Sunday, August 19, 2018
 
 
 
 
Berks Perspectives
by Clip Syndicate
 
The panel talks about the low Berks County voter turnout (18%) in the primary election; women in PA politics; the 18th Wonder proposal in the 18th Ward of Reading; Mayor Wally Scott and alley repairs in Reading; North Korea/USA meeting in jeopardy; the US Supreme Court ruling that betting in sports is legal; Jerusalem the new capitol of Israel; the volcano in Hawaii; and more. With Charles Gallagher, Ruth Martelli, Fred Levering, Fred Opalinski.   [READ MORE]
 
As part of a continued mission in closing the digital divide, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is on a week-long tour of the Southern Gulf States. News 25’s Gina Tomlinson caught up with him to get his take on the recent decision to repeal net neutrality and other stopics involving the FCC. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has a closer connection to the Coast after stopping in Gulfport and Pascagoula. News 25 caught up with Pai after touring the Coast Radio Group building in Gulfport. “It’s really impressive to see how getting online can really help everybody. Whether it’s the military base, we visited the Seabees this morning. We’re going to go to Pascagoula to see how the internet has been rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina.” During a week-long tour in the Southern Gulf States, Pai says the main point of discussion is how much impact internet access can have in communities big and small. “It’s critical for us to do everything we can to extend digital opportunities to everybody and that’s especially a problem in rural areas.” Pai says rural Mississippi could benefit from the FCC’s December vote to repeal the 2015 Net Neutrality Regulations, a decision that has targeted the FCC with lawsuits. “It’s already difficult enough to build a business case for installing the internet infrastructure that allows people to get online, more heavily regulated things out of Washington, the less likely it will be for companies to build up this infrastructure.” Net neutrality is the idea that all internet traffic should be treated equal, regardless if you’re checking Facebook, streaming a movie, or posting a picture on Instagram. It also means companies can’t favor their own content over their competitors. Democrats and net neutrality supports will attempt to restore the rules during a “force vote” May 9th, but the petition would have to pass through the House and avoid a veto from the president. “We’re hopeful in the time to come that people will see that our approach is the one that is going to produce much better digital opportunity for all Americans.”   [READ MORE]
 
The Port of Gulfport has been rebuilding and expanding since Hurricane Katrina dealt a devastating blow nearly 13 years ago. News 25's Toni Miles talks to the President and Chief Operating Officer of Sea One Holdings and gives us a look at plans for the multi - billion dollar port project and company. When it comes to setting up business, location is key... And the port of Gulfport caught the eye of Sea One Holdings president and Chief Operating Officer Bruce hall as he searched for the perfect place to set up a base facility and export terminal for international business ... "Sea One Holdings, through its affiliate’s sea one Caribbean has and is developing a fuel supply project to the Caribbean Central and South America." - Bruce Hall "The technology as we said earlier is unique because nobody else has the technology." - Bruce Hall Hall says once the port completes its site preparation of terminal four, construction for the $1.9 billion dollar first phase of the company will be underway...Opening the door for the U.S. to export fuel supplies from the U.S. that hall says are cleaner and more cost effective. "And while sea one has committed to a 40 year lease at the Port of Gulfport, the company is already investing outside the port parameters and into the community." - Toni Miles "We have been sponsoring the middle school robotics team and the middle school robotics team. As you know, they have both qualified for world competitions." - Bruce Hall As for the first of at least five phases of sea one's business plan ... Everything appears to be on track...and besides the initial 45 High Tech Jobs that will be created and filled at the port facility ... Hall says the launch of Sea One Gulfport will flow over into other sectors of the local economy ...as the company launches and continues to grow. In Gulfport, Toni Miles, News 25.   [READ MORE]
 
Hurricane Maria closed one of the two functioning plants that manufactures the normal-saline solution bags. Since then it has become increasingly difficult to stay on top of the demand on the hospital’s side.   [READ MORE]
 
 
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