FairPoint surpasses broadband milestone of 80 percent coverage

first_imgConsolidated Communications,FairPoint Communications has met ‘ and surpassed ‘ another key broadband milestone in Vermont.FairPoint pledged to make broadband available to 80 percent of its customers by the end of 2010 and as of Oct. 31, the company has bested that commitment, said Michael K. Smith, FairPoint state president for Vermont.‘We’re at 80.5 percent and we still have two months to go in 2010,’ Smith said. ‘I don’t know of any other provider in Vermont who has done more to expand broadband for Vermonters than FairPoint. We’ve increased high-speed Internet from 66 percent in 2008 to now more than 80 percent.’In 2010, FairPoint has turned up more homes and businesses in Highgate, Thetford, Peru, Williston, Stockbridge, Westford and Marlboro, with additional communities scheduled to come online before year’s end, Smith said.FairPoint will be continuing to add broadband as it meets its commitment to provide total broadband coverage to half of its exchanges in 2011, with 95 percent completed by June 30 and the remaining 5 percent to be built on demand within 90 days.‘We’re building it as fast as we can and we won’t stop until we’ve reached all of our statewide commitments, which are aggressive, unprecedented and self-financed,’ said Smith.About FairPointFairPoint Communications, Inc. is an industry leading provider of communications services to communities across the country. Today, FairPoint owns and operates local exchange companies in 18 states offering advanced communications with a personal touch, including local and long distance voice, data, Internet, television and broadband services. Learn more at www.FairPoint.com(link is external). ### Source: SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (November 4, 2010) ‘ FairPoint Communicationslast_img read more

Freshman runner making strides

first_imgFor many student athletes, freshman year is a time spent on adjusting to the collegiate level of play or improving mentally and physically with the hope of contributing in later seasons. For Hanna Grinaker, freshman year has been a chance to do all these things as well as solidify her spot as one of the top runners in the nation. Heading into the last lap of the cross-country season, Grinaker has already been awarded the Big Ten Conference Co-Runner of the Week honors and has been the top UW finisher in three races, but she remains focused on her main goal — helping the cross-country team win the Big Ten and NCAA Championships. “The main goal is just to win the Big Ten Championship,” Grinaker said. “It’s not everyyear that you have the chance to win it and I think this year we have a chance. Helping the team win is my first goal and anything personal is just a bonus.” There are many reasons why Grinaker is excited to participate in the Big Ten and NCAA Championships, but she mentions team goals and the opportunity to run with her teammates as the most important, far above any personal accomplishments.It’s easy to see why Grinaker is excited to be a part of the ninth ranked cross-country team in the nation, the highest ever under third-year head coach Jim Stintzi, when you look at her background. Growing up in the small town of Detroit Lakes, Minn., Grinaker was a three-time high school sectional champion and voted into the All-State team each year, but her team never qualified for any championships. Grinaker received the same coaching as the rest of her high school teammates but also kept in close touch with her aunt Mary Grinaker, aUW alum and former Big Ten champion and current high school coach at nearby Madison Memorial, who provided advice and support and always believed in Hanna’s abilities.While Mary Grinaker’s past accomplishments as a Badger had some pull on Hanna’s decision to come to the UW, Hanna credits the chemistry between her fellow cross-country teammates and the abilities of head coach Jim Stintzi as the main reason she committed to the University of Wisconsin and canceled the rest of her college tours.In joining the Badger women’s cross-country team, Grinaker praises being on the team with all her fellow teammates, but specifically credits the leadership and work ethic of senior runner ‘A Havahla Haynes and captain runners Katrina Rundhaug and Amanda Ganser among others, in helping the Badgers reach their current ninth place ranking. “So far I have worked hard and tried to emulate those girls, but I believe everyone on the team is a leader in their own respect and everyone brings something to the table,” Grinaker said. “Whether they are a vocal leader or lead by example. Katrina definitely is both types of leaders, especially when a race or practice doesn’t go as well; she’s stillhelping us out.”Along with helping her become more accustomed to collegiate running, Grinaker considers her teammates to be her best friends and credits them for helping her quickly find a community on the large UW campus, as well as handle the stress of being a student athlete.Grinaker is currently undecided as to what her major will be, but knows that she wants to pursue a career in running after she is finished at the collegiate level.”After I finish college I want to pursue a career in running or be in the athletic world working in running,” Grinaker said.Whatever she decides to do after college, her newly begun college career has been very promising and if she can remain healthy it appears she will be a fixture as a top cross-country runner for the next several years, but for right now she is only concerned aboutfinishing out this year strong. “I always focus day-by-day or year-by-year. I can’t really say what I’d like to accomplish in my college career but I do want to stay healthy and do the best I can today and this year,” Grinaker said. “If I just keep working hard, keep everything in perspectiveand listen to my body, I think anything is possible and anything could happen as long as I keep listening to my coach.”Along with improving in any way she can, Grinaker did mention that she would like to help the cross-country team win as many championships as possible. If she keeps improving on her already spectacular numbers, she might not have to wait long.last_img read more

Four Years since BiH defeated Lithuania and went to the Mudial have passed

first_imgExactly four years ago, the national football team of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) won its first placement in a major competition, then the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The Dragons in Lithuania scored 1: 0 with Vedad Ibisevic’s goal and beat the hosts, winning them a ticket to Brazil.The coach, who on October 15th, 2013 wrote history of Bosnian football, was Safet Susic and on the grass were Asmir Begovic, Avdija Vrsajevic, Ermin Bicakcic, Emir Spahic, Senad Lulic, Sejad Salihovic, Haris Medunjanin, Miralem Pjanic, Zvjezdan Misimovic, Vedad Ibisevic and Edin Dzeko. Adnan Zahirović and Senijad Ibricic also played, while Jasmin Fejzic, Asmir Avdukic, Boris Pandza, Elvir Rahimic, Miroslav Stevanovic, Edin Visic, Izet Hajrovic, Zoran Krzic and Toni Sunjic stayed on the bench.The match was not easy to watch as we waited until the 68th minute when Dzeko found Ibisevic and defeated Giederius Arlauskas.That night, Kaunas was painted in the colors of BiH and it brought a great celebration to this people and the crown of victory was an appearance in Brazil where we played against Argentina, Nigeria and Iran. In the Mundial, we took third place in the group behind Argentina and Nigeria that defeated us and in front of Iran, which we managed to defeat.We reached the Mundial by winning first place in group G ahead of Greece, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia and Liechtenstein. We won 25 of the possible 30 points, and the same number of points was won by Greece from which we had a better goal difference.The Mundial in Brazil is the only big competition in which we have participated. After these qualifications we were once against defeated in the Euro 2016, while in these qualifications for the Mundial in Russia we were stopped at the group stage.(Source: Klix.ba / photo: FIFA)last_img read more

Liverpool destroy Man City to boost hopes of historic title triumph

first_imgCity’s defensive deficiencies have been much publicised without the injured Aymeric Laporte so far this season and they crumbled as Liverpool scored with their first two attacks of the game.But the visitors were furious with some justification at the move that led to the opening goal when a dangerous foray into the Liverpool box ended with the ball striking Trent Alexander-Arnold on the arm.Instead of City being awarded a penalty, the hosts broke down the other end and the ball fell to Fabinho on the edge of the area.The Brazilian is not renowned for his goalscoring, but when invited to shoot by a hesitant City back line, he arrowed a strike beyond stand-in goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.“Ask to the referees, don’t ask me,” said City boss Pep Guardiola on the controversial opener. “I would like to talk about our performance. It was one of my proudest performances as (Man City) manager.”The visitors had more of the ball and plenty of chances even in between Liverpool’s early blitz as Raheem Sterling headed wide Kevin De Bruyne’s in-swinging free-kick.But it was Liverpool who were ruthless as a pinpoint cross by Andy Robertson was headed home on the bounce by Salah.“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a goal like it,” said Klopp of his side’s second. “It was wild, intense from the first second. Liverpool Man City Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool took a huge step towards a first league title in 30 years by beating defending champions Manchester City 3-1 at Anfield on Sunday to open up an eight-point lead at the top of the table.Two goals in the first 13 minutes from Fabinho and Mohamed Salah gave the European champions a dream start before Sadio Mane’s diving header early in the second half sealed City’s fate.Bernardo Silva pulled a late goal back, but a third defeat in eight league games leaves City down in fourth, nine points behind Liverpool, and with a mountain to climb if they are to claim a third straight league title.“It’s nine points but there is a long way to go,” said Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.“It’s not important. Who wants to be first in early November? It’s important to be top in May.” “You could sense it was really important for both teams. We scored two incredible goals, but we had to suffer in moments because of the way City played.”– Damage done –City went on to enjoy the better of the play in the remainder of the first half, but the damage was already done.A purposeful burst forward by Angelino saw his deflected shot come back off the post before Sergio Aguero then dragged City’s best chance of a reply before the break wide after great work by De Bruyne.Any hope of a City comeback was eliminated six minutes into the second half when Jordan Henderson’s teasing cross was met with a diving header by Mane, although Bravo could have done better to stop the ball creeping over the line.RT if you feel like @VirgilvDijk right now pic.twitter.com/iK7ccod2vZ— LFC USA (@LFCUSA) November 10, 2019Guardiola’s mood was not improved when another VAR check went against his side after Sterling went down in the area under pressure from Mane.City finally got the goal much of their approach play had threatened when Bernardo Silva swept home Angelino’s cross 12 minutes from time, but it was too little, too late.“Today we showed in the most difficult stadium in the world the reason why we are champions,” said a defiant Guardiola.“There are three teams in front of us that have more chances to win the Premier League than us, but hopefully we can sustain this mentality and try it.”Liverpool agonisingly missed out on the title by a solitary point last season as City ended the season on a 14-match winning run to edge a titanic tussle.Guardiola’s men will need to produce something similarly spectacular in the months to come, but after quickly making up for the disappointment of the title race by wining the Champions League last season, Liverpool look destined to go one better this time round.Salah and Mané were both on the scoresheet vs Man City, but the intelligence and intensity of the defensive work carried out by the front three was integral to Liverpool’s triumph.@joel_archie breaks down how they did it. #LFC https://t.co/C4sgx2HeSa— Liverpool.com (@Liverpoolcom_) November 10, 2019Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more