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Johnson team posts hundreds of Facebook ads to test campaign messages

Johnson team posts hundreds of Facebook ads to test campaign messages

Technology
By Rowland Manthorpe, technology correspondent Conservatives welcomed Boris Johnson into Downing Street by flooding Facebook and Instagram with ads pushing the new prime minister's message.In the days since Mr Johnson was selected as Tory leader, hundreds of ads have appeared on the social networks, repeating his promise "to deliver Brexit by the 31 October". According to Facebook's ad library, which collects all political ads on Facebook and Instagram, the Conservative Party ran 280 ads on Boris's first full day. Image: Even if you don't enter your information into the survey, you can be targeted with ads On Wednesday, it was running around 544.The ads are frequently identical, with just a f...
Man City vs Kitchee: How to live stream friendly clash online for free plus UK kick-off time and team news

Man City vs Kitchee: How to live stream friendly clash online for free plus UK kick-off time and team news

Sports
Manchester City continue their preparations for the new season by taking on Hong Kong Premier League side Kitchee.City have been in Asia for their pre-season schedule and lost to Wolves in the final of the Premier League Asia Trophy over the weekend. Getty Images - Getty Pep Guardiola’s Man City take on Kitchee in a pre-season friendly They are now set to take on Kitchee before wrapping up their tour on Saturday and heading back to England. City face Liverpool in the Community Shield on August 4 before taking on West Ham in their opening top-flight fixture on August 10. NOT INVOLVED Man United ace to miss another pre-season match amid exit rumours
French sci-fi team called on to predict future threats

French sci-fi team called on to predict future threats

Technology
The French army is to create a "red team" of sci-fi writers to imagine possible future threats. A new report by the Defence Innovation Agency (DIA) said the visionaries will "propose scenarios of disruption" that military strategists may not think of.The team's highly confidential work will be important in the fight against "malicious elements", the report states.It comes amid efforts by the French to innovate its approaches to defence. An inventor piloted his jet-powered flyboard over crowds at Bastille Day military celebrations in Paris on Sunday. Media playback is unsupported on your device Tweeting after Franky Zapata stunned crowds, President Emmanuel Macron said: "Proud of our a...
U.S. women’s soccer team, Alex Morgan keep on winning at 2019 ESPY Awards

U.S. women’s soccer team, Alex Morgan keep on winning at 2019 ESPY Awards

Entertainment
July 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. women's soccer team kept their victory party going Wednesday night during the 27th annual ESPY Awards 2019 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles adding Best Team to their recent FIFA Women's World Cup championship. The team had just landed in Los Angeles a few hours after completing their victory parade in New York City when they beat out the NFL's New England Patriots, the Toronto Raptors of the NBA, baseball's Boston Red Sox and NCAA football's Clemson Tigers for the award. "We literally just got off a plane a couple of hours ago," said Carli Lloyd on accepting the award from actress Sandra Bullock. "Got hair and makeup in the plane and we look pretty fabulous." She then thanked their worldwide fans for their support. "It's been an incredible journey. Super ...
Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve to rejoin team in Cincinnati, could play Wednesday

Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve to rejoin team in Cincinnati, could play Wednesday

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June 18 (UPI) -- Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve could be back playing with the team as early as Wednesday after an extended stint on the injured list. Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Wednesday that Altuve will join the team in Cincinnati for their final game against the Reds. The team will assess Altuve to see if he is healthy enough to play in the finale of the series against the Reds or if he needs more time to heal from his left hamstring injury. "There's a chance he is activated as soon as tomorrow, which would be great for our team, both morale-wise and production-wise," Hinch told MLB Network Radio on Tuesday. Altuve has not played since May 10 due to a hamstring injury. He has been rehabbing in Triple-A Round Rock playing five games. "It feels pretty good and its as exci...