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postheadericon Shooting In Gainesville FL Following White Nationalist Speech At College

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA — Three people hailng from Texas, and at least two of them having ties to “extremist groups”, were arrested Friday following a shooting after white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida.

The speech was protested, and the Florida Governor even declared a state of emergency for the county so that they could prepare for any violence that followed.

As reported by msn.com;

The Gainesville Police Department said in a news release Friday that 28-year-old Tyler Tenbrink, 30-year-old William Fears and 28-year-old Colton Fears, all from Texas, were arrested on attempted homicide charges.

Police say the three were in a vehicle Thursday after Spencer’s speech and began making Nazi salutes and shouting Hitler chants at a group of people at a bus stop.

Police say Tenbrink showed a handgun while the Fears brothers encouraged him to shoot.

That’s when Tenbrink shot a single round towards a crowd of people, luckily missing everyone and instead striking a building.

I’m not sure what Tenbrink was trying to accomplish here, but it sure didn’t work out in his favor.

I’m all for freedom of speech, regardless of how ridiculous most people may find it, but I’m not for reckless and stupid behavior, especially fueled by hate. These people come from a whole other world though, and there isn’t a whole lot of reasoning with them.

But if we take a look a little further into the details, there are others at fault here as well.

As abc.com reports;

Police say the incident happened about 5:30 p.m., about an hour after Spencer’s speech, which had attracted thousands of protesters, ended. Police say the victims were at a bus stop not far from the event, when a Jeep with four men inside pulled up and started yelling at them.

A report released Friday says one of the victims hit the Jeep’s rear window with a baton. Police say the Jeep drove about 10 feet and stopped. The report says both Colton and William Fears threatened to kill the victims and told Tenbrink to shoot.

And that’s when the shot was fired.

This situation could have been avoided if the group of people at the bus stop didn’t feed into the people inside the Jeep. Letting these idiots go on their way would have been a better outcome, potentially. There was no reason to retaliate by hitting the Jeep with anything.

It seems from reports that the gun wasn’t produced until the window was hit with the baton, and that wasn’t a smart move on that person’s part. It’s a way to invite trouble from the initial instigators, and it’s something that should always be avoided.

I’m not siding with the people in the jeep, obviously. I am, however, pointing out that we should be making good decisions when faced with people who are filled with so much hate. They’re unstable, as we can see from this shooting.

If I were there with that group at the bus stop and carrying my gun, I would have likely been sucked into a gun fight because my idiot friend decided to hit their Jeep.

That’s not how I want my day to go.

Tenbrink was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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postheadericon Top Back to School Gifts & Gadgets For College Students

Don’t send your son or daughter off to school empty-handed. Take a look at some of the best gifts and gadgets for college kids.

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postheadericon The Importance Of Campus Carry: Two Students Stabbed At Upstate NY College Dorm

The last thing a student should worry about is making it through the semester alive. Incidents such as the one we are about to discuss occur on a regular basis. This one, for example, occurred in the dorms across the … Continue reading
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postheadericon Microsoft and Central Texas College to host achievement ceremony at Fort Hood

FORT HOOD, Texas — Feb. 11, 2015 — Microsoft Corp., in collaboration with Central Texas College at Fort Hood, Texas, will co-host an achievement ceremony for 12 active-service members who completed the 16-week Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) program. The ceremony will recognize transitioning active-duty service members who successfully completed the MSSA program as part of the fourth Fort Hood class and are now certified software development and testing specialists. Speakers from Fort Hood and Central Texas College, along with Joe Wallis, senior manager, Military Talent Acquisition, Microsoft, will provide congratulatory remarks to the class.

When:             Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at 8 a.m. PST
What:             Microsoft Software & Systems Academy achievement ceremony
Where:           Central Texas College Fort Hood Campus, Lobby, Building 3201, Fort Hood, Texas

Wallis and MSSA program participants will be available to speak with the media after the ceremony. Please contact Kimberly Lamberton on behalf of Microsoft at (503) 443-7459 or klamberton@waggeneredstrom.com if interested.

MSSA details

The MSSA program provides software and application life-cycle management training to active-duty service members. The goal is to help each service member transition to high-quality careers in the information technology industry, as well as to meet the economy’s demand for workers with computer science training.

Launched in November 2013 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the program recently expanded to Camp Pendleton (California) and Fort Hood (Texas). Nearly 121 service members are enrolled in or have already graduated from the MSSA. Professors from Saint Martin’s University and Central Texas College teach MSSA classes using a customized Microsoft IT Academy curriculum. Microsoft employees volunteer as mentors connecting with students via Lync and Skype. At the end of the course, participants are prepared through interactive lessons and mock interviews for the opportunity to interview at Microsoft for entry-level roles.

Logistic information for attending media:

When you enter the base, please ask for John Miller, media relations specialist, Fort Hood. Miller will provide you with any credentials needed as a guest of the base, and he will escort you to the ceremony.

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postheadericon How to Stream College Basketball Online & Unblock NCAA Basketball Outside the USA

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How To Stream NCAA College Basketball Online

The 2014 NCAA Basketball season is currently underway. Will Kentucky roll through the rest of the country this season or will the always powerful but recently non-title winning Dukies gonna bring it home this year? How about Wisconsin, Ohio State, Kansas, Maryland or Rutgers? (Ok Rutgers isn’t going to do anything but an alumnus can dream!) So many questions, so much pressure, and so much excitement?

Looking for the best places to stream college basketball and how to use a FlashRouter to watch these games from anywhere? This post has you covered.

So if you are aching to watch your alma mater or hometown heroes rise up the bracket of the Big 12 or the Big East conference, but stuck outside of your home market or country, we may just have some solutions for you for the best college sports streaming services. Plus you may just learn how to unblock your favorite online sports streaming hubs from outside the US at any time. Plus out solution offers more clear streaming video, better WiFi range, plus amazing security/privacy features.

Not only will it benefit you for streaming the best college sports games online from now through March Madness but access Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant and anything else from anywhere!

Enough preamble, let’s get down to the games…

Best Sites for Streaming Live College Basketball

WatchESPN – As we usually do, we will start this list with WatchESPN, as it generally tends to be the best option for streaming live sports. If you are looking to stream college basketball, they do not disappoint, especially if you are interested in watching SEC, Big 12, and ACC teams. From Oklahoma to Kansas, UNC to Wichita State, WatchESPN has the largest array of college sports streaming online anywhere.

For an example, check out this list of games that are available within the next couple of days. Sure, you’ll need a cable subscription, so this is by no means a substitute for that, but if you want a good online supplement to your cable package while on the road or to share with family , getting this app is the way to go.

Fox Sports Go – Again, this is one where you’ll need a cable subscription. There’s also the issue that, if you don’t have a VPN (which we’ll explain the necessity of later in this post), you’ll only be able to watch local college basketball games. Still, there are plenty of games to watch, with Fox concentrating mostly on the Pac-12 conference.

Use WatchESPN to stream college basketball

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Wiziwig – Less officially, we once again remind you of Wiziwig. We’re always a little hesitant to recommend something like this since sites like this are operating outside conventional bounds and could potentially include malware in the software that you need to download in order to use it.

Then again, free options for those looking to stream college basketball are hard to come by these days. Enter at your own risk. Back to the conventional choices with…

CBS ollege Sports Live –  We saved the best for last with this one. This is sort of in the spirit of NFL Game Pass in that you’re basically paying for a whole season to stream without the added hassle of needing a cable subscription. In that way, College Sports Live is far and away the best option for cord-cutters looking to stream college basketball.

Stream College Basketball Online with a VPN-Ready FlashRouter

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Of course, relying on streaming does have its drawbacks. For example, what if your router isn’t strong enough to handle a consistent live stream? Are you really going to be okay with non-stop stutters in your service and buffering? What if you’re out of the country on business or vacation and your streaming college basketball site of choice has some geographical restrictions?

This is where FlashRouters and our VPN service provider affiliates come in to save the day. Not only does FlashRouters offer the finest routers on the market to ensure that our customers get powerful, consistent performance from their wireless network, we’re aligned with some of the best VPN service providers out there to guarantee that your online safety, privacy, and freedom are protected at all times.

VPN services, as the link above explains in further detail, protect your WiFi network by tunneling all of your online information through encrypted servers and allow you to access any website from anywhere in the world, allowing you to stream college basketball from Korea, Brazil, Germany, or anywhere else you might happen to be.

FlashRouters provide you with the certainty that your network will never underperform by offering top-of-the-line routers flashed superlative replacement firmware like DD-WRT and Tomato. Featuring premium stability, superior performance and exceptional security options, using the Internet without a FlashRouter is like going out into the snow without a coat. Unprotected and asking for it!

FlashRouters and VPNs go hand in hand. If you’re subscribed to any VPN on our official supported provider list, we’ll send you your FlashRouter ready to work with your VPN service, allowing you to enjoy your new router without putting yourself through aggravating VPN-installation processes.

Better yet, hold on to your old router and enjoy our dual-router setup, which allows you to have one dedicated VPN router and one local router for more simple, day-to-day usage.

Best Router for Streaming Sports Video

Want to know which FlashRouters and VPNs are right for you? We recommend you start by looking at our most recent bestsellers list, which features the most popular routers and VPN service providers available on the FlashRouters website.

There’s everything you might need: terrific VPN service providers like PrivateInternetAccess, IPVanish, and CyberGhost, as well as dynamite routers from all price ranges like the excellent economy Linksys E1200 Tomato or the all-mighty Netgear R7000 DD-WRT.

 

We even have a brand new Wireless-AC model that costs half the price of most other Wireless-AC devices (the Netgear AC1450 DD-WRT Router).

Streaming college basketball has never been so easy, and with the right FlashRouter and VPN on your side, you’ll never have to worry about it again. And with the holiday season approaching very soon, a FlashRouter is the perfect last minute gift for any students abroad or military service people looking to stream college basketball.

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postheadericon CDI College chooses Surface to enrich the educational experience

REDMOND, Wash. — May 1, 2014 — CDI College, one of Canada’s leading career training institutions, is preparing students for success in the workforce of today and the future. An early adopter of tablet technology in the classroom, CDI College will be providing more than 5,800 Surface 2 tablets to students by the end of summer 2014 as one of the primary tools students and faculty will use to facilitate the educational experience across all of its campuses.

CDI College recently completed a pilot program at its Ajax, Ontario, campus and is currently running another pilot program at the Surrey, British Columbia, campus. In each program, the students gained valuable skills that will seamlessly translate to their careers post-graduation. For example, students used their Surface devices to do the following:

• Access the college’s Learning Management System, course materials and assignments online

• Access and read their e-books

• Communicate with faculty and fellow students through email, chat and Skype

• Save and share files with OneDrive or with the integrated USB 3.0 port

• Use Office 2013 to complete class assignments and activities

• Submit assignments for classes and real-time peer review

• Use additional apps such as Flash Cards and Nurse Tabs

“The experience students receive with the enterprise-quality technology of the Surface devices and Microsoft productivity tools help us achieve our goal of preparing them with the skills and experiences they need to succeed in their career now and 20 years from now,” said Dr. Bohdan Bilan, vice president of Academics and Regulatory Affairs at CDI College. “We need to provide students with the tools they will use when they graduate and the skills that will translate in the future as technology continues to evolve, so the Surface 2 and Microsoft software was perfect for us.”

Connected to the Internet, and loaded with the Office 2013 RT suite, including OneDrive storage in the cloud, the Surface devices allow students to read, produce, share and store materials. The Windows 8.1 RT operating system enhances student productivity with the seamless ability to multitask among different applications, for example, simultaneously watch a video and take notes in the OneNote app. Students are also able to search across the operating system, the Web and the cloud at once, and with a USB and HD video out port, students can connect to hundreds of peripheral devices such as printers and projectors.

The Surface offers a solution for a college that teaches a variety of disciplines. Healthcare students can use Windows 8 RT anatomy apps to study anatomy and physiology. Students in the business administrative and accounting programs can create reports, spreadsheets and presentations using the Office RT Suite. In addition to the students, administrators anticipate a number of benefits for faculty, including greater flexibility to interact with students and provide feedback within and outside the classroom.

“The Surface 2 makes it a lot easier for us to learn. You can make more detailed notes, using pictures and highlighting things,” said Marlene Bromley, Practical Nursing student. ” With the Surface 2, I like the splitting of the screens so I can read my PowerPoint presentations and create flash cards as I go, instead of switching back and forth because it was really time-consuming.”

More information about how organizations are turning to Microsoft technology is available on the Microsoft Customer Spotlight newsroom.

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postheadericon Gift Ideas for the College Student Studying Abroad

Holiday Gift For Traveling Student / Your Traveler
Christmas is quickly approaching, folks, and holiday shopping days are disappearing at a rapid rate. We’ve already tried to do our part to simplify the process, offering our Overlooked Tech & Gadget Gift Ideas Guide for those of you with friends or relative in need of a technological upgrade during this holiday season, but we thought we could get more specific for people with very particular shopping needs.

In that spirit, we thought we’d focus on an oft-overlooked subset of gift-givers; gift ideas parents with college-aged students studying abroad. After all, staying overseas for an extended period creates all sorts of situations that need to be prepared for; new languages, new urban environments, different terrains and, most importantly of all (at least, to us), a completely different online experience that needs to be carefully navigated. So we’ve tried to do our part to help you prepare your son and daughter for life on their own in an unfamiliar place. We hope you find some worthwhile suggestions below.

Gift Ideas for the College Student Studying Abroad

The Tortuga Traveling Backpack

The Tortuga Traveling Backpack

Tortuga Travel Backpack

Let’s start with a few of the basics. Of course, your kid is going to need a good, sturdy backpack, one that is capable of carrying a lot without sacrificing comfort or being too awkward and bulky. With that in mind, we recommend the Tortuga Travel Backpack; it’s incredibly well-organized, designed to minimize discomfort, and works perfectly as a carry-on or a hiker’s companion.

Brita Hard Sided Persimmon Filtering Bottle

Next, whether your child is backpacking across Europe or staying in one centralized location, you’re going to want to make sure they have access to clean water and lots of it. For this purpose, we recommend the Brita Hard Sided Persimmon Filtering Bottle; this durable, 23.7 oz. is the perfect way to stay hydrated on long hiking trails or if you’re just bouncing around big cities like Barcelona or Berlin.

Hiking Boots For Studying Abroad

Of course, if your college-aged kid is planning on spending most of their time roughing it outdoors, traversing wide swaths of landscape, they’re going to need some proper shows. That’s why we’re recommending the Timberland’s Men’s Chocorua Gore-Tex Hiker for your son or the Women’s Ahnu Montara boots for your daughter. For the former, we’re attracted to the boot’s many features, such as the comfort provided by its contoured EVA footbed, its durability, and the versatility its many adjustable straps provide. Similarly, the woman’s Montara boots boast a breath-ability and protection that is absolutely essential on long stretches of walking.

A High Quality Digital Camera

Whether you’re dealing with a son or daughter who simply wants to chronicle their trip, or is seriously considering a photography-adjacent career, there are plenty of great options available. For the former category, we recommend the Canon PowerShot A2500, which takes clear pictures, is easy to use, and doesn’t break the bank (get it for $ 69 today!). A more serious photographer, one who may need that extra bit of money spent for a professional-grade camera, could go for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera, which comes with 30X optical zoom and a 3.0-inch LCD screen. It offers Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and takes tremendous photos, even in darkness and without the flash, but it’ll run you around $ 400. The choice is yours.

Outside the Box Traveling Student Gift Ideas

HideMyAss Holiday 2013 Donkey

Privacy, Identity Protection & Security with VPN Service

One of the most crucial assets a traveling student can have is VPN service. With the help of any number of VPN service providers, your child can protect their sensitive online information (such as e-mails and credit card numbers) lest they fall into the hands of identity thieves or hackers. Believe us when we tell you that’s not the type of thing you want to happen to your traveling son or daughter.

Better yet, VPN service allows users to access geographically restricted websites, which means if your kid wants to stay connected to your Netflix or HBO Go account, all he has to do is log in to his VPN and pick an American server. If you’re having trouble picking a VPN, we can point you to our Official Supported VPN Service Provider List, which helpfully distinguishes the various upsides of the VPNs with which we’re affiliated.

Enhanced Firmware Wireless Router

VPN service is a great way to improve the security and versatility of a student’s wireless network while abroad, but if you want to make their VPN experience that much simple, all the while transforming their online experience, then a VPN WiFi Router is the only way to go. Aside from allowing them to connect multiple devices to their VPN and to do so with minimal hassle, a FlashRouter is guaranteed to revolutionize their network. Using DD-WRT and Tomato firmware – replacement firmwares designed to boost a router’s functionality – a FlashRouter allows a user to explore a variety of options not available on conventional routers.

You can extend your wireless range, access advanced security options, and even control how your bandwidth is allocated! Check out our recent best-selling router & VPN provider  list and see if there’s a router that suits your child’s needs. If you want one of our absolute, top-of-the-line devices, then we’d direct you towards the Asus RT-AC66U Tomato FlashRouter. This dual-band beast is one of our new Wireless-AC devices, which means intimidating power and dizzying speeds for whoever uses it. Of course, if you prefer something less costly and lightweight, we can heartily recommend the Cisco Linksys E1200 DD-WRT FlashRouter, a fantastic, reliable, and super-affordable router.

Streaming Media Player

Now that you’ve got the VPN service in place and the FlashRouter to go with it, this soon-to-be international traveler is going to need the Roku or AppleTV to make the package complete. After all, what’s the point of being able to access US Netflix from another country if you don’t have the media player on which to stream it? What’s more, a Roku will provide your traveling child with access to Pandora, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime Instant, and a whole variety of channels filled with streaming media.

As an added bonus, will keep them indoors once in a while, you know after they study, and when they need to keep a few extra bucks in their pocket. Because you know who gets asked for money once the wallet is emptied. Plus, the easiest way to make new friends fast is to have something they all want, a little bit of connection to home a FlashRouter-Roku combo.

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