Armed bandits force tens of thousands of Central Africans to flee homes

23 May 2008A surge since the start of the year in the number of attacks by armed bandits across the north of the Central African Republic (CAR) is forcing tens of thousands of people to flee their homes and has brought economic activity to a standstill in large parts of the already impoverished and strife-torn country, the United Nations relief wing reports today. As many as a third of the estimated 300,000 people who have become displaced have done so because of banditry, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement.Groups of between 10 and 30 armed men – known locally as “coupeurs de route” or “zaraguinas” – are roaming the northern CAR, killing or assaulting villagers and travellers, kidnapping both children and adults, looting property and burning homes.In a particularly disturbing recent trend, the bandits have burned down entire villages, often as punishment for resistance by village self-defence groups. The villagers have fled to the bush or to neighbouring towns.UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Catherine Bragg spoke out against “the indiscriminate and predatory attacks” and the impact they are having.“They are driving tens of thousands of people to the edge of survival,” she said. “We need to make sure that victims have access to protection, shelter and health services.Toby Lanzer, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the CAR, said many farmers and traders are now afraid to travel to sell their wares in towns and villages.“People rely on aid agencies to provide seeds and tools, which are no longer available in the market,” he said. “We also provide soap, basic household goods and clothes to victims who have lost everything in an attack.”OCHA estimates that one million people in the northern CAR have been affected by either civil conflict or the banditry, with nearly 200,000 internally displaced and another 108,000 fleeing as refugees to neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Sudan. In March and April, more than 14,000 refugees entered Chad.Although the UN and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have launched a $96.8 million aid programme to deal with the displacement and suffering, they have received just over a third of the necessary funding.UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador and actress Mia Farrow, who has just completed a week-long visit to the CAR, said many of the people she met had no access to clean water or medicines, and yet were still trying to ensure their children attended “bush schools” and received an education.“The desire of parents to give their children education is inspiring,” she said, warning however that more and more Central Africans are living in fear because of the banditry. Ms. Farrow added that rape and other forms of sexual violence were also widespread.UNICEF’s Regional Director Esther Guluma called on both the Government and the international community to spend more to help those in need. read more

30 years for airbus helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Canada is celebrating 30 years in the country.On Saturday the company opened it’s Fort Erie facility to give family of employees an inside look at the plant and a chance to see some of the most advanced helicopters in the world.Helicopters have come a long way in the past 30 years.The airbus ride is smoother, more luxurious and thanks to new technology, a lot quieter.The airbus 350 B3 was also the first to land on Mount Everest.The company has garnered 190 customers operating over 680 aircraft.Approximately 600 employees and family members toured the plant Saturday and checked out the finished helicopters.At the plant they assemble all the inside components and paint the frame.The design can be customized and very detailed.The facility is recognized as a centre of excellence for component manufacturing.It makes components that are shipped all over the world.Sales at Airbus Helicopters Canada have reached over $100 million a year. read more

Buckeye defense stands out in win over Fighting Illini

Redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee (43) blocks for senior linebacker Curtis Grant (14) after Grant made an interception during a game against Illinois on Nov. 1 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 55-14.Credit: Ben Jackson / For The LanternWhen a football team finds itself trying not to look past its current opponent and onto a more important date in the future, it usually doesn’t come during a prime-time home game with an 89-year-old trophy at stake.But that’s exactly what the No. 13 Ohio State Buckeyes had before them on Saturday evening, as the Big Ten cellar-dwelling Illinois Fighting Illini came to Columbus. Even with the prospect of a showdown with No. 7 Michigan State coming the following week, coach Urban Meyer’s team collected its focus to execute a dominant 55-14 victory. “I think we have a good bunch of players that care about each other and get ready for a big week,” Meyer said after the game. “I thought our defense came out and played well.”As has been the case so many times this season, his defensive unit has held its opponent to a small output as redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett and the Buckeye offense lit up the scoreboard. Meyer’s singling out of the defense was telling, however. The group that struggled mightily toward the end of last season produced another steady performance on Saturday. The Buckeyes held their opponents to less than 250 total yards for the second consecutive week, and set the tone for the game by forcing three Fighting Illini turnovers in the first half. It began on the visitors’ first drive. With a first-and-10 at the OSU 39-yard line, Illinois senior quarterback Reilly O’Toole put a pass right onto the fingertips of his senior tight end Matt LaCosse. LaCosse couldn’t corral it, however, and the ball instead fell into the arms of redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee. The pick was Lee’s second of the season, and he credited the mentality of the coaching staff for the interception. “What our coaches push us to do is not only execute, but execute and try to make a play. We try to force turnovers literally every play and every call that we get,” Lee said. “Even if it’s a simple run play that they’re running, we’re trying to knock the ball out. “That’s our mindset now, now that everybody’s starting to get really comfortable with what they’re doing. Now it’s time to go make plays when that comes to you and it’s our job to make those plays.”That mindset was evident on Illinois’ last drive of the first quarter. Redshirt-junior running back Josh Ferguson looked like he had burst through a hole in the OSU defense for a solid gain. But just as Lee was dragging him to the ground, redshirt-sophomore safety Tyvis Powell arrived on the scene and dislodged ball from Ferguson’s grasp, allowing junior defensive lineman Adolphus Washington to recover the fumble. Powell also had five total tackles, including one tackle for loss, to go along with his impact play. Sophomore Vonn Bell started at the other safety position, and he said the combination between him and Powell is built on familiarity. “It is trust. It’s like a brotherhood, that’s like my brother across the field,” Bell said. “We can’t let each other down. That’s at all costs.”Up front, the Buckeyes rode another standout performance by sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa, who had a team-leading two sacks. But it wasn’t just Bosa who was giving the Illini something to think about. Senior defensive lineman Steve Miller, who has kept his starting spot since sophomore Noah Spence reportedly failed a second drug test before the game against Kent State earlier in the season, chalked up his third-straight four-tackle game and forced a second-half fumble. For the veteran Miller, he knows the part he has to play, and he said he gives his maximum effort in order to help him teammates succeed.“I knew it was gonna be a big part for me when Noah went down. So I had to just step up real big because Noah played a big role last year and I know I had to fill his shoes,” Miller said. “The whole thing is, I just don’t want to let my brothers down, so I’m just trying to get better every week and just be consistent.”Just like he did against Penn State the week before, junior linebacker Joshua Perry led all OSU defenders in tackles with seven overall. There was also significant playing time given to players like freshman defensive lineman Jalyn Holmes and junior linebacker Cam Williams, both of whom recorded four total tackles. The depth the Buckeyes are beginning to show is something senior linebacker Curtis Grant — the other defender to intercept an Illinois pass — said helps to keep the entire unit at a high level. “With the rotation that coach has us going through, it keeps us fresh and keeps your body from being banged up so bad,” Grant said. Despite such a successful night, Bell said that immediately after the game, the team’s focus turned to next weekend’s duel with the Spartans, who boast the No. 5 scoring offense in the nation.“During this game, it started getting out of hand so we started thinking about it then. (Meyer) said something at the end of the game today,” Bell said. “This week is a big week for preparation so we’ll get it going.” Both the Buckeyes and Spartans sit atop the Big Ten East Division with identical records of 7-1 overall and 4-0 in conference. The date many college football fans had circled on their calendar from the start of the season is almost here, and Bell said the Buckeyes will enter it with tremendous confidence. “Everybody’s got each other’s back, we’re holding each other accountable,” Bell said. “We’re on a mission.”The Buckeyes and Spartans are set to face off on Saturday in East Lansing, Mich. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. read more

Katanga secures loan facility to keep operating

first_imgKatanga Mining, a copper and cobalt producer, and Glencore Finance, a subsidiary of Glencore International – the diversified natural resources company, have completed the previously announced mandatorily convertible loan facility of about $265.3 million underwritten by Glencore. This follows the approval by Katanga’s shareholders of the increase in the authorised share capital of the company. Funding from the facility is available immediately and is accessible to the company’s joint-venture subsidiaries – Kamoto Copper and DRC Copper and Cobalt Project as well as Katanga – to meet immediate financing requirements. Glencore has advanced the entire $100 million principal amount under the facility.Katanga, in consultation with Glencore, is seeking participations in the facility from existing eligible shareholders and new investors, up to an aggregate amount not exceeding 75% of the facility as of today’s date i.e. $198.975 million. To the extent that Katanga receives commitments from eligible shareholders and new investors to participate in the available facility amount, such shareholders and new investors will, on the second closing date receive a transfer of its proportional interest in the facility from Glencore. This date is expected to occur on February 9, 2009, but may occur on an earlier date if valid commitments have been received from investors in respect of the entire available facility amount or if otherwise agreed between the Katanga and Glencore.In addition to the facility, the company will require additional equity and/or debt finance in the amount of about $250 million during the first six months of 2009. Commenting on the completion of the facility, Hugh Stoyell, Non-Executive Chairman, Katanga Mining said: “Given such difficult and unprecedented conditions in the capital and commodities markets, we appreciate that Glencore has stepped in to provide a lifeline of financial support enabling Katanga to continue in the near-term. The management team and board will continue to actively seek the participation of eligible investors by the second closing on 9th February. These are challenging times for the company but we remain confident that existing shareholders and new investors will recognise the long-term value and prospects of our core asset base”.last_img read more

LG E940 with 1080p display leaks battle with Droid DNA imminent

first_imgMove over Retina, the 1080p smartphone army is preparing an all out charge. The newest recruit is the LG E940, an unannounced model that has popped up in benchmark databases ahead of its impending launch.The E940 is built around the Optimus G (pictured above) foundation, and that’s not a bad starting point for a new hero phone. The Optimus G has torn up the benchmark charts with its 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and Adreno 320 GPU.The E940’s 1920×1080 resolution of will demand a bit more than the Optimus G’s toned-down 1280×768 display, and battery life will likely take a slight hit. The HTC Droid DNA — which sports very similar hardware to the E940 — lags about 25% behind the Optimus G in terms of endurance. LG could compensate by stuffing a few extra mAh into E940 perhaps even sacrificing a few millimeters of thinness. It’s an approach that worked well for Motorola with Droid Razr Maxx, which continues to dominate competitors when it comes to batter life.No official details have been released about the E940 yet, but it’s also thought that a Korea-only version (the LG F240K) will be launching before the end of 2012. The E940 notes from GLBenchmark show that it’s being tested on AT&T’s network, so it’s possible that it will make its debut in the U.S. some time early next year — once the folks in LG’s back yard have been given first crack.The E940 will join the Droid DNA and Oppo Find 5 in bringing 1080P displays to the U.S. smartphone market, and there’s no doubt other manufacturers will follow suit. Samsung certainly seems like a safe bet, especially since the Galaxy S4 should be surfacing in the next few months.via PhoneArenalast_img read more

Greek Australian nutritionist set to change our lifestyle

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A Greek Australian health professional has created a new lifestyle program that aims to educate hospital patients of the benefits of a healthy diet to reduce stress and anxiety of patients during rehabilitation and speed up the recovery process. Qualified nutritionist Stratis Rozakeas MA, RD – who now lives in the US – noticed the health benefits of patients when they were making healthier food choices through programs he introduced around sustainability and green initiatives. Recycling compost programs, music therapy and horticultural therapy and therapeutic gardening are initiatives that Mr Rozakeas introduced to help patients in their rehabilitation. The rooftop garden, for example, allows the patients create their well-being, and the idea has been incorporated in other health care facilities that have shown to improve clinical outcomes. “We are looking at how we can look at and identify the standards of quality care in hospitals and how we can improve on in areas that may need improving so it’s a continual process,” Mr Rozakeas tells Neos Kosmos. “I introduced music therapy for patients. I also had therapeutic meals for our eating disorder patients. “The campus that I was at we had oncology patients, eating disorder psychiatrics, rehabilitation.” Through these therapies, Mr Rozakeas says that it reduces anxiety and stress in patients and helps in promoting healing and speeding the recuperation process. Mr Rozakeas says the patients with eating disorders can be challenging to normalise their eating and help them create and make smarter food choices and therapeutic meals. By introducing organic and sustainable food to the diets of the patients in the hospital, he is able to teach the patients how to combat chronic health diseases such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease – diseases that are all linked to the food choices. “My whole educational component is to inform people to make healthy food choices from an early age – or any for that matter, so they can develop healthier food patterns and at least minimise preventable chronic disease such as obesity and heart disease which are huge in America and Australia as well. Mr Rozakeas said that two thirds of the population in the US are overweight and obese, and says that Australia is following suit. To combat this and improve food for patients, Mr Rozakeas is part of a health leadership team in the San Francisco Bay area in order to improve the quality of food for patients as part of the global initiative Health Care Without Harm. “It’s about empowering people and relating to people in an intelligent dignified way,” says Mr Rozakeas.last_img read more

Chine Foxconn réajuste les salaires de ses employés

first_imgChine : Foxconn réajuste les salaires de ses employésChine – L’entreprise Foxconn a décidé d’augmenter le salaire de ses employés chinois. En 2010, onze d’entre eux se sont suicidés.Foxconn a-t-il augmenté le salaire de ses employés par nécessité ? L’entreprise, qui fournit des géants comme Dell, Apple ou Hewlett-Packard, a affirmé qu’elle augmentait avec effet immédiat ses employés chinois à hauteur de 30%. Une mesure prise a priori pour contrer le mal-être qui règne dans la firme, puisque onze salariés se sont suicidés depuis le début de l’année : “Nous espérons que cette augmentation va contribuer à améliorer le niveau de vie des employés et leur permettre d’avoir plus de temps libre, ce qui est bon pour leur santé”, indique un responsable de l’entreprise, relayé par Europe1. Rappelons que certains employés de Foxconn touchent 900 yuans par mois, l’équivalent de seulement 130 dollars américains.Le 2 juin 2010 à 12:21 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Twitter gère désormais les galeries photos

first_imgTwitter gère désormais les galeries photosLe site de micro-blogging Twitter propose désormais la gestion de galeries photos. Celles-ci regroupent toutes les photos envoyées dans les tweets et s’affichent sur les profils des utilisateurs. Si les nombreux utilisateurs de Twitter peuvent depuis peu joindre des images à leurs tweets, le site de micro-blogging avance vite et bien puisqu’il prend désormais en charge les galeries photos.  À lire aussiEn Australie, les requins utilisent Twitter pour signaler leur approcheEn effet, le centre assistance de Twitter explique que cette nouvelle fonction vise “à rassembler les images envoyées dans vos tweets en une seule page” cite 20 Ainsi, les 100 dernières images échangées par un utilisateur via le site (y compris à l’aide de liens vers TwitPic, yFrog, Flickr ou Instagram) prendront place dans une galerie prévue à cet effet qui s’affichera dans une colonne sur le profil même de l’utilisateur. Néanmoins, pour éviter les problèmes de surcharge, Twitter explique que les images de tweets antérieurs au 1er janvier 2010 ne seront pas incluses dans les galeries. Côté présentation, celle-ci peut se faire suivant deux modèles : la grille qui dévoile l’ensemble des images ou le détail qui montre seulement la dernière image partagée seulement. Pour supprimer une image, il faut ainsi nécessairement supprimer le tweet correspondant, note Clubic. Après le partage d’image, il s’agit donc d’une nouvelle avancée significative pour Twitter qui développe peu à peu une interface plus attractive.Le 23 août 2011 à 19:43 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Miles Morales Will Star in Animated SpiderMan Movie

first_img Jake Gyllenhaal Avoids Questions About Mysterio in Sinister SixSony Pictures CEO Says ‘Door Is Closed’ for Now on Spider-Man Split Stay on target Back when the announcement came that Sony and Marvel Studios would reboot the Spider-Man franchise, many hoped Miles Morales, and not Peter Parker, would be the film’s titular hero. Shortly after it was announced that Peter Parker would, in fact, be Spider-Man in the live-action Sony and Marvel Studios films, rumors began to circulate that Miles Morales would be the star of an animated movie by Sony. Today, those rumors became a reality.This news comes to us from a recent Sony animation presentation. The Bob Persichetti/Peter Ramsey-directed and Phil Lord/Chris Miller-executive animated feature is set to hit theaters over the Christmas weekend of 2018. The presentation had a 30-second sizzle reel that gave a small taste of what to expect. Unfortunately, we don’t have that footage for you all here, but according to Forbes, the film has an art style that “resembled a cross between an Alex Ross image and a psychedelic cover image.”For those who don’t know, Miles Morales first made his debut within Marvel Comics’ Ultimate line. Miles gained his spider-like abilities in a manner very reminiscent to how Peter Parker got his powers. After Parker had been killed, Morales took it upon himself to become the new Spider-Man and honor his fallen mentor. After the Ultimate Universe was rolled over into the mainstream Marvel Universe, Miles became one of that world’s various Spider-Men and even joined the Avengers. Unlike Parker who has taken his superheroics around the world, Miles remains a New York-based crime fighter (for the most part).Having Peter Parker in the live action movies and Miles Morales in the animated film is a great way for Sony and Marvel to please fans of both characters. With any luck, Miles will eventually make his way over to the live-action movies — especially if this animated film is a hit. We’ll hopefully see some footage from this movie sometime soon.last_img read more

Press Talk Of legacies and why we do stories

first_imgI sneaked into the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington’s annual luncheon this week, and what a neat time that was.They even handed a buck to everybody who attended — a Rutherford B. Hayes gold coin, no less. So it was one of those rare events where you came out with more money than you went in with.The buck was an incentive to begin planning your own legacy.The foundation honored a bunch of folks who have created their own legacy by generously giving to our community in many different ways. The Columbian had a big front-page story on it.Among those honored were Scott and Jody Campbell, owners of The Columbian. Foundation president Richard Melching made note that The Columbian — under the Campbells’ guidance — has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars in free advertising to local nonprofit agencies.The Campbells have always believed in giving back.But what about news?As part of The Columbian’s commitment to the community, Melching also noted the number of stories we’ve done on nonprofits. And it was this point that raised a subtle but important question all newspapers and journalists deal with.Why do we do stories?oooThe other day I received an email from an Oregon resort. The woman who sent it sounded very nice. She told me about all the amenities at the resort and said she thought our readers should know about it. I emailed back, thanked her, and said I’d pass it along to our advertising department.last_img read more

Kendrick Lamar Raps Over Classic Dr Dre Beats On New MashUp Mixtape

first_img Twitter Email Listen: Kendrick Lamar, Classic Dr. Dre Mash-Up kendrick-lamar-raps-over-classic-dr-dre-beats-new-mash-mixtape News Kendrick Lamar Raps Over Classic Dr. Dre Beats On New Mash-Up Mixtape Facebook The new mash-up from DJ Critical Hype pairs the two GRAMMY-winning artists’ sounds into ‘The DAMN. Chronic’ mixtapeBrian HaackGRAMMYs Apr 4, 2018 – 4:17 pm Fans of the full spectrum of West Coast hip-hop – from the early days of gangsta rap to the modern combined sounds of both conscious hip-hop and turn-up vibe emblematic of rap’s modern era – got a special gift on April 3, courtesy of mash-up artist DJ Critical Hype.  It’s a classic case of something everyone desperately needed, but had no idea they wanted: Kendrick Lamar rapping over classic instrumental productions by the legendary Dr. Dre.The DAMN. Chronic mixtape’s author Critical Hype previously caught buzz back in 2016 when he dropped a similar project meshing the works of Chance The Rapper and Kanye West.Taking a similar approach to Chance The Dropout, Critical Hype selected two artists from the same city whose individual works share influential roots and whose creative output draws a line of progress across the development of their city’s signature sound.”The Chance and Kanye tape has a lot of parallels to the Kendrick and Dr. Dre one, so it made sense for my follow up,” Critical Hype explained to Pigeons & Planes. “Both pairs come from the same city and were big influences to their younger counterparts early in their careers.””Kendrick has so many flows, voices, and styles, plus Dre beats are really incredible, so I figured it would be dope,” Critical Hype adds of his approach to the project, which took a little over a year to compile. The search for the most appropriate mixes between Dre’s instrumentals – which tend to be more up-tempo – and Lamar’s double- and triple-timed versework, typically spit over slower beats, included digging through “60 to 70 Kendrick songs.” In most cases, Hype also had to construct his own acapella versions from Lamar’s studio work in order to test tracks against Dre’s instrumental catalogue.”I was determined to make it work, but the truth is it wasn’t easy,” he explains.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

Alaskans weigh in on this years smaller dividend check

first_imgIt’s PFD announcement day in Alaska — but it’s a little less exciting than usual. That’s because this year, for the first time in the program’s history, it’s been cut.LISTEN NOWGovernor Bill Walker announced in a pre-recorded video on Friday exactly how much Alaskans would receive in this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend check: $1,022.This year’s dividend checks could have been about twice as much, but Walker vetoed half the money appropriated to dividends earlier this year while the state battles a $4 billion deficit.On Thursday, Alaska’s Energy Desk asked Alaskans how they felt about this year’s smaller dividends. Some people already knew to expect a change.MCCHESNEY: Do you know how much the PFD is this year?MAN: What is should be, tomorrow, should be about $1500.WOMAN: My guess is maybe about, $1200.MAN: I know it’s not what it should be.Back in July, Governor Bill Walker’s veto capped the dividend at about $1,000. Without the veto, there would have been about $1.4 billion available for dividends.“That number would equal a little bit over $2,000 per Alaskan,” said Ken Alper, director of the Alaska Department of Revenue’s Tax Division.Alper and Walker argue that with the current budget crunch, the state couldn’t afford that amount.As oil prices have crashed over the last two years, the state has covered billions in budget deficits by drawing from its savings accounts. If lawmakers continue on their current path, they’ll burn through the state’s primary savings account in about two years. Then they’ll have to use the account the dividends come out of.Right now that account has about $7 billion in it. At current spending levels it will be drained in a few years as well. Then there wouldn’t be money for the budget ordividends.“That could go away in another couple of years and when the governor talks about, in 2020, the dividend would go away unless there’s a fiscal plan, that’s just not an idle threat, it’s a mathematical fact,” said Alper.Alper and Walker want lawmakers to restructure the permanent fund and pass a combination of taxes and spending cuts to balance the budget. And in the meantime, they say we shouldn’t spend the nearly $700 million it would have taken to give everyone in the state $2,000 checks this year.For now, that money is just staying in the account.“It’s not going anywhere, it remains in the earnings reserve, it continues to be invested and it’s going to be producing income for future generations,” said Alper.A lot of people aren’t happy with the idea that Walker is messing with the Permanent Fund.  One lawmaker sued. For a lot of Alaskans, that fund is inviolate.That includes Anchorage resident Daryl Shaw, who was born in Alaska. His daughter was born just in time for the first dividend check in 1982. He says when the fund was started, it was supposed to be untouchable.“I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed and I’m not a politician, but I’m an Alaskan and I just don’t think it’s right for Gov. Walker to actually reach into that fund and be able to even touch it in any way shape or form,” said Shaw.But the amount of this year’s dividend isn’t uncommon. In fact, if you take an average over the last 33 years, it’s just under $1,100.We talked to Alaskans in Anchorage, Juneau and Unalaska, and a surprising number said that $1,000 is good enough for them.MAN: That’s fine, you know. It’s better than taxing me.WOMAN: If you’re on a fixed income, it makes a difference. Yeah you count on it, you do. But I guess I’m thinking that $1,000 is a pretty fair cap.MAN: I always joke that people call it the permanent dividend funds thinking that the dividends are what’s permanent. The dividends are not permanent, they’re very temporary. They’re a way of getting the public to support the necessity of saving money for the future.It’s likely that one way or another, the future means smaller dividends.last_img read more

Colin The Patriots are the greatest dynasty in pro sports history Video

first_imgSuper Bowl 51 ended like another fairy tale for the New England Patriots. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick captured their fifth Super Bowl championship by erasing a 25-point second half deficit against the Falcons by authoring the greatest comeback in the history of the Super Bowl.Today in The Herd, Colin looked at the Patriots extended run from a historical perspective, and as far as he’s concerned the Patriots are the greatest dynasty in the history of professional sports.It’s not just the 7 Super Bowls and 5 titles that impress Colin with the Patriots, it’s that they’ve sustained their level of success over close to 15 years in a league that’s designed for parity, and to bring the top teams back to the pack.“It’s the greatest dynasty in pro sports history.”I don’t really count college. In baseball, you can buy the players. The NBA is driven by stars. Jimmy Johnson’s Cowboys, Chuck Knoll’s Steelers, Bill Walsh’s 49’ers had seven or eight bedrock players.I say ‘The Steelers,’ you name the players. I say ‘The Niners,’ you name the players. I say ‘Jimmy Johnson’s Cowboys,’ you name the players.This is Law & Order, man. It’s a revolving door of mostly slightly above average players, and it’s going nowhere really fast.”Here’s the video of Colin’s full rant:.@ColinCowherd on Patriots: “It’s the greatest dynasty in pro sports history”— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) February 6, 2017last_img read more

Apple to Pay 450 Million After Losing Federal Appeal in EBooks Case

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday said Apple orchestrated a conspiracy with five publishers to increase e-book prices, in a victory for the U.S. Justice Department.By a 2-1 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court judge that the conspiracy violated federal antitrust law, and that the judge acted properly in imposing an injunction to prevent a recurrence.Writing for the majority, Circuit Judge Debra Ann Livingston said that by organizing the conspiracy, “Apple found an easy path to opening its iBookstore,” while ensuring that marketwide prices rose to a level that Apple and the publishers wanted.The ruling will uphold not just Apple’s civil liability but also the terms of an injunction that limited its agreements with publishers.The decision also means Apple will be required to pay $450 million as part of a related settlement with 33 attorneys general and lawyers for a class of consumers. The accord had been contingent on Apple’s liability being upheld.Neither Apple nor the Justice Department, which had pursued the civil lawsuit to trial, responded immediately to requests for comment.The appeal followed a 2013 decision by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan finding that Apple played a “central role” in a conspiracy with publishers to eliminate retail price competition and raise e-book prices.The Justice Department, which secured the ruling following a non-jury trial, said the scheme caused some e-book prices to rise to $12.99 or $14.99 from the $9.99 price charged by the dominant player in the market, Inc.The publishers that the Justice Department said conspired with Apple include Lagardere SCA’s Hachette Book Group Inc, News Corp’s HarperCollins Publishers LLC, Penguin Group Inc, CBS Corp’s Simon & Schuster Inc and Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH’s Macmillan.In a dissenting opinion, U.S. Circuit Judge Dennis Jacobs said he would have reversed Cote’s 2013 ruling, finding that Apple’s behavior was pro-competitive in taking on a “monopolist,” Amazon, which controlled 90 percent of the market.”Apple took steps to compete with a monopolist and open the market to more entrants, generating only minor competitive restraints in the process,” Jacobs wrote.The case is U.S. v. Apple Inc, 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 13-3741.(Additional reporting by Joseph Ax) This story originally appeared on Reuters June 30, 2015 2 min read Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more

Microsoft releases buggy Office 2016 Patch KB4462238

first_imgMicrosoft releases buggy Office 2016 Patch KB4462238 by Martin Brinkmann on May 08, 2019 in Microsoft – Last Update: May 08, 2019 – 14 commentsMicrosoft released non-security updates for Microsoft installed-based versions of Microsoft’s Office suite on May 7, 2019. These updates address and fix issues in supported versions of Office but sometimes, they introduce issues of their own.Turns out, KB4462238 for Microsoft Office 2016 falls in that category of updates. Released to fix synchronization issues in OneNote 2016, the update introduces a bug of its own that affects any installed Office application.It appears that it breaks hyperlinks in any Office application. Microsoft notes that clicking on hyperlinks may cause the Office application to stop working altogether.After this update is installed, clicking a hyperlink in an Office application, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, or Outlook, may cause the application to stop working.Microsoft suggests that the update is uninstalled from the system to resolve the issue.If you experience this issue, you can uninstall the update by following the instructions in the “More information” section.The company provides removal instructions for the update. You may want to check out our in-depth tutorial on uninstalling Windows updates (including Office updates).One has to wonder how a major bug like this one slipped through the testing cracks. It is certainly possible that the bug is affecting only a tiny number of machines; Microsoft would have pulled the update, probably, if it would affect all Office installations it is installed on or the majority of them.Then again, Microsoft has a track record of releasing buggy updates. Windows 10 version 1809 is a prime example of this; the whole Windows community, at least those on Windows 10, hopes that Microsoft gets Windows 10 version 1903 right the first time it is released later this month.Closing WordsA bug that stops any Office application dead in its track is quite serious; Office administrators and users who have not installed the patch yet may want to consider skipping it until the issue is resolved. OneNote 2016 users who require Sync may want to try installing the patch. Those who don’t click on hyperlinks or can avoid clicking on them may do so as well.Now You: What is your take on Microsoft and update testing? Should the company invest more in this area? (via Woody)SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft releases buggy Office 2016 Patch KB4462238DescriptionOffice 2016 applications may stop responding after installing the update KB4462238 and clicking on any hyperlink.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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