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Source: Global News

Academy backtracks following uproar, says all Oscars will be aired live

Today 08:03 GMT

Following an outcry from many of the movie industry’s most prominent figures, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year’s Oscar broadcast.

The film academy on Friday said all 24 categories will be shown live, after all, at the 91st Academy Awards on February 24. On Monday, the academy had said that the winning speeches for cinematography, film editing, makeup and hairstyling and live-action short would be aired in a shortened, taped segment during the broadcast.

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Source: Common Domain

Irish Gothic Revival Castle Takes Reduction in Both Price and Land

Thursday 00:35 GMT

An early 19th-century castle in County Westmeath, Ireland, that was listed more than a year ago recently took a €1.5 million (US$1.7 million) price cut when 184 acres of land were removed from the listing.

Although it was built in the Gothic Revival style, Mr. Ashmore said the castle possesses some Georgian aspects, bringing light to the home rather than the typical heaviness and darkness of Gothic architecture.

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Source: The Guradian

Ron Burgundy brings his classy touch to true crime – podcasts of the week

Friday 17:16 GMT

The Ron Burgundy Podcast Will Ferrell brings Anchorman Ron Burgundy to the world of podcasting and everything’s exactly as it should be.

If you’re not a binger, start at episode three (The L Word: Our Journey) where they really hit their stride: these two have an unfakeable warmth and chemistry that only comes from genuine friendship.

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Source: Common Domain

Nvidia bets on a big rebound, but should investors believe it?

Friday 17:15 GMT

Nvidia Corp. investors are going to have to make a big bet that the company’s forecast is going to pan out after a disappointing finish to 2018.

The news sparked a big gain for Nvidia stock in after-hours trading, with shares gaining more than 8% at times during the extended session. “As we leave the bottom and leave this inventory issue behind us, we’re super well-positioned,” Nvidia Chief Executive Jensen Huang confidently said on Thursday’s conference call.

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Source: The Guradian

Caster Semenya is ‘unquestionably a woman’, say her lawyers

Friday 15:26 GMT

Caster Semenya’s lawyers said the 800m Olympic champion is “unquestionably a woman” who will be fighting for her right to compete internationally without “unnecessary medical intervention” when she appears at the court of arbitration for sport. Their intervention comes less than 24 hours after lawyers for athletics’ governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations, suggested that, if Semenya was successful in next week’s landmark case, it could lead to athletes with differences of sexual development (DSD) and transgender athletes “dominating the podiums and prize money in sport”.

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Source: The Guradian

From Party of Five to The L Word: how TV reboots got woke

Friday 12:41 GMT

The attraction of reboots for TV networks, particularly in the modern peak-TV era of too many shows on too many platforms, is obvious.

A better-received instalment the following year, using Grace’s youth to contribute to the #MeToo debate, showed that woke reboots work better when their awareness of social issues is more thoughtfully woven into the characters’ lives, as it is in Netflix’s sitcom revival One Day at a Time.

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Source: The Guradian

Caster Semenya: IAAF denies it wants to classify athlete as biological male

Thursday 18:11 GMT

The IAAF has emphatically rejected a report that it wants the women’s Olympic 800m champion, Caster Semenya, to be classified as a biological male when her landmark case is heard next week.

If Cas rules in favour of the IAAF, Semenya and other DSD athletes will have to reduce and then maintain their testosterone levels to no greater than 5nmol/L for six months prior to competing internationally in events ranging from 400 metres to a mile.

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Source: Common Domain

Yelp barely lives up to revised promises, but it just promises more

Friday 03:19 GMT

Yelp grew revenue 10.8% to $943 billion last year — just slightly above its revised target for 2018 revenue — and projects growth will slow this year, yet promises that growth will accelerate in future years based on a vague plan.

Yelp Inc. made some moves to stave off a battle with one of its top investors Wednesday, but it did not do much to alleviate concerns about its future and continued its pattern of asking investors to believe it will hit its shifting goals.

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Source: CTV

Winter storm prompts warnings for parts of 5 provinces

Wednesday 13:35 GMT

Winter storm warnings were in place for parts of five provinces Tuesday, due to the combination of heavy precipitation and high winds in the forecast.

People living between southern Ontario and northern Nova Scotia were being urged to avoid non-essential travel as a winter storm carried a mix of snow, freezing rain and ice pellets through Eastern Canada. Winter storm warnings were in place for parts of five provinces Tuesday, due to the combination of heavy precipitation and high winds in the forecast.


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