“Fight on!”: Pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai released in Hong Kong

In images broadcast live on Facebook by his own reporters, he told staff to continue filing the kind of unvarnished dispatches that have infuriated China and pro-Beijing politicians in Hong Kong.

Mere Dad Ki Dulhan’s Anjali On International Youth Day: Bagging Niya Was Life Changing Moment

On International Youth Day, the young and ambitious diva of the television industry, says, “Everyone has dreams and we all want to follow our passion and make a name for ourselves. However, these dreams come true only for those who are willing to take on challenges in career and life. One doesn’t have to feel […]

Coronavirus: Covid level change “kick in the guts” for struggling tourism operators

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Last-minute change to English exam grading after COVID controversy

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson arrives at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), ahead of a cabinet meeting to be held at the FCO, for the first time since the COVID-19 lockdown in London, Britain July 21, 2020. Stefan Rousseau/Pool via REUTERS

Old brands change image after takeovers by corporations

Many once-famous brands, which were experiencing bad business performance, have revived shortly after being bought by large corporations. Established 50 years ago, NET, besides making products under its own brand, also makes products for Unilever and exports to many markets. It holds 1.5 percent of detergent market share in Vietnam.

Not heard the one about the Queen: why don’t comedians criticise the monarchy?

It’s just a request for comedy to oppose rather than bend the knee to the toadying tone of culture right now. A simple appeal for a comedy, an intervention or a satirical voice to call out the obsequiousness of our current moment, lay bare the anachronistic daftness of monarchy, and dismember its cheerleaders’ arguments piece […]

Heard the one about the black standups?

Kojo would like to see this ability to work different audiences put to better use. “I would like to see black comics on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.” (One out of 24 acts – Ava Vidal – in its first series was black.) “Or Live at the Apollo: there’s hardly any representation of black comics there.” He […]

Lockdown laughs: where to watch online comedy

Saturday Hosted by the mighty Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Comedy at the Covid Arms has become a lockdown favourite for its first-rate lineups mixing established stars and top names from the circuit. The next show (tickets must be bought before 5pm on 6 June) features Frankie Boyle, Dane Baptiste, Fran Lobo and Dan Nightingale. Money raised goes […]

Sincerely Louis CK review – standup returns with not-quite apology

‘How was your last couple of years? Anybody else get in global amounts of trouble?” It was only a matter of time before Louis CK, disgraced in 2017 when he admitted to masturbating in front of several female comedians, confirmed his comeback with a special. Sure enough last weekend, mid-lockdown and out of the blue, […]

Thrifty mum shares clever DIY hack which totally transformed ‘grubby’ garden patio in eight hours

We shared how a woman turned her bland house into the most stylish on the street with simple paint job & added thousands to the value.