How infrastructure funds will expand broadband internet access

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act promulgated by President Joe Biden on November 15 has been hailed by the White House and advocated as a landmark investment to improve Internet access in America. As a researcher who studies internet politics and digital inequality, I think the act should be celebrated …

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Bishops approve new socially responsible investment guidelines

BALTIMORE (CNS) – Bishops have approved new guidelines governing financial investments from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops that include broader limits on where money would be invested and advance a policy of engagement on business practices that have an impact on human dignity. With 216 votes in favor, …

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Letters to the Editor, The Daily Advertiser, November 17, 2021 | Daily advertiser

news, local news, Local MP Joe McGirr has said he will oppose the voluntary assisted dying bill over “advances in palliative care” (“MP will oppose euthanasia,” The Weekend Advertiser , November 13). On the same day, Prime Minister Dom Perrottet was busy apologizing and blaming himself, when he was treasurer, …

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Two days away from Julius Jones’ scheduled execution, all eyes are on the State Capitol

Lawmakers inside the Oklahoma State Capitol building began their morning with the soft sound of beating drums and a native voice permeating the air outside their offices. A group from Oklahoma conducted what appeared to be an Indigenous prayer song around 7 a.m. Tuesday outside the State Capitol building, as …

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Despite mistrust, Afghan Shiites demand Taliban protection

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Outside a Shia shrine in Kabul, four armed Taliban fighters stood guard on a recent Friday as worshipers showed up for weekly prayers. Beside them was a guard from Afghanistan’s predominantly Shia Shiite minority, an automatic rifle slung over his shoulder. It was a sign of …

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7 reasons why a future ‘Jurassic World’ movie probably won’t have dinosaurs

We all know that the sixth installment of the jurassic park the franchise will feature dinosaurs – we saw the five minute preview teaser that was released alongside Fast & Furious 9 in IMAX a few months ago, and we watched Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, after which dozens of dinosaurs …

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My father asked me to kill him

My father asked me to kill him. He was 74, had a stroke at 71, and couldn’t speak properly. He also had paralysis on his left side. He was a widower in a retirement home. We had tried home helpers who came in every day, but he was also very …

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10 key predictions for voice technology to watch in 2022

Systems like Alexa and Siri have created a new area of ​​cognitive science research that examines the effects of conversational devices interacting with humans. With the onset of the pandemic, contactless technologies such as assistants and voice-activated applications have helped reduce and eliminate points of contact and increase security. With …

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