Δευτέρα, 10 Φεβρουαρίου 2020

26 Couples On The 2020 Academy Awards Red Carpet That Would Win The Oscar For "Best Power Couple"

"Hi, please adopt me." — Me @ any one of these couples, TBH.


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Sydney rains: Record rainfall brings flooding and douses fires

The rains have brought travel chaos to Australia's largest city - but have also put out wildfires.

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Bank of England gold: Rare look inside the vaults

The BBC's Frank Gardner is shown how £194bn worth of gold bars are stored.

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Africa Eye: Torture ‘rampant’ among Nigeria’s security forces

BBC Africa Eye uncovers evidence that torture is being used by the Nigerian police and armed forces.

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Newspaper review: 'Storm of the century' and virus 'super-spreader'

The paper's reflect on Storm Ciara, and a Briton is thought to have infected seven with coronavirus.

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Rio and Kate Ferdinand: 'I was naive about being a stepmum-of-three at 27'

The former Manchester United star and his new wife talk about their struggle to adapt to being a step family.

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Breathtaking images from the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition

The awe-inspiring images came from 840 photographers from around the world.

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Norfolk film-makers explore 'heartbreaking' experiences of sexual harassment

Two women have made a film based on "heartbreaking" real experiences of sexual harassment.

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The Revamped XFL Off to Promising Start

February 10, 2020 at 02:42AM

The new and improved XFL was appealing to fans during its debut weekend, and it may have a chance to truly survive this time around.

Roughly a year ago, on the Alliance of American Football’s debut weekend, there was a sense of relief that a digestible football product had been placed on the field (against all odds). But from the team’s promotional arm, there was a bit of nervousness due to the lack of social media tailwind; the kind of viral swoon that seems to turn curiosity into appointment viewing.

That’s when, at the 10:42 mark of the first quarter in a game between the San Diego Fleet and the San Antonio Commanders, Shaan Washington blitzed off the left side of the line completely unchecked and destroyed Fleet quarterback Mike Bercovici.

Bercovici’s helmet flew off, the ball popped in the air. Ironically, the social media team that worked for a league praising high-minded ideals of player health and safety, breathed a sigh of relief as the video of a dangerous hit racked up millions of views and tens of thousands of retweets. You probably saw it. For the moment, their haphazard beginnings and ultimately hollow financial structure were placed on the back burner. They were on the map.

Around the office, they began saying to one another half-jokingly: “Mike Bercovici died for our sins.”

I was reminded of this bit of reporting I did for a series of pieces on the Alliance’s downfall this weekend as Vince McMahon’s XFL debuted with two games apiece on Saturday and Sunday. The league did not seem to have that singular moment of virility—or perhaps we’ve grown a little bit more cynical since the last spring football league lobbied for our attention. But after watching a handful of games this weekend, I left believing that the XFL would probably survive, even without one of their poor quarterbacks being flogged for the sake of free advertising.

At its best, the XFL will snuggle neatly into the rotation with non-playoff hockey and non-tournament college basketball. It will exist within the football infrastructure and appeal to the offseason fan by not taking itself too seriously, which is noticeable in the way they broadcast live play calls, stream the booth review process and experiment with rule alterations that would have made the NFL’s cadre of dusty owners clutch their pearls. 

Coaches are interviewed during the game and not ushered into dark tunnels by FBI caliber body men like they’re secret government assets. The parallels between Triple-A baseball or perhaps its more experimental independent league arms are there, and they’re comforting.

There is a market for all of this when it is packaged neatly and financed responsibly. The NFL needs a pipeline to support the hundreds of college football players who are cast away from their draconian (and sometimes destructively political) selection process. Fans need the year-round possibility of stumbling across some high-scoring shootout that commands their attention whilst waiting for the white-knuckle finale of The Masked Singer™. And those of us who have become a little disengaged with the game need a little weird. Weird kickoffs. Weird double passes. Weird quarterback substitution patterns. A little dose of imagination.

A year ago, the Alliance needed the Bercovici hit to jumpstart its product because it spent so much time trying to be everything else—a technology company, an egalitarian football utopia, a gambling company and a software producer. The XFL spent the better part of two years refining its existence from Trump-branded Anthem Stander Football League to on-the-rails, appropriately-quirky spring football.

That’s all we ever asked for in the product. And now, it seems, we’re finally going to get it. 

Even in defeat at Pebble Beach, Phil Mickelson remains relevant

He started the week saying he didn't want your sympathy. Then his game proved he didn't need your sympathy, either.

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Coronavirus: Amazon pulls out of major tech show

The company is the latest firm to withdraw from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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HIV in older people: 'I thought it was a young person's illness'

Six in 10 over-50s with HIV receive a late diagnosis, as experts call for more awareness of sexually transmitted infections.

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NDAs 'should not silence sexual harassment claims'

Arbitration service Acas says agreements should not be routinely used as part of new guidance.

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The 200-year-old diary that's rewriting gay history

A Yorkshire farmer's journal from 1810 reveals surprisingly modern views on being gay.

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Bradley ends two-game skid; Evansville loses 12th-straight

February 10, 2020 at 01:25AM

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) Darrell Brown had 22 points as Bradley defeated Evansville 69-58 on Sunday.

Elijah Childs had 19 points and 11 rebounds for Bradley (16-9, 7-5 Missouri Valley Conference). Koch Bar added 11 rebounds.

Evan Kuhlman had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Purple Aces (9-16, 0-12), who have now lost 12 straight games. John Hall added 12 points. Jawaun Newton had 11 points.

The Braves improve to 2-0 against the Purple Aces for the season. Bradley defeated Evansville 72-52 on Jan. 8. Bradley plays Indiana State at home on Wednesday. Evansville matches up against Loyola of Chicago at home on Wednesday.

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14 Hypocrites Who Should Really Consider Taking Their Own Advice

Pot, meet kettle.


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Billie Eilish's Face Made A Rare Appearance On The Red Carpet Of The Oscars

She did the Oscars her way.


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J.Lo Shut Down Haters Of Her Super Bowl Performance And Called The Backlash "Silliness"

"Both of us are really respectful performers who are moms, who have kids, who are very conscious of what we do."


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Δήμος Αθηναίων: Αυτοί είναι οι δρόμοι που καθαρίστηκαν, σε ... - Newsit

Δήμος Αθηναίων: Αυτοί είναι οι δρόμοι που καθαρίστηκαν, σε ...  NewsitΠροβολή πλήρους κάλυψης στην εφαρμογή Ειδήσεις Google

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Γρονθοκόπησε και έσπασε το σαγόνι 16χρονου συμμαθητή του μέσα σε ΕΠΑΛ - Protagon

  1. Γρονθοκόπησε και έσπασε το σαγόνι 16χρονου συμμαθητή του μέσα σε ΕΠΑΛ  Protagon
  2. Βίντεο-σοκ στην Πάτρα: 19χρονος ξυλοκόπησε άγρια συμμαθητή του στο ΕΠΑΛ -Του έσπασε το σαγόνι  iefimerida
  3. Πάτρα: 19χρονος πυγμάχος ξυλοκόπησε μαθητή μέσα στο σχολείο - Κοινωνία | News 24/7  NEWS 24/7
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Sources: Collison staying retired despite interest

After retiring prior to summer free agency last year, veteran guard Darren Collison considered a midseason return to the NBA with the Lakers or Clippers -- but has decided to stay retired, league sources told ESPN.

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Spike Lee honors Kobe with outfit at Oscars

Spike Lee arrived to Sunday's Academy Awards wearing a purple-and-gold suit with Kobe Bryant's No. 24 on the lapels and the back.

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