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FairPoint to expand broadband coverage to East Dover

first_imgConsolidated Communications,FairPoint Communications, a leading telecommunications provider in northern New England, is working with the town of Dover to bring high-speed Internet access to more than 200 homes and businesses in East Dover for the first time. FairPoint will be in East Dover at the Town Hall on Wednesday, December 7, from 6 to 8:30 pm, to answer questions and start signing up people for high-speed access.Dover town officials turned to FairPoint to expand its VantagePoint services in East Dover where residents do not have high-speed Internet access. VantagePoint services are provided over FairPoint’s IP-based network, the largest network of its kind in northern New England. ‘We understand the critical need for high-speed broadband services for both business and residential needs,’ said Ken Black, economic development specialist with the town of Dover. ‘In an effort to expand this to a group of rural, non-serviced users, the town of Dover approved funds to engage FairPoint to build and supply this capability.’Refreshments will be served and there will be prizes and giveaways for all who join in this high-speed, high-fun event. Interested residents can also find out more about FairPoint’s products and promotions prior to December 7 by calling 877.491.6706, or by requesting a call from a customer service representative through the Contact Us form at www.FairPoint.com/contactus(link is external). The expansion project consists of three zones. FairPoint is finishing work in Zone 1, which includes approximately 120 locations along these streets: Elva’s Way; 77-133 Goose City Road; 141-169 Holland Road; 7-16 Jenne Road; Jockey Hollow; 5-87 Locust; 6-295 North Street; 21-60 Robbins Way; 1-5 Rocky Lane; 6-52 Sherman Road; 11-34 Turner Road; 2-58 Wakelee Road and 15-95 Whites Hill Road. The Dover Select Board approved $59,000 to cover Zone 2, which includes approximately 110 locations along these streets: 6-14 Beech Tree Lane; 1-109 Captain Copeland Road; 5-117 Cooper Hill Road; 178-261A Dover Hill Road; 235 Dover Road; 1-51 Harris Road; 8-100 Higley; 22-109 Holland Road; 5 Morse Road; Rice Hill; 13-14 Robbins Road; 20 Robins Road; 138-193 Taft Brook Road and 6 Timberview Road. Pending town approval, a third project is being considered for 2012 to bring high-speed service to Zone 3, covering approximately 175 locations along these streets: 1-40 Brickyard Road; 90-129 Captain Copeland Road; 15-80 Carroll; 35-160 Dover Hill Road; 23-64 Goose City Road; 52 Harris Road; 12-26 Mandy’s Road; 2-79 North Street; 20-36 O’Neil Road; 8-101 Snow Road; 4-111 Taft Brook Road; 5-11 Thomas Lane and 15-179 Yeaw Road. FairPoint, which completed Vermont’s largest broadband expansion project to date, now provides access to nearly 90 percent of its Vermont customers. ‘This is an exciting opportunity for FairPoint,’ said Mike Smith, Vermont state president. ‘When it comes to getting high-speed access to more Vermonters, FairPoint has led the way. We thank the town of Dover for their confidence in us.’ About FairPoint Communications, Inc.FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP) is a leading communications provider of high-speed Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other broadband services to customers in communities across 18 states. Through its fast, reliable network, FairPoint delivers affordable data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers. FairPoint delivers VantagePointSM services through its resilient IP-based network in northern New England. This state-of-the-art network provides Ethernet connections that support video conferencing, e-learning and other broadband based applications. Additional information about FairPoint products and services is available at www.FairPoint.com(link is external). You can also connect with FairPoint on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/myfairpoint(link is external)) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/myfairpoint(link is external)).SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (Nov. 29, 2011) ‘ FairPoint Communications ###last_img read more

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MMH earns ‘Patient Satisfaction’ award

first_imgBatesville, In. — Margaret Mary Health recently received national recognition for its efforts at providing quality, compassionate care to its patients. The Chartis Center for Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health recognized MMH for overall excellence in quality of care out of 2,156 rural providers. CareChex® honored MMH for ranking in the top 10 percent for patient satisfaction for the third year in a row.“We are honored to again be recognized as one of the top performing rural hospitals in the country for both quality and patient satisfaction,” said Liz Leising, MMH’s Chief Nursing Officer. “These awards acknowledge the hard work and commitment to compassionate care provided by our physicians, nurses, technicians and support staff.”last_img read more

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Pakistan have fair chance to win 2019 World Cup: Waqar

first_imgLahore, June 18: Pakistan bowling great Waqar Younis believes the experience gained by the green brigade in English conditions will boost their confidence in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, starting May 30 in England and Wales.It was exactly a year ago that the green brigade had stunned arch-rivals India by a huge margin of 180 runs in the ICC Champions Trophy final held in England and Wales.Pakistan also tasted success in the Lord’s Test against England earlier this summer.Waqar, who featured in three World Cups for Pakistan, said the Sarfraz Ahmed-led side are well aware of the English conditions.“Pakistan won the Champions Trophy last year, so they know how to play here, and they won the first Test match at Lord’s also,” Waqar was quoted as saying by the ICC website. “Look back at the Champions Trophy and the team is building in confidence. The faith is coming. I will give fair chance to this Pakistan team for winning the World Cup,” the 46-year-old added.Waqar however, felt the huge number of Pakistanis settled in England will add pressure on the green brigade in the showpiece tournament next year.“Pressure is going to be there. Expectation comes from the entire country and there’s so many Pakistanis living in this country, so they’re going to travel around and there’ll be a lot of support for Pakistan,” he said. “So there will be pressure, because supporters bring pressure with it, but they will enjoy it, hopefully, and do well,” Waqar added. IANSlast_img read more

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‘Anything is possible’ – Thompson says race execution key to getting national record

first_img POWERING AWAY Despite winning the women’s 100m in a wind-aided 10.71 seconds at Saturday night’s 13th Jamaica International Invitational at the National Stadium, IAAF World Championship 200m silver medallist Elaine Thompson rued not executing a ‘complete race’. The time is not official because the wind reading was +2.4, above the allowable +2.0 mps limit. Thompson, whose 100m PB is 10.84 seconds, believes that with good race execution and ideal conditions, she could better the national 100m mark (10.70 seconds), which is held by her training partner, Olympic and World Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. “Anything is possible, hopefully,” Thompson said of her chances of getting the national record in her post-race interview. Speaking about her race execution, Thompson said: “… Not the first part only, I am working on all of the 100m. My first 30 metres is not the best, so I am trying to work on that more.” Continuing, she said: “The comparison between last year and this year, I mean, last year, I was a collegiate athlete. I am not racing that much this year, but I’ll just keep on training and putting in the work and go out there and deliver.” The 23-year-old’s time was greeted by voracious cheers of approval from the National Stadium crowd. She ran from Lane Four, stamped her class over the final 20 metres and powered from the rest of a competitive field, which included American English Gardner (10.85), who finished second, and Trinidad & Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye (10.98), who placed third. The meet record is 10.86, set by American Carmelita Jeter in 2011. Thompson reiterated that she has been “training really hard and happy to come out victorious”. “It’s a stepping stone for me to see where I’m at, so I have to go home and train harder and see the mistake that I made and see if I can correct it from there,” emphasised the MVP athlete. Meanwhile, Thompson is not sure what sprint event(s) she will do at trials for this summer’s Oympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but leaves the decision to veteran tactician Stephen Francis. “I am not sure. My coach will decide. My training has been going okay so far, so I’ll just continue doing my best out there at all times.”last_img read more

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Clarity on Jacob Zuma’s wives

first_img7 January 2010South African President Jacob Zuma, who practises polygamy in keeping with traditional African culture, has not five but three wives, any of whom may accompany him on official engagements.In a statement aimed at correcting media reports following Zuma’s wedding to Tobeka Madiba-Zuma on the weekend, the Presidency said that South Africa’s Constitution and public service regulations did not make provision for a First Lady or First Ladies, and that there was thus “no such official designation”.Contrary to media reports, Zuma has not five but three wives: Sizakele Khumalo, Nompumelelo Ntuli, and Tobeka Madiba. He also has a fiancee, Bongi Ngema.When it comes to official or public engagements, the Presidency said, it is up to Zuma to decide whether he is accompanied by any or all of his wives. “This is his prerogative, and has been the practice since he took office.”The Presidency said it provided “administrative support” to the President’s wives through its spousal office, “as has been the practice in past administrations”.While Zuma’s wives might take part in community work or other activities that supported the President’s work, this was purely voluntary, as they were not part of the Presidency or the public service.MaKhumalo (in isiZulu culture, married or adult women have the prefix “Ma” added to their surnames), whose area of interest is agriculture and food security, runs a vegetable garden project in Zuma’s home village of Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal.KaMadiba (the prefix “Ka” is used for names already beginning with “Ma”) is interested in health care, especially work relating to the fight against cervical cancer. MaNtuli’s focus is on social development; she works to help orphans and vulnerable children.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Kerala: Sonia summons Sudheeran amid Cabinet reshuffle row

first_imgV.M. Sudheeran, president, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (Photo: IndiaToday.in)The Congress high command has summoned party’s Kerala unit chief, apparently to sort out the controversy over an impending state Cabinet reshuffle.Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president V.M. Sudheeran left for Delhi on Sunday evening to meet party president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi.The cabinet reshuffle became a serious issue after Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala, leader of the “I” faction in the party, expressed dissent fearing they will have to sacrifice a Cabinet berth for Kerala Congress (B) leader K.B. Ganesh Kumar in the event of a reshuffle.The Cabinet is at its maximum now with 21 ministers.Chennithala was inducted into the cabinet in January after Ganesh Kumar was forced to resign as sports and film minister over domestic violence charges.Now the case has been settled in court and Kerala Congress (B) wants the cabinet berth back.Also read:  Ganesh Kumar’s reentry into Kerala cabinet won’t be easy Kerala Congress (B) chairman and Ganesh Kumar’s father R. Balakrishna Pillai even blackmailed Chief Minister Oommen Chandy by threatening to reveal names of ministers who find place in solar scam accused Saritha S. Nair’s secret statement.Chandy had announced a cabinet reshuffle plan before the Lok Sabha elections, inviting criticism from the “I” group.Two weeks ago, Chandy met the party high command and sought permission for a reshuffle.It is learnt that the high command has given a go ahead but asked Chandy to consult state leaders.advertisementChennithala too flew to Delhi last week to express his dissent over the reshuffle plans and told media that at present, there was no need for w cabinet rejig.India.Today.in learnt from reliable sources that Chandy is indeed planning to induct Ganesh Kumar into the cabinet by replacing ‘I’ faction leader and Cooperation Minister C.N. Balakrishnan.Besides, Chandy also intends to bring in some new faces into the government.However, Sudheeran told media that his trip to Delhi has nothing to do with the cabinet reshuffle.”It is a routine trip. Cabinet reshuffle is the prerogative of the Chief Minister and. No such discussions have taken place in the party,” said Sudheeran said.KPCC vice-president V.D. Satheesan told India.Today.in that the reshuffle is expected after the Monsoon Session of the Assembly and hoped Chandy would take everyone into confidence before arriving at a decision.last_img read more