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Norovirus threat emerges ahead of Commonwealth Games

A Gold Coast school that will serve as a key residential and training venue for next month’s Commonwealth Games is to undergo sanitization measures due to a highly contagious virus which causes nausea and vomiting. The Southport School has been hit by the norovirus this term and will be cleansed before the athletes arrive for the quadrennial multi-sport event from …

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Woman who coined term ‘glass ceiling’ frustrated by slow progress

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Marilyn Loden sat on a panel called “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall” 40 years ago she got fed up of hearing women saying how their negative self-image kept them from advancing at work. When it came time for her to speak she disagreed and instead described another invisible barrier besides the looking glass. “That’s the …

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Porsche could build flying taxis, says sales chief

FRANKFURT: Volkswagen’s sports car maker Porsche could develop a flying passenger vehicle to compete with rivals in a possible market for urban air taxis and ride-sharing services, Porsche sales chief Detlev von Platen told a German magazine. “That would really make sense. If I drive from (the Porsche plant in) Zuffenhausen to Stuttgart airport, I need at least half an …

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Apple surges ahead in wearables on smartwatch sales

WASHINGTON: Strong holiday season sales of Apple’s newest smartwatch propelled the California tech giant into the lead in wearable tech in 2017, a market tracker said Thursday. A report by the research firm IDC said Apple jumped to the front of the wearables pack in the fourth quarter following the release of Apple Watch 3, and placed at the top …

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This Huawei smartphone can drive a car

Data and technology are changing the world at a fast pace and it seems soon we may able to drive our cars through smartphones. As the driverless car industry continues to grow, Chinese smartphone giant Huawei conducted an experiment that turned the Porsche Panerma into a car that drives itself. Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro smartphone was installed into the car …

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Apple plans biggest iPhone yet for 2018: Bloomberg

Apple Inc is preparing to release three new smartphones later this year, including the largest iPhone ever, a device that may have a bigger display than arch-rival Samsung’s flagship phone, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the products. The trio also includes an upgraded handset the same size as the current iPhone X and a less expensive model …

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Katrina Kaif shares picture from set of film Zero

(Web Desk) – Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif never fails to dazzle her fans with her looks. On Monday, she did it again by sharing her picture from the sets of her upcoming film with Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma, Zero on Instagram account. Dressed up as bride (perhaps), the Tiger Zinda Hai star wears a maang tika (head ornament), …

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Pakistani dramas have beaten Indian, Arab dramas: Saba Qamar

LAHORE (APP): Famous film star and TV artist, Saba Qamar has said that new talent of Pakistan TV drama industry had beaten the Indian and Arab dramas as Pakistani TV dramas were being liked allover the world. Talking to APP, she said that unique drama stories and real culture had made the dramas popular. She said that before signing film …

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Nobody from Hollywood can find Pakistan on the map: Kumail Nanjiani

Taking a dig at his own immigrant status and extending support to the ‘Dreamers’ in the United States, Pakistan-origin comedian Kumail Nanjiani has said nobody from Hollywood can find Pakistan on the map. The comedian along with actress Lupita Nyong’o from Kenya used presenting the Oscar for production design at the 2018 Academy Awards on Sunday as an opportunity to …

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Oscars 2018: Complete list of award winners

The Academy Awards, or Oscars, the highest honors in the movie industry, were handed out on Sunday at a ceremony in Hollywood hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel. Fantastical romance The Shape of Water won best picture, the film industry’s most prestigious honour, at Sunday’s Oscar ceremony. The Fox Searchlight movie’s Mexican filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro, took home the best director …

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