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The weird and wonderful world of pub games – BBC News

Image copyright Canterbury & District Bat & Trap League Image caption Although the similarities are not immediately evident, bat and trap is said to be a forerunner of cricket This game, which is played in the pub gardens of Kent, involves batsmen or women hitting a rubber ball that is fired upwards from a mechanical device – the trap. Players attempt to strike the ball between posts at the other…

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‘Wonder Woman’ is coming to home video next month so you can finally watch it on endless loop forever

Me lassoing a Wonder Woman Blu-ray to take home.Image:  Warner Bros. Now that you’ve spent a small fortune on repeat viewings of Wonder Woman, Diana’s coming to home video so you can spend even more quality time with her. The DC superhero flick will be available to purchase digitally on August 29, before hitting Blu-ray and DVD on September 19. SEE ALSO: ‘Wonder Woman’ has one more box-office goal to…

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ might pit Laura Dern against Carrie Fisher, so whatever happens we all win

Star Wars will always be a story of the light versus the dark, but within each side there are divisions, too. And Laura Dern’s Last Jedi character might be a driving force behind one of them. As we learned a few months ago, Dern is playing Vice Admiral Holdo, a very stylishly-dressed officer within the Resistance. But she and General Leia Organa have a history and do not see eye…

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John Green’s ‘Turtles All the Way Down’ book cover doesn’t feature any actual turtles

John Green at the Paper Towns movie premiere in 2015.Image: Dave Allocca / StarPix John Green’s new book is really happening, you guys. It’s even got a new cover and everything. Good Morning America has unveiled the first look at Turtles All the Way Down, the author’s first novel in almost six years. It looks like it’ll fit nicely alongside all the other John Green books already on your shelf….

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N64 controller is getting the improvement it needed

The Nintendo 64 Retro Fighters controller.Image: retro fighters/kickstarter A group of inventive gamers took it upon themselves to improve one of the worst video game controllers of all time. It’s a sentiment that apparently many share, considering they funded their project on Kickstarter in less than a day. Retro Fighters have reinvented the Nintendo 64 controller, enticing backers on Kickstarter with the prospect of being able to play some classic…

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Manchester businesses recovering after attack impact – BBC News

Image caption There was an increased police presence in the city following the attack Howard Burns, who runs a jewellery business that has been in the city since the late 1800s, says that in the days immediately following the attack “there was no one shopping here”. Image caption Howard Burns, a jeweller in the city, said it took two weeks for normal trade to resume He added that the council…

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The Italian highlanders who may have Scottish roots – BBC News

One tale describes how the Scottish visitors stole girls from the next village, celebrating their trophy brides with big parties – before waking the village priest at dawn to legalise their unions. Alma says this could explain a custom peculiar to Gurro, in which receptions were traditionally held before the marriage ceremony and weddings took place early in the morning. “This tradition of having the wedding lunch one week before…

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Abdulnasser Gharem: The Saudi artist ‘swimming against the currents’

(CNN)When the Saudi Arabian artist Abdulnasser Gharem arrived in Los Angeles earlier this year, he brought with him a group of young contemporaries from his home nation. Yet he was keen to share his successes with the next generation of ambitious Saudi artists. When Saudi artist’s show came to US

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iPhone 8 might auto-mute notifications when you’re using it

The iPhone 8 might not bug you with notification sounds.Image: loris ravera/mashable The iPhone 8 is expected to have a front-facing biometric sensor for scanning your face. Its most obvious use seems likely to be scanning your face to verify your identity to unlock the phone, but it might also help suppress one of the most grating parts of the iPhone experience. This week’s bountiful HomePod firmware leak was loaded…

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The iPhone 8 might not be late, but it’ll still be hard to get

Image: Paul Zinken/Epa/REX/Shutterstock After a recent slew of rumors pointing to this or that iPhone 8 feature being problematic, one would think that there’s no way Apple’s next flagship will come on time (which would be sometime in September). But now a new note from often-accurate analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, obtained by AppleInsider, claims that Apple’s latest and greatest phone won’t be late after all. SEE ALSO: Don’t hold your breath…

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Facebook’s original shows will debut tomorrow

Image: mashable Updated Aug. 9, 2017, at 6:17 p.m. PDT with additional show details. Updated Aug. 9, 2017, at 4:23 p.m. PDT with more information from Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg has been preaching video as our future for the last couple years. On Thursday, he’s launching the next big step in the company’s quest to dominate every last second of your waking life. Facebook is set to debut original shows made…

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Billie Lourd to inherit hefty sum from Carrie Fisher’s estate

Billie Lourd has been working hard to get used to life without her grandmother and mother around. Now, new court documents reportedly reveal what the stars late mother left her after her passing. Carrie Fisher, Lourds mother, died in December 2016. It was previously reported that the late Star Wars actress left her daughter a slew of owned assets including bank accounts, a 2016 Tesla S, ownership of several LLCs…

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Leah Remini says ‘Aftermath’ Season 2 will go after ‘abusive practices’ of Scientology

Actress Leah Remini is having a pretty big year thanks to her recent promotion to a series regular on the show Kevin Can Wait. However, the star has a second show running in tandem with the sitcom, and the subject matter is a lot more serious. Following her nine-year run on CBS The King of Queens, Reminis profile dipped a with just a few failed sitcoms and a run on…

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Can ice cream vans stage a comeback? – BBC News

Image copyright Max Ramsay Image caption An ice cream van keeps selling despite the rain on Clapham Common, South London “But there are less and less over the years, because people can buy ice cream cheaply in supermarkets and everybody has got a freezer in their house.” Britain’s ice cream market is worth about 1bn each year, according to trade group the Ice Cream Alliance, but there is no concrete…

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Arts suffering from ‘class-shaped hole’, Labour inquiry finds – BBC News

Ms Brabin, whose best-known role was as single mother Tricia Armstrong in Coronation Street from 1994 to 1997, said there was a “diversity crisis on our stages and screens”. The report, commissioned by Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson, looked at what more could be done at school level to encourage young people to consider a career in the arts. It said that drama, and other related subjects, are often treated…

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Disney to pull all its movies off Netflix

Image: DISNEY Disney’s future is becoming clearerand that’s going to mean developing its own platforms to reach consumers. Step onebreak off its relationship with Netflix. Disney announced on Tuesday that it will pull its movies off Netflix in 2019, marking the end of a multi-year relationship that helped Netflix grow into a dominant at-home entertainment company. Step twostart its own streaming platform. Disney also said that it is planning its…

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Dating app may have been used to lure men to deaths, Texas investigators say

Two Texas men who were killed earlier this year may have been lured to their deaths by an online dating app used by the pair’s killers, investigators said Monday. Harris County sheriffs investigators said the app, which was not named, might have been used to entice Glenser Soliman, 44, and An Vinh Nguyen, 26, The Houston Chronicle reported. Soliman, a nurse at St. Lukes Medical Center, was found dead a few…

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Chloe Grace Moretz said male co-star told her she’s ‘too big’

Chloe Grace Moretz said she was fat-shamed by a former male co-star. The actress told Variety that when she was 15-years-old, her co-star, who was in his early twenties and played her love interest, said, Id never date you in a real life, and I was like, What? And he was like, Yeah, youre too big for me as in my size. The film star opted to not reveal the actors…

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‘America’s Got Talent’ recap: Singers soften a tough judge’s panel

Its all come down to this, the final round of judge cuts on Americas Got Talent. With 20 acts competing for the seven remaining spots, the judges were more unforgiving than ever before. This week, to help the judges break any ties in their final decision, Grammy award-winning performer, and ex husband to Hedi Klum, Seal joined the panel. In addition to helping decide who is going to go through…

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The architect charged with bringing China’s former capital back to life

Nanjing, China (CNN)Outside China, architect Zhou Qi is best known for the People’s Daily headquarters, a Beijing tower that went viral in 2013 when social media users drew attention to its distinctly phallic appearance. Not only did the 590-foot (180-meter) skyscraper go on to win an international award (the viral photographs had been taken during construction), it also distracts from a distinguished architectural career.

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How a Trump impersonator got the dream job he never wanted

(CNN)While touring the country as a Donald Trump impersonator during last year’s presidential primaries, actor Anthony Atamanuik planned to hang up his Trump wig after Election Day. “I want to rob him of his identity,” Atamanuik said of his aim in playing Trump every week. “I want to take his swagger and his visage of swaggering masculinity, and I want to replace it with this effeminized dowager that is distracted…

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Mariska Hargitay opens up about her mother Jayne Mansfield’s death

It took many years for Mariska Hargitay to heal from her tragic past. At age 3, the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star lost her mother, actress Jayne Mansfield, in a 1967 car accident that also killed Mansfield’s driver Ronnie Harrison and lawyer Sam Brody. Mansfield’s three children with husband, actor and 1955 Mr. Universe Mickey Hargitay, survived the crash. The popular pinup, who was often compared to fellow…

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Netflix buys Scots comic book firm Millarworld – BBC News

He runs the company with his wife Lucy Millar. It is the first ever company acquisition in Netflix’s history. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Mr Millar said: “I’m so in love with what Netflix is doing and excited by their plans. “Netflix is the future and Millarworld couldn’t have a better home.” ‘Next generation’ Netflix said the acquisition was a natural progression in the company’s effort to…

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Taylor Swift trial: Jury selection begins

Denver (CNN)Taylor Swift’s star power took center stage Monday as jury selection began in a civil trial over a backstage encounter between the superstar and a Denver disc jockey. He sued Swift, her mother, Andrea, and her radio promotions director, Frank Bell, in 2015. His lawsuit alleged that they reported the incident to his employers and pressured them to “do the right thing,” leading to his termination. He is seeking…

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Democrats divided over whether party should welcome pro-life candidates

Paul Spencer is the kind of candidate that Democrats need if they hope to retake the House in 2018. He’s lived in Arkansas’s 2nd District for 18 years. He dislikes big money in politics. In a congressional campaign ad, he touts how, “I’m a teacher and a farmer, and I know firsthand the struggles that so many of our working people face.” Theres just one problem: Spencer is pro-life. Its a…

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Barry Bonds wishes he had played one more year

Barry Bonds so badly wanted to play one final season. On the 10th anniversary of breaking baseball’s all-time home run mark, Bonds told The Associated Press on Monday night that believes he would have hit 800 homers or come very close. Bonds said it “stung” to walk away from a decorated 22-year career with little notice immediately after a record-setting 2007 season with the San Francisco Giants in which he…

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