Coco Gauff has repeated history as she returned to the Australia Open and issued out a win against Venus Williams just half a year after defeating the older Willaims at Wimbledon.
“That was really difficult. She played really well,” Gauff said post-match. “…] I definitely was more confident this time. I think I was used to playing on big courts, so the crowd – I guess the size the crowd didn’t startle me as much as last time,” Gauff said. ”Definitely, a bit more positive coming into this match.”
With her win, Gauff now becomes only the 4th woman in the past 30 years to win 6 or more major matches before turning 16.
Elsewhere in the tournament the favorites Roger Federer, Noami Osaka and Serena Williams all come out on top in their respective matches as Osaka took down the Czech Republic’s Marie Bouzkova while Williams defeated Russia’s Anastasia Potapova. Federer claimed his victory by beating out Steve Johnson the USA.
“Definitely, it was really tough for me trying to control my nerves,” said Osaka her win in round one. “I’m really glad I was able to finish it in two.”
Antonio Brown has been making quite a bit news over the past few months although most it isn’t football-related. Because this, various pundits have begun voicing their opinions on AB and giving their two cents when it comes to matters related to his well-being. Brown has been quite vocal about those who speak too much about him and recently, Stephen A. Smith got to feel the full extent that wrath.
During a recent segment on First Take, Smith said he wouldn’t put AB on his team. He also spoke about Brown’s recent run-in with police and how the whole altercation painted the player in a bad light. Clearly, Brown didn’t care too much for Smith’s opinion as he took to Twitter with some words for the host.
“Didn’t know words was a crime… we can exchange words… how about you come to South Florida and let’s speak “Quite Frankly” @stephenasmith,” Brown wrote.
Fans were quick to react to Brown’s comments as they felt as though they weren’t warranted for what Smith said. Smith has been known to upset athletes in the past so this recent exchange shouldn’t be thought as anything new. It will be interesting to see if Stephen A. addresses this on First Take.
During his third day on the job, seventeen-year-old NASA intern Wolf Cukier was going over the variations in star brightness recorded by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission, when he discovered a new planet, as noted by CNN.
“I was looking through the data for everything the volunteers had flagged as an eclipsing binary, a system where two stars circle around each other, and from our view eclipse each other every orbit,” Cukier told NASA. “About three days into my internship, I saw a signal from a system called TOI 1338. At first, I thought it was a stellar eclipse, but the timing was wrong. It turned out to be a planet.”
“These are the types signals that algorithms really struggle with,” said Veselin Kostov, a research scientist at the SETI Institute and Goddard. “The human eye is extremely good at finding patterns in data, especially non-periodic patterns like those we see in transits from these systems.”
TOI 1338 b, the planet found by Cukier, is 1,300 light-years away in the Pictor constellation and orbits two stars. “I discovered a planet. It has two stars which it orbits around,” Cukier said. “So, if you think to Luke’s homeworld, Tatooine, from Star Wars, it’s like that. Every sunset, there’s gonna be two stars setting.”
E!’s Botched features patients being treated for all kinds horrendous plastic surgery outcomes, but this week’s episode might take the cake. A woman consulted renowned plastic surgeons, Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow, about her growing “literal pubic hair” on her face.
When Crystal Coombs was nine-years-old, a dog bit a chunk tissue out her cheek. A surgeon sought to patch up that wound by performing a skin graft, but made the poor decision taking the skin from the patient’s groin. “It was open for a while,” Coombs says in a trailer for Monday night’s episode. “Like how the outside Freddie Kruger’s face looks, with the burn? That’s what the inside looked like.”
Coombs would likely not have agreed to the procedure had she known it would have this disturbing result. “I don’t believe that the doctor mentioned I would grow pubic hair out my patch,” she said. “I don’t remember that.” She tolerated the patch facial pubes for many years her life, but had a change perspective once she welcomed a daughter to the world. “I, at first, thought it didn’t affect me. Since having my daughter, I really started to get conscious it. She’s 6 months, and I’m worried about the kids she’ll go to school with … I don’t want her to be teased.”
Unfortunately, reversing this mix-up is a trick endeavor. “Crystal’s case is actually deceptively very complicated,” said Dubrow in an interview. “That skin graft is very close to critical anatomic structures like the nose, the cheeks and the eye, that if altered, even a little bit, can change the entire shape the face, and look very deformed.”
You’ll have to watch the full Botched episode to discover whether the surgeons pulled f the procedure and how.
New England Patriots fans are some the most passionate in the entire world and it’s easy to understand why. The team is one the best dynasties in sports history as Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have won six Super Bowls in 20 years. Last night, the Patriots took on the Kansas City Chiefs in what was a rematch last year’s AFC Championship game. In the end, the Chiefs came away with the win by a score 23-16. It was a fairly entertaining game although, for the girlfriend Chiefs QB Partick Mahomes, it was quite a harrowing experience.
Brittany Matthews was at Gilette Stadium to take in the game and throughout the match, she tweeted about her experience with the Patriots fans around her. As she explains, they were being quite rowdy and at times, they were even harassing her.
After the game, Matthews made sure to get a jab in against the Patriots and their fans. Of course, Mahomes is one the best quarterbacks in the entire league and has the potential to win a Super Bowl someday. Matthews made sure to highlight this while throwing shade at the Patriots’ previous six Super Bowls.
While Mahomes hasn’t weighed in on what happened, we’re sure he’s excited to have someone like Matthews in his corner.
Khloe Kardashian isn’t here for the hate that’s coming in aimed at her best friend Malika Haqq. On the latest episode Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Tristan Thompson gifted Khloe with a diamond necklace that Malika admitted she helped him pick. “Tristan] asked for help to surprise you with something. … He wanted to give you something, do something nice for you,” Malika told Khloe.
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Later in the episode, Malika and her (former?) man O.T. Genasis chatted with Khloe and admitted that they think she and Tristan weren’t fully over and Scott Disick even echoed the same sentiments. The latter is what led a number viewers to sound f on Twitter, slamming Malika for her comments. “Malika or Khadija trying to say a diamond necklace can be the first step into fixing what Tristan did to Khloe? Whewww lmao I dunno man,” one user wrote.
Khloe wasn’t here for the negative reviews her friendship and sent out a number tweets defending her friends, reminding everyone that they don’t know the full story. “I keep seeing people criticizing my best friends. My best friends would never do anything to hurt me. I can say that with full confidence! You guys don’t know the entire story. EVER!! You watch 44 minutes an episode and really think you know it all,” Khloe wrote.
She added: “Stop talking about my friends. Focus on your own lives, which I’m pretty sure is NOT perfect. People love to have an opinion when they’re behind a computer screen. I’m fine with opinions. Just make sure you live the life you so quickly judge others about.”
Six drug companies are under investigation for their hand in the current opioid crisis. To give you an idea how large the crisis is, opioid overdoses contributed to 46,000 deaths in 2016. According to Reuters, the U.S. Attorney’s fice in the Eastern District New York have already subpoenaed Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Mallinckrodt Plc, Johnson & Johnson and Amneal Pharmaceutical Inc, as well as distributor McKesson Corp. The companies are being scrutinized to see if they “intentionally allowed opioid painkillers to flood communities.” More companies are expected to receive subpoenas over the next few months. The central question in the probe is whether or not any the accused parties violated the Controlled Substances Act, which, is a federal statute dictating that companies must report when they receive orders that are abnormally large or more frequent than usual.
In a statement released by Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical unit Janssen, spokesman Jake Sargent said, “Janssen believes that at all times its anti-diversion policies and procedures for distribution its opioid medications complied with the law.” He continued saying, “in fact, monitoring data shows that the company’s opioids were rarely diverted or abused.”
Melania Trump got booed while speaking about the opioid crisis in Baltimore earlier this week. The first lady said, “I hope that the knowledge you gain here will help you tackle the tough decisions you may be faced with so that you can lead a healthy and drug-free life.” Melania continued saying, “get involved and be a part the solution.”
In less than two weeks, Camila Cabello is set to release her highly-anticipated sophomore album Romance.
In addition to the hit “Señorita” with boyfriend Shawn Mendes, the project will feature a collaboration with DaBaby, who appears on “My Oh My.” According to The Sun, the “deliciously carnal” song is “her naughtiest yet — and sounds like a sequel to global hit Havana,” her chart-topping collaboration with Young Thug.
“My mama doesn’t trust him, he’s only here for one thing but, so am I,” Camila sings on the track, adding, “I swear on my life that I’ve been a good girl / Tonight I don’t want to be her.”
Other highlights include the vulnerable “Easy,” the break-up anthem “Feel It Twice,” and piano-driven “First Man,” inspired by her father.
Romance, the follow-up to Camila’s self-titled 2018 debut, is due Dec. 6. “Intimate, passionate, and deliciously modern in production — there is no stopping Camila,” writes The Sun.
DaBaby has had an epic year himself. In addition to releasing his No. 1 album KIRK in September, he has collaborated with Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, and J. Cole.
According to Page Six, Lil Nas X paid a visit to Madonna’s Madame X show in Los Angeles and their shared beer lead to talk some collaborations in the future. “If I drink this, I’d be getting some your backwash?” a source said she joked, before taking a sip his beer. “Kinda sharp, your backwash. Might cut my tongue.” According to the publication, the duo sang a snippet Nas’ Billy Ray Cyrus-featured track before Madonna invited Lil Nas to her farm to make more songs about farm animals.
“I expect you to show up to my horse farm. I’m going to show you what to do with a horse for real … And then we can make a song about chickens, because I’ve got chickens, too,” she said. Before their moment ended, Madonna fered Lil Nas some advice: “Work hard. Earn it, baby.”
Just when you thought you’d seen it all in New York. Videos surfaced on Sunday a subway train car that had been taken over by a full Thanksgiving feast, complete with a table set up in the middle the car covered in traditional Thanksgiving dishes. While the event was obviously planned by a specific group, strangers were invited into the festivities simply for being close by. Everyone was welcome to grab a plate and enjoy the food, and this generosity resulted in a truly wholesome moment in the bustling city’s underground.
Despite the initial heartwarming feeling that the pure sight evokes, some users on Twitter found it made their stomachs churn.
One user pointed out all the various contributors to how unsanitary the subway is, listening f “bacteria, rats, smells.” They even mentioned the “doo doo particles in the air,” which another user supported by pointing out that “people be sh*ttin on the train” and that this causes them to “barely even wanna eat a snack on the subway.” This loss appetite is backed up by another user who couldn’t imagine eating dinner on the subway, instead feeling like they “need a shower when they] get f the train.” The public transportation system is certainly a hotbed for germs and grime, and while a Thanksgiving feast on the subway sounds nice in theory, it’s probably lowkey nasty in reality.
For the last five years now, the Golden State Warriors have been LeBron James’ biggest nemesis. Had it not been for the Warriors dynasty, there is a legitimate case to be made that James would have the same amount championships as Michael Jordan. With this context in mind, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that LeBron doesn’t have many nice things to say about the Bay area team. Last night, the Lakers went out there without Anthony Davis and stomped on the Warriors, winning by a score 120-94.
The Warriors are without Klay Thompson and Steph Curry which is why they have been so bad. LeBron was asked if it was weird to play the former dynasty with a depleted roster and his answer made him seem as though he has no sympathy for what they’re going through.
“Not when you in it,” James said. “I played them in the Finals without Kyrie Irving] and Kevin Love]. So, no.” Simply put, James knows what it’s like to play with a depleted roster and now, the Warriors are getting a bit taste their own medicine.
With a record 9-2, the Lakers are looking like real contenders this year while the Warriors are on a five-game losing streak at 2-10. Tough scene all around for the fans in San Francisco who have been with the Warriors from the beginning and by beginning, we mean 2015.
Ever since the departure Steve Nash, the Phoenix Suns have been one the saddest teams in the entire NBA. They always seem to be taking some pretty swift Ls and it has gotten to the point that they are consistently a contender for a lottery pick. This year, the Suns are looking to change their fortunes and are looking pretty spectacular out on the court. Coming into their game against the Philadelphia 76ers, they boasted a 4-2 record and were beating some good teams.
Prior to the game, the Sixers were the last undefeated team in the league and surprisingly, the Suns pulled f the upset to hand them an L. Devin Booker went f for 40 points and without Joel Embiid, the Sixers just couldn’t get it done. After the game, the Suns took pride and pleasure in giving the 76ers their first loss as they sent a light jab on Twitter.
Now, the Suns are 5-2 and tied for second place in the Western Conference. There is absolutely no guarantee whether or not they can sustain this success throughout the entire season but if you’re a fan, you have to be excited about what’s going on here. The Sixers have been through a process their own and now it looks like the Suns are building f that blueprint.
No matter how you look at it, the Suns are shaking up the West in a big way.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has issued a DMCA subpoena to CloudFlare in order to discover the owner of one of its customers: the music hosting service Wi.to.
The music industry trade group is accusing Wi.to of allowing copyright infringement on its site. In its complaint against the service, the RIAA listed several infractions it found on the platform.
Wi.to is a file hosting service that is based in Estonia that focuses exclusively on music files.
In the past year, the RIAA has reportedly used similar subpoenas multiple times against Cloudflare, which, among other things, offers customers content delivery networks (CDNs) that could be used to facilitate digital piracy. In these subpoenas, the RIAA has sought to discover ownership details of those who run the actual sites.
It is said that CloudFlare, in general, complies with the subpoenas.
In response to the complaint, TorrentFreak reached out to the owner of Wi.to, which they identified as “Sergey.”
Sergey, who lives somewhere in Estonia, says that he learned about the subpoena during the previous week, and he does not seem too concerned about it.
He insists that he and his company “are not criminals.” He went on to say that “Wi.to is a service that makes it easy to publish music files DJs have created themselves. It’s true that the service is sometimes abused. But that’s something the users do. Also, services like Soundcloud or Dropbox are abused as well.”
Sergey further indicated that, because his company operates in Estonia, it is not subject to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and its requirements. In spite of this, he insists that his company does process copyright complaints and that they regularly remove files found to be in violation of the platform’s policies.
One of the interesting facts about this case is that, while the RIAA has filed a subpoena to learn Wi.to’s identity, Sergey says that they have not actually asked the company to remove the files in question.
Earlier today, Sony Music reported its second-quarter financial results for 2019, with music streaming driving a sharp increase in revenues.
In the period ending September 30th, Sony Music reported an operating income of 37.5 billion yen ($344 million), which is a 19% increase over the same period the year before. These results include the following operations:
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Operating profit at Sony rose even more. The company reported an increase of 23.5%, from 31.5 million yen ($282.5 million) on revenues of 203.9 billion yen ($1.83 billion) to 37.48 billion yen ($349 million) on revenue of 219.3 billion yen ($2.04 billion).
Revenue at the company also rose 8%.
The company attributed its growth to a dramatic increase in music streaming revenue.
Global music streaming revenues at Sony rose 21.4%, from 57.1 billion yen ($512 million) a year ago to 66.8 billion yen ($622 million). At the same time, total music sales rose more modestly, from 111.9 billion yen ($1 billion) to 112.2 billion yen ($1 billion). This was due to a steep decrease in downloads, from 9.8 billion yen ($88 million) to 8.84 billion yen ($82.3 million), and overall flat physical sales from CDs, vinyl and cassettes.
Music publishing at Sony rose 95% during the period as well, but this was mostly due to the company consolidating EMI Music Publishing.
Sony Music’s first-half numbers were also quite good, with operating income rising over 19% over the previous period to 75.8 billion yen ($696 million) and sales rising 9% to 421.5 billion yen ($3.87 billion). Though a change in accounting methodologies is said to have adversely affected the company sales revenues in its 2018 fiscal year.
Big hits at Sony Music helped drive its results.
Greatly helping Sony’s second quarter were the following releases:
Fear Inoculum by Tool
“Panini” by Lil Nas X
Indigo by Chris Brown
Free Spirit by Khalid
Financial results at Sony are in line with Universal Music Group’s latest numbers and with broader industry stats recently released by the RIAA.
Steve Nash was an absolute terror in his prime and is considered to be one the best shooters ever. The two-time NBA MVP is a Canadian treasure who absolutely tore it up on the court on any given day. Whether it be through three-pointers or long-range twos, Nash was always giving his opponents buckets. On any given day, he could work his way right through another team and demoralize them. While playing with the Phoenix Suns, Nash almost led them to glory but some questionable ficiating seemed to always hurt their chances.
Nash has been out the league for a while not but that doesn’t mean he still doesn’t have the juice. Nash recently hit up a local basketball court where there were some people playing pick up. Nash had on a full suit and tie and decided to give each and every person there some buckets. Considering Nash’s attire, the clip is pretty incredible.
If there is one specific lesson to be learned here, it’s that you don’t always need athletic gear to drop some dimes. All you need is an MVP-caliber shot and the power Canada behind you. With moves like this, one could just imagine what what would happen if he decided to come out retirement.