Hello, world. Meet our baby girl: Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. – YouTube

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

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Who invented the safety pin?

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Who invented the safety pin?

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  1. Walter Hunt
  2. Susan Johnson
  3. Elias Howe
  4. Isaac Singer

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Answer:

Walter Hunt

Walter Hunt invented the safety pin. He first got the idea for the safety pin while nervously twisting a piece of wire. He was trying to think of something he could do that would allow him to pay off a $15 debt. He patented his safety pin invention in April 1849. He didn’t think the invention would ever amount to much and soon sold the patent for $400. Source: TheInventor.org

Who shot and mortally wounded President William B. McKinley on this day in 1901?

Question : Who shot and mortally wounded President William B. McKinley on this day in 1901?

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John Wilkes Booth
Sirhan Sirhan
Leon F. Czolgosz
Jack Leon Ruby

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Answer:

Leon F. Czolgosz

On September 6, 1901, William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, was shot on the grounds of the Pan-American Exposition at the Temple of Music in Buffalo, New York. McKinley was shaking hands with the public when Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, shot him twice in the abdomen. McKinley died eight days later of an infection which had spread from that wound. He was the third American president to have been assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln in 1865 and James A. Garfield in 1881. Czolgosz was executed just over seven weeks later.

Review in progress: Destiny 2 is ready to take over your life again | Metro News

Review in progress: Destiny 2 is ready to take over your life again | Metro News

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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Destiny 2 – the launch is only the start

GameCentral takes a look at the opening hours of Bungie’s mega sequel, including the story campaign and co-op play.

It was obvious from the moment it was announced that Destiny 2 wouldn’t be doing anything fundamentally different to its predecessor. Despite its enormous success the first Destiny earned a mixed reception upon its launch and was heavily criticised throughout its lifetime, even and especially by those that dedicated dozens of hours a week to playing it.

So while the sequel may seem unambitious, and relatively miserly in terms of new features, it will still prove more than worthwhile if it manages to streamline the original experience and add more content. And judging by the opening hours alone, it seems to have done exactly that.

As with any online-only game there was no way to properly review Destiny 2 before launch, especially considering that the first raid doesn’t go live until next Wednesday evening. The rest of the game switched on yesterday, at around 1pm in the UK, ahead of the official midnight launch. How smoothly that goes we’ll have to wait and see, but there were no major problems with the first one and the Destiny 2 beta seemed to go well.

The other problem with reviewing Destiny 2 is that we’ve already played the opening campaign level twice now, and you’ve probably watched it even more times via the official gameplay videos (not to mention all the streamers that leap upon the game the second the severs went live). But as overfamiliar as the opening has already become it is still a useful statement on just what developer Bungie is trying to achieve with Destiny 2.

Their stated priorities are improved storytelling, given there was almost none in the original; expansion, particularly of the open world patrol zones; and reinvention of flawed elements such as character progression and the competitive multiplayer.

Considering developer Bungie was previously best known as the creator of Halo it always seemed bizarre that Destiny never featured any coherent plot or characters, but the new campaign is almost falling over itself trying to rectify that oversight. The thrust of the story is that Earth has been invaded by a new faction of Cabal invaders, who destroy the Citadel and rob all Guardians of their ability to use Light. In other words they press the reset button on everyone’s character, so every player has to start again from scratch.

All of this is illustrated by much more structured set pieces than before, that immediately feel a lot more like Halo than anything in Destiny 1. The plot and characters are fairly bog standard sci-fi clichés though, where everyone is either a wannabe comedian (Cayde-6 is already almost unbearable) or stoic hardass whose every utterance seems more portentous than the last. There’s a certain sense of desperation in the game’s attempts to add more personality to its world, and while that’s preferable to nothing at all it hasn’t really grabbed us so far.

Destiny 2 – not exactly what you’d call all-new

Where Destiny 2 shows unequivocal improvement though is in its open world areas. These were always impressively large but also largely empty – with only some dull fetch quests and the occasional public event to liven things up. Destiny 2 adds two important new aspects in the form of Adventures and Lost Sectors. Adventures are basically proper side quests, with not only more varied objectives but also more snippets of storytelling and characterisation. Which come across as a lot less heavy-handed than the main campaign.

Lost Sectors have been billed as the first person shooter equivalent of a dungeon crawler, although they’re a little underwhelming so far in terms of size and loot harvest. They’re hidden in plain sight in the open world, and you can replay them as often as you want, but they’re not very difficult and basically just involve wiping out every bad guy in the area.

But of course the main appeal of Destiny, and the real reason for its success, is playing with other people. Something that’s not emphasised by the campaign but has become increasingly important for the open world areas. As a result public events have evolved from the simplistic boss battles of the first game into much more complicated group activities, with multiple objectives – including a hidden one that unlocks a higher difficulty version of the event.

The simplest way to play co-op remains a strike, which so far seems to be the least altered element of the game. Although raids will now have a kind of matchmaking, in the form of the guided games option. What has seen significant change though is the Crucible’s competitive multiplayer. Every play mode is now limited to four vs. four, and one of the main new ones uses Counter-Strike for inspiration, as you alternately try to plant a bomb and defuse it.

Destiny 2 – are you ready to get addicted all over again?

The Crucible was always the least distinctive part of Destiny’s design but the new Survival mode is an interesting new addition, in that you have to share respawns with your team and once you run out you can’t rejoin the match. We’re not sure the lowered player count was really necessary to make that work, but it’s fun nonetheless.

The nuances of Destiny 2’s new modes and options will become clearer over the coming days but it’s the little improvements that are going to be most obvious when you first start. Like the fact that the open worlds now have a proper in-game map, that lets you track public events, add waypoints, and use fast travel. Things that seem blindingly obvious now, but for some reason were never in the original game.

There’s a long list of reasons to be disappointed by Destiny 2. There are no completely new races, relatively few new worlds, and little change to the types of weapons available – even if they have all been recategorised. There’s no new class types either, just new subclasses that are sadly lacking in any real kind of novelty.

It’s not hard to imagine a much more ambitious version of Destiny 2, but it’s also hard to deny that the mixture of perfectly tuned action and endless loot farming works just as well as ever. Destiny 2 is a refinement, not a revolution, but everyone knew that months ago. And if you weren’t put off by that prospect before you certainly won’t be once you get your hands on the final game.

Formats: PlayStation 4 (reviewed), Xbox One, and PC
Price: £54.99
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Bungie
Release Date: 6th September 2017 (24/10 on PC)
Age Rating: 16

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Poppy Delevingne flaunts her ample cleavage at GQ Awards | Daily Mail Online

Poppy Delevingne flaunts her ample cleavage at GQ Awards | Daily Mail Online

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

8:56 AM

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It’s one of the most illustrious awards ceremonies of the year in the British event calendar, drawing in the biggest names in fashion, music and film to the Tate Modern.

And leading the head-turning style at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2017 was Poppy Delevingne, 31, Anna Friel, 41, and Jourdan Dunn, 27, in equally figure-flaunting ensembles for the exclusive bash in London on Tuesday night.

In its 20th year, model-turned-actress Poppy was sure to command attention in her sheer haute couture Reem Acra gown which managed to barely cover her modesty with a number of embroidered stars across the chiffon bodice.

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The full-length number attempted to deter attention from her bust with its high-neck silhouette and frill-detailed sleeves which added to the Gothic vibe of the ensemble as she made her way up the carpet alongside Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Offsetting the sheer fabric, her skirt flared to the ground in a sea of grey and black tulle with matching ruffle accents and star embroidery.

Having narrowly missed out on completely freeing the nipple, Poppy – who made her acting debut in Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – continued her skin-flashing display as she showcased her high-waisted black underwear.

Teaming the look with a matching black clutch, the blonde beauty balanced her dramatic ensemble by styling her hair behind her ears to display her fetching drop-earrings.

British actress Anna was sure to lead the fashion charge in her striking semi-sheer lurex Dhela gown which showcased her sensational frame as she stopped for photos along the carpet.

The richly coloured number – which featured hues of purple, maroon, gold, navy and hot pink – oozed seventies vibes as she cascaded to the ground while the fabric gave a glimpse to the silhouette of her undergarments and slender pins.

Stylishly pushing her sleeves, Anna’s retro-inspired dress boasted a plunging neckline which accentuated her ample cleavage and decollatage.

While she highlighted her narrow waist with a eye-catching hot pink belt that wrapped around her petite figure.

The Marcella star added inches to her diminutive height with a pair of platform heels, opting to forgo accessorises for the evening and letting her striking dress do the talking.

Anna finished her head-turning number with a slick of vibrant red lipstick and styled her tresses into a loose chignon while her fringe famed her face.

Elsewhere, supermodel Jourdan Dunn, 27, looked sensational in a strapless velvet black gown which highlighted her enviable figure for the star-studded evening.

Pin-up worthy, the striking fashion star’s sweetheart neckline ensemble complemented her flowing raven locks and strappy stiletto.

Echoing her stylish display, Hole frontwoman Courtney was every inch old Hollywood glamour in her mint-hued slinky number.

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The famed rocker poured her womanly curves into the silk full-length gown which skimmed her figure in all the right places while she worked her way up the carpet.

Courtney’s bardot-inspired dress featured thick shoulder straps before wrapping around her back into a caplet that fell stylishly to her pert derriere.

Putting her own twist on her chic look, she carried a snakeskin clutch up the carpet while she decorated her neck with a simple silver chain.

She added to her jewellery display with a number of bangles around her wrist and offset her manicure with an onyx ring.

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Storm Keating proved she’d had no problems snapping straight back to her pre-pregnancy weight as she attended the awards.

Showing off her sensational figure in a sheer black gown, the 35-year-old model dazzled as she walked the red carpet with her husband Ronan.

Flaunting every inch of her incredible physique, the blonde bombshell donned an entirely sheer gown with lace panels over her underwear.

Ensuring she didn’t flash too much, Storm – who was named Sharyn by her parents for fear ‘people might make fun of her growing up’ – donned a pair of high-waisted briefs to protect her modesty with her skimpy bra.

Wearing her golden locks in loose waves, Storm sizzled as she cuddled up to Ronan – who looked dapper in a tuxedo.

Turning the style brigade’s attention to the men, Jared Leto, 45, didn’t disappoint as he made a showstopping entrance to the awards, donning a flamboyant scarlet tweed suit for his turn on the red carpet.

Adding a whimsical twist, the Oscar winner’s quirky Gucci outfit featured oversize ebony lapels, decorated with a vibrant floral print.

He paired the look with a red fitted shirt with a white collar and navy tie, with black brogues completing the stylish sartorial ensemble.

The stylish Dallas Buyers Club actor rocked a heavy beard and wore his chestnut locks swept away from his face into a stylish bun, drawing attention to his piercing blue eyes.

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Also making a dashing appearance at the celeb laden affair, was McFly rocker Dougie Poynter, 29, who looked typically handsome in an edgy teal suit, paired with an open-necked fitted black shirt.

His tousled blonde locks were worn in a stylish side parting and the star kept his trademark stoic expression as he posed for snappers.

The GQ Awards, now in its 20th year, celebrates more than 400 men, and a selection of women, who excel in the fields of film, music, sport, TV, books, politics and more.

Last year former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri took home the coveted Outstanding Achievement award after he coached his team to Premier League glory.

This year’s glittering event, held in London’s Southbank will be hosted by acclaimed actor Mark Strong, who has starred in The Imitation Game, ZeroDarkThirty and RocknRolla.

The highly coveted goody bags for guests include a bottle of whiskey from event sponsor Copperdog, L’Oreal moisturiser and a £500 PrivateFly discount voucher while winners will receive luxuries including a hotel stay, a monogrammed scarf from award sponsor Hugo Boss and a spa treatment.

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