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Ten ways to cut it as a wine bluff | Food

Looking for a shortcut to oenological enlightenment? Here are some hints for making a little knowledge – and some orbital shaking – go a long wayNever ruin your palate by drinking fine wine, they say: the last thing you want is to find that perfectly acceptable bottle of supermarket plonk turning sour in your mouth because you’ve supped too long at the altar of Gevrey-Chambertin.But talking the talk can still be pretty useful: there’s nothing like a smattering of well-chosen phrases about “botry...

The Lego Movie 2 blocks Instant Family from top spot at UK box office | Film

How to Train Your Dragon sequel flies high as school holidays arrive, but The Kid Who Would Be King fails to reign supremeDespite a strong challenge from Instant Family, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part hung on at the top, with weekend takings of £2.47m. The animated sequel declined by a reasonable 38% from its opening session, and stands at £7.41m after 10 days. Continue reading...

The return of King Rat Derek Hatton marks a new low for Labour | Opinion

What with the vicious antisemitism row and a party split, it seemed things couldn’t get worse. Then look who turned upIn a single day, the Labour party has lost Luciana Berger and “gained” Derek Hatton. As swaps go, this isn’t dissimilar to giving someone an orgasm and them giving you gonorrhoea: the loss of a hard-working, campaigning constituency MP (Berger was among seven MPs to resign from Labour) and the official welcoming back, by a three-person panel, of a man so odious that he infamously...

Bodies review – deft revival for adultery neurosis comedy drama | Stage

Southwark Playhouse, LondonJames Saunders’ impeccably performed 70s piece takes on big issues as two couples swap partners and explore the poetry of painDedicated to retrieving forgotten plays, Two’s Company bring us a rare sighting of James Saunders’ Bodies, first seen at the Orange Tree, Richmond in 1977 and later revived in the West End. While the play is about the spiritual crises of the time, it stands up well because it addresses serious questions about the creative value of suffering and ...

'I'm not spending money on that': the rise of the teetotal student | Education

Universities are seeing an increase in teetotal clubs and alcohol-free accommodation. Why are students drinking less?Like most students heading off to university, Emily Proctor, 19, felt apprehensive. But it wasn’t just the thought of leaving her family and making new friends that caused her to be anxious; Proctor was concerned about how she’d fit in as a teetotal student.“I was worried as I knew that much of university life involves going out drinking, especially in the first year,” explains Pr...

Alabama lawmakers condemn publisher who wrote KKK 'needs to ride again' | US news

Members of Congress including Doug Jones and Terri Sewell called for Goodloe Sutton of the Democrat-Reporter to resignAlabama members of Congress have called for the resignation of a newspaper editor who wrote an editorial calling for a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan.Goodloe Sutton, the editor and publisher of the Democrat-Reporter, told the Montgomery Advertiser that he authored the editorial, which was headlined: “Klan needs to ride again.” Continue reading...

Teenage Wildlife: inside the song about Bowie's midlife crisis | Music

In an extract from Chris O’Leary’s new book Ashes to Ashes, we witness David Bowie at a turning point in his careerAround 1976, London clubs began having “Bowie nights”, where DJs played Bowie records and clubgoers came dressed as an edition of him. For some, it was the pupal stage before they became punks. Others kept at it. By 1978, the big Bowie night was at Billy’s in Soho, where Rusty Egan was the DJ and Steve Strange worked the door. By the turn of the 80s, the scene had shifted to the Bli...

Oppo VP teases 10x hybrid zoom

Oppo introduced its 10x camera module for smartphones back in January, with the promise to showcase the technology at MWC 2019. We will be at the event, but Brian Shen, Vice President at Oppo is now giving us a little teaser. He posted a video on his Weibo profile, where he zooms into Sagrada Familia and the image keeps its clarity and details. Screenshot from the video The 10x zoom implements an angular prism that bends the light in 90 degrees and feeds the image onto a sideways mo...

Bernie Sanders 2020: Trump revives 'socialist' attack against senator – live | US news

Sanders has ‘already won’ because candidates are ‘embracing his brand of socialism’, Trump campaign spokeswoman saidFull story: Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential runSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 2.43pm GMT Need to reacquaint yourself with Bernie? We’ve got you covered.Here’s our video explaining how Sanders rose up in his political career and where he stands on the key issues: 2.29pm GMT You can watch the Bernie Sanders 2020 announcement video here: Continu...

Google Earth 3D Maps Exposes Taiwan's Secret Military Bases

Google Earth 3D Maps has spilled the beans on Taiwan's deepest secrets. The locations available in full three-dimensional detail include a facility which houses Patriot missiles and the country's National Security Bureau. The post Google Earth spills the beans, reveals Taiwan’s secret military bases appeared first on Digital Trends.

Microsoft Extension Adds Google Chrome Support for Windows Timeline

The Windows Timeline feature is now much more versatile thanks to the added support for Google's Chrome browser. All you need to do to increase its functionality is to download the official Chrome extension. The post Microsoft extension adds Google Chrome support for Windows Timeline appeared first on Digital Trends.

Japanese Craft Will Collect a Sample from Asteroid Ryugu by Shooting It

The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 will soon touch down on the asteroid Ryugu, where it will collect a sample by shooting a bullet into the soil. The sample will be returned to Earth in 2020 to learn about the formation of asteroids. The post Japanese spacecraft will collect a sample from asteroid Ryugu by shooting at it appeared first on Digital Trends.

How to Password Protect a PDF

If you need to learn how to password protect a PDF, you have come to the right place. This guide will walk you through the process of protecting your documents step-by-step, whether you're running a MacOS or Windows machine. The post How to password protect a PDF appeared first on Digital Trends.

UN experts condemn Ireland's migrant fishing workers scheme | World news

System leaves migrant workers vulnerable to modern slavery, four UN special rapporteurs sayIreland’s permit scheme for migrant workers on its fishing trawlers breaches international human rights law, four UN special rapporteurs have said in a warning letter to the Irish government. Related: 'We thought slavery had gone away': African men exploited on Irish boats Continue reading...

Palestinians patrol Hebron after Israel ejects foreign peacekeepers | World news

Volunteers in blue uniforms begin escorting Palestinian children past Israeli settlers to schoolPalestinian activists in the flashpoint city of Hebron have started patrols to prevent attacks by settlers after Israel’s widely criticised expulsion of an international observer mission.The Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH) was first established more than two decades ago after a far-right Jewish extremist murdered 29 Muslims at a mosque in the city. Continue reading...

National Press Awards: Guardian and Observer receive 33 nominations | Media

Windrush and Cambridge Analytica coverage recognised in several categoriesThe Guardian and the Observer have received 33 nominations at the National Press Awards, including multiple coverage of the Windrush and Cambridge Analytica scandals.The Guardian has been shortlisted for news website of the year, while both outlets are nominated for daily and Sunday newspaper of the year respectively. Continue reading...

Bernie Sanders changed American politics in 2016. He will do so again | Bhaskar Sunkara | Opinion

Without Sanders’ campaign, we would never have had Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or mainstream support for Medicare-for-AllIt’s official: Bernie Sanders announced today that he’s going to run for president and lay the groundwork for transforming the economic and political life of this country. His decision comes not a moment too soon.After all, if you think things are bad now, imagine if Bernie Sanders hadn’t run for president in 2016. Imagine if Hillary Clinton had swept the primaries that year, eas...

Bob Marley's London house to get English Heritage blue plaque | Culture

Angela Carter, Gertrude Bell and Martha Gellhorn among this year’s honoureesA house in Chelsea where Bob Marley sought refuge after the trauma of an assassination attempt in Jamaica is to have an English Heritage blue plaque installed.Marley, the novelist Angela Carter, the writer and traveller Gertrude Bell and the war correspondent Martha Gellhorn were among a cluster of names announced on Tuesday as figures to be celebrated in 2019 by the London heritage scheme. Continue reading...

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