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Lewis, Anthony take roles at C Spire

C Spire, Ridgeland-based telecommunications and technology services company, is expanding its partnership with the Base Camp Coding Academy by assuming a key leadership role on the board of directors. Carla Lewis, senior vice president of IT for C Spire, has been named to the Base Camp board of directors, and Sean Anthony, a Teach for America manager in Mississippi, has ...

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Engine test marks major milestone on NASA’s journey to Mars

NASA successfully tested the first deep space RS-25 rocket engine for 500 seconds March 10, clearing a major milestone toward the next great era of space exploration. The next time engine rocket engine No. 2059 fires for that length of time, it will be carrying humans on their first deep-space mission in more than 45 years. “What a great moment ...

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Grammy Museum set to open in Mississippi Delta

The second and only official Grammy Museum outside of Los Angeles opens Saturday in the Mississippi Delta, cradle of the blues. Organizers chose Cleveland, Mississippi — two hours north of the state capitol Jackson — for the nearly $20 million project and promise one of the most advanced museums in the country. It’s a smaller but updated version of its ...

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SUMESH ARORA — Spread your wings: the Butterfly Model for successful public-private partnerships

In my last column I talked about the importance of public-private partnerships for spreading innovation.  In this column I will present a methodology for assembling such partnerships which may be used as a sort of check-list to ensure that the right players are at the table.  This is a two part article.  The first part discusses the framework for the ...

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NASA spaceman back from record year flight; gives thumbs up

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth on Wednesday after an unprecedented year in space for NASA, landing in barren Kazakhstan with a Russian cosmonaut who shared his whole space station journey. Their Soyuz capsule parachuted onto the central Asian steppes and ended a science-rich mission at the International Space Station that began last March and was ...

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Mississippi’s Abney elected as Chairman of the Board at UPS

UPS has elected Mississippi native David P. Abney, UPS Chief Executive Officer, as Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Abney succeeds Scott Davis as Chairman, who will retire from his position on the UPS Board effective as of the 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareowners. Additionally, the Board of Directors created a new Lead Independent Director position, and today the independent directors ...

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Cyberattack disrupts instruction at Oxford School District

OXFORD — A cyberattack by an unknown hacker has forced a school district to shut down all of its servers. Multiple news outlets report the Oxford School District was the victim of a crypto-ransomware attack, which began early Sunday morning. The school district said in a news release that ransomware is a type of malware that infects a computer and ...

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Comcast opening 7-day-a-week customer center in Flowood

Comcast is opening a new Xfinity customer center in Flowood’s Lakewood Commons shopping center, 350 Ridge Way. The 4,500-square-foot store will offer customers Internet, advanced video, voice, and home security products and services.  Opening is planned for mid February. The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on ...

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Telemedicine providers propose legislation on rules

By JACK WEATHERLY It’s been about six months since the Mississippi Medical Licensure Board said it would provide an economic impact statement linked to its proposed rules changes for telemedicine. Meantime, Teladoc Inc., the nation’s largest telemedicine provider, has introduced a set of rules of its own in a bill in the Legislature. The board is seeking to require videoconferencing ...

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