Verizon Wireless boosts 3G capacity in Windham County

first_imgSource: Verizon Wireless. LONDONDERRY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–4.9.2010 To continue to stay ahead of rising demand for 3G wireless applications and Internet access in Windham County, Vermont, Verizon Wireless has enhanced its local network. Since 2000, the company has invested $2.6 billion into its New England network, including $192 million in 2009, and recently earned recognition from J.D. Power and Associates for “Highest Call Quality Performance among Wireless Cell Phone Users in the Northeast”.Recent upgrades to existing 3G cell sites provide increased 3G data capacity at:Magic Mountain Ski Area in LondonderryMount Snow Ski Resort in West DoverStratton Mountain Ski Resort in Strattonlast_img read more

Badgers fall behind early; drop 5th straight game

first_imgMEGAN CONLIN/Herald PhotoThe Badger women’s basketball team continued its struggles as it lost a close contest, 68-59, to the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Kohl Center Thursday night.The Badgers have now lost 12 of their last 14 after beginning the year 4-0. Wisconsin had its chances in this game that saw Iowa push the lead to 11 early in the second half, only to have the Badgers battle their way back into it.After a Jolene Anderson jumper cut the lead to four with 3:22 left in the game, the Badgers had four consecutive trips down the floor end unsuccessfully. Iowa then hit a couple of free throws, and Wisconsin never got closer than six.The Badgers were unable to take advantage of the Hawkeyes’ lackluster offensive performance in the second half, where Iowa made more points off of free throws than from the field.”I give credit to Wisconsin because we were very stagnant with our offense tonight. That was probably the worst that our offense has really executed during the course of this year,” Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder said. “We didn’t have movement, we weren’t making good passes — it’s evident. Nine assists. For us, that’s very low in the assist column. Our offense relies on good passing and they took a lot of that away from us tonight.”As much as Iowa was able to take advantage of the free-throw line, it proved to be the Badgers’ downfall. Wisconsin was only able to convert 4-of-14 attempts on the night, including just 2-of-11 in the second half.Jolene Anderson led the Badgers with 20 points but could not connect on a couple of late free throws.”You just have to think that your legs aren’t tired and you can’t let it bother you. It goes along with the mental thing that coach Stone says, you know, just go out there and play,” Anderson said.Wisconsin was able to hold Crystal Smith, the Big Ten’s leading scorer, in check for most of the game. She was held to just 3-of-7 shooting on the night and did not even attempt a shot from the field in the second half. But the senior was able to knock in all eight of her shots from the charity stripe.Iowa was led by 6-foot-6 freshman Megan Skouby, who had 23 points and six rebounds. The Badgers switched up their defense early on to a zone to try to limit the touches of the taller Skouby, after she had eight points in just more than five minutes.The UW starting forwards — senior Kjersten Bakke and freshman Caitlin Gibson — did not seem to have an answer for Iowa’s frontcourt, as they were outscored by the duo of Skouby and forward Tiffany Reedy 48-9. Reedy’s 15 was a season high for the senior.”I am not usually a penetrator, and tonight that is pretty much all I did,” Reedy said. “I just stayed focus and I knew this game was important, so my mindset was just doing whatever it took to win.”The first half saw the Badgers outplay the Hawkeyes in nearly every way but turnovers.”The story of the game was points off turnovers in the first half,” said UW head coach Lisa Stone. “We had 14 turnovers in the first half. It looked as if we had not seen the press, but that’s all we’ve worked on the last three years I’ve been here. We certainly need to improve in those areas.”Wisconsin gets a short break from conference action as it looks to rebound against Eastern Illinois on Monday. The Badgers hope to rebuild their spirits as they prepare for the stretch run in the Big Ten.”Mentally, it’s tough. You gain confidence from working hard and getting success,” Bakke said. “There has never been a lack of focus at the ultimate goal, and I think we stick to the game plan.”We’ve all been in hard times. Everyone experiences it through their life, and we will step out on the floor tomorrow just as ready to work as the day before.”last_img read more

Eric Weddle: Rams’ cornerbacks are ‘best I’ve ever played with’

first_img“There’s a lot to be excited about,” Weddle said. “I’m just going to fit right in, do my job and win a bunch of ballgames.”Weddle, 34, is entering his 13th NFL season after spending three seasons with the Ravens and nine with the Chargers, who selected him in the second round of the 2007 draft.He finished last season third on the Ravens in tackles with 68. He led the Chargers in tackles five of his nine seasons but left the team after falling out of favor with since-fired coach Mike McCoy. “We have a chance to be special on defense with the pieces that we have,” Weddle said. “Obviously, starting with A.D. Obviously one of the best players in the NFL at all positions and now being able to scheme up and do things that help him to give him an advantage even more so, to let him wreck havoc. He’s an amazing talent, an amazing person, the way he works everyday. There’s a reason he’s the best player in the league.”Weddle hasn’t been in Los Angeles long, but is impressed by what he’s seen so far this offseason, especially from cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. Related News Eric Weddle’s transition back to the west coast has been smooth thanks in large part to his new teammates.During his Friday appearance on “Total Access” from the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament, the Rams safety commended the team’s defense, particularly two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald, as he expressed his excitement to join them. Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott taking legal action against event staffer he had altercation with “Those guys are super, super smart,” Weddle said of the duo. “The instincts are off the charts. Play-making ability. … Those two are the best I’ve ever played with in my career of guys that play with vision, play the ball, understand routes, trust a safety that is going to alert them and put them in a position to make plays knowing that I have their backs. I’m extremely excited to get on the field with them, give ’em those live reps, live-game atmosphere and take this secondary to the next level.”The former Ravens veteran reportedly fielded nearly a dozen offers following his release from Baltimore before agreeing to a two-year deal with the Rams in March. He had previously stated that he would consider retiring if the Ravens cut him, but backtracked those comments and doesn’t appear to have any regrets.  Redskins’ Derrius Guice downplays hamstring injury Melvin Gordon addresses Chargers holdout: ‘I want to get paid’last_img read more