It’s shaping up as one of the most intriguing guests lists of the year: which family members will be invited to celebrate Rupert Murdoch’s upcoming 90th birthday with the billionaire expat media mogul? And even more tantalising, given the endless Machiavellian machinations within the all-powerful family , is the prospect of who will actually show up. Will his son James Murdoch be there? James and his wife Kathryn publicly cast shade on Rupert in January with stinging criticism of one of his most precious personal possessions - his media empire . However I have been assured by well-placed sources that they were very much involved in top secret plans to mark the patriarch’s birthday milestone. READ MORE: James Murdoch makes statement in the style of his dramatic departure from News Corp Murdoch family discord plays out publicly James Murdoch breaks ranks over 'climate change denial' News Corp boss hits out at 'muck-spreading' by Murdoch media rivals Fierce … [Read more...] about ‘Family always comes first’: Who will turn up to Rupert Murdoch’s 90th birthday?
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After a year off NBL basketball in 2020, Invercargill’s Connor Coll is excited for the return of the SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks next month. That’s not surprising after last year’s COVID-impacted season, but in Coll’s case he also added insult or injury or, more accurately, injury to an already frustrating season. “I picked up an injury breaking my wrist, so I have been rehabbing since early August. I went up for a dunk attempt and landed a bit awkwardly, actually, I didn’t really land at all. “I put my arms down to break my fall and broke a little bone in my wrist and was out of action for a while. But I’m good to go now and looking forward to getting back out there,” Coll said. READ MORE: Andrew Wheeler back for tenth season with Southland Sharks 'Potential Tall Black' joins Southland Sharks for 2021 NBL campaign Southland Sharks adds new face to 2021 National Basketball League roster The 1.98m 23-year-old has had his share of injuries, testament to his … [Read more...] about Connor Coll back for fourth season with Southland Sharks
New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redick was bizarrely ejected from the court during his team’s 120-115 win over Boston Celtics on Monday (NZT) after he was ruled to have passed the ball to the referee “with force” during a stoppage in play. Redick was tossed out of the game early in the fourth quarter after he hastily bounce-passed the ball in the direction of the referee when Boston’s Aaron Nesmith was called for fouling him on a drive to the hoop. READ MORE: Mika Vukona retires after winning 152nd cap in Tall Blacks loss to Australia Breakers big man Rob Loe returns to New Zealand, won't play again this season Steven Adams suffers back injury in New Orleans Pelicans' thrashing of Memphis Grizzlies Although it seemed like an innocuous pass, crew chief Josh Tiven stated that Redick, a team-mate of New Zealand star Steven Adams, was ruled to have thrown the ball “in the direction of an official with force”. The incident occurred just moments after Redick was whistled for … [Read more...] about Pelicans guard JJ Redick tossed out of NBA game after passing ball to referee
Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman. Photo: Jason Merritt/2016 Getty Images Lifetime’s scandalous scripted series UnREAL returns for its second season this summer with more drama, more bitchiness, and more … masculinity. The creators of the show, Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, decided to step it up a notch in the dating world and go where ABC’s The Bachelor hasn’t: black suitors . Vulture caught up with cast member Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman at Sunday’s Critics’ Choice Awards to hear his thoughts on the move, which evidently has him and his co-workers enthused. “There is no better time for it than right now,” the actor, who plays Jay, said on the red carpet. “It’s really interesting to do it on a show like UnREAL , where a room full of white female writers, for the most part, are touching on issues of race. I feel like it’s going to reach a very broad audience and make people think about racial issues in America in ways they haven’t.” Bowyer-Chapman also noted that one of the … [Read more...] about Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman Thinks There’s ‘No Better Time’ for
Sheffield United – Southampton was a one-sided encounter, as the Saints finally got back to winning ways. [ MORE: How to watch PL in the USA ] A penalty from James Ward-Prowse and a screamer from Che Adams secured a first win in 10 games for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side, who had gone two months without a win in the league. Sheffield United remain bottom of the table on 14 points and are 12 points from safety with 10 games to go. Southampton now have 33 points and have eased any fears they will get sucked into the relegation battle late in the season. WATCH SHEFFIELD UNITED – SOUTHAMPTON FULL REPLAY Premier League recaps Three things we learned from West Brom – Newcastle Three things we learned from Brighton – Leicester City Three things we learned from Aston Villa – Wolves Three things we learned from Sheffield United – Southampton 1. Saints can finally march on : This was a much-needed win for Saints. Hasenhuttl will be a … [Read more...] about Three things we learned from Sheffield United – Southampton