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Moana discovers her powers in the global trailer for Disney's latest Moana discovers her powers in the global trailer for Disney's latest
- July 22, 2016

It's super kawaii - that means super cute in Japanese! Sure, Dwayne Johnson as Maui is going to be fun, but this story promises to be much more than just a celebrity filled cameo fest. "She's courageous, she is so empowered, she knows what she wants and she's not afraid to get it, and I think that's something that I can relate to as well", Cravalho talked about her role in an interview with People a year ago. (more...)
Republican National Convention's unifying theme is incompetence
- July 21, 2016

Trump read McIver passages from Obama's speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, and McIver included the phrases. "I remembered that line from Michelle Obama's speech", he was quoted saying in the report . Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, praised Trump for believing in MMA when no one else would, while soap opera star Kimberlin Brown declared him to be the only sensible choice for women in America. (more...)
Unilever buys razor-maker Dollar Shave Club Unilever buys razor-maker Dollar Shave Club
- July 21, 2016

In 2015, DSC had turnover of $152m and is on track to exceed $200m in turnover in 2016. Dollar Shave Club founder is reportedly staying on as CEO for the company and is excited about the possibility of getting his razors on the global market considering that Unilever is a European owned company. (more...)
SABC journalists fired: Fair or not? SABC journalists fired: Fair or not?
- July 21, 2016

The Suzman Foundation first wrote to the SABC in June regarding to protest footage ban, asking it to provide it with a written response that it would desist from implementing policy, or it would be taken to court. Alex Mashilo says the public broadcaster had no choice once it was dragged to court this morning. The collective has made six demands to the SABC and said only one was met. (more...)
John Williams greets Star Wars musicians outside home John Williams greets Star Wars musicians outside home
- July 21, 2016

A video of the performance was posted on YouTube by Michael Miller , himself a longtime TV composer. Not so long ago in a neighbourhood far, far away, two young musicians made the call to perform the Star Wars theme tune on the pavement outside of the house of the man who composed it. (more...)
Ottawa Senators trade Mika Zibanejad for Gatineau native Derick Brassard Ottawa Senators trade Mika Zibanejad for Gatineau native Derick Brassard
- July 20, 2016

His cap hit for 2016-17 is $2.625 million, after which he can become a restricted free agent. Brassard could be considered upgrade for Ottawa down the middle, but he is slightly older than Zinbanejad, making the cost of a second round pick seem slightly overpriced considering the players had relatively similar production past year. (more...)
Qandeel Baloch's family barred from 'forgiving' son Qandeel Baloch's family barred from 'forgiving' son
- July 20, 2016

Qandeel Baloch styled herself as a modern day feminist and was proud to push the limits of what is expected of women in Pakistan. Waseem said he killed his sister due to her social media activities, which included a series of posts with a prominent Muslim cleric, Abdul Qavi. (more...)
HBO, FX And Netflix Among Winners Following Emmy Nominations
- July 20, 2016

Meanwhile, a long-acclaimed show from FX received Emmy nods in major categories this year for the first time. Others included both Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright for House of Cards; Aziz Ansari for Master of None; Kyle Chandler for the drama Bloodline; Rami Malek for Mr Robot; Lily Tomlin for Grace and Frankie plus Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Ellie Kemper . (more...)
Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney split
- July 20, 2016

Kinney proposed to Gaga on Valentine's Day in 2015, but a wedding date was never publicly announced. Lady Gaga has been spotted in Cabo where perhaps she'll meet an Alejandro. She said, "I said, 'Yes!' right away and then he pulled out the heart-shaped diamond". In fact, Kinney turned down the chance to present at the Golden Globes so that all attention could be on Gaga. (more...)
Did Melania Trump Copy Michelle Obama's Words? Did Melania Trump Copy Michelle Obama's Words?
- July 20, 2016

Things like that. I mean, she was speaking in front of 35 million people last night. Updated figures, along with TV audiences from cable news channels and smaller networks, are expected later on Tuesday. Because we want our children - and all children in this nation - to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them. (more...)
UNESCO adds 3 Indian sites to World Heritage List UNESCO adds 3 Indian sites to World Heritage List
- July 19, 2016

Lut Desert in southeast of Iran and seven more historic sites have been registered on the List of World Heritage, according to a statement by the worldwide body. Mathur, director, Wildlife Institute of India, told The Hindu in a communication from Istanbul . It took ten years to complete the station, formerly known as "Victoria Terminus". (more...)
'Game of Thrones' Won't Return Until Summer 2017, HBO Confirms
- July 19, 2016

After much speculation, HBO has confirmed that the upcoming seventh season of " Game of Thrones " will be seven episodes long, opposed to its typical 10-episode seasons. This is partly because a big portion of filming will be done during winter due to Jon Snow's ascent to the throne of the North in the end of last season. (more...)
U.S. suspends strikes against IS group from Turkey base, official says U.S. suspends strikes against IS group from Turkey base, official says
- July 19, 2016

At Diyarbakir, the Air Force began staging small numbers of US troops last fall in case personnel recovery missions are required. USA fighters, drones and refueling aircraft flying out of Incirlik, located less than 80 miles from the Syrian border, have played a crucial role in the battle against the Islamic State group. (more...)
Murdochs Move to Oust Fox News Chief Roger Ailes Murdochs Move to Oust Fox News Chief Roger Ailes
- July 19, 2016

Ailes is now embroiled in a sexual harassment lawsuit brought forward by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson. "This matter is not yet resolved and the review is not concluded", 21st Century Fox said. While allegations of secretly recording employee meetings at Fox News Channel may sound wild, sources say that such behavior may not be beneath Ailes, a former top advisor to Richard Nixon. (more...)
Links between Nice attacker and IS not yet established: Minister
- July 19, 2016

The Dubliner, who has lived in the city for eight years, said he was happy to stay in the face of the apparent targeting of France. Despite being under a heightened state of emergency, French security forces failed to stop Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel from barging past police vehicles at the entrance to Nice's famed Riviera beachfront, where the zig-zagging truck he was driving instantly transformed a crowd of families and fun-seekers into utter tragedy. (more...)
EU, US to Turkey: No excuse to break democratic traditions
- July 19, 2016

The government said a total of "8,777 personnel were dismissed from their duties" including governors, civil inspectors, and legal advisers. The coup plotters sent warplanes firing on key government installations and tanks rolling into major cities, but the rebellion - which was not supported by the military's top brass -was quashed by loyal government forces and masses of civilians who took to the streets. (more...)
Halifax's Ellen Page among Canadians nominated for Emmys Halifax's Ellen Page among Canadians nominated for Emmys
- July 18, 2016

Fox, Molly Parker and Lorne Michaels are among the Canadians nominated for Emmy Awards this year. Canadian "Orphan Black" star Maslany has earned her second career Emmy Award nomination . She also was named best lead actress in a drama series by the Critics' Choice Television Awards in 2013 and 2014. This Emmy nod comes after a big year in which she not only had to play new clones, she also took on several other projects - from "BoJack Horseman" to "Robot Chicken" and the film "Two Lovers ... (more...)
Trailer Arrives For Battlefront Death Star - More Star Wars Games Updates
- July 18, 2016

Outside of the Star Wars movies, one of the best places for fans to get their fix from a galaxy far far away has always been the video games. Mexican actor Diego Luna, who plays Captain Cassian Andor, said " Rogue One " was the "most grounded film" in the franchise and centered on a group of rebels fighting for freedom and to "change their reality". (more...)
Law enforcement, activists to meet with Obama at White House
- July 18, 2016

At a town hall meeting recorded to be broadcast in prime time, Obama cautiously offered suggestions, but no surefire solutions. The good news, Obama said, is at least people are finally talking about the problems. The White House has declined that request , and Obama insisted he's condemned anti-police rhetoric plenty already. The White House was not dimmed to blue lighting. (more...)
Mourners gather for funeral of black man killed by police
- July 18, 2016

Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie said threats like that justified an increased show of force at the demonstrations, as officers donned riot gear after starting with a mostly reserved, low profile. Cameron Sterling, son of Alton Sterling , who was killed by Baton Rouge police last Tuesday, holds the hand of his mother, Quinyetta McMillon, as he speaks to the media outside the Triple S Food Mart, where his father was killed, in Baton Rouge , La., Wednesday, July 13, 2016. (more...)
Auschwitz asks visitors not to play 'Pokémon Go' Auschwitz asks visitors not to play 'Pokémon Go'
- July 17, 2016

Communications director Andrew Hollinger said: "We are attempting to have the museum removed from the game". This is the message from authorities at Arlington National Cemetery, aimed at those who might use the hit mobile game Pokemon Go at the cemetery. (more...)
'Game of Thrones' tops Emmy nods, but streaming makes gains
- July 17, 2016

The show aired against a contemporary backdrop of rising tensions between minority communities and law enforcement over a series of killings of unarmed black men at the hands of police in cities across the country, giving rise to the Black Lives Matter protest movement. (more...)
Developer of Nintendo's Pokemon GO aiming for rollout to 200 markets soon Developer of Nintendo's Pokemon GO aiming for rollout to 200 markets soon
- July 17, 2016

To capitalize on exhausted players traveling around their communities catching Pokemon , one service has already begun offering to take a user's phone to catch Pokemon characters while the player waits at home. Niantic used their location data from a prior game ( Ingress ) to set up their Gyms and Pokestops for Pokemon Go . Some people might literally step over real-life boundaries depending on where the Pokestops and in-game gyms are. (more...)
UFC star Lesnar flagged for potential flunked drug test
- July 17, 2016

That is all Brock Lesnar had to say to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN ) in response to his potential anti-doping violation. Lesnar received the exemption because he didn't retire while USADA was overseeing UFC's anti-doping policy, and because a long time had passed since Lesnar left the promotion. (more...)
No decision made yet on 'Ghostbusters' in China — Sony
- July 17, 2016

She's not alone - a lot of us, whether we saw it in theaters or encountered it on home video years later, fell hard for the infectiously goofy spirit (and ear-wormingly bouncy theme song) of the film. McCarthy: Everybody had talked about Chris Hemsworth, "Oh, he's great". This is not a remake of the original movie, but a new rendition with a much better storyline. (more...)