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Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp registers $817m loss as its newspapers’ value fall – The Independent

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp recorded an $817m (£629m) loss in the full 2017 financial year due to a fall in the value of its UK and Australian newspapers. Revenue declined from $8.29bn to $8.12bn, a 2 per cent drop reflecting lower print advertising revenues and foreign currency fluctuations. The company said a charge of $785m reflected the write-down of UK and Australian newspapers. Mr Murdoch’s Australian media arm looks set to carry…

Newspaper headlines: US ‘locked and loaded’ and childbirth rethink – BBC News

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Times leads with a report that midwives have dropped their campaign for natural childbirth on the grounds that it has been making women feel bad. It says the Royal College of Midwives has overhauled its professional guidance and women will now no longer be advised that they should have babies without medical interventions, including caesareans and epidurals. In an interview with the paper, the chief executive of the RCM,…

Why a computer could help you get a fair trial – The Guardian

Sunday, August 13, 2017

In 1963, an American attorney named Reed Lawlor published a prescient article in the journal of the American Bar Association. “In a few years,” he wrote, “lawyers will rely more and more on computers to perform many tasks for them. They will not rely on computers simply to do their bookkeeping, filing or other clerical tasks. They will also use them in their research and in the analysis and prediction…

Go Fullscreen to Boost Your MacBook’s Bad Battery Life – Lifehacker

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Image credit: Aaron Yoo/Flickr Apple’s latest MacBook Pro refresh has its fair share of detractors, and for good reason—changes like the omission of traditional USB ports, incompatibility with Apple’s own Lightning-only headphones, and the removal of the magnetic MagSafe connector have rankled longtime users, despite Apple executive Phil Schiller insisting the changes unveiled were “the future of the notebook.” Different MacBook owners will have different gripes with all the changes,…

Mophie’s MacBook-charging battery pack is indispensable but overpriced – TechCrunch

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Every time we do a gift guide here, one editor suggests the same thing: external battery packs. Every time, like clockwork. And it’s true, everyone in your life probably needs one. We all wander through our days tempting fate by porting around gadgets with sub-par battery life. The other big upside of gifting a power bank: they’re generally pretty inexpensive. Though that certainly doesn’t apply here — the Powerstation USB-C XXL…

How to play Nintendo Switch and other game consoles on your iMac’s display [Video] – 9to5Mac

Sunday, August 13, 2017

From 9to5Toys: The 5K iMac features a great display, but it comes with no built in input options for connecting external media sources like gaming consoles. Yet, there is a way to play gaming consoles like Nintendo Switch and PS4 on the iMac’s display. By wielding the Elgato Game Capture HD60 S external capture device, it’s easy to direct video output from you favorite gaming console to your iMac’s display….

How a white nationalist rally turned deadly in Charlottesville – CNN

Sunday, August 13, 2017

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‘Fire and fury,’ pronounces banner headline of Charlottesville, Va., newspaper – MarketWatch

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Charlottesville Daily Progress Banner headline of Daily Progress, a daily newspaper in Charlottesville and central Virginia, reads in all-caps “FIRE AND FURY.” Before events in Charlottesville, Va., took an arguable turn for the worse early Saturday, an all-caps banner headline on the local newspaper the Daily Progress was characterizing the Unite the Right rally as having brought…

Reese Blakeney’s ‘A Better Squirrel Dog’ tops Youth Journalism Contest – The Advocate

Sunday, August 13, 2017

NATCHITOCHES — Reese Blakeney has entered the state’s Youth Journalism Contest in past years, and his ability to put an outdoors story on paper has placed him among the top three for his previous entries. Then there’s 2017, and Blakeney’s “A Better Squirrel Dog” sent him to the top of the heap. The 16-year-old’s near 1,000-word essay won the Essay Division in this year’s YJC statewide competition….

Newspaper headlines: US ‘locked and loaded’ and childbirth rethink – BBC News

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Times leads with a report that midwives have dropped their campaign for natural childbirth on the grounds that it has been making women feel bad. It says the Royal College of Midwives has overhauled its professional guidance and women will now no longer be advised that they should have babies without medical interventions, including caesareans and epidurals. In an interview with the paper, the chief executive of the RCM,…

Virginia newspaper uses Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ comment to describe white nationalist rally – The Hill (blog)

Sunday, August 13, 2017

A daily newspaper in Charlottesville, Va. used President Trump’s North Korea warning of looming “fire and fury” to headline its coverage of a gathering of far-right protestors on Saturday. Saturday’s @DailyProgress front page designed by yours truly. Stay safe, #Charlottesville! pic.twitter.com/NTe4u8yamI — Mike Fox (@JustCallMeFoxy) August 12, 2017 The Daily Progress’ front page, emblazoned with the headline “Fire and Fury,” comes after a group of white nationalists, white supremacists and far-right protestors descended…

The Latest: Police identify suspect in Virginia car ramming – Washington Post

Sunday, August 13, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Chaos and violence turned to tragedy Saturday as hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members — planning to stage what they described as their largest rally in decades to “take America back” — clashed with counterprotesters in the streets and a car plowed into crowds, leaving one person dead and 19 others injured. Hours later, two state police officers died when their helicopter crashed at the…

Who is Kim Jong Un and what will he decide to do? – Washington Post

Sunday, August 13, 2017

SEOUL — If North Korea goes ahead with its threat to fire ballistic missiles toward the U.S. territory of Guam, the order will come from Kim Jong Un himself.  The officials in charge of North Korea’s missile program could complete their preparations by next week and would then wait for the 33-year-old leader to decide what to do next. Will Kim give the order to fire, potentially inviting retaliation from an American…

‘Fire and fury,’ pronounces banner headline of Charlottesville, Va., newspaper – MarketWatch

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Charlottesville Daily Progress Banner headline of Daily Progress, a daily newspaper in Charlottesville and central Virginia, reads in all-caps “FIRE AND FURY.” Before events in Charlottesville, Va., took an arguable turn for the worse early Saturday, an all-caps banner headline on the local newspaper the Daily Progress was characterizing the Unite the Right rally as having brought…

Reese Blakeney’s ‘A Better Squirrel Dog’ tops Youth Journalism Contest – The Advocate

Sunday, August 13, 2017

NATCHITOCHES — Reese Blakeney has entered the state’s Youth Journalism Contest in past years, and his ability to put an outdoors story on paper has placed him among the top three for his previous entries. Then there’s 2017, and Blakeney’s “A Better Squirrel Dog” sent him to the top of the heap. The 16-year-old’s near 1,000-word essay won the Essay Division in this year’s YJC statewide competition….

Newspaper headlines: US ‘locked and loaded’ and childbirth rethink – BBC News

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Times leads with a report that midwives have dropped their campaign for natural childbirth on the grounds that it has been making women feel bad. It says the Royal College of Midwives has overhauled its professional guidance and women will now no longer be advised that they should have babies without medical interventions, including caesareans and epidurals. In an interview with the paper, the chief executive of the RCM,…

Virginia newspaper uses Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ comment to describe white nationalist rally – The Hill (blog)

Sunday, August 13, 2017

A daily newspaper in Charlottesville, Va. used President Trump’s North Korea warning of looming “fire and fury” to headline its coverage of a gathering of far-right protestors on Saturday. Saturday’s @DailyProgress front page designed by yours truly. Stay safe, #Charlottesville! pic.twitter.com/NTe4u8yamI — Mike Fox (@JustCallMeFoxy) August 12, 2017 The Daily Progress’ front page, emblazoned with the headline “Fire and Fury,” comes after a group of white nationalists, white supremacists and far-right protestors descended…

Microsoft Application Allows Companies to Track Carbon Emissions by the Minute – Texas Monthly

Sunday, August 13, 2017

This new feature comes from a partnership between Microsoft and WattTime. By Doyin OyeniyiAugust 12, 2017Comments The Microsoft logo is illuminated on a wall during a Microsoft launch event to introduce the new Microsoft Surface laptop and Windows 10 S operating system, May 2, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing service, just made it easier for companies to track their energy emissions…