John Legend Launches Cant Just Preach MiniDocumentary Series

first_imgHis song “Preach” and its pro-activism message is brought to life through five #CantJustPreach documentaries, raising awareness and funds for community leaders who are making a differencePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Feb 28, 2019 – 11:35 am On Feb. 27, John Legend took the activism embodied in his latest song “Preach” a step further by releasing the first of his five planned “Can’t Just Preach” mini-documentaries on YouTube, highlighting the work of community leaders in conjunction with Columbia Records and WeTransfer.Legend debuted his song “Preach” at New York’s Global Citizen Festival on Sept. 29, 2018. The video was released online on Feb. 15, 2019 with a powerful message that faith can create an appetite to change the world for the better. The video has already been viewed by more than 10 million and raised funds for Legend’s Free America organization, which fights mass incarceration. The first episode of “Can’t Just Preach” builds on the song’s message by focusing on the work of Sybrina Fulton and her Trayvon Martin Foundation. “I speak for all the Trayvon Martins, I speak for my son, I speak for your son, I speak for America,” said Fulton. “I have to fight, I have to fight for the people that cannot fight themselves.”Subsequent episodes focus on—and raise money for—Jaclyn Corin from March For Our Lives, Desmond Meade from Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Isa Noyola of Mijente, and Efrén C. Olivares of the Texas Civil Rights Project.”John has proven himself to be such a powerful storyteller in so many different mediums and we feel a shared passion at WeTransfer to help craft and elevate these kinds of narratives,” said WeTransfer Global Head of Music Jamal Dauda. “This project felt like a golden opportunity to bring forward diverse and necessary stories of social change, and we couldn’t imagine better partners than John and his team to do so.”Legend has pledged a $100,000 donation to the #CantJustPreach campaign with $10,000 each going to the subjects of his five “call to action” YouTube mini-documentaries. “Your voice is loud enough and you’re strong enough to make a change,” said Legend. “It’s up to us to get up and take action.”Remembering The Best New Artist: John Legend’s Road To An EGOTRead more Twitter Email Facebook https://twitter.com/johnlegend/status/1100828502343921665 John Legend Launches “Can’t Just Preach” Mini-Documentary Series News John Legend’s “Can’t Just Preach” Docu-Series john-legend-launches-cant-just-preach-mini-documentary-serieslast_img read more

Apples worst failures of all time from AirPower to Bendgate to the

first_img Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Comments • Apple Sprint Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Apple iMac 2019 is a millennial trapped in the body of a baby boomer AirPower’s failure won’t hurt Apple. But these 3 things already are Apple’s origins: An oral history from inside the loop In other Apple news $999 Best Buy The canceled AirPower wireless charging mat. Apple Apple last week did something it rarely ever does: It canceled an already announced project. Specifically, AirPower, a wireless charging pad that would charge up the iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods all at once. After 18 months, not a single AirPower device saw the light of day.  The unexpected death of AirPower is an uncommon occurrence for Apple, which so carefully nurtures its buttoned-up public image. It’s rare for the company to announce a product so far in advance and even more rare that it publicly cancels a project before it ships.The AirPower misstep sticks out among Apple’s hit parade over the last 20 years. From iTunes, iMovie and FaceTime to the iPod, the iPhone, the Apple Watch and the MacBook Air, Apple has consistently rolled out great apps and devices for several decades. Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it See It After AirPower’s death we highlight Apple’s other fumbles iphone-4-1The iPhone 4’s stainless-steel frame and gap. Angela Lang/CNET Antennagate, aka ‘You’re holding it wrong’ (2010)The iPhone 4 employed a stylish stainless-steel frame that wrapped around the device and housed the phone’s antennas — and when gripped just right (or just wrong, as the case may be) reduced the phone’s signal strength when it shipped that June. Amid rumors of a recall and software updates, and even free phones bumpers from Apple to keep fingers off the frame and its gaps, Apple apologized and said iPhone 4 owners could return their phones if they wanted. The loneliness of iTunes Ping (2010)Ping was a social network designed to connect you to your friends and favorite musicians as part of a big iTunes update. Before its release, Apple showed Ping with hooks into Facebook, but when Ping shipped, Facebook integration had been pulled from Apple’s attempt at social networking. Without Facebook, finding your friends on Ping was challenging. And once you did find them, you often discovered their musical tastes were as bad as you feared.Wobbling MobileMe (2008)There was much to like about MobileMe, Apple’s collection of online services users could subscribe to for $99 a year. With it, you could sync your calendar and contacts. It offered online storage, Find My iPhone, a photo gallery and even an easy-enough-to-use web design tool called iWeb. Unfortunately, the service got off to a terrible start, with potential subscribers unable to sign up and then were unable to access it once they did subscribe. The service never quite recovered, and Apple replaced it a few years later with iCloud.iWeb-mobileMe.pngMobileMe includes a handy web-publishing tool called iWeb. Apple iPod Hi-Fi sky-high price (2006)Intended to replace your home’s stereo system, the iPod Hi-Fi was a bulky, expensive speaker that lacked an AM/FM radio, came with a limited remote and a precariously docked an iPod on top. It sounded fine as an audio device, but potential buyers balked at its cost (at $349, it cost $50 to $200 more than competing products), its design and the inability to use it with non-Apple audio players.G4 Cube, cracks and all (2000)G4Cube_2.jpgThe striking G4 Cube. Apple The G4 Cube was arresting, housed in acrylic glass, worthy of being in a museum. The boxy Mac was also expensive, didn’t come with a monitor, required external speakers and could form cracks that marred the exterior of the Mac. It barely was around a year when Apple discounted it in 2001.Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh (1997)An all-in-one design that seemed more oppressive than elegant, The Twentieth Anniversary Mac packed just about everything you’d want in a computer: An LCD display, FM radio and a TV tuner, a CD-ROM drive, a Bose sound system, and leather palm rests. It was also expensive, with a $7,500 price tag at launch, and didn’t quite look right. It didn’t sell, and Apple reduced its price by almost 75 percent a year later to $1,995 to clear out stock. Pippin, an all-in-one that never took off (1996)Pippin.jpgThe Pippin gaming console. Apple It was going to be a gaming console, an internet appliance, a set-top box — a way for Apple to get into the living room. The Pippin, however, never caught on with buyers, software developers or the hardware makers that would license the multipurpose design. In 1997, Apple moved on.Attack of the clones (1995)For the Mac’s first decade, Apple resisted licensing the Mac OS to third-party manufacturers. But in 1995, as its market share dwindled, Apple signed up a handful of tech companies to license System 7 and manufacture and sell Macintosh clones, with the goal of growing the Mac market. The clone makers were scrappy and competitive (“You can take my Mac when you pry my cold dead fingers off the mouse!” read one Power Computing ad), but instead of growing the market, the clones mainly took sales from Apple. When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, he ended the cloning experiment for good, and Apple went back to tightly controlling its ecosystem. Copland, the star-crossed OS (1994)In the mid 1990s, the original Macintosh operating system was starting to show its age, so Apple began work on its replacement. Code-named Copland, the project would give Apple a modern system that it could use to compete against Microsoft’s Windows PCs. The Copland designs were ambitious and far ranging — it was rumored at one point that Copland would be able to run Windows apps — and for several years Apple worked to bring it all together. However, the plans for Copland were too ambitious, and Apple wasn’t able to release anything stable to developers or Mac users. In the summer of 1996, Apple management canceled the Copland project, deciding instead to release the usable bits of Copland piecemeal through updates to its existing Mac OS. The collapse of the Copland project, however, left Apple with an aging OS and no clear path going forward. Deciding that the faster way to replace the Mac operating system was to buy one instead of build it, in a “stunning move,” Apple bought NeXT Computer, the company Steve Jobs founded after leaving Apple. With the purchase of NeXT, Apple got its replacement operating system and next CEO, Steve Jobs.Newton shows the future (1993)apple_newton.jpgThe Apple Newton. Apple The Apple Newton — Apple CEO John Sculley’s defining project — pointed to the future of handheld devices. The pioneering personal digital assistant fit in your hand, came with task-management apps, and could recognize handwriting on its screen. It was also overpriced and suffered from various glitches, so instead of being seen as pushing the edges of technology, the PDA became an easy joke. Steve Jobs killed the Newton project when he returned to Apple but applied its lessons to the iPhone and iPad, and even reused its handwriting recognition in the MacOS.More Apple goofsCNET editors also remember these infamous issues from the distant and not-so-distant past.FaceTime bug. A glitch in Apple’s video-conferencing app allowed a caller to eavesdrop on a conversation on the other end before the recipient answered (2019).Butterfly switch keyboards. A keyboard flaw caused keys to stick or otherwise not work as expected on some 2015 to 2017 MacBook models (2015).Magic Mouse 2 charging port position. You needed to flip over Apple’s wireless mouse to recharge it, making it unusable while powering up (2015).Misplaced iPhone 4. Even before Antennagate the iPhone 4 was off to a rocky start, with an Apple worker accidentally leaving a prototype at a bar, which eventually found its way into the hands of Engadget (2010).Apple USB mouse caused repetitive stress. The translucent hockey-puck mouse looked great, especially when attached to the first colorful iMacs. It was also miserable to use (1998).Overpriced Macintosh TV. Apple’s first attempt at embracing television was too expensive and had too many design compromises to succeed (1993).The late and expensive Apple Lisa. It was groundbreaking inside and out, but the much-delayed Apple Lisa was overpriced and was eclipsed by the Mac when it shipped a year later (1983).Apple III, delayed and problematic. Meant to build on the success of the Apple II, the Apple III was instead Apple’s first serious flop (1980). Now playing: Watch this: See It $999 Boost Mobile $999center_img Steve Jobs Apple Apple iPhone XS But once in a while — as with the AirPower charging mat — the company stumbles with a product design or launch. Here are 15 times Apple probably wished it had a do-over.Apple did not respond to a request for comment.Apple cancels AirPower wireless charger before its release (2019)Announced in 2017, Apple’s wireless charging mat was designed to charge iPhones, Apple Watches and AirPods simultaneously, and the devices could communicate to ensure everything was charging efficiently. But the ambitious power mat missed its 2018 release date, and late last Friday Apple announced it was canceling the project.(If you’ve been waiting for AirPower, check out these alternative charging pads you can buy.)apple-airpowerThe AirPower, in action. Apple iPhone batteries, throttled; and MacBook batteries, exploding (2017)Following reports of older iPhones becoming unusually sluggish, Apple admitted it was slowing down older iPhones to conserve battery life. iPhone owners were, hmmm, displeased to learn that Apple had made that decision without their knowledge and consent. As a way to make good, Apple offers to replace affected batteries for $29.99, swapping in 11 million new batteries by the end of 2018. Along with iPhone batteries, Apple has had, over time, to deal with scattered reports of exploding batteries in MacBooks and Powerbooks.Bendgate warps iPhone 6’s upright reputation (2014)Shortly after the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus shipped in late September 2014, YouTube seemed full of iPhone owners bending their Apple devices. It was shocking, and you couldn’t look away. Apple claimed only a handful of iPhone owner had flawed and bendable devices, but said it would replace phones that showed manufacturing defects. For a year or two after, the over-bendability of a new phone was a concern.iphone6The iPhone 6, under stress. Angela Lang/CNET iTunes spammed you with U2 (2014)To promote U2’s new album, Apple pushed the supergroup’s Songs of Innocence to 500 million iTunes libraries for free. Instead of thanking Apple and U2 frontman Bono for the gift, many felt imposed upon at best, or violated at worst. Stores that were counting on album sales became upset, as were other musicians who believe people should pay for music, not expect it for free. Then there was a good chunk of Apple’s 500 million customers, who felt Apple spammed them with an album they didn’t want or consent to.Apple Maps’ growing pains (2012)Designed to replace the preloaded Google Maps on iPhones, Apple Maps came as the default map app for iPhone and iPad in 2012. Unfortunately, Apple Maps also came with a collection of serious issues, from faulty directions to oddly distorted images. Apple Maps was CEO Tim Cook’s first fiasco following the death of Steve Jobs in 2011, and it got so bad that Cook apologized for the unsteady app. 25 Share your voice reading • Apple’s worst failures of all time, from AirPower to Bendgate to the Newton Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR See All See it Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors $999 2:45 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Tags Phones Audio TVs Culture Laptops See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers.last_img read more

Louisville Releases 201920 NonConference Schedule

first_imgStory Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s basketball has released its 2019-20 non-conference schedule, which is highlighted by five home games in November. The Cardinals conclude non-conference play with four consecutive road games, beginning at Ohio State on Dec. 5 for the ACC/Big 10 Challenge. The Cardinals remain at the KFC Yum! Center the next four games, hosting Murray State on Nov. 8, Central Michigan on Nov. 14, UT Chattanooga on Nov. 21 and Boise State on Nov. 24. Last season, the Cardinals produced a second consecutive 30-win season with a 32-4 record and won their second straight ACC regular season title. They entered the NCAA Tournament as a No. 1 seed for the second straight year and advanced to the Elite Eight for the fifth time in program history.Louisville returns six players that made starts last season, including seniors Yacine Diop, Bionca Dunham, Jazmine Jones and Kylee Shook, along with junior Dana Evans, the reigning ACC Sixth Player of the Year.Women’s basketball season tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, Aug. 5. Additional information is available online at www.GoCards.com/wbbtickets.For the latest on Louisville women’s basketball, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s Twitter account at @UofLWBB or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLWBB. Print Friendly Version It marks the first time in program history that they open the season with five consecutive home games.center_img Overall, the Cardinals will face seven opponents that reached postseason play a season ago, seven that won 20-plus games and four that played in the NCAA Tournament.Louisville opens the year at the KFC Yum! Center against Western Kentucky on Tuesday, Nov. 5.  It’s the second consecutive year that the Cardinals open the season against the Hilltoppers, winning 102-80 in Bowling Green a year ago. That victory also marked the 300th win of head coach Jeff Walz’s career. Louisville then heads to the U.S. Virgin Islands to participate in the 20th annual Paradise Jam Thanksgiving weekend. They play UT Arlington on Nov. 28, Oklahoma State on Nov. 29 and Oregon on Nov. 30. The Ducks, led by returning Wooden Award winner Sabrina Ionescu, advanced to the NCAA Final Four last season and are picked by many as the preseason No. 1 team in the country. They then play at Northern Kentucky on Dec. 8 and at in-state rival Kentucky on Dec. 15. In their final tune-up prior to Atlantic Coast Conference play, Louisville hits the road to play at UT Martin on Dec. 19. Schedule last_img read more

Cousin sisters commit suicide one dead other critical in East Midnapore

first_imgKolkata: One of the two cousin sisters, who attempted suicide after being rebuked by their family members, died at the hospital on Tuesday while the other one has been fighting for life.The incident occurred at Egra in East Midnapore on late Monday night. It was learnt that the cousin sisters — Soma Dondopat (15) and Sujata Pramanik (14) returned home late from a private tuition on Monday evening. As a result, they were scolded by their parents. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSoma died at Egra Superpecialty hospital while the other is stated to be serious. Both the teenagers went to sleep after having their dinner. Nobody in the family could apprehend that the teenagers would take such a drastic step after being rebuked for coming late. Early on Tuesday morning, the family members heard groaning of two girls from inside their room. They family went inside and found the duo had consumed poison. They were immediately rushed to Egra Superspecialty Hospital. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt was learnt that Soma’s father Prabhat Dondopat rebuked the teenagers as they came late from tuition. But it did not go down well with the cousin sisters. Sujata has been kept at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. After being informed police reached the spot and started a probe in this regard. They are investigating if the victims consumed poison after being rebuked for coming late or there was any other angle into the incident. The investigating officers are not, however, ruling out the other doubtful reasons behind this incident.last_img read more

Care for your hair dear brides

first_imgFor women, the preparations towards perfecting the bridal look starts way in advance. Give your hair the care it deserves before your D-day and afterwards too, say experts. Pre-wedding hair care routine:-Best is to start a regime at the onset itself from the very day you say “yes”.-A deep conditioning treatment, recommended by your hair expert, should be an obligatory pre-wedding must-do to prep your hair. Also remember to stay hydrated and drink lots and lots of water. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf-Most importantly, make sure you arm yourself with the right products to protect and prep your hair for your big day. The right product regime – a shampoo and conditioner combination with repairing properties will work to improve the texture and condition of your hair over time. Post-wedding hair care routine:-Regular moisture-infusing conditioning treatments and anti-breakage treatments are a must follow-up after all the wedding day shenanigans. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive Here are few more tips:-The foundation of haircare for a bride-to-be is to shampoo, conditioner and apply hair serum or hair potion on her hair, way in advance. This three-step approach is the most important and goes a long way in ensuring healthy, frizz-free and lustrous hair on the D-Day.-Another very important haircare hack is regular deep conditioning treatments and hair spas at your nearest salon. This is not only a luxury, but a necessity designed to strengthen hair follicles, stimulate blood circulation, nourish the roots and revitalise the scalp.-The third most important step is to avoid harsh chemicals and products that can damage your hair before your wedding. Read the label on haircare products before you buy them. Couple these tips with healthy sleeping habits, a fitness regime and nutritious eating.-The morning-after-hair tends to feel frizzy, dull and dry due to the exposure to hairstyling products and the flashlights. Make sure you wash your hair properly with a mild cleansing agent to remove all the hair product and styling mousse that was used the previous evening.-Once you complete the routine hair care and conditioning, detangle by combing your hair carefully to remove all knots. Divide your hair into sections and use a wide-toothed comb to avoid breakage.-Use products that contain argan oil, and moisturising agents that can bring back lost luster. Hair potions come in handy for a quick fix when you step out for the post-wedding functions.last_img read more

AE Networks UK has appointed former Discovery exe

first_imgA+E Networks UK has appointed former Discovery executive Christian Høyer to the newly created role of regional director, Nordic distribution.Høyer will be responsible for leading the company’s affiliate distribution in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland for A+E Networks UK’s portfolio of channels including History, Crime & Investigation Network, Lifetime, Bio, and H2.He will report to VP of commercial operations, Bakori Davis and takes up his role immediately.Previously Høyer was Nordic sales director of distribution for Discovery Networks Nordic, responsible for sales strategy throughout Scandinavia, prior to which he worked as director of distribution and marketing for SBS.A+E Networks UK has channels available in 76 across the UK, Scandinavia, Benelux, central and eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.last_img read more

Pay TV operator Skys Sky News service has launche

first_imgPay TV operator Sky’s Sky News service has launched its first virtual reality news report.The report,  on the migrant crisis in Europe, will take “viewers to the front line of Europe’s migration crisis in Greece enabling them to see for themselves what is happening there”, according to Sky News.The report, Migrants Crisis – The Whole Picture, has been made in collaboration with Jaunt, the virtual reality company in which Sky is an investor along with Disney and ProSiebenSat.1.The report was filmed with the Jaunt ONE VR camera, and the report was shot by Sky News correspondent Alistair Bunkall, alongside Sky News cameraman Adam Murch and Kenny Voelker from Jaunt.Sky made an additional US$900,000 (€850,000) investment in Jaunt in September, as part of a Disney-led US$65 million funding round. Sky said at the time that it would work with Jaunt to film more original virtual reality content, having tested the technology with earlier Sky original productions including Critical, Penny Dreadful, Trollied, Fortitude and Got to Dance, as well as sports including boxing and motor racing.John McAndrew, director of news output, Sky News, said: “This new technology has enhanced our story telling, giving our viewers a deeper and richer visual experience. For the first time we can take viewers to the scene of a news story in a way that is more immersive than ever. The report gives viewers a unique perspective on the migration crisis. By taking them inside the tents where people are living and seeing what it’s like to stand on a crowded beach with possessions scattered along the shoreline, you get a new understanding of what is happening.”Alistair Bunkall, specialist correspondent, Sky News said: “The new camera allowed us to record 360 degree views. The technology means we can challenge the conventions of traditional television news reporting by showing viewers the whole picture, enabling them to see and hear it all for themselves. We can now bring the viewer with us, into the heart of the story, to see what we’re seeing, in places where they would not usually be able to go.”last_img read more

Rona Fairhead The BBCs governing body has called

first_imgRona FairheadThe BBC’s governing body has called for a “proper process” for setting the BBC’s funding to be included for the first time in the new BBC Charter.The BBC Trust said that to protect the BBC’s independence the public should have “a formal say” in setting the BBC’s funding in the future, and that the process should be “fairer, more transparent, and more accountable.”“The public strongly supports the independence of the BBC. As the BBC’s funding is an important part of that independence, funding decisions need to be made on a fair and transparent basis,” said BBC Trust chairman, Rona Fairhead.“In future we want the process to be put on a much more formal footing, including involving the public in decision-making and building these requirements into the charter. We will be urging the Government to include these changes in the coming months.”The Trust said that one of its key responsibilities is to protect the BBC’s independence – which includes editorial, creative, strategic, operational, as well as financial autonomy.“Over the current charter period there has been a mounting concern about the BBC’s financial independence. Indeed, many would argue that financial independence is a primary underpinning for the independence of the BBC,” said the Trust.Last year it was widely understood that the BBC licence would increase in line with inflation as part of a July agreement with the UK government, in which the BBC agreed to foot a £600 million bill to pay for free licence fees for people aged over-75.However, in October culture secretary John Whittingdale threw that apparent resolution into doubt, commenting that the future of the licence fee remains “an open question”. He said: “What happened in July was not the licence fee settlement. We’ve made it quite clear that the decision as to the future level of the licence fee is connected with charter review, where we are having a full public consultation in which everybody is invited to express a view.”last_img read more