How to Watch NBA All Star Saturday Night 2019 Online

The skills challenge, the 3-point shootout, and the dunk contest will take place at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday night as part of the NBA All-Star Weekend.

All-Star Saturday night starts at 8 p.m. ET (It will skills challenge, three-point contest and then dunk contest, in that order) and will be televised on TNT. But if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of all the events on your computer, phone, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV options:

FuboTV

TNT is one 75-plus live channels included in FuboTV’s main package, which is largely tailored towards sports fans.

You can start a free 7-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of All-Star Saturday night on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a handy “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which will allow you to watch All-Star Saturday night on-demand up to three days after it airs even if you don’t record it.

Hulu With Live TV

In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including TNT.

You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of All-Star Saturday night on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.

If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).

Sling TV

TNT is included in both the “Sling Orange” and “Sling Blue” channel packages.

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Opinion: Can the Year of Fortune bring fortune?

When we stepped into 2019, the Year of the Pig, which is supposed to bring fortune in the Chinese zodiac, many seemed not to be so optimistic about the future of the world economy.

China’s economic direction was weighed a lot among the analyses and predictions of the next global step. In 2018, China saw the purchasing managers’ index fall to a new low and the whole year GDP slowed to the rate below expectations. Then came Apple’s down announcement over the 2019 revenue outlook in China, indicating the consumption engine in this country was losing its power. More evidence pointed to the conclusion that China’s economy was faltering and would drag the world’s growth down with it.

It is interesting to note that noises of the collapse of China’s economy never stopped in the past 40 years. Ironically, it didn’t happen once. Instead, when the world was swept twice by crisis in 1998 and 2008, China stepped out of the recession quickly, lifting the surrounding countries, even the whole world, out of the mire. The failed predictions were attributed to the wrong tools used for analysis. China hasn’t completely followed the western economic pattern when it moved from the planned to the market economy. By putting on presbyopic glasses, the near-sighted experts failed to explain what has happened in China.

The slowing down of China’s economic growth is a fact but within a reasonable range. The sluggish growth of the world economy, especially the trade disputes between major economies, does put downward pressure on China’s growth. However, the profound reforms of economic structures internally count much more. The reform focusing on supply-side started from the end of 2015 by cutting over-supplied productions, upgrading manufacturing facilities, destocking the real estate market and deleveraging of borrowing. Three years later, the effect of the reform is playing out.

China is more like a man under surgery. After more than 30 years of high-speed growth, some serious problems have been accumulated and need to be eliminated. The down speeding is necessary for its recovery and can be interpreted as a turning point for a healthier condition. The long-term potential for growth should not be underestimated.

With a population of 1.4 billion and 400-million emerging middle-incomes, China incubates a large demand for consumption upgrading. In addition, the imbalance between China’s eastern and western regions allows considerable room for development. In December last year, many Chinese lined up outside the …read more

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Vaping among teens skyrocketed in the last year as cigarette use declined, new CDC study shows

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Health officials are blaming e-cigarette startups like Juul for the increase in teens taking up vaping in a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The number of middle and high school students using e-cigarettes rose in the last year: from 2.1 million in 2017 to 3.6 million in 2018 — a difference of 1.5 million, according to the study.

In recent years, teens have been quick to drop traditional cigarette smoking and pick up the newer, trendier way to consume nicotine: vaping.

Last year alone, over 3.6 million middle and high school kids used e-cigarettes à la popular startups like San Francisco-based Juul, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC conducted the report in spring 2018, interviewing more than 20,000 middle and high school students about their tobacco use in the previous month. While traditional cigarette smoking has decreased, vaping has exploded: nearly 30 percent of high school students who said they used e-cigarettes said they’ve vaped at least 20 days in the past month — a 40% increase from 2017.

“The skyrocketing growth of young people’s e-cigarette use over the past year threatens to erase progress made in reducing youth tobacco use,” CDC Director Robert R. Redfield said in a statement. “It’s putting a new generation at risk for nicotine addiction.”

Critics and public health officials have previously called on Juul, which is valued at $38 billion and controls over 70 percent of the e-cig market, to take sweeping measures in order to prevent its product from getting into the hands of young people.

It’s gotten to the point where the head of the FDA summoned Juul and Altria, which owns 30 percent of the company, to Washington to discuss the surge of teens using its product. This past November, under immense federal pressure, Juul said it would stop selling its flavored products in stores — the thinking being that flavored products are more appealing to younger people. The CDC report said 73% of high schoolers who used tobacco products in the past 30 days reported using a flavored tobacco product.

The CDC study concluded by saying many teens use two or more tobacco products. Some researchers believe vaping is just the gateway back to traditional packs, even as cigarette smoking declines throughout the US.

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