When the whistle blew and rugby league was officially back in business, there was only one referee. It was a point of significant contention when the NRL made the call to scrap the two-referee system midway through the season. Just one game in, it is too early to make any definitive judgments but the game flowed like it rarely has in recent years. … [Read more...] about No fans no problem: NRL delivers in spades on return to biggest of all stages
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Merv Griffin, who has died of cancer aged 82, created and owned - but never hosted - Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy!, two globally popular quiz shows. He was also known for his blandness, yet from 1969, in CBS's late-night talk show slot, he risked his career with guests who attacked the war in Vietnam. CBS lawyers sent Griffin a memo: "In the past six weeks 34 anti-war statements have been made on your show, and only one pro-war statement, by John Wayne." Griffin riposted: "Find me someone as famous as Mr Wayne to speak in favour of the war and we'll book him at once." When he invited the radical Abbie Hoffman on in 1970, Hoffman arrived in a stars-and-stripes shirt. Technicians changed it into a shapeless blur, while Hoffman delivered his denunciation of the war. In a 1965 television special from London, Griffin had interviewed Bertrand Russell, who castigated the war, after which Griffin was pilloried in the US press as a traitor. In 1972 he left CBS and returned to a daytime … [Read more...] about Merv Griffin
“If you’ve built a business around free and attracted a user base predominantly for that reason, the vast majority won’t pay if you start trying to persuade them to. And how much can you afford to take away from ‘free’ in order to make the paid seem better, before you start losing your free audience?” he says. … [Read more...] about Streaming music: what next for Apple, YouTube, Spotify… and musicians?
Capricorn - December 22 to January 19 Capricorn is represented by the sea goat, a mythological creature with the body of a goat and tail of a fish, writes Faragher. … [Read more...] about What are the 12 zodiac signs and what do they all mean?
Alongside the heartwarming snaps, Kylie wrote: 'Thank you SO much for your birthday messages. My wish is to send you all ... so ... much ... love! Especially to my family, your love and kindness lifts me up each and every day. #Lovers, take care of each other. I❤️U!' … [Read more...] about Kylie Minogue shares adorable childhood snaps as she films herself dancing to Spinning Around while celebrating her 52nd birthday