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US MED’s Employees Host Internal Fundraiser to Aid Hurricane Harvey Victims

US MED’s Employees Host Internal Fundraiser to Aid Hurricane Harvey Victims

One of the largest, providers of Diabetes Supplies helps the victims of  Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas

“US MED is in the business of assisting people in need of care on a daily basis. This extends beyond the clinical community and into local communities. As a result, US MED has launched an internal fund raising initiative through our Employee Giving Program, to assist the victims of the Harvey hurricane,” said Chief Sales Officer Thomas Barron.

US MED will commit to providing awareness through all our social media platforms to encourage followers to donate to charitable companies such as United Way, Salvation Army or the American Red Cross to name a few. We want to reach people outside of our organization to help assist those living in Houston and surrounding affected areas.

100% of the proceeds raised on Thursday, August 31st will be provided to United Way to help during the disaster relief. We are committed to doing our part to provide assistance to the many people living in these areas.

Our organization’s is driven by a culture of dedication to family and we want to extend that to assist the families in Houston through this disaster relief. Many of our employees understand the impact a natural catastrophe can have on a community. Having lived through Hurricane Andrew and other disasters that affected South Florida, our goal as an organization is to unite everyone in a time of need and provide support back to those communities.

We are really moved by the amount of people that are currently donating and assisting victims. Stay Strong Houston!

“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in South Texas recovering from this devastating storm. I want to thank our employees for all their contributions,” said US MED CEO Stephen Foreman.

US MED Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017

US MED Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017

US MED’s Great American Solar Eclipse

The US MED Family is patiently waiting for the 2017 Solar Eclipse! To celebrate, the Marketing team put together Eclipse Bags for the employees containing Sun Chips and SunKist, along with a printed insert showing 6 Facts About the 2017 Solar Eclipse.

US MED Eclipse Employee Gifts

6 Facts About the 2017 Solar Eclipse

1 – This will be the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years. The last one occurred February 26, 1979. Unfortunately, not many people saw it because it clipped just five states in the Northwest and the weather for the most part was bleak. Before that one, you have to go back to March 7, 1970.

2- A solar eclipse is a lineup of the Sun, the Moon, and Earth. The Moon, directly between the Sun and Earth, casts a shadow on our planet. If you’re in the dark part of that shadow (the umbra), you’ll see a total eclipse. If you’re in the light part (the penumbra), you’ll see a partial eclipse.

3- Everyone in the continental U.S. will see at least a partial eclipse. In fact, if you have clear skies on eclipse day, the Moon will cover at least 48 percent of the Sun’s surface. And that’s from the Northern tip of Maine.

4- This eclipse will be the most-viewed ever. This proclamation is based on four factors: 1) the attention it will get from the media; 2) the superb coverage of the highway system in our country; 3) the typical weather on that date; 4) the vast number of people who will have access to it from nearby large cities.

5- Yes, the Sun’s a lot bigger. Our daytime star’s diameter is approximately 400 times larger than that of the Moon. What a coincidence that it also lies roughly 400 times farther away. This means both disks appear to be the same size.

6- The future is bright but long. The next total solar eclipse over the continental U.S. occurs April 8, 2024. It’s a good one, too. Depending on where you are (on the center line), the duration of totality lasts at least 3 minutes and 22 seconds on the east coast of Main and stretches to 4 minutes and 27 seconds in southwestern Texas. After that eclipse, it’s a 20-year wait until August 23, 2044 (and, similar to the 1979 event, that one is visible only in Montana and North Dakota). Total solar eclipse follow in 2045 and 2078.

Our View

US MED looks towards the Sun

In South Florida, we will be seeing nearly 50 percent of the sun being covered during peak hour of 2:58p.m. The first view at the Great American Eclipse began at 1:26 P.M.

US MED employees walk out to witness the most talked about Eclipse throughout the afternoon! It is nice to share such an experience with our co-workers and we appreciate our organization for embracing moments like this with unity and excitement.

Thank you, US MED!

TOTALITY: The Great American Solar Eclipse

TOTALITY: The Great American Solar Eclipse

TOTALITY: The Great American Solar Eclipse

From Oregon to South Carolina, Americans will see the sight of a Solar Eclipse that has left mankind trembling and astonished as long as humans have walked the earth.

The Great American Total Eclipse will be one for the record books as totality junkies from across the globe hurry to the best viewing destinations.

On August 21, 2017, for the first time in 99 years, the earth, moon, and stars will line up perfectly in a total eclipse that can be viewed in 14 states. Best viewing is predicted to be in Oregon where sunshine is predicted, especially near Madras. Local time will be 10:21 am PDT and totality will last for about 2 minutes and 7 to 8 seconds, depending on where the viewer stands.

On the east coast, the eclipse will start a little after 1 p.m. and reach totality just before 3 p.m.

Further inland, viewers in Illinois and Kentucky will experience 40 seconds more totality.

“A solar eclipse can only take place at the phase of new moon, when the moon passes directly between the sun and Earth and its shadow falls upon Earth’s surface,” according to space.com.

The eclipse will be actively pursued by a sub-culture of totality followers who travel to various parts of the world to experience the out-of-this world phenomena many times during the year. Scientists will also be watching the display and the shadow allows them to see solar flares.

No, you can’t look at the sun and watch the solar eclipse. Just no.

If you have ever held a small magnifying glass over dry grass, you know what happens. The sun’s rays become so focused that the grass catches fire.

That is what will happen to your eyes if you attempt to watch the eclipse. Your retina will burn up. You won’t know it until you can’t see any more.

DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITH THE NAKED EYE.

Do not look at the eclipse through binoculars or a telescope or a camera lens. The same thing happens: Your retina burns up.

Do NOT use sunglasses, Polaroid filters, smoked glass, exposed color film, x-ray film, or photographic neutral-density filters.

What you can do is make a pinhole projector. There are many instructions online for this.

Are you within the path of the Total Solar Eclipse? Check here: https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/nation/

 

More Boomers want to keep working

More Boomers want to keep working

More Boomers want to keep working

It’s about more than money

At age 70,  businessman, author and speaker George Fraser is not retired and he has no intention of retiring…ever! Fraser is one of a growing number of aging Baby Boomers who are continuing to work well into traditional retirement age.

Robert Levinson is another example. He’s 89 years old and recently finished his fifth book, Management Savvy. He says, “I live in a retirement community. Three-fourths of the guys I’ve asked said, “I retired too early, and I’m sorry I did.”

According to USA Today, in 1991 the Employee Benefits Research Institute said 11 percent of workers expected to retire later than age 65. That number was 33 percent last year. And 10 percent didn’t plan to retire at all.

Larry Rosenthal, president of Rosenthal Wealth Management Group in Manassas, Va., says making the choice to retire or continue working is turning into a lifestyle choice. At age 60, some people say they can’t stand the pressure and they’re tired of working. They are not fully funded for retirement but want out of a high-stress job.

One employer asked a pre-retiree to stay on as a part-time contract employee and he’s loving that.

Levinson contends that there’s far too much emphasis placed on the financial aspect of retiring. More emphasis needs to be on the psychological aspect. At the same time, only 27 percent of workers say  they expect to be able to retire at age 65.

One financial advisor knows his clients are working because they want to. But the future expense for health care is a huge unknown for everyone. The costs are difficult to anticipate and most folks are wisely being cautious.

George Fraser has another view. “I’m 70. The average black man lives to 72.  I’m not wasting a minute of time doing what I don’t enjoy doing. If I’m lucky, I’ll live until I’m 80.”

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