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Wilfred Collins 3 min 8 sec ago Amazon Amazon Go, the checkout and queue-free grocery store shown off in a glossy promotional video last Christmas, appears to be having some issues getting off the ground. The hype around Amazon Go looks to have been slightly over-indulged if a new report by the Wall Street Journal is to be believed. The report revealed that Amazon’s flagship grocery store in their Seattle hometown can’t handle more than 20 customers at a time. It says the tech behind Amazon Gofreaks out” if an item is moved from a specific spot when more than 20 individuals are in store. A shame for Amazon, I can’t think of anyone that wants to be inside a shop in the midst of a breakdown. See related Tate Modern’s Switch House: Taking the art gallery into the 21st century Huawei Honor 6 review Selfie Stick ban imposed at National Gallery Amazon Go’s promo video demonstrated the death of our physical checkout and in replacement a walk-in walk-out experience.
KyivPost
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CHERNIVTSI, UkraineAnna Shapkina, 15, still remembers vividly how scared her family was when the bridge in her home village of Pavlopil has blown up almost two years ago. The blast wave smashed the window of the attic of her home. Pavlopil, a village of 600 people located just 30 kilometers northeast of the Azov Sea port city of Mariupol, had by the summer of 2015 ended up right on the front line between Ukrainian and Russian-separatist forces. Soon after the explosion, Shapkina’s family fled to Mariupol, apart from her father, the head of the village council, who returned the war-torn settlement. Anna Shapkina from Pavlopil, a village of 600 people located just 30 kilometers northeast of the Azov Sea port city of Mariupol, poses near the ruined bridge in her hometown. (tolerspace.org.ua) Shapkina recalled her experiences as she sat in the lounge on the first floor of the Sonyachna Dolyna resort in Chernivtsi Oblast in western Ukraine, where she was attending the “Building Bridges not Wallsspring camp.
Plymouth Herald
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The Green Army have made a plea to bring super-fan Karamo Camara from Gambia to Home Park to watch Argyle's last home match of this sure-to-be promotion season against Crewe Alexandra. Members of the PAFC Free Chat Facebook group have been discussing over the last couple of days the logistics of flying Camara over from his hometown in Gambia - 2,648 miles away. Camara has become well-known amongst Argyle fans for his enthusiasm for the club on Facebook and his works in his local village...
Daily Express
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THE funeral of backpacker Danielle McLaughlin, who was found raped and murdered at an Indian beach resort, will take place later today in her hometown.
The Sun Daily
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FUNCHAL: When the island of Madeira on Wednesday renamed its airport in honour of its hometown hero Cristiano Ronaldo, all eyes were expected to be on the four-time world player of the year who is adored not only for his soccer skills but also his model looks. But grabbing attention instead was a bronze bust of the player with a toothy grin and bulging eyes that instantly created a laugh on social media because of its debatable likeness. "I defy you not to feel better after viewing this picture of Cristiano Ronaldo alongside his portrait bust," wrote one Twitter user, Tom Sutcliffe (@tds153). "That hideous Ronaldo statue is going to be a meme in 5,4,3...," posted @Agave310. Another Twitter user deemed the statue "the most gloriously awful bust" of Ronaldo. The 32-year-old Real Madrid player's girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, and his mother, Maria, both attended the renaming ceremony of Portugal's Aeroporto da Madeira, now known as Cristiano Ronaldo Airport.
Forbes
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James and Tamara Lohan, the co-founders and travel connoisseurs behind Mr. & Mrs. Smith, take us on a food tour of their hometown.
Herald Courier
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Bleacher Report
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After the formalities after he slips on the "CUT THE NET" T-shirt, after he gathers with his teammates for the trophy presentation on the dais, after he snips a section of the net and strings it around his hatPJ Dozier sets off on his own path. He isn't lost, but he doesn't know exactly where hes going. First, he finds a teammate holding the East Regional trophywhich South Carolina had earned by defeating No. 10 seed Marquette, No. 2 Duke, No. 3 Baylor and finally, on this Sunday afternoon, No. 4 Florida, giving the school its first Final Four berthand pulls it into his chest. "Oh yeah," he says. "I'll hold on to this for a while." Then he lets a few fans find him, lowering his shoulders to slip into the camera frame for their selfies or throwing up four fingers for their Snapchat stories. Then, as if he's just remembered something he'd forgotten in another room, he 180s on the court and cuts through the maze toward the crowd.
South China Morning Post
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Bleacher Report
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During the combine, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reported that Cleveland was " strongly considering " Trubisky with the No. 1 overall pick. Trubisky is also a Mentor, Ohio, native who grew up rooting for the Browns. He seems to enjoy the idea of returning to northern Ohio to play professional ball: Brown head coach Hue Jackson chose not to attend Trubisky's pro day, which naturally caused some speculation that Cleveland wasn't all that interested in the quarterback after all. However, the reason Jackson didn't attend is this: The Browns will host Trubisky will be part of Cleveland's local prospects workout day on Friday, per Cabot . "Unlike the other 30 pre-draft [prospects] the Browns are permitted, the local prospects are allowed to work out at the Browns facility during the hometown day," Cabot explained. "That means the Browns don't have to spend one of their 30 visits on Trubisky, and they can conduct the visit and the workout all on the same day.
TIME - Top Stories
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Indian Americans in Houston have raised $100,000 to support a man who was wounded while trying to stop a gunman who had opened fire on two Indian men inside a Kansas bar last month. Ian Grillot , 24, was hailed a hero and a reminder of the promise of America and its greatness at a Saturday gala when he accepted a check from India House Houston, a community center in Texas. The group raised the money from local Indian-Americans in just one week to help Grillot buy a house in his hometown in Kansas. It is not every day that one meets a genuine hero a person who risks his life for another, and takes a bullet for a complete stranger, said Jiten Agarwal, who chairs the groups annual gala. Ian Grillot is a man who reminds us of the promise of America and its greatness. Grillot survived the February shooting that killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla and wounded Kuchibhotlas friend, Alok Madasani.
South China Morning Post
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In one aspect, of which we are aware first-hand, the Dubai World Cup meetings of old are a vague memory, but from a visiting media point of view, the organisation is so smooth and mistake-free these days. Thanks to the efforts of the staff involved, recollections are now vague of the years when phones didnt work, when the charge for workspaces resembled Americas Black Friday sales or the red-letter year that scores of racing journalists were queued up at the designated hotel three...
Mashable
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The Washington Times - Soccer
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FUNCHAL, Portugal (AP) - Welcome to Cristiano Ronaldo Airport. That will be the message awaiting passengers in the Madeira Islands from Wednesday, when the local airport will be renamed after the local star by the regional government. Ronaldo is expected to attend a ceremony at the airport outside his hometown ...
ABC News - Money
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Mondoweiss
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“In the testimony, Duha gave on 21 January 2017, Hiba said she still had pain in her back, and other parts of her body, as a result of the officer’s assault.”…. http://imemc.org/article/video-israeli-soldiers-harass-and-assault-west-bank-palestinian-girls/ 3 Israelis arrested over stabbing, seriously wounding 19-year-old Palestinian BETHLEHEM (Ma‘an) 25 Mar Israeli police arrested four Israelis who were accused of stabbing and seriously wounding a 19-year-old Palestinian citizen of Israel on Friday evening, according to an Israeli police spokeswoman, who claimed initial investigations indicated that the attack had criminal motives. Luba al-Samri said in a statement that the Arab victim was stabbed on the street in his hometown of Nahariya in northern Israel, and that four Jewish suspects, which included a teenager and three others between 20 and 45 years old, were being interrogated for their involvement in the attack.
Global News
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Voice Of America
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Albinos in Tanzania are targeted for body parts, which are highly valued in witchcraft and can fetch a high price. The four children are on a return visit, having first come to the United States and Montanti two years ago for care. At the same time, she has three amputee children from Nicaragua — two teenage boys who lost limbs in car accidents and the mischievous seven-year-old Alexis Pineda who was born missing one arm below the elbow. Alexis likes to show off that he is adept at tying his shoes without his prosthetic but with it, he can grab things and use scissors, his mother said through an interpreter. ""There are a lot of bullies. In Nicaragua, they look at him. It's hard," said his mother, Cristian Marcela Pineda, who accompanied him to New York from Managua. "Now they can look at him but at least he has another hand." Daniel Solis, 14, who lost his leg in a hit-and-run accident in his Nicaraguan hometown of Masaya, grabbed Montanti in a hug as he practiced walking on his prosthetic.
Voice Of America
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Adele fans who didn't catch her on her world tour that's winding down may be out of luck in the future. The New Zealand Herald reports Adele told the audience during Sunday night's show in Auckland that "touring isn't something I'm good at'' and she doesn't know if she "will ever tour again." The concert was Adele's last one before she formally finishes the tour in her hometown of London with four sold-out dates at Wembley Stadium this summer. Adele sang through heavy rain at the outdoor show in Auckland on Sunday. Photos show her in a drenched dress for part of the concert and also donning a plastic poncho. She joked that she "just spent two hours in hair and makeup for nothing.''
Voice Of America
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Authorities have made an arrest stemming from a shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his New Jersey hometown that left three people wounded. The shooting happened outside a 24-hour deli in Paterson at about 5 a.m. Sunday. Authorities on Monday charged Raheem Thomas with assault and weapons offenses. Investigators say the rapper, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, and several friends, became involved in a heated altercation with another group. Officials say the rapper was not hurt and the three victims were taken to a hospital. There was no immediate word on the extent of the injuries to the shooting victims. The investigation is ongoing
Voice Of America
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Authorities say hip-hop star Fetty Wap was at the scene of a shooting in his New Jersey hometown that left three people wounded. The shooting happened at a 24-hour deli in Paterson at about 5 a.m. Sunday. Investigators say the rapper, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, and several friends are not suspects in the shooting. Officials say the rapper was not hurt. The three victims were hospitalized. No arrests have been made. An investigation is ongoing.
Adweek
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Politico
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He demanded full repeal of Obamacare, more than the failed House bill would have attempted. And his star only shines brighter here after he cost House Republicans their first big win on health care — and their first big win as the governing party. His constituentsroughly 45,000 of whom, ironically, were covered by the Affordable Care Act in 2016, most with subsidies, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation estimate — now expect him to go back to Washington and pick up the fight to uproot and destroy the law completely. “I respect him for staying true to his principles,” said Jerry Moore, who runs the Kilwins Chocolates Ice Cream shop in Highlands, N.C., the hometown that gave Meadows his political start. “Trump promised repeal. That was no repeal.” That sentiment is echoed all over this town, and it strikes at the heart of the dilemma facing Republican leaders — how to enact big complex legislation without compromising the ideological purity they nurtured for years among lawmakers and voters alike.
The Cornishman
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