Daily Express
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EVERY MSP has been given increased security advice after a series of suspicious packages were sent to politicians and police premises, it has been revealed.
Manchester Evening News
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Manchester-based Clancy will once again go head-to-head against friend and colleague Andy Tennant
South China Morning Post
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Alien creator Ridley Scott said Thursday that he was convinced that aliens are out there -- and one day they will come for us. The veteran director said he believed in higher beings as he prepared to release the sixth episode of the sci-fi horror series, Alien: Covenant, next month. I believe in superior beings. I think it is certainly likely. An expert I was talking to at NASA said to me, Have you ever looked in the sky at night? You mean to tell me we...
Breitbart News
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Fox's animated comedy The Simpsons offered up a decidedly dark view of President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office with a short clip released online this week, the latest in a series of clips from the long-running show that have taken aim at Trump.
Mashable
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File this one under "this shouldn't be a big deal, but..." AMC-backed streaming service Sundance Now has given its first ever straight-to-series order to The Chances , a show centered around two best friends: Kate (Shoshannah Stern), who is adjusting to being newly engaged, and Michael (Josh Feldman), who is attempting to move on from his ex-boyfriend. The two characters (and the actors portraying them) happen to be deaf, but just as in real life, that singular trait doesn't define them. Stern and Feldman created, wrote and star in the six-episode series, allowing for an authentic portrayal of the deaf community informed by their personal experiences. A premiere date for the series has yet to be announced. Read more... More about Sundance 2017 , Sundance Now , The Chances , Josh Feldman , and Shoshannah Stern
Deadline
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The Huffington Post
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Warning: contains spoilers from previously aired episodes. ABCs American Crime has added another superlative to its resume this spring. After a couple of years as one of TVs most ambitious and best series, it has now also become TVs strangest. American Crime wraps up its third season Sunday at 10 p.m. ET, though creator John Ridley may need divine intervention this time to tie together everything. Since the two previous seasons made no effort to resolve every drama, which was fine because real life never resolves everything, we dont expect a full set of neat bows around season three, either. But this latest American Crime has jumped around so much it could have been subtitled Cat on a Hot Tin Roof II. In season three as in the previous two, American Crime tackles big, uncomfortable issues in a way that broadcast networks almost always avoid.
Design Milk - Tech
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Becoming adept at working while traveling requires several instances of trial and error (e.g. always bring your own power adapter; preload an offline map of wherever you're traveling to) – strategies and preferences born out of necessity, but also shaped by preferences in comfort we enjoy while at home. Inspired by last year's City in a Suitcase series I considered my own selection of essentialstechnology, clothing, accessories – that have earned their place within my luggage whenever a passport is required, each valued because they've proved invaluable while working abroad. This Is Ground Mod Laptop 3 As a devout adherent to everything in place, a place for everything, the Mod Laptop 3 is a dream come true to satiate my orderly inclinations, offering storage for my laptop, phone, tablet, plethora of charging cords, camera memory cards, business cards, pens, and notebook.
OK!
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Harry Styles opened up about his thoughts on equality [BBC] And now the 23 year old has shared some of his core values in an interview with French TV show, Quotidan. The performer was asked a series of questions about Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, when he revealed that he did not talk about politics in public. As a result, the host Yann Barthès then quipped: "But you're in favour of equality: men, woman, gay people, ...
Global News
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Hockey fans are paying big bucks to watch the Edmonton Oilers going head-to-head against the Anaheim Ducks at Rogers Place in their second-round series.
Lancashire Telegraph
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A GROUP of former students has made a series of donations to organisations working with young people in the area.
Top Speed
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If people were asked to guess what the best-selling sports car in the world is, there’s a good chance that the answers would have as much variety to them as the number of colors in a Skittles pack. The Mazda MX-5 is a good answer. The same goes for the Porsche 911, and at least for new models, the BMW 4 Series. All three models have proven to be popular among buyers all over the world, but none of them can lay claim to being the best-selling sports car in the world. That title now belongs to a certain muscle car from Dearborn, the Ford Mustang. It seems to strange to think that it took this long for the Mustang to ascend to being the best-selling sports car in the world considering that it’s been around since 1964. But the current-generation Mustang has done the car’s legacy right because according to IHS Markit new vehicle registration data, over 150,000 Mustangs were sold all over the world in 2016.
Global News
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In the wake of the new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, Winnipeg schools are prepping their staff on how to talk with students about suicide prevention.
Bike EXIF
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That imposing frame is now finished partly in satin black, and partly in black crackle, with a deep, dark Harley-Davidson metallic red for the bodywork. There’s a silver stripe down the midpoint of the tank with a deBolex logo, leading to the handmade seatupholstered in a combination of waterproof Alcantara and soft black vinyl. Look closely at the tail unit and you’ll spot a tiny1/1motif. “That represents our ‘One of Oneseries,” says Calum. “Each build is unique.” Lots of builders refuse to replicate their bikes, but few can say they complete all stages of the build in-house—from design and fabrication, through to the paintwork and trimming. Given the impeccable quality of work, that makes this Buell even more remarkable. Top marks to Calum and Des for a truly amazing creation—and if you’d like to see it in the metal, head over to the Bike Shed Show at London’s Tobacco Dock on 26-28 May. deBolex Engineering | Facebook | Instagram | Images by Autohouse London | Instagram
Variety
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Just two months after announcing its podcast initiative with Gimlet Media, Spotify is stepping up as a serious contender with its most ambitious effort to date. Mogul: The Life Death of Chris Lighty, a six-part series that sees its first two episodes debuting on the service today, marks the streaming titan’s first foray into... Read more »
Mashable
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Before the bomb threats, GamerGate , or the violent emails and tweets, Anita Sarkeesian had a provocative idea. The feminist cultural critic, who'd taken on the likes of LEGO and Dollhouse -era Joss Whedon in her low-key Feminist Frequency web series, decided to go after misogyny in video games. Her life would never be the same. SEE ALSO: The tricky art of marketing women's empowerment in the era of Trump Sarkeesian's biting criticism put gamers on the defensive and many of them resented her blunt observations about chauvinism in the games they cherished. Though she wasn't the first or only person to openly confront the problem, her message and medium ignited controversy. After four years, 21 videos, and countless threats to Sarkeesian's safety, Tropes vs. Women in Video Games , comes to an end Thursday. Read more... More about Gender Equality , Gender , Women , Video Games , and Anita Sarkeesian
Mashable
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Phones are no longer simply "smart" they are equipped with everything you need to navigate modern life. And they're only getting smarter the artificial intelligence (AI) that we interact with every day is making the move to become a fully fledged, reliable personal assistant. With innovation at fever pitch in India and beyond, redefining the smart in smartphone is no mean feat. It means anticipating the needs of the consumer, and ensuring that a device is fully equipped to integrate into everyday life without causing disruption or inconvenience. Meet Arbo. As the resident PA that resides in the Panasonic Eluga Ray series of smartphones, Arbo could be to you what Jarvis is to Iron Man, given half the chance. Arbo is redefining just how smart your phone really is from the moment you wake up til you head back to sleep your artificial assistant will be on hand to guide you through the day.
Variety
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Deadline
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Techradar
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I also really enjoyed writing Tracer, Reinhardt, Mercy, and Torbjorn for the Uprising event. TR: What are some of your biggest inspirations? MC: The incredibly talented people I get to work with on a daily basis! Collaboration is a tremendous source of ideas, and I feel absolutely blessed to work with them and develop these stories with them. And, as Overwatch is based upon Earth, we take a tremendous amount of inspiration from the world we see around us, and the incredible diversity, history, and stories from around the world. TR: Some of the series' biggest mysteries have still yet to be revealed, including what Talon's ultimate goal is, and Sombra's introduction revealed that yet another someone or something is at the center of the conflict. Intrigue is all well and good, but how soon can players expect to start getting some answers? MC: We know there's a tremendous appetite for more story, and we're definitely planning to move the story forward, and start providing answers for the many questions that are out there now, and also just to explore some of the other heroes' stories that haven't gotten as much attention.
The Northern Echo - Sport
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BoingBoing
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When Chandro Tomar was 65, she took her granddaughter, who was interested in learning how to shoot, to a rifle club. Tomar, from a small village in northern India, decided to try it herself, and fired some shots with a pistol. A coach noticed her natural skill, and since then Tomar has won more than 25 national championships. When she first began practicing, her family made fun of her, since women in their village are expected to stay home all day to do household chores. But once Tomar started winning medals they became impressed. She then began knocking door to door, recruiting girls in the village to learn the sport. The girls would ask their parents, "If this old granny can do it, why can't we?" And so she now teaches the girls how to shoot. "It will be useful to them," she says. Tomar, who has 8 children and 15 grandchildren, never plans to retire from her sport. "I'll keep shooting until my last breath." This video is part of Great Big Story 's "Human Condition" series of short "microdocs".
Windows Blog
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Deadline
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