‘Tote to Vote’ initiative providing free rides to early voting sites
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Faith leaders of the African Methodist Episcopal church in Northeast Florida who make up the AME Ministry Alliance are coming together to help people who want to vote early. Extending the service came about after the Duval County supervisor of elections decided not to use the campus of Edward Waters College as an early voting site this election cycle because early voting turnout has been traditionally low at that location. In addition, people who want to avoid waiting in long lines on Election Day during the coronavirus pandemic are being urged to vote early. If you live near the college and you need to get to an early voting location, call 904-739-7500. The pastor also says people who want to vote early will not be denied this free service because of their political preference.
Veteran police lieutenant who died with COVID-19 honored at service
Veteran police lieutenant who died with COVID-19 honored at servicePublished: August 15, 2020, 11:21 pmA celebration of life was held Saturday for Lt. Chris Cunningham, a 22-year veteran of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office who died after weeks in the hospital battling the coronavirus.
Netflix is slowing down in Europe to keep the internet from breaking
(CNN) – Netflix will reduce streaming quality in Europe for at least the next month to prevent the internet collapsing under the strain of unprecedented usage due to the coronavirus pandemic. "We estimate that this will reduce Netflix traffic on European networks by around 25% while also ensuring a good quality service for our members," a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement. The announcement followed appeals from EU officials for Netflix and individual users to ditch high definition video to prevent the internet from breaking. The Commission said that while there has been a sharp increase in internet usage, no outages or adverse affects have so far been reported. It's not just extra video streaming that is straining internet infrastructure, said Kin K. Leung, professor of internet technology at Imperial College London.