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The pet I’ll never forget: Buddy the rescue dog, whose final walk brought him so much joy | Life and style

The pet I’ll never forget: Buddy the rescue dog, whose final walk brought him so much joy | Life and style

[ad_1] My partner, Paul, and I are dog lovers through and through but our office jobs meant it had never been practical, or fair, to have a dog of our own. In lockdown our working situations changed, however, so we visited Oxford Animal Sanctuary and met Buddy, a labrador/border collie cross. He was nine and very reactive to other dogs. Knowing he had spent three years in and out of kennels, we couldn’t bear the thought of leaving him in what must have been an incredibly stressful environment. So on 4 July 2020 we brought him home. With us, Buddy was docile, gentle and obedient. He never barked or charged around; he was the perfect house dog. A real character, he loved waking us up by grabbing the corner of the duvet in his mouth and ripping it off. He adored playing football and always tried to join in when I attempted Yoga With Adriene or a Joe Wicks workout. But the sanctuary had warned that if he saw another dog he would become agitated …

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Buddy Duress death: Robert Pattinson’s Good Time co-star dies aged 38

Buddy Duress death: Robert Pattinson’s Good Time co-star dies aged 38

[ad_1] Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey Get our The Life Cinematic email for free Good Time actor Buddy Duress has died at the age of 38. The star’s brother Christopher Stathis revealed the cause of his passing on Tuesday (27 February). He was best known for his performances in Good Time alongside Twilight star Robert Pattinson, and for his role as Mike in the Safdie brothers movie Heaven Knows What. Duress died of “cardiac arrest from a drug cocktail” in November 2023, according to Stathis, who confirmed the news to People on Tuesday. His death was announced by filmmaker Jay Karales on X/Twitter on 23 February. Karales had directed Duress in the movie Mass State Lottery which is set to be released later this year. In an emotional tribute, the director said: “This man was an absolute treasure. Without a doubt, Buddy Duress was one of the most entertaining people I’ve ever met and his stories were unrivalled. “I remember seeing him in …

Robert Pattinson’s co-star Buddy Duress dies aged 38 – cause revealed

Robert Pattinson’s co-star Buddy Duress dies aged 38 – cause revealed

[ad_1] Buddy Duress, known for his raw and captivating performances in Good Times and Heaven Knows What, has tragically passed away at the age of 38.  His untimely death was the result of a cardiac arrest triggered by a drug cocktail, his brother Christopher Stathis revealed to People.  His journey from the challenging confines of Rikers Island to the silver screen reflects a narrative of talent battling against the backdrop of personal struggles. Born Michael C. Stathis in Queens, New York, in May 1985, Buddy’s life was a testament to the harsh realities of urban existence, marked by a series of incarcerations and legal battles.  © Anna WebberBuddy Duress arrives to the “Heaven Knows What” New York Premiere Despite facing charges ranging from identity theft to heroin possession, Buddy’s foray into acting unveiled a remarkable talent, one that would soon capture the attention of both audiences and filmmakers. His acting debut came with a role in Josh and Benny Safdie’s Heaven Knows What (2014), a film he joined shortly after his release from Rikers Island.  …

Nikki Haley Says Trump Kept Trying To ‘Buddy Up With Dictators’ As President

Nikki Haley Says Trump Kept Trying To ‘Buddy Up With Dictators’ As President

[ad_1] Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley said former US President Donald Trump regularly tried to “buddy up with dictators” while he was in the Oval Office, pointing to his longstanding praise of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his support of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Haley, Trump’s last remaining major competitor after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis dropped out of the race on Sunday, made the comments as the two up their attacks against each other ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Haley has increasingly blasted Trump’s mental fitness, questioned his and President Joe Biden’s age and warned about the “chaos” he courts. In an interview with Face the Nation on Sunday, she said America was tired of the former president’s magnetism toward conflict. “I remember at the United Nations, I had to sit him down and tell him to stop this bromance with Putin,” Haley, who served as the US ambassador to the UN under Trump, said. “I mean, you can’t have someone who’s trying to buddy up with dictators that want to kill …

The Bizarro Buddy Comedy of SNL’s Please Don’t Destroy

The Bizarro Buddy Comedy of SNL’s Please Don’t Destroy

[ad_1] The video that ushered Saturday Night Live into the digital era barely made it to television, and when it did, it was largely ignored. It’s a heartfelt conversation between two friends (played by Andy Samberg and Will Forte) about a recent tragic loss; after every emotional beat, each of them takes a bite out of a large head of lettuce. When the video was screened during SNL’s live taping, the studio audience was clearly puzzled, the laughs barely rising above a polite chuckle. “Lettuce,” created in December 2005 by Samberg’s Lonely Island sketch group, could have been the end of SNL’s experimentation with prerecorded digital sketches. Explore the January/February 2024 Issue Check out more from this issue and find your next story to read. View More But then, two weeks later, came “Lazy Sunday,” a music video in which Samberg and his SNL co-star Chris Parnell rap about “lame, sensitive stuff,” as Samberg once put it: buying Magnolia Bakery cupcakes and going to a matinee of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch …

Bird Buddy, the AI-powered bird feeder startup, now lets anyone use its app to birdwatch

Bird Buddy, the AI-powered bird feeder startup, now lets anyone use its app to birdwatch

[ad_1] Bird Buddy, the startup behind multiple AI-powered smart bird feeders, including the recently announced smart Hummingbird Feeder and Bird Bath, is today launching its latest product — and it’s not another bird feeder. Instead, the company is debuting a new digital product called Bird Buddy Explore, which allows anyone to browse feeds from Bird Buddy cameras around the world, including in locations beyond the continental U.S. like Hawaii, Kenya, Chile, and Bhutan. Image Credits: Bird Buddy The feature expands Bird Buddy’s reach to those who haven’t bought the company’s feeders, allowing them to enjoy birdwatching including in locations and habitats beyond their own backyards. The company notes there is plenty of content for it to curate for this new feature, as every week, two years’ worth of interactions with nature are created and recorded within the Bird Buddy app. In total, over 1 million bird detections are logged by Bird Buddy smart bird feeders around the world every day. To use Explore, you’ll download Bird Buddy’s flagship app for iOS or Android, which was …

Birdwatching tech startup Bird Buddy introduces an AI-powered Smart Hummingbird Feeder and Bird Bath

Birdwatching tech startup Bird Buddy introduces an AI-powered Smart Hummingbird Feeder and Bird Bath

[ad_1] Bird Buddy, the AI-powered smart bird feeder, is bringing the popular pastime of bird-watching into the digital age — and growing its line of products in support of the hobby. With the startup’s original affordable bird feeder, connected camera, and companion mobile app, birdwatching enthusiasts and newcomers alike can view photos and videos of bird visitors from their own backyards, which Bird Buddy identifies for you and then allows you to save privately or share with the broader Bird Buddy community. Today, the company is expanding its lineup to also include a smart hummingbird feeder and a smart bird path. First launched in 2020, initially as a Kickstarter project, the Slovenia- and Kalamazoo, Michigan-based startup today has around 100,000 active Bird Buddy users who are using its original Smart Feeder and AI-powered mobile app to engage with nature and learn more about their local bird populations. Of particular interest is the fact that roughly a third of those users are new to birdwatching, which demonstrates the draw this smart birdfeeder system has to pull …

Sony and Honda unveil Afeela, Bird Buddy launches a new smart feeder, and Amazon secures an B loan

Sony and Honda unveil Afeela, Bird Buddy launches a new smart feeder, and Amazon secures an $8B loan

[ad_1] Hey, folks, it’s Kyle, filling in for Greg, who’s out for the next few weeks on parental leave. While he enjoys time with his beautiful, healthy newborn (what better gift for the holidays, eh?), I’m learning the ropes of Week in Review to make sure y’all stay up to date with the latest in tech. Hope I do Greg justice — they’re big shoes to fill! Longtime readers know the drill, but for the newbies, WiR aims to pithily recap the past seven days of TechCrunch stories. We publish on the site and send WiR to subscribers’ inboxes every Saturday (sign up here if you haven’t already) to make things convenient. Like a buttery croissant, WiR goes great with a morning cup of coffee — or tea, if that’s your preference. Or hot cocoa. Take your pick — no judgment over here. Before we dive into the news, a reminder that the TC Early Stage event in Boston is fast approaching. Tickets won’t last — they never do — so get ’em before they’re …