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March 25th, 2017 by admin

The defining image of the evening was a worrying one as Séamus Coleman left the field on a stretcher, holding an oxygen mask and with his right leg heavily strapped. Everton and the Republic of Ireland will fear the worst after Coleman was on the receiving end of an awful challenge from Neil Taylor that left him with a suspected broken leg and led to the Wales defender being shown a straight red card.

Moments before that incident there were signs that the night was starting to unravel for Wales, when Gareth Bale, lunging to meet Chris Gunter’s cross from the right, clattered into John O’Shea and picked up the yellow card that means he is now suspended for the crucial away game against Serbia in June.

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March 24th, 2017 by admin

Major companies pulling adverts a sign that many doubt Google’s ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos

PepsiCo, Walmart and Starbucks on Friday confirmed that they have also suspended their advertising on YouTube, joining a growing boycott in a sign that big companies doubt Google’s ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos.

Related: Google ad controversy: what the row is all about

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March 24th, 2017 by admin

Evidence of doctored paperwork found at Areva-owned forge, which has made parts for Hinkley Point

An international team of inspectors has found evidence of doctored paperwork and other failings at a forge in France that makes parts for nuclear power stations around the world.

The UK nuclear regulator said the safety culture at the site, which has produced forgings for British plants including Sizewell B and the planned new reactors at Hinkley Point, fell short of expectations.

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March 24th, 2017 by admin

• Huddersfield 12-28 Leeds
• Rhinos run in four tries in exciting first-half display

Leeds moved into second on the Super League table, after another heartening performance took them past Huddersfield to continue their early-season revival.

Questions aplenty were laid at the door of the Leeds coach, Brian McDermott, following their 66-10 defeat by Castleford earlier this month – so much so that the Rhinos chief executive, Gary Hetherington, circulated a public email to the club’s supporters detailing how vital the next month was for all involved with the club. Since that fateful evening Leeds have won three games in succession and now find themselves firmly entrenched in the competition’s top four.

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March 24th, 2017 by admin

After Donald Trump was elected, I removed people on Facebook and Twitter to avoid upsetting myself. Am I part of the problem?

Q: On Facebook and Twitter I unfriend or unfollow people I don’t agree with to avoid upsetting myself. Is this wrong and am I part of the problem that ended with Trump?

A: After the disaster of the US election, the answer to this question is supposed to be yes – yes, you must follow people you don’t agree with; yes, you are part of the problem unless you toughen up and engage with the Other Side. If opposing views upset you, you are either weak-minded and vulnerable to manipulation by bigots or locked in your liberal echo chamber, where the only possible explanation for why Trump won the election is that people in general are idiots.

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March 24th, 2017 by admin

This softly softly approach of this Channel 4 documentary doesn’t make it any less extraordinary, with Enoch the polygamist’s multiple wives and massive wheelies

Key moment in Three Wives, One Husband (Channel 4): Enoch Foster, a fundamentalist Mormon, has gathered his two wives – Catrina and Lillian – and 17 children for a meeting in one of their houses blasted out of a rock in the Utah desert. For the past months he has been courting a potential third wife, the nanny Lydia Rose, and he wants to propose. It’s a family decision though (he says); he’s putting it to the vote first. Yay, they all say, everyone puts their hand up … Oh, except for one little boy.

“Joseph, do you want Lydia to be your mom?” asks his dad, in a way that strongly suggests the correct answer is yes.

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March 24th, 2017 by admin

Workers in wholesale and retail sectors at highest risk from breakthroughs in robotics and artificial intelligence, PwC report finds

More than 10 million UK workers are at high risk of being replaced by robots within 15 years as the automation of routine tasks gathers pace in a new machine age.

A report by the consultancy firm PwC found that 30% of jobs in Britain were potentially under threat from breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI). In some sectors half the jobs could go.

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March 24th, 2017 by admin

European commission president confirms Britain will get a bill for leaving, but said this did not represent a ‘punishment’

Brexit is “a failure and a tragedy”, the president of the European commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has said.

The EU’s most senior civil servant promised that Brussels would approach the negotiation of Britain’s withdrawal in a “friendly” and fair way, but warned that European institutions were not “naive” about the process.

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March 24th, 2017 by admin

This comic-ironic remake of the old TV show never quite thrums into life, and contains a few horribly misjudged moments

Here comes yet another addition to the “ironic film remake of a beloved 70s/80s TV series” genre, which is starting to look as dated as the shows it purports to send up. Updating of the cops-on-bikes action drama of the same name, ChiPs stars Michael Peña in the old Erik Estrada role of Ponch, a sex-addicted FBI agent who is tasked with rooting out police corruption by going undercover in the California highway patrol unit. There he’s paired up with idiot-savant rookie Jon Baker (Dax Shepard, also the film’s director), whose guilelessness is counterbalanced by a remarkable gift for riding motorbikes. Soon the pair are on the trail of a dirty cop (Vincent D’Onofrio, entirely wasted in a gruff, underdeveloped role), bickering and blowing stuff up as they go. When placed next to the gleeful postmodernism of the 21 Jump Street films, this feels remarkably timid, its humour built around off-colour gags (including one desperately poorly judged Oscar Pistorius joke) and the mildly homophobia-tinged bromance between Ponch and Baker. Shepard and Pena do at least throw themselves into proceedings with elan, but they can’t prevent CHiPs from seeming a distinctly second-gear affair.

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March 24th, 2017 by admin

From Maps to Instagram, Uber to Snapchat – the top 10 app developments which have been copied, adopted or simply absorbed into everything else

Once upon a time, there was no “Google Maps” and “Apple Maps”. There was just Maps, the mapping app that shipped with the first iPhone. Where many of the Apple-developed apps in the first iPhone have had little long-term influence, Maps more-or-less created the user experience that is still standard across OSes to this day: pinch to zoom, a small blue dot to mark your location, and an in-built compass for orienting yourself. And with Google as the source of data – until the rocky divorce ended that.

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