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Gianluigi Buffon Says Neymar's Absence Could Be a 'Big Problem' for PSG in UCL

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is hoping Neymar's absence from their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie against Manchester United won't prove a "big problem...
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FA Cup: Crystal Palace's Max Meyer scores second goal against Doncaster Rovers
Crystal Palace's Max Meyer extends Crystal Palace's lead against League One Doncaster in their FA Cup fifth round tie at the Keepmoat Stadium.
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Report: Manchester United Willing to Pay 'Huge' Fee to Land Mauricio Pochettino
Manchester United are reportedly willing to pay a significant compensation fee to land Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, even if they have to spend more than the £34 million value still attached to his current deal...
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Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Virginia's ongoing controversies
Terry McAuliffe, former governor of Virginia, joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss his new book, "Beyond Charlottesville."
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How are Republicans reacting to the national emergency declaration?
Rachael Bade, David Nakamura, Leslie Sanchez and Eugene Scott join moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.
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Study: Black soldier fly maggots form “fountains” to feed more quickly
A video shows 10,000 maggots consuming a 16-inch pizza in just two hours.
Ars Technica
Racecourse Officials 'Strongly Condemn' Violence After 50-Person Haydock Brawl
Officials from the Racecourse Association (RCA) have "strongly condemned" the people responsible for a mass brawl that occurred at Haydock Park Racecourse on Saturday...
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Neymar's Father Denies Barcelona Rumours; Son Is 'Very, Very Happy in Paris'
Neymar's father has denied rumours his son could return to former club Barcelona and has insisted he is happy at Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian has been linked with a move to his former club, but Neymar Sr...
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Use these tools to help visualize the horror of rising sea levels
By now, everyone knows: the climate is changing, sea levels are rising, and the crises are likely to happen sooner than expected. Still, it’s one thing to know, and another thing to really see these potential disasters. Luckily (or unluckily), there’s no lack of tools to help the apathetic develop a visceral sense of what could be at stake. First, Information Is Beautiful has used data from NASA, Sea Level Explorer, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to create the aptly named “When Sea Levels Attack,” which shows how many years are left until major cities are underwater. Graphic: Information is Beautiful Next, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration offers a tool that helps visualize “community-level impacts from coastal flooding or sea level rise” up to 10 feet above average high tides. You can zoom in to a particular area, run different scenarios, and see what happens when the water goes one feet, two feet, 10 feet higher than normal. Image: Sea Level Rise Viewer from NOAA The Mapping Choices tool from Climate Central does essentially the same thing with an extra level of guilt because it shows you two scenarios and asks which sea level we will lock in. Graphic: Mapping Choices The EarthTime sea level rise tool goes one step further and shows not only different major world cities, but scenarios under the Paris Accord and you can watch the changes happen before your eyes. Image: Sea Level Rise tool from EarthTime And then there’s a new map that lets users peer 60 years into the future of North American cities. San Jose becomes like a city in LA County, and North Carolina will seem more Florida. Image: Fitz Labs If all that has you down, The New York Times has created an interactive that shows what different countries are doing to cut carbon emissions and how adopting each of those policies could be helpful for the US. It’s a much more hopeful view.
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Pro Piacenza beaten 20-0 in Serie C after naming team of just seven teenagers
• Club would have been thrown out of league for forfeiting match• Hicham Kanis scored six times for CuneoSerie C’s bottom club Pro Piacenza have endured a tough season, resulting in point deductions and forfeiting matches but their latest setback was almost beyond belief as they were only able to field seven players in a 20-0 defeat at mid-table Cuneo. Related: Sergio Ramos sent off as Real Madrid’s resurgence is ended by Girona Continue reading...
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AS Pro Piacenza 1919 Lose Match 20-0 to Cuneo; Hicham Kanis Scores 6 Goals
Serie C side AS Pro Piacenza lost 20-0 to Cuneo on Sunday after the club—currently experiencing extreme financial difficulties—fielded a team made up of seven teenagers...
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Darren Criss marries longtime girlfriend Mia Swier
The couple married Saturday in New Orleans.
New York Post
Vice President Pence met with silence after mentioning Trump in a speech
'I bring greetings from the 45th president of the United States of America, President Donald Trump,' Pence said.        
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The Latest: Curry, Mourning, Rice, Bogues feted as legends
Dell Curry, Alonzo Mourning, Glen Rice, Muggsy Bogues feted as legends        
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Rob Gronkowski Visited Gillette Stadium Multiple Times amid Retirement Rumors
If Rob Gronkowski is going to retire this offseason, he's yet to give any indication. According to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, Gronkowski "has still shown up at Gillette Stadium multiple times over the past couple of weeks...
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Coons says Trump's Syria withdrawal "has really unsettled our core allies"
Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, joins moderator Margaret Brennan from the Munich Security Conference to discuss Syria and Andrew McCabe's 25th amendment comments.
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Hurd says national emergency "not a tool" needed to solve border security
Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss the effects of the border wall and national emergency declaration on his border district.
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McCabe says possible "inappropriate relationship" between Trump, Russia prompted probe
In an interview airing Sunday on "60 Minutes," former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said the possibility of an "inappropriate relationship" between President Trump and Russia prompted him to launch investigations into their ties.
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Trump policies unite allies against him at European security forum
In 2009, then U.S. Vice President Joe Biden came to Munich to "press the reset button" with Russia. A decade later he came again to offer the world better relations, this time with his own country.
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Gladbach salvages 1-1 draw with Frankfurt in Bundesliga
Denis Zakaria scored late to salvage a 1-1 draw for Borussia Moenchengladbach at Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday, a result that keeps both sides' European hopes intact        
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Tim Schafer interview: Psychonauts 2, crowdfunding’s future, and staying nimble
Tim Schafer is the game industry’s favorite silly man. He hosted the awards ceremonies at the Game Developers Conference, cracking jokes about Trump and other topics, and they invited him back to do the same this year. But he’s also a serious game developer as CEO of San Francisco-based Double Fine, and last year he […]
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Migrants wrongly told to pay for NHS care upfront, minister says
People needing urgent care were asked to pay despite qualifying for free treatmentHospitals have wrongly told some migrants needing urgent care to pay for it in advance even though they qualified for free treatment on the NHS, the government has admitted for the first time.Rules were broken when 22 people were ordered to pay before they could start treatment, despite the seriousness of their condition, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has acknowledged. Three of the 22 were women who were prevented from having an abortion. Continue reading...
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How to Watch the Daytona 500 Without a TV
The Daytona 500, one of NASCAR’s biggest races of the year, is today. Race coverage is set to kick off at 1pm ET/ 10am PT, with the actual race getting underway at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT.Read more...
Lifehacker
The 68th NBA All-Star Game has arrived in Charlotte
All-Star Sunday has arrived in Charlotte, the last game before the 'break' begins        
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Houghton inspires Manchester City Women to FA Cup win over Tottenham
• Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 Manchester City • Ellie Roebuck saves penalty as City make FA Cup quarter-finalsTottenham were given another sighting of the level they need to reach to be competitive in the Women’s Super League, should they win promotion, as goals from the captain Steph Houghton, Lauren Hemp and Gemma Bonner, and Ellie Roebuck’s penalty save, ensured Manchester City cruised into the FA Cup quarter-finals.Spurs and City find themselves in similar circumstances in their respective divisions. Both table-topping, both looking over their shoulder at teams that have played two games fewer – Manchester City two points above Arsenal, Tottenham five clear of Manchester United. Continue reading...
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After Math: Love is in the AR
While most of us are still recovering from the frenzied orgy of capitalist affection that is Valentine's Day, companies from all over the industry continue to fly forth like arrows fired from Cupid's bow. Google announced it will be spreading some of...
Engadget | Technology News, Advice and Features
Lazio loses 2-1 at Genoa to dent Champions League hopes
Lazio's misfortunes continued Sunday as it conceded a clumsy equalizer and a stoppage-time goal to lose 2-1 at Genoa in Serie A, damaging its hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League        
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Poland PM cancels Israel trip after Netanyahu's Holocaust comment
Mateusz Morawiecki will not now visit Israel, after PM Benjamin Netanyahu said "Poles co-operated".
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WWE’s Corey Graves’ wife: He cheated on me with Carmella
WWE commentator Corey Graves has angrily rejected claims of having an affair with SmackDown Live star Carmella by his soon-to-be estranged wife. Amy Polinsky posted a damning Instagram post to slam the 34-year-old, real name Matthew Polinsky, to make the shocking allegation. The since-deleted post claimed the ex-wrestler had been “sleeping with” the former women’s...
New York Post
Trump Slams SNL After Show Mocked Emergency Declaration: “This is the Real Collusion!”
President Donald Trump appears to have woken up angry on Sunday as he is once again mad at the way a comedy show portrayed him. Hours after Saturday Night Live mocked the president and his emergency declaration, Trump said that the networks are the ones who are really guilty of “collusion” against his administration. “Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC!” Trump tweeted.
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Ancient, fossilized spiders still have weird and glowing eyes
A strange spider with glowing eyes that lived more than 100 million years ago was recently discovered by paleontologists working in South Korea. 
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NASA posts image of ghostly blue objects, deep in the cosmos
When a star is born, a chaotic light show ensues.  NASA's long-lived Hubble Space Telescope captured vivid bright clumps moving through the cosmos at some 1,000 light years from Earth. The space agency called these objects clear "smoking gun" evidence of a newly formed star — as new stars blast colossal amounts of energy-rich matter into space, known as plasma.  Seen as the vivid blue, ephemeral clumps in the top center of the new image below, these are telltale signs of an energy-rich gas, or plasma, colliding with a huge collection of dust and gas in deep space. As NASA says, these blue masses are transient creations in the cosmos, as "they disappear into nothingness within a few tens of thousands of years." Read more...More about Space, Nasa, Science, Hubble Space Telescope, and Nebula
Mashable
Arab world's first female interior minister hails 'point of pride for women'
Raya al-Hassan is one of four women taking cabinet jobs in new Lebanese governmentThe Arab world’s first female interior minister has hailed her appointment as a “point of pride for all women”.Raya al-Hassan is one of four women to take cabinet jobs in the new Lebanese government, a record for the country and three more than in the last government, in which even the minister for women was a man. Continue reading...
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Lille drops points after drawing 0-0 at home to Montpellier
Lille dropped points in the race for second place and automatic qualification for the Champions League after drawing 0-0 at home to Montpellier on Sunday        
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Return of wolves to Germany pits farmers against environmentalists
EU regulations outlaw killing of wolves unless people are in danger or there is ‘no satisfactory alternative’More than a century ago, wolves were hunted to extinction in Germany. These days, they’re back – and their presence is a source of political strife.Wolf attacks on livestock increased drastically in 2017, according to government statistics released at the weekend: they carried out 472 attacks, an increase of 66% over the previous year. The number of killed, injured or missing livestock – mostly sheep and goats – rose 55%, to 1,667. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Don Cheadle stood up for trans kids on 'SNL' and the internet took notice
Don Cheadle, acclaimed actor and true-blue mensch. The man behind Marvel's War Machine mask brought his politics to the Saturday Night Live stage on Feb. 16. He used fashion to make a statement, at one point introducing Gary Clark, Jr., the night's musical guest, while wearing a simple t-shirt adorned with the words "PROTECT TRANS KIDS." It was a well-received fashion choice, to say the least. shit like this is why he survived Infinity War pic.twitter.com/kvBDXQ6NXC — tweeter valentine (@MamoudouNDiaye) February 17, 2019 Sunday morning Twitter is flooded with support for Cheadle under the #ProtectTransKids hashtag.  Read more...More about Entertainment, Tv, Saturday Night Live, Don Cheadle, and Entertainment
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This is Face the Nation, Feb. 17
TUNE IN: This week on “Face the Nation,” moderator Margaret Brennan talks to Sens. Lindsey Graham and Chris Coons from the Munich Security Conference, Rep. Will Hurd, and former VA Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
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Streamline Your Workflow by Assigning Tasks to Days of the Week
Switching between a number of different tasks during the day can make it hard to focus, and can make completing those tasks harder than they need to be. Instead of shifting your focus back and forth during the day, try and dedicate specific days to specific tasks.Read more...
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Arjen Robben Calls Anfield His 'Worst Stadium' Ahead of Liverpool UCL Tie
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben believes Liverpool's Anfield stadium is his "worst" ground to play at, looking back on the two occasions he suffered heartbreak there in the UEFA Champions League as a Chelsea player...
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Indiana finally has its first national park
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will become Indiana Dunes National Park thanks to a bill signed Friday by President Donald Trump.        
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Mining company evacuates 200 people near Brazilian dam on fears of instability
The evacuation comes little more than a week after two communities located close to nearby dams were forced to leave their homes on similar fears of dam failures.
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Should I include a defunct company on my resume?
I went on a job interview that seemed to go really well. However, it’s been two weeks and I haven’t heard back, nor have I received a response when I inquire. What gives? Remember what it’s like to go on a first date? It’s not uncommon for first dates to feel positive — both parties...
New York Post
France denies it has softened stance on Brexit
France on Sunday denied British media reports that President Emmanuel Macron had offered concessions on the Irish backstop to end the stalemate over Brexit negotiations.
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Polar vortex may have killed significant levels of invasive species of insects
The intense polar vortex that blanketed the Midwest and made its way to the East Coast with deadly subzero wild chills and snow may have had one benefit: killing off some bad bugs.
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Quirky sci-fi farce Mega Time Squad sends up all those time-travel tropes
New Zealand writer-director Tim van Dammen says his film "celebrates Kiwi-ness."
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Ars Technica
NBA Slam Dunk Contest 2019: Best Highlights, Reaction from Hamidou Diallo's Win
Hamidou Diallo came into the NBA 's Slam Dunk Contest as a player who had impressed league scouts with his leaping ability when he was drafted last summer, but he is clearly an unproven player at this point in his career...
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The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen – archive, 20 February 1949
In our latest classic review from the Observer archive, John Hayward revels in Bowen’s observations of love during the blitzThe Irish novelist Elizabeth Bowen was an air-raid warden during the second world war, and her house near Regent’s Park was bombed in 1944. This novel draws upon her experience of London in the blitz.Miss Elizabeth Bowens’s new novel – her first since 1938 and therefore especially welcome – reveals clearly and significantly how her thought and sensibility have matured. The intervening years have meant the passing of youth and the onset of middle age, the implications of this process are very skilfully correlated in the distracted love-affair which is the principle theme of her novel. Continue reading...
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Pikuniku is a weird and whimsical adventure for the Switch
It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we suggest video games that can be started and finished in a weekend. Pikuniku is hard to describe. Despite its simple, colorful aesthetic, there are a number of complex and subtle choices to how the game is structured, and how it plays that make it hard to categorize. It’s often an adventure game with platforming controls like Night in the Woods, while at other times it’s more of a puzzle platformer like Semblance. But the game’s charm comes from how earnestly silly it is, not just in its writing, but also in its gameplay. In Pikuniku you control what looks like a red oval with legs. They don’t really have a name, but everyone living in the village outside their cave fears them, calling them “the beast.” As the beast you’re able to run and jump around like you might expect, but you’re also able to kick and tuck your legs in to just be an oval. Both of these are necessary skills, allowing you to roll around as an oval or kick rocks and other things around. The real star is the physics engine, which creates an inherent silliness and chaos that attempting to simulate things accurately can bring. The game never takes full advantage of the physics engine for any of the actual platforming or puzzle-solving in the game’s single player. Instead, it’s used for things that just feel fun to do: kicking rocks down hills, or knocking villagers off ledges. It does an especially good job at animating the beast’s legs, producing some delightful and silly effects. As they walk uphill, their legs extend to surprising lengths, or do a stutter step when they stop moving. It goes on just long enough to be awkwardly funny. The only time the physics actually comes to the forefront of gameplay is during a one-on-one basketball-like minigame where you try to kick a ball into a basket while preventing the computer opponent from doing it. It’s also utilized in the game’s co-op mode, where two players each control an oval with legs (one red, one orange) and work together to navigate a number of puzzle platforming levels. You’re also able to run into, jump off of, or kick around the other player just to mess with them. It may be hard to describe, but Pikuniku is a delight. There’s always something new to see or do, so many playful ideas that are introduced and then tossed aside. It’s a lot of whimsy crammed into a five-hour runtime. Pikuniku was created by Sectordub. You can get it on Nintendo Switch, or Steam, Itchi.io, and Gog (for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux), for $12.99. It takes about five hours to finish.
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Sanity, solace and sly rebellion: how wedding podcasts make the big day bearable
Where can you get those ugly chair covers? Can you get your dog to be a ring bearer? A growing number of podcasts are offering irreverent adviceThe thought of listening to a podcast about weddings probably isn’t a particularly comforting one. One might assume wedding podcasts are a repository for the worst excesses of the matrimonial industry, cruelly designed to exacerbate fears about, say, choosing the wrong type of chair bow.Instead, they are being tipped in bridal forums as a source of sanity, solace and even sly rebellion against the uptight wedding world. Perhaps this explains why they are on the rise; 16 wedding planning podcasts have arrived on iTunes in the past three years, and Google searches for the term have increased every year in the same period. Nearly half of them launched in 2018, including an offering from the bridal industry behemoth Rock My Wedding. Continue reading...
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