Obama’s NYC Stops Monday Include Lehman College, Letterman

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)President Barack Obama is spending Monday in New York City, where he launched a nonprofit group, visited a retiring TV legend, and is expected to help his fellow Democrats raise some cash.

Obama participated in a roundtable discussion and delivered a speech at Lehman College in the Bronx, announcing the expansion of his My Brother’s Keeper Alliance initiative, 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported.

President Barack Obama speaking at Lehman College during announcement of expansion to nonprofit group My Brother's Keeper Alliance (Credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

President Barack Obama speaking at Lehman College on May 4, 2015 (Credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

The task force was created after the death of Trayvon Martin to address the lack of opportunity for boys and young men of color across the country.

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Obama unveiled the My Brother’s Keeper nonprofit organization, with mentoring programs involving African-American celebrities, athletes and leaders, including former Secretary of State Colin Powell and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker.

Obama said “Politicians talk about poverty and inequality and then gut programs” that help reduce them, Rincon reported.

Obama Expected To Launch Nonprofit Group

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Sonia Rincon reports

The alliance hopes to improve the lives of 275,000 men over the next three years and said it has commitments of more than $85 million, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reports.

With the nation still focused on the tension in Baltimore, the announcement is not only timely, it provides a hint as to Obama’s plans once he leaves the White House.

The president said for some, the opportunity gaps start at birth and become harder to overcome throughout life.

“And that sense of unfairness and of powerlessness of people not hearing their voices, that’s helped fuel some of the protests that we’ve seen in places like Baltimore and Ferguson and right here in New York,” Obama said.

Obama Expected To Launch Nonprofit Group

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Jim Smith reports

Obama also acknowledged the death of NYPD Officer Brian Moore, saying simply having police contain the issues in these communities is not the only solution, Smith reported.

The president also visited the Ed Sullivan Theater late Monday afternoon, where he was a guest on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman.” It was Obama’s eighth and final appearance on Letterman, who is retiring May 20.

“What will you do when you’re not President?” Letterman during his interview with Obama.

“Well, I was thinking, you and me, we can play some dominoes together,” President Obama said.

“Dominoes – all right,” Letterman said.

“We can, you know, go to the local Starbucks and, you know, swap stories,” the President quipped further.

At the end of the interview, Letterman said: “I don’t know quite what to say by expression of gratitude here. It’s particularly meaningful to me because, I think, like most Americans, we feel we know you. You’ve been kind enough to be here on many occasions. Your wife has been here on many occasions, and you hosted us at your home in Washington, D.C., and all of these have been very meaningful to me and to my family, and I can only wish you all the best in life.”

“Well, Dave, let me just say this,” Obama said in response. “And I mean this sincerely, and I know I speak for Michelle, she probably had a chance to say it herself. You know, we’ve grown up with you. The country I think has, you know, after a tough day at the office or coming home from work, knowing you’ve been there to give us a little bit of joy, a little bit of laughter, it has meant so much, and you’re part of all of us…. You’ve given us a great gift, and we love you.”

As CBS2’s Jill Nicolini reported, Obama will appear on the regular 11:35 p.m. “Late Show.” At 9:30 p.m. Monday, there will also be a 90-minute special honoring Letterman — hosted by Ray Romano.

Romano would not be where he is today if it wasn’t for Letterman.

“By ’95 I got my first Letterman spot. A week later, after I did it they offered me this development deal and that became Everybody Loves Raymond,” Romano said.

The special will cover Letterman’s impressive three decades of broadcasting and salute ‘A Life on Television’ with interviews with musicians, actors, and comedians like Bill Murray.

Stars will help Letterman look back on the animals, the crazy antics and other memorable TV moments.

Regis Philbin holds the title of ‘Most Late Show Appearances’ with a total of 136. The second runner up is Jack Hanna.

Obama is also expected to attend some Democratic Party fundraisers.

He was scheduled to arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport around noon and leave for Washington around 10 p.m. His travels around town are expected to create extra traffic for some motorists.

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Nolan Narain to San Diego State: Aztecs Land 4-Star PF Prospect

The San Diego State Aztecs have become an NCAA tournament fixture under head coach Steve Fisher, and that likely won’t change anytime soon as Fisher continues to blaze quite a path on the recruiting trail. On Monday, he secured the commitment of Nolan Narain, a 4-star forward in the 2016 recruiting class.

Narain announced his decision on Twitter:   

According to 247Sports’ composite rankings, Narain is the No. 15 power forward and No. 68 player overall in 2016. His choice of San Diego State comes as a bit of a surprise. All five of the experts for 247Sports’ crystal ball predictions pegged Narain as a future Gonzaga Bulldog.

Instead, Narain will be a member of the Aztecs, which The Recruit Scoop’s Alex Kline sees as a massive addition for Fisher’s squad:

Corey Evans of NY2LA Sports feels that Narain also fits right in with the kind of player Fisher has utilized well at SDSU:

Narain possesses a strong mid-range jumper, and if he can move out to the three-point line and consistently hit shots from deep, he’ll be extremely tough to defend. His work inside leaves a little bit to be desired, but that should improve more and more as he gets stronger and develops physically.

Narain is the first commit in the Aztecs’ 2016 group, per 247Sports, and with him firmly in the fold now, Fisher and his staff can shift their focus to wooing more undecided stars.

As much as Fisher has done to turn the program around, San Diego State still hasn’t reached the Elite Eight during his tenure. Few would deem that a failure, but Narain’s impending arrival might help the team break through in the Big Dance and make a deep run.

Asia shares edge up, Australia rate decision looms

An office worker is reflected in the window of the Australian Securities Exchange building in SydneyBy Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares inched cautiously higher on Tuesday as investors wagered Australia would become the latest country in the region to inject more policy stimulus into its economy. Liquidity was lacking with markets in Japan, South Korea and Thailand on holiday and little in the way of major economic data on the docket for Tuesday. Australia's main index rose 1.1 percent as investors waited to see if the country's central bank would cut interest rates to a record low of 2.0 percent as many expect. Markets are pricing in a 60 to 70 percent probability of an easing following the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) monthly policy meeting.

What you missed on 5.4.15

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Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade Bring The Heat To The 2015 Met Gala Red Carpet!

Get it?!? Bring the HEAT??? Because Dwyane plays for the Miami Heat….

Oh nevermind…

Gabrielle Union and her basketballer bae Dwyane Wade made their way down the 2015 Met Gala red carpet, and all crappy jokes aside these two were HOT!

Gabby rocked a purple dress along with some impressive jewelry to go with her golden clutch! Meanwhile, D-Wade opted to go with the blue suit while matching his white shirt with a white bow tie!

Interesting choice…

But if you’re having any doubt about Dwyane’s fashion sense, can we take a second to admire his loafers??? Well played!!!

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Remote for Next-Generation Apple TV to Include ‘Touch Pad’ for Scrolling

appletvremoteApple’s next-generation Apple TV will include a new touch-based remote with a revamped design, reports The New York Times, citing sources with knowledge of Apple’s plans. Described as being “slightly thicker” than the current version, the new Apple TV remote will gain a “touch pad” that will be used for scrolling, along with two physical buttons.

The touch pad will likely replace the circular click-wheel style control that’s on the existing remote, giving users an easier way to scroll through content on the Apple TV. Currently, navigating through content on a channel like Netflix with the Apple TV remote requires users to click multiple times on the click wheel.

A touch-based control area on the remote would likely function similarly to the Apple Remote apps on the iPhone and the Apple Watch, allowing for swipe-based controls for scrolling through content available on the Apple TV. Using the Apple Watch or the iPhone to browse channels and make selections on the existing Apple TV is both quicker and easier than using the current physical remote.


Apple’s Remote app for the Apple Watch

Size wise, The New York Times’ source says the new remote will be similar in design to the remote control for the Amazon Echo speaker system, which is approximately 0.6 inches thick. The current Apple TV remote is 0.2 inches thick and has not seen a redesign since the second-generation Apple TV initially debuted in 2010.

Amazon Echo remote

Rumors have suggested that Apple’s redesigned Apple TV could make an appearance in June, at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference. Along with today’s rumor pointing towards a new design for the remote, previous rumors have indicated the device will include an A8 processor, Siri integration, a dedicated App Store, and expanded internal storage.

Apple is also rumored to be working on an accompanying Internet-based television service, which may see it providing between 20 and 30 channels at a price of $30 to $40 per month.

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Nike Air Rift “Hot Lava”

The Nike Air Rift has been on the comeback trail for a few months now and has returned in a new “Hot Lava” colorway for its latest mockup. The color scheme encompasses most of the sandal-like shoe’s textile mesh upper and velcro strap, with grey and volt accents on the neoprene inner bootie. The Air Rift’s unique split-toe design and signature outsole help to provide enhanced traction for those who like to mimic barefoot running, but need protection.

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