PC Pro
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Nintendo Switch review: Price and verdict The sticky subject with the Switch is, unfortunately, price. At £280 it’s not actually all that much for a new console. Both the PS4 and Xbox One retailed at far higher prices at launch and were arguably nowhere near as versatile. However, in the current market, those consoles are currently cheaper and, nominally significantly more powerful than the Nintendo Switch. That’s a tough sell for any undecideds who may be considering a console purchase today. That price also doesnt include the cost of a game, nor should it by conventional console release standards. But Nintendo did bundle Wii Sports and Nintendo Land with the Wii and Wii U respectively and I think it’s missed a trick in not doing the same with 1-2-Switch . Extra controllers are also horrendously pricey at £75 for a pair of Joy-Con and £65 for a Pro Controller.
Open Culture
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You can read the full article here . It’s “a lot punchier and more sharply worded than you might expect, given its subject matter,” writes The Onion’ s A.V. Club . It also contains a lot more punctuation than we might expect, given its copy-editor’s philosophy . “Increasing Returns and the New World of Business” became one of Harvard Business Review ’s “most influential articlesTetzeli writes. “Even now, the theory of increasing returns is as important as ever: it’s at the heart of the success of companies such as Google, Facebook, Uber, Amazon, and Airbnb.” Did McCarthy’s encounter with Arthur’s theory appear in his later fiction? Who knows. Perhaps where Arthur’s vision of economic growth predicted the massive tech giants to come, McCarthy’s keen mind saw the ever-increasing profits of business savvy drug cartels like those in No Country for Old Men and his Ridley Scott collaboration The Counselor .
Nottingham Evening Post
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A man breached a court order when he propositioned a 15-year-old school boy at the Forest Recreation Ground, a court heard.Brian Pendred was subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) restricting his contact with children.In October last year he left his accommodation, in Isandula Road, Basford, apparently looking to pay for sex when he saw the child.He shouted oi! to the boy, whose coat covered his school uniform, and told him his name was Brian and asked how old...
Techradar
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Clueless is the best teenage-centred movie to come out of the '90s, which is no mean feat considering how many there were in that decade. The exploits of Cher (Alicia Silverstone) at a Beverly Hills high school spawned a whole host of real-life fashion faux pas, as well as a new line of dialogue that was, well, "totally buggin". There are so many one liners and sight gags in Airplane that it really doesn't matter when a few of them don't work. The film skewers the many disaster movies of the '70s with a spoof so funny that it hasn't really been bettered. The stars of the movie are Leslie Nielsen as Dr Rumack and Lloyd Bridges, chosen not just because of his comedy chops but because he had starred in many of the films that the movie was sending up. One of the most controversial comedies ever is actually pretty tame. But because the subject matter mocked the leader of North Korea and nearly caused a diplomatic disaster, it was pulled by Sony and only shown on VoD.
BBC News 24
an hour
We spoke to the national co-ordinator at the Safe School Campaign and she said rather than parents wanting help by making it statutory, it was making parents feel powerless? I don't think the vemp would bear that out. Research that was published earlier this week shows that you know more than 85% of parents are saying they want this to be a compulsory subject. Children want this to be a compulsory subject, but I think the very sensible way the Government is handling this is by making it part of the basic national curriculum.
Proactive Investors USA
an hour
Tango Mining Limited (CVE:TGV) has revealed that Georges Zard will take a stake in the Oena alluvial diamond mine in South Africa. Tango's interest in Oena is via a stake in African Star Minerals, which owns the project outright. Georges Zard will take a 31% stake for US$300,000. Oena consists of 8,800 hectares of license on the lower Orange River. The transaction closing will take place in two parts, initially with the transfer of 23% ownership of ASM to Georges Zard and second with transfer of an additional 8%. Both transfers are subject to South African regulatory consents and approvals required to implement the transaction. While the mining rights are being renewed with the relevant South African ministries, Tango must place in escrow, 7,925,160 Tango shares and upon receipt of the renewal of the CMR the Escrowed Shares will be cancelled and returned to the treasury.
Proactive Investors USA
an hour
Tango Mining Limited (CVE:TGV) has revealed that George Zard will take a stake in the Oena alluvial diamond mine in South Africa. Tango's interest in Oena is via a stake in African Star Minerals, which owns the project outright. George Zard will take a 31% stake for US$300,000. Oena consists of 8,800 hectares of license on the lower Orange River. The transaction closing will take place in two parts, initially with the transfer of 23% ownership of ASM to George Zard and second with transfer of an additional 8%. Both transfers are subject to South African regulatory consents and approvals required to implement the transaction. While the mining rights are being renewed with the relevant South African ministries, Tango must place in escrow, 7,925,160 Tango shares and upon receipt of the renewal of the CMR the Escrowed Shares will be cancelled and returned to the treasury.
The Huffington Post
an hour
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AFP News Agency
an hour
The main Syrian opposition group in Geneva, the HNC, says that the subject of political transition has become one of the main topics discussed in ongoing talks aimed at ending Syria’s bloody conflict.
The Huffington Post
an hour
Next to sleeping, nursing is the most reliable way to keep a tot quiet, Sklar said. Things are different now shes a toddler and is in daycare full-time but even so, its a great tool to have in the arsenal. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Open Culture
an hour
Late songs like “ The Thousandth and Tenth Day of the Human Totem Polecondense the grotesque imaginary of Dali into a few staggering lines. Yet we dont get a collection of Beefheart readings until 1993, when he appeared in a short documentary by Anton Corbijn called Some Yo Yo Stuff . You can watch that film at the top of the post, and in the videos below it, hear Van Vliet read poems and song lyrics in recordings from his time with Corbijn. Both in the film and in the readings, it is evident that the multiple sclerosis that killed Beefheart in 2010 had rendered speech difficult for him. But with patient listening, we hear that his sparkling wit and absurdist genius remained at full strength, as in another, long 1993 interview with Dutch radio host Co De Kloet . Beefheart earned a reputation as an autocratic-yet-capricious bandleader (recording a tongue-in-cheek spoken word piece on the subject in earlier years).
Western Morning News
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BBC Parliament
2 hours
This is a matter of legal dispute and believe there is a statement being made by the European Commission the European Parliament this afternoon on that subject. We might have some enlightenment about possible future with arrangement proceedings.
Deadline
2 hours
Move over Lego Batman, there's a new superhero in town: former NASA physicist/mathematician Katherine Johnson . The real-life heroine is one of the subjects of Fox's Best Picture Oscar nominee Hidden Figures and now she's getting her own Lego figure as part of the Women of NASA set that's won the Lego Ideas design contest. Before the Oscars turned into a mass of confusion on Sunday night, one of the highlights was Johnson's appearance alongside Hidden Figures stars (and...
Dover Express
2 hours
More than half of motoring offences spotted by Kent Police this week were drivers using their mobile phones.Officers found 12 drivers using a phone behind the wheel, four not in proper control of their vehicle and four driving at excess speed.From today, March 1, drivers caught using their mobile phones will be subject to a £200 fine and six points on their licence.Read more: An M20 motorist was caught using his phone and the consequences were devastatingOne driver was summonsed for using...
BBC News 24
2 hours
They are unhappy with the sort of sex education children are receiving in schools. What we have got at the moment is something which is very messy. The Government is trying to make this a compulsory subject. Somehow or another they are saying that parents can withdraw their children. It is very unclear how that will work out.
Western Daily Press
3 hours
In years gone by, the secrets of how to make great cider were closely guarded and passed down through generations of West Country families. But soon, students who want to get into cider making will be able to take the equivalent of an A level in the subject. The National Association of Cider Makers and the Institute of Brewing and Distilling claim they have brought together the world's greatest cider-making minds to create the course. Students who pass will receive the new...
NASA - ISS Reports
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ITV
4 hours
Well, we've had a huge response from you the viewers on that subject. Well, the Education Secretary Justine Greening joins me from Westminster now. I put those concerns for her, a four-year-old is too young.
BBC Parliament
4 hours
I want to give others time to speak but I want to be clear at the end of my remarks about what the Government does not want this bill to do because we are dealing with a situation where this is not the bill that the Government tabled before this House and this is not the bill that we intend to deliver to the statute books subject consent of this House.
Plymouth Herald
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TIME - Top Stories
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The British government announced that sex education will be compulsory for students at every English school starting in 2019. Additionally, every child will be taught about healthy relationships beginning at age 4, a government statement said. They will then be taught about sex at an appropriate age. The announcement comes after calls from charities and British M.P.s to make the subject mandatory. Not everyone was delighted with the decision. Parents will be absolutely powerless to protect their children from presentations of sexual activity, which we know is part of many sex education teaching resources for primary school children, Antonia Tully, national coordinator for the Safe at School Campaign, said to the BBC . Previously all schools did not have to teach the subject, but even under the new system parents will still have the option of withdrawing children from classes about sex.
The Bolton News
5 hours
HubSpot Marketing Blog
5 hours
A new event window should open. Step 2: Set Details for Your Event While Outlook, Apple Calendar, and Google Calendar events have slightly different formats, you'll still need the same components for each one: Event name Location Time Event description URL of your event's landing page Optional event alert Below are examples of how these details look in the different applications, as well as a clarification of what information and format to use for each of these components. Apple Calendar Outlook Source: Northern Arizona University Google Calendar The Details You Need to Include Event Name (Subject field in Outlook) Make sure the name reflects what your actual event name is called on your website and in your other promotions (this is a no-brainer, but we're being thorough here). You may want to also include your company name at the end so registrants can quickly remember who is hosting the event when they stumble on it in their calendar later .