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Future of airport security on show in London

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A bag seen through an X-ray scanner Technology that could speed up and enhance security checks at airports is being demonstrated to industry experts at a showcase event in London. Among the innovations is a pad that could detect explosives hidden in shoes while people are queuing at security. The show is part of the government’s Future Aviation Security Solutions (Fass) scheme, which is investing millions of pounds in promising ideas. However, the innovations are mostly still at prototype stage. The shoe scanner, developed…

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Zoe Ball on choosing her first song for Radio 2 Breakfast Show

New Radio 2 Breakfast Show presenter Zoe Ball has revealed how she chose what will be her very first song as she begins her new role next week. Ball replaced Chris Evans after he announced he would be leaving to host the breakfast programme on Virgin Radio. Speaking on BBC One’s The One Show, she told viewers her famous guest line-up included stars such as Saoirse Ronan and Hugh Jackman. Ball’s first Radio 2 Breakfast Show will be on 14 January. Source link

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Model defends ‘harmless’ role at agricultural show

Image copyright Agrifac Image caption Melissa Sharp (right) said “Barbie bombshell” criticism was “disgusting” A model has brushed off criticism that her appearance at an agricultural machinery show was “outdated”. At the Lamma show in Birmingham, agricultural firm Agrifac encouraged visitors to get selfies with glamorous trade show models at their stand. One of the women, Melissa Sharp, said she had a “great time” – adding that her role at the event was “harmless”. However some objected, including estate manager David Hill, who told the BBC it felt “like a…

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CES 2019: ‘Award-winning’ sex toy for women withdrawn from show

Image copyright Lora DiCarlo Image caption The Ose robot massager has been banned from CES A sex toy designed for women has been banned from the technology show CES. Lorna DiCarlo said it had been invited to display its robotic Ose vibrator at CES, after winning an innovation award. CES organiser the Consumer Technology Association, which granted the award, said it had included the device by mistake and could withdraw any immoral or obscene entry at any time. Lorna DiCarlo chief executive Lora Haddock said the CES and CTA had…

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Man City 2-1 Liverpool: Champions show substance as well as style in key victory

This was only Man City’s second win in their last 12 matches against Liverpool in all competitions Manchester City demonstrated substance as well as style as they overcame Liverpool, the greatest threat to their hopes of retaining their Premier League title, on a night of searing tension. Pep Guardiola’s City side – who made history to win the league with 100 points last season – knew they would need to dig deep into their reserves to beat a Liverpool team arriving at Etihad Stadium on the back of a 20-game…

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The Greatest Dancer: Is there room for another dance show on TV?

Image caption Cheryl serves as a dance captain on the new BBC One show The British public seem to love dancing. Or, at least, watching other people dance. Whether it’s BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing or ITV’s Dancing On Ice, there’s been no shortage of TV dance competitions in recent years. So how does The Greatest Dancer – which is co-produced by Simon Cowell’s company Syco Entertainment – differ from the existing ones? “It’s about people, it’s not about celebrity,” says Cheryl, the pop star who serves as one of…

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Netflix pulls comedy show episode in Saudi Arabia

(Reuters) – Netflix withdrew an episode of the comedy show “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” from its Internet streaming service in Saudi Arabia after officials of the kingdom complained, the company said on Wednesday. Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between – Arrivals – New York City, U.S. – 01/05/17 – Comedian Hasan Minhaj. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson The episode of the news-comedy program in question criticized the country over the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year at the kingdom’s…

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Netflix pulls comedy show episode in Saudi Arabia: media

(Reuters) – Netfilx pulled an episode of the comedy show “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” from its Internet streaming service in Saudi Arabia after kingdom officials complained, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday. Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between – Arrivals – New York City, U.S. – 01/05/17 – Comedian Hasan Minhaj. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson The episode of the news-comedy program in question criticized the country over the slaying of Washington Post journalist Jamal Kashoggi last year at the kingdom’s consulate in…

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The Instagrammer who wants to show a different side of Gaza

A Palestinian Instagrammer in the Gaza Strip wants to show us a different side of life there. Gaza has seen three major wars between Israel and Hamas, the militant group that controls the strip. Gaza’s economy has also been badly hit by a blockade by Israel and Egypt – needed, they say – for security reasons. Kholoud Nassar says there is a face for death in Gaza, but a thousand faces for life. Producer and editor: Cara Swift. Camera: Fred Scott Source link

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