Our nation’s 911 emergency call system isn’t perfect – in many communities, the call centers are understaffed and burdened with outdated infrastructure. And out of approximately 200 million 911 calls made in the U.S. every year, 80 percent of them are made from cell phones.
The American emergency response system is only equipped to triangulate the coordinates of someone calling from a land line.
The St. Petersburg City Council approved a ban on plastic drinking straws in restaurants and most other food establishments starting in 2020, after a two-and-a-half-hour debate that pitted business interests against environmental concerns.
Mandy Nicole, the boss behind it all, has turned her passion for pretty and simple things (i.e. jewelry), into a full-blown brand that teaches other brands how to be successful in the image-heavy online world of Instagram and blogs.