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Chicago outdoors: Fish out of water, shedding bucks, Jack Ehresman, Abu Garcia

A buck holding antlers in late January. | Paul YambrovichNotes from around Chicago outdoors include advice on how long to keep fish out of water, the state of buck antlers, a memory of Jack Ehresman and the 100th anniversary of Abu Garcia. Notes come from all around Chicago outdoors. BUCK OF THE WEEK: UNPLUGGED Paul Yambrovich spotted a buck that had already dropped his antlers last week. “Time to start shed hunting,” he emailed. “My big buck buddy is still sporting his, though. Would love to find those sheds!” So would I. BOTW Unplugged, the celebration of live big bucks around Chicago outdoors, runs as apt in the special two-page outdoors section in the Sun-Times Sports Saturday. To make submissions, email (BowmanOutside@gmail.com) or contact me on Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@Bowm...

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Mum hits out at early release of abuser blamed for daughter killing son, 1

Magdalena Lesicka, 34, stabbed her son James to death being abused by husband Peter Chilvers, 34 (Picture: Cavendish)The mother of a woman who killed her toddler son after suffering prolonged abuse by her husband has slammed his early release from prison. Magdalena Lesicka, 34, stabbed her son James, 23 months, to death before trying to take her own life after suffering a mental breakdown in 2017. She is currently serving a 15-year sentence for manslaughter, after a court accepted she had suffered ‘deliberate, relentless and ultimately overwhelming psychological torment’ inflicted by her husband Peter Chilvers, 34. Chilvers was jailed for 18 months in 2019 over the abuse, but has since been released after serving a third of his sentence. He was recently pictured with one of his

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Trey Songz ‘arrested’ at Kansas City Chiefs game after ‘altercation’ with police officer

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Trey Songz was reportedly arrested last night following an altercation involving a police officer at a Kansas City Chiefs game.  The Say Aah singer attended the KC Chiefs’ game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday for the AFC Championship Game.  Footage obtained by TMZ shows a man reported to be Trey, real name Tremaine Aldon Neverson, in a struggle with one police officer.  It’s not known what events led up to the incident, but eyewitnesses claim Trey was being heckled by people in nearby seats and stood up to tell them to calm down. It’s then that the police officer is said to have a...

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Gregg Wallace quits Eat Well For Less after eight years

Gregg Wallace is saying goodbye to Eat Well For Less (Picture: BBC)Gregg Wallace has quit BBC’s Eat Well For Less after eight years.  The MasterChef presenter, 56, has opted to step back from the TV series in order to pursue new projects.  Gregg has been fronting the show alongside Chris Bavin since 2013, helping viewers adopt healthier food habits amid rising costs for our everyday essentials.  Often giving away some of his top recipe tips and ways to cut corners when needing to save some cash, the show has been a favourite ever since.  But speaking to The Sun, Gregg announced: ‘I’ve loved working on the series with Chris but now it’s time to hand over the knife and fork to someone else to continue helping people eat well.’  Gregg has become more and more in demand over r...

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Dear Abby: We can’t stand his new wife. Do we have to accept her?

DEAR ABBY: My son had a yearlong affair with his wife’s best friend, which started when the two families took vacations together. Jeanne Phillips My husband and I have always been close to our daughter-in-law and our grandchildren, ages 6 and 10, as well as our son. The divorces are final now, and the lovers are married. Abby, we can’t stand the new wife. We abhor the deceit, the betrayal and the pain she and our son have caused. Now he is demanding that we accept her. Related Articles Dear Abby: Our kid won’t give us any privacy, and we need her to back off Dear Abby: I’m afraid my neighbors will get mad if I mention the noise Dear Abby: She told me what my friends say behind my back Dear Ab

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Davina McCall claps back at nasty troll who complained she’s ‘too old’ for dress on The Masked Singer

Davina McCall wore a stunning polka dot dress on The Masked Singer this weekend (Picture: @thisisdavina, Twitter)Davina McCall had a perfectly sassy response to a troll who complained she was too old to wear a stunning dress.  The TV presenter wore a beautiful polka dot gown on The Masked Singer this weekend, featuring spaghetti straps and a side split.  While the majority of Davina’s followers heaped praise and compliments on her fabulous look, it wasn’t enough to impress one troll who sent a nasty message to the presenter.  ‘Old over sun-kissed woman should cover up … stunning dress but not for the wrinkly crinkly… demure for the mature,’ the troll wrote.  Davina, 53, took it on the chin and clapped back: ‘Really sorry . Absolutely no chance of demure over here sue… growing o

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Chef reveals trick to make perfect scrambled eggs using surprising ingredient

One chef says mayo is key to fluffy scrambled eggs (Picture: Getty Images)Scrambled eggs might be a simple dish but it can be surprisingly hard to get right. Everyone wants a fluffy texture and to avoid the eggs going too rubbery. And one chef says the key is his secret ingredient – mayonnaise. Food scientist Alton Brown says the condiment gives the dish a creamer and more delicious texture. In his book Everyday Cook, he advocates adding one teaspoon of mayo and one teaspoon of water (for three large eggs) before you start scrambling. The book was actually released in 2016 but people are talking about it again, perhaps as we seek some simple comfort food during lockdown. American chef Alton Brown (Picture: Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)Mayo is actually just a mixture o...

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Verizon employee convicted of downloading sexual images from customer’s phone in Huntley

The Verizon store, 12320 Rt. 47, in Huntley. | Google MapsJustin Devine admitted to transferring five of the customer’s images from her cellphone to his own when she visited the Verizon store, 12320 Rt. 47, for assistance Sept. 18, 2018, prosecutors said. A St. Charles man was convicted earlier this month of downloading sexual images from a customer’s cellphone while working at a Verizon store in northwest suburban Huntley. Justine Devine, 26, was found guilty Jan. 15 of nonconsensual dissemination of a sex image, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office. Devine admitted to transferring five of the customer’s images from her cellphone to his own when she visited the Verizon store, 12320 Rt. 47, for assistance Sept. 18, 2018, prosecutors said. Huntley police also found the...

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It’s A Sin: Lydia West unites with real Jill Nalder to talk importance of being ally during AIDS crisis

Jill inspired the character of Jill on It’s A Sin (Picture: iNSTAGRAM)It’s A Sin’s Lydia West has joined forces with her real-life counterpart Jill Nalder to talk about what life was really like amid the 1980s AIDS crisis. In the new Channel 4 series, Lydia stars as Jill Baxter, a fierce ally to her gay friends, a confidante and a fundraiser to help those in struck down by the virus as HIV spread around London. The character was created by Russell T Davies specifically from the friendship he had with Nalder during the time period, and the support network she provided for his own circle. Nalder even appears as Baxter’s mum in the series, fiercely standing by her daughter’s side during a London protest to get aid for those in need and being there to support her when she needed i

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What happened at the end of Snowpiercer season 1 as season 2 launches on Netflix?

Andre Layton (Daveed Diggs) leads a revolution against Melanie Cavill (Jennifer Connelly) (Picture: Netflix/TNT)Last year, season one of Snowpiercer was released on Netflix, depicting a post-apocalyptic world in which the surviving members of the Earth’s population are living on a train as the world outside freezes in unlivable conditions. The series was adapted from the 2013 film of the same name, which was directed by Parasite director Bong Joon-ho and starred Chris Evans as the leader of the maltreated community at the back of the train seeking to overthrow their rulers. In Netflix’s take on the tale, Hamilton star Daveed Diggs plays Andre Layton, the leader of the Tailies who goes head to head with Melanie Cavill (Jennifer Connelly), head of hospitality on the train and secretly

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UK could face three-month ‘halfway house’ lockdown while over-50s get jabs

Under plans being considered, a full easing of lockdown rules may be delayed by three months after Easter (Picture: PA/Reuters)Lockdown restrictions may not be fully lifted until all over-50s have had their second dose of the vaccine, it has been claimed. Under proposals being considered by ministers, Britain could be kept in a three-month ‘halfway house’ after Easter to make sure more of the population has received their jab, The Telegraph reports. The government is said to be hoping to kick-start the economy in April allowing pubs, restaurants and bars to reopen but under similar measures that were in place last summer, including the rule of six and social distancing. A full easing of restrictions would be delayed for another 12 to 14 weeks ensuring most people in the higher ...

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Trump burrowed at least 26 political appointees into career jobs, making them harder for the Biden administration to fire

Summary List PlacementPresident Donald Trump appointed 26 political appointees into career civilian positions, with at least nine more appointments awaiting review, The Washington Post reported.  Their appointments into a number of agencies, many of whom did not announce the placements, make it harder for President Joe Biden to fire them.  "The incoming Biden-Harris administration is keenly aware of last-minute efforts by the outgoing administration to convert political appointees into civil service positions," a transition official told The Post.  "We anticipate learning more in the weeks ahead as our work to restore trust and accountability across the federal government begins, including reviewing personnel actions during the Trump administration." On January 16, there was a furor aft...

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Summary List PlacementGood morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings. Exclusive: Sources told us how Google decided to pull Parler. After the US Capitol riots, concerns were raised by some members of Play Store's "Merchandising" team, which is responsible for how apps are features and promoted on the Play Store. Waymo's CEO dunked on Tesla. John Krafcik said Tesla is "no competitor at all" for its autonomous vehicles, in an interview with Germany's Manager Magazin. The iPhone 12 can interfere with pacemakers. Both the iPhone 12 and Apple's accessories that feature magnets can interfere wit...

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UK shoppers face more fees for buying goods from EU using Mastercard

British shoppers are facing a fivefold increase in Mastercard fees when using a debit or credit card to buy from an EU-based company. The European Union introduced a cap on Mastercard and Visa fees in 2015 for every debit or credit card payment that uses their networks. But Mastercard has told merchants this will no longer apply between UK payments and the European Economic Area after Brexit as they are now deemed ‘inter-regional’, the Financial Times reports. This is a breaking news story, more to follow. Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at webnews@metro.co.uk. For more stories like this, check our news page. ...read more Source:: Metro

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10 soap spoilers this week: Coronation Street murder, EastEnders proposal, Emmerdale Al exposed, Hollyoaks return

(Picture: ITV/BBC)A brand new week is upon us, and while Monday bring with it the end of the weekend, it also brings plenty more drama in the land of soap. If you’re in the market for some explosive secrets, shock proposals, and hard-hitting drama, then you’re in luck. In the aftermath of Abi Franklin’s (Sally Carman) ordeal in Coronation Street, Debbie Webster (Sue Devaney) finds herself under suspicion, as Ray Crosby (Mark Frost) vanishes — but has she resorted to murder? Meanwhile, Ben Mitchell (Max Bowden) puts his foot in it with Callum Highway (Tony Clay) in EastEnders, but with marriage on the mind, he sets about orchestrating a plan to rectify the situation. Manpreet Sharma (Rebecca Sarker) is left in shock in Emmerdale when she spots new vicar Charles Anderson (Kevi...

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New technique could create lab-grown ‘fully functional organs for transplant’

The team used near-infrared lasers to create this intricate pattern in the shape of a human heart of immobilized mCherry proteins (Batalov et al/PNAS)A new technique could create lab grown fully functional organs for transplants. While scientifically-designed human organs may sound like science fiction, many labs across the world are hoping to one day make them reality. Currently with over 3,000 people waiting for a transplant in the UK, there is a dire organ shortage. But before an organ can be made in a lab, there are two major hurdles to overcome: the first is creating a biologically compatible 3D scaffold in which cells can grow and the second is trigger cells to grow into the desired organ or tissue. Some scientists have been able to create lab-grown skin grafts to help ...

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10 simple ways to save money this week

Save some cash this week (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)We’re all eager to find ways to curb our spending, but sometimes it just seems too hard. Luckily, we’ve found 10 easy tips and tricks to help you cut back – and don’t worry, they won’t make you feel like you’re going without. From being supermarket savvy to doing a digital declutter, keep on track with these simple budgeting hacks. Check the world food aisle You can often bag better bargains at the supermarket simply by looking in the other aisles. The world food aisle, for instance, has cooking sauces, spices and dried herbs, which are often massively cheaper gram for gram. Take ground turmeric, a 37g bottle from Schwartz sells for £1.60 in a supermarket. But a quick look in the world foods section in the sam

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Boohoo buys Debenhams for £55,000,000 and will relaunch online only

But the deal will not include saving Debenhams’ stores (Picture: REX / Bloomberg)Online fashion retailer Boohoo has confirmed it has purchased the Debenhams brand for £55 million. But it says it will relaunch the department store as an online-only operation from next year and the deal will not include saving Debenhams stores, which are now expected to close for good. Executive chairman of Boohoo, Mahmud Kamani, said: ‘This is a transformational deal for the Group, which allows us to capture the fantastic opportunity as eCommerce continues to grow. ‘Our ambition is to create the UK’s largest marketplace. Our acquisition of the Debenhams brand is strategically significant as it represents a huge step which accelerates our ambition to be a leader, not just in fashion eCommerce, but...

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