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Gary and fellow judges Dannii Minogue, Martin Kemp and Amber Riley are currently on the search for talent for a new Take That musical. In tonight’s episode, viewers saw some very good singers and performers go that one step further in the competition. But sadly for one hopeful from Wales, nominated by his sister-in-law for the show, he didnt make the next round. Dion McGrath performed McFly’s All About You after Gary visited him in his hometown and told him to ...
SABC Digital News
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Free State ANC chairperson has issued a stringent warning to party members to be wary of the wedge drivers in the organisation. He says there are members who are hell-bent on dividing party members due to their insatiable lust for leadership positions. Magashule hailed former struggle hero Fezile Dabi as disciplined and decisive during a memorial lecture in his hometown of Parys . For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
The Points Guy
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Image courtesy of Danielle Walquist Lynch via Flickr. 5. Discover Detroit's Burgeoning Food Scene Conventional wisdom says New York , Chicago and northern California share the limelight when it comes haute cuisine, SoCal rules when it comes to tacos and fast food, the South hogs up all the quality barbecue and everyone else has to settle for more obscure regional specialities at best. So, what's that leave Detroit with? Well, pretty much everything, it turns out. The city's chock-full of ambitious restaurateurs making their hometown over into a destination food city. If you're already in the Eastern Market, stick around the neighborhood for one of the nation's best pizzerias, Supino Pizzeria — if you're ambitious, order the smoked-turkey pizza with smoked Gouda, cherry peppers and roasted garlic. Or, if you're in a more classy-dinner mood, make reservations at Antietam, where you can have incredible duck-fat-fried almonds, bacon rillettes and classic cocktails in an Art Deco masterpiece of a space.
Techradar
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It's not all about climbing Everest You dont need to have a huge knowledge of cutting-edge VR applications to imagine how immersion within a virtual environment could be hugely beneficial to people living with disabilities, enabling participation across a range of activities within a space that feels relatively safe and free of limitations. When we think of VR experiences, most of us will probably imagine things like climbing Everest or flying through space. But Shannon Garcia, a communication designer specialising in design for neurodiversity, explains that rather more prosaic experiences have the potential to change lives. If you have mobility issues, traveling to a friend's hometown might have been too difficult, especially somewhere that's logistically complicated, she says. Google Earth VR lets people travel and experience that spatial presence together in a way that makes it so much more accessible than a physical trip would ever be.
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LONDON: Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard will return to coach at their academy next month, the Premier League outfit said on Friday. Gerrard had been widely tipped to join the Anfield coaching staff following his decision to leave LA Galaxy after 18 months with the MLS team. The 36-year-old, who made 710 appearances for Liverpool before joining the Galaxy in 2015, will take up a full-time role at the Reds' Kirkby youth complex from February. Merseyside-born Gerrard spent 17 years with Liverpool having graduated from the academy, captaining his hometown team to Champions League glory in 2005 and FA Cup success a year later. "It feels like completing the circle; returning to the place where professionally it all began. However, this isn't a decision based on emotion - it's about what I can offer and contribute to Liverpool," said Gerrard, who also won the UEFA Cup and three League Cups in his glittering Liverpool career.
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Detroit native Myya D. Jones hasnt graduated from college yet, but that didnt stop the Michigan State University senior from announcing her candidacy for mayor of her hometown earlier this month . Jones has previously worked as a Google Student Ambassador and an intern on Capitol Hill, which were experiences, she said, encouraged her to pursue a career in politics. While I was interning in Congress, I knew [politics] was something I wanted to do,Jones told the Metro Times . I want to give the voiceless a voice. But for Jones, paving an early road to success has been an uphill battle. As a child, Jones was sexually abused and had to take on the responsibility of caring for her five siblings after her mom was diagnosed with bipolar disorder; Jones later discovered she had the disorder as well. But today, shes thriving and wants to service those whove also endured hardship like native Detroit residents whose neighborhoods have yet to see any improvement despite Detroits revivals of its downtown and midtown sections.
Fast Company
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Mike Boston turned his pickup truck into a recording studio for city kids. Now he's using it to ease tensions between cops and civilians. Mike Boston turned his pickup truck into a recording studio for city kids. Now he's using it to ease tensions between cops and civilians. Mike Boston is frustrated by the city that coincidentally bears his name. It's not just that Boston and nearby communities in Massachusetts struggle with gun violence, racial tension, and strained relations between police and citizens. Many U.S. cities do. And while these issues certainly confound the 41-year-old musician and entrepreneur, so does this one: There are few, if any, famous rappers hailing from his hometown. Read Full Story
Mashable
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First Lady-to-be Melania Trump hails from Slovenia, which is beyond pumped to be represented in the White House after Friday's swearing-in ceremony. SEE ALSO: Will Melania Trump take over FLOTUS twitter? No one really knows. Since her husband, Donald, was elected American president, the European nation has been capitalizing on its connection to U.S. politics. And for inauguration weekend Melania's hometown of Sevnica is celebrating its moment despite the fact that she left the country in her 20s to pursue a modeling career in New York. Posts from Slovenia show just some of the excitement and pride surrounding Melania's ascension to FLOTUS. In the days leading up to the inauguration, Melania fans could even purchase soil from her native land. Read more... More about Slovenia , Melania Trump , Donald Trump , Inauguration 2017 , and Us World
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Check-in viewers Melissa Mederos and Manny Prades introduce their hometown of Miami. They take us to the city's beach, to the Cuban quarter, and on an airboat ride to the Everglades National Park. Read more: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/check-in/s-32688
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The inauguration of Donald Trump is a big thing for a small town in Slovenia where his wife traces her roots
Radar Online
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Britney Spearsfather Jamie not only makes $130,000 a year from his daughter — he’s getting a new house! In a January 13 court filing, the pop princess, 35, petitioned to transfer her Louisiana property to her dad, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal. Jamie, 64, who has also served as his once troubled daughter’s conservator for the past nine years, has offered to pay $59,688.18 for the .39-acre land parcel in Tangipahoa Parish, near the family’s hometown of Kentwood. “The sale of the Property to Mr. Spears for not less than fair market value is in the best interest of the Conservatorship Estate and would prevent the Estate from otherwise suffering a large loss on the sale,” attorney Andrew Wallet , co-conservator wrote in the documents. READ THE COURT PAPERS A hearing will be held to discuss the request in Los Angeles Superior Court on January 30.
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BANGKOK: A Malaysian man drove more than 2,500km from Malaysia to Si Chomphu, Khon Kaen in northeastern Thailand to find his former Thai-wife whom he suspected had cheated him 3 million Baht (about RM380,000) over a proposed business venture. According to the investigation officer at Si Chomphu police station Maj Worapol Srichiengsa, the 50-year old Malaysian man lodged a complaint along with receipts of the said banking transactions at Si Chomphu police station recently. "He filed a police complaint against his former wife for allegedly cheating him, in giving her money to do a sugarcane plantation business in her hometown at Si Chomphu district," he told Bernama here today. The man, he said, met his 32-year-old wife in Hatyai some 11 years ago and decided to get married in Malaysia later, with his wife helping him to manage his resort after they tied the knot.
The Herald - Scottish Premier League
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KEVIN McHattie's first loves were actually roller hockey and ice hockey, not Raith Rovers or Hearts, but the full back still finds himself ever-so-slightly conflicted by Sunday's Scottish Cup fourth round tie. The 23-year-old from Glenrothes spent his weekends being dragged along to Stark's Park by his grandfather, fostering an affection for the Kirkcaldy side which lives on to this day, where he now plays as a full back for his hometown side. His 'second club', though, is Hearts, who plucked him from the youth ranks at Dunfermline and gave him the grounding in the sport which made him what he is today.
TIME - News
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Vin Diesel may be known for being fast and furious , but he really just wants to sing (and maybe dance ). When the actor stopped by The Late Late Show on Wednesday, he begged James Corden for a chance to audition for Carpool Karaoke . Corden was more than willing to let the x Xx star try out. However, because the show is designed around singers like Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber (and Michelle Obama, of course) singing along to their own music, the question was what would Corden and Diesel sing in the car? Luckily, Diesel came prepared for that question. With a little help from Corden, Diesel proved his mettle, by singing a few bars from Consider Yourself from the 1960 musical. The audience cheered the performance, and Diesel turned to them to ask, How many of you wish you could do Carpool Karaoke? Am I entitled? Can I get a shot here? Can I do Carpool Karaoke? Can I do it in New York City in my hometown? After that audition, Corden just might consider it.
TIME - Top Stories
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Vin Diesel may be known for being fast and furious , but he really just wants to sing (and maybe dance ). When the actor stopped by The Late Late Show on Wednesday, he begged James Corden for a chance to audition for Carpool Karaoke . Corden was more than willing to let the x Xx star try out. However, because the show is designed around singers like Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber (and Michelle Obama, of course) singing along to their own music, the question was what would Corden and Diesel sing in the car? Luckily, Diesel came prepared for that question. With a little help from Corden, Diesel proved his mettle, by singing a few bars from Consider Yourself from the 1960 musical. The audience cheered the performance, and Diesel turned to them to ask, How many of you wish you could do Carpool Karaoke? Am I entitled? Can I get a shot here? Can I do Carpool Karaoke? Can I do it in New York City in my hometown? After that audition, Corden just might consider it.
Deadline
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Ahead of its world premiere Sunday in the U.S. Documentary Competition at Sundance, we're getting a first look at Casting JonBenet , which looks at the JonBenet Ramsey murder case. Directed by Kitty Green , the documentary is a sly and stylized exploration of the sensational murder of the six-year-old beauty queen, which remains unsolved after two decades. Over 15 months, the filmmakers traveled to the Ramseys' Colorado hometown to elicit responses, reflections and even...
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Dave Northcott was shopping in a Coles store near his hometown of Moranbah, in Queensland, when he found what appears to be two dead baby mice inside a box of pasta and sauce.
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Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd are not good at delivering the weather. They are also our new favorite weathermen. The two showed up on French channel TMC to deliver the forecast for both France and (naturally) their hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi. Even better, it's all dubbed over in French to ensure that no matter what language you speak, you will be deeply confused. SEE ALSO: Rae Sremmurd's 'Real Chill' video looks like a 'Stranger Things' house party Anyway, bundle up! [H/T: Pitchfork ] Read more... BONUS: Playing piano professionally (in the philharmonic) More about Rae Sremmurd , Watercooler , and Music