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South Carolina woman, 52, dies after being mauled by her own dogs
Publisher:  FOXNews
Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:07

Nancy Cherryl Burgess-Dismuke, 52, died Thursday after she was mauled by her own dogs despite neighbors attempting to save her.

Foldable iPhone Gets Concept Video Treatment In Aftermath Of Galaxy Fold Launch
Publisher:  inquisitr
Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:06

Latest iPhone XR product red smartphone in Apple Store Computers during the launch day with Designed by Apple in California and Assembled in China tag.

On Wednesday, the Samsung Galaxy Fold made its debut alongside the flagship Galaxy 10 line, finally confirming a plethora of rumors that had teased the device ahead of its announcement. While it’s far too early to tell whether the Galaxy Fold will help take foldable handsets to the mainstream, a recently updated patent suggested last week that Apple might have plans of releasing its own foldable device, as reported by The Inquisitr. That patent included a number of schematic drawings illustrating how the product could work, but a new video has taken things further by depicting a concept version of a foldable iPhone and showing how it could work.

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Carolina activates S Jordan Staal from injured reserve
Publisher:  FOX Sports
Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:06

Carolina Hurricanes activate center Jordan Staal from injured reserve; he missed 32 of 34 games with concussion

Mississippi Stands Confederate Rally: Time, Location & Details about Ole Miss Pro-Confederate Rally
Publisher:  Heavy.com
Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:06

A pro-Confederate rally is happening today at the University of Mississippi, and officials are asking students to stay away from the areas where protesters will be gathering. The event is protesting the removal of Confederate statues at the university. Here is what you need to know about what’s happening and where the event will be taking place.

The Mississippi Stands rally will take place from 1-5 p.m. at The University of Mississippi, according to the Facebook event page. The event is being hosted by two groups: Confederate 901 and The Hiwaymen.

The description for the event reads:

This is an event to draw the line in the sand!!! For over a decade the administration and faculty have completely disregarded and disrespected the traditions of a once great southern university. Far to long the administration has kowtowed to the minority left leaning students and basically have done everything that they have demanded. First tradition removed was the confederate battle flag at football games, then Col. Reb, then the administration starts contextualizing historical areas on campus, then they remove the voter affirmed state flag, then they tell the band they cant play the FREAKING fight song for the university!!! Now the same group that has been crying on and on still is not satisfied. THEY ARE DEMANDING THE CONFEDRATE STATUE BE TORN DOWN!! If you are fed up with this Political Correctness BS and sick and tired of this mess happening then please join us on FEB. 23, 2019 at the monument in the groove. Its time we draw the line in the sand!!! WE WILL NOT LET ANOTHER CHAPEL HILL HAPPEN IN OUR STATE!!!!!! Confedrate & Southern History, State Flag Supporters welcome!! Enough is enough!!  !!!!REMEMBER THE UNIVERSITY GRAYS!!!

People traveled from different states to attend the event. One person wrote on Facebook, “My wife and I are leaving tomorrow from Belton Missouri road tripping your way. We plan on being there to stand with you folks Saturday.”

In one video, Confederate Live noted that the event was happening “rain or shine” and that participants were not allowed to open carry under any circumstances.

These maps were shared to show exactly where the event and march is happening. The University has asked students to stay away from the area.

The University of Mississippi asked students to avoid the area of University Avenue and University Circle between 1 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 23. The groups will begin by meeting at the Square in downtown Oxford at 1 p.m., then they will march to campus at 2 p.m. heading to the Confederate monument in the Circle, WAPT noted.  University Avenue will be closed to traffic west of the Grove Loop intersection and around University Circle.

Concerns about the rally were raised after one of the leaders of Confederate 901 posted messages on Facebook that included showing an ax in a video, local news source Hotty Toddy shared. The UPD said in a release: “Please know that University Police are working continuously with state and local authorities in preparation for the student march today, and the march by external groups on Saturday.”

Counter protestors are also expected to be in the area, but they must stay within designated areas in the Grove, officials said. A protest against Confederate statues also took place on Friday. The protest was led by Students Against Social Injustice, WCBI reported. This event was meant to show support for taking down statues. Jared Foster, a member of the group, told WCBI: “Our message is the same thing that we’ve been saying for the past two years regarding our campaign. SASI is here to pressure administration, to advocate for the removal and relocation of all Confederate memorabilia on this campus, as well as the implementation of a hate speech policy.” This was not technically a counter protest to Saturday’s event. Organizers said this event was not in retaliation for Saturday’s protest.

The rallies are not affiliated with Ole Miss, the Daily Journal noted. One of the main points of the rally is opposing the decision to remove Colonel Reb, the University’s former mascot.


Q&A: Travis Barker On Musink, Health, Limp Bizkit And More
Publisher:  Forbes Real Time
Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:05

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has gone from being an in-demand drummer, who worked with Eminem and more, to a producer, promoter and more. I spoke with Barker at length about his upcoming Musink festival, March 8 - 10 in Orange County, California, and much more.

Stanley Donen, Famed ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ Director, Dies at 94
Publisher:  Decider
Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:04

Donen was most known for helming a number of hit movie musicals in the 1950s.

Sudan's al-Bashir picks new premier amid shakeup, protests
Publisher:  FOXNews
Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:04

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has announced a new prime minister, a day after declaring a yearlong state of emergency amid protests calling for his resignation.

Why are Apple Pay, Starbucks’ app, and Samsung Pay so much more successful than other wallet providers?
Publisher:  business insider
Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:04

mobile payments lumiscapeThis is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.

In the US, the in-store mobile wallet space is becoming increasingly crowded. Most customers have an option provided by their smartphone vendor, like Apple, Android, or Samsung Pay. But those are often supplemented by a myriad of options from other players, ranging from tech firms like PayPal, to banks and card issuers, to major retailers and restaurants.

With that proliferation of options, one would expect to see a surge in adoption. But that’s not the case — though Business Insider Intelligence projects that US in-store mobile payments volume will quintuple in the next five years, usage is consistently lagging below expectations, with estimates for 2019 falling far below what we expected just two years ago. 

As such, despite promising factors driving gains, including the normalization of NFC technology and improved incentive programs to encourage adoption and engagement, it’s important for wallet providers and groups trying to break into the space to address the problems still holding mobile wallets back. These issues include customer satisfaction with current payment methods, limited repeat purchasing, and consumer confusion stemming from fragmentation. But several wallets, like Apple Pay, Starbucks’ app, and Samsung Pay, are outperforming their peers, and by delving into why, firms can begin to develop best practices and see better results.

A new report from Business Insider Intelligence addresses how in-store mobile payments volume will grow through 2021, why that’s below past expectations, and what successful cases can teach other players in the space. It also issues actionable recommendations that various providers can take to improve their performance and better compete.

Here are some of the key takeaways:

  • US in-store mobile payments will advance steadily at a 40% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to hit $128 billion in 2021. That’s suppressed by major headwinds, though — this is the second year running that Business Insider Intelligence has halved its projected growth rate.
  • To power ahead, US wallets should look at pockets of success. Banks, merchants, and tech providers could each benefit from implementing strategies that have worked for early leaders, including eliminating fragmentation, improving the purchase journey, and building repeat purchasing.
  • Building multiple layers of value is key to getting ahead. Adding value to the user experience and making wallets as simple and frictionless as possible are critical to encouraging adoption and keeping consumers engaged. 

In full, the report:

  • Sizes the US in-store mobile payments market and examines growth drivers.
  • Analyzes headwinds that have suppressed adoption.
  • Identifies three strategic changes providers can make to improve their results.
  • Evaluates pockets of success in the market.
  • Provides actionable insights that providers can implement to improve results.

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Odell Beckham Jr is the latest example of how much influence Bill Belichick has over the NFL
Publisher:  business insider
Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:03

Odell Beckham

  • The New York Giants were reportedly close to trading away star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in 2018.
  • According to ProFootballTalk, the Giants decided against the move after hearing that the Patriots were interested in bringing him to New England.
  • It's not the first time the looming interest of the Patriots has influenced the thinking of other teams in the NFL.

Across the NFL, teams are often trying to be more like the New England Patriots.

Whether that means hiring one of Belichick's assistants or adopting a version of the "Patriot Way," it's clear that other teams in the league want to replicate New England's formula for success.

The Patriots influence on the league is so strong that it can have an effect on the trade market for some of the biggest talents in the league.

As NFL insider Chris Simms explained to ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio, the New York Giants were almost ready to trade away star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in 2018, only to reconsider when they found out the Patriots were interested.

Because the Patriots thought Beckham was good enough for them, the Giants had reason to wait on their decision to deal him away.

It's not the first time the Patriots have shown such influence over thinking across the league. In 2016, an unnamed free agent drawing no interest reportedly wound up receiving calls from four other teams as soon as the Patriots showed interest.

Read more: The story of one NFL free agent shows how much influence the Patriots have over the rest of the league

Faulting the Giants for the logic is hard. As Florio points out, the Patriots have had success throughout the Brady-Belichick era trading for receivers. Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan, and more, all had huge roles with the teams that their former employers were forced to watch in frustration.

Rather than suffer a similar fate, Simms says the Giants decided on keeping Beckham in New York. Given the success of the Patriots in the past, it was probably a smart move.

SEE ALSO: 2019 NFL MOCK DRAFT: What the experts are predicting for the first round

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Trans athletes make great gains, yet resentment still flares
Publisher:  FOX Sports
Saturday, 23 February 2019 12:02

Transgender athletes make great gains, but their place in sports can cause deep resentment

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