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We’re live from Computex 2019 in Taipei!
Every summer, the PC industry descends on the capital of Taiwan to show off the latest in components, laptops and gaming gear. It's an opportunity for us to see the shape of things to come, and get excited about how much more powerful our machines ar...
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Destitute children unlawfully denied support by local councils
Campaigners say policy affecting hundreds of families stems from excessive focus on parents’ immigration status ‘Mummy, are we poor?’: the destitute children denied help by councilsDestitute children are being unlawfully denied support by local councils because their parents’ immigration status is under suspicion, the Guardian can reveal.Families whose immigration status becomes insecure can quickly become destitute as they lose their right to work and access benefits. Such families who have dependent children can seek support under section 17 of the 1989 Children’s Act, which states local councils have a duty to provide cash or accommodation to ensure a child’s immediate needs are met. Continue reading...
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Maestro Teddy Abrams, the Louisville Orchestra's rock star
At 32, Teddy Abrams is the youngest conductor of a major orchestra in the United States, and he's done what most orchestras are desperate to do: increased the audience, young and old. Martha Teichner reports.
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The Milwaukee Bucks' remarkable season now feels like a failure
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks had a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Then Toronto fought backJust like that, the Milwaukee Bucks went from being in the perfect position to make their first NBA finals since 1974, putting together a 2-0 series lead against the Toronto Raptors, to being unable to win another game. In some ways, the Milwaukee Bucks’ 100-94 loss in Saturday night’s series-ending Game 6 was their Eastern Conference finals in miniature. The Bucks were in control at the start, extending their lead to 15 points at one point in the second quarter, before the Raptors solved them.It was in the second half that the Bucks lost their focus, letting Toronto end the third quarter with 10 unanswered points. By the time Toronto tied the game 78-78 in the fourth, it became clear that everything had turned against Milwaukee. The Raptors pulled away with a victory and advanced to their first NBA finals in franchise history, while the Bucks were left with questions about how such a promising season managed to end with four straight losses, and how the franchise can move forward after its latest disappointment. Continue reading...
Stan Lee’s former manager arrested on elder abuse charges
LOS ANGELES — A former business manager of Stan Lee was arrested Saturday on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book legend. Keya Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona on an outstanding arrest warrant after being charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors earlier this month. Morgan faces felony charges including theft, embezzlement, forgery...
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Buttigieg slams Trump for considering war crime pardons
Veteran and 2020 candidate said Trump’s willingness to pardon soldiers ‘undermines the very foundations ... of this country’Donald Trump’s willingness to consider pardons for US soldiers accused or convicted of war crimes “undermines the very foundations, legal and moral, of this country”, Democratic candidate for president Pete Buttigieg said. Related: Buttigieg accuses Trump of faking disability to avoid Vietnam draft Continue reading...
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Elle Fanning transformed by Cannes
The only downside of her Cannes may have been when she collapsed at the Chopard Trophee dinner on Monday.
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Ransomware tool causing chaos in Baltimore was developed by the NSA
A recent spate of ransomware attacks in Baltimore and other cities was executed using a tool developed by the National Security Agency. Thousands of people have been locked out of their computers in the past three weeks. The post Ransomware tool causing chaos in Baltimore was developed by the NSA appeared first on Digital Trends.
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UK show revives lost work of photographer who fled Nazis
Gerty Simon photographed Albert Einstein and Nye Bevan, but was forgotten after warLost photographs from Weimar-era Berlin and 1930s London are to go on display, telling the remarkable story of a refugee fleeing the Nazis who has fallen through the gaps of art history.Gerty Simon was an accomplished and successful photographer who staged exhibitions in Germany and Britain, but is barely known today. Continue reading...
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In photos: Memorial Day weekend
Across the United States people are paying tribute to fallen military service members over the Memorial Day weekend. The holiday is observed on the last Monday in May. - RSS Channel
Putting women on a pedestal
New York City's Central Park is filled with statues honoring noted historical figures, even a famous dog – and all of them are male. Nationwide, there are more than 5,000 outdoor statues of historical figures, but less than 8% of them are of women. Faith Salie reports on the Monumental Women Campaign, and Equal Visibility Everywhere, two groups that say it is time to put more women up on a pedestal.
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"The Ballad of Huck & Miguel": Huck Finn revisited, in today's L.A.
Tim DeRoche reframes Mark Twain's story of comradeship as a modern-day boy-adventurer and an undocumented Mexican immigrant rafting down the Los Angeles River
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2 Dead After Tornado Rips Through Motel and Mobile Home Park in Oklahoma
'We have absolutely experienced a traumatic event,' said the El Reno mayor
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FCA and Renault to go public on potential tie-up
Fiat Chrysler and Renault are set to confirm talks on a potential tie-up on Monday, with the board of the French carmaker called to an early morning meeting to discuss the situation.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will focus on ‘troubling, realistic’ emotions
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is reportedly the title for this year's entry in the series. The game is also said to draw inspiration from the controversial No Russian level of 2009's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The post Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will focus on ‘troubling, realistic’ emotions appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Trump's Japan trip: Sumo match, hibachi dinner, playing down North Korea's firing of 'small weapons'
President Donald Trump tweeted that he was not concerned about the firing of "some small weapons" and praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.        
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President Trump’s Day in Japan: Sumo, Cheeseburgers, Golf and Angry Tweets
Sumo diplomacy, to sum it up
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Almanac: The birth of Dracula
The immortal vampire first saw the light of day when Irish author Bram Stoker's horror novel, inspired by the legend of Vlad the Impaler, was published on May 26, 1897. Jane Pauley reports.
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Life on Mars? Sorry Brian Cox, that’s still science fiction | Philip Ball
The utopian vision of humans colonising the red planet to solve our energy and population crises is a misguided fantasyWho said this? “I’ve been having to say everywhere I go that there is no planet B, there is no escape hatch, there is no second Earth; this is the only planet we have.” If you’re a science fiction fan the answer might surprise you: it was the writer Kim Stanley Robinson, whose Mars trilogy is an ultimately utopian series of tales that describe the terraforming of Mars – planetary engineering to give it an Earth-like environment – over the course of several centuries after the Earth perishes from overpopulation and ecosystem collapse.Robinson’s pessimism about planetary settlement seems out of step with the spirit of the times. Unveiling his Blue Moon project two weeks ago – a robotic lunar lander to deliver the infrastructure for a crewed moon base – Amazon’s owner, Jeff Bezos, portrayed it as the bold first step towards human colonisation of the solar system. Continue reading...
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Swedish embassy tours UK by bus to give reassurance over Brexit
Ambassador aims to address concerns of Swedish businesses and Swedes living in BritainSweden is embarking on a tour of the United Kingdom to reassure its 100,000 expatriates and British-based Swedish businesses worried about the threats posed by a hard Brexit.Torbjörn Sohlström, the Swedish ambassador to the UK, said thousands of Swedes in the UK were very concerned about their right to remain in the UK and that “taking this pop-up embassy to them across the country will hopefully reassure them”. Continue reading...
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NBA Finals are set: reigning Warriors vs. newcomer Raptors
Finally, the finals: Raptors to play for their first title, against two-time reigning champion Warriors        
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My aunt has died – and with her goes a treasure trove of family memories | Emma Brockes
My mother’s sister had a terrifyingly good memory. Who will now recall our childhood sweethearts – or her mother’s lover?The loss of an aunt isn’t one of the big deaths. I told myself that last week. My cousin had emailed with news that her mother, my aunt, had died unexpectedly in the week. She was my mother’s younger sister and lived far away in suburban Johannesburg. I hadn’t spoken to her since November, when I’d called on my birthday. Nothing structural in my life had changed. Related: We need to talk about death: I was not prepared for how lonely grief would be | Vanessa Billy Continue reading...
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Man killed in Hawaii shark attack, witness says skin 'just torn off'
A man from California died after an apparent shark attack in Hawaii on Saturday, officials said.
Before Netscape: The forgotten Web browsers of the early 1990s
From the archives: Does anybody remember Erwise? Viola? Cello? Let's reminisce.
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Likely Tornado Kills At Least 2 In Oklahoma
The storm struck the city of El Reno late Saturday night, causing severe damage to a motel and mobile home park.
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Bettor’s Wish overcomes tough post to win Rooney at Yonkers
Trainer Chris Ryder felt he had the best horse in the $300,000 Art Rooney Final on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway and Bettor’s Wish did not disappoint him. Bettor’s Wish, the 4-5 favorite, driven by Dexter Dunn won by six lengths over Branquinho in 1:51 4/5. Air Force Hanover finished third. “It was a tough...
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Pack Smarter For Your Next Business Trip
The Genius Pack Aerial Hardside Carry On Spinner is a lightweight suitcase with plenty of room for business casual essentials and more.
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How a 92nd Street Y Fixture Spends Her Sundays
Susan Engel has been curating the cultural center’s marquee event, 92Y Talks, for 37 years. She’s so devoted to her work, she even lives on 92nd Street.
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Annie Lennox Cleans House
Ms. Lennox, in her seventh decade, has deconstructed herself and her various personas for a compelling museum self-portrait.
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Garlicky, Grilled and Always Sublime
Marinated in a rub of cracked whole spices, this barbecue pork is what firing up the grill is all about.
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DiCaprio and Bloom attend Formula E film premiere
Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Orlando Bloom graced the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival last week for the world premiere of a stunning new film about Formula E.
Jets add to GM search with Vikings’ Paton, Seahawks’ Fitterer
The Jets continue to reach out to potential general manager candidates as they set up interviews to fill the vacant role. The latest names to surface are Vikings assistant general manager George Paton and Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer. The Jets have requested permission to interview both men, according to the NFL Network....
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Top UK scientist urges people to take vitamin D supplements
Geneticist Steve Jones, formerly a sceptic, says case for doing so is overwhelmingOne of Britain’s leading scientists has urged people to take vitamin D supplements, particularly children, who spend an hour less outside than they did 10 years ago.The geneticist Steve Jones told the Hay literary festival in Wales the health case for taking them was now overwhelming. “I never thought I would be a person who would take vitamin supplements, I always thought it was absolute nonsense, it’s homeopathy. I now take vitamin D every day,” he said. Continue reading...
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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night DLC stirs controversy for Kickstarter backers
The post-launch DLC for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been revealed. The $10 Iga's Back Pack DLC that will allow players to earn the Swordwhip weapon, however, has stirred controversy among the game's Kickstarter backers. The post Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night DLC stirs controversy for Kickstarter backers appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Mobile gaming’s strength is its community
Community is mobile gaming's strength, and here are three ways companies can refocus on it to ensure that all consumers are tapped into their mobile games.
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Learn how to boost your smartphone battery life with these tips
Our smartphones are an integral part of everyday life, but to keep them functioning at their best for the long haul, it's critical to preserve battery life. Here are some easy steps you can take every day to boost your phone's battery life. The post Learn how to boost your smartphone battery life with these tips appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Charlton Athletic v Sunderland: League One play-off final – live!
Updates from the 3pm BST kick-off at WembleyInterview: Lee Cattermole on his injury fightAnd why not email Rob with your thoughts 2.14pm BST Pre-match reading Related: Lee Cattermole: ‘There were two years when I shouldn’t have been on the pitch’ 2.01pm BST Darren Pratley replaces Albie Morgan in Charlton’s midfield; Morgan isn’t even on the bench so he might be injured. Sunderland are unchanged from the team that drew 0-0 at Portsmouth in the semi-final second leg, but they do have Aiden McGeady on the bench.Charlton Athletic (4-D-2) Phillips; Dijksteel, Bauer, Sarr, Purrington; Bielik, Cullen, Pratley; Aribo; Taylor, Parker.Substitutes: Maxwell, Solly, Pearce, Lapslie, Forster, Reeves, Williams. Continue reading...
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PHOTOS: From Sumo Wrestling To Grand Parades, How World Leaders Try To Impress Trump
President Trump is in Japan this weekend, the latest country to try to get in his good graces with a good show.
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Toronto Rapture
We have that and more in Sunday’s NBA newsletter. The Toronto Raptors are going to the NBA Finals. The Toronto Raptors are going to the NBA Finals. THE TORONTO RAPTORS ARE GOING TO THE NBA FINALS. The Raptors won another close game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday to finish off a 4-2 series (after losing the first two games!) and stamp a trip to the NBA Finals. If they gave out awards for MVPs of conference finals series, Kawhi Leonard would get it: he was extraordinary again both on offense and in defending Giannis Antetokounmpo. Nick Nurse switching Kawhi onto primary Giannis duty a few games ago has made all the difference in the world in this series. That risky trade for Kawhi sure did pay off for Masai Ujiri and the Raptors. It’s a massively disappointing finish to the season for the Bucks, who won 60 games and were 10-1 in the playoffs before Toronto ripped off four straight to take this series. At least they have Giannis for the foreseeable future. On that note, ESPN’s Malika Andrews published a piece basically at the buzzer citing a source saying that Giannis is more likely to sign a super-max extension next summer if the Bucks make the Finals in 2020. She then asked an unrelated question in the press conference. Giannis looked furious as she asked, and then dipped out after Khris Middleton (who seemed completely unaware of the situation) signaled it was Giannis’ question to answer. Middleton’s reaction was incredible. Anyway, the Bucks’ summer is going to be stressful. The Raptors will get there, too. But first: THE NBA FINALS. Game 1 tips off on Thursday. Scores Bucks 94, Raptors 100Toronto wins series 4-2 Schedule L.A. Sparks at Las Vegas Aces is streaming on Twitter at 8 ET. No more NBA games until Thursday. Links Programming note: no GMIB on Monday barring big news. Kawhi and Giannis met twice at the rim. It was heaven. The Storm are down a Breanna Stewart and a Sue Bird and still beat the Mercury (who were down Diana Taurasi) thanks to Natasha Howard. How the Raptors pulled off the run that got them back in the game. Napheesa Collier had an incredible debut for the Lynx in a win over the Sky. The dude Matt Ellentuck has been telling you ... Frank Vogel has the absolutely bizarre belief that the Lakers need shooting around LeBron James. Strange take, but whatever. And finally: there was a lot magical about the Raptors’ celebration, but nothing better than the love the crowd gave to Kyle Lowry during the trophy presentation. Be excellent to each other.
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Monsoon founder seeks CVA to avoid fashion chain's collapse
Peter Simon pledges up to £34m to support struggling business and convince landlords to slash rentsThe founder of fashion chain Monsoon Accessorize is ready to inject £34m into the struggling company in an effort to convince landlords to agree to rent cuts as part of a deal designed to thwart its collapse.Peter Simon is seeking a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) for the business, a form of insolvency procedure that has proved unpopular with property owners because they are asked to accept lower income to ensure that shops stay open. Continue reading...
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Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer moves to Epic Games, Fortnite esports
Nate Nanzer, the founding commissioner of the Overwatch League, will be leaving his post to join Epic Games and oversee competitive Fortnite. Nanzer will be inheriting a robust esports scene, but one besieged by cheating. The post Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer moves to Epic Games, Fortnite esports appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Music fans at We Are FSTVL collapse in east London heat
Festivalgoers fainted as they queued three hours and others reportedly trampled at barriersCrowds pushed through security gates at a London festival after some festivalgoers collapsed in the heat as they queued to get in, according to reports.Witnesses said a lack of wristbands saw people queuing for up to three hours in hot temperatures at We Are FSTVL in Upminster, east London, on Saturday. Continue reading...
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Van life: Making one's home on the open road
From baby boomers to millennials, some people have found a road map to happiness by living in RVs or converted vans and school buses
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French Open 2019: TV Schedule, Live Stream and Replay for Sunday's Draw
Roger Federer will headline the first day of the main draw at the French Open on Sunday, as the Swiss returns to the famous clay court for the first time in four years...
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NBA Draft 2019: Mock Draft Projections for Safest Lottery Prospects
The NBA draft is not simply a celebration of college basketball prospects entering the pros. It's also a measure of risk tolerance. Some executives and scouts prefer the "high-risk, high-reward" type of prospect...
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Padres vs. Blue Jays: Take a shot on San Diego and its stud rookie
We’re fast and now we’re first. If you are reading this, you are not alone. According to a new quarterly book from the Alliance for Audited Media, your Sunday New York Post (Amed Rosario) has blown past the lazy Daily News (Robinson Cano) in circulation and is now the city’s most-read tabloid. Have to believe...
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What Zammo did next: Lee MacDonald on life after Grange Hill
He found fame playing a schoolboy heroin addict, started a second career as a boxer … then lost it all in a car crash. Now he’s heading back to our TV screens with a role in EastEndersGoing to meet Lee MacDonald feels more like a reunion with an old schoolmate than an interview. He is an old schoolmate not just to me but to a generation. Actually, I’m a bit older: my gang was Tucker Jenkins, Trisha Yates, Tommy Watson and Benny Green. But my brother is MacDonald’s – Zammo McGuire’s – age, so he was round our house. And then, when his Big Storyline happened, he was round pretty much everyone’s house. Including the then US president’s.MacDonald played Zammo in Phil Redmond’s children’s drama Grange Hill for six years in the 80s. The epitome of the cheeky chappie, Zammo was a bruiser and charmer; a bit rough around the edges and often in trouble for fighting or letting off stink bombs. Never malicious, mind, and with lovely blue eyes. Then he became a heroin addict, remember? Slumped in the toilet, with a glazed, out-of-it look. That was some storyline for a kids’ TV show. He became the face of an anti-drug campaign. Look, smack can get anyone – even nice Zammo. Just Say No. Continue reading...
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Want to save the UK steel industry? Brexit isn’t the answer | Gareth Stace
Leaving the EU has the potential to cause a great deal of damage to exports, weakening an already troubled sector• Gareth Stace is director general of the trade association UK SteelThe difficulties facing British Steel have quickly become part of the Brexit debate, with commentators variously pointing to our membership of the EU or our decision to leave as an underlying cause. Business is naturally cautious about entering into political debates, but it should not remain silent when it features so prominently in the public discourse. Industry has a responsibility to ensure its views are accurately represented and to establish the facts as they relate to our sector.There can be no doubt that the ongoing Brexit uncertainty has contributed significantly to British Steel’s problems. Unable to decipher what the UK/EU trading relationship will be in just five months’ time, planning has become fiendishly complicated for both UK exporters and their EU customers. The timing is particularly bad, with the EU having recently imposed “safeguard” measures to prevent a surge in steel imports resulting from protectionist action elsewhere. Post-Brexit, UK steel exports to Europe will be restricted by these measures, with a disorderly no-deal Brexit affecting them particularly badly. Continue reading...
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