OSU sophomore offensive lineman Isaiah Prince (59) fights back tears after the Buckeyes 24-21 loss to Penn State on Oct. 22. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorAlthough the Ohio State football team has sustained losses to unranked opponents in previous years, the 24-21 loss on Saturday to the Penn State Nittany Lions is a tough one to take for fans. For players like freshman starting guard Michael Jordan and freshman defensive end Nick Bosa, the defeat is their first in their collegiate careers, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.Going through a tough loss early in a career can be a motivation for improving upon the mistakes. Presenting a young team against Virginia Tech in 2014, OSU suffered a potentially season-ruining loss to the Hokies.After starting the year 1-1, the Buckeyes responded with 13-straight wins by an average margin of victory of just over 26 points. A youthful team responded to adversity with open arms, allowing themselves to grow from the loss to a team deemed subpar to OSU.OSU coach Urban Meyer said on Monday that the loss is not season ending, and needs to be a lesson for the young members of the team.“Move forward,” he said. “Let it hurt for awhile.”The feeling of losing is new to more than one of the team members, but slip ups from the unit were expected. The fact the Buckeyes are still within the top 10, and have the chance to still make the playoffs with a team full of young players serves as a beacon of hope. Both veterans and underclassmen were visibly upset as they left the field. Sophomore right tackle Isaiah Prince was fighting back tears while walking off, along with redshirt senior center Pat Elflein, who spoke to the media with a heavy voice. A fifth-year player, Elflein has been through all five of Meyer’s loses while at OSU. Even though the loss stings, he said it is something the young members of the team need to experience and use to keep playoff hopes alive.“Something you don’t want to feel, but you got to remember that feeling,” Elflein said. “That’s what has got to power you through, that feeling right there. You never want to feel that again.”Unlike the team’s only loss of 2015, the Buckeyes dropped their first game of the year at the midway point. With time still left on the clock, OSU can easily regroup and get back on the right path.The youth of the team might have caused OSU problems, but can also help the team down the road. The team understood there would be growing pains, and there would be times the young players would need to step up when faced with a challenge. Against Oklahoma, most fans felt the team had it’s largest moment of growth. In retrospect, the loss to Penn State should serve as a coming of age moment for the Buckeyes.Redshirt junior guard Billy Price, who played against Penn State in 2014 in Beaver Stadium, said he understood the feelings the young players were going through. However, he said the youth of the team is not the problem.“We are young, we are young. There are a lot of young guys in there. They’re playing well,” Price said. “They have to play for us and they have to execute. If we don’t execute that’s where we have issues like this.”Rather than singling out the poor play of specific players, Price said the loss was on the team as a whole, and its inability to execute the gameplan to perfection. He, like other Buckeyes, said this is a growing moment.Like in 2014, the team will be attempting to regroup from a loss at the hands of a non-ranked opponent. But, the loss was expected in some regards, due to the young nature of the team. Just like two years ago when the team went on a rampage after losing, OSU will have to prove the legitimacy of the team by winning games in convincing fashion. And, just like the national championship season, young players and new starters will have to give it their all.And giving it all was a sentiment redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett expressed explicitly on Monday. “We’re gonna find out what we’re made of,” he said. “I think that’s how you really see people. Anybody can be doing fine when we’re winning games, but when your back is against the wall, things are going against us, that shows your true character and true colors.”
Ohio State senior defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle (93) waits for a USC snap in the second quarter of the 2017 Cotton Bowl against University of Southern USC: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Carolina Panthers signed former Ohio State defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle as an undrafted free agent, Ohio State announced Saturday evening following the conclusion of the 2018 NFL Draft. Sprinkle played at Ohio State for four seasons, ending his college career with 20 tackles in 28 games. He was on a Buckeye defensive line that held teams to fewer than three yards per rush last season, giving up an average of just 2.94 yards per carry. Only five teams in the nation held opponents to fewer than three yards per carry.He also helped an Ohio State defense that finished last season with the sixth-fewest rushing yards allowed per game in the country.Sprinkle was not invited to the NFL combine, but participated in Ohio State’s pro day on March 22.
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone confessed that he would never give his son Giovani a spot on his squad while he is the manager.After striker Giovanni Simeone’s first ever match for Argentina in a big match last week in which he scored a goal, the rumors about Atletico Madrid getting the player due to Diego Simeone’s desire to coach his son started spreading like wildfire. But this Monday the Argentine manager spoke about the possibility for the first time since his son started playing as a professional, he denied that Giovanni playing for Atletico under him in the near future was a possibility. Situations like this in which nepotism can become a very dangerous subject, are something that straight arrows like Diego Simeone will always try to avoid during their career. ‘Cholo’ has always been proud to play by the book, always living by the rules and never taking advantage of his position in any shape or form during his time as the manager for Atletico Madrid. Giovanni Simeone does look like the perfect fit for Atletico Madrid, he plays in a very similar manner to Diego Costa for example.#PartidazoSimeone https://t.co/juu15vNi0h— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) September 10, 2018Contrary to popular belief, Diego Simeone just confessed that he wouldn’t be on board with the idea of him coaching his son in any of his teams at such an early age. There were rumors that suggested that Diego Simeone desperately wanted to sign his son Giovanni, the striker has every single attribute that the boss looks for in his favorite type of striker as a potential signing for the Colchoneros. But contrary to what the general idea was about ‘Cholo’ having his son on the squad, he didn’t want this because he feels like it would be too complicated for the relationship given that he would be even more strict than he usually is with the rest of his pupils. The eldest Simeone recently spoke to Cadena Copa about many different topics, but he was very adamant to deny his son’s possible arrival to the Colchoneros and didn’t close the door for that chance but after he leaves the club.?️?Simeone en el Partidazo de COPE: “Griezmann este año fue sin ninguna duda el mejor jugador del mundo. Sin duda”#PartidazoSimeone pic.twitter.com/gA1KAvnjtl— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) September 10, 2018La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“Watching him play in the national team gives me chills. He knows exactly what we feel for the national team, he has it in his blood like me. I think he did a very good job but I don’t like talking about him from a father perspective, but I do like talking about him from a manager’s perspective. He is a lad who has all the characteristics to play for one of my teams, but I will unfortunately never bring him to Atletico while I manage the club. I don’t want to say never but… It’s very difficult having a son in the dressing room. It would be difficult for him, as well as the relationship… Maybe 5 or 6 years from now he becomes an even more important player than he is today, maybe we can discuss something. If he becomes an even bigger start and he plays for me it would be easier for everyone because he would be more protected. He is going through the stages of his career in the perfect manner. Maybe someday when I’m no longer the Atletico Manager, maybe then he could come and play here,” said Diego to Cadena Cope.#SelecciónMayor @Argentina comienza su entrenamiento en el centro deportivo de @NYCFC. pic.twitter.com/IDSZgKLBDu— Selección Argentina ?? (@Argentina) September 9, 2018Giovanni’s great performance for Argentina.Diego Simeone was incredibly proud after his son scored the first ever goal for the National Team, this was during the 3-0 victory against the Guatemala side last Thursday and he celebrated with a lot of excitement. This goal marks a great historic moment because there are not many Argentina players who can presume to have more than one generation playing for the National Team in history, Giovanni looks like he could potentially become a great player like his father but with very different abilities. Because as we all know, Diego Simeone was a defensive midfielder in every club he played and Giovanni is a striker with very different skills. It’s a bummer we are not going to see Diego Simeone coaching his son this early in his career, but we are confident that they will meet as manager and player down the line when the young striker becomes a world-class star.#SelecciónMayor Tras la victoria ante Guatemala, el técnico Lionel Scaloni y los jugadores dialogaron con los medios de comunicación ➡ https://t.co/eYublPG2Y3 pic.twitter.com/Rj33w6anpC— Selección Argentina ?? (@Argentina) September 8, 2018How long do you think Giovani will take to become manageable for Diego Simeone? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker says he is finding it difficult to understand some of his team-mates who have different accents.The Brazilian says he struggles to understand teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold and also has to contend with Mackem Henderson, Glaswegian Robertson and Yorkshireman Milner.The shot-stopper who arrived Anfield from Roma last summer says he finds it easier to understand his foreign team-mates when they speak English than the native Brits.Allison says it is very difficult for him to understand Brummie and Yorkshire accents and also the scouse twang of Trent Alexander-Arnold and some other training staffAlisson told the Daily Star via The Mirror: Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“The British accent is hard for me to understand. In Brazil, we’re used to hearing American-English.“It’s been easier to understand my non-English teammates speaking English than the local ones.“Hopefully, I can improve my vocabulary.”Alisson has had a brilliant season so far.
In November, the Kenai Senior Center Administrative staff, prepared and submitted a grant application to the “Subaru 50 Cars for 50 Years Vehicle Donation” and along with Homer Senior Citizens, Inc., were both awarded a 2018 Subaru Outback. Meals on Wheels is a program that delivers meals to individuals on the Kenai Peninsula at home who are unable to purchase or prepare their own meals. According to a release, the new vehicle in Kenai, will provide the program the ability to deliver an approximate 30 additional meals per month to its current 1,980 monthly meal deliveries. All of the proceeds from March for Meals go to benefit the Kenai Senior Center Meals on Wheels program. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Senior Connections presented a $50,000 check at the Kenai City Council meeting on Wednesday, January 3, to benefit the Senior Meals on Wheels program. The $50,000 was funds obtained during the March for Meals fundraiser put on by the Kenai Senior Connection partnered with Kenai Senior Services to raise funds for the “Meals on Wheels” program locally. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-meals-on-wheels-money.mp3VmJennifer-on-meals-on-wheels-money.mp300:00RPd
Yes (keep for 9 months) No 2 ($5 option for 3) $50/month for 55+ channels Yes Sling TV ($25/month): Best budget live TV streaming service Parental controls What streaming TV services won’t give you Streaming TV services are great, but there are some things they can’t do compared to a traditional cable box. First, it’s worth looking at the channels that you can’t get with any of these services. A big one has been PBS, as the broadcaster reportedly hadn’t acquired the streaming rights to all of the shows that it airs. However, the good news is that YouTube TV will be the first to include PBS “later this year”. Another biggie is sports. Sure, most services carry ESPN and local channels for NFL football, but if you follow a professional baseball or basketball team, chances are you’ll need their specific channel — called an RSN, or regional sports network — to watch regular season games. RSN coverage varies widely for each service. And fans of live sports beware: every live TV service is a few seconds to a minute or more behind the “live” stream you’ll get from your local cable or satellite provider. That means you could get a preview of scores or big plays from Twitter, phone alerts or phone calls from friends slightly before you see the action on-screen.While AT&T TV Now offers HBO as part of its base subscription, most other services either sell it as an add-on or require you to sign up separately for HBO Now. In addition, NFL Red Zone and NHL Network are either not available or only as part of a package. If you’re used to the 5.1 surrounds offered by cable or even OTA, then you’ll probably be disappointed that all of the services only include stereo sound on live broadcasts. AT&T TV Now and PlayStation Vue do include 5.1 audio on some on-demand material, though. (Note that CNET is owned by CBS, which is a compensated programming provider on all cable, satellite and online TV services that offer CBS channels, which include Showtime, Pop, CBS Sports, and The CW, among others. CBS also owns and operates its own online service, CBS All Access, which is mentioned below.) The Big Five compared Time to narrow down the list. Here are the five biggest services in terms of name recognition, channel count and features, presented in alphabetical order. Four of them fit in the $45-plus premium bracket while one is a budget service. YouTube TV The best premium service Sarah Tew/CNET Best for: Unlimited DVR Price: $50 Step-up packages: N/A Missing channels: A&E, Comedy Central, History, Lifetime, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, Nickelodeon. The good: Intuitive interface and comprehensive program guide; includes all four local channels in most of US households; unlimited storage on cloud DVR. The bad: Tied for the most-expensive service, DVR shows replaced by on-demand versions. YouTube TV is CNET’s pick of the premium services, as it has more top channels in its package than any competitor, including all four local channels in most areas of the country. It also has the best DVR of the bunch, including unlimited storage and a generous nine months to watch recordings (most are 30 days). The catch is that if an episode you’ve recorded appears in YouTube TV’s VOD library, it gets replaced by the on-demand version — which means no fast-forwarding through commercials. YouTube TV’s interface is no-nonsense, if a little drab, and yet it offers most of the features a cable service can give you. And unlike Sling and others, it’s dead simple: one package, one price, done. See it at YouTube TV Sling TV The best budget service Sarah Tew/CNET Best for: Saving money but still getting ESPN (or Fox and NBC), supplementing with an antenna Starting price: $25 Step-up packages: Sling Orange + Blue for $40 month, $5 cloud DVR add-on, numerous $5 mini packages Missing channels (all packages): ABC, CBS, Animal Planet, Fox News, MLB Network, Nickelodeon Missing channels (Sling Orange): Fox, NBC, Bravo, FS1, FX, MSNBC, USA Network Missing channels (Sling Blue): ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN The good: Relatively cheap, flexible channel packages. The bad: Can only stream to one device (TV, phone, tablet) with Orange package; very little support for local stations; cloud DVR costs extra. Sling is cheaper than the other four because it carries fewer local stations (ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC). It has two base packages, Orange and Blue. Orange doesn’t offer any locals, while Blue has Fox and NBC but only in a handful of cities. That’s why Sling makes a good complement to OTA antenna TV. Sling’s interface isn’t much to look at, but it offers all of the options you need without cluttering the screen. The only real letdown is its arcane live pause and DVR exceptions (you can’t record Disney-owned channels like ABC, for example). Its options are myriad, so check out Sling TV: Everything you need to know for all the details. See it at Sling AT&T TV Now Screenshot by David Katzmaier/CNET Best for: HBO fans who want live TV streaming too Starting price: $50 Step-up packages: Six other package with more channels from $70. Missing channels: A&E, AMC, BBC America, Animal Planet, Discovery, HGTV, History, Lifetime, MLB Network, NBA TV, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone. The good: Includes HBO, typically a $15 add-on, in the $50 price; TV-like interface including the ability to swipe left or right to change channels; discounts for AT&T Wireless customers. The bad: Expensive service with fewer top channels than any other service in its price range; DVR is limited; no family member profiles. For the service formerly known as DirecTV Now, 2019 has been a year of upheaval — most importantly, the service changed its name to AT&T TV Now in August. It joins the budget Watch AT&T (see below) service which remains the same while DirecTV becomes AT&T TV. Clear as mud right? These revisions come after another big change in March 2019, when DirecTV Now jacked the price from $40 to $50 per month, and cut numerous key channels, including AMC, Discovery, and HGTV, from its base package. The upside is that HBO is included as part of the price, and as a standalone HBO Now subscription costs $15 per month, the $10 overall increase is technically a $5 monthly discount. When it comes to the service itself though, AT&T TV Now’s DVR and app are a step behind most competitors.See it at AT&T PlayStation Vue PlayStation Vue Best for: Commercial skippers and PS4 owners Starting price: $50 Step-up packages: Three other packages with progressively more channels for $55, $65 and $85. Missing channels: A&E, Comedy Central, History, Lifetime, MTV, Nickelodeon. The good: Solid DVR with unlimited storage that doesn’t replace recorded shows with the on-demand version (ahem, YouTube TV). PlayStation 4 users can split-screen multiple channels at once. The bad: Worse channel selection than others at its price. If you don’t get YouTube TV or Sling TV, the next best option is PlayStation Vue. It has an “evolved” interface that is also easy to use once you get the hang of it. Its DVR is excellent, with unlimited storage and the ability to skip commercials on any show — although unlike YouTube TV, shows in Vue’s DVR are deleted after 28 days. The biggest knock is that has fewer channels than any of the Big Five aside from Sling TV (which is much cheaper) and AT&T TV Now (which includes HBO). You don’t need a PlayStation 4 to watch it — just like the others, Vue has apps for numerous streaming devices including Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV, as well as phones and PCs — but a PS4 and Apple TV is the only way to get its sweet multiscreen view. See it at PlayStation Hulu With Live TV Hulu Best for: Current Hulu subscribers who want to add Live TV. Starting price: $45 Step-up packages: Optional “enhanced” DVR and multistream plans. Missing channels: AMC, BBC America, Comedy Central, MLB Network, MTV, NBA TV, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, Nickelodeon. The Good: Includes Hulu’s massive on-demand library, including exclusives such as The Handmaid’s Tale. The Bad: Confusing interface, standard DVR doesn’t let you skip commercials. With the least cable-like interface of the Big 5, Hulu’s greatest asset is the integration of live TV with its significant catalog of on-demand content for one price. Unfortunately, the interface frustrations apparent with the standard service are amplified once you add live TV. The app generally confuses “simple” with “incomplete.” It technically offers a guide, for example, but it’s extremely bare-bones. Another issue is that you’ll have to pay another $10 per month to get the ability to skip commercials on Hulu’s cloud DVR (the base cloud DVR, included, doesn’t let you skip commercials). Its channel count is solid, however, and with Hulu’s catalog included it’s a top competitor, especially after YouTube TV’s price hike. See it at Hulu Read more No Yes No No Yes, in many markets 2 ($15 option for unlimited) Which live TV service has the best channel lineup? Cord cutter curious? 10 considerations before you cancel cable TV The cord-cutter’s guide to the best indoor antennas Recap: Diary of a cable TV cord cutter $55/month, $65/month or $85/month Yes, except for Disney or ESPN channels Yes Yes, an extra $5/month each Sling TV YouTube TV 99+ Yes Yes Read the Sling TV review Family member/user profiles Yes Other optionsAT&T Watch TV Price: $15 per month, or “free” with certain AT&T Wireless plans Watch TV includes 30 channels and many of them, such as AMC, HGTV, and BBC America, are no longer available on AT&T TV Now. Watch TV doesn’t have any sports or local channels, and many of the shows on its channels can be watched on-demand with a Hulu subscription for less. It also doesn’t work with Roku devices, but it is available on the other major streaming platforms. And some AT&T wireless plan customers get it for free. See it at AT&TPhilo Price: Starts at $20 per month Another cheap service with no sports or local channels, Philo has bread-and-butter cable offerings like AMC, Comedy Channel, Nickelodeon and BBC America. Unlike Watch AT&T, it includes a cloud DVR, but it lacks a big-name 24-hour news channel like CNN. See it at PhiloCBS All Access Price: Starts at $6 per month CBS All Access stands out from all of the other services as it offers live (in some cities) and on-demand from just one channel. In addition to broadcast video-on-demand it offers exclusive online content such as Star Trek: Discovery. The on-demand stuff has ads, but you can get an ad-free option for $10 a month. See it at CBS No Yes Yes Yes Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Yes No Yes Fast-forward through or skip commercials with cloud DVR FOX and NBC only in select cities Yes, in many markets Now playing: Watch this: Read the CNET review Video on demand/3-day replay $50/month for 70+ channels Record shows for later (cloud DVR) No Base price Yes No Yes ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC channels Pause, rewind, fast-forward Yes Sling TV costs more than AT&T Watch TV ($15) and Philo ($20) but has better channels, more options a better interface. And it’s still dirt-cheap compared to the other services, let alone cable. Yes, in many markets $25/month for 30+ channels Simultaneous streams per account Cable TV can seem a lot like a landline phone these days: an unnecessary expense that is shackled to outdated hardware. All the cool kids and a lot of the cool grownups are cutting the cable TV cord. If you want to join them but don’t want to ditch live TV completely, you’ve come to the right place. Live TV streaming services like Sling TV and YouTube TV let you watch most if not all of your favorite TV channels — from ABC to CBS to CNN to ESPN to Fox News to Nickelodeon — streamed live over the internet. And they probably cost far less than you’re paying the cable company for TV. Prices start at $15 per month with no extra fees or contracts. In place of a cable box, and the monthly fee to rent it, you’ll use an app on your smart TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV. And you can watch at home or on the go via a phone or tablet, or even a PC browser. DVR show replaced by on-demand version Yes (keep for 28 days) Tags Yes No See at YouTube TV $45/month for 60+ channels Yes, in many markets Yes $50/month for 40+ channels Bandwidth limiter PlayStation Vue 2:44 Live TV streaming services for cord cutters: How to choose… No Share your voice Yes ($5 per month, can’t record Disney or ESPN channels) $70/month Yes No No (Yes with $15 option) Yes Yes Yes Yes Step-up packages with more channels 1 or 3 Comments Yes (20GB, keep for 30 days) No How to cut the cord for $10: installing an indoor antenna Yes Free trial No Yes These two are our go-to recommendations, but they’re not perfect for everyone. Each contender for your cord-cutting dollar offers different channel lineups, features, menu systems, and features. They have a lot in common as well as some key differences. Here’s the long version: everything you need to know about streaming live TV. Buckle up. Sarah Tew/CNET How to shop for cord-cutting live TV services In ascending order of monthly price, the major multichannel live TV streaming services available today are: AT&T Watch TV ($15 a month or free with certain AT&T wireless plans)Philo ($20 a month)Sling TV ($25 a month)Hulu With Live TV ($45 a month)PlayStation Vue ($50 a month)AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) ($50 a month) YouTube TV ($50 a month) Fubo TV ($55 a month)Yes, it’s a big list. But relax, we’ll break it down for you. And remember that each one has a free trial and no contacts, so trying (and canceling) are painless. Each offers a different mix of channels, so your first step should be choosing a service that carries your “can’t miss” channels and shows. And some of the most important channels are locals, namely ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC. Not every service offers all of them in every area. The services can be broken down into two main groups: budget, with prices starting at $15 but lacking local channels; and premium, with prices from $45 which include locals as well as other extras like exclusive bundles and an unlimited cloud DVR. Yes, most of the services (bar AT&T Watch TV) allow you to record and play back shows, just like a traditional cable or satellite DVR, but they often come with restrictions. Then there’s the multistream issue. If you want to watch more than one program at the same time — for example, on your living room TV and on a bedroom TV, or the main TV and a tablet — you’ll want to make sure the service you’re watching has enough simultaneous streams. Some of the least expensive services only allow one stream at a time, and if you try to watch a second, it’s blocked. Keep in mind that, especially if you do have more than one person watching at once, you need to make sure you have fast, reliable broadband internet. A 100Mbps download service will cost around $50 to $60 a month, and here’s where the savings of cutting cable can get swallowed up. Here’s a live TV streaming shopping list to consider: Does the service offer your “must have” channels? See CNET’s comparison of the top 100 channels here.Does it offer local channels in your area? See CNET’s comparison of local channel access here.How good is the cloud DVR? Does the interface make it easy to browse for shows? Are there enough simultaneous streams for you and your family?Is your internet connection up to snuff? See CNET’s guide to improving streaming quality here. Now playing: Watch this: Yes Yes Big Five TV streaming services compared Yes No Yes Hulu with Live TV Yes AT&T TV Now Video on demand from local channels Yes 5 No 2:03 3 YouTube TV ($50): Best premium live TV streaming service Fubo TV Price: Starts at $55 per month Fubo TV is a sports-centric service that also offers a number of other channels including local OTA stations (except ABC) — and more RSNs (regional sports networks) than any other service. Especially for fans of professional baseball, basketball and hockey teams, Fubo might be the only way to watch regular-season games without cable. There’s no ESPN, however, and a convoluted user interface and high price mean it’s not the first service we’d choose. See it at Fubo Don’t care about live TV? More cord-cutter staples Netflix: One of the first streaming TV services and it’s so popular that it’s become a catch-all term in the same way as “Magic Marker” or “Coke” in the South. Plans start at $13 a month, and it covers thousands of TV shows and movies, including originals like Daredevil and Orange Is the New Black. See it at NetflixAmazon Prime Video: The “other” major streaming service, which is included as part of a $99 annual Prime Membership or $9 a month. The interface isn’t as user-friendly as Netflix, but the service also offers shows not on its rival, including originals like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Amazon Prime also has the ability to add channels (HBO, Starz and more), making it a potential one-stop shop. See it at AmazonVudu/Movies Anywhere: A digital library (or locker) that incorporates both UltraViolet content and streaming movies and TV that are only available for purchase, like new releases. See it at VuduIt’s also worth investigating free, ad-supported services such as Roku Channel, IMDB Freedive, TuBi TV, Pluto, and Sony Crackle, which offer a wealth of content. Sarah Tew/CNET Is an indoor or outdoor antenna a viable option? If you have a TV in your house — that is, a screen that incorporates a tuner — you’re part-way to cutting the cord already. An affordable indoor antenna hooked up to your TV will let you watch free TV over the air from any channel you receive in your local broadcast area. Antennas cost as little as $10. See our comparison of indoor antennas here. You can also add a DVR such as the Amazon Fire TV Recast or TiVo Bolt OTA if you want. Then you can record those live TV antenna channels, play them back and skip commercials, just like on a standard cable TV DVR. Here’s CNET’s roundup of the best OTA DVRs for cord-cutters. A solid, lower-cost alternative to live TV streaming services is the combination of an antenna for live local channels and an on-demand service such as Netflix or Hulu (which is now only $5.99 a month). That way you’ll still be able to watch live programming and also have a choice of on-demand content. Amazon’s Fire TV Recast DVR is a cord-cutting antenna user’s friend. Sarah Tew/CNET Conclusion: Try it yourself Streaming live TV services are still in their infancy, and the industry is still in flux. Since launch, every service has increased prices by at least $5 a month, channel selections and cities with local channel access are changing all the time, and reports persist about some services losing money. While streaming is undoubtedly the future, it will be some time before both prices and the services offered settle in. That said, if you want a cable-like experience both at home and on the go without the dead weight that a cable subscription brings, then a streaming service is worth a look. There’s no contract to sign, and if you don’t like the service you’re on, you can easily switch. So whether you’re looking for a basic package such as Sling TV or want to pay more for a deluxe experience from the likes of PlayStation Vue, there should be a streaming TV service to suit you. Read more: The Best Password Managers for 2019 The Best VPN Services for 2019 The Best Meal Kit Delivery Services for 2019 Originally published Aug. 2, 2018 and updated as new developments occur. See at Sling TV No These services have plenty of benefits — no more cable fees, no more contracts, yay! — but the savings can be outweighed by other downsides such as internet fees, DVR restrictions, buffering and a lack of things to watch, especially live sports. And just like cable TV, the costs of these services just keep going up. With all that in mind, here’s a guide to brave the new world of live TV streaming over the internet, as well as other cord-cutting options available today. Disclosure: CNET may earn commissions from the services featured on this page. So which ones are the best?This is a long article with lots of, dare we say great information, but if you just want to know which ones we like best, here you go. With its best-in-class channel selection and cloud DVR, YouTube TV is our favorite option for cord-cutters who want as many of the perks of an actual cable subscription, without the cost and hassle. Yes Cord Cutters (OTT) OTT Compatibility TVs Media Streamers Mobile Apps Smart Speakers & Displays Target PlayStation Vue Amazon Prime HBO Disney ABC Amazon AT&T CBS DirecTV Fox Google Hulu NBC Netflix
Khaleda Zia. File PhotoThe Supreme Court will hear on 9 July a review petition filed by BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia against its order that asked the High Court to dispose of her appeal by 31 July challenging the lower court verdict sentencing her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division justice Hasan Foez Siddique fixed the date on Thursday and sent the petition to the full bench to hearing, reports UNB.AJ Mohammad Ali, Zainul Abedin and Kaiser Kamal stood for Khaleda while attorney general Mahbubey Alam represented the state and Khurshid Alam Khan argued for the Anti-Corruption Commission.Earlier on 16 May, a four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, upheld the High Court order that had granted bail to convicted BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.The SC also issued an order to dispose of Khaleda’s appeal petition challenging the lower court’s verdict in the case by 31 July.Later, Khaleda’s lawyer filed a petition on 25 June seeking review of the order.On 8 February, the Dhaka Special Court-5 convicted the former prime minister and BNP chairperson and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.She was then sent to old central jail at Nazimuddin Road in the city.The BNP chief secured four months’ bail from the High Court in the case on 12 March.
Afghan soldiers carry an injured man after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan on 22 July 2018. — ReutersAfghan vice president Abdul Rashid Dostum narrowly escaped a suicide bomb attack at Kabul airport as he returned home on Sunday from more than a year in exile in Turkey over allegations of torturing and abusing a political rival.Dostum, who left Afghanistan last year after heavy pressure from Western donors including the United States, had exited the airport in a motorcade only minutes before the explosion, which police said killed at least 14 people and wounded more than 50.He was unharmed in the blast. A little over a mile from where the attack took place, cheering supporters who had been waiting for hours gave him a red carpet reception at a rally at his office compound.However, the incident underlined the increasingly volatile and unstable political climate in Kabul ahead of parliamentary elections in October that are seen as a dry run for more important presidential elections early next year.Dostum’s triumphant return was in stark contrast to the outrage he faced after reports in 2016 that his guards had seized political rival Ahmad Eshchi and subjected him to beatings, torture and violent sexual abuse.He denied Eshchi’s accusations but, amid international demands that he face justice to show that powerful political leaders were not above the law, he left the country in May last year, ostensibly to seek medical treatment in Turkey.Even in exile, he remained a powerful figure with wide support among his fellow ethnic Uzbeks in northern Afghanistan. While in Turkey, he also formed an alliance with two other powerful leaders, Atta Mohammad Noor, a major force among ethnic Tajiks and Mohammad Mohaqiq, a leader of the Hazara minority both of whom joined him in Kabul on Sunday.President Ashraf Ghani now faces the challenge of reintegrating Dostum, an ally in the disputed 2014 election who helped deliver the ethnic Uzbek vote but a volatile and unpredictable partner.Dostum’s return followed more than two weeks of sometimes violent demonstrations by supporters demanding the release of one of his militia commanders who was arrested following a dispute with officers in the regular security forces.In remarks to his supporters, he made a brief reference to the commander, Nizamuddin Qaisari, who remains in custody pending an investigation. But Dostum also called on protesters who had blocked roads and government offices in northern Afghanistan to end their demonstrations.Once referred to as a “quintessential warlord” by the US state department, Dostum has long been accused of serious human rights abuses. Shortly after the US-led campaign in 2001, he was accused of killing Taliban prisoners by leaving them locked in airless cargo containers. He has denied the accusations.
PORTLAND, ORE. – In celebration of Black History Month, the University of Louisville men’s basketball team will wear special adidas uniforms inspired by the creativity, passion and expression of the early 20th century’s Harlem Renaissance at the Cardinals’ Feb. 23 game against Virginia in the KFC Yum! Center. UofL’s women’s team will wear the special uniforms for its home game against Boston College the following day on Feb. 24.Throughout the month of February, all adidas Power 5 conference NCAA men’s and women’s basketball teams will wear a head-to-toe uniform inspired by the ballrooms of that era, including Arizona State, Rutgers, North Carolina State, Miami, Mississippi State, Louisville, Kansas, Indiana, Nebraska, Texas A&M, and Georgia Tech. Considered one of the most influential movements in African American history, the Harlem Renaissance was a creative movement that kindled a new cultural identity. In this era, the Renaissance ballroom became a place that epitomized basketball culture as local teams perfected their game on the same wooden floors that were also used for ballroom dance events and jazz shows. Together, the Harlem community infused their spirit of dance & sport within their day to day lives, and created an indisputable marriage between music, culture, and the game. Inspired by the wooden floors of the ballrooms where basketball became culture, each adidas team jersey also includes patterns which mimic the fabrics and prints of the 1920s that became a means of self-expression and community pride. Each uniform features a unique bean stitch texture around the team name, the word “BALLROOM” on the inner waistband of each short, and a “Celebrating Black Culture” patch. The collection also includes a series corresponding footwear silhouettes which echo the colors of the jazz ballrooms so important to the era. Each detail is meant to be an homage to the art, poetry, sounds and sport of the Renaissance, and to those driving their passion forward.”At adidas, we created the Celebrating Black Culture program as a way of honoring our past throughout Black History Month, but also across the entire calendar year,” said Adam Laitsas, Senior Director for adidas Basketball in North America. “We firmly believe that through sport, we have the power to change lives, and we’re humbled to be able to celebrate these historical sport moments through the new Harlem Renaissance collection, and can’t wait to see each team wear these on-court.”Both men’s and women’s basketball teams from each partner school will rock their unique jerseys in-game throughout the month of February, and the full uniforms from a select group of universities are currently on sale on adidas.com. The Red Louisville Cardinals Harlem Renaissance Swingman jersey and shorts are available through the GoCards.com store at this link: https://uofl.me/2GvFll3 .For more information, visit adidas.com/basketball and follow the conversation @adidashoops on Twitter and Instagram.Print Friendly Version Story Links
03Oct Rep. Griffin hosts Veterans Roundtable Categories: Griffin News,Griffin Photos,News,Photos Yesterday, State Rep. Beth Griffin hosted her inaugural Veterans Roundtable with guest speaker James Redford, director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. Director Redford gave an update on the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, and the progress Michigan is making to ensure veterans are receiving the benefits they earned while serving our country.The program lasted about one hour with more than 25 veterans, family members of veterans, concerned citizens, and local elected officials in attendance. Both Rep. Griffin and Director Redford took questions from attendees.“I would like to thank everyone who took time out of their day to attend this discussion. Hearing directly from our veterans about what they need and how state government can better serve them is very important to me,” Griffin said. “As a Navy wife, I can assure you that taking care of our active military members and veterans is a top priority of mine.Those unable to attend the event who have questions about veterans’ benefits can contact Rep. Griffin by phone at 517-373-0839 or via email at BethGriffin@house.mi.gov.