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‘Wonder Woman’ breaks ‘Mamma Mia!’ record as top-grossing live-action film by female director

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Patty Jenkins‘ “Wonder Woman” just surpassed Phyllida Lloyd‘s “Mamma Mia!” to become the highest grossing movie directed by a woman. That tune-filled 2008 picture established Meryl Streep as an international box office draw with total takings of just under $610 million. “Wonder Woman,” which features Gal Gadot as the title …

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ First Reactions: ‘Total Home Run’

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“Spider-Man: Homecoming” just screened for the press and the first wave of reactions to hit the web are overwhelmingly positive. Tom Holland made his debut as Spider-Man as a supporting player in “Captain America: Civil War” (2016), where Tony Stark (a.k.a Iron Man) recruited him to fight alongside him during …

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Bright light pulses bamboozle mosquitoes, could help fight malaria

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Discovery could help suppress the deadly spread of malaria by stopping mosquitoes in their tracks. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have made a potentially significant breakthrough in the battle against malaria by discovering a way to suppress mosquitoes’ natural biting behavior. The secret weapon? Exposure to just 10 …

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Coca-Cola European Partners to invest £39m in UK facility

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Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has announced a £39 million investment to triple the storage capacity at its Greater London facility. Designed to hold and automatically move 25,000 pallets, the automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) at the Sidcup factory will be operational in 2018. The company claimed the investment will …

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US suspends Brazilian beef imports amid health concerns

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The US has banned all imports of fresh beef from Brazil because of concerns about the safety of the products intended for the American market.  The suspension of shipments will remain in place until the Brazilian government takes action which the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds satisfactory. In March several …

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The FIGHT With FOCUS

Follow @swampmerchant on Instagram. Focus is good but on the quest for planned and regimented activities, we miss out on the power of true creativity that can be mostly experienced when we allow the mind some room to wander and flirt with the thin line between “possible” and “impossible”. Do not …

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