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Miss Universe 2017: 5 Things to Know About Miss France, Iris Mittenaere

Say bonjour to the new Miss Universe! Miss France, Iris Mittenaere, took home the 2017 title on Sunday, January 29, in Manila, Philippines, making her only the second Miss France to ever wear the crown. The Lille native celebrated her roots during the preliminaries in a Moulin Rouge–inspired costume, and she had some choice words about the global refugee crisis. Here are five more things to know about the newly minted Miss Universe! 1. Her win is a big one for France — and Europe!
Not only is Mittenaere the second Miss France ever to become Miss Universe — the first was Christiane Martel — she's also the first European winner, period, since 2002. Oksana Federova of Russia won in 2002, though she later resigned.
PHOTOS: 15 Most Elaborate National Costumes From the Miss Universe 2017 Pageant 2. She's pursuing a degree in dental surgery.
Which is why she'll be using her platform to promote oral hygiene. 3. She celebrated her 24th birthday during the preliminaries.
The French stunner …

John Mayer Maps Out 'Search for Everything' World Tour

Fresh off revealing four new songs, John Mayer has announced a month-long North American tour in support of his upcoming LP The Search for Everything. The 15-date Search for Everything World Tour kicks off March 31st at Albany, New York's Times Union Center and concludes April 22nd at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena. Two weeks later, Mayer embarks on a tour of Europe before returning stateside for Dead and Company's extensive summer tour. At each stop, the singer-songwriter will perform three distinct sets of music: A full band set, a solo acoustic set and a set highlighting his John Mayer Trio. The singer-songwriter released a teaser video previewing the show.

Tickets for the Search for Everything trek go on sale February 3rd. Each ticket purchased online will also include a physical copy of The Search for Everything. Check out Mayer's site for full ticket information. On January 20th, Mayer released "Wave One" of The Search …

Google Doodle Honors Fred Korematsu, Activist Who Fought U.S. Internment of Japanese Americans

Civil rights activist Fred Korematsu, an Oakland native who fought the government's internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, was honored by Google Doodle on Monday on what would have been his 98th birthday. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the infamous Executive Order 9066, which forced about 115,000 American citizens of Japanese descent to live in designated military zones. The internment is now seen as an ugly moment in American history, in which fear outweighed tolerance.
Korematsu, the son of Japanese immigrants, refused to go into the government's internment camps and was arrested and convicted of breaking military law. With the help of the ACLU, Korematsu appealed in the landmark Supreme Court case of Korematsu v. United States, but in 1944 the court ruled against him. He and his family were then sent to the Central Utah War Relocation Center until the end of…

ننشر نتيجة الشهادة الاعدادية

ننشر نتيجة امتحانات الفصل الدراسى الأول للشهادة الإعدادية بمحافظة الإسكندرية، بعد أن اعتمدها اللواء الدكتور رضا فرحات المحافظ، اليوم ، بنسبة نجاح بلغت 83.7 % ، وكانت نسبة نجاح البنين 82.5% بينما كانت نسبة نجاح البنات 84.9 % . يذكر أن عدد الطلبة المتقدمين لامتحانات الفصل الدراسى الأول للشهادة الإعدادية لعام 2016/2017 بالمحافظة، 76962 طالبا وطالبة، وبلغ عدد الحضور 75702 طالبا وطالبة، بينما كان عدد الناجحين 63356 طالبا وطالبة. وجاء ترتيب اﻹدارات التعليمية بالمحافظة من حيث نسبة النجاح كاﻵتى؛ فى المركز اﻷول إدارة الجمرك التعليمية بنسبة نجاح بلغت 97.4 %، وإدارة شرق التعليمية فى المركز الثانى بنسبة 95.2 %، وفى المركز الثالث إدارة غرب بنسبة 91.3% ، تليها إدارة وسط بنسبة 90.3%، ثم إدارة العجمى بنسبة 87.2%، ثم إدارة برج العرب بنسبة 78.8% ، ثم إدارة المنتزه 72.5 %، وأخيرا إدارة العامرية التعليمية بنسبة 71.9 % . لمعرفة النتيجة اضغط هنا.. 

ED’ING YOUR WAY When is Ed Sheeran’s 2017 tour? UK dates, pre-sale info and ticket prices – all you need to know

SINGER-songwriter Ed Sheeran has announced a series of 2017 tour dates in support of his new album, Divide. They will be Sheeran’s first dates in the UK since his record-breaking gigs at Wembley Stadium in July 2015. Demand is bound to be high, so here’s all the info you need to secure tickets – and avoid paying over the odds. What are the Ed Sheeran tour dates?The UK and Ireland dates announced are as follows: ·Wed 12 April – 3 Arena, Dublin ·Thu 13 April – 3 Arena, Dublin ·Sun 16 April – SSE Hydro, Glasgow ·Mon 17 April – SSE Hydro, Glasgow ·Wed 19 April – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle ·Thu 20 April – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle ·Sat 22 April – Manchester Arena ·Sun 23 April – Manchester Arena ·Tue 25 April – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham ·Wed 26 April – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham ·

BBC TV presenter Alex Jones has baby boy

Welsh BBC TV presenter Alex Jones has given birth to a baby boy. The 39-year-old, from Ammanford in Carmarthenshire, revealed the news live on BBC One's The One Show on Thursday evening but has yet to reveal the name. It is Miss Jones' first child with partner Charlie Thomson and he was born in the morning of Sunday, 22 January, weighing 7lbs 11. Ms Jones was concerned she had left it too late to have a baby after filming a documentary, Fertility and Me.

Kendal Calling 2017 line-up announced as Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers and Franz Ferdinand take to the stage

The headliners for Kendal Calling 2017 have been announced - withStereophonics, Franz Ferdinand, Manic Street Preachers and Tinie Tempah taking to the stage. The long-standing rock band will be joined by Brian Wilson from The Beach Boys, who is returning one last time to present 'Pet Sounds' in its entirety. As one of the UK's most enduring rock acts, Stereophonics will be making theirKendal Callingdebut this year. Richard Jones from Stereophonics said: “We’ve been fortunate to headline and play at some amazing festivals over the years and it’s an honour to play at Kendal Calling this summer a first for us in the Lake District.” For those with early bird tickets, and heading to the festival on the Thursday night, Franz Ferdinand will be on hand to entertain. No stranger to the fields having played a rip roaring headlining set at the festival in 2014, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will be returning to co-headline in 2017. The Lake District festival is being held at Lowthe…

Come and sing Mozart's Requiem, urges Bradford choir

BRADFORD Festival Choral Society is urging people to join members for an informal sing of Mozart’s famous Requiem. The choir will host a workshop on , February 12 from 2pm to 5pm followed by a free concert at 6pm. The venue for both events is Beckford School in Bingley, with registration for singers at 1.30pm. The choir said the event was a great chance to try singing Mozart’s “hauntingly-beautiful” music with exciting choir, whether someone was an experienced choral singer or a newcomer. The choir is led by musical director Tom Leech, who aims to make the Come and Sing workshop fun whilst focussing on the detail. He said: “What makes the choir so good to work with is the breadth of experience of the singers. We have some who have sung in choirs the whole of their adult lives and others who last sang in primary school.” Choir chairman Maggie Eisner said: “Our ‘Come and Sing’ events have been praised for combining a friendly and informal atmosphere with brilliant musical content. “You’ll lear…

T2 Trainspotting: discuss Danny Boyle's sequel with spoilers

Has it really been 20 years? The original Trainspotting presented life in the 1990s as a stark choice between drug addiction and a dreary consumer lifestyle. Two decades on and it’s not just thefucking big televisionsthat have become even more gigantic. Britain has changed so much that Ewan McGregor’s Mark “Rent Boy” Renton barely recognises Edinburgh after returning home from Amsterdam, where he fled with £16,000 in drug money after the climactic events ofthe first movie. But while heroin no longer plays a pivotal role in the sequel, Danny Boyle’s return to the austere tower blocks and run-down drinking holes of working class Scotland is in many ways closer to the original Trainspotting novel in spirit, even featuring scenes fromIrvine Welsh’s book that did not previously make it to the screen. Moreover, it retains many of the same motifs that made Boyle’s 1996 film such a brutal shot in the arm, from extreme violence to ill-advised relationships and ultimately, icy-hearted betrayal.

Australian Open 2017: Rafael Nadal to meet Roger Federer in final after epic win

Rafael Nadal set up a much-anticipated Australian Open final against old rival Roger Federer with an epic, five-set semi-final win over Grigor Dimitrov. The Spaniard won 6-3 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 in almost five hours to reach a first Grand Slam final since 2014. Dimitrov's wait to reach a maiden Slam final continues after Nadal, 30, inflicted his first defeat of the year. Nadal, who is attempting to win a 15th major title, will face Swiss rival Federer, 35, in Melbourne on Sunday. "I never dreamed to be back in the final of the Australian Open," said Nadal. "It is a very special thing for both of us to be playing again in a major final. Neither of us probably thought we would be here again."
He will meet Federer, who needed five sets to beat compatriot Stan Wawrinka in Thursday's first semi-final, in Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena at 08:30 GMT. As well as an extra day's rest, 17-time Grand Slam winner Federer spent almost two hours less on court than Na…