RSPs get NBN alternative to increase footprint with new product

NBN Co has announced a new product set to facilitate retail services providers’ access to connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) and access virtual circuit (AVC).

The company behind the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) has launched NNI link, a network-to-network interface (NNI) product which allows RSPs to acquire AVC and CVC directly from NBN Co without having a physical connection to all 121 of NBN Co’s points of interconnect (POI).

The AVC is a fixed monthly access fee payable by RSPs for each of their end users and depends on the maximum bit rate requested, while the CVC is a charge for the collective amount of bits that flow through the point where the nbn network interconnects with their own network.

Before, an RSP had to go through a large telco such as Telstra or Optus to get NBN services. Under the new structure, RSPs will deal

... read more at: https://www.arnnet.com.au/article/643445/rsps-get-nbn-alternative-increase-footprint-new-product/

RSPs get NBN alternative to increase footprint with new product – ARN

NBN Co has announced a new product set to facilitate retail services providers’ access to connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) and access virtual circuit (AVC).

The company behind the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) has launched NNI link, a network-to-network interface (NNI) product which allows RSPs to acquire AVC and CVC directly from NBN Co without having a physical connection to all 121 of NBN Co’s points of interconnect (POI).

The AVC is a fixed monthly access fee payable by RSPs for each of their end users and depends on the maximum bit rate requested, while the CVC is a charge for the collective amount of bits that flow through the point where the nbn network interconnects with their own network.

Before, an RSP had to go through a large telco such as Telstra or Optus to get NBN services. Under the new structure, RSPs will deal

... read more at: https://www.arnnet.com.au/article/643445/rsps-get-nbn-alternative-increase-footprint-new-product/

Working in Clark County: Steve Harmon, owner, Yellow Dot Windshield Repair

Steve Harmon is trying to shake his reputation of being the “Windshield Guy at the Mall.”

After nearly 15 years of fixing an estimated 20,000 windshield cracks in the Vancouver Mall parking lot out of a van under a canopy near the west entrance, Harmon was asked to relocate Yellow Dot Windshield Repair to a different part of the lot; his lease was about to expire, and development plans are in the works. A Vancouver Mall spokesman wouldn’t confirm what is being planned, exactly, but said that they are in discussions to host a new tenant.

Harmon, a Seattle native who lives in the Salmon Creek area with his family, is using the opportunity to rebrand, instead of moving to a different area of the lot. Now in a nearby warehouse, he won’t have to operate at the mercy of Mother Nature.

Windshield repair is one of those services that doesn’t exactly cross

... read more at: http://www.columbian.com/news/2018/apr/23/working-in-clark-county-steve-harmon-owner-yellow-dot-windshield-repair/

One Week With: 2017 Cadillac CTS Vsport

HOBOKEN, New Jersey — In my late teens, I occasionally snuck out in my old man’s V-8-powered E60 BMW 550i M Sport while the ‘rents were on vacation. I was enamored by how easily it carved corners with heroic precision, especially given my limited driving experience. (Sorry dad—if you just found out by reading this, at least I didn’t break anything!)

When that E60 was brand new, Cadillac was in the early years of its transformation away from being a purveyor of front-wheel-drive marshmallows, a transformation led by the CTS. As it evolved from its first iteration 2003, the sedan matured and evolved from merely good to downright fabulous.

In this era of numbing electric power steering and computer controlled this-and-that, the third-generation Cadillac CTS is a refreshingly true driver’s car. Upon first sampling in its 2014 introductory year, its balance of performance and luxury brought sensations similar

... read more at: https://www.automobilemag.com/news/one-week-with-2017-cadillac-cts-vsport/

Questions arise after Louisville police officer shoots at suspect through car windshield – The Courier

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This LMPD officer driving in his squad car shot through his windshield while pursuing a robbery suspect.
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During the pursuit of an armed robbery suspect Tuesday in Portland, one Louisville Metro Police officer took both hands off the wheel of his moving car, grabbed his gun and shot through his windshield.

It looked like something out of an action movie and caught the attention of cops and critics alike. Is shooting at a suspect through a windshield an appropriate police tactic? 

Nicolai Jilek, an LMPD officer since 2007 and the president of Louisville’s police union, said “you may not see it often” but that shooting

... read more at: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2018/04/26/louisville-police-officer-shoots-through-windshield/553328002/

Streak Snapped | Local Sports | gloucestertimes.com

The Gloucester girls tennis team ran into a buzz saw on Monday at the Ross Tennis Courts in the form of Saugus.

The powerful Sachems flexed their muscles en route to a 5-0 victory.

With the loss, Gloucester snaps a three-game win streak and falls to 3-2 on the season. Monday’s loss, however, has not sullied a solid start for the team.

After dropping the opener to Medford, the Fishermen rattled off three straight victories over Everett (5-0), Lynn English (5-0) and Swampscott (3-2).

The team has been powered by a potent trio of singles player, who have all won individually in each of Gloucester’s wins this spring. Lexi Zubricki has thrived at the No. 1 singles spot with Christina Jones right behind her, giving Gloucester a strong No. 2. Tori Carini has also been strong at No. 3 singles.

Courtney Goulart and Julia Brown have been solid at No. 1 doubles along with the No.

... read more at: http://www.gloucestertimes.com/sports/local_sports/streak-snapped/article_0610a138-22e1-5172-8263-13c72988830e.html

Toys ‘R’ Us Customers Lament Store Closings: ‘I Want to Cry Right Now’

A multigenerational destination

Mary Nicholas of Carthage, Mo., remembered going to the zoo one year when her daughter, Emma, was around 4 years old. At one point, Emma pointed to a giraffe and said, “Look, Mama, it’s Geoffrey” — the chain’s gangly cartoon mascot.

“So, yeah, it’s kind of a punch in the gut for us to see how much online shopping has affected things,” Ms. Nicholas said, lamenting how the digital age is, as she put it, swallowing us whole.

“I’m going to miss the magic,” she said. “I want to cry right now because we had so much fun there.”


The fun of seeing toys in person

Marilyn Tandy lives in a rural part of Jasper County, Mo., and has shopped for at least two generations at the Toys “R” Us store in Joplin.

... read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/business/a-punch-in-the-gut-toys-r-us-closings-rattle-nostalgic-customers.html

Cadillac Escalade gets $5000 discount to ward off Lincoln Navigator

General Motors apparently isn’t going to let early good reception for the redesigned Lincoln Navigator steal thunder from its own luxury SUV without a fight. It’s offering a $5,000 discount on the purchase or lease of the Cadillac Escalade this month to any buyer who trades in a 1999 or newer Lincoln model, Bloomberg reports.

GM spokesman Jim Cain told Bloomberg the incentive is being offered to keep prices competitive for the Escalade. The 2018 Navigator starts at $72,055, compared to $73,995 for the Escalade, but the outgoing version of the Navigator is selling for an average of around $53,000, compared with more than $80,000 on average for the Escalade, he said.

The Escalade was the top-selling domestic luxury SUV in October and No. 4 in the segment, according to Motor Intelligence. It far outsold the Navigator, which last saw a refresh in 2015 and a full redesign

... read more at: https://www.autoblog.com/2017/11/08/cadillac-escalade-5000-discount/

Barrett-Jackson Countdown: 1951 Cadillac Custom

Hand-built by famous custom car builder John Gimelli, this multi-year build is known as “The Golden Dream.” This 1951 Cadillac Custom was an over-the-top, no-expense-spared vehicle. The car is a stunning gold, with black leather seats and the same gold in the interior. Barrett-Jackson Countdown: 1951 Cadillac Custom | ClassicCars.com

Some features include a custom split window, air-ride suspension, and power from an 8-cylinder engine with Bob Ream fuel injection liked to an automatic transmission. Barrett-Jackson Countdown: 1951 Cadillac Custom | ClassicCars.com

This show-quality custom has been in a private collection until now.

Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction is scheduled for January 13-21 at the Westworld complex.

Jump to a Barrett-Jackson 30-Day Countdown vehicle:

1966 Shelby Cobra

918 Porsche Spyder

1967 Shelby Mustang

1957 Maserati 3500 GT

1969 Camaro ZL1 COPO

1955 Ford Thunderbird

1966 Shebly GT350

1971 Plymouth Hemi

... read more at: https://journal.classiccars.com/2017/12/30/barrett-jackson-countdown-1951-cadillac-custom/