Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, under pressure to resign amidst a rift in the ruling Nepal Communist Party over his style of functioning, has alleged that some of the ruling party leaders are aligning with the southern neighbour to remove him from power after his government issued a new political map incorporating three Indian territories of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura. … [Read more...] about Nepal partially lifts ban on Indian private news channels
Eventually, reality set in. DirecTV Now, whose low prices always seemed like a way to drum up support for AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, slashed channels and raised prices in early 2019. (The service is now called AT&T TV Now, and starts at $55 per month.) YouTube TV, which had already upped its price to $40 per month, hiked prices further to $50 per month last year, and now $65 per month. Hulu raised its live TV prices from $40 per month to $45 per month to $55 per month. FuboTV now starts at $60 per month. Sony, which had operated a live streaming service called PlayStation Vue, exited the business entirely after several of its own price hikes. … [Read more...] about Yes, YouTube TV’s price hikes stink. But don’t blame YouTube
With shoot locations in Wyoming and Nashville, Chin and the other production teams were sending updates and footage in real time to Disney and Ford. VanDyke says that they didn’t even have time to create storyboards for the trio of three-minute films. “In all of my years doing this, I’ve never produced something at this scale without that. That comes down to trust in the partners, trust in the people we picked, and all working towards that common goal. At one point we had some senior leaders [at Ford] asking us to send over exactly what the films were going to be, and we had to say . . . no! That’s a pretty big leap of faith.” … [Read more...] about How Ford and Disney pulled off the most audacious prime-time product launch for the new Bronco
A jackpot for ID thieves Nothing is juicier to identity thieves than information about children. Getting the social security number of a minor is truly hitting the jackpot, because in the vast majority of cases, it takes years before anyone realizes this precious information has been snatched. The truth comes out when the children are old enough to apply for credit cards or get their own cellphone accounts. … [Read more...] about As graduations go virtual, are yard signs exposing kids to scammers?
Showbiz Kids thoughtfully unpacks a host of issues that many child stars have been subjected to, including sexual abuse, parasitic parents, and social isolation from their peers. But Winter was careful in not painting the kind of tabloid stories so often associated with child stars on a downward spiral. As turbulent as it can certainly be to try and navigate fame and expectations at such a young age, there are also stories of actors adjusting and finding their footing (and some semblance of peace) either in or outside Hollywood. … [Read more...] about HBO documentary ‘Showbiz Kids’ isn’t the tabloid drama you’d expect