Arsenal Welbeck can’t be Henry, but he can be ‘Dat Guy’ Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 17:30 16/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Getty Arsenal Premier League The England international has struggled with injury over the last few years, but his record when fit is better than many people give him credit for Danny Welbeck has become an archetypal ‘Marmite man’ – you either love him and appreciate his all-round contribution to any given cause, or you loathe him and question how he has been a regular for club and country down the years.Whatever your opinion, it is safe to assume that the 26-year-old is not overly concerned.Chelsea 18/1 to beat Arsenal 3-2 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Neither is his current boss Arsene Wenger, nor England manager Gareth Southgate.Welbeck may not be to everyone’s taste, but his ability to deliver the goods is difficult to question.In his 36 senior international appearances to date, he boasts a rather healthy return of 15 goals – netting as many times in 2014 World Cup qualification as the likes of Thomas Muller and Gareth Bale and bettering the return of Cristiano Ronaldo en route to Euro 2016.At club level, he has never been prolific, but then there have often been obstacles blocking his path.Manchester United were eager to welcome a home-grown talent into the fold at Old Trafford, but their star-studded ranks meant that he was restricted to a support role, and that situation eventually edged him towards the exits.Then Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal said after sanctioning a £16 million sale on the summer deadline day of 2014: “Welbeck doesn’t have the record of Robin van Persie or Wayne Rooney. We let him go because of Falcao, but also to allow the youngsters to fit in. That is the policy. That is why I am here.” It is fair to say that the Falcao experiment did not work out – with Welbeck doubling his four-goal return across all competitions in 2014-15 – while Van Persie only managed 10 that season before being offloaded to Fenerbahce.While Welbeck could take positives from his debut campaign in north London, it was also that year which saw his fitness struggles kick in.An untimely knock towards the end of the season kept him out of Arsenal’s FA Cup triumph over Aston Villa, with a succession of setbacks eventually sidelining him until February 2016 – when he returned with a bang by snatching a late winner against Leicester to spread the love around Emirates Stadium on Valentine’s Day.Unfortunately, there was another spell on the treatment table to follow – keeping him out of a forgettable showing by England at Euro 2016 which may actually have been a blessing in disguise – with eight months spent cursing his luck.Since then, Welbeck appears to have appeased the injury gods and is no longer a target for their wrath.Clear of the bumps and bruises which have been holding him back, the 26-year-old has opened the 2017-18 in positive manner – with a full summer of work on the training credited for his upturn in fortune.Welbeck said after bagging a brace in a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth: “The past two years I didn’t have a pre-season and that made it a bit difficult for me. I’m pleased to have a pre-season. With some of the games that we’ve played at the start of the season it’s not gone too well, but I’m pleased to be on the scoresheet and long may it continue.”Wenger added on a similar theme: “He gets stronger and stronger. Let’s not forget that he was out for a long time. He’s a team player, Danny Welbeck, and that’s why coaches love him. He’s a guy who has a huge physical potential. People are not convinced that he is a great finisher, but these kinds of goals will help him become more relaxed in front of goal.”There it is again – ‘not a natural finisher’.That image, it would appear, is what has been holding Welbeck back.He is ungainly, without question, but if in a time of crisis you were looking for somebody to knock one in off his backside, then Welbeck would be a useful port of call – particularly in an England shirt.After all, his record really is better than many would give him credit for.Since 2015, when the injuries started to kick him where it hurts, Welbeck has netted in the Premier League at a rate of one effort every 183.8 minutes – so not far off one every other game, which is not too shabby for a man who has not seen all that many minutes in which to build confidence and continuity.Over the same period, his conversion rate (22.5) – for a forward deemed not to be a natural finisher – stands up to Alexis Sanchez (23.42) and Olivier Giroud (24.58), while his overall passing accuracy and ability to pick out a team-mate in the opposition half of the field (useful qualities in a side such as Arsenal) are better than his forward-thinking colleagues.So, for all of his apparent faults, there are seemingly as many benefits to counter them.He may never be a Thierry Henry or Alexandre Lacazette type, but Welbeck will happily tell you himself that he can be ‘Dat Guy’ – a nickname which has stuck since first being bestowed on him by Ravel Morrison – and maybe it is time that a few more people started to buy into that way of thinking.
TORONTO – High school students and teachers interrupted their summer vacations on Tuesday to mourn a teen killed in a shooting spree in Toronto’s Greektown over the weekend, remembering her as a kind individual and a natural caregiver.Reese Fallon had graduated from Malvern Collegiate Institute just last month and was out on a stretch of the city’s Danforth Avenue on Sunday night when she was shot by a man who fired at restaurants, patios and pedestrians.Fallon and a 10-year-old girl, who hasn’t been publicly identified at her family’s request, were killed and 13 others were injured. The gunman was found dead in the area.On Tuesday, dozens of Fallon’s classmates gathered at her high school to remember the 18-year-old, who was preparing to study nursing at Hamilton’s McMaster University in the fall.“This stuff happens all over the world every day, but you never really feel it till it’s close to you,” said 17-year-old Max Flath, who wasn’t close to Fallon but saw her at school every day. “She was a great person.”Bouquets of flowers, handwritten notes and candles had been placed outside the school, underneath the building’s Canadian flag, which flew at half-mast.Inside the building, five social workers and 15 therapy dogs were in place to provide support to those who needed it.The Toronto District School Board said it decided to open the school to mourners after seeing the outpouring of emotion following Fallon’s death. A board spokeswoman said about 100 students showed up to the school on Tuesday.“We wanted to create a safe space within the school today so people could be together,” said Shari Schwartz-Maltz. “It’s also just a place for everybody to come together.”Fallon’s teachers were also at the school paying tribute to their student.“Her plan was to become a mental health nurse,” said Anthony Parise, Fallon’s English teacher. “Knowing what I know of Reese, she would have been an exceptional nurse, because she was a natural caregiver.”Another teacher, Mark Steel, and his wife, Julie, set up an online fundraising campaign to raise money for a scholarship in Fallon’s name. By Tuesday afternoon, it had raised four times its initial goal of $5,000.“Our idea was that we’d give the scholarship out annually to a Malvern Collegiate graduate who was going into a nursing program, because Reese was so excited and so proud to do that,” Julie Steel said, biting back tears. “She would have been an incredible nurse.”Fallon’s family has said it is devastated by the teen’s death and has asked for privacy.
The stars have come out in force to support the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s TigerTime campaign to save the tiger in the wild by creating some fabulous original art.The postcard sized masterpieces will form part of the Foundation’s week of Wildlife Art at the Mall Galleries in London which opens to the public from 4 – 8 June.The exciting collection includes work by Joanna Lumley, Hugh Bonneville, Sir Michael Parkinson, David Gower, Elizabeth Emanuel, Alan Titchmarsh, Sandi Toksvig, Nigel Barker, Peter Egan, Jody Craddock, Deborah Meaden, Sarah-Jane Honeywell, Jane Fallon, Lucy Pinder, Jon Richardson, Sir Stirling Moss, Emre Erturk, Slash, Brian May, Simon King, Nick Hendrie, Francis Rossi and Samantha Fox.You can bid for any of the celebrity tigers by emailing your celebrity choice along with your best offer and contact details including phone number to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading ‘Stars & Stripes’. All offers must be received by Sunday 9th June.Alternatively, visit the Week of Wildlife Art at the Mall Galleries, London SW1 4-8 June to see all the original celebrity artwork on display and bid for them in the Gallery. Stars & Stripes forms part of a wonderful week of Wildlife Art featuring:Wildlife Artist of the Year in the Main Gallery The 2013 shortlist for this coveted annual £10,000 prize – with stunning original artwork and sculpture from around the world. All pieces are for sale with profit supporting endangered wildlife.Three Generations of the Shepherd Family in the North Gallery Original works and limited editions from David Shepherd CBE, original watercolours from Mandy Shepherd and fabulous mixed media originals from Emily Lamb.‘Urban Safari’ by Jeremy Houghton in the Threadneedle Space Stunning contemporary original work by Jeremy Houghton – one of the official 2012 BT Olympic artists.Opening times and events:Monday 3rd June – Private View and Prize Giving Evening with David Shepherd CBE and special guests – call 01483 272323 for details Public Opening Times FREE entry Tues- Sat 10-5pm (4pm Sat) FREE painting demos Wed 5, 12-3pm with Hazel Soan Sat 8, 10-2pm with Mandy Shepherd and Emily LambView the full catalogue online here.
APTN National NewsA piece of Metis history is now home.Strands of rope believed to have been used to hang Louis Riel have been donated to the Museum of Winnipeg.The museum is said to have the largest Louis Riel collection on display anywhere.The bits of rope were donated by the daughter of former Manitoba premier Duff Roblin. They were kept in an envelope labelled with the name “Captain Young.”Young was the one who escorted Riel from Batoche, Sask., to Regina where he was hanged for treason in 1885.The museum’s director says they are always excited to receive artifacts like these.
Juan Nieves, a former bullpen coach with the Chicago White Sox, was hired as the Boston Red Sox‘ officially introduced Juan Nieves as the club’s next pitching coach.New Sox manager John Farrell said hie long-standing relationship with Nieves was important in Nieves landing the job after five seasons with the White Sox.“His ability, his communication and my understanding of Juan and what’s important to him as a person, as much as a pitching coach, those were all factored into the ease of communication, which is going to be a major component once we get into in-game input that he’ll have in the dugout,” Farrell said. “I feel with our rapport and existing knowledge of the guys on the pitching staff already, this is a very good fit and a very good tandem.”It was believed that longtime pitching coach Rick Peterson was the favorite for the job — a baseball source last week told ESPNBoston.com that Farrell was “all in” on Peterson. Farrell said he was impressed with all four candidates who interviewed (Marlins pitching coach Randy St. Claire and Royals bullpen coach Steve Foster were the others) but Nieves got the job for a number of reasons.Farrell expressed the importance of communication between the manager, the pitching coach and the entire pitching staff, and his confidence in Nieves’ ability in that area.“The ease of our working relationship will really foster that,” Farrell said.Another aspect to the decision to hire Nieves was his longstanding working relationship with White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper.“He’s learned under a longtime pitching coach that has had a lot of success in his own right in Don Cooper and this is a very good fit for the Red Sox,” Farrell said.Nieves agreed.“It’s an easy fit first of all because I’m only changing Sox,” he said. “It was a great fit knowing John from a long time in Puerto Rico and we actually played on the same team. We were able to talk a lot through the years.”Nieves has spent a total of 15 years working with Cooper and plans on bringing a lot of those philosophies to Boston.“Establishing a structure for the guys and stay on that course,” Nieves said. “To create some stability for the guys is very important.
Last year’s clinic saw Wilkins Sylvain, Shadarno Clarke, Karl Shand Jr., Brendan Handfield and Willcan Seymour move on to the Elite Camp in Trinidad and Tobago, with Clarke being the first player selected to the top 8 for the NBA NYC Experience. Ten clinics are being held Caribbean-wide by Digicel and the NBA. The Jumpstart Clinic is set for this weekend Sept. 9th-11th, and Digicel says it will play host to the hoop dreams of 60 players – boys and girls. Cheshire Hall explains Monday power outage at hospital Woman shot multiple times in Provo still critical Related Items:Digicel and NBA team up again, Digicel Jumpstart program, takara bain Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 6, 2016 – Digicel will this Friday officially launch, for the second year running, its Jumpstart program. It is a sport initiative tailored to the Caribbean in partnership with the NBA. Takara Bain, Head of Marketing for Digicel TCI said: “We are excited to be hosting the Digicel Jumpstart programme here once again. This is part of Digicel’s continuing commitment to nurturing and developing sports in the TCI …” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Hospitals ready to ride out the storm
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 6, 2016 – Food Safety & Handling training for the Turks and Caicos Collection properties of Blue Haven Resort, Alexandra Resort & The Beach House launched today.With morning and afternoon sessions all week, 150 staff of the Food & Beverage Departments are being trained by 47 year chef, Jefferey Rotz of Chefs Helping Chefs. “You’re absolutely right, it is very practical, most of it is common sense on what we need to do to keep our food safe, and to keep our guest and our tourist that come to our beautiful island so they go back nice and healthy. Well we’re gonna go through ways of keeping the flow of food right, danger zone, keeping hot food hot, cold food cold, proper cooking temperatures, what temperature you need to cook each type of food, or actually each type of meat, vegetables, beef, port, fish, chicken, poultries, wild game, to make sure its safe from any food borne disease.” This group will be the first certified in compliance with new 2016 Food and Drug Ordinance says Wayne Garland, the new Training & Development Manager of Waterloo Investments Holdings Ltd, owners of the resorts. “Food and beverage is a big part of what we do, so we want to make sure that all our staff have the important tools, have the skills that are necessary to deliver the service that we go out there and market.”Executive and Sous Chefs from the properties will sit an exam for Serve Safe Certification by end of the month. Related Items:
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, February 5, 2018 – Providenciales – The Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services in collaboration with the Cancer Foundation and the Cancer Society observes World Cancer Day. World Cancer Day is observed globally every year on the 4th of February. This is a day when the entire world can unite in the fight against cancer. The day aims to save millions of lives attributed to preventable deaths worldwide through awareness initiatives and programs. The theme for World Cancer Day is “We can, I can”. It moves us to the understanding that everyone – as a collective or individually, can do their part to reduce the burden of cancer.“Cancer affects people in different ways but we all have the power to make various changes to reduce the impact on ourselves as individuals, our families and our communities,” stated Mrs. Robinson, Director of the Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit. Observing World Cancer Day presents another avenue to inform, educate and make persons more aware of the risk factors for cancer such as tobacco use, being overweight or obese, low fruit or vegetable intake, inadequate physical activity, alcohol use, sexual transmission such as HPV-infection.The Hon. Edwin Astwood Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human Services encourages persons to get screened early. “I would like to focus on the importance of persons making it a habit to go for regular screening for breast, cervical, prostate and colorectal cancers. There is good evidence that these cancers with early detection and treatment will be able to save lives, when there is detection and treatment in the early stages, there are better outcomes,” stated Hon Astwood.There has been an alarming increase in the diagnosis of cancer within our country and the risk factors must be addressed at the national and local level. With physical inactivity and nutrition being two of the risk factors that we seek to address, we invite you to join us this February 3rd at the Ministry of Health Office, Grand Turk at 6am where we will commence a walk for Cancer.Following the walk there will be an information booth outside of the office where persons can seek information on various forms of cancer. There will also be a health screening booth and a Soca aerobics session and a bouncing castle for young children.A nutritious breakfast will be served showing various ways one can eat healthy and economically.On Monday February 5th a Health Screening and Information booth will be located at the front of Town Centre Mall from 8am- 12noon on Providenciales. Join us as we fight back to reduce the incidence of cancer in our country.Steps that the Ministry of Health has taken to address cancer in the TCI includes the following;Development and implementation of a Non-communicable disease action plan;Promoting healthy lifestyles through various media and activities to educate the general public about steps they can take to live healthier lives;Development of National Cancer Screening Guidelines;Developed the Tobacco Control Bill which was approved in 2016;Developed a Nutrition Policy which will address risk factors associated with diet;Recent Assessment by Oncologist Dr. Sardi to inform strategies.For more information, please contact the Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit on 3382272.Press Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
The Newsstand Channel Is Being Hollowed OutThe devastating first-half sales are, as we’re all aware, not an anomaly. The steep decline began in the first half of 2008 and has essentially continued unabated since then. A brief recap illustrates the accumulative depth of the sales slide: To paraphrase Senator John McCain—let’s have some straight talk. The newsstand as we know it is nearing endangered species status. How much further do newsstand sales have to decline before publishers take corrective action? It’s well known that newsstand sales are in the dumper, but the depth of the audited publication sales slide in the first half of this year is even greater than has recently been reported by the media. A 9.6 percent sales decline (reported by the media) is huge, but the extent of the actual slide is more than 20 percent greater.The reason for the difference is that the numbers reported by the media only represent the sales status of titles that were audited in both the first half of this year and the first half of last year. It doesn’t, however, include titles audited a year go, but have either ceased being audited and/or have discontinued being published. Examples include; Soap Opera Weekly, Soap Opera ABC, Soap Opera CBS, Cooking with Paula Deen and Spin. If sales data from discontinued/no longer audited titles are included in the calculation, the overall unit sales decline is estimated (based on preliminary ABC reports) to be a breath-taking 12.8 percent and a corresponding 12.2 percent fall in revenue. The unit sales of audited publications have declined nearly 45 percent in the last four and a half years. Since 2007 it’s estimated that by the end of 2012 the annual unit sales of audited publications will have fallen from about 930 million to 510 million—a staggering annual sales loss of 420 million copies. The revenue will have declined from $3.2 billion to approximately $2.4 billion.What’s Gone Wrong?There are many explanations for this decline—the great recession, fewer store visits and a more cost conscious consumer. But the most significant has been the impact of technological change that has increased the proclivity of consumers to acquire news and information on a range of mobile devices that are offering better and better user experiences. Together all of these things have contributed to the decline.Should the Decline Have Been So Steep?In this 4-year period of unprecedented change a substantial sales decline would certainly have been expected. But should it have been so severe? I would argue the decline has been exacerbated by a timid publishing community and the restraints of an antiquated newsstand channel distribution system. The channel has, in effect, been held hostage by a costly, inefficient system loaded with duplication of effort. This is largely a product of its two-middlemen (wholesalers and national distributors) configuration.Years ago the channel probably required a two-middlemen check and balance approach in order to meet the needs of accommodating a vast distribution network with over 500 independent wholesalers. Today just three wholesalers control the majority of all magazine newsstand distributions and the two-middlemen configuration seems seriously out of date. However, the corrosive often adversarial nature of this configuration continues to persist, which has seriously thwarted the prospect for channel reform.As I indicated in a February story (after the audit bureaus reported last year’s second-half sales) the magazine newsstand had reached viral conditions and it was clear that the desperately persistent decline was now feeding on itself. Six months later the first half results (the steepest sales decline in recent history) only confirms the viral nature of channel conditions.Publishers and Wholesalers: Coping in the Age of Newsstand AusterityPublishersFor years publisher’s newsstand actions were dictated primarily by competitive self-interest. They largely ignored the health of the supply chain and the financial sustainability of its wholesaling “partners.” These actions, although seemingly counter productive, were precipitated by the huge diversity of the publishing community (like herding cats) and by the knowledge that they had a range of other alternatives (not just newsstand circ) for delivering readers to meet their circ level requirements.The trend to less single copy circ has been continuing for many decades, but the recent 4-year newsstand sales decline, coupled by the advent of digital (replica) circ, has intensified the effect of the newsstand sales decline.Let me give you a current example of how this works. People Magazine, the undisputed newsstand sales leader, experienced a nearly 19 percent decline in newsstand sales in the first half of this year. This translated to a 214,000 drop in newsstand circ. But People’s total paid circulation (nearly 3.6 million) remained virtually the same as it was in the year previous period (actually it was up about 6,000). To compensate for the “lost” newsstand circ, the subscription circ was increased by 220,000—this included a 77,000 increase in verified circ. Additionally People reported (for the first time) 37,000 replica circ.The point here is publishers have alternatives for compensating for “lost” newsstand circ. But it comes with some serious tradeoffs. Adding subscribers to meet circ level requirements generally increases reader acquisition costs and, of course, the added subscribers remove potential newsstand buyers from the market, which has a subtle, but real, impact on future newsstand sales.WholesalersOn the other hand wholesalers have far fewer alternatives for compensating for declining newsstand sales. Essentially those alternatives come down to reducing costs and increasing scale (growing market share). That’s exactly what’s happened. Wholesalers have lowered costs by reducing staff, consolidating distribution management at central locations and curtailing much needed system improvement investments.Although it’s difficult to measure the sales effect of these cost-saving initiatives, by all accounts the cost containment strategy of wholesalers has definitely contributed to the sales slide. In the process the three remaining wholesaler groups continue to battle for market share. The News Group, one of three major wholesaling groups, has recently taken the Kroger account (a major seller of magazines) from another super-wholesaler, The Source. The News Group and Hudson News teamed to buy CMG, a large national distributor, from Hearst and Condé Nast. It’s still too early to read the results of this precedent-setting move, but I suspect it’s quietly resonating in the market. All of this appears to be setting up the inevitable battle for wholesaler survival among the three remaining wholesaling giants. This battle may come to nothing, but in the interim it’s helping keep the fragile newsstand channel in an unsettled condition.In a declining newsstand market publishers have options, albeit they’re often costly. Wholesalers have a lesser number of viable options for coping in a down market. They are desperately trying to keep their financial ships afloat, while fighting a market share battle, which could eventually reshape the newsstand channel.It’s Up to Publishers to Save the Newsstand ChannelPublishers have alternatives for replacing “lost” newsstand circ. This, however, has provided a false sense of security that has partially blinded them to the perils of a newsstand channel with greatly diminished capabilities. Yes, the prospect of more digital circ is in publisher’s future, but let’s be clear about the realities of consumer magazine publishing—for many years to come publishing survival will continue to be based on producing quality print products, attracting a cadre of advertisers, cost effectively acquiring print readers and protecting prime sources of circ (reader) acquisition.None of the many circulation sources is more important than the newsstand. Without a viable newsstand sales market the prospect for the survival of consumer magazines will be seriously diminished.Wholesalers and publishers, whether they like it or not, are bound at the hip. Publishers desperately need a viable newsstand channel and wholesalers need publishers that are fully committed to producing product with retail sales appeal.What Can Be Done to Slow the Sales Slide?At this juncture it’s not a matter of growing sales, but slowing the devastating 10 percent rate of annual decline. It’s no secret that channel efficiencies can be improved, duplicate effort eliminated and costs reduced. If that happened it could go a long ways towards stemming the severity of the sales fall.If publishers and wholesalers needs are mutually dependent why aren’t these things being done?Resolve the Scan-Based Trading IssueThere is no simple answer. But if I were to pick the major sticking point it involves the publisher/national distributor/wholesaler battle over how to adjust to the effects of scan based trading. Scan based trading now dominates wholesaler relationships with their major retailing clients. However, publishers/national distributors have not fully accepted this reality. It’s too complicated an issue to fully discuss in this note, but the gist is it revolves around publishers accepting scanned sales data, shifting inventory control to publishers and coming to grips with the so called “shrink” factor (the difference that may occur between scanned data and actual counts). There are also some audit bureau issues involved.Scanned-based trading is a thorny issue, but resolving it may hold the key to unleashing the prospect for improving efficiencies and reducing channel costs. Publishers and wholesalers should be encouraged to resolve the scanned-based trading differences, which, in turn, will enable them to get on with the task of working more cooperatively to address the more important issue of stemming the sales slide.I believe the ball is in the publisher’s court. They must step up to bat and get this done. If not the future for the newsstand looks very gloomy.
Getty A key witness in Apple’s patent case against Qualcomm will testify at the trial after all, a development that follows the iPhone maker saying yesterday that he was no longer intending to appear.The two tech giants are warring over three patents that Qualcomm says Apple infringed when it developed some versions of its iPhone. One of those patents allows a smartphone to quickly connect to the internet once the device has booted up. Apple has argued that one of its then-engineers, Arjuna Siva, co-invented the technology and should be named on the patent. Siva had been expected to testify at the trial, which is taking place in San Diego. But on Thursday, Apple lawyer Juanita Brooks said the engineer wouldn’t appear on the advice of newly retained counsel. On Friday, the situation changed again, when Brooks said Apple had filed subpoenas for Siva and Matt Warren, his counsel. Siva, Brooks said, had gotten yet another new attorney, who was amenable to having him testify. Siva, who now works at Google, is expected to testify in court on Monday.The patent case is just one part of a wide-ranging legal saga between the two companies. Two years ago, the Federal Trade Commission, aided by tech giants tincluding Apple and Intel, accused Qualcomm of operating a monopoly in modem chips. The agency argued Qualcomm’s high royalty rates stopped competitors from entering the market, which has driven up the cost of phones and hurt consumers. That trial took place in January, and the parties are currently waiting for a decision.The San Diego trial, presided over by US District Judge Dana Sabraw, is more technical than the other parts of the legal battle. But it could have implications for how your phone is made and how much it costs.Aside from the boot-up patent, the companies are fighting over two others. One of them deals with graphics processing and battery life. The third lets apps on your phone download data more easily by directing traffic between the apps processor and the modem. On Friday, Qualcomm said it wants $31 million in damages from Apple. That’s based on $1.40 per allegedly infringing iPhone.On Thursday, Apple initially alleged witness tampering because Siva’s new counsel was a former attorney at Quinn Emanuel, the law firm now representing Qualcomm.Originally published March 8, 9:27 a.m. PT.Update, 1:25 p.m.: Adds information about damages. See All Share your voice Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Qualcomm Apple reading • Apple’s star witness will testify in Qualcomm case after all Apple • Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Tech Industry Tags 4 Comments