As one of the underwriting partners of the event, Verizon is donating $2.5 million to the telethon as well as orchestrating the more than 2,000 call center volunteers taking phone donations during the live telecast. Houston Rockets star Chris Paul said the NBA Players Association would donate $500,000 and match any professional basketball player's donation up to $20,000.
"This is in recognition of the way people have worked 'hand in hand to help people overcome the challenges Texans have faced", said Governor Greg Abbott about the show. When love goes into action, it preferences no color of skin, no ethnicity. "It just kind of came to me one morning, looking at the television, seeing what people are going through and wanting to try to put as big an effort as possible together", he tells EW.
Performers included Stevie Wonder, who sang "Lean on Me" to kick off the hurricane relief event. Later, Justin Timberlake made a plea to viewers, saying, "Let's give and give and give what we can". "They don't see if you're an immigrant, black or white, Jewish or Muslim Seeing everyone of different social, racial and religious backgrounds restored my faith in humanity".
During the show, Stephen Colbert said Apple had donated US$5 million (NZ$7 million), which the comedian quipped, "is also the price of the new iPhone".
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The chart-topping pop star stressed that countless families were now homeless, adding that "it doesn't matter if you're from Third Ward or River Oaks, we're all in this together".
The devastation from the record-setting effects of Irma has stretched from the eastern Caribbean up into the southern states of the US.
The telethon will conclude with a finale performance by George Strait live from his Harvey relief benefit concert at San Antonio's Majestic Theatre.
Zinedine Zidane believes his Real Madrid squad is a striker short and regrets Alavaro Morata's decision to leave the club . Real Madrid have scored in 71 straight matches in all competitions, but were held to a 1-1 draw against Levante.
Will Burnley get their first home win of the season? Pointless and goalless, Palace must turn things around and quick. Dyche and his men are certain they can bag all three, but the Eagles won't go down without a fight.
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The Cardinals are placing Johnson on injured reserve, per Schefter , with the hope he'll be able to return to action in 2017. Johnson went down in pain, but got up and tried to play. "It played a factor on the fumble on his next touch".
Police in the town of Lebanon confirmed that one suspect was arrested shortly before 3 p.m., 90 minutes after the initial alert. The incident occurred at 1.27pm when an "active shooter" call was placed to authorities, according to local reports.
Man United is unlikely to have much trouble getting through in a group that features Benfica, FC Basel and CSKA Moscow . Mourinho said he had "no complaints" about how English football was set up and that he had the option to rest players.
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Local schools routinely boast a bit about these and other rankings, but also point out weaknesses in the methodology used by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top regional universities in the South-and as one offering best value".
The company claims the Apple TV 4K has double the CPU grunt and four times the graphics horsepower of its forebear. With this, now Apple will be competing with Roku and Amazon, which have offered 4K and HDR support for a while.
Power has been cut to 4 million homes in Florida as millions fled the state as Hurricane Irma moved up the coast. But market sources in North Asia say North Korea now takes about 6 million barrels/year of Chinese crude.
Democratic activists believe the GOP's failed attempt to repeal Obamacare has strengthened the resolve of the nation's leftists. In telling her side of the story, Clinton takes jabs at Sen. "I think health care should be a right to all ", said Booker.