A writers’ strike may delay the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’

April 27, 2017

… until September, giving showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss a little breathing room. The duo revealed at SXSW back in March that they already had an outline for the last six episodes and have begun dividing up the installments, so work might currently be underway on Season 8 to give them a head start. SEE ALSO: An obsessive deep dive into the ‘Outlander’ Season 3 trailer Shows that will have completed their scripts or finished filming by May 2, and therefore be unaffected by …

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Inside the stealthy club for entrepreneurs who want to change the world

April 26, 2017

… spoken in Western countries. But ask some of the fellows what they like best and they won’t dwell on those discussions. It’s the “totally unexpected conversations that arose from being in such close proximity to some of the worlds most interesting and successful people,” says Kelsea Crawford, a Paris-based Kairos fellow. For Crawford, that meant running into Paul Cutsinger, the head of Amazon’s Alexa Code Lab, on the way into the New York Stock Exchange (the site …

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Snapchat wants to open millennials’ eyes to life in Baghdad

April 26, 2017

… Story for the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, Twitter users asked Snapchat why it showed only one side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Snapchat, two days later, created a Live Story for West Bank. Over the last two years, Snapchat has matured its news product. The company hired Peter Hamby back in April 2015 to serve as Snapchat’s first head of news. The former CNN national political reporter now helps lead a team dedicated to creating Our Stories. For example, Snapchat built a story around …

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Dortmund Bus Attacker Hoped to Profit From Share Slump

April 23, 2017

… 250 meters (275 yards) away. One pin was found in a head-rest of one the bus seats, the authorities said. "A massive share drop would have had to be expected, had a player been gravely injured or even killed as the result of the attack," the prosecutor’s office said. On the day of the attack, 15,000 equity-covered put options were traded at 18 cents a piece at 11:16 a.m. in Frankfurt, about 8 hours before the bombs went off. The options, issued by …

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Psst: You’re probably using all the wrong photos on dating apps.

April 22, 2017

… one. As Abramowitz put it, The best photo of you isnt always the best photo to use. You’re not necessarily looking for the most flattering photo ever taken of you. Youre looking for the ones that convey something about you, even if every hair on your head isnt in the exact right spot. So focus on finding the photos where you look like the real you doing the things you actually like to do. Give them something to talk to you about, and eventually the right people should find their way to …

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High school kicker becomes first female with NCAA football scholarship

April 19, 2017

… tapes, and heard back from the university shortly after. After visiting the school and being offered a scholarship, Longo gushed, “I’m just so unbelievably grateful that somebody gave me a chance.” There is no doubt she can be competitive, former NFL quarterback and Adams State head coach Timm Rosenbach told the Arizona Republic. She has a strong leg, and she can be very accurate. Of 33 extra point attempts last season, Longo made 30 and hit a 30-yard field goal. Here she is in …

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CNN 10 – April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017

… Hyten, until recently the head of U.S. Space Command, has now been promoted to lead strategic command — charged with crucial missions ranging from commanding nuclear warfare to cyber warfare to war in space. Anytime human beings have come to new territory and contested it, conflict has followed. HYTEN: Human beings forever have wanted to explore what’s beyond the hill, the horizon, and as we go out there, there’s always been conflict. Conflict in the Wild West as we moved into …

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United booted an engaged couple headed to their wedding in Costa Rica

April 17, 2017

… refusing to give up his $1,000 seat to “somebody more important.” A man on a flight from Houston to Calgary was stung by a scorpion after it fell on his head. Competing airlines trolled United, and Saturday Night Live made fun of it, too. Rev. Jesse Jackson leads a small protest outside the United Airlines terminal at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Image: scott olson/Getty Images Dao was forcibly removed to make room for United crew members. This weekend, the …

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‘Orange is the New Black’ first look reveals what happens next with Daya

April 13, 2017

Even if it’s still inexplicably billed as a comedy, Orange is the New Black has never shied away from violence. The Season 4 finale ended with Daya holding a gun to a guard’s head, and a first look at Season 5 shows us that shots are most definitely fired. SEE ALSO: Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli are now officially married and wow, it looked beautiful The teaser picks up right where Season 4 ended, with the guard on his knees and Daya laser-focused as she prepares her weapon …

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StubHub doesn’t want you to go to concert alone anymore

April 12, 2017

… dot-com company, has dedicated its last year and a half to social and mobile features. CEO Scott Cutler joined StubHub in April 2015 with the goal of making the site more fun and connected. Mats Nilsson, StubHub’s head of product who has worked at the company for the last six years, has helped lead that change. “Before we were focused on access and choice. We were the first ones with electronic delivery,” Nilsson said. “We’re never going to forget our history… …

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Els on the Masters: ‘This Tournament Was Just Not for Me’

April 11, 2017

… Hilton head Island, South Carolina, to play the Masters again. But he won't lose sleep if it doesn't, happy with a career featuring several major highs to blunt the lows like this week. "If I get back, great," Els said. "It's obviously not totally out of the picture. But if it is, it is." ___ More AP golf: apnews.com/tag/apf-Golf More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVinci3D Commercial – FD Amazing 3D intro, outro, logo sting animation …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia beats Justin Rose in playoff

April 10, 2017

… head-to-head battle to rival the best Augusta has seen and emulate the remarkable shootout between Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson in the British Open at Royal Troon in 2016. The 37-year-old Garcia, who missed a six-foot putt to win on the final green in regulation, clinched victory with a birdie on the 18th green on the first playoff hole after Rose had driven into trees and made a bogey five. As the ball toppled into the cup, Garcia sunk on his haunches and pumped both fists before …

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Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… perhaps at times in his career. “I need to be extra patient, I need to not lose my head, stay calm no matter what happens and keep going in the same direction because it feels good,” Garcia added. READ: R1 — Hoffman dominates on day one READ: R2 — Garcia, Fowler in leading quartet READ: Danny Willett’s guide to Amen Corner READ: Tiger Woods — 20 years of iconic images READ: All you need to know about Augusta and the Masters READ: Former champ Mize relives …

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Katy Perry Googling hot pictures of herself to feel better is weirdly relatable

April 7, 2017

… 5, 2017 at 12:28am PDT Yep, the confident, “Roar”-belting pop star Googled “katy perry hot” to make herself feel better about recently posting some less-than-flattering pictures. The pics she was “feeling insecure” about are this one of her getting a jaw massage (which sounds AMAZING, btw)… WHEN UR ROLLIN CALLS WITH UR A&R BUT TRYING TO MASSAGE THE STRESS OUT YA JAW AT THE SAME TIME CAUSE EVERYTHING IS COMING TO A head(scroll right for full …

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Amazon won NFL Thursday Night Football rights, so what’s next for Twitter?

April 6, 2017

… Facebook, Google, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Twitter is seeking to hire a head of live sports, and so is Facebook, in a nearly identical position. So NFL live video is out for Twitter, but there could be a lot to come. Twitter is hosting its first-ever NewFront in May, where digital publishers host annual gatherings for advertising in hopes for them to sponsor a new lineup of shows. NFL is gone, but we, the Twitter users, and CEO Jack Dorsey can hope that there’s more to come. If Twitter …

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BB-8 can now watch ‘Rogue One’ along with you

April 5, 2017

… for the movie’s release on Blu-Ray and DVD. As of Tuesday, you can watch the movie with the droid; he’ll bleep and bob his head at key scenes and recognize major characters. SEE ALSO: Sphero BB-8 is the ideal ‘The Force Awakens’ viewing buddy The update is similar to the one introduced last year that lets you watch The Force Awakens alongside BB-8. Via the iOS or Android app, the droid picks up the audio of the movie and knows exactly which scene you’re in, no …

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Coldplay’s Chris Martin gives a sick fan the experience of a lifetime

April 5, 2017

… better.” The letter reached thousands of people and one important person in particular. Rhiza Pascua, the head of Music Management International and the organizer of the Coldplay concert in Manila, saw Kheil’s post and organized the meeting of a lifetime. A few hours before the big concert, Martin paid a personal visit to the hospital to meet his loyal fan. …

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Homeless families rehoused out of London ‘up five-fold’ – BBC News

April 3, 2017

‘No choice’ Kate Webb, head of policy at housing charity Shelter, explained high London property prices mean “councils are finding it much harder to find landlords that will work with them”. Councils are struggling to secure long term leases on properties to use for temporary accommodation, so are forced into per-night rental agreements, or to look beyond the capital, she said. The number of nights rented under these arrangements has more than tripled from 540,000 to …

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Everything we know about the ‘Walking Dead’ Season 7 finale

April 1, 2017

… called Holly who was Abraham’s lover instead of Sasha in that iteration of the story is captured by Negan. After Negan saves her from being raped by a Savior called David (sound familiar?) Negan returns Holly to Alexandria with a bag over her head as a trade in exchange for a ceasefire from Rick and his allies. But when the bag is taken off Holly’s head, she’s revealed to be a walker, who proceeds to bite Denise (yes, Alexandria’s nurse lasted a little longer in the …

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Stephen Colbert lampoons news that Mike Pence refuses to dine with women

April 1, 2017

If you were one of the millions of people confused AF by yesterday’s insane reveal about Mike Pence’s dining preferences, you are not alone. Stephen Colbert used his Thursday night monologue to make sense of the detail found in Karen Pence’s 2002 The Hill profile, explaining that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he wont attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side. *pause to scratch your head* Can our VP ever keep it in his pants? Find …

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Prominent governor says Trump’s climate order is a ‘colossal mistake’

March 31, 2017

… burning fossil fuels, destroying forests and other human activities are the predominant reason why global temperatures are rising to historically high levels. Brown, in turn, has consistently mocked Trump for his head-in-the-sand views on the issue. Trump’s climate denial also puts him at odds with the world’s leaders, who for now remain committed to fighting global warming through the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Image: Ed hawkins With Washington ditching its role as a global …

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Trump White House reveals it’s ‘not familiar’ with global warming costs

March 29, 2017

… action is. As the transcript of the call shows, the official, who helped draft the order Trump signed, had no idea that human-caused climate change is already having let alone may one day have damaging consequences for the economy. Here’s text from the actual, bang-your-head-against-the-wall briefing (emphasis added). Q: What about all the scientists who are saying climate change is going to have adverse economic consequences things like rising sea levels, more hazardous hurricanes how …

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‘Feud’ star Jackie Hoffman on being a character actor: ‘Aging isnt as frightening for us as it is for the pretty people’

March 27, 2017

… your head? I dont know the lightbulb may still have not gone off. I took German, clean, and putting up with Joan Crawford, and that was all I needed to know. Youd read Crawfords book had you been a little bit of a student of her at any point? Im more of a slob, but I remembered things like packing with tissue paper in the sleeves, and if I ever made a dinner with like fish and cauliflower, I always remember, [imitates Crawfords voice] Dont put two white foods on the same plate. Then, whenever I …

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Foursquare, a SXSW darling, brought the most fun to SXSW 2017

March 27, 2017

… year. I remember we were bouncing from party to party, eating, drinking, but this is one thing that we missed the opportunity to take a step back from the hectic-ness of South By and take a break,” Justin Breton, Foursquare’s head of marketing partnerships, tells me in the hallway of the Westin. This was the second of two cycling classes Foursquare held. The first was inside a donut shop. This time, we were on the recently remodeled rooftop of the Westin. For me, similar to Breton, …

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Koh Samui Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

… indulgence, Starched white umbrellas shelter wealthy patrons sipping on champagne while they listen to DJ beats. Immaculately dressed guests, often head-to-toe in white linen, start to arrive around noon and occupy the plush daybeds until late. Bees Knees Brewpub The Bee’s Knees is, so far, the island’s only brewpub. But it’s swiftly developed a great reputation for its beers. These include Summer Bee, a pilsner-style lager and Wheaty Bee, made from German and Australian …

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