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5 High Quality Cognac You Should Try

Cognac is without a doubt one of the most fabulous drinks on the planet. It’s often called an “avec” (with) but if there is one drink that can stand on its own, it’s Cognac. The Cognac producing area is divided into smaller geographical zones, or crus, with Grand Champagne and Petite Champagneperhaps being the most well-known of the bunch. These areas, however, do not have anything to do with the sparkling wine called Champagne, so try not to mix those two. The Production of Cognac Ugni Blanc, also known as…

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Saoirse Ronan flies high with Lady Bird

Media playback is unsupported on your device “She doesn’t follow the pack. She’s very driven – she has a strong sense of self.” Saoirse Ronan is talking about Lady Bird, the character she plays in the film of the same name – but she might as well be talking about herself. It’s seen her win her third Oscar nomination, the first having come when she was just 13, for Atonement. She’s already won the Golden Globe for best actress for the role, sweetly FaceTiming her mum from the audience so…

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Men's downhill postponed because of high winds

XXIII Olympic Winter Games Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times The men’s downhill in Pyeongchang has been postponed because of high winds at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre. The event was due to begin at 02:00 GMT on Sunday but will now take place later in the Games. There is no British interest in the event but it is the traditional ‘blue riband’ event of the Winter Olympics. Austria’s Matthias Mayer…

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Undetected high blood pressure found in new mums

Women with severe pre-eclampsia should have their blood pressure closely monitored for a year after giving birth because high blood pressure can remain undetected, a new study suggests. It found high blood pressure “often goes unnoticed because women may have normal blood pressure readings” in the doctor’s surgery. The Dutch study of 200 women found 17.5% had masked hypertension. Their blood pressure was much higher when it was monitored at home. The study found if only the in-clinic readings were used, doctors would have missed 56% of the women with…

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Skin Deep: Beauty’s New High: CBD Oil

Advertisement Now that nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana, and with many other states with varying latitudes of access, cannabis has gotten a whole lot more sophisticated. And the beauty business is not about to miss out. Cannabis-derived ingredients feel trendy, and they may well offer a raft of possible benefits, which beauty brands are quick to tout. CBD oil, specifically, is nonpsychoactive (it won’t get you high) and is said to offer relief from pain, anxiety and depression, stimulate appetite and have anti-inflammatory and…

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Nvidia Calls for Limits as Crypto Hysteria Pushes GPU Prices Sky High

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. One of the most important choices every PC builder makes is which graphics card to buy. That choice has been getting much more stressful lately as the price of GPUs skyrockets. You can thank the surge of interest in cryptocurrency for the increase in graphics card prices, but Nvidia is trying to do something about it. “Trying” is the operative word here. As recently as the middle of last year, you could get a high-end…

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Travel disruption as high winds and snow hit UK

Severe gales have been causing disruption to much of the UK – with gusts of up to 83 mph (134 kph). Police in several areas, including Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Gloucestershire, have reported fallen trees on or near roads. Damage to overhead electric wires is causing problems for train services in the Midlands, and drivers are being warned to take extra care on the roads. In East Anglia and south east England more than 59,000 homes have lost power. In Scotland, police are urging motorists to drive with “extreme caution” in…

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