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Indianapolis 500 drivers manage to keep cars on ground

The Colombian driver was later transported to Indiana University Methodist Hospital where he was diagnosed with a bruised right foot. Track officials said he needed additional evaluation before he would be cleared to drive next weekend in Detroit.

Four-Star Wide Receiver Austin Mack Would Be Huge Get For Ohio State

I've finalized a list of eight schools whom all have the criteria I value." Mack, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound wideout from Fort Wayne, Ind. has had an offer from the Buckeyes for quite some time — he received it in June of 2014. He’s visited Columbus on a ...

New Austin-based service ensures lawn care is an absolute breeze

Robin, a new lawn care provider, is bringing contemporary convenience at a competitive price to the Austin, Houston and Dallas areas ...
past political aide to the Governor of Indiana. A former Uber driver, he contributes first-hand experience of the ...

The Picture of Help: Indiana man struggling to break addiction gets help from services

What Pontones does know is that the Austin Betterment Center, or ABC, Health Clinic will no longer be in Foundations Family Medicine but will move to a permanent location. Until then, the Indiana University health specialists will transfer to the One-Stop ...

Sowers' grand slam paces Indiana in 10-2 win over Iowa

With the bases loaded in the third inning, Sowers hit a no-doubt shot to the second deck in left field for a 7-0 lead for Indiana. Austin Cangelosi hit a two-run triple in the second and scored on an Iowa throwing error for a 3-0 Hoosiers lead one frame ...

Indiana approves 1st needle-exchange program under new law

which clients can get as part of the needle exchange program at the Austin Community Outreach Center are displayed in Austin, Ind. Indiana's health commissioner approved a one-year needle-exchange program Thursday, May 21, 2015, for a rural county at ...

Indiana county seeks year-long needle exchange to fight HIV

AUSTIN, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana county at the epicenter of the worst HIV outbreak in Indiana history is seeking state permission to implement a yearlong needle exchange program. Scott County public health nurse Brittany Combs says county ...

HIV Outbreak: Why Austin? Why Indiana?

So, what was the perfect storm here? Is Austin so different from other cities? Will it be the only small city to have to battle an HIV epidemic that's primarily due to intravenous drug use? Or is it the first? (NEWS RELEASE) -- As the HIV outbreak in ...

Indiana community's HIV outbreak a warning to rural America

Signs are displayed for the needle exchange program at the Austin (Ind.) Community Outreach Center. (Photo: Darron Cummings, AP) AUSTIN, Ind. -- This small, close-knit community is a picture of rural America, with stubble-filled cornfields and a Main ...

Doctor Treating HIV Epidemic in Indiana: Much Remains to Be Done

Today, another town in Indiana is making national headlines. More than 150 people in the small rural town of Austin, Indiana, have been diagnosed with HIV since December. Although the number of new cases has tapered in the last two weeks, the town ...

Hays County: Hundreds of homes damaged or destroyed, 1,000 people in shelters

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — As emergency crews are continuing to rescue people stranded on top of their homes in Hays County, city and county officials are getting a better idea of the damage caused by…

Austin restaurants: Where to eat brunch in Austin

Chicken and waffles at Little Barrel and Brown. (Credit: Jay Janner AMERICAN-STATESMAN) Regularly in Austin360, I offer a rotating list of places to eat right now. This week: With parents and friends…

To-Do List: Apply For The TC Pitch-Offs In Austin And Seattle!

It’s shaping up to be one amazing summer, and the week we’re most excited about here at TechCrunch is the week we hit up the wonderful cities of Austin and Seattle, on June 23 and June 25 respectively…

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Teen Shot In Austin

CHICAGO (STMW) — A teenage boy was shot in the Austin neighborhood Tuesday night. About 8:30 p.m., the 17-year-old was standing on the sidewalk with two other people in the 5500 block of West Fulton …

Obesity up, crime down in Austin new report finds

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Nearly a quarter of all Travis County residents are considered obese. That’s according to a new report out Wednesday morning about Austin’s social climate. The sixth annual Community A…

Free Fun in Austin for the week of May 18

AUSTIN (KXAN)- Looking for some fun this week? Here’s what our partners at Free Fun in Austin recommend. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Monday, May 18 – Friday, May 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.…

All of the Eating in Austin, Texas

I knew I wouldn’t go hungry in Austin. Food and music are the backbone of this hip destination in Texas, so I was careful...
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BillyBoxes. Bespoke & built in Austin TX

Most truck boxes are just an empty bin. Industrial-strength BillyBoxes have adjustable dividers, tool holders, LED lighting and a security system. Options include V-grips for guns and rods and even an…

What’s free in Austin this weekend

AUSTIN (KXAN)- Need help planning your weekend, here’s some ideas from our partners at Free Fun in Austin. Home Depot Kids Workshop– Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. – noon. Kids can learn how to build a…


Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in AUSTIN INDIANA ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]


In AUSTIN INDIANA: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]

Giving Every Young Person in AUSTIN INDIANA a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.



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