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Gwendoline Christie on Captain Phasma

Much like Brienne of Tarth, Phasma is a character who does not wear armor that emphasizes her figure, or her femininity. That's revolutionary for a genre in which women have traditionally been relegated to roles as scantily clad damsels in distress.

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Porsche Macan S and Macan Turbos recalled in Australia

The vehicle maker further clarified that a low pressure fuel line in the engine compartment could be at fault and will be replaced by the company. In addition to the upgraded engine, the Macan GTS will arrive with power everything, AM/FM/Satellie/CD digital audio, lane departure warning, three-zone climate control and the latest of Porsche's infotainment system.

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Will Justin Trudeau Win Erode Canada's Support for Israel?

Arguably Canada's pre-eminent scholar of public administration, the University of Moncton professor says governments often fall down in "implementation". Alberta was alienated by his National Energy Program which, in effect, nationalised parts of the oil industry. Harper will leave office just before the swearing-in of the Liberal government but will remain a Member of Parliament for Calgary.

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United States trade representative confident Congress will approve Pacific trade deal

Along with the leak of a draft of the TPP by Wikileaks , groups like Public Citizen, Credo, MoveOn and dozens of others "have educated the public in spite of the media", St. We agree with [B.C. Chamber president and CEO] Jon Garson, when he says that negotiations are a give-and-take. It is the largest regional trade agreement to date, governing 37 percent of the world's gross domestic product, 11 percent of the world's population, and 25 percent of all global trade, according to ...

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U.S. rig counts drop yet again while Canadian count maintains uptrend

WTI crude prices are up slightly following the release of the numbers. Crude oil prices were up 1.15% on Friday, after the rig count in the United States declined for the ninth consecutive week. Higher prices encourage drillers to add rigs. "In the end, OPEC's strategy is creating the conditions for higher prices for longer in a couple of years", BNP Paribas analyst Harry Tchilinguirian explained.

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Schoolboy takes out drone with soccer ball

The kick from a student is being praised around the world. Kicking a soccer ball right into a flying drone, however, is on another level entirely. Fortunately the drone, owned by KOR Creative, survived the impact and was able to crash without damage.