Monthly Archives: October 2011

Barnes wins Booker Prize he once named "posh bingo"

English author and bookmakers' favorite Julian Barnes finally won the Man Booker Prize for fiction on Tuesday, despite once dismissing the coveted award as "posh bingo." The 65-year-old triumphed with "The Sense of an Ending," which at 150 pages was described by one review as a "novella." It was his fourth time on the Booker shortlist -- Barnes was previously nominated for "Flaubert's Parrot" in 1984, "England, England" in 1998 and "Arthur and George" in 2005.

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5five + Kaakie + Squadee + more

To download a song, right-click on the link and select “Save link as…” or “Save target as…”Music Update made on October 18, 20115five – Bossu Kena ft Appietus [Download] Kaakie – Ewoow (Prod by JMJ) [Download] Squadee – Flo so cold ft Lighter [Download] Sonni Balli – Tuobo (Ewoow Riddim)(Prod by JMJ) [Download] B-Gee – Forever mine ft Tymer & Luchis (Prod by Bra Fii) [Download] Mmarima Mma- Angelege (Prod by Nature) [Download] Nino Brown – I no dey florp [Download] Rochy – Maame Yaa ft Phili Gee [Download] Style P – Gologolo dance ft Jinks (Prod by Skemisha) [Download] Style P – Salute me ft Jinks (Prod by GreatBeatz) [Download] Willy Maame & De Panga – Adepa (4×4 Yese Yese cover) [Download] Wow B & Kesse – Crazy about your love (Infectious Riddim)(Prod by Infectious) [Download] {flike}{fcomment}{jcomments on} Comments comments

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Julian Barnes backed for Booker amid literary spat

English author and four-time nominee Julian Barnes, who once dismissed the Man Booker Prize for fiction as "posh bingo", is favoured to win it on Tuesday with his novel "The Sense of an Ending". The annual award to a writer in English from the Commonwealth, Ireland or Zimbabwe is a major event in the publishing calendar, significantly boosting publicity and sales for shortlisted and winning works. It is also an opportunity for Britain's "literati" to air their grievances about writers who have or have not been nominated and question the ability the judging panels to choose the right winner.

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‘Real Steel’ edges ‘Footloose’ to win box office

The boxing robots of "Real Steel" had better footwork at the ticket window than the kids in the remake of the 1980s dance classic "Footloose" and held on to the domestic box-office title for a second straight week. "Real Steel" racked up an estimated $39.6 million in global ticket sales over three days, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Sunday.

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iWill: Britons leaving heirs "digital inheritance"

Britons are now including internet passwords in wills to ensure their online music, photographs, videos and other digital data are not lost when they die, a British study showed. Around 11 percent of the 2,000 British people surveyed by the Center for Creative & Social Technology (CAST) at the University of London for their "Cloud Generation" report said they had included internet passwords or plan to include them in their wills in a trend that CAST labeled "digital inheritance." "It's an area that will become increasingly important given, for instance, the monetary value of music collections and sentimental value of photograph collections - fewer people now keep hard copies of either," the report quoted Steven Thorpe, partner at Gardner Thorpe Solicitors, as saying

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NDC Playing Propaganda With Workers’ Pay And People’s Lives

It is easy to argue that when it comes to the accolades, fetes and perks of the job, including access to first class medical treatment, President Mills is very okay with the job he has until January 7, 2013. But, when it comes to the real job: the actual responsibilities that come with the position of head of state, President Mills is quick to pass the buck. He appears to treat his responsibilities with a pair of gloves, picks them up with tongs, seals them in a plastic bag and dumps them as far away from the Castle as he can.

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