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Does Stephen Curry really think moon landing was a fake?

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first_imgStephen Curry is a three-time NBA champion, a two-time MVP and, apparently, a first-time conspiracy theorist.In a recent podcast, the Warriors star shockingly revealed he believes the moon landing nearly 50 years ago was nothing more than an elaborate hoax.Don’t try telling that to Buzz Aldrin, one of the first two men from Apollo 11 to walk on the moon on July 21, 1969. (Seriously, Steph, don’t say the moon landing was a fake to 88-year-old Aldrin’s face or you may get punched).Curry was …last_img

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SA ‘can weather global slowdown’

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first_img3 July 2008Despite a global economic slowdown resulting largely from rising food and fuel prices, South Africa’s economy is resilient enough to deal with the unfolding economic climate.“We have a much stronger economy today then we did 10 years ago and increasingly we are showing resilience to global economic dips,” Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said in Johannesburg this week.“We do not believe our economy has reached a cul-de-sac.”He added that investment was increasingly was playing a greater role in the economic growth of South Africa.Speaking from the headquarters of Business Unity South Africa (Busa), Mpahlwa said South Africa was recently identified by a professor at the London School of Economics as one of four key emerging economies in the world, placing it alongside China, India and Brazil.Regionally significant and diverseSince the 1990s, South Africa has emerged as one of the most important developing economies within the global economy.“We might not have the size of China, India and Brazil, but we are regionally significant with a diverse and growing economy,” Mpahlwa said. “We need to make sure that we remain in the stream of fast-growing economies despite the challenging global economic environment.”To ensure diversification of exports, South Africa is currently in discussions with China to find ways in which to increase the market penetration of value-added goods into the Chinese economy.He added that South Africa was in the process of trying to change from being a majority exporter of raw materials to a supplier of value-added goods on a greater scale.Shifting trade patternsMpahlwa said that trade patterns were shifting at the moment, noting that Africa-Asia trade was starting to surpass Africa-European trade. “The trade balance is shifting more toward Asia, with an increase in trade between developing countries,” he said.Among the challenges facing the South African economy were insufficient energy to meet rising demand, a shortage of skills, and the need to increase productivity and boost infrastructure development.He pointed out that while the short-term solution was to import skills, this practice was not sustainable in the longer term and skills had to be developed locally.“The issue of insufficient energy, skills shortages, and infrastructure challenges is not unique to South Africa but is a global problem,” Mpahlwa added.Current account deficitSouth Africa’s widening account deficit came as a result of South African manufacturers already running at capacity and therefore not being able to deal with increased demand ahead of the massive infrastructure drive for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.South Africa was therefore forced to import goods to cover the local output shortage, Mpahlwa said, adding that local manufacturers needed to reinvest in capacity in order to meet the growing demand in the country.Another factor greatly affecting the current account deficit was the current record prices for crude oil.In the prevailing economic slowdown, it was imperative that South Africa did not lose focus of what it had set out to achieve. “Now is the time to commit ourselves to more vigorously pursue these objectives,” he said.Taking down barriersMpahlwa said the government’s response to the tightening economic conditions was to speed up industrial development, continue promoting small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), and further strengthen the state’s capacity to unlock the country’s economic potential.He added that regional integration within the Southern African Development Community also needed greater impetus, as all countries within the bloc needed to take advantage of the almost free trade environment that existed in order to maximise regional trade.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Super Mario Zips Through A Loophole In Apple’s App Restrictions

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first_imgnick statt Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Update, July 17: Apple has partly closed the loophole that made it possible to play Nintendo games on iGadgets.Lots of gamers have long wanted to play classics like Pokémon and Super Mario on the iPhone. Unfortunately, publishers like Nintendo have no desire to undermine their own handheld ecosystem. Those determined to bring GameBoy functionality to their iDevices have pretty much been forced to jailbreak them.See also: Apple Slams The Door On Super MarioNo longer, at least for the moment. Thanks to an unexpected loophole in Apple’s developer restrictions, it’s currently possible for anyone to install a fully functioning Game Boy Advance emulator on the iPhone or iPad for free—without jailbreaking their device. Emulator developer Riley Testut created the app, called GBA4iOS, by basing it on another popular jailbreak emulator called gpSphone.  Everything an iPhone Nintendo fan needs is on Testut’s GitHub page. It’s possible to download the app straight to an iPhone via mobile Safari in three basic steps that don’t require the input of any personal information or validation of the phone’s UDID, an identifying number typically necessary to install test versions of apps that aren’t yet available in the App Store.All this requires at least some technical expertise. But once it’s installed, the GBA4iOS app then makes it easy to find and download unlicensed Nintendo games to play. ReadWrite doesn’t condone piracy, so we’re not going into any more detail on that subject.Through The Loophole And Back AgainTestut basically exploited a loophole in Apple’s iOS Developer Enterprise Program, which was designed to let an organization sideload test apps for a large number of users without jumping over the usual developer hurdles of registering UDIDs and installing “provisioning profiles” that allow otherwise unauthorized apps to run on normal (i.e., non-jailbroken) iDevices.Because the program is designed for effortless app downloads, it imposes few restrictions—sidestepping, for instance, the requirement in regular iOS developer program that limits downloads to 100 devices—and no requirements on the user end at all. Testut and the Game Boy Advance emulator exploit that system via work done by a company called MacBuildServer. You see, Testut didn’t actually build the GBA4iOS app that users download through the GitHub link. Rather, he just uploaded the app code to GitHub.Under normal circumstances, that allows anyone else to compile the app—that is, to build a functional version from the underlying code—on their own using Apple’s Xcode application and to register it through their own enterprise developer account. That’s the hard way, not least because it requires anyone downloading GBA4iOS to deal with Xcode.The easy way is to have someone else build the app for you, without restrictions, thanks to the Enterprise Program and it’s rather unorthodox leniency. MacBuildServer, a company whose main function is helping developers ease the development process by cutting Xcode out of the equation, has such an account, and Testut used it.See also: Dear Nintendo: Give Me Super Mario On My iPhone AlreadySo to do this the easy way, a user submits Testut’s Github code to MacBuildServer, which automatically builds the app, signs off on it with the company’s own enterprise program account, and installs it directly to the user’s device.Asked by WonderHowTo’s Nelson Aguilar as to why the company would allow this, MacBuildServer co-founder Sergey Dmitriev explained, “Every user of MacBuildServer should have their own certificate and sign their apps with it.” Turns out, though, that anyone going through this process doesn’t actually need their own certificate. “We do sign the apps compiled with MacBuildServer with our own enterprise certificate just to show how easy the whole process works, this implies that you only use it to test the apps. We do not have any limits (at least we never reached one),” Dmitriev added. So if you download Testut’s GBA emulator, just tell yourself that you’re only “testing” the app. In other words, Testut is running what’s probably the biggest beta test in iOS history—and using it to “test” an app that would stand no chance of ever being approved by Apple under normal circumstances.Boss Fight!It’s hard to imagine that Apple is happy with this state of affairs, though it’s not immediately clear what, if anything, it plans to do about it.Apple might, for instance, close the loophole that lets Enterprise Program users sign certificates for other users. It could also impose a device limit on the program that would prevent the Nintendo-loving masses from installing the GBA4iOS app via MacBuildServer’s enterprise account.Neither step, of course, would prevent someone from obtaining their own enterprise developer account and compiling the app themselves using Testut’s GitHub code and the Xcode compiler. Alternatively, the eager Zelda fan could still have MacBuildServer compile the app by providing their own enterprise account details,per Dmitriev’s ethical suggestion.There are a lot of options here, although they are somewhat daunting for those not technically inclined. Jailbreaking a phone is quite possibly easier, though it also entails other risks.Of course, Apple could also lower the boom on MacBuildServer and Testut to nix the whole operation. That might seem like a disproportionate exercise of Cupertino’s muscle, especially given that neither Testut or MacBuildServer are making money from it. But copyright concerns have forced even more extreme reactions in similar cases.ReadWrite has reached out to the Mac overlords, and will update the story if we hear back. In the meantime, any iPhone user who’s been dying to take another go at Pokémon Fire Red but doesn’t want to jailbreak their device has a window to make that happen. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#iOS#jailbreaking last_img read more

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Stats don’t lie: Manny Pacquiao dominates Adrien Broner in punches

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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem The numbers showed that Pacquiao landed 112 of his 568 punches while Broner, who backpedaled and defended for most of the fight, connected on 50 while throwing a total of 295.Pacquiao’s power punches stat line of 82-of-197 dwarfs Broner’s 39-of-180 in the same category and the American’s total punches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Filipino icon earned the nod of all three judges. Dave Moretti had it 117-11 while Glenn Feldman and Tim Cheatham both scored it 116-112.Broner argued that Pacquiao “was missing” and that he had more clean hits. Well, numbers don’t think so. ‘Aggressive but careful’ Manny Pacquiao cruises to victory Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Manny Pacquiao, right, hits Adrien Broner during their WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)MANILA, Philippines—Adrien Broner may have felt he won a lopsided fight and oppose the judges’ ruling, but he can’t ever argue with numbers.Punch stats showed that Manny Pacquiao dominated in every category making Broner a human punching bag during their fight for the WBA World welterweight title at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement02:19Boxing’s 40-year-old Pacquiao counts on experience in Thurman fight01:40Keith Thurman says it’s ‘game over’ for Manny Pacquiao02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Feds appeal ruling on whether West Bank wine labels can say Product

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first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government is appealing a Federal Court ruling that said labelling a wine from the West Bank as a “Product of Israel” was misleading and deceptive.A notice filed Friday says the government plans to argue that the Federal Court judge erred by saying the Canadian Food Inspection Agency neglected to consider charter rights when it first allowed the labels.The government is hoping to have quashed the order that required the CFIA to take another look at the issue and decide how the wines should be labelled.The nearly three-year-old dispute is over whether bottles from the Psagot Winery and Shiloh Winery in the West Bank can be characterized as coming from Israel.Shortly after the late July ruling, pro-Israel groups urged the government to appeal, and on Friday were applauding the federal move.A lawyer for the Winnipeg man who first took the CFIA to court over the labels says the government’s decision to appeal is “indefensible.”a¨??:?%??The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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