Morocco’s king appoints five new ministers

RABAT (Reuters) – Morocco’s king appointed five new ministers on Monday, a government statement said, after several top officials were dismissed in October for failing to improve the economic situation in a region shaken by protests.

Puerto Rico to sell off crippled power utility PREPA

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Puerto Rico said on Monday it would sell off its troubled power utility to the private sector, saying the process could take roughly 18 months to complete.

Exclusive: Ackman cuts staff, shuns limelight as he seeks to turn around fund

BOSTON (Reuters) – William Ackman is cutting almost a fifth of staff and looking to lower his public profile as he seeks to turn around Pershing Square Capital Management after three straight years of losses, people familiar with the move told Reuters on Monday.

SpaceX gets good news from the Air Force on the Zuma mission

A little more than two weeks have passed since the apparent loss of the highly classified Zuma mission. Since then, SpaceX has publicly and privately stated that its Falcon 9 rocket performed nominally throughout the flight—with both its first and second stages firing as anticipated.

Now, the US Air Force seems to be backing the rocket company up. “Based on the data available, our team did not identify any information that would change SpaceX’s Falcon 9 certification status,” Lieutenant General John Thompson, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center, told Bloomberg News. This qualified conclusion came after a preliminary review of data from the Zuma launch. That’s according to Thompson, who said the Air Force will continue to review data from all launches.

However tentative, this statement buttresses the efforts by SpaceX to say that, from its perspective, the mission was a success. The statement also adds to the concerns of Northrop Grumman, which built the Zuma payload and the adapter that connected it to the Falcon 9 rocket. Northrop Grumman was also responsible for separating after the second stage of the Zuma rocket reached space. The aerospace veteran has yet to publicly comment on specifics of the Zuma mission since the launch.

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Apple’s TestFlight App Updated With Expanded 150 MB Cellular Data Download Limit

TestFlight, which is designed to allow developers to provide testers with beta versions of apps ahead of their release, was today updated to version 2.0.1, introducing a handful of new features.

The update brings support for downloading apps that are up to 150 MB in size over a cellular data connection. The previous TestFlight beta app limit was 100 MB, with this updated limit bringing TestFlight apps in line with other iOS apps.

Apple officially increased the App Store cellular over-the-air download limit to 150 MB in September of 2017, but the new increased limit apparently did not apply to beta apps. With the new limit, testers will be able to download TestFlight apps up to 150 MB without needing a WiFi connection.

Today’s TestFlight update also introduces support for Smart Invert Colors, an accessibility option, and it includes a revised 3D Touch peek view that offers up “What to Test” information. Apple says the update also includes small bug fixes and UI improvements.

TestFlight can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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