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This evening marked the final episode of Let's Sing and Dance for Comic Relief after four weeks of star-studded routines. And to mark the special occasion, Sue Perkins and Mel went all out for their special finale outfits. Sue wore a gold metallic blazer over the top of black trousers and top, while Mel opted for a sparkly red jumpsuit. However, it wasn't long until the former Great British Bake Off presenter revealed that she was experiencing some "bunching" in ...
The Guardian - Network Front
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Exeter 30-25 SaleArmand caps fine display with powerful try Exeter’s head coach, Rob Baxter, said recently he wants his captain, Don Armand, to commit to the club for the rest of his career – and on this evidence it is not hard to see why. The Zimbabwe-born flanker rolled up his sleeves, puffed out his cheeks and powered over for a late try to seal a gritty bonus-point victory for the Chiefs, who remain on course for a return to the end‑of-season play-offs. Baxter, however, was far from pleased. Exeter, now level on points with Wasps at the top of the table, have not lost in the Premiership since October but Baxter was fearful his players were beginning to believe their own hype, having won handsomely away to Leicester on their last league outing. Indeed, Sale, who were 22-20 ahead with 15 minutes to go, can consider themselves unfortunate to leave with just a losing bonus point after AJ MacGinty’s flawless kicking performance and another reminder of Denny Solomona’s sharp finishing. Continue reading...
The Huffington Post
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Two and a half years later, his message hasnt changed. When your child knows that you love and support them, no matter what, they will have the confidence to overcome the many unfortunate obstacles transgender individuals face, Maison said. Educate yourself. The more you know, the better you can help support your child in navigating what all theyre going to go through... And last, I would just remind the parent to try and empathize with their child. Life can be difficult, even for a kid, because bullying isnt going away, only getting worse. Do you really want to be another bully for your child ― or their safe haven? -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Daily Express - Life
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The Sun Daily
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VIDEOS of a car that turned turtle went viral recently, reminding netizens of the perils of speeding when it is raining and the roads are slippery. Several videos of the unfortunate incident at the Thean Teik Highway in Air Itam, Penang were uploaded on Facebook. In one dash cam video posted on the 'You Park & Drive Like A Noob' Facebook page, a Honda City can be seen overtaking several cars in rainy weather. Unfortunately, the car hit a body of water when taking a bend and the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to flip and turn turtle. While some netizens criticised the driver for speeding, many chided the other drivers for only recording the incident but not stopping to help the victim. Watch the videos here:
Top Speed
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The EV craze has unearthed several startup automakers claiming to develop the best high-performance vehicle in recent years. However, most of them failed to deliver anything beyond a prototype, while those that did werent that impressive. NextEV is an exception from this unfortunate rule, with its Nio EP9 set to go into production soon with amazing specs. Whats more, the electric hypercar has already set a new record for EVs at the Nurburgring track. And, the Chinese firm has just released the video! Packing 1,341 horsepower and a staggering 4,671 pound-feet of torque, the Nio EP9 lapped the "Green Hell" in only 7:05.12 minutes, setting a new record for electric cars. Definitely not surprising given the outrageous output, but the fact that the Nio EP9 is only 13 seconds slower than the quickest production model at the Ring is damn impressive.
Core77
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Its easy removal allows the jacket to be washable like regular, non-robotic denim. "Jacquard yarn structures combine thin, metallic alloys with natural and synthetic yarns like cotton, polyester, or silk, making the yarn strong enough to be woven on any industrial loom." Yeah, the tech is cool, but I'm most interested in how the indigo dye will fade on the one wrist the wearer will frequently be rubbing. It's slightly unfortunate the other wrist won't get any love. You heard it here first—if you have any form of OCD, consider rubbing both wrists from the start. Denim is a textile with rich history, a history that its hardcore fans take very seriously. Does adding technology to the mix take away from this? In a way, yes. However, it's tough to argue that Jacquard by Google and Levi's are completely disrespecting denim culture. At least they're remaining as traditional as possible when it comes to the manufacturing and the jacket's silhouette.
Evening Standard - Sport
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Universe Today
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Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe. But here on Earth, it's rather rare. That's unfortunate, because in our warming world, its status as an emissions-free fuel makes it a coveted chemical. If German researchers are successful, their Synlight project will help make renewable hydrogen fuel a reality. Dubbed the artificial Sun, the Synlight uses concentrated light to power Thermochemical Water Splitting (TWS.) Every school child knows you can produce hydrogen by electrolysisrunning an electric current through water. But that takes an enormous amount of electricity. TWS might be a better way of getting hydrogen out of water, but it takes an enormous amount of energy too, and that's what the German research is about. When combusted with pure oxygen—inside a fuel cell for examplehydrogen's only waste product is water.
Nottingham Evening Post
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Nottingham Forest's Ben Brereton savoured a moment to remember after he made his England Under-19s debut.The in-demand striker played 85 minutes of the 3-0 victory over Spain as Keith Downing's side topped group three of the European Under-19s Championship qualifiers.Two goals from Trent Arnold and a strike from Chris Willock sealed the win, but Brereton was unfortunate not to get on the scoresheet himself in the second half.Watched by his mum, dad and grandparents, the 17-year-old,...
MintPress News
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Falk said while the report is an academic study commissioned by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), it does not represent the views of the UN. He added that ESCWA officials are “very enthusiastic” about the quality of the report, which was reviewed by three “internationally renownedjurists before it was published. “It appears to be an instance where the new UN Secretary-General [Antonio Guterres] gave way to pressure coming particularly from Washington, but also from Israel,” Falk said. Under-secretary-general and executive secretary for ESCWA, Rima Khalaf, resigned in protest last week after Guterres ordered the study removed from the UN website. Falk said while the controversy surrounding the report was unfortunate for the UN, it gave the study international visibility that it may not have enjoyed had it been just “one more UN report”.
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21stCenturyWire
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He never told me. I simply didnt want to know, and he didnt find it important to address the topic. Everyone knows that Afghanistan is deeply divided ‘along its ethnic lines’. As an internationalist, I refuse to pay attention to anything related to ‘blood’, finding all such divisions, anywhere in the world, unnatural and thoroughly unfortunate. Call it my little stubbornness; both my driver and me were stubbornly refusing to acknowledge ethnic divisions in Afghanistan, at least inside the car, while driving through this marvelous but scarred, stunning but endlessly sad land. KABUL One day you and your driver, who is by then your dear friend, are driving slowly over the bridge. Your car stops. You get out in the middle of the bridge, and begin photographing the clogged river below, with garbage floating and covering its banks. Children are begging, and you soon notice that they are operating in a compact pack, almost resembling some small military unit.
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In Wednesday afternoon’s episode of the hit Australian soap, Toadie Rebecchi, played by Ryan Moloney, was hit by a London Black cab in Westminster. This unfortunate coincidence came just hours before London was devastated by the shock terror attacks which claimed four lives and injured countless more. Neighbours usually airs twice a day, one at 1.45pm and the other at 5.30pm. Following the coincidence, the soap’s broadcaster Channel 5 issued a statement ahead of the show’s ...
Washingtons Blog
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The facts are exactly contrary to that assumption. Earlier similar examples of reader-comments at reddit were posted responding to an articleAmericans Accept Saudi Royals as Friends of America” , which had indicated that both the Sauds and the U.S. have been backing Al Nusra and other jihadist groups in Syria. So, both ‘friends’ and ‘foes’ of America are being identified by the American public on the basis of what the owners of the media present to Americans as constituting such. Americans evidently trust ‘their’ media (even if they overwhelmingly say they dont ). This trust is displayed at reddit, and this unfortunate reality explains the criticism that reddit’s readers commonly direct against articles which violate the basic assumptions of America’s newsmedia. — THE BROADER ISSUE Beyond that narrow issue of what Mr. Friedman (a widely respected expert) had to say on this subject, of whether or not it was a “coup,” the evidence is overwhelming, and is as conclusive as any can be in important historical questions such as this (important especially because its outcome might become a nuclear World War III), that the overthrow of Yanukovych was, indeed, a “coup,” and that the breakaway of Crimea from Ukraine was a direct consequence of that coup.
MintPress News
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A statement released by the Trump campaign claimedMr. Manafort [would] direct the campaign’s activities in areas including delegate operations, Washington, DC outreach and the DC office.” But as Manafort’s ties to the pro-Russian Yanukovych first came under scrutiny last August, he was ousted. Trump also seemed to dislike Manafort’s attempts to make him more presidential. After Manafort’s exit, Lewandowski told Politico , “ let’s get back to what brought Donald Trump here, which is allowing him to be authentic.” The New York Times story could not come at a more unfortunate time for the Trump White House. On Monday, FBI Director James Comey testified that the bureau was investigating ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Specifically, Comey stated the agency he leads is “ investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts.
The Economic Times
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Is this volatility a concern or a new normal? We tend to see a lot of spikes in BARC's viewership data, but those are signs of a dynamic measurement system, which has very high fidelity. If the fidelity is high, it means we are capturing what people are watching, which at times will lead to volatility. One needs to understand that any big event gets captured quite well and results in spikes, whether it is the Chennai floods, the unfortunate demise of Dr Kalam, an India-Pakistan match, or PM Modi's address. I think it is very natural, understandable and ogical. This does cause a bit of volatility in the data, but I think the two go hand-in-hand. But what about smaller channels or niche channels that witness major swings in their ratings in the BARC regime? In case of smaller or niche channels, the issue is adequate sample size. Unless we dial up the sample andor change sampling methodology, the chances of spikes will be high.
Bleacher Report
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Stroman, the 25-year-old kid from Long Island with a Duke degree, a Puerto Rican mother and a job with the Toronto Blue Jays, winning the Most Valuable Player award in baseball's international tournament. Did you see the shoulder shake? Of course you did, but courtesy of an official WBC tweet, here it is again: There was an unfortunate back-and-forth on Twitter earlier Wednesday after Team USA second baseman Ian Kinsler seemed to criticize the emotion shown by Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic players in the WBC. "I hope kids watching the WBC can watch the way we play the game and appreciate the way we play the game as opposed to the way Puerto Rico plays or the Dominican plays," Kinsler told Billy Witz of the New York Times . "That's not taking anything away from them. That just wasnt the way we were raised. They were raised differently and to show emotion and passion when you play.
Hackaday
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Bees are a crucial part of the ecosystem without bees to act as pollinators, many plant species wouldn't be able to reproduce at all! It's unfortunate then that bees are struggling to survive in many parts of the world. However, [Louise Cosgrove] is doing her part building homes for bees in old television sets. The project started when Louise's son-in-law left 100 (!) analog TVs at her home, having already recycled the picture tubes. That sounds kind of impolite to us, but we'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they had some sort of agreement. [Louise] realised the empty television cases had plenty of ventilation and would make ideal homes for bees. By filling the empty boxes with natural materials like wood, bamboo and bark, it creates nesting places that the bees can use to lay their eggs. We've seen bees on Hackaday beefore (tee-hee) like this beehive wired for remote monitoring. [Thanks to Stuart Longland for the tip!] Filed under: green hacks
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The reporter was on air as reports came in over the shocking incidents that occurred in Westminster on Wednesday afternoon. As viewers tuned into news channels, including BBC News, for the latest on the attack, an unfortunate mishap aired live on TV. The reporter and her co-host introduced a clip during the broadcast, set to show an eye-witness account of the events. But as the clip appeared on screen it soon became apparent that it had nothing to do with what had happened in ...
Daily Mail - Football
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Universe Today
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That’s been unfortunate in terms of the opportunities for those sites.” The fourth area, Arcadia Planitia, is a more promising site. HiRISE images showed that it is much less rocky and could be a suitable site for the first Dragon mission to Mars. The Dragon mission to Mars is just the first step for SpaceX. They see themselves as an interplanetary transportation company eventually. SpaceX intends to send a craft to Mars every two years, when the launch window is optimal. SpaceX says they'll have the ability to deliver one ton of payload to the Martian surface with each Dragon mission. Their Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) might have the capability to make it to Mars in as little as 80 days, while carrying a payload of up to 450 tons. While still in the very initial stages of design, it may eventually revolutionize our ability to colonize Mars in any meaningful or enduring way.
Daily Mail - Money
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The FTSE 100 finished down 53.6 points at 7324.7, in a session which also saw an unfortunate attack take place at Westminster.
Washington Free Beacon
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This is political satire at work: making the absurd ring true so as to highlight the need for careful examination and change. Sposato on confusion over the message of the mock town hall event: The difference between the arguments presented in this event and those you will find in mainstream political discourse today is that they rested on careful distinctions and they criticized linguistic manipulations. One example we highlighted was the attempt to establish the false equivalences between things like immigrants and illegal activity, or communities of color and criminality. Exposing these manipulations is necessary to find the truth, and that is what everyone should be seeking. Our group does not promote, issue, or subscribe to reductive analyses, and I hope others will follow suit in avoiding this unfortunate practice. The post Dem Protest Group Says Republican Supports Attacks on Black Churches, Return of Nazis appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .