FCC seeks more precise wireless emergency alerts

first_img The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an order to improve geographic targeting of the emergency alerts sent by mobile operators in a bid to improve accuracy.The Wireless Emergency Alerts system allows authorities to send critical information to the public in short messages over mobile networks. Alerts may cover warnings of severe weather, evacuation or shelter-in place orders and missing person notifications.Under the new order, operators will be required to deliver alerts across 100 per cent of the target area chosen by an alert originator with an overshoot of no more than one-tenth of a mile. Where coverage is not available, operators must deliver alerts across the covered area which best approximates the target. The rule will go into effect on 30 November 2019.Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel (pictured, far right) said alerts sent “to the right person at the right time in the right place can be the difference between life and death”, but noted “repeated imprecision” can cause citizens to disregard warnings. FCC chairman Ajit Pai (pictured, centre) said bringing a “finer brush to bear” will help get alerts to people who actually need them.Commissioner Michael O’Rielly (pictured, second from right) expressed concern operators would not be able to meet the 22-month implementation timeline, arguing the commission “cannot wish technology into existence”. He said further consideration is needed regarding how to implement the move “such as the need for hardware or software changes and updating new standards. This doesn’t happen overnight.”O’Rielly noted the commission will entertain a waiver of the implementation deadline if the standard process is delayed.The move comes after a record year of natural disasters in the US and the erroneous deployment of an alert in Hawaii earlier this month warning of an impending missile attack. FCC moves on China Unicom block Diana Goovaerts Previous ArticleCake prepares to take on Safari, ChromeNext ArticleGlobe Telecom selects Openet back-office platform US coalition calls for FCC spectrum shake-up Home FCC seeks more precise wireless emergency alerts Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Related Web companies renew US net neutrality campaign Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 30 JAN 2018 Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Authorlast_img read more

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Clinton Hill townhouse leads Brooklyn’s priciest contracts of the week

first_img This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Full Name* Message* Email Address*center_img 141 Saint James Place and 380 Degraw Street in Brooklyn (Google Maps)After getting off to a strong start in September, Brooklyn’s luxury market experienced a slight dip in the past week.The volume of high-end home contracts signed after Labor Day sunk to $33 million over 10 deals, down from 15 contracts totalling $47 million the week before.Last week’s deals were evenly split between townhomes and condos, according to Compass’ weekly report on luxury home contracts of $2 million or more.The median asking price across the 10 deals inked in the week following Labor Day was $3.2 million, with an average of 162 days on the market and an average drop in listing price of 3 percent.Read morePricey Park Slope townhouses drive dealmaking in BrooklynBrooklyn’s most and least expensive neighborhoodsFollowing the money, NY brokers seek licenses in other states The priciest property was a Clinton Hill townhouse at 141 Saint James Place. The five-bed, 4.5-bath property dates back to 1871, but was gut-renovated with a new kitchen and bathrooms. The two-family home spans 3,800 square feet and comes with two fireplaces and 11-foot ceilings. It was last asking $4.25 million.The second priciest contract was a five-bedroom townhouse in Carroll Gardens that was last asking just over $4 million. The home at 380 Degraw Street was originally built in 1899 and spans more than 3,700 square feet. Original moldings have been preserved and the home has a landscaped rear garden. The home’s price per square foot — $1,100 — is in line with the average price for Carroll Gardens, which is one of Brooklyn’s most expensive neighborhoods.Despite a slowdown in residential transactions due to the pandemic, Brooklyn’s sales and rental markets have generally fared better than Manhattan.Contact Erin Hudsonlast_img read more

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Twiddle Play Drive-In Show At New Hampshire’s Cheshire Fairgrounds [Photos]

first_imgTwiddle wrapped their planned two-night run of drive-in shows at the Cheshire Fairgrounds in Swanzey, New Hampshire on Friday, after night one on Thursday was rained out and rescheduled to October 1st. The Vermont-based rock band is just one of the growing number of artists within the jam scene who have successfully returned to performing with outdoor shows (mostly drive-ins) due to the ongoing pause on traditional indoor events.Following their now-rescheduled October 1st show back in Swanzey, NH, Twiddle will head to Morris, CT for a pair of socially distanced concerts at The Concert Field at South Farms set for October 2nd-3rd as part of the Connecticut venue’s Twilight Concerts On The Farm series. Click here for tickets.Scroll down to check out a full gallery from Friday’s show, courtesy of photographer Charlie Jenkins.Setlist: Twiddle | Cheshire Fairgrounds | Swanzey, NH | 9/11/20Set One: Gatsby the Great *->  Amydst The Myst* -> Tiberius -> Every Soul* -> Dinner Fork*Set Two: Enter, Orlando’s -> Nicodemus Portulay* -> Indigo Trigger* -> Jamflowman* -> Orlando’sEncore: Lost in the ColdNotes:* UnfinishedTwiddle | Cheshire Fairgrounds | Swanzey, NH | 9/11/20 | Photos: Charlie Jenkins Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Janelle finds her perfect match

first_imgBy Kara IrvingIT’S not every day you hear about someone marrying the boy next door but that’s exactly what Janelle…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Leafs restore power to power play to dump Spokane 5-1

first_imgA bit of tweaking to the power play proved to be the difference as Nelson struck for three extra-strength goals en route to a 5-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Spokane Braves Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The win was the first in a home-and-home series between the two Murdoch Division clubs.The rematch is Sunday in the Lilac City.Trailing 1-0 after one period, Nelson went to work in the second frame, scoring two special-teams goals to take over the game.“I like the way we worked out power play tonight,” said Leaf coach Dave McLellan. “We re-worked (power play) this week. . .. I like the fact we had traffic at the net and battled hard throughout.”“We dressed three lines, but really only played two-and-a-half for most of the game,” McLellan added. “So you’ve got to give our guys a lot of credit for tonight’s win.”Rayce Miller scored twice to spark the offence — both goals coming on the power play.Matt MacDonald, on a highlight reel goal, unassisted, Timothy Nichols and Sam Weber also scored for Nelson.Sean Collins gave Spokane a 1-0 lead.Nelson out shot the Braves 46-38 in the game to make a winner out of Leaf netminder Joey Karrer. The lone goal came off a teammate’s skate late in the first period.Nelson, 22-10-2-1, remains five points behind Murdoch leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The defending KIJHL champs, which suffered a 2-1 road loss Friday to Spokane, pounded Grand Forks 12-3 Saturday in Fruitvale.BLUELINES: Nelson played the game with only 14 skaters, including Kootenay Ice affiliate player Ainge McGeady Bruce. The Leafs hope to have defenceman Patrick Croome and winger Dylan Williamson back in the lineup next week. Forward Michael Rand, out of the lineup with a chest infection, could be back for Sunday’s game in Spokane. . . .Leaf coach Dave McLellan continued to work the phone right up until the BC Hockey roster midnight deadline Saturday with no luck.last_img read more

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Irish U16 Girls Basketball team qualify for European 1/4 finals

first_imgIreland U16 Women’s European Championship Squad: Alison Blaney (Maree BC/Salerno Secondary School)Nicole Clancy (Naas BC/St. Mary’s College Naas)Dayna Finn (Maree BC/St Louis CS)Abby Flynn (Waterford Wildcats/St Angela’s Ursuline Convent)Enya Maguire (Ulster Elks/Ulidia Integrated)Annaliese Murphy (Glanmire/Colaiste An Phiarsaigh)Maeve Phelan (Portlaoise Panthers/Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise)Bronagh Power Cassidy (DCU Mercy/Holy Faith Clontarf)Maeve Cannon (Maree BC/Calasanctius College)Niamh Masterson (Liffey Celtics/Coláiste Chiaráin CS)Maeve Ó Séaghdha (DCU Mercy/Holy Faith Clontarf)Ella McCloskey (KUBS/Mount Temple)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Ireland are through to the quarter-finals of the FIBA U16 Women’s European Championships in Romania thanks to a 52-46 win over England in their final game in Group C. It’s the first time that two Irish squads have made top-eight in a single European Championship summer, following a quarter-final appearance by the U18 Women’s squad in July. The U16 squad includes 3 girls from the Maree Club, Alison Blaney, Dayna Finn and Maeve Cannon and all three scored in last night’s win.Ireland’s lead was forged in the second quarter. Niamh Masterson hit a triple before Maeve Cannon threw an assist for Enya Maguire and hit a jump shot herself in a game-breaking 9-0 run. It was Ireland’s best shooting half of the tournament with 44.1% field goal accuracy.There had been nothing to separate the sides in the first quarter and an 8-2 run from the English had them right back in the hunt in the third. It took two layups inside a minute from Annaliese Murphy and Abby Flynn to quell the comeback – Flynn’s contribution ensuring all 11 fit players contributed to the scoreboard.Dayna Finn’s jump shot early in the fourth quarter restored a 10 point advantage and big shots were vital as field goal accuracy fell off. Murphy’s triple with 4:41 left was exactly what her side needed and Finn saw Ireland home with five more points to complete her double-double. It was another gritty performance as Ireland confirmed their top-five ranking in the tournament for both steals and rebound. Next up for the Irish girls is a quarter final meeting with Poland tomorrow.Ireland: D. Finn* (10), E. Maguire* (7), A. Blaney* (2), B. Power Cassidy* (6), M O Seaghdha* (2), N. Masterson (3), M. Phelan (7), N. Clancy (2), A. Flynn (2), M. Cannon (2), A. Murphy (9), E. McCloskey Ireland 52, England 46center_img FIBA U16 Women’s European Championship – Division B (Group C)last_img read more

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Men’s Basketball: Jan. 5 Scoreboard

first_imgThe Bearkats outrebounded the Demons 54-40. New Orleans 72, Lamar 67NEW ORLEANS, La. – After trailing early on in the second half, the New Orleans men’s basketball team regained momentum and held on strong, taking the lead with 13:49 to go and never looking back, winning the team’s Southland Conference opener over Lamar, 72-67. Houston Baptist 68, McNeese State 56LAKE CHARLES, La. – Houston Baptist sophomore forward Colter Lasher poured in a career-high 25 points as the Huskies defeated McNeese State, 68-56, for their first-ever Southland Conference road win Monday night at Burton Coliseum. Stephen F. Austin 81, Southeastern Louisiana 66NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Junior Thomas Walkup and senior Jacob Parker each recorded double-double performance, as the Stephen F. Austin men’s basketball team recorded their 11th straight win of the season in an 81-66 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Monday night inside William R. Johnson Coliseum. Guards Demarcus Gatlin and Dakarai Henderson each scored 12 points. Gatlin also pulled down 11 rebounds, including five on the offensive side. The Bearkats stifled a Demon team that averages more than 80 points a game and has averaged nearly 50% shooting from the floor. The Bearkats held the Southland’s leading scorer Zeek Woodley to just 11 points. New Orleans managed to get its lead up to six just three minutes later in the tight contest, Broyles hitting a three to set the home team up 60-54. But Lamar again hung tough, bringing it back down to a one-possession game with a three of their own at 60-57. Ogochukwu drove in for a layup, but Odunsi found Lasher for a reverse layup to keep it tied. After Ogochukwu made one-of-two and Hardy made a pair of free throws for McNeese State, Russell drilled a triple to tie it at 20 with 4:45 to go. Lasher went up-and-under for a layup, then he and Smith hit back-to-back threes, with Smith’s coming just before the buzzer, as HBU took a 28-20 lead into halftime. The Huskies ended the half on an 11-0 run, during which they held the Cowboys scoreless for the final 5:07. Lance Potier made a three to slice HBU’s lead to four, but Smith rushed up the floor for a layup on the other end. Guidry got free inside for a layin off the glass, but Odunsi finished off a three-point play as the Huskies led 56-49 with 7:22 on the clock. A tip-in by Lasher and a floater of the glass by Smith extended HBU’s lead to nine, but Hardy hit a fadeaway three to make the score 60-54 with 5:05 left. The Lumberjacks will enjoy a few days off before returning to league action. SFA opens a two-game road swing at Central Arkansas on Tuesday, Jan. 13, before closingwith Abilene Christian (Jan. 17). The win is the second in a row for the Privateers, who move their season record to .500 at 5-5 and 1-0 in the early conference season, taking the team’s third win in four games as well. Lamar had its five-game win streak snapped at the Lakefront Arena, where New Orleans remains undefeated on the year. With Lamar creeping back in at 18-14 with just under four to go, the Privateers took off on a 10-8 run, started off by a Weisbrod layup and finished off with a Frye buzzer-beater from beyond half court to send New Orleans into the intermission up 28-18. Northwestern State kept it close to start the second half but the Bearkats quickly grew the lead to double figures. Sam Houston didn’t allow Northwestern State to get closer than seven points over the final 15 minutes of the ballgame. Hill recorded his second double-double of the season during the victory, bringing in 14 rebounds to go with his 13 points. Frye and Gill tied for the team lead in the scoring category, each putting in 14 with three assists. Sam Houston State 75, Northwestern State 64Houston Baptist 68, McNeese State 56New Orleans 72, Lamar 67Stephen F. Austin 81, Southeastern Louisiana 66 The Huskies were relentless defensively as they held the Cowboys scoreless for the last 5:07 of the first half and the final 4:20 of the second half. HBU ended the first half on an 11-0 run and a 14-1 run midway through the second helped maintain control after McNeese State cut the deficit to four. SFA outscored the Lions 38-30 in the paint, 29-13 off turnovers, 12-4 in second-chance opportunities and 8-6 in the fast break. HBU shot 42 percent from the field, 5-for-16 from 3-point range, and went 9-for-14 from the line, while McNeese State shot 33 percent, only 6-for-23 from long distance, but went 16-for-21 from the line. The Huskies outrebounded the Cowboys, 43-36, and the two teams played a clean game with HBU only committing nine turnovers and McNeese State only 10. HBU outscored McNeese State, 38-20, in the paint, 12-4 off turnovers and 10-2 on fast breaks. HBU led 6-4 after Vilde’s second layup in the early going, but McNeese State scored five-straight to go up by three. The Huskies answered by scoring the next seven as Odunsi sank a pair of free throws, Lasher buried a three then made a steal and took it the distance for a 13-9 lead with 11:04 remaining. Guidry hit a three, Hardy drove in for a dunk to regain the lead for the Cowboys, then Hardy made one-of-two free throws, but sophomore forward Alex Fountain hit a free-throw line jumper and got a friendly roll for the Huskies to tie the game at 15 with 7:47 left. In the biggest battle on the boards it was New Orleans that came out on top, bringing in 44 to the Cardinals 30 and holding one of the nation’s top offensive rebounding teams to just 13. Weisbrod, the Southland leader in field goal percentage, added in 10 points on a 4-of-5 night from the field. Lasher went 10-for-16 from the field, 2-for-5 from 3-point range and 3-for-3 from the line to eclipse his previous high of 17 and also pulled down four rebounds for the Huskies (6-6, 1-1 SLC). Junior guard Anthony Odunsi went 4-for-7 from both the field and the line to finish with 12 points and three assists. Senior guard Tyler Russell added nine points, while senior guard Marcel Smith had eight points and took over 15th place on HBU’s all-time assists list at 251 for his career, as he dished out three. Senior center Ricmonds Vilde led the Huskies on the glass with 13 rebounds, while sophomore forward Reveal Chukwujekwu had seven. After Guidry made one-of-two, HBU scored the next eight on a layup by Odunsi and a pair of three-point plays by Lasher and Russell to lead 44-29 with 12:53 left. Guidry ended the run with a three-point play, but Lasher answered with a layup. Johnson made a deep three, Guidry hit one, then Hardy drove in for a layup as McNeese State cut the deficit to six, but Russell knocked down a three as the Huskies maintained a 49-40 lead at the midway point. Charles led the way for SFA in the early going, recording the first five points and nine of the first 10 for the Lumberjacks to open the game and lead 10-4. SLU closed the gap, however, on a 13-6 run over the next 4:56 to take its lone lead of the game at 17-16 with 11:28 to play before the break. Chukwujekwu made a steal and layup, Lasher drove inside for a short jumper, then he sank a pair of free throws with 1:14 left that put the Huskies up by 11 and iced the game. Sam Houston led for the majority of the first half but was never ahead by more than six points. Playing at a break-neck pace at times, the lead changed 12 times in the half and the game was tied seven times. McNeese State scored the first six points of the second half on layups by Guidry, Garrett and Hardy, but Odunsi ended the spurt by powering in for a layup. Hardy made a pair of free throws, but Chukwujekwu rattled home a jumper, Vilde got a putback and a fast-break layup by Odunsi restored HBU’s lead to eight at 36-28 with just under 15 minutes to go. Walkup paced SFA against the Lions (3-11, 0-1 SLC), finishing with a season-best 22 points and career-high 12 rebounds. The native of Pasadena, Texas, finished8-of-12 from the floor, 6-of-11 from the free throw line and tied his career-high with five assists.center_img Sam Houston State 75, Northwestern State 64HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Sam Houston played stout defense and held the Northwestern State Demons to well below their shooting average on the way to a 75-64 win Monday night at Johnson Coliseum. The Bearkats advanced to 2-0 in Southland play and will head on the road. New Orleans held a 10-point lead at the half before letting Lamar climb back in the ballgame, the Cardinals going up by two in just over three minutes time. Lamar ultimately started the half off on a 12-1 run, giving the visitor’s a 30-29 lead. Lamar then went up by as many as four, 41-37, with 12:45 to go before the Privateers bounced back, Colton Weisbrod starting off the run with a layup off of the Tevin Broyles steal. Broyles then tied things up at 41 with a layup with 10:29 to play before Weisbrod put back his own miss, giving New Orleans the lead at 43-41. A tip-in from Broyles and a fast-break layup from Michael Zeno then made it a two-possession game, 49-44. – Return to Top – Sam Houston’s lead could have been larger but the Kats were a little sloppy with the basketball, turning it over 11 times. But the Bearkats dominated inside in the first half, outrebounding the Demons 32-19 and outscoring them 16-8 in the paint. – Return to Top – In the second half, SFA’s lead never dipped below dipped below double figures in arriving at the 81-66 final. After neither team found the net in the next five trips across the floor, Geffrard gave SFA back the edge with a layup at the 9:56 mark. The layup opened a 13-2 run for the ‘Jacks, who eventually took a 39-26 lead into the lockerroom. New Orleans will wrap-up its three-game home stand with a 6:15 p.m. match against Sam Houston State this Saturday, Jan. 10, in the Lakefront Arena. The Bearkats will have the next two games on the road, starting with New Orleans Saturday at 6:15 p.m. before heading to Southeastern Louisiana for a 7 p.m. game Monday, January 12. Broyles came close to double-figures with his nine to go with three steals and a pair of assists. – Return to Top – Kaheem Ransom added 11 points and pulled down nine rebounds. The team’s leading rebounder in the game was fellow senior guard Jabari Peters with 13. – Return to Top – The Huskies will have two more games in Louisiana before returning home, as they face Southeastern Louisiana Saturday in Hammond and Nicholls Monday, Jan. 12, in Thibodaux. The Lumberjacks (12-3, 2-0 SLC) led for all but 1:32 in picking up their 20th consecutive win in Southland Conference play under head coach Brad Underwood. The Bearkats held Northwestern State to just 25% shooting from the field in the first half. The Demons hit only four of their 15 three-point attempts. Sam Houston wasn’t much better from long range, hitting 3-of-13 from beyond the arc. Freshman Ty Charles rounded out the double figure scoring for the ‘Jacks, netting 14 points and posting a perfect 7-of-7 showing from the line. Junior Clide Geffrard recorded nine points off the bench against SLU. Parker finished 4-of-11 from the field and 6-of-7 from the charity stripe to finish with 15 points, while crashing boards for 12 rebounds. The 12 pull-downs marked a new season-high for the native of Bixby, Oklahoma. Parker also finished with four assists to tie his season-high. Desharick Guidry went 6-for-14 from the field and 8-for-11 from the line to lead McNeese State (6-7, 0-2) with 22 points and nine rebounds. Kevin Hardy had 16 points and nine rebounds, while no other Cowboys scored more than four points. Lamar did manage to bring the lead back within two late, but key free-throw shooting from Christavious Gill and a big steal kept the Privateers on top. For the second consecutive game, five Sam Houston players scored in double figures. Junior guard Paul Baxter and senior center Michael Holyfield shared the team lead with 13 points. Baxter also shared the team lead with five assists. HBU shot 38 percent, including 4-for-11 from 3-point range, while holding McNeese State to just 29 percent and 2-for-7 from behind the arc in the opening frame. Lasher led all scorers with 14 points in the half, while Hardy and Guidry each had five for the Cowboys. A 4-0 run from New Orleans then gave the Privateers their largest lead of the half at seven points, 64-57, with a Terrance Syon dunk putting the exclamation point on the Cardinals. 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