FACEBOOK TAKES $5.7 BILLION STAKE IN INDIAN INTERNET GIANT RELIANCE JIO

Facebook has made a huge bet on India by investing $5.7 billion into Jio Platforms, the tech subsidiary of multinational conglomerate Reliance Industries. Jio variously operates broadband, mobile services, and online commerce platforms, and Facebook’s investment gives it around a 10 percent stake in the company, making it the largest minority shareholder. Facebook’s primary footprint in India currently comes from…

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RIHANNA FANS ARE UPSET WITH HER NEW MUSIC RELEASE AFTER THREE YEARS

Rihanna is back with her first new music in three years, although fans hoping for a single off the long-awaited R9 are going to be pretty let down. Late Thursday, Canadian rapper PARTYNEXTDOOR dropped his new track, “BELIEVE IT,” which features Rihanna on backing vocals. While the collaboration makes sense — PARTYNEXTDOOR co-wrote “Work” and “Sex With Me,” which are on Rihanna’s…

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PRADA PLANS TO PRODUCE MEDICAL FACE MASKS

From hospitals to hand sanitiser, a number of big names from continental fashion capitals are turning their efforts towards the fight against the coronavirus. Will the American industry follow suit ? Prada is the latest big-name fashion brand to turn its production lines, usually focused on elegant blazers and blouses, to meet needs arising from the coronavirus crisis. Yesterday it…

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JAPAN’S PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES POSTPONEMENT OF OLYMPICS 2020 DUE TO COVID-19

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday announced the Japanese government and IOC had agreed to postpone the games for the first time in history amid the global battle to contain the pneumonia-causing coronavirus. Following this announcement, Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori downplayed the Tokyo Olympics taking place next spring on Saturday. Speaking during a TV appearance,…

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CANADA ACTOR’S UNION IMPOSES NEWS RULES FOR FILMING NUDITY, SIMULATED SEX & SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

ACTRA’s best practices go beyond intimacy coordinators to protect actors during nude and simulated sex scenes from auditions and closed sets to the edit suite. Canada’s actors union, ACTRA, on Friday unveiled “best practices” to protect actors in scenes involving nudity, intimacy, simulated sex and sexual violence. The Canadian guidance includes the use of intimacy coordinators as already recommended stateside…

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BRITISH SHOCKED AS PM BORIS JOHNSON & HEALTH SECRETARY HANCOCK TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

In a massive development on Friday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. He announced this via a post on Twitter. He mentioned that he developed mild symptoms of COVID-19 such as persistent cough and fever over the last 24 hours. Thereafter, he took a test on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer, which…

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TENNIS STAR MARIA SHARAPOVA RETIRES !

Maria Sharapova, the five-time Grand Slam champion and former No.1-ranked women’s tennis player in the world, has called it quits. The 32-year-old made the announcement not at a press conference, but in an essay she wrote for Vanity Fair and Vogue. Her choice of venue shouldn’t exactly come as a surprise. Off the court, Sharapova has built a successful career in business and modeling. In…

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JAPAN’S PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES POSTPONEMENT OF OLYMPICS 2020 DUE TO COVID-19

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday announced the Japanese government and IOC had agreed to postpone the games for the first time in history amid the global battle to contain the pneumonia-causing coronavirus. Following this announcement, Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori downplayed the Tokyo Olympics taking place next spring on Saturday. Speaking during a TV appearance,…

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News of Prince Charles testing positive for Choronavirus shocks Great Britain

PRINCES Charles, 71, has tested positive for coronavirus and this was announced today by Palace officials and Government officials. The future king had been displaying mild symptoms but remains in “good health” after being diagnosed with Covid-19 on Monday night. Camilla, 72, tested negative for the virus, with the couple now self-isolating at their home in Balmoral, Scotland. It is…

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