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Rockets start fast, turn back Clippers for 14th straight

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Houston Rockets guard James Harden celebrates after hitting a 3-point shot during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — James Harden scored 17 of his 25 points in Houston’s dominant first quarter, and the Rockets rolled past the Los Angeles Clippers 105-92 on Wednesday night for their 14th consecutive victory.The Rockets (48-13) matched their longest winning streak of the season and remained a half-game ahead of Golden State for the NBA’s best record.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Clippers shot 22.7 percent (5 of 22) for the period and trailed 34-12 at the end of the quarter.The Clippers overcame a 19-point deficit to win in Denver on Tuesday, but never got closer than eight against the Rockets.TIP-INSRockets: Gordon returned after missing four games, one to a sore knee and the last three due to an illness. . Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni, on any spillover of hard feelings from the chippy Jan. 15 meeting with the Clippers, when several Rockets tried to enter the Clippers’ locker room from a back corridor that resulted in two-game suspensions for Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green: “That doesn’t play any part in it. They’re all grown men. They know better.”Clippers: Coach Doc Rivers made light of the previous meeting, saying: “We’ve kind of barricaded all the secret passageways. . We’re going to build a wall. And I’m not paying for it, Houston is going to pay for it.” . F Danilo Gallinari missed his third consecutive game with a bruised right hand. . G C.J. Williams was called up from the G-League. He last played with the Clippers on Jan. 10. Tyrone Wallace went back down.ADVERTISEMENT Clint Capela and Eric Gordon each scored 22 points for the Rockets, who made 13 3-pointers.Tobias Harris led the Clippers with 24 points, with Montrezl Harrell added 22. Lou Williams and Milos Teodosic each scored 13.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Clippers played the previous night in Denver and looked it.They missed 16 of their first 19 shots, had 11 turnovers and trailed by as many as 27 points in the first quarter. Harden faked Wesley Johnson so badly on one move that Johnson fell to the floor. Harden stared at him as Johnson got back up, then sunk a 3-pointer for a 31-7 lead. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UP NEXTRockets: Return home on Saturday to play Boston.Clippers: Remain at home to meet New York on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer In lieu of White House visit, Warriors take kids to museumlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: ALL THE RESULTS FROM THE ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE

first_imgMichael Murphy scored a penalty as Glenswilly defeated St Eunan’s at O’Donnell Park.GAA NEWS: Four Masters, St Michael’s, Kilcar, Glenswilly, and Ardara all recorded excellent wins in the All-County League Division One.St Eunan’s 1-05 Glenswilly 2-08: Glenswilly exacted some revenge on their neighbours who defeated them in last year’s Donegal SFC final by defeating Maxi Curran’s side at O’Donnell Park. Since losing out to Gaoth Dobhair on the opening day of the season, St Eunan’s have won THREE on the bounce which included a fine away win against Kilcar in Towney.However, Glenswilly inflicted there second defeat of the league campaign with a deserved win earlier this afternoon.Brian Farrelly and Donegal captain Michael Murphy from the penalty spot scored the decisive goals for Gkenswilly while John Haran netted for St Eunan’s.Naomh Conaill 2-05 Kilcar 1-10:  Naomh Conaill got off to a dream start when former Donegal star Leo McLoone netted after just a few minutes gone.Kilcar responded well though and fought their way back into the game and played superbly to go in at the break four ahead.However, Naomh Conaill roared back into the contest when Cathal Ellis netted midway through the second-half to level.Kilcar didn’t buckle despite the blow the concession of the goal was tagged on a number of crucial scores to edge Naomh Conaill by two and secure a crucial win.Malin 2-6 Ardara 3-12: A brace of goals from Ryan Melly and a penalty from CJ Molly ensured John McConnell’s side left Malin with two precious league points after an enthralling battle.A poor start meant Malin trailed Ardara by NINE points at the interval but Liam Bradley’s side fought back and got back into the match when they scored TWO goals in a minute to roar back to life.Paul McLaughlin netted first and then Brendan McLaughlin but then Melly got his second and Molloy dispatched the penalty to ensure Ardara saw off the spirited challenge from Malin.Four Masters 1-07 Gaoth Dobhair 1-06: Four Masters made it two wins from two since new manager Conor McBride was appointed team manager.They earned a super win AWAY to Dungloe last week and followed that up with an excellent win over Gaoth Dobhair at home this afternoon.It was hard fought encounter with nothing between the sides but Four Masters showed great heart and character to get over the line and get another two vital points on the board.St Michael’s 2-12 Dungloe 1-10: (Full Match report below)https://www.donegaldaily.com/2015/04/26/gaa-news-breslin-brace-proves-decisive-as-st-michaels-maintain-winning-run/All-County League Division Two Results:Mac Cumhaills 1-12 Gaeil Fhánada 0-06Naomh Muire 1-11 Glenfin 4-08Termon 2-10 Bundoran 0-11Killybegs 1-03 Naomh Columba 0-05Cloughaneely 0-13 St Naul’s 1-10GAA NEWS: ALL THE RESULTS FROM THE ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE was last modified: April 26th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:All-County LeagueDivision OneDivision TwoGAAnewsreportsResultsSportlast_img read more

MTN to up African music offering

first_imgCCA’s vast catalogue includes recording labels such as AS Entertainment, Godfather (specialising in Nigerian content), Al Records (East and West Africa content) and Soulistic Music, which features top DJs like Black Coffee. “With Africa’s mobile penetration now at approximately 50% of the 1-billion population, MTN sees a huge opportunity in music content being delivered on people’s mobile handsets via our www.mtnplay.com digital content portal.” Christian de Faria, MTN’s senior vice president for innovation, says there is a growing demand for digital content in Africa: “More and more people in Africa and in the developed world are going online for entertainment content,” he said in a statement earlier this month. CCA has a substantial catalogue of African musical content by artists in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya – among others. It also has rights to exclusive video content featuring a host of popular African artists, including Hugh Masekela, Fela Kuti and Busi Mhlongo. Growing demand for digital content Vast catalogue of African music “Connect Africa is passionate about music from our continent,” said CCA managing director Antos Stella. “We have always strived to be ahead of the pack when it comes to representing African music, offering our artists and labels a bouquet of services from content to marketing, sponsorship and digital management. Through its deal with CCA, MTN will offer a wide selection of music content, which will be available either as full tracks or caller tunes. He explained that the African consumer, with an estimated spending power of US$1.4-trillion by 2020, has become highly aspirational with a taste for world-class goods and services over the last few years. “We are delighted to work with MTN Play to deliver this content to the rest of Africa.” Pan-African mobile operator MTN has teamed up with Content Connect Africa (CCA), an aggregator and provider of on and off-portal content, to offer a wider variety of African music to its customers across the continent. 23 June 2011 SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Cape Town to get ‘green’ office tower

first_img16 August 2011The Cape Town city skyline will soon feature a stunning new addition in the form of the impressive Portside Building – a four green-star rated skyscraper being built as a joint initiative between FirstRand Bank and Old Mutual.Designed jointly by DHK and Louis Carol Architects, the new Portside Building comprises a full city block between Buitengracht, Hans Strydom, Bree and Mechau streets, and capitalises on the stunning views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean while complementing the beauty of the city.The project will have office space of over 52 000m² as well as 1 200m² of banking and retail area with easy access from all sides on the ground level.When completed in March 2014, it will become the provincial headquarters for the three divisions of FirstRand Bank, namely First National Bank, Rand Merchant Bank and Wesbank. It will also have a general office component that will be leased out.Promoting Cape Town’s reputationSpeaking at the ground-breaking ceremony last week, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille lauded the two companies for their investment and commitment to economic growth in the Western Cape.“The new Portside Building in Cape Town will help promote the city’s reputation as a thriving financial hub and we are hopeful that it will serve as a catalyst for similar buildings to be added to the city’s skyline in the future,” she said.“The building will also complement our government’s Cape Town Central Regeneration Programme, which aims to transform the central city into a thriving centre of productivity, connectivity, innovation, social cohesion and environmental sustainability.”Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony of the construction of the building, FirstRand CEO Sizwe Nxasana explained that the banking group considered Portside to be far more than merely another city building.“Our investment in Portside is an extension of our continued commitment to investing in the development of the city and region, providing sustainable economic stimulus and creating much-needed jobs in line with [the] government’s employment development and social upliftment agenda.”Environmental and social impactAccording to Old Mutual Properties’ Ben Kodisang, the visual, environmental and social impact of Portside was key to the entire design process. “Not only did the design of Portside need to enable Old Mutual and FirstRand to have two distinct business addresses in the city,” he said.Its location in a Central City Urban Conservation Area also meant it needed to be highly sensitive to the historical and environmental character of its surroundings.To this end, the architects were required to take into account both the current and potential future development of the city around the site of the new building and ensure that Portside will be able to create the necessary synergies with other buildings in the area.Four green-star rating – an African firstAll stakeholders agreed, from the outset, that environmental sustainability was a vital component in this design approach. Stephan Claassen, Provincial Head of FNB explained that Portside is likely to be the first high rise building in Africa to have a four green-star rating.“We intend making Portside a benchmark of environmental sustainability in terms of both construction and building management processes, and have worked closely with the architects to ensure that it serves to raise the standards of green design,” he said.This includes indoor environmental quality, and the reduction of energy, water consumption, waste production and management production and negative carbon emissions for tall buildings.Kodisang confirmed this commitment and explained that the incorporation of these green building principles would be closely monitored and evaluated to ensure that Portside conforms with the City of Cape Town’s green building standards and achieves the desired four green star rating.Both Claassen and Kodisang expressed their gratitude to the City of Cape Town for its support and assistance in making this vision a reality. “Without the close partnership of the City of Cape Town, FirstRand and Old Mutual would never have reached this historic point in realising our vision for the Portside building,” said Kodisang.“We are immensely grateful for the encouragement and assistance the council has provided to us.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Condé Nast Internal Memo Managing Through Challenging Times

first_imgCondé colleagues: GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson, publisher Peter  Hunsinger, chairman Si Newhouse and CEO Chuck Townsend in headier times.”Managing Through Challenging Times.” Is that the understatement of the year? No, it was the subject line of an e-mail Condé Nast CEO Charles Townsend sent to staffers Thursday.As news that the national unemployment rate jumped to 8.1 percent last month—the highest in 25 years—as a whopping 651,000 people lost their jobs, the mega magazine publishing chief executive called on his employees to “prudently and responsibly manage our business costs and expenses.” While Townsend didn’t detail any specific cost-cutting initiatives, he did say the company will need to make “difficult decisions to manage costs and ensure our financial well-being.” Are more layoffs to come?Late last year, Condé Nast laid off about 5 percent of both its print and online staff. In December, Condé closed its syndicated blog network and scrapped Flip.com, its social networking/virtual scrapbooking site for teen girls. In January, Condé Nast shuttered Domino, its four-year-old shelter title, and its accompanying Web site. Here’s Townsend’s memo, via All Things Digital:From: Townsend, ChuckSent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 05:04 PM Eastern Standard TimeTo: Conde Nast PublicationsSubject: Managing Through Challenging TimesI continue to believe that there are two things that make our Company truly unique, world-class brands and remarkable employees. This statement is even more true today as I watch how Condé Nast is managing through this challenging economy.While advertising pages are down, Condé Nast is gaining critical ad revenue market share through the early part of 2009. Perhaps more importantly, our consumer connectivity, as measured in key circulation statistics, is particularly strong.So, while our Company is not immune to the economic stress that has been experienced by the media community, we have made adjustments to secure our ongoing stability, just as each and every one of us has had to personally deal with the economic challenges we face.Unavoidably, as the downturn extends, we have to make additional difficult decisions to manage costs and ensure our financial well-being. These decisions involve all of us. We’ll all have to do more with less and accept that some of the benefits and resources that were available to us in robust economic times will have to be scaled back–and revisited when the economy and our business recover lost ground.The best course of action is for us to prudently and responsibly manage our business costs and expenses through these troubled waters, assuring us the opportunity to fully participate in the recovery that lies ahead. At that time, we will take great pride in what we accomplished.I can only ask that you join me in these efforts to ensure the continued success of our great Company.last_img read more

John McGovern Acquires MA Firm WB Grimes People on the Move

first_imgJohn McGovernMedia industry M&A advisory firm W.B. Grimes & Co. has been acquired by John McGovern, a senior associate and seven-year veteran of the firm, for an undisclosed sum.The newly renamed Grimes, McGovern & Associates will be led by McGovern as CEO; former owner and president Larry Grimes, whose father Walter founded the firm in 1959, will transition to chairman and advisor.“I could not be more excited about having a long-standing member of our team take the company reins,” said Grimes in a statement. “John has been an industry trailblazer, always at the cutting edge of new technologies. As the media industry continues to evolve there is no doubt the new company will remain an industry leader.”The firm, which says it’s sold more than 1,600 media and event businesses over its six-decade history, primarily specializes in buy- and sell-side advisory work for newspapers, media and information services businesses, and conferences and trade shows. A separate sports division, which was not a part of the sale, will evidently remain under Grimes’ ownership.“We look forward to continuing to serve our clients and to innovate and grow in the areas of media and newspapers, as well as the emerging events and information services sectors, with renewed focus on international buy-side and sell-side work,” added McGovern. Concurrent with the ownership change, former senior associate Julie Bergman was promoted to VP of the firm’s newspaper group.Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…SANDOW has tapped Elle beauty and fitness director Emily Dougherty to be the next editor-in-chief of NewBeauty. Dougherty had spent the last 16 years with Elle, and the last 14 running the magazine’s beauty section alongside long-time editor-in-chief Robbie Myers, who stepped down at the end of 2017.The announcement comes about a week after NewBeauty named Architectural Digest associate publisher Susan Keena its new head of sales and strategic partnerships. Both Keena and Dougherty will report to the NewBeauty president Agnes Chapski, who was appointed to that role last September after a long tenure at Condé Nast as publisher of Allure.Harper’s Bazaar has hired Deborah Needleman as editor-at-large, in which capacity she’ll contribute story ideas and report directly to editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey. Needleman most recently spent four years as editor-in-chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, before departing late in 2016. She came to T from The Wall Street Journal, where she served as editor of the monthly WSJ. Magazine as well as the newspaper’s Saturday “Off Duty” section. Prior to that, Needleman was the founding editor of domino magazine, then part of Condé Nast.Nancy Cooper has joined Food Network Magazine as executive account director. Cooper joins from luxury home goods retailer Dering Hall, where she served as VP of partnerships and digital strategy. Prior to that, Cooper spent time at Condé Nast as executive fashion and luxury director for Glamour and Self.Atlantic Media has hired Alex Treadway as associate publisher of Route Fifty, an offshoot of the company’s Government Executive Media Group that focuses on state and local government. Treadway joins from The Daily Caller, which he helped launch in 2010 alongside co-founders Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel, and where he most recently served as chief revenue officer. In between, Treadway spent two years at The Washington Post as VP of leadership sales. He also spent ten years with Atlantic Media from 1999 to 2009, in the National Journal group.them, Condé Nast’s recently-launched LGBTQ platform, announced a series of hires and promotions:Senior editor Meredith Talusan has been promoted to executive editor, reporting to chief content officer Phillip Picardi.Associate editor Tyler Ford has been bumped up to editor.Vice‘s LGBTQ editor, Tyler Trykowski, has joined them as senior editor.Community manager Michael Cuby has been appointed editor-at-large, in which capacity he’ll contribute ongoing features and lead special projects.Buzzfeed social media fellow Aamina Khan has been tapped to succeed Cuby as community manager.Tim Peterson has joined Digiday as a senior media reporter. He arrives from Third Door Media, where he spent the last two years as a reporter for Marketing Land.From the job board…Ad Age seeks a full-time deputy creativity editor, responsible for pitching and writing stories for the magazine’s print and online coverage of advertising creative, among other duties. Five-plus years of “progressive journalism experience” desired.See this and other current openings at careers.foliomag.com.last_img read more

Chris Cornells Children Discuss Their Fathers Musical Legacy It Was His Passion

first_img Facebook Chris Cornell’s Children Discuss His Legacy chris-cornells-children-discuss-their-fathers-musical-legacy-it-was-his-passion News Twitter Chris Cornell’s Children Discuss Their Father’s Musical Legacy: “It Was His Passion” NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 13, 2019 – 4:16 pm Toni & Christopher Cornell | 2019 GRAMMYs center_img Backstage at the 2019 GRAMMY Awards, Chris Cornell’s daughter Toni and son Christopher talk about their father’s posthumous GRAMMY win and his role as a fatherNate HertweckGRAMMYs Feb 13, 2019 – 5:57 pm In perhaps the most bittersweet moment of the 61st GRAMMY Awards, late rock icon Chris Cornell won Best Rock Performance posthumously for his captivating song “When Bad Does Good.” Cornell’s family was in attendance, and his daughter Toni and son Christopher accepted the award on his behalf.  Email “I never thought we would be standing here without my dad,” Christopher said during their acceptance speech at the GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony. “I’m sure he would be proud and honored. He was a rock icon, the Godfather of grunge and a creator of a movement. While he touched the hearts of millions, the most important thing he is known for, for us, is for being the greatest father and our hero.””His voice was his vision and his music was his peace,” Toni added, before thanking her mother, Vicky, who compiled the four-disc retrospective box-set containing “When Bad Does Good.” “Thank you to our mom — his love, his muse and his savior who continues to carry out our father’s legacy … this is for you, daddy.”Backstage at the 61st GRAMMYs, our own one-on-one interview host Ted Stryker got the chance to speak with Toni and Christopher after their father’s GRAMMY win. Stryker, who had spoken with Chris Cornell many times in the past, asked Toni and Christopher how it felt to accept the award on their father’s behalf. “He was always working so hard. It was his passion,” Toni told Stryker backstage. “To see him win is so rewarding but at the same time, I wish he was here.”While Cornell’s incredible legacy as a songwriter, vocalist and musician looms large, his children also offered insight on his role as a father. “He was always there,” Toni continued. “There was never a time he wasn’t there. Even when he was on tour, we would always speak to him. He was just so hands-on, and he always made sure we were okay, that we were safe, and of course with our mom involved, too. He was such an involved father, and I think that’s the worst part about everything that’s happened.”Cornell passed away on May 17, 2017. Just last month, the star-studded tribute concert I Am The Highway was held in Los Angeles featuring performances by Fiona Apple, Brandi Carlile, Miley Cyrus, Foo Fighters, Josh Homme, Adam Levine, Ziggy Marley, Metallica, Miguel, and Chris Stapleton.Cornell has 16 total career GRAMMY nominations and his posthumous win at this year’s GRAMMY marked the third of his illustrious career, the first two coming at the 37th GRAMMY Awards for 1994 when Soundgarden took home Best Hard Rock Performance for “Black Hole Sun” and Best Metal Performance for “Spoonman.” 2019 GRAMMY Awards: Complete Nominees And Winners List Read morelast_img read more

POLICE LOG for November 14 Police Issued 2 Summonses Grandmother Grandkids Trapped

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Wednesday, November 14, 2018:DPW reported a resident on Faulkner Avenue was pumping water into the street, causing ice buildup in the road. Police spoke with the homeowner, who agreed to reroute water flow of his sump pump. (6:17am)Paul J. Neulist (32, Tewksbury) was issued a summons for Unlicensed Operation A Motor Vehicle. (6:42am)A motorist struck a deer on Shawsheen Avenue. Deer ran off. (9:11am)Police and Fire helped grandmother and 2 grandchildren who were locked in a shed. Wind blew door shut and they were trapped. (12:37pm)A Burlington Avenue resident wanted it logged than Amazon truck driver drove over her lawn last night, causing damage to the landscape. (3:21pm)Corey R. Tomblin (28, Lowell) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Revoked Registration; Uninsured Motor Vehicle; No Or Expired inspection Sticker; Number Plate Violation; Motor Vehicle Lights Violation; and Unlicensed Operation A Motor Vehicle. (5:01pm)A blak sedan broke down on the Butters Row Bridge. Vehicle towed. (5:36pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 12: 2 Drivers Issued Summonses; Drone FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 9: Police Issue 2 Summonses To Drivers; Windows Kicked In At BusinessIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Tim Cook says keep Apple out of tech breakup talk

first_img Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Post a comment 19 Photos Tim Cook Apple Tim Cook says Apple isn’t a monopoly. CNBC Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s tired of the perception that all tech companies are cut from the same cloth, especially from vocal figures in Washington who have called for his company to be broken up.”I’m frustrated that tech is painted as monolithic. Tech is not monolithic,” Cook said Monday during an interview with CNBC, comparing the idea to the notion that all restaurants are alike. The suggestion that tech giants need to be broken up was floated by Sen. Elizabeth Warren in March. The Democratic presidential candidate said tech companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook have too much influence over our lives and would like to see them broken up.In Apple’s case, Warren says Apple’s App Store gives the company too much of a competitive advantage.”Apple, you’ve got to break it apart from their App Store. It’s got to be one or the other,” Warren said. “Either they run the platform or they play in the store.”Cook, unsurprisingly, doesn’t see things the way Warren does.”I don’t think anybody would call us a monopoly,” Cook said. “We’re geographically in the same location as a lot of tech companies, and that is about the extent of the commonality.”Warren sees tech companies gaining too much power over the economy, society and democracy. She’s also suggested passing laws that prevent large e-commerce platforms (with global annual revenue of $25 billion or more) from owning both the platform and any sellers on it.”They’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else,” she wrote in a blog post about the tech titans. “And in the process, they have hurt small businesses and stifled innovation.”During his CNBC interview, Cook also sought to distance his company from the waves of data privacy scandals that have flowed through the tech community. “We don’t traffic in your data,” he said, defending how the company curates its platform. “We’ve always curated … we don’t get wrapped up in a pretzel about saying, ‘No, that doesn’t go on our platform, no that app doesn’t work, and therefore it’s not going in the App Store,'” he said. “I know that that has opened us for criticism.”But it’s a part of being a shop owner or whatever. If you own the shop on the corner, you decide what goes in your store.” 18 Apple products that changed the world Tags Apple Tech Industry Politics Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Share your voice • 0 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors reading • Tim Cook says keep Apple out of tech breakup talk Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See Alllast_img read more

Fortnite season 10 Turbo Building changes and It Chapter 2 crossover leak

first_imgFortnite season 10 is already full of surprises.  Epic Games Fortnite season 10, aka season X, is live. The new season doesn’t yet have any of the sweeping changes found in previous seasons, but it looks as though the island will be in a state of flux until the start of season 11, which could be sometime in October. What’s new?Epic made a short post Tuesday regarding changes to Turbo Building. The developer says some players with low pings had a slight advantage with building, so they added a slight delay of 0.15 seconds, up from the original 0.05 seconds, to even things out. Added last year to Fortnite, Turbo Building allowed players to hold down the respective build button to create a structure in whichever direction they were pointing rather than having to press a button each time. It’s an important part of advanced strategies so many players immediately complained about the changes, including pro gamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, who says they “nerf building.” Tags The Fiends are only found in Retail Row and can drop loot when destroyed. Players entering the area will receive full shields but will have to be aware of the Fiends as well as of other players. Also included in the v10.10 update is a change to the Brute, the new mech added in season 10 that many players take umbrage at. As previously stated by Epic, the robot will have a targeting laser added to help other players recognize when they’re in danger. There were also several changes of when and how often the Brute spawns. The mechs will spawn more often earlier in the match and as the storm circle closes in, the chances for a Brute to appear will decrease. Epic added a new throwable called the Junk Rift in the Aug. 20 v10.10 content update. The trailer for the item depicts it as a new tool to take down a Brute.  A few hours late, but the Rift Beacon in Mega Mall has now been activated! pic.twitter.com/PcF0wyRgNi— s1l0x (@s1l0x) August 11, 2019 Nobody:Not a single person:Like literally nobody ever:Not even the aliens in Area 51:Fortnite: Lets nerf 90s— Ninja (@Ninja) August 27, 2019 3 Update v10.10 made another big change to the island as Mega Mall is gone and Retail Row is back, but with a twist. The new patch went live on Aug. 14 with the older location coming back, and inside the dome surrounding the spots are zombie-like creatures called Fiends.  Comments FIRST, PENNYWISE SOUND FILES NOW A FILE CALLED CREEPY BALLOON!!?? IT’S 100% a CROSSOVER!! pic.twitter.com/plC8Y5vk3D— HYPEX – Fortnite Leaks & News (@HYPEX) August 27, 2019 A Rift Beacon appears in Dusty Depot, but it’s the one in Mega Mall that became active on Monday, Aug. 12. This means the spot may get thrown into a time warp with the next update.  Retail Row has returned but there are some unexpected guests returning with it.Grab your squad and take on the fiends now! pic.twitter.com/BZMR5ABsgz— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) August 14, 2019 On Aug. 5, players saw something in the Neo Tilted area. A Rift Beacon was activated, creating a rift above the location.  In Tilted Town, there are a select amount of weapons unvaulted by Epic that fit with the Old West setting. The weapons are the Double Barrel Shotgun, Six Shooter, Hunting Rifle and Infantry Rifle.Epic also released a new weapon in the same update. The Automated Sniper Rifle lets players shoot four rounds per second and bullets travel faster than other rifles. fortnite automated sniper rifleThe new Automated Sniper Rifle. Epic Games Fortnite players saw on Aug. 9 that a new Rift Beacon is being built in Dusty Depot. This means the location that just returned at the start of season 10 may change in the coming days just like Tilted Town.  Now playing: Watch this: Aug. 6 marked the first big change to the island since the beginning of Fortnite season 10. Neo Tilted went back in time and is now called Tilted Town. The area has an Old West motif and its own special rules: “no buildin’, no breakin.'” The Rift Beacon at Neo Tilted is now opening a rift #Fortnite pic.twitter.com/02zRdCOBhD— Fortnite News | LootLake.net (@LootLakeBR) August 5, 2019 Gaming First discovered by data miners at the start of the season, Tilted Town is its own unique space on the island. Players who run into the dome surrounding the location will have their attire changed to something out of Red Dead Redemption, and they are unable to build any structures or harvest any materials. Or can they?One Twitter user found a way to enter Tilted Town with the ability to build. He does so by creating a platform right above the outskirts of the town. Once there, he edits a platform he’s standing on that lets him drop in without changing his attire and still have access to building structures.  56 Photos Share your voicecenter_img The Junk Rift creates a rift above where it makes contact, and several objects will fall to the ground. That junk does big damage to anything directly under it and also deals splash damage to other players nearby. Tuesday’s update also saw another change to the map, as the Rec Center located to the west of Neo Tilted is no more. A rift beacon explosion destroyed the area instead of transforming it like Tilted Town and Retail Row. Left behind are a few chests and some Glitched Consumables. These are items used to gain health, shields or another ability such as the Hop Rocks from season 5 that made players jump higher once consumed. Glitched consumablesA circle of glitched consumables found in the Rec Center rubble.  Epic Games The consumables will randomly switch between apples, coconuts, mushrooms, peppers and the previously mentioned Hop Rocks. Shadow Stones were initially among the items available, but Epic tweeted Tuesday that they were removed because of an undisclosed issue. The latest update for Fortnite is all about a new crossover. This time it’s with the upcoming Borderlands 3 video game. The crossover will give players a taste of the Borderlands series by bringing Pandora to Paradise Palms. He is somewhere on the island…. pic.twitter.com/m0uXvhOvaY— FortTory – Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) August 1, 2019 6:20 Neo Tilted will slowly change to a Wild West kinda look! pic.twitter.com/NDSI0JiHON— FortTory – Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) August 1, 2019 This is how Tilted Town will look like.remember! This is without the new buildings, im currently trying to leak them ingame! pic.twitter.com/17DdllaxUc— FortTory – Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) August 2, 2019 The Rift Beacon Is Being Built At Dusty Depot!#Fortnite📷: @Guille_GAG pic.twitter.com/ebHOQwjJRp— Fortnite Leaks And Info (@FNLeaksAndInfo) August 9, 2019 The Fortnite map for season 10 didn’t change, which is unusual for the start of a new season. In the v10.0 patch notes, Epic said Rift Zones will make locations from the past reappear. One data miner found assets in the update that show Neo Tilted may change to an Old West theme called Tilted Town.  How to build inside new tilted pic.twitter.com/Kkm8PevVJy— Javas (@JavasFN) August 6, 2019 Nothing has happened yet, but rifts could be part of the season 10 storyline. Data miners already discovered a new version of Neo Tilted called Tilted Town, which could change due to the rift.  Players can now visit the Pandora Rift Zone to see the new Borderlands theme. While in the zone, shields will regenerate automatically if a player doesn’t take any damage for a certain amount of time. There’s also a Psycho skin and Claptrap back bling available for purchase. Epic also added Welcome to Pandora challenges that will reward players with Borderlands-themed content. The Borderlands 3 crossover event lasts until Sept. 10, which is just a few days before the game’s release on Sept. 13. The v10.20 update, out on Aug. 27, also includes a new throwable, the Shield Bubble. Throwing one will create a large bubble that blocks projectiles and explosives for 30 seconds. Players can run through it and destroy the bubble’s emitter causing it to deactivate. Fortnite Shield BubbleProtect yourself and others with the Shield Bubble. Epic Games Fortnite is available on PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, and Android and iOS devices. The gaming experience isn’t complete without a good chair Originally published on July 28.This story has been updated regularly throughout season 10 to add the latest weapons, Easter eggs and events. Following the backlash, Epic reverted the Turbo Building changes, according to a blog post on Wednesday. The delay was removed, but as mentioned in the original post, there will be a 0.15 seconds time whenever a structure is destroyed before another can be rebuilt. Also on Tuesday, a Fortnite data miner discovered a possible upcoming crossover with the film It: Chapter 2. In the last update, there were assets related to the movie like a ballon called simply “Creepy Balloon” and an audio file that could be from Pennywise.  As teased by Epic during the Fortnite World Cup, Dusty Depot is now back on the island. There was also one addition to the map, although it’s above the island and not on it. The meteor from the season 3-ending event that destroyed Dusty Depot is in stasis above the impact point. fortnite season 10 mapThe map for Fortnite season 10. Epic Games Players can actually enter the meteor to find items and the capsule that contained the Visitor who was responsible for the rocket launch event in season 4 that began this whole time crisis.  How Fortnite, AR and YouTube influence toys The film is set for release on Sept. 6, which means this event could happen with the next update on Sept. 3. Epic might also launch the date of release like it did with the Stranger Things crossover. Season 10 rundownThe biggest change in Fortnite season 10 is a two-player mech called the Brute. The robot acts as a vehicle, with one player controlling its movement while the other can use its weapons, which include a shotgun and a missile launcher. Players can also use the mech’s Overshield ability, which will consume 200 materials of any type. Fortnite players took to the game’s subreddit to complain that the new mech is overpowered. Several threads included memes of how ridiculously powerful the Brute is. One thread has a fake tweet from Epic saying it’ll make changes to the mech to make it more balanced. One user posted a video of himself winning a match with the Brute, saying he didn’t deserve the Victory Royale. Even Fortnite World Cup champion Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf had trouble with the mech. After numerous complaints from players, Epic nerfed the Brute on Aug. 22. Now the mech will fire fewer rockets, move slower and there’s a chance that a Brute won’t spawn at all during a match.   pic.twitter.com/P8ow3YjTQm— FortTory – Fortnite Leaks & News (@FortTory) August 5, 2019 Fortnite Nintendolast_img read more