April 28, 2021

Day: April 28, 2021

Democrat Sinema Says Her ‘Personal Hero’ Is Late GOP Sen. John McCain


Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) on Tuesday said the late Sen. John McCain, the Republican Party’s nominee for president in 2008, is her “personal hero” – the latest example of the Arizona moderate’s willingness to rankle some in her party in the name of bipartisanship.

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Sinema, in a Senate floor speech introducing a bipartisan resolution with Sen. James

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Cox Communications To Acquire Segra’s Commercial Enterprise And Carrier Business |

ATLANTA and CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Charlotte, N.C.-based Segra, one of the largest privately-held fiber infrastructure providers in the U.S. 

Cox will acquire Segra’s commercial services segment, which is a leading super-regional, fiber-based provider serving commercial enterprise and carrier customers in nine states in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. The company’s dense metropolitan fiber network provides enhanced technology solutions and a commitment to a superior customer experience.

As part of the transaction, EQT Infrastructure will retain ownership of Segra’s fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) residential and small- to medium-sized

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Google’s and Microsoft’s Profits Soar as Pandemic Benefits Big Tech

Credit…Cody O’Loughlin for The New York Times

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, said on Tuesday that revenue in its most recent quarter increased sharply from the same period a year ago, boosted by strong demand for online advertising on its search results and YouTube videos and by continued growth at its cloud computing arm.

Alphabet posted revenue of $55.31 billion, up 34 percent from a year earlier, and net profit more than doubled to $17.93 billion in the first quarter. It was the third straight quarter of record profit for the company. The results

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Robert Earl Keen refinanced his home to make sure band was paid, had health insurance at start of pandemic, Forbes reports

SAN ANTONIO – Live music came to a grinding halt when the coronavirus pandemic began to take charge across the U.S., but Robert Earl Keen didn’t sit back and watch his team go unsupported.

The Texas country music legend told Forbes that he refinanced his home as well as applied for a government crisis loan and a PPP loan to keep his employees on the payroll until at least the summer.

All 10 employees’ salaries had to be reduced by 25%, but they were able to keep their insurance as the health crisis worsened, the business magazine reported Monday.


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Hempfield hires new director of finance

Hempfield supervisors Monday hired Lloyd Fait as the township’s director of finance.

Fait is taking the place of current finance Director Melanie Phillips, who previously announced her retirement. Phillips served as the township’s first director of finance and has held the position for the past six years. She will remain in her role until the end of May.

Fait’s contract, which began Tuesday, runs through Dec. 31, 2023.

“I want to welcome Lloyd to the staff. … We have a very professional group here,” Supervisor John Silvis said during the public meeting. “We were impressed with your interview and I’m

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NBA Top Shot customers can’t get their money out. Experts are confounded

Dapper Labs, the $7.5 billion company behind NBA Top Shot, has struggled to deal with a massive influx of new buyers and sellers on its platform. After a month of stunning growth (Dapper Labs says NBA Top Shot has 100 times as many users since the beginning of the year) The site has frequently been down for maintenance, and customers have flooded Twitter and Dapper Lab’s official Discord channel with complaints about being unable to withdraw their money.

“I just wanna get my money out man,” complained user “Harry” in the “#vent” channel of the NBA Top Shot Discord.


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