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Madeleine Thien was shortlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize
- October 26, 2016

The book has been likened to the comedy of Richard Pryor and Chris Rock, and Beatty goes where many authors fear to tread. "Beatty's gifts have been apparent since he published " Big Bank, Take Little Bank " so many years ago", Asim said. The lead character, an African American known as "Bonbon", or "Me" or "Sellout", attempts to restore the town's image by reintroducing slavery and segregation, all of which lands him in the US Supreme Court. (more...)
Heathrow expansion approved over London's Gatwick Airport
- October 26, 2016

Tory MP Zac Goldmith - who had lost out to Khan in last May's London mayorship election - announced that he would resign his seat, triggering a byelection. The news follows a recommendation from Sir Howard Davies, who led the official review of Britain's airport capacity, said the case for Heathrow was "overwhelming" and had "strengthened in recent months". (more...)
Will Brock Osweiler get boos when he returns to Denver?
- October 26, 2016

And of course, Vinatieri and Pat McAfee were kicking very well. Chuck Pagano really has faith in his team. But they didn't finish. Until the fourth quarter, when everything fell apart. Chester Rogers, Jack Doyle step up when called upon. The Texans stopped the Colts on fourth down after that, but Osweiler's pass was intercepted two plays later. (more...)
AT&T aims to break from streaming crowd with Time Warner AT&T aims to break from streaming crowd with Time Warner
- October 26, 2016

AT&T said on Saturday that it would buy Time Warner Inc (NYSE:) for $85.4 billion, as it looks to diversify its business into the media and entertainment market. The company has been on a buying binge to diversify its portfolio, including the $48.5 billion purchase a year ago of satellite TV provider DirecTV. Time Warner is the parent of CNN, TNT, HBO, the Warner Bros. (more...)
Obama hails Nobel victor Dylan as one of 'favorite poets' Obama hails Nobel victor Dylan as one of 'favorite poets'
- October 26, 2016

Duluth honors Dylan with an annual Dylan Fest every spring. "We love you, Bob", one fan with a ZZ Top beard shouts out as Dylan sits at his piano for a lively opening rendition of the old favorite "Everybody Must Get Stoned". University of Chicago music professor Steven Rings says the move is set to challenge people's ideas of what constitutes literature. "There's an enormous, nearly a kind of unbelievability, that it finally happened", Ball said by telephone early Thursday. (more...)
Will accept United States presidential election result only 'if I win': Donald Trump Will accept United States presidential election result only 'if I win': Donald Trump
- October 26, 2016

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani offered a taste of the accusations that would emanate from the Trump camp, insisting without evidence that Philadelphia Democrats will "steal a lot more than 50 votes in Philadelphia". He's urged supporters to "monitor" polling places for potential shenanigans. Clinton went on to joke about Trump's controversial affinity with Russian Federation and its president, Vladimir Putin, suggesting Trump's jokes were prepared by the Kremlin. (more...)
Paul Beatty beats out Canadians Thien, Szalay as Man Booker Prize winner Paul Beatty beats out Canadians Thien, Szalay as Man Booker Prize winner
- October 26, 2016

Supreme Court for attempting to reinstate slavery and racial segregation. Beatty said he would not have written the book had his partner not persuaded him to apply for a grant that allowed him time to complete the book. "I think you can write what you want but people get to say what they want back to you and that's not censorship and I think that's important and I think it's also important to know that cultural appropriation goes every direction". (more...)
AT&T/ Time Warner Merger: What It Means To You AT&T/ Time Warner Merger: What It Means To You
- October 26, 2016

That price will also include the customer's mobile streaming cost, he said . Those cutting the cord most often cite cost as the reason they're dropping cable, with 800,000 people doing so in the second quarter of this year. The merger "would really remove a lot of the friction in the industry, "he said". But the adoption of this idea has been stymied by disagreements between channel owners like Time Warner and distributors like Comcast. (more...)
AT&T To Acquire Time Warner for More than $108 Billion AT&T To Acquire Time Warner for More than $108 Billion
- October 26, 2016

Those cutting the cord most often cite cost as the reason they're dropping cable, with 800,000 people doing so in the second quarter of this year. DirecTV Now was already slated to feature content from Time Warner-owned companies like HBO, CNN, and Warner Bros, but with the deal in place, the cost structure becomes radically different, allowing the service to be priced lower. (more...)
The Walking Dead Director Kind Of Enjoyed Trolling You Last Night
- October 26, 2016

The 50-year-old actor stars as the villainous Negan in the hit US zombie drama, and used his barbed wire covered baseball bat, nicknamed Lucille, to claim the lives of Steven Yeun's Glenn and Michael Cudlitz's Abraham in the first episode of the new series of the programme. (more...)
If the guy is not interested I don't fall in love: Anushka
- October 26, 2016

Then why are you time and again rolling out the red carpet for them? The movie has been literally the talk of Bollywood and now we are to find out how the movie would do after it gets released on 28th October. Every producer, who has so far featured Pakistani actors, should give Rs 5 crore to the Army Welfare Fund as atonement. They should hand over the cheque to Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar, click a picture and show it to people. (more...)
Backup dancer for Beyoncé, Rihanna vanishes, police probing Backup dancer for Beyoncé, Rihanna vanishes, police probing
- October 26, 2016

Elliott, too, reached out to fans in a since-deleted Instagram post ( People has a screenshot) in which Elliott claims that Quigley was last seen wearing a pink jacket and three-inch heels. According to her personal website , Quigley's dance career launched when she was 18 and earned a role as one of the "uhh ohh girls" on Beyoncé's " Crazy in Love " music video . (more...)
Chelsea coach, Antonio Conte praises Moses, others Chelsea coach, Antonio Conte praises Moses, others
- October 26, 2016

The huge loss extended United's poor run to one win in six Premier league matches. So for the first time the family lives in a different way. Hazard's goal took his Premier League tally to four, equalling his total for the whole of last season. (more...)
Bravo stars, but Pakistan hold on for win Bravo stars, but Pakistan hold on for win
- October 26, 2016

The left-handed genius was unbeaten on 102 for his eighth hundred - fifth in Asia and seven away from home - as West Indies were 232-6 at dinner on a tired final day pitch at Dubai stadium. He shared a 69-run stand with skipper Jason Holder for the seventh wicket after Pakistan struck in quick successions through Yasir Shah and Wahab Riaz. (more...)
Netflix CEO gives conditional approval of AT&T-Time Warner deal Netflix CEO gives conditional approval of AT&T-Time Warner deal
- October 26, 2016

The story also points to analysis from Citibank that questioned the logic of the deal beyond the regulatory issues. AT&T forecasts a new phase of video innovation - and argues that this deal will unleash it. "But as a practical matter, those kinds of strategies are expressly prohibited by the FCC and antitrust law". AT&T's proposed $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner represents a new bet on synergy between companies that distribute information and entertainment to consumers and ... (more...)
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter expecting second child together
- October 26, 2016

The Sherlock favourite was joined at the bash by Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams and Mads Mikkelsen . The casting of Swinton, who is a white female, as a character that has in the comics always been portrayed as an Asian male, caused quite the kerfuffle when it was announced. (more...)
Aide on Clinton email: 'They wanted to get away with it' Aide on Clinton email: 'They wanted to get away with it'
- October 26, 2016

Chants of "lock her up" were once sporadic at his rallies; now they're as common as "build the wall". Donald Trump has claimed on the presidential campaign trail that Clinton purposely deleted thousands of emails in order to cover up "pay for play" arrangements involving favors for foreign governments that contributed to her family foundation or paid her husband six-figure speaking fees. (more...)
Salman Khan's bodyguard Shera booked for assaulting man Salman Khan's bodyguard Shera booked for assaulting man
- October 26, 2016

Qureshi, earlier, had a minor dispute with Shera in the restaurant after which Shera and his two friends (also bodyguards ) stopped Qureshi and hit him with a pistol on his right shoulder. "Nothing happened on Tuesday", Shera said. The case has been registered under section 326 of IPC at DN Nagar Police Station in Mumbai. "I don't know the details of the charges against me". (more...)
US writers Beatty, Moshfegh up for Man Booker fiction prize
- October 26, 2016

Beatty is the author of three previous novels, including " Slumberland " and " Tuff ", as well as two books of poetry. The book has been likened to the comedy of Richard Pryor and Chris Rock , and Beatty goes where many authors fear to tread. (more...)
Heathrow's third runway given green light
- October 26, 2016

The impact of the third runway will be discussed during a public consultation, which will take place before MPs vote on the final decision in winter 2017/18. For a number of environmentalists, the decision to expand Heathrow's air traffic could have disastrous effects on climate change. The decision is only the first step, though. (more...)