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    Ten billion are sent every day. And a staggering 87 per cent of us admit that, when it comes to expressing our feelings, we’d rather use them than have an uncomfortable face-to-face conversation. We’re talking about emojis, of course, the language of the digital age. These little cartoon images are now so widely accepted that even the Royal Family use them in their social media posts. You may pride yourself on the fact you know your smiley face from your angry one, but the language of emojis is ever-evolving. And with around 3,600 to choose from — and more being introduced every year — perhaps it’s no wonder that misunderstandings are starting to occur. Take the thumbs-up emoji. For decades an innocent symbol of assent, now this icon — a particular favourite with older smartphone users — is causing offence among the younger generation who, astonishingly, consider it to be rude and passive-aggressive. Crying laughing face - This is the most widely used emoji and was even Oxford Dictionaries’ ‘word of the year’ in 2015 — which is probably why...
    The logo of Nvidia Corporation is seen during the annual Computex computer exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan May 30, 2017. Tyrone Siu | Reuters The semiconductor, or chip, industry is perhaps one of the most important and complex sectors in the stock market to understand. Chips are in everything from our smartphones to cars and to all facets of computing, from PCs to massive data centers used for the cloud. Put simply, they are the bricks and mortar of the digital world. We don't see them, but we know they magically make stuff work.
    Trader on the floor of the NYSE Aug. 30, 2022.Source: NYSE Wall Street's turbulent year has afforded investors plenty of opportunities to buy stocks on a pullback. The question, though: When is the right time to pull the trigger? 
    CHAPTER five of A Plague Tale: Requiem is one of the harder parts of the game, as puzzle solving is needed to reunite Amicia and Lucas with their family. Here’s everything you need to do to get the party back together in A Plague Tale: Requiem. 1Setting things on fire is new to this chapter.Credit: Asobo Studio Cross the construction site Follow the path until you come across a quarry, where rats will create a hazard for you to cross. This section introduces flammable objects, and you must light the first hay bundle with Ignifer, and make your way across to the crane on the other end. Fire will not deplete the hay, so if the fire burns out, you can relight it as needed. Grab the chests and get Lucas to move the turnstile. Once the hay arrives, use Ignifer, then craft an Ignifer Pot. More in A Plague Tale: RequiemRUNNING SCARED Struggling in A Plague Tale: Requiem? — try out these beginners’ tipsGRIEF’S TALE A Plague Tale: Requiem will teach you how others have come to terms with...
    NOBODY wants to look like a drowned rat when Britain's doing what it does best (raining). The best compact umbrellas are basically as essential as your front door key in this country. Easy to pack away and whip out when needed, they're a practical necessity for drizzly days. Although some people prefer huge brollies to double as a walking stick, they're just annoying to carry and you can still get large designs which tuck away neatly into your bag. From Next and ASOS, to John Lewis and even Sainsbury's, pretty much every retailer out there stocks compact umbrellas nowadays. You can even get one to match your outfits. Love wearing loud clothes? Go printed. Prefer black-on-black? Grab a minimal style that'll stand the test of time. Some people prefer investing in an umbrella so that it doesn't break, although cheap ones are less annoying to lose and we've all lost an umbrella in our time. We've found the best compact umbrellas on the internet. Soon you'll be hoping for rainy days...maybe. Best compact umbrellas at a glance: Best overall compact...
    WITH more sex, scandal and gore than you can shake a sword at, the biggest show on TV is back. House Of The Dragon, the £160million Game Of Thrones spin-off series, hits screens next week and fans of Westeros can’t wait to see if it will live up to the award-winning original. Here, Mike Ridley reveals everything you need to know about the long-awaited prequel, which has been two years in the making. 9The cast of Game of Thrones prequel - House of the DragonCredit: Splash 9House of the Dragon is on Sky Atlantic from Monday, August 22 House Of The Dragon starts on Sky Atlantic a week today – Monday, August 22. What's it about? THE ten-part series is set around 200 years before the tales of power and bloodshed in Game Of Thrones, which captivated telly audiences worldwide for eight years. House Of The Dragon’s co-creator, Ryan Condal, says it is like the backstabbing hit TV drama Succession but with dragons. Read More on TVIRON THRONE Game of Thrones fans have a BIG complaint about House...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Christmas is about five more months to go, but some people are getting jolly around this season too. It is Christmas in July and celebrations are held around the country, including in our region. The tradition goes back more than a century but gained its biggest popularity with the release of the 1940 Preston Striges movie “Christmas in July.” Nowadays, it is a time to be festive, show some love for others and get ready for the holidays. READ MORE: Burlington County Residents Find Fun Ways To Keep Cool On Hot New Jersey DayHere’s where to watch for Santa in our Tri-State region: PennsylvaniaA service of beloved carols for young and old at Saint Luke Lutheran Church Where? Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 203 N Valley Forge Rd, Devon When? Sunday, July 24, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Aronimik Swim Club’s Christmas at the Pool Where? Aronimink Swim Club, 1180 Dermond Road, Drexel Hill When? Sunday, July 31, 11:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Christmas in July at Victory Taproom Where? Victory Brewing Company Philadelphia, 1776 Benjamin Franklin...
    One of travel’s biggest joys—and trials—is figuring out where to eat when you’re on the road. There is nothing better than serendipitously scoring a great meal in an otherwise unprepossessing roadhouse. And nothing worse than following a guidebook’s advice on a four-star restaurant and getting burned. Is there anything more subjective than a restaurant review? So most of us do some triangulating to protect ourselves: We read multiple guidebooks, talk to friends, quiz the locals, harvest saved posts and screenshots from Instagram, and scour the depths of online reviews. This is a decent safeguard against disaster. It is also time-consuming and exhausting. With the Eat Sheet, the Daily Beast is here to help. When we at Beast Travel set out to create a useful restaurant guide, we wanted something concise and authoritative, something akin to the Beast’s signature Cheat Sheet. We also wanted a guide that made our tastes and viewpoint clear, which is something that gets lost when browsing Trip Advisor or Google. And we wanted variety, sort of haute to honky tonk, because almost no one likes eating...
    IF you're looking to Guccify your wardrobe, then why not find yourself a cheap Gucci belt? Adding a touch of the Italian designer to your look doesn't have to cost thousands. Loved by the likes of Kendall Jenner, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and other style icons, Gucci belts are a timelessly classic investment. Cheap Gucci belts in multi-brand stores start from around £240. When you know where to shop, you can save a lot of money on delivery too as some luxury retailers offer free shipping for click-and-collect. Whether you're after a statement, Alessandro-Michele gem-embellished belt, or one of the classics with the golden GG logo, there are so many out there. They add an ostentatious yet sleek touch of boujee to any ensemble, smart or casual, and with many under the £300 mark, they’re also the easiest way to buy into the brand. In fact, they’re so popular that high street retailers worldwide are unapologetically replicating them with similar gold-plated styles. So for those whose budget doesn’t match up to the Gucci Gang, don’t worry, we’ve also added a few of...
    Good morning, Chicago. After three games in Detroit, the White Sox have their home opener today at 3:10 p.m. against the Mariners at Guaranteed Rate Field. The temperature is expected to reach the low 60s, which would be quite the warmup after playing in the low 40s for part of the weekend at Comerica Park. If you’re headed to the game today, here’s our guide the ballpark — including what to eat. I’ve been on the Sox beat since June 2019 and have watched a team with a young nucleus grow into a contender. They made the playoffs in 2020 as a wild card and 2021 as a division champion — and they are the popular pick to win the AL Central for a second straight season. The 2021 AL Central-winning team will be honored in a preseason ceremony today. The pitching staff has taken some injury hits already this year, with starters Lance Lynn likely out eight weeks and Lucas Giolito possibly missing at least two starts. Reliever Garrett Crochet will miss the entire season after undergoing Tommy John...
    There are several historical referents we should keep in mind about the Ukraine war. First, no-fly zones. Lots of Westerners are calling for NATO aircraft to establish a no-fly zone above Ukraine to stop Russian bombing of Ukrainian cities. That is a terrible idea. Russian planes can still launch missiles from the nearby airspace of Russia and Belarus. No nation in history has declared a no-fly zone against an adversarial nuclear power. No-fly zones are best known from the 12-year air block over Iraq in between the two Gulf Wars. NATO also imposed a no-fly zone over Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990s, and again over Libya in 2011. These efforts were aimed respectively at the bloody though small-time dictators Saddam Hussein, Slobodan Milošević, and Muammar Gaddafi. None had nuclear weapons. Eventually the air patrols withered away. Often allies bickered about their relative contributions. Sometimes the zones failed to stop ongoing anarchy on the ground. Enemies often still used low-flying ground assault helicopters. The United States never attempted a no-fly zone against either nuclear Russia or China during the Cold...
    by Victor Davis Hanson   There are several historical referents we should keep in mind about the Ukraine war. First, no-fly zones. Lots of Westerners are calling for NATO aircraft to establish a no-fly zone above Ukraine to stop Russian bombing of Ukrainian cities. That is a terrible idea. Russian planes can still launch missiles from the nearby airspace of Russia and Belarus. No nation in history has declared a no-fly zone against an adversarial nuclear power. No-fly zones are best known from the 12-year air block over Iraq in between the two Gulf Wars. NATO also imposed a no-fly zone over Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990s, and again over Libya in 2011. These efforts were aimed respectively at the bloody though small-time dictators Saddam Hussein, Slobodan Milošević, and Muammar Gaddafi. None had nuclear weapons. Eventually the air patrols withered away. Often allies bickered about their relative contributions. Sometimes the zones failed to stop ongoing anarchy on the ground. Enemies often still used low-flying ground assault helicopters. The United States never attempted a no-fly zone against either nuclear Russia or...
    The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Daniel Donner, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Subscribe to our podcast, The Downballot! x Embedded Content Leading Off ● Ohio: With the Ohio Supreme Court unlikely to rule on a pair of new lawsuits challenging the state's latest congressional map until well after the May 3 primary, we're expecting that this year's elections will take place using the districts that the state's Republican-dominated redistricting board adopted earlier this month. As a result, we're now going to take a look at the candidate lineup in all of Ohio's interesting House races, where filing was extended to March 4 after the state Supreme Court struck down the GOP's first set of congressional districts. (We previously took stock of the fields in statewide races, which had an earlier Feb. 4 filing deadline.) One valuable resource you'll want to keep handy as you make your way through this roundup is our updated redistribution table, which tells you how...
    IF you’re looking to Guccify your wardrobe, then why not find yourself a cheap Gucci belt? Adding a touch of the Italian designer to your look doesn’t have to cost thousands. Loved by the likes of Kendall Jenner, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and other style icons, Gucci belts are a timelessly classic investment. Cheap Gucci belts in multi-brand stores start from around £240. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Henar Vicente (@ohmyvogue) When you know where to shop, you can save a lot of money on delivery too as some luxury retailers offer free shipping for click-and-collect. Whether you’re after a statement, Alessandro-Michele gem-embellished belt, or one of the classics with the golden GG logo, there are so many out there. They add an ostentatious yet sleek touch of boujee to any ensemble, smart or casual, and with many under the £300 mark, they’re also the easiest way to buy into the brand. In fact, they’re so popular that high street retailers worldwide are unapologetically replicating them with similar gold-plated styles. So for those whose budget...
    The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Daniel Donner, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● CA Redistricting: California was one of several states to approve new maps in late December when its independent redistricting commission finalized plans for both Congress and the state legislature. The maps, which can be viewed here, make considerable changes across the state, which for the first time in its history lost a congressional district during reapportionment. The congressional map, which you can explore in Dave's Redistricting App, also shuffles district numbers for most seats: 37 of the state's reduced total of 52 now have new numbers. To help keep track of those shifts, we've put together a cheat-sheet showing which new district each incumbent has said they'll seek re-election in or, in the absence of a public announcement, where they're most likely to run. We'll keep this tracker updated as events warrant, while in our House section below, we cover all the...
    FOR the majority of us, trying to stick to three-meals-a-day is unthinkable.  In fact, morning and afternoon snacks give us that much needed break; something to look forward to amid a busy day. 6These Lo-Dough Miracle Cake Bars are a genuinely delicious alternative to actual cake But snacking is just a road to weight gain, right? Wrong!  The right snacks can actually help you to stay in shape, as they curb your hunger and stop you from bingeing on other, more calorific foods. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite snacks - from the cupboard staples you’ve dismissed as serious weight loss saboteurs, to new, healthier nibbles making waves on the snack scene. Walkers Quavers Cheese 12 x 16g , £2.25, Tesco Cals: 86 per pack  Forget 200 calorie snacks; a pack of these classic crisps racks up under 100 calories and for savoury snack lovers, they're perfect for satisfying that salty cheese craving.  Most read in Health NewsACT FAST Warning over the five Covid symptoms you should never ignoreMEDICAL MARVEL Woman left with a two-tone TONGUE after operationSUPER SPREAD...
    A year ago, we celebrated the winter holidays largely by staying home. This year, riding a wave of COVID-19 vaccine optimism, Bay Area residents eagerly have planned a return to traditional rituals, flocking to the roads, skies and dining room tables. But now we have a last-minute uninvited guest: the omicron variant. To be sure, we’re in a much better place now than we were last year, because vaccines help prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death. But getting sick is still lousy — so experts advise caution in travel and holiday gatherings. How should you protect yourself? Your precautions depend on your age, health and tolerance for risk, said Dr. John Swartzberg of UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. “People have to do their own calculus. If they’re very anxious, they’re going to want to do more. If they’re less anxious, they may feel comfortable doing less,” he said. “What’s your situation? Are you 65 or older? Immunocompromised? Do you have pulmonary disease, diabetes, obesity or cardiac disease? In that circumstance, you’re going to want to do more,” he said. “On...
    Nordstrom’s holiday gift guide is here, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Between supply chain delays and port backlogs, this holiday season is expected to be a hectic one. It’s best to start your holiday wishlist shopping early this year to ensure you have the best chance of nabbing the hottest toys and gifts of 2021 before they sell out. From stocking stuffers to under-the-tree-worthy gifts, Nordstrom’s holiday gift guide has you covered with the best beauty, apparel, home goods and more. Shopping for a candle fanatic? Voluspa’s holiday advent calendar will wow them with its 12-candle selection. Know a travel enthusiast itching to get back on the road? A sleek and convenient travel bag might be just what they need. And the power of comfortable and stylish slippers should never be underestimated. A pair of Ugg slingbacks will make a reliably great gift for nearly any recipient. Here are CBS Essentials’ favorite finds from the Nordstrom holiday gift guide. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic socks Nordstrom These socks from Barefoot Dreams are crafted with plush knit material for maximum coziness and make a great stocking stuffer. Barefoot...
    GET ready to Rome, or anywhere else you fancy in Italy, now the five-day quarantine rule for UK visitors has been lifted. After the holiday favourite dropped its isolation requirements at the end of last month, flight searches soared by 214 per cent, according to comparison site Skyscanner. Shutterstock 4 Jet off to Rome, or any spot you fancy, now Italy is open to UK visitors And with returns costing from as little as £11, there has never been a better time for an autumn break to the amber list destination. From tennis in Tuscany to limoncello in Sorrento, Kara Godfrey rounds up the best escapes that promise relaxation and sunshine or activity and adventure. Most read in City WORST IMPRESSIONS Im a traveller and people are scared of me - I dont know why, Im nice BIG O Sexpert reveals FOUR things killing your sex drive & we think you’ll be surprised GLAM-MA Im 71, but people never guess it - I still wear stilettos & tight dresses STRIP TEASE Stripper reveals what she packs in her...
    IF you want to be a Greek god in the bedroom, follow the Mediterranean diet. For years it has been hailed as the healthiest lifestyle. 8Boost your sex life with the better-in-bed dietCredit: Getty But as we reported yesterday, research by Athens University has found men who eat fish, veg and olive oil are better lovers too. Greek sexpert Stella Ralfini says it is no surprise that those who favour the sun-drenched cuisine make the best partners. She explains: “If you want to be an Adonis between the sheets then you need to eat natural foods to stabilise your blood sugar levels so you are always up for it. The Mediterranean diet is guaranteed to increase libido, testosterone and endurance.” The good news is you don’t have to hop on a plane to find your sexy-food fix. Here Stella serves up her better-in-bed nutrition guide.  For more love-making tips and recipes, visit stellaralfini.co.uk. Most read in Fabulous'PITY PARTY' Harry and Meghan will never be popular in UK thanks to 'endless pity party'COWARDS Piers brands Harry & Meg...
    APPLE is nearly ready to unveil the new iPhone 13 – but what is it and when is it out? We've put together a total guide for the iPhone 13 release date, new features, news, rumours, price and more. 1The iPhone 13 might not look too different from the iPhone 12Credit: Apple What is the iPhone 13? Like clockwork, Apple launches a new iPhone (or four) every year. Last year Apple introduced the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. And this year we're expecting the iPhone 13 – along with various spin-offs. Apple hasn't publicly confirmed the iPhone 13 yet, but it would be a total shock if the firm didn't unveil it this September. iPhone 13 release date – when is it out? Apple is a creature of habit, sticking to an obvious pattern for iPhone releases each year. Most read in Phones & GadgetsBIDDING GONE BAD The reason Ebay suspended PWCC and what it has to do with shill biddingTEXT TERROR Hackers target texts to access your phone & download apps...
    Fox News’ Laura Ingraham pushed back on the idea that the United States should welcome Afghanistan citizens fleeing their country after the Taliban’s takeover. As the world witnesses the chaos in Afghanistan and the desperation of those trying to escape, the situation has raised questions about where the U.S. will relocate all of these refugees. There have been bipartisan calls to let fleeing Afghans into America, but Ingraham talked down to the notion at the end of her Monday night interview with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “Is it really our responsibility to welcome thousands of potentially un-vetted refugees from Afghanistan?” Ingraham said. “All day we heard phrases like ‘we promised them.’ Well, who did? Did you?” Ingraham’s comments came just over an hour after her fellow Fox host, Tucker Carlson, claimed that allowing Afghanistan refugees into America would be like an invasion. This appears to be setting the stage for the rationale Fox News’ primetime shows will use against accepting refugees. “If history is any guide, and it’s always a guide, we will see many refugees from Afghanistan...
    It is challenging to look at the messy, U.S. exit from Afghanistan as something which is merely about Afghanistan and, less about the United States. Right or wrong, presidents take the heat for things that happen on their watch. President Biden pulled the plug on Afghanistan. And the recriminations followed.  Alexander the Great found what is now Afghanistan to be some of the most hostile territory he ever invaded. That’s about as far as he got. The Soviet Union struggled against the Mujahedeen after its invasion of Afghanistan in the late 1970s.  OBAMA-ERA AFGHANISTAN AMBASSADOR HAS ‘GRAVE QUESTIONS’ ABOUT BIDEN’S ‘ABILITY TO LEAD’ US The Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan marked one of the U.S.S.R.’s most staggering defeats when Moscow reluctantly yanked out its troops in 1989. The Soviet embarrassment also foreshadowed what was in store two years later. The superpower disintegrated in 1991. And now we have the chaotic withdrawal of the U.S. from Afghanistan to add to the country’s tangled, convoluted legacy when it comes to foreign intervention. VideoNo one has fared well in Afghanistan. But Afghanistan is...
    STUCK in a sex slump? If so, you are not alone. More than a tenth of the nation have had NO intimacy – anything from a kiss to sex – for more than THREE YEARS. 3We give you an A-Z guide on how to reboot your sex life if you have been stuck in a slumpCredit: Getty The reason is a loss of libido caused by tiredness, bad mental health and negative body image. Work pressures, menopause and performance anxiety are also wreaking havoc in the bedroom. But what can give your mood, and sex drive, that much-needed lift? Sun Sexpert Georgette Culley gives her A-Z guide to reboot your sex life . . .  3Just ten minutes each day lying naked together in bed can boost sexual attraction and closenessCredit: Shutterstock A is for ANGLING: No, not fishing. This sex technique involves the woman rotating, and raising or lowering the pelvis, to control depth of penetration — and is scientifically proven to help women orgasm. B is for BREATHING: Deep breaths boost circulation to your nether regions, making your orgasm more intense...
    The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● Redistricting: The 2020s redistricting cycle begins in earnest today, with the release of key population data from the Census Bureau—and Republicans are once again positioned to dominate the playing field just as they did last decade. In a new guide that looks at all 50 states, Daily Kos Elections has detailed how the redistricting process will unfold and which party, if any, will control the outcome at both the congressional and legislative levels. Our guide explains the rules for each state, including things like: Whether redistricting is handled by the legislature, a commission, or a hybrid of the two; Just how independent those "independent" commissions are; What criteria, if any, constrain map-makers, such as requirements to keep communities intact; What happens if there's a deadlock; And much, much more. Thanks to their victories in the 2020 elections, Republicans...
    SEX life died a death since the pandemic? Sun sexpert Georgette Culley shares tips to bring the spark back…even if you’ve been together 20 years. 7Lost your libido in lockdown? Relaunch it with a bangCredit: Getty Sex drought in numbers 40%of us haven’t had sex since the pandemic started 100%rise in Google searches for last-minute hotels Lovers to sexless mates FALLEN into the comfort zone of just lounging around in your dressing gown and watching endless boxsets together?  Throw off your granny garb and turn up the heat. Your partner is your lover, not your roommate. Turn off the TV and turn each other on with these simple tips. 7Hotels are open again - so book a roomCredit: Getty BOOK A WEEKEND AWAY: Now hotels are open again, there’s no excuse not to book a naughty weekend away to reignite that passion.  Google searches for “last-minute hotels” are up 100 per cent, signalling Brits are trying to get their sex lives back on track by playing away – with their partners.  EXPERIMENT WITH SEXY ROLE PLAY: It’s no...
    THERE is no need to go cold turkey now Line Of Duty has come to an end.  Choose from a long list of dramas and documentaries to get your fix of gripping police work. BBC 9 Here’s our ultimate TV guide to filling the Line of Duty-shaped hole in your life And there are also shows featuring some of your favourite cast members from the BBC’s cop thriller. Whether they are already available on catch up services or about to start on terrestrial channels, there is plenty to choose from when you start missing the presence of Jed Mercurio’s masterpiece. We provide the ultimate guide to filling the big AC-12-shaped hole in your life. Blood �West Road Pictures 9 Adrian Dunbar stars as doctor Jim Hogan in Blood ADRIAN Dunbar plays doctor Jim Hogan who becomes involved in a suspicious death in rural Ireland. And if you thought his Line Of Duty character Supt Ted Hastings was a somewhat dubious character who has made some questionable decisions, just wait until you get a load of this guy.  The...
    Sign up for my newsletter to read more content like this! It’s that magical week that comes around just once a decade. On Monday, the U.S. Census Bureau released the breakdown of how congressional seats will be distributed to the 50 states for the next ten years. This affects the next five House elections as well as the Electoral College in 2024 and 2028. I’m going to briefly go over the implications for each state affected as well as touch on four states who narrowly avoided gaining or losing a seat. Alabama (6R-1D, lines drawn by legislature) Alabama looked likely to lose a seat for most of the decade but estimates from last year predicted it would keep its current seven and it did. The big fight will be in the courts over a second majority Black seat that the state could create but previously hasn’t. If that happened, it would result in a Democratic gain. Arizona (5D-4R, lines drawn by independent commission) Arizona unexpectedly did not gain a seat, which probably makes significant changes less likely. Republicans have maneuvered to have greater influence...
    Alyssa Powell/Insider Table of Contents Chevron icon It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options. Outdoors deals and discounts happening now The best spring hiking gear The best spring camping gear The best spring cycling gear The best spring running gear The best spring golf equipment The best sunscreen and allergy medication How to store and clean your gear Outdoors deals and discounts happening now The best spring hiking gear The best spring camping gear The best spring cycling gear The best spring running gear The best spring golf equipment The best sunscreen and allergy medication How to store and clean your gear If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Spring's longer days and warmer weather mean it's finally time to dust off your outdoor gear and get outside. Be...
    JUST when you thought the plot couldn’t get any thicker, last night’s Line Of Duty introduced yet more baffling twists. But one thing is clear: The storylines of series six are more intertwined with the previous seasons than any before. 20 Throwbacks include the paedophile investigations of series three, which could have been what got journalist Gail Vella killed, along with the painkiller addiction of DS Steve Arnott, which was sparked by an attack in series four. That is on top of the return of Terry Boyle, who the criminals are trying to frame. He cropped up in series one and five. Last night we saw OCG member PC Ryan Pilkington try to kill off poor Terry — after cutting the throat of under- cover cop John Corbett last time. And it doesn’t end there. The current series is linked to virtually every major event and big character to ever feature in the hit BBC1 drama. To help get your heads round the tangled web, we’ve produced a Line Of Duty evidence board, complete with a few theoretical connections . . ....
    Oxford University Press/Mother Jones illustration Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Cass Sunstein is a public intellectual and provocateur—and he has been pondering a timely issue: public lying. A longtime Harvard law professor and an expert on behavioral economics, Sunstein has written a slew of books, including volumes on cost-benefit analysis, conspiracy theories, animal rights, authoritarianism in the United States, decision-making, and Star Wars. He is currently co-authoring a book with Nobel prize-winning psychologist and economist Daniel Kahneman on human judgement. He was recently named senior counselor at the Department of Homeland Security, where he will oversee the Biden administration’s rollback of Donald Trump’s policies. (Some progressives, who criticized Sunstein for strangling regulations when he was the regulation czar for President Barack Obama, worried about a return to government service for Sunstein, but his DHS appointment has not caused a fuss.) But right before he rejoined the federal government, he released his latest work: Liars: Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age...
    Following the conclusion of the 2020 congressional elections, Daily Kos Elections is pleased to unveil the most comprehensive guide you’ll find anywhere to the members of the new 117th Congress. This spreadsheet includes a wealth of demographic and electoral data on senators and representatives, as well as the states and districts they represent, providing key insight on the makeup of Congress and statistics that play a critical role in understanding both chambers. We've also visualized much of this data in maps and charts below. The guide includes our own calculations of the 2008-2020 presidential elections by congressional district that we recently finished for 2020, the 2012-2020 House election results, and the most recent Senate elections by state. It also includes vital census demographic statistics, such as the racial breakdowns (including by citizenship status) to provide the most accurate estimation of the eligible voter population. It further contains statistics about college educational attainment, median household income, and an estimate of the share of eligible voters who are white without a college degree, a demographic marker that has become highly salient in the Trump era and beyond. For...
    THERE is no harm in planning a break for when we swap locking down for touching down. That is why we are taking a look at some of our readers’ favourite destinations – and revealing why they deserve to be your next holiday hotspot. 8 Malta’s tiny capital, Valletta, is effectively one giant castle This week, Malta. THE CLASSIC SIGHT Malta’s tiny capital, Valletta, is effectively one giant castle. The fortifications wrap around the coast, with the best views coming from the Upper Barrakka Gardens. This perch, flanked by impressive stone columns, looks out over the deep blue water of Grand Harbour. They’re also home to the Saluting Battery, where every day a ceremonial cannon is fired at noon. See cityofvalletta.org. THE WOW MOMENT 8 Valletta was built by an order of knights, and they had a real thing for intimidating stone buildings Valletta was built by an order of knights, and they had a real thing for intimidating stone buildings. But imposing on the outside often mixes with lavish on the inside. St John’s Co-Cathedral and the...
    FROM Monday, people travelling to England must show proof of a negative Covid test before they will be let into the country. Tests must be taken in the 72 hours before boarding a plane, train or ferry. 4We've answered your most asked questions on the new travel testing rules But the scheme is off to a bad start, as confused messaging from the Department for Transport forced Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to delay rollout by three days. On Thursday, Mr Shapps tweeted that the pushback was “to give international arrivals time to prepare”. Passengers needed the extra time after the DfT was days late publishing details of which tests would be required in time for people to be tested. Holidays are currently banned but with most countries now enforcing “test before you travel” rules, the new measures could easily impact plans for overseas holidays throughout 2021. JACOB LEWIS looks at the new screening scheme. What are the rules? Before boarding a boat, train or plane for Eng-land, all passengers must present a negative Covid test result taken no less than...
    THE pandemic and its seemingly endless lockdowns has accelerated the road to virtual dating, but what will romance look like in 2021? From sex through apps to choosing a lover based on their star sign, we help singletons navigate the world wide web of love so you can net a proper catch . . . as soon as rules allow. 7Covid has changed the dating scene for goodCredit: Getty Images - Getty SLOW DATING: This is the one your parents will love. As the name suggests, experts believe people will take things slowly, and won’t rush into anything offline until they have built a genuine con- nection with someone online. Aww. SATISFYER APP: Sex through apps will become big in 2021 as many lovers face spending longer apart due to Government restrictions. Sex-tech and wellness brand Satisfyer has launched its Connect app, revolutionising sex for people in long-distance relationships or separated due to Covid. Through clever features, users can turn on their lover remotely. The app is free and works with a host of Satisfyer toys at a friendly price (around £35 each), so...
    There’s no sugarcoating 2020, but there are signs of hope in the year ahead. We have vaccines. And we’ll soon have a new president. Now, it’s time to pull together to address the issues of the year we leave behind — to slow the devastation of COVID-19, restore faith in our democracy, confront climate change and address the nation’s economic and racial inequities. But we can only do that if Californians and Americans can put their partisan differences aside and work for a common good. It’s up to us. On the pandemic, we need national and state leadership driven by sound policy, not politics. At the same time, we must recognize that with each passing day new knowledge is gained about the novel coronavirus — meaning that any response will be imperfect. It’s time to stop arguing over whether masks, social distancing and shelter orders are effective in slowing the spread of the disease. They are. But while the shutdowns are necessary, we cannot ignore the economic devastation to those who have lost their jobs or the educational and emotional...
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