Microsoft’s Edge browser was crashing if you had Google set as default search – The Verge

  1. Microsoft’s Edge browser was crashing if you had Google set as default search  The Verge
  2. Microsoft: We’ve fixed mystery bug crashing Edge when Google search is set as default  ZDNet
  3. The New Microsoft Edge – Microsoft Build 2020  InfoQ.com
  4. How to fix broken Google search in the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge  Windows Central
  5. Microsoft Updates the Edge Beta channel to build 85.0.564.18 (changelog) – MSPoweruser  MSPoweruser
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ABC News Prime: John Lewis' farewell; Trump raises postponing election; Herman Cain dies of COVID-19 – ABC News

  1. ABC News Prime: John Lewis’ farewell; Trump raises postponing election; Herman Cain dies of COVID-19  ABC News
  2. Sanders calls for the end of the filibuster following Obama’s remarks | TheHill  The Hill
  3. Barack Obama’s eulogy for Rep. John Lewis  ABC News
  4. Opinion: John Lewis set the theme for his own funeral. Donald Trump showed why it was necessary  Atlanta Journal Constitution
  5. John Lewis’ Last Words: In Posthumous Essay, He Remembered His Final Days & Dreamed of Tomorrow  PEOPLE.com
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California governor asks Warren Buffett to back dam removal

California governor asks Warren Buffett to back dam removalGov. Gavin Newsom has appealed directly to investor Warren Buffett to support demolishing four hydroelectric dams on a river along the Oregon-California border to save salmon populations that have dwindled to almost nothing. Newsom on Wednesday sent a letter to Buffett urging him to back the Klamath River project, which would be the largest dam removal in U.S. history. The dams are owned by PacificCorp, an Oregon-based utility that is part of Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. conglomerate.



Source: Yahoo News, California governor asks Warren Buffett to back dam removal

Jordan Spieth shoots 2-under 68 | Round 1 | WGC-FedEx St. Jude – PGA TOUR

  1. Jordan Spieth shoots 2-under 68 | Round 1 | WGC-FedEx St. Jude  PGA TOUR
  2. Brooks Koepka matches career-best 62 for first-round lead at FedEx  ESPN
  3. Brooks Koepka shoots 8-under 62 | Round 1 | WGC-FedEx St. Jude  PGA TOUR
  4. WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational will be ‘a little weird,’ but at least it’s still here | Giannotto  The Commercial Appeal
  5. 2020 WGC-St. Jude Invitational leaderboard, takeaways: Brooks Koepka takes lead after Round 1 in Memphis  CBSSports.com
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Australia to force Facebook, Google to pay media companies for content

July 31, 2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will force Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay local media outlets for news content used, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Friday.

Frydenberg said the mandatory code of conduct, which will be legislated into law this year, is needed to ensure the viability of local media companies.

“It’s about a fair go for Australian news media businesses, it’s about ensuring that we have increased competition, increased consumer protection, and a sustainable media landscape,” Frydenberg told reporters in Melbourne.

(Reporting by Colin Packham; Editing by Tom Hogue)

Every Player, Coach and Ref Takes a Knee During National Anthem Before Pelicans-Jazz Game (VIDEO)

Every single player, coach and ref took a knee during the National Anthem at the Pelicans-Jazz game on Thursday.

Every single member of Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans wore a Black Lives Matter t-shirt and took a knee on the court in the NBA’s first game back.

“Black Lives Matter” was painted on the court in large glossy letters.

The NBA has made it clear that they not only support Communist China, they also support overt Marxists hell-bent on overthrowing the US government.

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Herman Cain dies after COVID-19 complications | WNT – ABC News

  1. Herman Cain dies after COVID-19 complications | WNT  ABC News
  2. Herman Cain dies of coronavirus as U.S. cases continue to rise  CBS News
  3. Herman Cain, former presidential candidate, dies from coronavirus at 74  CBS News
  4. K.T. McFarland: Remembering my friend Herman Cain — businessman, media personality and unlikely politician  Fox News
  5. Opinion | Herman Cain made his own way, on his own terms  The Washington Post
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Ellen DeGeneres TV show to make workplace changes after probe of culture

July 31, 2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday sent an emotional message to the staff of her television talk show saying she was taking steps to improve the culture on set following accusations of a hostile working environment.

The email followed an internal investigation by Warner Bros. Television, which produces “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” of complaints ranging from bullying to racism among production staff.

Warner Bros. Television said in a statement that although “not all of the allegations were corroborated, we are disappointed that the primary findings of the investigation indicated some deficiencies related to the show’s day-to-day management.”

It said several staffing changes and other measures were being implemented, but did not give details.

The allegations, which were made by several former staff members in a BuzzFeed article earlier in July, painted a radically different view of life behind the cameras from the upbeat and positive vibe presented by DeGeneres on the show.

“On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ would be a place of happiness – no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect,” DeGeneres wrote in an email to staff that was made available to reporters.

“Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case,” she added.

DeGeneres, whose show has won dozens of awards in its 17 years on the air, also referred to criticism that has been leveled at her personally in recent media reports.

“I’m also learning that people who work with me and for me are speaking on my behalf and misrepresenting who I am and that has to stop,” she added.

She said she was glad that her production team was “finally having conversations about fairness and justice. We all have to be more mindful about the way our words and actions affect others.”

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant and Lisa Richwine; Editing by Aurora Ellis)

Taxpayer-funded Voice of America under fire for sharing campaign-like Biden video – Fox News

  1. Taxpayer-funded Voice of America under fire for sharing campaign-like Biden video  Fox News
  2. For Biden’s running mate, the safest pick might be the safe bet  NBC News
  3. Picking Susan Rice would ruin Biden’s campaign — but there’s another way he can use her  The Independent
  4. Kamala Harris isn’t ‘too ambitious’ to be Biden’s VP. We know what the real problem is  The Independent
  5. Is Kamala Harris Too ‘Ambitious’ to Be Vice President?  Bloomberg
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‘George Floyd All Over Again’: ICE Guard Drove Knee Into Detainee

‘George Floyd All Over Again’: ICE Guard Drove Knee Into DetaineeAn Immigration and Customs Enforcement guard at an immigration jail in Virginia knelt dangerously on the upper back of a man already bleeding from his head, two detained men who said they saw the disturbing incident told The Daily Beast. “It was like seeing George Floyd all over again,” said one detainee, whom The Daily Beast will call Glenn. Since the incident on Monday, July 13, the detained men said that they have not seen the beaten man, identified as 31-year old Carlos Rivas Monsano. “Right now, we don’t know where he is,” a second detainee, whom The Daily Beast will call Jerry, said on Monday. A third detainee gave a similar account. ‘They Put Us in Here to Let Us Die’: ICE Prison Sees Outbreak of Coronavirus—and Guard ViolenceIn a statement to The Daily Beast, ICE said it was investigating what is said to have happened to Rivas. “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is reviewing the incident. ICE takes very seriously, allegations of misconduct in our detention facilities. We hold our personnel and contractors to the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior,” an ICE spokesperson said. “When we receive a complaint, we investigate the matter thoroughly to determine its veracity and to ensure that the comprehensive standards, which ICE is required to follow under various national detention standards, are being strictly maintained.” The violent episode occurred at ICE’s Caroline detention facility, a 336-bed correctional center located on but independent of the Army’s Fort AP Hill base near Bowling Green, Virginia. Not far from Caroline is another ICE prison that has suffered both a COVID-19 outbreak and several recent incidents of guard violence. That prison, ICA Farmville, has occasionally transited detained people through Caroline, prompting detainee concerns about the coronavirus that are said to have sparked what happened to Rivas. Beginning around 8pm on July 13, ICE officials informed around 25 individuals held in Caroline’s Block—called “TE,” short for “Timber Ridge East”—that a quarantine was forthcoming. All three detainees told The Daily Beast there had been widespread dissatisfaction in Block TE about what they considered insufficient information provided about ICE measures to prevent the spread of the virus inside. Concerns on the evening of July 13 included whether Block TE would quarantine together; whether detainees would receive personal protective equipment like masks; and the distribution of bleach and other cleansing products to disinfect bathrooms. But detainees appeared to ignore or dismiss the quarantine announcement by a female officer, who summoned her superior, whom the detainees described as possessing an intimidating demeanor. The superior officer, said to be a lieutenant called a meeting in a first-floor common area and instructed Block TE detainees to listen to the female officer. Rivas, seated on a chair, loudly yelled “No” before adding, in Glenn’s paraphrase, “We’re tired of all the politics that happen here, it’s bullshit.”The lieutenant approached Rivas and informed him he would be handcuffed for that outburst. Rivas refused an order to stand but did not otherwise physically resist. The lieutenant, described as much larger than the slight Rivas, picked Rivas up and threw him to the floor. On the way down, Rivas’ head slammed against the wall and began bleeding. Jerry, who said he was seated five feet away from Rivas, said, “it was like they hugged him and then threw him to the ground.” With Rivas bleeding from his head on the ground, Glenn and Jerry said, the lieutenant knelt on Rivas’ upper back. A third account differed slightly. One detainee, whom The Daily Beast will call Doyle, said another guard knelt on Rivas’ head while the lieutenant sat on Rivas’ back in a straddle position. Neither Glenn nor Jerry’s account included that. All three detainees’ accounts said the lieutenant lifted Rivas’ right arm skyward in what appeared to be a painful contortion. With his free hand, he punched Rivas in the face multiple times, accelerating Rivas’ bleeding from his head. Another guard, all three said, grabbed Rivas’ legs at the ankles while Rivas yelled “He’s hitting me!” Unlike George Floyd’s May 25 slaying by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Rivas did not lose consciousness. The longest any detainee said the lieutenant knelt on Rivas’ back was four minutes, less than half of the eight minutes and 48 seconds Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s head. But the lieutenant “was on top of him like the police officer was on top of George Floyd. His knee is on Carlos’ spinal cord,” Glenn said. Horrified Block TE residents screamed for the guards to let Rivas go and get him help. Instead, a rush of guards entered the room and formed a line separating them from their colleagues restraining Rivas. All three detainees said they were armed with pepper spray but did not use it on the detainees.Guards picked the bleeding Rivas off the floor and carried him out of the first-floor room. Bloodstains were said to be visible on the ground outside Rivas’ room 14. Detainees were told to return to their rooms, where other guards interviewed them about what they saw. Glenn opted for silence. “They manipulate everything you say,” he explained. According to all three, approximately seven of the 25 witnesses were sent to The Hole, or solitary confinement. The detainees understood that to be witness intimidation. Rumors abound about what happened to Rivas. Some said they believed he was taken to the infirmary or a nearby hospital. It is unclear if he has legal representation. All three said they had not seen or heard from him since the July 13 incident. “They didn’t need that level of force,” said Jerry, who put what happened to Rivas in the context of dorm-wide fright about coronavirus.A captain returned to the scene with a doctor, Jerry said, “and the doctor gave us the response we were looking for. The doctor said ‘we’re putting you in quarantine, we’re not saying you have to leave your unit.’ Put your mask on and maintain a distance of six feet from one person to the other. From the first time, if they had given us that answer, we wouldn’t have had a problem. We just want answers.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Australia confident Sydney virus cases under control, despite Melbourne outbreak

July 31, 2020

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday he was confident a coronavirus flare-up in Sydney, the country’s biggest city, was under control but acknowledged the larger spike in cases in Melbourne remained a challenge.

The state of Victoria, whose capital Melbourne is under a reimposed six-week lockdown, reported a record 723 new infections on Thursday. The state now accounts for more than half of the country’s 190 deaths from the novel coronavirus.

“The level of community outbreak and community transmission in Victoria is the great challenge down there,” Morrison said on 2GB radio. “And there’s still a lot of work to do and we’re not on top of it yet.”

Morrison said New South Wales, home to Sydney, had contained the spread of the virus from outbreaks at pubs, restaurants and aged care homes thanks to much better contact tracing than in Victoria.

“The key difference is that in New South Wales … there are no cases that have an unknown source. None,” he said, noting that Victoria has had around 50 cases a day with no known source.

“That is one of the key reasons we feel much more confident in New South Wales,” he said.

Morrison urged Muslims who will be celebrating the Eid al-Adha festival starting on Friday to stay away from big gatherings. Victoria’s outbreaks since June have been partly linked to family gatherings after the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

“At times like this, it’s even more important that we don’t gather in those large groups, that as important as faith is, that we really do think of the health issues here,” he said.

(Reporting by Sonali Paul; editing by Jane Wardell and Tom Brown)

'Political purge' on Hong Kong opposition may spell end of democracy – The Guardian

  1. ‘Political purge’ on Hong Kong opposition may spell end of democracy  The Guardian
  2. Hong Kong bars 12 opposition candidates from election  BBC News
  3. Hong Kong Is Keeping Pro-Democracy Candidates Out of Its Election  The New York Times
  4. Joshua Wong among multiple Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates disqualified from upcoming election  CNN
  5. Hong Kong bars pro-democracy candidates from election, signals intent to uphold new China law  Fox News
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Dunkin' Could Close 1,150 Global Locations

Dunkin’ Could Close 1,150 Global Locations

Tyler Durden

Thu, 07/30/2020 – 20:00

By Jonathan Maze of Restaurant Business,

Dunkin’ could close as many as 800 U.S. locations this year, and another 350 internationally, as part of a global effort to reassess its real estate portfolio and shed locations that don’t fit with the company’s long-term plan. The company revealed the possible closures Thursday, saying that it is working with operators to close the locations.  CEO Dave Hoffmann said the closures would be concentrated on “off-strategy locations” that typically have “low average weekly sales.”

The 800 U.S. restaurants slated for closure includes 450 restaurants inside of Speedway locations Dunkin’ previously said were slated to close.

“Since this management took over, we have been focused on quality over quantity,” Hoffmann said.

He said that as the company looked at its future strategy, “these locations weren’t part of that future. They were unprofitable for franchisees. We felt like it was the right management move.”

CFO Kate Jaspon said on Thursday that if all 800 U.S. restaurants were to close, that would represent 8% of the domestic store base, but just 2% of system sales. On average, she said, the restaurants the company wants to close generate a quarter of the system’s average weekly sales and have lower profit margins.

The stores are “well below average for sales and profitability,” Jaspon said. “Closing these restaurants will enable [franchisees] to do greater investment in the brand.”

Dunkin’ operates nearly 9,600 U.S. locations, and more than 13,000 globally. Its U.S. operators have already been closing some restaurants—franchisees closed 40 more restaurants than they opened during the second quarter ended June 27. That includes 10 Speedway restaurants. The chain’s U.S. same-store sales declined nearly 19% in the quarter, but executives said that those results improved through the quarter.

Currently, they said, about 4% of domestic locations are still temporarily closed, including 70 traditional restaurants and 300 that are primarily in transportation hubs and on college campuses. As the locations closed, executives said they took the opportunity to assess its real estate portfolio and look at weaker locations. It is working to convince operators of restaurants that cannot be remodeled in its new design or can’t be moved to a more higher traffic area.

Most of the closings, Jaspon said, are expected to take place this year. “The closures position us and our franchisees for more profitable future growth,” she said. Hoffmann described the closures as a “good scrubbing of the portfolio” to weed out unprofitable locations that don’t fit with the company’s long-term plan.

Nor does the effort represent a shift out of its traditional urban markets. Those locations have more likely struggled during the pandemic, in part because they’ve been in hard-hit areas and rely on consumers walking in the door.

In contrast, its newer Midwest drive-thru units have performed better and saw positive sales at the end of the quarter as consumers opted for low-contact service. But Hoffmann said that the company is not going away from its urban locations. “There’s a great place for us in urban markets,” he said. “As the economy opens up, they have performed well for us.”



Source: Zero Hedge, Dunkin’ Could Close 1,150 Global Locations