The Canary
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Housing giant Bovis Homes is bitterly regretting messing with the members of a Facebook group which just cost the company £7m in compensation. Bovis was forced to settle after a campaign over substandard living conditions in its new-build homes. Bovis and substandard homes The Bovis saga began with the company urging people to move into [...] The post A plucky little Facebook group has... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.
MintPress News
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Goal
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Western Daily Press
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A new barbecue restaurant will open in Midsomer Norton soon. Ola BarbeQue will be replacing the popular No6 restaurant next month as Dimitri Karnachoritis, 52, expands his brand. Earlier this year he opened the international style Ola BarbeQue at Nunney Catch and decided that he wanted to move forward with the brand with ambitions to open further restaurants across the country. The Midsomer Norton restaurateur already owns No6 but decided the eatery would benefit from being...
Daily Express - Sports
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MSNBC
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MintPress News
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Adding to the friction from Trump's oil comments is his executive order blocking Iraqis from travelling to the United States, part of a decision to stop people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering America for at least 90 days. The move drew immediate international condemnation and prompted the Pentagon to lobby for special consideration of Iraqis who had supported US troops, such as translators and support staff. After a federal judge blocked Trump's travel ban, the White House is planning a new order this week that would tweak it to circumvent the court. Mattis said he had not seen the new executive order but was confident it would cater to the Iraqis who had served alongside US forces. I right now am assured that we will take steps, allow those who have fought alongside us for example to be allowed into the United States, he said.
The Economic Times
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Mental Floss
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Possibly as a reward, "Color Pictures of a Marigold," one of the songs from Pocketwatch , was recorded by Grohl and Novoselic toward the end of the In Utero sessions, and was released as "Marigold," a B-side to the "Heart Shaped Box" single. It would end up being the only Nirvana song that had no input from Cobain. 25. COBAIN EMBELLISHED THE LEADBELLY GUITAR STORY BY ABOUT $445,000. Before his classic cover of Leadbelly's "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" on MTV Unplugged , Cobain was provoked by Novoselic to talk about Leadbelly's guitar. "This guy representing the Leadbelly estate wants to sell me Leadbelly's guitar for $500,000," Cobain said. " I even asked David Geffen personally if he would buy it for me. Wouldn't do it." It's possible that Cobain was trying to pull a fast one on the CEO of his label, because a few months earlier he wondered to a New York Times reporter if buying the guitar for $55,000 was a "punk move" or an "anti-punk move.
The Sun Daily
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BELGRADE: Partizan Belgrade on Monday "strongly condemned" racist abuse directed at its Brazilian star Everton Luiz, declaring the midfielder had "won the hearts of fans". The 28-year-old player was reduced to tears at the monkey chants he received from fans of local rivals Rad, local media reported. The match was stopped late on after some Rad fans brandished a banner insulting Luiz, who won the Serbian Cup last year with Partizan. "We strongly condemn perpetrators of this insane act," the club said in a statement on its website. "Partizan feels obliged to apologise to all those insulted and hurt by racist chanting" during the match, it added. "We fully support one of the best players of our club, Everton, who has won the hearts of fans during his stay in Serbia in the last year." At the final whistle, TV coverage showed Luiz making a one-fingered gesture in the direction of the Rad fans, who made their disapproval clear, prompting police to move in and prevent tensions spilling over as Luiz headed for the dressing room.
BBC News 24
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Alison Holt, BBC News. The headlines: Peers have begun debating the legislation to give Theresa May the authority to trigger Brexit talks. This is the scene live where the House is expected to sit until at least Midnight and, in an unusual move, the Prime Minister's also been present inside the chamber.
West Briton
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The woman who has helped steer Helston Museum for the past three years has stepped down. Curator Katherine Ashton left the museum in February for family reasons and is to move back to Lincolnshire. She took charge of the museum after it passed to the control of the South Kerrier Heritage Trust from Cornwall Council. The exhibits remain the property of the council. The trust is now looking to find her replacement and hopes to have a new curator in place by Easter. Read next: Flambards seeks...
Sunderland Echo - Sport
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It's been a busy day for Sunderland as they hosted an open day at the Stadium of Light today amid speculation they could be moving their training camp to London.
Radar Online
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Bleacher Report
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Barcelona, Santos and star forward Neymar all had their appeals turned down by a Spanish high court and will stand trial on charges of fraud and corruption. Reuters (for Sky Sports) shared a statement from the court, which added Neymar's mother and the family company to the list: "Santos FC, Barcelona FC, Neymar, his mother Nadine Goncalves and NN, the family company, have lost their appeals to have charges of fraud and corruption dropped." Per the report, Brazilian investment group DIS complained they didn't receive all the money owed to them when Neymar made the move from Santos to Barcelona in 2013. More to follow.
BBC Parliament
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But I wonder whether my right honourable friend could tell us what further tours in his armament he has to make sure that PSA do not move the factories and the supply chain out of the UK? What I would say to my honourable friend is again, the discussions are at an early stage, the leak of these discussions only came out in the past week, and I think I've had a number of meetings since then and been very clear with the house, but my view is that the successful operations and we have in this country need to be maintained to continue.
France 24
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Partizan Belgrade on Monday "strongly condemned" racist abuse directed at its Brazilian star Everton Luiz, declaring the midfielder had "won the hearts of fans". The 28-year-old player was reduced to tears at the monkey chants he received from fans of local rivals Rad, local media reported. The match was stopped late on after some Rad fans brandished a banner insulting Luiz, who won the Serbian Cup last year with Partizan. "We strongly condemn perpetrators of this insane act," the club said in a statement on its website. "Partizan feels obliged to apologise to all those insulted and hurt by racist chanting" during the match, it added. "We fully support one of the best players of our club, Everton, who has won the hearts of fans during his stay in Serbia in the last year." At the final whistle, TV coverage showed Luiz making a one-fingered gesture in the direction of the Rad fans, who made their disapproval clear, prompting police to move in and prevent tensions spilling over as Luiz headed for the dressing room.
MintPress News
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Though this latest move by Tillerson and the Trump administration may serve to lessen some of the Deep State’s influence in U.S. politics, it is worth noting that such entrenched elements will not go off quietly into the night. At the very least, there will be some sort of retaliation for this latest move, meaning that even more controversy can be expected in the months ahead for Trump and the executive branch over which he now presides. This work by True Activist is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License. The post Rex Tillerson Purges Remnants OfShadow GovtAt State Department appeared first on MintPress News .
Al Jazeera
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"It shows people, refugees who were fleeing from war, and wars such as Syria - but also Afghanistan and Iraq - became a problem. Why? Because we are at a train track and they were blocking the train track. "So it became a problem for the corporations, for other countries, not only [for] Greece because this way was blocked. "So on the one hand what you can see is refugees don't have the right to move freely, [while] on the other hand goods can move freely as far and as much as they want." How, he asks, can this colonial process of dispossession be taking place on such a massive scale without becoming headline news? The answer, he explains, is that: "This 21st century colonialism doesn't ride into town waving a national flag, it just seems to happen." "But it's actually the result of institutions and rules that are designed to be hidden." It is those institutions and rules that Horvat hopes to expose in Europe's Forbidden Colony.
Techradar
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Humans and other vertebrates run fastest by minimising their contact with the ground. But the same isn't true of six-limbed insects, which run fastest when they have three legs on the ground at once, like a tripod. For this reason, engineers who build six-legged robots tend to use this tripod style - with two legs down on one side of the body and one on the other. But now researchers at the cole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne have questioned whether this is really the fastest, most efficient way for robot bugs to move across the ground. They used a simulated insect and an evolutionary-style algorithm to test many different combinations of walking style, eliminating the slowest. Their results show that a "bipod" style, where just two legs are on the ground at once, is actually the fastest way for insects to travel, even though no insects in nature walk this way.
The Week
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Profits for 2016 came in around £30m below what was expected prior to a December profit warning One-Minute Read Monday, February 20, 2017 - 4:02pm Bovis Homes' shares have taken a fresh pummelling today, after the British housebuilding company released annual results that showed lower-than-expected earnings for last year. The company revealed it made profit of £155m for the 2016 calendar year, which is £5m below even the bottom end of a forecast range of £160m to £170m set out in a shock profit warning in December, the Financial Times says. Prior to that alert, the company had been expected by analysts to generate pre-tax earnings of £183m. This shortfall is mostly down to a £7m provision that has been set aside to compensate customers who moved into Bovis homes that were not finished. Last month the company made headlines after it emerged that some buyers were offered financial rewards running into the thousands of pounds to move into unfinished homes before the end of the year, to help to firm hit completion targets.
Breitbart News
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The Points Guy
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I write about what’s happening in my life at the time so my story changed, but that’s it. A number of your songs, Runnin' Just in Case' and I've Got Wheels' scream wanderlust. Is that due to your new personal freedom? We all get to a place where the only way to move is forward. When going through any situation, there’s another side to come out on and it’s all about how to get to that point. This entire album from beginning to end is my journey of feeling everything from gritty pain and vulnerability to happiness and how I worked my way through it. I love being on a journey most of all. Featured image courtesy of Ethan Miller via Getty Images.
Sky News
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