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‘Liver branding’ surgeon fined 10,000

But the donor liver failed about a week later – for reasons unconnected to its implantation – and another surgeon spotted Bramhall’s initials “SB” branded on the organ. A photograph of the 4cm-high branding was taken on a mobile phone and Bramhall, who now works for the NHS in Herefordshire, later admitted marking Patient A’s liver. Bramhall, 53, resigned from his job at the hospital in 2014. Analysis from Sima Kotecha, BBC Midlands Correspondent Simon Bramhall was a respected surgeon known for his meticulous work in the operating theatre. But…

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Sex offender will be escorted off campus, University of Calgary says – CBC.ca

CBC.ca Sex offender will be escorted off campus, University of Calgary saysCBC.caNeurauter's parents, Chris and Susan Neurauter, issued a statement to CBC News expressing support for their son and concern over how the media have covered the story. "We love and support our son. Since he was arrested he has done his best to be …Pressure grows to expel Calgary university student guilty of sexual interferenceTimes ColonistUniversity of Calgary won't expel sex offenderSurrey Now-Leader all 69 news articles » Read more: www.cbc.ca

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Game Of Thrones’ Final Season Won’t Air Until 2019!

You thought the dry spell between seasons six and seven was rough, Game of Thrones fans? Prepare for the longest drought yet! On Thursday, HBO revealed the eighth and final season won’t be airing until 2019, confirming it would be moving at a glacial, George R.R. Martin pace for the remainder of production. This news shouldn’t come as a huge shock, however, as the final season is expected to take place over eight months. Production on the final six (likely Mountain-sized) episodes began in October and will reportedly run through…

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These family portraits may be the worst Photoshop fail of all time

Heavy-handed photo retouching has come under scrutiny in recent years. But you’ve never seen a botched Photoshop job like this before. Pam and Dave Zaring shared a series of photos to their Facebook page on Friday of a family photoshoot they had taken last year.  “We paid a photographer, who claimed to be a professional, $250 for a family photo shoot. Please see these FOR REAL photos she delivered to us,” they wrote, along with six incredibly terrifying photographs featuring some serious digital alterations. SEE ALSO: Misshapen strawberry finally gets…

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Netflixs Bright reached 11M viewers in its first three days, according to Nielsen

Netflix spent $90 million on the production of Bright, an unlikely hybrid of buddy cop movie and high fantasy. Will that investment pay off? Well, Nielsen has released some initial viewership numbers, reporting that the film reached 11 million U.S. viewers in its first three days. The firm announced its plans to measure Netflix’s audience back in October. Since then, it’s said that the first episode of Stranger Things 2 reached 15.8 million people in its first three days, while the second season premiere of The Crown reached nearly 3 million viewers…

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Nobody gave these kids a chance until one young former inmate followed his dream.

David Lee Windecher didn’t exactly have the kind of start in life that sets a person up for success. He grew up poor after moving to the United States from Argentina in the 1970s, and, he says, “poverty led to my first arrest out of desperation.” “It opened the door to the darkest years of my life.” At 13, David witnessed his first murder, and the trauma of that moment led to more trouble — joining a gang for protection. He also dropped out of high school, and experienced abuse…

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Telegram plans multi-billion dollar ICO for chat cryptocurrency

Encrypted messaging startup Telegram plans to launch its own blockchain platform and native cryptocurrency, powering payments on its chat app and beyond. According to multiple sources which have spoken to TechCrunch, the “Telegram Open Network” (TON) will be a new, ‘third generation’ blockchain with superior capabilities, after Bitcoin and, later, Ethereum paved the way. The launch will be funded with an enormous Initial Coin Offering, with forthcoming private pre-sales ranging into the hundreds of millions, potentially making it one of the largest ICOs to date. Demand is driven by the…

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Get Excited EDM Fans: This Music Label Is Making A Major Change (And Youre Going To Love It)

Tom Doms From dabbling with different genres and styles, to traveling and attending festivals across the United States, I’ve been an avid fan and follower of the electronic music industry for years. But something that’s defined my interest is actually an oxymoron—it can’t be defined. I’m not just a ‘trap’ fan, a ‘pop’ fan, a ‘house’ fan. My love for electronic music, artists, DJs, sounds is extremely diverse. That’s why when I heard about Monstercat’s major label changes, I couldn’t help but get excited. So who is Monstercat? They’re an…

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People called Emma Watson a ‘white feminist.’ Now, she admits, they weren’t wrong.

Emma Watson has long prided herself on being a feminist. And it’s not just lip service. The 27-year-old actress served as a United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador and spoke to the assembly in 2014 about the importance of gender equality. She continues to speak out about women’s rights at almost every opportunity, even while promoting her films or walking the red carpet. Watson is all-in, right? Watson speaks during International Women’s Day at The Empire State Building. Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images. But there’s one big problem: Watson’s brand of…

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Sesame Street Puppeteers Explain How They Control Their Puppets – Video

Puppetry may seem like a bland hobby, but it actually involves a lot of skill and dedication to get it right. Naturally, when you are able to puppeteer for Sesame Street, you belong to the top 1% of puppeteers. In this one, they explain how to master your puppets! Advertisement Read more: https://www.viralviralvideos.com/2018/01/09/sesame-street-puppeteers-explain-how-they-control-their-puppets/

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