Friday, 24 November 2017
Latest news
Home » Life&Culture

Life&Culture

Man Utd agree £75m fee to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku

perth_map

For the entire afternoon, Manchester United fans have been lost in a state of confusion wondering which reports to believe and whether or not Lukaku will, in fact, join up with Jose Mourinho's side. But the Blues striker was informed he is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge. However, Chelsea seemingly won't take the news lying down and both The Guardian and The Independent report that the Blues are likely to return with an offer of their own for the striker. Read More »

UNESCO puts Hebron on endangered heritage list, outraging Israel

perth_map

The UNESCO World Heritage committee on Friday put the West Bank city of Hebron's Old Town on its list of world heritage in danger, a decision that drew outrage from Israel . Israeli had failed to have the motion on Hebron blocked despite the personal intervention of the U.S. ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley. The resolution that was proposed by the Palestinians includes two main clauses. Read More »

LCD Soundsystem's Gavin Russom has come out as transgender

perth_map

Talking with Pitchfork , Russom said, " Over the past year and a half, I went from my trans identity being something I was in touch with and worked through in one way or another, to suddenly this shift where it's on the front burner. "What makes this time different is that I'm in a stable moment in my life", she said. "There may be people who are fans of either LCD or of my own music who don't really have any experience with these things", she added. Read More »

You Must Cover Abortions Now

perth_map

The measure, which does offer some religious-based exemptions, comes as the federal government and other states are seeking restrictions on abortion services. "It is a woman's right to choose when and if she is ready in her life to have a child", said Sen. Republican Senator Dennis Linthicum had the following to say about the passage of the controversial bill. Read More »

Will Doctor Strange be attacked in Avengers: Infinity War ?

perth_map

In this photo, we can see an actor in a mo-cap suit bearing down on odd, his hand over the Eye of Agomotto, which houses the Time Stone. Now, it's this Cumberbatch-pictured moment that is generating a lot of interest, and that's because of what a label says on the mo-capped actor's suit. Read More »

Bengal actor Vikram arrested in death of model Sonika Chauhan

perth_map

Ther are reports that auto was running at a high speed. "We have booked Vikram under Section 304 of IPC", he said. However, Chatterjee later confessed that he had consumed some alcohol on the accident night. Actor Vikram Chatterjee was today arrested by Kolkata police. She also said that he was being guarded by TMC leaders Arup Biswas. "This is why Vikram was charged with minor cases so that he can get bail". Read More »

Billie Lourd and Taylor Lautner have ended their romance

perth_map

They had been dating for about eight months at the time of the break up . While the exact reasons aren't immediately clear, an unnamed source confirmed the news to People , telling the outlet, "They aren't together anymore but they are still friendly" and that Lourd was "really focused on her work right now". Read More »

Ryan Reynolds Helps Fan Plot Revenge on Her Ex-Boyfriend

perth_map

The Deadpool actor couldn't help but tweet back with an additional suggestion, never one to miss an opportunity for shenanigans. Fresh off a breakup with her boyfriend, Dunn-who has some pretty impressive Photoshop skills, if we don't say so ourselves-edited her prom pictures and replaced her ex's face with that of fellow (incredibly handsome) Canuck, Reynolds . Read More »

State AGs urge FCC to block illegal robocalls

perth_map

We should be doing everything in our power to eliminate these types of calls, which far too often lead to identify theft and financial loss. The attorneys general expect preventing spoofed calls will save consumers millions in fraud avoidance. Read More »

Fox Business Anchor Charles Payne Has Been Suspended Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

perth_map

HuffPost writer Yashar Ali reported that the woman in question was Scottie Nell Hughes, a pro-Trump commentator who also appeared frequently on CNN during the 2016 election cycle. Shine left Fox News on May 1. In April, Fox News fired longtime host Bill O'Reilly over sexual harassment allegations. She's also working with her lawyer to file a lawsuit against the network. Read More »

The House Has a New 'No Sleeveless' Dress Code for Women

perth_map

In an attempt to get her outfit up to snuff, the unnamed woman reportedly "ripped out pages from her notebook and stuffed them into her dress' shoulder openings to create sleeves", CBS reported . Women, on the other hand, have been told they're not allowed to wear sleeveless blouses or dresses, sneakers or open-toed shoes. A CBS News feature story about the rules of a hallway known as the Speaker's Lobby unleashed long-standing irritation among some Capitol Hill journalists about the ... Read More »

Joan Lee, wife of Marvel co-creator Stan Lee, dies at 93

perth_map

The Hollywood Reporter , which first reported Joan Lee's death, recounted the couple's first meeting in a story past year. Joan , a former hat model, married Lee in 1947. The spokesperson said she died surrounded by her family. But anyway, I took her to lunch. You may not know it, but Joan contributed a lot for the creation of our favorite superhero comics, shows, and movies. Read More »

Album review: '4:44' finds Jay-Z surprisingly confessional

perth_map

In a recently deleted Instagram video , here's what Fif had to say. Jay Z returns to the United Kingdom to headline V Festival alongside Pink from 19-20 August at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in Staffordshire. His rap peer compared JAY-Z's new album to "golf course music" in the video. Instead, the Grammy victor has shifted his focus from "4:44" to July 6-his birthday. Read More »

Weekly US jobless claims edge past forecasts

perth_map

USA private employers hired fewer workers than expected in June and applications for unemployment benefits last week increased for a third straight week, suggesting some cooling in the labor market as it nears full employment. Motor vehicle manufacturers reported on Monday that auto sales fell in June for a fourth straight month. "In short, claims remain low, consistent with the trend in employment growth remaining more than strong enough to keep the unemployment rate trending down", Jim ... Read More »

Amnesty International Says Turkey Detained Its Country Director

perth_map

Turkish police rounded up eight leading human rights campaigners, including the head of rights group Amnesty International in Turkey, Idil Eser , at a meeting on an island near Istanbul, media said on Thursday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has overseen a harsh crackdown against dissidents after a failed coup past year. The Turkish government defends the measures as necessary for its security; human rights advocates say authorities are using security as a justification to clamp ... Read More »

Ed Sheeran on news of him quitting Twitter

perth_map

The popstar hit headlines earlier this week (begs03Jul17) after confessing he had "come off Twitter completely" because he could no longer deal with all of the vicious comments sent his way. "I'm just choosing not to read it". "I'm not quitting anything, I'm just not reading anything, except Harry Potter ". "One comment ruins your day", he shared. Read More »

Former coordinator Bob Shoop counters Penn State's lawsuit, claims he was sacked

perth_map

A clause in Shoop's contract states that he should have to pay back a portion of his base salary every year if he left prior to its expiration in February 2018. Penn State's defense was ranked second in the country during Shoop's first season and they were ranked 14th in 2015. Shoop is making $245,000 a year in base pay from Tennessee and an additional $905,00o in supplemental pay. Read More »

Kelly Olynyk, Heat reportedly reach 4-year, $50M-plus deal

perth_map

They have Al Horford and not much else. This signifies the second big free-agent signing for Miami following their re-signing of free-agent guard Dion Waiters who also agreed on a four-year deal to stay in South Florida. Olynyk's season might be best remembered for his performance in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Washington Wizards. He scored 14 points in the fourth quarter of that game and went 10-of-14 from the field for the game. Read More »

Ava DuVernay Directing Central Park Five Miniseries

perth_map

The multihyphenate, now one of the most in-demand talents in film and television, has signed on to write and direct a five-part miniseries about the notorious case of five young black men wrongly convicted of a brutal rape that took place in Manhattan's famous park during the spring of 1989. Read More »

Vantiv agrees to acquire Worldpay, bringing together two payment giants

perth_map

While banks have been trying to develop and buy more sophisticated technology, companies like PayPal and Worldpay have gained a large market share as consumers have adopted online shopping and cashless transactions. JPMorgan Chase & Co. also had sought to purchase Worldpay, and other companies still could seek to make a bid, the report said. Worldpay shareholders will own approximately 41% of the new company, which will be run by Vantiv CEO Charles Drucker and Worldpay CEO Philip Jansen. Read More »

Snapchat warps reality with backdrops and mask-free voice filters

perth_map

Snapchat has been very active this year also, giving out updates to its users after an equal interval of time, the company has yet again in an impressive move rolled out new updates for its users. The new update is available for iOS and Android . While quite similar to Snapchat's geofilters , the Backdrops feature allows users to put a design behind their photos instead of overlaying them with illustrations. Read More »

Bill Cosby faces November retrial in Montgomery County on sex assault charges

perth_map

Cosby, like many criminal defendants, did not testify at the trial. He is accused of the sexual assault of Temple University administrator Andrea Constand in his Philadelphia-area home in 2004. Attorneys in the case, including District Attorney Kevin Steele and Cosby defense lawyers Brian McMonagle and Angela Agrusa, were ordered to notify witnesses and make them available to testify when needed. Read More »

Daniel Dae Kim says money made him leave 'Hawaii Five-O'

perth_map

Lenkov's comments come a day after CBS released a statement defending its actions in the veteran actors' exits, saying the network "tried very hard to keep them with offers for large and significant salary increases ". " I will miss him sincerely ". However, Kim's message urged fans to look beyond his absence in the show as part of a "bigger picture", perhaps alluding to his and Park's refusal to be under compensated through a lens of social justice and equality. Read More »

Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger are engaged

perth_map

And, ever the funnyman, Oswalt joked of the proposal on Twitter: "I put the ring in a marzipan Slave I replica and said, 'Will you be my Padawan of Love?' She maced me but said yes later". "They met not too long ago through their mutual friend, Martha Plimpton ". "They're very happy ", said a source close to the couple. Salenger is a Harvard-educated actress who got her start at the age of 15 on Disney's "The Journey of Natty Gan ". Read More »

Game Of Thrones is hitting the road once again

A quick catch-up: Westeros is on the brink of war as Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Cersei Lannister ( Lena Headey ), and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) rally support, while the mysterious White Walkers move closer and closer to the Seven Kingdoms. Read More »

Georgia will open Sanford Stadium for August 21 total solar eclipse viewing

perth_map

Georgia's Sanford Stadium will be open to the public for the viewing of the total solar eclipse on August 21, it was announced Wednesday. The sky will darken as the moon covers part of the sun in our region, resulting in a spectacular sight in the sky! 35 counties will experience the eclipse in totality; Nashville is the largest American city in the 70-mile wide path of the total eclipse . Read More »

OKC Animal Welfare Sees Spike In Displaced Pets After Fireworks Displays

perth_map

Foster families can have children or other animals in the home, but they are required to quarantine foster animals for the first 10 days to prevent fosters from spreading diseases to other pets. Microchipping a pet typically costs between $25 and $50. Dogs without identification are eligible to be put up for adoption if left in a shelter for three days. Read More »

George Clooney takes newborn twins on vacation to Italy

perth_map

Prior to the birth of Ella and Alexander , George was put on a strict travel ban by his wife, Amal , just so he would be present for the birth of his newborns. " George is sedated and should recover in a few days". "You could see that even in the run up to having the kids ... even months ago, in the way George would fuss and fret over making sure security at the house was safe and the nursery was flawless". Read More »