Guess what? Jennifer Tse's now a mum. The Hong Kong model-actress announced on Instagram that her daughter has turned 100 days old by posting a photo of the baby grasping her finger. In the post, the 36-year-old wrote, "You are my brightest light." But like her former sister-in-law Cecilia Cheung, she did not reveal who is the father of her child. The announcement came as a surprise as Jennifer showed no signs of pregnancy when she appeared at a jewellery event in Hong Kong last May. She also told the media at the time that she was single. In what seemed like an attempt to hide her pregnancy from the public eye, Jennifer became less active on social media in recent months, and also missed having reunion dinner with her older brother Nicholas Tse and their parents this Chinese New Year. When contacted by Hong Kong media, Patrick Tse said he didn't know anything about his daughter's partner but said he's happy about his new grandchild. While her marital status remains a mystery, … [Read more...] about Nicholas Tse’s sister has a baby girl, but who’s the father?
REUTERS: Former Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) general secretary Tai Nicholas has been banned from all soccer-related activities for eight years for financial misconduct, world soccer governing body FIFA said on Thursday.Nicholas, a former member of FIFA's standing committee, was also fined 50,000 Swiss francs (£39,206)."The investigation into Mr Nicholas concerned the misappropriation of FIFA funds allocated to the OFC between 2014 and 2017 in relation to the OFC Home of Football," FIFA said in a statement."As a result Mr Nicholas has been sanctioned with a ban from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level (administrative, sports or any other) for eight years."FIFA said Nicholas had violated Article 21 of its Code of Ethics, which deals with bribery and corruption, as well as Article 20, which sets out rules governing the offering and accepting of gifts and other benefits.(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by … [Read more...] about FIFA bans ex-Oceania general secretary Nicholas for eight years
LONDON -- J.R.R. Tolkien's fantastical world of hobbits, elves and orcs have won over fans around the world in the decades since "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" stories were published. Now the British novelist himself is the subject of a film that looks at his early years and inspirations for his works. "X-Men" and "The Favourite" actor Nicholas Hoult plays the title role in "Tolkien," which follows the author as an orphan, his friendships at school in Birmingham, studies at Oxford University and on the frontline at the Battle of the Somme during World War 1. "We wanted to honor him and tell our story that we thought was fascinating about his formative years that everyone, I feel as a fan... would be intrigued by," Hoult told Reuters. Watch more in iWant or TFC.tv "Mirror Mirror" actress Lily Collins plays Edith Bratt, whom Tolkien met when he moved into a boarding house and who would later become his wife and inspire elf Luthien in his fictional Middle-earth world. "We show … [Read more...] about News ‘Tolkien’ movie looks at early years of ‘Lord of the Rings’ writer
PEMBA: Tens of thousands of people in the far north of Mozambique are bracing for violent flooding as torrential rain pushes up water levels, after the death and devastation wrought by Cyclone Kenneth.The first floods have already been seen in some parts of Pemba, the capital of Cabo Delgado province, as well as in surrounding areas, lashed by heavy rain since daybreak, AFP journalists reported.Fields on the outskirts of the city that had been lush green just a day earlier were now brown with floodwater."It's been raining hard since Sunday morning," said Deborah Nguyen, spokeswoman for the UN World Food Programme. "Violent flooding is expected in and around Pemba."We are very worried because, according to the forecasts, heavy rain is expected for the next four days," she added."We expect the rainfall to be twice as much as that which accompanied Cyclone Idai that hit the city of Beira last month."Idai hit central Mozambique six weeks ago and communities in that region are still reeling … [Read more...] about Mozambique braces for violent floods after Cyclone Kenneth
By Kristine Owram Bloomberg Sun., April 28, 2019 Another billion-dollar U.S. cannabis company is going public in Canada, but this one will trade on a little-known bourse that’s beginning to compete with the pot-dominated Canadian Securities Exchange. Columbia Care Inc., which has operations in 14 U.S. states and territories plus Malta, will begin trading Monday on Toronto’s NEO Exchange under the symbol CCHW. The company will list via an acquisition by Canaccord Genuity Growth Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, with a valuation of about $1.4 billion (U.S.). The NEO Exchange, which to date has largely been a listing hub for exchange-traded funds and SPACs, has also attracted some small cannabis companies including Halo Labs Inc. and Maple Leaf Green World Inc. Columbia Care will eclipse these in size, joining major U.S.-focused, CSE-listed pot companies like Curaleaf Holdings Inc., Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. and Cresco Labs Inc. … [Read more...] about Canada’s pot exchange gets some competition