South China Morning Post
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Villagers in a rural part of Yunnan, southwestern China called police after finding what they thought was the dead body of a woman in the woods but it turned out to be a blow-up doll, according to media reports. Chinese company offers young men inflatable sex dolls as annual staff bonus instead of cash Police from the town of Banqiao in Luoping county rushed to the crime scene near Wayao village to find an inflatable doll lying abandoned in the woods, news website Yunnan....
Bleacher Report
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I'm a glue guy. I can come in right away and produce on both ends of the court, but most importantly, the defensive end. There's no doubt Thornwell can come in and help right away. Undersized or not, he can inject a bit of offense into a rotation and keep second units scoring well while starters rest. Above, the Brooklyn Nets take a sure thing like Thornwell near the end of the first. The franchise figures to splurge in free agency in an effort to rebuild, so turning around and getting a high character guy who can offer guaranteed production right away is a bonus after watching another team use their No. 1 pick. All stats and info via ESPN.com unless otherwise specified.
Core77
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While it's important to recognize the true meaning of Memorial Day, it's also good to realize a day off on the last weekend in May makes for a great moment to spend time with people you love and just relax . As we've been prepping for the long weekend, we couldn't help but think to ourselves: how can designers and engineers do Memorial Day different from the rest? Well, with this list we've got a few fun ideas: Level up your burger with laser cut cheese Cutting your cheeseburger topping with a laser cutter makes for a great visual addition and a bonus smoky accent to the overall tasting experience! (Caution: video contains dubstep—you have officially been warned). Source: TaterZoid DIY your own frisbee launcher This tool thought up by La Fabrique might come in handy if you're on grill duty but you also need to entertain your dog (or simply dinner guests who enjoy running long distances for frisbees!) Source: La Fabrique DIY Spiral-cut dogs BBQ Hack! Some say the best way to cook a dog is by spiral cutting it—gives you more flavor and an even, crispy char.
Bleacher Report
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The best kind of modern NBA big man shopping involves selecting from 7-footers built to do a little of everything shoot, protect the rim, switch defensive assignments and maybe pass a little. But for buyers in the 2017 free-agent center market, it's not about building a do-it-all wish list but rather deciding which concessions they are willing to make. This crop is flush with flawed players. Some guys are past their prime, while others haven't done enough to show how their prime will play out. There are scoring specialists who are traffic cones on defense, and there are defensive anchors who have their effectiveness sapped once they cross half court. But there will be interest in all of them and potential bidding wars for several, since they all have some positive qualities to sell. Those with the most obvious and stable skills score well here, with an added bonus extended for new-age abilities.
Scunthorpe Telegraph
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SCUNTHORPE Scorpions produced a terrific performance to take a losing bonus point from their away match with Newcastle.After a traumatic 24 hours, where the Scorpions received the news that both Josh Auty and Josh Bailey had quit the club, Auty retiring and Bailey to take time out the sport, the team pulled together to salvage a 46-44 loss which gave them a losing bonus point on a track where they have traditionally struggled. It was a great result, given the Scorpions had only five of their own...
Oxford Mail - Football
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Joy The Baker
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Today, on this fine bonus Sunday, let's meditate on the shape of our summer. What sort of adventures do you want to add to the middle of your year? Follow up question: can there be chili cheese dogs involved because that would be GREAT. I've written a Summer Bucket List for the past two years ( 2015 and 2016 ), inspired in part by my best friend Tracy . Continue reading Summer Bucket List, 2017! at Joy the Baker.
Autoblog
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South China Morning Post
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Victory was a bonus for Petra Kvitova as the Czech left-hander made an emotional return to the limelight at the French Open on Sunday, breezing into the second round in her first competitive match since a burglar stuck a knife through her playing hand. As I said last time, I had already won. This match is special to me. I won for the second time, if I can say, she said after becoming the first player to advance following a 6-3, 6-2 win against American Julia Boserup. It...
Android Police
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Ever since the original V10 was released in 2015, LG's V series of phones has been the company's most expensive lineup - even pricer than the flagship G series. The V10 included a top ticker display, and the V20 further refined that feature. Evan Blass, known as @evleaks on Twitter, has released some of LG's early renders for the V30. Weekend bonus: this is an old-ish mockup of Project Joan, a.k.a. Read More The LG V30 could look something like this was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Bleacher Report
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The Philadelphia Eagles and safety Rodney McLeod agreed to a contract restructuring Saturday that will save the team $2.4 million in cap space for the 2017 season. Jason Fitzgerald of Over the Cap reported the news (h/t Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com). Under terms of the new deal, McLeod will have a $775,000 base salary next season. The team converted $3.225 million of his original $4 million salary into a bonus. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app . Get the app and get the game.
Daily Mail - Sport
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As he Pinot stole a march on his rivals in the final few hundred metres he snatched the 10-second time bonus that pink jersey wearer Nairo Quintana so desperately needed.
Scunthorpe Telegraph
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COULD you be a Health Lottery winner tonight (Friday, May 26)?Ticket-holders across the country will be crossing their fingers and hoping they are lucky, with a jackpot of £100,000 on offer.To scoop a share of the top prize, players must match all five of the main numbers drawn.MORE NEWS: Thunderstorms on the way as severe weather warning issued Four main numbers plus the bonus ball wins a prize of £10,000, with payouts going down as far as £10 for two main numbers and the...
Bleacher Report
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Android Police
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Memorial Day weekend is coming and some of you may have already started celebrating. But even if you're stuck at work today, you can at least count on the final app sales post for this week. It's been quite a few days in this regard, what with a huge list on Wednesday and a bonus round yesterday . I hope that you're ready for one more. Apps that I personally recommend will be bolded in their respective lists below. And as always, the temporarily free apps will remain in your library unless you uninstall them within the Play Store's refund window. Read More [Deal Alert] Start off your holiday weekend with 21 temporarily free and 42 on-sale apps was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Techradar - Reviews
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The Kobo Aura H2O is a solid addition to the ereader market. Its light, its easy to read, and it has decent battery life. However, all of this can also be said of the cheaper Amazon Kindle Paperwhite , so in a market where Kindle has become a synonym for ereader, its vital for the Kobo to offer something that sets it apart. As suggested by the name, for the Aura H2O that trump card is waterproofing. The H2O is not just splashproof, its full-on waterproof. Drop it in the pool and itll be just fine. That is a serious bonus for people looking for a device to take on holiday, or for those who like reading in the bath. And waterproofing is something that Amazon hasnt managed on any of its devices yet. Of course, unless you spend half your life in the pool or in the bath, waterproofing alone isnt enough to justify a purchase, and fortunately its not the only thing the Aura H2O has going for it.
Auto Express
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There are specialist cleaners for fabric or leather seat upholstery, so you really can go to town. 10. Under the bonnet Image 11 of 11 Image 11 of 11 If you're going the whole hog, then you might as well get in the engine bay and give that some TLC, too. Once bonus of this is that if a garage sees your well maintained engine bay, they may well give your car the same care and attention. It's ill-advised to use a pressure washer under here, because of the damage you could do to electrical parts or greased components. Use a silicone-based spray to revive hoses and rubber coated cables, while a bit of grease on those components that need them can add another finishing touch. Once you've cleaned your car, it's time to enjoy it! A clean car can make you a more careful driver - after all, if you've invested a day cleaning it and making it look smart, you don't want it to go to waste. Do you have any car cleaning tips? Let us know in the comments section below... Dean Gibson
Expert Reviews
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Crucially, Fitbit has ensured that the Alta HR tracks pretty much everything the average person could ask for. The heart-rate tracking and improved sleep analysis are a nice bonus, but you still get all the basics such as your total number of steps, distance walked, calories burned and how many minutes you’ve been “active”. Image 6 of 6 There are a few smartwatch style features, too, with the screen displaying incoming calls and SMS or WhatsApp messages, in addition to upcoming calendar entries. The best thing about the Fitbit way of doing things, though, is the automatic activity detection: spend more than ten minutes working out, and the Alta HR records the activity as running, walking or whatever you happen to be doing at any time, without any intervention required by the user. One other handy feature is that you can set silent, vibrating alarms, perfect for making sure you dont miss those early wake up calls, and best of all without incurring the wrath of your sleeping partner.
EVO Reviews
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6 seconds. Engine and gearbox > The T in the name denotes the presence of an all-new 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8, matched exclusively to a dual-clutch gearbox. Ride and Handling > Despite a clear bias towards being a GT rather than an out and out sports car, the California T is still a Ferrari, so is more capable than owners could possibly need it to be. MPG and running costs > The main reason behind the smaller, turbocharged engine is enhanced economy, the extra performance is just a bonus. Interior and tech > Sharing the same basic architecture as previous Californias, the interior is lusciously finished, but lacks the wow-factor of less expensive rivals. Design > The folding metal roof demands a tall rear deck, which is why the California T can look awkward from the rear. The otherwise car is a far better looking proposition than previously.
Politico
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The Sun Daily - Sport
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LONDON: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain said winning Saturday's FA Cup final would not banish the hurt of Arsenal missing out on the Champions League. The England midfielder, 23, is in contention for a place against champions Chelsea at Wembley in what could be manager Arsene Wenger's last game in charge of the Gunners. Arsenal missed out on Champions League qualification for the first time in two decades and Oxlade-Chamberlain said: "The season has been an odd one. We finished on 75 points and in other years that might have left us in different situations. "But times change and you have got to move forward with the other top teams. We failed to do that ultimately in the league this year, that's why we missed out on the top four. "It would be a bonus to finish on a more positive note but there will obviously always be that feeling that we wanted to finish higher up the league and there's no doubting that.
The Economic Times
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MUMBAI: ICICI Bank managing director Chanda Kochhar and its senior most executive director NS Kannan have both received a 15% hike in their basic salaries for the fiscal year ended March 2017. Allowances for both executives also jumped, the bank's annual report showed. Kochhar's basic salary increased to Rs 2.66 crore in the fiscal ended March 2017 from Rs 2.31 crore in the year earlier, while the bank’s senior most executive director NS Kannan's salary increased to Rs 1.76 crore from Rs 1.53 crore. Kochhar's total salary including a performance bonus, allowances and perquisites, provident fund, superannuation fund and gratuity fund increased 63% to Rs 7.83 crore in the fiscal ended April 2017 from Rs 4.76 crore mainly because of a Rs 2.20 crore bonus which was non-existent last year and also as allowances and perquisites increased 47% versus fiscal 2016.
Max Keizer
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The key factor here that is missed in the official CPI is the relative size and impact of each cost input. Televisions, for example, have plummeted in price as LCD screens have become commoditized. But how often does a household buy a new TV? Every four years? Every five years? And how big a difference does a $50 or $100 drop in the cost of a new TV make in their lifestyle? Items that decline in price are modest slices of household budgets, while items that are soaring higher every year are big-ticket expenses that dominate household budgets. So a new TV drops in price by $100. If you buy a new TV every four years, that's $25 savings per year. Big Freakin' Deal: that deflationary price bonus means you can buy one extra pizza. Meanwhile, households exposed to the actual cost of healthcare are absorbing increases of $5,000 or more annually.