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Time travel proof? Do these startling photos prove celebrity time travellers are real?

startling photos prove celebrity time travellers are realEddie Murphy was ‘spotted looking dapper in the 1920s’

The next photo is that of comedian and actor Eddie Murphy, alongside a dapper-looking man.

The unnamed photo on the left is supposedly dated to the 1920s but the resemblance is so uncanny even the most staunch of critics would be forgiven if they were fooled.

But not everyone was convinced by the bizarre image and online sleuths proposed a number of plausible explanations.

Many online commentators have speculated the image was photoshopped, while others suggested it was a manipulated still from the film Life, which is set in 1932.

Jay – Z ‘photographed in 1939’s Harlem’

Another vintage picture that was snapped on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, shows what appears to musical sensation Shawn Corey Carter, popularly known as Jay-Z.

Officially, Jay-Z was born on December 4 1969 in Brooklyn, although the unearthed photo might cast some serious doubt on that part of his biography.

The 1939 photo was snapped in Harlem by photographer and activist Sid Grossman and was discovered after several decades by the Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture at the New York Public Library.

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Time runs short for eligible students to get coronavirus vaccine before school year starts

Time runs short for eligible students to get coronavirus vaccine before school year starts

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Tuesday is the last day for Columbia Public Schools and Moberly Public Schools students to receive the first dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine if they want to be fully vaccinated by the first day of school on Aug. 24.

The Pfizer vaccine, which is the only COVID-19 vaccination approved for people younger than 18, requires two doses 21 days apart. Two weeks after the final dose, a person is considered fully vaccinated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pfizer vaccine is 95% effective at preventing coronavirus after two doses of the vaccine and if the individual didn’t previously have the virus.

The Pfizer vaccine is only approved for students 12 or older, so elementary-age students are not eligible. That means in CPS, more than 8,000 students could start the year unvaccinated because of their age, based on last school year’s enrollment.

Last year’s first day enrollment numbers at CPS showed 8,411 elementary students, which is 45.7% of the 18,413 total number of students enrolled. First-day enrollment numbers last year were lower than usual because of parental concerns about COVID-19.

John Potter, who has three children enrolled in CPS ages 6, 9 and 12, said his children won’t be getting vaccinated because they already have natural antibodies and he wants to wait for more research to be done on the vaccine.

“I just think there’s a lot of unknowns, especially with children because they just haven’t had as long of time as they have with adults,” Porter said.

On July 12, CPS updated guidelines for its summer school students. CPS now requires students 11 years old and younger to wear masks in the classroom. Potter said this change in rules led him to take his two youngest children out of in-person summer school.

“One of the main reasons my kids are in public school is so they can interact and socialize with people in the community. And I think the masks really hamper that,” Potter said.

Check back for updates to this developing story and watch ABC 17 News at 5 and 6.

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The top 10 mathematical movies of all time – does your favourite make the list?

The top 10 mathematical movies of all time - does your favourite make the list?

Movies that revolve around maths can often teach us about key historical figures, which are rarely boring to learn about. These must-see films have won an array of awards and are the perfect examples of how maths movies can actually be very entertaining.

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
This movie starring Russell Crowe is a sad one, focusing on the life of mathematician John Nash – a Nobel Laureate in Economics and Abel Prize Winner.

It begins with Nash’s days as a graduate at Princeton University and leads into a harrowing journey of self-discovery with plenty of challenges along the way, offering the viewer a lot more than 1+1=2.

Good Will Hunting (1997)
This classic stars Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Robin Williams, being all about a janitor at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology who is a mathematical expert.

The self-taught Will Hunting (Matt Damon) solves a difficult mathematics problem anonymously posted by Professor Gerald Lambeau and, when he is arrested for attacking a police officer, Mr Lambeau makes a deal with him to get help from a psychotherapist to find direction in his life.

The Oxford Murders (2008)
This mathematics movie revolves around American maths student Martin (Elijah Wood), who transfers to Oxford in hope of getting philosopher Arthur Seldom to look over his thesis.

The shocking murder of Martin’s landlady plunges the clever pair into a mathematical mystery, could an unsolvable maths problem be the answer to her death?

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What time does the NASCAR race start today? TV schedule, channel for New Hampshire race

What time does the NASCAR race start today? TV schedule, channel for New Hampshire race

For anyone who’s asking “What time is the NASCAR race today?” the answer is that it’s in NASCAR’s preferred window for races.

The Cup Series is in New Hampshire this weekend for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. The event is scheduled for a mid-afternoon start.

NASCAR is holding the majority of its 2021 Cup Series races in the daytime; the next night race will be Aug. 28, for the regular-season finale at Daytona.

Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Sunday’s race at New Hampshire:

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What time does the NASCAR race start today?

  • Race: Foxwoods Resort Casino 301
  • Date: Sunday, July 18
  • Time: 3 p.m. ET (TV time)

The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled to drop at 3:18 p.m. ET.

There is a good chance the start of the race will be delayed. The National Weather Service’s forecast for Loudon, N.H., on Sunday is for showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Skies will be mostly cloudy and the high temperature will be in the high 70s. There is a 60 percent chance of precipitation.

MORE: New Hampshire lineup, starting order set without qualifying

What channel is NASCAR on today?

  • TV channel: NBCSN (TSN in Canada)
  • Live stream: NBCSports.com | fuboTV (7-day free trial)
  • Radio: PRN

NBCSN’s programming will begin at 2:30 p.m. with the “Countdown to Green” prerace show, followed by race coverage beginning at 3 p.m. ET. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will call the race and provide analysis. Marty Snider and Dillon Welch will be the pit reporters.

NASCAR live stream for New Hampshire race

Anyone who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday’s NASCAR race from New Hampshire live via NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports App.

For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five over-the-top (OTT) TV streaming options that carry NBC and NBCSN — AT&T TV, fuboTV, Hulu, Sling and YouTubeTV.

Below are links to each:

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 schedule

Below is the remaining schedule for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series regular season and playoffs, beginning with Sunday’s race at New Hampshire, the 22nd race of the season.

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 regular season

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
July 18 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway 3 p.m. NBCSN PRN
Aug. 8 Go Bowling at The Glen Watkins Glen International 3 p.m. NBCSN MRN
Aug. 15 Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard powered by Florida Georgia Line Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course 1 p.m. NBC IMS
Aug. 22 FireKeepers Casino 400 Michigan International Speedway 3 p.m. NBCSN MRN
Aug. 28 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Daytona International Speedway 7 p.m. NBC MRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 16

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Sept. 5 Cook Out Southern 500 Darlington Raceway 6 p.m. NBCSN MRN
Sept. 11 Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond Raceway 7:30 p.m. NBCSN MRN
Sept. 18 Bass Pro Shops Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30 p.m. NBCSN PRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 12

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Sept. 26 South Point 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 7 p.m. NBCSN PRN
Oct. 3 YellaWood 500 Talladega Superspeedway 2 p.m. NBC MRN
Oct. 10 Bank of America ROVAL 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course 2 p.m. NBC PRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Round of 8

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Oct. 17 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Texas Motor Speedway 2 p.m. NBC PRN
Oct. 24 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway 3 p.m. NBCSN MRN
Oct. 31 Xfinity 500 Martinsville Speedway 2 p.m. NBC MRN

NASCAR Cup Series 2021 playoffs Championship 4

Date Race Track Time (ET) TV Radio
Nov. 7 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Phoenix Raceway 3 p.m. NBC MRN

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Inheritance tax: HMRC launch ‘welcome’ IHT planning tool – can it save you time and money?

Inheritance tax: HMRC launch 'welcome' IHT planning tool - can it save you time and money?

Inheritance tax is usually levied on the estate of someone who has died and is passing on their assets, so long as their total estate value is over £325,000. Where IHT is due, it is usually charged at 40 percent.

Kim Jarvis, a technical manager at Canada Life, commented on the tools launch.

Ms Jarvis said: “IHT is by its very nature a complex area of financial planning, but this tool should prove valuable to those who are unfamiliar with the process and the forms requiring completion.

“Although HMRC has been clear the tool should only be used as guidance, it will helpfully show if the estate will need to pay IHT.

“The tool is not a calculator and clearly doesn’t replace good financial planning or the role of advice, but it is a welcome development by HMRC.”

“Instead, our first step is to freeze personal tax thresholds. We’ve nearly doubled the income tax personal allowance over the last decade, making it the most generous of any G20 country.

“We will of course deliver our promise to increase it again next year to £12,570, but we will then keep it at this more generous level until April 2026.

“The Higher Rate threshold will similarly be increased next year, to £50,270, and will then also remain at that level for the same period.

“Nobody’s take home pay will be less than it is now, as a result of this policy. But I want to be clear with all members that this policy does remove the incremental benefit created had thresholds continued to increase with inflation.

“We are not hiding it, I am here, explaining it to the House and it is in the Budget document in black and white. It is a tax policy that is progressive and fair.

“And, I will also maintain, at their current levels, until April 2026:

  • The inheritance tax thresholds.
  • The pensions lifetime allowance.
  • The annual exempt amount in capital gains tax.

“And, for two years from April 2022, the VAT registration threshold which, at £85,000, will remain more than twice as generous as the EU and OECD averages.”

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This post originally posted here Daily Express :: Finance Feed

Elvis Presley ex Linda Thompson shares throwback pictures from her time dating The King

Elvis Presley ex Linda Thompson shares throwback pictures from her time dating The King

It’s been almost 50 years since Elvis first met Linda Thompson, the former Miss Tennessee model. The couple ended up living together at Graceland from 1972-76 and in more recent years his former girlfriend has been sharing photos of their time together. In some of her latest Instagram stories, the 71-year-old posted a video collage of couple photos from the elvis_and_linda_gram page.

Linda also shared a picture of The King driving one of his many cars with Tiger Man played over the top.

His former girlfriend captioned the image: “There’s ‘cool’ then there’s ‘Elvis cool’ Great candid…”

Back in 2016, Linda published an autobiography called A Little Thing Called Life: On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner and Songs in Between.

The page elvis_and_linda_gram recently posted a clip from an event where Linda was promoting the book, in which she described how she approached writing about The King.

READ MORE: Elvis: When George Harrison and Bob Dylan saw The King in concert

Linda shared some photos of herself with David Stanley inside that hotel that is now called Westgate.

She wrote on Instagram: “What a great few days & nights in Vegas! I love @palazzovegas where I usually stay.

“It was so nostalgic getting to revisit the city where I lived for 9 months of the 4 1/2 years Elvis & I were together!

“I had a lovely lunch & sweet visit with Elvis’s stepbrother David Stanley at the old Hilton international which is now the Westgate.”

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Pokemon Go Fest 2021 date, start time, schedule, tickets and Collection Challenge

Pokemon Go Fest 2021 date, start time, schedule, tickets and Collection Challenge

Niantic is getting ready to host the latest Pokemon Go Fest for 2021.

Pokemon Go Fest 2021 is a worldwide event that takes place on July 17 and July 18.

Celebrating five years since the launch of the game, this year’s Pokemon Go Fest starts at 10am BST and ends at 6pm BST. 

Fans can purchase a ticket for Pokemon Go Fest for a discounted price by visiting the in-game store.

The weekend’s celebration features a host of special collection challenges, missions and spotlighted Pokemon.

On Saturday, July 17, for example, fans will encounter 75 species of Pokemon in the wild and as part of Raids.

“Explore four themed rotating habitat hours, each with a Collection Challenge, and work together with Trainers from around the world to unlock bonuses in the Global Challenge Arena,” Niantic explains.

“Encounter over 75 species of Pokemon in the wild, in raids, and by completing Special Research tasks.”

On Sunday, July 18, Niantic will shift the focus to Legendary and Mythical Pokemon, the latter of which will appear in five-star Raids.

During Wind Hour, Mewtwo, Ho-Oh, Latias, Latios, Regigigas, Altered Forme Giratina, Cresselia, Virizion, and Therian Forme Tornadus will be available in raids.

Lava Hour is up next, as Moltres, Entei, Regirock, Groudon, Heatran, Reshiram, Terrakion, Therian Forme Landorus, and Yveltal headline raids.

Frost Hour raids include Articuno, Suicune, Lugia, Regice, Kyogre, Palkia, and Kyurem, followed by Zapdos, Raikou, Registeel, Rayquaza, Dialga, Cobalion, Therian Forme Thundurus, Zekrom, and Xerneas during Thunder Hour.

Needless to say, Pokemon Go Fest 2021 will feature a selection of special research tasks, not to mention a very special reward.

“Let’s celebrate this year’s event with a showstopping performance!

“Choose between certain Pokemon to feature in your musical show, and complete event-exclusive tasks to earn exciting rewards – including an encounter with the featured Mythical Pokemon, Meloetta!”

Finally, with Google Play acting as an official sponsor, fans can earn some special perks and surprises.

“We are very excited to welcome Google Play as the official sponsor of Pokemon GO Fest 2021!

“To make this year’s event even more epic, Google Play is offering eligible Trainers some special perks and surprises, including three months of YouTube Premium, a Google Play Points bonus, an exclusive Sponsored Gift, and a special training course hosted by The Try Guys!”

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News: Viking Mars takes to the water for the first time

News: Viking Mars takes to the water for the first time

Viking has announced the float out of its newest ocean ship, the 930-guest Viking Mars.

The line also announced that the vessel, which is scheduled to debut in early 2022, will officially be named by her ceremonial godmother, Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the eighth countess of Carnarvon.

The ship will spend her maiden season sailing itineraries in the Mediterranean and in northern Europe before embarking on voyages in Asia and Australia.

“The day that a new ship meets water for the first time is always a special moment in time, and today is especially meaningful because for the second time, my dear friend Lady Carnarvon will honour us by serving as godmother to a new Viking ship,” said Karine Hagen, executive vice president of Viking.

“The last year and a half has been a period of uncertainty for all of us, and it is in those times that you know your true friends.”

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The traditional float out ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard and is significant because it denotes a ship moving into its final stage of construction.

The float out of Viking Mars began at 11:00 local time when a member of the Viking team cut a cord that signalled water to begin flowing into the ship’s building dock.

Following a two-day process that will set Viking Mars afloat, she will then be moved to a nearby outfitting dock for final construction and interior build-out.

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State of Play: When is the next Sony PS5 event? Rumoured date, time, line-up

State of Play: When is the next Sony PS5 event? Rumoured date, time, line-up

PS5 fans could have another high-profile event to look forward to. Sony only just recently hosted a State of Play broadcast in July, which revealed more on timed PS5 exclusive Deathloop, and now the PlayStation makers could have another big event lined-up. It’s rumoured Sony will be hosting another big PS5 event this summer, and the August event could be the biggest stream so far this year.

It’s rumoured the upcoming PS5 event will reveal more on highly anticipated exclusives Horizon Forbidden West and God of War Ragnarok.

So when is the next Sony PS5 event? What is the rumoured time and date for the next State of Play, and what else could get announced during the event?

Express.co.uk has rounded up everything you need to know about the rumoured August 2021 State of Play…

STATE OF PLAY – WHEN IS THE NEXT SONY PS5 EVENT? DATE AND TIME FOR NEXT STATE OF PLAY?

The next big Sony PS5 event is rumoured to be taking place in just a few weeks time.

According to two leakers, the next Sony PS5 event is scheduled for Thursday August 12.

Roberto Serrano, who correctly leaked the re-arranged date for the Sony Future of Gaming PS5 event last June, said the next Sony event is taking place on August 12 at 10pm UK time.

Earlier this month Serrano tweeted: “Next PlayStation event should be come in August, before the Gamescom 2021, most likely in the first half of next month

“I’ve the date but it’s not confirmed yet (I’ve shared it to few people)

“Just wait”.

And then in a more recent update Serrano firmed up the date and time for the next Sony event.

Serrano tweeted: “PlayStation Event. August 12, 2021. 2pm PT / 5pm ET / 11pm CEST”.

While on Reddit it was revealed leaker QuimSix, who correctly leaked the July 8 State of Play date, has also said the next PlayStation event is scheduled for August 12 too.

STATE OF PLAY – WHAT COULD BE ANNOUNCED AT NEXT SONY PS5 EVENT?

Serrano has claimed that God of War Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West and the PSVR 2 headset could get revealed at the next Sony event.

When tweeting out the rumoured time and date for the next Sony event Serrano added: “Updates on the next God of War, Horizon Forbidden West, the next generation of PlayStation VR and more”.

Sony also seemed to hint that an event over the summer would give updates on this trio of highly anticipated projects.

Setting expectations for the July State of Play in a blog post, Sony said: “This showcase will not include updates on the next God of War, Horizon Forbidden West or the next generation of PlayStation VR. Stay tuned throughout the summer though, as we’ll have more updates soon.”

While Redditor QuimSix has claimed the enhanced and expanded edition of GTA V could feature at the August Sony event.

Timing wise, this would make sense as the next-gen version of GTA 5 is due out in the second half of this year.

While Rockstar Games unveiled the next-gen version of GTA 5 at last year’s June PS5 event, so it would stand to reason it would appear during another Sony broadcast.

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Steam Deck pre-order time: Here’s when you can reserve Valve’s new handheld

Steam Deck pre-order time: Here's when you can reserve Valve's new handheld

The Steam Deck is a newly announced portable PC gaming system, which boasts impressive specs and a great price tag. Valve unveiled the Steam Deck as a surprise announcement on Thursday, and pre-orders for the console will be launching today (Friday July 16). Reservations for the Steam Deck will be going live at 10am pacific time today.

For those in other regions that’s 1pm eastern time, 6pm BST and 7pm CEST.

You will be able to reserve a Steam Deck console by heading to the official website on the Steam Store.

Unlike with PS5 and Xbox Series X pre-orders, anyone looking to pre-order a Steam Deck will need to login with their Steam account and pay a reservation fee.

Explaining why they’ve opted for this tact, Valve explained: “The main reason for reservations is to ensure an orderly and fair ordering process for customers when Steam Deck inventory becomes available. The additional fee gives us a clearer signal of intent to purchase, which gives us better data to balance supply chain, inventory, and regional distribution leading up to launch.”

Not only that, to combat scalping Valve are also making sure anyone looking to pre-order a Steam Deck in the first few days reservations are available needs to have bought something from Steam previously.

Valve said: “We are aware of potential unauthorized resellers, and as an additional safeguard to ensure a fair ordering process, we’ve added a requirement that the reserver has made a purchase on Steam prior to June 2021 for the first 48 hours of reservation availability.”

After putting in a Steam Deck reservation, gamers will be placed in a queue and e-mailed when stock is available.

Gamers in the UK, EU, US and Canada will be able to reserve a Steam Deck to start with, with information on expanded region availability coming at a later date.

In the UK the Steam Deck prices start at £349. This is for the console with 64GB of eMMC storage.

The entry level Steam Deck also comes bundled in with a carry case.

For £459 you can get a Steam Deck with 256GB NVMe SSD, which provides faster storage, as well as a carry case and exclusive Steam Community profile bundle.

The most expensive Steam Deck is £569 and has 512GB of fast NVMe SSD storage, premium anti-glare etched glass, an exclusive carry case, exclusive Steam Community profile bundle and a exclusive virtual keyboard theme.

There is also a Steam Deck dock available but this has to be purchased separately.

The Steam Deck console is powered by a Zen 2 + RDNA 2 chip which Valve partnered with AMD to make. The Half Life makers said this CPU will run the latest AAA games.

The Steam Deck comes installed with SteamOS, but the handheld can reportedly be tweaked with to have Windows installed on it. If that’s the case then it could also theoretically run other storefronts, such as the Epic Games Store and Xbox Game Pass.

The Steam Deck can also be connected to a monitor or TV and used as a PC, and will also support peripherals like fight sticks.

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