Week Of August 8, 2016 Man From Yesterday
In The News -
Tens of thousands of people were stranded Monday after Delta Air Lines flights were grounded around the globe due to a system outage. Delta said that systems were back online by 8:40 a.m. ET, but warned disruptions would continue amid a "limited" resumption of departures. "Customers heading to the airport should expect delays and cancellations," Delta warned in astatement. "While inquiries are high and wait times are long, our customer service agents are doing everything they can to assist."
Pakistani lawyers on Tuesday mourned colleagues slain in a shocking suicide bombing this week at a hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta that killed 70 people, mostly lawyers. The attack, which stunned the judicial community, also underscored concerns that militants in Pakistan are still capable of striking in the heart of the country's cities and towns — despite government claims of dismantling various terror networks.
Investigators were treating the death of a 10-year-old boy on the world's tallest waterslide as a "civil matter" rather than a criminal incident as the park and Kansas authorities pressed to sort out what caused the tragedy. Few details have been released about the death Sunday of Caleb Thomas Schwab, the son of a Kansas state legislator. The 168-foot-tall Verruckt is one of the top attractions of Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas. The park was closed Monday amid the investigation.
U.S. nonfarm productivity unexpectedly fell in the second quarter, pointing to sustained weakness that could raise concerns about corporate profits and companies' ability to maintain their recent robust pace of hiring.
A new furor - this one over Donald Trump's comments about gun owners' power in the presidential campaign, and there's no shortage of debate over what Trump really meant. The Republican candidate's supporters Wednesday attempted to quell the controversy, saying either that Trump was joking or that Democrats and the media were spinning it into something bigger than it was. Many interpreted Trump's comments as a threat to rival Hillary Clinton. The controversy erupted on Tuesday afternoon when Trump said at a rally that Second Amendment defenders might be able to stop Clinton
Macy's: Department Store Company Announces Closure of About 100 Stores. The company announced the closures, expected to take place early next year, due to the popularity of online shopping. The 100 stores represent about 15 percent of Macy's stores total.
More rain Saturday was expected to swamp already soggy ground across Louisiana and other parts of the Gulf Coast, as Louisiana's governor announced that crews had rescued more than 1,000 people, some of whom were clinging to trees to stay safe. Officials said at least two people had died in the floods. Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency as rescue workers in the southeastern part of the state braced for more rain. The state's emergency management office called it a "historic flood event."
Trouble In Milwaukee - A Milwaukee police officer shot and killed an armed suspect Saturday night during a foot chase on the city’s north side, setting off a violent confrontation between police and crowds protesting the shooting.
A gas station was set on fire and other businesses also were torched following an hours-long standoff between rioters and police.
Sports News -
Summer Olympics in Rio - On Tuesday night, led by Michael Phelps as the anchor, the U.S. men won the 4x200 freestyle relay — their fourth consecutive gold medal in the event. As of Tuesday, The U.S. leads in medals won with 24.
Passing - ESPN commentator John Saunders (61).
Simone Manuel won a gold medal in the women's 100 freestyle final. She becomes the first African-American female to win an Olympic individual swimming event.
Technology News -
Apple Inc.: Company Preparing 1st Major Overhaul of MacBook Pro in 4 Years, Report Says
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported sources said the new laptop, which will be thinner and offered with more powerful and efficient graphics processors, is not likely to debut at Apple's Sept. 7 event.
Biggest SSD - Seagate has unveiled a solid state drive with a capacity of 60 TB, which dethrones the 16 TB SSD of Samsung as the biggest SSD in the world. The 60 TB SSD was announced by Seagate at the Flash Memory Summit, which is being held in Santa Clara, California. According to the press release accompanying the 60 TB SSD's unveiling, the groundbreaking drive has twice the density and four times the capacity of the next highest largest SSD in the market today, without naming Samsung's 16 TB SSD.
Pokémon GO's revenue has crossed a record $200 million within the mobile game's first month of launch.
Candy Crush Soda Saga from King and Supercell's Clash Royale have been top grossing mobile games in terms of first-month cumulative revenue. However, a study from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower shows that Niantic's location-based game Pokémon GO, which was released in early July this year, has crushed the records of these games.
Entertainment news -
Ed Sheeran’s hit song, Thinking Out Loud, copied core elements of Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On,according to a new lawsuit filed Tuesday. The heirs of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote the lyrics to Gaye’s classic in 1973 and created its musical composition, are suing Sheeran for copyright infringement, claiming the Grammy Award-winning artist essentially duplicated the “heart” of Let’s Get It On.
Actor Thomas Gibson suspended (then later fired) from “Criminal Minds after he kicked a co-producer on the set. "There were creative differences on the set and a disagreement. I regret that it occurred," Gibson said in a statement.
Passing - Folk singer Glenn Yarbrough, a founding member of vocal group The Limeliters and a prolific solo artist, died at home in Nashville on Thursday night after several years of declining health. He was 86.
Justin Bieber Ticked Off - Justin Bieber is sticking up for Sofia Richie. The pair is currently in Tokyo and are sharing snapshots on Instagram from their time in Japan together. Evidently Beliebers have not taken kindly to Sofia making an appearance on the pop sensation's social media pages, as Justin addressed his fans head on with an Instagram post pleading them to put an end to the negative comments against her. "I'm gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don't stop the hate this is getting out of hand," Bieber wrote alongside a black and white selfie of the duo where Richie is holding finger guns up to Justin's head.
Britany Spears Is Back - Britney Spears grabs the top debut on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated Aug. 20) as “Private Show” starts at No. 9 after its official release on Aug. 4. The superstar first teased the cut in ad for her perfume of the same name on July 11, before promoting it as an instant-gratification track for pre-orders of the song’s parent album, Glory, due Aug. 26.
Top pop hit music singles -
One Dance - Drake fea. WizKid & Kyla
Cheap Thrills - Sia fea. Sean Paul
This Is What You Came For - Calvin Harris fea. Rihanna
Cold Water - Major Lazer fea. Justin Bieber & MO
Can’t Stop The Feeling! - Justin Timberlake
Ride - twenty one pilots
Don’t Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers fea. Daya
Closer - The Chainsmokers fea. Halsey
Needed Me - Rihanna
Send My Love (To Your New Lover - Adele
Heathens - twenty one pilots
Panda - Desiigner
For Free - DJ Khaled fea. Drake
Don’t Mind - Kent Jones
Me Too - Meghan Trainor
Top Movies -
The Secret Life Of Pets
Star Trek Beyond
Florence Foster Jenkins
Nine Lives (2016)