WWII D-Day memorabilia up for auction

An iconic piece of World War II history, the bell from a craft that landed on the beaches of Omaha on D-Day, is set to go up for auction later this week.
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We're not fooling anyone with Facetune and 'pretty' filters
Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me, we call 'em all out. As Snapchat "pretty" filters and Facetune retouching rose in popularity over the last few years, it must've felt like your social media feeds turned into a modern reboot of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  Instagram used to be populated by normal (if carefully curated) pictures of your friends and family on vacation, a hike, or at a party. Then seemingly overnight, one by one, they were replaced by weird, poreless alien baby-face versions of themselves. Read more...More about Watercooler, Snapchat, Body Positivity, Facetune, and Lies The Internet Told Me
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Man Utd reach agreement to sign Crystal Palace's Wan-Bissaka
Manchester United reach an agreement with Crystal Palace to sign right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka in a deal worth £50m.
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Instagram reveals it is seriously considering hiding "likes"
Adam Mosseri tells "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King the company is "rethinking the whole experience" of Instagram
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HTC's Cosmos VR headset features a sharper display and six tracking cameras
HTC revealed back in January that its forthcoming VR headset, the Vive Cosmos, will be designed with comfort and accessibility in mind. Now, the company has unveiled a few more details about the device. Major features include a vented front design, t...
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Apple News Launches Candidate Guide to the 2020 Democratic Debates
Apple today announced a new candidate guide for Apple News, offering users what it describes as "a timely, trusted and comprehensive look at the 20 individuals participating in the first Democratic debates." Curated by a team of Apple News editors, the guide aims to be a one-stop shop for learning about each candidate and their policies, with information drawn from sources including ABC News, Axios, CNN, Fox News, NBC News, Politico, The Hill, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, TIME, USA Today, Vox and others. "The 2020 Democratic field is complex, and we want to offer Apple News readers a trusted place to learn more about candidates they're familiar with and those they may be hearing about for the first time," said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News. "The candidate guide in Apple News is a robust and reliable resource, connecting readers to valuable at-a-glance information and to great journalism from our partners."The section will allow users to read about the candidates' biographies and experience, as well as notable moments and quotes, current positions on key issues, and videos, photos and recent coverage from a range of news sources. In addition, Apple News will feature updates from the debate, with articles and video highlights from NBC News, including fact checking, reactions and key onstage moments and takeaways. The Democratic debates are set to be hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo in Miami, Florida, on June 26 and 27. Apple says the candidate guide will feature in the Top Stories section of the News app on iPhone, iPad and Mac from today, with continuous updates throughout the primary campaign. Note: Due to the political nature of the discussion regarding this topic, the discussion thread is located in our Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum. All forum members and site visitors are welcome to read and follow the thread, but posting is limited to forum members with at least 100 posts.Tag: Apple NewsThis article, "Apple News Launches Candidate Guide to the 2020 Democratic Debates" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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Former world champion Gilbert left off Tour de France squad
Former world champion Philippe Gilbert has been left off his team's squad for the Tour de France, a year after crashing out of the three-week race       
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Homelessness lawyers complain of legal aid 'culture of refusal'
Applications for legal aid in homelessness cases have fallen by 34% in six yearsLawyers who help people in danger of losing their homes claim they are being forced to take on cases at their own financial risk as the Legal Aid Agency adopts a “culture of refusal”.Applications for legal aid in homelessness cases have tumbled despite a steep rise in the number of street sleepers over the past six years, the agency’s figures show. Continue reading...
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Boycott’s not-out attitude switches ends between Test cricket and Brexit | Marina Hyde
The famously immovable opening batsman now shows a much more carefree approach to the prospect of no-dealMy God, I wish Geoff Boycott had approached playing cricket like he approaches no-deal Brexit. The longtime cricketer turned longtime commentator was on Good Morning Britain this week, when he was asked about his Brexit strategy, rather in the same way you might get Jeremy Hunt on the show and seek his opinion as to whether he can even bear the poignancy of not being able to watch Jimmy Anderson in World Cup conditions like these.Having immediately attempted to flirt with Susanna Reid with the same gossamer touch you’d expect of a man convicted of a brutal assault on a former partner, Boycott moved into other arenas of incompetence. Continue reading...
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Yanks open with 2 HR, set MLB mark in 4-3 win over Blue Jays
Aaron Judge and his teammates were joking about which one of them would hit the home run that gave the New York Yankees a major league-record 28 straight games with a long ball.
Instagram is seriously considering hiding likes, app's head reveals
Instagram is experimenting with ways to fight online bullying and considering one potentially massive change for the platform: Hiding likes. "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King sat down with the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, who revealed their possible plans to make like counts private and said the company is "rethinking the whole experience" of Instagram with "wellbeing" as its top priority. It's his first U.S. TV interview since taking the helm last October.
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Airspeeder: Motor racing aims to be the F1 of the skies
When Marty McFly arrived in 2015 in 'Back to the Future: Part II', hoverboards, self-lacing shoes and flying cars were the norm.
US briefing: Border patrol chief quits, Democrat debates and Mueller
Wednesday’s top story: Acting CBP head resigns amid outcry over child detainees. Plus, Paul McCartney on his wife Linda’s best photographsSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading...
Malaysia seizes thousands of smuggled turtles at airport
Two Indian men are in custody after thousands of red-eared sliders are discovered in their luggage.
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Vandy rides Rocker to 4-1 win, forces a Game 3 vs. Michigan
Vanderbilt's go-to guy throughout the postseason once again delivered a dominant performance.
We’re stuck in a climate disaster movie – it’s time to rewrite the script | Nicky Hawkins
The climate story must balance talk of urgency with hopeful and creative ideas if we are to inspire positive change“Hell is coming,” one weather forecaster tweeted this week, warning not of further political turmoil but of the hottest heatwave in decades that’s advancing across continental Europe. Extreme weather events like this remind us that climate change is not a remote and distant threat – but a reality that is already taking an unacceptable human toll.In recent months, Extinction Rebellion and the school climate strike have turned up the heat on the climate debate. They’ve both done an astonishing job of getting the climate change back on the public and political agendas. Their warnings of impending apocalypse, disruptive tactics and robust demands that others “tell the truth” about climate change have made huge waves. Parliament has declared a climate emergency. The Guardian has updated its own editorial guidelines to use language that accurately reflects the threat that climate change poses. Continue reading...
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London's boutique horse sale in Prince William's back yard
It is the sale for horse racing royalty, aptly held in the gardens of Kensington Palace, home to an array of royals including Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. - RSS Channel
Oil prices rise on drop in U.S. crude stocks, refinery outage
Oil prices rose on Wednesday, buoyed by an outage at a major refinery on the U.S. East Coast and industry data that showed U.S. crude stockpiles fell more than expected.
A 2020 Cheat Sheet: How 21 Democrats Answered Our Questions Before the Debates
Which candidates believe the next president can stop climate change? How do they see the future of health care, handguns, the Supreme Court and other issues? Here's a quick look at their answers.
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How Subway Delays and the Homeless Crisis Are Intertwined
A New York City program aims to move homeless people out of the subway by giving them shelter and support services instead of tickets.
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Evening Standard reports £11.5m loss amid ad struggles
Free London newspaper edited by George Osborne has not been in the black since 2016The Evening Standard made a loss of almost £12m last year as the freesheet continues to struggle in a tough advertising market.The title, which is controlled by Evgeny Lebedev and edited by the former chancellor George Osborne, made a pre-tax loss of £11.5m in the year to the end of September 2018. It takes losses at the Standard, which recently cut jobs as part of a cost-saving merger of print and online operations, to more than £23m in the last two years. Continue reading...
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A Guide to the Democratic Debates
Twenty presidential candidates are facing off onstage for the first time in the 2020 campaign. Here’s what to watch for.
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Do Police Belong at Pride? Marches Across U.S. and Canada Face a Difficult Question
Pride parades were inspired by the 1969 Stonewall riots, which pitted L.G.B.T. people against the police. So do uniformed officers belong at Pride?
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As Coal Fades in the U.S., Natural Gas Becomes the Climate Battleground
Utilities are facing a choice: Embrace natural gas or shift more aggressively to renewable power? The decision will have a major climate impact.
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Volkswagen's Traton expected to price IPO toward lower end of range: sources
Volkswagen's truck unit Traton is expected to price its initial public offering (IPO) this week toward the lower end of the marketing range, people close to the matter said.
Oppo Unveils 'World's First' Under-Screen Front-Facing Camera
Chinese mobile maker Oppo today unveiled its solution to the ubiquitous smartphone display notch – the "word's first" Under-Screen Camera (USC). The fullscreen display-enabling technology was demonstrated to the public at Shanghai's Mobile World Congress, following a teaser earlier this month. According to Oppo, the selfie camera is embedded under a section of the display that's made of a highly transparent custom material with a special pixel structure, which enables light to pass through to the lens. The selfie camera is also said to be larger than other front-facing cameras, featuring a wider aperture lens in front of the sensor. The company has already admitted that putting a camera under the screen will make it harder to match the quality of an unobstructed smartphone camera. To compensate, however, Oppo said it has developed software algorithms that address haze, glare, and color cast issues, resulting in pictures that are "on par with mainstream devices." We won't know how accurate that claim is until the tech hits the market, and it's still not clear exactly when the under-screen camera will debut in a consumer product, but the company says it plans to launch a device featuring its USC "in the near future." OPPO's brand new solution for full-screen display - Under-screen Camera (USC) has just been unveiled here at #MWC19 Shanghai! 🤯 #MoreThanTheSeen— OPPO (@oppo) June 26, 2019 This isn't the first time Oppo has tried to innovate in the mobile camera space. The company in February introduced a 10x optical zoom camera system for smartphones, and just last month Oppo unveiled its latest flagship OnePlus 7 Pro phone, which features a bezel-free display and pop-up selfie camera. Apple's 2019 iPhones are widely expected to include a triple rear camera system featuring wide, telephoto, and ultra-wide lenses. The display notch, which houses Apple's TrueDepth camera and FaceID tech, will almost certainly remain.Tag: OppoThis article, "Oppo Unveils 'World's First' Under-Screen Front-Facing Camera" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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The Democratic presidential candidates will do something tonight, just don’t call it a debate
When 20 Democratic presidential candidates gather in front of TV cameras this week, there will be no controversy about what to call the event. But there should be. Even if organizers, candidates and journalists all say it's a debate, that doesn't make it one. To understand how far removed it will...
Cardi B pleads not guilty to strip club assault
The rapper is accused of ordering attacks on two bartenders, one of whom she accused of sleeping with her husbandCardi B has pleaded not guilty to assault following two altercations at a New York strip club in August 2018. The rapper, born Belcalis Almanzar, turned herself into police in October following the alleged assaults on two bartenders at the Angels Gentleman’s Club in Queens, New York.The bartenders, who are also sisters, claim that Cardi and her entourage threw bottles and alcohol at them, and that one woman’s head was slammed into the bar. Cardi allegedly accused one of the women of sleeping with her husband, the rapper Offset, of Atlanta trio Migos. Continue reading...
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These Kids Know ‘Stranger Things.’ But What’s Stranger Than Growing Up?
Monstrous evil isn’t the only thing that’s grown in the fictional town of Hawkins, Ind. The young stars of Netflix’s coming-of-age series reflect on where they’ve been and where they’re headed.
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House Passes $4.5 Billion In Emergency Border Aid
President Trump has threatened to veto the measure in favor of a Senate Republican version of the bill that would include about $50 million more for immigration courts.
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Present Laughter review – Andrew Scott dazzles in Coward's enduring classic comedy
Old Vic, London Scott is richly funny as a peacocking Peter Pan whose theatrical bohemia is threatened by outsidersAndrew Scott gives a virtuosic performance in Noël Coward’s imperishable 1943 comedy. He lends the hero, Garry Essendine, a mixture of twinkling charm and driving egomania characteristic of the kind of actor-manager Coward was portraying and possibly of the author himself. It is a richly funny performance even if Matthew Warchus’s production occasionally displays the frenzy that seems an ingredient of modern comedy. Scott’s Garry is, above all, a lost boy: a Peter Pan who has never fully grown up and who emerges from slumber sporting a piratical eyepatch and a waistcoat as if he had come from JM Barrie’s Neverland rather than dreamland. But Scott also wittily lapses into an outrageous theatricality to keep people at bay. He pouts and peacocks around in order to ward off unwanted lovers and importunate playwrights and to protect the little clique of chums that is essential to his wellbeing. As in Design for Living – in which Scott also starred at the Old Vic – Coward is writing about a bohemian world threatened by invasion from outsiders.In the original, the threat comes from a predatory female called Joanna with whom Garry sleeps in order to neutralise her capacity to upset the apple cart. Joanna here becomes Joe in the formidable shape of Enzo Cilenti and I am in two minds about the gender-swap. It heightens the idea of Garry as a sexual chameleon with the built-in ambivalence of the matinee-idol. But, given that the knock-on effect of the switch is that three of the major characters are now bisexual, you wonder why Joe is seen as a menace to Garry’s tight little gang. There may be a hint of misogyny in Coward’s original but there is also more dramatic logic. Continue reading...
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The No. 1 debate question for Democrats: Who can undo Trump’s damage?
With this week’s two highly anticipated and much handicapped debates, the huge field of candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination will begin in earnest what will be a long process of presenting themselves to potential voters. We’re eager of course to hear the candidates delineate...
First Democratic debate offers struggling candidates a chance to shine
The first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday will give contenders struggling to break through in the crowded field an opportunity to step out of the shadow cast by front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, who take the stage a day later.
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Factbox: Six moments to watch for as Democrats debate in Miami
Twenty Democratic presidential hopefuls will hit the debate stage on Wednesday and Thursday nights to square off for the first time in the 2020 nominating contest.
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One-on-One With Cory Booker
An interview with the New Jersey senator and 2020 presidential candidate
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A Woman Walks Into a Bar
I like to sit alone with a cocktail, but that doesn’t mean I like to be ignored.
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There Are Really Two Distinct White Working Classes
One is solidly Republican and will stay that way; the other leans Democratic. And then there are the in-betweeners.
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Who Is the Republican Heir to Trump?
Some ambitious politicians are setting themselves up to run in the 2024 election — or perhaps earlier.
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England center backs doubtful for World Cup quarterfinals
England could be without center backs Steph Houghton and Millie Bright for the team's Women's World Cup quarterfinal match against Norway       
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Boy, 12, arrested over suspected homophobic assault in Liverpool
Two men in their 30s sustained injuries after being approached by three male youthsA 12-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of a homophobic assault on two men in Liverpool.The men, both in their 30s, were walking down Manningham Road in the Anfield area of the city at 9.20pm on Saturday when they were approached by three male youths, Merseyside police said. Continue reading...
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Boris Johnson, Political Escape Artist, Lands in Hot Water. Again.
The front-runner to become the British prime minister is frequently caught in gaffes, oversights and outright lies. And that’s what his fans like about him.
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Bills seeking to firm up California's red-flag gun law offer a mixed-bag
Three years ago, California became the first state to give immediate family members of mentally unstable people the ability to obtain a court order temporarily barring the ailing person from possessing firearms. The genesis of that measure was the May 2014 tragedy at Isla Vista, in which 22-year-old...
Trump is doing all the wrong things on immigration
Since his presidential campaign began, President Trump promised to decrease illegal immigration. In recent months, his administration has pushed for additional border wall funding, expanded our military presence at the border, and threatened to increase deportations unless congressional Democrats agree to strengthen federal asylum laws. - RSS Channel
World Pride in New York celebrates LGBTQ advances, but mourns setbacks under Trump
New York City will host 4 million visitors this week to celebrate World Pride for both a celebration of advancements in LGBTQ rights and a call to action in the face of anti-LGBTQ policies enacted by U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Sheryl Crow review – sublime anthems from defiant country-rocker
The Lowry, SalfordThough she may not be as zeitgeisty as she once was, the nine-time Grammy-winner just keeps getting better as a live performer‘All I wanna do is have some fun,” sang Sheryl Crow on her breakthrough hit in 1994. Since then, she has sold more than 50m albums and picked up nine Grammys. She has become an environmental and gun law campaigner, is a single adoptive mother (to two small boys, here as her miniature roadies), a breast cancer survivor and is currently home to a brain tumour (thankfully benign).Such traumas seem to have taken her full circle. Although she comments that America is “effed … I can’t say the word in front of children”, the smiling Californian plays a two-hour show like she is determined to enjoy every second. Unusually, the set is front-loaded with hit singles, but she seems to relish All I Wanna Do, If It Makes You Happy, Everyday Is a Winding Road and the rest as much as the whooping audience. Continue reading...
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Here is what Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke and others aim to do at Wednesday night's debate
The first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday will have all eyes on Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who -- because of a random draw -- will be the only candidate polling in the top five on the stage.
eSmart Systems raises $34 million to develop predictive maintenance software for utilities
Norway-based eSmart Systems, a six-year-old company delivering intelligent monitoring and remediation systems to energy markets, today announced that it’s raised $34 million in financing. The round saw contributions from Energy Impact Partners (EIP), Innogy Ventures, Equinor Energy Ventures, Nysnø Climate Investments, and Kongsberg Digital, and it brings the company’s total raised to over $40 million. […]
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