What Apple is up against in the streaming-video world

New York (CNN Business)We don’t know exactly what Apple will debut during its big press event on Monday. A new streaming-video product? A revamped TV app and video storefront? There’s Disney (DIS), which will demo its new service Disney+ at an investor day on April 11. The House of Mouse has one of the most vast (if not the most vast) content libraries in Hollywood: We’re talking “Star Wars,” Marvel, Disney Animation, Disney live action, Pixar and now, thanks to its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s assets earlier this week, even more content. Disney also owns a controlling stake of Hulu, which gives it an even bigger slice of the streaming pie. AT&T (T)‘s WarnerMedia, CNN’s parent company, is also …

Jennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez Receive Presidential Endorsement Of Their Engagement

Alex Rodriguez has acknowledged the many well wishes he and his fiancée, On Friday morning, Rodriguez posted a photo on Twitter of a handwritten note he received from former President Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

What do lottery winners spend their money on?

She was working in a temporary admin job and living with her mother in a flat in Edinburgh at the time. Image copyright PA Image caption Carer Sue Richards still works, despite winning £3m on a scratchcard Sue Richards was on the way home from a night shift as a carer in 2016 when she bought a scratchcard and won £3m. She and her partner bought a new home in Essex, four new cars, a motor home, and holidays abroad. She also helped her children get onto the property ladder. Last year, Ms Richards marked the anniversary of her win by having a bottle of champagne mown into her lawn. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLottery millionaires …

US military vet recounts arrests in Haiti to AP

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – An American security contractor at the center of a mysterious case roiling Haitian politics says that he and a group of fellow veterans were sent to Haiti on a mission to protect a businessman signing a more than $50 million contract at the country’s central bank. Chris Osman tells The Associated Press that he and six fellow contractors were arrested by Haitian police during what was supposed to be a simple reconnaissance of the route their client would take to the bank the following day. The 44-year-old retired Navy SEAL says the operations “went bad for us.” It’s the first on-the-record interview by any of the arrested men.

‘Cancel Brexit’ petition hits 1m signatures

“Should it reach 17.4 million respondents then I am sure there will be a very clear case for taking action,” she told MPs. She added: “It’s absolutely right that people do have the opportunity to put their views and that can then spark yet another Brexit debate.” At one point, the petitions committee said there were nearly 2,000 signatures a minute. In December, the European Court of Justice ruled that the UK can unilaterally revoke Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union. This means the UK can decide to stay in the EU without the consent of the 27 other member states. Few MPs have mentioned this as a potential option so far. May in Brussels to urge …

1,600 Hotel Guests In South Korea Were Secretly Livestreamed On The Internet

“There was a similar case in the past where illegal cameras were [secretly installed] and were consistently and secretly watched, but this is the first time the police caught where videos were broadcast live on the internet,” police in the South Korean capital of Seoul Two people were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the case, Two other people who were allegedly involved in setting up the spy cameras were also booked on Wednesday but were not detained, the Herald said. The group behind the site raked in about $6,200 from paying subscribers, police said. The perpetrators, if convicted, could face up to five years in prison and fines amounting to tens of thousands of dollars. spy cam epidemic.” Since …

Ariana Grande fans can register to vote at her Sweetener World Tour concerts

(CNN)There’s no better time to be a good citizen than when you’re waiting in line for an Ariana Grande concert. The Sweetener tour kicked off Monday in the Times Union Center in Albany, New York — and Grande’s fans were more than thrilled with the idea. “She’s not having it (with) us young people not voting & letting them oldies control it all,” one fan said. “I love her.” “This is insane,” another fan tweeted. “She’s on another level. Voting is so important and this is just… she’s amazing.” HeadCount has partnered with other touring musicians before, including JAY-Z, Wilco, Phish, Dave Matthews Band and Dixie Chicks. Volunteers will also be at concerts of The Revivalists, Bob Weir & Wolf …

Rush Limbaugh Claims Mosque Shooter Might Be A Liberal Green New Deal Supporter

mass shooting at two Even though the gunman who white supremacist, anti-immigrant manifesto, Limbaugh on Friday cited what he called “an ongoing theory” that the killer is actually a leftist trying to “smear his political enemies.”   The shooter says he’s not a conservative, not a Christian and that he identifies as an eco-fascist, which would make him a supporter of the Green New Deal. He adds that he disagrees with Trump on politics. Limbaugh, who spent much of his show politicizing the shooting, also slammed “the left” for supposedly politicizing the shooting.  transcript is on Limbaugh’s website, and an excerpt was posted online by the watchdog organization Media Matters.  Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & …

Amanda Holden first choice for Smack The Pony

“Come the series, Amanda dropped out and Doon Mackichan joined the gang, with Sarah Alexander as our ‘regular guest’. ” Holden, who’s now best known as a judge on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, still appeared in Smack The Pony, featuring in four episodes of the show’s first series. Making a comedy classic When it first went on air on 19 March 1999, Smack The Pony stood out as a primetime, female-led sketch show. There were some popular shows with female stars, like French and Saunders, and Victoria Wood’s As Seen on TV, but these were hugely outnumbered by male-dominated sketch shows, such as BBC Two’s The Fast Show and Channel Four’s Harry Hill. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Allen, …

U.S. Islamic Council Calls On Advertisers To Boycott Fox News Until Jeanine Pirro Is Fired

Council on Islamic-American Relations called on advertisers Monday to boycott Fox News until the network axes host  The call comes just days after Pirro’s Saturday night program, “Justice With Judge Jeanine,” was Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) may be “ It’s not clear what Pirro’s future is on the network. Fox has refused to comment on ““strongly” condemning Pirro’s statement. Tucker Carlson in the wake of racist and advertisers have already abandoned the program. At least four advertisers — Botox-maker Allergan, online marketplace Letgo, personal finance company NerdWallet and pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk — have all indicated President bring Pirro back on the air.  Also Monday, the cable news network announced it had hired former Donna Brazile as a Dana Perino’s Fox News …

Donald Trump’s 2020 secret sauce

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump isn’t in a great place to win a second term in 2020. That economic message could well be Trump’s secret sauce come 2020. In strong economies — or economies perceived as strong — voters tend to reward the incumbent president, just as they punish the president when the economy is faltering. Trump could well run on this basic argument: You may not like me or my style of politics. But look at the results! Is now really the time to change presidents?

How the Christchurch terrorist attack was made for social media

(CNN)The footage is grainy and has a video-game aesthetic. But it soon becomes terrifyingly obvious that what is being filmed here is not a work of fiction. The video, which has not been verified by CNN, appears to show an unseen attacker opening fire on worshippers in a mosque, as if they were targets in a game. The attacks took place in the apparently unlikely location of Christchurch, New Zealand, still struggling to recover after a devastating earthquake that brought down thousands of buildings and killed nearly 200 people in 2011. The city’s population fell sharply after that event. The exodus was largely replenished by migrants, many hired to help rebuild the city. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said …

Anglo-Saxon gold declared treasure

Image copyright West Stow Anglo-Saxon village Image caption Anglo-Saxon villages featured wooden housing, similar to this recreation at West Stow in Suffolk In 2014, a student found Anglo-Saxon jewellery, including a pendant, at Winfarthing, later valued by the government’s Portable Antiquities Scheme at £145,000. Image copyright British Museum Image caption The Winfarthing Pendant (both sides pictured) was constructed from a sheet of gold and attached with gold cells, set with garnets Similar items had been found in collections left in Anglo-Saxon graves across the east of England and Kent. The Winfarthing Pendant, discovered by student-turned-archaeologist Tom Lucking, has recently been on show at The British Library in London. Treasure experts described it as having “national significance” shortly after it was …

Newfound spiders named for ‘Star Wars’ Stormtroopers

Like the Stormtroopers, the spiders “are very similar to each other, with some capacity for camouflage”; the sci-fi soldiers and the newfound spiders are also alike in being somewhat clumsy, according to the study. However, there is no evidence (yet) that the spiders, like their movie namesakes, are terrible at hitting moving targets with a blaster. [9 Animals with ‘Star Wars’-Inspired Names] Stormtroopers are a common sight across the Empire’s conquered worlds in the “Star Wars” universe, and Colombia’s bald-legged spiders turned out to be surprisingly numerous, too. Though the arachnids had never been reported in that country before, the study authors described two species in two previously known genera — Paratropis, Anisaspis— and four in the newfound Stormtropisgenus. All …