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Why Apple Scrapped the Release of Its Oscar Contender, β€˜The Banker’

By Nicole Sperling

A fact-based story starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie was supposed to hit theaters Friday. Then a complaint by a relative of the film’s hero gave Apple second thoughts.

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The Justices Should Drop This Case

By The Editorial Board

The New York gun law now before the Supreme Court has already been rendered moot.

Italy police uncover plot to form new Nazi party, authorities say

By Samuel Chamberlain

Italian police said Thursday that they had seized weapons and far-right propaganda material from the homes of 19 suspected extremists who were hoping to create a Nazi party in the country.

Dutch dad accused of keeping kids on isolated farm charged with sex abuse

By Samuel Chamberlain

Prosecutors in the Netherlands have charged a father who allegedly held six of his children against their will on an isolated farm for nine years with sexually abusing two of his other children, authorities said Thursday. 

At least 40 Iraq protesters killed in 24 hours as violence escalates

By Samuel Chamberlain

At least 40 anti-government protesters have been killed in Iraq over the previous 24 hours, government officials told The Associated Press late Thursday, as violence in Baghdad and the south of the country threatened to spiral out of control.

UK jury clears former police officer in 1989 Hillsborough soccer stadium disaster

By Samuel Chamberlain

An English police officer in charge of crowd control at a 1989 soccer match at which 96 people were crushed to death was acquitted Thursday of gross negligence manslaughter, frustrating families of the victims who had campaigned for nearly three decades for officials to be held responsible for the tragedy.

Biking Over the Hudson: Why It’s Not Easier

By Azi Paybarah

"I agreed to drop it, reluctantly," said the man who wanted to build a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists from Manhattan to Hoboken or Jersey City.

Could New York City Eliminate Free Street Parking?

By James Barron

Car culture has already been changed by bike and bus lanes. A transportation panel in Manhattan has floated the idea of eliminating free street parking entirely.

Beckett, Beauvoir and a Biographer’s Bumpy Takeoff

By Parul Sehgal

In “Parisian Lives,” the award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair recounts her early career and the obstacles she faced as an ambitious woman.

β€˜The Inheritance’ Review: So Many Men, So Much Time

By Ben Brantley

Breadth doesn’t always equal depth in Matthew Lopez’s supersize, vividly painted portrait of gay life in the 21st century, featuring E.M. Forster as a spirit guide.

Pence adviser says Trump request that Ukraine open Biden probe was 'unusual and inappropriate'

By Samuel Chamberlain

An adviser to Vice President Mike Pence told House impeachment investigators this month that President Trump's request for Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to open an investigation into Vice President Joe Biden and his family "struck me as unusual and inappropriate."

New York City Wants to Put a Climate Change β€˜Laboratory’ on Governors Island

By Christopher Flavelle

The island, which has an unusual history and considerable real estate potential, could host a complex devoted to climate policy under the plan, which is in its early stages.

New York City Wants to Put a Climate Change β€˜Laboratory’ on Governors Island

By Christopher Flavelle

The island, which has an unusual history and considerable real estate potential, could host a complex devoted to climate policy under the plan, which is in its early stages.

This Volcanic Eruption Set Off a Phytoplankton Bloom

By Robin George Andrews

Lava from Kilauea in Hawaii flowed into the Pacific last year and pushed nutrients to the surface. The result was a banquet for light-loving microbes.

Globecast launches new HD/UHD Hotbird platform

By JΓΆrn Krieger

Globecast is expanding its partnership with Eutelsat to create a new platform on the Hotbird satellite system (13 degrees East) to satisfy the growing move from SD to HD.

“We’ve seen increasing demand for capacity across Europe from west to east as the migration to HD on Hotbird continues to grow,” said Samuel Lemercier, strategic projects director at Globecast. “TRT Arabi and Belarus 24 partnering with us for HD distribution earlier this year are prime examples. In order to meet this increasing demand, we have launched this new platform with Eutelsat, significantly increasing our DVBS-2 capacity – suitable for HD and Ultra HD (UHD) for free-to-air DTH or distribution to affiliates – across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.”

In addition to expanded Hotbird capacity, the platform also includes ground segment services with connectivity to Globecast’s fibre network, Globecast Backbone Network, as well as to its media management capabilities.

German international public broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) is the first customer, launching its flagship English-language HD TV channel via this new Globecast service. This includes end-to-end channel contribution from DW’s facilities in Berlin to Globecast in Paris and uplinking from there. Globecast has worked with DW for many years, distributing their channels in both Asia and the Middle East.

Hubert Czaja, head of distribution systems at Deutsche Welle, said: “We have worked with Globecast for quite some time and trust both their business and technical expertise and the quality of service they provide. We moved to HD across Asia several years ago and the time is now right to make the move in Europe to increase image quality for our viewers. We’re very pleased to extend our relationship with both Eutelsat and Globecast.”

Globecast launches new HD/UHD Hotbird platform

By JΓΆrn Krieger

Globecast is expanding its partnership with Eutelsat to create a new platform on the Hotbird satellite system (13 degrees East) to satisfy the growing move from SD to HD.

“We’ve seen increasing demand for capacity across Europe from west to east as the migration to HD on Hotbird continues to grow,” said Samuel Lemercier, strategic projects director at Globecast. “TRT Arabi and Belarus 24 partnering with us for HD distribution earlier this year are prime examples. In order to meet this increasing demand, we have launched this new platform with Eutelsat, significantly increasing our DVBS-2 capacity – suitable for HD and Ultra HD (UHD) for free-to-air DTH or distribution to affiliates – across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.”

In addition to expanded Hotbird capacity, the platform also includes ground segment services with connectivity to Globecast’s fibre network, Globecast Backbone Network, as well as to its media management capabilities.

German international public broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) is the first customer, launching its flagship English-language HD TV channel via this new Globecast service. This includes end-to-end channel contribution from DW’s facilities in Berlin to Globecast in Paris and uplinking from there. Globecast has worked with DW for many years, distributing their channels in both Asia and the Middle East.

Hubert Czaja, head of distribution systems at Deutsche Welle, said: “We have worked with Globecast for quite some time and trust both their business and technical expertise and the quality of service they provide. We moved to HD across Asia several years ago and the time is now right to make the move in Europe to increase image quality for our viewers. We’re very pleased to extend our relationship with both Eutelsat and Globecast.”

Samuel Bauer joins Freenet TV

By JΓΆrn Krieger

Samuel Bauer has become the new director product & customer experience at Freenet TV, the German DTT and DTH platform operated by Media Broadcast, on January 1, 2019.

In his new position, Bauer will be responsible for the further development of the product and for customer service.

Bauer joins Freenet TV from management consultancy Seven Principles, for which he has advised Media Broadcast on various projects as team manager and senior consultant. Previously, he gained extensive experience in consulting projects for several DAX corporations.

Bauer succeeds Björn Sorge, who joins ProSiebenSat.1 Digital as vice president experience design.

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