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‘Big pile’ of eels dumped in NYC park; impact not yet known

Technology
NEW YORK -- Andrew Orkin was taking a break from his evening jog to sit by Prospect Park Lake when he turned around and was startled to see a tangle of wriggling snakes.“And quite a big pile — fully alive,” said Orkin, a music composer who lives near the Brooklyn park.They turned out to be eels that had escaped from one of two large plastic bags that split open as a man dragged them to the shoreline. After dumping the eels in the lake, the man walked away, explaining to bystanders that “I just want to save lives.”The illegal release late last month became a curiosity on social media, but the dumping of exotic animals in urban parks isn’t new. In cities across the country, nonnative birds, turtles, fish and lizards have settled into, and often disturbed, local ecosystems.New Yorkers free th
Trump to take ‘big action’ against social media

Trump to take ‘big action’ against social media

Technology
US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order redefining the legal protections given to social media platforms.It means platforms such as Facebook and Twitter could be sued if they are judged to "deceptively" block posts.The draft of the executive order says social networks are engaged in "selective censorship".Mr Trump has regularly accused social-media platforms of stifling or censoring conservative voices.On Wednesday, Mr Trump accused Twitter of election interference, after it added fact-check links to two of his tweets."Big action to follow," he tweeted.What does the executive order say?The order sets out to clarify the Communications Decency Act, a US law that offers online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube legal pro...
Mikel Arteta hopes to convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at Arsenal despite interest from ‘big teams’ such as Barcelona

Mikel Arteta hopes to convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at Arsenal despite interest from ‘big teams’ such as Barcelona

Sports
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is understandably wanted by some of Europe’s biggest clubs, and Arsenal must do all they can to ‘fulfil’ the forward’s desires if they are to keep hold of him. This is according to Gunners boss Mikel Arteta, who admits the only way Aubameyang will stay in north London is if Arsenal can qualify for the ‘biggest competitions’ and sign the ‘best players’. Aubameyang, the Gabon international, netted twice in Sunday’s 3-2 defeat of Everton to take his goal tally for the season to 19, and his total with the Gunners to a remarkable 60 strikes in only 95 appearances. Getty Images - Getty Aubameyang netted twice against Everton as the Gunners made it three wins on the bounce Kevin Campbell impressed by new Arsenal
Pep Guardiola: ‘Liverpool’s advantage is too big’ for Man City

Pep Guardiola: ‘Liverpool’s advantage is too big’ for Man City

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Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola conceded the Premier League title race is over after the reigning champions lost 3-2 at Wolves on Friday.City are third in the Premier League, 14 points behind leaders Liverpool and a point below Leicester City.Asked if the title race is over, Guardiola told BBC Radio 5 Live: "The advantage is too big, yes." City have lost five Premier League games this season, one more than in the whole of the 2018-19 campaign.They have also played a game more than Liverpool, who have dropped only two po...
Watch: Meryl Streep mourns her son in ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 trailer

Watch: Meryl Streep mourns her son in ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 trailer

Entertainment
April 14 (UPI) -- Season 2 of Big Little Lies is slated to premiere on June 9, HBO announced Sunday. The cable network released a trailer featuring Madeline, Celeste, Renata and Jane -- played by Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley -- speaking privately in a car about how they are the targets of gossip. "It's going to get us. It's going to get us all," Zoe Kravitz's character Bonnie is later seen telling Madeline. "What's going to get us?" Madeline asked. "The lie," Bonnie answered. The women killed Celeste's abusive husband Perry at the end of Season 1 of the show, which is set in a wealthy enclave in California. Filming on Season 2 ended in August. "My son is dead," Meryl Streep, who plays Perry's mother, tells Madeline in this weekend's preview. "I want t...