Tag: Augusta Free Press

artificial intelligence

Using artificial intelligence to hunt for slow zones in overcrowded networks

We’re all connected — and not just in a yogic sense. By 2022, there will be 29 billion connected devices across the globe, according to a forecast from the June 2017 Ericsson mobility report.


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February Writers Read to feature EMU alumna Patricia Grace King

Alumna Patricia Grace King is the featured author at a Feb. 22 Writers Read event at Eastern Mennonite University. The reading will be in Common Grounds coffeehouse in the University Commons at 6:30 p.m.


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OneVirginia2021 announces March Forth campaign

OneVirginia2021 announced Monday the upcoming launch of its the March Forth campaign for a constitutional amendment to end gerrymandering in the Commonwealth.


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National summit at James Madison’s Montpelier will create new approaches to teaching slavery

Nearly 50 of the nation’s leading academics, public historians, and descendant community advocates convened at James Madison’s Montpelier this weekend to develop new guidelines for how cultural institutions and historic sites teach and interpret slavery by successfully engaging descendant communities.


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Augusta Health hosts annual Heart Health Fair

In celebration of National Heart Month, Augusta Health conducts an annual Heart Health Fair with many free screenings, demonstrations and informational displays about heart health and related chronic diseases.


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Seven African-American honorees named ‘Strong Men & Women in Virginia History’

Dominion Energy and the Library of Virginia commemorated the leadership and achievements of seven outstanding African-Americans during the sixth annual “Strong Men & Women in Virginia History” awards program held Feb. 7 at the Richmond Marriott.


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Washington and Lee presents conversation on race, hope by authors of ‘We Are Charleston’

Washington and Lee University presents a moderated conversation with journalist Herb Frazier, historian Bernard Edward Powers and poet Marjory Wentworth on the fatal shooting at the historic Mother Emanuel AME Church on June 17, 2015.


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Virginia Organizing to hold rally in Harrisonburg in support of Medicaid expansion

Virginia Organizing, Harrisonburg-Rockingham NAACP, and Harrisonburg Indivisible will hold a rally/call-in day in support of Medicaid expansion on Thursday, February 15 at 5:00 p.m. at Harrisonburg City Hall.


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Charlottesville to implement deer population management operation

The City of Charlottesville will be working with a wildlife management specialist to implement a deer management operation that will begin in February and end in March 2018.


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How to ensure agile trade execution

For those with experience in trading, our next statement won’t come as much of a surprise to you: Agile trade execution takes practice. In fact, it can take an incredible amount of discipline to reach a point at which you can ensure that each trade you make is the best it can be.


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Zero percent business loans available in Waynesboro

In an effort to assist additional small businesses in Waynesboro, the Waynesboro Economic Development Authority has revamped its revolving loan fund program.


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Advocacy groups oppose bipartisan deal on felony larceny threshold

A wide swath of organizations support an increase in Virginia’s long-outdated felony larceny threshold but oppose the so-called bipartisan compromise announced last week that traded an increase in the threshold for passage of legislation enhancing the enforcement of restitution orders entered in criminal cases.


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Rt. 629 bridge over Doyles River in Albemarle County restricted to 10-ton weight limit

The bridge over the Doyles River on Route 629 (Browns Gap Turnpike) in Albemarle County is restricted to vehicles weighing less than 10 tons. The Virginia Department of Transportation posted the weight restriction following a recent analysis of the bridge’s condition.


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UVA baseball loses Cam Simmons to season-ending surgery

Virginia starting outfielder Cameron Simmons (Royersford, Pa.) has a left shoulder injury that will require season-ending surgery. The junior is expected to make a full recovery and be ready to return for the 2019 season.


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Northam announces new solar project in Gloucester County

The Department of Environmental Quality has issued a permit for Strata Solar Development to construct and operate a new solar facility, Gloucester Solar, LLC, in Gloucester County. The 19.8 megawatt (MW) project will supply enough electricity to power more than 4,000 homes.


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Report shows historic preservation tax credits boost Virginia economy

First Lady Pam Northam highlighted the findings of two just-completed studies that show the sustained and substantial contribution preservation makes to Virginia’s economy through the incentives of state historic rehabilitation tax credits (RTCs) to repurpose and recycle old buildings.


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House passes Toscano amendment to bar utilities from double-charging consumers for infrastructure improvements

The Virginia House of Delegates today passed House Democratic Leader David J. Toscano’s amendment to HB 1558 that would prevent utility companies, such as Dominion Energy, from charging consumers twice for infrastucture investments.


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Morgan Griffith: The many benefits of tax reform

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by Congress in mid-December and signed into law by President Trump on December 22 of last year, was crafted with a few important goals in mind.


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Game Notes: #1 Virginia travels to Miami on Tuesday

No. 1 Virginia (23-2, 12-1 ACC) plays at Miami (18-6, 7-5 ACC) in ACC men’s basketball action on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Tipoff at Watsco Center (8,000) is set for 9 p.m.


UVA basketball

We’re #1: Chris Graham, Scott German discuss UVA ranking, upcoming game with Miami

Chris Graham and Scott German discuss the #1 Virginia basketball team, what it means for fans and the program, and preview the Cavaliers’ upcoming game at Miami.


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River City Collective to breathe new life into Downtown Waynesboro anchor

A local team of developers is leading an effort to redevelop a one-time Downtown Waynesboro anchor building that has been vacant for more than a decade.


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Mary Baldwin University freezes tuition for 2018-2019

As college costs for both public and private institutions continue to rise nationwide, the Mary Baldwin University (MBU) Board of Trustees has voted to freeze tuition for undergraduate students in 2018–19 at the 176-year-old institution.


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BC’s Jerome Robinson, Louisville’s Jordan Nwore named ACC Basketball Players of the Week

Boston College’s Jerome Robinson is the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Louisville’s Jordan Nwora claimed Rookie of the Week accolades.


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Albemarle County physician facing eight additional felony charges

An Albemarle County grand jury returned eight additional felony charges against Albemarle Pain Management Associates Clinic physician Mark H. Dean on Feb. 5.


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Sen. Warner on Trump budget, infrastructure proposal

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement on President Trump’s budget proposal and infrastructure “principles.”


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Assistant Melvin Felix announced as next EMU men’s basketball coach

Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of current assistant coach Melvin Felix as the new head men’s basketball coach. He has been the lead assistant at EMU under Coach Kirby Dean the past seven seasons.


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Fishburne Military School CyberPatriot team wins Silver Tier 2nd Place in Virginia Award

A team of cadets from Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro recently concluded an exceptional round of competition in the 10th season of CyberPatriot – the Air Force Association’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.


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Sponsor #1 Virginia’s ACC Tournament coverage

Virginia basketball is back at the #1 spot in the national rankings for the first time since 1982, and the Cavaliers seem poised to make a run deep into March Madness.


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There is joy in the morning: Virginia basketball is #1

The last time Virginia basketball was ranked #1 in the nation, in 1982, I was 10 years old, and being 10 years old, and only cognizant of the outside world for, what, maybe two years, I just assumed that this was how the world worked, that Virginia basketball was always going to be #1.


UVA Athletics

Party like it’s 1982! Virginia takes top spot in AP Top 25

Virginia basketball is atop the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time in 35 years. 


healthcare

Is healthcare in the US in crisis?

The United States spends more on healthcare than any other nation in the world. It also has access to skills, knowledge, and technologies which are well beyond the reach of many other nations. However, in spite of this significant potential, the US healthcare system has earned a reputation around the world for being unusually cold and cruel, with care routinely being denied to patients on financial grounds.


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Game Preview: #1 Virginia travels to Miami for ACC Tuesday Hoops

Top-ranked Virginia (23-2, 12-1 ACC) hasn’t had to pick itself up off the canvas in a while, so it will be interesting to see how the Cavaliers respond on Tuesday on the road at Miami (18-6, 7-5 ACC).


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ACC Power Poll: Feb. 12

Virginia Tech’s upset win at Virginia caused some movement in the middle of the ACC as we edge closer to Brooklyn. The Hokies (18-7, 7-5 ACC) have now won five of their last six, and are one of four teams at five losses in conference play.


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There’s something for everyone in sprawling, historical, modern Virginia

The state tourist motto is Virginia is for Lovers.  Here are ten great Virginia events and attractions that demonstrate how easy it is to love Virginia. 


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Equality and Difference Series continues with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Katherine Boo

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Katherine Boo is the ninth speaker in the 2017–18 Equality and Difference series, sponsored by the Roger Mudd Center for Ethics at Washington and Lee University. 


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Would-be farmers get chance to lease land on education farm

The Fauquier Education Farm is offering four would-be farmers the chance to cultivate their own quarter-acre garden plot.


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Richmond International Film Festival to open with Kate Bosworth, Michael Polish film, Nona

The Opening Night film at the 2018 Richmond International Film Festival will be Nona, a narrative feature written and directed by filmmaker Michael Polish (Twin Falls Idaho, Northfork, The Astronaut Farmer) and co-produced by Kate Bosworth.  


Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

New invasive pest detected in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) just announced the detection of a new invasive insect pest in Virginia. In early January, VDACS inspectors discovered the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, at a stone yard in Frederick County near Winchester.


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South Koreans visit EMU to learn about the roots of restorative justice

Last year in South Korea, middle school teachers Yongseung Roh and Kyungyun Hwang read Howard Zehr’s seminal text Changing Lenses with a study group. This year, they were part of a South Korean delegation that came to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) to learn directly about restorative justice from Zehr himself.


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Smartly containing the cloud increases computing efficiency, Virginia Tech researchers find in first-of-its-kind study

Not too long ago booting up a computer meant there was time for a lengthy coffee break even before the workday started. For a decade now though, thanks to the cloud, computers have accessed information from virtual machines that exist in the ether, allowing software to launch quickly on demand.