How The Greatest Showman became a film phenomenon

Image copyright 20th Century Fox Image caption Rebecca Ferguson stars as Jenny Lind So did the film critics get it wrong? Anna Smith is the president of the Critics’ Circle Film Section. “I thought it was an efficient mainstream musical,” she says. But the film “whitewashes some of the darker aspects” of the personality of circus promoter PT Barnum, played by Jackman, she explains. “That is the problem I had…

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How UK-Australia travel evolved to one flight

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFrom the Wright brothers to direct UK-Australia flights. Qantas will begin the first non-stop flights between Australia and the United Kingdom on Saturday. The 17-hour trip is a departure from an era when glamorous perceptions masked the tedium of a days-long journey. Now, as Julian Lorkin reports from Sydney, much focus is on the body clock. In less than a century, travelling…

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Musicians hit by ‘worst scam in 20 years’

‘Hate campaign’ Singer Sarah Kaloczi said she paid £2,000 to BMU for a contract that was supposed to include music production, marketing, gigs and tours, as well as help to secure a recording contract. The company failed to deliver these services or refund her money and she now faces being evicted from her flat. “They took everything I had put my heart and soul into and just shattered it into…

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GOP candidates line up to take on Romney in Utah Senate race

Video Several candidates file to take on Romney in Utah primary The Utah Senate GOP Primary is now flooded with candidates vying to best Mitt Romney in what could be a runaway race for the former governor After 40 years, one of Utah’s Senate seats will be back in contention after longtime Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch announced he was retiring. Hatch is 84 years old and amid mounting speculation that…

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Turns out there’s a Michael Scott quote for every college major

Sit back, relax, and let Michael Scott sum up your college major.Image: Chris Haston/NBC The beloved Michael Scott parted ways from The Office in 2012, but his many legendary quotes are still celebrated to this day. Daniel McCrystal, a clear fan of the NBC comedy, recently discovered that there’s a Michael Scott quote to perfectly sum up every college major, and WOW, it is something.  From accounting and English, to…

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Spotify Saved Music. Can It Save Itself?

Spotify Technology SA’s co-founder and chief executive officer, was in a celebratory mood on Feb. 28, the day his streaming music company filed to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. And like any modern CEO with faith in technology to reorganize the world, he celebrated by threatening anyone who stands in his way. Spotify, he wrote to investors, will render record labels and publishers obsolete by connecting artists…

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Neo-Nazi Website Daily Stormer Might Have to Reveal Its Funding in Libel Lawsuit

Prominent currently on the run from two lawsuits. Ariana Grande concert in England. In a new filing in the case, Obeidallah asked a judge to let him enter a discovery process for Moonbase Holdings, LLC, a shell company The Daily Stormer used to make its financial transactions look more legitimate. If granted, the discovery process could reveal who funded Anglins hate site. Anglin, who claims to be in Cambodia, has…

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Porns Sarah Palin Opens Up About Her Triumphant Return

She is one of the most popular porn stars in the worlda woman even more famous than like Canucks defenseman Michael Del Zotto. And now, at 45, shes making her triumphant return to porn. Most adult stars who succeed outside of the business dont come back, which makes Lisa Anns return to porn all the more intriguing. Reentering an industry known to prey on the young at middle age requires…

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Poisoned Skripals ‘were perfect family’

Ms Skripal, 33, and her 66-year-old father are being treated in Salisbury District Hospital after being exposed to a nerve agent, nearly a week after being found slumped on a shopping centre bench in the city. Troops, meanwhile, are spending a second day in Salisbury and have turned their attention to an ambulance station near the hospital. Military personnel in decontamination suits and masks covered a potentially contaminated ambulance with…

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Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look Want to freak yourself out? Im going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it. Google knows where youve been Google stores your location (if you have location tracking turned on) every time…

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Controversial Trump-linked data firm suspended from Facebook

Facebook has suspended Cambridge Analytica.Image: PA Images via Getty Images A data analytics firm linked to both Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Brexit referendum has been banned by Facebook. Cambridge Analytica, the British firm that claimed it helped Trump get elected, has been suspended from Facebook, the company revealed.  SEE ALSO: Look at these dumb email accounts Russian trolls made to influence the 2016 election At issue is Cambridge…

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Neighbor, a p2p self-storage marketplace, bags $2.5M seed

Neighbor is another startup with designs on your spare space. Not for letting to guests to bed down in, like Airbnb, but for self-storage. The 2017 founded, Salt Lake City based startup is announcing $2.5 million in seed funding today, raised from Peak Ventures and Pelion Ventures. The core business idea is to build a trusted marketplace for storage needs by offering people with items on their hands what it…

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WPP’s Martin Sorrell Is Target of Misconduct Investigation

Board looks at personal actions, says amounts ‘not material’ CEO rejects accusations, says he understands need for probe reported its worst annual performance since the financial crisis and gave a bleak outlook for the current year. They closed down 1.3 percent Tuesday in London before the allegations were reported. 2018 Forecast The company said 2018 would be flat and that long-term earnings growth will be as little as 5 percent…

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Facebook will cut off access to third party data for ad targeting

In a surprise change, Facebook will give up one major data source that the company uses to help advertisers target relevant users on the platform. The company just announced that it will end a feature called Partner Categories, launched back in 2013 out of a partnership between Facebook and major data brokers. Third party data helps Facebook further atomize its user base into meaningful segments for advertisers. As TechCrunch explained…

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There’s A Christian Alternative To Obamacare. But There’s A Catch.

NORFOLK, Neb. ― Danielle Lammers, a 35-year-old administrative assistant, wife and mother, had a bump on the back of her lower thigh. It had been there for as long as she could remember, but in July of last year it started to hurt while the family was on vacation at a lakeside cabin in Missouri. Her family doctor referred her to a surgeon who could remove it, though she soon learned…

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