November 27, 2014

Top News Stories –

Cricketer Phillip Hughes dies –
Australian batsman Phillip Hughes has died 2 days after being struck by a ball at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Hughes was making a fine case for his Test recall, unbeaten on his old home ground at the SCG on 63 when he missed an attempted hook at Sean Abbott and was hit on an area of his lower head and neck which was unprotected by his helmet as he swivelled. He fell to the ground, and was rushed to hospital where he never regained consciousness. [Daily Telegraph]
Phil_Hughes Phillip Hughes in 2010

Twitter misrepresents the real world, computer scientists warn –
Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook should not be used to gauge human behaviour or trends because they are too biased, scientists have warned. Increasingly, social researchers and media organisations use sites to glean information about public views and interests. But computer scientists at McGill University in Montreal and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh warn that the data omits the opinion of large portions of the population who are either under-represented, or who choose not to engage in social media. [Daily Telegraph]

Sheep flock to Eiffel Tower as French farmers cry wolf –
French farmers flocked to the Eiffel Tower on Thursday, sheep in tow, to express their frustration over increasing attacks by wolves which some say have been “overprotected” by the government. Sheep lazily grazed at the foot of the French capital’s most famous monument as the farmers gathered under grey skies to demand an effective plan to stop the wolf attacks. “Today farmers, tomorrow unemployed,” read one banner, while one of the protesters dressed as a wolf carried around a lamb. [Daily Telegraph]
Tour_EiffelThe Eiffel Tower

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List of the day –

Lattice Towers larger than the Eiffel Tower

Name Pinnacle height Year Country Town Remarks
Tokyo Skytree 2,080 ft (634 m) 2011 Japan Tokyo
Kiev TV Tower 1,263 ft (385 m) 1973 Ukraine Kiev Tallest lattice tower of the world
Tashkent Tower 1,230 ft (375 m) 1985 Uzbekistan Tashkent
Pylons of Zhoushan Island Overhead Powerline Tie 1,214 ft (370 m) 2009 People’s Republic of China Jiangyin 2 towers, tallest pylons in the world
Pylons of Yangtze River Crossing 1,137 ft (347 m) 2003 People’s Republic of China Jiangyin 2 towers
Dragon Tower 1,102 ft (336 m) 2000 People’s Republic of China Harbin
Tokyo Tower 1,091 ft (333 m) 1958 Japan Tokyo
WITI TV Tower 1,078 ft (329 m) 1962 U.S. Shorewood, Wisconsin
WSB TV Tower 1,075 ft (328 m) 1957 U.S. Atlanta, Georgia

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1 #MTVStars Happy Thanksgiving #CameronMustGo
2 #AbigailYouTried Black Friday Happy Thanksgiving
3 #HappyChanyeolDay #MTVStars Phil Hughes
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5 Abigail Breslin Gobble Gobble Sean Abbott
6 RIP Bobby Shmurda #stoptheparade Christmas
7 Phil Hughes #AbigailYouTried #AbigailYouTried
8 Happy Thanksgiving Abigail Breslin Abigail Breslin
9 #LasReGanasDe #KohlsSweeps Black Friday
10 Black Friday #MattsNewVideo #LancashireDay

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