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Ryback accuses WWE legend Mark Henry of ‘falling asleep’ just before their WrestleMania match

The two stars have been trading verbal blows online (Photo: WWE)Ryback has claimed WWE legend Mark Henry fell asleep just before their match at WrestleMania 29. The two wrestlers have been embroiled in a bitter war of words after Ryback suggested the industry’s titles are simply ‘props to market entertainers as “champions”‘, which the World’s Strongest Man refuted. Taking their sparring to a new, personal level, Ryback has alleged: ‘I’m also going to say this. @themarkhenry was asleep in Gorilla prior to our WM Match. ‘A producer came over to me and said “good luck working that fat piece of s**t” Mark didn’t want to spend a lot of time coming up with a good match and we got what we got. #Facts (sic)’ Ryback’s claims comes after Henry dismissed his comments regarding championshi

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Prep sports on pause: Two Orange County private schools take matters into own hands & play a football game

The losing football coach called it glorified scrimmage — though, given the winning coach’s tweet a day earlier, it certainly seemed as if it were more than that. “Fired up to be 1-0 but more proud of the adversity these young men have pushed through and the challenge they have accepted,” Eric Preszler, the football coach and athletic director at Capistrano Valley Christian High School, tweeted Saturday afternoon. Earlier that day, Capistrano Valley Christian and Calvary Chapel — two Orange County private schools — played a game while using school uniforms and equipment. The matchup was in violation of California Department of Public Health guidelines, which states that youth team sports cannot be contested until at least Jan. 25, and possibly broke California Interscholastic Federation

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A Celebrity Skin-Care Expert Answers The Questions We’re All Googling Right Now

Dr. Barbara Sturm is a name all skin-care lovers will instantly recognize. Not only is Dr. Sturm a top aesthetics doctor (counting the likes of Hailey and Justin Bieber, Emma Roberts, and Irina Shayk as clients) but she pioneered the plasma facial (yes, the one that involves using your own blood). Most notably to the average person, though, she is known for the success of her namesake brand of gentle, anti-inflammatory skin care.In other words, Dr. Sturm is a fount of knowledge when it comes to taking care of your skin. Her A-list clientele keep her incredibly busy, but we managed to secure some time with the pro to ask her all the burning skin-care questions currently blowing up Google. From how to build a skin-care routine to whether a facial toner is really necessary, here's everything

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“John Wick” Creator Tapped for “Dungeons & Dragons” Live-Action TV Series

It feels like the development of a television show or movie based on the popular board game “Dungeons & Dragons” has been in development since time immemorial. Now, we might be one step closer. Derek Kolstad, the man behind the Keanu Reeves-starring “John Wick” franchise has been tapped to write and develop a pitch for a live-action TV series based on the game. Kolstad is said to be one of many writers being courted to work within the universe. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this is a separate entity from the feature film which Paramount and eOne, the film division of game owners Hasbro, already have in the casting stages and announced with Chris Pine in the lead. It’s unclear whether this would be a companion series to the filmed feature, with the same cast, or if this would be

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General Hospital spoilers: Jax and Nina Reeves take a big step in their relationship

Nina and Jax decide to take a big step this week (Picture: ABC)General Hospital viewers have had to work with several changes to the schedule in recent weeks, and it’s happening again on January 20. The episode airing on the day of the Presidential inauguration is a throwback to an episode from last year, but it’s business as usual on all other days. So this means Monday’s episode will see Carly make a heart-wrenching decision while Jax and Nina take a big step in their relationship. While Ava inadvertently comes closer to exposing a secret, Cameron and Trina wonder what to tell Josslyn and Olivia seeks Robert’s help. On Tuesday, Sam overhears an important phone call and Olivia looks to Tracy for answers. Elsewhere, Jason warns Britt about Cyrus, Jax apologizes to Nina,...

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Home sales in Contra Costa County, Jan. 16

3396 East Terrace, Lafayette; $2.12 million; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in 2,230 square feet; built in 2017 on 0.57 acres; single story home features a great room with vaulted ceiling and custom built-ins; gourmet kitchen, which opens to a large dining area, includes stainless-steel appliances, bar seating and views from kitchen window; bedroom wing has a primary suite with walk-in closet and bathroom with vanity seating, and two secondary bedrooms share a bathroom; opposite wing of the home boasts a fourth bedroom with Murphy bed that can also be used as an office, as well as a separate space that can be used as an additional office or workout room; backyard features multiple patios for entertaining, fire pit, built-in barbecue, level lawn and vineyard. We publish home sale listings both ...

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East Bay solar farm proposal loses parcel; can project move forward?

ALAMEDA COUNTY — A project to build a 410-acre solar farm on agricultural land north of Livermore just lost a portion of its proposed property, when the landowners backed out of the deal after they were “induced” to sign a document under certain promises, their attorney said. The attorney for property owners Leland and Mary Stanley sent a “cease and desist” letter to Intersect Power, of San Francisco, ending any negotiations and effectively removing a portion of the couple’s 100-acre property from what had been a 410-acre project located about 2.5 miles north of Livermore on unincorporated land. Of those 100 acres, 38 were to be used for the development of the solar farm. If approved, the project and another nearby 81-acre solar farm proposed by Oakland’s SunWalker Energy are expected to p

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More than 4,000,000 people have received their first Covid jab in the UK 

At least 4 million people have now received their first dose in the UKAt least 4 million Britons have received their first dose of the Covid-19 jab including more than half of over-80s and care home residents, the health secretary has said. As of midnight, 4,062,501 people have received their first dose of a vaccine, while a further 452,101 have had both jabs. Matt Hancock said the virus is now being brought ‘under control’ with the vaccination rollout – but urged people to keep sticking to the restrictions as he warned that someone is admitted to hospital with Covid-19 every 30 seconds. He told a No 10 press briefing: ‘Don’t blow it now. We are on the route out. We are protecting the most vulnerable. We are getting the virus under control. To view this video pl...

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FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

National Guard troops leave the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center during a lockdown due to a threat during the dress rehearsal for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. The inauguration will take place on January 20. | GettyThe massive undertaking reflects the extraordinary security concerns that have gripped Washington following the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump rioters. WASHINGTON — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event. The massive undertaking reflects the extraordinary security concerns

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Armie Hammer Has Issued an Apology, But Not for the Reason You’d Think

Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDbMore than a week has passed since screenshots of those frightening alleged DM’s between Armie Hammer and a series of women first surfaced—and now, the actor has reportedly issued an apology, although not for the reason many might think. For days, pop-culture obsessives have been aghast over the screenshots, which have not been confirmed by any official source but appear to show that the actor once described himself as a “cannibal,” and harbors slave and rape fantasies. Beyond that, other messages and on-the-record interviews from one of his exes allege that Hammer was also, at the very least, mentally and emotionally abusive. The actor brushed the claims off as “bullshit” in a broad statement announcing his departure from the Jennifer Lopez rom-com Shotgun W...

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Coronavirus: California’s outlook improves but with complications

There were substantially fewer new cases of COVID-19, as well as fatalities from the virus, around California on Sunday than there were a week ago, as the state’s case curve continued its most extensive downturn since Christmas. With just 14 of the state’s 58 counties issuing updates Sunday, they combined to report 17,983 new cases and 201 new deaths, according to data compiled by this news organization, both lower by about a third from last Sunday, when only 15 counties reported new data. At approximately 39,700 per day, California’s average daily case count has fallen about 11% in the past week, while its average daily death toll has at least slowed its ascent. While still averaging about 513 fatalities per day — more than one every three minutes — that is only 7% higher than a week ago,

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Apex Legends celebrating second anniversary with Season 8

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Respawn has released a new story trailer introducing the newest Apex Legends character, Fuse, who will be added as part of Season 8. It’s been nearly two years since the surprise launch of Apex Legends and Respawn is gearing up to celebrate the battle royale’s anniversary next month. Although the anniversary is on February 4, Respawn will be releasing Season 8 a couple of days before that on February 2. Subtitled Mayhem, the season will, of course, bring a swathe of new content with its battle pass, although the main addition will be new character Fuse. We like to believe that the planet Salvo is entirely populated by Austral...

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Another 599 die with coronavirus with 37,535 new cases announced

Paramedics and hospital staff attend to a patient outside the Royal London Hospital in London. on January 11 (Picture: PA)Another 37,535 new cases of coronavirus have been announced, with 599 deaths within 28 days of a positive test. The UK total now stands at 89,860 deaths on that count. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 105,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK. PHE also said a total of 4,062,501 people in the UK have received the first dose of a vaccine. In total, there have now been 3,433,494 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Paramedics and hospital staff attend to a patient o...

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River City star Andy Gray dies aged 61 after battle with rare cancer

(Picture: BBC)River City star Andy Gray has died at the age of 61 following a battle with a rare cancer, which promopted him to exit the soap in 2018. Best known for his role as Pete Galloway in the Scottish drama, he was diagnosed with a rare type of blood cancer, MDS or Myelodysplastic syndromes. BBC Scotland director Steve Carson said: We are deeply saddened by the news that one of Scotland’s much loved comedy actors and close friend to many at BBC Scotland has passed away.’ He continued: ‘Among many roles for the BBC he will always be lovingly remembered as audience favourites, the iconic ‘Chancer’ in City Lights and the silver tongued entertainer Pete Galloway in River City. ‘On screen and in person he could always make you laugh and was one of the kindest people to hav...

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Strong winds to be more widespread throughout Bay Area

A day after the thermometer hit record levels in some Bay Area cities, the focus will shift to powerful winds that could leave some Californians in the dark. “We had real impressive winds last night above 1,000 feet,” National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Mehle said Monday morning. “And you’re going to see even a stronger and more widespread push for those winds (Monday night). The winds have left open the possibility that PG&E will enact a Public Safety Power Shutdown, though the public utility did not reveal any specific plans Monday morning. A message on the utility’s web site said that a PSPS is “likely.” A wind advisory was in effect Monday morning, and Mehle said forecasters anticipated upgrading that to a high wind warning by Monday night. The advisory extended through the

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David Attenborough’s A Perfect Planet crew ‘barely escape with lives’ after boat capsizes in Peru

David Attenborough’s A Perfect Planet crew had a lucky escape in Peru (Picture: Provider: AP/Instagram/@alexvail08)Two crew members on David Attenborough’s A Perfect Planet crew ‘barely escaped with their lives’ after their boat capsized in Peru. A third member was also rushed back to the UK after getting covered in 70 inch-long spines. The team were filming fire-ants which survive floods in the Amazon by cleverly building a raft using their own bodies. Assistant producer Toby Nowlan and cameraman John Brown were returning to the river port of Nauta, with all of their filming equipment, when the horrific incident unfolded. It was only when the boat became overwhelmed by the ferocious current that it capsized. At the time, the duo only had time to grab their passports, befo...

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