TIME - Top Stories
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Our users turn to us to define the words they see, hear, and read and in todays highly politicized world, we play a necessary role in helping users dissect the meaning of words heard in this period of political discourse, Liz McMillan, CEO of Dictionary.com, said in a statement. Plenty of the new entries are more playful slang, like slay ( to strongly impress or overwhelm someone), hangry (feeling irritable or irrationally angry as a result of being hungry) and cheat day ( a day in which a person goes off a dietary regimen). The editors also added a note for the new entry 420 (which refers to all kinds of things related to marijuana) that takes a stand on the annually nagging question of where that term comes from. Origin of 420 : First recorded in 1970-75; a code word derived from the meeting time of a particular group of marijuana smokers in 1971, later popularized by fans of the band the Grateful Dead And there is an impressively robust entry for the controversial slang term bitchface , noting that it also goes by the names resting bitchface , bitchy resting face and chronic bitch face .
PC Pro
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Jonathan Bray 3 hours 23 min ago Samsung Price when reviewed 689 So, the Samsung Galaxy S8. You’ve heard of that, right? Of course you have, and you also know what it looks like and what the specifications are, dont you? If not, you probably should do, because this phone is probably the most leaked major smartphone in history. It’s so leaky that Samsung probably should have codenamed it Leaky McLeakface. See related BlackBerry’s market share hits 0.0% and Windows Phone isnt doing much better The 60 best Android apps in 2017: Get the best from your smartphone Android fans: pay for your apps, please There is no substitute, however, for actually getting your hands on a smartphone. Getting up close and personal, tapping the touchscreen, eyeballing the display, and jamming it into your pocket. A few minutes of hands-on time can reveal secrets that no leak ever can, and to lay your hands on the Galaxy S8 is to discover the single most important thing about it.
TIME - News
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Our users turn to us to define the words they see, hear, and read and in todays highly politicized world, we play a necessary role in helping users dissect the meaning of words heard in this period of political discourse, Liz McMillan, CEO of Dictionary.com, said in a statement. Plenty of the new entries are more playful slang, like slay ( to strongly impress or overwhelm someone), hangry (feeling irritable or irrationally angry as a result of being hungry) and cheat day ( a day in which a person goes off a dietary regimen). The editors also added a note for the new entry 420 (which refers to all kinds of things related to marijuana) that takes a stand on the annually nagging question of where that term comes from. Origin of 420 : First recorded in 1970-75; a code word derived from the meeting time of a particular group of marijuana smokers in 1971, later popularized by fans of the band the Grateful Dead And there is an impressively robust entry for the controversial slang term bitchface , noting that it also goes by the names resting bitchface , bitchy resting face and chronic bitch face .
Mashable
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The smartphone industry is tough. Phone makers, we imagine, sometimes feel like they're surrounded by sharks. Which is why an underwater unboxing video of Samsung's new Galaxy S8, with sharks swimming around, makes perfect sense. Also, it's very hard for a phone to catch fire underwater, so that may be another reason for this watery unboxing. SEE ALSO: The latest leak of the Samsung Galaxy S8 reveals a lot about its home button The entire thing is a stunt by T-Mobile, but it's a good one. After the diver is done with unboxing the phone, he uses it to take a video of the apex predator swimming towards him. Read more... More about Underwater , Unboxing , Galaxy S8 , Samsung Galaxy S8 , and Samsung
The Event Chronicle
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Lincolnshire Echo
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Footage has emerged showing the work Lincolnshire firefighters carry out in their line of work. The video shows firefighters tackling blazes, car crashes, vehicle fires and hay bale fires. Viewers can also see the crews training to rescue a victim from water, teaching children and tackling floods. READ MORE: Casualty cut out of crashed car by firefighters Towards the end, footage shows firefighters blasting a crashed plane with foam in a bid to put out the fire. The end shows dogs sniffing...
Open Culture
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Soviet Photo was not founded by artists, but by a photojournalist, Arkady Shaikhet , in 1926 (see the first issue’s cover at the top). Though its audience primarily consisted of a “Soviet amateur photographers and photo clubs,” its early years freely mixed documentary, didacticism, and experimental art. It published the “works of international and professional photographers” and that of avant-gardists like Constructivist painter and graphic designer Aleksander Rodchenko . The aesthetic purges under Stalin—in which artists and writers one after another fell victim to charges of elitism and obscurantismalso played out in the pages of Soviet Photo . “Even before Socialist Realism was decreed to be the official style of the Soviet Union in 1934,” Nouril writes, “the works of avant-garde photographers,” including Rodchenko, “were denounced as formalist (implying that they reflected a foreign and elitist style).
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Oxford University is putting up more portraits of women, people of colour and LGBTQ people to better reflect its "diversity". SEE ALSO: This city has no monuments to women so an artist did a colourful shake-up The Diversifying Portraiture initiative" intends to "broaden the range of people represented around the University." According to a statement, the university seeks to "reflect and promote its increasing diversity and its commitment to inclusivity". The university has been heavily criticised in recent years for its lack of diversity and inclusivity. Last year David Cameron pointed out that the top university accepted only 27 black British students in 2014 out of an intake of more than 2,500. Indeed, until the 1970s, several of the university's colleges were still all-male and didn't admit women as undergraduates. Read more... More about Gender Equality , Inclusivity , Social Good , Diversity , and Lifestyle
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To be fair, we doubt there are many people in this world who would enjoy having fruit projected at their face from a small (but powerful) cannon. Lisa Kudrow really, really doesn't enjoy it though. SEE ALSO: Brace yourself for Victoria Beckham on 'Carpool Karaoke' During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden , Kudrow and fellow guests Jessica Chastain and Victoria Beckham took part in a game called "Flinch". Basically, they had to stand behind a plastic screen and try not to react when James Corden fired a piece of fruit at them from very close range. There were no winners, but it's fair to say Kudrow, who was too scared to even face the glass, probably came in last. Read more... More about Funny , Game , Uk , The Late Late Show With James Corden , and James Corden
SiteProNews
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Desktop and mobile users in the U.S. can now use Facebook to more easily get in touch with local political officials. Dubbed Town Hall, the nonpartisan tool can be used to discover one's elected officials and how to contact them. The tool will remind users to vote in their local elections — be they at the county, municipal or state level — and inform them of how they can connect with campaigns. The Town Hall tab can be accessed via your settings on the Facebook app or at www.facebook.com/townhall. Once you enter your address, you'll be able to see who your representatives are. From there you can choose to follow their Facebook pages which means their posts will surface on your Timeline. There is also a contact button that can be pressed to get in touch with the politician. Once you click on a representative, you can choose to call, message or e-mail them.
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Lincolnshire Echo
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Footage has emerged showing the work Lincolnshire firefighters carry out in their line of work. The video shows firefighters tackling blazes, car crashes, vehicle fires and hay bale fires. READ MORE: Casualty cut out of crashed car by firefighters Viewers can also see the crews training to rescue a victim from water, teaching children and tackling floods. Towards the end, footage shows firefighters blasting a crashed plane with foam in a bid to put out the fire. The end shows dogs...
Den of Geek
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David Beckham has a cameo in the film, too. Hunnam recently sat down with Empire to talk about the movie, and let's just say he didn't hold back... “[Ritchie’s] created a very rich, exciting world. I describe it to my friends as Lord Of The Rings meets Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels . [It’s] an unlikely marriage of two things, but it works,” Hunnam said. "We wanted to make an ignoble Arthur, at least at first. We wanted him to feel contemporary, selfish, somewhat rough around the edges.” Hunnam also mentioned that the pair almost came to blows during auditions when Ritchie kept prodding him to stay in shape. “I said, ‘You know what? Fucking stop the camera. I’m starting to lose my temper. I know those other pricks you’ve got reading for this role (rumoured to be the likes of Henry Cavill and Michael Fassbender). If you bring them in right now, I’ll fucking fight them both at once for the role, and we’ll see what’s up with the physicality.
TIME - Global Spin
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Yet the E.U. continues to maintain the fiction that Turkey might one day gain membership to its club. To join, a would-be member must meet requirements in 35 areas, known as chapters. A unanimous vote of every E.U. leader is needed to open a chapter, and another to close it. In almost 18 years of formal candidacy, Turkey and the E.U. have opened 14 chapters. Just one has been closed. If Turkey became a member, the E.U.'s borders would extend to Syria, Iraq and Iran. It's not hard to see why European voters wouldn't want that. Turkish membership would also allow 80 million Muslims to move freely across E.U. borders. That's hardly the direction European politics is headed. Nevertheless, talks continue. E.U. officials say they want to encourage reform in Turkey, but there's little chance that Germany, France, Austria or Greece will allow it to join the bloc in the foreseeable future.
The Sun Daily
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RM500m a fighter jet? According to Bank Negara, Malaysia's total external debt has risen to RM909 billion in 2016, which is equal to 73.9% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). This raises a red flag about whether we can afford such levels of defence spending and importantly, is what we are spending allocated wisely on arms priorities considering our debt situation? Taxpayers deserve answers to these key questions: » Are multi-role combat aircraft our priority considering the latest F35s cost at least half a billion ringgit a piece? » And if the F35 Raptors cost more than RM500 million, should these French Rafaels similarly cost more than RM500 million? » Can we see some competitive offers from other manufacturers? Our Defence Ministry says it is planning to replace the RMAF squadron of Russian MiG-29 combat planes. Can we have a report on the relative performances of our MiGs, Sukhois, Hawks and F18s? Can we also have an audit report on the compatibility of our Russian, British, US (and now French?) fighter jets and especially the compatibility of their avionic systems? What lessons do our past purchase choices hold for our future fighter jet procurements? The prime minister has said Malaysia's defence spending will continue to grow as our armed forces have embarked on a long-term plan to modernise and upgrade their equipment and that RM26 billion had been allocated under the 11th Malaysia Plan for defence, public order and enforcement.
Mashable
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He spent two weeks inside a stuffed bear . He lived inside a hollowed-out rock . And now he's ready to transform into a chicken. French artist Abraham Poincheval isn't your conventional artist, and his stunts and performances are redefining the meaning of "immersive" artwork. SEE ALSO: Artist locks himself inside a rock for a week, and tries to hatch eggs with his body warmth For his latest oeuvre, simply entitled "Oeuf" (Egg), Poincheval will live inside a glass vivarium, wrapped in an insulating blanket designed by Korean artist Seglui Lee, until 10 eggs he's sitting on are hatched. "I will, broadly speaking, become a chicken," said Abraham Poincheval pic.twitter.com/gkBIumLKy3 Madeleine Emerald (@emeraldthiele) March 30, 2017 Read more... More about Rock , Eggs , Chicken , French Artist , and Watercooler
The Economic Times
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The Event Chronicle
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As you begin to access much more of your soul or higher self, you are not in your body much. You may still use your voice to communicate and other bodily aspects, but you are slowly beginning the process of disappearing and releasing the human form. In addition, you have cleared much of your old patterns and are embodying much more light and a simpler, more purified divine you. All is in order…you are OK. Feeling ‘out of body’. The same explanation as above. The physical body is the last to catch up. Much of us is now in a higher dimension and residing outside of our bodies, as our physical bodies are not there yet. ‘Seeing’ and ‘hearing’ things. As we can now access different dimensions fairly easily, it is common for many to see things out of the corner of their eyes or hear things when nothing is there. Many also experience ringing in the ears, which is common when we are going through “the tunnel” and accessing a higher dimension.
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What's in a name? A lot apparently, if this first grader's exam question is anything to go by. The question, which came up on a paper given to seven-year-olds in Malaysia, asked students to match up names with various places of worship. SEE ALSO: Bill Nye's new correspondent whose stereotype-challenging work you need to see They were given four names: Devi, Hock Lee, Kamal and Steve, representative of stereotypical names of people in four of the country's main race groups Indian, Chinese, Malay and Caucasian respectively. They were asked to match them up to the "correct" place of worship. The girl matched Devi up to the church, Steve up to the Hindu temple, Kamal to the Chinese temple and Hock Lee to the mosque. Read more... More about Racism , Racial Profiling , Malaysia , and World
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What's in a name? A lot apparently, if this first grader's exam question is anything to go by. The question, which came up on a paper given to seven-year-olds in Malaysia, asked students to match up names with various places of worship. SEE ALSO: Bill Nye's new correspondent whose stereotype-challenging work you need to see They were given four names: Devi, Hock Lee, Kamal and Steve, representative of stereotypical names of people in four of the country's main race groups Indian, Chinese, Malay and Caucasian respectively. They were asked to match them up to the "correct" place of worship. The girl matched Devi up to the church, Steve up to the Hindu temple, Kamal to the Chinese temple and Hock Lee to the mosque. Read more... More about Racism , Racial Profiling , Malaysia , and World
Leicester Mercury
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Vodafone customers across the UK will see their bills increase from 1 April.The mobile operator company will increase its prices by 3.2% for people who signed up to its service after 5 May 2016.Anyone who has upgraded their deal from April will also be affected by the price hike.So how much will I now pay?A customer who pays £37 a month for their handset which is the lowest iPhone deal advertised by Vodafone at the moment will end up paying an extra £1.18 a month,...
The Sun Daily
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He said the departments that truly need manpower boost are the welfare department and the police as they have the laws and ways of handling various cases related to the proposed Act. He also proposed such issues should be part of the curriculum in universities so they will be well-equipped to tackle the cases. "I hope before the bill is passed the views and suggestions from the community, the relevant parties and the people on the ground will be considered to make the bill effective. We do not want to see a situation where amendments have to be made later," he added. Meanwhile, Perak Women Development, Family, Social Welfare, Housing and Local Government Committee chairman Datuk Rusnah Kassim, who officiated the seminar, said the latest legislation will complement the current laws provided under the Child Act. "One of them is the emotion and disturbances related to sexual abuse suffered by a child which is an offence under the new bill as in the previous laws it is not a crime.
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