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David Starkey resigns from university role over slavery comments. David Starkey resigns from university role over slavery comments.
Fitzwilliam College, at Cambridge University, has announced it has "accepted the resignation of historian David Starkey from his honorary fellowship with immediate effect". The college said: "Our student and academic bodies are diverse and welcoming to all. We do not tolerate racism." His comments on slavery were criticised on Thursday for being racist. The TV historian has not yet respon...
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Food Network nailed the recipe for pandemic programming. Food Network nailed the recipe for pandemic programming.
"Pioneer Woman" star Ree Drummond's pure, wholesome sense of positivity is such a hallmark of her cooking show that the slightest hint of motherly concern in her voice was jarring as she introduced the first of her "Staying at Home" specials. "Gosh, what a crazy time. How are you all doing?" she asked through the television, surrounded by a gaggle of camera-wielding young adults -- her children...
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Jiab Prachakul: Will Gompertz reviews BP Portrait Award 2020 winner. Jiab Prachakul: Will Gompertz reviews BP Portrait Award 2020 winner.
The working life of the professional portrait painter was put in jeopardy by what must have been the thoroughly unwelcome advent of photography. What was your mid-19th Century artist to do? The camera was faster, cheaper and better at capturing a likeness. One day their studio was packed with Lady This and Lord That posing in their finest clothes, the next they were painting tumbleweed. And the...
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Coronavirus: Five firms booming despite the lockdown. Coronavirus: Five firms booming despite the lockdown.
For many businesses, coronavirus is the toughest problem they've ever had to face. With their customers under lockdown, shops shuttered, cashflow drying up and their staff on furlough, they wonder how they're going to survive. But amid all these threats, some companies are finding ways to forge ahead. Big and small, the following firms are all taking advantage of new commercial opportunit...
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Cannes Film Festival organizers exploring options amid pandemic. Cannes Film Festival organizers exploring options amid pandemic.
Plans to hold the Cannes Film Festival are once again being reevaluated amid the global coronavirus pandemic. In March, organizers for the festival announced its postponement, saying hopes were to hold it in late June or the beginning of July. On Tuesday, a statement posted to the official Cannes website said that plan will no longer move forward, but organizers will "explore all contingencies...
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BBC offers biggest online education push 'in its history'. BBC offers biggest online education push 'in its history'.
The BBC will offer daily programmes to help parents and children with schoolwork at home during the lockdown. Starting on 20 April, videos, quizzes, podcasts and articles will appear on BBC Bitesize Daily via the BBC iPlayer, red button, BBC Four and BBC Sounds. Children's lessons will feature presenters including Oti Mabuse, Katie Thistleton and Karim Zeroual. BBC director general Tony H...
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How radio and TV hosts are keeping their shows on air from home. How radio and TV hosts are keeping their shows on air from home.
Restless pets, hungry children and slow internet connections became a major challenge for broadcasters this week as many presenters hosted programmes from home amid the coronavirus outbreak. Susanna Reid dialled in to Good Morning Britain from her house after her son became ill, while Gloria Hunniford, appeared on Loose Women via video link after going into self-isolation. On radio, countles...
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'The Bachelor' finale recap: (SPOILER) dumps Peter after clash with his family. What now?. 'The Bachelor' finale recap: (SPOILER) dumps Peter after clash with his family. What now?.
We were promised turbulence, Bachelor Nation. Boy, did we get it (and we're only halfway through). During last week's "Women Tell All," host Chris Harrison told us Peter Weber's finale would be a two-night live event, and not a single person knew how Peter's journey would end – not even Peter himself. Chris Harrison reiterated this fact during Part I of the live finale, and also called the s...
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Brad Pitt has already won awards season: All his best moments, from Tinder to 'Titanic' Brad Pitt has already won awards season: All his best moments, from Tinder to 'Titanic'
Brad Pitt is having a moment. Well, several moments, really. He's raking in awards for his role as stunt double Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino's "One Upon a Time in Hollywood" and with that comes opportunities in front of a captive audience. And, oh, has Pitt delivered. He got us laughing with a decades-old "Titanic" joke and sent all of America frantically searching for his Tinder prof...
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Lomarriage organizes the largest wedding in history Lomarriage organizes the largest wedding in history
This year the Indian city of Mumbai has witnessed a legendary wedding ceremony for the son of the Indian billionaire family Mukesh Ambani who married his eldest son to the daughter of the other Indian billionaire messenger Mahita The party lasted for three days, at a cost of nearly three hundred million US dollars, as the Indian billionaire is Mukesh Ambani, the richest man in Asia. This huge c...
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