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Source: The Guradian

The tuneful tramp: the forgotten musical genius of Charlie Chaplin

17-Apr-2019

Think of some of his most iconic scenes: when the Kid, played by Jackie Coogan, is torn away from the Tramp by the authorities; or when the Tramp comes face to face with the flower girl at the end of City Lights; or the moment he unwittingly gets involved in a workers’ march in Modern Times.

Maybe with the Chaplin 130 celebrations, the world can pick up where the Oscars left off in appreciating this aspect of his genius.

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Source: The Guradian

LA Clippers stun Golden State Warriors with playoff-record comeback

17-Apr-2019

Landry Shamet hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 16.5 seconds left, Stephen Curry couldn’t answer on the other end, and the Los Angeles Clippers climbed back from a 31 points down to stun the Golden State Warriors 135-131 on Monday night and even their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.

Cousins injured his left quadriceps muscle in the first quarter and was done for the game, but Golden State’s depth shined and the Warriors built a 23-point halftime lead they pushed to a 31-point advantage failing to hold off Los Angeles late.

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Source: Reuters

Climate-change protesters disrupt London docklands train service

Thursday 18:11 GMT

Two environmental activists climbed onto the roof of a train in London’s Canary Wharf financial district on Wednesday as part of a third day of action to force Britain to take more radical measures to avert climate change.

A man dressed in a dark suit and a woman wearing a black jacket stood on the roof of a train at the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station in Canary Wharf, holding a banner which read: “Climate Emergency. Act Now.”

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Source: Fox News

Mueller report ignites new Dem battle over impeachment

Saturday 08:59 GMT

Just a month after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unequivocally stated her opposition to impeachment proceedings against President Trump, the Robert Mueller report has reignited the debate inside her caucus.

The sprawling and detailed Mueller report released Thursday, while effectively clearing the president and his associates on the Russia collusion charge central to the probe, outlined a series of Trump actions that were investigated as part of the obstruction-of-justice inquiry.

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Source: Fox News

Matthews, Kapanen score late, Maple Leafs edge Bruins 2-1

Sunday 03:18 GMT

Auston Matthews broke a scoreless tie in the third period, Kasperi Kapanen added another goal and the Toronto Maple Leafs hung on the beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 Friday to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.

... With Toronto's Nazem Kadri suspended for the remainder of the first round, William Nylander played center on a line along with Patrick Marleau and Connor Brown for the first time on the road.

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Source: Common Domain

Bitcoin scores a ‘golden cross’ — and now everyone is bullish

Tuesday 23:40 GMT

“The technical picture for [bitcoin] is looking increasingly bullish on the daily charts with the fabled bullish ‘golden cross’ slowly coming into play,” said Lukman Otunuga, research analyst in a Tuesday note.

Instead of obsessing over the volatile price movements, it is important to stay focused on the underlying fundamentals of the transaction settlement network,” said Anthony Pompliano, founder and partner at Morgan Creek Digital, citing the improving hash rate — a measure of bitcoin miners performance — and the continued rise in transactions on the bitcoin blockchain.


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