Friday , December 15 2017

Arab Times

22 yrs on Selena ‘lives’ on in song – Swift drops new song

LOS ANGELES, Nov 4, (RTRS): Selena Quintanilla would have turned 46 this year. When she died in 1995, the Grammy winner was on the precipice of a Latin music explosion and about to enter a new phase of her career: a crossover. Commanding the stage with breathless sets of cumbia …

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Resignation dawn of a new Lebanon

LEBANON hardly came out of the presidential vacuum crisis which was graced by Arab countries, especially the Gulf countries; for it to reenter the dungeons of division through the obstinacy of ‘Hezbollah’ and its persistence to cling onto its micro-state against the State. ‘Hezbollah’ has done this in a bid …

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Newly-elected Kuwait chief to push FIFA over ban

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1, (AFP): Kuwaiti clubs on Tuesday elected the head of a new football federation that hopes to win recognition from FIFA and end a ban from international tournaments over alleged government interference. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Yusef Al-Sabah said his first priority would be to persuade the sport’s world …

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Sharma, Dhawan gift India first T20 win against Kiwis – Hosts beat New Zealand by 53 runs

NEW DELHI, Nov 1, (AFP): A record opening partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan powered India to a 53-run win over New Zealand in the first Twenty20 international in New Delhi on Wednesday. The pair put on 158 runs — India’s best for any wicket — to take the …

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Jordaan denies ‘raping’ ex-MP

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 1, (AFP): South Africa’s football association president Danny Jordaan on Wednesday denied raping a former lawmaker and singer who made allegations as part of the #MeToo social media movement against sexual assault. Jennifer Ferguson claimed online that Jordaan, who was responsible for organising the 2010 World Cup and …

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In ‘Flying’ anti-war tale told again – ‘Ragnarok’ takes Thor to funny heights

In this era of rampant sequelizing, has any filmmaker more playfully inverted the standard more-of-the-same monotony than Richard Linklater? His Oscar-nominated “Boyhood” was, if nothing else, a compendium of life’s chapters, filmed — and lived — year after year. His “Before” trilogy reteamed Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, every nine …

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In wide-open Oscars field, zeitgeist is the key target – More varied and delicious films

This year’s film awards landscape is fascinating for its unwillingness to adhere to an overarching narrative. The players are vastly different — in style, in story, in theme — so much so that it makes what already promises to be an unpredictable season all the more varied and delicious. That …

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Philippine ‘Portrait’ musical drama – ‘Sveta’ disturbing, compelling social horror movie

A stirring musical drama set on the eve of World War II in Manila and centered on the cash-strapped spinster daughters of a famous old painter, “The Portrait” proves a handsomely produced big-screen adaptation of Nick Joaquin’s revered play “A Portrait of the Artist as a Filipino,” featuring classy melodrama and …

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