All posts by smbale

29Jan/18

Six time winner of the Australian Open, Roger Federer poses with trophy

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (JANUARY 29, 2018) (AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION) – Roger Federer posed with his Australian Open trophy in Melbourne on Monday (January 29) after winning the title six times and clinching a very “special” 20th grand slam title. Continue reading

29Jan/18

Japan to punish hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck

TOKYO, JAPAN (JANUARY 29, 2018) (REUTERS) – Japan’s financial regulator plans to slap an administrative punishment on cyrptocurrency exchange operator Coincheck Inc on Monday (January 29), the top government spokesman said, after the firm lost 58 billion yen ($534 million) worth of NEM coins to hackers. Continue reading

29Jan/18

On Grammys red carpet, white roses are the motif, women’s equality the message

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 28, 2018) (REUTERS) – Even the most outrageous outfits of feathers, sequins or lace included a simple white rose at the Grammy Awards show’s red carpet on Sunday (January 28) as the glitterati of the music world showed support for women’s equality and freedom from sexual harassment. The roses – worn or held by both sexes on the red carpet outside New York’s Madison Square Garden – were a sign of solidarity with the Time’s Up movement, spreading from Hollywood to the music industry. Continue reading

29Jan/18

S. Africa’s Sowetans pay tribute to jazz legend Hugh Masekela

SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA (JANUARY 28, 2018) (REUTERS) – Hundreds of South Africans from Soweto gathered on Sunday (January 28) for a memorial event paying tribute to the “father of South African jazz”, Hugh Masekela who died from prostate cancer last week at the age of 78. Continue reading

28Jan/18

2018 Grammys: Will hip-hop finally even the score?

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 25, 2018) (REUTERS) – After several near misses and heaps of outrage, this could finally be hip-hop and R&B’s year at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (January 28) where rappers Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar dominate nominations for the top prizes on the biggest night in music. Continue reading

28Jan/18

Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria, research shows

Research carried out in part by an artificially-intelligent (AI) ‘robot scientist’ has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

28Jan/18

Jay-Z is honored with The Recording Academy’s President Merit Award

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 27, 2018) (REUTERS) – Rapper Jay-Z received The Recording Academy’s President Merit Award at Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy party on Saturday (January 27) in New York. Continue reading

28Jan/18

Nearly $530 million lost in world’s biggest crypto-currency theft in Japan

China Central Television (CCTV) – A major Japanese crypto-currency exchange has lost 58 billion yen (about 528 million U.S. dollars) in digital assets after a hacking attack, making it the world’s biggest ever digital currency theft. Continue reading