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German artists launch denunciation campaign against far-right Chemnitz protesters - Dotemirates
04/12/2018

German artists launch denunciation campaign against far-right Chemnitz protesters

A controversial group of artists has called on the public to name right-wingers who took part in violent anti-immigrant protests in eastern Germany earlier this year. As part of its "Special Commission Chemnitz" campaign, artists at the Center for Political Beauty (ZPS) said they would offer a cash reward for anyone who reveals the identity of some 7,000 protesters and their employers using pictures uploaded to the group's website. "Denounce your work colleagues, neighbors or acquaintances today and collect instant cash," the group said. "Help us to remove these problem Germans from the economy and public office." Time for 'denazification'...


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07/08/2019

Boardmasters music festival cancelled due to 'severe' weather

The Boardmasters music festival has been cancelled due to warnings of severe weather conditions.The three-day event headlined by the Wu-Tang Clan, Florence + The Machine and Foals, was to take place in Newquay, Cornwall this weekend.However, organisers pulled the plug due to "forecasted severe weather conditions", they said.A statement said the decision to cancel was made after the festival consulted police and independent safety advisers.The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for much of England and Wales on Friday and Saturday - with forecasters saying a band of heavy rain will be followed by heavy showers or thunderstorms...
07/08/2019

Traditional TV viewing holds off streaming, Ofcom reveals

Watching programmes on a TV set is still the most popular way for UK audiences to watch television - but streaming is catching up.Traditional viewing - including catch-up within 28 days - still accounts for most TV watching, with an average of three hours and 12 minutes per day.But according to Ofcom's latest Media Nations report, this marks a drop of 11 minutes since 2017.Average daily viewing of streaming services rose last year to 26 minutes. Changing viewing habitsAverage minutes watched per day for UK adultsSource: OfcomThe number of UK households signed up to the most popular streaming platforms -...
07/08/2019

No-deal Brexit: 'Big unanswered questions' for UK music

A No Deal Brexit on 31 October could make life "very difficult" for the UK music industry says the BPI.The organisation, which represents UK record companies - including Warner, Sony and Universal - believes copyright laws might be "thrown in the air."They say "chaos" could ensue for British artists touring in Europe too."Planning for a whole range of possibilities which we are not sure will ever materialise is extremely difficult," says the BPI's Ian Moss. At the most basic level, Brexit raises concerns about the ability of musicians to tour overseas. And unless you're The Rolling Stones or Beyonce, touring...

Amitabh Bachchan gets stylish for Kaun Banega Crorepati

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has started shooting for the 11th season of Kaun Banega Crorepati, will elevate his sartorial choices, says his personal stylist and designer Priya Patil. Talking about Big B’s look, she says, “The look that Mr. Bachchan elegantly carries is a stylish and a classic one, and that’s a style he personally loves as well. Yet again this season, I will be keeping three-piece suits, which have been constant since last season, with an addition of different, deep and formal colors like navy blue and black. The specific element that I will be playing around with will...

Lohan-Crown friendship

Word has it that the Freaky Friday star is literally flying high with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) is believed to be taking her around in his private jets and showering her with gifts. But pagesix.com reports that Lindsay’s representative has denied all rumours — calling them “lies” — though some of her friends claim to have seen text exchanges between the two, suggesting strong friendship. Mohammad bin Salman We’re told the two had met around a year ago at a Formula One Grand Prix race. ...

Closing the gap

Actress Dakota Johnson’s famous gap in her front teeth seems to have gone. As per Justjared, the actress stepped out for the premiere of her movie The Peanut Butter Falcon with the gap in her front teeth missing. The Fifty Shades of Grey actress had shot an amusing video for Vanity Fair a couple years ago, in which she put things in the gap in her teeth to show how much stuff would fit in there. Among other things, she’d tried stuffing a credit card, cash worth $1,100, a twig and a cherry. “Today I’m going to demonstrate how many...