Image Source - Google | Image by wsj.comHollywood’s “Sparkly-Eyed Gem” actress, Kelly Preston died at the age of 57 after losing her battle with breast cancer for two years, announced by husband John Travolta in an Instagram post on Sunday. Travolta wrote, "Fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many. My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side. Kelly's love and life will always be remembered."While she never has been an A-list actress, Kelly Preston was one of Hollywood's most charming and lovable ensemble players, pivotal to co-actors like Kevin Bacon, Ray Romano, Mike Myers Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Keaton, Robin Williams and Eddie Murphy. To pay tribute to the great actress, we recall some of her best performances that will forever be engraved in the hearts of all the movie-enthusiasts. Mischief Preston showed her true talent in the bawdy teen romance flick “Mischief”, in which she transformed her most desired, teenage dream ‘Marilyn’ into a far more subtle and complex character than this film has ever deserved. She did it again in the similar high-school rom-com drama, the otherwise indistinguishable “Secret Admirer”, directed by C. Thomas Howel. The film “Mischief” revolves around a shy boy named Jonathan who takes a crash course in teenage coolness from his rebel neighborhood, to impress the hottest girl in class. TwinsImage Source - Google | Image by Michael RoffmanHollywood is always going to remember that a huge part of Kelly Preston’s acting legacy will be the outstanding supporting-role energy she provided in a series of comedies like Only You (1992), Nothing to Lose (1997), Holy Man (1998) and View from the Top (2003). It all originated from all the efforts she put in Ivan Reitman’s Twins where she captured audiences' hearts with her adorable performance that had even made “Austrian Oak” (Arnold Schwarzenegger) appear to be “Lovably funny”.Jerry MaguireImage Source - Google | Image by collider.comJerry Maguire, a romance-sport flick, was one of the most prominent works of Kelly Preston. The movie performed well at the box office and was also nominated for Academy Awards for the best picture. Director Cameron Crowe, actor Tom Cruise and Zwellger got all the nominations, but nobody’s going to deny a handful of crucial scenes that Preston played as “Jerry’s ultra-ambitious fiancé.” She had a minor part in the movie, but without her, Jerry wouldn't have found his ultimate love interest!GottiImage Source - Google | Image by Antoinette BuenThe film with her husband John, Gotti, actually turned out to be a huge flop at the box office. In fact, it was one of Hollywood's all-time worst in history. It was the last film she had with her husband and also the final one of her career. Kelly met Travolta during the screen test in the 1989 comedy dud The Experts, directed by Dave Thomas.Since then they have appeared in several films together, including “Old Dogs”, which was indeed torture for anybody’s eyes (sorry I’d to say this!). As a matter of fact, most of their movies together actually turned out to be major failures both at the box office and critical consensus. In Kenvin Connelly’s 2018 biography of brutal crime boss John Gotti, their chemistry turned out to be far more heartfelt and mesmerizing than their performance in front of the camera. Ultimately, she got married to Travolta in 1991, and after a year, she gave birth to their first child, son Jett, who died in 2009 after a fatal seizure while the family was vacationing in the Bahamas. Daughter Ella was born in 2000 and son Benjamin in 2010.Image Source - Google | Image by HOLA! USAIn a tribute post to her mother, Ella Travolta wrote, “I have never met anyone as courageous, strong, beautiful and loving as you. Anyone who is lucky enough to have known you or to have ever been in your presence will agree that you have a glow and a light that never ceases to shine and that makes anyone around you feel instantly happy. Thank you for being there for me no matter what. Thank you for your love. Thank you for your help and thank you for making this world a better place. You have made life so beautiful and I know you will continue to do so always. I love you so much mama." Rest in Peace, Kelly...
On Saturday, Microsoft founder and ex-CEO Bill Gates said that whenever the vaccine for COVID-19 is attained, it should go wherever it’s needed instead of being restricted to the highest bidder.“If we just let drugs and vaccines go to the highest bidder, instead of to the people and the places where they are most needed, we’ll have a longer, more unjust, deadlier pandemic. We need leaders to make these hard decisions about distributing based on equity, not just on market-driven factors”Microsoft’s co-founder, Bill Gates played a huge role in transforming society by escorting in the ubiquitous personal computing era. The Bill Gates biography examines the achievements and life of this great American philanthropist and inventor. On 6th July WHO had announced that currently, 21 candidate vaccines are on trial and that many volunteers are currently being tested on. Several public health specialists have noticed the pattern and have warned against “vaccine nationalism” that would restrict it to limited nations. This would be highly problematic because it could lead to dire consequences on the global economy as well as the general public health. Considering this awful situation and the negligence of people in protecting themselves from the virus using reliable products like face shields even after awareness, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $250 million towards research. Gates wants “to support development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines... and help mitigate the social and economic impacts of the virus.”As you may know, Gates had stepped down from his position of CEO in 2020 and ever since he’s been dedicating his time in charity and research.
It's common knowledge that influencer Jeffree Star is a highly problematic personality. The star has been accused of using not only offensive language, but also engaging in racist behavior and attitude. The famous YouTube personality is known for manipulating other creators as well as his loved ones. After months of social media outrage, Morphe has decided to drop him off its label. The official account of Morphe made the announcement recently and said that it would “cease all the commercial activity related to Jeffree Star and affiliated products.” Although the affiliated products are still on the site, the account clarified that things will change in the next upcoming weeks. Jeffree Star used to make huge chunks of money with this association, they’ve launched several lines together and he had literally become the face of the brand. According to the statement released by Jeffree Star Cosmetic’s Instagram page, the influencer is deeply “shocked and extremely saddened by the decisions to part ways.” As you may know, Star is currently facing one controversy after the other – his problematic videos of the past keep resurfacing on social media showing him to be a racist bigot. Morphe hasn’t responded to any of these videos yet but it’s clear that the decision to drop was caused by them. Morphe is indeed a big brand that has established its position in the industry with its fascinating collection of makeup palettes like 39 Colors Full Spectrum Artist Waterproof Creamy Blendable Eye Shadow Cosmetics Kit and Morphe Brushes 35F Fall Into Frost Palette.It seems like YouTubers are having a poor time these days as their past is coming back to haunt them. Star’s close friend and fellow collaborator Shane Dawson – is facing severe criticism as well for the same reasons. YouTubers often make videos to respond to the “drama” but it becomes challenging when big brands start dropping them. Eye shadow pallets are a serious source of revenue for them and the beauty community is unforgiving.
You may think of it to be pretty obvious, but Apple literally just published a support page warning against closing the laptop when the camera cover is in place. They’ve said that it could result in a cracked display because “the clearance between the display and keyboard is designed to very tight tolerances.”You may know about the plastic covers that have a sliding mechanism. Well, do you know that they’re bad news for your laptops? Considering Apple’s repairs are costly, it’s better to get something that isn’t cheap. Hence, as a recommendation, Apple has suggested the green LED for the camera on MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. “The camera is engineered so that it can’t activate without the camera indicator light also turning on.”Apple understands that some employees are mandated by their employers to use the camera covers, so in that case, it has advised to remove it before closing the laptop. Furthermore, there are cases when the screen of MacBook Pro has broken even when a very light pressure is applied to close the laptop. If you don’t trust the light, then you should instead, go for a strip of tape instead of a stick-on cover – it’s definitely safer!
The senior citizens have been locked inside their homes ever since the pandemic began. But it's been over three months since the lockdown and it’s becoming more challenging for them to keep themselves sane and entertained during this period. An activity coordinator at the care facility Sydmar Lodge in England tried his best to keep his residents uplifted. Well, why don't you join the good cause of keeping your surrounding uplifted with the greatest album covers of all time!He came with an idea where the senior citizens were to recreate classic albums, and as you can see, the results were pretty amazing. “I did the project to make them happy and I think the models’ families have enjoyed it, with even grandchildren posting about their grandparents, but the risks of Covid means they could be in lockdown for a long time and I want to make it a good time.” Check out some of the amazing recreations.
Have you witnessed a tiny and bright opulent tail that’s been gracing our skies in the early morning hours before sunrise? It’s been a favorite sight for aspiring photographers for the past week. Well, you’d be delighted to know that it has a name – Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE. Scientists discovered this fascinating rock on March 27th. A NASA mission that consisted of a spacecraft in orbit around the Earth discovered it. Its job is to catalogue as many asteroids nearby Earth, especially the ones that had the potential to be hazardous to our planet. Anyway, when the NASA team that was on the mission discovered it, it knew that this was something remarkable. “In the discovery images, it immediately was obvious that something was up. Instead of [appearing] as a point-like dot, it looked distinctly fuzzy. And that’s a good sign that this is a comet as opposed to an asteroid.” – said Amy Mainzer, the principal investigator for NEOWISE at the University of Arizona.The difference between an asteroid and comet can be broken down to one simple thing: ice. Asteroids, for example, have ice trapped inside them but their outward appearance is that of a chunky dry rock. Comets are composed of water, ammonia, carbon dioxide etc. They have all forms of ice and rocks. However, to identify a comet, you must try to find its fuzzy tail – that’s its trademark. On 3rd July, NEOWISE came exceptionally close to the Sun because of which the icy material it’s composed of got cooked that ended up erupting gas and dust. We can view it with a naked eye from Earth because it's 3 miles in measurement.“You take something that’s a really big chunk of ice and rock all mixed together, and you park it very close to the Sun, it’s gonna set off some fireworks. Not enough to destroy it, we don’t think, but enough to really make the surface sizzle and throw off a lot of material.”- said Mainzer.Also, if you think that this comet could pose a threat to our planet, then you’re wrong. Mainzer jokingly said that it’s a “once in our lifetimes and our great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandkids’ lifetimes.” Soon NEOWISE will disappear as it’s cruising away from the Sun – its primary heat source. “The comet’s outer layers will start to settle down again, and it will go back into the cold dark space that it came from.” – Said Mainzer.
Image Source - Google | Image by Mara Leighton Amazon Prime video now permits in-app rentals and purchases on the devices, website, or any Prime video TV app. Now you can access a treasure full of TV shows and movies, without being an Amazon Prime subscriber! Anyone with an Amazon account can rent content on Prime Video using the website, mobile application or video TV app. Renting content on Prime Video allows you to watch that particular show for up to 30 days. After clicking a play button, you can get unlimited access for 48 hours so you can pause and resume, or playback or watch it as many times you want, within the two-day rental period. The Process Of Renting Content On Amazon Prime Video Renting any content from Amazon follows a similar process, whether you are using a smartphone, Fire TV Stick 4K or a TV application. The best thing is, you can even switch devices and enjoy watching content using any of the devices you would like to watch on. ● The first step includes opening the Prime Video website and logging into the amazon account on the device of your choice. ● Explore through the options of movies and TV shows, and select the one you’d like to watch. You can use a search toolbar to locate your choice of content. You can find videos by simply typing the name, or its genre, actor or director. ● Select the display quality you want to rent that content in - you can locate this option on the video’s details page. You can also explore additional options by clicking on the “More Purchase options” that include Standard definition (SD), high definition (HD), and 4k UHD. The cost may vary with the quality of the video content. ● After enabling a Prime Video PIN, you are required to enter your PIN to complete the purchasing process. Image Source - Google | Image by Dave Johnson Once you complete the above-mentioned steps, a video is rented and you can watch it shortly after completing the purchase. Two Ways Of Accessing A Rented Content Get into your comfy pyjamas and grab a bowl of popcorn or any other snacks. Once you get settled in front of the laptop / TV or any device of your choice, you can access the rented content through the following steps: 1. Select “Watch Now”. 2. Select the “My Stuff” option and explore through the list of videos you have rented or purchased. If not, my stuff, the option may be called “Purchases and Rentals” in some smart TVs and streaming media players. Image Source - Google | Image by Dave Johnson In case you mistakenly rented any video content which you don't like to watch, you have a few minutes to cancel the purchase. Click “Cancel Purchase” promptly after choosing the wrong video content. You will get a refund almost immediately. Image Source - Google | Image by Dave Johnson
Throughout history, we’ve seen slaves of every race and color. Whether you look into the civilizations of Italy, America, Africa, or India – the trading and ownership of slaves have always been highly prevalent. The truth of the matter is that economies and societies have been largely dependent on the institution of slavery. However, it must be noted that slavery has taken different forms over the year and constitute numerous reasoning. In the last couple of months, the discussion around slavery has taken a consequential tone. Although the literal act of slavery isn’t existent anymore, many would argue that the meaning has transformed and that it’s only invisible to the ones who’ve turned a blind eye. The truth is that slavery hasn’t ended, it has been modernized. The post-colonial mindset is still dictated by discrimination and hierarchy. The brutal murder of George Floyd changed us. His death became a symbol of uproar and protest. It shattered the ignorant bubble that we’ve all lived comfortably in. The Black Community has been through a lot. Even today, they continue to be victims of police brutality and targets of the general racist bigotries. The Black Lives Matter movement existed even before the death of George Floyd but after his murder, this movement has acquired a new meaning, a new motive. It has turned fear into outrage and fury. Source: Twitter It has compelled us to understand the history and how we’re all at fault. Our ancestors have contributed immensely to this inhumane treatment of the Black Community. The leaders and heroes, we’ve all worshipped, have come out as antagonists. This realization dawned on us a little too late. We’ve been praising and idolizing these people for centuries and decades. Some of us were even aware of their wrongdoings and participation in heinous crimes – but we continued to neglect that aspect of their personality, and for that, we’re to be blamed. For example, if you study the root of slavery in ancient India, you’ll observe that it was mainly tied with debt, war booty, and ransom. If you continue your research, you’d find out many Buddhist writings that have actually laid down principles regarding the dos and don’ts of slavery.Before the rise of Islam, the Arab world was leading the slavery business. In fact, it wouldn’t be wrong to suggest that the Arabs were actually pioneers when it came to trading slaves with Europe and Africa. The local population as well as the major Muslim Empires in British India kept Turkic slaves. When you shift geographically, you’ll find slavery very much evident in Africa as well. The reason included the need for plantation labor, war, and debt. The locals would sell people to the Arabs as well as the European traders. Moving forward, when you study the geniuses born in the philosophical world, you’d find out that Aristotle and Plato were owners of slaves. In fact, Aristotle has tried to defend and promote slavery in many of his writings and his justification was later used by the West. The names that supported racism and slavery will shock you; Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Charles Dickens, Christopher Columbus, George Washington, and Charles Linn, etc. Source: Daily Mail Yes, Winston Churchill is remembered as the great Prime Minister of Britain, but is it fair to ignore his racist identity? Today Gandhi is a symbol of peace and kindness, but do you know that he was not only a pedophile but also a big supporter of racism? The legacy of Columbus is murky and stained as he was a significant part of the “new world”. How does it feel to know that the founder of the great United States was an ignorant white supremacist? These are just a few, top of the ladder, names that contributed majorly to the disgusting act of enslavement. Of course, the death of George Floyd evoked strong feelings of hatred and disappointment in people. Worshipping these heroes of the past no longer resonates with them as the bad always outweighs their positive influence. Everything is black or white when it comes to slavery and the long bloody history of the black community. This murder has fueled the anger that was burning inside us for centuries. Hence, during the riots (read: peaceful protests), a number of monuments and memorials were destroyed and vandalized. Some of these were removed with legal support while others were destroyed and butchered despite the official support. Initially, the activists targeted the monuments of the confederates of America but as the scope of the protest widened, the targets broadened too. For example, statues of Christopher Columbus were removed from all over the United States as he is famous for taking an active part in the abuses against Native Americans. Some even claim that it was his entrance in the United States that began the crime of genocide of Native Americans. But do you think that the removal of these statues will have any significant impact on the current political and social climate? Is it a statement? Definitely, a strong one! However, does it contribute, productively? That’s questionable. Most of these memorials and statues are commemorated as a memory of a historic event. Leopold Von Ranke – founder of the modern history, once said that “history is about what actually happened and not what we wished had happened.” This statement is actually pretty apt considering that the removal and butchering of these monuments and statues mean nothing. It doesn’t change history. Source: TwitterConsidering these facts, do you still believe that the removal of these statues is effective? Instead, the focus should be directed towards the policies and the legislation. The force should be coerced on the governments and the lawmakers. Strict consequences should be mandated against systemic racism, modern formats of racism should be abolished, racist individuals should be named and shamed, and the consequences should remain tactile and tangible."My response to racism is anger. I have lived with that anger, ignoring it, feeding upon it, learning to use it before it laid my visions to waste, for most of my life. Once I did it in silence, afraid of the weight. My fear of anger taught me nothing. Your fear of that anger will teach you nothing, also." – Audre Lorde, The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism.The movement has become stronger in the recent past, and it's essential that we don't lose perspective. We must continue to engage in these debates and confront racism head-on. The fight has only just begun!
In the wake of the murder of George Floyd followed by the massive protests nationwide, a fundamental divergence of knowledge and opinions were observed among people. These events not only trigger the need for discussions and awareness but also pushed people to educate themselves about how and what leads to racial discrimination in the country. The need for discussion and enlightenment about these issues has become more important than ever before! Educating yourself about the world’s history and the country has become indispensable in America, especially now, when the country is already facing rising issues of racism and police brutalities against people of color, every day. Just by digging through the history books, you can get to know why people are upset, why they are out on the streets and revolting. It’s about time when you need to be fully aware, or if know any teen or tween, you must encourage them to know about black history and race in America. There are a variety of young adult (YA) nonfiction and creative fiction pieces that beautifully handle topics like black history and racism. If you are one of the blacks who is living in the dark but wish to break free from America’s relentless suppression, then here is a list of New York Times bestseller books on race and racism that will open up the mind of young and adults, together. Read these books and believe in yourself that one day you will change the future. “Ghost Boys” By Jewell Parker RhodesThis inspiring novel is redolent of the real-life incident involving the murder of Tamir Rice, a 12-year old boy who was killed in Cleveland by a white police officer, he was mistaken of carrying a real gun that was actually a toy. Rhodes’ novel narrates a story of a 12-year old boy, named Jerome, who was killed in a similar manner. This story raises awareness about other “ghost boys”, who are roaming in our society, attempting to stop the similar killings. “Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jacqueline WoodsonAuthor Jacqueline narrates the story of her own childhood growing up in the 1960s and 70s, amid the Civil Rights movement. “Brown Girl Dreaming” reflects on our history which has taken a new perspective, especially today during Black Lives Matter movement in the country.“Just Mercy” by Bryan StevensonIn this young Adult adapted edition of “Just Mercy”, author Stevenson narrates his inspiring story of establishing the Equal Justice Initiative, legal assistance for those who are wrongly convicted and in desperate need for representatives.“Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You,” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. KendiReynolds, a well-known young-adult writer, produced a reportrayed of Kendi’s 600-page bestseller for younger readers. From slavery to the “war on drugs”, this book reflects how racism has a significant role in the country's policies. “You Should See Me In a Crown,” by Leah JohnsonLeah Johnson’s novel revolves around a story of a young and ambitious girl, Liz, who dreams to become a doctor but insufficient finances for college limits her options. Though, she is still hell-bent to make her dream come true by availing a scholarship that her college awards to the students who become Prom king and queen. Black in America: The Paradox of the ColorlineAs the twentieth century begins, the black pre-eminent sociologist, DuBois recognized that the color line is a great problem in America. The book is a sociology of the experience of the Black American. It discusses that to be black in a country like America is to live amongst a range of contradictions: abject poverty between profound wealth, racial regression and progress, discriminatory policing along with equal protection under the law. In addition to these, Black in America: A Broadview Topics readers, Black Enough: Stories of being Young & Black in America, Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America are some of the other Amazon bestselling Books on Black history to get the broader view on the factors contributing to the rising issues of racism in the United States.
“To get a job you need experience, and for the experience, you need a job first!” This never-ending cycle quite resembles an infamous dilemma about who comes first- chicken or an egg! Whether you’re someone who wants to switch careers (CHICKEN) or someone who is applying for a job for the first time (An egg), you need a resume, probably a lengthy one! Nothing can be more frustrating than finding a job without prior experience. Almost every other company is looking for candidates with at least two or three years of experience. And nobody gives a rat’s ass about freshers! Regardless of some jobs that are tagged under “entry-level”, they do require certain experiences like internships or a week of exposure in a conventional working environment. Well, you can now have a sigh of relief, because Hayvine has brought you the list of jobs that don't require any prior experience at all… Yes! You have read that right… Since you no longer require experience for the following jobs, your only option is to win the employer with a great interview, we’ve got a solution for that too! Here is the brilliant guide on how to get a job, and ace your job interview from the get-go! Home Care Aides or Home Health Aides - Who Helps the Most Vulnerable People in Our Society!Image Source - Google | Image by resumeokAverage annual pay: $22,470 Jo responsibilities: Home care aides or home health aides help senior citizens with their routine tasks, and provide some medical attention, like changing bandages, checking blood pressure, pulse, and temperature. Customer Service Representatives Jobs Image Source - Google | Image by Isabel ThottamAverage annual pay: $27,834 Job Responsibilities: They are responsible to promptly respond to all the customer inquiries, address their problems, and provide technical support, mostly remotely. You may have to sign up for a training course, but other than that, no experience is required to get your hands on a CSR job. Veterinary Assistants Image Source - Google | Image by chartercollegeAverage annual pay: $28, 002 Job Responsibilities: They are required to work side-by-side with veterinarians, handling office tasks, practice light medical work like measuring temperature. The veterinary assistant needs to complete a certification or diploma from high school, but no prior experience is required to apply for this job. Customer Care Specialists Image Source - Google | Image by WENDY CONNICKAverage annual pay: $28,898 Job Responsibilities: Their job responsibilities are completely different from Customer care representatives. Customer care specialists are required to deal with business customers (B2B) rather than individual customers. Some companies need relevant experience in customer service or call center, but many job postings only need a high school degree or relevant customer dealing skills. Real Estate Agents Image Source - Google | Image by Daniel BortzAverage annual pay: $50,299 Job Responsibilities: They provide assistance to people who’re willing to buy a house, help them look through a series of properties, placing an offer and other job responsibilities related to purchasing a property. However, you need to take a 60-hour course and have to pass an exam to become a real estate agent. Legal Assistant Work Image Source - Google | Image by Edward BishopAverage annual pay: $50, 758 Job Responsibilities: This job is ideal for all the law aspirants out there. Students who are in law school can get hands-on experience of working with lawyers, helping them with paperwork, schedule meetings and depositions, produce status reports and many more. Though some legal bodies do require a “significant experience”, other than that, most legal assistant job postings are entry-level. So, which one interests you the most?
In a world where marriages take seconds to break (despite reading No More Fighting: The Relationship Book for Couples: 20 Minutes a Week to a Stronger Relationship), this couple survived a loving relationship for 62 years until death forced them apart.John Wilson was 93 years and his wife Marjorie was 88 when they both said goodbye to one another. In May, he was diagnosed with terminal cancer when she was already admitted to the hospital. When Marjorie was discharged, the hospital staff realized that she would be sent back to a nursing home and would probably never see him again. Hence, as a gesture of kindness, the nurse put them next to one another in the hospital so that they could get a chance to properly say goodbye to one another. The staff was kind enough to let the two have a moment together. The elderly couple held each other’s hand for ten minutes meanwhile the sister caught the moment in the camera as she realized that the family might want it as a memory. Unfortunately, Wilson died on June 15th. To thank the hospital staff for their kind gesture, their son Kurt Wilson sent a note of gratitude. He was happy that his dad was able to die peacefully – just like he wanted.He said: "I'd like to say a special thank you to sister Emma, who had the foresight to take a photo of mum and dad together for the last time. Again, words are not enough to express my gratitude to you all.”Image Source - Google | Image by Zoe DrewettWard sister Emma said: "I can't even imagine what it's like to be married to someone for more than 60 years and know that you're never going to see them again. The picture had everyone crying when they saw it – it was very emotional and powerful. To hear how happy the family were after receiving this picture has really impacted us all and the letter that they sent was so lovely. The whole reason you become a nurse is to care for people and to have moments like this. To now know that Mr Wilson's son will have; not only this photo, but also the knowledge that his father saw his mother for a final time, will remain a significant memory for me. I like to treat all patients as if they were my family and I know that I would be extremely humbled knowing someone had done that for a relative of mine."
Latest news from Intel is that it will be launching Thunderbolt 4 connection standard along with USB4 specification.Thunderbolt will supposedly have a 40Gbps speed and Intel is apparently offering high video and data requirements to support multi-port hubs. Now the Thunderbolt 4 computers will be mandated to support either the two 4K displays or the one with the 8K display as well as the PCIe data transfer speeds of up to 3Gbps. Furthermore, the new standard will allow Thunderbolt 4 docks and monitors with around four Thunderbolt 4 ports, which is an upgrade because Thunderbolt 3 could only allow 3. Of course, you can use Thunderbolt 3 accessories with Thunderbolt 4. To make the experience more enjoyable, Intel has added stricter hardware requirements for Thunderbolt laptops. Thunderbolt 4 has actually gone big instead of going home and that’s why it has added no complexity and has been up and fair about the operation and functions of it. Thunderbolt cables and accessories are slightly more costly than USB-C cables because of higher hardware demands. The computer and accessories along with Thunderbolt 4 ports will be launched later this year.
Ford employees have raised concerns regarding the company which has continued to make and sell police vehicles. In response, Ford CEO Jim Hackett has argued that he doesn’t find this arrangement controversial. He doesn’t believe that it's “controversial that the Ford Police Interceptor helps officers do their job.”Of course, the question was raised after the national movement for racial justice. Police were heavily targeted during this movement and rightly so because police brutality is a common phenomenon that people of color regularly grapple with. The movement existed prior to George Floyd's killing but his death simply catalyzed everything. It is common knowledge that Ford doesn’t attain large chunks of revenue from the selling and making of law enforcement vehicles. However, it can’t be denied that the protests have forced companies to rethink their relationship with police. Some employees have taken this issue seriously and have urged the company to sign the letter that discourages the business with law enforcement. “Our resources can and should be diverted to other forms of first response and public safety.” – The employees wrote.If you followed the events during and after the protests, you’d now be aware that the tech companies experienced the most damage. Nextdoor, for example, had to stop a program that permitted users to forward and share ports to law enforcement. Even Amazon has to stop police officers from using its facial recognition technology for a year. Microsoft followed suit. The latest news is that Ford employees can stop the partnership with the police. “We cannot claim to support the fight against systemic racism while supplying and supporting the very systems that perpetrate violence against Black Americans. Throughout our history, the vehicles that Ford employees design and build have been used as accessories to police brutality and oppression. We know that while many join, support, or supply law enforcement with good intentions, these racist policing practices that plague our society are historic and systemic — a history and system perpetuated by Ford for over 70 years — ever since Ford introduced the first-ever police package in 1950. As an undeniable part of that history and system, we are long overdue to “think and act differently” on our role in racism.”Hackett has continued to defend the company’s business with the police, and has argued that Ford’s police cars, trucks and SUVs are responsible for making police officers “safer and more accountable.”Hackett wrote: “Again, this is why, given our insights, new capabilities and leadership, I believe these unfortunate circumstances present Ford with an even greater opportunity to not only innovate new solutions but also leverage our unique position to support the dialogue and reform needed to create safer communities for all.”“I do appreciate people speaking their mind to me on this issue – it helped me generate this note to explain why we are continuing our commitment to police forces all over the world in our trusted products.” – He added.
Kanye and Elon Musk had a whirlwind of bromance that only last for three days.On July 5th Kanye made an announcement that rocked the world – His candidacy to become the President of the United States! His new friend Elon Musk was elated with the news and made it official on Twitter that Kanye had his “full support.” Things changed dramatically when a Twitter user pointed out Kanye’s problematic views of anti-abortion and anti-vaccination. This was a breaking point because Musk suddenly had a change of heart.Guess we’d have to cancel our order for Kanye West Elon Musk 2020 Election T-Shirt."We may have more differences of opinion than I anticipated." – He tweeted.Take a look at the world’s shortest love story below. I mean, can you blame Musk? Kanye’s statements have always been perplexed, and quite honestly – disgusting. Like, in a recent interview, West said a bunch of awful things; he thinks that vaccines are “the mark of the beast” and that “they want to put chips inside of us.”No sane person would agree to these insane statements. Not to say that Elon Musk is an angel disguised as a human being because, let’s face it, the man has his fair share of awful statements in his kitty. He’s always been politically incorrect. But listen, if Elon Musk thinks that Kanye West is too much then there's clearly a problem. There's been absolute silence from Kanye's side after Musk pointed out a clash in opinion.
Lungs no longer remain the only target….Image Source - Google | Image by Aylin WoodwardNew research discovered that COVID-19 is associated with fatal brain disorders and neurological problems. Coronavirus infected patients sustain brain swelling followed by the episodes of delirium, according to research published in the journal Brain on Wednesday. The research looked at 40 adult patients with Covid-19 in the UK, finding that some of them have nervous-system disorders such as Guillain-Barre syndrome that leads to paralysis, while others have fatal strokes. Even the patients that have only mild symptoms of the virus reported to have chronic brain damages. “We are seeing things in the way COVID-19 affects the brain that we haven't seen before with other viruses,” Micheal Zandie, a co-author of the study said in an interview. One COVID-19 patient started hallucinating monkeys and lions…A 55-year-old COVID patient with no existing or previous mental illness was admitted to hospital with mild symptoms like fever, cough and muscle aches. She was later discharged after two weeks, but her husband reported her strange behavior at home. She started hallucinating monkeys and lions at her room and became hostile towards family members and hospital staff. She was then treated with antipsychotic medications and later discharged after the course of three weeks, though it’s unclear whether she made a full recovery. Other COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms, between the ages of 16-85, reported similar neurological issues including more cases of delirium and psychosis. “You can have severe neurology, you can be quite sick, but actually have trivial lung disease,” Zandi added. Among the 40 patients observed in the study, about a dozen have had swelling in their nervous systems, one person died, while nine of them were diagnosed with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), swelling and inflammation in the brain cells. In fact, the authors stated that the number of ADEM cases has started increasing since the Coronavirus pandemic began. Overall, the research concluded that the fatal neurological disorders are not necessarily associated with severe respiratory disorders among COVID-19 patients - meaning that even the patient’s lungs appear to be fine, but their mental state may not be. Even the younger COVID-19 patient can experience fatal strokes… It’s no longer an old age disease... Eight infected patients in the study reported to have strokes caused by blood clots in their brains, including a 27-year-old woman with mild viral symptoms. In another research, it has been found that even younger patients with mild COVID-19 symptoms could experience strokes. In April, New York City reported that the patients in their 40s and 30s had been taken to the hospital because of coronavirus-related strokes. Coronavirus Pandemic is the root cause of the epidemic of neurological disorders Initially, health officials were concerned that the virus may have a long term effect over the patients’ health. Authors of the study suggested the same thing. “My worry is that we have millions of people with COVID-19 now. And if in a year’s time we have 10 million recovered people, and those people have cognitive deficits… then that’s going to affect their ability to work and their ability to go about activities of daily living,” said Adrian Owen, a neurologist who was not the part of the study, told a private news organization. Despite the gradual decline in the coronavirus cases in the UK, scientists are fearing for the second-worst phase of the pandemic that is about to hit harder! So, make sure to follow all the SOPs and ensure the use of protective gears such as reliable and authentic Face Shields and Mask wherever you go out.
Image Source - Google | Image by Harmon Leon Chief Executive Elon Musk is about to hit a jackpot worth $1.8 billion payday as Tesla's scorching stock rallying over the past month. With that kind of amount in the pocket, it can dwarf any payday of star Silicon Valley executives! Powered by stronger-than-expected car deliveries, the company’s shares have boosted over 40 percent in the previous seven sessions, increasing the Company’s total market value to $259 billion. The CEO’s personal capital has a major role in this surge, Tesla's market capitalization has reached a record high of $138 billion over the last six months on average. Well, that’s a hell of a windfall for the 49-years-old lad! Do you really want to turn around your life like him? Then, stop waiting and start right by grabbing a book called ‘Elon Musk Collection’, here you will find all the tricks and techniques of becoming a Billionaire - or the next Elon Musk. All credit goes to Musk’s performance-based compensation package. Musk has about 20 percent of Tesla’s outstanding shares, with no bonus and salary as approved in the compensation plan by shareholders in 2018. If the company makes it to the milestone of $150 on a six-month average, Musk will be eligible to buy 12 tranches, a series of packages of stock options, as per the terms mentioned in the plan in 2018. Image Source - Google | Image by Noel RandewichIn May, the first tranche came into Musk possession after the company’s six-month average stock market value reached $100 billion. Even though on March 18, Tesla shares fell to a year-low of $350.51 just days before the company ceased its production on account of government measures taken to slow down the spread of coronavirus. Since then, Tesla’s market share had taken a major turn around and has sold out in almost double - as of Tuesday, it closed at $769.12 per share. The company reported better-than-ever car deliveries in early April and also announced to undergo some employee pay cuts to curb the financial constraints due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tesla also reportedly postponed its plans to bring some of its Fremont factory employees back to work on Wednesday. Considering the rallying company’s stock shares, full-time twitter troller and part-time chief executive Elon Musk roasted some of the ‘shorters’, who were betting on the company’s stock price decline, by launching his own brand of short shorts. It went really popular as the website crashed soon after Elon Musk made its launch announcement on twitter. As of Wednesday, the electric-car making company is scheduled to give its full-quarter outcomes, with investors keeping an eye on the possible changes on Tesla’s decisions to sell more than a million cars in the year 2020.
The employee justified and said it wasn't a “deliberate act, but an unfortunate mistake’Image Source - Google | Image by Kris DiA Muslim teenage girl felt ‘discriminated’ after a Starbucks barista wrote ‘ISIS’ on her order. The incident occurred when Aisha, from Minneapolis-ST Paul, visited the Target store on her way back to college with her friend on July 1st. The 19-year-old claimed that she didn't even tell her name, and the target had already started writing something on her cup and hiding it from her view. Aisha narrated the whole incident here: After getting a coffee cup, the girl said she was ‘in shock’ to find ‘ISIS’ written as her name on the order. ISIS is an acronym of a famous Islamic State terrorist organization. “I felt humiliated. I felt enraged,” Aisha said. Speaking in a press conference on Monday, Aisha mentioned that she was wearing a hijab at the time she visited the coffee store, which evidently reflected her faith. “The word that was written on the drink is a word that shatters the Muslim reputation all around the world,” the teenager said. When she inquired about it from the barista, he reportedly claimed that he didn't get her name clearly. Aisha said that the manager didn't take any action against the target, in fact, supported him, saying that it was a “mistake”. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) is now representing Aisha, as she filed a charge against the target to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights on Monday. The manager of the store told the teenager, “What is the issue? People get their name wrong all the time,” according to Jaylani Hussein, The CAIR-MN’S executive director. Hussein explained, “Unfortunately, with Islamophobia, the number one thing Muslims are…. Discriminatorily identified (as) is terrorists…. Using this word for us would be the same as a Black man today being (called) the N-word.” Regardless of making the teenager feel humiliated, enraged and belittled, the store manager apparently believed that he could compensate her feelings with one exchange drink and a $25 gift card. She has since filed a lawsuit, but she hasn't received any form of apology or guilt from the Target. The company claimed that they have already issued her an apology, stating, “Taking appropriate actions with the team member, including additional training, to ensure this does not occur again.” Their statement reads: “At Target, we want everyone who shops with us to feel welcomed, valued and respected and we strictly prohibit discrimination and harassment in any form. We are very sorry for this guest's experience at our store and immediately apologized to her when she made our store leaders aware of the situation. We have investigated the matter and believe that it was not a deliberate act, but an unfortunate mistake that could have been avoided with a simple clarification. We're taking appropriate actions with the team members, including additional training, to ensure this does not occur again.” Hussein rejected the explanation by saying, “This is not a simple mistake. No one puts, you know, the “KKK” on the cup of somebody’s drink.” Starbucks refused to comment on the incident, with a representative telling CNN that the Starbucks is located under a Target and the particular Target is entirely responsible for its operations.
Microsoft Team has some news for you!It seems like yesterday when we all purchased the MICROSOFT TEAMS CONCISE BEGINNERS GUIDE: How to start using Microsoft Teams for Online Meetings, Record video conference and Setup Virtual Classes – but it’s actually been over three months! Ever since the pandemic began, Microsoft Team has become a primary mode of communication for organizations and schools. Hence, the software giant has been at it to produce a “Together Mode” that will allow you to create a virtual live avatar of yourself. This design will essentially improve official engagements. It is using AI to segment your face and shoulders – only to put you and your co-worker and classmates together in a virtual space. This space can be anything – a coffee shop, a classroom, board room, etc. Some people have already gotten a chance to experience this mode and they have given their verdict. At first, some found it to be gimmicky as you can actually pat the shoulders of the person you’re talking to. This mean, virtual high-fives are real now. But really, it’s an exceptional experience as it blocks all the distractions and allows you to conduct a normal meeting.Usually, when you’re video chatting with someone, it’s hard to pick up non-verbal cues. But with this feature, you can actually notice minor body movements and understand the hard to pick up cues while being geographically apart. This mode will be available for use in August. Initially, the auditorium view will be available but don’t worry as the software giant is working hard to provide more views in the future!Apart from this, a dynamic view is also on the cards for Microsoft Teams. This way, participants can easily share their content or any material that may be important and useful during meetings. Furthermore, some awesome video filters and live reactions are also on their way! You can use the filters to adjust the lighting or increase the focus of the camera. Live reactions come with emojis – which as we know are the language of the future!The most fantastic and ambitious feature till date has to be the aim to get 1,000 to 20,000 participants on call so that people from all over the world could easily attend webinars and conferences. With this, Team will offer live transcripts along with captions and subtitles so that no miscommunication occurs. Now all you need is a USB Headset with Noise Cancelling Microphone and Volume Controller for Conference Calls, Softphone Conversation, Clear Chat, Online Course, etc. because Microsoft Teams will soon be equipped to handle the rest!
Mark your calendars because Samsung has finally announced the date of the next Galaxy Unpacked event! The 5th of August Samsung will unveil its new lineup of Galaxy Note 20 devices alongside the Galaxy Fold.Interestingly, things have been unpredictably quiet for some time now so nobody knows what to expect. The new Galaxy Note 20 will most likely have a triple rear camera array, a periscope-style lens, a 4th sensor and laser autofocus! Rumor has it, there will be a usual bump in specs, too and possibly a Snapdragon 865 Plus on its way. Furthermore, Note 20 Ultra is set to feature an S-Pen.More rumors escalate that the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is the follow-up to the Galaxy Fold and it will feature an even larger and better internal 7.7-inch display as well as a cut-out camera.Users could also expect an announcement related to the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, which is already revealed all thanks to China’s TENAA certification center. This will probably face some drop in the battery capacity, overall, compared to its previous LTE version. While all of this sounds too cool to be true, the real bad news is that the Samsung will not include chargers, like the Samsung 15W Fast Charge 2.0 Wireless Charger Stand in the upcoming boxes of smartphones. The company made this decision to reduce the cost as per recent reports. Apple, too, made a similar decision earlier this year and the aim was to make the packaging smaller and reduce the overall cost of selling.
Audi has revealed a new “Sportback” version of the Q4 E-Tron electric SUV which debuted last year. This one is supposed to be a smaller and cheaper option for the flagship E-Tron as the Q4s is expected to go on sale next year and the price is starting from $45,000! For those of you who don’t know, the Q4 Sportback and the Q4 are identical twins. Both are powered by the parent company Volkswagen's modular “MEB.” It will support a variety of vehicles and go across brands. This, however, is what sets the Q4 apart from the original E-Tron and its variants.The specifications are almost the same and the real difference comes in the Q4 Sportback’s exterior styling. There’s a race car-inspired diffuser under the hatch door and the roofline flows from to the back. By the end of the year, Audi will have around seven electric vehicles. Volkswagen has really pushed itself when it comes to the electric space. To be fair, the Q4 Sportback is not that different conceptually from the Q4 that was released last year. Let’s see what’s next from Audi!