C Spire launches 5G in selected Mississippi markets
27 Oct 2020Regional US wireless operator C Spire has named Brookhaven in Lincoln County and Columbus in Lowndes County as its initial 5G launch markets. Going forward, Hattiesburg, Madison, Ridgeland and parts of the Mississippi Gulf Coast are expected to receive 5G connectivity by the end of 2020. Early adopters can utilise the 5G-capable Apple iPhone 12 device, although new handsets will be introduced in 2021. The 5G rollout is part of the cellco’s USD200 million investment programme. C Spire notes that the network upgrade includes the deployment of additional Band 41 (2500MHz) spectrum via ...
Zeta is now a Category 1 hurricane
MIAMI — Zeta is now a Category 1 hurricane, prompting tropical storm and hurricane watches from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle ahead of a Wednesday landfall.As of 5 p.m. EDT Monday, Zeta is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph with maximum sustained winds near 70 mph with higher gusts, according to the hurricane center. The storm is about 90 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, and its hurricane-force winds extend 25 miles out from the center, while its tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center.Forecasters expect the storm will pick up speed and see additi...
Watch the best of influential actor/filmmaker Denzel Washington
As towering as Denzel Washington’s on-screen achievements are, he may end up having a bigger influence behind the scenes.Start with his most ambitious plan: filming the entirety of August Wilson’s “Pittsburgh Cycle” of 10 plays depicting life in 20th-century America. Washington already starred in and directed “Fences,” earning an Academy Award for co-star Viola Davis, who also plays the title role in the next one, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” due from Netflix this year and co-produced by Mr. Two-Time Oscar Winner. Although the huge project has moved around a bit, Netflix is where the eight othe...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
How a group of Seahawks donated — perhaps unwittingly — to politicians who oppose their views
SEATTLE — Republican Sen. Thom Tillis and Congressman Anthony Gonzalez aren’t exactly known for supporting the actions or wishes of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.Tillis, of North Carolina, has openly scolded players for “commandeering” football games in support of racial equality and against police brutality, while former NFL wideout Gonzalez, of Ohio, maintains he always stood at attention out of “gratitude” for the nation’s troops and “how lucky” he was to be an American. When a House bill was put forth in June to curb police powers after George Floyd, an unarmed Black man,...
The Seattle Times
Jim Souhan: A playoff win may have doomed the Vikings' future
Mike Zimmer, on Monday, said the Vikings’ woes are “100%” his fault.Kirk Cousins, on Sunday, threw three interceptions in a half against a team that had managed two interceptions in its first five games, giving him the league lead in interceptions, then admitted that if he continues to play this way, he won’t finish the season as the starting quarterback.General manager Rick Spielman is responsible for the personnel that has failed to produce on the offensive line, and has a defense ranked 28th in yards allowed and 31st in points allowed.The star running back, Dalvin Cook, is recovering from a...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
It's harder to vote in Texas than any other state, election experts say; here's why
FORT WORTH, Texas — Voters have a harder time casting ballots in Texas than any other state, election experts say.The “cost of voting” analysis that ranks Texas lowest in the U.S. factors in registration deadlines, automatic voter registration, voter ID laws, early voting and mail-in voting. Political experts at Northern Illinois University, Jacksonville University and Wuhan University in China first released the analysis in 2018 and updated it for the current presidential election year. It will be published in the Election Law Journal.“State policies that impact the cost of voting are not the...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Nation and world news briefs
Trudeau plans to keep borders closed until COVID-19 cases dropPrime Minister Justin Trudeau indicated he plans to keep Canada’s borders closed as long as coronavirus cases remain elevated in the U.S.“We have committed to keeping Canadians safe and we keep extending the border closures because the States is not in a place where we would feel comfortable reopening those borders,” the prime minister said Wednesday morning in an interview with a radio station in Winnipeg, Manitoba.“We will continue to make sure that Canadian safety is top of mind when we move forward. We see the cases in the Unite...
Tribune News Service
Dahleen Glanton: African-Americans can teach white liberals how to cope with their hatred for Donald Trump
My heart goes out to my liberal white friends who are struggling to deal with their hatred.I understand why the intense emotions you feel for Donald Trump seem foreign to you. America was established by your people and for your people, so you have never experienced being victimized by your own government.But I have. Every African American has.Trump is not the first contemptible politician to sit at the helm of government. He is, however, the first to make white people feel personally targeted.He is the first to threaten your comfortable way of life. He is the first to jeopardize the civil libe...
Tropical Storm Delta dumps rain over northeastern Louisiana, nearby states as it moves farther inland
ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane Delta weakened to a tropical storm overnight, but the system still packs high wind gusts and threatens heavy rains across portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday.As of Saturday morning, Tropical Storm Delta was about 45 miles south-southeast of Monroe, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, the NHC said in its latest advisory.Delta is moving north-northeast at 16 mph, and is expected to move across northern Mississippi and into the Tennessee Valley late Saturday and into Sunday, the NHC said.About 780,00...
COVID-19, once again: FAU-Southern Miss postponed for Owls' sixth delayed/canceled game of season
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The FAU Owls have had another one of their football games postponed — and it’s due to the COVID-19 pandemic, once again.The Owls’ game against Southern Miss won’t be played as scheduled Saturday in Hattiesburg, Miss., with the Biloxi Sun Herald’s Patrick Magee reporting the postponement was because the Owls didn’t have enough available players to play then because of COVID-19.The Owls have had six games — including their first four on the schedule — canceled/postponed this season because of reasons related to the coronavirus.They entered the season with their original s...