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Costa Rican media pessimistic after loss to Serbia

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

San Jose, June 18 (IANS) Costa Rican media and fans have expressed pessimism on their football team’s chances at the World Cup following the 0-1 defeat to Serbia. The local daily La Nacion headlined its digital edition with “Costa Rica loses 0-1 against Serbia and the illusion of qualifying for the second round in Russia 2018 […]

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North Korea state media says Trump agreed to lift sanctions

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

SEOUL: North Korean state media said on Wednesday US President Donald Trump had agreed to lift sanctions against the North in addition to providing security guarantees in the summit with the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un, the previous day. Trump was cited by North Korea’s official KCNA news agency as saying he made the promise […]

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Kelly Marie Tran leaves social media

By   /  June 6, 2018  /  Life & Style  /  No Comments

Los Angeles, June 6 (IANS) Kelly Marie Tran, who played Rose Tico in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, has taken herself offline after experiencing months of social media harassment. On Monday night, “Star Wars” fan account @SWTweets alerted that Tran had deleted all of the posts from her Instagram page, leaving just a black and white […]

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Emirati social-media activist gets 10 years behind bars

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

DOHA, Qatar : An Emirati court has sentenced Ahmed Mansour al-Shehhi, an online activist, to 10 years in prison for belittling Abu Dhabi’s “status and prestige” on social-media platforms. According to prominent Emirati daily Al-Ittihad, al-Shehhi was convicted of “belittling the status and prestige of the United Arab Emirates and its leaders”. He was also convicted […]

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More young & adults admit to being addicted to social media

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  Science & Technology  /  No Comments

Almost three in 10 youngsters aged 18 to 25 say they are addicted to social media and keep their phones with them at all times, according to new research by the national statistics office CBS. This is a sharp rise on three years ago, when 19% of young adults said they could not stop constantly […]

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Saudi social media influencers shine at Cosmopolitan Middle East awards

By   /  May 9, 2018  /  Life & Style  /  No Comments

CAIRO: Saudi social media stars dazzled at the very first Cosmopolitan Middle East Influencer Awards in Dubai, which celebrated the region’s most popular influencers. Two Saudi social media stars were awarded at the event which took place on Monday night. The awards recognized the Middle East’s best influencers, bloggers, vloggers and entrepreneurs, based on votes […]

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With 24-hour outrages, Kanye West masters media moment

By   /  May 3, 2018  /  Life & Style  /  No Comments

NEW YORK: Since re-emerging last month from a yearlong absence, Kanye West has sparked outrage by throwing his lot with Donald Trump and calling slavery a choice. Yet the rapper has succeeded spectacularly in one key goal — staying at the center of attention. If West’s newfound politics have baffled some longtime fans, the 40-year-old […]

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Kim Jong-un reaches ‘satisfactory agreement’ with South Korean delegation

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

SEOUL, (Xinhua) — South Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) reached an agreement on protocol, security and media coverage for the third inter-Korean summit later this week, the Blue House of South Korea said Monday. Kwun Hyuk-ki, director of Chunchugwan, the Blue House press center, told a press briefing that the two […]

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Algorithms on social media may be discriminating

By   /  April 22, 2018  /  Science & Technology  /  No Comments

New York, April 22 (IANS) A group of researchers have found that recommendation algorithms on social media platforms may discriminate on the basis of gender, age and race. According to researchers from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, social media and the sharing economy have created new opportunities by leveraging online networks to build […]

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Media should leave some space for celebrities: Arshi Khan

By   /  April 14, 2018  /  Life & Style  /  No Comments

Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) “Bigg Boss Season 11” contestant Arshi Khan feels that media should leave some space for celebrities when it comes to their personal or professional life. Arshi interacted with media at the launch of author Sonalli Gupta’s book titled “Of Love.. Life And Everything In Between” along with Rohit Verma and Archana Kochhar […]

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