The Daily Populous

Thursday August 2nd, 2018 morning edition

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The company allegedly failed to deliver on several promises related to its merger with Time-Warner Cable (TWC).

In a bizarre twist to the story, it seems it was more than unfulfilled commitments that got Spectrum in trouble.

According to, this accusation refers to a 2017 lawsuit filed against Spectrum by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

The complaint is a laundry list of allegations ranging from leasing customers “deficient equipment” to misleading subscribers regarding internet speeds.

“Revisiting earlier arrangements, in which Spectrum-TWC often exchanged data with backbone and content providers for free, Spectrum-TWC now sought to make those providers pay Spectrum-TWC for access to its subscribers.

Spectrum did this by deliberately limiting port capacities to content providers unless they paid for the connections.

The squabble continued between 2012 and 2014, during which time Spectrum never informed customers why their access to Netflix was subpar. »

How To Celebrate The 40th Anniversary of “The Judgment Of Paris”

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It was an Englishman who owned a wine shop who suggested the event: a blind tasting of high-profile wine industry luminaries who would taste California and French wines, side by side, and score them.

Since Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are both native to France and also predominant in California, those varietal wines became the basis of the tasting.

You can pick a different theme each month and taste this way—it’s a fun way to improve your wine knowledge. »

ESPN to bring back 'The Ocho' for day of dodgeball, chess boxing

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JUST IN: ESPN will bring “ESPN 8: The Ocho” back to ESPN2 on August 8th with a whole day of random sports programming, will show “Dodgeball” movie — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 1, 2018.

Players alternate between a four-minute round of chess and a round of boxing, the winner being decided by checkmate or knockout — whichever comes first.

“Best of Chess Boxing” will be broadcast at 5 p.m. Aug. 8, live on “The Ocho.”. »

Chefs Guy Fieri and José Andrés join forces to feed thousands affected by California fires

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"We are just working arm-in-arm with the Salvation Army, local chefs, residents and everybody helping out all of the evacuees.".

In total, these fires have burned more than 280,000 acres, and forced more than 44,000 residents to evacuate.

Two days after Fieri got there, José Andrés' nonprofit, World Central Kitchen , joined him and fellow food first responders, Operation BBQ Relief. »

Netflix Acquires George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’; Andy Serkis Directs & Matt Reeves Produces

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EXCLUSIVE: Days after acquiring his film Mowgli from Warner Bros, Netflix has doubled down with Andy Serkis by acquiring rights to the George Orwell novel Animal Farm.

6th & Idaho’s Matt Reeves, Rafi Crohn and Adam Kassan will produce with The Imaginarium’s Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish.

The Netflix deal reunites Serkis with Reeves after they worked together on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes. »