Brooklyn bishop questions state decision to limit attendance at Sunday services

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, standing Saturday outside a 550-seat Catholic church, criticized the state-imposed COVID-19 cap of 10 worshippers for Mass in his diocese.

“We believe this blanket prohibition against using our churches doesn’t make any sense,” he told reporters outside St. Pancras Catholic Church in Queens. “We believe it’s a misunderstanding of the situation.”

DiMarzio spoke hours after a Brooklyn federal judge offered sympathy but no support for the diocese’s lawsuit seeking to reverse the restrictions ordered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The bishop said the churches would close down rather than hold Sunday services with one priest and a congregation of nine.

U.S. District Judge Eric Komitee, in a Friday night decision, upheld Cuomo’s crackdown on religious services in several “hot spot” Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods with significant upticks in coronavirus cases.

Komitee called it a “difficult decision,” noting a Friday CNN appearance where Cuomo

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Apple’s Surprising Decision To Delay New iPhone Update

This years release of the iPhone SE allowed Apple to keep overall sales of the iPhone family high as other manufacturers saw falling sales due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s a success for Apple, which is why not releasing an update in 2021 is a good idea.

Various details on Apple’s 2021 handsets have been popping upper the last few months. The latest information come from Mizuho Securities (with a hat tip to Ross Young). Daniel Deakin takes a closer look at the reporting for NotebookCheck:

“As for the Apple iPhone SE 3, it seems fans of the smaller form will have to wait until spring 2022 before the third-generation SE makes an appearance. Apparently, it will have a 6.06-inch LCD screen, dual rear camera system, and a fingerprint sensor. While the iPhone 13 smartphones will be treated with integrated

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BBC reverses decision to end Red Button services



a screen shot of a video game: Some people without online access still use red button services, via their TV remote control


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Some people without online access still use red button services, via their TV remote control

The BBC has reversed its decision to bring an end to its Red Button TV text services.

The corporation had planned to remove the service due to “financial pressure”.

However, following a campaign on behalf of people with disabilities, the elderly and those without online access, it has suspended the plan.

Basic key news services will now remain, although the platform will be reduced from next year.

‘Extensive dialogue’

In November 2019, the BBC announced its intention to remove the text and data element of the red button service.

But in January, the corporation halted the planned closure, in order to learn about the potential impact on certain parts of its audience.

“Since then, we have been in contact and had extensive dialogue with a wide range of representative groups to build on

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BBC reverses decision to end Red Button text services

Some people without online access still use red button services, via their TV remote control
Some people without online access still use red button services, via their TV remote control

The BBC has reversed its decision to bring an end to its Red Button TV text services.

The corporation had planned to remove the service due to “financial pressure”.

However, following a campaign on behalf of people with disabilities, the elderly and those without online access, it has suspended the plan.

Basic key news services will now remain, although the platform will be reduced from next year.

‘Extensive dialogue’

In November 2019, the BBC announced its intention to remove the text and data element of the red button service.

But in January, the corporation halted the planned closure, in order to learn about the potential impact on certain parts of its audience.

“Since then, we have been in contact and had extensive dialogue with a wide range of representative groups to build on our existing

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Apple’s Disappointing Decision Revealed In New MacBook Pro Leak

Apple is widely expected to launch two new MacBooks during October. They will be the first hardware available to the public using the new ARM-based processors instead of the current Intel chips. This is part of a planned two-year transition towards Apple using its own silicon over all of the Mac platform.

The laptops are very much on the bleeding edge of technology, but not much is expected to change on the outside – those who are looking for new design ideas and up to date technology outside of the move to ARM are going to have to wait until the back half of 2021.

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Epic’s decision to bypass Apple’s App Store policies were dishonest, says US judge

A US judge hearing arguments in Epic’s antitrust lawsuit against Apple has criticized the game developer’s decision to breach its contract with the iPhone maker by pushing a version of Fortnite with a custom payment system onto the App Store. The decision resulted in Apple removing Fortnite from the App Store.

During a hearing on Monday with both companies, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California expressed skepticism about Epic’s arguments, particularly its claim that it did not pose a security threat to Apple because it is a well-established company and partner.

“You did something, you lied about it by omission, by not being forthcoming. That’s the security issue. That’s the security issue!” Rogers told Epic, according to a report from CNN. “There are a lot of people in the public who consider you guys heroes for what you guys

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Protests Erupt in Louisville After Breonna Taylor Decision

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Protests Erupt in Louisville After Breonna Taylor Decision

Protesters took to the streets in Louisville, Ky., after the state’s attorney general announced that only one of three officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor would be charged.

“And assign bond in the amount of $15,000 full cash.” [shouting] “That concludes the business of the grand jury.” “What the [expletive]” [shouting] “Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, you may be excused.” [shouting] [crying] “This is ridiculous! This is beyond ridiculous! Y’all murdered Breonna Taylor! I’m mad!” “That’s right. That’s right, sister.” “No justice! No peace!” [crying] [chanting] “Breonna Taylor! Say her name!” [chanting] “Keep going!”

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EMERGING MARKETS-Asia lower, Thai baht declines ahead of c.bank decision

    * Graphic: World FX rates tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh
    * Graphic: Foreign flows into Asian stocks tmsnrt.rs/3lKhL5I
    * Ringgit falls after Anwar claims parliamentary majority
    * Thai central bank decision around 0700 GMT

    By Anushka Trivedi
    Sept 23 (Reuters) - Asian emerging currency and stock
markets lost more ground on Wednesday, with the Thai baht
suffering from concerns about a struggling economy while the
Malaysian ringgit fell after opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim
claimed he had a majority in parliament.
    This week's strength of the U.S. dollar continued to weigh,
with the Taiwanese dollar a consistent outperformer,
thanks to its tech-heavy economy, again the only outlier. 
    Stock markets were all down across the board, led by
Malaysia, with India bucking the trend thanks to signs
of more deals for the energy-to-retail conglomerate Reliance
, already the subject of major investment from
Facebook, Google and other big foreign players this year.

    The ringgit fell 0.7% 
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