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The judge was left impressed by the 37 year old comedian's routine during his first audition on the talent show. Comedian and comedy writer Daliso is originally from Malawi but currently lives in Manchester. Daliso studied at university in Montreal and while at university he entered his first open mic comedy night. Now, the funnyman is turning his hobby into a career and hopes that Britain's Got Talent will give him his big break. Britain's Got Talent: Amanda Holden chose her ...
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NewsMax
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Japan Times
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TIME - Top Stories
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President Trump has a button on his desk in the Oval Office that summons a butler to bring him a Coke. In two recent interviews, Trump showed off the button. Sitting across from Donald Trump in the Oval Office, my eyes are drawn to a little red button on a box that sits on his desk, The Financial Times' Demetri Sevastopulo writes. Sevastopulo jokingly asked Trump if this was the nuclear button. No no, everyone thinks it is, Sevastopulo says Trump responds, and then uses the button to order a Diet Coke. Everyone does get a little nervous when I press that button, Trump tells Sevastopulo. This red button was also noticed by Associated Press reporter Julie Pace when she interviewed Trump in the Oval Office about his first 100 days in the White House. With the push of a red button placed on the Resolute Desk that presidents have used for decades, Pace writes, a White House butler soon arrived with a Coke for the president.
ThinkGeek
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Grab this Mother's Day card, write an endearing message, pull the tab (not unlike a grenade), and deliver it. Once your mom presses the indicated space, the sweet, sweet sounds of a baby wailing will descend upon her for the next three hours. Price: $9.99
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By The TRUTH HOUND Stop the Presses News & Commentary LAS VEGAS, Nev.— The land policies of the federal government, which commandeers about 640 million acres nationwide (28% of the 2.27 billion acres of the overall U.S.), do indeed call into question the very nature of such massive land control. The concentration of federal land ownership in the American West is especially staggering, with over 80% of Nevada falling under federal jurisdiction. Behind the façade of often tedious, misleading courtroom arguments, that's the real issue in the first trial of the landmark Cliven Bundy property-rights casein which the jury deadlocked on April 24. The opening trial started Feb. 6 and has dragged on longer than expected—concerning a case in which federal land jurisdiction and control are the true bedrock issues. But such issues have been buried under loads of lurid legal scenarios painted by the prosecution, which evidently seeks to paint all the defendants as far-right armed insurrectionists who would overturn government land mismanagement at gunpoint if necessary.
South China Morning Post
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EVO
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Max eDrive is the electric-only mode, which gives a top speed of 87mph. However, the engine will cut in if the driver presses through the throttle’s kickdown switch in order to meet the performance demand. BMW i8 review Battery Control mode, finally, allows the driver to set a target battery charge level between 30 and 100 per cent. The car will recover energy under braking until that level is reached, then conserve it for use later on, perhaps upon arrival a city. What’s it like to drive? Despite the iPerformance branding, the 530e is no sports saloon. It does have decent body control and reasonable straight-line performance, but there just isnt the overall precision, agility, poise or adjustability to make it truly fun to drive. It is, however, very refined and relaxing with a fluid but controlled ride quality and very high levels of overall refinement.
The Guardian - Network Front
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All-rounder made his England Test debut in Bangladesh last October • ‘I have always maintained that cricket was just one part of my lifeZafar Ansari, the Surrey all-rounder, announced his immediate retirement from cricket on Wednesday aged 25, just six months after making his Test debut for England, citing a desire to explore “other ambitions” away from the sport. Related: Lancashire’s Liam Livingstone presses Test claim with 168 against Somerset Continue reading...
Politico
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The Sioux Falls Argus Leader is stuck in South Dakota just as the owners of hydroelectric plants in the Rockies are stuck where they are. As much as they might want to move their dams to coastal markets where they could charge more for electricity, fate has fixed them geographically. Economists call these “non-tradable goods”—goods that must be consumed in the same community in which they’re made. The business of a newspaper can’t really be separated from the place where it’s published. It is, or was, driven by ads for things that dont travel, like real estate, jobs, home decor and cars. And as that advertising has gotten harder and harder to come by, local newsrooms have become thinner and thinner. The online media, liberated from printing presses and local ad bases, has been free to form clusters, piggyback-style, on the industries and government that it covers.
Voice Of America
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Rather than leave us there, it is better to put us in jail, punish us here.” The eldest resident of the camp, 60-year-old Amanullah, also questioned where they will go if the government presses ahead with plans to deport them. Myanmar does not recognize the Rohingyas as its citizens, calling them illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. However, it has long denied allegations of widespread abuse and mistreatment of the Muslim minority. He said although 70 families are now cramped in a plot that would have accommodated only two families back in his village, they have been content so far because they feel secure. Amanullah, who often spends time ensuring that the refugees live in harmony, said, “We can only go back if there is peace.”
Global News
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Donald Trump runs the risk of being mired in a Washington stalemate as he marks 100 days in the job on Saturday.
Al Jazeera
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Voice Of America
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The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants. From tending the plants to harvesting the grapes, it takes skill and a strong work ethic to produce the winery's pinot noir and chardonnay, and native-born Americans just aren't willing to work that hard, Patricia Dudley said as a cold rain drenched the vineyard in the hills of Oregon. "Who's going to come out here and do this work when they deport them all?" she asked. President Donald Trump's hard line against immigrants in the U.S. illegally has sent a chill through the nation's agricultural industry, which fears a crackdown will deprive it of the labor it needs to plant, grow and pick the crops that feed the country.
TIME - Top Stories
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The Guardian - Sport
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Livingstone shines in turning tide and states case for England v South AfricaYorkshire follow on at Hampshire; Essex fight to save game against Middlesex The expectation is that Liam Livingstone will play white-ball cricket for England this summer, probably as soon as next month. But with 168, the highest of his five first-class centuries, and second outstanding contribution in Lancashire’s match – he made 68 of 109 in the first innings – against Somerset, he became a very real contender for selection for July’s Tests against South Africa too. Livingstone, captaining Lancashire at 23, is extremely highly regarded by England’s selectors after being the standout red-ball batsmen for the Lions this winter, making twin tons against Sri Lanka A in Dambulla in February. Continue reading...
Times of Israel
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Daily Mail - USA
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When 'ego lifting' goes wrong! A new viral video shows a man trying to impress his friends with a weightlifting stunt - only to accidentally fart when the barbell presses down on him, sending the spotter and camera man into fits of laughter.
Politico
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Last month, a Trump Organization spokeswoman offered some initial details on that plan, which would include following “hospitality industry standards” to calculate the profits that would go toward the donation. But Chaffetz and Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings want more specifics. Their letter to Sheri Dillon, an outside counsel to the Trump Organization, presses for written answers by May 12, as well as a briefing within another week, that outlines the exact process the president’s company will take to identify the foreign government payments, as well as details on the formula it will use to figure out the profits. The lawmakers also want to know how the profits will be given to the Treasury and what approach the company will use to publicly reveal the donations. They further asked which Trump Organization entities – from its hotels to its golf courses, luxury condos and licensing deals -- will be donating the profits.
NPR News
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The company says its $400 machine cold-presses juice out of packets sold via subscription. Then a Bloomberg News video showed people didn't actually need the press to get juice from the packets.
Popular Science
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Technology Modern machinery for the vinyl renaissance Canadian company Viryl is building the first new record presses in over 30 years—and updating them for a whole new generation of pressmen.
Popular Science
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Technology Modern machinery for the vinyl renaissance Canadian company Viryl is building the first new record presses in over 30 years—and updating them for a whole new generation of pressmen.