Tag Archives: Awards

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

24Oct/17

Swell by Ripple Brings the Future to Toronto

Last week, Ripple hosted Swell in Toronto which provided a forum for leaders in banking and blockchain to meet, network and hear from the likes of Dr. Ben Bernanke and Sir Tim Berners Lee. In case you missed the livestream, recorded sessions can be viewed here.

09Sep/17

U.S. celebrities fall for Germany’s First Lady: The Merkel effect

BERLIN, GERMANY (REUTERS) – Hollywood stars and a former U.S president offer Germany’s incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel their backing for the September 24 elections even as the chancellor faces persistent heckling on the home front.
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16Aug/17

Obama breaks twitter record with Charlottesville tweet

INTERNET (RECENT-AUGUST 12, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA) – A tweet by former President Barack Obama soon after the outbreak of violence at nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday (August 12) garnered 2.8 million “likes” to become the most liked Twitter message ever by Tuesday (August 15), the social media network said. Continue reading

17May/17

Solange and Women’s March organizers honored at Webby Awards

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (MAY 15, 2017) (THE WEBBY AWARDS) – Singer Solange and actors Gillian Anderson and Steve Buscemi were honored at the 21st annual Webby awards in New York on Monday (May 15).
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10Dec/16

2016 Nobel Prize winners awarded in Sweden

This year’s Nobel Prize winners in the field of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and economics receive their awards at a royal ceremony in Stockholm. Gavino Garay reports. Continue reading

22Nov/16

U.S. presidential election fresh in mind of International Emmy attendees

Germany and the UK each win three International Emmy Awards ceremony held at the Hilton Midtown hotel in New York that served the victory party site of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

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25Aug/16
wreckage of the DC6B plane carrying Dag Hammarskjold in a forest near Ndola, Zambia

U.N. chief wants review of any new details on crash that killed Hammarskjold

UNITED NATIONS Aug 24 (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recommended on Wednesday that the world body appoint an eminent person to review any new information uncovered about a 1961 plane crash that killed then U.N. chief Dag Hammarskjold.
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23Jan/16
British actress Charlotte Rampling

Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling calls awards boycott racist

Charlotte Rampling says the boycott of the Oscars protesting the absence of black actors and directors is racist toward whites.
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13Jan/16
Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson)

‘Fifty Shades’ and ‘Pixels’ among Razzies ‘worst film’ nominees

“Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Pixels” are among the top nominees for the year’s worst films.

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