Daily Archives: August 3, 2016

Apple replacing pistol emoji with a squirt gun

In its announcement about the new set of emojis, Apple did not explicitly mention the gun. In addition to touting new options that make existing emojis more diverse and a rainbow flag, it referenced “beautiful redesigns of popular emoji.” The only emoji that was a redesign of an existing emoji was the squirt gun.

Apple replacing pistol emoji with a squirt gun

NYC’s last milk processing plant closing

The shutdown reflects trends in the milk business as consumers changed buying habits amid concerns about fat and cholesterol. Andrew Novakovic, a professor of agricultural economics at Cornell University, told The New York Times milk consumption peaked in the late 1940s and has declined sharply in the last few years, to about 120 pounds per person in 2015 from about 240 pounds per person in 2010.

NYC’s last milk processing plant closing

Bottled water to outsell soda for first time, with nod to Flint

The biggest U.S. bottled-water companies — Nestle Waters, Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group — say Americans have switched from carbonated beverages because their products are calorie-free and as portable as a can of Mountain Dew. But the expectation that future sales will rise has to do with another, less happy reason: crumbling infrastructure.

Bottled water to outsell soda for first time, with nod to Flint

Time Warner invests in Hulu in win for cable cord-cutters

The move could boost the viability of an online TV service that Hulu is expected to launch next year as an alternative to cable TV. Sony and Dish already operate online TV services, while Apple has expressed interest in one, according to published reports. None of those companies, however, have the networks themselves as full partners or owners, the way Hulu does.

Time Warner invests in Hulu in win for cable cord-cutters

Public warned to stay out of Big East Lake in Payson Canyon after algal bloom discovered

The Utah County Health Department has warned people to stay out of Big East Lake in Payson Canyon after discovering an algal bloom in the water.

Public warned to stay out of Big East Lake in Payson Canyon after algal bloom discovered

Local production imagines ‘Romeo & Juliet’ as a political parable

What’s in a political party? That which we call a “Republican” or “Democrat” by any other name would smell as sweet — right?

Local production imagines ‘Romeo & Juliet’ as a political parable

Three arrested in Provo after reported drug deal with children in backseat

The Utah County Major Crimes Task Force arrested three people in Provo Tuesday night after they reportedly were dealing drugs with children in the backseat of the vehicle.

Three arrested in Provo after reported drug deal with children in backseat

Judge grants new trial for Orem man convicted of killing wife

A judge has granted a new trial for an Orem man who was convicted of murder in the death of his wife.

Judge grants new trial for Orem man convicted of killing wife

Fire-safe landscaping tips keep hillside homes safe

Wildfire isn’t something most Utah County homeowners think about very often, but ‘tis the season.

Fire-safe landscaping tips keep hillside homes safe

Temple to Temple: Dalin Earls finishes bike pilgrimage to all LDS temples in Utah

Dalin Earls’ Utah Pedal Pilgrimage came to an end late last week, but its effects will stay with him and his mother, Yun Lutgen, for much longer.

Temple to Temple: Dalin Earls finishes bike pilgrimage to all LDS temples in Utah