Why sports betting is starting to look a lot more like Wall Street

March 20, 2017

South Dakota State Jackrabbits take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs, because college basketball is the best.Image: Getty Images Your March Madness office pool is like the Charles Schwab of sports betting. Beyond those hastily chosen brackets, theres an entire cottage industry of sports betting thats increasingly resembling Wall Street. In 2016, total sports wagers in Nevada were $4.5 billion, according to the Nevada Gaming control Board. With that much at stake, gamblers are turning to more …

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The sequels that should never have been made – BBC News

March 18, 2017

… loved it. Audiences loved it. A sequel was duly scheduled. But 1997’s Speed 2: Cruise control fell at the first hurdle. Although Sandra Bullock (pictured) came back for a second bite of the cherry, the film’s other star, Keanu Reeves, didn’t sign up. Jason Patric took the reins instead and the sequel was given a much bigger budget than its predecessor. But instead of the speeding buses and underground trains of the first, Speed 2 took place on… a slow-moving boat. The …

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Host Asks What The Opposite Of Steve Harvey Is, Then Familys Answers Leave Him In Awe

March 15, 2017

… and taps it first. With an air of confidence, he replies, “Bald-headed.” Realizing that a bald man had just poked a little fun at his own hairless head, Steve playfully whacks Rodvous in the head with his paper cue card. Luckily, “Bald” gives the Stower family 10 points and control of the game. Rodvous returns to his relatives and Harvey walks over to hear the rest of the Family Feud contestants’answers one by one. Boy, is he less than impressed. When he moves up to …

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Driverless cars ‘could lead to complacency’ – BBC News

March 15, 2017

… to the car, and back again. The risk that the vehicle may need to hand back control to an unprepared driver in an emergency may be “too great to tolerate”, the Lords Science and Technology Committee said. Media captionHow the public reacted to a driverless pod in Milton Keynes Professor Neville Stanton of the University of Southampton told the committee: “As vehicles become fully autonomous, even the most observant human driver’s attention will begin to wane. “Their …

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Why I bought my daughter heroin – BBC News

March 10, 2017

… were younger. They had set bedtimes and they ate their vegetables and all that. And I felt very out of control. I couldn’t say, “No you’re not going out. You need to come home and stay home and sort yourself out.” Because she would say, “I’m an adult, I can do what I like.” I was disappointed. Very disappointed, because I had great expectations of what she could achieve. She wasn’t managing to achieve anything at that point, although things did …

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