GM to slash up to 14,000 jobs in North America

GM to slash up to 14,000 jobs in North America

General Motors will lay off up to 14,000 factory and white-collar workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles.

The reduction includes 8,100 white-collar workers, some of whom will take buyouts and others who will be laid off. Some U.S. factory workers could transfer to truck or SUV factories that are increasing production.

Most of the affected factories build cars that won’t be sold in the U.S. after next year, including the Chevrolet Volt rechargeable gas-electric hybrid. They could close or they could get different vehicles to build. Their futures will be part of contract talks with the United Auto Workers union next year.

The salaried reductions amount to 15 percent of GM’s North American white-collar workforce of 54,000. At the factories, 3,000 workers could lose jobs in Canada and another 3,600 in the U.S.

GM, the largest automaker in the U.S., which sells the Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac and GMC brands, said the moves will save $6 billion in cash by the end of next year, including $4.5 billion in recurring annual cost reductions and a $1.5 billion reduction in capital spending.

Those cuts are in addition to $6.5 billion that the company has announced by the end of this year.

GM doesn’t foresee an economic downturn and is making the cuts “to get in front of it while the company is strong and while the economy is strong,” CEO Mary Barra told reporters.

Barra said GM is still hiring people with expertise in software and electric and autonomous vehicles. Many of those who will lose jobs are now working on conventional cars with internal combustion engines.

Barra said the industry is changing rapidly and moving toward electric propulsion, autonomous vehicles and ride-sharing, and GM must adjust with it.

The company, she said, has invested in newer architectures for trucks and SUVs so it can cut capital spending while still raising investment in autonomous and electric vehicles.

GM has offered buyouts to 18,000 retirement-eligible workers with a dozen or more years of service. It would not say how many have accepted the buyouts, but it was short of the company’s target because GM said there will be white-collar layoffs.

The company expects to take a pretax charge of $3 billion to $3.8 billion due to the actions, including up to $1.8 billion of asset write downs and pension charges. The charges will take place in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of next year.

The factories up for closure are part of GM’s effort “to right-size our capacity for the realities of the marketplace,” as consumers shift away from cars to trucks and SUVs, Barra said.

Among the possibilities are the Detroit/Hamtramck assembly plant, which makes the Buick LaCrosse, the Chevrolet Impala and Volt, and the Cadillac CT6, all slow-selling cars. LaCrosse and Volt production will end March 1, while CT6 and Impala production would stop June 1.

The plant in Lordstown, Ohio, which makes the Chevrolet Cruze compact car also is on the list, and Barra said the Cruze would no longer be sold in the U.S. Production would stop March 1.

Work on six-speed transmissions made at the Warren, Michigan, transmission plant would stop Aug. 1, while the Baltimore transmission plant would stop production April 1, GM said.

Meanwhile, GM’s plant in Oshawa, Ontario, will stop making the Impala, Cadillac XTS and 2018 full-size pickups in the fourth quarter of next year.

Barra said tariffs on imported aluminum and steel have hit the company, but she stopped short of saying they had anything to do with the restructuring.

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This story has been corrected to show that up to 14,000 workers could lose jobs instead of 14,700. Gillies reported from Toronto.

Source: apnews.com

Tuf Cooper wins All-Around, gets engaged at NFR

Tuf Cooper

Born: January 31, 1990 (age 28 years), Childress, TX
Siblings: Clif Cooper, Clint Cooper, Shada Brazile
Parents: Roy Cooper, Shari Rivera
Grandparents: Tuffy Cooper, Betty Rose Cooper
Uncle: Clay Cooper
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Aunt: Betty Gayle

Tuf Cooper is leading the pack by nearly five seconds halfway through the National Circuit Finals Steer Roping. Cooper added the PRCA steer roping record for the most money earned in a season before the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping to his resume. Cooper’s earnings of $89,427 managed to overtake the previous record holder, Guy Allen who won $87,927 20 years ago in 1998.

As the 2017 All-Around World Champion, Cooper has been to many of ProRodeo’s biggest competitions – but this is his first time competing at the NCFSR. Cooper is still new to the steer roping event, 2017 was the first year that he took part in steer roping. Copper competed in the steer roping event at 30 rodeos in 2018. His limited participation makes his new record all that much more impressive. Cooper is very excited about accomplishing this feat, his money record proves that the sport and the event are in a good place.

“This has been the best start to any season in my career,” Cooper said. “It’s relaxing and I’m enjoying what I do for a living – put in a cowboy hat and compete.”

Cooper might be new to steer roping, but he is a veteran cowboy with four world championship titles to his name, it doesn’t come as a shock at all that Cooper is excelling at steer roping. Fan’s are eagerly waiting to watch NFR live stream 2018 Coopers performance is he keeps on Adding to the PRCA record books ?

Cooper is enjoying his time as a steer roper, he frequently speaks about his fellow competitors, about the respect he has for them, and about how helpful they have been with his roping since he took up the event last year.

It is no surprise that Cooper is excelling at steer roping. Not only is Cooper a world champion cowboy, but he is also able to learn from his brother-in-law, Trevor Brazile, a 23-time world champion cowboy. Brazile has had a huge influence on Cooper’s steer roping success, and all the practice hours that the two of them are putting in is showing.

Cooper recently purchased a new horse and he is very excited about riding it in competition for the first time at the National Finals of Steer Roping in Kansas at the beginning of November. The National finals will serve as great preparation for Cooper as he prepares for his quest to become overall world champion at the 2018 NFR.

Before Saturday’s $2,370 earnings, Cooper was second in the 2018 RAM PRCA World Standings with $33,329. Scott Snedecor leads the standings with $39,222.

Ironically Cooper and his brother-in-law, Brazile, are number 1 and 2 in the overall standings. Steer roping isn’t contested at the NFR, but tie-down roping is, and this event is set to be the decision maker about who the overall Cowboy world champion of 2018 will be. The stage is set for an action-packed conclusion to the 2018 season at the NFR. Cooper was wearing number 1 back number last year. Visit here to know how you can watch National Finals Rodeo 2018 live online this year?

Cooper is a record-breaking cowboy, but he maintains a humble outlook. Get the popcorn ready because the competition at the 2018 NFR is going to be fierce and highly entertaining.

The NFL Will Be Your Favorite Lifestyle Brand

The NFL is doing what any wise fashion brand does these days: It’s fashioning itself as a lifestyle brand under the banner NFL Fan Style, complete with its own #content, an attractive Instagram, product-pushing blogger partnerships, and paid influencers. The NFL, in case you hadn’t heard, is a massive corporation, with $14 billion in overall revenue in 2017. It’s a sports league with massive ticket sales; it’s also an entertainment company, with distribution deals with NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, and DirecTV and the most-watched TV program of the year (NFL games accounted for 37 of top 50 TV broadcasts in 2017). The total revenue will change in NFL Games 2018. It may exit $20 billion this year.

We like to think of ourselves as enhancing fans’ connection to their team through product,

says Agaja Reddy, director of consumer products for the NFL. She estimates around 95 percent of fans can’t go to physical games, so merch is a way to bridge that gap.

Just flipping our lids for some red hot #Ravens gear

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It’s also a way to make money. NFL Fan Style was created by the consumer products team about four years ago as a new way to market the NFL’s endless array of merch. The content lives mainly on Instagram and Facebook; the posts on these platforms, mainly photos and some video, are a mix of fan pics and product shots, with some event promotions and food videos mixed in. Many of the photos are regrams from fans’ accounts.

To extend its reach as a legit brand, NFL Fan Style also takes a page from successful fashion brands and has assembled a group of lifestyle bloggers, dubbed the Lifestyle Council. Every month in the season, the dozen or so bloggers are given free NFL-branded product as well as talking points that they incorporate into their own blogs and social posts, subject to approval by the NFL.

The Lifestyle Council bloggers aren’t big-name fashion folks (no Man Repeller or The Blonde Salad here), but rather The Blonde Side, Mimosas & Manhattan, Frosted Events, The Whole Smiths, Chic Talk, and other bloggers you may not have heard of. But they love football and have engaged fans. “We have seen that micro-influencers, because they have such a loyal following, a lot of times do have stronger engagements than some of the larger ones,” says Reddy.

Which is also why the bloggers aren’t paid. Instead, they’re gifted free product for their posts, as well as tickets to NFL games. “We also do friendly competitions amongst them, to see how many of them are driving sales to NFL Shop,” says Reddy. Winners may get tickets to Pro Bowl, for example, or a gameday party package with food and drinks paid for by the NFL. In exchange, the bloggers showcase product in their lives, talk about how much they love it, and contribute photos that populate the NFL Fan Style’s lifestyle feed.

When you and your squad are in the zone. (via Brittany V.)

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For an apparel brand, which the NFL basically is, it’s a savvy approach.

“It’s a brand’s responsibility for socializing what the brand means in the life of the people they target,” says Tom Ajello, global chief creative officer at strategic consulting firm Vivaldi. “The NFL needs you to see how the brand fits your whole life. They need you to see, say, the man cave in your future home that has way too many Giants things in it.”

Or for the 46 percent of NFL fans who are female, how you incorporate a Giants beanie into your outfit or Giants platters into your tailgate party. And influencers, from bloggers to celebrities, play a big part in that.

“Customers are looking to influencers when considering buying a product,” says Ali Grant, founder of boutique PR agency Be Social. “A brand can’t solely sell itself anymore — there is a growing need for the messaging to come from someone we value and follow, especially as it relates to product discovery.”

Which is why, on top of small-time bloggers, the NFL also markets its brand through paid influencers. If you follow JoJo Fletcher from The Bachelorette, you might have noticed an Instagram post in which she posed wearing a Texans tee with glam thigh-high boots, tagged @nflfanstyle and #ad, or her tweet shouting out her favorite NFL logo beanie with an #ad tag.

Fletcher is among the celebrities who promote NFL Fan Style on their feeds and at events. Like major fashion brands, NFL does in-person “activations” to showcase product, such as a shopping event with Levi’s (a NFL licensee) in Los Angeles last October, where guests could customize NFL Levi’s jean jackets and Joe Manganiello made an appearance.

But the most consistent connection with fans is through the social accounts, where the feed is populated with the sort of lifestyle content you’d see on regular publications. Most notable are the quick food videos, which follow BuzzFeed’s Tasty formula to a tee (shot overhead, with ingredient-by-ingredient instruction, sped up to about 10 seconds).

“We also have a food element too, because we’ve got #homegating — which is bringing the spirit of the game home — to highlight our breadth of drinkware and servingware and entertainment accessories,” says Reddy.

Silverstone Circuit: Home of British Motor Racing

Silverstone Circuit: Home of British Motor Racing

The highlight of Atlas’ year is our VIP enjoy during the weekend of the F1 British Grand Prix 2018: fine eating mixed with high performance motor racing. In is held at a first-rate British racing institution: Silverstone, a ancient tune with a wealthy records, not simplest is it inside the coronary heart of the us of a however also firmly fixed in the hearts of each British motor racing fan. Silverstone is a fast-flowing and technically difficult circuit which has seen lots improvement and development over the previous couple of years. This tune has been the web page of many amazing races because the first authentic FIA formula One world Championship in 1950. Considering then, nine different British drivers have surpassed the chequered flag in first location, totalling seventeen victories between them.

It’s far one of the quickest circuits on the calendar and by no means fails to supply thrilling entertainment with an facet-of-your-seat spectacle throughout the heady heights of summer. There had been so many awesome races at Silverstone, and it’s crucial that the music is maintained and covered in the calendar in order that many greater exquisite British reminiscences can be created there.

Specially, Mansell’s victories in 1991 and 1992 spring to thoughts – the previous whilst his buddy Ayrton Senna ran out of gasoline on the strength-down lap and he picked him up, using him returned to the pits at the facet of his automobile; the latter when loads of fans poured onto the song itself in an outburst of unbridled joy and celebration following Mansell’s amazing victory, for a British team, in a British car, at the track which defines British motor racing. There are nevertheless plenty of British winners available, although Jensen Button has nonetheless not claimed the crown there. however watch this video of him doing a lap of the circuit to look how rapid some of the corners are taken.

This year Lewis Hamilton will be trying to comply with in the footsteps of Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, David Coulthard and Nigel Mansell and win in a row for his home united states of america. All racing eyes can be firmly constant on July fifth as the BGP is sure to be a amazing race. Of path, it isn’t always just components one which resides at this famous location. In 2014, it hosted some of one of a kind championships, including the motorbike GP, FIA staying power collection, the GP2, formula three Euro, British system three, the BTCC, and the British Superbike Championship. The famed Hangar straight has been home to loads of various vehicles across over half a century of motor racing, and there will with any luck be many greater occasions to return.

Why Women aren’t Allowed to Race in the Tour de France?

Why Are Women Still Not Allowed to Race in the Tour de France?

The Tour de France 2018, the most prestigious cycling race inside the world, ends on July 27. You can find more detail about Tour de France updates here. One thing we cannot help but observe: Women aren’t crossing the finish line with the men. The occasion is in its 113 yr, and the organizers are pleased with its culture. but if that way of life excludes Women, isn’t always it time for a exchange? in the Eighties, they made an strive: The excursion de France released the tour Cycliste Féminin (a sort of equivalent women’s race) and held it intermittently between 1984 and 2009. The 1984 excursion Fémnin was 18 ranges as compared to the men’s 23 levels, blanketed handiest a fourth of the space, and the winner took domestic a tiny fraction of the men’s prize money. It led to 2009 due to lack of funding, a bad cycle (pun supposed) women’s wearing activities regularly discover themselves in—constrained insurance ends in no sponsors which ends up in no occasion.

The classic sexist arguments against women athletes are the same in cycling: that one, they aren’t as strong as men, and that two, they don’t bring in the same revenue.

Ladies are presently allowed to compete in a one-day race known as “la course by way of Le tour de France” (doesn’t that just roll off the tongue?) which commenced years ago. This one-day race is just 90 kilometers, and is a response to a petition asking that women be allowed to compete within the guys’s race. The conventional sexist arguments against Women athletes are the equal in cycling: that one, they aren’t as robust as men, and that , they don’t convey in the identical sales. those arguments are, in lots of methods, maintaining ladies lower back.

The precise instance (nicely, perfect-ish, if you ignore the blatant pay disparity) of a sport eventually paving the way for an equal Women’s event is inside the realm of soccer, while in 1991, the ladies’s global Cup changed into founded sixty one years after the first men’s global Cup. if you look at the pushback surrounding that first Women’s international Cup, the same topics are brewing round having a Women’s excursion de France. FIFA cautioned ladies use a smaller ball, even though they’d constantly played with the equal size ball as guys, and shortened matches from ninety mins to 80 mins for women. April Heinreichs, captain of the U.S. 1991 international cup team, said, “They had been afraid our ovaries have been going to fall out if we played ninety [minutes]!” Come on, we understand Women can deal with the equal length football ball and sport length as men. And, in reality, we’ve established it: ladies’s football has grow to be a commercially a success event.

There are two routes the Tour de France can take from here: They can either create a separate race of completely equal difficulty and prestige for women, or incorporate women into the existing race. Put women in different colored jerseys, let them race on the same course, get a bigger support system for the race, and whoop-de-doo, you don’t need to logistically change anything. They could even start the women’s race on a delay after the men’s race (see any marathon for precedence).

As Alison Tetrick, an American pro cyclist, told bicycling.com last year, “We’re all bike racers. It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female.” We can only hope the organizers of the Tour de France comes to see it that way.

“Wimbledon” The Most Prestigious Grand Slam Tennis Tournament

The Most Prestigious Grand Slam Tennis Tournament

What is The Most Prestigious Grand Slam Tennis Tournament ? There are four grand slam Tennis Tournament—Wimbledon and the French Open, Australian Open and U.S. Open—the former is by far the most prestigious one. Roger Federer, a six-time winner, has said so. So has reigning men’s champion, Novak Djokovic. Martina Navratilova once said she watched the event when she was 7 years old and knew that someday, she would be there. She won the women’s singles event nine times.

Wimbledon is the oldest of the four Grand Slams. It is still played on the sport’s original surface. Players must still wear all-white clothing (though that rule will be temporarily lifted for the tennis events in the 2012 London Olympics, which will be played there.) But here’s a fun barstool question: In what order would you rank the other three Grand Slam events?

It is, for sure, a question that elicits very subjective answers. Even contemporary players have trouble with the question. When I asked a Women’s Tennis Association representative if the organization had ever polled their players on this question, she replied that they hadn’t, and that “their fave is probably the one they win!”

In an attempt at some subjectivity, I came up with a few metrics, based on prize money, media hits, television ratings (for the men’s finals in the U.S., anyway) and even a somewhat dated survey of players’ preferences. Here’s what I found:

Prize money (in U.S. dollars, for both men and women):

  • Australian Open: $2.4 million
  • Wimbledon: $1.8m million
  • U.S. Open: $1.8 million
  • French Open: $1.64 million

Television ratings:

  • French Open (tie)
  • U.S. Open (tie)
  • Wimbledon
  • Australian Open

The French Open (currently underway) is shown on the Tennis Channel, ESPN and NBC. The men’s final garnered a 2.6 Nielsen rating last year. The U.S. Open, shown by ESPN, the Tennis Channel and CBS CBS +0.73%, got the same. Wimbledon will be shown entirely on ESPN in 2012, got a 2.1 for last year’s men’s final or check out how to watch Wimbledon 2018 live stream online. The Australian Open, also on ESPN, is live when most Americans are asleep, which helps account for its .6 Nielsen rating.

There’s one last element to throw into the mix: the players’ preferences. Though both the WTA and the ATP (the men’s tennis entity) did not have player surveys at hand, there was a survey done back in the late 1990s by the French magazine, Tennis. That survey asked 108 top players to rank the four Slams in order of prestige. The ranking went as follows:

  • Wimbledon
  • French Open
  • U.S. Open
  • Australian Open

Given these metrics, the final rankings, in terms of prestige, would look like this:

  1. Wimbledon
  2. U.S. Open
  3. French Open
  4. Australian Open

Upcoming Schedule for the four grand slam Tennis Tournament:

  • Wimbledon: The Wimbledon 2018 will be taking place from 2 July 2018 to 15 July 2018.
  • U.S. Open: The US Open 2018 will be taking place from Aug 27, 2018 – Sep 9, 2018.
  • French Open: The French Open 2018 will be taking place from 27 May – 10 June, 2018.
  • Australian Open: The Australian Open 2019 will be taking place from Monday, January 14 – Sunday, January 27, 2019.

2018 FIFA World Cup: What you should know ?

The competition of football that take place occurs every 4 years is set to kick off in a count number of weeks. this is proper — the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a tournament that brings together the greatest footballers on earth, is nearly upon us. The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia kicks off on Thursday, June 14 and ends of Sunday, July 15. the primary international Cup suit, Russia vs. Saudi Arabia, has a 6 p.m. begin time in Moscow, because of this 11 a.m. for audiences in the big apple city. here’s the entirety you want to understand. in case you do not know while it starts, whilst every in shape is happening, and the way you may watch stay on line, worry no longer — https://2018fifawcupdates.com/ has your again.

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When is the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

The tournament stats on Thursday June 14 where host country Russia takes on Saudia Arabia in a Group A match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. This is the only game that takes place on the opening day of the 2018 World Cup as the competition really gets going the following day, Friday June 15, with three matches including a Group B clash between Portugal and Spain. The tournament ends on Sunday July 15, which is the day of the 2018 FIFA World Cup final.

Here’s what time the opening game, Russia vs. Saudi Arabia, will start in major cities across different time zones on Thursday June 14.

  • London (BST): 4 p.m.
  • New York (ET): 11 a.m.
  • Denver (MT): 9 a.m.
  • Las Vegas (PT): 8 a.m.
  • Chicago (CT): 10 a.m.
  • Los Angeles (PT): 8 a.m.
  • Honolulu (HAST): 5 a.m.
  • Sydney (AET): 1 a.m. (Friday).
  • Tokyo (JST): 12 a.m (Friday).
  • Moscow (MSK): 6 p.m.
  • Paris (CEST): 5 p.m.

Why should I watch?

The 2018 FIFA world Cup tournament brings collectively 32 competing nations, which includes a number of the finest players inside the world, and produces many fascinating story lines. one of the most skillful players within the international, Lionel Messi, has not seen Argentina win a world Cup in his complete lifetime — but can the FC Barcelona ahead prevent the rot and lead Los Angeles Albiceleste to glory this summer? Portugal has Cristiano Ronaldo up the front and will desire to construct at the achievement the group enjoyed while it gained the UEFA Euro 2016 opposition two years ago. Then there is amazing in-shape gamers like purpose-hungry Egyptian Mohamed Salah, merciless England striker Harry Kane, and France ahead Antoine Griezmann. One group decided to put up a combat is Germany, as the reigning champions lifted the FIFA global Cup for the fourth time in 2014 in Brazil. The 2014 very last was watched live by using over one thousand million human beings.

How can I watch live?

For English-speaking TV in the US, Fox or Fox Sports 1 will be your broadcaster. Spanish-speakers in the US can choose between Telemundo and NBC Universo. Online streams will be available to US audiences on fuboTV. For UK audiences, World Cup matches will be broadcast on BBC and ITV. The first game, Russia vs. Saudi Arabia, will be aired on ITV while BBC’s coverage begins the next day. We will publish links to watch specific games online when they become available.

Top 10 Best Streaming Services 2018

Top 10 Best Streaming Services 2018

Here i will discuss about Top 10 Best Streaming Services 2018. Which is the best ? Check our articles and decide what is suitable for you.

There are more quality shows on TV than ever before, but choosing the right viewing option can be overwhelming and stressful. Thankfully, i am here to help you find the right service for you! Gushing administrations began as an extra to DVD and computerized download offerings with a stream of second-run motion pictures and TV appears. They were supplements to the projects you viewed on their first (and second) keeps running on digital TV. In any case, speedier web associations, a wealth of devoted spilling video gadgets, and a blast of portable video has permitted administrations like Netflix and Amazon to build up their gushing libraries, put millions in unique substance, and give customary pay TV suppliers a keep running for their cash. These administrations have grown up from their days as digital TV extras; they’re presently undeniable link substitutes for string cutters.

Separation is the name of the amusement with regards to spilling achievement. Netflix is the pioneer in unique programming, from the orgy hit Stranger Things to the honor winning The Crown. Be that as it may, rivals are making up for lost time; Amazon has Man in the High Castle and Mozart in the Jungle, while Hulu simply won an Emmy for The Handmaid’s Tale. Netflix and Hulu have additionally spared beforehand dead communicate appears. Nowadays, administrations contend more on their unique offerings than their exchanged communicate substance and post-theater-run films. Look at our correlation of Hulu and Netflix on the off chance that you are experiencing difficulty choosing the two administrations.

Amazon went above and beyond in going up against Netflix by offering Prime Video as an independent administration for $8.99 a month. It’s a particularly watchful move for Amazon on the grounds that long-lasting Netflix clients had their $7.99 memberships knock up to $9.99 in 2016; top-level designs got a value climb this year, as well.

Littler and once in a while less expensive alternatives likewise exist. Crackle, for instance, is as yet a solid spot to discover a film or TV show to watch, especially since it revives its substance week by week. Mubi additionally has a devoted fan base of film buffs who are baffled by the determination on equal administrations. There are additionally specialty choices, similar to these anime-spilling locales. In spite of the fact that it isn’t what normally rings a bell, VimeoFree at Vimeo likewise offers a little determination of non mainstream movies and video ventures by means of its On Demand segment. You need to pay for those titles obviously, yet Vimeo’s allowed to-get to library of top notch imaginative substance can likewise keep you engaged.

Yet, in the event that you need to cut the rope, these are the most mainstream administrations. Which one is best for you? Here’s our summary of what you can anticipate from each.

fuboTV

fuboTV has more live sports than any other streaming provider like French Open 2018. You can watch sporting events without cable Plus live TV, news, movies and more on 65+ channels, with included DVR so you never miss a thing.

Main Benefits

  • Enjoy national and regional broadcasts on your TV, tablet, phone, and computer or many other device.
  • Get instant access to 10,000 on-demand movies and shows at no extra charge
  • Share one account between multiple devices for simultaneous streaming

DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now offers subscribers access to on-demand programming and live streaming, with the ability to add premium streaming options for an additional monthly fee.

Main Benefits

  • Access to 120+ live TV channels and 25,000 on-demand titles
  • DirecTV Now app allows viewers to stream programming on their TVs, phones, tablets, or computer
  • Pick and choose which premium channels you want starting at an additional $5 per month

Netflix

Netflix offers multiple streaming and DVD plans that are affordable priced and give subscribers HD, ad-free access to the streaming services’ library and original programming slate, which includes TV shows, movies, documentaries and comedy specials.

Main Benefits

  • Netflix is an ad-free streaming service no matter your subscription level
  • Access to Netflix’s entire library featuring complete seasons of a number of hit TV shows as well as originals like Stranger Things
  • The ability to download individual episodes to phones and tablets

Prime Video

You can buy, rent and instantly watch movies and TV shows via Amazon Prime Video. A Prime Video subscription grants instant access to Amazon originals and thousands of popular titles from the U.S. and around the world with the option of adding third-party subscriptions for Starz, Showtime and other channels for additional fees.

Main Benefits

  • Ad-free access to hit movies and complete seasons of popular TV shows
  • Instant access to acclaimed Amazon originals like Transparent, Catastrophe, and Mozart in the Jungle
  • The ability to download select episodes to mobile devices or rent or purchase episodes that aren’t available as part of Prime

HBO Now

HBO Now offers subscribers affordable access to the premium channel’s extensive content library without paying for an additional cable package.

Main Benefits

  • Access to HBO’s extensive library, which includes award-winning series, specials, documentaries and more
  • Subscribers have the ability to watch big premieres, including Game of Thrones, as they air live on TV
  • One account allows you to stream on multiple devices

CBS All Access

In addition to offering live-viewing of your local CBS station, CBS All Access subscribers enjoy access to full seasons of past CBS series and recent episodes of current series, as well as exclusive original programming.

Main Benefits

  • Access to all episodes of current CBS shows, prior seasons of current shows, and CBS’ ad-free classic show library on several streaming devices
  • Exclusive access to Star Trek: Discovery and The Good Fight
  • Affordable commercial and no-commercial plans to fit your budget

Sling TV

Sling TV is an affordable and customization live-viewing service that offers viewers two basic packages, with the opportunity to pick and choose extra channels depending on your interests.

Main Benefits

  • Personalized channel lineup you can change at any time
  • The Sling TV app allows you to watch on your TV, phone, tablet or computer
  • Offers a cloud DVR for just $5 extra per month

PlayStation Vue

Despite its name, PlayStation Vue does not require a PlayStation console. It’s a live-streaming service available on a variety of TV-connected and mobile devices that offers four different package levels.

Main Benefits

  • A single account can stream on up to five devices at any given time
  • Offers DVR and On Demand programming
  • Personalized DVR, favorite channels and recommendations for up to 10 profiles

Hulu Live TV

Hulu offers a deep catalogue of original programming and older beloved favorites while also offering viewers the opportunity to catch up on currently airing network series. Hulu also recently added a live-viewing plan, available with and without commercials, that includes access to hit movies and a DVR.

Main Benefits

  • Affordable commercial and no-commercial plans to fit your budget
  • New live tv plan includes 50 hours of cloud DVR storage and the ability to stream on 2 screens at the same time
  • Extensive library featuring complete collections of your favorite shows as well as original programming like the Emmy winning The Handmaid’s Tale

YouTube TV

YouTube TV also provides live TV streaming, but check to make sure it’s available in your city.

Main Benefits

  • With YouTube TV, you get unlimited cloud DVR storage.
  • YouTube will keep your recordings for nine months, and you can stream your content from anywhere in the US, if you’re connected to the internet (and you sign in from a home network once every three months to verify your location).
  • One YouTube TV membership supports up to six accounts, so you can share with family or roommates, though you can only stream from three accounts at once.

Nelson Mandela a fighter against apartheid

Nelson Mandela guided South Africa from the shackles of apartheid to a multi-racial democracy, as an icon of peace and reconciliation who came to embody the struggle for justice around the world. Imprisoned for nearly three decades for his fight against white minority rule, Mandela never lost his resolve to fight for his people’s emancipation. He fights like 2018 Indianapolis 500 player race for victory.

Nelson Mandela fought for apartheid

He was determined to bring down apartheid while avoiding a civil war. His prestige and charisma helped him win the support for the world.

“I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I will fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days, “

Mandela said in his acceptance speech on becoming South Africa’s first black president in 1994,..”The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasms that divided us has come.” “We have, at last, achieved our political emancipation.”

In 1993, Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, an honor he started with F.W. de Klerk, the white African leader who had freed him from prison three years earlier and negotiated the end of apartheid. Mandela went on to play a prominent role on the world stage as an advocate of human dignity in the face of challengers ranging from political repression to AIDS. In 2018 May 27 IndyCar honored Indy 500 driver don’t miss check out the cord cutter options for Indy 500 live stream.

He formally left public life in June 2004 before his 86th birthday, tailing his adoring countryman: “Don’t call me. I’ll call you.” But he remained one of the world’s most revered public figures, combining celebrity sparkle with an unwavering massage of freedom, respect and human rights. “He is an epicenter of our time, ours in South Africa, and yours, wherever you are,” Nadine Gordimer, the South African writer and Nobel Laureate for Literature, once remarked. The years Mandela spent behind bars made him the world’s most celebrated political prisoner and a leader of mythic stature for millions of black South Africans and other oppressed people far beyond his country borders.

Charged with capital offenses in the 1963 Rivonia Trial, his statement from the dock was his political testimony. “During my lifetime i have dedicated myself to his struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and i have fought against black domination.” “I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all person live together in harmony and with equal opportunities, ” he told the court. “It is an ideal I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” Friends adored Mandela and fondly called him “Madiba“, the clan name by which he was known. People lauded his humanity, kindness and dignity.

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