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  • 5 days Alert: Gov. Ron DeSantis lifts restrictions on restaurants and other businesses, moving to completely reopen Florida economy. Beaumontenterprise -Food
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis lifts restrictions on restaurants and other businesses, moving to completely reopen Florida economy. ... more
  • 5 days Justice Department seeks immediate ban on WeChat in US Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department is seeking an immediate ban on downloads of WeChat in Apple and Google app stores, saying the Chinese-owned messaging service is a threat to the security of the United States. Last week the U.S. Commerce Department moved to ban WeChat from U.S. app stores but on Saturday, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in California agreed to delay U.S. restrictions, saying they would affect users’ First Amendment rights. In a filing Friday, the Justice Department asked Beeler to allow for an immediate ban while the case works its way through court. WeChat is a ... more
  • 5 days Facebook critics start rival, independent ‘oversight board’ Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A group of prominent Facebook critics, including one of the social network's early investors and a journalist facing jail time in the Philippines, are launching their version of an “oversight board” to rival the company's own. The group says Facebook is taking too long to set up its oversight panel, which they argue is too limited in its scope and autonomy. The critics, who include early investor Roger McNamee, Filipino journalist Maria Ressa and Shoshana Zuboff, author of “Surveillance Capitalism,” are warning that Facebook is already being used to undermine the integrity of the U.S. ... more
  • 5 days EU Commission appeals after losing Apple $15B tax case Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    LONDON (AP) — The European Commission said Friday it is appealing a court decision that Apple doesn't have to repay 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in back taxes to Ireland. The appeal comes after the U.S. tech giant scored a big recent legal victory in its long battle with the European Union's executive Commission, which has been trying to rein in multinationals' ability to strike special tax deals with individual EU countries. The EU's General Court ruled that the commission wrongly declared in 2016 that Apple was given illegal state aid when it struck a low tax rate agreement ... more
  • 6 days TikTok says it didn’t take part in Australia security probes Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — TikTok executives told a Senate committee on Friday that they lobbied Australian lawmakers but did not engage with investigators before the government concluded that the video-sharing app did not pose a security threat. The executives were questioned by a committee that is examining foreign interference in Australia through social media. The Chinese-owned app has come under intense scrutiny in Australia after President Donald Trump threatened to ban it from the United States on national security grounds. TikTok general manager for Australia and New Zealand, Lee Hunter, said the Australian government “recently concluded that there was ... more
  • 6 days Port Arthur Memorial wins overtime thriller in Port Neches. Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    The Port Arthur Memorial Titans held off PN-G and secured the season-opening win on the road Friday night. ... more
  • 6 days West Orange-Stark improves to 2-0 Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    West Orange-Stark raced to a 37-7 victory over Hamshire-Fannett Friday night. ... more
  • 6 days Jasper trick play puts Pirates away Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    A late trick play and another impressive performance from running back Carl Limbrick helped Jasper survive a second-half scare from Vidor, 30-19 on Friday night at Bulldogs Stadium. ... more
  • 6 days Silsbee edges past Orangefield Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    The Silsbee Tigers prevailed 14-6 over Orangefield in a District 11-4A opener that turned into a nail-biter. ... more
  • 6 days Newton Co. looks to potential mask waiver Beaumontenterprise
    Thursday marked about one month since the county recorded more than 20 active COVID-19 cases. And as a result, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator Olen Bean said, Judge Kenneth Weeks already is planning to soon submit a formal request for a mask waiver. ... more
  • 6 days PAISD resolves Motiva dispute, prepares for another Beaumontenterprise
    A disagreement over the value of Motiva’s Port Arthur refinery continues as the future of the school district hangs in the balance. ... more
  • 6 days West Brook rolls past Timberwolves in ‘Alumni Bowl’ Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    West Brook’s 48-7 scrimmage win over United still had the same atmosphere as a normal Alumni Bowl. ... more
  • 6 days Assange ‘binge-watched’ suicide of ex-Bosnian Croat general Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange relayed how he “binge-watched” the suicide of the former Bosnian Croat general in a U.N. courtroom three years ago, a doctor who visited the WikiLeaks founder on several occasions while he was in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London told an extradition hearing Thursday. Dr. Sondra Crosby, associate professor of medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, said she noted a visible deterioration in both his mental and physical state over her four visits from Oct. 2017 to the embassy where Assange was living. He had been granted asylum by Ecuador five years earlier ... more
  • 6 days Palm oil labor abuses linked to world’s top brands, banks Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    PENINSULAR MALAYSIA (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government-owned Felda, one of the world’s largest palm oil companies. His boss confiscated and then lost his Indonesian passport, he says, leaving him vulnerable to arrest. Night after night, he has been forced to hide from authorities, sleeping on the jungle floor, exposed to the wind and the rain. His biggest fear: the roaming tigers. All the while, Jum says his supervisor demanded he keep working, tending the heavy reddish-orange ... more
  • 6 days Justice Dept. expected to file antitrust action vs. Google Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is expected to bring an antitrust action against Google in coming weeks, focusing on its dominance in online search and whether it was used to stifle competition and hurt consumers, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press Thursday. The department also is examining Google’s online advertising practices, said the person, who could not discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Antitrust officials at the department briefed state attorneys general Thursday on the planned action against Google, seeking support from states across the country that share concerns ... more
  • 6 days Hacked software provider won’t say if ransomware involved Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    DALLAS (AP) — A day after informing customers that it had been hacked by an unknown intruder, a major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments —including posting election data online— said the impact appeared limited and there is no reason to believe its customers were affected. Tyler Technologies' website remained offline Thursday, and questions sent to a media email address provided by a person who answered the phone at the company's headquarters near Dallas were not directly answered. An updated statement on Tyler's webpage did not address whether ransomware may have been involved. But it ... more
  • 6 days Florida governor proposes college ‘bill of rights’ to party Beaumontenterprise -Food
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday he would seek a “bill of rights" for college students following crackdowns on parties and other social gatherings that some blame for a surge in COVID-19 cases on campuses around the country. “I understand that universities are trying to do the right thing,” DeSantis said during a news briefing at the Capitol, “but I personally think it's dramatically draconian that a student could get potentially expelled for going to a party. That’s what college kids do." The Republican governor also said he would move to block local governments from ... more
  • 6 days Russian pleads not guilty in foiled Tesla ransomware plot Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Russian citizen accused of offering a Tesla employee $1 million to enable a ransomware attack at the electric car company's plant in Nevada denied wrongdoing Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. “I'm not guilty," Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov said in response to a charge of conspiracy to intentionally cause damage to a protected computer. He said earlier in the hearing that he wanted “to go through the whole process as fast as possible." Kriuchkov, 26, also told U.S. Magistrate Judge Carla Baldwin that he knew the Russian government was aware of his case. Authorities have ... more
  • 6 days Connecticut moves to expand restaurant capacity, gatherings Beaumontenterprise -Food
    Capacity at Connecticut restaurants, hair salons, libraries, and certain outdoor and indoor event and performing arts venues will increase beginning Oct. 8, while bars and nightclubs will remain closed to prevent possible spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday. Given Connecticut's low COVID-19 infection rate, which has hovered around 1% for weeks, the Democrat said he believes the state is also ready to increase the size of allowable indoor and outdoor gatherings, so long as people continue to be cautious and take steps such as wearing face masks, social distancing and washing their hands. “I think this ... more
  • 6 days Scorched California faces more hot, dry and windy weather Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rain showers fell Thursday on the northwestern edges of fire-ravaged California but forecasters warned residents to not be fooled: A new round of hot, dry and windy weather is expected by the weekend. “Ideally this would be a signal for a change in the upcoming weather pattern but it unfortunately looks like a head fake in the wrong direction,” the National Weather Service’s San Francisco Bay Area office wrote. Another front expected Friday will bring needed rain to lingering fire areas in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, but will only slightly delay the development of high ... more
  • 6 days Jordon Thomas returns for senior season with Titans Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    Texas commit Jordon Thomas is ready to show why he’s one of the top defenders in the state after recovering from an ankle injury that sidelined him during 2019. ... more
  • 6 days Did I leave the stove on? Amazon’s flying camera can check Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants to be able to answer the nagging question: Did I leave the stove on? The company unveiled a flying home camera that you can ask to fly to check the stove while you're out, or to see if you left the windows open. Amazon says the drone will automatically take flight if there's movement in the house to show you what's going on. The device was one of several that Amazon unveiled Thursday as part of its annual gadget event. Due to the pandemic, this year’s version was held online instead of at ... more
  • 6 days Indoor dining restrictions to be eased in New Hampshire Beaumontenterprise -Food
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire restaurants will be allowed to move tables closer together starting Oct. 1 if they install barriers between them, Gov. Chris Sununu said Thursday. Currently, tables must be placed at least 6 feet apart to reduce the risk of the coronavirus. With the weather getting colder, restaurants have been asking the state to loosen restrictions for indoor dining. Sununu said he rejected requests to allow bars and restaurants to resume the use of dart boards and other games as unsafe, given that they would put players in close proximity to each other. But he ... more
  • 6 days Prada-Simons dialogue launches in virtual Milan preview Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    Milan designers skirted the line between the virtual and the physical Thursday, taking lessons learned in lockdown to create new collections that are relevant in a reshaped world. The most anticipated event of the week was Prada’s virtual unveiling of the Miuccia Prada-Raf Simons collaboration announced in February. Their first collaboration expanded on their mutual devotion to fashion as a uniform, something utilitarian that allows the wearer the ease to both think and work. The designers joined the virtual audience for a dialogue after the presentation, responding to questions that had been submitted in advance. ‘’It is really a ... more
  • 6 days Apple’s smaller rivals unite to fight iPhone app store rules Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spotify and the makers of Fortnite and Tinder are taking on Apple and Google as part of a newly formed coalition calling for “fair treatment” in the way the tech giants run their app stores. The Coalition for App Fairness, a Washington-based nonprofit, launched Thursday and will advocate for legal and regulatory changes, such as measures that could block Apple and Google from favoring their own apps in the iPhone and Android operating systems they control. The activism from smaller rivals adds to scrutiny the tech giants are facing from U.S. and European regulators and lawmakers. ... more
  • 6 days BISD confirms 2 coronavirus cases at Pietzsch-MacArthur Beaumontenterprise
    The employees are the second and third to test positive this week alone. ... more
  • 6 days Thailand sues Facebook, Twitter for allowing banned material Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s government lodged complaints with police Thursday against Facebook and Twitter, alleging they failed to comply with court orders to block content judged illegal under Thai law. Minister of Digital Economy and Society Buddhipongse Punnakanta said at a news conference that it was the first time his ministry has taken such action against the social media companies under Thailand’s Computer Crime Act. It has prosecuted website and account owners and users in the past. The ministry filed the complaints at the police Technology Crime Suppression Division, where Buddhipongse said the companies had failed to meet 15-day ... more
  • 6 days Facebook oversight board to start operating in October Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    LONDON (AP) — Facebook's long-awaited oversight board that will act as a referee on whether specific content is allowed on the tech giant's platforms is set to launch in October. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said two years ago that he was setting up the quasi-independent board, following intense criticism that the company wasn't moving fast enough to remove misinformation, hate speech and malign influence campaigns. The board is intended to rule on thorny content issues, such as when Facebook or Instagram posts constitute hate speech. “We are currently testing the newly deployed technical systems that will allow users to appeal ... more
  • 6 days Dynamic tattoos promise to warn wearers of health threats Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Carson J Bruns, University of Colorado Boulder (THE CONVERSATION) In the sci-fi novel “The Diamond Age” by Neal Stephenson, body art has evolved into “constantly shifting mediatronic tattoos” – in-skin displays powered by nanotech robopigments. In the 25 years since the novel was published, nanotechnology has had time to catch up, and the sci-fi vision of dynamic tattoos is starting to become a reality. The first examples of color-changing nanotech tattoos have been developed over the past few years, and they’re not just ... more
  • 7 days TikTok’s owner applies for Chinese license to close US deal Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    BEIJING (AP) — TikTok's owner said Thursday it has applied for a Chinese technology export license as it tries to complete a deal with Oracle and Walmart to keep the popular video app operating in the United States. Beijing tightened control over technology exports last month in an effort to gain leverage over Washington's attempt to force an outright sale of TikTok to U.S. owners. The White House says the video service is a security risk because the personal information of its millions of U.S. users could be handed over to Chinese authorities. President Donald Trump said this week ... more
  • 7 days Portrait by Renaissance master expected to soar past $80M Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — An enigmatic painting from Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli will go on auction next year and art watchers will be seeing if it fetches more than its eye-watering $80 million estimate, despite the pandemic. Botticelli’s 15th-century portrait of a nobleman in “Young Man Holding a Roundel” is the highlight of Sotheby’s Masters Week sale series in New York in January. "Just the sheer beauty of this has been a joy," said Christopher Apostle, who has for more than three decades handled Old Masters and is now head of the division. “I can't think of a Botticelli ... more
  • 7 days Breach at software provider to local governments, schools Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    DALLAS (AP) — A major provider of software services for governments and schools across the United States, Tyler Technologies, told customers Wednesday that an unknown intruder broke into its phone and information technology systems. It could not immediately be determined whether ransomware may have been involved. The Plano, Texas-based company, whose website was offline, said in an email to customers that it discovered the breach Wednesday morning, contacted law enforcement and enlisted outside cybersecurity help. Tyler software provides service to state and local governments for everything from jail and court management systems to taxing, bill collection and land records. ... more
  • 7 days Beta blows by Beaumont, drops rain to the north Beaumontenterprise
    Tropical Depression Beta seemingly spared most of Southeast Texas from previously-predicted torrents of rain and flash flooding, but some areas in the storm’s path were not unaffected. ... more
  • 7 days Nederland ISD reporting 28 active coronavirus cases Beaumontenterprise
    In addition to the 28 active cases, 25 high school students are in quarantine. ... more
  • 1 week Restaurants to be allowed to use bar areas for food service Beaumontenterprise -Food
    LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts restaurants will soon be able seat up to 10 people at a table and use their bar areas to serve food, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. The moves that take effect Monday are intended to help the industry, which has faced severe restrictions intended to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. “We hope these updates also help Main Street shops and restaurants," the Republican governor said during a news briefing at the Mill City BBQ & Brew restaurant in Lowell. The 10-person-per-table limit is up from six. Bar areas can be used for ... more
  • 1 week BISD Early College High School staffer tests positive for coronavirus Beaumontenterprise
    The individual was last present at the facility on September 21, 2020, and the building was disinfected and cleaned in the areas that may have been exposed. ... more
  • 1 week TikTok asks judge to block Trump’s ban as deadline looms Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese-owned TikTok asked a judge to block the Trump Administration's attempt to ban its app, suggesting the video-sharing app's forced deal with Oracle and Walmart remains unsettled. An app-store ban of TikTok, delayed once by the government, is set to go into effect Sunday. A more comprehensive ban is scheduled for November, about a week after the presidential election. President Donald Trump set this process in motion with executive orders in August that declared TikTok and another Chinese app threats to U.S. national security. The administration has offered no specifics to substantiate that charge. Trump ... more
  • 1 week Fendi kicks off hybrid Milan Fashion Week with optimism Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    MILAN (AP) — The Italian fashion industry is moving to inject optimism into luxury’s dismal year, staging 23 live runway shows and 37 presentations during a hybrid live-digital Milan Fashion Week that aims to excite consumers and connect with the buying network. Fendi, Dolce&Gabbana and Blumarine opened the first day of mostly womenswear previews for the next spring and summer on Wednesday. They will be joined later in the week by Max Mara, Salvatore Ferragamo and Valentino, which decamped from Paris where it normally shows due to travel concerns related to the virus. Milan stalwarts including Giorgio Armani, Versace ... more
  • 1 week Bay Area eBay workers who sent spiders to couple to plead guilty Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    BOSTON (AP) — Four former eBay Inc. employees have agreed to plead guilty to their roles in a campaign of intimidation that included sending live spiders and cockroaches to the home of a Massachusetts couple who ran an online newsletter critical of the auction site, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. “Four former employees of #eBay are scheduled to plead guilty on Oct. 8 at 2pm via zoom in federal court in #Boston,” according to a tweet from the official account of the U.S. attorney's office in Massachusetts. “The defendants are charged w/ participating in a cyberstalking campaign that targeted a ... more
  • 1 week DOJ nearing antitrust action on Google; Trump eyes tech curb Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Trump administration moves toward antitrust action against search giant Google, it’s campaigning to enlist support from sympathetic state attorneys general across the country. And President Donald Trump pushed his campaign against Big Tech on Wednesday, touting curbs on legal protections for social media platforms he denounces as biased against conservative views. “In recent years, a small group of technology platforms have tightened their grip over commerce and communications in America," Trump declared at a White House event with Attorney General William Barr and Republican attorneys general from several states. “They've used this power to ... more
  • 1 week Lawyers eye neo-Nazi website founder’s assets for $14M award Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    Attorneys for a Montana real estate agent are eyeing the assets of a neo-Nazi website operator to collect a $14 million court judgment against the man for an anti-Semitic online “troll storm” that he orchestrated against the Jewish woman and her family, court filings show. More than a year has passed since a federal judge in Montana entered a default judgment against Andrew Anglin, the Daily Stormer's founder and publisher. Plaintiffs' lawyers say the Ohio native has failed to pay any of the monetary award to Tanya Gersh. Gersh's attorneys from the Southern Poverty Law Center say they intend ... more
  • 1 week Lawsuit asks court to force Facebook to ban militia posts Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Facebook can't be trusted to enforce its ban on violent rhetoric in the run-up to the November elections, as is evident by its refusal to remove a group's call to arms to protect businesses in Kenosha last month before a night of unrest in which two protesters were shot and killed, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. The lawsuit filed by the partner of one of the slain men, two protesters and a journalist warns that militias will continue to use Facebook to incite violence if President Donald Trump loses the Nov. 3 election ... more
  • 1 week French media: Top chef Pierre Troisgros dies aged 92 Beaumontenterprise -Food
    PARIS (AP) — Pierre Troisgros, one of France's top chefs who helped reinvent the country's traditional cuisine, died Wednesday just weeks after his 92nd birthday. With the deaths in 2018 of Bocuse and Joel Robuchon, France has lost three monumental chefs in just under three years. “He was a giant, equal to Paul Bocuse, with whom he revolutionized cuisine,” tweeted the Guide Michelin, which makes and breaks the reputations of chefs, handing out three stars to the best. Troisgros, known for his mustache and broad smile, died at his home in Coteau, near Roanne in the Loire region where ... more
  • 1 week Restaurant owners sue W.Va. governor over bar closures Beaumontenterprise -Food
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The owners of 12 restaurants and bars sued the governor of West Virginia on Wednesday for indefinitely closing establishments in student-heavy Monongalia County due to the coronavirus. Gov. Jim Justice ordered bars closed there on Sept. 2 after pictures were posted online of college students in Morgantown packing bars without masks. He defended his decision on Wednesday and said the county may soon be able to reopen further if cases keep going down. In the lawsuit filed in federal court, the bar owners argue the governor's executive orders related to pandemic restrictions are unenforceable. In ... more
  • 1 week South Carolina health agency promises new leader by November Beaumontenterprise -Food
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The leader of the board that directs South Carolina's health and environmental agency promised Wednesday to select a new director by November as senators questioned how the agency is handling its emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has been without a director since June when Rick Toomey stepped down to spend more time with his family. Toomey worked for the agency for 15 months after DHEC spent 17 months looking for a new director. Agency attorney Marshall Taylor is acting director — the fourth time he ... more
  • 1 week Premier League games to start earlier to help pub-going fans Beaumontenterprise -Food
    LONDON (AP) — The Premier League has pushed forward the starting times of its midweek games to ensure pub-going fans in England don't miss the final minutes of matches amid ramped-up coronavirus restrictions in the country. The British government has announced that pubs must close at the earlier time of 10 p.m. in England in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. That would mean soccer fans watching Premier League games in pubs would miss the closing stages of the 8:15 p.m. kickoffs, especially those with extended periods of stoppage time. The league reacted Wednesday by saying ... more
  • 1 week Nederland cancels football season opener Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    A school spokesperson said there are 19 positive cases among students and staff at Nederland High School, including multiple athletes in quarantine. ... more
  • 1 week MIT professor wins top AI award for cancer, drug research Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor using computer science to detect cancer and discover new drugs has won a new $1 million award for artificial intelligence. The world's biggest AI society awarded its top prize Wednesday to Regina Barzilay, a professor at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. MIT says Barzilay is a breast cancer survivor whose 2014 diagnosis led her to shift her AI work to creating systems for drug development and early cancer diagnosis. Her early diagnosis tool has been tested in multiple hospitals, including Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital and others in ... more
  • 1 week FAYE: West Brook, United scrimmage won’t be the same Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    This year’s game between the Bruins and Timberwolves seems to have lost its luster as a meaningless scrimmage. ... more
  • 1 week Facebook: Fake pages from China tried to disrupt US politics Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    Facebook says it has removed a small network of fake accounts and pages that originated in China and focused on disrupting political activity in the U.S. and several other countries. The U.S.-focused activity was just a “sliver” of the accounts' overall activity and gained almost no following, Facebook said. Their primary focus was Southeast Asia, including the Philippines. In the U.S, the accounts posted material both in support of and against presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. Facebook did not link the network directly to the Chinese government. It said the people behind the network ... more
  • 1 week TWIA committee waits for more data Beaumontenterprise
    Property owners across Texas’ Gulf Coast insured by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association will have to wait two months longer to find out if their rates will be going up. ... more
  • 1 week NISD: Student brought gun to C.O. Wilson Middle School Beaumontenterprise
    The Nederland Police Department is investigating the incident ... more
  • 1 week Mall titan Brookfield, Ralph Lauren both reducing workforce Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — Brookfield Properties, one of the nation's largest mall operators, is cutting 20% of its workforce in its retail division, as the pandemic has accelerated online shopping and resulted in a string of store closings. The Chicago-based mall, which operates 170 mall properties, has more than 2,000 employees in its retail division, according to the company. The news came as luxury fashion firm Ralph Lauren Corp. said that it was cutting 15% of its workforce by the end of its fiscal year, which ends in March. The layoffs come as it accelerates its online operations and ... more
  • 1 week Photos: Tropical Storm Beta floods parts of Texas Beaumontenterprise
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  • 1 week The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 5. Photo Widget, Francis Bonnin 6. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 7. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. True Skate, True Axis 10. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. Top Free iPhone Apps: 1. Widgetsmith, Cross Forward Consulting, LLC 2. Among Us!, Innersloth LLC 3. Color Widgets, MM Apps, Inc. 4. Photo Widget : Simple, Hyoungbin Kook 5. ZOOM Cloud Meetings, Zoom 6. Steve - The Jumping Dinosaur!, Ivan De Cabo 7. YouTube: Watch, Listen, ... more
  • 1 week BISD to begin phased-in return Thursday Beaumontenterprise
    The return was delayed Monday due to expected flooding from Tropical Storm Beta, which is expected to impact Southeast Texas as a Tropical Depression Wednesday. ... more
  • 1 week Raising Cane’s hosts fundraiser for Laura victims today Beaumontenterprise
    Purchases at Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers locations in Beaumont today will help contribute to the company’s fundraising goal to aid communities across Louisiana and Texas impacted by Hurricane Laura. ... more
  • 1 week Flash flood watch in effect for SE Texas Beaumontenterprise
    Counties under flash flood watch include Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Southern Jasper and Southern Newton, according to the NWS. Jones said heavy rainfall is biggest threat for Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana areas, with a projected 1-5 inches of rainfall through Wednesday. ... more
  • 1 week Voter registration happening at Lamar University Beaumontenterprise
    Students at Lamar University can stop by the Setzer Student Center Atrium from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. today, national voter registration day to make sure they are registered for the upcoming election. ... more
  • 1 week Insider FAQ Beaumontenterprise
    We’re launching a new benefit for our print and digital subscribers - Insider. Insider is our staff’s best reporting on our community available only to subscribers. As a subscriber you will have complete access to this content both in print and online. Over the coming weeks  you will see the “Insider” designation on premium stories on our website and only need to login to read this exclusive content. ... more
  • 1 week Insider FAQ Beaumontenterprise
    We’re launching a new benefit for our print and digital subscribers - Insider. Insider is our staff’s best reporting on our community available only to subscribers. As a subscriber you will have complete access to this content both in print and online. Over the coming weeks  you will see the “Insider” designation on premium stories on our website and only need to login to read this exclusive content. ... more
  • 1 week Techies, investors, await news of Tesla battery potential Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    DETROIT (AP) — Tesla is expected to announce a breakthrough in electric vehicle battery chemistry on Tuesday that could bring down the cost of the vehicles and increase their range and durability. The new technology, to be unveiled Tuesday by CEO Elon Musk, could mean a broader range of travel and improved battery durability. But Musk on Twitter Monday warned that the new technology would not be ready for high-volume production until 2022, sending company shares down 5% Tuesday. The battery event will follow the company’s annual shareholder meeting Tuesday afternoon at Tesla's U.S. assembly plant in Fremont, California, ... more
  • 1 week TikTok says coordinated attack behind suicide clip uploads Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    LONDON (AP) — TikTok says a video of a man apparently taking his own life that circulated on its platform was spread deliberately by a group of users working together. The company found evidence of a “coordinated attack" when it investigated why the video was suddenly appearing on the popular short-video sharing app, a TikTok executive told a British parliamentary committee Tuesday. TikTok scrambled earlier this month to remove clips of the man shooting himself with a gun, raising concerns about the platform's ability to stop harmful content from reaching its users, many of whom are teens. Theo Bertram, ... more
  • 1 week As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    LONDON (AP) — Mobile apps tracing new COVID-19 cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging again and the apps have not been widely adopted due to privacy concerns, technical problems and lack of interest from the public. Britain, Portugal, and Finland this month became the latest to unveil smartphone apps that alert people if they’ve been near someone who turned out to be infected so they can seek treatment or isolate - a key step in breaking the chain of contagion. But ... more
  • 1 week Report: German hospital cyberattack trail leads to Russia Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    BERLIN (AP) — IT experts investigating a cyberattack that paralyzed computer systems at a major hospital in western Germany say one of the trails they are following leads to Russia, German media reported Tuesday. The attack caused the failure of IT systems at Duesseldorf's University Hospital two weeks ago. A woman who needed urgent admission died after she had to be taken to another city for treatment. Authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia told state lawmakers that the software used to encrypt computer systems in an apparent ransom attempt originates with a Russian hacker group, public broadcaster WDR reported. WDR quoted ... more
  • 1 week PN-G volleyball earns first win Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    The Port Neches-Groves volleyball team (1-4) secured its first win of the season over the West Brook Bruins (1-1) on Tuesday. ... more
  • 1 week SLC sets spring football schedule Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    Lamar will play three home games this spring at Provost Umphrey Stadium. ... more
  • 1 week LU’s Lawson enters transfer portal Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    Lawson cited coronavirus concerns, a desire to play closer to his young daughter and a potential FBS opportunity as reasons for the decision. ... more
  • 1 week Cool temps push NH restaurants to rethink outdoor dining Beaumontenterprise -Food
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