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Film academy will stick with accounting firm despite Oscars flub

Traditionally, two PwC partners have overseen Oscar balloting and are the only two people who know the winners before they are announced live onstage. Earlier this month it was announced that he and co-worker Ruiz had been fired from their posts and barred from working any future Oscar ceremonies.

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White House To Share Financial Information About Top Staff

We learned this week that the president's son-in-law has been tasked with leading the White House Office of American Innovation, which apparently puts Kushner in a position to lead " a SWAT team of strategic consultants ". Speaking on the appointment, Richard Painter, Law Professor at the University of Minnesota and former Chief Ethics Lawyer for George W Bush, said: " She has a West Wing office, she has equipment, she has a White House email address, she's going to be doing policy work".

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Sturgeon says 'no rational reason' for United Kingdom to block second referendum

But Lord Kerr, author of Article 50 and British ambassador to the European Union 1990s, said arguments that an independent Scotland would be blocked in this way are "balls". Opening the debate, Sturgeon demanded Westminster should respect the wishes of the Scottish Parliament. Scotland held its first referendum in 2014, when over 55 percent of the people voted against independence .

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Accused Killer in Brutal Sword Attack To Face A Judge

Jackson had discarded the murder weapon, a 26-inch sword with an 18-inch blade, and was discovered by police to be carrying knives in his pocket. Surveillance footage captured Jackson from the days leading up to Monday's attack showed him "walking purposefully toward a black man", investigators said , but without attacking him.

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Netherlands coach summoned after shock Bulgaria defeat

He came under fire for the decision to debut 17-year-old Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt against Bulgaria , as the centre-back was at fault for the two goals. "I must be truthful to myself and to the KNVB (the Dutch football association)", the manager said. Ronald Koeman is clearly capable of becoming the next Netherlands boss, according to the KNVB's professional football director Jean Paul Decossaux.

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Scarlett Johansson Talks Bringing GHOST IN THE SHELL to Life

Ghost in the Shell isn't likely to do as well, so Paramount are encouraging us to compare it with 10 Cloverfield Lane , which took in precisely the same in previews and went on to a successful $24.7M weekend. "It's not the pristine future that we sometimes imagine". The corporation here is Hanka Industries, which exists in a far-flung future where humans regularly enhance themselves with cybernetics and where human souls (or ghosts ) can be put into synthetic bodies (or shells ).

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Defoe scores on return as England beat Lithuania

The 34-year-old's performances at Sunderland have led to a surprising worldwide turnaround, having last won an global cap in November 2013. England defeated Lithuania 2-0 on Sunday to maintain their unbeaten record in this World Cup qualifying campaign and stay four points clear at the top of Group F.

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Tax reform: A must win for Trump and the Republican Party

Although many moderate Republicans outside of the Freedom Caucus also objected to the bill , Trump has pointed to the Freedom Caucus as the cause of the bill's failure. By late Thursday afternoon, he tweeted at specific members, Reps. Trump and the Freedom Caucus want to dramatically shrink domestic programs. The web between the White House and the House Intelligence Committee chairman became more tangled after The New York Times reported that two White House officials - NSC staffer ...

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SC star Sindarius Thornwell out sick

He says he had a fever and headache. The Gamecocks were scheduled for a public practice at University of Phoenix Stadium and a private practice later in the day. Thornwell is averaging 21.6 points per game this season and 25.8 points in the NCAA Tournament . "'The game's not until Saturday". For his efforts, he won SEC Player of the Year.

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White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote

Republicans emerging from the closed-door meeting Thursday said they will vote this afternoon even though leadership is still trying to secure the votes. In a danger sign for Republicans, a Quinnipiac University poll found that people disapprove of the GOP legislation by 56 percent to 17 percent, with 26 percent undecided.

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Future Noir featurette explores the world of Ghost in the Shell

The new , controversial live-action Ghost In The Shell has an an all-new soundtrack by Clint Mansell which is filled with perfectly decent brooding, electro textures - but it can't compare to the original '95 soundtrack by Kenji Kawai. No one's expecting complete fidelity to the source material, but even considering the palpable sense of missed opportunity, Ghost in the Shell is a lazy, shoddy film .

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Toshiba approves bankruptcy for USA atomic unit

The Chapter 11 filing will allow Westinghouse , based in Pittsburgh, whose projects building nuclear plants have experienced delays and overruns in cost, to break or renegotiate construction contracts, though the utilities owning the project likely would seek damages.

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Crayola Fans Will Have Say in Name of New Color

So, maybe it was a mistake, or just an oddly timed marketing ploy, but don't feel (Cerulean?) blue - Crayola still had a colorful announcement on Friday. Details about dandelion's replacement will be released in May. "Dandelion is both bright and light, like all shades of yellow are, but it seems to have a deeper cast to it than other shades of yellow in Crayola's line-up", noted Stella Paul, author of Chromaphilia: "The Story of Color in Art ".

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Shah Rukh, Anushka's next titled Raula

The last time Shah Rukh had done another colourful number set in Punjab was for the Lohri song in Veer Zaara (2004) along with Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, and Preity Zinta. Shah Rukh Khan recently took off to attend the San Francisco International Film Festival and being an active social media user, the actor updated about the same on Twitter .

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Colorado judge John Kane testifies in support of Neil Gorsuch

Before Trump nominated Gorsuch in January, Schumer had repeatedly warned that he would filibuster, or block, any nominee who was outside of the mainstream and didn't appeal to both Democrats and Republicans. Judge Gorsuch's qualifications have not been called into question at his hearing, but Democrats have been frustrated at his refusal to signal any stance on such emotive areas as gun control, abortion and employee rights.

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Chance the Rapper announces $1 million donation from Chicago Bulls to CPS

So far, with the help of contributors like Justin Bieber and Kanye West's manager, Scooter Braun, as well as Hannibal Buress, and Common and this latest contribution from The Bulls, Chance has managed to raise $2.2 million to date for CPS in just three weeks.

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London attacker was born Adrian Russell Ajao, lived in Birmingham

Seven of the 11 people arrested since the Westminster attack have been released with no further action, police have said. "Our determination is to find out if either he acted totally alone, inspired by perhaps terrorist propaganda, or if others had encouraged, supported or directed him", said Rowley.

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Auto dealers resorting to fake sales of BS-III vehicles: EPCA

This announcement of companies has come just a day after the order of the Supreme Court in which has been said that order has been given to banning registration on two-wheelers with BS-III standards from April 1. The company had offered discounts on its BS-III scooters and motorcycles to up to Rs 12,500 in order to liquidate the stocks. From April 1, none of the BS-III compliant vehicles can be sold.

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Jennifer Lawrence wears pro-feminism T-shirt in new Dior campaign

Showcasing a number of relaxed yet refined ensembles, the 26-year-old Oscar victor looks nonchalant and achingly chic. She wears a number of graphic T-shirts, including the Insta-famous "We Should All Be Feminists" version that made its debut in September 2016.

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'Deal Us In' to Avoid Federal Shutdown, on a Few Conditions: Democrats

He later added, "I know he wants to get things done with the Republican Congress, but if this Republican Congress allows the flawless to be the enemy of the good, I worry we'll push the president into working with Democrats". After the bill was pulled without a vote, he indicated he would wait indefinitely, predicting that "Obamacare" would fall apart from problems in the marketplace, that Americans would cry out for a replacement and that lawmakers would then have more appetite for action.

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Teaser of Parineeti and Ayushmann's Meri Pyaari Bindu is impressive

Parineeti looks absolutely mystifying in the movie while Ayushmann is totally justifying a struggling writer look. But we seriously hope, her role is thoda hatke this time. "Meri Pyaari Bindu" is directed by Akshay Roy and is slated to release on May 12. The poster of Meri Pyaari Bindu was released yesterday and internet went gaga and people were waiting for the teaser, so the makers have finally released the teaser today.

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Scarlett Johansson stars in Ghost in the Shell. Photo: Paramount Pictures

The Hollywood star told television personality Michael Strahan on Thursday that she has "always been interested in local politics" during an interview promoting her upcoming movie, Ghost in the Shell . Thankfully, the film doesn't focus just on that, as there's a seemingly evil entity that's slowly killing off scientists who worked on a secret project for the company bent on giving humans cybernetic bodies that will last for ages.

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Germany owes North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 'vast sums': Donald Trump

He said the United States had been treated "unfairly" in the past. When a German reporter asked the President if he regrets any of his commentary on Twitter, Mr Trump said, "very seldom". and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation "vast sums" of money. The talks aimed to represent a restart of a relationship complicated by Mr Trump's rhetoric on the campaign trail.

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Madeira Airport renamed in Ronaldo honour -- and 'bizarre' bust

The ceremony followed Portugal's first match on the island for 16 years -Ronaldo and co going down 3-2 to Sweden in a friendly Tuesday. It's been a busy few days for Cristiano Ronaldo . It was part of an official ceremony to rename the local airport as Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo . However, President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said the tribute was legitimate because it was decided by an elected government.

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Rishi Kapoor nostalgic as Regal Theatre shuts down today

Rishi, whose 1973 film " Bobby " was presented at the cinema hall, tweeted: "Demolish". Adios Regal Theatre, Delhi. There is tremendous demand for the tickets of these two films as the cinema owners have already sold 80 percent of their tickets in advance.

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Two Love/Hate stars are joining Peaky Blinders for its new season

Peaky Blinders' creator, Steven Knight , has also cast The Pianist actor Adrien Brody and Charlie Murphy in the show. Peaky Blinders is joined by another familiar face for its fourth series, making the next small screen offering the most star-studded to date.

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Trailer for Brad Pitt's first Netflix Original Film 'War Machine' is here

War Machine will open on Netflix May 26 . It's a war film, he is playing a commander and his character appears to be pretty oddball.in a nice way. The movie streaming service released the full synopsis: "A pitch-black war story for our times, writer-director David Michod (" Animal Kingdom ") recreated a U.S.

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Scarlett Johansson battles criminals in futuristic 'Ghost in the Shell'

Where she is a robot with a human brain, he is a human with mechanical parts. This was thanks to the advanced artificial intelligence technology of Hanka Robotics. Oscar victor Juliette Binoche joins as Dr. Ouélet, a new character created to propel Major's identity crisis. She walks and talks like a robot on numerous occasions - and can't connect on a deep level with the humans around her.

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Kansas mulls Medicaid expansion despite ACA repeal's potential impact

That's true even though Kansans last fall ousted numerous Legislature's most conservative members, making it more moderate and more responsive to the state's residents. So far the governor's resistance has cost the state more than $1.5 billion in federal assistance while undermining the health of 150,000 Kansans who would be covered.

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N.C. Lawmakers Vote To Rollback "Bathrooom Bill" Amid Pressure From NCAA

But with anger rising over the compromise from groups on both the left and the right , it was unclear whether the signing of the new bill into law would extricate North Carolina from the debate over the proper levels of legal protections for homosexual, bisexual and transgender people.

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Women die as floods rise in NSW, Qld

The NSW State Emergency Service performed nearly 400 rescues and responded to about 2000 calls for help at the height of the flood emergency after up to 740mm of rain soaked the region. "The roads, the fences everything is gone down the main water ways". Some parts of southeast Queensland and northern NSW have seen their worst flooding since 1954.

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Kohli clarifies comments after Dharamsala Test

India won after a 2-1 series match. By the end of the series on Tuesday, when stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane uncharacteristically struck two mighty blows, one over mid-wicket and another over covers, to seal the Dharamshala Test match, India had proved why they were possibly the best batting line-up in the world.

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Scarlett Johansson Thinks She Might Run For Office Someday

The iconic shot of Major free-falling off a skyscraper is here, as well as her taking on all comers guns blazing. Ghost in the Shell will be released worldwide on March 31. At the start, we witness the Major's first moments in her cyborg body, as Juliette Binoche's Dr. Ouélet tells her that her body was injured beyond fix in a terrorist attack.

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Dan Aykroyd, Griffin Dunne Remember Carrie & Debbie, "Beloved Showboats"

Those who couldn't attend were able to watch online or follow along from a screen outside. The entire memorial will also be live streamed for those who can not attend. The Debbie Reynolds Studio and Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles performed dance tributes, and an R2-D2 robot was present to mourn Fisher, who famously played Princess/General Leia Organa in the Star Wars series.

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The Walking Dead: Watch a Surprisingly Crucial Deleted Finale Scene

Negan is, as Rick puts it in Issue 21, "rotting in jail for the rest of [his] life". Of course, Sasha has a response for Negan, which eludes to the fact that she may be willing to work with him. Entertainment Weekly shared a short scene from the scheduled season finale of The Walking Dead , revealing a spine-chilling interaction between Negan and Sasha, served with a side of pancakes.


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