Chrysler celebrates 90 years with special trim levels

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Chrysler is celebrating 90 years in the auto business with special edition versions of the 200, 300, and Town & Country.

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Hozier Covers Sam Smith… But Not In The Style You’d Expect! Watch The Funky Performance HERE!

This is not the sound we associate with either of the guys, but we’re really into it!

Sam Smith and Hozier may receive a lot of comparisons based on the fact that they came out around the same time, have pretty similar styles, and are both from the U.K. — but this cover of Lay Me Down is pretty unique.

That’s because Hozier put a funky twist on Sam’s very first single while performing at BBC Radio 1‘s Live Lounge on Tuesday, and we fell in love right from the very start!

[ Video: Sam Teams Up With Disclosure Again For New Single ]

Not only does Hozier’s arrangement prove how talented of an artist he is, it’s nice to hear Sam’s AH-Mazing lyrics in a brand new light.

Ch-ch-check out the cover that’s sure to get stuck in your head (below)!!!

Hozier Covers Sam Smith… But Not In The Style You’d Expect! Watch The Funky Performance HERE!

This is not the sound we associate with either of the guys, but we’re really into it!

Sam Smith and Hozier may receive a lot of comparisons based on the fact that they came out around the same time, have pretty similar styles, and are both from the U.K. — but this cover of Lay Me Down is pretty unique.

That’s because Hozier put a funky twist on Sam’s very first single while performing at BBC Radio 1‘s Live Lounge on Tuesday, and we fell in love right from the very start!

[ Video: Sam Teams Up With Disclosure Again For New Single ]

Not only does Hozier’s arrangement prove how talented of an artist he is, it’s nice to hear Sam’s AH-Mazing lyrics in a brand new light.

Ch-ch-check out the cover that’s sure to get stuck in your head (below)!!!

Hozier Covers Sam Smith… But Not In The Style You’d Expect! Watch The Funky Performance HERE!

This is not the sound we associate with either of the guys, but we’re really into it!

Sam Smith and Hozier may receive a lot of comparisons based on the fact that they came out around the same time, have pretty similar styles, and are both from the U.K. — but this cover of Lay Me Down is pretty unique.

That’s because Hozier put a funky twist on Sam’s very first single while performing at BBC Radio 1‘s Live Lounge on Tuesday, and we fell in love right from the very start!

[ Video: Sam Teams Up With Disclosure Again For New Single ]

Not only does Hozier’s arrangement prove how talented of an artist he is, it’s nice to hear Sam’s AH-Mazing lyrics in a brand new light.

Ch-ch-check out the cover that’s sure to get stuck in your head (below)!!!

US Open Tennis 2015 Results: Early Tuesday Results, Highlights and Scores Recap

The 2015 U.S. Open continued on Tuesday, with dominating performances from top-ranked stars and stunning upsets that changed the dynamic of the tournament.

Lucie Safarova, who entered as the No. 6 seed on the women’s side and was coming off a finals appearance at the Connecticut Open last week, was ousted in straight sets 6-4, 6-1 by Lesia Tsurenko. 

On the men’s side, No. 11 Gilles Simon will join Safarova in going home earlier than expected. He blew a two-set lead and was knocked off by Donald Young 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. It was a huge win for American men’s tennis, which hasn’t had a player win a major tournament since Andy Roddick in 2003. 

While there’s still a long way to go before declaring men’s tennis in the United States back, things are off to a good start. Here’s a look at all the early results from the second day of action in New York, as well as a more detailed analysis of the key matches. 

For complete scores visit USOpen.org.    

 

Tuesday Recap

Young’s win over Simon was stunning for many reasons, not the least of which is the way he survived after losing the first two sets. 

Nick McCarvel of USA Today provided numbers from the ATP World Tour that highlight how improbable Young’s advancing was:

In an on-court interview after the match, per the Associated Press (via FoxSports.com), Young admitted things were bleak. 

“I was almost ready to go home there,” Young said. “I had nothing to lose.” Young added of how he started going after his shots in the third set. “He was kicking my butt.”

Young did learn how to handle ranked opponents leading into the U.S. Open, knocking off Tomas Berdych in the second round at the Rogers Cup three weeks ago. He had a misstep after that, losing in the first round at the Winston-Salem Open, but the Berdych win certainly helped pave the way for what happened on Tuesday. 

Roger Federer got his quest for a sixth U.S. Open title got off to a rousing start, as the No. 2 seed breezed past Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. 

Anyone watching could tell Federer was feeling good when he hit this shot to end the second set, per U.S. Open Tennis on Twitter:

It was a dominating performance by Federer, who had 12 aces and won 84 percent of his first serves. The 34-year-old has gone through a progression in this year’s Grand Slam events, losing in the third round at the Australian Open before reaching the quarterfinals at the French Open and finals at Wimbledon. 

Federer has been building momentum coming into the U.S. Open, defeating Novak Djokovic in the Western and Southern Open finals on Aug. 23. 

Stuart Fraser of the Daily Mail was able to put Federer’s win over Mayer, who is ranked 34th in the ATP rankings, in proper context:

It was also a historic win, as ESPN Tennis noted Federer’s 73-match wins at the U.S. Open are tied with Ivan Lendl for third most in the Open Era. 

Safarova’s loss continues a disturbing trend for women seeded in the top 10 at this tournament, per ESPN Stats & Info:

There is a good reason Safarova struggled on Tuesday before succumbing to defeat, as TSN’s Mark Masters noted she was dealing with an abdominal tear that also forced her to pull out of doubles competition with Bethanie Mattek-Sands. 

Simona Halep, the No. 2 seed on the women’s side, had an easy day when a knee injury forced Marina Erakovic to retire down 3-0 in the second set. 

With all of the withdraws and upsets on the women’s side thus far, Halep is the biggest threat to Serena Williams‘ quest for a Grand Slam at this stage of the tournament. 

The 23-year-old said after her opening-round win that she is in a better place physically and mentally than in the season’s previous majors, per WTATennis.com:

“I play better when I feel a little bit of pressure, because I’m always very focused, but now it’s in the middle,” Halep said. “I feel pressure, but still I have no expectations. So I feel great. I’m much better than I was at the other Grand Slams. Much better.”

Halep has reached the finals in each of her last two events, though she’s been unable to close things out. Williams defeated her at the Western and Southern Open, and Belinda Bencic upset her at the Rogers Cup. 

Another women’s player with big hopes at the U.S. Open is Caroline Wozniacki. She got off to a strong start with a straight-set win over Jamie Loeb, 6-2, 6-0. 

This has historically been Wozniacki’s best major tournament with two finals appearances, including a loss to Williams last year. She has had an erratic 2015 season thus far, owning a 33-17 match record coming into Tuesday. 

However, per ESPN Tennis, there was little cause for concern about Loeb being able to pull off an upset in this spot:

There also seems to be a different vibe around Wozniacki as she’s matured physically and mentally, even bringing a sense of humor to the proceedings when John Isner’s press conference ran long, per Douglas Robson:

With four women in the top 10 already going down, things have opened up for players like Halep and Wozniacki to challenge Williams as the tournament moves into the later rounds. They will have to avoid finding the banana peel as well, but there’s no reason those two shouldn’t be favored in every match before the quarterfinals. 

It also speaks to the level of parity present in women’s tennis today. Williams is alone at the top of the food chain, but beyond her there isn’t another dominant female who stands above the rest. 

Tuesday’s early session was about establishing the tone for this year’s U.S. Open. Even with the upsets, the key players who were expected to challenge for a championship showed why they belong on that short list. 

 

Note: Stats courtesy of USOpen.org.

Gadget tech explained: AMOLED vs. IPS displays

It's screen technology 101, as Gizmag breaks down the differences between AMOLED (on the Galaxy Note 5, left) and IPS (on the iPhone 6 Plus)

One of the many choices you have when buying a new smartphone is display type. There are two major technologies on the market, AMOLED (or Super AMOLED) and IPS LCD, and both have their advantages and disadvantages. Here we’ll explain exactly what you need to know about them without going too far into the complex technicalities of each approach.

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Gadget tech explained: AMOLED vs. IPS displays

It's screen technology 101, as Gizmag breaks down the differences between AMOLED (on the Galaxy Note 5, left) and IPS (on the iPhone 6 Plus)

One of the many choices you have when buying a new smartphone is display type. There are two major technologies on the market, AMOLED (or Super AMOLED) and IPS LCD, and both have their advantages and disadvantages. Here we’ll explain exactly what you need to know about them without going too far into the complex technicalities of each approach.

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World markets pummeled by Chinese economic stall

Downbeat data showed factory activity in China hit a three-year low, fuelling concern over the health of the world's number two economyWorld stock markets plunged further on Tuesday as more evidence emerged of China's economic slowdown, triggering heavy sell-offs from Tokyo to New York and spurring cuts to global growth forecasts. The spark for the day's rout came from fresh official data that showed industrial activity in China stalling. Adding her voice to private sector economists that have already cut their world growth estimates, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said growth would likely be weaker than the 3.3 percent estimate the IMF made just two months ago.


Pope Francis To Greet Thousands In Central Park During Upcoming Visit

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Pope Francis will be visiting Central Park when he comes later this month, giving tens of thousands of New Yorkers an opportunity to see the Holy Father and share in the excitement of his visit.

The pope “will greet thousands of guests in a historic procession through Central Park along the West Drive” on Sept. 25, the mayor’s office announced Tuesday.

“The procession through Central Park will give thousands of New Yorkers an opportunity to come face to face with Pope Francis,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We’re proud to welcome one of the world’s most powerful voices to our great city … and we are grateful to the archdiocese for their cooperation in giving even more New Yorkers a chance to join in this historic visit.”

Pope Francis To Greet Thousands In Central Park During Upcoming Visit

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As CBS2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, the opportunity to be seen by large numbers of his flock was the one thing missing from Pope Francis’ New York schedule. He may even be able to get out of his Popemobile and touch people without creating a security nightmare, Kramer reported.

“We’ve been trying to think of a way for more New Yorkers to see the pope; to experience the pope, as well as give the pope more of an opportunity to see and experience New Yorkers,” said Archdiocese spokesman Joseph Zwilling

The New York Archdiocese is very grateful to the city for arranging the trip through the park, Zwilling said.

“This will enable, we hope, many tens of thousands of people to be present so that, as the pope travels by in Popemobile at a relatively slow speed, that people will be able to feel as if they’ve had a part in this visit of Pope Francis,” Zwilling told WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb.

The decision to have the pope travel through Central Park on the West Drive between 72nd and 60th streets is the result of negotiations with the city and security experts concerned about protecting the pope.

Sources told CBS2 that officials are leaving nothing to chance, and have worked out every possible doomsday scenario from bombs to snipers – as well as the fastest routes to hospitals near every spot the pope will visit.

“We will obviously have the most stringent and tightest security protocols around,” said Phil Walzak, senior adviser to Mayor de Blasio.

Tickets will be required to attend the event, which will take place while the pontiff is en route from Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Elementary School in East Harlem to Mass at Madison Square Garden.

To get a ticket, you will need to click here or call 311 from Thursday to Monday. The tickets will be awarded in a lottery.

Only New York state residents may apply for tickets. Residents of New Jersey and Connecticut may not.

“The pope’s visit to New York is designed to give as many New Yorkers access as possible,” said Mayor’s office spokeswoman Monica Klein.

The winners will be notified Sept. 10.

For a complete schedule of the pope’s upcoming visit, click here.

“The pope’s motorcade and procession going through Central Park will really allow literally tens of thousands of New Yorkers to see him face to face; perhaps interact with him on some level, and just take in the excitement and importance of the moment,” added Walzak.

The pope is said to be thrilled that the plan for the Central Park motorcade could be worked out.

“That’s one of the things he said he wanted to do,” Zwilling said. “He doesn’t want to spend his time giving big talks. He doesn’t want to spend his time driving around in a car. He wants to spend as much time as possible with people, and this is going to allow that to happen.”

Meanwhile, some area children are getting excited about meeting Francis.

East Harlem Students Adopt Flower Beds In Advance Of Pope's NYC Visit

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As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, students at St. Ann School were asked this spring to come up with an Earth Day project. Principal Hope Mueller got an outstanding presentation about “how, as a community, we should be adopting these flower beds that are on 110th Street in front of our church and school,” she said. “So we decided, what better time to do that than in honor of Pope Francis’ visit and his call to us to reach out to our community and environment?’”

Fourth-grader Noah Rodriguez finally got to see his vision of cleaner streets become reality.

“I would like to see them with no litter on them, to be the cleanest streets,” Noah said.

It’s a subject Noah will get to discuss with the pope, as one of the lucky Catholic school children chosen to meet him.

The cost of papal security is still being worked out. The federal government will chip in for both the pope’s visit and the United Nations General Assembly.

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