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Cancer sufferer documenting her fight with disease wins Andrei Stenin picture contest (PHOTOS)

A dramatic photo story of her fight against cancer has landed Russia photographer the Grand Prix of the Andrei Stenin Contest, an international competition for those under 33, the age when its namesake was killed. “For me it is a very difficult and very personal story which, despite everything, I would like to share with as many people as possible,” ...

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#Romanovs100 wins Drum Award for ‘Best News & Media Content Strategy’

#Romanovs100 took gold in the ‘News/Media/Publishing Content Marketing Strategy/Campaign’ at the Drum Content Awards in London while #1917LIVE was awarded highly commended for ‘Most Innovative or Creative Use of Content’. Both projects are social media-based narratives dedicated to Russian history. #1917LIVE, about the Russian Revolution, played out in 2017 and has won over 20 prestigious awards, including a three-time Cannes ...

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#Romanovs100 wins Drum Award for ‘Best News & Media Content Strategy’

#Romanovs100 took gold in the ‘News/Media/Publishing Content Marketing Strategy/Campaign’ at the Drum Content Awards in London while #1917LIVE was awarded highly commended for ‘Most Innovative or Creative Use of Content’. Both projects are social media-based narratives dedicated to Russian history. #1917LIVE, about the Russian Revolution, played out in 2017 and has won over 20 prestigious awards, including a three-time Cannes ...

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Dead brothel owner wins seat in Nevada state assembly

Brothel owner Dennis Hof has been elected to Nevada’s state assembly – despite having died last month. The dead pimp soundly defeated his living Democratic opponent, triggering a complicated process to fill the now vacant seat. Hof, 72, was running as a Republican in Nevada’s deeply-red Assembly District 36, which includes his hometown of Pahrump. The businessman humorously referred to ...

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Right-wing Bolsonaro wins Brazilian elections with landslide despite mass protests

Jair Bolsonaro, the right-wing candidate from Brazil’s Social Liberal Party (PSL) has clinched victory in the presidential election run-off, beating Fernando Haddad of the Workers’ Party after a campaign riddled with controversy. With some 99 percent of the ballots counted, Bolsonaro, dubbed “Tropical Trump” for his populist rhetoric, is ahead with 55.1 percent of the vote. His main opponent, left-leaning ...

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Microsoft has no problem taking the $10B JEDI cloud contract if it wins

The Pentagon’s $ 10 billion JEDI cloud contract bidding process has drawn a lot of attention. Earlier this month, Google withdrew, claiming ethical considerations. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos responded in an interview at Wired25 that he thinks that it’s a mistake for big tech companies to turn their back on the US military. Microsoft president Brad Smith agrees. In a blog post ...

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No surprises in Toronto mayoral election as Tory wins second term

The City of Toronto has reelected John Tory as mayor by a comfortable margin, handing the incumbent 63.5 percent of the vote for his second term in office. Tory ran on a platform of lowering crime and property taxes. Read more Tory’s closest rival was Jennifer Keesmaat, the city’s former chief planner, who received 23.6 percent of the vote. Her ...

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Applause & bashing on Twitter after transgender woman wins female cycling world championship

Canadian Rachel McKinnon finished ahead of the field at the women’s sprint 35-39 age bracket at the world cycling championship on Sunday. Many have praised her achievement, but some say it was cheating, since she was born male. McKinnon is the “first” transgender woman ever to win gold at the UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships. The event was organized ...

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Anti-US base candidate wins Okinawa governor elections

A staunch opponent of the planned relocation of a US military base within Okinawa Island, where the issue sparked major public protests, has beaten a government-backed competitor in the local governor elections. Read more Denny Tamaki, a former opposition lawmaker and a son of the US marine, has got a win against Atsushi Sakima, the former mayor of a local ...

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Amazon’s ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ wins big at the Emmys

Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” dominated the comedy categories at tonight’s Primetime Emmy Awards, winning for outstanding comedy series, supporting actress in a comedy series (Alex Borstein), lead actress in a comedy series (Rachel Brosnahan), writing in a drama series (Amy Sherman-Palladino) and directing in a comedy series (Amy Sherman-Palladino). It’s an impressive showing for a freshman show, but long ...

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