Entries by Bud McLaughlin

HudsonAlpha Study Reveals Similarities Between Wild, Domesticated Cotton

Plant genomics researchers at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology announce the surprising results of a cotton sequencing study led by Dr. Jane Grimwood and Jeremy Schmutz, who co-direct the HudsonAlpha Genome Sequencing Center. The goal of the project was to identify differences among wild and domesticated cotton that could be used to bring back traits like […]

Pandemic Delays Production Start at Mazda Toyota Manufacturing Plant

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another victim in the manufacturing community. Mazda Toyota Manufacturing announced it has delayed the start of production until later next year. Delivery of vital equipment and construction work have been adversely affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Plant officials have notified state and local government agencies about the delay, said Toni […]

Stay at Home Order Issued for State

The Alabama Department of Public Health has enacted a Stay at Home Order for the state of Alabama, effective April 4 at 5 p.m. to combat the spread of COVID-19. Grocery stores and other essential businesses will remain open. Huntsville residents should stay at home, only leaving for essential needs and services, until the order […]

‘Geeks, Nerds’ Stepping Up with 3D Printers

  After a post on the Huntsville Business Journal’s Facebook page,  people have responded to Destin’s request to 3D printer owners and others to make face shields for the medical community in stemming the coronavirus outbreak. Here’s the form for the design: https://forms.gle/VpMZ5oJoEbvhtQm46 Area “engineers, geeks and nerds” around the country are answering the call […]

Privacy Officials Call for Cautious Telework Practices

By Lisa Simunaci, www.army.mil As the COVID-19 situation means more employees are teleworking, Army privacy officials are calling for caution when it comes to transmitting personally identifiable information, or PII. “Employees are trying to be inclusive and keep each other abreast of circumstances as teleworking expands across our organizations,” said Beth-Anne Ward, the privacy program […]

White House, Senate Reach Deal on $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

From The Hill The White House and Senate leaders reached a deal early Wednesday morning on a massive stimulus package they hope will keep the nation from falling into a deep recession because of the coronavirus crisis. The revamped Senate proposal will inject approximately $2 trillion into the economy, providing tax rebates, four months expanded […]

Project XYZ to Purchase Jamie Cooper Television

ATHENS — A Huntsville-based technical solutions company is planning to purchase the area’s only locally owned television station. Project XYZ is purchasing Athens-based Jamie Cooper Television, a Class A station broadcast on WTZT-TV. Kim and Larry Lewis own Project XYZ, which provides expertise in the research, design, development, integration, and sustainment of innovative solutions in […]