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Source: DW

Nobel Peace Prize for Korean hockey team?

Wednesday 07:01 GMT

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has not discussed nominating the unified Korean hockey team for the Nobel peace prize, the body's spokesman said on Tuesday after an IOC member said she had received support for the idea.

South Korean figure skater Kim Yuna, who won gold in Vancouver and silver in Sochi, lit the fuse, setting off a tower of fire that shot up to the Olympic cauldron — lighting the Olympic Flame.

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Source: Reuters

North Korean pair eye points not prizes, coach says

Wednesday 07:01 GMT

North Korean pair figure skaters Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik will chase the modest goal of recording a personal best score when they compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics, a coach who works with them said on Tuesday.

I would like them to have a personal best for the competition,” Bruno Marcotte, a Canadian coach who consults with the pair, told Reuters after a practice at the Gangneung Ice Arena.

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Source: CBS News

Report: $560M Powerball winner losing $14K a day in interest, attorney says

Wednesday 19:08 GMT

A New Hampshire woman who says she won a $560 million Powerball jackpot in January is losing about $14,000 a day in interest as she fights a legal battle to remain anonymous, according to her attorney, the New Hampshire Union Leader reports.

"Time is of the essence in this matter," said the attorney, Steven Gordon, who is representing the winner known as Jane Doe in court documents. "For every day that a resolution is delayed, Ms. Doe loses approximately $14,000 that would be generated in interest on the after-tax cash prize amount of approximately $268 million."

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Source: Global News

U.S. lottery winner who demanded anonymity expected to receive her $559.7M prize

Wednesday 20:03 GMT

A judge in Nashua heard arguments Tuesday from lawyers for the woman who say her privacy interests outweigh what the state says is the public’s right to know who won the money in the nation’s eighth-largest lottery jackpot.

“For us, this is about the challenge of balancing the privacy rights of the winner against the right of the public to know what the lottery does,” McIntyre said. In court, a lawyer for the commission said the law was clear on the requirement to release her name and failing to publicize her identity could erode trust in the lottery.

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Source: Common Domain

Nobel Prize-winning ‘search theory’ is as relevant to online dating as shopping

Wednesday 23:42 GMT

The Nobel Prize-winning “search theory” is as relevant to online dating as it is with online shopping, says Paul Oyer, professor of economics at the Stanford School of Business and author of “Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating.” This creates “market friction” where buyers and sellers cannot find a market.

Browsing online dating profiles and products online are not so different, the researchers concluded in their study, which was published online in the journal Evidence Based Medicine.

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Source: BBC

China demands 'vulgar' quiz clampdown

Friday 13:38 GMT

In January, quiz app Chongding Dahui (which roughly translates as "the race to the top") started offering a prize of 100,000 yuan (£11,240; $15,750) for its nightly quiz.

Beijing has run an official campaign against internet addiction, and the country has seen a shut down of livestreaming sites and blogs.

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Source: Common Domain

Richard Thaler, Nobel Prize-winning economist, says Wells Fargo is ‘slimy’

Saturday 09:56 GMT

Behavioral economist Richard Thaler, who won the 2017 Nobel Prize in economics, called Wells Fargo WFC, -0.12%   “slimy” in a tweet Thursday, and nominated the scandal-plagued bank for an ignominious title.

Because so few people typically respond to form letters from businesses, Wells Fargo expects that only “half or fewer” of the people it owes money to will take the bank up on the refund offer, the Journal reported. The plan quickly caught the eye of behavioral economists, who dubbed it an example of “sludge,” meaning the opposite of nudge theory, which is supposed to harness people’s decision-making instincts to help them make better choices for their well-being.

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Source: CBS News

"Three Billboards" wins as women make waves at BAFTA Awards 2018

Monday 21:51 GMT

LONDON -- The female-led tragicomedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the big winner Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony.

The film awards season in the United States and elsewhere has been overshadowed by the allegations of sexual harassment and abuse leveled at scores of entertainment figures since women began coming forward to accuse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein last year.

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Source: BBC

6 memorable moments from the Baftas

Today 09:56 GMT

There's only one thing we all really want to know about the Baftas: What would that trophy look like if you dipped it in some bright blue hair dye?

With the Golden Globes and the Baftas out the way for another year, awards season is now firmly rattling awards the Oscars next month - the biggest night in the Hollywood calendar. There were no big surprises at this year's Baftas and the bookies were pretty much spot on with the odds that saw Three Billboards take five awards and The Shape of Water three.

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Source: Washington Post

Max Desfor, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who captured wartime desperation, dies at 104

Today 09:56 GMT

Max Desfor, a photojournalist whose image of hundreds of Korean War refugees braving a bombed-out bridge as they seek safety from advancing Chinese troops helped win him the Pulitzer Prize, died Feb. 19 at his home in Silver Spring, Md.

“That epitomized it to me.”. Peggy Cooper Cafritz, grande dame of the Washington arts and education scene, dies at 70. Sam Bloch, WWII resistance fighter and guardian of survivors’ memory, dies at 93


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