Universal Music Group: French media conglomerate Vivendi SA in 2019 said it had finalised the sale of 10% of the world's largest music label to a Tencent-led consortium, which also had the option to buy up to 10% more by January 2021 on the same price basis. The deal gave Tencent more access to U.S. artists such as Taylor Swift and Kanye West. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump raises tensions with Beijing by issuing executive orders to BAN TikTok and WeChat in 45 days – amid warning Apple and Microsoft could be outlawed in retaliation as world markets fall
National social media day 2017
Both the British and American governments have faced criticism about their initial handling of the pandemic – notably the lack of testing, personal protective equipment for frontline staff, and the delayed lockdown. In Nigeria, Oyaseh tells me, it has been a very different story. At the time of writing, there have been around 850 deaths in a country with a population three times that of Britain. Oyaseh, who was honoured with a papal knighthood in the early 1990s in recognition of his services to the Catholic church, believes the key factor is that the Nigerian government made serious preparations. “There was no question of it not being real. We had Ebola, and we had a strategy for dealing with it, which is still in place. For every pandemic, Nigeria has had a system. We were among the last countries to get it, so we had time to prepare.” … [Read more...] about ‘The virus piggybacked on racism’: why did Covid-19 hit BAME families so hard?
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A man who shunned romantic commitment and lived alone, Bing had also fallen out with his own family by the time he died, accusing them of trying to write both Damian and Kira (his daughter with Bonder) out of the family fortune on the grounds that the children were born out of wedlock and never really lived with him. … [Read more...] about Who will inherit Steve Bing’s fortune (and how much of it is left)? Real estate heir’s death could spark fresh feud after his father tried to cut Liz Hurley’s son and Lisa Bonder’s daughter out of his trust fund
Coleman told Dailymail.com in 2017: 'I was very young [when it happened] so obviously I did not cope with it well. I was very negative towards myself. I lost all of my confidence. I didn't realize who I was anymore because I lost my position on the cheerleading squad. … [Read more...] about Daisy Coleman, who spoke about her rape ordeal in Netflix’s Audrie & Daisy documentary, dies by suicide aged 23