4-Year-Old Boy Dies After Accident During SEC Football Game

first_imgView from the corner of Kroger Field's end zone section during a Kentucky football game.A 4-year-old boy that was hit by a car on gameday of an SEC college football game has passed away, the school announced on Monday night.The child was hit at about 2 p.m. E.T. on Saturday while on campus for Kentucky’s football game this past weekend.Kentucky.com has more of the tragic details:Marco Lee Shemwell, 4, died Monday at UK Healthcare’s Kentucky Children’s Hospital, according to the University of Kentucky.The child was hit around 2 p.m. Saturday while he and his family were waiting to cross Cooper Drive near Scoville Drive, according to police.The driver, 18-year-old Jacob R. Heil, was driving east on Cooper and his car might have “veered off the road a little bit,” Lexington police Sgt. Stephen Yoder said Saturday.Our thoughts are with the child’s family. May he rest in peace.last_img read more

Microsofts quarterly earnings revenue exceed analyst forecasts as Windows sales rise

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Microsoft’s quarterly earnings, revenue exceed analyst forecasts as Windows sales rise by News Staff Posted Apr 19, 2012 5:37 pm MDT REDMOND, Wash. – Microsoft’s fared better than analysts anticipated in its latest quarter, boosted by a surprising rise in sales of its Windows operating system for personal computersThe fiscal third-quarter performance announced Thursday comes as investors look forward to the release of Windows 8 later this year. The next version marks the most radical overhaul of the widely-used operating system in decades.Microsoft Corp. earned $5.1 billion, or 60 cents per share, during the three months ending in March. That was down from net income of $5.2 billion, or 61 cents per share, a year ago.Last year’s results were boosted by a $461 million.Revenue rose 6 per cent from last year to $17.4 billionAnalysts had anticipated earnings of 58 cents per share on revenue of $17.2 billion, according to a FactSet survey.“We’re driving toward exciting launches across the entire company, while delivering strong financial results,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.One of the quarter’s bright spots came in Microsoft’s Windows division, which has faltered in the past year as more people bought Apple Inc.’s iPad and other tablet computers instead of desktop and notebook computers. Analysts also have assumed that many businesses and consumers thinking about buying a PC would hold off until Windows 8 hits the market in the fall.That didn’t turn out to be the case during the three months ending in March as revenue in the Windows division edged up by 4 per cent from last year to $4.6 billion. Microsoft attributed the gain to an uptick in businesses who bought licenses for Windows 7. It marked only the second time in the past six quarters that Microsoft has registered a year-over-year gain in the Windows division.On the flip side, Microsoft’s entertainment division sagged in the past quarter as demand weakened for its Xbox video game console. The division’s revenue fell 16 per cent from last year to $1.6 billion.Microsoft’s long-suffering online division, which has struggled for years to compete against Internet search leader Google Inc., managed to narrow its losses in the latest quarter. The division’s operating loss of $479 million compared to a loss of $776 million at the same time last year.Microsoft shares added 90 cents, or nearly 3 per cent, to $31.91 in Thursday’s extended trading. read more