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New York attorney general solicits assist from the public in broadband probe

WASHINGTON New York Lawyer General Eric Schneiderman invited the public on Sunday to test the speed of their World wide web and submit the outcomes on the internet as element of an ongoing probe into no matter whether large providers may possibly be short-altering clients with slower-than-advertised speeds.

The workplace launched an investigation into Verizon Communications Inc, Cablevision Systems Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc in October more than the situation.

Schneiderman’s workplace sent the 3 companies letters asking for a assortment of data, like copies of any tests they have accomplished on Web speeds and copies of the disclosures they have produced to their consumers.

On Sunday, Schneiderman said he wanted feedback from the public to help with the investigation.

He announced his workplace has produced a new on-line broadband test on a site known as Internethealthtest.org that will capture a customer’s “throughput” – or the speed at which buyers in fact access Net content.

Right after the test is completed, he said he wants buyers to submit a screenshot of the results and fill out an on the internet form.

“New Yorkers should get the Net speeds they pay for. Too a lot of of us might be paying for a single thing, and getting an additional,” Schneiderman stated in a statement.

The ongoing investigation is especially focused on so-called interconnection arrangements, or contractual deals that World wide web service providers strike with other networks for the mutual exchange of information.

In the October letters, Schneiderman’s workplace said it was concerned that customers paying a premium for greater speeds may be experiencing a disruption in their service due to technical troubles and enterprise disputes more than interconnection agreements.

All 3 companies have previously stated they are confident in their Net speeds and will perform with the attorney general’s workplace to offer the data requested and help in the investigation.

(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch Editing by Alan Crosby)

Kerry says aiming for New York Syria meeting on December 18

PARIS Nations involved in the Syrian peace approach are set to meet in New York on Dec. 18 but the talks may hinge on efforts to unite Syrian opposition groups in the coming days, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry mentioned on Tuesday.

Russia, the United States, European and Middle Eastern nations agreed final month on a two-year timeline top to Syrian national elections, but left several concerns unresolved, most notably the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The countries involved in the talks, which also consist of Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey, laid out a plan which includes formal talks in between the government and opposition from Jan. 1.

To achieve that timeline, Saudi Arabia is hosting a conference this week to attempt to unite Syria’s divided rebel and opposition groups, who are attempting to forge a typical platform to be in a position to negotiate with the Syrian government.

“Based on the outcome of each the Saudi-led conference of the opposition that is taking spot in the next days, as properly as a few other troubles, it is our strategy to attempt … (to) have a meeting in New York on December 18,” Kerry said.

“But once more, it depends on the flow of events more than the next week,” he told reporters right after meeting U.N. Secretary Basic Ban Ki-moon at the climate adjust talks at Le Bourget on the outskirts of Paris.

A crucial concern for a ceasefire will be determining which groups fighting Assad will be branded moderate opposition fighters deserving of a seat at the negotiating table and which will be labeled terrorists.

Opposition groups deemed reputable will be invited to take part in the ceasefire although those labeled terrorists, so far Islamic State and al-Qaeda-linked groups, will be treated as fair game for Syrian government forces, Russia, the United States, France and other folks conducting air strikes in Syria.

“It is completely necessary that as was agreed in Vienna, there ought to be a nationwide ceasefire as quickly as feasible,” Ban stated. “In New York I hope we will have a firm and strong basis so that the ceasefire can be launched as nicely as the political approach.”

(Writing by John Irish editing by Andrew Callus and Estelle Shirbon)

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Syria talks will take spot in New York this month: Kerry

WASHINGTON Secretary of State John Kerry mentioned on Saturday the subsequent round of talks on the Syrian crisis would take place in New York later this month.

“The governments involved are going to meet later in this month in New York in order to continue to move this procedure forward,” Kerry stated in a speech to the Brookings Institution in Washington. 

“Our goal is to facilitate a transition that all parties have stated that they support,” he added.

Final month, Russia, the United States and powers from Europe and the Middle East met in Vienna, Austria for a second round of talks and outlined a plan for a political method in Syria top to elections inside two years. 

(Reporting by Idrees Ali Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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Robertson crushes Maguire in York

Robertson will play John Higgins or Jamie Burnett in the quarter-finals
Betway UK Championship
Venue: York Barbican Dates: 24 November-6 December
BBC coverage: Watch on BBC Two, Red Button, BBC Sport site, Connected TVs, tablets, mobiles and app from 28 November.

World number 3 Neil Robertson scored 3 centuries as he routed Stephen Maguire six-1 to secure his location in the UK Championship quarter-finals.

The 2013 winner added two fifty-plus breaks as he won six frames in a row to crush the globe number 15 in York.

Scotland’s Maguire scored a brilliant ton in the opening frame, but barely had a appear-in following that.

“He was great. If he plays like that then he wins the tournament,” Maguire told BBC Sport.

“That was a lesson. If I go back in time I couldn’t truly doing something about it. But he can not keep that up, it really is not possible. He was potting almost everything.”

Maguire’s opening-frame 118 was followed by breaks of 124, 76 and 101 by Cambridge-based Australian Robertson as he established a three-1 interval lead.

The Scot, UK champion in 2004, was then incredibly unfortunate to go in off when on course to win the fifth frame.

And Robertson took complete advantage, winning that vital frame and closing out victory with a break of 113.

Robertson, who had 97% pot good results, said: “That was the greatest I have played all season, with no a doubt. I played fantastic but I knew I had to.

“I have to preserve my concentrate and keep my foot down.

“He looked in truly good nick in that initial frame and did not truly have a chance up till three-1 when he was unfortunate to go in off the yellow.

“That was the only apparent error he created – even although it was extremely unlucky.”

Robertson plays the winner of Thursday night’s all-Scotland last-16 meeting in between 3-time champion John Higgins and Jamie Burnett.

China’s Liang Wenbo joined Robertson in the last eight, beating Englishman Tom Ford six-five in a tense final-frame match that lasted more than four hours.

UPDATE 1-FanDuel, DraftKings fight threatened shutdown in New York

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By Nate Raymond

NEW YORK Nov 25 Daily fantasy sports firms DraftKings and FanDuel urged a New York judge on Wednesday to spare them from a potentially crippling shutdown in one particular of their leading markets by ruling that their contests do not constitute illegal gambling.

But Assistant Attorney Basic Kathleen McGee, speaking in a packed courtroom, mentioned aspects outdoors of contestants’ manage which includes player performance proved that day-to-day fantasy sports materially involved opportunity, generating them illegal types of gambling under New York law.

“Likelihood pervades fantasy sports,” McGee stated.

The hearing in New York Supreme Court came following the state’s lawyer common, Eric Schneiderman, went to court final week looking for to halt DraftKings and FanDuel from offering the very common on the internet games in New York, which has more day-to-day fantasy sports players than any other state, according to Eilers Investigation.

John Kiernan, FanDuel’s lawyer, mentioned just simply because elements like climate or a poor get in touch with can influence a game it does not mean the games’ benefits are not largely influenced by the contestants’ skills.

“What we have right here is clearly a abilities-primarily based endeavor,” he mentioned.

New York Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez mentioned he would rule “really soon.”

The hearing comes amid nationwide scrutiny, at the state and federal level, as to regardless of whether the games quantity to gambling.

Modern day fantasy sports started in 1980 and surged in reputation online.

In the every day games, participants pay to compete for money prizes against others in online leagues based on imaginary teams assembled from rosters of genuine players, which accumulate points primarily based on how those players perform in actual games.

This has enabled fans to commit income on the games, including American football, baseball, basketball and hockey, with a frequency that critics say is akin to sports betting.

DraftKings and FanDuel, the privately-held business leaders which each boast billion dollar valuations, have been aggressive in marketing at the begin of the National Football League season with promised huge winnings.

They have been at the center of controversy because early October when a DraftKings employee won $ 350,000 from a $ 25 entry in an American football contest on the rival FanDuel internet site.

The two businesses subsequently banned their staff from playing.

FanDuel stopped taking new deposits from New Yorkers two weeks ago and final week blocked them from playing in the contests. DraftKings continues taking cash in the state.

During Wednesday’s hearing, Mendez asked couple of questions, but pushed McGee to address why Schneiderman’s office was taking the stance that seasonal fantasy sports had been legal in contrast to the day-to-day version.

“What’s the distinction?”

McGee said the seasonal form usually just involved “bragging rights” and not usually entry fees or prizes.

But David Boies, DraftKings’ lawyer, stated the every day contests were no far more reliant on likelihood than their seasonal counterparts, as each are dependent on how players perform on the field.

“They cannot have it both approaches,” he stated. (Added reporting by Michael Erman editing by Tom Brown)

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