31 May
2020

Arthurs, Joy Named to 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams

first_imgCoSIDA ReleaseFRISCO, Texas – Sophomore defender Carli Arthurs of Stephen F. Austin was named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team while junior forward Kaitlyn Joy of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi earned a Second Team selection, the organization announced Thursday. Joy also holds a perfect 4.00 mark with a major in environmental science. The junior defender from Dripping Springs, Texas, helped pace the Islanders to their most successful season in program history. A&M-Corpus Christi advanced to the postseason this year for just the second time since its inaugural 2013 season. First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be announced in December. Arthurs holds a 4.00 grade point average with a major in mathematics. She is the only member of the District 7 team with a perfect GPA. She helped the Ladyjacks to a runner-up finish at the 2017 Southland Conference Soccer Tournament, earning all-tournament distinction along with honorable mention all-conference after the regular season. The Ladyjacks finished the season ranked first in conference play in goals allowed (eight) and goals against average (.72) and ranked second with six shutouts in 11 Southland contests.last_img read more

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17 Jan
2020

PPP/C awaits State-broadcaster’s invoices for ‘political advertisements’ – Rohee

first_imgNCN forensic auditSubsequent to the report of the forensic audit conducted on the state broadcaster, National Communications Network (NCN) which revealed that the company failed to bill the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) for advertisements it aired, totalling some $18,204,750, the party’s General Secretary Clemet Rohee has alleged that the PPP never received the invoices for these advertisements from the company.The summary of PPP/C’s advertisements aired by NCN includes $4,704,000 for 100.1 Fresh FM; $5,667,500 for 98.1 Hot FM; 3,878,250 for Channel 11 and $3,955,000 for the Voice of Guyana 102.5.Also included in the PPP/C’s debt is $12,988,500, which was recorded as Public Service Announcements (PSA). The auditor pointed out that NCN could not have presented a documented policy on PSAs, but noted that political advertisements are not approved as PSAs.Meanwhile as it relates to 2015, PPP/C was not invoiced for advertisements aired by NCN to the tune of $3,708,200.In relation to the PPP/C advertisements during the 2015 Elections Campaign, $39,200 was for 100.1 Fresh FM; $1,453,750 for 98.1 Hot FM; $492,000 for Channel 11 and $1,723,250 for Voice of Guyana 102.5.The General Secretary stated that the Party had requested the relevant invoices and documents from the NCN some time ago, but they are yet to receive such.“We have asked for the data, we have asked for the invoices… we have also asked for the materials to be attached as proof and evidence of these debts and we haven’t received anything as yet,” he stated.When asked whether the Party would pay the outstanding monies, Rohee responded in the affirmative, saying “the Party pays for whatever services it purchases or solicits or procures or it outsources”.However, he added that they will not be issuing any new calls for this document as “they [NCN] have correspondence from us that remains unanswered”.In relation to the audit reports that were submitted, the General Secretary related that he is yet to analyse them, however; he is of the opinion that the past chairpersons of the companies being audited should have played a part in reviewing the reports.“We have not seen those audit reports, I understand that they are on the Ministry of Finance’s website but I haven’t accessed them as yet. And we have always maintained that the Audit reports should be shared with the former chairmen of these boards and with those members of the boards who served so that they could give their assessments of what is in these audit reports. I don’t think those who are serving now can do that as it’s early,” Rohee stated.last_img read more

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29 Dec
2019

Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, July 6

first_imgThis Wednesday morning on Sportsday we look ahead to tonight’s massive Euro 2016 semi-final between Wales and Portugal. We also discuss the big talking points from Jose Mourinho’s first press conference as Manchester United manager and look ahead to another busy day of action at Wimbledon as Andy Murray takes on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.All brought to you by Russ Hargreaves and the team!last_img

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29 Dec
2019

Exercise – to a point – helps fight off colds, flu

first_img The problem is that marathons are held every month of the year, and many athletes’ workout schedules are dictated by the events they compete in, Flynn said. David C. Nieman, director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., and a former president of the International Society of Exercise Immunology, said his research shows that moderate exercise increases the recirculation of important immune cells, especially from bone marrow, the lungs and the spleen. It has the effect of cleaning up the body. “Over time this adds up, much like a housekeeper who comes to your house every day for a half hour. At the end of a month, your house looks a lot better,” Nieman said. But to achieve such beneficial effects, someone has to exercise about five times a week, Nieman said. Nieman agreed with Flynn that grueling endurance training can hurt the immune system: For athletes running 60 miles a week, research shows, their odds of sickness double compared with those who run less. “You can push it too far, and the body says, ‘This good thing is hurting me here,”‘ Nieman said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita But at a certain point, the physical stress of a long workout undermines the immune system and leaves the endurance athlete even more vulnerable to infection than before a workout. “The general consensus, I believe, is that 30 minutes, three or four times a week, is generally considered to have positive effects,” said Michael Flynn, who studies exercise’s effects on the immune system at Purdue University in West Lafayette. One study showed that jogging about 10 miles a week was beneficial to the body’s defenses, but 20 miles was associated with an increased risk of infection, Flynn said. “There’s pretty good evidence that the intensity of prolonged exercise suppresses certain aspects of the immune system,” Flynn said. “If someone is just doing fitness exercise, it seems like their resistance is better.” So should marathon runners simply scale back their workouts during the cold and flu season? INDIANAPOLIS – Ingrid Ozols Perdue runs several miles a week, lifts weights, cycles, does Pilates and even gets in an occasional kickboxing workout – a regimen she credits with keeping her free of colds and the flu. “I really haven’t been ill,” said the 50-year-old dermatologist from the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel. “I think I’m healthier when I exercise. I think it’s positive for me.” Experts say she’s right – to a point. Research shows moderate amounts of aerobic exercise such as jogging, brisk walking and cycling during the cold and flu season boost the body’s defenses against viruses and bacteria. last_img read more

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28 Dec
2019

TRAGIC MUM KAREN’S DISGUST AT FINDING LEGAL HIGHS ON DONEGAL STREET

first_imgJimmy died after taking a legal high in 2013.A woman whose son died after taking a ‘legal high’ has spoken of her horror after finding empty packets of legal highs close to an area where children congregate.Karen Vandersypen, from Letterkenny, was forced to cradle her son Jimmy in her arms as doctors turned off his life-support machine.The legal high packet which Jimmy’s mum Karen found in Letterkenny this week.The 20 year old St Eunans hurler had moved temporarily to Kent in England to care for his cancer-stricken dad Martin in 2013. He bought the legal high from UK Skunkworks shop in Chatham, Kent, on October 2 and was found collapsed on his bed just hours later.He regained consciousness after a heart attack but his brain swelled causing bleeding and severe brain damage.But two years after his death, the reality of drugs in everyday life has come home to haunt Karen.Karen was out walking her dogs early this week in the Mountaintop area when she came across empty packets of a legal high known as Herbal Haze. Karen revealed the packets of synthetic cannabis still contained strong residue from the chemicals.She told Donegal Daily “What I found most alarming about this is the packet was discarded where young children wait for their school bus in the mornings and where they play.“Had it been found by a child, and children being children could have easily picked it up, the residue from the packet could have hospitalised a child just from the transfer fromhand to mouth. Synthetic cannabis is up to 100 times strong than the drugs.“I don’t want to even think about what could have happened but something just has to be done to stop these products from coming into our country.”Legals highs were banned in Ireland in 2010 but they continue to be easily imported from abroad and from Northern Ireland. Since Jimmy’s death, Karen has campaigned tirelessly across Ireland and abroad to have legal highs banned.She has spearheaded a billboard campaign in many European countries and even appeared on the Jeremy Kyle television show to speak about her son’s tragic death.Karen said we need to continue to get the message across that legal highs can kill.“The problem is still here and will continue to be. County councils need to take a stand on this, we need to get the message into schools and colleges via an education programme, which has been developed. The information needs to get home to parents too. “I said from the start I don’t want another parent to feel the pain I feel I don’t want another family to go through what we have, the only way we can ensure this happens is by getting the word out there,” she said.TRAGIC MUM KAREN’S DISGUST AT FINDING LEGAL HIGHS ON DONEGAL STREET was last modified: October 25th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:deathdonegaldrugsJIMMY GUICHARDKaren Vandersypenlegal highLETETRKENNYlast_img read more

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28 Dec
2019

IRELAND’S MOST SPECTACULAR DARKNESS INTO LIGHT 5K SET FOR ARRANMORE

first_imgArranmore Island is hosting it’s first ever Darkness Into Light 5k walk/run this year on May 7.All proceeds go to Pieta House which is a prevention centre for self harm and suicide.There are 110 venues around the country – but Arranmore is set to have the most spectacular setting. “There were posters about another place hosting darkness into light on the island last year. It occurred to me why shouldn’t we have our own 5k? I made sure we were going to have one the following year (this year),” said organiser Denis O’Donnell.“Now we have a strong committee and support from the community to go ahead and have a great event. Thankfully suicide hasn’t been a problem on the island. But mental health issues are common. That’s where it all can start if the right help isn’t sought.“I think most people would know someone with a mental health problem. There has been a big stigma about mental health. But all that is changing due to Pieta House and the Darkness Into Light event. It’s a great way to get people talking and doing something positive for a worthy cause.”Online registration for the event has started today. We will also be having registration on the island up to the event. People from the mainland who want to attend can register online. Soon participants can register at both booking offices for the red and blue Arranmore Ferries. Ferries will be coming into the island on the morning in time for the 5k and returning back out afterwards.Said Denis: “Weather can’t be guaranteed in this country But if the weather is good Arranmore could be the most beautiful scenic route anywhere!”Register here:http://dil.pieta.ie/venues/venue-view/darkness-into-light-arranmore-islandFollow us on Facebook and twitterhttps://www.facebook.com/darknessintolightarainnmhor/ https://twitter.com/DILArainnMhorIRELAND’S MOST SPECTACULAR DARKNESS INTO LIGHT 5K SET FOR ARRANMORE was last modified: March 7th, 2016 by John2Share 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:5karranmoreDarkness into Lightlast_img read more

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27 Dec
2019

Road rage more than rudeness

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Yousef, who wasn’t interested in such clinical distinctions, mashed the accelerator on his Mercedes-Benz sedan, swerved and sped away, a shotgun blast echoing through the air. The incident at a Victorville intersection was far from isolated, according to the study released Monday in the Archives of General Psychiatry. As many as 16 million Americans could suffer from IED, which manifests itself in violent, inappropriate behavior. Screaming, threats of death and destruction – and, when a car enters the mix, road rage. The nationwide study, funded by NIMH and conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School, examined more than 9,000 subjects. With as many as 7 percent of them experiencing some form of IED, that extrapolates to 16 million people nationwide. The average onset came at 14 years old, predating episodes of depression, anxiety and drug and alcohol abuse. The average IED sufferer will fly into a rage 43 times in their lifetime, racking up more than $1,300 in damage to others’ personal property. “People think it’s bad behavior and that you just need an attitude adjustment, but what they don’t know … is that there’s a biology and cognitive science to this,” Dr. Emil Coccaro, the chairman of psychiatry at the University of Chicago’s medical school and one of the study’s authors, told The Associated Press. The symptoms can be treated with antidepressants or anger-management therapy, Coccaro said, though less than one-third of sufferers have ever received treatment. Leon Levy, an office manager from West Hollywood, sees nothing wrong with the occasional outburst. While driving to work through Los Angeles’ choked streets, he’s been both the victim and the perpetrator of wheeled altercations. Conflict on the asphalt happens so frequently, the 27-year-old Levy had to reflect a bit to select his sharpest road rage moment. He settled on a recent dustup that involved another car driving too slowly on Santa Monica Boulevard. As Levy, in a hurry, tried to maneuver around a car “taking its sweet (expletive) time,” the other driver took umbrage and extended his middle finger. Levy, irritated, cut around him and slammed on his brakes. Soon, they were jockeying around each other, engines racing, tires screeching. Eventually, after the other car nearly dented Levy’s BMW, he hurled a water bottle at the driver and sped away. “It’s all about catching the wrong person at the wrong time. It could have happened this morning, and I wouldn’t have done nothing,” he said. “Usually I just blow them kisses, and that fires them up even more.” brent.hopkins@dailynews.com (818) 713-3738160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Ray Yousef hit the brakes at the stop sign, apparently a little more quickly than the truck behind him preferred. The Moorpark computer programmer looked in his rearview mirror and saw the furious driver pop out of the vehicle, fuming and toting a shotgun. “They’re trying to get home quickly and they think you’re just not going fast enough, I guess,” the 45-year-old Yousef said. “He thought I shouldn’t have stopped in front of him, so he pulled a gun.” It was a case of road rage – an uncontrollable outburst of anger that top researchers now say can be caused by a disease: “Intermittent explosive disorder,” or IED, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. last_img read more

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18 Dec
2019

Fist Handle design Metal teeth Afro Hair Comb : A kitchen tool, not a hair one

first_img Sorry i made a mistake in the last review. It was excellent and on time. That was meant for a different seller x. I couldn’t buy one in the high street as good as this one, they were plastic and the teeth were to thick. This one is just perfect for me i would recoded it highly to anyone. Great comb for medium sized afro. Great comb for medium sized afro. However i just wish the picks where a little longer becaaue when u pick ur hair it doesnt reach the midle of your head. I use this item to cut onions, cucumbers etc. I wanted this for holding onions and such like to cut them and it works great. It doesn’t look like this picture and i don’t have long hair. But it is absolutely perfect for holding onions and other stuff while i slice them, which was the reason i bought it. Another use for this comb which is very useful. I have actually bought these for holding food such as onions in place while cutting them. Perfect size, lovely finish, combs well and doesn’t cut hair like other combs, very pleased with my purchase, will buy some more for spares. Ive had this for over 6 months now. Still my favorite afro comb. Great even with thick/ rough hair. I’ve got really tough hair and one of the teeth fell out at some point. A kitchen tool, not a hair one. Used for holding fruit or veg still for easy slicing, a great addition to kitchen tools. Well made but minor cosmetic difference to picture. Feels sturdy and arrived quickly. Functions 100%only gripe is that it doesn’t look like the picture. It’s one of those copycat versions that has the circle cross window bit in the handle. Arrived on time and does what is suggests on the blurb.I utilized it for a distinct objective as a kitchen utensil to aid slice veggies, but it seems like a strong comb.It does not look particularly the identical but nevertheless very good. Solution is nice but it is marginally even larger than described with a like cross in the center just before the handle part with the fist. I would advocate the seller to update the picture of the product.My son has long gone by way of a number of plastic afro combs around the years. Teeth are strong, very good grip handle. Although i think would be even better if the space between the comb was larger for. Although i think would be even better if the space between the comb was larger for children with thicker hair because with this one you have to nib at those thick air at the back of the head until it loosen up enough to comb properly. That been said this comb is a must if your child`s got afro hair. My brother loved his afro comb, he still uses it like mad. There isn’t any bad things to say about this afro comb as its really good. I bought this for my husband. It’s good quality and he go everywhere with it. Bought this comb for my daughter 4a hair. It isn’t the best at detangling her thick hair, as the teeth a too close together. It is well made and of good quality, which is amazing for the price. It does not look exactly the same but still goodbut it looks like a sturdyAlthough i think would be even better if the space between the comb was larger for Perfect Afro comb!Strong and ResilientBest Afro Comb YetFist Handle design Metal teeth Afro Hair Comb. Strong and resilient.last_img
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17 Dec
2019

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – January 19th, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest West-southwest winds will help temps climb today, and that moderating push holds through the weekend. . We see the entire state above freezing today and tomorrow and most of the state should be well above normal all weekend. Tomorrow, temps should do a little better than today, but still we fall short of last week’s thaw levels. We still look for a lot of snow melt in the coming daysClouds build for Sunday, but precipitation should be somewhat limited. Scattered light moisture should slowly overspread the state, particularly Sunday afternoon and evening. Spits, sprinkles and drizzle may amount to a few hundredths to .1” over 50% of the state, and the best chances will be over the northern half to third of Ohio. This will be enough to make for a bit of a damp feel, and to keep us from feeling warmer than Saturday. Our cold front finally arrives midday Monday and brings rain through midday Tuesday. We like rain totals of .25”-.75” with 90% coverage. These rains have been well advertised, and we are not moving away from our prior forecast here. Keep the umbrella handy. The map above shows potential rain totals through Tuesday evening.As cold air pushes into the state behind the frontal boundary, we think there will be a good deal of lake effect cloudiness possible for the balance of Tuesday and Tuesday night. The best chances for light snow will be seen over the eastern third of the state, and of course, most likely in far NE Ohio. Eastern locations can see a coating to an inch overnight Tuesday night, and northeast areas can see several more inches in the right conditions. Western areas likely see only a few flurries in the current set up. Cold air is in for the balance of Tuesday night right on through Thursday morning. However, southwest winds come back as we progress through next Thursday. From here forward, we are making a few subtle changes to our forecast this morning.The next front we are watching shows up overnight Thursday night into Friday with rains from .25”-.5” over about 80% of the state. Temps will be warm enough to produce all liquid precipitation in the heaviest high areas, but we have to watch for some rain-snow mix in the east during the overnight part of the storm evolution. , This is just the first wave of several to come. Very early Saturday morning we see a second wave bringing half to 1” rains to all of the state through the balance of Saturday. . This moisture comes in with mild temps still in place. Then, we have a third wave, complete with another low pressure center moving over the region for thelast_img read more

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15 Dec
2019

What’s It Like To Work For Tim Cook? A Former Apple Sales Exec Dishes

first_imgRelated Posts dan lyons Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Apple CEO Tim Cook booted out two top executives last week, and some observers were surpised to see that Cook, who seems like a soft-spoken, amiable Southerner, can also play rough. “Cook has shown a ruthless side,” Charles Arthur of the Guardian wrote. One person who wasn’t surprised by Cook’s toughness was David Sobotta, a former Apple sales executive who just published The Pomme Company, a memoir of his 20 years (1984-2004) at Apple. Sobotta didn’t report directly to Cook, but as director of Apple’s federal sales group he had a lot of contact with Apple’s current CEO, who joined Apple in 1998 to run operations and, later, was executive vice president of worldwide sales.Since 2005 Sobotta has written an Apple-centric blog called Applepeels. Last fall he wrote to Cook informing him that he also intended to write a book about Apple. Sobotta quickly received a letter from Apple’s legal department, one that left him “extremely upset” and ready to abandon the project, he says.If you’re a hard-core Apple fan it’s a good read, if only to get a little taste of what life is like inside Apple. (In a word: Tough.)Sobotta insists that he has no ax to grind even though he remembers Cook humiliating Sobotta’s team at a sales conference by putting up a slide with a picture of a toilet plunger as commentary on the group’s performance. I emailed Sobotta and asked what he thought about Cook getting rid of Scott Forstall, who ran iOS development, and John Brownell, who Cook had hired to run retail less than a year ago. Via email, Sobotta shared the following:Not A People Person“Well, for starters, Cook is not a people person,” Sobotta writes. “He certainly will not stand behind someone if the going gets rough. He is not that kind of guy. I sense no personal loyalty in him, and I suspect employees already understand that.“Tim will react to the numbers or his fear of being wrong quickly. Fear of being wrong is a managerial trait that runs strong and deep in Apple because of the way Steve ran the company. Even the appearance of being wrong when in the end you might be right is dreaded at Apple.“You don’t make mistakes at Apple and get a second chance. That often hinders decision-making and creates a lot of passive-aggressiveness between teams that should be cooperating.” A Poor Judge Of Character“I haven’t followed the saga of the new retail guy so he might have been a terrible hire, but that would also fit the Cook pattern. The people I saw him hire were not good ones. I don’t think he relates well to people. Based on some of the people he has stuck with, I think he is poor judge of character. “Apple never had a disciplined way of making decisions. It was always whoever got Steve’s ear that won. Certain people always had the inside track. Likely the way to win now at Apple is to blow in Tim’s ear.”Tim On Tech“Technology-wise, I think Tim Cook is a lightweight. I never felt passion for technology from Tim like I did from Steve and some of the great engineers.”A Manager, Not A Leader“I would expect that Tim is having a hard time herding the chickens. From what I saw of him, he was something of a loner. He is not a warm guy nor is he the type to go wandering the halls or Caffe Mac to find out what is happening. His preference is to tinker with spreadsheets and numbers. He is not a natural leader. He’s a manager.“From what I saw, Tim is the kind of guy who would just fire some folks rather than try to sort out what is working and what isn’t working. I never felt like he wanted to get down into the details unless they were numbers. I also think he can easily be swayed by someone who protects him from the messy parts of running a company.”The Painful Part“I use Mountain Lion and Windows 7 both every day.  Windows works better. It pains me to say that. I would rate Apple’s screwing around with the ‘Save As’ command [Apple removed ‘Save As’ from OS X Lion but restored it, sort of, in Mountain Lion] as one of the dumbest user-interface decisions in the history of computing. I’m not sure pulling DVD drives out of iMacs is much better.  Certainly the maps decision [in iOS 6] will haunt Apple for a long time.“It is going to get worse at Apple. It is not a sustainable business culture.”Apres Steve, Le Deluge?“There are three factors that I see, the first being the business culture within the company. While the company needs strong leadership after Steve Jobs, anyone at Apple will tell you that taking risks and showing leadership (rocking the boat, trying something new) are not encouraged. With an environment like that, strong leaders end up butting their heads against the wall, and either leave on their on accord or get asked to leave. The company has a strong ‘manage up’ culture so it is not unusual for Apple managers to not really have a clue what is happening in their customer base.“Second, Apple doesn’t develop its own talent. The company has a strong propensity to hire folks from outside the company. The new folks come in, spend a year figuring which end is up, and end being very frustrated. [The experience is] demoralizing to the people who now report to them and who already knew what their bosses just spent a year learning. It is a horrendous way to run a company.”What’s The Next Great Thing?“The third is that Apple is a `next great thing’ company, and that in and of itself is unsustainable. They haven’t found the next great thing after the iPad and iPhone, and their shares in both those areas are slipping. Of course they are ignoring traditional computers to a large extent.“I could add a fourth [factor] related to the third point, but it’s debatable. Always in the past when Apple screwed up or got too cocky, they could fall back on a core group of `prosumers’ who were dedicated to Apple’s products. I think Apple has lost or is in the process of losing those folks, but I have no way to measure that other than I know a fair number of folks like myself that are no longer Apple products evangelists.“I got a note from [a former Apple colleague] last night that it was time to replace his wife’s MacBook and he offered to get her whatever she wanted. She chose Lenovo.”David Sobotta’s book, The Pomme Company, is available in Kindle format from Amazon. Don’t hold your breath waiting for an Apple iBooks version.Top image courtesy of Reuters. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#Apple#David Sobotta#iPad#iPhone#Mac#Tim Cook Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img
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