Τρίτη 24 Δεκεμβρίου 2019

Call the Midwife star talks tough on vaccinations for 'evil diseases'

Stephen McGann says the show highlights the importance of early vaccines against "evil diseases".

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How is Australia tackling climate change?

As the country deals with deadly bushfires, focus is on the government's climate policies.

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China is getting smarter - but at what cost?

How closely tied is tech in cities to government monitoring?

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The US Ship of Miracles that saved 14,000 North Korean refugees

For thousands of refugees in North Korea, the ship was their only chance of survival.

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US children's hospital dreaming of a bright Christmas

Sick children in hospital over the festive season are given a sparkling light show from below.

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Καβάλα: Aνατροπή στη ληστεία - «μαμούθ» των €4,2 εκατ. - Άλλαξε το κατηγορητήριο - Πρώτο ΘΕΜΑ

  1. Καβάλα: Aνατροπή στη ληστεία - «μαμούθ» των €4,2 εκατ. - Άλλαξε το κατηγορητήριο  Πρώτο ΘΕΜΑ
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  3. Καβάλα: Εμπλοκή στην υπόθεση της σκηνοθετημένης ληστείας -Γιατί άλλαξε το κατηγορητήριο  iefimerida
  4. Καβάλα: Εξέλιξη "βόμβα" για την ληστεία "μαμούθ" των 4.200.000 ε? ...  Newsit
  5. Καβάλα: Εμπλοκή στην υπόθεση της ληστείας – Αλλάζει το κατηγορητήριο  In.gr
  6. Προβολή πλήρους κάλυψης στην εφαρμογή Ειδήσεις Google

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Απίστευτη εικόνα: Κεραυνός «χτυπά» τη γέφυρα Ρίου - Αντίρριου (pic) - Newsbomb.gr

Απίστευτη εικόνα: Κεραυνός «χτυπά» τη γέφυρα Ρίου - Αντίρριου (pic)  Newsbomb.gr

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People Shared Times Their Pets Were “Dumb Jerks,” And I’ll Let You Know If I Ever Stop Laughing

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29 Things That Will Make 2020 Less Of A Pain

We are living in the future now, so it's time to leave annoying problems in 2019.

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10 Annoying Things That Happen In Every Relationship And 10 Cute Things That Also Happen

Love to hate 'em, and hate to love 'em.

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Can We Guess Your Favorite Show Based On The TV Characters You Like Best?

This is for all the TV fans out there!

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Source: Jazz Acquire Jordan Clarkson From Cavs In Exchange For Dante Exum, Picks

December 24, 2019 at 02:40AM

The Jazz are beefing up their backcourt by acquiring guard Jordan Clarkson from the Cavaliers.

The Utah Jazz are beefing up their backcourt. 

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Utah has acquired guard Jordan Clarkson from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for former lottery pick Dante Exum and two second-round selections—a 2022 (via San Antonio) and 2023 (via Golden State). A source confirmed the deal to Cavaliers Maven Sam Amico.

Entering Monday night, the 18-11 Jazz have won five straight games, but their bench has struggled throughout the season. Mike Conley is also dealing with an aggravated hamstring injury, in what is statistically one of his worst seasons as a pro.

Clarkson had been averaging 14.6 points and 2.4 assists on 42% shooting from the field in only 23 minutes of action off Cleveland's bench. 

The former No. 5 pick in the 2014 draft, Exum has played in only 11 games this season. He started 41 games during his rookie season, but has started only one game in the last three years.  

The acquisition of Exum serves as a potential buy-low deal for Cleveland. The Cavaliers have one of the worst records in the league at 8-21 and a report recently surfaced that some members of the team are not seeing eye-to-eye with new head coach John Beilein.

Cleveland power forward Kevin Love has also been linked to trade rumors as a number of teams might look to acquire the All-Star forward. 

Clarkson joins the Jazz with a $13.4 million expiring contract. Exum has two years, $19.2 million left on his deal. The Cavaliers will also create a $3.83 million trade exception, which they have one year to use, ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks reports.

For more coverage of the Cavaliers check out Cavaliers Maven.

Sources: Jazz trade Exum to Cavs for Clarkson

The Jazz are sending Dante Exum and two second-round picks to the Cavaliers for Jordan Clarkson, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Robert Pattinson Thinks He Doesn’t “Know How To Act” Because No One Is Immune To Imposter Syndrome

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How Much Random Knowledge About "Titanic" Do You Have?

It's been... how many years?

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How Many Star Wars Characters Can You Correctly Identify?

I am one with the force, the force is with me.

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Queen acknowledges ‘bumpy’ year for nation in Christmas message

The monarch refers to the importance of reconciliation and how "small steps" can heal divisions.

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How Close Are the Seahawks to Signing Marshawn Lynch?

December 24, 2019 at 02:21AM

Also, remembering how A.J. Green actually injured his ankle, Travis Frederick accurately voicing the Cowboys’ position right now, the biggest problem in Carolina and more.

Both Week 16 and the regular season are barreling towards the finish line …

• So why does

Marshawn Lynch make sense for the Seahawks right now? Obviously, losing Chris Carson, C.J. Procise and Rashaad Penny to injuries is a major part of it. And with only one regular-season game left, Lynch’s institutional knowledge of that place will help get him up to speed quickly. On top of that, a handful of players are left from when Lynch was last in the building, meaning any of the baggage leftover from the breakup of the Legion of Boom isn’t nearly as relevant as it might’ve been two years ago. That shouldn’t be overlooked as a factor.

• Seattle also does not plan to ask the world of Lynch right off the bat. He’s 33 years old with a lot of mileage on his legs, and the hope is he can be a piece of the solution. One team official conceded to me Monday that it’s too early to know what kind of shape Lynch is in. They’ll need to see him actually play football first.

• With Bengals WR A.J. Green going on IR, let’s not forget how this injury was caused in the first place—with the NFL desperately trying to preserve a silly 100-year celebration in Dayton, Ohio at the beginning of training camp this summer. 

If you remember, their original plan was to build a field at Triangle Park, where the first NFL game was played, but that fell through when evidence was found that the site had evidence of an ancient Indiana burial group on it. The NFL still wanted to practice in Dayton, and so the Bengals cleared the idea of going to the University of Dayton’s home stadium, but several people saw the field as subpar. Still, the league pushed through, and we ended up with a star wide receiver injured for the season.

• If there was an overall vibe I got from the Cowboys locker room on Sunday night, I think center Travis Frederick encapsulated it well, when I asked what’s missing: “We've been trying to figure out what that is. Obviously, there's something that hasn't been quite right. When you look down the roster and you look at all the guys that we have, we have a really talented group of people. And a really great coaching staff. So we got to find it and put our finger on it and get a win this week.”

Unfortunately for Dallas, Week 17 is pretty late in the game to be searching for an answer on that front, and getting a win this week may not matter much.

• Panthers rookie Will Grier was sacked five times and picked off thrice against the Colts, but I don’t think the coaching staff was pulling fire alarms in the aftermath. There were bigger problems around him that created a near impossible situation for a first-time starting quarterback. How bad has it gotten? The Panthers defense is now two scores away from allowing the most rushing touchdowns in NFL history.

• Ravens coach John Harbaugh told the Baltimore press that he’s planning on sitting Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram, Mashal Yanda, Earl Thomas and Brandon Williams. I’m told the coaches will probably pick one more player on each side of the ball to sit, or at least pace, on Sunday. My understanding is that, as you’d expect, the choices were made with age and value in mind—like Harbaugh said, with a 53-man roster, you can’t sit everyone.

• Word around the campfire is that whoever the next Carolina coach is could have significant say in how football operations is run. And that could include power of elements like the strength program and the training staff. It may not sound like a big deal, but it is to coaches—things like this caused the initial fraying in the gentleman’s agreement between Indianapolis and Josh McDaniels a couple years ago. That probably appeals to Mike McCarthy, who just interviewed there.

• Two teams that feel like they’ll wind up better for what they went through in 2019 next year: The Steelers and Eagles. In the case of the former, the injury to Ben Roethlisberger forces them to confront their future at the position, and it also put the onus on the defense to grow up, which it did in a very big way. On the latter, the plague of skill position injuries in Philadelphia put more on the shoulders of Carson Wentz. And starting with his big second-half against the Giants in Week 14, he’s taken his game to another level.

• Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins’ rookie year is over—he’ll sit in Week 17 with a high ankle sprain—but the team saw serious strides over the last few weeks as he gained experience. In particular, Haskins effectively started to tie his feet and his eyes to his progression, did a better job of aggressively getting the ball to his first read if it was there, became more proficient in finding matchups and even improved in learning to climb the pocket to where he was better positioned for off-schedule situations. All this fundamental improvement is a pretty good sign in his ability to take and apply the coaching, and reflects his work.

• I know the Dolphins have taken some grief for losing draft position with the continued improvement of Brian Flores’s team. But if you want an example of the value of how they’re playing, you can find it right there in the AFC East. Ask anyone in Buffalo, and they’ll tell you how important the 9-7 season of 2017 was in establishing Sean McDermott’s program. It made getting their quarterback in 2018 tougher. But it was worth it, given the foundation they have now. And if Flores turns the Dolphins around, I bet they’ll wind up looking at 2019 similarly.

Question or comment? Email us at talkback@themmqb.com.

NBC Sports Suspends Jeremy Roenick Indefinitely For Inappropriate Comments

December 24, 2019 at 01:33AM

Former NHL forward Jeremy Roenick was suspended indefinitely by NBC Sports on Monday for his inappropriate comments.

Former NHL forward Jeremy Roenick was suspended indefinitely by NBC Sports on Monday for his inappropriate comments about co-workers.

Roenick made a series of questionable remarks about fellow hockey broadcasters Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp and Anson Carter during a recent appearance on the

Spittin’ Chiclets podcast. An NBC Sports spokesman said the suspension is without pay and the network would have no further comment at this time.

On the podcast, Roenick discussed a vacation to Portugal with his wife and Tappen where he made repeated references to the NBC Sports anchor’s appearance and joked about the possibility of the three of them having sex together.

Roenick said they went on vacation together because his wife, Tracy, and Tappen are good friends. When another resort guest asked about the situation, he recalled, “I play it off like we’re going to bed together every night, the three of us.”

“If it really came to fruition, that would really be good, but it’s never going to happen,” Roenick said.

Roenick subsequently praised Tappen as “one of the most professional sports personalities I know.”

Later in the interview, Roenick called Sharp “so beautiful” and said: “I’d have to think about it if he asked me. ... I wouldn’t say no right away.” He then seemed to contrast Sharp’s appearance with his and Carter’s.

“It’s good to have a beautiful face that talks well that knows the game because it’s totally the opposite when me and Anson get on there,” Roenick said.

He also called Sharp, a former teammate, “one of the greatest, greatest guys on the planet” and said, “I think he’s been great for NBC.”

Roenick played 20 NHL seasons with the Blackhawks, Coyotes, Flyers, Sharks and Kings before moving into television. He has been an analyst at NBC Sports since 2010.

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Θεσσαλονίκη: Επίθεση με μπογιές στην Εθνική Σχολή Δικαστικών Λειτουργών - Πρώτο ΘΕΜΑ

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Θεσσαλονίκη: Συνελήφθη οπαδός με μαχαίρια και σφυρί κρεάτων - Πρώτο ΘΕΜΑ

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Κατάληψη του ελληνικού προξενείου, στο Βερολίνο | Η Εφημερίδα των Συντακτών - Η Εφημερίδα των Συντακτών

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