Monthly Archives: July 2021

NY State Workers Must Get Vaccinated or Get Tested Weekly

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Despite a slew of sexual assault allegations, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is still running the show in New York, now requiring that state employees get vaccinated or face weekly testing. The governor also announced a stricter mandate for hospitals, saying that all “patient-facing” health care workers at those facilities must be vaccinated. Currently, as reported by…

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How to Look Better On Video Calls Using Your iPad Pro

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This year’s refreshed iPad Pros have powerful new processors that separate them from the predecessors, but they also have an underrated new video-calling feature that frees you from your desk.The 11-inch and 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pros have an upgraded 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with 122-degree field of view, and that new lens enables a trick called…

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Kevin Smith Just Wants Angry He-Man Nerds to Grow Up

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“Brace yourselves. The Men from Online are coming.”Screenshot: NetflixMasters of the Universe: Revelation received critical acclaim ahead of its launch on Netflix late last week, but the animated continuation of Eternia’s finest has been faced with review-bombing and anger on social media thanks to a bad-faith interpretation of what the show’s doing that showrunner Kevin…

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Rolovich to obey all policies ‘for the unvaccinated’

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1:32 PM ETAdam RittenbergESPN Senior Writer Close College football reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2008. Graduate of Northwestern University.Washington State coach Nick Rolovich says the school's administration respects his decision not to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and that he intends to follow all policies "for the unvaccinated."Rolovich on Tuesday spoke at Pac-12 media day in Los…

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Sources: MLB extends Bauer’s leave for 3rd time

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3:24 PM ETAlden GonzalezESPN Staff Writer CloseJoined ESPN in 2016 to cover the Los Angeles Rams Previously covered the Angels for MLB.comThe administrative leave for Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer was extended a third time on Tuesday, this time through Aug. 6, sources told ESPN.Major League Baseball was once again given consent by the…

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Cindy Agi Joins Live Nation From WME

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Cindy Agi has joined Live Nation's concerts team as their newest global tour promoter, the company announced Tuesday (July 27). In her new role, Agi will be responsible for building relationships with global touring artists and booking major international tours around the globe. Agi was previously the co-head of the hip-hop department at WME and was…

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Alphabet, Apple and Microsoft Post Combined Profits of More Than $50B

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Apple’s first iPhone model capable of connecting to ultrafast 5G wireless networks continued to power major increases in quarterly revenue and profits for tech’s most valuable company. With iPhone sales posting double-digit growth over the previous year for the third consecutive quarter, Apple’s profit and revenue for the April-June period easily exceeded analyst estimates. The…

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Will Bo Burnham Get the Last Laugh in Grammy Nominations?

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Burnham, 30, has also found success as an actor. The Massachusetts native appeared in the 2020 film Promising Young Woman, which received five Oscar nods, including best picture. Five comedians have been Grammy-nominated for best new artist over the years. Except for Williams, all were nominated in the early '60s, when comedy albums were among…

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CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of the US

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts…

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Chiefs’ Mahomes buys stake in Sporting KC

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2:56 PM ETAdam TeicherESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013KANSAS CITY -- Patrick Mahomes added to the collection of sports franchises that he has a stake in by buying into the ownership group of MLS club Sporting Kansas City."I am grateful for the opportunity to join…

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Update Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac Right Now

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Photo: Sean Gallup (Getty Images)If you own an iPad, iPhone, or a Mac, you should definitely go update your device right now. Why? Because there are brand new patches out and you don’t want to get hacked.Earlier today, Apple unexpectedly released iOS 14.7.1 and iPadOS 14.7.1, the latest updates for the company’s phones and tablets.…

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Metal Church Singer Mike Howe Dies at 55

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Before joining Metal Church, Howe spent time in the Detroit metal act Hellion and later Heretic, with the latter releasing just one album, Breaking Point (1988), before Howe moved on. After two albums with the initial Metal Church lineup, Vanderhoof reshuffled the deck, with Howe coming in as lead vocalist in 1986 and making his…

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SuperM & NCT Label Announces ‘SM Talent Show’ Auditions for English-Speaking K-Pop Hopefuls: Exclusive

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Applications for "2021 SM Talent Show Vol.2" can be sent in starting Friday. Korea's SM Entertainment -- the label behind SuperM, NCT, Super Junior, Exo and more global superstars -- is on the hunt for English-speaking aspiring K-pop stars, with online auditions for 2021 SM Talent Show Vol.2 opening this week, Billboard can announce. Online auditions will…

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SiriusXM Adds Self-Pay Satellite Radio, Pandora Subscribers

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Audio entertainment giant SiriusXM, the home of Howard Stern, said on Tuesday that it added self-paying subscribers in its satellite radio and Pandora units during the second quarter and raised its financial forecast for the full year 2021. The company added 118,000 net self-pay subscribers in its Pandora music streaming business, ending the second quarter…

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Okla. St. prez rips OU for ‘planning with SEC’

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6:35 PM ETDave WilsonESPN Staff Writer CloseDave Wilson is an editor for ESPN.com since 2010. He previously worked at The Dallas Morning News, San Diego Union-Tribune and Las Vegas Sun.Oklahoma State president Kayse Shrum said Monday that Oklahoma's intentions to explore leaving the Big 12 are "the result of months of planning with the SEC"…

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Duffy gives Bermuda first-ever gold at Olympics

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9:02 PM ETD'Arcy MaineESPN.com TOKYO -- Flora Duffy won the women's triathlon on Tuesday, becoming the first Bermudian in Olympics history to take home a gold medal.The 33-year-old Duffy crossed the finish line with a time of 1 hour, 55:36 minutes, more than a minute ahead of second-place finisher Georgia Taylor-Brown of Great Britain. Katie…

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Philippines’ First Olympic Gold Isn’t Just a Sporting Victory. It Represents Much More.

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Gold medallist Hidilyn Diaz stands on the podium for the victory ceremony of the women’s 55kg weightlifting competition during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo on July 26, 2021. Photo: Vincenzo PINTO / AFPThe timing was impeccable. She competed just minutes after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte finished his final, three-hour long…

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