Friday, 16 Apr 2021

Unprecedented pitching depth, mid-tier outfield scramble highlight NL LABR draft

The PC guy from Apple's iconic commercials is back

New York (CNN Business)Apple is no longer making the iMac Pro, once the most-powerful computer the company offered.

For those looking to get their hands on the all-in-one-Mac, they can still do so for a limited time. The $4,999 standard model can still be purchased on Apple’s website, but only while supplies last. Once existing inventory runs out, the iMac Pro will no longer be available, Apple told CNN Business.
Apple (AAPL) released the iMac Pro in 2017, in which it was deemed “the most powerful Mac ever.” The all-in-one computer aimed at creatives and professionals features advanced capabilities for graphics and 3D rendering. However, the machine hasn’t gotten any major updates in the past few years.

    In August, Apple debuted its 27-inch iMac, which is the go-to iMac option for most customers. The tech company added that the current model can be configured to address the needs of professionals. But for those desiring a boost in performance and expandability, they can choose the Mac Pro — a Mac tower that exceeds the capabilities of the iMac Pro.
    Apple is gearing up a for new release of iMacs this year to replace its 21.5-inch and 27-inch models, Bloomberg reported in January.

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    Inmate dies in altercation at federal prison in Kentucky

    WASHINGTON — A 50-year-old inmate died Saturday following an altercation with a fellow prisoner at a high-security federal prison in Kentucky, officials said.

    Brian Bennett died after the fight at USP McCreary, a federal penitentiary in Pine Knot, Kentucky, the federal Bureau of Prisons said. Bennett had been in custody at the prison since January and was serving a 10-year sentence for distribution of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm as a felon.

    The agency provided few details about the circumstances surrounding Bennett’s death. Officials said staff members at the prison were called to respond to an altercation between inmates around 1 p.m. Saturday and secured the area. Bennett was critically injured during the incident and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

    The federal Bureau of Prisons has been plagued by chronic violence, serious misconduct and persistent staffing shortages. The incident once again raises questions about whether officials at the embattled Justice Department agency can adequately protect the more than 150,000 federal inmates across the U.S

    The Bureau of Prisons said it had notified the FBI, which is standard procedure when an inmate is killed while in federal custody.

    USP McCreary houses more than 1,500 male inmates.

    Walt Disney World Theme Park And Resorts Completely Booked, Disneyland Targets April 1 Reopening

    Now that the Super Bowl is over, where are the crowds going? Evidently, they’re going to Florida’s Walt Disney World and its resorts, and they didn’t even have to win a Big Game.

    The company reported today that all parks are now completely booked next week for Disney Resort Guests and Theme Park Tickets Guests. Disney’s Hollywood Studios also currently has no availability for the rest of the month for guests.

    Spring break crowds are pushing the capacity at the Florida attraction. Disney Resort Guests and Theme Park Tickets Guests currently have no parks available for reserving Park Passes Monday, March 15th through Thursday, March 18th.

    Disney World Annual Passholders may have a little more luck if they want to visit the theme parks this month, as cancellations may open up some spots for them.

    In related news, Disneyland could reopen as soon as April 1 under new reopening guidelines released Friday by state public health officials.

    The guidelines allow theme parks in California, including Disneyland to reopen at 15% capacity as early as April 1. That’s assuming their counties reach the red, or second most restrictive, tier of reopening. That will loosen as countries hit orange, then yellow tiers.

    The bad news: Disneyland theme park attendance will be limited to California residents upon reopening.

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    Unprecedented pitching depth, mid-tier outfield scramble highlight NL LABR draft

    One year ago, the fantasy industry analysts gathered in Florida for the League of Alternative Baseball Reality had no idea what was about to transpire. Sure, the drafts are always unpredictable, but the coronavirus pandemic that hit the nation in full force the following week – and eventually delayed the start of the MLB regular season until late July certainly made LABR weekend seem like ancient history.

    But the results still count, and Derek Carty of RotoGrinders entered the elite group of three-time LABR champions with a down-to-the-wire victory over Baseball HQ’s Doug Dennis as only four standings points separated the top four teams.

    As times change, so too must fantasy baseball. So for the first time in history, LABR took its auction-style National League and American League drafts online in 2021.

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