Posts with the category “entertainment”
Elon Musk Dissolves Twitter's Board of Directors
October 31st, 2022
Elon Musk Dissolves Twitter's Board of directors Elon Musk has dissolved Twitter's board of directors - cementing his control over the company. The billionaire took over the social media company la...
Senegal Win First Ever Africa Cup of Nations Title
February 6th, 2022
Senegal Win First Ever Africa Cup of Nations Title A dramatic penalty shootout that ended 4-2 in Senegal's favour saw the Lions of Teranga make history by winning their first AFCON championship, bea...
Sidney Poitier: Hollywood trailblazer dies aged 94
January 7th, 2022
Sidney Poitier: Hollywood trailblazer dies aged 94 Sidney Poitier, the first black man to win a best actor Oscar, has died at 94. The Hollywood star's death was confirmed to the BBC by the office of F...
Banned Nigerian Athletes Protest in Streets of Tokyo
July 31st, 2021
Banned Nigerian Athletes Protest in Streets of Tokyo Ten would-be Olympians were banned from competing in the track and field competition after Nigerian sports officials allegedly failed to properly r...
Nigeria's hipster herders - the funky Fulanis
July 24th, 2021
Nigeria's hipster herders - the funky Fulanis Bling earrings, shaved eyebrows and funky hairstyles are not what many would normally associate with Nigeria's Fulani herders, who spend most of their tim...
Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen dies aged 79
April 30th, 2020
Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen dies aged 79 Pioneering Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, a co-founder of the Afrobeat musical genre, died in Paris on Thursday aged 79, his manager says."We don't know the exac...
Online gaming takes off as major college sport
October 26th, 2019
Online gaming takes off as major college sport A small Pennsylvania university is aiming to be America's best institution for video gamers as it taps into the booming college e-sports industry. Despi...
Leah Chase--The Queen Of Creole
June 2nd, 2019
Leah Chase--The Queen Of Creole In the 1950s and 60s at the height of the US civil rights movement, when activists needed somewhere discreet to discuss strategy, they would go to Dooky Chase in New Or...
Kumbh Mela: The World's Biggest Gathering Of People
January 14th, 2019
Kumbh Mela: The World's Biggest Gathering Of People India's Kumbh Mela festival is billed as the world's biggest gathering of people. Between now and March organisers expect about 120 million pilgrims...
Ben Lecomte's Trans-Pacific Swim Breaks the 1,000-Mile Mark
September 30th, 2018
Ben Lecomte's Trans-Pacific Swim Breaks the 1,000-Mile Mark Far out in the Pacific Ocean, Ben Lecomte swam past a milestone this week.Lecomte, who’s attempting to become the first man to swim across t...
Modric wins FIFA player of the year award
September 24th, 2018
Modric wins FIFA player of the year award Luka Modric broke a decade of award dominance by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after being crowned world footballer of the year by FIFA.Modric was voted ...
Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84
September 20th, 2018
Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84 The pioneering African-American dancer rose from a childhood in Harlem to perform leading roles under renowned choreographer George Balanchine. H...
Kipchoge Smashes Marathon World Record
September 16th, 2018
Kipchoge Smashes Marathon World Record Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge is the new marathon World record holder.Kipchoge smashed the previous world record by compatriot Dennis Kime...
Italy restricts vehicle access to the Dolomites to protect mountains from excessive tourism
July 24th, 2018
Italy restricts vehicle access to the Dolomites to protect mountains from excessive tourism Italian authorities have started restricting motor traffic into the Dolomite mountains during summer to prev...
France Beats Croatia In World Cup Final
July 15th, 2018
France Beats Croatia In World Cup Final France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia's bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. Didier Deschamps' si...
France strikes back against Netflix to protect its cultural exception
July 14th, 2018
France strikes back against Netflix to protect its cultural exception France has long defended its ‘exception culturelle' with subsidies, quotas and tax breaks to protect French films, music and tele...
Wilbur D. May's Cabinet of Curiosities
April 2nd, 2018
Wilbur D. May’s Cabinet of Curiosities In the mid-sixteenth century, Wunderkammer (or Cabinets of Curiosity), popped up across Europe. Receptacles of exotic objects and natural history specimens, they...
Could non-alcoholic gin ever be as good as the real thing?
April 1st, 2018
Could non-alcoholic gin ever be as good as the real thing? In the gracious surroundings of the wood-panelled Jubilee Room, corks are popped, beer is guzzled and lemons fizz in free-flowing G&Ts. But d...
Why Do the Numbers on a Roulette Wheel Add Up To 666?
March 12th, 2018
Why Do the Numbers on a Roulette Wheel Add Up To 666? Perhaps one day, while gambling away your children’s inheritance in some nameless casino someone told you that Roulette was invented by Blaise Pas...
The Devilish Baboon Incident of the Hellfire Club
March 5th, 2018
The Devilish Baboon Incident of the Hellfire Club The Hellfire Club probably needs no introduction, as it was one of the most notorious men’s clubs in all of history. Its members frequently got togeth...
Bigfoot vs. USA-1: The Birth of Monster Truck Madness
March 2nd, 2018
Bigfoot vs. USA-1: The Birth of Monster Truck Madness In the late 1970s, Bob Chandler was just another car guy, the owner of Midwest Four Wheel Drive Center in St. Louis, Missouri. “I had a pickup tru...
How the Black Power Protest at the 1968 Olympics Killed Careers
February 22nd, 2018
How the Black Power Protest at the 1968 Olympics Killed Careers It’s an iconic image: Two athletes raise their fists on the Olympic podium. The photograph, taken after the 200 meter race at the 1968 S...
Dafen oil painting village: The world's art factory in danger
February 18th, 2018
Dafen oil painting village: The world's art factory in danger Reproducing works by famous artists is big business, and for more than 20 years, Dafen oil painting village in southern China has been at ...
The Destructive and Deadly Hartford Circus Fire
February 12th, 2018
The Destructive and Deadly Hartford Circus Fire On July 5, 1944, trains carrying the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus pulled into Hartford, Connecticut. The circus was unusually behind sch...
Meet Kenny Washington, the First Black NFL Player of the Modern Era
February 2nd, 2018
Meet Kenny Washington, the First Black NFL Player of the Modern Era LAPD officer. Bit-part Hollywood star. Nixon supporter. Trailblazer for racial integration. Kenny Washington had an eventful–and in ...
Dubai welcomes 2018 with a record-breaking laser and light show
December 31st, 2017
Dubai welcomes 2018 with a record-breaking laser and light show Huge crowds gathered to celebrate the start of 2018 in Dubai, as the Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building - served as the focal p...
Children should turn off tablets and smartphones to tune into to family life
December 23rd, 2017
Children should turn off tablets and smartphones to tune into to family life Parents should set an example this Christmas by putting down their mobile phones and tablets to play board games and intera...
Disney set to seal $60 billion 21st Century Fox takeover
December 12th, 2017
Disney set to seal $60bn 21st Century Fox takeover Walt Disney is close to confirming a deal to buy 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets for about $60bn, reports say. The sale would include the 20...