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U.S. writer George Saunders wins Booker prize

U.S. writer George Saunders wins Booker prize Saunders thanked his wife, Paula, referring to her as his "precious friend and artistic hero" for supporting him to achieve the "wonderful honour". Lola Young, chair of the judge panel, said the novel stands out because of "its innovation, its very different styling, the way it nearly paradoxically brought to life these nearly dead souls in this other world". [Full Article...]

Kenny Chesney is returning to Pittsburgh

Kenny Chesney is returning to Pittsburgh Tickets for next year's show go on sale to the public on October 27. A number of VIP packages and all-inclusive tickets for the show will be available for purchase. The concert is part of Chesney's " Trip Around The Sun " tour. One of the highlights of Chesney's semi-annual stops in Tampa are his opening acts. [Full Article...]

Duduzane Zuma to be prosecuted by Gerrie Nel

Duduzane Zuma to be prosecuted by Gerrie Nel The certificate must be issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions, as a prerequisite for a private prosecution as it indicates that the State will not pursue the case. It is about bringing justice to a family who for years have been left in the dark. Kallie Kriel, CEO of AfriForum , said that the intended private prosecution had to send a very clear message that no one was above the law, "n... [Full Article...]

Aussies are the eighth-fastest binge-watchers according to Netflix

Aussies are the eighth-fastest binge-watchers according to Netflix If Netflix's enormous popularity has brought us one thing, and one thing only, it's the rise of binge-watching a series when it first comes out. Additionally, Netflix says this activity is growing rapidly - from 200,000 members in 2013 to more than 5 million in September 2017 on average. [Full Article...]

McDonald's Outlet In Singapore Provides Phone Lockers

McDonald's Outlet In Singapore Provides Phone Lockers However, among the parents who were surveyed, majority said the use of mobile devices had decreased their face to face interactions with their loved ones and they would prefer it if they could be more disciplined in staying away from several digital distractions at least during their family time, McDonald's said, according to Channel News Asia . [Full Article...]

Maharashtra state transport staff begins indefinite strike

Maharashtra state transport staff begins indefinite strike The employees are demanding implementation of 7th pay commission and interim hike of 25 per cent till the recommendations are implemented. To overcome the disruption caused by the strike, the transport department of the Maharashtra government has issued a notification to allow private vehicles, including school buses to ferry passengers. [Full Article...]

Brock Lesnar to respond to Jinder Mahal's Survivor Series challenge

Brock Lesnar to respond to Jinder Mahal's Survivor Series challenge Mahal, fresh from his trip to India, came to the ring flanked by the Singh Brothers and started reciting the story of a conversation he had with a "young boy" during his trip. "At Survivor Series, I am challenging The Beast". Mahal didn't think much of it and said that Styles was at the back of the line. After saying that he has beaten all the top challengers for his title, AJ Styles came out to... [Full Article...]

Women urged to seek breast cancer screening

Women urged to seek breast cancer screening About 2,470 men are also expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year with 460 deaths. Any woman can get breast cancer, but as women age, their chances increase. Dr. Onofrey will share the current research regarding breast cancer, its causes and best practices for prevention. Local breast cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers and corporate and community members will come together t... [Full Article...]

Anupam Kher's FTII visit witnesses 'lunch, selfie and discussion with students'

Anupam Kher's FTII visit witnesses 'lunch, selfie and discussion with students' The actor also had lunch with his students. While Kher said the interaction was fruitful, students were not amused and claimed they will continue the boycott till a concrete solution is arrived at. "We had a meeting and the actor appeared to be positive about all the issues. I want to be the person who wants to, sort of, take their point of view to the authorities", he said. [Full Article...]

Wipro net up 6% in Q2

Wipro net up 6% in Q2 Wipro said while the top 10 accounts accelerated momentum by growing 4.3 per cent sequentially, digital revenues stood at 24.1 per cent of its IT services revenues. A CNBC-TV18 poll estimated Q3 revenue growth target of 1.5-3 percent. Profit rose to Rs 2,192 crore ($337.5 million) in the three months ended September 30, from Rs 2,067 crore in the same period a year earlier, Wipro said. [Full Article...]

Blac Chyna reportedly sues Kardashian family for squashing E! reality show

Blac Chyna reportedly sues Kardashian family for squashing E! reality show Rob & Chyna was to complement the Kardashians' TV empire, but as their relationship soured, so too did the venture. Blac Chyna just sued Rob Kardashian and his family for allegedly abusing her. Chyna alleges in her complaint that the Kardashians may have painted the cancellation as being in the best interest of Rob, but that in reality, "the famous family was flexing their muscles so as to d... [Full Article...]

Ed Sheeran breaks arm, throwing Asian tour into doubt

Ed Sheeran breaks arm, throwing Asian tour into doubt In the post, he said he was "waiting on some medical advice" but that the injury may "affect some of my upcoming shows". The Sun reports Sheeran was riding his bike in London when he was hit by a vehicle, although that remains unconfirmed at this time. [Full Article...]

'Project Runway' Finalist Mychael Knight Dead at 39

'Project Runway' Finalist Mychael Knight Dead at 39 What happens to all the designers after competing on 'Project Runway?' Click through the gallery to find out what some of them are up to now. Mychael participated in the third season of Project Runway , and went on to launch his own clothing lines, as well as designing for Starbucks and creating his own fragrance brand. [Full Article...]

'Game of Thrones' star Lena Headey details close calls with Harvey Weinstein

'Game of Thrones' star Lena Headey details close calls with Harvey Weinstein During their first meeting, which, according to Headey, was at a screening of The Brothers Grimm at the Venice Film Festival (the film would have played there in 2005), Weinstein allegedly took her aside for a walk, where she says he attempted to come on to her. [Full Article...]

Prince George Binge-Watches *This* Disney Movie on the Reg

Prince George Binge-Watches *This* Disney Movie on the Reg It sounds like Prince George is insane about another prince: Simba! The headmaster of the school tipped to be the place where George will carry on his education told The Sunday Times that this would be a "groundbreaking" decision for the royal family. [Full Article...]

Kaspersky finds Flash zero-day delivers FinSpy malware

Kaspersky finds Flash zero-day delivers FinSpy malware However the good news is that according to Adobe, the company has released a security update that should fix the problem, although if you're already infected by the malware you will have to find a way to remove it. "We believe the number of attacks relying on FinSpy software, supported by zero-day exploits such as the one described here, will continue to grow". While many hoped that attackers have... [Full Article...]

Maisie Williams Was Excited To Hear About Sophie Turner's Engagement News

Maisie Williams Was Excited To Hear About Sophie Turner's Engagement News Writing in the comments section of Joe's Instagram post, the 25-year-old brunette beauty wrote: "HUGE CONGRATS". While the couple has been dating since late past year, they have kept their relationship private and are rarely seen out together in photos. [Full Article...]

Black Panther Swings in With a Trailer

Black Panther Swings in With a Trailer It sets out the movie's stall perfectly, swaggering to another beautifully chosen musical track and suggesting very much that the embrace of more weird material in the wake of Doctor Strange is in full force. The Black Panther is produced by Marvel Cinematic Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The action scenes and some serious interactions seen in the 2 minutes 18 se... [Full Article...]

Roy Price Resigns From Amazon Studios Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Roy Price Resigns From Amazon Studios Following Sexual Harassment Allegations Price had been at the helm of Amazon Studios since September 2014 during which it became the first streaming platform to get a Golden Globe, for the film Transport, and it won at the Oscars for Manchester by the Sea. She said she was inspired to tell her story by the many women accusing movie producer Harvey Weinstein of harassment. At the time, Amazon said it took the allegation seriously, ... [Full Article...]

'Supergirl' Season 3: Lena Luthor's Devices and Desires

'Supergirl' Season 3: Lena Luthor's Devices and Desires At least the first five episodes of the new season will feature Lima in some capacity, so we might just get to hang on to our Alex and Maggie dreams until the year's out. Kara was not so successful in handling that new turn of events during Monday's hour. "Lena thinks he is scum", McGrath told CBR of her character's disdain for Edge, adding that his basic sexism both fuels him, and will ultimate... [Full Article...]


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