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TCA announces new music programme

A new eight-month-long music programme will bring together classical musicians from around the world to perform in Abu Dhabi. Run by the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, the season includes the return of the concert series Abu Dhabi Classics (running from October 2017 to May 2018), Umsiyat (January 2018) and performances by students and graduates from Bait Al Oud. “Our Music ... Read More »

Sports Direct fails to meet 2016 pledge on working condi

Mike Ashley, founder and majority shareholder of sportwear retailer Sports Direct, at the controversial Shirebrook warehouse. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters It added that it had “taken steps to promote stability for [these groups of workers] by ensuring changes to scheduled hours by the company [were] kept to a minimum”. It said: “Our research found that in common with surveys by other ... Read More »

LGBT representation on television is tokenistic and de-sexualised

Love Island is happy to include a ‘bromance’ but would never show gay men in a sexualised light ITV/Rex/Shutterstock On Thursday, the director of television for ITV Kevin Lygo caused something of a stir at the Edinburgh Festival. There had been some discussion about expanding the incredibly successful ITV programme Love Island to more proactively include LGBT contestants, but Lygo shot down this idea ... Read More »

Fifth Harmony: Fifth Harmony review – frustratingly patchy pop

Fifth Harmony, left to right: Dinah Jane, Normani Kordei, Ally Brooke, Lauren Jauregui. Having been reduced to a four-part harmony following the departure of Camila Cabello, US girl band Fifth Harmony’s self-titled third album simultaneously feels like a statement of intent and a hastily cobbled together swansong. There are flashes of brilliance, on the low-slung, sweaty R&B of He Like That ... Read More »

This Week In Sports Law: Barcelona Sues Neymar, Tiger Woods Nudes, Jamaal Tinsley Overpaid

Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar is being sued by his former club, FC Barcelona. (Photo: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images) Neymar Sued For Switching Clubs FC Barcelona is suing soccer superstar Neymar, alleging that he breached a contract by signing with competitor Paris Saint Germain. Barcelona wants Neymar to pay at least 8.5 million euro in damages based on a “loyalty bonus” that was paid out by ... Read More »

‘Entertainment Tonight’ Co-Host Nancy O’Dell Lists Pasadena Estate (EXCLUSIVE)

SELLERS: Nancy O’Dell and Keith Zubchevich LOCATION: Pasadena, CA PRICE: $7,189,000 SIZE: 8,926 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms plus guesthouse YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Last fall, shortly after veteran entertainment news journalist and longtime “Entertainment Tonight” co-host Nancy O’Dell was identified as the married woman Donald Trump crudely and unsuccessfully tried to make a move on in the now infamous leaked “Access Hollywood” video tape on which ... Read More »

Songs for the eclipse – 10 of the best

. Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart Songwriter Jim Steinman originally penned his 1983 smash from the point of view of a despondent vampire for a proposed musical he wrote based on Nosferatu. Tyler’s sore-throated vocals perfectly matched the strained drama of Steinman’s music. Together, they created both a great pop song and a staggering piece of kitsch. Either ... Read More »

Clash Royale Tips and Tricks to Crush Your Opponents in Style

HIGHLIGHTS Clash Royale combines multiplayer, tower defence and card collection Managing elixir is very important Distracting your opponent is a valid strategy Clash Royale is a popular tower defence strategy game that is available on Android and iOS for quite some time now. The game is made by Supercell, the same game development company that gave us Clash of Clans. While the characters used for Clash ... Read More »

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Day One Patch Detailed

HIGHLIGHTS Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is out from August 22 The game has a patch for photo mode On launch day there will be a patch for multiplayer as well PS4-exclusive Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’s release date is August 22 in the US and August 23 in India and Europe. In the run up to this, developer Naughty Dog has issued ... Read More »

The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks

Film, especially science fiction, has always loved to explore the future we are most afraid of. That’s why nukes have been lighting up the screen for decades, with recent events have made the theme more timely and scarier than ever. Here are the nine most nightmare-inducing movies about nuclear attacks. Note: Dr. Strangelove, Miracle Mile, and other comedies aren’t included on the ... Read More »