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UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS COMPUTER SCIENCE: Alumna and Google Vice President Sabrina Farmer has funded a computer science scholarship with a $250,000 gift to the University of New Orleans. Farmer, who earned her undergraduate degree in computer science from UNO, is vice president of engineering site reliability for many of Google’s billion-customer products such as Gmail, Search, Google Maps, Android and Chrome. A Marrero native, she also oversees reliability of product infrastructure, including Google’s authentication, identity and abuse systems.

UNIVERSITY OF HOLY CROSS: Free telecounseling is available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday from the University of Holy Cross. To schedule a session, call (504) 398-2168.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP: A $250,000 gift from alumni Tom and Connie Kitchen will create an undergraduate scholarship at the University of New Orleans. Tom Kitchen, a former executive with Stewart Enterprises and Avondale Industries, earned both a bachelor’s

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Bluebird Network Opens First Internet Exchange, Partnering With Kansas City Internet Exchange

Bluebird Network, a communications infrastructure provider and underground data center owner, is proud to announce the creation of the Springfield Internet Exchange (SpringIX) located in Springfield, MO. Hosted in the Bluebird Underground Data Center, this internet exchange allows current and future Bluebird customers to cross connect to one another, share traffic and better support the demands of a digital world.

“There are many advantages to being part of an internet exchange,” said Aaron Wendel, Executive Director of the Kansas City Internet Exchange (KCiX). “Peers share traffic, reducing latency and reducing their usage of bandwidth by offloading traffic locally. It’s really a great way to make internet services stronger in a given metro area.”

Internet exchanges allow networks to interconnect directly rather than through one or more third party networks. Cost savings are realized due to the fact that all traffic passing through SpringIX is not subject to additional expenses, whereas

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Indiana city recruits officers in new TV commercial, website

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A city in north central Indiana has launched a website and began airing a TV commercial this week in an effort to recruit more police officers.

The campaign is Kokomo’s latest push to increase police numbers at the city’s department, which has nearly 80 police officers, the Kokomo Tribune reported. The city’s 2021 budget allows for 92 officers, including 49 patrol officers.

The commercial airing in Indianapolis and South Bend areas focuses on a 20% pay raise over three years that officers will receive starting in 2021 following the approval of a new union contract with the Fraternal Order of Police Local 78.

“We’re prepared to show you the respect you deserve as you protect the community we love,” Mayor Tyler Moore says in the commercial. “You’re welcome in Kokomo.”

Next year, the starting salary for first-class patrolmen will be $59,444. By 2023, it will increase

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Mayor Craig Morgan: City maintains strong sports programming through uncertain times – Opinion – Austin American-Statesman

The best games in sports come from unexpected moments. Extra innings, half-court shots and interceptions are the stuff of legend. “It ain’t over ’til it’s over,” goes the saying attributed to Yankees legend Yogi Berra. Well, 2020 has been nothing if unexpected, and it has certainly kept us on our toes when it comes to our Sports Capital of Texas efforts. Due to Round Rock’s preparation and determination, we have stayed in the game and expect to see our sports tourism program recover stronger than ever.

Sports tourism has been a winner for the city of Round Rock for over a decade. From Dell Diamond to the Round Rock Sports Center and Round Rock Multipurpose Complex, we are home to world-class athletic facilities that host national tournaments and provide amazing venues for our hometown athletes.

Tourism is an important piece of our diversified economy. Total direct travel spending in Round

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