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‘Queer Eye’ gets greenlit for two more seasons

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'Netflix has ordered two more seasons of its Emmy-winning series Queer Eye.The unscripted show, which is a reboot of Bravo series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, features five makeover experts: Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming), Karamo Brown (Culture), and Tan France (Fashion). The show’s fourth season will debut on July 19 and will see the Fab Five travel to Kansas City, reported Variety.Production on season five will begin production next week and will see them head to Philadelphia.Queer Eye is executive produced by David Collins, Michael Williams and Rob Eric for Scout Productions, and David George, Adam Sher, David Eilenberg and Jordana Hochman for ITV Entertainment Jennifer Lane serves as the showrunner and executive producer. . The post ‘Queer Eye’ gets greenlit for two more seasons appeared first on Telangana Today .'

BLOW: Achilles Injury Rules Out Kevin Durant

Basketball Essentially Sports

Golden State forward Kevin Durant is currently going through a bad patch after suffering an injury.After ages, he made his triumphant return to the basketball court, only to limp away yet again, this time with a right Achilles injury.
'Golden State forward Kevin Durant is currently going through a bad patch after suffering an injury.After ages, he made his triumphant return to the basketball court, only to limp away yet again, this time with a right Achilles injury.Without a doubt, it will deal a massive blow for the All-Star and two-time NBA Finals MVP. who may be three weeks away from free agency and could also be facing a long rehabilitation process.Warriors general manager Bob Myers was teary when he gave the news after Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night.An MRI will be performed Tuesday to determine the severity, but Durant’s season is clearly over and his recovery will likely take several months if the Achilles is indeed torn. “He’s one of the most misunderstood people,” Myers said. “He’s a good teammate, he’s a good person, it’s not fair.I’m lucky to know him.I don’t have all the information on what really the extent of what it all means until we get a MRI, but the people that worked with him and cleared him are good people, they’re good people.” Myers said Durant’s first injury of this postseason was a calf injury, as the Warriors have insisted throughout.Myers also said that he is willing to accept the blame for the decision to play Durant in Game 5.Golden State won 106-105, cutting Toronto’s lead in the NBA Finals to 3-2. “I don’t believe there’s anybody to blame, but I understand in this world and if you have to, you can blame me,” Myers said. “I run our basketball operations department.And to tell you something about Kevin Durant, Kevin Durant loves to play basketball, and the people that questioned whether he wanted to get back to this team were wrong.” Durant got hurt on a dribble on the right wing , coming up lame on a crossover move and falling to the floor.He grabbed the back of his leg, appeared to grab below the calf and more toward the Achilles area, and needed help to limp to the bench area and more help to get back to the Warriors’ locker room.Warriors forward Andre Iguodala was on Durant’s left side as they made the long walk back to the room, with Myers and Stephen Curry in the group immediately behind them. “It sucks.I feel so bad for him, his camp,” Warriors guard Klay Thompson said. “He’s going to come back stronger though.That’s the kind of fighter he is and I’m going to miss him, man.It’s not the same being out there without him.” Durant shouted an expletive as he left the floor, his frustration obvious.He was supposed to be one of the marquee free agents this summer.He may now end up exercising his $31.5 million option to stay with the Warriors, especially if he’s going to be sidelined for an extended period. “I’m hurting deep in the soul right now,” Durant wrote on Instagram after the game.His season is over, however, the Warriors’ season isn’t. “We do it for Kevin,” Thompson said.Durant had been cleared by the Warriors’ medical staff after Game 4, and participated in both a practice session Sunday and a shootaround practice earlier Monday.The Warriors had said throughout his monthlong absence that they did not want him back on the floor until he was right, for fear of a scenario where Durant aggravated the injury and had no chance of returning this season.Their nightmare came true.And if it really only was a calf injury initially, this was worse. “It’s a bizarre feeling that we all have right now,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “An incredible win and a horrible loss at the same time.” Durant had 11 points in 12 minutes, making all three of his 3-point attempts.He started and played the first six minutes, then had the lower leg wrapped with a heating pad to keep it loose before he returned about three minutes later. “He gave us what he had,” Curry said. “He went out there and sacrificed his body.” When the injury happened, a number of NBA players reacted on Twitter quickly — both to the injury, and to the sound of some Toronto fans cheering when Durant got hurt. “Why are they cheering for his injury?Come on man,” Philadelphia center Joel Embiid wrote.Added Washington’s Bobby Portis: “Raptors fans can’t cheer for a player getting hurt.That’s lame.” Many others just sent best wishes, including Miami’s Kelly Olynyk, Cleveland’s Kevin Love and Atlanta’s Trae Young.And some Raptors players, including Kyle Lowry, urged those fans who were cheering the sight of Durant limping to stop. “I don’t think the fans knew the significance of the injury,” Lowry said.The Warriors entered the night trailing the Raptors 3-1 in the title series — meaning their hopes of a third consecutive NBA championship remain on the brink now.Durant had not played since straining a calf muscle in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston, and the team hoped his presence would be a boost. “The skill, obviously, is undeniable and he’s a guy who can get a shot off anytime he wants,” Kerr said earlier Monday. “He’s been in similar situations with us where he’s had long layoffs.He’s Kevin Durant.If we have him out there, he’ll be a threat.” He won’t be out there again this season. “I just feel so bad for him,” Curry said. “Nobody should have to go through something like that.” . The post BLOW: Achilles Injury Rules Out Kevin Durant appeared first on Essentially Sports .'

Google earned USD 4.7 bn from news in 2018 even as media groups’ income shrunk: study

Business Northlines

WASHINGTON : Google made a whopping USD 4.7 billion from the work of journalists last year via search and Google News, taking a huge cut from the online ad revenue of media houses which lost a crucial source of income, resulting in many of them
'WASHINGTON : Google made a whopping USD 4.7 billion from the work of journalists last year via search and Google News, taking a huge cut from the online ad revenue of media houses which lost a crucial source of income, resulting in many of them getting shrunk or closed, a media report said.News is a significant part of Google’s business, according to a study to be released on Monday by the News Media Alliance (NMA) which represents more than 2,000 newspapers across the US.The journalists who create that content deserve a cut of that USD 4.7 billion, president and chief executive of the NMA David Chavern was quoted as saying by The New York Times.The California-based internet giant made the amount from the work of news publishers in 2018 via search and Google News, it said.That USD 4.7 billion is nearly as much as the USD 5.1 billion brought in by the United States news industry as a whole from digital advertising last year, the report said.The NMA cautioned that its estimate for Google’s income was conservative.For one thing, it does not count the value of the personal data the company collects on consumers every time they click on an article like this one. “They make money off this arrangement and there needs to be a better outcome for news publishers,” Chavern said. “The study blatantly illustrates what we all know so clearly and so painfully,” said Terrance C Z Egger, the chief executive of Philadelphia Inquirer PBC, which publishes The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com “The current dynamics in the relationships between the platforms and our industry are devastating,” Egger said.The NMA is making the study public in advance of a House subcommittee hearing on Tuesday on the interrelationship of big tech companies and the media.Some 40 per cent of the clicks on Google’s trending queries are for news.That’s content that Google does not pay for, the report said, although it often presents headlines from news outlets verbatim.Egger said the big tech companies should show some appreciation for the content that news publishers provide.Two giant companies ? Alphabet, which is Google’s parent, and Facebook ? are major distributors for news publishers.The two of them ferry more than 80 per cent of external traffic to various sites.That is a far cry from the analog days, when media barons controlled how their publications reached the public and collected all the ad income they generated.But Google and Facebook don’t steer news consumers to news sites out of altruism.Rather, their middleman role allows them to take a huge proportion of online ad revenue.As a result, legacy news outlets have lost a crucial source of income over the last couple of decades, which has led them in most cases to shrink or disappear.The big tech companies “like this business.It’s a good business, where you write for them,” Chavern added.Chavern said he hoped that an outcome of any conversation generated by the study would be the passage of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act which would give news publishers a four-year antitrust exemption, allowing them to collectively bargain with the owners of online platforms over revenue splitting. “News is an important form of content that sustains civic society.I think everybody from readers to writers to politicians understands that if journalism goes away, that’s a horrible outcome for whether we’re able to sustain the republic,” he said.Google, which did not reply to a request for comment, keeps much of its data about search and revenues in a black box alongside its algorithm, the NYT added. (AGENCIES) . The post Google earned USD 4.7 bn from news in 2018 even as media groups’ income shrunk: study appeared first on Northlines .'

2019 NBA Finals: Toronto and Golden State’s change?

Ice hockey Essentially Sports

The Toronto Raptors are 1 win away from securing their maiden title.The Warriors, trying to win a 3-peat since the Los Angeles Lakers, are seemingly in disarray.Kevin Durant has been out for a month.Cousins who returned after an early playoff injury
'The Toronto Raptors are 1 win away from securing their maiden title.The Warriors, trying to win a 3-peat since the Los Angeles Lakers, are seemingly in disarray.Kevin Durant has been out for a month.Cousins who returned after an early playoff injury is rusty.Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors have stepped up when it matters the most.Until their 4-win run against Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference finals, Toronto relied on 1 man.Kawhi Leonard.The Raptors cast were poor, especially in their 7 game series against Philadelphia.They finally started to show up.Lowry has become a good guard in the post-season.Siakam has become the 2 nd major scorer in the finals for the Raptors.Fed vanVleet is leading the defence on curry and providing crucial scoring off the bench.Golden State: Unlucky The Warriors are aiming to be the first team since the Shaq-Kobe Lakers to win a 3-peat.Considered to be one of the greatest NBA dynasties, the Warriors won 322 out of 410 regular season games.They are the only team, other than the 1960s Boston Celtics to make 5 consecutive finals.Curry has struggled to single handedly take the Warriors to victory.In the off-season, the same core that swept its way in the NBA finals, added DeMarcus Cousins.The talented big man fell in Game 2 against Los Angeles Clippers.Kevin Durant would fall in game 5 against the Houston Rockets.While Cousins has returned to the active roster, he still is showing a lot of rust.The availability of Kevin Durant, the Warriors leading scorer for Game 5 of the finals is questionable.Even if he does return, with over a month out injured, there will be rust.In the end, the drafted all-star trio of the Warriors have to play a 150%. Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Steph Curry are the only ones who can save their season.Toronto Raptors: Final mode.Toronto Raptors announced their title credentials this season when they signed Kawhi Leonard, trading their franchise player, DeMar DeRozan.Throughout the playoffs, he has been the outstanding player.The Raptors finally pulled it together in the Finals.That’s where it counts.Leonard, has led the Raptors from the front Marc Gasol has improved his scoring and defensive prowess.It’s why he was traded for.Pascal Siakam showed why he is a contender for the MIP award.Perhaps the biggest kick needed was Fred vanVleet.Since the birth of his son, he’s produced strong performances off the bench.In the finals, he has been an excellent defender on Steph Curry.In Game 4, he held Curry to 9-22 from the field, including 2-9 from downtown. vanVleet has played excellent defence on Curry.As a team, the Raptors have been responsive.Whenever any of their playoff opponents went on a scoring run, they replied in kind.They have always been in the game.Crucially in the finals, they are shooting with a high field goal percentage, 3-point and free-throw shooting.They are forcing the Warriors into more turnovers, while not committing as many turnovers.Game 5: Ending a dynasty?Game 5 is in Toronto.If the Raptors win, they will win their maiden NBA title on their home court.Warriors players are planning to play as if Durant is not returning.The signals coming from the training staff at Golden State, indicate he isn’t likely to play . The Warriors dynasty would likely end after this series, as Kevin Durant is moving out.Toronto will also hope, this run will convince Kawhi to re-sign with them in Free Agency.Kevin Durant is not confirmed to play game 5.Without him, its a huge task for the Warriors to win.e There’s still hope.In 2016, the Cleveland Cavaliers came back from 3-1 down in the NBA finals to beat the Warriors.The Warriors themselves had to come back from 3-1 down to beat Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference finals that year.It’s not impossible, but the odds are stacked against Golden State. . The post 2019 NBA Finals: Toronto and Golden State’s change? appeared first on Essentially Sports .'

Google earned USD 4.7 bn from news in 2018 even as media groups’ income shrunk: study

Business Daily Excelsior

WASHINGTON : Google made a whopping USD 4.7 billion from the work of journalists last year via search and Google News, taking a huge cut from the online ad revenue of media houses which lost a crucial source of income, resulting in many of them
'WASHINGTON : Google made a whopping USD 4.7 billion from the work of journalists last year via search and Google News, taking a huge cut from the online ad revenue of media houses which lost a crucial source of income, resulting in many of them getting shrunk or closed, a media report said.News is a significant part of Google’s business, according to a study to be released on Monday by the News Media Alliance (NMA) which represents more than 2,000 newspapers across the US.The journalists who create that content deserve a cut of that USD 4.7 billion, president and chief executive of the NMA David Chavern was quoted as saying by The New York Times.The California-based internet giant made the amount from the work of news publishers in 2018 via search and Google News, it said.That USD 4.7 billion is nearly as much as the USD 5.1 billion brought in by the United States news industry as a whole from digital advertising last year, the report said.The NMA cautioned that its estimate for Google’s income was conservative.For one thing, it does not count the value of the personal data the company collects on consumers every time they click on an article like this one. “They make money off this arrangement and there needs to be a better outcome for news publishers,” Chavern said. “The study blatantly illustrates what we all know so clearly and so painfully,” said Terrance C Z Egger, the chief executive of Philadelphia Inquirer PBC, which publishes The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com. “The current dynamics in the relationships between the platforms and our industry are devastating,” Egger said.The NMA is making the study public in advance of a House subcommittee hearing on Tuesday on the interrelationship of big tech companies and the media.Some 40 per cent of the clicks on Google’s trending queries are for news.That’s content that Google does not pay for, the report said, although it often presents headlines from news outlets verbatim.Egger said the big tech companies should show some appreciation for the content that news publishers provide.Two giant companies ? Alphabet, which is Google’s parent, and Facebook ? are major distributors for news publishers.The two of them ferry more than 80 per cent of external traffic to various sites.That is a far cry from the analog days, when media barons controlled how their publications reached the public and collected all the ad income they generated.But Google and Facebook don’t steer news consumers to news sites out of altruism.Rather, their middleman role allows them to take a huge proportion of online ad revenue.As a result, legacy news outlets have lost a crucial source of income over the last couple of decades, which has led them in most cases to shrink or disappear.The big tech companies “like this business.It’s a good business, where you write for them,” Chavern added.Chavern said he hoped that an outcome of any conversation generated by the study would be the passage of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act which would give news publishers a four-year antitrust exemption, allowing them to collectively bargain with the owners of online platforms over revenue splitting. “News is an important form of content that sustains civic society.I think everybody from readers to writers to politicians understands that if journalism goes away, that’s a horrible outcome for whether we’re able to sustain the republic,” he said.Google, which did not reply to a request for comment, keeps much of its data about search and revenues in a black box alongside its algorithm, the NYT added. (AGENCIES) . The post Google earned USD 4.7 bn from news in 2018 even as media groups’ income shrunk: study appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .'

North Korea state media calls Joe Biden ‘imbelice’, ‘a fool of low IQ’

Politics Orissa POST

Seoul:  North Korean state media KCNA Wednesday slammed former US vice president Joe Biden as an ‘imbecile’ and a ‘fool of low IQ’ after he criticised leader Kim Jong Un. Biden, who served two terms as President Barack Obama’s deputy, has been on
'Seoul:   North Korean state media KCNA Wednesday slammed former US vice president Joe Biden as an ‘imbecile’ and a ‘fool of low IQ’ after he criticised leader Kim Jong Un. Biden, who served two terms as President Barack Obama’s deputy, has been on the campaign trail since announcing last month his candidacy for the Democratic Party nomination in the 2020 presidential election. And some of his comments about the North Korean leadership during campaigning appear to have angered Pyongyang, sparking the colourful commentary by its official news agency KCNA. It accused Biden of ‘slandering the supreme leadership’ of North Korea — a term usually referring to leader Kim — and said the former senator had become ‘reckless and senseless, seized by ambition for power’. “What he uttered is just sophism of an imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being, let alone a politician.” KCNA did not give any further details, but at a rally in Philadelphia on Saturday, Biden had criticised Donald Trump’s approach to the leaders of North Korea and Russia, accusing the president of embracing ‘tyrants like (Vladimir) Putin and Kim Jong Un’. Trump became the first sitting US president to meet with a North Korean leader when two met in Singapore last year, and he has repeatedly mentioned his good personal relationship with Kim. While Biden has a gruelling primary campaign ahead against a packed bench of Democratic hopefuls, he is the current frontrunner and many in his party believe he is their best bet to oust Trump from the White House. But infuriated by his comments, KCNA put together a laundry list of Biden’s past gaffes and humiliations. It went as far back as his university days, during which he once got an F for plagiarism, and later accusations that he had copied a speech by then British Labour party leader Neil Kinnock. It also mentioned Biden falling asleep during an Obama speech in 2011, saying that it turned him into a ‘laughing stock’, and criticism of him ‘for his vulgar acts and words about women and his thoughtless remarks’. Multiple women have accused Biden this year of touching them inappropriately in the past, and his tactile style and invasion of personal space have come under increasing scrutiny in the #MeToo era. ‘He is not worth pinning hope on,’ KCNA said, adding that he was ‘a fool of low IQ’. Washington’s approach to Pyongyang is likely to be a subject of debate in both the Democratic primaries and the main presidential campaign. After a rapid diplomatic rapprochement in 2018, a summit between Kim and Trump collapsed earlier this year and talks over North Korea’s nuclear weapons have been deadlocked since. (AFP)'