The Sun Daily
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KULIM: A fire destroyed four factory buses and damaged a factory van of a company handling the factory bus service in Taman Tiram Indah, Lunas, here, incurring loss estimated at almost RM1 million. The owner of the company, in his 50s, who declined to be identified, said the fire occurred at about 3am. "I was informed that the fire may have started from the electrical wiring of a bus but we will know after the investigation by the fire and rescue service," he said to Bernama. Kulim Hi-Tech Fire and Rescue station chief assistant superintendent Mohd Aziz Abdullah said the station was alerted to the fire at 3.16am and its fire-fighters were assisted by several others from the Kulim station. "The fire-fighters arrived to see four factory buses and one of several vans on fire. The cause of the fire has yet to be ascertained, whether it was arson or otherwise," he said. Mohd Azizi said the fire destroyed 95% of the buses and 15% of the van. — Bernama
The Herald
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Actor Gorden Kaye, best known for his role in the long-running sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, has died aged 75.
Maidstone News
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A man's launched a campaign to cut the speed limit on rural roads after his pet dog was killed by a delivery van.
Open Culture
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ABC News - United States
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Coventry Telegraph
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Bournemouth Daily Echo
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THE owners of a garage that would be demolished if plans for a block of 18 flats are approved have spoken out over the issue.
Woot
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In 2002, The Times writer David Rowan interviewed journalists who had swallowed the Pez story. "If they lied to me…then I'm angry," said James Gleick. "I'm embarrassed." A Salon writer went even further: "I feel misled, duped, embarrassed, stupid, and angry," she said. In response, eBay had the chutzpah to blame journalists for the lie. Nobody was ever all that interested in covering the company, explained a spokesperson, until they heard "the Pez angle." Fake News 101: blame the audience! Quick Quiz : Pez takes its name from three letters of the German version of what word, its original flavor? Ken Jennings is the author of eleven books, most recently his Junior Genius Guides , Because I Said So! , and Maphead . He's also the proud owner of an underwhelming Bag o' Crap . Follow him at ken-jennings.com or on Twitter as @KenJennings .
Watford Observer
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A shop owner who was threatened by a knife-wielding robber has spoken about the ordeal.
GCMLP
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Without much explanation, he likened all three films to ‘disasters’. According to Eliana Dockterman, “the context of the 2014 email is unclear: Perlmutter could be enumerating the films as proof that female superheroes bomb at the box office, or he may be optimistically hoping to break the pattern” (Dockterman, 2015 p.1) Not surprisingly, Perlmutter’s opinion is shared among the top managers at Marvel Entertainment Group, and its owner Disney Studios. In a May 2016 issue of The Week , screenwriter Shane Black explained that he had originally planned to create a female supervillain, only to be overruled by Marvel management who wanted a male villain. “We had to change the entire script,” lamented Black, “because of toy-making” (Anonymous, 2016, p.1). Unfortunately, Marvel’s reluctance to produce superheroine movies is not limited to just the big screen, but also toy tie-ins with those films.
Autocar
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"My new position is one of those American term," Ecclestone continued. "It's something like an honorary president. I have this title now, even though I don't know what it means." It is not yet known if Ecclestone, who entered two Grand Prix races himself back in 1958, has sold his final 5% share of the sport. He’s estimated to be worth nearly £2.5bn. Ecclestone also told Auto, Motor und Sport that he doesn't expect to keep his seat on the World Motor Sport Council. "I doubt it," he told the magazine. "First of all, I have to talk to [FIA president] Jean Todt about this." The new owner of F1, Liberty Media, plans to make drastic changes to the sport in order to broaden its appeal. It intends to sell shares to F1 teams, expand into new media formats and even adjust the structure of race weekends to attract new viewers.
SiteProNews
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Cotswold Journal - Showbiz
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The actor also appeared in Coronation Street, but was certainly best known for the hit British sitcom.
Deadline
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The Cornishman
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A prospective future Olympian from Penzance has controversially been stripped of her world title, writes Will Michell. Lucy Payne, 23, from Penzance, has been stripped of her WBC (World Boxing Council) Muay Thai belt, due to a 'technicality', after training for it for eight years and she said: It's so wrong and I don't understand why they have done this to me.Lucy trained out of Touchgloves Gym in Penzance, under the instruction of the gym's owner Nathan Kitchen, who said: Lucy...
Daily Mail - USA
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Copper the dog has been reunited with his family after his owner, Crystal Duncan, 35, was killed in a car crash in Daytona Beach while driving her pooch to the veterinarian.
Daily Mail - USA
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The National Music Museum, which is in South Dakota, is now the legal owner of a guitar played by Elvis Presley (pictured with the guitar), after a ruling by a federal judge.
Ashford Herald
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A salon specialising in colouring and hair extensions has replaced a picture framing shop in Tunbridge Wells. Rosie Baylis Hair opened in Camden Road on Friday, January 20, and new customers can get 20 per cent off colour when booked with a cut and blow dry now. The owner, Rosie Baylis-Strover, has been working mobile for seven years and wanted a permanent base for clients in Tunbridge Wells.She said: We have designed the Salon with our Clients in mind, with a glamorous and boutique feel...
Daily Mail - News
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Daily Express - Life
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A CAT who was rudely interrupted by its owner while taking a nap, decided to get its revenge, and the moment was captured in this viral video.
The Iran Project
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Techradar
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Sometimes the biggest exploits come from the smallest of places. This turned out to be the case for Facebook, as researcher/computer whiz Dan Melamed managed to find a simple trick that lets a user turn off comments - and outright delete - videos uploaded by someone else. The exploit Melamed reported is deceptively straightforward. The basic explanation is that while uploading their own video to an event page, a user can change the video's ID number mid-post to that of another user's video. This results in the targeted video being uploaded instead, along with the unintended user now having control over it. This would allow them to either disable comments or delete the video entirely, just as if they were authorized by the video's original owner. While that might be a blessing to anyone with a compromising video of them online from that crazy New Year's party or anything else best kept off Facebook , Melamed saw the potential harm in the bug and demonstrated it to the social media giant so it could be patched.
The Washington Times - Soccer
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Oxford Mail
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A CAFÉ owner has warned of a ‘spate’ of burglaries in Botley after he found his shop ransacked by thieves yesterday.