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Hong Kong ‘snowball’ battle puts visitors in festive mood at Swire’s Christmas fair – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostSnowball fights may be a classic activity during winter, but in downtown Hong Kong, they are a rare sight. To get in the mood for a wintry Christmas, however, visitors of all ages pummelled rivals with fake snowballs, as part of the Swire Properties … …read more From:: Hong Kong News By […]

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Christmas In The Clouds Benefit For Standing Rock At Grand Lake Theater Oakland 12-14-2016

Christmas In The Clouds Benefit For Standing Rock At Grand Lake Theater Oakland 12-14-2016 Christmas In The Clouds Benefit For Standing Rock At Grand Lake Theater Oakland 12-14-2016 Wednesday, December 14th 7:30 pm Grand Lake Theater 3200 Grand Avenue Oakland. Benefit tickets are here: http://ift.tt/2hmXJw0 via IFTTThttp://youtu.be/KBSh-0V20qI

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Microsoft Seen Testing Insider Nadella’s Will to Revamp Laggard – Businessweek

BusinessweekWhen asked last month what kinds of gadget gifts he would be getting for Christmas, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT:US)’s Satya Nadella, said to be the board’s pick for chief executive officer, had an easy answer: Microsoft devices. Nadella, 46, in an interview at a …Microsoft Said to Be Preparing to Promote Satya Nadella as CEOSan Francisco […]

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China looks to halt New Year’s fireworks to curb air pollution – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesBEIJING — Fireworks are as integral to Chinese New Year as pine trees are to Christmas. But with smog blanketing many Chinese cities these days, environmental activists, meteorologists and government officials are urging people to start the new year off …Chinese police check coaches ahead of Lunar New YearXinhuaChinese New Year 2014: London […]

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The couple met on the set of 2011’s ‘The Rum Diaries’ – Fox News

Fox NewsNovember 3, 2011. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard pose for photographers as they arrive for the European premiere of “The Rum Diary” in London.Reuters. ADVERTISEMENT. Rumors were swirling this week when Amber Heard was photographed …Amber Heard, Johnny Depp Are Engaged!Us MagazineAmber Heard and Johnny Depp: Engaged!The Hollywood GossipAmber Heard and Johnny Depp have […]

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‘Lone Survivor’ leaves box office shocked and awed – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe true story of a military mission gone awry collected $38.5 million, according to studio estimates from box office trackers Rentrak. While the movie opened in limited release on Christmas Day, the Mark Wahlberg drama did twice what most analysts …‘Lone Survivor’ ambushes ‘Frozen’ to top weekend box officeLos Angeles Times‘Lone Survivor’ Proves Sleeper […]

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Packers’ owners share civic pride – in the stands – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleGreen Bay, Wis. –. I hung out with the owner of the Green Bay Packers on Saturday morning. We talked franchise history, matchups, revenue streams. And then she gave me a home-baked Christmas cookie. And some advice about how to keep my feet warm.Packers, 49ers battling brutal cold at Lambeau FieldChicago TribuneCB Carlos […]

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Downton Abbey Redux: Catch Up with Our Precap Before Season 4 Premieres – People Magazine

People MagazineDownton Abbey returns to primetime when season four of the period drama gets underway this Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on PBS. The new season picks up six months after the tragic events of the Downton Abbey Christmas Special (spoiler alert!) left Lady Mary a …‘Downton Abbey’ Review: Classy Costume Sudser Is Starting to […]

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Will stranded ship affect Antarctica cruise tourism? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCruise lines that carry tourists to Antarctica say that the research ship stranded in ice since Christmas Eve did not indicate any increased risk for Antarctic tourism. All 52 passengers on the Russian-flagged research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy were …After Antarctic Drama, Chinese Rescue Ship Is Threatened by IceNew York TimesAntarctica Rescue Boat Now Trapped […]

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Jennifer Hudson Buys Her Assistant a House for Christmas—Watch Him Flip Out! – E! Online

E! OnlineA home of his own! Jennifer Hudson appreciates her assistant Walter Williams—so much so that she bought him a house for the holidays! The Academy Award winner uploaded an Instagram video of her longtime friend’s very gracious and very loud reaction …Jennifer Hudson buys house for assistantToronto SunVIDEO: Watch the hilarious moment Jennifer Hudson’s […]

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Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept Car Coming To CES 2014 (VIDEO) – CleanTechnica

CleanTechnicaFord has just announced the Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept. The day after Christmas, I had the chance to talk with Mike Tinskey, Ford’s global director of vehicle electrification and vehicle infrastructure, about the concept car and other electric …CES 2014: Ford to unveil solar hybrid concept carNDTVFord to show off C-Max solar car concept […]

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Holidays bring market share gains for Apple’s iPhone, iPad remains dominant – Apple Insider

Apple InsiderNew web traffic data suggests that the iPhone was Christmas’s big winner among smartphones while the iPad remained the dominant tablet, though it lost some ground to competition from Samsung, Amazon, and Microsoft. Chitika smartphone statistics.Microsoft’s Surface Tablet May Have Been Saved by ChristmasWiredOnly iPhone fondling rose at Xmas: Were non-Apple fans in a […]

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Helicopter rescue begins for passengers stuck in Antarctic ice – Reuters

ReutersSYDNEY (Reuters) – A Chinese helicopter has reached a Russian ship stranded in Antarctica for nine days and is beginning to pick up 52 passengers who spent Christmas and the New Year trapped in ice, the expedition leader said on Thursday.Passengers Rescued From Trapped Ship in AntarcticWall Street JournalAntarctic researchers rescued from shipBBC NewsAll 52 […]

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Passengers rescued from ship stuck in ice in Antarctica – Fox News

Fox NewsCANBERRA, Australia – A helicopter rescued all 52 passengers from a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve after weather conditions finally cleared enough for the operation Thursday. The Chinese helicopter carried the …Helicopter Rescues 52 Passengers From Ship Trapped in Antarctic IceNew York TimesStranded Antarctica researchers rescuedUSA TODAYPassengers […]

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Passengers rescued from icebound Antarctic ship – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A helicopter rescued all 52 passengers from a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve after weather conditions finally cleared enough for the operation Thursday. A helicopter carried the …All 52 passengers rescued from ship trapped in Antarctic iceCNNAntarctic researchers rescued from ice-bound shipBBC NewsPassengers […]

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An operation has begun in Antarctica to rescue passengers from ice-bound … – BBC News

BBC NewsA Chinese helicopter arrived close to the vessel, bringing in a crew to assess the landing situation. The aircraft is expected to return within the hour to begin ferrying the first passengers out to another vessel. The Shokalskiy has been trapped since Christmas …Helicopter Rescue Delayed for Stranded Antarctic ShipVoice of AmericaPassenger Rescue From […]

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Brennan: Dantonio sends message, Spartans still Rosy – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. – Not many big-time college football coaches these days are willing to make the decision Mark Dantonio made Christmas night. He suspended a superstar, the face of his program, right before his school’s first Rose Bowl appearance in 26 …Michigan State wins 100th Rose Bowl Game in old-school fashionCNNAfter Pageantry, Tough Stop […]

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Box office Top theatrical releases for Dec. 27-29. (All are in millions of dollars.) – Tulsa World

Tulsa WorldThis image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Martin Freeman, left, and John Callen in a scene from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” Harvey and Bob Weinstein have sued Warner Bros.’ New Line Cinema claiming they’re owned a share of the …Box Office: The Hobbit Continues to Dominate; 47 Ronin BombsTV GuideBox Office: […]

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‘Hobbit’ wins weekend – Boston Globe

Boston Globe‘The Hobbit’ wins again at the box office. Over the post-Christmas holiday weekend, Peter Jackson’s ”The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continued to lead the box office for the third weekend in a row. The Warner Bros. prequel earned $30 million, bringing …Box Office: Led by ‘Hobbit 2,’ Christmas Rings Out Record YearHollywood ReporterUPDATE […]

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Severe Antarctic weather slows Australian icebreaker bid to reach stranded ship – Reuters

ReutersSYDNEY (Reuters) – Severe Antarctic weather was slowing an Australian icebreaker’s bid to reach a Russian ship trapped in ice since Christmas eve with 74 people onboard, the Australian maritime rescue agency said on Monday. The Aurora Australis was …Trapped Antarctic passengers ‘not worried for our safety’BBC NewsSecond Icebreaker Nears Ship Stranded Off AntarcticaNew York […]

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‘Hobbit’ rules legion of holiday newcomers at theaters – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHollywood offered a bounty of new films over the Christmas weekend, but holdovers refused to give up their seats at the buffet. Peter Jackson’s adaptation The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug took the crown, fending off five high-profile films this weekend, …UPDATE 2-‘Hobbit’ blasts past newcomers to claim third box office crownReuters‘Hobbit’ Leads Strong […]