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October Employee Spotlight: James Kulp

Our Employee spotlight this month features James Kulp. James came into the Orbit family over a year and a half ago, as a Customer Support Specialist and Installer. James spends his day taking phone calls and assisting with customer questions as well as on-site software installations and training. James has a wife, two cats and has traveled the world! To find out more about James, please check out his video above.
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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS


Microphones on buses may not be a good idea, say schools
CNET
Educators' first thoughts are sometimes the only ones they have. There's a touching surprise, therefore, that one school district has decided it might have adopted the practices of the surveillance state a touch too much. In Boston, you see, they have many unruly children. We've seen this in countless movies featuring Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.
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School bus cameras spot hundreds of drivers illegally passing stopped buses
The Washington Post
Drivers in Montgomery County have received 825 citations this year for illegally passing school buses that were stopped to drop off and pick up children, according to data from buses equipped with enforcement cameras.
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FUN NEWS


St. Louis Rams turn bus into mobile 'Play 60' fun zone
KMOV-TV
The St. Louis Rams have turned a school bus into a mobile "Play 60" fun zone. "Play 60" is the NFL's initiative to fight childhood obesity by encouraging kids to be active for at least 60 minutes a day. While the rams have been promoting the initiative for years at schools and other events, the team is taking it to the next level with the bus.
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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
Crazy For Crust
Dorothy Kern writes: "Every October (sometimes in September), I am so excited when Starbucks gets their Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins. Hands down, those are my favorite Starbucks treats. It's never the same when I have to get boring old banana bread or coffee cake. I want my pumpkin muffin! Last week, we went to Starbucks, and I was so excited because I was finally going to allow myself to get one. And they were out of them. So I made my own. It was easy. And just as good…if not better!
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Google unveils Nexus 6 phone to rival iPhone 6
The Wall Street Journal
Google Inc. unveiled three new Nexus-branded devices, signaling plans to compete with Apple Inc. for high-end consumers. Google's new Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus Player set-top box are priced slightly below, or in line with, competing devices from Apple.
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Trivia Question

Question: Germany's famous festival Oktoberfest originally began on what date?

Answer: The sudsy celebration originally began on Oct. 17, 1810, the wedding day of King Ludwig I.





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10 Fun Facts About October

1. The first jack-o'-lanterns were actually made from turnips.

2. Thousands of people suffer from Samhainophobia which is an irrational fear of Halloween.

3. The world's largest pumpkin weighed in at 1,872 pounds.

4. Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.

5. Americans purchase over 20 million pounds of Candy Corn each year.

6. The number one candy of choice is Snickers, followed by Reese's, Kit-Kat and M&M's

7. It's is actually very rare for a full moon to occur on Halloween. Although, it's predicted to occur on 10/31/2020.

8. According to legend, if you see a spider on Halloween, it's actually the spirit of a loved one watching over you.

9. Oct. 30 is National Candy Corn Day.

10. More candy is sold on Oct. 28 than any other day of the year.



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