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To show you how the Pressure Index works we take a look at arguably the biggest miracle in Premier League history
BBC News 24
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Our correspondent Ben Brown is at the Supreme Court. morning, Ben! Good morning, Victoria, this judgment, whichever way it goes at night column 30, is going to make legal, constitutional and political history. -- at 9:30. It will have huge obligations for the way the Brexit processes implement, is it Parliament that businesswoman who brought this case originally, Gina Miller, the investment fund manager who brought the case.
Japan Times
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Nathan Chen put on quite a show at the U.S. national championships in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday. He made history by becoming the first ...
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Open Culture
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Image by Daniele Prati, via Flickr Commons Kurt Vonnegut wrote novels, of course, but also short stories, essays, and — briefly, suitably late in his careercorrespondence from the afterlife. He did that last gig in 1998, composing for broadcast on the formidable WNYC , by undergoing a series of what he calledcontrolled near-death experiencesorchestrated, so he claimed, by “Dr. Jack Kevorkian and the facilities of a Huntsville, Texas execution chamber.” These made possible “more than one hundred visits to Heaven and my returning to life to tell the tale,” or rather, to tell the tales of the more permanently deceased with whom he’d sat down for a chat. Vonnegut’s roster of afterlife interviewees included personages he personally admired such as Eugene Debs ( listen ), Isaac Newton ( listen ), and Clarence Darrow ( listen ), as well as historical villains like James Earl Ray ( listen ) and Adolf Hitler ( listen ).
Apartment Therapy
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Name: Lisa Location: Graz, Austria We've lived in this apartment for two we love everything about it. The house was built around 1910, so there's a lot of history in it. We have very high walls, folding doors and wooden floors, which makes the rooms bright and spacious, yet it's really cozy. The apartment is rented and about 74 square meters/ 796 square feet with a nice balcony. We are located in the heart of our little city and can reach everything within minutes by walking or riding our bicycles. We first moved to Graz because of college and jobs, but now it really feels like home and all our friends live close by. READ MORE »
Global News
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"We have enough history now to distinguish the clear divergence between Vancouver (down) and Toronto (still straight up)."
The Sun Daily - Style
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Daily Mail - Home
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When was Britain happiest? Historians have argued about that question for years, but now a team at Warwick University claim to have cracked it. The best year in our modern history, they claim, was 1957.
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In 1997, he renamed it eBay, and the rest is history. Meticulously careful media outlets from The Wall Street Journal to The New Yorker have printed this Pez dispenser story as fact. But in Adam Cohen's 2003 book The Perfect Store , eBay's third employee, PR manager Mary Lou Song, admitted that she had invented the Pez story after the fact, in hopes of attracting media attention. In the startup age, companies had to have a fun, pithy anecdote to explain their origins. Do you really believe that YouTube exists just because two nerds couldn't get a video to post online during a dinner party? Do you really think Google started in a garage? In the industry, these are called "creation myths," and a lot of them are more fiction than truth. "No one wants to hear about a 30-year-old genius who wanted to create a perfect market," Song told Cohen, defending her Pez lie.
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Regarding her introduction in wartime, author Jennifer K. Stuller writes, “Wonder Woman symbolized women’s participation in the American home front industry during the Second World War— a time when superheroes were the embodiment of American patriotism” (Stuller 2010, p. 8). The history of Wonder Woman has since waxed and waned, most notably after her appearance in television. While there has been a lot of support for Wonder Woman through the years, there has also been much criticism of her as well: “Just as comic book scholars have been hesitant to proclaim Wonder Woman a feminist icon, so too was Marston’s wife reluctant to align her husband with feminism” (O’Reilly, 2005, p. 3). After failed attempts to rejuvenate the character in the late 1960’s, Wonder Women was connected with the growing women’s rights movement in the early to middle 1970’s.
MintPress News
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Herald Courier
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Lancashire Evening Post - Sport
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Chorley's Dave Ryding cast his mind back to his early days on the dry slopes at Pendle Ski Club as he calmed his nerves before making British alpine history in Kitzbuhel on Sunday.
I4U News
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Venus Williams may be old in tennis terms, but she is proving once again that quality precedes age.
Den of Geek TV
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Riverdale: the long, strange history of Archie Comics on TV A look-back at the previous attempts to bring Archie to TV before they got it right with Riverdale... Feature Jan 24, 2017
Android Police
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The computer in your pocket can do amazing things like play HD videos, access all the knowledge of mankind, and send messages all over the world. It can also do math with a calculator app. Google's Calculator app has been updated to v7.2, and it includes a long, long, loooooooooong overdue featurehistory. There does not appear to be a lot that's new here, at least compared to the last 7.1.1 release. Read More Google updates Calculator to v7.2, adds calculation history [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
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The Event Chronicle
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In brief, researchers explained that “…other intelligent, technology producing species is very likely to have evolved before us.” Scientists suggest that even one chance in a trillion indicates that our civilization on Earth has happened around 10 billion other times over cosmic history. The million dollar question when it comes to aliens is of course: Is there life other than ours existing in the vast universe? This question leads to numerous other sub-questions like, if there is life elsewhere, how long have these alien civilizations existed, and can they communicate with us? For Centuries, people have wondered and imagined whether or not there is life beyond planet Earth. Giordano Bruno an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician, poet, and cosmological theorist proposed that the stars were just distant suns surrounded by their own exoplanets and raised the possibility that these planets could even foster life of their own.
Design Sponge
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The moment we walked in our home we knew it had the potential to become the home we had hoped for. Because of the year it was built, the woodwork isn't just simple; it has detail, history and character. One of the features at the top of our list when we were looking [was] a wood burning fireplace, so when we laid our eyes on that we were almost sold! The home was extremely outdated, but tackling home projects together is one of our favorite things to do as a couple, shares Libby. We could see what the home could be. They've redone the kitchen, added wood trim to the 90s addition on the front of the house, painted and created an entryway. Many projects remain that we didn't get to (landscaping, a fence, shutter paint, bathrooms), but we are moving on and are excited to see how the next homeowners put their stamp on the place! Libby and Tad have an eclectic style that mixes modern, traditional and vintage elements together for a seriously comfortable and inviting look.
Open Culture
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If you want to study another language, by all means feel free to study such widely spoken ones as English, Spanish, and Chinese. But obscurity, as we all learn at one point or another growing up, also has an appeal, though we often need someone cool to give us a hint as to which obscurities to pursue. One [...]