Petron blazes past Iriga City in Batangas

first_imgAs early as the opening set, Iriga City coach Parley Tupas surrendered every illusion of scoring an upset against Petron on Saturday.In a huddle, when they were trailing, 20-10, Tupas was telling his charges to “relax, we have nothing to lose, let’s just score as much points as possible.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Iriga City did lose. But it wasn’t clear if Tupas was happy with the points his team collected.The Blaze Spikers, brimming with confidence as well big-name stars, hammered out a 25-12, 25-15, 25-22 triumph over Iriga in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Batangas City Sports Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the thronePetron registered its sixth win in seven games, while handing Iriga City its fifth defeat in seven outings. Both will qualify for the quarterfinals.From the onset, when the Blaze Spikers piled up a 7-1 lead, it was very clear they were leagues away from the Oragons, who simply had no answer for Petron’s massive firepower anchored on Lindsay Stalzer, Hillary Hurley, Remy Palma and Ria Meneses, among others. Nazareth, La Salle reach Rebisco semis unscathed Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Inside All The Action From Las Vegas

first_img Email Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Facebook Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Jorge Drexler appeared surprised when announced as winner of Song of the Year for the wispy “Telefonía.”  He expressed his admiration for his fellow nominees, ending with a message of inclusiveness by mentioning intellectual writers Jorge Luis Borges and Fernando Pessoa in the same sentence as populist song formats like cumbia and reggaetón.  They all should be admired and celebrated, he emphasized.A stirring video presented the accomplishments of Maná, winner of the Person of the Year award.  More than the biggest rock band ever to emerge from Mexico, Maná has also made history for its commitment to championing social justice and protecting the environment.  With lead singer Fher Olvera sounding at the peak of his powers, the group launched into a medley that included timeless Latin rockers “En El Muelle de San Blas,” “Labios Compartidos” and “Clavado En Un Bar.”Part of the reason why the show flowed so smoothly this year was that the chosen performers kept things varied by painting a wide canvass of moods.  Spanish pop star Pablo Alborán chose restraint over bombast with his exquisite rendition of “No Vaya A Ser,” an anthemic tune marked by delicate echoes of Spanish folk and an irresistible chorus anchored on hand clapping, layers of guitars and Alborán’s gentle voice.Best New Artist winner Karol G. provided a raucous take on her sensuous radio hit “Mi Cama.”  The Colombian singer added a touch of rock’n’roll bravado to the procedures by having the track’s prerequisite reggaetón beat performed by a live drummer. Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 15, 2018 – 8:53 pm Rosalía Thanks Women In Music At Latin GRAMMYs Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS RosalíaPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images https://twitter.com/Univision/status/1063245693941248000 Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Prev Next RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images Twitter RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY The night ended with another surprise, as Drexler looked downright shocked when receiving a Latin Grammy for Record of the Year. It was time to say goodbye, but Ana de la Reguera decided to part with a timely message.  She reminded us that next year will mark the Latin GRAMMYs’ 20th anniversary.  Most importantly, she wished that Latin music will continue to inspire, promoting a world where we can learn to be more tolerant and supportive.It was, in a way, the perfect summation of the all-encompassing musical offerings heard during a most memorable evening. Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards: Inside All The Action From Las Vegas Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS Catch up on all the hottest performances and biggest winners from the Biggest Night In Latin MusicErnesto LechnerGRAMMYs Nov 15, 2018 – 9:26 pm An electrifying version of the torrid pop hit “Está Rico” by original performers Marc Anthony, Bad Bunny and Will Smith opened up the 19th Latin GRAMMY festivities from Las Vegas with the underlying message that the current face of Latin music is a rainbow of ethnicities – a lovingly assembled labyrinth of cultures and styles. Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMYcenter_img Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards 2018-latin-grammy-awards-inside-all-action-las-vegas Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY https://twitter.com/LatinGRAMMYs/status/1063237712239448065 Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs From their opening remarks, hosts Ana de la Reguera and Carlos Rivera kept the procedures short and sweet, taking the time to cherish the fact that so many talented performers had gathered together to celebrate Latin music’s most important evening of the year. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 16, 2018 – 11:01 am 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Highlights From Las Vegas Fittingly, the first series of musical numbers underscored the concepts of authenticity and collaboration. Uruguayan troubadour Jorge Drexler performed a lilting “Telefonía” joined by the vocal harmonies of two visionary young divas: Chile’s Mon Laferte and Mexico’s Natalia Lafourcade.  Sinaloa band Calibre 50 merged the accordion of norteño with the tuba of banda sinaloense on a soulful “Corrido de Juanito.”  And veteran singer/songwriter Carlos Vives juxtaposed the future and present of Colombian music by singing the tropical-pop scorcher “Hoy Tengo Tiempo” joined by the enchanting Catalina García and her band, the jazzy Monsieur Periné. In terms of Latin GRAMMY winners, the first surprise of the night arrived when Mexican icon Luis Miguel won the coveted Album of the Year award for México Por Siempre!, a lush collection of traditional rancheras.  The crooner was not present to collect the statuette, but charismatic presenter Thalía demonstrated her sense of humor by promising with a wink that she would deliver the Latin GRAMMY in person.In recent years, the almighty reggaetón genre has mutated.  It has grown, diversified, expanded in scope and sensibility.  A poignant reminder of these intriguing new directions arrived in the guise of Colombian singer J Balvin performing “Ambiente.”  Enriched by a moody intro featuring Mexican chanteuse Carla Morrison, Balvin’s singing sounded open and vulnerable against the smoldering reggaetón rhythmic pattern.One of the evening’s most hotly anticipated appearances was Rosalía’s, the 25 year-old singer from Catalonia who this year stirred the status quo of Latin music with an innovative blend of flamenco passion and hip-hop sensibility.  Rosalía did not disappoint, adding an earthy flamenco interlude to her volatile interpretation of global hit “Malamente.” ManáPhoto: Kevin Winter/WireImage ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS Returning to more traditional territory, Puerto Rican singer Víctor Manuelle delivered a spectacular version of “Quiero Tiempo.”  In typical Manuelle fashion—he is a pioneer of the slick salsa romántica wave—the song started as a velvety tropical pop confection, then intensified as the spidery piano tumbao and fiery brass riffs veered into hardcore salsa territory.From authentic salsa soundscapes, the show transitioned into the roots of Mexican folk, as 15 year-old Ángela Aguilar – daughter of Pepe Aguilar, and granddaughter of golden era icons Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre—moved the audience with a stunning version of the classic “La Llorona.”  Aguilar navigated the lyrics as if it was a torch-song, with a bluesy growl that showcased her remarkable vocal abilities. Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images RosalíaPhoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LARAS Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? News Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 15, 2018 – 8:40 pm Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY 2018 Latin GRAMMYs 19 Things You Didn’t Know About The Latin GRAMMYs Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List https://twitter.com/LatinGRAMMYs/status/1063264920853143552 Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Read morelast_img read more

The best gifts for dog lovers

first_img 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. Share your voice 0 Richard Clark/Getty Images Dog lovers tend to be demonstrative — not only do we shower our furry friends with attention, fancy dog food and gourmet dog treats, we often like to announce our devotion to the world at large, or at least appreciate a few Fido-themed tchotchkes. If you’re one of us — or know someone who is — these are some of the best gifts for dog lovers we could fetch (with an emphasis on kitchen-related objects since we are Chowhounds, after all).And if you need an excuse to snag one, what better day than National Dog Day (Aug. 26)?Disclosure: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured here. Grounds & Hounds coffee subscription: $14/month grounds-and-hounds-coffee-subscription-service-chowhound Amazon Love coffee almost as much as you love corgis? Consider a coffee subscription from the wonderfully named Grounds & Hounds — it sells fair trade, organic, specialty coffees (and other coffee-related products) and donates 20% of profits to support rescue organizations that help dogs who are between homes. It’s a gift that keeps on giving, in more than one way — and in honor of National Dog Day, you can get free shipping right now, plus a free D.O.G Party Mug with orders over $50 (just use the code FORTHEPUPS at checkout). See at Grounds & HoundsNow Designs cotton chef’s apron in Dog Days: $19dog-print-apron-amazon-chowhound Amazon If your dog lover is also a dinner-maker or dessert-baker, chances are they’ll adore this dog-print apron, which has a handy pocket in front for holding utensils, a phone or a supply of dog treats. See at Amazon’Woof’ dog spatula: $12dog and cat print spatulas Sur la Table You know what else would fit perfectly in that apron pocket? A dog-bedecked spatula (cat spatula also available for those who can’t choose their favorite species). Wag the batter with this one, don’t stir.See at Sur La TableDog engraved rolling pin: $34dog rolling pin Amazon They see you rollin’, they hatin’, especially when they find out your rolling pin has dogs on it and theirs doesn’t.  See at AmazonDog kitchen timer: $6dog kitchen timer Amazon You’ll now know when it’s time to walk your four-legged friend and take the cherry pie (or dog-print cookies) out of the oven. Multi-tasking at its finest.See at AmazonDog print silicone oven mitts: 2 for $20dog-print-oven-mitts-amazon-chowhound Amazon Protect your own paws with these puppy-print oven mitts. They have a soft lining for comfort but a textured silicone coating that provides both heat protection and a secure grip — much to the dog’s chagrin, there’s no chance you’ll drop that pan of lasagna on the floor. See at AmazonRitz floral Frenchie kitchen dish towels: 2 for $19+frenchie-tea-towels-amazon-chowhound Amazon Fact: Frenchies are adorable, and flower crowns, however played-out some may deem them, are still charming (at least when they’re placed on animals, or on pictures of animals). So these kitchen towels are clearly extra cute and your favorite French bulldog fan or pet-having hipster (maybe that’s you?) will proudly display them. See at AmazonDog dishcloths: 2 for $10dog dish cloth Amazon The irony of this pick is that it’s usually your dog that’s creating the mess, not cleaning it. Bonus: no horrible wet dog smell when you use these.See at AmazonDog paper towel holder: $20dog paper towel holder Amazon Dog lover, cat lover, fish lover, whatever. You don’t have to love animals to buy this quirky paper towel holder that’s perfect for a modern kitchen.See at AmazonKikkerland dog butt magnets: 6 for $11dog-butt-magnets-amazon-chowhound Amazon Decidedly less chic, these assorted dog bottoms will still delight those with a certain strain of humor. And every fridge needs some random novelty magnets, so why not these? The fire hydrant is a nice touch. See at AmazonDachshund ice cube tray: $7dachshund-ice-cube-tray-amazon-chowhound Amazon If you assumed we’d toss in something hot dog-related to pay homage to the precious wiener dog, you thought wrong. That’s way too predictable! Instead, surprise cocktail hour guests with dachshund ice cubes. They should get tongues wagging. They’re also a fetching way to portion appropriately themed frozen treats for your dog.See at AmazonDachshund chopstick rests: 5 for $14dachshund chopstick rest Amazon One more for the wiener fans. You’ve heard of giving your dogs a rest, but now you can rest your chopsticks on these adorable silver dachshunds. And you thought your bowl of ramen couldn’t get any better.See at AmazonLaser-etched salad servers: $27dog salad servers Amazon Salads are typically one of the most boring dishes on the dinner table, but serving the greens with these utensils will have guests saying “bow wow.”See at AmazonTop Dog travel bag: $40dog-travel-bag-amazon-chowhound Amazon Do you like to take your precious pup everywhere? Then you’ll surely appreciate this doggie travel bag, with several handy zippered and/or elastic compartments, including one for kibble — it even comes with two collapsible bowls for feeding and watering on the go. And it’s TSA-approved, so perfect for jet setters (or Westminster Dog Show candidates). See at AmazonLoqi Store dog print reusable bag: $11resuable-dog-grocery-bag-amazon-chowhound Amazon Reusable bags are a great eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic, and they come in so many styles, they basically double as accessories. This dog-printed tote bag is perfect for those who want to advertise their love for puppies while they’re grabbing groceries — or taking a day trip to the beach (with their party animal in tow, no doubt). See at AmazonStainless steel ‘Dog Mom’ stemless wine tumbler: $21dog-mom-stemless-wine-tumbler-amazon-chowhound Amazon For the dog moms who want everyone to know where their allegiances lie, this insulated tumbler is perfect for sipping morning coffee, afternoon water or evening wine — and it has a lid to guard against spills (whether from human error or wildly wagging tails). See at AmazonHaute Diggity Dog Muttini Bar Collection plush wine bottle toy: $14dog-toy-wine-bottle-squeaky-toy-amazon-chowhound Amazon Speaking of wine, while you’re enjoying your own, throw your dog a bone — or rather, a wine bottle, in plush toy form. You can play doggy sommelier too. For instance, if this “Cavalier Sauvignon” from “Napaw Valley” doesn’t seem like it’d do it for the dog in question, go with a “Woof Clicquot” squeaky toy instead. See at Amazon’Corki’ wine stopper: $8corgi wine stopper Amazon We judge (ever so slightly) those who are in need of a wine stopper, but if you can’t finish a bottle (blasphemy), you may as well plug it with something adorable. And frankly, what’s more adorable than a Corgi?See at AmazonBowser Beer: 3 for $15dog-beer-amazon-chowhound Amazon Conversely, if you and your dog prefer beer, this nonalcoholic drink for dogs is made from malt barley and glucosamine, which is great for maintaining healthy joints. Word of caution, though: reviews are mixed; some dogs reportedly loved it, while others of the Spuds MacKenzie persuasion probably would have preferred a Bud Light. See at AmazonPetcube Bites Wi-Fi pet camera and treat dispenser: $249 wifi-pet-camera-treat-dispenser-walmart-chowhound Walmart This Wi-Fi-enabled pet camera and treat dispenser lets you stay connected to your pup even when you’re at the office (working hard so your dog can have a better life, of course). It lets you see 1080p HD video of your dog (or cat), and even talk to them and remotely throw treats. Other features include night vision, sound and motion alerts and an optional cloud recording service so you can access stored video — honestly, this almost doubles as home security, in case your dog is not so much about guarding the house as it is about lazing around it. See at WalmartThis story was originally posted on Chowhound. Post a comment Tags Culturelast_img read more

Mantraraj Paliwals Miraj Cinema is gaining top spot in multiplexes across India

first_imgMantraraj PaliwalPR HandoutMiraj Group, a leading business group of India, making lot of buzz with its business ventures. Founded in 1987, the company has grown big and giving various fruits from one tree. It all started with a small dream, and people started joining with them and today after 32 years, it is not only one person’s dream, it is a dream of every Miraj employer.Miraj group has more than ten businesses under their tree. But their investment in cinema business is growing faster than other Multiplex around India.”Miraj Cinema” is already giving fierce competition to all the major cinema companies in this business with their high-quality service and screens.Vice chairman of Miraj Group, Mantraraj Paliwal says, “We have already made 107 Multiplex in different states and cities around India, and we are planning to invest more in cinema in coming years, and we will inevitably cross 150 in no time.”His energy has given Miraj Group a new vibe which is helping the group grow more with new business plans and getting success with their current businesses.Recent project of Mantraraj made lot of noise and success with Pulwama attack movie and Shiva trance song.last_img read more

ACC to investigate 23 health officials

first_imgTwenty-three health department officials, who have reportedly amassed huge illegal wealth, are being investigated by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), reports UNB.The ACC has recommended departmental actions against them and urged the directorate general of health services (DGHS) to transfer the officials for the sake of unhindered investigation.These officials created a strong syndicate working at the same station for a long time, an ACC letter sent to DGHS reads adding that these officials have amassed huge wealth by misusing their power.ACC’s intelligence unit is conducting the investigation.The officials named by the ACC are Mir Raihan Ali, Md Faruk Hossain, Md Ashraful Islam, Md Sajedul Karim, Md Toybur Rahman, Md Saiful Islam, Md Faizur Rahman of DGHS Dhaka office; Md Mahfuzur Rahman and Md Azmal Khan of Chattogram office; Md Mostafizur Rahman and Md Abdul Kuddus of Mymensingh office; Md Nurul Hque, Md Gosh Ahmed, Md Aman Ahmed, Md Nesar Ahmed Chowdhury of Sylhet office; Md Farid Hossain, Md Masum, Md Anwar Hossain of Khulna office; Md Rahat Khan and Md Jewel of Barishal office; Md Azizur Rahman, Md Saiful Islam and Md Jahangir Alam of Rangpur office.last_img read more

Rajapakse to step down Saturday

first_imgSri Lanka’s president Maithripala Sirisena (R) listens to former president Mahinda Rajapakse. AFP File PhotoSri Lanka’s strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse will step down on Saturday from his disputed position of premier, his son said on Friday, signalling an end to the seven-week long power-struggle that threatened to shut the government.”To ensure stability of the nation, former president …(Rajapakse) has decided to resign from the premiership tomorrow after an address to the nation,” his legislator son Namal said.The announcement came shortly after the Supreme Court banned Rajapakse, 73, and his purported government from exercising the powers of the office they claimed since October.A day earlier, the Supreme Court opened the way for potential impeachment proceedings against president Maithripala Sirisena ruling that he broke the law by dissolving parliament last month.A seven-judge bench unanimously agreed that Sirisena violated the constitution when he dissolved parliament last month to prevent Rajapakse suffering a humiliating defeat on the floor of the House.Sirisena had also called a snap election nearly two years ahead of schedule. That was also cancelled by the courts.Namal Rajapakse said they will join a coalition with Sirisena who triggered the political crisis on 26 October by initially sacking prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replacing him with former foe Rajapakse.Two of the country’s highest courts suspended Rajapakse till he could prove his legitimacy after he failed two no-confidence motions in the 225-member legislature in mid-November.The court rulings also meant that the Indian Ocean nation of 21 million people was effectively without a government and heading for a shutdown raising fears among international credit rating agencies and holders of Sri Lankan bonds.The country was taken by surprise when Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe on 26 October, almost two years before his five-year term was up and called a snap election for 5 January.Wickremesinghe refused to step down maintaining that his sacking was illegal. That issue is currently being canvassed before courts.- New government -Political sources said Wickremesinghe was likely to be sworn in on Sunday morning, in a move that is expected to end the power vacuum.There was no immediate comment from Sirisena or his office, but an MP from his party, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, told reporters that the president agreed to the latest measures to avoid a government shutdown after 31 December.If the stalemate continued, we would have ended up without a budget for 2019 and the government would not have been able to function,” Abeywardena said.Earlier, Sirisena had refused to reinstate Wickremesinghe saying he had serious cultural and policy differences with him. However, sources close to both sides said they managed to sink their differences during a closed-door meeting on Thursday.On Wednesday, the legislature voted overwhelmingly to demand the reinstatement of Wickremesinghe.The leftist JVP, or the People’s Liberation Front, insists that Sirisena should be investigated for orchestrating what they call a coup and that there should also be an impeachment process.last_img read more

This Is What Apples New TV Service Will Actually Look Like

first_imgThe company didn’t give exact timing on those partnerships, but said consumers who use the Apple TV app on their mobile devices would be able to stream videos to TVs made by Vizio, Samsung, LG and Sony via AirPlay 2 “later this year.”Apple first announced partnerships with TV makers to bring iTunes and AirPlay to third-party smart TVs at CES. On Monday, some of these new partners actually attended the event in person: Vizio CEO William Wang and Roku CEO Anthony Wood could be seen among the crowd, and Samsung’s global smart TV business head Won-Jin Lee is said to have made an appearance as well.The new Apple TV app got significant stage time Monday, and will soon offer direct access to paid services from HBO, Starz, Epix, and others. Users will be able to start their free trials from within the app, and then pay their monthly bills via Apple Pay. Once subscribed, users can watch episodes directly within the TV app, taking away the need to switch between different apps. CREDIT: Courtesy of Apple In addition, Apple is also going to bring the app to a range of smart TVs, starting with Samsung this spring, and following with TV sets made by LG, Sony and Vizio. Apple is even bringing the app to streaming devices made by and smart TVs powered by its competitors Amazon and Roku. CREDIT: Courtesy of Apple Apple unveiled its much-anticipated video service at a press event in Cupertino Monday, promising a range of originals via its forthcoming Apple TV+ service as well as easy access to third-party video subscription services. But while many of the big names attached to Apple’s video efforts were known beforehand, one significant detail wasn’t: How are you actually going to watch any of this? The answer, in short: Via’s Apple existing TV app, which is already available on iPhones, iPads and Apple TV, and is scheduled to come to the company’s line of Mac desktops and laptops later this year.center_img The app also continues to integrate with internet TV subscription services like Hulu, PlayStation Vue, and DirecTV Now, as well as traditional pay TV services like Canal+ and Charter Spectrum. Optimum and Suddenlink will be integrated later this year. However, these paid services still live in separate apps, with Apple TV deep-linking to individual episodes. CREDIT: Courtesy of Apple One new aspect of the app is a dedicated kids’ section, which clearly took some cues from Netflix’s children’s UI. Content is not only available via shows and categories, but also directly by picking a popular character.There will also be some added curation for grown-ups, with the Apple TV app suggesting new shows based on existing viewing behavior. “We use advanced machine learning to understand what you like to watch,” said Apple VP Peter Stern.Apple did not demo the new Apple TV app Monday, but said that it will roll out to iPhones, iPads and Apple TV devices with a software update this May. Macs will get access to the new app this fall.last_img read more