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Take That

Take That are a British five-piece vocal pop group comprising Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams. Barlow acts as the lead singer and primary songwriter. In total, the group have had 27 top 40 singles and 16 top 5 singles in the United Kingdom alone, 11 of which have reached number 1, as well as having seven number 1 albums.
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Pritzker on Madigan's handling of sexual harassment complaint: 'It shouldn't take that long'
Chicago Times - 6 days
Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker was quizzed by reporters Wednesday about Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan's handling of a sexual harassment complaint lodged against a key political operative.Madigan announced he'd fired the aide, Kevin Quinn, less than a day after the Chicago...
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Akron's Revitalization Plans Get a Good Review
NPR - 11 days
Akron is on the right trajectory. That’s what New York City’s Parks & Recreation Commissioner told local planners and interested citizens at a community conversation last night at Akron Civic Theater . Mitchell Sliver , an urban planner for thirty years, came to town at the request of Akron Civic Commons and its partners in working toward a more vibrant future for the city. He reviewed current development plans and toured the community. “You have some authentic features. The canal, and the locks, that is authentic to your identity. And luckily working with Civic Commons, I see now that there is a push to really take that to the next level. People will come here because you are authentic. They don’t want what other people have in other places, they want to know what is authentic to you in Akron, and the towpath is.” Silver says he’s seen a lot of comeback cities and believes Akron has the assets and unique qualities that can make it one of them.
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One hippopotamus... London Zoo counts its animals in delayed census
Reuters.com - 13 days
LONDON (Reuters) - Keepers started counting the animals in London Zoo on Wednesday, in an annual stock take that was delayed by a fire in December.
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Why A Stronger Dollar Could Spoil the Emerging-Market Party
Wall Street Journal - about 2 months
When it comes to emerging markets, the dollar giveth, and the dollar taketh away. In 2017, it has been generous: a softer dollar has buoyed equities and bonds and juiced returns for foreign investors. But nobody should take that for granted.
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Why A Stronger Dollar Could Spoil the Emerging-Market Party
Wall Street Journal - about 2 months
When it comes to emerging markets, the dollar giveth, and the dollar taketh away. In 2017, it has been generous: a softer dollar has buoyed equities and bonds and juiced returns for foreign investors. But nobody should take that for granted.
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Microsoft may soon be worth $1 trillion
CNN - 2 months
Take that, Apple and Google? One Wall Street analyst thinks that Microsoft could be worth $1 trillion by 2020 -- if not sooner.
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UCLA basketball trio arrives home from China; Trump calls their actions 'unfortunate'
LATimes - 3 months
The three UCLA basketball players walked slowly through the airport terminal, a barrage of camera flashes reflecting off their gray jackets as questions were shouted at them. “Did LaVar pay for your bail? … Do you have a message for Trump? … Why would you take that stuff?” LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley...
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New Trump birth control rules could undermine Obamacare gains
CNN - 5 months
Obamacare gave millions of women access to a full range of birth control at no cost. New Trump administration rules unveiled Friday could take that away from many of them.
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Take That, Jimmy Kimmel
NYTimes - 5 months
Enough with the health care analysis from comedians. Let’s listen to the experts.
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The history behind that fake photo of a shark swimming on a highway
Yahoo News - 5 months
The internet has always been filled with hoaxes, fakes, liars, and cheats, long before the term "fake news" became a household phrase. But no matter how many times a fake image of a shark swimming on a flooded highway shows up, the internet continues to fall for it.  Hurricanes Harvey and Irma had major impacts on the U.S. in the last few weeks, which means social media was ripe with incredible stories, videos, and pictures of the storms and their aftermaths. Among the real stories, there were of course fakes. On Aug. 27, Twitter user Jason Michael shared an infamous photo of a shark swimming on a flooded highway.  "Believe it or not, this is a shark on the freeway in Houston, Texas," he wrote. SEE ALSO: 'Pilot' says he Photoshops his selfies, and yet somehow people still think they're real Believe it or not, this is a shark on the freeway in Houston, Texas. #HurricaneHarvy pic.twitter.com/ANkEiEQ3Y6 — Jason Michael (@Jeggit) August 28, 2017 Turns out the Dublin-based journalist was...
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17 Ways To Make The Most Of What's Left Of Summer
Huffington Post - 6 months
Take that, fall.
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Ohio Education Department Creates New Partnership To Place Students with a Staffing Agency
NPR - 7 months
The Ohio Department of Education is partnering with the staffing company Adecco to match high school students with local businesses. State school Superintendent Paolo DeMaria says it solves potential problems that keep kids out of some workplaces – and away from real-work experiences. “Sometimes businesses come to us and say, 'You know, there are liability issues,' or, 'How do we handle workers’ comp and other things for these students?' And we take that worry out of it by having Adecco as that staffing intermediary.” DeMaria made the announcement before a conference of career tech educators. He says it could also include paid and unpaid interns in other fields such as insurance and finance.
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New breed of microbrew: UW chemists use 3-D printing to blaze a trail for better beer
Yahoo News - 7 months
Long before you take that first sip of an ice-cold beer, the ingredients that went into that beverage had to ferment for weeks. Now University of Washington chemist Alshakim Nelson is hoping a 3-D printer can speed things along. Nelson, along with UW researchers Abhijit Saha, Trevor Johnston and Ryan Shafranek, produced a hydrogel as thick as peanut butter that’s composed mostly of water, but also contains a yeast-infused polymer that makes up 30 percent of the mixture. The traditional way of making beer involves adding yeast cells to a stew of barley, water and other ingredients, then letting them… Read More
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Ohio's GOP Lawmakers Move Closer to Allowing Drilling in Ohio Parks
NPR - 8 months
Oil and gas companies could be one step closer to drilling on state-owned land after the House overrode a veto by Gov. John Kasich. The House voted to keep a provision that would allow the Legislature to appoint members to the Oil and Gas Leasing Commission. Lawmakers want to take that power away from Gov. John Kasich who has had since 2011 to make an appointment but hasn’t. This commission reviews and approves drilling on state land, such as parks. Republican Representative Andy Thompson of Marietta says this can bring in more revenue for Ohio and landowners near those parks. “It’d be a significant economic benefit, but overall it’s important that we move forward in all of this because it’s been six years now," Thompson says. Opponents argue this power is better off with the governor since that office has to answer to the state as a whole. The Senate would have to concur with the override in order to become official.
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Missouri Republicans Lower St. Louis Minimum Wage From $10 To $7.70
Huffington Post - 8 months
Take that, local decision-making.
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President Invents 'Internet Taxes' Because, Yeah, He's *That* Smart
Huffington Post - 8 months
Take that, Amazon Washington Post!
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New Yorkers, Scientists Will Pay $1,000 To Study Your Rat Infestation
Huffington Post - 8 months
New York City’s estimated 2 million rats have a notorious reputation ― as disease-spreading, house-destroying, fire-starting vermin. But despite their ubiquity and the risks they pose to humans, very little is actually known about the rodents and their behaviour, according to a study published this week. Eager to learn more, the research team has offered $1,000 to study rat-plagued homes and businesses in the city. Take that, Pizza Rat.  American and Australian researchers conducted the study, published in the Journal of Urban Ecology, which found that urban rats are the “least studied wildlife” in city environments, despite being among the “most important” of all urban animals.  “They are the bane of urban environments, associated with poverty, disease, and fines by public health authorities” said coauthor Jason Munshi-South in a statement. Yet despite their bad reputation, scientists said the ecology of city rats is not well-understood, with “insufficie...
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Carlos Santana Shares His Thoughts On DJ Khaled's Sampling Of 'Maria Maria'
Huffington Post - 8 months
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Wonder Woman Inspires Crazy Sword-In-The-Dress Memes
Huffington Post - 8 months
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Take That
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  • 2016
    On 4 May 2016, English drum and bass duo Sigma announced their newest single would feature Take That. "Cry" received its first radio play on 20 May 2016 and was released on that date.
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    On 2 February 2016, in an interview with The Sun, Barlow revealed that Take That would release their eighth studio album later in the year, followed by a fifth greatest hits album in 2017 to commemorate the band's 25th anniversary.
  • 2015
    It was then followed by a sell-out arena tour entitled Take That Live 2015.
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  • 2014
    On 10 October 2014, Take That unveiled the lead single from the album.
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    On 28 April 2014, Williams announced on Twitter he was to become a dad for a second time, and consequently suggested he would be unable to join Take That on their album and tour.
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  • 2013
    In May 2013, Owen announced that Take That were to begin recording their seventh studio album in 2014 and On 14 January 2014, Donald and Barlow both tweeted that Take That had entered the studio to begin recording the album, although it was not initially clear if Williams was present at these recording sessions.
  • 2012
    In November 2012, Take That reunited as a five piece for the last time to perform "Never Forget" at the Music Industry Trust Awards.
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    In August 2012, Take That performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, despite Barlow having announced having had a stillborn daughter in the previous week.
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    Whilst on this hiatus, Take That were presented with an Ivor Novello Award for their Outstanding Contribution to British Music in May 2012.
  • 2011
    On 4 October 2011, it was announced that Take That were to take a hiatus after the completion of the European leg of the Progress tour, with Barlow continuing his role as a judge on The X Factor and Williams recording new solo material.
    Take That announced that the Progress Live tour would be released worldwide as their second live album to date and would also be released on home media formats across the UK and Europe on 21 November 2011.
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    On 19 May 2011, Take That announced a new EP entitled Progressed, which contained eight tracks written by the band since they had reunited as a five piece.
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  • 2010
    After working with the band on new material in Los Angeles, on 15 July 2010 Robbie Williams announced he was returning to Take That.
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  • 2009
    The following week Take That released their first live album, The Greatest Day – Take That Present: The Circus Live, which sold 98,000 copies on its first day of release and was certified Platinum in December 2009. "Hold up a Light" was released as the fifth and final single from The Circus to radio stations and as a digital download to promote the release of the live album.
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    In November 2009 Take That released the official DVD of their Circus tour, which became the fastest-selling music DVD of all time in the UK on its first day of release and has not left the top 10 since its release.
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    Take That started their Circus Live tour at the Stadium of Light on 5 June 2009 in Sunderland and ended at the Wembley Stadium in London on 5 July 2009, which over 80,000 people attended.
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    On 7 May 2009, Take That's official website confirmed that the third single from The Circus would be "Said It All" which was released on 15 June 2009, peaking at number 9 on the UK Singles chart.
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    The band were nominated for one Brit Award in the category Best Group and performed "Greatest Day" at the 2009 BRIT Awards ceremony.
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  • 2008
    It debuted at Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart on 30 November 2008.
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    Take That's Progress Live also broke all records for ticket sales selling over 1.1 million tickets in one day, smashing the previous box office record set by Take That's Circus tour in 2008.
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    On 22 November 2008, Take That appeared on week 7 of the talent show The X Factor where the finalists performed some of their greatest hits and Owen and Barlow made a guest appearance to personally coach the contestants.
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    Take That won the Sony Ericsson Tour of the Year award at the Vodafone music awards on 18 September 2008.
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    On 22 May 2008, Barlow and Donald attended the 2008 Ivor Novello Awards where Take That won the award for Most Performed Work with their single "Shine".
    On 28 October 2008, on the Radio 1 Chris Moyles show, it was announced that Take That would be touring again in June/July 2009, covering the UK and Ireland.
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  • 2007
    Starting on 11 October 2007, Take That began their Beautiful World Tour 2007 in Belfast.
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    It was announced at the start of 2007 that Take That signed a record deal with American label Interscope, and would also release their album in Canada.
    The band's success continued on 14 February 2007 when Take That performed live at the BRIT Awards ceremony at Earl's Court.
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  • 2006
    Take That also accompanied eventual winner Leona Lewis in a live version of "A Million Love Songs" in the final of The X Factor on 16 December 2006.
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    On 9 May 2006, Take That returned to the recorded music scene after more than ten years of absence, signing with Polydor Records in a deal reportedly worth £3 million.
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  • 2005
    Born in 2005.
    On 16 November 2005, the group got back together for the ITV documentary Take That: For the Record, in which they aired their views over their fame, success, the split and what the post Williams line up had done since.
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