Top Headlines: Apple announces Birmingham education initiative, Pursell Farm’s new chef

Apple announcing Birmingham education initiative, likely Everyone Can Code adoption 
Tim Cook is scheduled to make an appearance in Birmingham today, according to local media reports. TechAlabama and the city’s mayor Randall Woodfin will hold a news conference with the Apple CEO. While each party has been tight-lipped about exactly what will be announced, it’s thought Birmingham public schools may be adopting Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum. TechAlabama is a group focused on increasing the “number of people in Alabama with an interest in STEM based careers and the skills to pursue those careers.” – 9to5Mac

Boss spying on you? Law’s probably on his side, says expert
Ever feel like you’re being spied on at work? You may be wondering what’s fair game when it comes to your company computer and cellphone. Whether you’re checking emails and texts or logging on to social media know somebody could be watching! “You have to realize your federal rights to privacy are limited; so conduct yourself appropriately,” explains employment attorney Adam Morel. The law isn’t usually on a worker’s side. – ABC3340

Pursell Farms has new executive chef, activities
Pursell Farms resort near Sylacauga has added a new executive chef. New Orleans native Tommy Hines is creating dishes for Arrington, home to the resort’s signature cuisine, and Old Tom’s Pub, a casual restaurant featuring specialty cocktails, a curated list of bourbons and craft beers. Hines also creates menus for the resort’s special events, and develops the culinary presentations for weddings, banquets and group programs. –

Spanish plant owned by Denso, Fujitsu to halt production as virus causes shortages
A Spanish plant owned by Denso Corp and Fujitsu Ltd is prepared to halt some production of auto electronics components if necessary because of a shortage of parts from China due to the coronavirus outbreak. The factory in Malaga expects to suspend its first production line – which assembles car audio components – from March 16, factory managing director Blanca Hermana told Reuters on Wednesday. Denso operates a warehouse facility in Montgomery. – Reuters

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