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LAKEWOOD, Ohio — More than two months after reopening its doors and offering in-person services at its Main Library and Madison Branch, Lakewood Public Library has yet to allow members back into its technology center located at the Detroit Avenue branch.



a close up of a brick building: Lakewood Public Library located at 15425 Detroit Ave.


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Lakewood Public Library located at 15425 Detroit Ave.

That decision has caused quite a bit of vocal derision from patrons desperate for computer access.

“Safety is our biggest priority and anybody who has ever been in the technology center room knows that it’s not very large and air ventilation is a bit of a problem,” Lakewood Public Library Public Services Librarian Andrea Fisher said. “Some suggested we could have fans blowing.

“We consulted with the Cleveland Clinic, which said that’s one of the worst things we could do. As far as spacing out computers, that’s hard to do because of the aisles and the fact

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The next entry in the Baldur’s Gate series, Baldur’s Gate III, launches in early access on October 6 on Steam, GOG, and Stadia. Developer Larian Studios provided a surprise announcement for Apple users of the game: Baldur’s Gate III also launches on October 6 for Mac in addition to the previously announced PC and Stadia version.

Baldur’s Gate III will be available on Mac via Steam and unlocks at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. The same unlock time applies to Baldur’s Gate III on the aforementioned platforms as well. It costs $60 and the price will not change as it eventually leaves this early stage. How long Baldur’s Gate III will be in early access is unknown, but Larian estimates “at least one year.”

Alongside announcing that Baldur’s Gate III launches on Mac the same day as it drops on other PC platforms and Stadia, Larian shared the

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“Hey you. Let me teach you something about braids.” Tiktok user @the_land sits facing the camera, brushing his hair and calmly plaiting three strands on either side of his head. He speaks softly and confidently, while words flash on the screen highlighting parts of his speech. “When braiding our hair, we’re supposed to have good thoughts, because we’re connecting with our body, mind, and spirit. That’s what the three strands are for.”

The video, tagged with #nativetiktok and #indigenous, has been shared more than 28,000 times. It’s one of the most popular videos that comes up when you search those hashtags on Tiktok, and @the_land is one of the app’s most prominent Native American creators.

But if everyone had universal internet – and not just access to pricy data plans from their phones, or patchy connections that take forever to load, but clear, high-speed, robust internet access – we would

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SAN FRANCISCO – SkyWatch Space Applications, the Canadian startup whose EarthCache platform helps software developers embed geospatial data and imagery in applications, announced a partnership Oct. 5 with Picterra, a Swiss startup with a self-service platform to help customers autonomously extract information from aerial and satellite imagery.

“One of the things that has been very difficult to achieve is this ability to easily and affordably access satellite data in a way that is fast but also in a way in which you can derive the insights you need for your particular business,” James Slifierz, SkyWatch CEO told SpaceNews. “What if you can merge both the accessibility of this data with an ease of developing and applying intelligence to the data so that any company in the world could have the tools to derive insights?”

SkyWatch’s EarthCache platform is designed to ease access to aerial and satellite imagery. However, SkyWatch

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MORRISBURG – Area residents may have one less outdoor recreation space this fall as it is uncertain if the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary will open.

Access to the bird sanctuary has been closed since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, which owns the 9,000 hectare preserve, did not open the bird sanctuary this spring or summer citing safety issues on some of the boardwalk areas of the trails.

At that time, the SLPC said that there was damage caused by spring flooding.

“The Parks of the St. Lawrence team is currently assessing the trails at the UCMBS to determine if they are in safe condition to open to the public this fall,” said SLPC spokesperson Krista Doyle. “At this time, the boardwalk remains unusable.”

In addition to the boardwalk issues, Doyle explained that a partial reopening of the trails so far has not occurred due to

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National Australia Bank (NAB) has announced it has partnered with cloud-based platform Pollinate to provide small businesses access to real-time sales analytics to help them better manage their businesses.

Through Pollinate, businesses will be able to view their sales data, track average transaction value, compare day periods, and filter by payment type.

“Real-time data that delivers greater insights into what customers want, when and how they want it, can be transformative to a small business,” NAB group executive business and private banking Andrew Irvine said.

“Leveraging Pollinate’s platform, NAB will give businesses the information they need to make decisions about their daily sales at their fingertips.”

Pollinate, which NAB will also be a minority investor in, is scheduled to be rolled out across its customer network next year, following a pilot that will run in March.

Read more: How NAB is taking Australia’s skills shortage into its own hands (TechRepublic)

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TRUCKEE, Calif., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The High Fives Foundation is proud to announce a new monthly giving campaign that includes a five-part video series called “Access to My” and a new homepage that will be 100% Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant with a full site redesign to follow. The new website content will be accessible to users who are blind, deaf, or have cognitive disorders.

Starting in September 2020 and running through February 2021, the Foundation will run the “Access to My” video campaign. A video from a Foundation grant recipient will be released each month: Jason Abraham, “Access to My – Family Adventures;” Justin Pines, “Access to My – Athletic Pursuits;” Samantha Summers, “Access to My – Outdoors;” Trevor Kennison, “Access to My – Dreams;” and Landon McGauley, “Access to My – Community.”

Each video will describe how

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TRUCKEE, Calif., Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The High Fives Foundation is proud to announce a new monthly giving campaign that includes a five-part video series called “Access to My” and a new homepage that will be 100% Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant with a full site redesign to follow. The new website content will be accessible to users who are blind, deaf, or have cognitive disorders.

Starting in September 2020 and running through February 2021, the Foundation will run the “Access to My” video campaign. A video from a Foundation grant recipient will be released each month: Jason Abraham, “Access to My – Family Adventures;” Justin Pines, “Access to My – Athletic Pursuits;” Samantha Summers, “Access to My – Outdoors;” Trevor Kennison, “Access to My – Dreams;” and Landon McGauley, “Access to My – Community.”

Each video will describe how

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