3d ago
       

Less is more: Why the Olympics broadcast beats online

With an event as sprawling as the Olympics, sometimes the straight-up linear TV broadcast is best, even if you're watching that online. Watching NBC's broadcast doesn't necessarily mean watching with an antenna or cable TV set-top box, since�the network also offers an online "enhanced view" of its broadcast. Even if NBC's broadcast couldn't cover everything live, you can count on it for a taste of the 102 events in 15 sports that make up this year's Winter Olympics.
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3d ago
       

The perils of live microphones tripping up NBC's Olympics

NBC has also delved little so far into the culture of South Korea the way it has with other Olympic sites, although a heavy schedule of live events in prime time is a factor, too. Former ski champion Bode Miller is on his first Olympic assignment for NBC and his overly technical, bland approach to calling races has left some viewers drowsy. After the person considered to be Veith's last serious contender couldn't beat her time, Hicks said she was the winner and NBC switched to figure skating.
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3d ago
       

AP Exclusive: Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel

'They force you to deport yourself:' Migrant deported by Israel back to Africa recounts ordeal More than 300 child soldiers released in South Sudan; more than 19,000 recruited in civil war KAMPALA, Uganda -- Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. Both Uganda and Rwanda, widely presumed to be the destinations, have denied any agreement with Israel's government even though scores of migrants are believed to have already settled in the East African countries. Rwanda's government has insisted it "has never signed any secret deal with Israel regarding the relocation of African migrants. "
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3d ago
       

Weinstein uses quotes from female celebrities in his defense

LOS ANGELES -- Harvey Weinstein has asked a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words of some A-list actresses in his defense. Weinstein's lawyers filed a response Tuesday in federal court in New York saying the possible class-action case should be rejected because the alleged assaults took place too long ago. The lawsuit was filed by six women who claim Weinstein and his former film companies conspired to conceal his widespread sexual harassment and assaults.
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3d ago
       

Ford ousts top exec over 'inappropriate behavior'

North America President Raj Nair is leaving the company effective immediately, Ford said in a statement. Joseph Holt, ethics professor at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, praised Ford, saying companies have to take action when their codes of conduct are violated, "When inappropriate behavior is tolerated or exceptions are made for star employees, then leadership is not clear, credible or consistent in its upholding of professed values, and that invites well-founded employee cynicism," he said. Nair was named Ford's executive vice president and head of North America on June 1, 2017.
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4d ago
       

Corporate tax bounty: plenty for workers, more for investors

The biggest tax rewrite in three decades was sold by its Republican backers as a way to help American workers, and there have been plenty of announcements about bonuses and plans to buy equipment and make other capital investments to improve productivity and raise wages. A recent survey by Morgan Stanley showed Wall Street stock analysts expect companies to allocate 43 percent of tax savings to dividends and buybacks. Thanks to the new tax law, drugmaker Pfizer last month announced it would spend $5 billion on expanding factories and other capital spending in the U. S. for the next five years, in addition to spending on bonuses and contributions to its U. S. pension fund.
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4d ago
       

Virtue, Moir win ice dance for 3rd career Olympic gold medal

GANGNEUNG, South Korea -- Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were the last couple to leave the ice after their warmup early Tuesday, the Canadian ice dancers soaking in every second before their final Olympic performance. After training partners Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron broke the world record with a flawless free skate, Virtue and Moir took the ice one last time with a dazzling, dramatic interpretation of "Moulin Rouge. "Virtue and Moir's medal total broke a tie with Russia's Evgeni Plushenko and Sweden's Gillis Grafstrom for the most in Olympic figure skating, and their golden haul matched the record shared by Grafstrom, Sonja Henie of Norway and Irina Rodnina of the Soviet Union.
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4d ago
       

The Latest: Greece jails Palestinian over migrant smuggling

BRUSSELS -- The Latest on migrant issues in Europe (all times local): A Greek court in the northern city of Thessaloniki has convicted a Palestinian man of running a major migrant-smuggling ring and sentenced him to 13 years in prison. The head of the European Union's border agency says the number of migrants trying to reach Europe through the Mediterranean will remain high this year, with more expected to arrive through Spain. Bettina Joerg, spokeswoman for Heilbronn prosecutors, said Tuesday that the suspect was drunk and wanted to send a signal "about the current refugee policy. "
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4d ago
       

Medical examiner taps DNA science to find missing persons

Medical examiner collects DNA samples to help families find remains of missing loved ones across the country NEW YORK -- For families who have searched years for missing loved ones, donating a sample of their DNA is often a last, desperate act to confirm their worst fears. New York City's medical examiner is leading a nationwide effort to collect genetic material and match it with unidentified human remains. The New York City medical examiner's office has been a pioneer in advanced DNA techniques since 9/11, when it was tasked with using genetic evidence to identify and sort tens of thousands of small pieces of human remains found in the rubble of the World Trade Center.
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4d ago
       

Yiannopoulos dropping lawsuit against former publisher

In papers filed Tuesday in New York State Supreme Court, Yiannopoulos and Simon & Schuster asked that the case be dismissed "without costs or fees to either party. "Simon & Schuster acted after video clips of Yiannopoulos surfaced in which he appeared to defend sexual relationships between men and underage boys. Last fall, a judge allowed the case to proceed after Simon & Schuster had asked that it be dismissed.
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