Southend hospital set to pilot Airbnb-style scheme

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Image copyright Google Image caption It is hoped the Essex trial will see around 30 patients waiting for discharge from hospital care stay Airbnb-style accommodation may be used to free-up NHS hospital beds as part of a pilot scheme under consideration.It is hoped the Essex trial will see around 30...

Noted: Tarot Is Trending, and Dior Predicted This Months Ago

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Photo The Magician card from the Motherpeace Tarot. Vicki Noble, who with Karen Vogel created the Motherpeace Tarot Deck in the late 1970s, hasn’t really kept up with the latest happenings in the community of divinatory playing cards. But when Maria Grazia Chiuri, the artistic director of Christian Dior, called...

Review: A Timely Take on ‘Oedipus’ by Way of South Central Los Angeles

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A rescued Oedipus (Juan Castano), nicknamed “Patas Malas,” or the not-so-macho “Bad Legs,” grows up unmoored. Then a Costco robbery lands him in lockup. In the prison yard Oedipus can claim, “Names don’t define me. I am my own person.” But within days of his release, he unknowingly kills Laius...

Art Review: Wartime Quilts Honor Battles and Leaders, but Mostly Art

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The museum says this is the first exhibition in the United States devoted to wartime quilts made of felted wool, which so far seem to have a low survival rate and are only beginning to be studied. (More may emerge from family attics and arsenal basements in the near future.)...

Apple hires ex-BBC and Channel 4 executive Jay Hunt

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Image copyright Apple Image caption Jay Hunt will begin work at Apple at the start of 2018 Apple has hired Jay Hunt - the former controller of BBC One and chief creative officer of Channel Four - to join its video team.Ms Hunt was responsible for TV shows including Sherlock...

Will the real J.T. Barrett please stand up?

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9:00 AM ET If Urban Meyer has said it once, he has said it, well, you know the refrain. "The quarterback gets too much blame," Meyer said. Likewise, according to the Ohio State coach, quarterbacks also receive too much recognition. In other words, don't credit J.T. Barrett for all of...

Once again, Penn State and Ohio State meet at the peak of their powers

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9:00 AM ET It has been almost exactly 20 years since a Penn State football team sat atop the college football world. The school that helped give the Nittany Lions the last shove upward to a No. 1 ranking, Ohio State, might be in position to boost their case for...

WTA Finals: Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep to advance to semi-finals

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Caroline Wozniacki (left) has dropped just four games in two matches at the WTA FinalsCaroline Wozniacki thrashed world number one Simona Halep to reach the WTA Finals last four in Singapore.Wozniacki, who beat Elina Svitolina in her first match, broke Halep's serve five times in a victory that secured progress...

Heretical to Some in Russia, ‘Matilda’ Mostly Elicits Giggles

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However, most Russians — and certainly those at the screening in Moscow on Tuesday — take little or no offense at a bit of nudity in a period costume drama. Photo Michalina Olszanska in the role of Matilda Kshesinskaya, the ballerina who had an affair with Czar Nicholas II. She...