Day: August 19, 2022

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British IS militant sentenced to life in prison over killing of US hostages

This article contains references to sexual harassment and sexual assault. British national El Shafee Elsheikh has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a scheme by self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) that took roughly two dozen Westerners hostage a decade ago. Elsheikh’s hostages gave him a somewhat whimsical nickname — he was dubbed […]

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“The rematch the world has been waiting for”

Boxing: Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk had their final face off ahead of their bout in Saudi Arabia.

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XGIMI Halo+ review: A versatile projector with fantastic audio and cinematic picture quality

XGIMI have released the successor to their Halo portable projector, the Halo+

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Realtor.com Reports Weekly Inventory Up 27% Year-over-year; New Listings Down 15%

by Calculated Risk on 8/19/2022 02:20:00 PM Realtor.com has monthly and weekly data on the existing home market. Here is their weekly report released yesterday from Chief Economist Danielle Hale: Weekly Housing Trends View — Data Week Ending Aug 13, 2022. Note: They have data on list prices, new listings and more, but this focus […]

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Eddie Vedder Covers Joe Strummer’s ‘Long Shadow’

Eddie Vedder has performed a cover of Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros’ ‘Long Shadow’, from the posthumous 2003 album Streetcore. Lance Bangs filmed Vedder’s performance of the song, which you can check out below. “I just think that what Joe did with the Mescaleros and those records, and those songs, and those words, it was […]

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House prices Sydney: Suburbs where homeowners are making millions

While rising interest rates have battered the Australian housing market, some sellers are still raking in millions of dollars in profits. New data from PropTrack released today shows the suburbs across the country where sellers have made the highest profits since rates began to rise in May, with Seaforth in NSW topping the list. Sellers […]

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Five selection challenges facing Springboks in Australia

World Cup title-holders South Africa are set to arrive in Australia on Saturday for two Rugby Championship matches, seeking consistency after erratic early-season form.  The Springboks have been both brilliant and lacklustre at home against Wales and New Zealand from July, winning three matches and losing two. Australia has not been a happy hunting ground […]

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it minister: Update your Apple phones to avoid vulnerabilities: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Friday urged users to update their iPhones to avoid being subject to security breaches. This comes after Apple released operating system updates this week for iPhones, iPads, and Macs that look to fix two serious vulnerabilities that can potentially allow hackers to take complete control […]

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How to Disable Bing in the Windows 10 Start Menu

Windows 10, by default, sends everything you search for in the Start Menu to their servers to give you results from Bing search — so you better make sure that you don’t type anything private into your own PC’s Start Menu. Or, you could just disable the Bing integration in the Start Menu. Update, 8/15/22: […]

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Shooting at Swedish shopping centre kills one and injures another

Swedish police said on Friday that one person has been killed and another wounded in a shooting at a shopping centre. The incident happened at the Emporia shopping centre in the southern city of Malmö on Friday afternoon, which police said appeared to be linked to gang violence.  A man and woman were wounded in […]

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