Miss Universe 2018 has a winner, and it’s Miss Philippines, Catriona Gray. The 24-year-old model, actress, TV host and seasoned beauty queen, who was born to an Australian father and a Filipina mother, took the top spot at the Miss Universe pageant held on Monday (Dec 17) in Bangkok. Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green was the first runner-up, while Miss Venezuela Sthefany Gutierrez was the second runner-up. Southeast Asian countries were also well-represented, with contestants from Indonesia and Thailand making it into the Top 20, while Miss Vietnam H'Hen Nie rounded out the Top 5. Top 3 Final Word: Miss Universe Philippines #MissUniverse LIVE on @FOXtv . pic.twitter.com/W6Vwfy10k0 — Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 17, 2018 Gray wore a sparkling red dress, and said, "When I was 13, my mum said she had a dream that I would win Miss Universe in a red dress." According to the Associated Press, she said her mother cried when they saw each other after she won … [Read more...] about Miss Universe 2018: Miss Philippines takes the crown, Miss South Africa is runner-up
Batting great Sunil Gavaskar heaped huge praise on the current Indian cricket team under skipper Virat Kohli. The legendary cricketer compares Kohli’s Team India to Steve Waugh’s Australia regarding their winning results. Team India has been performing consistently well in the past few years as they have a couple of Test series against Australia Down Under in 2018/19 and 2020/21. Kohli is also the most successful captain of India in home conditions. Gavaskar said Kohli’s India has played dominant cricket Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards West Indies team and won matches consistently like Steve Waugh’s Australia. “It certainly is, look at the way they are consistently, regularly, winning matches and therefore. You know with Steve Waugh’s team in the 90s. Then you look at the West Indies team’s dominance under Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards and Brian Lara sort of for a few years. So when you have a team which is as good as West Indies and Australia in its history perhaps. In 1970s through … [Read more...] about Virat Kohli’s Team is Best in History of Indian Cricket: Sunil Gavaskar
BERLIN/STRASBOURG: Prime Minister Theresa May sought Angela Merkel's support on Tuesday (Dec 11) to save her floundering Brexit deal but the European Union ruled out renegotiating the divorce treaty, after May postponed a parliamentary vote she admitted she would lose. Less than four months until the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on March 29, May warned British lawmakers that if they rejected her deal then the only other options were a disorderly no-deal divorce, or a reversal of Brexit that would defy the will of those who voted for it. A day after pulling the vote in the face of hostility from lawmakers, May rushed from London for breakfast in The Hague with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and then a meeting in Berlin with Europe's most powerful leader, German Chancellor Merkel in a frantic bid to save her deal. The message from the EU was clear: It will give "clarifications" but will not countenance reopening the treaty. "The deal we achieved is the best possible. … [Read more...] about EU rules out Brexit renegotiation as May seeks help from Merkel
MURDER Among the Mormons is a hotly-anticipated new Netflix true-crime docuseries. The directors of the show said how people were going to be "surprised" to learn of the twisted mystery . When is Murder Among The Mormons about? Murder Among The Mormons tells the story of the infamous Salt Lake City bombings. The Netflix synopsis says: "High-stakes exploits turn deadly - and shake a global church to its core - in this extraordinary true crime story." In October 1985, a homemade bomb went off at the Judge Building in downtown Salt Lake City and killed financial consultant Steve Christensen , who collected historical documents. Shortly thereafter, a second bomb exploded in Holladay, killing Kathy Sheets, the wife of Christensen’s former boss. The next day, a third bomb went off in downtown Salt Lake City, seriously injuring document dealer Mark Hofmann . The true-crime series not only explores the events that unfolded, but unveils the connections between … [Read more...] about Murder Among the Mormons: When is it out and how can I watch?
Court documents released during the ongoing Apple and Samsung patent battle show early pictures of what the iPhone and iPad could have looked like, and hint at what features we could see in the future. According to images obtained by The Verge , early prototypes of the iPad featured kickstands and side handles. Meanwhile, an image of an iPhone touted diagonal corners which resembles the Motorola Photon 4G , as well as one with an elongated 16:9 display (with only half of the display featuring touchscreen capabilities). Some of these features have even been rumored to be mock-ups of next-generation Apple models. To add fuel to the fire, some of the prototype images have the name "Sony" emblazoned on the back. The news comes one week after another released court document revealed early pictures of the iPad from as possibly far back as 2002. The prototype was visibly thicker than the iPad model that launched in 2010 — likely due to tech advancements made within that … [Read more...] about Secret Pictures of Apple Prototypes Pop Up in Court
The Hanoitimes - Vietnam’s tourism sector is preparing to welcome back foreign tourists. The tourism sector will submit a schedule for re-starting inbound tourism in the coming time. Vietnam’s tourism sector is expected to resume welcoming inbound travelers sooner than many other countries in the region will do thanks to the success in containing the pandemic. “Vietnam is a safe place” would be the new slogan, said businesses and insiders at the recent conference on post-Covid-19 solutions for the tourism industry. En cave, Quang Binh province. Photo: Vic (Facebook) At the conference titled “Solutions promoting domestic tourism and recover international tourists” held on May 21, Steve Wolstenholme, CEO of Hoi An South Development (Hoiana), suggested that Vietnam needs to communicate the message “Vietnam is a safe place” and has to safeguard those who work in the industry. Sharing the same idea, Vice President of Lodgis Hospitality Holdings Vietnam Craig … [Read more...] about Promoting Vietnam as a safe place to welcome foreign tourists