‘Dancing With the Stars’: Drew goes home; Jordan, Lindsey, Frankie to battle in finale

To coin a phrase by head judge Len Goodman following the final onslaught of incredible dancing Mondaynight, the finale Tuesday night will be a “war on the floor.” It was great to see a finals night live up to its promotion: Season 25’s two-night final is halfway to being one of the great finishes on “Dancing With the Stars.” Each of the four final couples performed a “redemption dance” to redo a previously done routine with a bit of coaching by one of the judges. This was followed by the infamous freestyle routine where there are no rules, and lifts, tricks and full-out dancing craziness are allowed. Most of the… Read More

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Boxer David Haye injured himself in a ‘freak accident,’ withdrew from a big-money fight, and now looks like ‘a broken man’

David Haye damaged his bicep in a freak gym accident preparing for his December ruckus with boxing rival Tony Bellew. A “devastated” Haye has been forced to withdraw from the Bellew bout and now looks like a “broken man,” according to promoter Eddie Hearn. Heavyweight boxer David Haye looks “like a broken man” according to boxing promoter Eddie Hearn. Haye injured himself in a “freak” gym accident, damaged his bicep, and was forced to withdraw from a lucrative rematch against British rival Tony Bellew at the 02 Arena in London on Sunday December 17. A “devastated” Haye said: “After a freak accident during a stair conditioning session, which I’ve done… Read More

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Bolt from the blue: A. Lange & Söhne’s blue-dialled showcase

Wilhelm Schmid, the German watchmaker’s CEO, on his latest Salon QP installation Review Arion McNicoll Tuesday, November 21, 2017 – 10:13am German watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne’s CEO, Wilhelm Schmid, took centre stage at Salon QP earlier this month, as he showcased the brand’s latest collection, created in collaboration with visual artist Sebastian Kite. The Continuum installation featured a range of blue-dialled timepieces in a stark geometric exhibition space. Why blue? Because according to the luxury watchmaker “in the visible light spectrum, blue rays have shorter wavelengths and… can inject a sense of calm.” After the event, The Week Portfolio caught up with Schmid via email to find out more… Read More

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MPs vote that ‘animals can’t feel pain or emotion’ as part of Brexit bill

Credits Jamie McCarthy / Staff / Getty Images Alt Text Golden retriever finds massive stash of heroin ‘It’s shocking that MPs have given animal sentience the thumbs down’, say animal rights activists One-Minute Read Tuesday, November 21, 2017 – 10:25am MPs have voted to reject the inclusion of a clause that states animals can feel emotion and pain into the EU withdrawal bill. See related ‘Pay to slay’ Las Vegas auction condemned by animal rights activists Princess Michael sparks outrage with animal rights comments The government “faced a backlash after voting to dismiss animal sentience from the Brexit bill,” says The Evening Standard. The clause would have enshrined into UK… Read More

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A group of cancer doctors discovered a way to slash the cost expensive pills by up to 75%, but they’ve hit a wall

The cost of certain cancer drugs has gotten high, often to more than $100,000 a year. To combat that, researchers are looking for treatments that could be taken at a lower dose, so long as they’re taken with food. But finding the funding to study lower doses hasn’t been easy. Dr. Mark Ratain, the chief hospital pharmacologist at the University of Chicago Medical Center, has spent the past decade thinking about a different kind of “drug target.” Typically, the phrase is used to refer to the part of the body that an experimental drug is trying to modify. But in Ratain’s case, he’s been on the hunt for prescriptions that… Read More

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23 books Wall Streeters think everyone should read

Financial-services professionals are known to have very demanding work schedules, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t setting aside time to crack open a few books. Business Insider recently reached out to our contacts on Wall Street to find out what folks would recommend as must-reads just ahead of the Holiday Season. Surprisingly, the majority of books recommended have nothing or little to do with finance and business, spanning topics from history to psychology. Here are the 23 recommendations we received: SEE ALSO: These are the watches worn by some of the most powerful men in finance “Open: An Autobiography” by Andre Agassi Wall Streeter: Heidi Ridley, CEO of Rosenberg Equities… Read More

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Rez Infinite is now available in VR for Google Daydream

Rez Infinite is one of the best games available for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and the Vive, but the mind-bending experience has always required you to be tethered to a TV or PC. That changes today with the first version of the game for mobile VR — Rez Infinite is out now for Google Daydream. That means owners of any Pixel phone, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8, the LG V30, and a handful of other devices will be able to play Rez Infinite with Google’s Daydream View headset and controller. It’s probably the most significant game release for the platform since it launched last year, and while I… Read More

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MI5 should catch extremists with an algorithm, according to a leaked counter-terror report

A leaked review of UK counter-terror recommended investment in coding. MI5 currently monitors 3,000 people, but lacks resources for 20,000 more. The London Bridge, Westminster and Manchester attacks were all linked to suspects allegedly on the larger “low-risk” list. The algorithm is meant to flag when low-risk suspects become high-risk. British counter-terror officials should develop an algorithm to automatically identify terror suspects and flag them to the authorities, a leaked official review has recommended. A report, seen by The Guardian, said that MI5 should invest in coding to widen the numbers of people it can monitor simultaneously. At present, Britain’s security agencies are actively monitoring around 3,000 people who they… Read More

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An Interstellar Tourist Barrels Through the Solar System

Nobody saw it coming. The rocky object showed up in telescope images the night of October 19. The Pan-STARRS1 telescope, from its perch atop a Hawaiian volcano, photographed it during its nightly search for near-Earth objects, like comets and asteroids. Rob Weryk, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, was the first to lay eyes on it, as he sorted through the telescope’s latest haul. The object was moving “rapidly” across the night sky. Weryk thought it was probably a typical asteroid, drifting along in the sun’s orbit “It was only when I went back and found it [in the data from] the night before that… Read More

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Theresa May’s cabinet agrees to pay £40 billion Brexit divorce bill

Theresa May’s cabinet agrees to increase Brexit divorce bill offer to £40 billion. The prime minister has won the backing of pro-Brexit ministers such as Boris Johnson. EU withdrawal bill returns to Parliament with the government under pressure to avoid defeat. LONDON — Theresa May’s cabinet has agreed to increase the UK’s financial offer to the European Union for the Brexit divorce bill to £40 billion in an attempt to break the deadlock in negotiations. The prime minister won the backing of key cabinet ministers at a meeting of her new Brexit sub-committee, who accepted that a bigger divorce bill was needed to see movement on trade and transition in… Read More

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