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RIP Bernie Wrightson: Legendary Horror and Comic Book Artist Dies at 68 RIP Bernie Wrightson: Legendary Horror and Comic Book Artist Dies at 68
- March 20, 2017

In 1966, Wrightson began working for The Baltimore Sun newspaper as an illustrator at the age of 18, and it was in the following year, after meeting artist Frank Frazetta at a comic-book convention in New York City, that he chose to create and illustrate his own stories. (more...)
Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey found Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey found
- March 20, 2017

The mystery of missing jersey of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been reportedly been solved. Tom Brady and the curious - and spooky! - case of the stolen Super Bowl jersey appears to have been cracked. And get this. Tom's Super Bowl 49 jersey - which was ALSO stolen (secretly, apparently) - was also recovered. Three days after the Super Bowl, a Houston Police Department spokesperson told A.J. (more...)
Trump applauds Merkel's 'commitment' to boost North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending
- March 20, 2017

And he referred to the United States as "a very powerful company", before quickly correcting that to "country". During her trip to Washington, Merkel reiterated Germany's commitment to the 2% military spending goal. House Republican leaders that would make imports to the U.S. more expensive. "But this has to be done by looking at the refugees as well, giving them opportunities to shape their own lives and where they are", Merkel said on Friday. (more...)
NoKor tests new rocket engine
- March 20, 2017

Yesterday the U.S. hinted that it would consider a pre-emptive strike on North Korea - as President Trump took aim at the country's despotic regime. Space and security analyst Markus Schiller suggested on Twitter that the effusive press release put out by KCNA could indicate that "they are finally running their first indigenous engine". (more...)
North Korea Tests New Rocket Engine, Another Move Towards Long-Range Missile
- March 20, 2017

Part 3 on possible U.S. military action (https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/what-us-would-use-strike-north-korea) cites stealth aircraft and cruise missiles striking North Korean nuclear facilities and weaponry, based on military intelligence and satellite surveillance. (more...)
SpaceX capsule returns space station science to Earth SpaceX capsule returns space station science to Earth
- March 20, 2017

On Sunday, March 19, the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is set to leave from Long Beach Airport (LGB) to Houston after it's due to return to Earth and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. Some of the biological studies which are underway as the ISS, and whose data the spacecraft has brought back, include research on the effect of microgravity on the stem cells. (more...)
Richard Hammond says he is 'fine' after falling off motorbike 'many times' Richard Hammond says he is 'fine' after falling off motorbike 'many times'
- March 20, 2017

While there was serious concern on set due to Mr Hammond's previous crash that gave him brain injuries, it's understood he did not end up in hospital this time. "They were all shaken by the latest incident", the source added. They added that Richard is "fine" and "back to jokes and banter" with Clarkson and James May. (more...)
Dame Vera Lynn's centenary marked with Bluebirds over White Cliffs of Dover Dame Vera Lynn's centenary marked with Bluebirds over White Cliffs of Dover
- March 20, 2017

AN ICONIC wartime singer who launched her career in Southend is turning 100 and will cement her place in history today as the oldest person to release an album. Television judge Robert Rinder thanked the centenarian for her efforts during the war. In a letter to the retailer, she wrote, "For a department store with such a proud British heritage, it made me sad that you would wish to tarnish it by associating yourself with the force-feeding of animals". (more...)
Clippers Coach Doc Rivers denies reports that he may join Magic Clippers Coach Doc Rivers denies reports that he may join Magic
- March 20, 2017

Clippers: Coach Doc Rivers flatly rejected a widely reported rumor of a possible reunion with the Orlando Magic: "I have a past with the Magic". Van Gundy added, "These guys know how to take a break today". " Well Shump ain't have no teeth for a night, so I think I'm good", Thompson said. The 101 points by Irving, James and Love were also the most by a trio in Cavaliers history. (more...)
Trump administration's budget out of touch
- March 20, 2017

To put in perspective the sacrifice of so many functional, low-dollar domestic programs on the altar of more war spending, consider this: An internal Pentagon study estimates that the military wastes $125 billion per year on unnecessary bureaucracy. (more...)
'Sesame Street' welcomes Julia, new character with autism
- March 20, 2017

Diagnoses of autism have risen steadily in recent years to the rate of one in every 68 USA children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2015, she appeared in a "Digital Storybook" alongside classic characters like Elmo and Abby. "So that when they encounter them in their real life it's familiar", Ferraro says. (more...)
YouTube's Restricted Mode has been filtering innocuous LGBTQ+ content YouTube's Restricted Mode has been filtering innocuous LGBTQ+ content
- March 20, 2017

YouTube responded Sunday night to accusations that it was unfairly hiding videos from the LGBTQ community through its " restricted mode " filter. She mentioned that hers, Calum McSwiggan , and other LGBT video channels have been affected. (more...)
Chance The Rapper Reveals Details of His Apple Music Deal Chance The Rapper Reveals Details of His Apple Music Deal
- March 20, 2017

He clarified that Apple Music gave him half a million dollars and a commercial for the permission to post Coloring Book exclusively on their streaming service. "Folks out there without a deal need to know they're doing everything right just keep at it", he said before imparting advice. And Chance explained he had accepted the deal because he would still remain in control of his music. (more...)
Keep It Reel: 'Beauty and the Beast Keep It Reel: 'Beauty and the Beast
- March 20, 2017

Kong: Skull Island managed to only slip around 50% under Beauty and the Beast's weight, cranking past the $100 million mark on its second weekend out, ending at $110 million. " Beauty and the Beast " is the belle of the weekend box office. With the massive recent success of La La Land (more than US$417 million in worldwide sales), it proves that escapist song-and-dance fantasy still sells, even in countries that haven't traditionally responded to the format. (more...)
Ken Early: Jose Mourinho's game needs to evolve - and fast Ken Early: Jose Mourinho's game needs to evolve - and fast
- March 20, 2017

Mourinho flatly predicted his side to lose against Middlesbrough , pointing towards the increasing levels of fatigue within the ranks, and you could tell that he was speaking from his past experiences with other clubs. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended and Paul Pogba ruled out by a hamstring problem, it was only the third time this season neither had featured on the team-sheet. (more...)
French Airport Back to Normalcy after Attack French Airport Back to Normalcy after Attack
- March 20, 2017

Two other soldiers then opened fire "to protect her" and the public at the airport. Sources said he had become a radicalised Muslim when he served a prison term several years ago for drug-trafficking. Around 3,000 passengers were evacuated from Orly, France's second-busiest airport, after the incident as security services sealed off the terminal and swept it for bombs, but no explosives were found. (more...)
'Beauty and the Beast' review: A tale as old as time (again)
- March 20, 2017

Absolutely, and I think that that was Bill Condon's intention to make a " Beauty and the Beast " for 2017. LPF chairman Datuk Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid confirmed that the appeal was lodged with the ministry's Film Appeal Committee but added that although the final decision on whether to release the film in its original version was up to the ministry, the board stood by its decision to cut the offending scene. (more...)
'Beauty And The Beast' makes over $170 million in opening weekend 'Beauty And The Beast' makes over $170 million in opening weekend
- March 20, 2017

But Disney also has the luxury to not have to put a star in there'. There are a lot of reasons to see the new Beauty and the Beast . It's the latest fairy tale adaptation to hit screens. Beauty caused some consternation in a smattering of foreign markets after Condon recently revealed that Gad's character, Gaston's sidekick, is gay. (more...)
'Beauty and the Beast' tops the North American box office with $170M 'Beauty and the Beast' tops the North American box office with $170M
- March 20, 2017

Overseas, the controversy surrounding Josh Gad's gay spin on LeFou did nothing to hamper the film's global box office total, with Disney estimating a $180 million haul to give " Beauty " a $350 million worldwide opening. Both movies opened in the mid-$60 million range. Fourth belongs to Universal's " Get out ", which brought in an estimated 13.2 million US dollars. At the specialty box office, TriStar/Sony's T2 Trainspotting earned $180,000 from five theaters for a pleasing location ... (more...)
Raiders Reportedly Interested in Acquiring Marshawn Lynch from Seahawks Raiders Reportedly Interested in Acquiring Marshawn Lynch from Seahawks
- March 20, 2017

Before leaving the league, Lynch was regarded as perhaps the toughest-to-tackle workhorse in the NFL. I think he can play as long as he wants to play. Latavius Murray left in free agency to sign with the Minnesota Vikings, though the team didn't make a big effort to re-sign him. Along with Lynch, another running back that has been linked to the Raiders is Adrian Peterson . (more...)

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