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As smartphones begin to replace regular, old cell phones, the necessity of more data in those phones rises. AT&T is raising the prices on it’s data plans for tablets and smartphones.
AT&T customers who have had previous plans will be unaffected by the price shift.
David Christopher, AT&T’s chief marketing officer said in a statement, “Our new plans are driven by this increasing demand in a highly competitive environment, and continue to deliver a great value to customers, especially as we continue our 4G LTE deployment.”
The company’s current data plans include: 200 megabytes for $15, two gigabytes for $25, and four for $45 will be replaced by 300 megabytes for $20 a month, three gigabyes for $30 or 5 gigabyes for $50.
The new plans are moreorless adding $5.00 charge per extra gigabyte in the top two plans.
The Dallas based company announced Wednesday that the new prices with unveil unday.
After Penn State’s trustees fired Joe Paterno amid the November heat following Jerry Sandursky’s criminal charges, the trustees are getting the heat.
Scheduled to meet Friday, the 32-member board plans to face many questions as well as find truth as to if Penn State officials acted appropriately.
Alumni and former football players are questioning why Paterno, dismissed on Nov. 9, was let go without airing all of the facts. Alumni meetings have sought questions urging why the trustees haven’t been more accountable, why Penn State wasn’t more prepared in a public relations perspective, and why, after 61 years with the Penn State football program, with the last 46 as head coach, was Paterno fired?
The Nittany Lions have had two national titles and 409 victories under Paterno’s lead, more than any other major college football coach.
President Rodney Erikson, Spaniers replacement, hosted town meetings in Pittsburgh, suburban Philadelphia, and in New York bringing hundreds of alumni.
67-year-old Sandursky was arrested Nov. 5 and is now charged with sexually abusing ten boys among a 15 year span. He remains out on a $250,000 bail and is maintaining his innocence while awaiting trail.
Authorities have said Paterno, 85, is not a a target of their efforts, after testifying before a grand jury investigating Sandursky.
At a town hall meeting Jan. 11, in Pittsburgh, trustees stated through a statement issued when chairman Steve Garban and vice chairman John Suma said the school would honor Paterno’s contract as he had retired at the end of the year.
“”There comes a time to look at more than legal issues and look at the ability to lead, and I think at that point ability to lead was compromised,” Erikson stated.
Erikson added, “that in no way should reflect my feelings about the wonderful things Joe has contributed over the years.”
“Given the nature of the serious allegations contained in the grand jury report and the extraordinary circumstances then facing the university, the Board’s unanimous judgment was that Coach Paterno could not be expected to continue to effectively perform his duties and that it was in the best interests of the university to make an immediate change in his status,” Garban and Surma said.
520-ex football players signed the online letter asking ‘due process for Joe Paterno and the Penn State Community.
Throughout the past five years, thousands of people have lost their jobs. Sometimes the reasons have been good and fair, while other times they have been due to unfortunate and sometimes baffling circumstances. In January 2010, Sharon Smiley from Chicago was fired because of working through her lunch hour. Smiley’s situation proved to be more than just an unfortunate circumstance.
Recently, with the help of no legal counsel, Smiley won a court case to collect proper unemployment benefits after being fired. For most employers, witnessing an employee work through a lunch hour is proof of a good worker. Skipping the ever-sacred lunch hour is unselfish and an admiral quality for an employee. Could it be that Smiley’s manager is simply a big fan of Frank O’Hara’s “Lunch Poems?” Maybe he honored the lunch hour as a sacred and necessary endeavor.
Regardless of that fact, early in 2010 Smiley worked downtown at Equity Lifestyles Properties Inc. as a receptionist. She had the job for ten years, and began experiencing a pickup in her workload. She responded by working harder, until she was approached by her manager after working through her lunch hour.
“I thought, ‘Well, I’m not hungry; I’ll just do this work … so when I get back from lunch, I can do my original work that I’m supposed to be doing,’ ” Smiley told the Chicago Tribune. After the brief disagreement about a proper break with her boss, she was sent to the Human Resources department. Shortly after the meeting she was claimed to be insubordinate, and was fired.
Smiley proved to be tougher than she appeared to the company. After the firing, she applied for unemployment benefits three times, yet repeatedly was rejected. When she brought her case to court, it could not be proven by the company that she was guilty of misconduct. After two years, Smiley won her unemployment benefits. She now has a new job as a receptionist, and is enjoying her lunch hours. Maybe even writing a few of her own lunch poems.