Technology 

TikTok: When gummy bears singing Adele rule online

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: What is TikTok? Have you seen the viral video where a choir of gummy bears sing a rousing chorus of Adele’s Someone Like You? Or maybe the slightly bizarre sight of people putting make-up on potatoes? Or perhaps you have been out and about and someone has inexplicably shouted “hit or miss” at you? These seemingly unconnected experiences all share one thing in common – they are memes on TikTok, the short-form video app that you may not have heard of…

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Sports 

Bears give Massie four-year extension

Dec 16, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears inside linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) and strong safety Adrian Amos (38) and offensive tackle Bobby Massie (70) take the field before the game against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo The Chicago Bears retained a key piece of their offensive line, signing right tackle Bobby Massie to a four-year extension on Saturday. Terms were not announced. Massie, 29, just finished his seventh season as a pro and third with Chicago. He has missed just…

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Sports 

Old friends turn foe as Eagles visit Bears

Doug Pederson and Matt Nagy developed a strong friendship as assistants on Andy Reid’s coaching staff in Kansas City. Dec 16, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson watches from the sidelines in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Eagles defeated the Rams 30-23. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Since then, both men have moved into prominent head-coaching roles. Their friendship will be put on hold for a few hours when Pederson’s defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia…

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Sports 

NFL roundup: Bears beat Rams, shake up playoff picture

In a marquee matchup of flashy offense against tough defense, it was all defense. Dec 9, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson (12) is tackled just short of the goal line by by Los Angeles Rams cornerback Aqib Talib (21) at Soldier Field. Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Bears held the Los Angeles Rams to 214 total yards and kept them out of the end zone Sunday night, logging a 15-6 win at Soldier Field that might play a major role in shaping the NFC…

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Sports 

NFL notebook: Bears’ Trubisky near 100 percent

Rest has restored Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who said Wednesday he is “really close” to 100 percent. Nov 18, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) leaves the field after the Bears defeated the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports Trubisky is expected to return to the lineup Sunday for the Bears’ NFC showdown at Soldier Field against the Los Angeles Rams. He missed the past two games with a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder. “Arm feels really good.…

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Sports 

Bears could turn to Daniel vs. Giants

FILE PHOTO: Nov 18, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) leaves the field after the Bears defeated the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky is not practicing on Wednesday and head coach Matt Nagy said that means Chase Daniel will be prepared to start his fourth career game on Sunday against the New York Giants. Trubisky is likely to be a “game-time decision,” Nagy said. He added that there is no level of anxiety around Daniel starting…

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Sports 

Jackson’s pick-6 lifts Bears over Lions on Thanksgiving

Eddie Jackson returned an interception 41 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with six minutes remaining, and the Chicago Bears held on for a 23-16 Thanksgiving Day victory over the host Detroit Lions. Nov 22, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bears free safety Eddie Jackson (39) celebrates with teammates after getting an interception for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Chicago quarterback Chase Daniel, who had not started a game since Dec. 28, 2014 when he played for…

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NFL notebook: Trubisky doubtful for Bears on Sunday

Quarterback Chase Daniel is expected to start Thanksgiving Day at Detroit for the Chicago Bears with starter Mitchell Trubisky listed as doubtful. Nov 18, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) leaves the field after the Bears defeated the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports Trubisky is 7-3 on the year and passed for 355 yards in the first meeting of this season against the Lions, but he showed up on the injury report with a sprained AC joint in his right…

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Lifestyle 

France airlifts two bears into Pyrenees, evading roadblocks

BORDEAUX, France (Reuters) – France have airlifted two bears from Slovenia high into the Pyrenees to help bolster their tiny population in the mountains that border Spain, defying protests by farmers who complain the animals are a threat to their livestock. A helicopter carried the first bear in a crate up the mountain range’s grassy slopes on Thursday, evading roadblocks set up on mountain passes by 150 farmers, some bearing rifles, determined to stymie the re-introduction. Stephane Pecate, a local official, confirmed the airlift had been completed. A second bear…

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