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Beyonce Stuns In An Elegant Emerald Green Gown While Attending Serena Williams' Wedding!
http://celebrityinsider.org/beyonce-stuns-in-an-elegant-emerald-green-gown-while-attending-serena-williams-wedding-86638/
#celebritynews #Beyonce, #SerenaWilliams celebrityinsider.org #Music #celebrities #celebrity #celebrityinsider

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Today's Horror Show Is A Bit Different ... In Uncanny X-Men #311 Due To A Blackout Sabretooth Escapes His Holding Pen At Xavier's School And Is Soon Captured By Jubilee And Bishop ... But ... "What If?" ... Sabretooth Had Killed Bishop And Went After Jubilee ... Excellently Told And Well Weaved To Bring Together Two Classic Comics ... My Rating 9 Out of 10

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Age and Gut Bacteria Contribute to Multiple Sclerosis Progression

Researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School published a study suggesting that gut bacteria at young age can contribute to Multiple sclerosis (MS) disease onset and progression.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

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OnePlus 5T Now Official With 18:9 Aspect Ratio, Better Cameras

#android #news #oneplus5t #cameras

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Have You Heard? Gossiping Isn't All Bad

Gossiping helps a person develop a better understanding of their society’s expected behaviours, researchers from The University of Queensland have found.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

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Opinion | This remarkable, angry exchange between senators unmasks the GOP’s tax-cut lies https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/11/17/this-remarkable-angry-exchange-between-senators-unmasks-the-gops-tax-cut-lies/ -via Flynx

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Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore just got slapped with a serious Alabama bar complaint about his very public attempts to shame and intimidate the women who’ve accused him of sexual harassment and pedophilia.

Roy Moore’s defiant behavior on the bench resulted in being twice removed from his role as Alabama’s Chief Justice of their Supreme Court. Yet, strangely, neither incident resulted in his disbarment or restriction of the right to practice law, even though all attorneys swear to uphold the United States Constitution, their State Constitution, and all laws.

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One hit on DeShone Kizer told David Njoku that his QB is going to be great: One mistake by tight end David Njoku got his quarterback hurt, but it also taught the first-round pick what kind of man his signal-caller is http://dlvr.it/Q1gJlS

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This could lead to "opto-ceutical" methods for treating mental health disorders.

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A MUST READ ARTICLE: Wall Street is freaking out as EA caves again to social media outrage over its ‘Star Wars’ game
When dumbasses say, "BUT video games aren't products", share this article with them.

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A Walk in the Mall or Park? For Moms and Daughters, a Stroll in the Park is Best

Spending time together with family may help strengthen the family bond, but new research from the University of Illinois shows that specifically spending time outside in nature—even just a 20-minute walk—together can help family members get along even better.

The research is in Children, Youth and Environments. (full access paywall)

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Google Lens was announced at Google I/O 2017 as a tool that would allow you receive contextual information about visual objects and images. Since then, Google Lens has made an appearance in the Google Photos app on Pixel and Pixel 2. Now, after promising that Google Lens would eventually become accessible through the Google Assistant, Google is rolling out the visual search product to the Assistant.

According to multiple reports, some users are beginning to see a new Google Lens button in the bottom right corner of the Google Assistant screen. Tapping on the icon will open the camera app, which you can then point at an object and tap on the object in the viewfinder to perform a search. Google Lens through the Google Assistant works very similarly to Google Lens in the Google Photos app, except you don't have to take the picture beforehand.

Keep in mind, this feature is currently exclusive to Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones. However, if you have one of those devices, open the Google Assistant and see if Lens has made its way to your device!

#Android #Pixel #GoogleAssistant #GoogleLens

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My Story

Hi guys, I just wanted to share the story of my fan life with you...

I became a fan in 1993. My father worked in Nigeria, and my mother, my younger sister and I were there with him, in a small village Ajaokuta. I made friends with a girl there, who was a Michael Jackson fan. She was also from Russia. One day she gave me a video tape with Michael's interview to Oprah. I sat to watch it on a Saturday and after it was over I rewinded it and watched it again. After that I went to my mother, who was in the kitchen, and I told her, "Mom, I have a new favorite singer, his name is Michael Jackson". I was 15 years old.

It was not even his singing that got to me, it was his personality in that interview. I saw what an interesting person he was, how open and genuine he was, he seemed like such a nice guy. And soooo very handsome too! What else a 15-year-old girl could wish for as her dream guy?

Thriller and Dangerous albums and a VHS of Michael's videos (most of them in an awful quality) were the only things I managed to find in Ajaokuta. Oh, those were my treasures! I listened to those albums all the time. And there was a complete Black or White video on that VHS. Just imagine it, us young girls watching it and then seeing the ending where Michael zips his pants! We were :bugeyed and :wild: at the same time. It makes me laugh just remembering that.

Then the allegations came. Because I was in Nigeria and we didn't have TV, I knew very little at that time about what was really happening. My grandparents sent me news clippings from Russian papers and I had a general idea, but because I was young I just didn't realize how serious it was. I was more upset by the news of Michael performing in Moscow while I was in Africa. It was two years later when I got to see the footage, the news reports and Michael's message to the public, when I understood what really was happening with him during that time...

After a year in Africa I came back home, finished high school and was getting ready to take entry exams to a university. During those years I was a lonely fan, my friends didn't like Michael and there was no internet so I couldn't find anyone who loved him as well... And then in summer 1996 I heard that Michael would perform in Moscow again in September. My mother said, "If you pass the entry exams to the university, we will buy you a ticket". Oh my god, I had never studied that hard before! The day after we found out I was admitted to the university, my mother and I went to the Dinamo stadium ticket office and bought the tickets. It was unbelievable for me. I just couldn't grasp the idea that I would see Michael. In flesh. At that time he seemed so distant to me, like a mirage sometimes. Sometimes I even thought that he didn't exist, that someone just made him up. But he did exist and was coming to Moscow. And I couldn't believe it!

On the day of his arrival (Sept 15, 1996) I went to the hotel he was going to stay at, and as I was coming closer I suddenly saw the fans. Many many fans!! It was amazing, I was not lonely anymore! Thanks to Michael I found my people! And then Michael arrived and I saw him and realized finally that he was real I can't describe that feeling really. He was standing there waving to us. He was wearing a mask and I remember being slightly disappointed about it, because I wanted to see his smile so much... Then there was a concert which I don't remember at all, because it was such an overwhelming experience to me, like a lightning. All I remember that I spent the next day crying...

When Michael left, my life changed completely. I had MJ-friends now! We met several days a week to talk about Michael, to exchange footage (back then there was no internet, so everyone had two VHS recorders to be able to re-record videos). I became a member of a British fanclub MJNI and found a lot of penpals through the King! fanzine and fanbooks (remember the fanbooks? ). We celebrated Michael's birthday every year. And when he turned 40, I think more than 300 fans showed up for the celebration. This is a picture below of just a few of us (with the famous Stranger in Moscow pole )

In 1997 my friends and I went to see Michael's concert in Tallinn, Estonia. I was so scared my parents wouldn't let me go, so I borrowed money from my granddad and kept my trip a secret until everything was final. My parents were shocked, there was a huge scandal, but in the end I said that if they didn't let me go I would jump out of a window (our apartment was on the third floor) and go anyway. And they let me go.

What a trip it was! MJ fans were everywhere in the city. And it felt like every fan was a family. We met new people every day and hugged and took photos together. It was amazing. The concert was fantastic. We were at the stadium at 6 am and when they allowed us in at 2 pm, I had never ran faster in my life before! And I got a place in the front row! To this day I remember every smallest detail of that concert. Every move, every smile, every "I love you more". Oh Michael. Those are such precious memories, I never experienced anything like that in my life, not before nor after. It was the last time I saw Michael. August 22, 1997. I am so grateful I had that day and a few days in September in 1996.

Back home my fan life continued. I graduated from the university, the Invincible album was released. I remember listening to it for the first time in a dark room and feeling relief because Invincible seemed like such a positive album, full of love and inner peace. I remember thinking that Michael seemed to finally leave all the sorrows behind and I was so happy! Little did I know...

Our regular fan meetings stopped around that time, because everyone grew up, had a job, some had families, everybody was busy. Still we had a small protest at the Sony office in Moscow, when Michael was protesting in the States. Our protest was tiny, just a few people with banners at the Sony door. I am not even sure that the Russian Sony employees knew what it was all about. Anyway we wanted to do our part, however small, and we did.

I lived through the trial alone. I don't remember why, but I didn't look for other fans online, and as for fans from Moscow, I lost touch with them around that time, so I was alone. I worked as a translator for an international news agency and there were articles about the case every day. Everyone at work knew I was a fan so it was somewhat expected that I would translate the trial stories into Russian. I didn't translate a single story covering the prosecution side But when it came to the defence I translated every word. It was my small contribution during the trial...

June 13, 2005 will be in my memory forever. God, I was so scared. It was a night in Moscow and I sat at my computer watching live feed on CNN.com shaking and crying. Every "Not guilty" was such a tremendous relief. I couldn't sleep that night at all and then I came to work in the morning (I was working the 6 am shift that day) and the verdict story was the first thing I translated And everyone congratulated me. What a glorious day it was!!!

When Michael left for Bahrein I stopped following news about him. Knowing he was somewhere enjoying his life with his kids was enough for me. I didn't need to know his every step. I just knew that he was there. His music was with me though so I always felt his presence.

When he turned 50 I wrote in my livejournal that I wish him a long and happy life because he deserves it more than anyone...

Because I didn't read the MJ news, I almost missed the TII announcement! But thank god I didn't and the fandom frenzy hit me all over again! I sat there stressing out about the presale codes, then about the tickets, then about getting tickets too far from the stage... But then I said to myself that I should be happy because only a week ago I couldn't even think of a chance of seeing Michael perform again and now I had a ticket!!! So I was happy and getting ready to go to London.

In the end of March I went to LA to see the Figure skating world championships. Despite figure skating, my only thoughts during that trip were about Michael. I fulfilled my long-time dream and sat on his star in Hollywood Sadly I didn't even think of going to Michael's house and trying to see him. I thought I would invade his privacy. I said to myself, " Calm down, you will see him in July". If only I knew...

When I got the news that my concert was rescheduled I got so pissed. I was so angry. And I blamed Michael. I am so ashamed now. I can't get over this guilt and I ask for his forgiveness every day. How could I not know he was not to blame? I was his fan for more than 15 years, I KNEW what kind of person he was, I knew he would never offend his fans. But I blamed him. Michael, please please please forgive me. Please.

We returned the tickets and bought a new set from Viagogo, this time for July 13th. We had to go in July, because we already had our visas and plane tickets and hotel reservations...

And then I woke up on June 26th to a text message from my friend I was going to London with. The message said, "Do you know already?" I thought the concert was being rescheduled again. I got up from the bed, turned on the computer and clicked on news. And my mind went blank.

In the evening I went to the US embassy and everyone was there, all those fans I met every week years ago. Everyone came together once again. And it makes me cry just thinking about it again...

ps: sorry it's such a long post. and sorry for mistakes.

by JMie
02-03-2010

I forgot to add something. I want to say thank you to Michael for making me who I am today. I was a teenager when I became a fan and his music, the things he sings about helped me form my opinions about things. Michael helped me become a better person. He helped me find friends. When I was depressed "Keep the Faith" always kept me going and trying to achieve things. Michael gave me so much. He has always been such an inspiration, such a huge influence on me. He has always had a strong presence in my life even when I didn't realize it myself. And I will always be grateful. And I will always remember.

And I hope he will forgive me.

Source:www.mjjcommunity.com

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Roger creates a rocket that unfortunately works backwards and creates a hole in the earth! Not only that it causes a terrible high pitched sounds which affects the ear drums of the world ...

LOL, Roger Really Did It This Time ... My IMDB Rating 7 Out Of 10

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Kim Kardashian's Perfume Line Reportedly Made $10 Million in One Day https://trib.al/n1vXCY6

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In this week’s top stories: What to expect when Apple introduces new iPhones in 2018, the HomePod will miss its December launch, Apple opens its new Apple Park Visitor Center, and more. Read on for all this week’s news…

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Are you happy with the fact that seemingly every phone maker is now jumping on the 18:9 bandwagon?

#android #news #smartphones #gionee #gadgets

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View of the pier at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada. The water surrounding the pier is Burrard Inlet

More photos here: https://www.mrussellphotography.com/blog/rocky-point-park-fall-port-moody/

#mountains #photos #portmoody #rockypoint #britishcolumbia

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Duomo, Florence, Italy

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Found this picture in my archives, and was wondering if this would be considered as impressionism?
On Kiji island, on Lake Onega, Russia _
July 2012

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We need to look at the subtle, the hidden, and the unspoken.

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Cloudy Day

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Rain at Last

We've had an incredibly dry spring, and been watering the garden for the last couple of months, but after a massive storm on Friday, we've had steady rain since. It's always amazing how quickly things change, we're now surrounded by greens of every hue, and the flowers seem more vibrant than ever.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

I think the bridge is more impressive close up than at a distance, the scale of the structure is imposing from any angle.

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Mom's Support Helps Kids Learn to Regulate Negative Emotion, but What if Mom is Distressed?

Handling a poorly timed tantrum from a toddler—such as in the middle of the grocery store—is never an easy task. It could serve as a teachable moment for a mom to help her child learn to manage his own emotions. After all, research shows that how parents react in these types of situations can play an important role in a child’s emotional development.

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What’s The Difference Between An #Asteroid And A #Comet ? : http://sciabc.us/MFwMD #science

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New this week: new Google+ Profile cards on desktop, updated Google Maps icons, YouTube restricting “disturbing” videos aimed at kids

* This week there are updates for Plussers, YouTubers and much more:
Google+ has a new Profile “About” card on desktop, which nicely formats your personal details, and provides buttons to contact the profile owner directly. Check yours today to see if your profile needs tweaking.

* Google Maps updated its look to make it easier to identify businesses, services and landmarks. There are new color-coded icons and the icons you see are more context dependent - if you’re using driving navigation, you will see gas stations, while if you are using public transit, you’ll see train stations.

* YouTube announced that in-video notifications of a featured video or playlist will be discontinued December 14 . It turns out, very few people follow those links, and those who do sometimes are taken to a non-existent live stream. YouTube is encouraging using Cards and End Screens to promote your videos and playlists instead.

* YouTube also came under fire this week as media outlets noticed that there were “startling” and “bizarre” videos available in the YouTube Kids app. Some videos use characters from kids’ cartoons, movies or books in sexual or violent situations. While some of these videos may be churned out algorithmically, there are human-created videos as well.

YouTube quickly promised to age-restrict such content, which would prevent it from appearing in the YouTube Kids app. And in the past few days there appear to have been related video removals and the suspension of the controversial Toy Freaks channel, which had 8.5 million subscribers. This is still a developing situation, and I think it’s likely there will be more terminations.

* Facebook continues to court video creators and live streamers. This week they launched a new Creator portal and app, which includes new tools for video creation and connecting with collaborators and fans.

* Twitter finally realized that people believe the Verified check mark represents an endorsement from the platform. They revised their policies to include a number of behaviors that could cause loss of verification. As most of these behaviors violate existing Twitter policy, it’s not clear why the Twitter accounts wouldn’t be suspended, rather than just losing the check mark. But in any case, Twitter has indeed started removing the check mark, most notably from several far right and white supremacist personalities.

* You can now broadcast your voice from your Google Home device using Google Assistant, wherever you are. Plus Home has improved music controls.

Get all this week’s links, updates and tips:
https://www.peggyktc.com/2017/11/weekly-update-november-18-2017-google.html

Upcoming

22 November: AdSense on Air: Get your website mobile ready
https://events.withgoogle.com/google-adsense-livestream/

23 November: Google Partners Academy on Air: Smart Bidding: Embrace the Future of Marketing
https://events.withgoogle.com/academy-on-air-livestreams/#content

30 November: Google Partners Academy on Air: DataStudio: Automate Your Reporting
https://events.withgoogle.com/academy-on-air-livestreams/#content

1 December: YouTube Paid Channels will be made private
*https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7515570


Image: Chrysanthemum Closeup (by me)

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Mugabe's ruling party to meet Sunday to discuss his exit - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to discuss removing him as president, a government MP and a party official told AFP. There's a central committee meeting (on Sunday) to endorse the resolutions reached by the provinces, said the MP. The parliamentarian, who declined to be named, referred to the decision by eight of the party's ten regional commit ...

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Steve Kerr on Joel Embiid: 'What he did in L.A. was terrifying': The Warriors held Joel Embiid to 12 points in their matchup November 11, but Golden State is fully aware of what the young star can do. http://dlvr.it/Q1gl7g

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Kam Chancellor injury update: Seahawks safety reportedly expected to miss rest of season: After suffering a neck injury in the Seahawks' win against the Cardinals, safety Kam Chancellor could be out the rest of the season. http://dlvr.it/Q1d4Tm

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How Taylor Swift & Joe Alwyn will Make Relationship Work During Tour #celebs #celebrity #taylorswift

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In 1979 Robin Williams became the first male cheerleader in Denver Broncos history.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017 – 2018: The Ultimate Smartphone & Tech Gift Guide

#android #news #giftguide

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See that swirling cloud that looks like cream in coffee? It’s actually a massive, raging storm in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere, seen by our Juno spacecraft. Take a look: http://go.nasa.gov/2jDzeRF
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