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22nd January

Secondary schools rugby league competition launched in Suva

THE Vodafone Fiji National Rugby League Secondary Schools competition was launched at the Albert Park in Suva today. Since it’s establishment in 2007 with only four schools pioneering the competition, the standard of rugby league...

‘Rambo’ producer Vajna dies aged 74

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Andrew G. Vajna, the Hungarian movie producer behind “Rambo”, “Evita” and other international hits, died in his Budapest home on Sunday following a long illness, the Hungarian National Film Fund said. Vajna produced 59 films in all, including the 1996 Evita starring Madonna and Sylvester Stallone’s first three Rambo movies. He was...

‘Green Book’ boosts Oscar odds with big win at Producers Guild Awards

(Reuters) – In a surprise win on Saturday, Hollywood producers named “Green Book” the best film of 2018, boosting its profile just days before nominations are announced for the annual Academy Awards. The big win by “Green Book” at the 30th Producers Guild Awards set up the film, which stars Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen...

Sony’s RCA parts ways with R. Kelly after abuse uproar – media reports

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – R. Kelly has parted ways with his Sony Music-owned RCA record label, Billboard magazine, Variety and the New York Times reported on Friday, and he no longer appears on the roster of artists on RCA’s website. The reported split follows decades of allegations of sexual and physical abuse by the Grammy-winning...

Gladys Knight defends decision to sing U.S. anthem at Super Bowl

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Singer Gladys Knight has defended her decision to perform the U.S. national anthem after receiving criticism from supporters of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who used the pre-game tradition to protest racial injustice. Knight, a 74-year-old native of Atlanta, where the game will be played, agreed to sing “the Star Spangled Banner.”...

Netflix movie ‘Bird Box’ draws 80 million viewers; no data for ‘Roma’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Netflix Inc on Thursday said more than 80 million member households will have watched its thriller movie “Bird Box” in its first four weeks, but the streaming giant gave no viewing data for Oscar hopeful “Roma.” “Bird Box,” starring Sandra Bullock and set in a post-apocalyptic society where survivors must wear...

21st January

Lecturer among winners for the ‘Back to School’ promotion

FIJI National University lecturer Bhagwanji Bhindi was among the nine winners of the Nataraj & Mendoza hamper for The Fiji Times Back to SCHOOL promotion. The promotion was sponsored by Motibhai, CK Suva Bargain Centre and Payless Shoes. Mr Bhindi said his son had encouraged him to take part in the competition. The Fiji Times...

School pack for 100

EDUCATION is the most powerful empowerment tool which can be used to bring about positive changes in our communities, says Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa. Mrs Vuniwaqa made this comment while giving out school stationery packs to about 100 students of Nanuku Settlement in Vatuwaqa, Suva last week. She said the...

17th January

Rihanna sues dad to keep hands off her Fenty trademark

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rihanna has sued her father for trading on her Fenty brand name and suggesting that a business venture he set up in 2017 is associated with her. The “Diamonds” singer, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, filed a lawsuit in U.S. federal court in Los Angeles on Tuesday accusing Ronald...

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