Slowthai on the Mercury Prize: ‘I’ve got daisies in my stomach’

Image copyright Crowns & Owls Image caption Slowthai: Putting his stamp on Britain “We’re in a time where everything’s become stagnant and no-one speaks for the people,” says Slowthai. “I just got fed up and wanted to say the truth.” The Northampton-born rapper and self-styled “Brexit Bandit” is explaining the thinking behind his debut album,…

Domino’s Pizza Launches $100K Bitcoin Prize Competition in France

The French unit of Domino’s Pizza launched an ordering competition with a prize of $110,000 in Bitcoin (BTC) or cash. Game is active from Sept. 4 till Oct. 6 According to a company’s tweet on Sept. 6, Domino’s Pizza France initiated the 100,000 euro give away on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.  Started on…

​​American investor and co-founder of Morgan Creek Digital Assets Anthony Pompliano has argued that Satoshi Nakamoto should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for inventing Bitcoin. Do you think Satoshi Nakamoto should win the Nobel Peace Prize for inventing Bitcoin ? 🏅Yes 🙅No 🤔He does not exist : CryptoCurrency

That’s ridiculous. First of all, he/she/it didn’t invent blockchain. Just came up with the idea to use it as a currency. Second, in what way does having yet another form of currency promote peace? Currency is a competitive concept, and competition breeds hostillity and an everyone against everyone else attitude. Saying that would lead to…

Booker Prize 2019: Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie both make shortlist

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Atwood and Rushdie won the prize in 2000 and 1981 respectively Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie are among the six authors shortlisted for this year’s Booker Prize. Atwood is in contention again with The Testaments, her eagerly awaited follow-up to The Handmaid’s Tale, while Sir Salman makes the cut…

Edinburgh Comedy Awards: ‘Unique’ Jordan Brookes wins top prize

Image copyright Taylor Herring Image caption Catherine Cohen won best newcomer and Jordan Brookes was given the top award Comedian Jordan Brookes has scooped the top comedy award at the Edinburgh Fringe. The “utterly unique” comic’s show, I’ve Got Nothing, was named the best comedy show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Meanwhile, New York-based Catherine…

In pictures: Australian Geographic’s photo prize winners

Stunning images of nature and wildlife across Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and some Pacific islands are recognised each year in the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition. Here are some of this year’s winners. Image copyright MAT BEETSON Image caption This image of sharks circling a beached whale in Western Australia was the…

Arimah’s ‘naked until married’ story wins Caine Prize

Image copyright Caine Prize Image caption Lesley Nneka Arimah now lives in Las Vegas and is working on a novel Nigerian writer Lesley Nneka Arimah has won a prestigious prize for her story about a parallel universe where single women go naked until they are married. She has been awarded $12,500 (£10,000) for her winning…

Israel honors Pats’ Kraft with Genesis Prize

JERUSALEM — The owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, accepted Israel’s prestigious Genesis Prize, known as the “Jewish Nobel,” at a lavish ceremony on Thursday, where he pledged $20 million to establish a foundation dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel. In his keynote address at the gala, Kraft…