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Country without any traffic lights embraces jeans, TV, cellphones

THIMPHU, Bhutan — For decades Bhutan had no television, no traffic lights and a culture that had barely changed in centuries. But bars now dot the capital, Thimphu, set in mist-covered mountains, while teenagers crowd internet cafes to play violent video games, and men smoke and gamble in snooker halls. There are still no traffic lights after residents protested against the installation of one, but otherwise the once-isolated Buddhist country tucked between India and China is changing, and bringing the modern world’s problems in its wake. Inside a gaudily lit…

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Entertainment 

FIFA 18 TOTY Defenders, Goalkeeper COUNTDOWN: Full nominees, reveal time, release date

FIFA 18 developer EA Sports is getting ready to announce which defenders and goalkeeper have made it into the FUT team of the year. EA Sports has already announced the attackers and midfielders, and is getting ready to reveal the defensive positions. The TOTY defenders category features a whole host of Premier League stars, including David Luiz, Marcos Alonso, Kyle Walker, Jan Vertonghen and Antonio Valencia. The four defenders that gave made it into the FIFA 18 TOTY will be revealed at 3pm UK time. The team of the year defenders…

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FIFA 18 TOTY 2018: Team of the Year Defenders, Midfielders and FINAL squad news

Soon, fans will know the full roster of this year’s best players, including just how many Premier League stars have made the cut. So far, we know that only a few have final lineup, which is slowly being revealed by EA Sports. Half of 2018’s FIFA 18 TOTY have been confirmed, with just the best defenders and goalkeepers left to unveil. That’s happening today, with the new players going live around 6pm, UK time. As already confirmed by EA Sports, Each vote for Team of the Year players consisted of…

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How To 

13 Roku tricks you should try right now – CNET

Is there a more widely beloved tech product than the Roku streamer? Whether yours is a stick or box, it delivers virtually unparalleled video goodness to your TV: Netflix, Hulu, HBO and so on. And, yet, it could be better. That onscreen keyboard? Bleh. The default interface theme? Room for improvement. Below I’ve rounded up 13 ways to improve your Roku experience, from organizing channels to watching iTunes movies to adding TV-control buttons to the Roku remote. Use your phone as your Roku keyboard Is there anything more aggravating than…

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FIFA 18 TOTY update: EA Sports to REVEAL midfield Team of the Year lineup

FIFA 18 fans are waiting for the next batch of TOTY players to be revealed. EA Sports has already revealed which attacking players have made it into the FUT Team of the Year, and is expected to reveal the midfield lineup later today. Fans can expect the midfield TOTY lineup to be announced at 3pm UK time. The cards will then be available for 24 hours from 6pm UK time. Premier League TOTY contenders include Christian Eriksen, Kevin De Bruyne, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and N’Golo Kanté. The full list of nominees…

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FIFA 18 TOTY revealed, as EA Sports launches MAJOR new feature

EA Sports has revealed the first wave of TOTY cards and players. The FIFA 18 TOTY attackers will be available for 24 hours from 6pm UK time. And it’s good news for Tottenham Hotspur fans, as Harry Kane makes the TOTY for the first time with a 96 rating. The Spurs striker is joined by TOTY regulars Cristiano Ronaldo with 99 and Lionel Messi on 98.  “Cristiano  Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Harry Kane are the #FUT 18 #TOTY Attackers! Available today for 24hrs from 6pm UK,” reads an EA Sports…

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Science 

Corning’s glass is half full and rising

Corning Incorporated The name Corning is synonymous with glass and with good reason. It was Corning that developed the bulb-shaped glass for Edison’s incandescent lamp; Corning’s heat-resistant glass made safer railroad lanterns, technology which evolved into car headlights; CorningWare and Pyrex provided temperature resistance in kitchens and labs, and its glass ceramics were even employed in the nose cones of space ships. Today we associate the name with Gorilla Glass, which is widely used in the mobile industry, but Corning is also a big manufacturer of display glass for TVs,…

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Saudi women score right to watch men’s soccer in stadiums

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi women were allowed into a sports stadium for the first time Friday to watch a soccer match between two local teams — though they were segregated in the stands from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-called “family section.” The move was the first of Saudi Arabia’s social reforms planned for this year to ease restrictions on women, spearheaded by the kingdom’s 32-year-old crown prince. The kingdom has also announced that starting in June women will be allowed to drive, lifting the world’s…

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Julian Assange is Ecuadorian now

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after more than five years of living in asylum at the nation’s embassy in London, officials announced Thursday. Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said officials accepted Assange’s request for naturalization in December, and they continue to look for a long-term resolution to a situation that has vexed officials since 2012. “What naturalization does is provide the asylum seeker another layer of protection,” Espinosa said. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London…

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Dark cloud over James Franco after actress’ accusations

James Franco was riding high on Sunday night, scoring a Golden Globe for his acclaimed turn in “The Disaster Artist,” a behind-the-scenes comedy he also directed. It was a career peak for Franco, who took to the stage at the Beverly Hilton wearing a pin honoring the fight against sexual misconduct. But not everyone was celebrating. Ally Sheedy, co-star of “The Breakfast Club,” fired off a series of cryptic tweets that evening — since deleted — in which she appeared to take aim at Franco, who stars in “The Disaster…

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