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14
Oct
2020
Posted in programming

WIU Offering Alternative to Safe Trick-Or-Treat Programming – Western Illinois University News

WIU Offering Alternative to Safe Trick-Or-Treat Programming

October 14, 2020


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MACOMB, IL – University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) at Western Illinois University will sponsor an alternative to the annual Residence Halls Safe Trick-or-Treat program.

Community and campus parents and guardians, with children between the ages 2-12, are invited to sign up for a Halloween goody bag, containing pre-wrapped candy, coloring pages and activities, and other Halloween-related items, to celebrate with at home. The bags are not gender or age specific.

Goody bags are limited, so children should sign up soon at bit.ly/UHDSGoodyBags.

“During COVID-19, we still wanted to find a way to connect to the campus and community to help the children have a safe and fun Halloween.” said WIU Director of Residence Life Mishelle Oaks. “We hope to be back next year with our annual safe trick-or-treat event in the residence halls.”

Goody bags will be available for pick up from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28 and from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, behind Corbin Hall, in the drive through parking lot, off Western Avenue.

Children are not required to be present at time of pick up, but are encouraged and welcomed to be in the car. Pick up will be contactless, through a drive through, and face coverings should be worn.

For more information, contact Oaks at (309) 298-3328 or email [email protected]

Posted By: WIU News ([email protected])
Office of University Relations

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04
Oct
2020
Posted in programming

Monroe reports 19 new COVID-19 cases over a seven-day period, public library offering children programming in October


Scott Jacobs

MONROE – Monroe officials reported 19 new COVID-19 case over a seven-day period, which brings the total number of cases to 905, according to the Monroe Township Office of Emergency Management on Oct. 1.

The seven-day period was from Sept. 24-30. The new cases include two eight-year-old males, two 16-year-old males, an 18-year-old male, a 19-year-old female, a 20-year-old male, a 20-year-old female, two 22-year-old females, a 36-year-old male, a 42-year-old female, a 47-year-old male, a 49-year-old female, a 53-year-old male, a 67-year-old female, a 77-year-old male, a 77-year-old female, and an 86-year-old female.

Six additional cases were reported community-wide from May, July and August.

The township has lost 126 residents to COVID-19, 84 in long-term care facilities and 42 community-wide.

There are 49 COVID-19 cases reported from the New Jersey Training School for Boys.

The Monroe Township Public Library reopened July 13. The library will offer limited “grab and go” services and will continue the convenient curbside pickup for those who prefer it.

The library is open four nights per week. Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Curbside hours will continue on Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Effective Sept. 8, curbside hours will be expanded Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Designated senior library hours are from 9:30-11 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

On Sept. 12, the library resumed Saturday hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sept. 8, the library’s bookmobile went back on the road making contactless deliveries. Requests, which will be limited to 10 items, must be made in advance via email at [email protected] For more

01
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Optus offering NBN users the chance to pay AU$10 for fewer hops

Woman playing video games

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Optus announced on Friday a new routing product named Game Path where NBN users will be able to pay AU$10 a month for fewer hops of their traffic.

The company is targeting gamers, with users needing to run an application in Windows to take advantage of it. The Singaporean-owned telco said Game Path can “reduce lag on average by 30% — which can mean the difference between life and death in a PC game”.

Optus told ZDNet it was not using any traffic prioritisation, explaining that NBN connections would remain TC-4. Instead, traffic will travel over the fastest available path “using proxy technology, choosing the most optimal/lowest latency path for gaming traffic across the internet”.

“It does this by accessing hundreds of POPs all over the world and constantly analysing the fastest path to gaming servers,” a spokesperson said.

“This will create the most benefit when considering international-based servers.”

The company said in the future it might have the ability to make the routing “100% network-based”, but this would depend on what is learnt from the current offer.

“The app is required to identify the real-time communications traffic on the PC and apply the routing via proxy technology,” it said.

“The more people using Game Path, the smarter it will get overtime.”

On Thursday, Optus-owner Singtel announced its current consumer business chief Yuen Kuan Moon would assume the role of group CEO next year when Chua Sock Koong retires.

Earlier that day, Optus also announced it was partnering with Australian National University to develop a national system to detect and extinguish fires using a mixture of satellites, drones, and robotics.

“We hope to develop a system that can locate a fire within the first few minutes of ignition and extinguish it soon afterwards,” ANU vice-chancellor Professor Brian

01
Oct
2020
Posted in software

Nintex to acquire K2 Software, bolstering process automation offering

Nintex CEO Eric Johnson. (Nintex Photo)

Bellevue, Wash.-based workflow automation company Nintex will acquire fellow Seattle-area company K2 Software.

Both companies sell process automation software. Founded in 2000, K2 counts 30% of the Fortune 100 as customers and has 1.5 million users across 84 countries. The company raised more than $100 million in 2015 from private equity powerhouse Francisco Partners.

Nintex said it will have more than 10,000 customers and generate more than $200 million in revenue after the deal is closed. Investment firm Thoma Bravo purchased a majority stake in Nintex two years ago. It’s the third acquisition for Nintex since the Thoma Bravo deal. Nintex has 500 employees globally, and more than 100 in the Seattle region.

“We are excited to be bringing together leading innovators in the digital process automation software market,” Nintex CEO Eric Johnson said in a statement. “Upon closing, Nintex and K2 customers and partners will benefit from an even broader range of process management and automation solutions. The combination of our respective development teams will further accelerate our pace of innovation in this growing market.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Nintex is ranked No. 15 and K2 is No. 16 on the GeekWire 200, our list of top-ranked privately-held tech companies across the Pacific Northwest.

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30
Sep
2020
Posted in technology

Lithia Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE: LAD) today announced the pricing of its public offering (the “Offering”) of 3,181,819 shares of its Class A common stock (the “common stock”) at a price to the public of $220.00 per share. In addition, the underwriters have been granted a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 477,272 shares of common stock at the same public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. The offering is expected to close on October 5, 2020, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

In addition, today Lithia concurrently announced the pricing of its private offering of $550 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.375% senior notes due 2031 (the “Notes”), which represents an increase of $50 million from the offering size previously announced. This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan are acting as joint lead book-running managers for the Offering. BofA Securities, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley are acting as joint book-running managers, and BTIG, Wells Fargo Securities, TD Securities, Truist Securities and Capital One Securities are acting as co-managers in the Offering.

A shelf registration statement relating to our common stock has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and became automatically effective upon filing. The Offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and an accompanying prospectus. A preliminary prospectus supplement relating to and describing the terms of the Offering was filed with the SEC on September 29, 2020 and is available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of these documents and the final prospectus supplement, when available, may be obtained from: Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, Attention: Prospectus Department,