Open Culture
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Elementary psychology, but effectual nonetheless. Today’s viewers can’t help but note that HIV and AIDS had yet to assert their fearsome hold. On the other hand, the Sarge’s matter of fact delivery regarding the potential for same sex transmission comes as a pleasant surprise. His primary objective is to set the record straight. No, birth control pills wont protect you from contracting the clap. But dont waste time worrying about picking it up from public toilet seats, either. A word of caution to those planning to watch the film over breakfast, there are some truly gnarly graphic photos of rashes, sores, and skin eruptions. Helpful to teens seeking straight dope on their worrisome symptoms. Less so for anyone trying to enjoy their breakfast links sans the specter of burning urination. So here’s to the sergeants of the silver screen, and the hardworking actors who embodied them, even those whose creations resembled Pillsbury’s Funny Face drink mix mascots .
PerezHilton
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Calvin Harris pulled out some big names for his latest single! On Thursday, Taylor Swift 's ex dropped his new collaboration, named Slide , which features Frank Ocean and Migos . While the track doesn't necessarily scream "Top 40," it does offer up a mellow, kick-back vibe. We mean, it's the kind of jam you want to blast while cruising around in your car. Related: Migos Reportedly Beat The Shit Out Of Sean Kingston! Now, we LOVE that Ocean decided to work with the Scottish DJ, but we are a little shocked to see that the two industry vets decided to make music with Migos -- ESPECIALLY after the unsupportive things the hip-hop group had to say about iLoveMakonnen following his coming out announcement. Like c'mon, Frank, you are an important member in the LGBTQ community. Nonetheless, be sure to ch-ch-check out the new song for yourself (below)! [ Image via WENN / Instagram . ]
Sky News
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. She also said that there had been fake news on Jeremy Corbyn's stands and nuclear power. In January he said he supported it. He had also been noncommittal about the suggestion that perhaps there should be further development and the introduction of something that would create a lot of jobs in the area. I think it was a sticking point for him in that by-election, nonetheless this is a crushing defeat puts into question whether he can put up a substantial chance against Theresa May in the next general election.
Max Keizer
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BBC News 24
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And yet even given all that, you couldn't hold this feed. We cannot be a party of single issue and of course the National Health Service, we founded it, we created it, we recreated it in 1997 by all the investment we put into it, but nonetheless, it cannot be the sole Conservatives would have a majority of over 120, though of course it's always a mistake to take one constituency and say how the country will vote.
BBC News 24
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Has he always been against it? He's never been in favour. That's not entirely true. He's never been in favour of nuclear. He's recognised that nuclear is an important part of our energy mix going forward and he's said that on a number of occasions. But nonetheless, that was a very important factor in the by-election.
BBC News 24
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Big job creation. And whilst in fact the statement that the Labour Party had put out, certainly in recent weeks and over the issue of Moorside were actually more pro-nuclear and more about the government investing in Moorside than the Conservatives' own, nonetheless, that history that said that Jeremy Corbyn was against nuclear, albeit taken out of context after the Fukushima results in Tokyo.
Mondoweiss
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Israeli soldiers have not been charged with manslaughter for the last three decades. If the Azarya case is to be an indication of why that is the case, we should assume that it’s simply because the whole society cannot accept that possibility, and that influences the military-judicial system from the outset. Nonetheless, when we do look at cases far back, where egregious massacres such as the 1956 Kafr Qasim massacre of 1956 involved murder verdicts (the longest penalties 17 and 15 years), the series of penalty reductions and pardons meant that everyone got out within 1.5 years. Several continued on into high level security posts. Battalion Commander Major Shmuel Malinki, who got the highest sentence (17 years), was returned his rank by Ben Gurion (who said that “justice will prevail”), and was shortly after put in charge of security for the top-secret Negev Nuclear Research Center, ending his military career in 1964 as Colonel.
21stCenturyWire
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Nonetheless, no opposing Arab movement that would construct an alternative to the Zionist-Turkish reactionary project has ever emerged. How many times events have to prove that the West and Israel are implementing their schemes through operatives such as the Muslim Brotherhood and the so-called oppositions? Today, what is needed, is to establish a strong Arab alliance on solid foundations and modern mechanisms, which at times we have to learn from our enemies. Today, Erdogan, Israel, and the US deplete Gulf money in order to finance the terrorist war against Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Egypt, in the same way the West and its Arab clients encouraged Saddam to continue the war against Iran, in what was then calleddouble containment,” with the hope of weakening both Iraq and Iran. The end result, however, was the destruction and later occupation of Iraq, while Iran became a nuclear power.
Forex News DailyFX
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Nonetheless, the more shallow retracement in January (as opposed to isolated DXY) would indicate continued bullish potential. The way that price action responds to this big zone of support from 111.61-112.40 could be very telling for the timing of that next trend-side entry. - On the Yen side, we then moved over to EUR/JPY, which just put in an impressive element of support on an interesting level around ¥118.50. We discussed this setup yesterday in the article, Break Down to a Big Level. - We then looked at GBP/JPY trading deeper into a wedge formation. For more information behind this setup, please refer to our article from yesterday entitled, Deeper into the Wedge. #priceaction #trading #forex #technicalanalysis #usd #usdjpy #gbpusd #eurusd #audusd
TechCrunch
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Privacy Labs, a stealth-stage startup that wants to enable internet users to regain control of their personal data, has landed a $4 million seed funding round. The company doesnt have a product right now and is cagey about what it will eventually release, but nonetheless its promise has persuaded Initialized Capital to lead this round. Other investors Read More
Phys.Org
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Although stingless bees do not have a sting to fend off enemies, they are nonetheless able to defend their hives against attacks. Only four years ago it was discovered that a Brazilian bee species, the Jatai bee, has a soldier caste. The slightly larger fighters guard the entrance to the nest and grip intruders with their powerful mandibles in the event of an attack. Working in collaboration with Brazilian researchers at the University of Sao Paulo and Embrapa in Belém, biologists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) managed to identify four further species which produce a special soldier caste to defend their nests. "This is therefore not a solitary case, as it seems there is an astounding variety of social organization among other stingless honey bees," said Dr. Christoph Grüter of Mainz University. The scientists had examined a total of 28 different species from entirely different habitats in Brazil.
Western Daily Press
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Storm Doris - so far - has not hit Somerset as badly as other areas in the UK. Nonetheless, we are experiencing strong winds all across the South West and some places are closed: Taunton Farmers Market is closed today and will only be back next week. Castle Drogo in Devon is closed. This covers the garden and castle as well as visitor centre, shop and café. National Trust site in Killerton, Devon, is closed as well. Due to the severe weather the entire property is closed. READ:...
South China Morning Post
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Politico
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Leshchenko held a press conference after the stories to highlight the documents, urging Ukrainian and American law enforcement to aggressively investigate Manafort. “I believe and understand the basis of these payments are totally against the law — we have the proof from these books,” Leshchenko said during the news conference, which attracted international media coverage. “If Mr. Manafort denies any allegations, I think he has to be interrogated into this case and prove his position that he was not involved in any misconduct on the territory of Ukraine,” Leshchenko added. Manafort denied receiving any off-books cash from Yanukovych’s party, and said that he had never been contacted about the ledger by Ukrainian or American investigators. Nonetheless, the swirling controversy from the ledger reports forced him to step down from Trump’s campaign.
PC Pro
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That means that the first six planets take between 1.5 and 13 days to orbit the star. (How long the seventh takes to orbit is unknown, having only been seen once to date.) “Who cares how compact the system is?” you might ask. The reason it’s important is that it’s possible having the planets so close together could cause them to interfere with each other, possibly even causing some kind of tidal locking where a face of the planet always points towards the star. If that’s the case, that could do strange things to the planet’s temperature, making liquid water harder to maintain. There’s also the fact that some cooler smaller stars emit large amounts of radiation in flares. If that applies to TRAPPIST-1, the nearby planetssurfaces could have been affected. Nonetheless, there’s another big reason this is exciting, other than the obvious: finding seven potentially life-hosting planets in one go means that there’s likely plenty more where that came from.
The Sun Daily
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GEORGE TOWN: The Pulau Burung landfill operator has obtained permission from the two local councils in Penang to use land at the landfill for a solar farm. Penang Island City Council Urban Services director Mubarak Junus said the council and the Seberang Perai Municipal Council has given the green light to PLBT Sdn Bhd. He nonetheless said a working paper will still have to be submitted to the State Exco for the final decision. Mubarak said the solar farm will be sited on a 20.2ha plot at phase three of the 171ha landfill which is owned by the two councils. He said the proposed farm was capable of producing 20 megawatt (MW), enough to power 12,400 homes. "The energy generated from the solar farm will be sold to TNB (Tenaga Nasional Berhad)," he said when asked about the issue after a City Council meeting today. On a separate issue, City Council Financial Committee alternate chairman Joseph Ng said the City Council has decided to continue to absorb the RM1.
PC Pro
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That means that the first six planets take between 1.5 and 13 days to orbit the star. (How long the seventh takes to orbit is unknown, having only been seen once to date). “Who cares how compact the system is?”, you might ask. The reason it’s important is that it’s possible having the planets so close together could cause them to interfere with each other, possibly even causing some kind of tidal locking where a face of the planet always points towards the star. If that’s the case, that could do strange things to the planet’s temperature, making liquid water harder to maintain. There’s also the fact that some cooler smaller stars emit large amounts of radiation in flares. If that applies to TRAPPIST-1, the nearby planetssurfaces could have been affected. Nonetheless, there’s another big reason this is exciting, other than the obvious: finding seven potentially life-hosting planets in one go means that there’s likely plenty more where that came from.
BBC News 24
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Is that a godless approach? That -- situations. I think... They may be rare, but they are also important. They are We are talking about the life of a woman and child. It is a balance, isn't it? That of course it is. It does not make it... The child is nonetheless a child if it is. It does not make it... The child Church of England is talking about.
Mashable
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If there's one thing Mass Effect fans know well, it's that everybody in BioWare's space adventure series likes to f*ck. That's why the URL for an upcoming Mass Effect -themed pack for Cards Against Humanity is totallyfuckablealiens.com. If that's any indication of what's to come in the 14 new cards, then this expansion ought to fit right in. SEE ALSO: Cards Against Humanity has one specific requirement for their new CEO: Be Barack Obama The $1 pack was conceived according to the website as a way to convince BioWare to deliver an early copy of Mass Effect: Andromeda for the CAH team. The ploy didn't work, but the pack was created nonetheless. Read more... More about Mass Effect , Cards Against Humanity , Gaming , Entertainment , and Entertainment
BBC News 24
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The Supreme Court ruling today said the new rules were "defective", particularly when it came to children, but it found that the controversial MIR, the minimum income requirement, did not didn't break human rights laws. It holds that the MIR is acceptable in principle but the rules and instructions fail to take proper account of these section 55 duty in respect of children. Although the Government has technically lost this case in the Supreme Court on the way it implements its new rule, it is, nonetheless, a victory for ministers on the principle that people on low incomes can't just assume that their foreign husband or wife can automatically join them in Britain.
The Washington Times - Soccer
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TIME - Top Stories
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But in the mid-1960s, this was standard practice.) Plotkin had competition in the rubella vaccine race, from Merck , from other companies, and from an inside-track vaccine candidate at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, which in those days approved vaccines for the US market a role now filled by the Food and Drug Administration. The NIHs inscrutable vaccine czar was silently, inveterately opposed to making vaccines in Hayflicks human fetal cells. This was probably not for religious reasons he was known to roll his eyes when the staunchly Catholic NIH director offered prayers at public ceremonies. (Nonetheless, the cells would, with time, attract plenty of anti-abortion detractors.) Rather, the vaccine czar, Roderick Murray, seemed to suffer from a paralyzing scientific conservatism. Never mind that the fetal cells producer, Hayflick, had demonstrated their safety in scores of tests, and that Europeans were quickly embracing them for vaccine-making.
BBC Two Scotland
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I have to say, I am dizzy with the speed of the U-turn but I welcome it nonetheless. At a time of increasing economic turmoil, businesses in my constituency and across Scotland's tell us that the rates rises would have led to job losses and that is not something that any of us want to see. The proposals to cap at 12.