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16 Roasted Pumpkin Seed Mixes That Make All That Carving Worthwhile

16 Roasted Pumpkin Seed Mixes That Make All That Carving Worthwhile

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 10:51 pm

White House: It's 'Highly Inappropriate' For Journalists To Criticize A General

White House: It's 'Highly Inappropriate' For Journalists To Criticize A GeneralWASHINGTON ― White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Friday that it would be “highly inappropriate” for them to question chief of staff John Kelly because he served in the military as a general.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 9:53 pm

Alabama inmate defiant before his execution for killing cop

Alabama inmate defiant before his execution for killing copATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The convicted killer of a police officer used his final moments before being put to death to curse at the state of Alabama, raising his middle fingers in defiance at the start of a lethal injection his lawyers described as inhumanely painful.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 7:56 pm

At Least 60 Dead After Suicide Bombers Attack Mosques in Afghanistan

At Least 60 Dead After Suicide Bombers Attack Mosques in AfghanistanSuicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, a Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province, killing at least 63 people at the end of a particularly deadly week for the troubled nation.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 7:10 pm

Woman heartbroken after discovering her dog wasn’t euthanised for five months after she bid 'final' farewell

Woman heartbroken after discovering her dog wasn’t euthanised for five months after she bid 'final' farewellA woman who thought she had paid for her dog to be euthanized has been surprised to find out that her dog was kept alive for five months after the procedure. New Jersey woman Keri Levy says that she made the difficult decision to put down the miniature pinscher she had owned for 15 years, but was astonished to receive an anonymous tip five months later that her pup was still alive. “It broke my heart in a way like my heart has never been broken,” Ms Levy told ABC News.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 5:12 pm

German prosecutors charge former Majdanek death camp guard

German prosecutors charge former Majdanek death camp guardBERLIN (AP) — A former guard at the Majdanek death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland has been charged in Germany with being an accessory to murder for allegedly serving there during a period when at least 17,000 Jews were killed, prosecutors said Friday.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 4:30 pm

Chinese Communist Party members 'plotted to oust President Xi Jinping'

Chinese Communist Party members 'plotted to oust President Xi Jinping'A senior official in China’s Communist Party has claimed that high-ranking members had plotted to topple President Xi Jinping. China Securities Regulatory Commission chairman Liu Shiyu said a group of former political heavyweights who had been snared in Mr Xi’s corruption crackdown had sought to “seize state power”. Since he assumed power in 2012 Mr Xi has launched a war on corruption which has proved popular among ordinary Chinese. But critics say it lacks transparency and is a tool to sideline opponents. The Chinese president has previously denied that there was a “power struggle”, but Mr Liu's comments are in contrast to the party’s carefully-crafted image of unity. Profile | Xi Jinping Among the officials named by Mr Liu was former Politburo Standing Committee member and security chief Zhou Yongkang. He also named Bo Xilai, the party chief of the south-western city of Chongqing who was brought down in 2013 in a high-profile scandal. Others included Sun Zhengcai, who was only recently expelled from the party amid corruption allegations, two military offiers and a former presidential aide. “They had high positions and great power in the party, but they were hugely corrupt and plotted to usurp the party’s leadership and seize state power,” Mr Liu said. China's anti-corruption drive It is not the first time that a senior official has alleged friction in the Chinese leadership, however Mr Liu's comments appear to be the first to name officials. It is unclear if he was suggesting that the men acted together or separately. Wang Qishan, a senior official who spearheads Mr Xi’s anti-corruption drive, had told state media last year of officials "seizing party and state power". https://chase.telegraph.co.uk/etc/telegraph-author/index.html#edit/f76733a1-b5a0-11e7-a01a-06401c187d50 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/20/19th-national-congress-communist-party-china- 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, in pictures Mr Liu made his comments on the sidelines of the Communist Party’s congress, the 19th to be held since it first met in 1921. Mr Xi is expected to strengthen his already considerable power at the political gathering.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 4:08 pm

Man wearing shirt covered in swastikas gets punched in head outside Richard Spencer speech

Man wearing shirt covered in swastikas gets punched in head outside Richard Spencer speechA man wearing a shirt with emblazoned with swastikas was punched and spat at outside of Richard Spencer’s speech in Florida. The smirking man swaggered into the gathered crowd while protesters tried to block his path. Some protesters attempted to come to the man’s aid.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 4:05 pm

'Unacceptably high' number of Afghans flee military training in U.S.: report

'Unacceptably high' number of Afghans flee military training in U.S.: reportBy Josh Smith KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan soldiers and police brought to the United States for training go “absent without leave” at far higher rates than those of any other country, potentially imperilling efforts to assist Afghan security forces, a U.S. watchdog said on Friday. Of the 320 foreign military trainees who left while on courses in the United States from 2005 to 2017, 152 – or more than 47 percent – were Afghans, said a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). SIGAR found that the rate of asylum seekers among Afghan military trainees rose in recent years as violence in the Islamist Taliban insurgency spread across Afghanistan and security forces sustained heavy casualties.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 3:41 pm

Sadness down under as final Holden marks end of Australian car industry

Sadness down under as final Holden marks end of Australian car industryShortly after midday today, a red Commodore marked the end of 69 years of Holden manufacture in Australia – and to countless enthusiasts, it was an occasion as sad as it was once virtually unthinkable. There is a select group of cars that transformed their respective nations' concept of mass motoring and the original 48-215 ‘FX’ certainly ranks alongside the Mini, 2CV or Fiat 600 in this regard. This was mass-market transport made in Australia, for Australia. Holden’s first involvement with the motor industry was as a coachbuilder and in 1924, it became the exclusive supplier of car bodies to General Motors. Seven years later it became a part of the GM empire and as early as 1936 the division’s MD Laurence Hartnett was planning a ‘wholly Australian car’ in place of the locally-built Chevrolets, Pontiacs and Vauxhalls. Towards the end of the Second World War, the government was keen to promote a locally-designed car and General Motors already had the basis of a suitable model in the form of a Chevrolet project that had been rejected as too compact for US motorists. A small group of prototypes were extensively tested and on the 29th November 1948 Ben Chifley, the then Prime Minister, unveiled the new 48-215.  It was not a vehicle that represented a major technological advance and its list of standard fittings was low even by the standards of the day; no sidelights, carpet, door armrest, heater or even direction indicators of any form, one sun visor and a solitary tail lamp. Nor was the new Holden especially cheap as a price of £A675 represented nearly two years wages for the average worker but this did not deter 18,000 people from paying a deposit without having seen a 48-215 in the metal. Such was the demand that the company was soon obliged to issue a booklet entitled Holden Owners Give Reasons Why Holden is Worth Waiting For. Motoring picture of the day And perhaps the major reason for the impact of the FX on the post-war motorist was that it offered the ideal combination of advantages in a car that was launched at precisely the right moment. The brochures promised an engine designed for local conditions the 2.1-litre six-cylinder unit was capable of "80 miles per hour and 30 miles per gallon" with a smoothness not found in such rivals as the four-cylinder Austin A70 Hampshire. It was also flexible enough to propel the Holden from a crawl to cruising speed with the steering column-mounted lever in third gear. Holden intended that the FX would appeal to rural motorists and urban drivers alike, with suspension that could cope with the country’s many unsurfaced roads, and for the Sydney or Melbourne suburbanite, the ‘Aerobilt’ body was smart and offered room for a quintet of adult passengers: ‘you don’t climb in or scrabble out – you step in with ease and dignity. A great boon for elderly people and women."  There was also a sense of robustness that was lacking in some of its competitors. Clive James once observed of the Standard Vanguard that it was a toss-up whether the ‘chromium trim would rust through before the exhaust pipe fell onto the road’.  Above all, this was ‘Australia’s Own Car’, which automatically set it apart from any other car that bore an American or British marque and ten years later, the Lion and Stone badge adorned 40 percent of new models. The name of Holden had now entered the lexicon of a nation’s popular culture and the idea that in 2013 the company’s chief would state that ‘building cars in this country is just not sustainable’ would have been inconceivable. The moment when that last Commodore leaves the production line is not only the closing of a chapter in GM’s history – in many respects it is the end of a country’s automotive dream, one that began nearly 70 years ago.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 3:19 pm

Soccer – Google News

Google News

The Columbus Fiasco Shows That MLS Is No Different – Deadspin


Deadspin

The Columbus Fiasco Shows That MLS Is No Different
Deadspin
From the way MLS is centrally planned to the way the salary cap and utterly nonsensical transfer structure serve to depress wages and ensure parity at the expense of good soccer, MLS has positioned itself as a league that is about growth above all else.
Expansion not San Antonio's only MLS option, Wolff saysSan Antonio Business Journal
Abandoning a landmark: The 10 most important soccer games in ColumbusFourFourTwo USA (blog)
Crew SC's Anthony Precourt lays out case for MLS soccer in AustinMyStatesman.com
Columbus Business First –The Columbus Dispatch –Remezcla (blog)
all 110 news articles »

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 7:38 pm

Wheelchair access at Premier League grounds improved after campaigning – The Guardian


The Guardian

Wheelchair access at Premier League grounds improved after campaigning
The Guardian
Fourteen of the 20 Premier League clubs have now built enough wheelchair spaces to meet official guidelines, having undertaken substantial development work in response to a relentless campaign by disabled supporters' representatives and threats of
Premier League clubs 'let down' the disabledTelegraph.co.uk
Chelsea, Watford, Everton and Crystal Palace miss disabled spaces targetsBBC Sport

all 5 news articles »

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 7:03 pm

Premier League Castoffs, Starting Over at Age 11 – New York Times


New York Times

Premier League Castoffs, Starting Over at Age 11
New York Times
Cut loose by England's biggest clubs before they reached their teenage years, they now toil with a developmental program based in a high school sports hall that is a world away from the manicured academies of the Premier League. … Before the match

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 6:24 pm

Leicester City earned more money from last season’s Champions League than Real Madrid – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Leicester City earned more money from last season's Champions League than Real Madrid
Telegraph.co.uk
Leicester City earned more money for their Champions League run last season than Real Madrid did for winning it, it was revealed on Friday. Shock 2016 Premier League champions Leicester received €81.7m (£73.2m) for reaching the quarter-finals during …
Why Leicester City earned MORE in Champions League money than winners Real Madrid last seasonThe Sun
Revealed: How much every club earned in the Champions League last seasonMirror.co.uk
Leicester City earned more Champions League money than Real Madrid in 2016-17BBC Sport
Evening Standard –The Standard –Leicester Mercury
all 46 news articles »

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 5:37 pm

MLS Decision Day predictions: Who will pick up wins on the league’s last day? – ESPN FC (blog)


ESPN FC (blog)

MLS Decision Day predictions: Who will pick up wins on the league's last day?
ESPN FC (blog)
The final week of the MLS regular season is nigh, with a playoff spot up for grabs and postseason seeding still to be decided. ESPN FC's team of MLS writers take a crack at predicting the outcomes of five of the weekend's key matches. Atlanta United vs.
What to Watch for on MLS Decision DaySports Illustrated

all 24 news articles »

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 4:35 pm

FIFA at the forefront of broadcast technology – FIFA.com


FIFA.com

FIFA at the forefront of broadcast technology
FIFA.com
FIFA TV has a proud legacy of pioneering new broadcast technology at FIFA tournaments to ensure that football fans around the world can enjoy the best quality sports coverage. The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ will be no different, with FIFA pushing the …

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 2:22 pm

Idris Elba to host The Best, Kasabian to perform – FIFA.com


FIFA.com

Idris Elba to host The Best, Kasabian to perform
FIFA.com
… first English Premier League title. Also performing at the ceremony will be captivating percussion group Stomp, who use everyday objects as instruments to create fresh sounds and rhythms. Keep up with the latest news about The Best FIFA Football
Idris Elba to host The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in LondonESPN FC (blog)

all 5 news articles »

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 11:45 am

The Best: 3 days to go – FIFA.com


FIFA.com

The Best: 3 days to go
FIFA.com
There are just three days left until we reveal the winners of The Best FIFA Football Awards™ at a glittering ceremony at the world famous London Palladium. 3 finalists have been named for each of the following awards: The Best FIFA men's and women's …

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 10:57 am

Premier League Predictions: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool – ESPN FC (blog)


ESPN FC (blog)

Premier League Predictions: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool
ESPN FC (blog)
Elsewhere, the two Manchester clubs will expect to continue to blaze a trail at the top of the Premier League table. United will travel to Huddersfield, who have not won since August, while goal-hungry City host Burnley. Chelsea, three games without a
Tottenham vs Liverpool live score: Latest updates from the Premier League clashThe Sun
Premier League Sides Shine as Liverpool, Man City, Tottenham Net Positive UCL ResultsSports Illustrated
Champions League: Real held, City down Napoli, Monaco lose againFRANCE 24

all 267 news articles »

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 10:13 am

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend – The Guardian (blog)


The Guardian (blog)

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend
The Guardian (blog)
Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend. Watford are well placed to exploit Chelsea frailties, … Watford head to Stamford Bridge two points ahead of Chelsea in the Premier League table. Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters …
Premier League: Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is a 'dead man walking'The Week UK
Premier League: Super computer predicts results for GW9 – Man Utd win, Liverpool stalemateExpress.co.uk
Champions League: Chelsea Rallies for Draw; Messi Leads BarcelonaNew York Times
Daily Mail –The Sun –Bleacher Report
all 623 news articles »

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 7:21 am

BBC Sport – Football

I’m not worried – Bilic after struggling West Ham lose to Brighton

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says he is “not worried” but is “realistic” about his future after his side lose at home to Brighton.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 10:57 pm

Barcelona want Herrera, Kane to reject Real Madrid – gossip

Barcelona want Ander Herrera and Philippe Coutinho, Harry Kane to turn down Real Madrid, Tottenham eye Ross Barkley, plus more.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 10:23 pm

Jose Mourinho: I will not ‘moan or cry’ about injuries

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he will not ‘moan or cry’ about any injury concerns.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 10:17 pm

England lose to late France goal in Marley’s first game in charge – report & highlights

England start life after Mark Sampson with 1-0 friendly defeat against 2019 World Cup hosts France.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 10:16 pm

West Ham 0-3 Brighton: Chris Hughton pleased with ‘outstanding’ performance

Brighton manager Chris Hughton says he is pleased with an “outstanding” performance from his side after a 3-0 victory at West Ham.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 10:04 pm

West Ham 0-3 Brighton: Slaven Bilic says fans ‘deserve better’ after home loss

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic says the Hammers fans ‘deserve better’ after a 3-0 defeat at home to Brighton.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 9:50 pm

France Women 1-0 England Women: Lionesses beaten in first match since Mark Sampson sacking

Mo Marley’s England concede a late goal from Viviane Asseyi in a 1-0 defeat to France at the Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 9:39 pm

FA chief executive Glenn ‘doing a very good job’

Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn is “doing a very good job” says Baroness Sue Campbell, the FA’s head of women’s football.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 9:27 pm

Under-investigation Kendall not at England women’s game

England women’s goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall is not involved with the squad for Friday’s friendly against France.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 6:35 pm

Uefa disciplines Spartak Moscow after Liverpool winger is abused

Uefa orders the partial closure of Spartak Moscow’s stadium at their next European home match as punishment for racist fan behaviour.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 6:05 pm

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