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Actress claims more job offers after ASEAN lane controversy

MANILA, Philippines —  Actress Maria Isabel Lopez could lose her license for using a traffic lane reserved for ASEAN delegates, but she has also gained career opportunities, she said. “Too many offers—TV guestings, new soap, two new movies for 2018, on top of the one I’m producing… plus a new international film to be shot in Japan.. I’m booked guys til ... Read More »

BuzzFeed News Parts Ways With Three Entertainment Staffers After Identifying ‘Holes’ in Harvey Weinstein Coverage

BuzzFeed News is changing its approach to covering the entertainment biz — after top editors perceived that the site trailed on coverage of the Harvey Weinstein scandal — and three members of the editorial staff are exiting the company with the new strategy. Departing the company are entertainment editor Jaimie Etkin, who had been with BuzzFeed News for four years and has headed ... Read More »

Facebook and Instagram services restored after major global disruption

Facebook, which acquired Instagram for $1bn in 2012, has not provided an official reason for the outage. Photograph: Tom Dymond/Rex Features Facebook and Instagram were offline to many users on Wednesday afternoon in what appeared to be a global connection problem. The website Down Detector suggested users of both social media sites began reporting problems at about 4pm, with Europe and North America seemingly ... Read More »

Neymar slams Barcelona bosses after PSG home debut

Neymar went on to score twice in his PSG home debut against Toulouse on Sunday. Photo: Reuters Paris: Paris Saint-Germain’s world-record signing Neymar launched a scathing attack on his former club’s directors, saying “Barca deserve much better”. The people in charge at the Catalan giants “are not the people who should be there, for the direction of Barca,” Neymar told reporters ... Read More »

Olympic legacy: Did £1bn after 2012 get any more people doing sport?

Mo Farah wins gold in Men’s 5000m, London 2012 Five years ago this month, the London Olympic Games – seen as a great success for Britain – came to a close. At the time, the country was promised that the end of the Games would not mean the end of the success story, that there would be a lasting legacy ... Read More »

After Visa Delays, Afghan Girls Robotics Team Reaches US for Competition

With two words – “Team Afghanistan” – the crowd assembled in the stands at DAR Constitution Hall erupted into a deafening roar Sunday as the teen-aged girls made their way onto a sprawling stage, waving their country’s flag and donning head scarves in matching colors.Their triumphant entrance on the stage Sunday at the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge marked the end of a ... Read More »

Clamour for rate cut by the RBI rises after wholesale inflation falls

India Inc. on Friday called for an easing of the monetary policy by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in line with June’s deceleration in the country’s annual rate of inflation based on wholesale and retail prices. Corporate India’s calls for a reduction of key lending rates comes after Friday’s data from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry showed that ... Read More »

TN theatres shut for 2nd day over 30% entertainment tax even after GST

Theatres across Tamil Nadu will continue to remain shut on Tuesday for the second consecutive day protesting against the state government’s decision to levy 30 per cent entertainment tax over and above the 28 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST). The double taxation has left the Tamil filmdom in disarray, forcing the Tamil Nadu Film Chamber of Commerce to announce shutdown of theatres ... Read More »

Police find suspect dead after three slain in southern Indiana home

A man that Indiana State Police investigators were searching for in connection to the deaths of three people in Washington County has been found dead in his truck. Shortly after 8 a.m. Monday, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department got a tip at 47-year-old Richard Lee Burton Jr. was parked at the Blackwell Horse Camp near Ind. 446. When police approached the ... Read More »

A salute to Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda, retiring after 45 years of innovation in gaming

Few at Nintendo can say they saw the company’s start as a video game company, and fewer still have had as much influence as Genyo Takeda, co-creator of several of the company’s most memorable (and durable) innovations. He’s retiring today, and I just wanted to mark the occasion. The retirement was quietly announced in rather perfunctory form as part of ... Read More »