Residents in the Great Lakes region are very familiar with Lake Effect snows. When cold, dry air passes over the lakes, it generates enough snow to bring white outs, vehicle pile ups, power outages and back-breaking shoveling. Despite all those problems, dozens of businesses and organizations have embraced the Lake Effect name. Continue reading →
An expert on eating disorders will be speaking in Mount pleasant next month as part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week.
According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa, more than 30 million people in the U.S. have an eating disorder. That includes anorexia, bulimia and binge eating.
Rachael Steil is an author and speaker, and an advocate for people with eating disorders. She said in college, she dealt with her own personal form of an eating disorder.
“I was in a big state of denial, which a lot of people are these days, because we this image of eating disorders of being someone who is super thin. Part of my goal is to break the stigma and show that eating disorders could be any weight or size.”
Steil said often, the best thing you can do to help someone with an eating disorder is listen. She said some signs of an eating disorder include isolation, strict dieting and overexercising.
Steil (style) will be speaking at Center of Hope Counseling on March 2nd.
Just a few years ago, consumers were willing to wait a few extra days for a package if shipping was free. Now, a new study says, customers have higher expectations, not only wanting free but faster shipping.
Officials say startup companies are now specializing in next day and same day delivery.
Brody Buhler is the global managing director for the post and parcel industry at Accenture. He said customers want free delivery, fast delivery and they want to be able to track the shipment in real time.
“I can see where the delivery agent is, when my delivery is going to come. I’m watching it all on my phone and then I can take action if something is not going to be right. I can ask them to bring it later or deliver it tomorrow.”
Buhler said investments in personalized and faster delivery services will continue to grow. He said we can expect to see online companies using autonomous cars and drone deliveries.
Warmer than average temperatures are expected to continue through the end of this week. And that means ice on area lakes and rivers is starting to melt.
Law enforcement officials say ice rescues are not unusual at this time of the year… but they would rather people avoid going on the ice altogether, than have to call for help.
Michael Boguth (bo-gith) is a meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Gaylord. He said ice fishermen need to take extreme precautions.
“If anyone is going to venture out ice fishing, please use extreme caution. You know with this warm up the ice is rapidly deteriorating. So please take your time and make sure you check that ice thickness.”
Officials said you should use the buddy system while out on the ice, have rope to use for rescues, and have a communication device to call for help.
A Enbridge Energy report on the Line 5 pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac is raising concern among environmental groups, because it discusses portions of the line that may have lost their enamel coating, exposing the pipeline to corrosion.