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media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionfellow climber remembers "swiss machine" ueli steckthe swiss climber ueli steck has been killed preparing to climb mount everest, nepal's tourist office says.steck, who was known as the "swiss machine", died in an accident while acclimatising for an attempt on the mountain without oxygen by a new route.the 40-year-old had won multiple awards and was known for his rapid ascents.his body has been recovered from the base of mount nupste, which shares a common ridge with everest, after he was spotted by fellow climbers."he had an accident on the nuptse wall and died. it seems he slipped," ang tsering sherpa, head of the nepal mountaineering association, told news agency afp.steck was preparing to climb mount everest using its west ridge,...

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image 1of/18captioncloseimage 1 of 18ronald block was sentenced monday to 30 years in prison. ronald block was sentenced monday to 30 years in prison. image 2 of 18scroll through the gallery to see details on sex and human trafficking in houstonscroll through the gallery to see details on sex and human trafficking in houston photo: scott dalton, scott dalton / for the chronicle image 3 of 18explainer: 16 things you need to know about human trafficking in houstonhouston has long been known as a major hub for human and sex trafficking. this is what you need to know about the criminal industry.explainer: 16 things you need to know about human trafficking in houston houston has long been known as a major hub for human and sex trafficking. this is what you need to know about the criminal indu...

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ورزش سه: علی کریمی بازیکن سابق تیم ملی ایران صعود سپیدرود رشت را تبریک گفت. تیم سپیدرود رشت موفق شد با پیروزی برابر نساجی مازندران به لیگ برتر جدول صعود کند. علی کریمی بازیکن سابق تیم ملی ایران در پستی اینستاگرامی این صعود را تبریک گفت و نوشت:تبریک به مردم خوب و خونگرم گیلان و تیم سپیدرود رشت.البته علی کریمی یک قلب و عدد 13 را نیز در متنش قرار داد که ان به حسین کعبی اشاره دارد، بازیکنی که سالها در تیم ملی همراه کریمی بوده و خاطرات فراوانی در تی...

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media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionthe conservatives have "absolutely no plans" to increase tax, the prime minister saystheresa may says a conservative government will not raise vat if she wins the general election.but the pm declined to back a 2015 tory pledge that also ruled out rises in income tax and national insurance.mrs may said she would not be making "specific proposals" on taxes unless she is "absolutely sure" they can be delivered.labour promised "low taxes for low and medium earners", claiming the tories favoured "low taxes for high earners".asked whether she would be repeating ex-pm david cameron's "five-year tax lock", covering income tax, national insurance and vat until 2020, mrs may told the bbc's andrew marr show: "we have absolutely no plans to incr...

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emmanuel macron’s victory in the first round of the french presidential election was greeted with relief rather than triumph in brussels and other european capitals. with just 4 percentage points separating the top four candidates, the nightmare scenario of a final round between the anti-eu far left and far right candidates was averted by only the narrowest of margins. and even if the polls are right, and mr. macron goes on to win easily in next sunday’s runoff against marine le pen, no one will be under any illusions......

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image caption the shooting happened at a house in a cul-de-sac in st ives, dorset a murder investigation has begun after a man was shot dead at a house in dorset.dorset police said they were called to reports intruders had entered a house in st ives, near ringwood, shortly after 03:00 bst.one of the occupants, a man in his 60s, was shot. he was taken to hospital but died a short time later.the property has been cordoned off while police investigation work continues. det ch insp sarah derbyshire said: "at this stage we are still trying to establish exactly what happened at the address and how and why this man was shot dead. "i am appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area, or was in the area at that time, to contact dorset police as soon as possible."ima...

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mumbai—following india’s crackdown on cash, millions of residents who have never even used a credit card are leapfrogging into mobile payments, finding phone apps more accessible than plastic.the value of mobile money transactions has more than doubled since the nullification of 86% of india’s cash in circulation in november, while those made with credit and debit cards has fallen, and check purchases have barely budged. mobile......

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by april 26, 2017 11:00 a.m. et last year was officially the much-awaited “year of mobile” in the advertising industry.for the first time, mobile advertising represented more than half of the spending that marketers funneled into digital advertising overall in the u.s. in 2016. according to a new report conducted by pwc us for the interactive advertising bureau, mobile ad spending accounted for 51% of the record $72.5 billion in total u.s. digital ad spending last year.in fact, spending on mobile advertising surged 77% to $36.6 billion last year, according to the iab. digital ad spending broadly climbed a healthy 22% in the u.s. from the prior year.“brand dollars naturally follow consumers, and you’re starting to see a mobile-first, and sometimes a mobile-only mind-set among market...

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u.k. prime minister theresa may said sunday that britain won’t agree to pay an exit bill for leaving the european union without also agreeing a new trade deal with the bloc, highlighting a hard-to-resolve division between the opposing camps ahead of talks on brexit.in an interview with the british broadcasting corp., mrs. may reiterated a longstanding british position that reaching agreement over the terms of britain’s exit and its......

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strava has just announced that it is releasing a “blog” feature, allowing riders to note down their thoughts about their latest ride.the idea of the new feature is that users of the sporty social media site can update their rides not only with photos and captions but also with words, describing it and telling the tale.the idea has been previously done by strava storyteller, a web-based app that let you write an account of your ride through a browser extension.>>> nine things you wish you’d known before you joined stravathis time around, though, strava has used the idea itself. the site wants users to share ride details, race reports, gear tips, recommendations and workouts with other cyclists.it’s clear that strava hopes to become a genuine hub for all things cycling. according to ...

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proper parenting isn’t easy in the digital age. there was once a time, prior to the internet, when a social network strictly referred to you and your band of cohorts, when the silk road was merely a cross-continent trade route, when “following” someone was considered illegal, and when the only pornographic images available lined the glossy interior of publications like hustler and penthouse.most kids these days are well versed in the tech-savvy art of computing. many of us wouldn’t mind a little assistance when it comes to curtailing cyber bullying, blocking inappropriate websites, or simply limiting our children’s computer usage to something far less than the norm — which now hovers around eight hours a day. thankfully, there is plenty of free software available to help....

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by april 29, 2017 7:00 a.m. et elon musk, whose tesla inc. will report earnings wednesday afternoon, is expected to give fresh insight on the launch of the model 3. mr. musk hopes the sedan will make his electric-car company more mainstream and less of a niche luxury player. in a talk friday, mr. musk didn’t back down from his aggressive target date to begin production, saying july is “looking quite good.” many stocks have ridden a market rally to fresh highs, but tesla’s shares have been on a hot streak, outperforming the broader market. the s&p 500 has climbed 6.5% this year, while tesla’s stock has jumped by 47%. it recently passed ford... to read the full story subscribe sign in...

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why it matters to you americans buy more pickups than any other vehicle type, and an electric model from tesla may be a game changer.tesla ceo elon musk confirmed timelines for the company’s electric semi truck and pickup truck on friday via his favorite method of communication: twitter.in one tweet, musk said the tesla semi truck would be revealed in september. it’s possible tesla will only unveil a prototype, as it did with its model 3 launch, and follow it up with a production model sometime later. in a separate tweet, musk said the pickup truck would appear in 18 to 24 months.both vehicles were mentioned in musk’s second-phase “master plan” for tesla, which he unveiled last year. they were part of a range of new vehicles promised by musk, which also included an electric suv a...

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the name myles hippolyte might not mean a lot to you. he’s a winger for falkirk in the scottish championship.last saturday he won a penalty in a game against dunfermline. the spot kick got falkirk level and they went on to win the game 2-1.what might have been for manchester citythey could only manage a draw this week against queen of the south. hippolyte was not playing. he was serving the first of a two-match suspension after accepting a ban from the spfl for committing an act of “simulation” in the winning of the 'foul' last week.it was a dive but a dive which had everything. hipployte chased the ball inside the dunfermline area and got to it fractionally ahead of goalkeeper sean murdoch. from there he launched himself skyward, performing a passable somersault, before landing heav...

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bangkok: us president donald trump has called his philippine counterpart to invite him to the white house, in a move that surprised us officials and human rights groups condemned as signalling support for rodrigo duterte's murderous drug crackdown."by essentially endorsing duterte's murderous war on drugs, trump is now morally complicit in future killings," said john sifton, the asia director at human rights watch.eu adopts tough stance on brexitvideo duration01:54previous slidenext slidevideo duration01:00duterte personally involved in killing ...duterte personally involved in killing criminalsphilippine president rodrigo duterte says he used to patrol the streets of davao on a motorcycle, looking for criminals and personally setting an example for police to kill them, when he was mayor o...

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back from the dead, joker is in injustice 2 and he looks like a dude you'd see at a my chemical romance concert. ever since heath ledger dc has felt the need to reinvent the wheel with joker at every turn and i can't say i've seen them succeed yet. it's not that complicated guys, just go back to basics. the joker doesn't have to be an edge lord, just a scary clown figure. see him in action below. ...

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as with the rest of hyundai's lineup, the elantra boasts stylish looks, premium amenities and a class-leading warranty that includes 10 years/100,000 miles for the powertrain. but is that enough to take down heavyweights like the honda civic and toyota corolla?kbb editors' overviewby matt degen, tony swan - updated date: 2/12/2016 the revamped 2017 elantra marks the sixth generation of hyundai's compact sedan, and it returns in prime form to battle against other best-selling rivals like the honda civic, toyota corolla and nissan sentra. as with the rest of hyundai's lineup, the elantra boasts stylish looks, premium amenities and a class-leading warranty that includes 10 years/100,000 miles for the powertrain. the standard 2017 hyundai elantra has a good blend of refinement, eager driving m...

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marcus rashford will once again lead the line for manchester united as they play host to swansea city in the premier league, while youngster scott mctominay has made the bench.is mou to blame for injuries?luke shaw will also have his chance to shine having been selected by jose mourinho in the left-back role, and skipper wayne rooney returns in place of the rested henrikh mkhitaryan after missing out on selection in thursday's manchester derby.juan mata is back in the matchday squad among the substitutes after recovering from groin surgery, while youngster axel tuanzebe is joined on the bench by under-23 team-mate scott mctominay.mctominay is a utility midfielder who has played much of his football under nicky butt this season either as a no.10 or a fill-in striker.man utd: de gea, baill...

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شهرداری پایتخت پاکستان در اقدامی جمعی و با هدف ترویج دوچرخه سواری به عنوان یکی از فعالیت های تفریحی سالم و ورزشی و تشویق مردم به روی آوردن به دوچرخه به جای استفاده از وسایل نقلیه موتوری، یک مسابقه دوچرخه سواری عمومی در اسلام آباد برگزار کرد.منبع: ایرنا...

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advertisement | advertise on newsdaychristopher black, president of the concerned taxpayers of wheatley heights/dix hills inc. civic association speaks during a meeting of the babylon planning board. may 2, 2017 (credit: newsday / thomas a. ferrara) dozens of wheatley heights residents showed up to a babylon town planning board hearing monday night in opposition to a proposed development that would bring hundreds of apartments to their community.gustave wade, owner of colonial springs farm, is seeking to rezone 16.09 acres of his property from single-family home zoning to multiple-residence zoning. wade wants to build 264 one- and two-bedroom......

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maricopa county on monday launched a campaign aimed at drawing attention to the danger associated with leaving children or pets in hot cars.         ...

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islamabad, may 2: after two bodies of indian jawans were mutilated by the pakistan army on monday, in a rather dramatic reversal of roles, they today asked india to produce “actionable evidence” to the claims that a pakistani special forces team sneaked across the loc, beheaded two indian security personnel and mutilated their bodies. discussed during a hotline contact between the director generals of military operations (dgmos) of pakistan and india on tuesday morning to defuse the tension, pakistan while rejecting the charges of mutilation, also denied the fact that there was a ceasefire violation on monday.the indian army released a statement which stated that pakistan rejected indian allegations of ceasefire violation and mutilation of bodies of indian soldiers.according to pti, pa...

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the backstorythe warriors cruised through their first-round series with a sweep of the blazers, with stephen curry’s 29.8 points per game leading the way. not all is completely well in golden state, though. kevin durant, after returning from a knee injury, hurt his calf and sat out games 2 and 3, only playing 20 minutes in game 4. a bigger concern is coach steve kerr, still dealing with an illness related to the back surgery he had nearly two years ago. mike brown has taken the reins, and it is unclear when kerr will be back in the postseason.the jazz were also hampered by first-round injuries, with star center rudy gobert going down in the opening seconds of game 1, only to return for game 4 — when gordon hayward had to leave early because of food poisoning. even healthy, utah needed ...

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epic theatre was a staple of weekend tv viewing many years ago, a festival of badly dubbed black-and-white movies about gladiatorial times.on saturday afternoon, those tuned into the football might have felt a pang of nostalgia. two films screened simultaneously. they were in english, and in full colour, but the theme was unmistakeable – the fall of empires.crows dismantle tigers to remain unbeatenvideo duration01:29previous slidenext slidevideo duration01:30afl plays of round 6afl plays of round 6patton unloads to muzzle the doggies, josh bruce misses the unmissable, a pair of swans show off genius, cox forgets here's playing afl and the crows show richmond what a premiership contender looks like.crows dismantle tigers to remain unbeatenvideo duration01:29video duration01:29crows disman...

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فورد f-250 در حالت استاندارد، یکی از قدرتمندترین وانت‌های جهان است. این خودرو با تیونینگ شرکت رینگ‌سازی فورجیاتو، شکل تازه‌ای به خود گرفته است.هرچند مدل f-150 مثل سال‌های گذشته، پرفروش‌ترین وانت دنیا محسوب می‌شود؛ مدل f-250 به‌عنوان برترین وانت فول سایز و قدرتی جهان شناخته می‌شود. این خودرو در کلاس وانت‌های پیکاپ مخصوص کارهای سخت (heavy duty) قرار می‌گیرد و معمولا در بررسی‌های کارشناسی، بالاترین امتیاز فنی را در مقایسه با دیگر خودروهای شاخص ...

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while networks and content creators are used to dealing with episodes of tv shows appearing on torrent sites immediately after hitting the airwaves, it’s another matter altogether when episodes of a popular show surface online months before even airing. while such occurrences are rare, that’s what just happened to the popular netflix show orange is the new black (oitnb).less than 24 hours after a hacker named the dark overlord threatened to release all of the episodes from the upcoming season of orange is the new black, our sister-site variety reports that the stolen episodes have allegedly made their way onto the pirate bay. incidentally, the hacker reportedly demanded a monetary payout in exchange for not leaking the episodes, a demand which netflix seemingly decided would be best t...

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exclusivesix random heads are better than one of famed poet and alcoholic, charles bukowski ... at least according to the l.a. street artist who's suing business owners for destroying his mural.monte thrasher says his "six heads" mural was an "iconic fixture" in l.a.'s los feliz neighborhood. it had been there since 1992, but according to docs ... a local co-op decided 3 years ago to cover it up.he says he never got a heads-up from the co-op, even though his email address was right there on on the mural they destroyed. thrasher's also peeved because it was replaced by an image of bukowski. the co-op now has a bar named after the poet.he believes his mural was protected by the california art preservation act, and wants at least $250k for the "mutilation" of his piece....

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thirty years ago, four young actors and a big black tarp terrified the world.those who know me know that i stay away from any body of water that’s not contained within in a pool in someone’s backyard. like most, i blame jaws and sharks in general for my fear of the water, but i’d be remiss to not also give a good deal of that credit (if you can call it that) to the most memorable segment from creepshow 2 – released 30 years ago on this very day.i’m of course talking about “the raft.“i’d be lying if i said that i remember the first time i saw creepshow 2, but i damn sure do remember watching it as a kid and being absolutely horrified by “the raft” in particular. directed by michael gornick and based on stephen king’s short story (first published in 1982 and then rele...

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beyoncé truly looked like a work of art on saturday night. the "sorry" singer, who is expecting twins with husband jay z, attended her mom tina lawson's wearable art gala at the california african american museum in la on saturday. the mom of blue ivy stunned in a floral headpiece and a red silk dress that showed off her growing baby bump. beyoncé attended the gala with jay and blue, but the trio skipped the red carpet. the outing also comes just one day after bey attended pal jessica alba's "prince vs. michael jackson" birthday party in la.image source: beyonce.com...

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valentino rossi says yamaha's 2017 motogp bike is stronger late in races than it was last year, even with his early-season struggles......

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ufc·april 30, 2017 9:15 am ·mmajunkie staffat 40, and reportedly on the final fight of his current ufc deal, it appears vitor belfort will step into the cage one more time in his native brazil. belfort (25-14 mma, 14-10 ufc) appears to be headed for a middleweight showdown at ufc 212 with fellow veteran nate marquardt (…)...

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this friday, chris pratt returns as guardians of the galaxy vol. 2‘s peter quill (aka star-lord), with the marvel studios sequel serving as a family reunion for the quill family. the james gunn film introduces kurt russell as ego, the living planet. cs recently had the chance to catch up with pratt and, in the player below, you can find out when he was first introduced to the songs on awesome mix vol. 2 and what it was like meeting russell for the first time. check back all this week, too, as we’ll be bringing you lots more guardians interviews!related: zoe saldana on gamora and her road to redemptionguardians of the galaxy vol. 2 also stars zoe saldana as gamora, dave bautista as drax, vin diesel as the voice of groot, bradley cooper as the voice of rocket, michael rooker as ...

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pueblo — if the united states stopped viewing cbd as an illegal substance, it would unlock the marijuana compound’s immense potential as medicine, the “father of cannabis research” said saturday.raphael mechoulam, a hebrew university professor and organic chemist with six decades of research on cannabis, was in colorado to serve as the keynote speaker for the inaugural conference of the colorado state university-pueblo’s institute for cannabis research.“i believe that cbd has to be moved from the highest illegal situation next to heroin, which doesn’t make sense, because it’s not toxic, doesn’t cause any addiction, so it should be moved,” mechoulam said to the denver post and the cannabist in a brief interview following his speech. “and once it’s moved, more people ...

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paulo dybala believes “this can be our year” for juventus to win the champions league and he has studied monaco carefully. the first leg of the champions league semi-final is on wednesday at the stade louis ii. “we know that both legs are going to be very tough,” dybala told uefa.com. “monaco are top of their league and are doing very well. they're a tough team – they're strong and they have some really fine players, but so do we, so it's sure to be a great spectacle. “we've seen that they attack in numbers and score a lot of goals, but that means there will also be some space for us. “this could be our year – we're doing very well in all the competitions we're involved in. it won't be easy because there are another three teams who, like us, want to win it, but we're go...

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