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Khan wins 100m, surprises many

FORMER Marist Brothers High School student Jeremaiah Khan won the senior boys 100 metres event clocking 11.06 seconds during the Gospel High School inter-house competition. The 18-year-old blue ribbon champion took the teachers and athletes...

Effective leaders

A TRUE leader is someone who earns respect through their words, deeds and action — a servant who brings peers and colleagues along with gentle persuasion and intellectual discussion. This message was uttered by Education Minister Rosy Akbar, as a chief guest, during the prefects induction held by schools in the Western Division. This sentiment,...

17th February

ACS has the ability to defend Games title: Kaloucava

FORMER Adi Cakobau School (ACS) sprint queen Ana Kaloucava is confident the school has the ability to successfully defend its Coca-Cola Games title this year. The former head girl of the school was the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the school’s inter-house competition at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday. “I believe the...

Kakala reigns in ACS challenge

KAKALA House is the new champion of the Adi Cakobau School inter-house competition after winning 18 gold, 14 silver and 12 bronze medals at the ANZ Stadium in Laucala Bay, Suva yesterday. Former champion Uci House grabbed 14 gold, 12 silver and 14 bronze to finish in second place, while in third place was Lagakali...

16th February

Kakala House wins ACS inter-house competition

KAKALA House is the new champion of the Adi Cakobau School Inter-house competition obtaining  18 gold medals, 14 silver and 12 bronze. Last year’s winner Uci House settled in second place with 14 gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze medals. Lagakali House took third place with 9 gold, 12 silver and 6 bronze, while Mokosoi...

Living dangerously, one foot at a time, in ‘Free Solo’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Alex Honnold lives life dangerously. One of an elite group of “free solo” rock climbers, he scales sheer vertical cliffs thousands of feet high, alone and without a rope. Now his death-defying ascent in 2017 of the towering El Capitan granite rock formation in California’s Yosemite National Park is taking him...

Clooney, Pitt among Hollywood actors yelling ‘cut’ over Oscar award changes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Robert de Niro on Thursday joined a growing protest in Hollywood over plans by Oscars organizers to present cinematography, editing and some other awards during commercial breaks at next week’s Academy Awards ceremony. Sandra Bullock, Emma Stone and Jon Hamm also added their names to an...

Actress Charlotte Rampling gets lifetime achievement award at Berlin fest

BERLIN (Reuters) – British actress Charlotte Rampling said on Thursday she was moved to be awarded the Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear for lifetime achievement. The 73-year-old, who started her career as a model, is famed for starring in arthouse films. She is best known for playing a concentration camp survivor in Liliana Cavani’s “The...

Brie Larson makes superhero debut in female-led ‘Captain Marvel’

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oscar winner Brie Larson gets embroiled in galactic conflict in Marvel Studios’ first female-led superhero movie “Captain Marvel”, a role she said pushed her beyond her comfort zone during training. The actress, who won the best actress Academy Award for “Room”, plays former U.S. fighter pilot Carol Danvers in the highly anticipated...

Chicago police dispute reports ‘Empire’ actor investigated for staging attack

(Reuters) – Chicago police contested media reports on Thursday that officers were investigating whether “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett staged being physically assaulted because he was being written out of the television show. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said there was no evidence to support a report by Chicago ABC7 television, which cited sources familiar with...

15th February

Vulaono aims for another medal at Coca-Cola games

LATTER Day Saints junior girl’s sprinter,  Sereana Vulaono is aiming for another medal for her school come the Suva zone 1 meet and the Coca-Cola Games in April. Vulaono won a silver medal last year for her school at the Fiji finals in the sub-junior grade coming in at second place behind Jasper Williams. Vulaono...

QVS inter-house: Verata house crowned new champions

VERATA House is the new champion at the Queen Victoria School (QVS) inter-house competition winning 16 gold, 16 silver and 16 bronze medals today. Defending champions Bau House settled for second position with 14 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze. Rewa house claimed third spot with 11 gold, 13 silver and 12 bronze while Tovata...

SGS prefects reminded of responsibilities

A TOTAL of 200 student leaders were today inducted at Suva Grammar School. School Principal, Segran Pillay reminded the students of the responsibilities entrusted to them by the teachers of the school. Three former students officiated at the ceremony – Manager Employee Administration for Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts Vasiti Vulimailaucala, ex-scholar’s student association...

QVS inter-house: Defending champs, Bau lead medal tally

DEFENDING champions Bau House is currently in the lead with 9 gold, 6 silver and 6 bronze at the Queen Victoria School inter-house competition at Laucala Bay in Suva today. Verata house is in second place with 6 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze. In third place is Rewa house with 5 gold, 6 silver...

Prasad wants a golden finish

LONG-DISTANCE runner Ayush Jervis Prasad is confident of ending his high school career on a high note this year. The Year 13 student of Xavier College was in top form yesterday winning a gold medal in the 3000m. The win was a platform for his Monfort House in its quest to successfully defend the title...

In search for gold

DUDLEY High School’s fastest legs Josefa Rabili is running closer to his golden dream. That is to win a gold medal at the 2019 Coca-Cola Games. He clocked 11.83 seconds in the senior boys 100 metres final and 23.10sec in the 200m final during the school’s inter-house competition at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. “This...

Radrudru wants gold in the finals

BLUE Ribbon event winner for Ratu Kadavulevu School inter-house competition Kolinio Radrudru is eyeing gold at the upcoming Coca-Cola Games. The Nawaca, Bua lad won gold for Cakau House in the senior boys 100 metres event and was confident of scooping gold for his school in the annual schools games. “I am very happy with...

14th February

DHS inter-house: Cross house is the new champion

CROSS house is the new Dudley High School inter-house competition champion. The house won 27 gold medals, 33 silver and 28 bronze medals. Cargill house finished second with 24 gold medals, 17 silver and 16 bronze medals. Third is Hunt house with 19 gold medals, 18 silver and 20 bronze medals. Last year’s champion Baker...

RKS inter-house: Degei leads after day two of competition

DEGEI house is in the lead with 10 gold, 10 silver and 11 bronze medals at the end of day two of the Ratu Kadavulevu School inter-house competition. Defending champions Cakau house is close behind with 10 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze. Sukuna house in third place 5 gold, 10 silver and 5 bronze....

Netflix row overshadows premiere of film about Spanish lesbians

BERLIN (Reuters) – A row over whether films produced for streaming platform Netflix should be shown at the Berlin Film Festival has overshadowed the premiere of “Elisa & Marcela”, Isabel Coixet’s tale of two Spanish lesbians. Independent arthouse cinema operators in Germany wrote to German Culture Minister Monika Gruetters and Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick on...

RKS inter-house: Bolatagici jumps for gold

SAILASA Bolatagici who was a gold medalist at the 2018 Chow Games grabbed a gold medal for his house, Degei in the sub-junior boys high jump at the Ratu Kadavulevu School inter-house competition at the RKS school ground today. The Rokua, Beqa lad hopes to win a gold medal in the Tailevu Zone and the...

Hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash, violinist Mutter win Polar Prize

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – American hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash was awarded Sweden’s Polar Music Prize on Wednesday, together with German violinist Ann-Sophie Mutter and the Playing for Change Foundation. Founded in 1989 by Stig Anderson, publisher and manager of the Swedish band ABBA, previous winners of the 1 million Swedish crowns ($108,606) prize include Paul McCartney,...

‘So far so good,’ says legendary French director Varda at 90

BERLIN (Reuters) – Agnes Varda, the Belgian-born grande dame of French cinema, made her latest film “Agnes by Varda” to help bid farewell to her viewers, but the 90-year-old doesn’t rule out making more movies. Speaking hours before being awarded the Berlin Film Festival’s Berlinale Camera award for lifetime achievement, Varda- director of “La Pointe...

Penang Sangam College receives KAILA DYON prize

PENANG Sangam College today received their prizes from the Fiji Times team for winning first place in the KAILA Design Your Own Newspaper competition. The competition which has been running for more than 10 years has allowed many students from schools around the country to report, and design their own newspaper and this is then...

Karavanua’s plan

SAKIASI Karavanua wants to put up a better performance at this year’s Coca-Cola Games. The Batiki, Lomaiviti lad won gold for Varani House in the senior boys 400 metres finals and is one of the medal prospects of Lelean Memorial School. Karavanua won gold for Lelean in the Triple N Zone last year and will...

Anare wants gold

ANARE Sailo is one of the intermediate boys division athletes’ to look out for in the upcoming Coca-Cola Games. He was a 100m bronze medallist last year. The Tavea, Lekutu, Bua native, yesterday won first place for his house, Varani in the intermediate boys 100m final with a time of 11.57 seconds during the Lelean...

Catherine Deneuve’s new film explores Islamist radicalisation

BERLIN (Reuters) – Tolerance and non-judgemental understanding may be the best way to try to save radicalized young Europeans who want to go and join militant Islamists in Middle Eastern conflicts, veteran French actress Catherine Deneuve said on Tuesday. “Farewell to the Night”, which premiered on Tuesday at the Berlin Film Festival, tells the story...

Malawian boy saves famine-stricken village with wind turbine in Berlinale movie

BERLIN (Reuters) – A movie premiering in Berlin tells the true story of a young boy from a famine-stricken village in Malawi who studies books about energy then builds a wind turbine that enables farmers to irrigate their land. Directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” tells the story of William, an...

‘Piranhas’ explores emotional lives of Neapolitan child crime bosses

BERLIN (Reuters) – “Piranhas”, a film about children wrapped up in the violence of the Neapolitan drugs trade, was inspired by crime journalist Roberto Saviano’s desire to understand the emotional lives of teenagers who knew they were heading for violent early deaths. The film, based on his novel of the same name, is one of...

Zhang Yimou’s Cultural Revolution film pulled from Berlin festival

BERLIN (Reuters) – The Berlin Film Festival has canceled the world premiere of Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s new film, citing technical difficulties and declining to comment on speculation about censorship. “One Second” is set during the chaos of China’s 1966-76 Cultural Revolution, a world away from Zhang’s Matt Damon-led fantasy “The Great Wall” or his...

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