The Event Chronicle
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But again in his case he was closely associated with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of America. During this time he was awarded the Order of the British empire (OBE) medal as well as the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) medal, however he turned down a Knighthood from the Queen. Simon’s Grandfather was also a prominent Freemason and was Britain’s appointed diplomat to the United Nations in the late 1950’s and early 1960s. Simon went public with his story in 2010, and since then has toured the UK speaking at conferences, initially attacked by the establishment media in a concerted effort to discredit him. However an event in 2013 was to be a game changer, when Simon was invited by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) to join a small party being given a tour of a secret space radar base in the UK. This totally confounded the established media and has led to a far more serious appraisal of Simon’s story by them.
Associated Press
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"Doctor Strange" star Benedict Cumberbatch says if he was given the power to travel to any point in time and space, he wouldn't go too far. (Feb. 20) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment.
Daily Mail - Science
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Mental Floss
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The network was not only scared by the title, but somewhat correctly surmised that the song was somewhat about them. The network countered that if the band played "Rape Me" on the live telecast that they would fire Amy Finnerty, an employee Cobain was close friends with, and would stop playing the band's videos. Although both parties agreed on "Lithium," MTV didn't trust Cobain, and for the second consecutive time, their paranoia proved to be well founded: When the band launched into the first few chords of "Rape Me," the control room was ready to go directly to commercial. At the last possible moment, Nirvana stopped the sneak preview to play the memorable version of "Lithium" which ended with Novoselic hitting himself in the head with his bass and Cobain and Grohl sarcastically saying hello to Axl Rose. 21. NOVOSELIC PLAYED A NIRVANA GIG AT THE SEATTLE CENTER COLISEUM, EVEN THOUGH HE WAS BANNED FROM THE PREMISES .
SABC Digital News
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Newsy
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Autocar
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The new Land Rover Discovery is lighter, cleaner, faster and more efficient than any other before it: and it looks radically different from previous-generation Discoverys, too. We test it on and off-road We review the new Land Rover Discovery , the latest large SUV from Land Rover . It's lighter, cleaner, faster and more efficient than any other before it: and it looks radically different from previous-generation Discoverys, too. In this Land Rover Discovery review, we find out if the changes keep the Discovery at the top of the SUV pile, or whether cars like the Volvo XC90 , BMW X5 and Audi Q7 will give it a hard time.
CNN
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TEDTalks (video)
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How do we make sense of today's political divisions? In a wide-ranging conversation full of insight, historian Yuval Harari places our current turmoil in a broader context, against the ongoing disruption of our technology, climate, media -- even our notion of what humanity is for. This is the first of a series of TED Dialogues, seeking a thoughtful response to escalating political divisiveness. Make time (just over an hour) for this fascinating discussion between Harari and TED curator Chris Anderson.
Nottingham Evening Post
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A leading Nottingham performing arts college is set to celebrate its 50th anniversary with an impressive seven months of celebrations. The Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama (MADD) was founded by Frances Clayton in 1967 and Miss C, as she is affectionately known, remains the college's principal 50 years later. Time goes so quickly, says Frances, and to think that actually it is 50 years ago, it's quite an incredible feeling. The idea for the academy in Carlton Hill...
Autocar
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Reports suggest PSA is aiming to raise Proton's production capacity up to 2 million units from the current 150,000. Proton is itself owned by DRB-Hicom, a large Malaysian conglomerate, and last year revealed it would consider offering Lotus to the market in its attempts to save the ailing Proton brand. At that time PSA, Renault and Suzuki were reported to have all voiced interest in purchasing Proton, but the purchase of Lotus was still uncertain. This isnt the first time the future of Lotus and its parent company have been cast into doubt - six years ago, Proton faced similar financial issues . However, the purchase of both brands by DRB-Hicom enabled Lotus to commit to a more secure future. This future includes an all-new Lotus Elise that will go on sale in 2020 . Comment about the model’s development coincided with news that Lotus has made a profit for the first time in two decades.
Ruptly TV
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Around 150 protesters marched from the Catalan city of Girona and nearby Celra to Castell de Sant Miquel, Monday morning, to protest military manoeuvers organised by the Spanish Ministry of Defence taking place in the area. The governing body of Celra approved a motion rejecting Spanish military presence in the municipality in November last year. Despite this, a reported 80 soldiers and four light all-terrain trucks were deployed in the area for training exercises. SOT, Joan Oloriz, Member of Congress (Spanish): "At the time we are living in, we think that more common sense and more respect for democracy is needed. Democracy is based on municipalities, autonomy and the state, but based above all else on the municipalities. That an alcadel, a municipality, by an absolute majority decides a thing cannot be violated by a simple order. We hope that this is rectified.
Autocar
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Reports suggest PSA is aiming to raise Proton's production capacity up to 2 million units from the current 150,000. Proton is itself owned by DRB-Hicom, a large Malaysian conglomerate, and last year revealed it would consider offering Lotus to the market in its attempts to save the ailing Proton brand. At that time PSA, Renault and Suzuki were reported to have all voiced interest in purchasing Proton, but the purchase of Lotus was still uncertain. This isnt the first time the future of Lotus and its parent company have been cast into doubt - six years ago, Proton faced similar financial issues . However, the purchase of both brands by DRB-Hicom enabled Lotus to commit to a more secure future. This future includes an all-new Lotus Elise that will go on sale in 2020 . Comment about the model’s development coincided with news that Lotus has made a profit for the first time in two decades.
Den of Geek
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All very curious stuff! Lastly, a single date emerges from the poster's hidden details: April 7th, 1973. Could this be the period in which Hiddleston and Co. encounter the mighty Kong? We'll find out just a few short months into the new year... Kong: Skull Island story Entertainment Weekly, dished up some plot-revealing quotes from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who teased that Kong: Skull Island would be set in the '70s, "a time where it was believable that we could still be confronted with myth." It stars Hiddleston as an ex-British SAS tracker and Larson as a war photographer who venture to the island when a NASA-based world mapping program finds a mysterious island... Skull Island. “We’re very explicitly not telling the beauty and the beast story,” Vogt-Roberts told EW. “From the size of the skull [in the photo above], you can tell that things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional Kong lore.
Den of Geek
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Here it is. You're most welcome... Feel free to flick over to page 2 now, where there are loads of extra John Wick 2 goodies waiting for you. John Wick 2 featurette Here's a new featurette for the film, courtesy of Lionsgate: John Wick 2 TV spots Lionsgate released two TV spots for the forthcoming sequel, and honestly we presume they're trying to break us, because these are incredible. First, we get to see Mr. Wick go shopping and select some new guns from Peter Serafinowicz like he's the bartender in The Shining (amazing) and then the next clip has him propping a pencil against a wall during a scrap in a way that could possibly topple The Dark Knight 's disappearing pencil from the top spot in our Top Five Disappearing Pencil Scenes Of All Time list. Take a look at the two new clips below... John Wick 2 clips Here's a new clip from the film: And this clip sees Mr.
England & Wales Cricket Board
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Last week Joe Root was named as the England Test captain making him the 80th Test captain in England history. On Wednesday he was unveiled to the media for the first time to talk about the captaincy and what it means to him to be appointed captain. We joined Joe as he drove to Headingley to talk to the media. We followed his day to get a look at what its like to become the Test captain. From interviews to photographs, it was a busy day! This is the official channel of the ECB. Watch all the latest videos from the England Cricket Team and England and Wales Cricket Board. Including highlights, interviews, features getting you closer to the England team and county players. Subscribe for more: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ecbcricket Featuring video from the England cricket team, NatWest T20 Blast, Specsavers County Championship and more. To find out more about the ECB visit: http://www.ecb.co.uk
Proactive Investors USA
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MacRumors
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32MHz signal to the capacitors in the pole, producing what the researchers call "quasistatic cavity resonance." "In this work we're demonstrating room-scale wireless power, but there's no reason we couldn't shrink this down to the size of a toy box or a charging chest, or scale up to a warehouse or a large building." Given that it's still a very early prototype, there's a few caveats to Disney's wireless charger, including the limit on the power that can be pumped into the room before it reaches dangerous levels for humans. The specific absorption rate, a measure of how much energy can be absorbed by the human body, is capped at 1900 watts. The copper pole at the room's center requires the nearest person to have at least 46 centimeters of clearance before they're put in danger. Besides these restrictions, Disney says it's "completely safe" for anyone to occupy the room for any period of time.
SABC Digital News
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SABC Digital News
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Autocar
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Reports suggest PSA is aiming to raise Proton's production capacity up to two million units from the current 150,000. Proton is itself owned by DRB-Hicom, a large Malaysian conglomerate, and last year revealed it would consider offering Lotus to the market in its attempts to save an ailing Proton. At that time PSA, Renault and Suzuki were reported to have all voiced interest in purchasing Proton, but the purchase of Lotus was still uncertain. This isnt the first time the future of Lotus and its parent company have been cast into doubt because six years ago the Malaysian brand faced similar financial issues . However, the purchase of both brands by DRB-Hicom enabled Lotus to commit to a more secure future. This future includes an all-new Lotus Elise that will go on sale in 2020 . Comment about the model’s development coincided with news that Lotus has made a profit for the first time in two decades.
21stCenturyWire
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Most of the time he talks down to Assad, President of a major Arab country, as an inquisitor, hurling [mostly baseless] charges at the President, and demanding answers to them. He also conveys the impression that he knows more about Syria than Assad himself! Assad, on the other hand, responds to his questions calmly and rationally, marshalling facts and logic, which makes the interviewer look stupid at times. When asked if Assad would welcome the creation of “safe zones” in Syria to protect the refugees fleeing the war in the country, as suggested recently by Donald Trump, the President made it clear that such zones were unacceptable. What was needed was a cessation of external support to Jihadi and terrorist groups. That would restore security and stability to the whole of the country, obviating the need to set up “safe zones.” President Assad also pointed out that the “humanitarian disaster” in Syria was caused by the West, Gulf, and Turkey.
Den of Geek
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All very curious stuff! Lastly, a single date emerges from the poster's hidden details: April 7th, 1973. Could this be the period in which Hiddleston and Co. encounter the mighty Kong? We'll find out just a few short months into the new year... Kong: Skull Island story Entertainment Weekly, dished up some plot-revealing quotes from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who teased that Kong: Skull Island would be set in the '70s, "a time where it was believable that we could still be confronted with myth." It stars Hiddleston as an ex-British SAS tracker and Larson as a war photographer who venture to the island when a NASA-based world mapping program finds a mysterious island... Skull Island. “We’re very explicitly not telling the beauty and the beast story,” Vogt-Roberts told EW. “From the size of the skull [in the photo above], you can tell that things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional Kong lore.
Den of Geek
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He told Vulture that "at its heart, Guardians is a story about families. And if the first film was about him and his mother, this is a story about fathers. So it's exciting to go there". "Listen, I'm still excited about Star-Lord's character and where he goes", he added. "I knew for a long time what the story of the second one was going to be", he admitted, "and the third one!" To Uproxx , Gunn mentioned that "we'll get to know some of the characters a little bit more", and that "we're going to meet a couple of new characters who will be very important to Guardians movies and probably important to the Marvel universe as a whole". "When the movie came out, we got greenlit on the sequel right away", Gunn added, back when the script was still being drafted. "I went in and I sat down with those guys and I'm like, okay, here's what I think the sequel should be.