April 16, 2015

Top News Stories –

Billy Morgan lands world’s first snowboarding backside 1800 quad cork –
British snowboarder Billy Morgan becomes the first person to land a backside 1800 quadruple cork, in Livigno, Italy. Launching from a huge kicker, Morgan does four off-axis flips and five full rotations – that’s one full flip and half a rotation more than the previous biggest trick, a Triple Cork 1620, landed by Yuki Kadano at March’s US Open Slopestyle event. (See Video of the Day) [BBC]
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Gwyneth Paltrow fails $29-a-week food challenge –
Gwyneth Paltrow has admitted she failed in an attempt to feed herself and her family for a week on $29. When she accepted the challenge recently the Oscar-winning actress turned lifestyle guru was ridiculed on social media for her low calorie choices including seven limes and a bunch of coriander. Now, she has conceded that the food didn’t last and she only made it to four days before giving in and tucking into a bag of licorice. [Daily Telegraph]
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Time 100: Emma Watson makes first appearance in the world’s most influential list –
Emma Watson has been recognised as one of the world’s 100 most influential people together with Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, the former Argyll salmon farmer who founded the charity, Mary’s Meals. The actress has recently won praise for her United Nations campaign on women’s rights. The former Harry Potter child star is one of four Britons named in the new Time magazine list of the world’s most influential people in for 2015. (See List of the Day) [Daily Telegraph]
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Video of the Day –

Billy Morgan lands first ever quad cork!!!

List of the day –

Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people 2015 – [List from time.com]

  1. Kanye West
  2. Lorne Michaels
  3. Mellody Hobson
  4. Tim Cook
  5. Elizabeth Holmes
  6. Charles Koch
  7. David Koch
  8. Susan Wojcicki
  9. Chanda Kochhar
  10. Tony Fernandes
  11. Lee Daniels
  12. Reid Hoffman
  13. Kim Kardashian
  14. Janet Yellen
  15. Danny Meyer
  16. Lei Jun
  17. Bob Iger
  18. Satya Nadella
  19. Jorge Paulo Lemann
  20. Misty Copeland
  21. Scott Kelly
  22. Emmanuelle Charpentier
  23. Jennifer Doudna
  24. Brian Chesky
  25. Jimmy Lai
  26. Emma Watson
  27. Vikram Patel
  28. Pardis Sabeti
  29. Reese Witherspoon
  30. Bryan Stevenson
  31. Chai Jing
  32. Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow
  33. Kira Orange Jones
  34. Aura Elena Farfán
  35. Martin Blaser
  36. Anita Sarkeesian
  37. Tom Catena
  38. Rudolph Tanzi
  39. Mustafa Hassan
  40. Laverne Cox
  41. Sarah Koenig
  42. Bradley Cooper
  43. Richard Linklater
  44. Chris Ofili
  45. Julianna Margulies
  46. Amy Schumer
  47. Alexander Wang
  48. Jill Soloway
  49. Chris Pratt
  50. Audra McDonald
  51. Tim McGraw
  52. Kevin Hart
  53. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  54. Julianne Moore
  55. Christopher Nolan
  56. Marie Kondo
  57. John Oliver
  58. Jorge Ramos
  59. Narendra Modi
  60. Angela Merkel
  61. Bob Corker
  62. Rula Ghani
  63. Muhammadu Buhari
  64. Alexis Tsipras
  65. Vladimir Putin
  66. Obiageli Ezekwesili
  67. Elizabeth Warren
  68. Haider Al-Abadi
  69. Joko Widodo
  70. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
  71. Xi Jinping
  72. Jeb Bush
  73. Tom Frieden
  74. Samantha Power
  75. Raúl Castro
  76. Kim Jong-un
  77. Abubakar Shekau
  78. Benjamin Netanyahu
  79. Hillary Clinton
  80. Martin Dempsey
  81. Beji Caid Essebsi
  82. Adam Silver
  83. Lu Wei
  84. Marine Le Pen
  85. Barack Obama
  86. Mitch McConnell
  87. Mohammad Javad Zarif
  88. Joanne Liu
  89. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  90. Taylor Swift
  91. Diane von Furstenberg
  92. Gabriel Medina
  93. Haruki Murakami
  94. Björk
  95. Jerry Brown
  96. Abby Wambach
  97. Ina Garten
  98. Thomas Piketty
  99. Malala Yousafzai
  100. Pope Francis

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