It’s not as though Steve Jobs signed off on under aged workers putting in long hours at little pay. But the stories about the electronics firms it works with in Asia make for pretty bad PR. A recent Reuters story on how Apple treats its suppliers had details of guards at a Foxconn plant hitting and threatening a reporter for daring to take photos of a factory’s exterior from a public road.

“It’s just the words we use for it that are confusing people,” Ben Williams, director of communications and operations at Eyeo, said in an interview. “We are called Adblock Plus, and for branding reasons, we are not going to call ourselves something different. But if we could, we would call ourselves something like ‘web customizer,’ because that’s really what we want to do for our users.”.

Providers at the Child Adolescent Clinic, which has offices in Salmon Creek and Longview, expressed concerns about proposals to switch the Medicaid program to a block grant system. The majority of the clinic patients are Medicaid clients; a block grant system would make it even harder for the clinic to keep its doors open, said Dr. Wes Henricksen, a pediatrician..

Not sure exactly what you mean. Most people are somewhat different in public, where there’s social pressure to put on a facade, versus in private, where they may feel more comfortable to be themselves. Of course, it shouldn’t be like Dr. Sacks thinks otherwise. Unlike its competitors, which sell their software directly to companies, Yammer is free for individual workers. Companies are charged for going all in, making the service “more intuitive and responsive,” says Sacks.

Though federal prosecutors did not press charges on these allegations, and the NBA just released an independent report that refutes Donaghy’s claims, the damage to referee credibility was done. “We were shaken,” says Crawford, who himself came under fire in the spring of 2007 for jawing with and unnecessarily ejecting San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan from a game. (Crawford was suspended for the 2007 playoffs, and he now admits that he “overreacted” with Duncan.) Crawford, describing the blow to his profession’s reputation, says, “It was almost like you were in shock.

Environmental destruction in the name of big business is nothing new. People are so used to it, in fact, that it’s newsworthy when companies work diligently to protect the environment. Some are making huge progress on that front, while others are just starting to be more environmentally responsible.