(AP) — In a year filled with heightened political vitriol, two deaths brought the nation together to remember men who represented a seemingly bygone era of U.S. politics. George H.W. Bush was a president, vice president, congressman, CIA director and Navy pilot during World War II, where he flew 58 missions and was shot down over the Pacific. As a politician, he had his fair share of critics and was voted out of office after one term as president. But the Republican reinvented himself in the years after his time in the White House, becoming a fundraiser for disaster relief and forming an unlikely friendship with the man who ousted him from office, former President Bill Clinton. John McCain was a political giant in his own right. He served as a senator for more than 30 years, ran for president twice and spent five years as a prisoner of war after being shot down during the Vietnam War. In captivity, McCain endured torture and even turned down a chance to be released early, denying … [Read more...] about Final goodbye: Roll call of some around the world who died in 2018
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In almost every possible area, 2018 has been a mixed bag. The music world is no exception, of course – with his 10th album Kamikaze, Eminem decided that homophobia was still cool and fun, Justin Timberlake donned a flannel shirt, went into full dad mode and released the truly testing Man of the Woods, and the less said about Lil Xan’s album, erm, Total Xanarchy, the better. But we’ve also been treated to some real gems. With her first album in seven years, Robyn discarded all pop conventions and created a masterpiece; Janelle Monae gave a sonic gift to people of colour and the LGBT+ community; The 1975 released a pop statement to unite the generations, and Cardi B ignored the sceptics and released a debut that played resolutely by her own rules. That’s just the start. Spanning every genre, from electro-pop to country, hip hop to metal, and produced by artists from every corner of the world, here are The Independent‘s 40 favourite albums of the year. 40) … [Read more...] about The 40 best albums of 2018
DIEGO Luna is no stranger to movie fanatics and Netflix bingers, as he has been in countless small screen and big screen projects. But, how old is he, what's his height and who did he play in Rogue One? Here's the lowdown. How old is Diego Luna? Diego is 38 years old having been born on December 29, 1979 in Mexico City. The actor, director and producer is the son of a British costume designer mother who worked in the film industry and an acclaimed theatre, film and opera set designer father. The Mexican star began his acting career in telenovelas before making a switch to television series and movies. He is best known for playing Julio in Elysium and Ray in Flatliners among many others. Diego will also take on the role of Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo in the latest series of Narcos: Mexico which will hit Netflix in November 2018. How tall is in the Narcos actor? Diego Luna is 1,78 m tall - which equates to 5'10". During an interview about his movie Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights the … [Read more...] about How old is Diego Luna, how tall is in the Narcos actor and who did he play in Star Wars Rogue One?
CAMILA Cabello was the big winner at the MTV EMAs, scooping three awards. The former Fifth Harmony singer had been leading the pack with six nominations and ended up winning half of them during the ceremony in Bilboa, Spain. Camila, 21, looked gorgeous in a billowing red dress, and thanked her fans as she collected each accolade; Best Artist, Best Song for Havana and Best Video for the same track. Meanwhile Little Mix covered up in suits following backlash over their revealing stage costumes for a sassy performance at the ceremony. The four-piece joined Nicki Minaj on stage after she opened the show to perform their new song, Woman Like Me. After being accused of looking like "prostitutes" when they performed on the X Factor last year, the band meant business in their pinstripe suit combinations as they performed their track. Giving plenty of sass, the girls got the crowd going before joining Nicki on another stage and busting out some sexy moves. The Black Magic singers led the … [Read more...] about Camila Cabello wins big at MTV EMAs as Little Mix and Janet Jackson wow fans with impressive performances
Swansea has got a reputation as a welcoming kind of place, which is good news for the influx of new students to the city. They will be getting their bearings now, so what better time for a bit of local help in that direction. Tap into these places and get your time in Swansea off to a flyer. 1. Get a free membership Taliesin Arts Centre It is one of the city's iconic theatre venues, and is situated directly on the university’s Singleton campus. Taliesin offers fantastic discounts to students for mainstream and specialist films, live drama, dance and music. There are last-minute student deals on live broadcasts from famous venues across the UK. At Taliesin, students can enjoy a wide choice of events from just £5. Free membership is available to all Swansea University students who can see three live events for free. Where: Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PZ. Get in touch: www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk or call 01792 602060. 2. Avoid computer nightmares … [Read more...] about Work, play and stay fresh! 9 places you need to visit as a fresher in Swansea