinyl package. In the first half of 2020, cassette tape sales were up by 103% compared to the same period the year prior.

https://www.unilad.co.uk/technology/inventor-of-the-cassette-tape-lou-ottens-dies-aged-94/?fbclid=IwAR0qh8CCxBxUrjiB4z77yHnxDzGyZnXFfixSNicRicMRGYGz0K_kuoZTXgw

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm