March 30, 2015

Top News Stories –

Jay Z promotes ‘artist-owned’ music streaming brand –
Some of the biggest names in entertainment have re-launched the music subscription service Tidal, which they are billing as the first artist-owned platform for music and video. At an event in New York on Monday, Madonna, Beyonce, Kanye West, and 13 other performers announced they had become co-owners of Tidal. The service launched last October, but was recently bought by rapper Jay Z. It is hoping to compete with the likes of Spotify, Deezer and Google Play. Jay Z recently bought Aspiro a Scandinavian music streaming company. #TIDALforALL topped the USA and UK Twitter trends charts (see Video of the day and Top Twitter Trends below) [BBC]
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Girl, 4, refuses to eat anything other than Petits Filous –
A four-year-old girl who has refused to eat anything other than Petits Filous fromage frais for her entire life has baffled doctors.
Emilie-Lea Hayward eats 30 pots every day and will only eat the raspberry and strawberry flavour. She refuses to eat any solid food and becomes hysterical every time mother Naomi, 32, offers her anything other than Petits Filous. The youngster won’t touch chocolate, sweets or ice cream and even bursts into tears if she is offered an alternative brand. Each 47g pot of Petits Filous contains around a teaspoon of sugar, meaning Emilie-Lea is consuming 30 teaspoons a day – more than twice the recommended adult intake. [Daily Telegraph]

Are these the most beautiful faces in the world? –
Scientists have used e-fits to create portraits of the most beautiful man and woman in the world – and say David Gandy and Natalie Portman are the closest real life examples. A computer programme usually used to draw up e-fits of wanted criminals has been used to create the faces of the most beautiful man and woman in the world. The pictures are the result of a two-month-long study led by Dr Chris Solomon, a world expert in facial mapping, that asked people to put together a composite of the perfect face using the EFIT-V PhotoFit software used by UK police. [Daily Telegraph]
The idealised faces (according to those living in the UK)

Video of the Day –

Launch of TIDAL

Top Twitter Trends –

Worldwide USA UK
1 #1DFAMHERETOSTAY #TIDALforALL #TIDALforALL
2 #TIDALforALL #1DFAMHERETOSTAY #WrestleMania
3 #knolpowerpakket Trevor Noah John Barnes
4 Where Do Broken Grades Go #iHeartRadioMusicAwards Easter
5 #KembalikanMediaIslam #RejectedNailPolishColors Martin Freeman
6 #TheWalkingDeadSeasonFinale Scientology #ULTRALIVE
7 #ThingsToDoPagMainit Miles Austin Trevor Noah
8 The 2nd Album ‘EXODUS’ #RAWAfterMania Rollins
9 #BringYoutubersToManila #masterofallwisdom #BabaNowThatYouAreThere
10 Josie Rizal Seth Rollins #TheWalkingDeadSeasonFinale

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