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The Lights Go Out on Candlestick Park

San Francisco’s Candlestick Park is nearly gone. Only a few sections of the 55-year-old stadium remain standing as a months-long demolition is underway, making room for a new mall and housing units. Candlestick was designed to house the New York Giants who moved to San Francisco in 1958. It was America’s first modern stadium, built entirely of reinforced concrete, with seating for 43,500 and parking for 10,000.

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Ryanair booking error: man claims it was cheaper to change his name

A man who discovered his Ryanair flight ticket had been booked under the wrong surname has claimed it was cheaper for him to change his name by deed poll and buy a new passport than pay the admin fee to have the error corrected.

Adam West (nee Armstrong), 19, had a flight to Ibiza booked for him by his girlfriend’s stepdad, according to The Sun. The name on the booking turned out to be incorrect, however, as her stepdad used the surname Adam had given himself on Facebook, which, being a fan of Batman, was “West”.

When Adam realised the mistake he calculated it would cost him £220 to get his actual surname, which was Armstrong, added to the ticket. Instead, he opted to change his surname to West, via deed poll, a service which is free. He then ordered himself a new passport to reflect the name change, which cost him £103.


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Sony Music CEO confirms launch of Apple’s music streaming service tomorrow

“What does Apple bring to this?” Morris said. “Well, they’ve got $178 billion dollars in the bank. And they have 800 million credit cards in iTunes. Spotify has never really advertised because it’s never been profitable. My guess is that Apple will promote this like crazy and I think that will have a halo effect on the streaming business.

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Enbridge Ads Yanked From Screens In Tim Hortons Locations #BoycottTims

I think there might be a larger issue with the amount of Tim Hortons trash that you will find blowing across parking lots, parks, trails, lakes and rivers and of course on the side of almost every road and major highway. I wonder if all these empty Timmies cups were thoughtlessly left behind by the same people that are opposed to the Enbridge adverts. Or maybe all the trash is a clever way for Tom Hortons to maximize their own advertising.

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The Big Business of Selling Your Old Clothes

“These guys look a little too beat up for us,” he says, scrutinizing a pair of metallic Calvin Klein pumps that are practically melting at the heel, “but I hope you had an awesome night out in them!”

Once Goellner gets to the bottom of the bag, he informs his customer she’s done really well and explains how Buffalo Exchange, like most buy-sell-trade stores, work: you get 50 percent of the sale in store credit or 30 percent in cash.

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