Facebook Groups users can now watch videos together in real time with the new Watch Party feature.Users can invite friends and family to watch live and recorded videos, like a personal TV channel others can comment and react to as the broadcast plays out.Watch Parties can serve as a useful way to host Q&As for specialist hobbies, make-up tutorials or a way for users to swap tips and tricks.Facebook has been testing the feature with a number of communities. The Dogspotting Society Group used Watch Party to share funny and heartwarming dog videos together, while royal enthusiast groups hosted Watch Parties to watch and discuss royal wedding videos in May.The person who starts a Watch Party can also designate co-hosts, while an option known as Crowdsourcing lets anyone in a Watch Party suggest videos to be added to the stream.To celebrate the launch, a number of special Watch Parties will take place this weekend, ranging from Jamie Oliver’s 5-day Veggie Challenge where videos of … [Read more...] about You can now watch Facebook videos with friends in real time
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IT’S a little-known fact* that before the ‘back pass rule’ was introduced into soccer in 1992 Liverpool Football Club was the only team allowed to propel the ball backwards to their own goalkeeper. Even more amazingly, no footage exists of all (or indeed any) of the many trophy-winning goals that resulted from the LFC ‘keeper collecting a back pass and then booting the ball straight into the opposition net. Again. Stranger still, there were no complaints from rival clubs about this tremendous advantage allowed to only one team, and one that was already brilliantly coached, expensively assembled, and full of a blend of young and experienced, ambitious and talented players. At least there has been some recent outcry that Dublin – who would also fit the description in the previous paragraph – have also been given a boost under the rules of Gaelic football. Jim Gavin’s men are able to pass the ball around when they are comfortably ahead late in a … [Read more...] about Kenny Archer: Rather than moaning about Dublin why not signal time’s up for real time-wasting?
DAIVD Dimbleby has quit Question Time after 25 years of hosting the show. But who will replace him now that he's gone? - here's the lowdown on all the possible contenders... Who will replace David Dimbleby as Question Time host? The BBC have not yet confirmed who will replace the veteran presenter who has hosted the show since 1994. A TV source said: “It’s wide open right now. BBC bosses have until the end of the year to decide, but the initial thought is that it should be a female host for the first time. The Beeb is certainly not short of options on that front with more strong women contenders than male.” David Dimbleby will now return to his "first love" of news reporting and will present his last edition of Question Time on December 13, 2018. Here's a look at who's in the running... Jeremy Paxman Jeremy Paxman, 68, is best known for his rigorous grilling of politicians on Newsnight which he presented from 1989-2015. Since 1994 he's also hosted the panel game … [Read more...] about Who will replace David Dimbleby as Question Time host? The favourites from Jeremy Paxman to Kirsty Young
PUBLISHED: 20:00 22 May 2018 Liam Jones Town Choir. Picture: Emily Cooper Emily Cooper Weston-super-Mare Museum will host a free unscripted show performed by a Canadian theatre company this weekend. MAYK and Theatre Orchard will take Town Choir to the museum in Burlington Street on Saturday and Sunday. The show, created by Theatre Replacement, sees performers decide content in real-time based on live-streamed writing. A group of four writers – made up of people including schoolchildren and senior citizens – will type out observations of the world around them and beam these to a big screen which second year students at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School will sing. The students, known as Take That Thou Theatre, will use the lyrics to create an innovative performance. Theatre Orchard director Fiona Matthews said: “This is a choir like you’ve never seen before, telling today’s news in an extraordinary way and with a unique voice. “Theatre Orchard is … [Read more...] about Weston-super-Mare Museum to host Town Choir performance
Students at Meghan Markle's former school, the Immaculate Heart in Los Angeles, have been celebrating ahead of her marriage to Prince Harry on Saturday. The all-girls Catholic School hosted a party to toast the royal couple just days before the wedding of the year, complete with cakes, tea, bunting and fascinators. Meghan's former teachers spoke of their pride and excitement at seeing the former pupil in the spotlight. "I will be watching every moment of the royal wedding in real time," Maria Pollia, who taught and mentored the actress, told The Telegraph. Immaculate Heart will also host a special Royal Wedding viewing party on Saturday, starting at 3.30am Los Angeles time. … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle’s LA high school hosts a party to wish her well ahead of Saturday’s Royal Wedding