Hughes Announces Emergency Networking Services for Hurricane Season

Monday, 23 June 2014 11:03
GERMANTOWN, Md., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced the availability of Hughes Emergency Solutions to help businesses and government offices prepare for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially began June 1. The satellite solutions, which include emergency response, continuity of operations (COOP) and network restoration, offer path-diverse options for agencies and businesses to maintain broadband connectivity, even when disaster…
Golden Hammer: FEMA waste slows Katrina rebound
Monday, 23 June 2014 09:42
Nearly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, some regions are still rebuilding. And nearly 10 years after the Federal Emergency Management Agency was accused of mismanaging aid for victims, investigators found the agency is still finding ways to waste taxpayers’ money. A grant program to help relocate organizations whose buildings have been ravaged by hurricanes is letting recipients keep funds they are not entitled to, according to a report by the Homeland…
Thad Cochran faces tough Senate runoff
Sunday, 22 June 2014 17:07
STORY HIGHLIGHTSLong time Mississippi senator has a tough runoff on TuesdayThe race has gotten ugly -- blogger took photos of Cochran's bedridden wife Cochran says becoming a college cheerleader was first political raceCritics say he's been in office too long and is out of touch Washington (CNN) -- The devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina along the Mississippi coast was fresh in Haley Barbour's mind when he met with Sen.
Cellphone providers ready lines of communication for hurricane season
Saturday, 21 June 2014 14:54
As we dive deeper into hurricane season and the tropics heat up, it's another reminder to be well prepared and hurricane ready. That includes making sure your evacuation plan is ready, right down to your lines of communication, and cell phone providers are also getting ready. Related Man, woman injured in separate.
‘Katrina’ of illegal immigrants flooding into border states daily
Friday, 20 June 2014 23:32
Thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America — many of them unaccompanied children — are flooding into Texas and other border states every day, prompting one lawman to compare the deluge to Hurricane Katrina. “How do you prepare for that?” Don Ray, the director of the Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition, told CBS News. “You can’t have an influx of people like that without having an impact.
Gulf Coast braces for Hurricane Isaac's wrath
Friday, 20 June 2014 14:01
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Gulf Coast braced for the landfall of Hurricane Isaac late Tuesday, hunkering down behind boarded-up windows with stockpiles of food and water as wind-driven rain lashed bayous and beaches. New Orleans calmly waited out another storm on the eve of Hurricane Katrina's seventh anniversary, hoping the city's strengthened levees will hold. Isaac, a massive storm spanning nearly 200 miles from its center, zeroed in on New Orleans, turning streets famous…
Review: 'The Boy in His Winter: An American Novel,' by Norman Lock
Friday, 20 June 2014 09:13
I always wondered why Mark Twain didn’t number the last chapter in “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Instead, he titled it “Chapter the Last.” Was it so we’d be discouraged from ever thinking of Huck as anything more than that mischievous kid we’d come to know and love? Regardless of Twain’s reasons, any author picking up where Twain left off is an audacious literary move, one Norman Lock has made with his most recent —…
Hurricane what’s-her-name gets no respect
Friday, 20 June 2014 05:11
By Nicholas Kristof Monday, June 16, 2014 | 2 a.m. View more of the Sun's opinion sectionEditorials - the Sun's viewpointColumnists - local and syndicated writersLetters to the editor - readers' viewsWrite a letter to the editor Here’s a riddle: Why would a Hurricane Alexandra be deadlier than an identical Hurricane Alexander? Because females don’t get respect. Not even 100 mph typhoons if they’re dubbed with female names.
Thais Flowers Bloom on the Runway in New York at Full Figured Fashion Week
Thursday, 19 June 2014 14:21
Thais Mills with AIN Judge Lisa Petty “... Whether simple and elegant, as for a bride, or colorful and expressive for everyday wear…THAIS FLOWERS give me great joy.” –Lisa Petty, DFW Style Daily Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 The latest accessory craze points towards Thais Flowers. Thais Flowers are handmade couture flowers with signature leather backs that are designed to be worn in hair, clipped on shoes and clothes.
Ex-Southern Baptist head writes on Nagin's behalf
Thursday, 19 June 2014 13:23
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former president of the nation's Southern Baptists is among more than two dozen people who have written a federal judge seeking leniency for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who is to be sentenced on corruption charges July 9. The Rev. Fred Luter says Hurricane Katrina profoundly affected Nagin, a Democrat who served from 2001-2010.

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