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The Cathy family is the reason the world has Chick-fil-A. See how they've grown the fast-food chain - and their $14.2 billion fortune.
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A study suggests that an ancient Croatian pit was the site of the world's oldest documented mass killing. Many children and adults were buried there.
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Searching for a great show to watch tonight? Here are some of the best Hulu has to offer.
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A newly developed chameleon-like robot can snag objects with its artificial tongue over 30 inches away in less than 600 milliseconds.
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Eric Spilde 2021-05-20
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These are the best hotels with private cottages and cabins for a socially distant vacation.
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Eric Spilde 2021-02-26
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Trump Jr. ranted about Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, saying her "politics are only slightly less popular than her father is at a quail hunt."
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This week, Marketing O’Clock discusses Google’s newest test to make SERPs more interactive, Google’s sensitive ad topics controls, LinkedIn’s recently released Product Pages, and more!

The post Google’s New Interactive Search Results Test & This Week’s Digital Marketing News [Podcast] appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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The Games and Online Harassment Hotline launched Tuesday as a resource for anyone to talk about the emotional issues that emerge all over the industry.
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Eric Spilde 2021-04-08
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Dealing damage with The Recycler in Fortnite is no easy task. In this guide, we walk you through acquiring the weapon and using it against your opponents.
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Eric Spilde 2021-02-13
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Google’s advertising system allowed employers or landlords to discriminate against nonbinary and some transgender people, The Markup found. Companies trying to run ads on YouTube or elsewhere on the web could direct Google not to show those ads to people of “unknown gender” — meaning people who have not identified themselves to Google as “male” or “female.” After being alerted to this by The Markup, Google pledged to crack down on the practice. “We will be implementing an update to our policy and enforcement in the coming weeks to restrict advertisers from targeting or excluding users on the basis of…

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Joe Dempsie has shared his thoughts on the divisive Game Of Thrones finale, including an important message he thinks we can all glean from the episode.

The British actor played the blacksmith Gendry in the first three series of the hit fantasy drama, returning for the final two seasons, the last of which ended up getting a mixed response from fans.

In a new interview with The Independent, Joe admitted he has “sympathy” for those disappointed with the pacing of the final series, stating: “Watching it back, I think they could have maybe taken a little more time.”

However, Joe was quick to add that he’s actually a fan of the finale overall, in particular the message that “the human race can put their differences aside to defeat a common enemy”.

Joe in character as Gendry in Game Of Thrones

“That is something we could all do with addressing,” he concluded.

During the interview, Joe was also asked for his thoughts on the romance between his character and Arya Stark, played by co-star Maisie Williams.

It was an odd transition purely because I’d seen Maisie grow up,” Joe said of his co-star, who was 12 when she first appeared in Game Of Thrones.

“I’d met her when she was a child and, during the course of the first three seasons, it was something I was asked regularly because the books suggest there’s a possible romance. It always made me slightly uncomfortable.

“I know we were recreating fantasy, but we as actors have to make it very much in reality, and they were asking me to comment on whether I – at the time, a 25-year-old man – would like my character to hook up with a 14-year-old. I always avoided answering the questions. But it was something I then had to think about.”

Joe on set with co-star Maisie Williams

Fortunately, when it actually came to shooting the scene, Joe said he found it “absolutely fine”.

He explained: “When we were doing season eight, Maisie was a grown woman. Also, putting that initial discomfort to the side, I didn’t wanna patronise her. 

“She’s an incredibly capable young woman who commanded the respect of that set, so to play up about doing the scene would have been doing her a massive disservice.”

Joe at a fashion event earlier this year

Since the Game Of Thrones finale aired in 2018, it’s proved controversial with both fans and the cast, with a number of former stars sharing their thoughts on how producers chose to wrap things up.

Sophie Turner and Alfie Allen have defended the episode in the past, while Charles Dance recently admitted that he would join many fans in signing a petition for the episode to be re-shot.

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A screaming V12 engine, clean design and an H-pattern manual transmission -- the T50 is no nonsense in the best ways.
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A 50-piece snow globe collection and a full-size plastic cow are among the weird and wonderful items removals firms have packed up and relocated. 

While it’s not unusual for firms to pack people’s undies, painstakingly wrap glassware and box up bathroom essentials during a typical house move, we wanted to know the most unusual items they’ve ever come across. 

Wayne Winfield, who’s been a professional mover at McCarthy’s Removals in Leeds for 24 years, has packed up plenty of people’s homes – including premiership footballers and TV and sports personalities.

Some of the more unusual items he’s moved include a genuine ejector seat from a second world war Phantom fighter jet, a full-size plastic cow, a brass statue of a client’s daughter in tutu in full ballet pose, and a resin effigy of the king himself, Elvis Presley – life-size, of course.

“We once moved a life-size Predator model made out of motorbike parts,” he tells HuffPost UK. “That was ridiculously heavy, around 7ft tall, too!”

One of his most memorable jobs, he says, was the relocation of the contents of a stately home, which was “like a museum”. There were massive oil paintings on the walls, suits of armour and various items of medieval weaponry on display.

He was also involved in moving historical weapons from The Royal Armouries in Leeds – a job that sounds like something straight out of Mission Impossible. “As you can imagine, this isn’t your average removal,” he says. “I had to have a designated curator travel with me, on a predesignated and approved route.”

Kate Hart, a removals and relocation manager at Fantastic Services, has also packed away a full set of knight armour – not from an armoury, however. More just a personal collection. “I thought those things are in castles and museums only, however it turns out that they are quite popular and this particular client even wears his armour at fairs from time to time,” she says.

“I found that pretty fun and interesting, but packing the whole set is definitely not fun. There are a lot of small elements that need to be neatly packed and you have to pay attention not to place leather elements near metal edges to limit the risk of damage.”

An expensive wine collection consisting of 1,000 bottles of red wine and a cryptocurrency farm are among some of the other unusual jobs she’s had.

“I’ve never packed so much tech in a single job, and probably never will again,” she says of the crypto farm. “The video cards were expensive and considering we didn’t have the original packages, it wasn’t an easy task to pack them well! Using nylon and bubble wrap wasn’t an option, because it was a hot day and we didn’t want to risk it with condensation forming and damaging a card.”

Collectors’ items are often memorable for the pros – not least because you really can’t afford to break them in transit.

Maureen Bennett, at F&M Bennett Removals, recalls painstakingly wrapping and packing a client’s “extensive” 50-piece snow globe collection – a fiddly job involving a steady hand and a lot of patience. “Needless to say, a lot of bubble wrap and careful packing in different small boxes was required for their cherished collection,” she says.

Hart vividly recalls having to pack up a collection of porcelain dolls. “We once had to pack a dozen of them,” she says. “They were all lined up in front of me, ready to be wrapped in paper and bubble wrap, it was like facing a trial.

“I just hate the way their eyes open and close while you are shifting them around to pack them securely.” She ended up thoroughly creeped out, with a box filled with tiny, wrapped “mummies”.

Thankfully they made it to their new home in one piece. 

You’re reading Covid-Free Zone, a section designed to offer a little respite during the pandemic. For more fun and escapism, browse the articles here.

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Eric Spilde 2021-02-09
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Tired of doing all the housework? Let the best robot vacuums do all the dirty work for you.
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Eric Spilde 2020-09-18
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Searching for a great show to watch tonight? Let's round up Amazon's best gems.
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Eric Spilde 2020-07-12
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NBCUniversal is rolling out its new streaming service this week with three pricing tiers - one of which will be free.
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Eric Spilde 2021-06-24
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The Cathy family is the reason the world has Chick-fil-A. See how they've grown the fast-food chain - and their $14.2 billion fortune.
Eric Spilde 2021-04-08
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Dealing damage with The Recycler in Fortnite is no easy task. In this guide, we walk you through acquiring the weapon and using it against your opponents.
Eric Spilde 2021-03-18
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A study suggests that an ancient Croatian pit was the site of the world's oldest documented mass killing. Many children and adults were buried there.
Eric Spilde 2021-02-13
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Google’s advertising system allowed employers or landlords to discriminate against nonbinary and some transgender people, The Markup found. Companies trying to run ads on YouTube or elsewhere on the web could direct Google not to show those ads to people of “unknown gender” — meaning people who have not identified themselves to Google as “male” or “female.” After being alerted to this by The Markup, Google pledged to crack down on the practice. “We will be implementing an update to our policy and enforcement in the coming weeks to restrict advertisers from targeting or excluding users on the basis of…

This story continues at The Next Web
Eric Spilde 2021-01-12
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Searching for a great show to watch tonight? Here are some of the best Hulu has to offer.
Eric Spilde 2020-10-27
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Joe Dempsie has shared his thoughts on the divisive Game Of Thrones finale, including an important message he thinks we can all glean from the episode.

The British actor played the blacksmith Gendry in the first three series of the hit fantasy drama, returning for the final two seasons, the last of which ended up getting a mixed response from fans.

In a new interview with The Independent, Joe admitted he has “sympathy” for those disappointed with the pacing of the final series, stating: “Watching it back, I think they could have maybe taken a little more time.”

However, Joe was quick to add that he’s actually a fan of the finale overall, in particular the message that “the human race can put their differences aside to defeat a common enemy”.

Joe in character as Gendry in Game Of Thrones

“That is something we could all do with addressing,” he concluded.

During the interview, Joe was also asked for his thoughts on the romance between his character and Arya Stark, played by co-star Maisie Williams.

It was an odd transition purely because I’d seen Maisie grow up,” Joe said of his co-star, who was 12 when she first appeared in Game Of Thrones.

“I’d met her when she was a child and, during the course of the first three seasons, it was something I was asked regularly because the books suggest there’s a possible romance. It always made me slightly uncomfortable.

“I know we were recreating fantasy, but we as actors have to make it very much in reality, and they were asking me to comment on whether I – at the time, a 25-year-old man – would like my character to hook up with a 14-year-old. I always avoided answering the questions. But it was something I then had to think about.”

Joe on set with co-star Maisie Williams

Fortunately, when it actually came to shooting the scene, Joe said he found it “absolutely fine”.

He explained: “When we were doing season eight, Maisie was a grown woman. Also, putting that initial discomfort to the side, I didn’t wanna patronise her. 

“She’s an incredibly capable young woman who commanded the respect of that set, so to play up about doing the scene would have been doing her a massive disservice.”

Joe at a fashion event earlier this year

Since the Game Of Thrones finale aired in 2018, it’s proved controversial with both fans and the cast, with a number of former stars sharing their thoughts on how producers chose to wrap things up.

Sophie Turner and Alfie Allen have defended the episode in the past, while Charles Dance recently admitted that he would join many fans in signing a petition for the episode to be re-shot.

Eric Spilde 2020-08-14
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A newly developed chameleon-like robot can snag objects with its artificial tongue over 30 inches away in less than 600 milliseconds.
Eric Spilde 2020-08-04
img
A screaming V12 engine, clean design and an H-pattern manual transmission -- the T50 is no nonsense in the best ways.
Eric Spilde 2021-05-20
img
These are the best hotels with private cottages and cabins for a socially distant vacation.
Eric Spilde 2021-04-06
img

A 50-piece snow globe collection and a full-size plastic cow are among the weird and wonderful items removals firms have packed up and relocated. 

While it’s not unusual for firms to pack people’s undies, painstakingly wrap glassware and box up bathroom essentials during a typical house move, we wanted to know the most unusual items they’ve ever come across. 

Wayne Winfield, who’s been a professional mover at McCarthy’s Removals in Leeds for 24 years, has packed up plenty of people’s homes – including premiership footballers and TV and sports personalities.

Some of the more unusual items he’s moved include a genuine ejector seat from a second world war Phantom fighter jet, a full-size plastic cow, a brass statue of a client’s daughter in tutu in full ballet pose, and a resin effigy of the king himself, Elvis Presley – life-size, of course.

“We once moved a life-size Predator model made out of motorbike parts,” he tells HuffPost UK. “That was ridiculously heavy, around 7ft tall, too!”

One of his most memorable jobs, he says, was the relocation of the contents of a stately home, which was “like a museum”. There were massive oil paintings on the walls, suits of armour and various items of medieval weaponry on display.

He was also involved in moving historical weapons from The Royal Armouries in Leeds – a job that sounds like something straight out of Mission Impossible. “As you can imagine, this isn’t your average removal,” he says. “I had to have a designated curator travel with me, on a predesignated and approved route.”

Kate Hart, a removals and relocation manager at Fantastic Services, has also packed away a full set of knight armour – not from an armoury, however. More just a personal collection. “I thought those things are in castles and museums only, however it turns out that they are quite popular and this particular client even wears his armour at fairs from time to time,” she says.

“I found that pretty fun and interesting, but packing the whole set is definitely not fun. There are a lot of small elements that need to be neatly packed and you have to pay attention not to place leather elements near metal edges to limit the risk of damage.”

An expensive wine collection consisting of 1,000 bottles of red wine and a cryptocurrency farm are among some of the other unusual jobs she’s had.

“I’ve never packed so much tech in a single job, and probably never will again,” she says of the crypto farm. “The video cards were expensive and considering we didn’t have the original packages, it wasn’t an easy task to pack them well! Using nylon and bubble wrap wasn’t an option, because it was a hot day and we didn’t want to risk it with condensation forming and damaging a card.”

Collectors’ items are often memorable for the pros – not least because you really can’t afford to break them in transit.

Maureen Bennett, at F&M Bennett Removals, recalls painstakingly wrapping and packing a client’s “extensive” 50-piece snow globe collection – a fiddly job involving a steady hand and a lot of patience. “Needless to say, a lot of bubble wrap and careful packing in different small boxes was required for their cherished collection,” she says.

Hart vividly recalls having to pack up a collection of porcelain dolls. “We once had to pack a dozen of them,” she says. “They were all lined up in front of me, ready to be wrapped in paper and bubble wrap, it was like facing a trial.

“I just hate the way their eyes open and close while you are shifting them around to pack them securely.” She ended up thoroughly creeped out, with a box filled with tiny, wrapped “mummies”.

Thankfully they made it to their new home in one piece. 

You’re reading Covid-Free Zone, a section designed to offer a little respite during the pandemic. For more fun and escapism, browse the articles here.

Eric Spilde 2021-02-26
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Trump Jr. ranted about Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, saying her "politics are only slightly less popular than her father is at a quail hunt."
Eric Spilde 2021-02-09
img
Tired of doing all the housework? Let the best robot vacuums do all the dirty work for you.
Eric Spilde 2020-12-18
img

This week, Marketing O’Clock discusses Google’s newest test to make SERPs more interactive, Google’s sensitive ad topics controls, LinkedIn’s recently released Product Pages, and more!

The post Google’s New Interactive Search Results Test & This Week’s Digital Marketing News [Podcast] appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Eric Spilde 2020-09-18
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Searching for a great show to watch tonight? Let's round up Amazon's best gems.
Eric Spilde 2020-08-05
img
The Games and Online Harassment Hotline launched Tuesday as a resource for anyone to talk about the emotional issues that emerge all over the industry.
Eric Spilde 2020-07-12
img
NBCUniversal is rolling out its new streaming service this week with three pricing tiers - one of which will be free.