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What Zack Wheeler thinks of his mysterious Mets future

The command was pinpoint. The breaks were sharp. The radar gun expressed no concern. Zack Wheeler threw 30 pitches Tuesday afternoon, and walked off the Citi Field mound, ready to return from the shoulder impingement that has kept the right-hander out since July 7. Wheeler’s next trip to the mound could mark his final appearance...
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Floyd Mayweather says he is 'coming out of retirement in 2020' after UFC talks
Former world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather says he is "coming out of retirement in 2020."
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What developers should know about iOS 13 before updating their apps
The thirteenth iteration of iOS is, without a doubt, one of Apple’s most highly anticipated software updates. Last year, the focus of iOS 12 was on performance and speed, but this year Apple packed the new version with a bunch of new features and improvements that will allow developers to create enhanced mobile experiences, helping businesses better connect with their customers. The initial release of iOS 13 was not smooth sailing for Apple, evident in the fact that they have already rolled out several updates, bringing us to 13.1.2. The initial version was released to the public on September 19,… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iOS
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Ronaldo Wants Real Valladolid Loan Move for Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr.
Former Real Madrid star Ronaldo, who is Real Valladolid's majority shareholder , wants to bring in Los Blancos forward Vinicius Jr. on loan. He told Fox in Brazil (h/t Cadena Cope , via Football Espana ): "I would love to have Vinicius...
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Microsoft allowed to sell software to Huawei once again
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Microsoft has been granted a license to export software to Huawei once again. The software giant was caught up in a long line of US-based technology companies that have been forced to comply with President Trump’s executive order to crack down on Chinese tech companies. “On November 20th, the US Department of Commerce granted Microsoft’s request for a license to export mass-market software to Huawei,” says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to Bloomberg. “We appreciate the department’s action in response to our request.” It’s not immediately clear what “mass-market” refers to, but Microsoft sells Windows and Office licenses to Huawei. It’s likely that Microsoft is at least able to sell Windows licenses to Huawei once again, which... Continue reading…
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If you ever need to escape a haunted submarine, call Elizabeth Warren
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has a plan for a lot of things: healthcare, gun control, the minimum wage, you name it. So, your late-night dudes Desus and Mero wanted to put the Massachusetts senator's planning skills to the test, not only to "help us escape this wicked administration that we're currently under," but also to solve an actual escape room. In the clip above, Warren and the Bodega Boys (or rather, team "Future Presidents of America") find themselves locked into a haunted submarine situation in Boston's Trapology. Before they can disarm the menacing ghost captain's torpedo before the clock runs out, there's plenty of puzzles and gas leaks to solve. And guys, Warren has a plan. Read more...More about Elizabeth Warren, Escape Room, Desus And Mero, Entertainment, and Celebrities
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'Start Here': Hill's warning about Russia in testimony and Netanyahu's indictment
It's Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Here's what you need to know to start your day.
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We’ve already got a climate crisis – let’ not turn it into a culture war | Alice Bell
Shouting slogans won’t change anyone’s mind. We activists must engage even with those whose views we find abhorrentJust 2% of the election debate was spent discussing the climate crisis. That includes the second Jeremy Corbyn gave it in his opening statement. When it was finally discussed – for a scant 45 seconds in the last 10 minutes – Corbyn was heckled after highlighting the effects our changing climate would have on the world’s poorest, with a jeer of “Oh, here we go!”. For those of us who work on raising awareness and finding solutions to the climate crisis, it was chilling. Corbyn himself looked shocked and seemed to gesture to the audience as if to say, “See what I’m working with?”The urgency required to deal with our environmental crisis means this has to be the climate election Continue reading...
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Was same-sex behavior hardwired in animals from the beginning?
Evolutionary scientists have been thinking about same-sex sexual behavior all wrong.
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Experience: I learned to play the piano without a piano
I Googled the dimensions of a keyboard, drew the keys on to a piece of paper and stuck it on my deskI was 11 years old when I asked my mum for piano lessons, in 2010. We were in the fallout of the recession and she’d recently been made redundant. She said a polite “no”.That didn’t deter me. I Googled the dimensions of a keyboard, drew the keys on to a piece of paper and stuck it on my desk. I would click notes on an online keyboard and “play” them back on my paper one – keeping the sound they made on the computer in my head. After a while I could hear the notes in my head while pressing the keys on the paper. I spent six months playing scales and chord sequences without touching a real piano. Once my mum saw it wasn’t a fad, she borrowed some money from family and friends, and bought me 10 lessons. Continue reading...
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Inside TikTok: The Challenges of Chinese Ownership
The app’s growing popularity in the U.S. has lawmakers worried about Beijing’s influence.
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Why you shouldn't buy a Roomba on Black Friday. (Get a Shark instead!)
I have a Roomba vacuum, and I really do not like it. If I had a sledgehammer readily available, I would come down on that little jerk with the wrath of Thor himself.  My Roomba never did anything to me personally, no, but I’m so damn tired of its asshole tendency to dive-bomb into my walls, aimlessly wander around in the same three-foot radius indefinitely, and wedge itself under my couch while blaring out an error message that I now hear in my nightmares. And after all that, my carpet still has crap in it. Cool! OK, maybe I’m ranting. But I’m sensitive, and my Roomba hurt my feelings.  In “reality,” it’s honestly not that bad. I don’t have to vacuum like I used to because my semi-annoying robot helper has it covered. My regret isn’t in that I bought one, but that I paid so much for it. Read more...More about Roomba, Black Friday, Robot Vacuums, Mashable Shopping, and Shark Ion
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Prince Philip's chain-smoking nun mom in 'The Crown' was a real-life hero
Of all the things a regular watcher of The Crown might expect to see in Buckingham Palace, a chain-smoking Greek Orthodox nun with a history of institutionalization and a love of card games might be low on the list. Truth is often stranger than fiction though, and Season 3 of The Crown didn’t have to stray too far from history to introduce Prince Philip’s mother Princess Alice of Battenberg (also known as Mother-Superior Alice-Elizabeth or Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark) to its story. Princess Alice appears in “Bubbikins,” the fourth episode of The Crown Season 3, two seasons after her character had a quick cameo in the show’s first episode as a guest at her son Prince Philip and then–Princess Elizabeth’s wedding. Back in the premiere, Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Mary of Teck looked down on Princess Alice, taking note of her nun’s habit and mentioning that she had recently been released from a sanitorium, but “Bubbikins” gives more context for Princess Alice’s place in the royal family.  Read more...More about Netflix, The Crown, Prince Philip, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows
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Learn how to become an in-demand project manager for less than $40
TL;DR: You'll get eight courses on project and quality management on sale for $45.99, a 98% savings.  Unless you’ve seriously never had a job, you've probably dipped your toes in project management. After all, pretty much every industry is dependent on managing set projects to completion, and you’ve no doubt had some small role in making that happen. Congratulations.  Yet even if the person two desks over from you is a project manager, it can be tricky to figure out what it is they actually do; and infuriating to find out how much they do it for. Thanks to a somewhat elusive mix of people skills, technical know-how, and psychology, project management is hard and project managers are in-demand. Read more...More about Project Management, Bundle, Online Learning, Mashable Shopping, and Shopping Online Learning
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20 Black Friday deals to snag now before the craziness starts
If you've noticed the number of deals ramping up lately, you're onto something. November – as in the entire month – is the new Black Friday. You no longer have to camp out on sidewalks and dodge sketchy in-store stampedes to snag the best deals. Anything that's worth buying can be purchased online.  Check out these early Black Friday deals you can get for an extra 15% off using the code BFSAVE15. For your gadgets... Spark Headphones Enjoy your favorite tunes through these powerful, form-fitting earbuds that don't just deliver premium sound quality, but also a pulsating light that dances to the beat and keeps you visible at night. Read more...More about Black Friday, Mashable Shopping, Consumer Tech, Culture, and Consumer Tech
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Japan's Abe says South Korea made strategic choice in keeping intelligence-sharing pact
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday said South Korea made a strategic choice in deciding to stick with an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan that it had earlier said it would withdraw from amid a spat over history and trade.
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This is the best time to invest in a Kindle Paperwhite
TL;DR: The Kindle Paperwhite is on sale for £84.99 on Amazon, saving you 29% on list price. The Amazon Black Friday Sale has begun with a flurry of deals on pretty much everything, but it's the offers on Amazon's own devices that have stolen the show. You can save on Fire Sticks, Fire tablets, Echo Dots, and more in the sale, with big discounts across the board. You can even pick up subscription services like Audible at reduced rates. It's a wonderful time to be a shopper. SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: The best Amazon deals in the UK One of the very best deals from this pool of impressive offers is the discounted Kindle Paperwhite. You can now pick up this device for just £84.99 on Amazon, and save 29% on list price. This sort of discount doesn't come around very often, so this is probably your best chance to pick up a bargain this year. Read more...More about Black Friday, Mashable Shopping, Kindle Paperwhite, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
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Will Ferrell plays a whispering game with Jimmy Fallon and it gets very intense, very fast
Jimmy Fallon's "Whisper Challenge" usually involves some silly phrases and a bit of light-hearted lip-reading. Not when Will Ferrell's playing, though. The minute he's involved, things take a significantly darker turn. In the clip above, Ferrell is supposed to be mouthing the phrases "Baby Yoda" and "Rum Tum Tugger" to Fallon — but instead he confesses his secret love of shoplifting, and tries to recruit Fallon into his brand new cult. Read more... More about The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Entertainment, and Talk Show
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Transformation from nice to nasty is one Spurs must undergo to be winners | Eni Aluko
Hiring of José Mourinho shows Daniel Levy has changed his mindset and the players must do so too if they are to succeedTottenham have been a likeable club for such a long time. From David Ginola to Christian Eriksen they have had gifted players and allowed them to play nice football, without winning very much. There have been two League Cups in the past 20 years: this is a team that have not trod on many people’s toes. Outside Arsenal and Chelsea, and even then just for tribal reasons, nobody can really hate Spurs. I certainly like them a lot. This is not a bad image to have, but it is one that is about to change – because Tottenham have just decided to get ugly.Once they fully adopt José Mourinho’s win-at-all-costs mentality there is going to be a big change in how the neutral perceives them. But first, their players are going to have to go through a huge mindset shift. They are going to change from being a squad of individuals who everyone likes and respects, people like Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura who play with a smile, to a team nobody particularly likes, led by a manager who deliberately antagonises his rivals. Continue reading...
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Graham Norton to host 2020 Baftas ceremony
The chatshow star will emcee next February’s ceremony following a widely panned two-year run by Joanna LumleyGraham Norton will host next year’s Baftas ceremony, taking over the role from Joanna Lumley, who hosted for two years following the departure of longtime emcee Stephen Fry.Norton, 56, is best known as the host of the UK’s leading late-night chatshow, broadcast on Friday nights, which regularly features a starry lineup of guests. He hosted the TV Baftas 15 years ago, but this will be his first appearance introducing the film awards. Continue reading...
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Why fashion 'It Girl' Garance Doré quit fashion week
In 2006, I was working as an illustrator and booking very few jobs. In a last-ditch attempt to do something with my life, I started a blog and posted my illustrations online.
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Global shares inch up, but trade worries linger
Global stocks inched up on Friday, lifted by China's renewed offer to work out a trade pact with Washington, but gains were limited by uncertainty over how the 16-month-old trade war plays out and how much it may undermine the world economy.
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Google employees protest suspension of two activist colleagues
Google has found itself in yet another problematic situation with its own employees — from its board of directors at Alphabet launching an investigation into how the tech giant deals with sexual assault claims two weeks ago to at least 45 of its workers reporting abuse and harassment in an open letter two months ago. Now, Googlers are planning a protest today outside its HQ offices in San Francisco over the suspension of two activist employees who were put on leave for — what some employees are arguing — speaking out against the company.  Earlier this month, Bloomberg first reported… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google
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No truce in Mediaset, Vivendi battle ahead of court hearing -sources
Italian broadcaster Mediaset and its No. 2 investor Vivendi have not yet reached an agreement to end years of legal fighting ahead of a court hearing on Friday, two sources close to the matter said.
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Spotify is hosting its own awards show
Spotify has announced that it will host its own awards show, called the Spotify Awards, that will provide "a true reflection of what fans are listening to," the company wrote. The event will be broadcast live on Turner Latin America from Mexico City,...
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Professor keeps job despite "racist, sexist, and homophobic" posts
Indiana University says it can't fire Eric Rasmusen because Constitution protects him; school has been deluged with demands that he be let go
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Owen Jones: ‘They don’t want you to vote. Defy them’
‘You have the power to change it all, but you have to vote.’ Owen Jones makes an impassioned plea for people to make their voices heard by registering to vote in the general election by 26 November.Register to vote here  Continue reading...
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At Last Minute, South Korea Holds Off on Leaving Intelligence Pact With Japan
The United States had pushed the two nations to remain in the agreement, which helps gather intelligence on North Korea’s missile activity.
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Tapas Revolution, Westfield Stratford, London E20: ‘Is this punishment for Brexit?’ – restaurant review | Grace Dent
There are great ideas and good intent hiding somewhere in this growing chain, but in the rush to expand, flavour and care have taken a hitThe assertively titled Tapas Revolution in Westfield Stratford suggests that some sort of military junta is afoot, determined to make us enjoy jamón serrano while sitting just south of Uniqlo’s gilet section. Full disclosure: I do not need martial law to make me enjoy shopping-centre food. I eat a lot in what the kids are calling malls. I’m in there frequently, mooching, running errands and generally hiding from life.It is, of course, fashionable to express dismay about any time spent inside these neon-lit retail kingdoms, and about their food offerings in particular. Nevertheless, as Christmas approaches, be sure that you will at some point find yourself in a multi-storey car park gridlock while heading to the festive stampede for Victoria’s Secret’s two-for-one gift thongs, which is when the likes of massaman curry at Rosa’s Thai will suddenly feel like refuge. As will the weeping tiger jay tofu at Busaba, or even just a pleasant scone in the Waitrose cafe while observing jabby-elbowed cardholders rinsing the free coffees. Continue reading...
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It’s not thanks to capitalism that we’re living longer, but progressive politics | Jason Hickel
Ignore the usual fairytale. Democracy, unions, healthcare and education: these are the forces that matterIn recent years prominent pundits including Steven Pinker, Jordan Peterson and Bill Gates have invoked the progress in global life expectancies to defend capitalism against a growing tide of critics.Certainly there’s a lot to celebrate on this front. After all, average human life expectancy has improved a great deal. “Intellectuals are apt to do a spit take when they read a defense of capitalism,” Pinker writes in his recent book, Enlightenment Now. But it’s “obvious,” he claims, that “GDP per capita correlates with longevity, health, and nutrition.” Continue reading...
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Leonard Cohen: Thanks for the Dance review – a sublime final statement
(Columbia) This posthumous album finds the poet and singer on reflective, insightful, deadpan form, ‘settling accounts of the soul’After finishing You Want It Darker, which was released just 19 days before his death in 2016, aged 82, Leonard Cohen still wanted to add to his tower of song. Thus, he kept on writing and recording as life ebbed away, and the result is this beautiful posthumous collection. His songwriter son Adam has assembled a stellar cast of musicians, such as Daniel Lanois, Jennifer Warnes and Spanish guitarist Javier Mas, to do justice to the unfinished home recordings. However, the sparse, sublime instrumentation never takes the focus away from Cohen’s inimitable voice, which is lush, deadpan, warm and poetic, with a hint of frailty adding to the sense of a final statement. Continue reading...
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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin price decline accelerates’ :(
Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Jane Didion used to say: There’s only one way to go from here! Bitcoin Price We closed the day, November 21 2019, at a price of $7,642. That’s a notable 4.74 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$380.89. It was the lowest closing price in twenty-seven days. We’re still 61 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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Mr. Rogers' message of kindness is needed more than ever
"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" brings the beloved children's television icon back into the spotlight in an era in which kindness is at a premium.
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Julia Roberts as Harriet Tubman is extreme whitewashing, but not uncommon
The movie industry often hops on the diversity train when it becomes profitable. And then it just as quickly hops back off again.
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Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann Says 'I Don't Know How to Dribble'
Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann has said he does not know how to dribble. Speaking at a Puma event, the Frenchman explained that he prefers to take a few touches rather than ...
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Battling slowing sales, insurer AIA hires new CEO from rival Ping An
Asia-focussed insurer AIA Group Ltd on Friday named a senior executive at Chinese rival Ping An Insurance Group Co as its chief executive officer to replace company veteran Ng Keng Hooi.
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Musk unveils 'bulletproof' electric Tesla truck, but window cracks
A sledgehammer swung at the door had no effect, but when a metal sphere was hurled against the window, it shattered. "Room for improvement," Musk joked.
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Tesla's Cybertruck launch went off the rails when its 'armor glass' windows were easily smashed in a live test
Tesla The launch of Tesla's new Cybertruck hit a speedbump on Thursday when its "armor glass" windows got smashed during a demo. CEO Elon Musk unveiled the $39,900 truck in Los Angeles and got lead designer Franz von Holzhausen to test the windows with a metal ball. Von Holzhausen threw the ball and smashed both the front and read side windows with ease. Musk reacted: "Oh my f-----g God. Well, maybe that was a little too hard." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Tesla's new Cybertruck launch didn't go quite as smoothly as expected after its "armor glass" windows got smashed during a live test. CEO Elon Musk unveiled the $39,900 truck in Los Angeles on Thursday, and got lead designer Franz von Holzhausen to test the left-side windows by throwing a silver metal ball at them.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Apple just released iOS 13.2 with 60 new emoji and emoji variations. Here's how everyday people submit their own emoji.See Also:Tesla is about to unveil its pickup truck — here's everything you need to knowElon Musk and YouTuber Casey Neistat bonded over a Tesla engineer's massive 'selfie stick' extender poleThe president of Elon Musk's Boring Company has a whimsical resume, including owning a bar called 'Thomas Foolery' and a yogurt shop he sold for $1
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Sportsmen commit upper lips to charity
November is traditionally known for turkey on Thanksgiving and fireworks on Guy Fawkes Night. It is now also known for mustaches.
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PSA: Twitter finally ditches SMS for two-factor authentication
Twitter has finally done the impossible: it’s allowing users to enroll for its two-factor authentication (2FA) program without requiring a phone number. What’s more, it’s also providing an option to disable SMS-based 2FA, which is known to be flawed and insecure. The decoupling comes in the wake of revelations that the social blogging platform “accidentally” targeted ads at some users by way of their email addresses and phone numbers, which they provided only for account security purposes. Twitter admitted it didn’t know exactly how many were impacted by the inadvertent error, but said the issue was fixed as of September. To setup… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Twitter
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KKR reaches halfway in $3 billion Asia infrastructure fundraising: source
Global private equity group KKR & Co has raised $1.5 billion for its first Asia-focused infrastructure fund, roughly half the total targeted, one person with direct knowledge said. KKR began to target Asia's infrastructure sector with a series of hires beginning about a year ago and launched its fundraising in 2019.
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Zimbabwe's Meikles Hotel snapped up for $20 million
Dubai-based Albwardy Investments said on Friday it would buy and upgrade Zimbabwe's Meikles Hotel. Emer McCarthy reports.
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Premier League news and buildup to Euro 2020 play-off draw – live!
West Ham v Tottenham and Man City v Chelsea buildupPremier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendEmail Scott your thoughts or comment below the line 9.22am GMT It’s early. Still feeling sleepy-eyed? Why not take a nap at your desk? Go on, your boss won’t mind. Tell her you’re taking your lead from other high-status individuals such as Jose Mourinho, who also like to kip on the job. He’s been snoozing at the Lodge, you see, the luxury facility at the Tottenham Hotspur training ground. “If you are trying to find a six-star hotel you couldn’t find better than here,” he says. “Great bed, you sleep in the middle of five or six huge soft pillows, expensive duvet. Absolutely amazing.” The Lowry in Manchester has nothing on this. He’s also been banging on about Spurs-themed pyjamas, for some reason. Poor man must be knackered. 9.10am GMT Where else to start but here? So many questions. Can Wilfried Zaha prosper against depleted leaders Liverpool? Will Teemu Pukki prosper at Goodison Park? Is there any chance of Chelsea upsetting Manchester City? All this and more. Clickity click, be about your business. And enjoy! Related: Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Continue reading...
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Latest NHS maternity scandal is product of toxic 'can't happen here' mentality | Richard Vize
How many more babies must die before NHS managers finally tackle unsafe, disrespectful, life-wrecking services? The NHS’s worst maternity scandal raises fundamental questions about the culture and safety of our health service.The Independent has revealed that an inquiry into maternity care at Shrewsbury and Telford hospital NHS trust has uncovered dozens of avoidable deaths and more than 50 babies suffering permanent brain damage over the past 40 years. Continue reading...
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Amnesty International Says the Smog Choking Lahore Is Putting Every Resident’s Health at Risk
Pakistan's second-largest city has not had a single day of healthy air this year
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OneCoin lawyer found guilty in $4B cryptocurrency scam
Mark Scott, the lawyer who made $50 million by routing $400 million on behalf of the OneCoin cryptocurrency scam, has been found guilty of money laundering and fraud, and is facing a 50-year prison sentence. Scott’s lawyers said he was not aware that OneCoin’s cryptocurrency was worthless, adding that he was simply doing what Dr Ruja Ignatova, co-founder of the Bulgaria-based scam, asked him to do. A federal jury in Manhattan, however, rejected those claims following a three-week trial. “Mark S. Scott, an equity partner at a prominent international law firm, used his specialized knowledge as an experienced corporate lawyer to… This story continues at The Next Web
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Light pollution is key 'bringer of insect apocalypse'
Exclusive: scientists say bug deaths can be cut by switching off unnecessary lightsLight pollution is a significant but overlooked driver of the rapid decline of insect populations, according to the most comprehensive review of the scientific evidence to date.Artificial light at night can affect every aspect of insects’ lives, the researchers said, from luring moths to their deaths around bulbs, to spotlighting insect prey for rats and toads, to obscuring the mating signals of fireflies. Continue reading...
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Athletes and the Movember charity
It's the time of year when men around the world commit their upper lips to help make a positive change, including athletes: Movember.
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