Adam West filmed one last Batman cameo that was never aired — watch it now

June 19, 2017

NBC is giving us a chance to see one of Adam West's last roles.Image: MIKE NELSON/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Adam West may have passed away last week, but memorials to the iconic Batman actor continue to pour in. Along with the flood of tributes from his peers and admirers on social media and the touching Bat-signal display on the Las Angeles city Hall building, West’s last media appearances are making the internet rounds. The actor, who died at 88 from complications from leukemia, kept …

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Grenfell Tower fire: Government staff sent in to Kensington and Chelsea Council – BBC News

June 18, 2017

… Wednesday. It tore through all floors of the building and took more than 200 firefighters 24 hours to bring under control. Two neighbouring Tube lines are partly suspended until 14:00 BST on Sunday amid safety concerns of debris falling on to the tracks. The Hammersmith and city Line has been suspended between Edgware Road and Hammersmith, and the Circle Line is also closed, Transport for London said. Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning More From this publisher : …

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Muslims keep alive Kolkata’s Jewish schools, stores and traditions

June 16, 2017

Kolkata, India (CNN)When Mitana Alexander bid goodbye to Kolkata’s Jewish Girls School in 1975, she was its last Jewish student. The bulk of the others were Muslims. They were worried because she was last remaining occupant of a Jews-only dormitory, as most Jewish girls they had known had migrated to Israkel, America or Europe “with their folks.” A new age for India’s Anglo-Indians …

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Los Angeles lights Bat-signal for Adam West

June 16, 2017

(CNN)Holy Bright Knight! Related: ‘Batman’ actor Adam West dies The actor played his premiere role as millionaire Bruce Wayne and superhero Batman in the 1960s television series. The Bat-signal was used in the show when the fictitious Gotham city Police Department needed to summon the superhero. According to an announcement from DC Comics, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck joined “Bat-guests” to light the Bat-signal in …

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The Revolutionary Street Art Project That Inspired Banksy And Empowered A City’s Youth

June 15, 2017

… their prejudices. CheoandInkiewere among the first generation of budding street artists to attend the center, which had the added appeal of being the only one in the city with an indoor skate ramp. Before long, the artists covered most of the building with their work. John Nation / Jody Thomas Once word got out that it was a safe environment to paint and look at books and photographs and watch films about graffiti, then people from across the city started coming, Nation said. Once you had …

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London fire: Lives claimed at Grenfell Tower – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… leader of Kensington and Chelsea Borough Nick Paget-Brown said. The first reports of fire in the tower, in Latimer Road, on the Lancaster West Estate, came in at 00:54 BST. Three hours later, people were still being evacuated from the tower, the police said. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Most of the building was alight Safety concerns Grenfell Tower was built in 1974 by Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council. It’s part of the Lancaster West Estate, a sprawling inner-city …

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We really need to talk about 3-on-3 basketball becoming an Olympic sport

June 11, 2017

Pickup hoops in Jersey city.Image: Julio Cortez/AP/REX/Shutterstock Three-on-three basketball is having a moment. On top of Ice Cube’s newly launched league for aging NBA folk heroes, the playground staple also just got added as an Olympic sport. That’s right 3-on-3 basketball will be at the Tokyo Games. We’re still picking our jaws up off the floor. And we have so many questions. Chief among them: Is this Good or Bad? Some thoughts as we try to sort out our feelings … …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 6, 2017

… اÙشرطة. — Saudi Embassy UK (@SaudiEmbassyUK) June 4, 2017 Her family in Castlegar, British Columbia, says Archibald "would have had no understanding of the callous cruelty that caused her death." They say she was 30 years old. They asked those who want to honor her to volunteer their time or donate to a homeless shelter and to tell them "Chrissy sent you. " ___ 10:25 p.m. The city of London is convening a …

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Sex and drugs and celebs: It’s a ‘Broad City’ Season 4 trailer

June 5, 2017

Abbi and Ilana are back on Aug. 23 and here’s a Broad city Season 4 trailer to give you a peek at some of the shenanigans they’ll get up to and celebrities they’ll cross paths with. As fans have no doubt come to expect from the Comedy Central series, sex, and drugs are front-and-center here. But in the midst of the ravings, contortions, and weird, animated asides you can also catch glimpses of celebs like Steve Buscemi, Shania Twain, Wanda Sykes, and RuPaul. Of course, in …

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Police Tell Londoners to Run and Hide as Attack Underway in London

June 4, 2017

… don't yet know the full details, but this was a deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners and visitors to our city enjoying their Saturday night. I condemn it in the strongest possible terms. There is no justification whatsoever for such barbaric acts. The London Ambulance Service said at least 20 patients had been taken to six hospitals. Live television pictures showed one man being detained near the scene shortly before midnight local time (7pm EST) but it was unclear if he had …

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This dating apps wants to give you a space to meet your dates IRL

June 3, 2017

The IRL hive.Image: bumble Dating apps make it easy to connect with people, but what if they could also give you a place to meet up in the flesh? Bumble is doing just that. They’re opening an actual brick-and-mortar location in New York city for the month of June. It’s called The Hive, and its meant to give the apps users a place to mingle IRL. So what exactly is meant to happen in this posh yellow space? Whitney Wolfe, Bumbles founder and CEO, told Mashable: “It will follow …

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A startup of totally not vampires is selling teenagers’ blood to the rich so that they might live forever

June 2, 2017

… conquer it one blood bag at a time. SEE ALSO: A floating techno-libertarian city might be coming to the Pacific The California company, which made headlines in 2016 after it was reported that the investment firm of techno-libertarian (and not-alien-flesh-sack) Peter Thiel expressed interest in its efforts, is back in the news, after its founder spoke at the 2017 annual Code Conference. “Life-extension science is a popular obsession in Silicon Valley,” reads his talk description, …

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Liam Gallagher: ‘I love you Manchester…’ – BBC News

May 31, 2017

Image copyright PA Gallagher once said that he would never go solo, as he was not an idiot (shall we say, as we can’t bring you the actual naughty word here). But things change, and eight new solo tracks from forthcoming album As You Were, like Wall of Glass – which was partially leaked last week – were greeted with warm cheers and applause. The most rapturous noises of the night were, of course, reserved for the epic Oasis songs that helped the snarling singer make …

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Apple launches its first store in Southeast Asia

… Orchard Road, the city’s retail centre, Apple’s opened its first Southeast Asian location and added its ninth high-profile Apple Store globally, amidst others in Ginza, Dubai, Soho, and New York. “It’s the first Apple store in Southeast Asia, so it’s very important for Thai people,” Khajorn told Mashable. “If they build an Apple Store here, it means that they’re building something for us in Southeast Asia. The next market could be Thailand or …

May 28, 2017
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Don’t look back in anger: Music helps Manchester remember, and forget – BBC News

Image copyright Goodman/LNP/REX/Shutterstock Image caption This was one of a number of home-made signs responding to the past week’s events Music has always brought people together, especially in this city. Image caption These signs including “Mancs never scared 2 B proud” referred to the city’s bee emblem As the gig went on, Fray referred to the week’s events again. “Never stop doing what you enjoy,” he told the crowd between songs. Later, …

May 28, 2017
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Manchester attack: Armed police guard bank holiday events – BBC News

It came after searches at a separate property in Cheetham Hill and in the Longsight area of the city. The UK threat level was raised from “severe” to “critical” following the suicide attack at Manchester Arena on 22 May. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMy ‘harrowing’ night: Manchester paramedic opens up about his experience The country’s leading counter-terror officer, Met Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, …

May 27, 2017
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Who is Nicola Sturgeon? A profile of the SNP leader – BBC News

After studying law at Glasgow University and working as a solicitor at the city’s Drumchapel Law Centre, Ms Sturgeon’s entry into full-time politics came at the age of 29, when she was elected to the new Holyrood parliament in 1999, as a Glasgow regional MSP. As a frontbench opposition spokeswoman, she sought to hold the Labour-Lib Dem coalition government to account on education, justice and health. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Salmond-Sturgeon leadership …

May 26, 2017
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Sturgeon: ‘Be vigilant but not alarmed’ – BBC News

… said: “While raising the UK terror threat level to ‘critical’ has been judged a necessary response to the despicable attack in Manchester, we must not allow terrorism to triumph. “I urge the people of Scotland to be vigilant but not alarmed and, as far as possible, to go about their business as usual. “Police Scotland have already visibly increased their presence in locations such as transport hubs and city centres as a precaution. “Security arrangements for …

May 24, 2017
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Manchester Arena attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt – BBC News

… ones. Police have set up an emergency telephone number in response to the attack. It is: 0161 856 9400. Sixty ambulances attended the incident and those wounded are now being treated at six hospitals around the city. Manchester explosion: Latest updates Eyewitnesses tell of blast horror Confusion and chaos after explosion What we know so far General election campaigning suspended Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said it was “the most horrific incident” Greater Manchester had ever …

May 23, 2017
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NBA player says he was detained at Romanian airport for his views against Turkish president

Oklahoma city Thunder center Enes Kanter said he had beendetained at a Romanian airport on Saturday after having his Turkish passport cancelled, and he told Twitter he thinks his political views are to blame. According tothe New York Times, Kanter, who was born in Switzerland but is Turkish, posted several videos and photos to Twitter on Saturday indicating that he had been detained at the airport. Kanter claimed, however, that the detention and passport cancellation were because of his …

May 22, 2017
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Where To Meet A Guy In LA With A Real Job

If you live in LA, first of all, we’re sorry, but second of all we get it. The weather is nice, weed is legal, and it’s practically mandatory to be chill AF. Unfortunately you can’t throw a diamond and not hit one of the worst people on the earth: a struggling actor. It is, after all, a city that gave itself a nickname of La La Land and insists that everyone else use it.  Basically LA is the girl from your high school that went to college and told everyone “My …

May 21, 2017
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A Banksy-esque florist places surprise flower arrangements all over NYC

A florist is beautifying New York city, one flower at a time. If big, beautiful bouquets of flowers emerging from trash cans have stopped you in your tracks while wandering around NYC, you’ve come across the work of Lewis Miller. A post shared by Lewis Miller Design (@lewismillerdesign) on Apr 13, 2017 at 4:42am PDT Miller, a wedding and party florist, has been dazzling onlookers by placing surprise flower arrangements in the most unlikely of places. Miller told Vogue that the …

May 19, 2017
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Bulletin bets that online shopping brands still want storefronts

… store. Image: bulletin The company announced this week that its raised a $2.2 million seed round from some high-profile investors, including Flybridge Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Afore Ventures, and Y Combinator. Some of that money will go towards expansion beyond New Yorks city limits with planned projects in Los Angeles and possibly elsewhere. Perhaps the most remarkable part of Bulletins business model is that the web-born brands actually pay for the privilege of appearing in its chic IRL …

May 19, 2017
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Apple opens up about its futuristic Apple Park Campus

The spaceship has almost landed. Six years after the late Steve Jobs unveiled its design at a city council meeting, four years of construction, and thousands of glass and solar panels (not to mention countless drone flyovers) later, Apple’s spectacular, futuristic, eco-friendly Apple Park campus (once known alternatively as the “Spaceship Campus” and “Apple Campus 2”) is nearing completion and Apple is finally opening up about a slew of long-secret details. …

May 17, 2017
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Apple will host big-name musicians and high-profile workshops to kick off new program

… of other special events. New York city elementary school students learn about coding on a class field trip to an Apple Store. Image: Andrew Burton/Getty Images Some of Apple’s more heavily trafficked locations will also feature big-name guests for music performances, lectures, and hands-on instruction. Soul singer Leon Bridges and free-form dancer Lil Buck (who recently appeared in an Apple commercial) will perform at Apple’s new flagship store in downtown San Francisco late on …

May 17, 2017
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