Life&Culture


Pope to visit Myanmar Pope to visit Myanmar
- August 29, 2017

Advocates for the Rohingya suggest many more civilians have died in army attacks on villages, but they have not given a total. Myanmar's security forces responded by launching counterterrorism operations against insurgents. The death toll from ongoing clashes between Myanmar's troops and the so-called advocates of the persecuted Rohingya Muslims has reached almost 100, as thousands of desperate Muslims recently entered the neighboring Bangladesh, fleeing from intensified crackdown on the ... (more...)
Christopher Columbus statue in NYC could be considered for removal Christopher Columbus statue in NYC could be considered for removal
- August 28, 2017

New York City Mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a 90-day review by a commission of all " symbols of hate " on city property in the wake of violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that was protesting the planned removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. (more...)
Southampton boss looking for response against Southampton boss looking for response against "tough" Huddersfield Town
- August 28, 2017

Seven points was still enough to put Huddersfield on top of the table on goal difference, at least until Manchester United play Leicester City in the late game. However, as of yesterday, the German said that the Premier League club have still received no serious offers for Wells, who is available for transfer before the window closes next Thursday. (more...)
War of words escalates between Trump, TN GOP senators War of words escalates between Trump, TN GOP senators
- August 28, 2017

Tennessee has an open primary system, however, and Democrats and Independents are able to vote in the Republican primary as well as Republicans. Bob Corker , R-Tennessee over the senator's comments last week that the president doesn't understand the character of the nation and has not shown the competence to lead. (more...)
Bran = Night King is the wildest 'Game of Thrones' theory yet
- August 28, 2017

Now, if you remember the Tower of Joy flashback in Season 6, episode 3, it seems pretty clear that Bran has the power to influence the past as well as watch it. Bran's powers have been developing throughout the show, having connected past and present versions of Hodor in a closed time-loop, forcing the gentle giant to "hold the door" and even forcing poor Hodor to kill Locke outside of Craster's Keep in Season 4. (more...)
Boy copied favourite movie scene to save drowning brother Boy copied favourite movie scene to save drowning brother
- August 27, 2017

O'Connor saved his brother from drowning by performing chest compressions he says he learned by watching The Rock in the movie San Andreas . Giving you a Twitter [salute emoticon] Jacob for saving your little brother's life. The boys' mother said, "He can watch any Rock movie he wants" in reference to Jacob's actions. "He was more, "Nana, um, Dylan opened the door and got in the backyard", Ms Vial said. (more...)
How to Watch the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards How to Watch the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards
- August 27, 2017

What channel: The show is, of course, on MTV . There will also be two remote performances live from Vegas - Demi Lovato will perform "Sorry Not Sorry", and the Joe Jonas-fronted DNCE will join Sir Rod Stewart (!) for an updated version of Stewart's classic "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy". (more...)
Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War Cast Adds Two More Familiar Faces Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War Cast Adds Two More Familiar Faces
- August 25, 2017

The gravitas of the images seem to indicate a pretty heavy event within Avengers 4 narrative. After all, not only will it feature the return of, at least, most of the characters from Infinity War , but will also likely include the appearances of new heroes like Brie Larson's Captain Marvel or Evangeline Lilly's Wasp. (more...)
Taylor Swift's New Album Cover for 'Reputation' Is...Headline-Making Taylor Swift's New Album Cover for 'Reputation' Is...Headline-Making
- August 24, 2017

After completely wiping clean all of her social media accounts and her official website, Taylor Swift returned to the internet three days later with a series of creepy snake videos . In the aftermath of the announcement, fans and commenters haven't ceased speculating about what the new album might bring. The use of a snake calls back to Swift's previous feuds with her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris and with Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian . (more...)
'The Hangover' director developing Joker origin movie that won't star Jared Leto 'The Hangover' director developing Joker origin movie that won't star Jared Leto
- August 24, 2017

Apparently, Warner Bros .is taking the latter path to produce a new origin story about the Joker , the maniacal villain who taunts Batman all over Gotham City. Silver also co-wrote the screenplay for The Fighter , for which he was nominated for an Oscar. However, Leto will most likely return for Suicide Squad 2 . (more...)
Taylor Swift's new song comes out Thursday, new album due November 10 Taylor Swift's new song comes out Thursday, new album due November 10
- August 24, 2017

Thus, with all of the controversy lately, critics have been quick to call her reputation into question. An anonymous source told Us Weekly that "the single is very different". She might perform the single at the VMAs this weekend. . But that's not all - Swifties will get a taste of her new music later this week! It is rumoured that new music from Taylor will be dropping this Friday . (more...)
Injustice 2 Fighter Pack 2 Trailer Reveals Two Guest Characters Injustice 2 Fighter Pack 2 Trailer Reveals Two Guest Characters
- August 24, 2017

Much like the announcement trailer that introduced Starfire , Sub-Zero, and Red Hood , this new trailer primarily exists to hype up the inclusion of Raiden , Black Manta , and Hellboy . Of course, its not like NetherRealm Studios hasn't made it clear in the past that guest characters are more than welcome to join its roster. Most likely, the team forgot to edit the months out the Fighter Pack 1's reveal trailer. (more...)
Dragon Ball FighterZ Gamescom Trailer Reveals Some Of The Story Dragon Ball FighterZ Gamescom Trailer Reveals Some Of The Story
- August 23, 2017

The official blurb pitching the mode states, "With the resurrection of Android 16 and the invasion of the mysterious army corps, the super warriors start to fall". In this mode, 3v3 battles take place in which one player controls each character. This edition will come with a 18cm Goku diorama with "Manga Dimension" colouring. (more...)
Epic Looking Star Wars: Battlefront II Space Battles Teaser Trailer Leaked Epic Looking Star Wars: Battlefront II Space Battles Teaser Trailer Leaked
- August 21, 2017

With bigger and better space battles, new characters and planets, maps from every era, and a dedicated single-player campaign, Battlefront II is shaping up to be a must-have this holiday. As a massive Star Wars fan - so much so I even defend the Prequels - I'm all kinds of pumped for Battlefront 2 . As per reports, an open beta version of the game will make its way to the devices in October. (more...)
'Twin Peaks: The Return' Actor Arrested For Attempted Murder 'Twin Peaks: The Return' Actor Arrested For Attempted Murder
- August 19, 2017

The Daily News reports that when his girlfriend failed to return, he became angry and headed to her place of work with the baseball bat. Upon interviewing both the victim and witnesses at the scene of the crime, police learned the incident was " domestic violence related". (more...)
Taylor Swift's Shocking Social Media Blackout Sparks Album Speculation Frenzy Taylor Swift's Shocking Social Media Blackout Sparks Album Speculation Frenzy
- August 19, 2017

However, if she's simply going off the grid to take some time to get ready for autumnal drinking season , then her fans would be facing a new age of deficient Taylor Swift levels in their lives. Swift released "1989" back in October 2014, and the album saw a clear shift in genre. An insider reportedly claimed that the pair had been working on tunes that were "different" than Swift fans were used to, but maintained the new stuff was still "catchy". (more...)
Watch The Final Trailer For 'Marvel's The Defenders'
- August 18, 2017

Taking nearly half of the entire season to bring the full team together is a freaky decision, making the first two episodes feel especially drawn-out, with much of the opening episodes spent checking in on the main characters since the ends of their respective shows. (more...)
NASA looks forward to solar eclipse, says homemade viewing options exist NASA looks forward to solar eclipse, says homemade viewing options exist
- August 17, 2017

There's a total solar eclipse in the continental United States on August 21st, for the first time in almost 40 years. The solar eclipse is on Monday, and you need special glasses to watch that. The next event of this kind visible to Canadians won't occur until 2044. According to NASA , everyone in North America will be able to see at least a partial eclipse in which the moon covers part of the sun. (more...)
Doctor Strange Knows of Thor's Destiny in New Ragnarok Trailer Doctor Strange Knows of Thor's Destiny in New Ragnarok Trailer
- August 17, 2017

Fans have predicted that Doctor Strange would have a role in helping Thor find his father, Odin, who was reportedly banished by Loki to Earth and has been missing since. Perhaps, this unusual has already lived through the encounter with Thanos and his Black Order and has elected to go to the past in an effort to stop it all. (more...)
White supremacists march through UVA; brawl with protesters
- August 13, 2017

Approximately 500 protesters were on-site, with more than double the amount of counterprotesters, according to reporter Sandy Hausman of member station WVTF and Radio IQ. It left them floundering and seeking medical assistance. At least eight were injured and one arrested in connection. White nationalists carry torches on the grounds of the University of Virginia, on the eve of a planned "Unite The Right" rally. (more...)