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11 tips to help you get better at Rocket League – CNET

Rocket League is no new game. It launched back in July 2015, but its popularity hasn’t waned. In fact, it only seems to continue growing in popularity, likely due to the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) inking a deal with NBC last year and airing the tournament on live television. Beware, though. The barrier to entry for Rocket League is low, but putting the game down once you start is a struggle. Games are short, fast-paced and addictive. Once you pick it up, you’ll become obsessed with getting better, start…

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Skateboarding teaches young refugees how to fall — and get back up

ATHENS, Greece — Skateboarders often say the sport is a metaphor for life: When you fall down, you have no option but to get back up. Amid Europe’s migrant crisis, Greece is now home to thousands of young refugees with plenty of getting back up to do. Free Movement Skateboarding is a charity teaching children and teens who fled war-torn countries how to ride — and how to apply some of the tough lessons learned on the board to the even tougher challenges in life. In a third-floor apartment in…

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Science 

REVEALED: Scientists find ‘KEY CLUE to Alien life’ in meteorites that SMASHED into earth

GETTY Chance of alien life after scientists find water in meteorites In 1998, two meteorites smashed into the earth, with one landing near a basketball court in Texas and the second crashing into Morocco. Now 20 years later, it is believed that they contained chemical components. The meteorites are filled with both liquid water and a mix of complex organic compounds, including hydrocarbons and amino acids it is believed. A study released on January 10 by the journal Science Advances, showed the first chemical study of organic matter and water…

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WATCH: Moment TV is interrupted as Hawaii is told to ‘STAY INDOORS’ in missile warning

Footage posted online shows a resident watching a televised basketball game as a chilling computer generated voice speaking over the broadcast declares “this is not a drill.” The threat this afternoon later turned out to be a false alarm, with Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency confirming there was no imminent attack. The automated TV message said: “Stay indoors. If you are outdoors, seek immediate shelter in a building.  “Remain indoors well away from windows. If you are driving, pull safely to the side of the road and seek shelter in a…

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Furious protestors TRASH H&M stores as ‘coolest monkey in the jungle’ race row escalates

Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), a South African revolutionary socialist political party, targeted six H&M stores in the Gauteng province. Innocent shoppers were forced to flee as activists swept through the stores, which included Africa’s flagship H&M stores in the upmarket suburb of Sandton, Johannesburg. Pictures and videos on social media show dozens of chanting protestors, wearing the red uniforms of the ultra-left party, and ransacking the stores. Swedish fashion group H&M apologised for the advert earlier this week following criticism from across the world, including Manchester United…

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President Trump Gets 'Excellent Health' Report From White House Doctor

President Trump Gets ‘Excellent Health’ Report From White House Doctor More (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s White House physician declared him in “excellent health” after the president received his first medical checkup at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, undergoing a physical examination amid suggestions in a recent book and by his detractors that he’s mentally unfit. Dr. Ronny Jackson, in a statement released by the White House, said the examination “went exceptionally well. The President is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details…

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Donald Trump Arrives for First Physical Exam as President

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump arrived for his first medical checkup as president at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, undergoing a physical examination amid suggestions in a recent book and by his detractors that he’s mentally unfit. Trump’s motorcade pulled into the medical facility in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, early Friday afternoon. But what has been a fairly routine exam for previous presidents has taken on outsized importance in the age of Trump, given the tone of some of his tweets, comments attributed to some of his close advisers…

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GET OVER IT!’ Mum of child model in H&M racism storm hits out at virtue signalling celebs

Terry Mango, of Stockholm, Sweden, spoke out following the online storm which erupted over an image of her son modelling a jumper bearing the slogan “coolest monkey in the jungle”. Retailer H&M has since come under fire over the “racist” advert as shoppers called for a boycott of the high street chain. Celebrities such as Manchester United footballer Romelu Lukaku and basketball player LeBron James have also slammed the advert. But Ms Mango urged critics to “get over it” and “stop crying wolf”. In a series of scathing Facebook posts,…

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10 tips for your new Fitbit – CNET

Welcome to the wonderful and compulsive world of counting steps. If you are starting the New Year off with a new Fitbit, then here’s your guide for getting up and moving with your fitness tracker. 1. Set up Fitbit with Fitbit app Before you can start counting steps, you first need to connect your Fitbit to the Fitbit app for iOS or Android (or use the Fitbit Connect app on your computer). And before you do that for the first time, you’ll probably need to charge your new Fitbit a…

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Sport 

Kyrie Irving: Boston Celtics star reveals plan to beat 76ers in NBA London clash

The Celtics currently sit atop the Eastern Conference while Philadelphia are fighting for their first playoff berth since 2012. And much of Boston’s success this year has been down to their rigid defence, despite losing players such as Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder in the summer. They lead the league in opponents Points per game, limiting teams to just 97.6 throughout the season. And they have improved that further in their last three matches, with sides averaging just 85.7 points against them, including keeping the Cleveland Cavaliers to just 88…

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