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Woman takes action after priest criticized teen's suicide at funeral
The suit alleges Rev. Don LaCuesta. turned his homily into a message regarding suicide, questioning whether the teen would go to heaven
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Epstein guards are being made scapegoats, union argues
Two guards accused of not checking on Jeffrey Epstein the day he died in New York have pleaded not guilty to charges of falsifying records and conspiracy. They allegedly did not check on him for eight hours. Mola Lenghi reports.
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Guidemaster: The most useful gadgets to have in your bag while traveling
Here are some stellar gadgets that will make your future trips better.
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Review: "Liebestrasse" is a frighteningly relevant LGBTQ graphic novel set in the Weimar Republic
Liebestrasse is a new original digital graphic novel from Comixology, but it follows more in the European tradition of small, character-focused slice-of-life stories than the bombastic speculative fiction that's made the American graphic novel field so popular. In less than 100 pages, it tells the story of an American businessman named Sam who takes a job in Berlin during the Weimar Republic, where he meets and falls in love with an art dealer named Phillip. Of course, the dramatic irony abounds. As readers, we know what Germany's immediate future holds—and soon enough, that other shoe does indeed drop. But also as readers, it's easy to get wrapped in the simple tenderness of burgeoning romance and ignore the warning signs that lurk in the shadows—just like Sam and Phillip. The rapport between the two lovers is charming and realistic, with Phillip's witty flamboyance playing perfectly off of Sam's strong silent Americanisms. Artist Tim Fish does tremendous work with the subtleties of facial expressions; though the style is slightly more cartoonish than what most American readers might expect, I found myself consciously commenting on the acting as I read through the pages, as if these were actual people rather than drawings. I read a lot of comics, and that's something rare and unique, at least in the American market. The color palette by Hector Barros also gives the story a very classical comic vibe that fits the time period. Though the pigments are digital, the simple, solid color patterns evoke a more innocent era. Read the rest
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Customizable Champagne Cocktails Are the Perfect Elegant Holiday Beverage
Nothing says culturally enforced festivity like a flute of sparkling wine.
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Sondland has been left isolated ahead of his impeachment testimony, and could even face jail time after holes emerge in his earlier evidence
Associated Press On Wednesday, EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland is to testify before the House impeachment inquiry.  He has before him a dilemma: whether to row back on testimony he gave earlier in the hearings which has now been ripped apart by other witnesses. Sondland previously said he was not aware of a "quid pro quo" offer to Ukraine to reinstate military aid in exchange for a criminal probe of Joe Biden and his son. Others have since testified that Sondland did indeed know about this, and loudly discussed it in public. He later revised his testimony to say that he did remember discussing a quid pro quo with Ukrainian officials. If he sticks with his account, and lawmakers believe he is not telling them the truth, they can pursue perjury charges that carry the potential of a prison sentence. If lawmakers believe that Sondland has lied to them, they can refer him to the Department of Justice for criminal prosecution on perjury charges.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The witness whose testimony the White House is said to fear the most is scheduled to appear before the House impeachment inquiry on Wednesday. Gordon Sondland, the multimillionaire hotel magnate and US ambassador to the EU, was one of small group of US officials who carved out the unofficial diplomatic backchannel with Ukraine which is the focus of the inquiry.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:Gordon Sondland, Laura Cooper, and David Hale are testifying in Wednesday's impeachment hearings. Here's how to watch.Meet Alexander Vindman: The refugee, Army colonel, and Purple Heart recipient testifying publicly in Trump's impeachment inquiryThe Senate is poised to join the House in probing whistleblower alleging interference in Trump IRS audit, reports say
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What to expect from the 5th Democratic debate
Democrats running for president will face off for the fifth time Wednesday night. Ten of the president's potential rivals for 2020 made the cut. Recent polling shows four of them nearly tied at the top, with Mayor Pete Buttigieg the latest candidate to surge. Ed O'Keefe reports.
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Saudi Aramco to meet investors in Dubai and Abu Dhabi: sources
Saudi Aramco plans meetings with investors in Dubai next week, sources said, in which it is seeking to raise up to $25.6 billion in the world's biggest share sale.
'Game of Thrones' fans will soon be able to set sail on a 'Cruise of Thrones' and venture to the show's iconic filming locations
Shutterstock A travel company is launching a "Cruise of Thrones" experience which will visit iconic film locations from the hit show "Game of Thrones." The 16-day cruise option will take guests to visit Iceland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Croatia, Malta and Spain onboard a luxury ship. Setting sail in 2021, packages start from $5,130 per person. Visit Insider's homepage for more details. Attention "Game of Thrones" lovers, your dream vacation is coming. Fans of the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones" should mark their calendars for this truly unique cruise experience that will set sail in Europe in 2021.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:A man tried to smuggle $400,000 worth of cocaine in 24 shampoo bottlesDavid Dobrik said his earnings from YouTube went from $275,000 a month to under $2,000 after the 'Adpocalypse'I took trains all the way from Istanbul to London, and eastern and western Europe felt like different worlds
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Björk review – a spectacular vision of Utopia
O2 Arena, London Writhing alien life forms engulf a set so elaborate it reduces the audience at the singer’s Cornucopia stadium show to hushed awe. But her voice rings out clearWhen Björk first conceived of the live show for her ninth studio album, 2017’s lush Utopia, she envisioned something “a little bit Pollyanna”. Having cut short the tour for the preceding Vulnicura album owing to the emotional weight of its dense break-up songs, this was a chance to create a new world, one bathed in light. Cornucopia has been billed by Björk as her “most elaborate staged concert to date”, which is saying something considering that 2011’s Biophilia jaunt utilised actual lightning to make beats. Her choice of arena-sized venues suggests that logistics won out over intimacy. Everything here is oversized, from the constantly shifting fringed screens that drape the stage – made up of a collection of fungi-like pods – to the crisp projections showing polymorphous alien-like flora and fauna that often engulf the 18-piece choir and the flute septet, to the dome-like reverberation chamber into which Björk occasionally disappears to sing without a microphone. That it’s predominantly soundtracked by Utopia’s birdcall-heavy art-pop makes it feel as if you’ve been shrunk and let loose in an underwater episode of Blue Planet.It’s an unnerving experience at first, with the crowd hushed as if in a theatre, all polite applause and near silence between songs. It’s a respect that Björk – resplendent in a peach ruffled dress and gold headpiece – wallows in, unleashing that crystal clear voice on opener The Gate, before kicking and prodding at an imaginary figure on the gloopy Arisen My Senses. Her movements often seem to relate to a different song entirely, as if these sprawling, densely layered epics read as pop to her now. Even when cloaked in blossoming flowers or, as on the rumbling highlight Body Memory, surrounded by CGI bodies crashing into each other, she remains your main focus. When she loses her way during Hidden Place – one of the few songs from her pre-2015 discography – she styles it out with some trademark, wordless ad-libs, while a cute cry that “flutes rock!” is met with the night’s only real concession to arena-sized cheering. Continue reading...
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CHEAP: Become a streamlord with $20 off this Fire Stick and Echo Dot combo
Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! High-quality offline content is great if you have a home server and almost every movie, show, and song in the world. But you’re not gonna sit and download everything that is out there. During those times, it’s easier to have streaming devices to watch a new show or crank up a fresh tune. And what’s better than a combo of Amazon Fire Stick and Echo Dot selling for just $70, instead of $90. That’s right. The second generation of Fire Stick with Alexa-enabled voice… This story continues at The Next Web
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Save big on refurbished tablets in the Amazon Black Friday pre-sale
TL;DR: Certified refurbished Fire HD 10 tablets are on sale for £69.99 on Amazon, saving you 46% on list price. There is a lot of fear surrounding refurbished products, and we're not sure why. These devices might be pre-owned, but they aren't faulty or damaged. Plus, you could end up saving loads of cash. A certified refurbished Amazon device is a pre-owned product that has been resurrected, refitted, and tested to look and work like new. The device is then gets its certification and a new one-year warranty, so you have nothing to worry about. SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: When is it and what are the best deals in the UK? Read more...More about Refurbished, Fire Tablet, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
Jose Mourinho: Watch the new Tottenham head coach's classic moments
BBC Sport looks back at some of new Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho's comments about himself.
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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is on sale and you won't believe the price
TL;DR: A three-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is on sale for £1, saving you 97% on list price. You're likely to come across loads of deals in the coming weeks, and everyone will be telling you that it's the best deal out there, or that this discount is unprecedented and never to be seen again. Now we're not going to say that the current Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deal will never resurface, or that it has never been seen before, but we will say that it's the best available right now and it's simply incredible. SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: The best gaming deals in the UK Read more...More about Xbox, Xbox Game Pass, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
Bella Hadid revealed that she 'never felt powerful' walking the Victoria's Secret runway shows
Bella Hadid took a dig at Victoria's Secret while speaking at the Vogue Fashion Festival in Paris on Friday.  Hadid said in an interview that she "never felt powerful on a runway" until she modeled for Rihanna's Savage X Fenty runway show, which first ran at New York Fashion Week in 2018.  Hadid had previously walked in three Victoria's Secret runway shows. Critics applauded Rihanna for championing body inclusivity and diversity in her show, something that Victoria's Secret has frequently been accused of not doing.  Sign up for Business Insider's retail newsletter, The Drive-Thru, to get more stories like this in your inbox.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bella Hadid took a subtle, possibly inadvertent dig at Victoria's Secret while speaking at the Vogue Fashion Festival in Paris on Friday.  In an interview with film director Loïc Prigent and in front of an audience of hundreds of people, the 23-year-old model said that she had "never felt powerful" modeling lingerie on a runway show until she worked with Rihanna and modeled her Savage X Fenty collection at New York Fashion Week, WWD reported.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Hugh Hefner's Playboy empire became an iconic part of pop culture, but struggled to keep up. Here's what led to the company's rise and fall.See Also:Bill Gates is once again the richest person in the world. Here's how he spends his $110 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.17 relationship facts everybody should know before getting marriedCaroline Spiegel, the sister of Snap CEO Evan Spiegel, is taking on sites like PornHub with the launch of her new audio porn siteSEE ALSO: Rihanna is launching her new luxury fashion brand Fenty with a pop-up in Paris — take a peek inside
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Special Report: Ex-workers say U.S. military landlord falsified records to get bonuses
A U.K. company that provides housing to U.S. military families came under official investigation earlier this year, after Reuters disclosed it had faked maintenance records to pocket performance bonuses at an Oklahoma Air Force base.
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Radar tech reveals unseen footprints of mammoths from the Ice Age
The mammoth lumbers through our imaginations when we think about the world during the most recent Ice Age. They’re just one of many giant creatures that our ancestors lived alongside and which became extinct when the climate changed. The giant ground sloth – a large herbivore that was endemic to the Americas – is another. We can study these extinct animals from their bones – but also from the preserved footprints they left in the mud. But these footprints are often hard to find – and while they can tell us about the presence of an animal, they don’t always… This story continues at The Next Web
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Ambassador to European Union to testify publicly Wednesday
US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland arrives on Capitol Hill in what's shaping up to be the most consequential hearing of the Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and Ukraine.
Sand thieves and unreliable GPS near the Port of Shanghai
Mariners rely on GPS to avoid collisions, but increasingly they're finding GPS cannot be relied on near the Port of Shanghai: In fact, something far more dangerous was happening, and the Manukai’s captain was unaware of it. Although the American ship’s GPS signals initially seemed to have just been jammed, both it and its neighbor had also been spoofed—their true position and speed replaced by false coordinates broadcast from the ground. ... Analysts noticed that the attacks had actually started the previous summer, increasing as the months rolled on. The most intense interference was recorded on the very day in July that the Manukai’s captain reported difficulties, when a total of nearly 300 vessels had their locations spoofed. The spoofing could be China testing a new electronic weapon.  Or it could be sand pirates trying to sneak through the area: Chinese builders call it “soft gold.” Sand dredged from Yangtze River, which has the ideal consistency and composition for cement, helped fuel Shanghai’s construction boom in the 1980s and 1990s. By the turn of the millennium, reckless sand extraction had undermined bridges, trashed ecosystems, and caused long stretches of the riverbank to collapse. In 2000, Chinese authorities banned sand mining on the Yangtze completely. The trade continued illicitly, however, expanding to include the illegal dredging of sand and gravel from the Yangtze estuary and the open seas near Shanghai. By day, such ships look innocuous. By night, they lower pipes to the riverbed to suck up thousands of tons of sand in a single session. Read the rest
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Late night ridicules congressman's impeachment dig
Late-night hosts mocked Rep. Devin Nunes' (R-CA) dig on the third day of public impeachment hearings. - RSS Channel
NASA just detected water vapor on a moon of Jupiter — yet another clue that Europa's hidden ocean could hold alien life
NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA scientists have detected water vapor above the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa for the first time. It's yet another clue that Europa could host alien life in the ocean below its icy crust. Overall, the moon may hold twice as much water as Earth. An upcoming NASA spacecraft will travel to Europa to hunt for more clues about possible alien life. Here's everything we know about Europa, its ocean, and its potential for alien life. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. An icy moon of Jupiter is looking more and more like it could hold alien life deep in its subsurface sea.  On Monday, NASA announced that scientists had officially measured water vapor on the moon, called Europa, for the first time.   The discovery is yet another sign that Europa has all the right ingredients for aliens — given the right chemicals and a little deep-sea volcanic activity, it's possible that life could spring up (or already has) deep in the saltwater ocean below Europa's surface. Here's why scientists are increasingly looking to Europa in their hunt for alien life.On Monday, NASA announced that scientists had measured water vapor on Europa for the first time. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute NASA's Hubble Space Telescope first spotted such water vapor on Europa in 2013, possibly erupting from geysers. But nobody had directly measured it until now. The discovery is yet another clue that Europa could host alien life. NASA/ESA/K. Retherford/SWRI "Essential chemical elements (carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur) and sources of energy, two of three requirements for life, are found all over the solar system. But the third — liquid water — is somewhat hard to find beyond Earth," Lucas Paganini, a NASA planetary scientist who led the research, said in a press release. "While scientists have not yet detected liquid water directly, we've found the next best thing: water in vapor form." Scientists have long suspected that Europa conceals an ocean below its icy surface — possibly with twice the volume of Earth's oceans. Jenny Cheng and Skye Gould/Business Insider See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:We just got a look at the latest financials for health startups like Bright and Oscar. They reveal the challenges facing the insurers as they keep growing their footprints.A handful of new telescopes are about to transform the hunt for alien life and our understanding of the universe itselfA Bay Area startup is working to make 'air meat' using protein-producing microbes discovered by NASASEE ALSO: A handful of new telescopes are about to transform the hunt for alien life and our understanding of the universe itself
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The Morning After: Audi's E-Tron Sportback has a 'carpet of light'
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. The LA Auto Show is in full swing, so we've got electrified vehicles from Audi, Karma and Lincoln to discuss. A fourth Star Trek movie has found its writer/director, Sony is investing in AI for gastronomy and, l...
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Mom 'disgusted' after daycare employee wrote her son needed to be put on a diet
A Texas mom says she sent her 5-year-old son to daycare with a special note inside his lunchbox: "Please tell (my son) that his mommy loves him so much and I'm thinking about him." - RSS Channel
Eye Opener: The House hears public testimony from Gordon Sondland
Gordon Sondland, an ambassador with a direct line to President Trump, takes center stage at Wednesday's impeachment hearings. Also, two corrections officers are accused of failing to check in on accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein the night he died. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
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Trump impeachment inquiry: Gordon Sondland due to testify
Gordon Sondland, US ambassador to the EU, is at the centre of allegations against President Trump.
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Israel strikes Iranian positions in Syria after rocket fire - IDF
Israel hit dozens of Iranian and Syrian military targets in a series of raids in the early hours of Wednesday, the Israeli military said, in response to four rockets fired from Syrian territory into Israel in the early hours of Tuesday.
Factbox: 'To Tim': Trump's tweets to Apple CEO Cook on factories, iPhones
Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook will give U.S. President Donald Trump a personal tour of its Texas computer factory on Wednesday, the latest sign of a close relationship between two of America's most powerful men.
6 technology trends that are changing how we travel
As technology plays an increasingly important role in the travel sector, here are 6 trends, from AI and augmented reality to voice technology and IoT.
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This 10-year-old is the best Lakers’ shooter since Jerry West
@Lakers We have that and more in Wednesday’s NBA newsletter. The Lakers beat the Thunder to improve to a league-best 12-2, LeBron James became the first player in league history to have a triple-double against every other franchise, Ian Karmel danced with the Laker Girls, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit a clutch three. But the biggest story at STAPLES Center on Tuesday was obviously 10-year-old fan Maxx, who participated in the Lakers’ timeout shooting contest called Half-Minute To Win It. The goal is to score 10 points in 30 seconds or less to win a free pass to Lakers summer camp. Layups are worth one point, free throws are worth three, and top of the key threes are worth 10. What followed was the greatest shooting display Los Angeles has ever seen. Our buddy Maxx out here trying to get himself a contract!— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November 20, 2019 Maxx finished with 30 points. Thirty. He needed 10! He got 10 in two seconds. Seriously, he got the ball, needed 10 points to go to camp, took a single shot, and was done. He could have stopped after one shot. Instead, he ran up the score. Maxx ended up shooting 8-9 from the floor -- though officials may need to review if he got that wild turnaround jumper off before the buzzer. He had the whole Lakers bench looking at him, he got dapped up by the Lakers Girls and JaVale McGee, and the kid is going to camp. You love to see it. Just imagine how many titles the Lakers could have won this century if Shaq and Pau Gasol had Maxx instead of Kobe. Scores Warriors 114, Grizzlies 95Blazers 104, Pelicans 115Suns 116, Kings 120Thunder 107, Lakers 112 Schedule All times Eastern. Games are on League Pass unless otherwise noted. Knicks at Sixers, 7Spurs at Wizards, 7Bucks at Hawks, 7:30Hornets at Nets, 7:30Cavaliers at Heat, 7:30Magic at Raptors, 7:30Warriors at Mavericks, 7:30, ESPNPistons at Bulls, 8Jazz at Wolves, 8Rockets at Nuggets, 9Celtics at Clippers, 10, ESPN Links Just an incredible piece of work from Kevin Arnovitz on the former Kings executive nailed for stealing $13 million from the team and its sponsors. A riveting tale. An unlikely hero. A lingering mystery. Mike Prada makes the case that the Giannis vs. Harden MVP battle is even more interesting this season. Ricky O’Donnell on the offseason separation of Malcolm Brogdon and the Bucks, and how it impacts everything. Mirin Fader has a big LaMelo Ball profile. Must-read. Second piece in Henry Abbott’s series on injuries. Matt Ellentuck writes that Markelle Fultz is fine. What a relief! Why are the Nets a trainwreck even taking into account the injuries? Dan Devine on the Nets, too. Why are the Hornets not a trainwreck? An excerpt from Michael Powell’s book on Navajo basketball. The Kings have been better lately. How? They slowed way down, writes Paolo Uggetti. Carmelo Anthony changed his number to 00, and instead of just letting people assume whatever, he got fake deep about it on Instagram. Also, Melo started in his Blazers debut, scoring 10 points on 4-14 shooting. Damian Lillard sat, and Portland lost to one of the worst teams in the league. Dan Devine on whether Melo can rewrite his final chapter. That nightmare Mavericks jersey we showed you last week is real, and everyone hates it. Folks, what if I told you that’s not even the worst Mavericks jersey of all time? It looks like P.J. Tucker is going to sign with Nike. Be excellent to each other.
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Joshua Kimmich: Mauricio Pochettino Is a 'Top Coach'; Unsure on Bayern Interest
Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich believes Mauricio Pochettino is a "top coach," although he said he's unsure if there's much substance in the reports linking him with a move to the Allianz Arena...
Trump Cleared a Sailor Accused of War Crimes. The Navy Wants to Expel Him From the SEALs Anyway.
The move would amount to an extraordinary and explicit rebuke of the president’s clearing of charges against a sailor accused of murder.
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Stevenage's Mark Sampson charged by FA over offensive remark about player
Remark alleged to have been made in transfer target talksClub investigation found no case for Sampson to answerStevenage caretaker manager Mark Sampson has been charged by the Football Association with making an offensive remark.The former England Women head coach is alleged to have made the remark to a coach who used to work with the League Two club earlier this season. It was alleged that the remark was aimed at a player during a conversation about transfer targets. Continue reading...
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Save Big on Wireless Charging Accessories Thanks to Today's Gold Box
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Gordon Sondland, Syracuse University, Grammys: Your Wednesday Briefing
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Why do men’s and women’s clothes button up on different sides?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical conceptsWhy do men’s and women’s clothes button up on different sides?Jan Billing, Łódź, Poland Continue reading...
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Bunch raises $3.85 million for social mobile party app for gamers
Bunch, the party app for mobile games, has raised $3.85 million from top games companies including Supercell, Tencent, Riot Games, Miniclip, and others.
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How to Keep Alzheimer’s From Bringing About the Zombie Apocalypse
I tried to kill my father for years. To be fair, I was following his wishes. He’d made it clear that when he no longer recognized me, when he could no longer talk, when the nurses started treating him like a toddler, he didn’t want to live any longer. My father was 58 years old…
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Christmas in Austin by Benjamin Markovits review – family ties
The sequel to A Weekend in New York gets inside the Essinger clan’s heads for an enforced family gatheringThe second part of Benjamin Markovits’s trilogy about the Essinger family picks up their lives a few years after the end of 2018’s A Weekend in New York. Since the US Open tournament that was the culmination of the previous book, Paul Essinger has quit professional tennis and broken up with his girlfriend, Dana. The book follows Paul, Dana, their son, Cal, and the various members of the Essinger family as they gather in Texas at the home of his parents, Liesel and Bill, for their week-long Christmas. Despite their estrangement, Dana and Paul hope to give Paul time to bond with his son. This offers a lifeline to his mother, who is desperate to find a way to bring them back together and for the celebrations to go well.We see the suffocation of the family Christmas, where small arguments open old wounds Continue reading...
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How to make the perfect quesadilla | Felicity Cloake
They are simply fresh corn tortillas folded over melted cheese, and anything else you might fancy – but what’s the best way to go about making these Mexican morsels?The quesadilla, according to chef Enrique Olvera, is “the simplest of pleasures”, and is described by Rick Bayless as “the grilled cheese sandwich of Mexico” – though, perhaps surprisingly, despite their name, these toasted tortillas don’t always contain cheese. Whatever’s inside, however, they’re the perfect quick feast, as much like an empanada or pasty as a mere sandwich, and best enjoyed hot from the grill with a lick of salsa and a second already on its way. But if you don’t have a taco stall handy, churning out handmade tortillas faster than you can eat them, what’s the closest to heaven you can get at home? Continue reading...
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Three key impeachment witnesses testify
The impeachment hearing enters another week. Three impeachment inquiry witnesses — Gordon Sondland, Laura Cooper and David Hale — will testify publicly. Follow here for the latest.
Trump’s Actions in Ukraine Weren’t Just Wrong, They Were Dangerous
One of the problems with understanding the Ukraine impeachment proceedings is that while there is a one-sentence summary of what Trump did – he hijacked American foreign policy to attempt to extort an investigation of a political rival from a desperate and dependent American ally – there is no good and simple explanation of the…
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Sondland Kept Pompeo Informed on Ukraine Pressure Campaign
The diplomat at the center of the impeachment inquiry looped in the secretary of state at key moments as American officials pushed for investigations sought by President Trump.
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Trade Packages for NBA's Top Stars Who Could End Up on the Block
Trade season is almost upon the NBA . Seriously. Look at the calendar. Its unofficial start, Dec. 15, is closer than you think...
NFL Power Rankings 2019: Week 12 Conference Standings and Latest Super Bowl Odds
Some weekends of the NFL season are loaded with drama and intrigue. Others go mostly by the book. Week 11 of the 2019 campaign fell into the latter category, which means little movement in the power rankings or Super Bowl odds ahead of Week 12...
Vayyar raises $109 million to bring its 4D radar imaging tech to more markets
Vayyar, which provides radar imaging sensor technology to multiple industries, has raised $109 million in a round of funding led by Koch.
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The 20 Best Individual NBA Seasons of the Past Decade
With autumn giving way to winter and the close of the 2010s bearing down, forgive us for feeling a little nostalgic...
College Football Playoff: Potential Disaster Scenarios After Week 13 Ranking
LSU remains atop the latest College Football Playoff rankings, and the forecast is steady along with it. At this point, most projections include LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and one of Oklahoma, Oregon or Utah to reach the championship tournament...
Top 3 Worst Free-Agent Signings in the History of Each MLB Franchise
There are varying levels of risk and reward with any free-agent signing, and even the best-laid plans can go off track for a variety of reasons...