Smartphone society In a world where the smartphone is now ubiquitous, photographers capture daily life in which the personal device is part of the moment. Whether it is used for communication, navigation, a flashlight, a wallet, or to take photos, it’s an essential part of life for many. 1 Fans use their phones as they attend a concert by the US DJ/production duo The Chainsmokers at the opening of the annual Byblos International Festival (BIF), in the ancient city of Byblos (Jbeil), north of Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 1. (Wael Hamzeh/REX/Shutterstock) 2 Commuters use their mobile phones as they stand in an MTR underground train station in the Kowloon district of Hong Kong on Dec. 5. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images) 3 A reveller takes a photo with his cellphone while others protect themselves as a calf jumps over them in the bullring after the 4th day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 10. (Alvaro Barrientos/Associated … [Read more...] about Smartphone society: Photos showing how essential the cellphone has become
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ANTI-Semitic graffiti sprayed on a bagel shop in Paris has recalled the darkest days of the Holocaust. The word “Juden” – German for Jew – was sprayed in yellow paint on the window of a bagel shop in the city’s 4th arrondissement on Saturday night. This is the historic area of the capital city where thousands of men, women and children were rounded up by collaborating French police and German soldiers during the Second World War. Many had to wear yellow stars identifying their religion, and their businesses were ‘tagged’ with the word Jew, before they were taken to their deaths in concentration camps. “An anti-Semitic tag in the middle of Paris,” said France’s Interior Minister, Christophe Castaner, as he reacted to the latest outrage. He added: “One too many. Juden in yellow letters, as if the most tragic lessons of history no longer enlighten [our] consciences. “Our answer: to do everything to make sure … [Read more...] about Chilling echoes of France’s Nazi past as ‘Juden’ graffiti is sprayed on Jewish bakery in Paris
During Sunday's 24-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reached a milestone he's been working towards for nearly two decades -- 1,000 total rushing yards. As is tradition with Brady, he took to Instagram after the victory to celebrate. "The only reason I've been playing 19 years is to get to that 1,000 yards," he said in a clip posted to his account Monday afternoon. And then, as he climbed into his car, Brady uttered the words that will send chills down the spines of Patriots fans everywhere: "That's it. I'm out. Time to ride off into the sunset." View this post on InstagramWA post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on Dec 3, 2018 at 11:02am PSTOf course, the 41-year-old father of three immediately clarified that his statement was in jest. This summer, Brady reiterated his goal of playing in the NFL until he's 45 -- as long as he's "still loving it."Brady's speed (or lack thereof) has been a point of discussion for his entire … [Read more...] about Tom Brady says it’s time to ‘ride off into the sunset’ after reaching rushing milestone
Marcy de Luna, Houston Chronicle Updated 11:39 am CDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 Country icon Willie Nelson ans supermodel Kate Upton sport the same look. Country icon Willie Nelson ans supermodel Kate Upton sport the same look. Photo: Photo Of Herb Kelleher And Willie Nelson Courtesy Of Southwest Airlines. Photo Of Justin Verlander And Kate Up By Ronald Martinez, Getty Images. Kate Upton on the field after the Astros game 7 ALCS championship victory against the Yankees Kate Upton on the field after the Astros game 7 ALCS championship victory against the Yankees Photo: Ronald Martinez, Getty Images Kate Upton on the field after the Astros game 7 ALCS championship victory against the Yankees Kate Upton on the field after the Astros game 7 ALCS championship victory against the Yankees … [Read more...] about Who wore it best: Willie Nelson or Kate Upton?
Ted Kulfan The Detroit News Published 1:11 PM EDT Oct 3, 2018 The News' Ted Kulfan previews the 2018-19 NHL season with team-by-team scouting reports. Teams are listed in predicted order of finish. EASTERN CONFERENCE Metropolitan Division PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Coach: Mike Sullivan 2017-18 record: 47-29-6, 100 points (2nd) 2017-18 leaders: G-Evgeni Malkin, 42; A-Sidney Crosby, 60; W-Matt Murray, 27 Pressure is on: C Derik Brassard — Brassard has been an effective point-producer before. The Penguins desperately need his secondary scoring on this loaded roster. Rising star: LW Jake Guentzel — It’s not easy playing with Crosby, but Guentzel continues to evolve into a major offensive threat while finding open spots on the ice. Skinny: Don’t underestimate the opportunity Pittsburgh had to rest and rejuvenate after two long Stanley Cup-winning seasons. The Penguins should be rested and eager to reclaim the Stanley Cup. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS Coach: John … [Read more...] about Ted Kulfan’s team-by-team NHL preview