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    Film Review: ‘Surfer’

    There is no excuse for “Surfer,” an abysmally amateurish vanity production best described as a total wipeout. Produced, written and directed by Douglas Burke, a USC physics professor who would be well-advised not to  quit his day job, it has ... Read More

    Indian streaming firm Hotstar sees blended revenues as winning strategy

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian video streaming service Hotstar sees its blended revenue model that relies on both subscription fees and ad sales as a winning formula in India’s fast-growing market, home to tens of millions of price-sensitive new internet users ... Read More

    NSA is taking on CIA roles So what is the directive of the CIA?

    The U.S. Intelligence Services have a gripe and a half with the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. If you want to look for foreign tentacles, that is the ground zero. That bunch of serial A-holes has got things so messed ... Read More

    Elon Musk says Saudis back Tesla buyout

    Image copyright Getty Images Elon Musk has outlined his plan to take Tesla private and said he discussed financing the deal with Saudi Arabia.The founder of the electric carmaker also indicated that he would need to raise far less than ... Read More

    Celebrity Big Brother 2018: Who’s in the house?

    Image copyright Channel 5 Image caption The first pictures of this year's house were released earlier this week Celebrity Big Brother is back - and the latest line-up includes soap stars, reality show veterans, a Hollywood actress and a former ... Read More

    Aretha Franklin: A life in pictures

    Image copyright AFP Aretha Franklin, the "queen of soul" whose career spanned seven decades, has died in Detroit at the age of 76.Here is a look back at her life and times in pictures. Image copyright Getty Images Born in ... Read More

    Disney Stands Firm on James Gunn Not Returning to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    After a strong push to get James Gunn back as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” following his firing from the project, Disney and Marvel are standing by their decision to not reinstate him as helmer for the ... Read More

    Israel launches three-year program to boost cyber industry

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli government said on Wednesday it is investing 90 million shekels ($24 million) to shore up the country’s cyber security industry as a global leader. Under the three-year program companies dealing with high-risk research and development ... Read More

    Powered by $25 million, Arcadia Power looks to expand its distributed renewable energy services

    As renewable energy use surges in the U.S. and the effects of global climate change become more visible, companies like Arcadia Power are pitching a nationwide service to make renewable energy available to residential customers. While states like New York, ... Read More

    Myanmar Rohingya: Facebook ‘still hosts hate speech’

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas have left Myanmar for refugee camps in Bangladesh More than 1,000 anti-Rohingya posts featuring calls for their murder among other hate speech were live on Facebook last week, according ... Read More

    Sir Cliff Richard privacy case: ‘Tough questions’ for BBC over appeal decision

    Image copyright PA The BBC's decision not to try to appeal against the judgment in the Sir Cliff Richard case ends the legal battle between the corporation and the star.However, it raises a series of difficult questions about the way ... Read More

    Morgana King: Godfather actress and Jazz singer dies aged 87

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption King played Carmela Corleone - the wife of Marlon Brando's Don Vito - in the first two Godfather films The Godfather actress and jazz singer Morgana King has died aged 87.She played Carmela Corleone ... Read More

    Wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and bombs

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The system is cheaper and requires fewer staff than traditional security systems Ordinary wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and explosives in public places, according to a study led by the Rutgers University ... Read More

    Tate Liverpool: The ‘risky’ gallery that revived a city

    Image copyright Tate Liverpool Image caption Tate Liverpool is celebrating 30 years When Tory grandee Michael Heseltine was dispatched to Liverpool in the aftermath of the 1981 Toxteth riots to revive the city's fortunes, not many people would have guessed ... Read More

    Netflix film to open Toronto Film Festival

    Image copyright TIFF Image caption Scottish-made documentary Freedom Fields will also get its world premiere at TIFF Outlaw King, the "largest feature film to be made in Scotland so far", is to open next month's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).The ... Read More

    Tinder’s founders and former boss sue dating app owners

    Image copyright AleksandarNakic Tinder's parent companies have been accused of undervaluing the dating app, cheating executives out of billions of dollars worth of stock options.A group of 10 current and former top staff - including the firm's co-founders and former ... Read More

    Mood Kill: Real life mental health stories inspire new play

    A new play showing at Camden Fringe Festival which hopes to help men speak out about their mental health issues has already helped one special audience member to cope with his depression. Tommy Wilkes had never opened up to anyone ... Read More

    BBC Radio Shropshire’s Vicki Archer inquest opened

    Image copyright Vicki Archer Image caption Co-host Adam Green described Vicki Archer as "an incredibly talented person" An inquest has opened into the death of a BBC Radio Shropshire presenter who died suddenly at the age of 41.Vicki Archer was ... Read More

    Verizon 5G Broadband Will Include YouTube TV, Apple TV in Four Initial Markets

    YouTube TV service and Apple TV 4K set-tops will be included with Verizon’s initial 5G residential broadband offering in four cities — Sacramento, Los Angeles, Houston and Indianapolis — the telco announced. With the pacts, Verizon is looking to build ... Read More

    A look at Tesla’s nine-member board

    (Reuters) - Tesla Inc’s board has named a special committee of three directors to negotiate with Chief Executive Elon Musk on taking the electric car maker private, although it said it was yet to see a firm offer from him ... Read More

    Buzz Aldrin admits they did not go to moon?

    originally posted by: Blaine91555Total nonsense. He was asked why we have not gone there in such a long time. Talk about spin. Even i can see how he meant his answer, it is clearly taken out of contextHe even says ... Read More

    Why are people falling for the left/right thing?

    For most of my life I've wondered why people have their shorts in a bunch over so many things they have no control over. For instance, neither Putin or Trump are going to change anything they're doing, for what I ... Read More

    301 ‘Predator Priests’ Named In Pa. Grand Jury Sex Abuse Report

    So then this will be the straw that breaks the camels back, no? PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The long-awaited state grand jury report into sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses, including Pittsburgh and Greensburg, has finally been released. The 884-page document, ... Read More

    Amazon’s one-day delivery ad banned as ‘misleading’

    Image copyright Getty Images Amazon's one-day delivery ad for Prime members has been banned as misleading.The UK advertising regulator said it had received 280 complaints, mostly from Prime customers who reported not receiving their packages within a day. It said ... Read More

    Sir Tom Jones says sorry to fans for six missed shows

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sir Tom missed six shows this summer Sir Tom Jones has apologised to fans after he was forced to cancel a number of shows due to an infection.The 78-year-old singer and judge on the ... Read More

    Ariana Grande and James Corden re-enact Titanic

    Image copyright Late Late Show/YouTube Image caption Corden and Grande took on the roles of Jack and Rose from the 1997 blockbuster Ariana Grande and James Corden have re-enacted the Titanic love story between Jack and Rose for The Late ... Read More

    Instagram hack sees accounts replaced with film stills

    Image caption Various film stills have replaced the hacked account profile photos (Despicable Me 3, Anger Management, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dumber and Dumber To, Wreck-It Ralph, Shrek 2) A number of Instagram users have taken to social media to ... Read More

    Madonna’s London Mini listed for sale – on Auto Trader

    Image copyright Getty/PA AutoTrader Image caption Madonna used her Mini for the school run The Mini Cooper that Madonna drove while living in London is up for grabs on Auto Trader.She sang about it on her 2003 hit American Life: ... Read More

    A Bridge Too Far and five other films that left their inspirations fuming

    Image copyright United Artists/Getty Images Image caption Redford was reportedly paid $2 million to play Major Cook The US soldier Robert Redford played in 1977 film A Bridge Too Far did not like how he was portrayed, according to a ... Read More

    Video-calling ‘owl’ helps opioid addicts in US

    Image copyright Owl Labs Image caption The Owl gets its name from its distinctive appearance Mental health experts in West Virginia, US, are turning to a video-calling "owl" to run opioid treatment sessions.The owl-shaped camera automatically focuses on the person ... Read More

    Kelly Macdonald’s Merida threatens to ‘break the internet’

    Image copyright Disney/BBC Image caption Kelly Macdonald has reprised the role of Merida for the new Disney movie Kelly Macdonald's animated character Merida appears in a new trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet, speaking Scots and using Scottish slang.The clip ... Read More

    Jack Whitehall faces backlash as Disney’s ‘first gay man’

    Image copyright Getty Images Jack Whitehall has received backlash online after news broke that he'd been cast as Disney's first major gay character in Jungle Cruise.The comedian wrote that he was "honoured" to be a part of the 2019 film, ... Read More

    Why some computer viruses refuse to die

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Be careful, malware that never dies is still roaming the net There are zombies on the internet - odd, undead lumps of code that roam endlessly seeking and finding fresh victims to infect that ... Read More

    Victoria and Albert Museum tour of British identity

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    Beeching: Churches ‘slammed’ door on me for being gay

    Until her 30s Vicky Beeching had never revealed publicly that she was gay. As a singer she played in front of large crowds of evangelical Christians in the US.When she came out publicly as gay in 2014 many of her ... Read More

    Tencent Unit Buys New Classics Media for $2.25 Billion

    China Literature, the publishing subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce giant Tencent, has bought control of leading Chinese film and TV producer New Classics Media for up to $2.25 billion ($15.45 billion). The price includes an earnings component, reflecting profits to 2020 ... Read More

    Conspiracy Of Wicca

    The Rite of Wicca...“An it hurt none... Do as thou wilt..."~ Degrees:0° • Trial(s)-• Bully • Coward • Liar • Thief • Joker • Proud • Drunkard • Whore • Beggar • Traitor • Enemy •note- Forbidden...1°-3° • Initiation(s)-• To ... Read More

    Sainsbury’s supermarket goes ’till-free’

    Image copyright Sainsbury's Supermarket chain Sainsbury's is trialling its first "till-free" store, in which shoppers do not need to queue for a staffed or self-service checkout.Instead, customers can scan goods with a smartphone and put them straight into a bag.When ... Read More

    Lifeboat Horse ‘swims’ for Norfolk coast art trail

    A horse sculpture that is revealed by the outgoing tide now welcomes visitors to a Norfolk harbour.The Lifeboat Horse, created for a 17-piece summer sculpture trail in Wells-next-the-Sea, was made by Rachael Long for her master's degree at the Norwich ... Read More

    Adele’s support for friend’s postpartum psychosis recovery

    Image copyright Getty Images Adele has posted a message of support for her best friend who's recovering from postpartum psychosis.Laura Dockrill gave birth to a baby boy who is Adele's godson, in February this year. She's since battled against the ... Read More

    Nintendo cracks down on retro games downloads

    Image caption Retro consoles such as the N64 can be emulated on modern computers EmuParadise, an 18-year-old website offering downloads of classic computer games, has voluntarily shut down following legal action by Nintendo against two similar online portals.All three offered ... Read More

    Riverdale leads Teen Choice Award winners

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Riverdale was the big winner with 10 awards Riverdale was the big winner at the Teen Choice Awards, taking away 10 awards in LA on Sunday night.The Archie Comics adaptation was joined by The ... Read More

    Ewan McGregor latest star to read CBeebies Bedtime Story

    Image caption Snuggle up for bed with Ewan McGregor Ewan McGregor is the latest star to read a CBeebies Bedtime Story.The actor will read Patricia Hegarty's Everybody's Welcome, illustrated by Greg Abbott, to be broadcast on Friday.It follows a string ... Read More

    Can technology make you a better footballer?

    With the new Premier League season underway, Click looks at the technology that could help you improve your game.There are robotic legs that mimic your shots, a smart football tracked by an app while you perform drills and an augmented ... Read More

    Natural Cycles: Do pregnancy prevention apps work?

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    China Box Office: ‘The Meg’ Makes $50 Million in Third Place Opening

    A lucrative and confusing weekend saw “The Meg” score $50 million and take third place at the China box office. The first two places were taken by “iPartment” and “The Island,” with over $70 million each. Given 125,000 screenings on ... Read More

    Recycling is largely BS – totally profit driven not enviornmentally driven

    So with the new tariffs and with China clamping down on the types of recyclable waste they accept (they want cleaner recyclables now), the cost of recycling has gone up a little bit and now our regional trash collectors no ... Read More