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John Lewis Christmas advert is guaranteed to make you smile John Lewis Christmas advert is guaranteed to make you smile
- November 11, 2016

In the advert, a merry band of woodland creatures come out of hibernation to play on a trampoline a little girl is due to receive for Christmas . The highly-anticipated ad - considered a marker of the start of the UK Christmas shopping season - begins with a dad carrying out last-minute assembly of his daughter's secret showstopper present on Christmas Eve as she bounces excitedly on the sofa. (more...)
South African parliament defeats motion to remove president South African parliament defeats motion to remove president
- November 11, 2016

Announcing the outcome of the vote, deputy speaker Lechesa Tsenoli announced 126 MPs voted in favour of the motion and 214 against . A public call for President Jacob Zuma to step down will be debated by Cosatu affiliates at its central executive committee (CEC) meeting later this month, amid warnings by the trade union federation's president that this could severely strain its ties to the ANC-led tripartite alliance. (more...)
Rudy Giuliani on AG job: 'I certainly have the energy'
- November 11, 2016

The act would be reminiscent of President Ford pardoning President Nixon "for all offenses against the United States" during Nixon's term in office after Nixon had resigned in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal. Record Obamacare signups: More than 100,000 consumers signed up Wednesday for Obamacare plans than any day since open enrollment started November 1, President Obama's administration announced Thursday, according to USA Today . (more...)
Canucks starting Ryan Miller against Red Wings Canucks starting Ryan Miller against Red Wings
- November 11, 2016

While converting a power play in four of five games, as the Wings did at the start of the season, isn't realistic for the long term, it's deflating just how little has been generated lately. “I think weve had with me and him a couple line brawls in Traverse City. "Once I get in there, I'm going to try to stay in there". You've got a Kronwall that's playing ... (more...)
People Take to the Streets After Trump Wins People Take to the Streets After Trump Wins
- November 11, 2016

In Portland, Oregon, protesters blocked downtown traffic while chanting "not my president". Boulder High School students marched through the CU Boulder campus in protest of Donald Trump the day after his election to be president. Some of them were reportedly yelling "Save America". Bansal, an worldwide student from India, said Trump's election is making him reconsider staying in the United States after he graduates in 2019. (more...)
Condom Mandate For Porn Industry Falls Short In California Condom Mandate For Porn Industry Falls Short In California
- November 11, 2016

The adult film industry won a big victory in California Tuesday night as voters were rejecting a ballot proposition that would have required porn film actors to wear condoms in all their sex scenes. Moynihan: STDs? But if this is the concern, why do the ads you guys run have three people that stated they have contracted HIV on an adult set? I'm saying I believe they did. (more...)
Lafayette student lied about being robbed of wallet, hijab by Trump supporters Lafayette student lied about being robbed of wallet, hijab by Trump supporters
- November 11, 2016

A University of Louisiana at Lafayette student was robbed of her wallet and hijab Wednesday near campus. The student said the men struck her with a metal object, knocking her down, and stole her wallet and the headscarf, known as a hijab. (more...)
Monday's Supermoon Extra Super; Closest in Nearly 69 Years Monday's Supermoon Extra Super; Closest in Nearly 69 Years
- November 11, 2016

And the November lunar cycle will orbit closer to the Earth than it has in decades, making the moon look enormous and luminous. NASA also said that the satellite will be this close to Earth again on November 25th, 2034. While a 15 percent change from the average moon isn't mindblowing, the difference between a supermoon (technically a perigean full moon ) and the moon at its smallest (apogee). (more...)
Martin Shkreli debuts secret Wu-Tang album after Trump win Martin Shkreli debuts secret Wu-Tang album after Trump win
- November 11, 2016

He has been streaming samples of the album on YouTube . Shkreli recently promised to release it if Trump became president. Shkreli paid $2 million to own the only copy of the rap group's album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. Well, the Republicans carried through on their part of the deal, and very late last night, so did Shkreli. He exclusively bought their album, " Once Upon a Time in Shaolin ", for $2 million in 2015. (more...)
The highlight of Google's Daydream VR is ... its controller The highlight of Google's Daydream VR is ... its controller
- November 11, 2016

Another app lets you explore the universe by using the controller as a laser pointer to bring up more information. The more expensive PS VR is still the victor when it comes to games and long term support of entertainment, but Daydream VR is incredibly natural to use. (more...)
Four Cities Approve Sugary-Drink Taxes Four Cities Approve Sugary-Drink Taxes
- November 11, 2016

Opponents of soda taxes have outraised supporters in San Francisco , Boulder , and Albany - but not in Oakland . Opponents of such taxes say they hit lower income populations hardest, and that it is unfair to single out soda in the battle to fight obesity and diabetes. (more...)
Kim Jong-un To Fire US Election Day Missile
- November 11, 2016

US Republican nominee for the President Donald Trump openly threatened to nuke North Korea unless it got off its current path of provocative military policy. "But Trump's way of thinking is 'let's negotiate anyway and then solve the problem'". In the course of his campaign Trump had suggested China take more responsibility for North Korea and said he is open to Japan and South Korea developing their own nuclear defense. (more...)
Competing claims of voter fraud, intimidation raise tensions Competing claims of voter fraud, intimidation raise tensions
- November 10, 2016

Voters around the country faced long lines, occasional broken machines and some hot tempers Tuesday, but as the polls closed from one coast to the other, there were no signs of the large-scale fraud, intimidation or hacking some had feared. (more...)
Trump win raises questions about UN climate deal Trump win raises questions about UN climate deal
- November 10, 2016

The ploy to get around a divided Congress means that Trump can override those orders. "Such a decision would make it far more hard to develop effective global strategies for mitigating and adapting to climate change". Doing so may result in civil and/or criminal penalties. The globe is on a trajectory for catastrophic warming in the coming decades, and the USA is the second largest contributor of greenhouse emissions, following only China. (more...)
Tim Kaine Beaten To The Polls By 99-Year-Old Voter
- November 10, 2016

I still believe in America and I always will. But the Democratic nominee urged Americans to "accept this result" and the peaceful transfer of power. "That is an wonderful accomplishment". Lines were long at some Virginia polling locations Tuesday, but there were no reports of other major issues as voters made their picks for president and in several crucial congressional and mayoral races. (more...)
Judge tosses Trump campaign lawsuit in Nevada over early voting
- November 10, 2016

Sturman also refused to order the state to sequester ballots due to the possibility that individual voters would have their selections exposed. The registrar was said to have reopened a polling site nearly two hours after it was shut down as the polls had closed in the county, including Las Vegas , on Friday. (more...)
Philippine court grants Marcos a hero's burial Philippine court grants Marcos a hero's burial
- November 09, 2016

The court rejected the petitioners, mostly were victims of human rights during the Marcos totalitarian regime, desire to stop the burial. The Philippines' top court has postponed a decision on whether to grant former dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero's burial. (more...)
Mike Pence 'Grateful' After Plane Skids Off LaGuardia Runway
- November 09, 2016

When the plane hit the 7,000-foot runway at 7:49 p.m., it vibrated and then jerked violently while continuing its slide. He said he was fine, though, and no one had been injured. Trump, however, denies all the said claims. The Clinton campaign had about $62 million on hand as of October 20, almost four times Trump's $16 million, according to new Federal Election Commission data. (more...)
GoPro hits return home on Karma drone with recall of 2500 units
- November 09, 2016

The drones boast simple joystick and touch-screen controls, and fold easily into a padded backpack that is provided. Wearable camera maker GoPro Inc said on Tuesday it would recall about 2,500 of its recently introduced Karma drones because they lost power during use. (more...)
Andromeda's Stunning Cinematic Trailer Reveal Andromeda's Stunning Cinematic Trailer Reveal
- November 09, 2016

These are definitely not just wacky character designs; they play an active part in making the Mass Effect universe feel enormous and organic. The new trailer does not feature any gameplay footage but instead showcases a scripted cinematic that was built in the game's engine. (more...)
Watch Mass Effect: Andromeda's Sleek New Trailer Watch Mass Effect: Andromeda's Sleek New Trailer
- November 08, 2016

The Nomad RC Vehicle features a remote-controlled version of the game's Nomad vehicle at 1:18 scale as well as a SteelBook case, and costs $199.99 without the game included. In Mass Effect Andromeda , players choose to be one of two twins with the last name Ryder. Mass Effect Andromeda's new Andromeda Initiative website has laid out exactly when the events of BioWare's new game take place - and how it skirts around that whole Mass Effect 3 ending. (more...)
India NDTV 24-hour broadcast ban is suspended by government
- November 08, 2016

The ban is supposed to be implemented from 1 am on 9 November till1 am of 10 November 10, 2016. After a large protest held by journalists from every major media organization in Delhi, the Press Club of India said the government's action amounts to "uncalled for censorship" at a time when "press freedom is already under increasing threat in the country". (more...)
Kane penalty earns Tottenham 1-1 draw at Arsenal
- November 08, 2016

Harry Kane netted from the spot on his return to action to help Tottenham Hotspur to a 1-1 draw against North London rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday . It's been very tough for us. On top of that the penalty looked a bit soft, but you have to swallow it. "(Victor) Wanyama was lucky to stay on the pitch, after three or four fouls, an elbow on Walcott". (more...)
Unbeaten Pochettino sets north London derby record
- November 08, 2016

With six successful dribbles and 89% passing accuracy, Belgian global Dembele controlled a packed midfield at the Emirates Stadium to see Spurs pull through with a positive result. "When you compete in the Champions League and Premier League , for me the two toughest leagues in the world, you need the whole squad fit". Kane headed Eriksen's cross wide from in front of goal as Arsenal initially seemed wrong-footed by Tottenham's formation which featured three centre backs in Wimmer, ... (more...)
Kane scores on injury return to clinch Spurs draw at Arsenal
- November 08, 2016

The former England striker believes Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will be ruing their 1-1 draw against Spurs , who were missing Dele Alli and Toby Alderweireld for the crunch clash. His return may help Pochettino solve Tottenham's struggles in front of goal, a struggle which is unlikely to be aided greatly by Vincent Janssen in the short-term. (more...)