Wish Granted! Watch This Epic Trailer for Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin

first_imgMena Massoud View Comments The Grammys may be music’s biggest night, but it’s becoming a shining, shimmering, splendid one for theater fans. A trailer for the highly anticipated live-action version of Aladdin aired during the CBS broadcast. The company of Guy Ritchie’s new film includes Mena Massoud in the title role, with Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Will Smith as the Genie and Tony nominee Billy Magnussen in the brand-new role of Prince Anders. This Aladdin features the beloved original music of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, plus two new songs written with Dear Evan Hansen Tony and Grammy winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Watch the vibrant trailer below and mark your calendar: Aladdin arrives in cinemas on May 24.last_img read more

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Quectel Introduces Industry’s First AT&T Certified LPWA Module

first_imgQuectel Wireless Solutions, a supplier of IoT modules has announced that AT&T has certified their new-generation LPWA module, the BG95-M3 for operation on it’s LTE-M and NB-IoT networks. Being the industry’s first cellular module based on the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem that has earned AT&T’s approval, the BG95-M3 will enable OEMs to immediately deploy a diverse range of IoT devices across North America. This will enable a wide variety of applications such as asset trackers, smart meters, smart city sensors as well as wearable trackers.Targeting global markets, the BG95-M3 module is a highly-integrated variant supporting Cat M1, Cat NB2, EGPRS and integrated GNSS. Compared to its predecessor, the module complies with 3GPP Release 14 and delivers enhanced capabilities in power consumption, data rates, VoLTE, GNSS as well as hardware-based security.With its ultra-low power consumption and many enhanced features, the BG95-M3 module will further enrich the IoT verticals that require low-power, wide-area connectivity with cost efficiency. Besides the BG95-M3, Quectel’s BG95 family offers multiple variants for different regions and applications, which include the BG95-M1/M2/N1/M4/M5/MF. These modules follow the same certification path, have the same footprint and can replace each other without the need to change application designs.The BG95-M3 module has also obtained worldwide regulatory and conformance certificates including FCC, IC, CE(RED), RCM, GCF and PTCRB, and will commence mass production in January 2020.last_img read more

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Serena Williams turns ankle in US Open victory

first_imgTennis Serena Williams was in pain – “acceptable” pain, her coach called it – after rolling her right ankle during the second set of a US Open victory. That was the bad news. On a day that defending men’s champion Novak Djokovic pulled out of his match because of a problematic left shoulder, the good news for Williams (pictured) as she pursues a seventh championship at Flushing Meadows and 24th Grand Slam singles title overall is that, while she reached the quarterfinals by beating No. 22 seed Petra Martic 6-3, 6-4 despite the ankle issue, No. 2 Ash Barty and No. 3 Karolina Pliskova both exited her side of the bracket Sunday. Not that Williams seemed to care all that much about being one of only three of the top 12 seeded women who will still be around Monday. ‘’I can’t afford to look at it that way. Every single match I have played, people come and they play their best. The women that I play are not generally playing at this level against other players in the locker room, so for me, I have to be the greatest, whether it’s against the second seed, the No. 1 seed, or the No. 80th player in the world,’’ said Williams, who faces No. 18 Wang Qiang next. “I have to show up or else I’m going to go home.” Williams, who turns 38 this month, appeared to be cruising along to a straightforward victory when she took an awkward step while up at the net for a volley. She tumbled to the ground and sat there, cross-legged, right in the middle of Arthur Ashe Stadium for a few moments. Williams has dealt with various health issues all season, including one that ended her stay at the Australian Open. Still, Martic thought Williams’ play might actually have improved the rest of the way. “She started going for even more, I think. She felt like maybe she couldn’t move that well anymore,’’ Martic said. Her shots were really precise. Serve was unbelievable. And when she hits those backhands and those first serves that well, it’s not easy to play against her.” Williams ended things by raising both arms after smacking an ace at 118 mph, her fastest of the afternoon, punctuating an overpowering performance that included 38 winners to Martic’s 11. ‘’I didn’t know what to expect from her ball. I knew she (hits it) hard,’’ Martic said, ‘’but until you feel it on your own racket, you just don’t know what to expect.’’ The scene Sunday brought back memories of Williams’ Australian Open quarterfinal in January against Pliskova. Williams was way ahead – holding a match point at 5-1, 40-30 in the third set – when she turned her left ankle awkwardly. From there, Williams was no longer, well, Williams, dropping every point she served the rest of the way. She failed to convert four match points in all that day, ceded six games in a row and lost 7-5 in the third. That time, Williams didn’t call for a trainer, which surprised many. Didn’t make that mistake this time. And a couple of hours later, she was walking without any apparent hitch in her step. Williams has not managed to complete a non-Slam tournament in 2019, withdrawing from each with one ailment or another, including a viral illness, a hurt left knee and, most recently, back spasms. – APlast_img read more

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