Trump Administration Improving Rural Broadband Access

first_img Facebook Twitter Farmers and ranchers need quality connections to broadband internet, but those connections are hard to find in the countryside. To the delight of the American Farm Bureau Federation and Missouri Agriculture Director Chris Chinn, the Trump administration is working to improve broadband access in rural areas. Chinn met with President Trump recently and says the administration is working to make broadband more affordable, one of the biggest factors in rural America’s weak connection.“This administration has really brought light to one of the biggest challenges that we face in rural America today, and that is access to high-speed broadband that’s affordable. If it’s there, it’s out of reach for families to be able to afford it to bring it back home to that family farm.”Chinn says cellphone coverage, which requires broadband access, is lacking in rural parts of the nation.“Even having the access to a cellphone that works on every part of your farm is a challenge. So much information is out there for farmers today, manuals for equipment, repair parts, everything is out on the web. But, if you can’t access it to get that information, it makes your job that much harder.”She says the Trump administration is helping to connect rural Americans in her home state and across the nation.“President Trump has done a lot through grants through the USDA to help make this a reality for more families. And so, we were able to thank him for that. The FCC Reverse Connect America Fund Auction, Missouri was the winner of $254 million of that. And so, it’s going to connect 95,000 homes. For my home state of Missouri, 60 percent of rural Missourians don’t have access to high-speed internet.”Source: American Farm Bureau Federation Trump Administration Improving Rural Broadband Access Home Indiana Agriculture News Trump Administration Improving Rural Broadband Access SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 1, 2018 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleFarm Support for Trump Still Strong Despite Trade DifficultiesNext articleMcKinney Looking for Trade Possibilities in Southern Africa Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

‘Dream big and act boldly’

first_imgThe pomp and pageantry of Commencement may still be months away, but on a crisp December afternoon less than a mile from Tercentenary Theatre, the newest graduates of Harvard College were celebrated at the Midyear Graduates Recognition Ceremony.There was a festive mood in the Student Organization Center at Hilles as speakers took to the dais to offer wisdom and well wishes to the 138 midyear graduates — many of whom had taken time off from Harvard to pursue unexpected opportunities or face unforeseen challenges. Following the ceremony, graduates joined faculty, friends, and family at a reception to toast their Harvard journeys.Danoff Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana encouraged the graduates to continue to embrace life’s unplanned experiences. “It is in those moments of uncertainty that we encounter serendipity,” said Khurana, himself a December graduate of Cornell University. “Your Harvard degree will open doors for you, but you will have to decide which doors to enter and which ones to pass by.”Graduates and friends pose in front of the Mather House banner.Margery Tong ’17 addresses her fellow midyear graduates. “We will seek different paths for ourselves,” said Tong, who took off a semester to work on a museum development project, “but may we do so in the Harvard spirit: by striving positively toward progress and by maintaining that bright-eyed, wondrous thirst for the truth.”Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, concluded his faculty address with a call to action: “I pray that you will leave this place with a vast imagination and a steely determination that whatever you lay your hands upon, you will attempt to leave it better than you found it. Imagine new possibilities, dream big, and then act boldly.”Lowell House Faculty Dean Diana Eck chats with MJ Richardson ’17 and Connor Richardson ’19.Ali Welch ’17 chats with friends before the ceremony. Welch, who took a semester off to intern at the nonprofits Playworks and KaBOOM!, is considering a career in education. She will start at City Year in January.Danoff Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana poses for a selfie with midyear graduates.Jonathan L. Walton (left) shares a laugh with Philip W. Lovejoy, executive director of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA). Lovejoy welcomed the graduates as the newest members of the HAA: “Seek out alumni communities wherever you are — be they your friends, mentors, fellow alumni in your city, a Harvard Club, a shared-interest group. There are countless ways to stay connected.”Currier House Faculty Dean Latanya Sweeney attends the ceremony to support graduates from her House.Midyear graduate Corinne Bozzini ’16 (right) gets a hug after the ceremony. Bozzini plans to join the Peace Corps before pursuing a graduate degree in psychology.last_img read more

Spurs star quashes Serie A transfer speculation

first_img1 Tottenham captain Younes Kaboul has dismissed reports linking him with a move to Serie A.The French centre-back, 28, has been an ever-present in Mauricio Pochettino’s team this term after being linked with a switch away from White Hart Lane this summer.And now according to reports in Italy, long-time admirers Lazio and Fiorentina are keen to sign the powerful player and will step up their interest in the January transfer window.But Kaboul, appointed captain by Pochettino, has made his intentions clear and confirmed he wants to stay at the club.“I still have a contract until June 2016 with the Spurs, I’m very happy,” the former Portsmouth defender said. Younes Kaboul last_img read more

Legendary and beloved Bay Area former coach John Ralston dies

first_imgJohn Ralston, a longtime and beloved Bay Area college and professional sports figure, passed away peacefully in Sunnyvale on Saturday. He was 92.Ralston’s influence spanned from when he was a Cal linebacker from 1947-1950 under legendary coach Lynn “Pappy” Waldorf” into the 21st century as a special assistant to the athletics director at San Jose State.He was best known as a football coach with a positive approach to life that took Utah State, Stanford and the Denver Broncos to success.Ralston …last_img read more

Ohio State, Nike Officially Release Black Uniforms Team Will Wear Against Penn State

first_imgOhio State black uniforms.Where does the black uniform rank?Ohio State will be wearing black uniforms against Penn State on October 17. We already knew that. But today, Nike and the school made it official. Ohio State released the full black uniform Saturday morning around 8:30 AM ET.The look features black jerseys, black pants and a black matte helmet. Nike also released what it calls the “Black Pack”, which features shirts, hats, shoes and other apparel related to the black uniforms. Check it all out:Ohio State unveils first-ever black Buckeyes uniforms. Buckeyes will wear alternate uniform vs. Penn State on 10/17.— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) October 3, 2015Lights out power. The all-new Nike @OhioStAthletics Black Pack.— Nike Football (@usnikefootball) October 3, 2015Ohio State fans – what do you think of the new look?last_img read more

Agency built pen for possible horse slaughter

first_imgRENO, Nev. — The U.S. Forest Service has built its first corral for wild horses, a Northern California facility that could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and sell the animals for slaughter.The agency acknowledged in recent court filings that it built the pen for mustangs gathered in the fall on national forest land along the California-Nevada border because horses held at other federal facilities cannot be sold for slaughter.The Forest Service denies claims by horse protection advocates that it has made up its mind to sell the more than 250 horses for slaughter. But it also says it may have no choice because of the high cost of housing the animals and the continued ecological impacts it claims overpopulated herds are having on federal rangelands.The agency’s new pen is in the Modoc National Forest, about 170 miles (273 kilometres) northwest of Reno.Scott Sonner, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Officials searching for accident after finding injured person in Pine Pass

first_imgUPDATE- RCMP have located the vehicle and no one was in the vehicle. The female motorist was taken to the hospital and the incident is being investigated by the RCMP.Rescue trucks are returning home at this time.CHETWYND, B.C. – The Chetwynd and Mackenzie Rescue Trucks along with the RCMP and the BC Ambulance Crew from Mackenzie are searching for the site of a motor vehicle accident in the area of Azouzetta Lake Lodge & Campground and Powder King after an injured person has been found alongside the road. Emergency crews do not know if a passenger or passengers are still in a vehicle since the injured person cannot speak and is seriously injured.If you are travelling in this area, please look closely for any sign of an accident and report immediately to police-fire-ambulance personnel or call 911 with precise details. This is an emergency and an ongoing story.—last_img read more

The Third Annual Coldest Night of the Year Walkathon

first_imgThis Fundraiser helps to continue providing education, support and professional counselling programs to individuals and families. Counselling and support services, including violence and homelessness prevention, family-strengthening, women’s outreach, and youth justice help build better lives.To visit the official site; CLICK HERE To visit Community Bridge FB Page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Coldest Night of the Year Walkathon is a fundraiser for Community Bridge, Saturday, February 23rd, 2019.Registration for the walk is $40 which includes, an entry for the walk, a commemorative toque, chilli dinner donated by the NLC and prizes.This 2 km or 5 km walk starts at the Northern Lights College, follows a route to the Credit Union and back to the College. This year’s goal is to raise $25,000 for Community Bridge.last_img read more

Moroccan football player deprived of national team because of Israel

first_imgFez- The news has been shared by many Moroccans since it was first published by Moroccan news portal Hespress. Zouhair Benouahi, a Moroccan player who plays in Azerbaijan’s football league,  said he was deprived of playing with the national team of football (soccer), because he once played against an Israeli team.The news might sound unbelievable, but this is what, Rachid Taoussi, the coach of Morocco’s national team allegedly told the player: “a player who plays in Israel can’t even dream of playing with the national team as long as I am the coach.”  The player added that although Taoussi expressed his satisfaction of the player’s performance, he opposed his integration into the Moroccan team, on the grounds that he had played against an Israeli team during the first round of the Europa League. Faced with the impossibility of playing for Morocco, the player said he had no other choice than obtaining the Azerbaijani citizenship in order to play for its national team. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or or redistributelast_img read more

Opinion Ohio State shouldnt be considered top team after shaky start

Redshirt sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) tries to shake off a tackler during a game against Northern Illinois on Sept. 19. OSU won 20-13.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorComplacency.It’s a word to be scared of and to not be associated with.The bad news for Ohio State football: The word complacency describes the team’s play really well thus far in the season.After topping Northern Illinois 20-13 at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, the Buckeyes are 3-0. Though a win’s a win, the way this team won its first three games of the season isn’t championship football.“We are not the No. 1 team in the country. … We definitely have the potential to be, but not right now,” junior running back Ezekiel Elliott said.Elliott is right. This team should not be the No. 1 team in the country. The motivation isn’t there. The panic should start.The toughest opponent for coach Urban Meyer’s team is themselves. This is normal among championship teams. The hardest hurdle the year after a successful run is to not feel entitlement. This is poisonous in a locker room. And junior defensive end Joey Bosa’s tweet post-NIU might say it all.Hey everyone we were 2-1 this time last year…. Relax.. This trains about to get rolling— Joey Bosa (@jbbigbear) September 19, 2015OSU does have the talent to potentially repeat as College Football Playoff National Champions once again this season. To do this, however, the offense needs to sync better.After uncertainty of who should be under center coming into the season against Virginia Tech, redshirt junior Cardale Jones got the start in each of the first three games of the season.All due respect to Jones, as talented as he is, Meyer likely handed him the starting position because he believes the position belongs to him. After all, he won the championship, though redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett appears to be the better quarterback with more experience.Come Saturday against NIU, the inexperience showed. He was benched after two early interceptions, giving way for Barrett to take most of the second quarter and all of the second half.“We felt like he gave us the best chance to move the ball down the field,” Meyer said of Barrett.But when asked about the quarterback position, Meyer was unsure.“I don’t know that right now,” he said. I haven’t had time to think about it.”The quarterback position needs to be solidified before OSU football can return to the level of performance it’s accustomed to.Meyer deciding on a starting quarterback to lead the team, and sticking with him, will give the players assurance. Having a familiar leader snap the ball consistently is key to minimize confusion and to rally a team. One voice is more transparent than multiple coming from all sides.Regardless of who Meyer decides to have at the helm of the quarterback position, both Jones and Barrett are not playing up to par.Jones has completed only 26 passes out of 46 for 334 yards with three interceptions in three games, and Barrett has completed 20 of 46 for 120 yards with one interception.This has to be frustrating for Meyer. He’s known for his offense stemming from strong quarterback play from his time in Utah with Alex Smith and in Florida with Tim Tebow.“I’m not OK with five turnovers and lacking execution and not being able to control the line of scrimmage,” Meyer said. “That’s a recipe for failure.”The good news for this team is its defensive secondary, which has caused five interceptions and recovered two fumbles. And it has only allowed 357 yards passing through three games, an average of 119 yards per game.Redshirt sophomore linebacker Darron Lee acknowledged the team’s defensive play this season on Saturday.“When the offense needs a minute to find their rhythm we know we have to go out there and do our job,” Lee said.The Buckeyes had doubters coming into the season, including Arkansas coach Bret Bielema who made what some call a “bold statement” a week ago about OSU having an easy schedule, and thus not earning its standing and prestige.The teams on OSU’s schedule receiving votes in the Associated Press poll are Virginia Tech, which the Buckeyes beat 42-24 and has two votes in the poll, and No. 4 Michigan State, which is scheduled to meet OSU in Week 12.Here’s the thing: If the Buckeyes are struggling this badly with non-conference games, Big Ten play will hurt even more.So once again, someone please hit the panic button. read more