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'Room' takes parent-child bond to harrowing, tender extremes
Entertainment
Published in 13-11-2015
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Yet in the hands of the author - who wrote the screenplay - and Irish director Lenny Abrahamson, what could have been a lurid, opportunistic glimpse into the heart of darkness instead becomes a probing, extraordinarily tender portrait of maternal devotion and youthful resourcefulness. The most handy comparison for filmgoers may be the 1997 Holocaust parable "Life Is Beautiful," in which a father ...>>
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Thin script sucks the air out of miners' plight in 'The 33'
Entertainment
Published in 13-11-2015
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"The 33," about a real-life Chilean mining disaster that trapped 33 miners, contains its fair share of scary and inspirational moments, but it often gets trapped under the superficiality of its script. The canary in the coal mine appears in the first scene of this English-language movie, when we visit a retirement party and not one character is developed, unless you consider impersonating Elvis o ...>>
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Film shines spotlight on real journalism
Entertainment
Published in 13-11-2015
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The film, which tells the behind-the-scenes story of how a Boston Globe investigative team uncovered the sex-abuse scandal within the Catholic church, provides an accurate picture of how journalism is done at a major American newspaper. Even the audience gets ready to think of him as a meddling outsider, until he starts talking - at his very first news meeting - about going after charges of sex a ...>>
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Cast, punch lines save 'Coopers' from pedestrian holiday fare
Entertainment
Published in 13-11-2015
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[...] first is Christmas dinner, with their offspring Hank (Ed Helms), a single dad who is out of work; Eleanor (Olivia Wilde), a sharp-tongued and lonely writer; Emma (Marisa Tomei), a troubled soul who gets arrested for shoplifting early on; and assorted significant others, former spouses and children. Emma tries to analyze the psyche of the police officer who arrests her for stealing from a de ...>>
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Audience will know every sappy play in 'All-American' book
Entertainment
Published in 13-11-2015
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Every emotional moment is foreshadowed a few beats in advance by the manipulative musical score. There are entire scenes where you'll swear actor Aaron Eckhart as University of Texas coach Darrell Royal threw away the script and has started reading inspiring messages needle-pointed on throw pillows across the room. Royal is a young coach willing to take chances, also with no visible charact ...>>
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Mexico hopes to see 3-4 times more monarch butterflies
Technology
Published in 13-11-2015
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Speaking during a visit to a monarch reserve with U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Mexican Environment Secretary Rafael Pacchiano said initial reports suggest the butterfly population is rebounding. The population of orange-and-black butterflies making the 3,400-mile (5,500-kilometer) migration from the United States and Canada declined in recent years before recovering slightly in 2014, whe ...>>
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Sony tries to make its pricy Vue TV service more popular
Technology
Published in 13-11-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) Sony is trying to get more people on its TV service by allowing customers to sign up without a PlayStation. The company has added a couple markets and said last week that Disney-owned channels are coming. That could make Vue a bit more competitive with Dish's Sling TV, which costs $20 a month for 20 channels. Sony Vue starts at $50 a month for about 50 channels, including Fo ...>>
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Rings and pacifiers: Health gadgets get sophisticated
Technology
Published in 13-11-2015
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"Wellness" computers that monitor your pulse, temperature and other health indicators are becoming increasingly sophisticated and varied to cover every aspect and age of human life. Some products, like the ring by Finnish startup Ouraring, are specialized in optimizing physical training by tracking sleep patterns and physical activity. Health gadgets took the limelight at this week's Slus ...>>
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CLIMATE COUNTDOWN: When's a warming treaty not a treaty?
Technology
Published in 13-11-2015
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China, the U.S. and India don't want the international community dictating their carbon dioxide emissions, but they do want to do something about ever escalating greenhouse gas levels and the rising temperatures they cause. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told The Financial Times that the agreement was "definitely not going to be a treaty" and there was "not going to be legally binding re ...>>
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AP Exclusive: Colorado disputes key part of EPA mine report
Technology
Published in 13-11-2015
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DENVER (AP) Colorado officials say they didn't endorse an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup operation that caused a massive spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive mine, disputing a key claim by federal agencies that state experts signed off on the plan. State officials neither approved nor disapproved of the operation, according to a Sept. 2 letter to the EPA from Mike King, execu ...>>
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Equipment auction draws bidders from around the world
Business
Published in 13-11-2015
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Such auctions used to all be local, with limited options. But the internet allowed IronPlanet to expand that marketplace globally and, now used equipment can be traded and shipped all over the world.

 

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Survey: Workers left behind as Houston's restaurant scene booms
Business
Published in 13-11-2015
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Based on surveys of 553 workers and interviews with 27 workers and 13 employers, Restaurant Opportunities Center United states that the majority of Houston's restaurant employment opportunities "remain low-road jobs defined by low wages, few benefits, and poor working conditions."

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H-E-B launches online store, ships to 46 states, military bases worldwide
Business
Published in 13-11-2015
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The grocery retailer has made 50,000 items available for online ordering, with shipping to most of the U.S. and to military bases worldwide.

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SCI founder takes a step back from leadership
Business
Published in 13-11-2015
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Funeral conglomerate Service Corp. International said Thursday that founder Robert L. Waltrip is stepping down as board chairman. Waltrip pioneered the concept of large corporations in the funeral industry when he expanded on the Heights Funeral Home on Heights Boulevard, after taking over the business in 1951 from his father.
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Walmart Black Friday sales circular released - here's all 32 pages
Business
Published in 13-11-2015
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Some U.S. retailers are ditching Black Friday this year, but the world's largest store operator will power through. Walmart on Wednesday released its much-anticipated list of Black Friday deals and operations, with a few changes from last year.

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