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Writer, actor and filmmaker Neeraj Vora dies Writer, actor and filmmaker Neeraj Vora dies
- December 15, 2017

His wife passed away in 2004 and soon after his mother also passed away. While he was admitted to New Delhi hospital, Nadiadwala shifted Neeraj to his home after his health showed no improvement. "Luckily, God was on my side". "I was so sure he would recover fully, but God willed otherwise. I sincerely believe we are all instruments of God brought on earth to do His will". (more...)
This weekend: Wreaths Across America aims to honor fallen veterans This weekend: Wreaths Across America aims to honor fallen veterans
- December 15, 2017

The public is welcome to support this event by honoring those who have served in one of the armed branches of the United States of America. Preference will be given to honoring veterans and their surviving loved ones. Wreaths Across America efforts first began in Ottawa County in 2014, organized and funded at the time by the Ottawa County Veterans Service Office. (more...)
Republicans double down on attacks on Mueller after anti-Trump texts Republicans double down on attacks on Mueller after anti-Trump texts
- December 14, 2017

Rosenstein spoke during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, report Bloomberg Politics and USA Today . Strzok has been reassigned within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Their subjects of investigation would reportedly include various right-wing hobbyhorses and conspiracy theories, ranging from the years-old sale of non-weapon-grade uranium that did not involve Hillary Clinton, to the FBI's investigation of the Steele dossier, to the idea that some FBI agents may be revealed ... (more...)
FCC, FTC announce partnership to police internet after net neutrality repeal FCC, FTC announce partnership to police internet after net neutrality repeal
- December 13, 2017

The law gave the U.S. government sweeping power over the network providers to check the discriminatory practices with the content flowing through their channels. Once adopted, the order will also require broadband Internet access service providers to disclose their network management practices, performance, and commercial terms of service. (more...)
Six-year-old among YouTube's highest earners Six-year-old among YouTube's highest earners
- December 12, 2017

And now he is 6 years old and has over 10 million subscribers. Moreover, Ryan ToysReview tied for the eighth spot this year on Forbes' annual list of the highest-earning YouTube accounts. The reason for the prominence of these channels is that a child does a review of toys. Ryan generated this mammoth sum as ad revenue by reviewing toys and foods on the channel. (more...)
Chinese rooftopping star dead after fall from 62-storey building
- December 12, 2017

Wu had thousands of fans on social media network Weibo for his daredevil stunts at the top of high-rise buildings with no safety equipment. Wu Yongning , 26, fell to his death on November 8 after climbing a skyscraper in the Chinese city of Changsha . (more...)
Kids Have Darnedest Things on Their Santa Wish Lists on SNL Kids Have Darnedest Things on Their Santa Wish Lists on SNL
- December 11, 2017

Santa attempts to get Sugarplum the elf ( Kate McKinnon ) to field the question about the Minnesota Democrat, but she passes, saying in the current climate Santa should call her Amy. This week, Franken resigned from the Senate following a number of sexual harassment allegations against him. Unfortunately, the kids that head up to sit on Santa's lap are starting to understand that as long as you deny any wrongdoing, you can always keep your job in the public sector. (more...)
Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma wedding: Here is what we know so far Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma wedding: Here is what we know so far
- December 10, 2017

However, the couple may reportedly register their marriage in Mumbai on January 12. The Indian team will tour South Africa and now in a new development, it is being said that "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" fame Anushka Sharma will accompany Indian captain Virat Kohli in the South Africa, as per reports in the Deccan Chronicle. (more...)
Did Kim Kardashian Throw Shade at Taylor Swift with this Instagram Post? Did Kim Kardashian Throw Shade at Taylor Swift with this Instagram Post?
- December 08, 2017

Taylor appeared to hit back just 24 hours later, posting a picture of herself from her new Vogue shoot. Taylor slams someone for their "tilted stage", something Kanye had during his Saint Pablo tour in 2016, when she sings: 'I don't like your little games/ Don't like your tilted stage/ The role you made me play/ Of the fool/ No, I don't like you'. (more...)
Twitter releases its most trending topics, people and tweets for 2017 Twitter releases its most trending topics, people and tweets for 2017
- December 08, 2017

The social media platform's most shared tweet of the year was from a 17-year-old Nevada resident who asked United States fast food chain Wendy's how many retweets he would need to get a year's worth of free chicken nuggets . Ariana Grande's tweet after the Manchester Arena bombing in May was the fourth most retweeted globally. Cleveland Cavaliers star Lebron James was seventh, with a tweet that criticized President Donald Trump over his decision to rescind Stephen Curry's invitation to the ... (more...)
Takeaways From a Gathering of Mayors on Climate Change Takeaways From a Gathering of Mayors on Climate Change
- December 08, 2017

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Lord Mayor Isaya Mwita Charles signs the Chicago Climate Charter at the North American Climate Summit at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago. The main speaker and guest of honor was former President Barack Obama . "We are stuck with that, at least for a couple more years", Jackie Biskupski (D), mayor of Salt Lake City, said at the conference. (more...)
Lionsgate Drops 'Gotti' Biopic Starring John Travolta 10 Days Before Release Lionsgate Drops 'Gotti' Biopic Starring John Travolta 10 Days Before Release
- December 07, 2017

He and Lionsgate had mutually cancelled its rollout, and he had then bought it back off them so it could get a wider release with a different distributor in producer Edward Walson . The Tracking Board , which first reported the story, notes that finding a new distributor shouldn't present a big problem. There may be a simple explanation for that, as an outside investor reportedly financially backed the film for a wide release , and it's unclear exactly when they did that. (more...)
Arkansas Focused on Chad Morris in Coaching Search Arkansas Focused on Chad Morris in Coaching Search
- December 07, 2017

Morris, 49, finishes his three years at SMU with a 14-22 mark. Crowe, who had gone 5-15 at Livingston (now West Alabama), had a 9-15 record at Arkansas, including a loss to The Citadel in the 1992 season opener, the Razorbacks' first game as a member of the Southeastern Conference. (more...)
There's a limited edition OnePlus 5T for Star Wars: The Last Jedi There's a limited edition OnePlus 5T for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- December 06, 2017

Unfortunately, it seems the OnePlus 5T Star Wars is the product of the partnership between OnePlus India and Disney India and as a result, the phone will be sold only in the country. As for the availability, the smartphone will go on sale the same day as the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi , which is on December 15. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on the OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition? After launching just the black version of the OnePlus 5T , the company launched a lava ... (more...)
O'Reilly, Fox Face Breach of Contract Claims Over Outing of Accuser O'Reilly, Fox Face Breach of Contract Claims Over Outing of Accuser
- December 05, 2017

O'Reilly". "Knowing Ms. Bernstein and O'Reilly's other victims are afraid to speak out because he and Fox forced them to sign non-disclosure agreements, O'Reilly and Fox have made false and disparaging claims", the statement said. "He's gone far beyond that and painted our client in a bad light", lawyer Neil Mullin told WaPo, claiming that O'Reilly violated the 2002 settlement case by implying that Bernstein's claims were politically motivated, Variety reported . (more...)
Ali Abdullah Saleh killed in UAE controlled area Ali Abdullah Saleh killed in UAE controlled area
- December 05, 2017

It was not immediately possible to confirm the authenticity of the video, which was circulating widely. Saleh loyalists and Houthi rebels drove President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi's internationally-recognised government out of the capital in 2014. (more...)
LaVar Ball Reportedly Removes LiAngelo Ball From UCLA LaVar Ball Reportedly Removes LiAngelo Ball From UCLA
- December 05, 2017

LiAngelo and fellow freshman teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were suspended indefinitely from the basketball team after they admitted to shoplifting in China last month. The three players are subject to review for violating the university's Student Conduct Code, which includes a section on theft. As part of their indefinite suspensions, the players haven't been allowed to suit up, practice or travel with the Bruins . (more...)
Selena Gomez Thinks No One Cares About Her Relationship With Justin Bieber Selena Gomez Thinks No One Cares About Her Relationship With Justin Bieber
- December 04, 2017

Mary J. Blige was the night's other big victor - the 46-year-old received the Icon Award. "To be honest, I think Francia should be getting this award because she saved my life", Gomez said before breaking down in tears. I'm fortunate enough not to have experienced some of the traumatic things that other women have had to go through. "I mean I don't think anybody truly, actually cares". (more...)
Aaron Bleeping Boone is the man for the Yankees Aaron Bleeping Boone is the man for the Yankees
- December 04, 2017

Thomson, who had been in the Yankees' organization for 28 seasons, plans to accept a bench coach position with the Phillies , while Beltran has said that he is looking forward to spending time at home with his family. And then growing up where my dad was in the big leagues from the time I was born to the time I was in a senior in high school and being around great teams, great players, I've kind of lived this game as a kid", he said. (more...)
Senate moves closer to passing Republican tax reform package Senate moves closer to passing Republican tax reform package
- December 03, 2017

The DACA "solution" is not, obviously, going to be in this tax bill. They want a " trigger " mechanism that would impose automatic tax increases to provide revenue if growth fails to materialize. "Because the bill was given to lobbyists to read and change before senators saw it, and because the bill was given to us on a few hours" notice and has not been read fully or considered fully by a single senator, I move we adjourn until Monday so we can first read and then clean up this terrible piece ... (more...)