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Tribute Campaign For 1.1 Mn Commonwealth Wwi Dead - Yahoo News

Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Tribute campaign for 1.1 mn Commonwealth WWI dead 29 minutes ago . View photo A picture of a postcard released by the Historial de PAronne, Museum of the Great War shows a British machine-gun unit during the First World War. The French caption reads: "Machine-gun unit taking up its position." (AFP Photo/) London (AFP) - The Royal British Legion on Monday launched a campaign for each of the 1,117,077 Commonwealth troops killed in World War I to be individually remembered a century on. The welfare charity is encouraging people to pay tribute to their relatives .. [read more] and ancestors who died in the 1914-1918 war, find a connection to a serviceman or woman, or remember someone who has nobody to commemorate them.

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'shakespeare In Love' Adapter Revels In Rave Reviews In London - Yahoo News

Done 'Shakespeare in Love' adapter revels in rave reviews in London By By Edward Baran 42 minutes ago 0 shares Done By Edward Baran LONDON (Reuters) - The Disney-backed stage adaptation of the hit film "Shakespeare in Love" won nearly across-the-board rave reviews in London this week, to the relief of its creators who are pleased that their big gamble looks set to pay off. The show, based on the 1998 Hollywood movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes, received a standing ovation from its opening night audience on Wednesday at the Noel Coward theater in London's West End theater district. With the backing of the Disney organization, which is behind money-spinners like the "The Lion King", and co-production by leading British producer Sonia Friedman, the stage revamp has gone straight to a commercial theater instead of having the benefit of a first run at a news government-subsidized venue, as is common celebrities new in British theater. "Obviously something like this was such a huge production which is probably the biggest play that has even been put on in the West End," playwright Lee Hall, who did the adaptation from the movie script that was in part written by Tom Stoppard, told Reuters on Wednesday. "We have got 28 in the cast and a dog, quite a complicated set, it's been years in the planning, and I am stunned to finally get here but it's wonderful to get such a warm response," he added. Critics have been singing the praises of Tom Bateman and Lucy Briggs-Owen, who have taken the roles of young Will Shakespeare and the heiress Viola de Lesseps, who is infatuated with him and disguises herself as a man to win the male lead in his production of "Romeo and Juliet", in London in 1593. "Miss Briggs-Owen is enchanting," critic Quentin Letts wrote in the Daily Mail, while suggesting that she might have to tone down "her panic-checking gestures". Michael Billington, writing in The Guardian, called Hall's adaptation of the script "a love letter to theater itself, and one that celebrates the way magic and mystery are born out of chaos and confusion". Asked what it was like stepping into a role that won Paltrow an Oscar, Briggs-Owen said: "It's like doing any great Shakespearean role really, you have to forget all of the baggage of all of the greats who have played it before you and this is no exception." Bateman said he was thrilled by the opening night reception.
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Australia Repeals Maligned 2-year-old Carbon Tax -

(AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File). FILE - In this July 2, 2014 file photo, smoke billows out of a chimney stack of steel works factories in Port Kembla, south of Sydney.

By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) - Australia's government repealed a (visit) much-maligned carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters on Thursday, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison for the lawmakers who imposed it. The Senate voted 39 to 32 to axe the 24.15 Australian dollar ($22.60) tax per metric ton of carbon dioxide that was introduced by the center-left Labor government in July 2012. Conservative lawmakers burst into applause as the final tally was announced. Prime Minister Tony Abbott's conservative coalition government rose to power last year on the promise of getting rid of the tax, assuring voters that removing it would reduce household electricity bills. He plans to replace the measure with a taxpayer-financed AU$2.55 billion fund to pay industry incentives to use cleaner energy. "Today, the tax that you voted to get rid of is finally gone: a useless, destructive tax which damaged jobs, which hurt families' cost of living and which didn't actually help the environment," Abbott told reporters in Canberra. Australia is one of the world's worst greenhouse gas emitters per capita, largely because of its heavy reliance on the nation's vast reserves of cheap coal for electricity. Opposition leader Bill Shorten lashed out at Abbott after the vote, dubbing him an "environmental vandal." "Today, Tony Abbott has made Australia the first country in the world to reverse action on climate change," Shorten told reporters. "History will judge Tony Abbott very harshly for refusing to believe in genuine action on climate change. fitness

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From Jessica Simpson To Pawn Stars' Corey Harrison: See The Most Recent Celebrity Slimdowns! | E! Online

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So let's take a look at external link the most recent famous faces who are all getting into the best shape of their lives! PHOTOS: See Jessica Simpson and more in our E! News Instagram Wall! Jessica Simpson It's no secret that the newlywed is proud of her recent weight loss, and who can blame her! The buxom blonde has been snapping photos of herself in a bathing suit on her honeymoon after recently reaching her goal weight with a little help from Weight Watchers. She credited her wedding as one of her biggest motivations for dropping the extra baby weight, saying, "Knowing that I have the wedding coming up is an incentive to stay on Weight Watchers, count my clicking here points and stay in the gym. I mean, when you see my dress, you'll know." Denise Truscello,Bryan Steffy/WireImage Corey Harrison: The 31-year-old reality star, known for his hit show Pawn Stars, has dropped a whopping 192 pounds after getting a lap band surgery a few years ago.
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Germany Told Not To 'ridicule' Brazil |

- German media rave over epic victory With Joachim Low's side having gone 5-0 in front before half an hour had been played on an astonishing night in Belo Horizonte, the players were told not to "ridicule" the shattered hosts after the break. Team manager Oliver Bierhoff said he had urged them to continue to "play seriously," and two more goals were added as Germany won 7-1 . Bierhoff told German TV network ARD : "It click here. was, at least in parts, a humiliation. At half-time, we told the players to be respectful with the result and not ridicule Brazil. "We told them to just keep playing seriously -- and our players did just that." At the final whistle, Germany players comforted their distressed opponents, and Bierhoff said: "They did that by intuition. Some of them know each other from their clubs, are teammates, and we've also gone through the pressure of being hosts in 2006.

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