ArchiveNovember 2017

‘Modern Family’ Co-Creator Steve Levitan Takes Commitment to California Award at State of the Entertainment Industry Conference

The morning opened with remarks from Vin Di Bona , CEO of Vin Di Bona Productions and chairman of FishBowl Worldwide Media There was also a presentation of the Commitment to California Award to “ Modern Family ” co-creator and EP Steve Levitan The conference wrapped with an inspiring conversation between Levitan and Variety executive editor, TV Debra Birnbaum He also mentioned that much of the...

Kim Jong Nam 'had nerve agent antidote in bag'

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The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was murdered at Kuala Lumpur's international airport in February Two women, Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, a 29-year-old Vietnamese, are accused of conspiring with four North Korean fugitives in the murder Image:Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong pictured arriving at court in October Image:Siti Aisyah is escorted by police after her...

Xiaomi’s Mi A1 comes with almost everything you could want in a $230 phone

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The 55-inch A1 isn’t a particularly remarkable looking phone, especially now that there are several bezel-less options on store shelves these days Plus, Xiaomi’s USB-C-equipped phones support audio output, so they play nice with accessories like this pair of powered active noise-cancelling earphones That’s not really a huge deal, but other hardware makers like HTC are already pushing out Oreo...

San Francisco jury acquits Mexican immigrant of murder charge, and Trump flips out

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday night to criticize the decision of an American jury in a case he'd regularly cited at political rallies A jury earlier Thursday had found a Mexican man not guilty in the killing of a woman on a San Francisco pier that touched off a fierce national immigration debate two years ago, rejecting possible charges ranging from involuntary manslaughter to...

Drunk driver who killed student jailed in Victoria

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A woman who was speeding and drink-driving when she killed a much-loved Melbourne nursing student could walk from jail in four years In the months that followed, Anand's court case was delayed because she had a son She pleaded guilty to culpable driving in June, more than 18 months after Ms Pigot was killed Anand (pictured) pleaded guilty to culpable driving in June, more than 18 months after the...

Pinterest business lead Tim Kendall is leaving the company

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Kendall oversaw the company’s business operations for the past five years as it sought to grow from a niche advertising product in experimental budgets to something worth robust ad spend from larger businesses Since then, Pinterest has begun to steadily refine its pitch and built a business that is reportedly targeting $500 million in revenue next year It missed some early projections that it...

White House staff exits likely as Trump's first year draws to a close: sources

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Kushner, who has seen his influence in the White House shrink, may receive a “face-saving” exit as he deals with legal challenges related to a special counsel’s investigation of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign’s potential ties to Russia, one of the sources said “This is pure speculation,” said White House spokesman Raj Shah in an emailed statement about potential staff moves Advisers and...

North Korea's Hwasong-15 missile is new type of ICBM, Seoul says

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This photo released by North Korea's state news agency on July 6, 2017 shows an intercontinental ballistic missile that was launched July 4 The Hwasong-15 missile that North Korea launched on Wednesday is a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile which can fly over 13,000 km (8,080 miles), a South Korean defense ministry spokesman told Reuters on Friday The latest provocation from the...

I want to change the world… Using handicrafts

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"It made me see campaigning as much broader and creative than we often think" And that explains why now, a few years later, I am standing with Corbett in a central London clothes shop famous for its fast fashion - and frequently accused of buying from sweatshops - watching her slip tiny handmade scrolls into PVC macs In delicate swirly writing, each scroll reads: " Clothes maketh the person" ...

Trump slams acquittal of Mexican immigrant

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The case sparked an immigration debate which especially focused on San Francisco's sanctuary city policy, which limits the level of cooperation between local officials and US immigration authorities Ms Steinle's killing was also used in Donald Trump's campaign as the then presidential candidate pushed for a wall between the US and Mexico He had recently finished a prison sentence for illegal re...

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