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Heartbeat actor Bill Maynard dies at 89

Heartbeat actor Bill Maynard dies at 89

Entertainment
Heartbeat actor Bill Maynard has died at the age of 89 after a career spanning eight decades.Daughter-in-law Jacqueline Reddin said he died in hospital in Leicestershire, shortly after breaking his hip in a fall from a mobility scooter."He was larger than life and he just loved showbiz," she said. "He was so proud of the fact that he had been working for 81 years."He was perhaps best known as Claude Jeremiah Greengrass in Heartbeat. From variety halls to TV successMaynard - whose real name was Walter Williams - starred as the scruffy, eccentric poacher in the police drama for eight years, from 1992 to 2000, and was in its spin-off The Royal until 2003. Other roles included Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt!, The Gaffer and In Sickness and In Health. He also made appearances in Carry On films Ca...
Sex trafficking bill makes Craiglist axe personal ads

Sex trafficking bill makes Craiglist axe personal ads

Technology
Craigslist has dropped personal advertisements after Congress passed a law making websites liable for promoting sex trafficking and prostitution.The Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) drops legal protection for websites that "unlawfully promote and facilitate prostitution and websites that facilitate traffickers in advertising the sale of unlawful sex acts with sex trafficking victims".It also makes website liable for content their users post.In order to stay above the law, Craigslist has taken the decision to close its personal ads service - ensuring the tool cannot be misused.A statement from Craigslist said: "We can't take such risk without jeopardising all our other services, so we are regretfully taking Craigslist personals offline. Hopefully we can bring them back some day."To ...
Bill Gates says crypto-currencies cause deaths

Bill Gates says crypto-currencies cause deaths

Technology
Crypto-currencies are killing people in a "fairly direct way", Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said.He was referring to the way digital currencies like Bitcoin are used to buy drugs like synthetic opioid fentanyl.In an "ask me anything" session on news website Reddit, he said that the anonymity of digital currencies meant they were linked to terrorist funding and money laundering.Some criticised him, saying he was ill-informed about the technology.Asked by one user for his opinion on the technology, Mr Gates replied: "The main feature of crypto-currencies is their anonymity. I don't think this is a good thing. The government's ability to find money laundering and tax evasion and terrorist funding is a good thing."Right now, crypto-currencies are used for buying fentanyl and other drugs so...
Uma Thurman shares horrific Kill Bill crash video and accuses Harvey Weinstein of COVER-UP

Uma Thurman shares horrific Kill Bill crash video and accuses Harvey Weinstein of COVER-UP

Entertainment
The incident occurred while filming the first instalment of the Quentin Tarantino-directed action franchise more than 15 years ago.But the clip has only just been released after Thurman managed to convince Tarantino to pass the footage onto her.It was posted on the actress’ Instagram feed yesterday, showing her travelling down a narrow dirt road in Mexico in a rickety old car, said to be a convertible Karmann Ghia.Thurman appears to lose control of the vehicle in the sand, as it slides off the road and hits a tree.INSTAGRAMSPIN OUT: Uma Thurman accused Harvey Weinstein of covering up her Kill Bill car crashShe is seen holding the side of her head before slumping backwards motionless then breathing heavily and rolling her head as a crew member reaches into the car and checks her pulse.Speak
Bill Miller: A rush out of bonds is about to 'propel stocks significantly higher'

Bill Miller: A rush out of bonds is about to 'propel stocks significantly higher'

Finance
Hedge fund manager Bill Miller warned clients that a rush out of bonds is about to "propel stocks significantly higher.""I believe that if rates rise in 2018, taking the 10-year treasury above 3 percent, that will propel stocks significantly higher, as money exits bond funds for only the second year in the past 10," Miller wrote in a letter dated Jan. 23. "Bonds, in my opinion, have entered a bear market, but one that is likely to be benign for the next year or so."Miller founded Miller Value Partners in 2016 after 35 years as a manager at Legg Mason. There, he managed a fund that beat the S&P 500 for 15 consecutive years through 2005.Given the positive outlook on global economic growth and "partially" appreciated tax cuts, Miller now forecasts an end to the great bull market in bonds....