Culture&Arts


Japan upset New Zealand, Williams out in rocky rugby return Japan upset New Zealand, Williams out in rocky rugby return
- August 11, 2016

As big an upset as their 15-man side's victory over the Springboks at the Rugby World Cup past year, Japan's win was their first in 16 attempts against the 12-times world sevens series champions. Seeing Williams, a two-time World Cup victor with the All Blacks, being helped off with his injury in the second-half was a "boost", Soejima said. "It's unbelievable, you never see a minnow team come here and beat a team supposed to be a gold medal contender". (more...)
Islamic State acquires U.S. weapons, radios in Afghanistan after recent victories Islamic State acquires U.S. weapons, radios in Afghanistan after recent victories
- August 10, 2016

In the same group of recently released photos, ISIS displayed the military identification card of US Army specialist Ryan Jay Larson, claiming they had captured him. 'SPC Larson was attached to a unit conducting a partnered [operation] with Afghan Forces, ' Commander Ron Flesvig, a US military spokesman, said on Sunday. (more...)
The Flash casts Vampire Diaries alum as Caitlin Snow's mom The Flash casts Vampire Diaries alum as Caitlin Snow's mom
- August 10, 2016

The new member to join the cast is Susan Walters - known for playing Carol Lockwood in seasons 1 to 4 of the supernatural series, "The Vampire Diaries ". The Flash Season 3 will mainly revolve around the choices of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) for his own nuclear family, but it is also refreshing to divert attention to the families of other characters as well. (more...)
Even Olympic selfies are complicated by Koreas' rivalry
- August 10, 2016

Two young athletes from neighboring countries that have been political enemies for more than 60 years snapped a selfie together in Rio, in a photo many say captures the spirit of the Olympic Games. Here's what others had to say about the iconic photo. It's 17-year-old Lee's first Olympics so she'll probably be seeking advice from veteran Hong, 27, who won gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. (more...)
Taraji P. Henson says it's not her job to dress Cookie Taraji P. Henson says it's not her job to dress Cookie
- August 10, 2016

With the continued success of Fox's Empire comes the continued questions about a possible spinoff of the hip-hop drama - a question showrunner Ilene Chaiken faced at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Monday (Aug. "We come back in season three wondering if she could ever be done". "Killing [a character] is not your go-to move. No matter what's going on at Empire , it's always about the family", Chaiken said. (more...)
24 treated after eating drug-laced candy at rap concert 24 treated after eating drug-laced candy at rap concert
- August 10, 2016

A spokesperson for the hospital OhioHealth in Mansfield told NBC News that 23 patients were treated with Narcan, a spray used to treat known or suspected opioid overdoses, Saturday afternoon and were then taken to the hospital for treatment. (more...)
Bryce Dallas Howard Walks the "Pete's Dragon" Premiere Red Carpet
- August 10, 2016

Pete's Dragon was created by Weta Digital and another famous New Zealand dragon, Smaug, featured in The Hobbit and was also created by Weta. Elliot the dragon flies over Wellington Harbour in a video promoting New Zealand as a holiday destination. (more...)
Judge orders delay for Johnny Depp restraining order hearing Judge orders delay for Johnny Depp restraining order hearing
- August 10, 2016

Amber is also expected to be called as a hostile witness. And five concierges from their apartment building, who all saw Amber between May 21 - the night the alleged attack happened - and May 27 and have all stated in depositions they saw no injuries to the actress' face. (more...)
Trump claims unity in his campaign
- August 09, 2016

John McCain , a Vietnam War veteran and former prisoner of war who said "I can not emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump's statement ". The Republican nominee for president challenged that assertion and also implied Ghazala Khan's religion prevented her from speaking. The private conference, which attendees said lasted about 30 minutes before a rally in Florida, included top Trump defense adviser retired Lt. (more...)
Warner Bros. Pictures via CNN
- August 09, 2016

Negative reviews of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice led some DC fans to theorize that film critics are being paid by Marvel to bash the competition, and that journalists are out to "get" DC. Box office success for " Suicide Squad " was vital for Warner Bros. And not to look past Wonder Woman (because it looks wonderful, but it's is also done filming ), but Justice League is the next big DC movie being filmed right now, due out late next year. (more...)
Kenyan athletics manager recalled after doping bribe report Kenyan athletics manager recalled after doping bribe report
- August 09, 2016

Dr Wario also accused the Sunday Times of jeopardising investigations into doping by allegedly withholding serious information from the relevant Kenyan authorities. It read: "You know what?" "I am not able to talk to you right now", he messaged. "We want to show the world our bid for clean sport". But he told the newspaper he was only going along with it because he wanted to find out who the undercover reporters were and "protect" athletes. (more...)
Hulu dropping free video as it prepares cable TV alternative
- August 09, 2016

Yahoo View is available in the USA today . Yahoo has not disclosed what they are planning to do with their part in Hulu . Rather than killing its free streaming service, Hulu negotiated a partnership with Yahoo , Tech Crunch reports , a deal that has been in the making for around six months. (more...)
GOP national security experts oppose Trump GOP national security experts oppose Trump
- August 09, 2016

Those who signed worked for former Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and say they are convinced that Trump would be "the most reckless president in American history". The chief spokesman for the Florida Republican Party is quitting his job because of his refusal to support the party's presidential nominee, Donald Trump. (more...)
Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Leslie Jones hilariously comments on road race Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Leslie Jones hilariously comments on road race
- August 08, 2016

The whole world is tuned in as the best athletes compete against one another other to win the coveted olympic gold medal. The Olympic road race is a long old event for the regular sport watcher, but if you tune in to the commentary of Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones , it makes the time go by much quicker. (more...)
First gold medal in Rio goes to United States shooter Virginia Thrasher First gold medal in Rio goes to United States shooter Virginia Thrasher
- August 08, 2016

The precocious 19-year-old closed out the summer with her biggest surprise yet. Shooter Virginia Thrasher won the women's 10-meter air rifle, finishing a point ahead of tw o-time gold medalist Li Du of China. Thrasher has a few days off before taking part in another Olympic shooting event, the smallbore. Thrasher became the youngest woman ever to win the first gold medal of the Games. (more...)
Trump launches new, personal attacks on Hillary Clinton
- August 08, 2016

US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are directly responsible for undermining stability in the Middle East, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said in a statement on Friday. Trump conceded Friday he was wrong to claim repeatedly in recent days that he saw a video of a US cash payment going to Iran. Critics of the Obama administration have said a $400 million payment in cash to Iran amounted to a ransom in exchange for the freeing of American ... (more...)
Biggins Big Brother Eviction Transcript 'Fake'
- August 08, 2016

Metro.co.uk have contacted reps for CBB and Biggins for a comment. Diana Waissel said that she had been anxious about her daughter having to be in the house with someone who would express those views. Renee said she had been told by an unnamed former Central Intelligence Agency agent that "they gave it (Aids) to kill off third world countries", which Biggins agreed with, stating he thought it was "man-made". (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn to pledge to 'rebuild Britain'
- August 08, 2016

Mr Smith was jeered by Corbyn supporters at several points after calling for unity in the party. Mr McDonnell attacked Mr Smith as "one of the most ambitious career politicians I have met" and rejected the challenger's oft-repeated claim that he had himself said he was ready to see Labour split "if that's what it takes". (more...)
Trump is 'unfit,' Obama says, challenging GOP to end support Trump is 'unfit,' Obama says, challenging GOP to end support
- August 07, 2016

Trump broke a political and societal taboo over the weekend when he criticized Khizr and Ghazala Khan , the bereaved parents of Capt. Humayun Khan, a Muslim who was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart after he was killed in 2004. Obama said Trump's attacks on the Khans showed he was "woefully unprepared" to be president. Ryan condemned any criticism of Muslim Americans who serve their country, while Ayotte declared she was "appalled" by Trump's spat with the Khans. (more...)
Anton Yelchin's parents launch wrongful death lawsuit Anton Yelchin's parents launch wrongful death lawsuit
- August 07, 2016

It is wrong, it is against nature when parents bury (their) own child." said the former Star Trek actor's father, Victor Yelchin. The shifter in 2014 and 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokees operates like a joystick, returning to the same position no matter what gear the vehicle is in. (more...)
Rare conviction made in shooting by Virginia police officer Rare conviction made in shooting by Virginia police officer
- August 07, 2016

Rankin, who was sacked while he awaited trial, had originally been charged with first-degree murder and using a firearm to commit a felony. A jury convicted a white former police officer of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen accused of shoplifting at a Wal-Mart. (more...)
Lions TE Eric Ebron hurts lower right leg during practice Lions TE Eric Ebron hurts lower right leg during practice
- August 07, 2016

After Ebron was injured, the Lions shifted the practice that simulated game situations to the other end of the field. He is expected to play a big role in Detroit's offense this season, and has worked as the No. "As a group, we all have to step up and try to fill that void". Both Ebron and Van Noy have talked extensively this summer about this being a make-or-break fall for them. (more...)
Trump challenges Clinton's promises in new video Trump challenges Clinton's promises in new video
- August 07, 2016

The real estate mogul did not appreciate Clinton knocking his ability to deal with a national campaign. Trump had ceded the high ground on patriotism, which Clinton rushed generals in to fill. Throughout the convention, Democrats tried to convey the stakes of the election not only to Sanders backers but to Republicans concerned about Mr Trump's bombastic tone and foreign policy positions. (more...)
Hillary Clinton a founder of ISIS, says Donald Trump
- August 06, 2016

Despite the vast majority saying they wish Trump would drop out, 58% believe that he will not. "Take a look at Orlando". "Nobody has said , 'I can't go there at all'". He's not going to "straighten up". For instance, his pointed decision not to endorse Paul Ryan is not going to help him win Republicans back to his camp. (more...)
Pokemon GO Dev Takes Legendary Pokemon Away From Cheaters
- August 06, 2016

While many fans of the series have been waiting for their release in Pokemon Go , along with other Legendary Pokemon , they've been left waiting. Articuno is apparently the first legendary Pokemon in " Pokemon Go " to be captured by anyone playing the AR game. Yes, Brazil, we want to bring the game to you (and many other countries where it is not yet available). (more...)