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UNICEL ADDS CELL SITE IN JAMAICA,ENHANCES MAGIC MOUNTAIN AND BROMLEY COVERAGE Latest Technology, Improved Coverage for Area Wireless CustomersColchester, VT – Unicel customers in northern Windham County can now benefit from better coverage and signal strength, a larger calling area, better voice quality and access to high-speed data transfer and other features.Unicel’s latest expansion of its wireless digital network includes a new cell site in Jamaica, housed at the Jamaica Community Church, and a newly enhanced cell site on Magic Mountain as part of the company’s ongoing investment in its network across Vermont. The cell sites offer superior cellular coverage in Jamaica as well as on Route 30 between East Jamaica and Bondville. Coverage also has been improved on Magic Mountain as well as on Route 11 between Peru and Londonderry, plus south on Route 100. Unicel’s network investment also has boosted wireless coverage at Bromley Mountain Ski Area.Unicel, which has been operating in the region since 1990, provides wireless services in primarily rural areas and plans to continue to add new cell sites based on customer needs and geography. The company recently announced five new cell sites in Vermont, including one in Windham County between Vernon and Guilford along Interstate 91.These new developments bring the total number of GSM-capable Unicel cellular sites in Vermont to 128, giving residents, travelers and business people the benefits of an advanced network. GSM technology is recognized as the worldwide standard for wireless communication.”Unicel is committed to making sure its customers experience the best in wireless service,” said Tom McLaughlin, director for Unicel.”Customers in Jamaica, Magic Mountain and the surrounding areas will notice big improvements in the clarity and strength of our signal.”Unicel’s lineup of data-compatible phones – including the Motorola Z6, V8 and the Q (with GPS navigation) – allow customers to enjoy features including high-resolution video capabilities, games and weather radar, advanced features such as Unicel’s Pictures2GoSM picture mail and Mail2GoSM e-mail program as well as additional services. To take advantage of these new features and the improved cellular network, customers need to have data-enabled phones.Unicel operates 12 retail stores in Vermont. Unicel products and services are also available through additional authorized cellular agents. Unicel’s specialized B2B team serves business accounts in the area.# # #
Weigh ins for tomorrow’s Fivestar Fight League 14 card will take place tonight at Overtime Sports Bar at 5:30. The event is headlined by three championship fights, including local talent Duncan Wilson putting his welterweight title on the line in the main event against Aaron Shmyr.Other championships up for grabs will be the amateur featherweight title as Dylan Lielke squares off against Laine Keyes, and Brent Auger and Shad Potts will do battle for the amateur middleweight crown.Brad Stewart is hungry for a better showing, and a better result than his last fight in Fort St. John. He’ll be in the cage against Micah Brakefield.- Advertisement -On the women’s side of things, Jamie Herrington will be looking for the second win of her young MMA career as she’ll throw down with Mary Martin.Fivestar Fight League 14 will be held at the Fort St. John Curling Club tomorrow night. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., followed by prelims at 6:30, and the main card at 7:30.For ticket information you can contact Fivestar at 250-785-2736.Advertisement
BOSTON — Gus Nyquist’s Sharks debut got overshadowed by the continuing drama related to Erik Karlsson’s groin injury. It got spoiled by the team’s lackluster performance against the Boston BruinsKarlsson left Tuesday’s game in Boston after he appeared to re-tweak a groin injury that sidelined him for 10 games over the last two months (more coming). In addition, Evander Kane insists that he took a cheap shot from Zdeno Chara and the Sharks lost their fourth straight game against a potential …
(Visited 99 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Evolutionists have a new problem with short dinosaur arms, now that an unrelated species has them.Did the short arms on T. rex have a function? Probably everyone, whether creationist or evolutionist, has wondered about the monster’s short arms with two digits each. Were they shrunken vestiges of longer arms in an ancestor, serving no purpose for the king of tyrants?Behold Gualicho shinyae, found in Patagonia. This species had similar short, stubby arms with two digits each, but it lived a continent away from T. rex, so it could not have been a direct relative. Artwork on the BBC News shows what the theropod dinosaur might have looked like.Like Tyrannosaurus rex, the new Gualicho shinyae is a theropod, one of the two-legged, bird-like dinosaurs – but it’s on a different branch of the family tree.“Gualicho is kind of a mosaic dinosaur, it has features that you normally see in different kinds of theropods,” said co-author Peter Makovicky, from The Field Museum in Chicago, US.The position of Gualicho on the theropod tree suggests it evolved its small forelimbs independently from other carnivorous dinosaurs which shared the trait – rather than it arising from a common ancestor.Reasoning about this strange convergence of a puzzling trait, New Scientist comes to a design conclusion:The functionality of T. rex’s tiny arms has long been a source of debate, with theories ranging from grasping onto a partner during mating to holding prey in place to deliver a death blow. Many experts still think that the arms served no useful function, but the fact that Tyrannosaurus and Gualicho have both independently evolved the same highly reduced forelimbs with two fingers, despite occupying different branches of the dinosaur family tree, suggests otherwise.“It seems to be something that’s adaptive in lineages of dominant predators,” says Makovicky. If a feature appears separately multiple times, it becomes less and less likely that it evolved accidentally.Thus reporter Josh Gabbatiss’s headline, “T. rex lookalike suggests that tiny arms developed for a purpose.”The cognitive dissonance of the evolutionist is apparent in the quote, “If a feature appears separately multiple times, it becomes less and less likely that it evolved accidentally.” According to neo-Darwinism, everything evolved accidentally! There is no purpose, aim, or design in Darwinland. Design is only apparent, not real. Mutation means that stuff happens by chance, and natural selection (chance) likewise reduces to Stuff Happens (see 10/03/15). Darwinian evolution teaches the accidental appearance of things that only look designed for a purpose.Since evolutionists cannot live with the futility of their own “Stuff Happens” worldview, they infer (like the rational created beings they are) that the traits of living creatures are (or were) purposeful. They reach the same common-sense conclusion Paul Nelson attributes to his father in the film Flight: The Genius of Birds, “If something works, it didn’t happen by accident.”Just because we don’t yet know the purpose of a trait, that doesn’t mean it was nonfunctional. Finding the same trait in unrelated species strengthens the inference that the stubby arms of T. rex and Gualicho – both apparently successful predators – had a function. Intelligent design thinking would follow the evidence toward a rational explanation rather than calling it useless. The science-stopper is Darwinism, crying out “Stuff happens the same way independently for no reason.”Dinosaur aficionados may want to LOL at a new theory about extinction published on The Conversation: an oil spill did them in. Called “one of the most exciting developments in years” by Nick Longrich, the idea that the Chicxulub asteroid triggered a burning oil spill that did in the dinosaurs suffers the same shortcomings of all the other theories, including the high selectivity that would kill off all dinosaurs of all sizes but leave millions of delicate creatures to carry on.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) is once again sponsoring the Dr. Jack Judy and Ralph H. Grimshaw Memorial Scholarships to support future sheep farmers through its scholarship program. OSIA is offering a minimum of one $1,500 scholarship and a $1,000 scholarship to deserving students, which have graduated from high school, and college students pursuing college degrees. Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in Agriculture.“The Ohio sheep industry depends on young people who are considering and pursuing a career that will be beneficial to the Ohio and United States sheep industry,” said Roger A. High, OSIA Executive Director.Although accurate information is not available prior to the year 2003; since the year 2003 27 Ohio sheep youth have received $18,050 in scholarships from the Ralph H. Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund. As 2016 was the initial year of the Dr. Jack Judy Memorial Scholarship Fund, one recipient received a scholarship for $1,500.00. For a list of past scholarship recipients, go to www.ohiosheep.org and then to scholarships, you will find those that have benefitted from the OSIA scholarship program.Applicants or their parents must be members of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and a 2017 graduating high school senior enrolled in, or a student currently attending a college or technical school. Completed applications and essays must be postmarked by June 30, 2017.Memorial contributions and private donations continue to be collected for the Judy and Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship’s, if you are interested, please contact Roger A. High, OSIA Executive Director at [email protected] for more information.For more information about the Dr. Jack Judy or Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship, other scholarship offerings and Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, contact 614-246-8904 or visit the website at ofbf.org/foundation.
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… We regularly feature case studies that look at how organizations are using virtualization to overcome problems that relate to poor application performance.We thought it would be helpful over the next few weeks to highlight the case studies we’ve been posting for the past several months.Each of these case studies focus on the use of VMware virtualization technology on Intel chip architectures.Virtualization Helps the Water FlowDownload White Paper PDFHow Virtualization Helps the Water FlowSqueezing Every Last Drop out of VirtualizationDownload Case Study PDFControlling Data Center Costs with VirtualizationDownload White Paper PDF Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting alex williams Tags:#cloud#RWCloudSponsored 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Just over a month ago, Facebook released its much-feared commenting solution for third parties. In that time, Facebook Comments have made their way to more than 50,000 websites, including the Los Angeles Times, Funny Or Die and Vevo. Today, Facebook announced a set of improved features for publishers and users, alongside some stats that seem to say that the commenting system actually increases, rather than decreases, discussion and Facebook referrals.The biggest change for users will be the ability to login using Hotmail, which boasts more than 360 million active users. There has been no mention of when users might see Google or Twitter as a login option and a Facebook spokesperson commented that the company is “always looking for ways to improve the product and hope to add as many major login options as possible, however we have nothing further to share today.”On the publisher (and blogger) end of things, changes include the ability to link directly to individual comments, generate larger News Feed objects (as seen below) and access comments using the API. Facebook also added a new, darker color scheme for darker colored sites.The larger News Feed object gives a preview of the story when shown in the timeline, an obvious move at increasing user interaction. Facebook says two sites have seen exactly this sort of increase as a result of using Facebook Comments. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos mike melanson Examiner.com continues to see growth with the Facebook Comments plugin. The site has more than doubled its weekly average number of comments since launching the plugin on March 1, and continues to record steady growth week over week. In addition to the increase, the site is seeing more engaging conversations and a significant decline in spam. Additionally, Examiner.com’s referring instances from Facebook have more than doubled in the first month after launch.Townsquare Media (local radio broadcaster): Since the launch six weeks ago they are seeing an average increase of Facebook referrals of more than 45% across their 170+ sites, which is nearly double than just three weeks ago. Additionally, approximately 50% of facebook.com referrals are new visitors.Techcrunch noted that, after implementing Facebook Comments, the number of comments had drastically reduced. This came alongside a welcome decrease in spam and trolls, of course, but perhaps at the expense of interaction and pageviews. Many people voiced their concerns that Facebook’s requirement of a real identity to leave a comment could stifle voices and interaction. Facebook seems to offer these sites as a retort.Are these sites one-off examples of increased interaction? It seems that the company’s latest updates want to ensure that they’re not. And increased ability to link to comments and give friends of commenters a larger teaser should help drive that 45% even higher for some.Now, if only Google and Twitter were offered as login options, we wonder how much higher that number might rise. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Facebook#NYT#web Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
MONTREAL — Mexican authorities have found the body of a woman near the resort where a missing Quebecer was vacationing.Christine St-Onge hasn’t been heard from since speaking to a member of her entourage on Dec. 4.The male friend she was travelling with returned home a day earlier than planned and died of an apparent suicide.Sgt. Claude Denis of the Quebec provincial police says an autopsy will be performed to confirm the body discovered is that of the 41-year-old St-Onge.He says police have contacted St-Onge’s family to inform them of the latest developments. The body found near a hotel in Los Cabos showed marks of violence.St-Onge, a travel agent from the Montreal suburb of Laval, travelled to Mexico on Nov. 29 with her friend. They were supposed to return to Canada Dec. 6.The Canadian Press
OTTAWA — The arms-length agency that processes refugee claims in Canada estimated it would need twice as much money as it will ultimately receive to significantly tackle a major backlog in asylum claims, caused in part from an influx of irregular migrants.Documents obtained under access-to-information law show the Immigration and Refugee Board drafted costing estimates in November 2017 showing it would need $140 million annually plus an additional $40 million in one-time costs to finalize 36,000 extra refugee cases every year.That’s how many cases the board would need to complete to cut the backlog and also meet the current intake of new asylum claims.The government ultimately earmarked $74 million to the IRB over two years in last year’s federal budget to address Canada’s refugee backlog, which currently stands at over 64,000.The IRB says in the documents the amount will not be enough to finalize the outstanding claims within two years and that a longer-term strategy is needed to tackle the problem.The documents also reveal employees processing the claims have raised concerns about heavy workloads, problems with their pay due to the Phoenix pay system and have pressed management about when the influx of claims will be considered a crisis.The Canadian Press