Nafisah Baba wins BBC Young Dancer 2017 prize – BBC News

April 24, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNafisah Baba performs “Inescapable” in the grand final Nafisah Baba has won the BBC’s Young Dancer 2017 prize, beating four other finalists. Baba, 20, a contemporary dancer from London, was crowned at Sadler’s Wells theatre in the capital by ex-Royal Ballet star Darcey Bussell. Baba – who started ballet aged three – is a company member with post-graduate dance company Chrysalis London. The …

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To Ray Davies, America is a ‘beautiful but dangerous’ place – BBC News

April 23, 2017

“Then it turned out to be a pop hit.” Somewhat disingenuously, he tells the BBC You Really Got Me was supposed to be The Kinks’ only song (even though it was their third single). “I wanted that to be a hit and then I was going to get out of town,” he says. “Unfortunately they asked me to write another one, and another one.” Image caption The Kinks’ hits included Sunny Afternoon, All Day and All of the Night and Set Me Free When the band …

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This baby killer whale is the last one to be born at SeaWorld

April 21, 2017

(CNN)A killer whale calf was born Wednesday at SeaWorld San Antonio in Texas, marking the last one birthed in captivity at the company’s marine parks. SeaWorld announced last year that it would end its killer whale breeding program. Takara, the mother of the newborn calf, already had been pregnant through natural breeding when SeaWorld made that announcement in March 2016, the company said. The gestation period for killer whales is between 17 and 18 months. …

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Cleveland Killing Prompts Facebook To Review Handling Of Violent Posts

April 19, 2017

Three posts to the suspects Facebook page a video announcing his intent to commit a murder, a graphic video of the killing, and a live video of his confession stayed online for about two hours, the social network said. Facebook said it was reviewing its reporting flows to be sure people can report videos and other material that violates standards as easily and quickly as possible. The company noted it is constantly exploring ways to harness advanced technologies, such as artificial …

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Theatre director Michael Bogdanov has died aged 78 – BBC News

April 18, 2017

He was an associate director of the Royal National Theatre for eight years, directed eight productions for the Royal Shakespeare company and co-founded the English Shakespeare company in 1986 with actor Michael Pennington. He was chief executive of the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, Germany’s largest national theatre, from 1989 to 1992. In 1982, he went on trial at the Old Bailey for staging an act of simulated male sex in the play The Romans in Britain. Media playback is …

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Facebook Cracks Down on 30,000 Fake News Accounts Ahead of French Election

April 15, 2017

The company is using automated methods to help screen out the fakes, such as finding content repeated on hundreds of the phony sites. Facebook said in a statement Friday that its taking decisive action against the accounts, presumably shutting them down. The company is relying on improvements to recognize these inauthentic accounts more easily by identifying patterns of activity without assessing the content itself, Shaik added. Facebook hopes toreduce the spread of material generated through …

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Atlanta Braves begin new ballpark chapter at SunTrust Park

April 15, 2017

… NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and MLS club Atlanta United. That venue, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, is scheduled to open this summer. While one stadium construction started in downtown, the Braves started their plans. In September 2013, the franchise created Braves Real Estate Development, LLC, the real estate holding company established by and operated as a subsidiary of the team. The Braves authorized BRED to acquire various parcels of property to build the …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… company — KIDS: Mama Mia! CHRISTIE: — and I just said that I wanted to start an education center really helping families in poverty, for filling in all the language, the grammar, and also teaching them how to read and write. UNIDENTIFIED GIRL: When I grow up, I want to become an artist. UNIDENTIFIED BOY: I can do it. CHRISTIE: That was so good! Every ten weeks, we have a graduation ceremony and the kids write a speech and then they do it in front of a lot of people. When you see the …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… was too lofty sounding. Heh! The company, Gravity, hopes to build 25 suits by the end of the year. They say it could travel hundreds of miles per hour if someone wants to try that, the estimated cost, a quarter million dollars per suit. Now, saving up and shaping up to suit up and take that suit up could be a ricorous (ph) process that wouldn’t suit everyone who’d be sore if they soared, but then fell prey to gravity in the gravity suit. Don’t fly too close to the sun, son, …

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