Mandatory Dialing Procedure to Accommodate the 9-8-8 National Suicide Prevention Hotline

On July 16, 2020, the FCC adopted an Order (FCC 20-100) approving 988 as the three-digit abbreviated dialing code to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline starting July 16, 2022. The Order requires all telecommunications carriers, interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers, and one-way VoIP providers (covered providers) to make any network changes necessary to ensure that users can dial 988 to reach the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by July 16, 2022.

Beginning October 24, 2021, all consumers with numbers in area codes 616, 810 and 906 must dial 10 digits (area code + telephone number) for all local calls. On and after this date, local calls dialed with only seven digits may not be completed, and a recording may inform you that your call cannot be completed as dialed. If you get this recording, you must hang up and dial again using the area code with the

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Oklahoma organizations provide dental care for Afghan refugees


Organizations in Oklahoma are helping provide dental care for Afghan refugees.For the past three weeks, charitable organizations have been providing dental care clinics for Afghan refugees. Funded by the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America, the Oklahoma Dental Foundation has been treating refugees on their Mobiles Smiles unit.Though trying to help, they said it’s only magnified the limits of Soonercare’s dental coverage.”They’re saying, ‘Why do you have to pull my teeth?'” said John Wilguess, executive director of Oklahoma Dental Foundation.Stepping inside the mobile dental unit, Afghan refugees who are in need of emergency care are having to make an incredibly difficult decision to either have their teeth pulled or remain in pain.”Now, anyone who has had a toothache will tell you it’s worse than childbirth. It’s an extreme pain and they have nowhere to go,” said Dr. Mehreen Khan, dentist.Afghan refugees have been receiving dental care … Read More

SUNDAY MAJORS: ‘mdf92’ Takes Home PokerStars Sunday Million Title

The PokerStars Sunday Million attracted more than 20,000 entrants for the second week in a row as a result of its half price buy-in format, with ‘mdf92‘ taking home $212,110 for first place and ‘ladygambiti‘ finishing runner-up for $151,189. Player ‘18055433805‘ was awarded $107,772 for third place in that event while ‘DimaRu777‘ received $76,824 in fourth place.

PocketFives member ‘Spacebonyiga‘ of the United Kingdom picked up a career-best win in the Sunday Warm-Up for a cash score of $42,867. ‘AllLoot4Me‘ of The Netherlands placed first in the $1,000+50 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Sunday Grand for $34,026 while ‘ekziter‘ was victorious in the Pot Limit Omaha version of that event for $22,403. Both he and fellow P5s member Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan final-tabled both Sunday Grand tournaments. The Hyper Turbo Sunday Supersonic was won by ‘maxyshark‘ for $27,519 and ‘Cashkiller77

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