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Social thoroughbreds turn up to play at Magic Millions

Celebrities, Olympic legends, royalty by association, billionaires and, well, wannabes: it was a veritable smorgasbord of guests who turned up at the Gold Coast on Saturday for the Magic Millions $ 10 million race day, the jewel in a week of thoroughbred horse action. Magic Millions owner Katie Page declared it was the best sales ever, confidently predicting results will be at least $ 20 million above last year’s figures, with around $ 165 million worth of horse flesh going under the hammer. Mike Tindall and Magic Millions owner Katie…

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Modder Will Turn Your Xbox One X Into a Laptop, but It’ll Cost You

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft rolled out a new version of the Xbox One just in time for the holiday season, and seasoned console modder Eddie Zarick has already done what he does best — turned it into a laptop. In the hands of Mr. Zarick, the Xbox One X (See on Amazon) becomes the “Xbook One X.” It’s the Xbox One X in a laptop form factor. It’s not exactly the most portable laptop we’ve ever seen, but it’s easier…

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Crystal Palace news: Boss Roy Hodgson warns goal-shy Benteke and could turn to Sako

Roy Hodgson has warned the goalless Christian Benteke he is willing to use Bakary Sako as a striker and that Crystal Palace “cannot afford to carry anyone”. The club-record £27million signing is yet to score in 12 appearances this season, and despite being their only senior recognised striker, is under growing pressure after Sako came off the bench against Watford to score. Hodgson had begun to convert Sako from a winger while Benteke was injured, and on Tuesday he scored a poacher’s goal when being the first to react to…

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Is it okay to turn down old friends who want to reconnect?

 It’s no secret we live in a time when everything old is new again. Music, fashion, food, fitness, it’s all come full circle. But can that same rule apply to friends? I recently received an email that caused me great concern. Typically my email traffic is very dull: phone bills, my mum saying HELLO in ALL CAPS, the occasional Nigerian Prince scam – business as usual. But this one required a serious double take. It can be tempting to believe a backlog of happy memories should make it easy to pick up…

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Here’s What It Takes to Turn a Museum into a Movie Screen

Most evenings, as the sun sets on the bustling National Mall, the tourists scatter, the food trucks drive off, and all goes quiet as the museums close. But every so often after dark, they become lively works of art in their own right. On October 14, the façade of the newly renovated Freer Gallery of Art was alight with a short projection-mapped film, A Perfect Harmony, that highlights the history, culture, and artwork that define the collections. The installation was part of a weekend-long Smithsonian festival titled “IlluminAsia”—which featured Asian food markets,…

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Why did Gatland's love for the Lions turn bitter?

Media playback is not supported on this device When Warren Gatland was re-appointed British and Irish Lions head coach for the tour of New Zealand, he opened up about why he had taken the job and the unique challenge that lay ahead against the world champions. “This is probably the biggest job in world rugby,” he told the BBC at the time. “If I had turned down this, it would probably be something I would have regretted for the rest of my life.” Already with two tours under his belt…

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