Rubio out indefinitely with sprained right elbow

By on February 10, 2020

first_imgWhere did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine The bigger challenge for all rookie point guards is organizing and running an offense. With Karl-Anthony Towns, Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins at his disposal, it would be up to Dunn to keep the mouths fed and the ball moving if he has to step in for Rubio for any stretch of time.“Defensively he’s done a lot of good things and I think the more experience he gets the better he’s going to play,” Thibodeau said. “He’s learning. He’s getting better each day. There will be some ups and downs, but his intensity will cover up for things.”Dunn said getting those first two games on the road under his belt has helped him adjust to the speed of the NBA game, particularly in the fourth quarter.“I’ve been playing in some tough situations the last two games and those are the type of games I like to play in,” Dunn said. “If Ricky doesn’t have the chance to play tomorrow night or any other games that go further along, I just have to step up and be ready.”ADVERTISEMENT 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH EDITORS’ PICK Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportscenter_img Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND View comments BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Battle-tested Wright raring to play for Phoenix in PBA Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio, right, tries to block the pass of Sacramento Kings guard Ty Lawson. APMINNEAPOLIS — Ricky Rubio will be out indefinitely with a sprained right elbow, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced Monday (Tuesday Manila time).Rubio was injured in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s loss to the Sacramento Kings. He met with doctors for an MRI on Monday evening, and the test confirmed the team’s initial diagnosis of a sprain. With nothing broken, Rubio likely will only have to miss one to three weeks.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rubio is an integral part of a young Wolves team trying to end a 12-year playoff drought. His veteran leadership, passing and defense are needed on a team that has started the season 0-2.With Rubio sidelined, rookie backup Kris Dunn is in line to start the home opener on Tuesday night against Memphis.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“Next man up,” Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said when asked if Dunn was ready to start this early in his tenure. “You don’t get here by accident. You’re here, you’re a great player, get in there and get the job done.”Dunn was the fifth overall pick out of Providence in June and has impressed Thibodeau early with his defensive acumen. The demanding coach has said that the 22-year-old Dunn is “NBA-ready” from a defensive perspective right now, and he lauded his young point guard’s effort on that end through the first two games.last_img read more

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Compliance: What Next?

By on December 17, 2019

first_imgSarbanes-Oxley regulations caused companies of all sizes to complain of the onerous amount of additional work required to be compliant.The complaints rang loud and eventually caused the SEC to scale back on the ruling, especially for small and mid-sized companies.After the last ten days of financial news, expect the atmosphere around regulations to begin perculating again. John Brace, vice President of the Gartner IT Mangement Group, said “The shadow of yesterday [Monday] will be longer than Enron, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, or any other regulation of modern time.”“If the technology exists to tell you the price of frozen pork bellies in Chicago at any given time, why don’t major banks know if they are basically insolvent? It takes 13 months to find out that information? I see new [compliance] regulations coming forward utilizing that type of information,” said Bace. “Most new rules are coming around governance and transparency.”Bace cited two of the biggest challenges to compliance as cost and culture. Software solutions around compliance are expensive and today’s software is often complicated and difficult to use. And in the area of culture, it’s hard to get many groups across the company to cooperate with the goals of a sound compliance and governance policy. Lawyers, accountants, scientists and engineers all need to be involved in some way, and many of those groups view the new requirements as additional bureacracy.There is sure to be a public groundswell around the events of the credit crisis. It will be interesting to see how Congress reacts and what new legislation they will enact.last_img read more

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Snap offers free credits to brands running vertical video ads on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, elsewhere

By on December 15, 2019

first_imgSnap offers free credits to brands running vertical video ads on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, elsewhereYou are here: In Snap’s latest earnings report released earlier this week, Snapchat’s parent company showed signs that it’s been able to withstand the war that Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram have waged on its flagship and corresponding ad business. And now it’s going after their advertisers.Snap has rolled out a program offering free credits to brands that have recently bought vertical video ads from Instagram, Facebook and any other digital ad seller, including Pinterest, ad networks and even digital billboards, a company spokesperson said on Friday, confirming Recode’s earlier report.Advertisers can apply for the free credits through a form on Snapchat’s site. To be eligible, an advertiser must not have run ads on Snapchat previously and must provide proof that it ran a vertical video ad campaign elsewhere within the past three months.If approved, the advertiser will receive credits to use on Snapchat’s vertical video Snap Ads that will be valued in the range of several hundred dollars, according to the Snap spokesperson who declined to provide exact amounts.There are no minimum spending requirements or other conditions attached to how advertisers spend their ad credits, other than the fact that they can only be used to purchase Snap Ads, the spokesperson said.On the one hand Snap is making an offensive maneuver. By offering an effectively free trial to its rivals’ advertisers, it is looking to persuade those brands that their money may be better spent on its inventory. That argument could be buoyed by Facebook’s ever-increasing ad prices, though Snap would need to prove that it can provide advertisers’ a similar, if not better, return on their investments than Facebook. To that end, Snap has done a lot of work in the past year to be able to tie its ads to actual business results, including tracing its ads to store visits, comparing its ads’ impact on sales against ads on other platforms and rolling out a conversion tracking tool.On the other hand, Snap is also playing defense. Its flagship app was the first to popularize vertical as the mobile-native video format. But the format has since been adopted by Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and even publishers’ sites and apps. That relative prevalence has diluted some of Snap’s unique sales proposition and, more importantly, made it so that advertisers investing in vertical video in order to appeal to mobile viewers are not limited to running it on Snapchat and can place it elsewhere where they may receive more eyeballs. Just as Instagram Stories has made it so that people interested in the Stories format don’t need to open Snapchat to use it, the same is true for brands interested in buying vertical video ads. But if a brand has already bought a vertical video ad elsewhere, has been hesitant to try its hand at Snapchat but now can at zero cost, what’s the risk?For Snap the risk would be giving away its inventory for free instead of finding a buyer for it. But Snapchat remains such a shiny new toy for many advertisers, that it’s likely the app has more unfilled inventory than it knows what to do with, so it’s placing a short-term bet in hopes of a long-term boost to its business.From our sponsors: Snap offers free credits to brands running vertical video ads on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, elsewhere HomeDigital MarketingSnap offers free credits to brands running vertical video ads on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, elsewhere Posted on 10th February 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

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Trolling For God: 5 Things You Can Learn From Westboro’s Social-Media Playbook

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first_imgTags:#Facebook#God Hates The Media#Silicon Valley#social media#Social media strategy#Steve Drain#twitter#Westboro Baptist Church The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Say what you want about Westboro Baptist Church. The Topeka-based hate group is notorious for picketing military funerals with “God Hates Fags” signs. (It believes tolerance of homosexuality has caused God to tip the military scales against the U.S. and its soldiers).But it’s also crushing it on social media—which means it may have something to teach you.Take, for example, Tuesday’s “God Hates The Media” protest tour of Silicon Valley. Targeting nine tech companies—including several that make the social-media platforms it exploits—the reliably headline-grabbing church plans to brave nearly 70 miles of some of the worst traffic on God’s green earth. See also: The Westboro Baptist Church’s Silicon Valley Protest—An Illustrated GuideWill the hateful faithful make it to all nine purveyors of cybersodomy? They say yes, but it doesn’t really matter. For it is harder for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven than for the canny social media mavens at Westboro to blow a golden opportunity for self-promotion. The group even—as expected—capitalized on the recent death of a celebrity to ensure outraged media coverage.“We’re going to try and get to what we can, but quite frankly, at this point  the preaching’s been done,” Westboro elder Steve Drain told ReadWrite. “All these tech companies know we’re coming and have shared it with their audience, other companies have put out stories.”OK, fine. You don’t like the Westboro Baptist Church. Who does? But think about it: This church only has about 40 members. How many headlines in major news outlets has your parents’ church scored since 1998?So here lieth the five unholy commandments of social media self-promotion as divined by ReadWrite from Westboro’s Elder Drain.Let Them With Nothing To Tweet Cast The First StoneThe greatest enemy of any small political or religious movement is obscurity. Groups like Westboro are accused of cheap publicity stunts in order to gain attention. So?In an increasingly crowded media landscape, rising to prominence is a bigger challenge than ever. Are actions like Westboro’s Silicon Valley protest tour just ways for the group to get people like me to write stories about them? Sure. On the other hand, here you are reading about them, too.“We’re after as many eyes as many ears on this message as we possibly can, Drain says. “How the message lands on your heart is God’s prerogative. We’re just supposed to say the words in as many ways as possible and in as many venues as we possibly can to get you to listen.” Westboro distills the doctrine that all PR is good PR to its essence: All bad PR is good PR. Pending The End Times, Thou Shalt Use The Tools Of The IdolatersProtesting Twitter, Facebook and other companies responsible for the same social media networks used by Westboro to spread their message is opportunistic and, to the extent it matters, hypocritical. But that’s silly. Just as Sartre pointed out that it’s impossible for an avowed communist to live free of hypocrisy under capitalism pending the revolution, Westboro must live in society as it is today: decreasingly hostile to the LGBTQ community, awash in social media.“When we say ‘God hates Twitter,’ it’s because of Twitter’s agenda, not because of of the technological advances,” Drain says. “We’re not Amish. “What we’re saying is the way you use the platform is unrighteous. The way you use the platform is evil.”The lesson to you and me? Quit complaining, live off the land and use whatever tools are at hand to get your message out.Thou Shalt Not Fake It Until Thou Maketh It Many in Silicon Valley evangelize about products they may or may not believe in. Westboro’s disciples are fanatics. They believe in what they’re selling, and that makes a difference. “We’re performing obedience to God the Lord Jesus Christ who told us to love our neighbor as ourself,” says Drain. “Rather than willy-nilly Hallmark conception of what that means, God gave us a specific meaning there. In Leviticus 19:17-18, you’ll see the Bible definition that how you love your neighbor as yourself is that you warn them when their sins are taking them to Hell.”That works for Westboro because, to its believers, there’s no homophobia like real homophobia. It’s easier to sell what you really believe in.Be Not Like Apple Post-Steve Jobs; Be Bold, Innovative And Forward-LookingThe path of least resistance for a group like Westboro, steeped in Old Testament beliefs about gays and others they deem aberrant, would be to reject modernity.Instead, like radical Islamists in the Muslim world, Westborovians recognize that they need to meet their secular enemy in its den … and that means online. Everywhere online. On Sunday, for instance, Westboro members conducted a Reddit AMA. Along with multiple websites and affiliated Twitter accounts, Westboro is on Pinterest and Twitter. It doesn’t bother with YouTube channels. “We used to have a couple, but YouTube kept pulling them down,” Drain confirmed to ReadWrite. “There are a LOT of people who put our content up on YouTube, break, Vimeo, ebaumsworld, etc., as soon as we publish it on our websites.”Considerable time and resources go into planning new ways to present the Westboro message, Drain says. “A lot of people will spend their disposable income on jetskis or a trip to the south of France. We spend our money on those resources necessary to make good video productions or go on a trip to San Francisco.”Never stop innovating.Let Go And Let God After you’ve done your best—whether it’s trying to land a big client or fighting bumper-to-bumper Teslas from Mountain View to Palo Alto to get your brightly-colored sans-serif signs in front of the right media cameras—you have to have faith that things will work out in the End Times.“We believe in absolute predestination. All events are foreknown,” says Drain. “We’ve done everything to reach the audience.We’re just supposed to preach as many ways as we possibly can to get to you, whether it’s wearing a shirt or holding a sign or doing a Reddit AMA.”Lead image by Burstein! helen popkincenter_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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New Jersey Legislature Passes Tax Amnesty Bill

By on December 12, 2019

first_imgThe New Jersey Legislature passed a bill that would require offering tax amnesty in 2018. The amnesty period would have to:be 6 months; andend by December 31, 2018.If enacted, the bill would take effect immediately.Relief Under Tax AmnestyA taxpayer who qualifies for amnesty will receive relief from:one-half of any interest due as of May 1, 2018;recovery fees;civil penalties, orcriminal penalties.Eligibility for New Jersey AmnestyTo receive amnesty, a taxpayer would have to pay:any tax owed; andone-half of any interest due.Amnesty would only apply to state tax liabilities for tax returns due from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2017.It would not be available if the taxpayer is under criminal investigation or charge for any state tax matter.Failure to Pay PenaltyA 5% penalty would be imposed on an eligible taxpayer that does not pay taxes owed during the amnesty period. The penalty would not be waived or abated. It would also be in addition to all other penalties, interest, or collection costs allowed by law.Appeals and Rights of AppealTaxpayers would lose all rights of appeal that have not expired as of the date payment is made.In addition, an amnesty payment would not be accepted without approval for any tax assessment that is already on appeal.A.B. 3438, as passed by the New Jersey Legislature on June 21, 2018Indiana has a tax amnesty in 2018. The one-time voluntary disclosure initiative runs through December 31, 2018.Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

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TOP PICKS: 15 Can’t-Miss Concerts In Philly For Black Music Month

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first_img Julian King at Underground Arts Wednesday, June 3 | Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street | $15 | Pop, R&B, Soul Julian King works hard to perfect his craft. And, with the release of his latest single “Unforgettable” and an upcoming headlining show in Philly — there’s no doubt that this Philly-bred singer/songwriter is ready for his time in the spotlight. MORE INFO Beanie Sigel “The Return” Concert at The TLA Saturday, June 6 | The TLA, 334 South Street | $37-60 | Hip-hop Philadelphia-bred rap veteran Beanie Sigel brings it home to The TLA on South Street for what will be one of his first major appearances in a while. Grab tix for this show to relive why many still hail the Philly native as one of the greatest rappers of all time.  MORE INFO Charlie Wilson at The Mann Center Sunday, June 7 | The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue | $35-125 | R&B, Soul Nine-time Grammy-nominated artist Charlie Wilson is bringing his acclaimed Forever Charlie tour to Philly for an “unforgettable night” at the Mann this summer with special guests KEM and Joe. The party goes down on Sunday, June 7th for a night of R&B, Billboard-topping hits like, “Without You,” “Charlie, Last Name Wilson,” Magic,” “There Goes My Baby,” “Can’t Live Without You,” “You Are,” “Life of the Party” and “My Love Is All I Have.” MORE INFO King Britt & HPrizm Present The Buddy System Monday, June 29 | Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N Frankford Avenue | $8  Philly, two of the country’s finest creatives are teaming up at Johnny Brenda’s in Fishtown for the next edition of The Buddy System. This new monthly music series curated by Philadelphia musician, DJ and producer King Britt and New York City-based composer, producer and performer HPrizm returns to the JBs for another dope event. The catch? All of the artists will be a surprise. MORE INFO Bilal Album Release at World Cafe Live Tuesday, June 30 | World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street | $75-175 | Soul, R&B Philly’s #1 son of soul, Bilal returns home to celebrate the June 30 release of his new collaborative album with producer Adrian Younge, In Another Life. Known for his undeniable grooves, electrifying stage presence and soaring vocals, the Philly-bred soul singer has a cult following of fans that span the globe. This show is a guaranteed sell out, grab your tickets now. MORE INFO In 1979, legendary songwriter/producer and founder of Philadelphia International Records Kenny Gamble, along with broadcast executive Ed Wright, founded the Black Music Association, which established June as Black Music Month by decree from President Jimmy Carter.   In 2000, the United States government officially recognized Black Music Month after radio personality and celebrity media coach Dyana Williams and Congressman Chaka Fattah tirelessly pushed to get the African American Music Bill passed through legislation. For this Philly 360° Black Music Month guide, we’re resurfacing our exclusive with Dyana, who is also fondly referred to as the “Mother of Black Music Month.”  Check out the below video to get her breakdown of how Black Music Month came to be.  Then, browse this list of over 15 shows that will go down in and around Philadelphia during the month of June. D’Angelo, Bilal, Wiz Khalifa and more — no matter your musical taste, we’ve got something for you. Check it. Philly 360° Black Music Month 2015 Top Picks Femi Kuti at World Cafe Live Tuesday, June 9 | World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street | $25-38 | World, Afrobeat, Funk Son of Afrobeat founder Fela Kuti, Femi struck out on his on long ago to continue in his father’s legacy of preserving his music while producing socially-conscious, hip-moving, funky-infused songs that move audiences all over the world. Don’t miss it as Femi returns to World Café Live in June. MORE INFO Sitin’ In With Koyaki At The Kimmel Center Wednesday, June 17 | The Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce Streets | Free | Jazz, Urban, Hip-hop Once a month on Wednesdays, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts opens its doors and stages to some of the city’s hottest musicals talents for the popular Philadelphia music showcase, Sittin’ In. This month’s show is hosted by the indie Grammy-nominated emcee and producers, Kokayi with performances by Emcee Ciara and DJ Danophonic. MORE INFO Roman Gianarthur & Clean Bandit at Underground Arts Monday, June 15 | Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street | $20 | Urban, Soul, Pop This singer songwriter is a part of Janelle Monae’s Wondaland Arts Society collective. A multi-instrumentalist, producer and artist, Roman is sure to shut it down when he hits the stage. Be sure to check out his single “I-69.” It’s a winner. MORE INFO Grits & Biscuits at The TLA Saturday, June 20 | The TLA, 334 South Street | $20 | Hip-hop If you’re into country, down south flavor, then Grits & Biscuits is probably already on your radar. This Dirty South-influenced party makes it way to The TLA on June. MORE INFO Fall Out Boy & Wiz Khalifa at Susquehanna Bank Center Wednesday, June 10| Susquehanna Bank Center | $37-85 | Hip-hop In support of their latest projects, American Beauty/American Pyscho and Blacc Hollywood respectively, Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa team up for a summer tour that is set to touch down in over 40 cities across the U.S. This tour includes opening performances by Hoodie Allen and DJ Drama.center_img MORE INFO DMX at The TLA Thursday, June 11 | The TLA, 334 South Street | $50 | Hip-hop Veteran rapper DMX lands back in Philadelphia this month. Get up close and personal as he bring his signature hardcore, raw rap styling straight to the stage of South Street’s TLA. MORE INFO Can’t-Miss Shows In Philadelphia(M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia) Jodeci at Tower Theater Thursday, June 25 | Tower Theater, 69th & Ludlow, Upper Darby, PA | $40-45 | R&B, Soul An iconic 90s R&B group, Jodeci redefined music for our generation. Reunited and on the road, the guys lands in Philadelphia for an unforgettable night of R&B/Soul at Tower Theater on June 25. MORE INFO Curren$y at The TLA Friday, June 26 | The TLA, 334 South Street | $34 | Hip-hop Lousiana-based rapper Curren$y brings his smart lyrics and high-energy onstage presence to Philadelphia for this one-night-only hit at The TLA on South Street. Keep your eye out for Philly 360°’s official contest for this show. MORE INFO SWV at World Cafe Live Sunday, June 21 | World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street | $35-65 | R&B, Soul With a GRAMMY nod and WE TV tv docu-series “SWV Reunited” on the horizon, SWV is on the road to connect with fans and perform hits from their discography. You can catch the Philly stop on their reuinion tour at World Cafe Live. MORE INFO Ibeyi at World Cafe Live Monday, June 22 | World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street | $20 | World Ibeyi sing in English and Yoruban, and have created a minimalist sound that merges elements of their heritage with their natural love of modern music as teenagers growing up in Paris, citing artists such as James Blake and King Krule amongst their wide range of influences. MORE INFO D’Angelo at The Keswick Theatre Tuesday, June 23 | Keswick Theatre, 291 N Keswick Avenue, Glenside, PA| $75-175 | Soul, R&B D’Angelo, the internationally beloved soulster is on the road performing music from Black Messiah live for fans around the globe. On June 23, D’Angelo — accompanied by a masterful group of musicians dubbed The Vanguard — brings his Second Coming Tour to the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA. MORE INFOlast_img read more

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Mystery glow that lit up the night sky in 992 C.E. explained

By on December 1, 2019

first_imgOne dark winter night in 992 C.E.—as the English King Æthelred the Unready was forced to pay tribute to Viking invaders and Almanzor, Muslim ruler of Andalusia, ravaged his Christian enemies in northern Spain—the northern sky was lit up by an ethereal glow. A chronicler in Saxony (modern-day Germany) wrote that “light like the Sun shone from the North.” The heavens were “blood-red,” said another from Ulster in northern Ireland. What they were seeing, according to a new study, was the aurora borealis (an example pictured), or northern lights, reaching much farther south than normal because of an extremely powerful solar flare (known as a superflare) on the sun bombarding Earth with high-energy particles. Several years ago, researchers had noticed that there were spikes in the levels of the radioactive isotope carbon-14 in tree rings found all around the world at the same time. This can be caused by cosmic rays hitting the upper atmosphere and converting nitrogen-14—a normal constituent of air—into carbon-14. But what sort of cosmic rays and where did they come from? Some studies suggested there were reports of unusual aurorae shortly before the biggest carbon-14 spikes in 774–775 C.E. and 993–994 C.E., suggesting the sun as the source of the rays. To find out, scientists scoured written records around the time of the later spike and found eight aurora sightings recorded in Saxony, northern Ireland, and the Korean peninsula, between October 992 and January 993, they report in a study accepted for publication in Solar Physics. From calculations of how far south the aurorae were visible, the team estimates that the solar storm of 992–993 was stronger than any recorded since detailed monitoring began in 1957, but probably not as strong as the famous Carrington event in 1859, which knocked out telegraph networks worldwide. Whereas in the 990s the storm produced little more than a nice light show, if it struck today it would likely devastate our technologically dependent society.last_img read more

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