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Tensions Between US, North Korea Could Impact NBC’s Investment in Winter Olympics – Variety

Thursday, August 17, 2017

It’s not hard to imagine a tension-filled scenario on Feb. 9, the first day of opening ceremonies of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. SEE MORE: From the August 15, 2017, issue of Variety President Donald Trump and the North Korean regime of Kim Jong-un might well still be exchanging harsh, rhetorical threats, as they did last week, while the U.S. military ratchets up strength and Kim’s government…

NASCAR’s always wild Bristol night race takes on added urgency with playoffs looming – Charlotte Observer

Thursday, August 17, 2017

NASCAR’s Bristol night race was full of hot tempers and dented fenders when it was just another race in a long regular season. With segment points, a victory guaranteeing a spot in the postseason and only three spots left, drivers expect to be especially aggressive to try to get to Victory Lane in Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. The August race at the .533-mile track in Bristol, Tenn.,…

Celtic 5-0 FC Astana – BBC News

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Scott Sinclair slotted home Celtic’s second goal of the night Celtic all but booked their Champions League group stage berth by thumping Kazakh champions Astana in the play-off first leg. Tom Rogic created the opener when he drove into the box and lifted a ball into the area that Evgeni Postnikov could only divert into his own net. Sinclair raced clear to add the second and doubled his tally after…

About Last Night: Honoring women in baseball – Lookout Landing

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Mariners might be struggling on the field, but off the field, the team continues to Royally Own, with the most recent entry into this being last night’s Women In Baseball Night. Not to take anything away from lady fans who love their bejeweled tanks and pink logo clutches, but women-centered events at ballparks have mostly relied on this type of marketing to the female fan, a concept seemingly drawn…

Olympic legacy: Did £1bn after 2012 get any more people doing sport? – BBC News

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mo Farah wins gold in Men’s 5000m, London 2012 Five years ago this month, the London Olympic Games – seen as a great success for Britain – came to a close. At the time, the country was promised that the end of the Games would not mean the end of the success story, that there would be a lasting legacy for sport participation. But, in…

2017 CBS Sports Preseason All-America team: College football’s best and brightest – CBSSports.com

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Summer is coming to an end, and with the college football season is right around the corner, it is the perfect time to announce the 2017 CBS Sports Preseason All-America Team as voted on by our panel of college football analysts and insiders. There were six unanimous selections — one on offense and five on defense — with a whopping 21 different programs represented among the 27 first-team selections. Clemson…

Dota vu: Valve’s world cup of e-sports is having another moment in the spotlight – The Verge

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Every year for the past half decade, like clockwork, Valve’s Dota 2 tournament has broken the record for biggest prize pool in e-sports history. Dubbed The International (TI), this competition started off with $1.6 million of Valve’s own money in 2011 before adding a gamer-funded component that accelerated it north of $10 million by 2014, past $20 million last year, and close to $25 million for The International 7 that…

Canon wants you to pick up your camera and ‘shoot for greatness’ – The Drum

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Forget your iPhone. A new spot from Canon and Grey New York shows how you can capture the everyday moments with your Canon camera. In a spot called “Shoot for Greatness,” the brand shows that “Being at the right place at the right time means nothing without the right camera” in an effort to promote their Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR. Coupled with Chief White Lightning’s song “City Alive,” the…

The Nokia 8 flagship keeps the bezels, adds a ‘bothie’ camera – The Verge

Thursday, August 17, 2017

HMD Global, the Finnish company that licensed the rights to produce Nokia phones, is revealing the company’s first Nokia-branded Android flagship phone today. The new Nokia 8 will be available in early September across Europe, priced at 599 euros ($705). As we saw with the leaks, the Nokia 8 has a 5.3-inch display (2560 x 1440), and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB…

Nikon D3400: When You Want To Move Your Photography Beyond A Smart Phone – Forbes

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Nikon Nikon D3400 Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. Your smart phone – and I don’t care which one it is, who made it or which iteration you might have – will never take pictures as sharp, focused and defined as a good SLR can. Nor will it allow you to fire off 10, 20 or 30 framed or telescopic variations of a scene in a…

Local school district adds cameras to side of buses – KMOV.com – KMOV.com

Thursday, August 17, 2017

CAHOKIA (KMOV.com) - You may have noticed during your morning commute that roads are getting more crowded as schools go back in session in both Missouri and Illinois. News 4 has a warning for drivers who might get impatient behind school buses. One school district is making sure you don’t put students in danger. Minutes count for Trina Brown, who sometimes cringes during her morning commute when school buses are…

FrontRow is a livestreaming smart necklace with two cameras … – Android Central

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ubiquiti has announced a wearable necklace equipped with two cameras for live streaming. For a lot of users, wearables are not an essential product. They’re certainly nice to have, but not as necessary for day to day life as a smartphone or laptop. I’ve personally used a Pebble, a couple Android Wear watches, and a Vector Watch before giving up on smartwatches altogether a few months ago. Google Glass is…

CMS Still Needs Bus Drivers; Cameras Installed On All Buses – WFAE

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Monday is the big day for the total eclipse, but it is also the day that CMS bus drivers will begin practice runs of their routes so any kinks can be worked out. Bus drivers are still needed but district officials say they are in much better shape than this time last year. At a press conference Wednesday, Janet Thomas, the district’s transportation director says she still needs to fill…

City commission to consider security cameras and better lighting for Norwich Corridor – Brunswick News

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Trump’s lack of discipline leaves new chief of staff frustrated and dismayed – Washington Post

Thursday, August 17, 2017

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — As the new White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly routes all calls to and from President Trump through the White House switchboard, where he can sign off on them. He stanches the flow of information reaching the president’s desk. And he requires that all staff members — including Trump’s relatives — go through him to reach the president. But none of those attempts at discipline…

CEOs Long Avoided Politics. Trump Is Changing the Calculus. – New York Times

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Referring to a tweet by Mr. Trump criticizing Kenneth C. Frazier, the Merck executive who led this week’s corporate retreat from the White House councils, Mr. Sonnenfeld said, “Never in history has a president attacked and threatened the chief executive of a major U.S. corporation like that.” Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President’s Manufacturing Council,he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES! —…

Baltimore Mayor Had Statues Removed in ‘Best Interest of My City’ – New York Times

Thursday, August 17, 2017

“The mayor has the right to protect her city,” she said. “For me, the statues represented pain, and not only did I want to protect my city from any more of that pain, I also wanted to protect my city from any of the violence that was occurring around the nation. We don’t need that in Baltimore.” In recent days, cities and resident from Gainesville, Fla. to Lexington, Ky., called…

Bush presidents wade into Trump furore over Charlottesville – BBC News

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Media captionDoes Trump react to some hate crimes faster than others? Former Presidents George HW Bush and George W Bush have called on the US to “reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms”. They are the latest Republican figures to weigh in on the backlash to Donald Trump’s latest remarks blaming “both sides” for violent clashes in Virginia. It culminated with a woman’s death and nearly 20 wounded…

Natalee Holloway’s Remains May Have Been Discovered in Aruba – TIME

Thursday, August 17, 2017

More than a decade after the infamous disappearance of Natalee Holloway, an 18-year-old from Alabama who was vacationing in Aruba, her father may have broken the case wide open after discovering human remains on the Caribbean island. Dave Holloway, with the help of private investigator T.J. Ward, uncovered the remains in an unspecified location on the Dutch territory after an 18-month investigation, the men announced Wednesday on The Today Show….