Actor Rene Auberjonois, who played the character Odo on the television series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," has died after a battle with cancer. — AFP/VNA Photo LOS ANGELES — Actor Rene Auberjonois, known for his television roles on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and the US sitcom Benson, died on Sunday in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer. He was 79. "We are heartbroken to confirm that Rene passed away today," a statement on the actor's website said. In his official biography, the cause given was metastatic lung cancer. Auberjonois earned legions of fans for his role as Odo, the shape-shifting head of security on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, one of the many spinoff series spawned by the legendary science fiction show. He became a fan favourite at Star Trek conventions for years, donating the proceeds from autographed items to charities, such as Doctors Without Borders. "I have had my share of successes and my share of flops. But nothing has ever been like this. … [Read more...] about ‘Star Trek’ actor Rene Auberjonois dead at age 79
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who brought boyish vulnerability to Big Bird, the towering yellow-plumed character, during 50 years on the groundbreaking children’s television show “Sesame Street” and even made garbage-loving Oscar the Grouch loveable, died on Sunday at the age of 85, the Sesame Workshop said. FILE PHOTO: Caroll Spinney signs autographs during the Dean Martin Expo and Nostalgic, Comedy and Comic Convention featuring collections of memorabilia from 1950's and 60's in New York City, U.S., June 28, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo Spinney, who suffered from the movement disorder dystonia, had provided only Big Bird’s voice since 2015 while another puppeteer was in the costume. “We at Sesame Workshop mourn his passing and feel an immense gratitude for all he has given to Sesame Street and to children around the world,” the show’s co-founder Joan Ganz Cooney said in a statement on Sunday. Big … [Read more...] about Puppeteer who performed Sesame Street’s Big Bird, Oscar, dies at 85
Female film producer Mai Thu Huyen has launched her new film project based on a famous Vietnamese epic poem written in the 18th century recognised as one of the country's top literary works. Television series to tell the Tale of Kieu The Tale of Kieu sets new records The poster for Kieu, a new film from producer Mai Thu Huyen, based on the famous Vietnamese epic poem The Tale of Kieu, from the 18th century. — Photo courtesy of producer The film Kiều is based on Truyện Kiều (The Tale of Kiều) by Nguyen Du (1766-1820). It recounts the life and trials of Thuy Kieu, a talented young woman who is forced to sacrifice herself to save her family. Kieu sells herself into a loveless marriage in exchange for her father and younger brother’s freedom from prison. Later Kieu’s husband forces her into prostitution. According to the film’s producer Huyen, Kieu will not be pitied as the character in the poem is. She overcomes challenges and … [Read more...] about New film based on famous epic poem has contemporary twist
With the year 2019 coming to an end, it’s time for Indian Award shows to felicitate the best works of the Bollywood industry. The Star Screen Awards was conducted on Sunday evening, and many big face of the Hindi film industry came together to celebrate the best of cinema. The award function also saw a plethora of elaborate and exquisite outfits on the red carpet. It is the time when the fashion experts bring their best foot forward to style up the celebs in intricately and exclusively designed dresses. This year’s event was attended by most of the big names from the B-Town, including Alia Bhatt, Ayushmann Khurrana, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, and new comers like Sara Ali Khan and Ananya Panday. Here’s a list of the best-dressed Bollywood celebs at the event for some fashion inspiration. Deepika Padukone The ‘Piku’ actress chose a sleek black gown by designer Alex Perry. In a one shoulder dress, her look is definitely our favourite one from the … [Read more...] about Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Ananya Panday: Who Wore Black Better?
Gaming has seen a massive shift in the past few years with manufacturers shrinking down their chips to make them fit inside portable machines. Gaming laptops have always been a niche category, but not anymore. You now have the flexibility to choose between entry-level notebooks for light gaming, or a heavy-duty powerhouse that can match up to the performance of desktops. This year will be the third iteration of the Tech and Auto Awards which India's first Technology and Automotive Awards, celebrating the confluence of connectivity and mobility. After a stupendous first two editions, the third edition will be live on December 10 at the Lalit Hotel in New Delhi. It is expected that Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India and Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science and Technology, will also be in attendance. Some of the most prominent gaming laptops that we saw this year includes the Alienware Area 51m which is outfitted with upgradable hardware including the processor … [Read more...] about Tech and Auto Awards 2019 | Nominations for Gaming Laptop of the Year – Alienware Area 51m, HP Omen X 2S and More
All-round buying in stocks helped top money managers on Dalal Street breathe easy this past May, as clouds of political uncertainty lifted with Prime Minister Narendra Modi storming back to power with a bigger majority. As a result, 82 per cent of the portfolio management services (PMSs) delivered positive returns for the month, as benchmark Sensex advanced 1.75 per cent against a 1.39 per cent and 1.66 per cent rise in BSE Midcap, Smallcap indices, respectively. Among the notable performers were schemes run by LIC Mutual Fund Asset Management, IDBI Capital Market Services and UTI AMC, which delivered over 8 per cent returns. In April, only about 30 per cent of PMSes had managed to hold their head above water, data available on Sebi website showed. Other top performers of May included Acepro Advisors, Basant Maheshwari Wealth Advisors, 2Point2 Capital Advisors, Samvitti Capital, IIFL Alternate Asset Advisors, Stallion Asset, BNP Paribas Asset Management India and Decimal Wealth … [Read more...] about 80% of PMSes delivered solid returns in May: Look who all missed the jackpot