Angelique Kerber Beats Serena Williams to Win Wimbledon Championship

(LONDON) — Angelique Kerber won her first Wimbledon championship by stopping Serena Williams’ bid for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title.

Kerber played cleanly as can be, covering the court so well and picking her spots for big shots, in a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Williams in Saturday’s final.

It is the 30-year-old Kerber’s third Grand Slam title. She also beat Williams in the Australian Open final in 2016, then won that year’s U.S. Open.

Williams is a seven-time Wimbledon champion and her 23 major trophies rank second all-time to Margaret Court. This final came just 10½ months after the 36-year-old American gave birth to a daughter and dealt with a serious health scare. She was playing in the fourth tournament of her comeback.

Serena Williams holding her tennis racket down during the match against Kerber — the crowd is blurred behind her
Oli Scarff — AFP — Getty ImagesUS player Serena Williams reacts against Germany’s Angelique Kerber during their women’s singles final match on the twelfth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 14.

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Beats by Dre Partners With Violet Grey on Limited-Edition Headphones

Beats by Dre, the multibillion-dollar, Apple-owned headphones company, is venturing outside its music/sports/youth comfort zone by partnering with a select few specialty retailers, including Los Angeles-based beauty retailer Violet Grey.
Violet Grey’s branded digital content appealed to Beats, as did the opportunity to gain exposure to a hip and cultured group of women. Meanwhile, Violet Grey will gain exposure to Beats’ urban, streetwear-oriented crowd.
“Beats has always been on our list of brands we love,” said Violet Grey founder Cassandra Grey. “I’m a marketer at heart and the story of how Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine marketed the headphones through sports culture really inspired me. When it comes to curating nonbeauty products we think about what brings us joy, what’s convenient and what could most benefit our lives. Headphones are one of those accessories that have become a staple in our wardrobes. They’re a necessary luxury.”
Beginning Thursday, the Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones in matte black will be available for $ 349.95 among the rest of the Violet Code-approved product lineup on VG.com.
The partnership will be feted tonight during a private event at Violet Grey’s Melrose Place retail studio, where the two companies will host about 40 female celebrities and influencers including January Jones,

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PepsiCo Q2 Profit Beats Estimates, Organic Revenue Up 2.6%; Reaffirms Targets

PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) reported second-quarter core EPS of $ 1.61, an increase of 8 percent from a year ago. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange translation, core constant currency EPS increased 7 percent from the prior-year period. On average, 20 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per share of $ 1.52 for the quarter. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.
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Kroger Co. Q1 Profit Beats Estimates; Raises Low End Of 2018 EPS Guidance

The Kroger Co. (KR) reported adjusted net earnings of $ 626 million, or $ 0.73 per share, in the first quarter of 2018, compared to $ 546 million, or $ 0.58 per share, previous year. On average, 24 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per share of $ 0.63 for the quarter. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items. The company reported net earnings of $ 2.0 billion, or $ 2.37 per share (including convenience store sale gain), in the first quarter of 2018 compared to $ 303 million, or $ 0.32 per share, prior year.
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Minnesota Student Beats Black Teacher But Walks Free

A Minnesota student who viciously beat a Black teacher was released without bail Thursday after a court hearing.

Corey David Burfield, 18, of St. Paul, was charged with one count of first-degree assault and one count of third-degree assault in the violent beating of school aide Mohammed Dukuly on Tuesday (May 22) at Harrison Education Center, an alternative high school in Minneapolis.

District Judge William Koch determined that Burfield, who is white, was not a flight risk during the student’s appearance in Hennepin County District Court. Burfield was allowed to walk, only having to submit to electronic home monitoring and keeping away from Dukuly. The student also is required to meet with a mental health professional, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

Burfield’s case mirrors that of several white males who get slaps on the wrist for violent crimes because they are seen as “lone wolves” or mentally unstable individuals. Verdicts such as Koch’s are often offered as examples of White males using privilege to get leniency.

Though Dukuly made a miraculous recovery, the fact stands that he was still brutally assaulted. The decision to release Burfield without bail didn’t sit well with the teacher’s family.

“Quite frankly, we are disappointed,” Imam Mohammed Dukuly, the victim’s uncle, said. “For a serious case like this, I think he should’ve been on bail.”

The scary incident involving Burfield and Dukuly also sheds light on a turbulent and disturbing history of assault at Harrison. Several violent events between students and administrators have occurred as community members have complained that special needs children’s issues have gone unaddressed, the Star Tribune said.

Dukuly’s assault may also further conversations about special education, with stronger efforts for improvement across the nation.

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Rumor claims Apple to release a $200 HomePod under the Beats umbrella

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It’s no secret that Apple’s HomePod isn’t exactly a runaway hit. Despite strong reviews praising the device’s incredible sound quality, consumers in recent months have gravitated more towards rival offerings from the likes of Amazon and Google. In fact, a recent report from Strategy Analytics reveals that Apple’s smart speaker during the recent March quarter only accounted for a paltry 6% of the global smart speaker market. In stark contrast, Amazon’s Echo devices garnered an impressive 81.8% share.

The lack of HomePod sales momentum can likely be attributed to two factors. One, Siri on the HomePod is laughably deficient compared to intelligent assistants from Amazon and Google. Moreover, Siri functionality on the HomePod is limited even compared to Siri on the iPhone. Siri squabbles aside, there’s no getting around the fact that the HomePod is simply far more expensive than rival devices. As a prime example, Apple’s HomePod retails for $ 349 while Google Home can be purchased for as little as $ 130.

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Conagra Brands Q3 Profit Beats Estimates, Organic Sales Down 2.2%; Lifts Outlook

Conagra Brands, Inc. (CAG) reported that its third-quarter adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations grew 27.1% to $ 0.61 from $ 0.48, prior year.

On average, 14 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per share of $ 0.56 for the quarter. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

Aided by a lower effective tax rate, earnings per share from continuing operations grew 112.2% to $ 0.87 from $ 0.41, a year ago.
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Bootsy Collins & Dr. Dre Are Cooking New Beats In The Studio

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Funk legend Bootsy Collins has given Dr. Dre fans hope that the producer’s long awaited final album “Detox” will possibly see the light of day.

“We’re putting stuff together,” the bass-player told Billboard, adding that he spent studio time with Dre during a trip to California in February.

“[I’m] producing and playing [on his solo record],” Collins says, clearly eager to say a bit more but stopping himself from spilling anything else about his visit with the reclusive genius, who has stopped talking about his long-anticipated swan song. “And you know… yeah. That’s the bottom line without giving everything away.”

Smiling so wide his star-emblazoned front tooth catches some glint from the overhead lights in the spacious home studio on the grounds of his rural Cincinnati compound, the funk originator described the music he heard as an evolution of the producer/rapper’s classic G-Funk sound and something brand-new. “He’s evolving,” adds Collins’ wife/manager, Patti Collins.

Patti explains that one of Dre’s producing partners is a good friend of the couple’s and, of course, so is Dre, so when the producer asked if Bootsy would drop by when the couple were in California earlier this year, it was impossible to pass up the invitation.

Below, photo evidence of the studio session from Bootsy’s Facebook page.

 

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Less is more: Why the Olympics broadcast beats online

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to the Olympics, too much choice can paralyze you with indecision. With five television channels, online streaming, virtual reality and Snapchat, where do you even start?
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Less is more: Why the Olympics broadcast beats online

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to the Olympics, too much choice can paralyze you with indecision. With five television channels, online streaming, virtual reality and Snapchat, where do you even start?
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Exxon Mobil Q4 Results Miss View, But Chevron Revenue Beats Estimates

Oil majors Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. reported sharp increase in their fourth-quarter profits from last year, boosted by benefits related to the recent U.S. tax reform and on higher revenues. However, Exxon Mobil’s revenues and adjusted earnings missed analysts’ expectations, while Chevron’s revenues beat their estimates. Chevron’s board approved an increase in the quarterly dividend.
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Citigroup Q4 Adj. Profit Beats Estimates

Citigroup Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss for the fourth quarter, reflecting the impact of a non-cash charge of $ 22 billion due to the recent U.S. tax reform that more than offset an increase in revenues. However, adjusted earnings per share for the quarter beat analysts’ estimates, while revenues were in line with expectations.
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Wells Fargo Q4 Profit Rises, Beats View; But Revenues Miss

Wells Fargo & Co. on Friday reported an 18 percent increase in profit for the fourth quarter from last year, reflecting a net benefit from the recent U.S. tax reform and a gain on sale of Wells Fargo Insurance Services, in addition to higher revenues. Earnings per share for the quarter beat analysts’ expectations, while revenues missed their estimates.
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Nintendo Switch Beats Wii U Lifetime Sales in Japan

The Nintendo Switch has now sold more units in Japan than the Wii U did in its lifetime.

As reported by Famitsu (and spotted by Twitter’s Nibel), the Switch’s latest sales data puts it at 3,407,158 to the Wii U’s 3,301,555.

The Switch has been available for just over 10 months – the Wii U has been on sale for a little over 5 years. Japanese buyers have preferred handheld experiences in recent years, which perhaps explains Switch’s sales dominance over its predecessor.

The hybrid console has already proven itself to be a move in the right direction for Nintendo, and is expected to surpass Wii U’s global lifetime sales this year. In December, Nintendo said Switch had topped 10 million units worldwide – Nintendo reports that Wii U sold 13.56 million.

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The first teaser for “Jessica Jones” Season 2 is here, and she beats up *so* many people

The first teaser for “Jessica Jones” Season 2 is here, and she beats up *so* many people


The first teaser for “Jessica Jones” Season 2 is here, and she beats up *so* many people

Lots of explosions, throwing bad guys against walls and through windows, heavy drinking, and photography. You know what all this means? Jessica Jones Season 2 is coming — and Netflix just dropped the first teaser for it, along with the premiere date!!

If Season 1 of the series was all about Jessica beating up and taking down bad guys…Season 2 is basically the same thing. And that’s a good thing! But this time around, Jessica is now dealing with some pretty heavy stuff, namely one named Kilgrave. Yes, Kilgrave again. If you remember correctly, in order to save herself (and her best friend, Trish, and also all of New York City) Jessica snapped his neck at the end of Season 1. That decision is still weighing heavy on her when we pick up for Season 2. Even though she’s starting to put her life back together, she can’t shake the choices she’s made in the past.

Oh yeah, and also the ghost of Kilgrave is following her around. Normal stuff.

And, on top of that, Trish is urging Jessica to look into her past because, “knowing what was done to you might help you.” Jessica doesn’t think that’s a good idea, or even a reasonable one, and as she replies, “what if facing it makes it worse?” Knowing how bad it’s already gotten for Jessica, can it get much worse? You know what, probably. At least her three two other super friends aren’t along for the ride this time.

The teaser is set to “Barracuda,” which is maybe the MOST Jessica Jones song ever.  Just don’t throw any of this “with great power comes great responsibility” BS around with her, because she’s not having it. She’ll throw up on you (her words, not mine).

Mark your calendars and cancel your plans, Netflix has Jessica Jones Season 2 slated to drop on March 8th, 2018. Time to start stocking up on killer leather coats and well worn combat boots.

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Box Office: ‘Coco’ Beats ‘Justice League’ Over Holiday Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” handily won the Thanksgiving holiday box office over the second weekend of Warner Bros.-DC Entertainment’s “Justice League,” with $ 71.2 million at 3,987 North American sites during the Wednesday-Sunday period.


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Macy’s Q3 Adj. Profit Beats View; Reaffirms FY17 Outlook

Department store chain Macy’s Inc. on Thursday reported a profit for the third quarter that more than doubled from last year as lower costs and expenses more than offset a decline in sales. Adjusted earnings per share beat analysts’ expectations, while revenues missed their estimates. Looking ahead, the company reiterated its financial outlook for fiscal 2017.
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See Metallica Talk ‘Master of Puppets’ for Lars Ulrich’s Beats 1 Show

Metallica talk about their 1986 classic Master of Puppets and the album's new reissue in the latest episode of drummer Lars Ulrich's It's Electric Beats 1 radio show.

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"All I ever wanted is to be a rapper," Azealia Banks' character Coco says in the new trailer for the RZA-directed Love Beats Rhymes. "I want people to fall in love with my words."

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Lynn Tilton beats SEC fraud charges

Lynn Tilton finally got the monkey off her back. A Securities and Exchange Commission administrative judge on Wednesday dismissed fraud charges against Tilton, aka “the diva of distressed debt,” ending a 2¹/₂-year feud against the regulator that had upended her Patriarch Partners firm. “It is concluded that the violations alleged [by the SEC] are unproven,”…
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Smith beats 2016 champ Levy in playoff to win European Open

HAMBURG, Germany — Jordan Smith beat defending champion Alexander Levy in a two-hole playoff to win the European Open on Sunday.

Levy led by a single shot at the 18th hole, but the French player had to tap in a tricky par putt to force the playoff after playing partner Smith, the overnight leader, holed his 10-foot birdie putt to go 13-under.

Smith’s close-range birdie in the playoff secured his first European Tour title in his 25th event.

Smith says, “I’ve loved it. It’s been nerve-wracking at times but I’ve really enjoyed it.”

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Lars Ulrich Talks Hosting Metallica Bandmates on Beats 1 Radio Show

Metallica's Lars Ulrich has managed to book an exclusive and elite trio of guests for the next three episodes of

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Just Barely Beats ‘Guardians’ At The Weekend Box Office

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – As this weekend approached, the question lingered if “Alien: Covenant” would be able to unseat “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” from the top spot at the domestic box office.

Now, we have an answer. As of Sunday morning, “Covenant,” from 20th Century Fox and Scott Free Productions, looks to be the winner with a three-day estimate of $ 36 million (27.6 million pounds) from 3,761 locations. That’s just above Disney’s “Guardians” sequel which is raking in an additional $ 35.3 million from 4,347 spots. The super sequel is seeing only a 46% drop from last weekend, and its total domestic earnings now exceed $ 300 million.

While “Alien” may have won, the film’s price tag in the $ 100 million range and marketing costs detract from the victory. The sixth installment in the Alien franchise (not counting the two Alien vs. Predator films) was directed by Ridley Scott and stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, and Danny McBride. It holds a 73% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is in line with 2012’s “Prometheus.” Although it came in already having made $ 42 million overseas and $ 36 million was enough to land in the top slot, “Alien” grossed less during its first weekend in the U.S. than “Prometheus” did in 2012 ($ 51 million). Its final domestic earnings also came in below earlier projections, which pegged the horror flick at least $ 40 million.

Fox’s president of domestic distribution Chris Aronson chalked the lower totals compared with “Prometheus” to the “normal course of business.” He added that “Alien: Covenant” gives fans of the franchise since the 1979 original the chance to share with the younger generation (60% of the opening weekend audience was in the 18-34 demo). “Teenagers likely haven’t seen ‘Alien,’” he said, “This movie creates a generational bond.”

While the “Alien” franchise is still able to generate decent interest, the same cannot be said for Fox’s other release this weekend, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.” The fourth live-action movie based on Jeff Kinney’s middle school-centric book series opened to $ 7.2 million from 3,157 locations. David Bowers, who directed movies two and three, returned to the helm nearly five years after the last iteration, and anointed a new titular wimp in Jason Drucker.

The only other major release of the weekend was “Everything, Everything,” from Warner Bros. and MGM. The sick-lit adaptation will earn $ 12 million by the end of the weekend from 2,801 locations. That’s enough to land in the top three. “Hunger Games” standout Amandla Stenberg stars as a girl with an autoimmune disease that keeps her locked up indoors. Nick Robinson plays her love interest named Olly. “Everything, Everything” earned the highest CinemaScore of the new released (an A- overall). 82% of its audience was female, and 74% were under 25 years old.

“Along with our partners, MGM, we’re thrilled that we hit our key demo,” commented Jeff Goldstein, domestic distribution chief at Warner Bros.

Amy Schumer’s “Snatched,” also from Fox, will see an additional $ 7.6 million in earnings from 3,511 theaters, putting it in the fourth slot, ahead of “Wimpy Kid.” Also in its second weekend, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” continues to flop miserably with a weekend total of less than $ 7 million.

With Memorial Day weekend on the horizon, the overall domestic summer box office is ten percentage points lower than it was at this time last year. That means all eyes are fixed on a duo of splashy summer releases ― Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and Paramount’s “Baywatch” ― to hopefully make up some ground.

“The dominance at this point by Disney and Marvel’s early summer entry “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is impressive having earned more than all the other films combined,” said Paul Degarabedian, senior media analyst at ComScore, who noted that “Captain America: Civil War” accounted for more than half of the summer take at this point last year. “However, a slow start does not portend a slow overall summer as many have predicted,” he added, “though if the ebb and flow of this season’s fortunes thus far is any indication we may have to buckle up for a pretty bumpy ride.”

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This story is about Bosley the West Highland White Terrier who lives with Mr. and Mrs. McTavish in their sunny Bed and Breakfast in the Highlands.He looks adorable but is really a monster in disguise. Everything is a new experience and must be tried, never mind what turmoil follows.He plays with Mrs. McTavishes clean laundry in the garden, until it is dirty and torn, eats a Ferrari, steals special chocolates and sweets, and sharpens his baby teeth on Mr. McTavishes shiny new shoes reducing the leather to shreds.He even turns himself purple. This happens when one of Mrs. McTavishes guests, a little boy, is painting in the garden, Bosley, who is bored, bathes in the dripping paint and Mrs. McTavish mistakes him for a dangerous animal who is there to eat her baby chicks. A fight follows between the mistress and the dog ending up in the garden pond. The guests at the Bed and Breakfast either love Bosley, or disprove of him, but he has his own special way of making them love him in the end.Mrs. McTavish adores Bosley even though he causes her no end of problems and embarassment, she also has to become a talented footballer in order to save Bosley from injuring himself with a heavy iron and destroying the kitchen.Mr. McTavish is not quite so willing to forgive and forget. There is the threat of making him wear a muzzle and always the threat of sending Bosley back to the kennels in disgrace. It is fun to watch the deveolpment of the relationship between Mr. McTavish and Bosley.Bosley does however have a good side, this involves the rescue of Wedgington Charles, a heart to heart talk with a lonely girl, and his best trick of all, he eats Bank Robbers!

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