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For the First Time, American Writer Wins Man Booker Prize

Washington, D.C. Paul Beatty has become the first American writer to win the prestigious Man Booker prize. American Paul Beatty wins the 2016 Man Booker Prize for fiction for his book “The Sellout” in London, Oct. 25, 2016. Beatty’s The Sellout, a caustic satire on U.S. race relations, won the $61,000 prize, which was previously […]

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Pursuit of Happiness: Brazilian Painter Fer Caggiano

New York, N.Y. Fer Caggiano was nominated as a Soho International Artist of the year in 2003. Although she was a student at the Art Students League at that time, she was invited to present her work at the prestigious Agora Gallery in New York City. Her artistic talent and creative paintings were already on […]

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For Britain’s Muslims, Mayor’s Victory Sign of Change

London, U.K. The election of Sadiq Khan as London’s first Muslim mayor is a sign of changing times for Britain and its population of nearly 3 million Muslims. “He is a Muslim. We are Muslims. This is a great opportunity for the Muslim people,” said Mohammed, a 69-year-old businessman in East London’s largely Muslim Whitechapel […]

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Cherie Blair Foundation for Women Hosts Manhattan Soiree

By Sara Herbert-Galloway. New York, N.Y.  John and Margo Catsimatidis, Francine LeFrak, and Pamela Newman hosted an exclusive reception at The Four Seasons Restaurant for Cherie Blair, champion of women’s right’s and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Cherie Blair was in New York while the United Nations was in session to raise […]

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Nearing Milestone, Queen Elizabeth Shows No Sign of Stopping

London, England. After 63 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth next month becomes Britain’s longest-ruling monarch but there is little prospect of her stepping aside, as other aging European crowned heads have done, in favor of her son, Charles. In May 2011 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited Ireland. It was the first time a […]

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Sweden Drops WikiLeaks Founder ‘Sex Probe’

Washington, D.C.  Prosecutors in Sweden say they have ended the investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange because the deadline to bring charges has expired. Sweden took out an arrest warrant against Assange after two women accused him of rape and sexual misconduct during a visit there in 2010. The investigation […]

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Possibility of Museum on NYC’s ‘New’ Roosevelt Island

New York, N.Y.  Not often does an important new museum open in New York City. One is possible now because the Roosevelt Island Steam Plant is about to be decommissioned. This plant supplies energy to the two long-term care hospitals on Roosevelt Island, one of which will combine with the other as the new $2 […]

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Next Generation of Global Indian Cinema

New York, N.Y. I recently attended Ticket2Bollywood (T2B) sponsored by Molecule Communications.  I had the opportunity to interview its director Ajay Shrivastav and his sister and business partner Kiren. Brother and sister Ajay and Kiren Shrivastav are opposites.  He is the creative one and Kiren more the businesswoman operating Molecule Communications in Mumbai and Ajay is opening […]

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