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Christine and the Queens: ‘I decided to stop apologising’

Christine and the Queens: ‘I decided to stop apologising’

Entertainment
There aren't many pop shows like the one Christine + The Queens is putting on at festivals around Europe this summer. Sparse and theatrical, it sees the French singer tangle and tussle with her dance troupe, as she brings to life songs of non-conformity and sexual awakening.Amidst the spartan lighting and plumes of smoke, the muscular, gender-fluid performers occasionally resemble a Caravaggio painting - which, it transpires, is the whole point."I wanted to work the show like a painting," says Chris. "The fireworks create smoke, so it's almost like painting by explosion.""When I first suggested it, my tech guys wanted to kill me, but maybe it's the fireworks that will kill me in the end," she adds, laughing. "That would be a fant...
Icahn, with 6 percent of Newell Brands shares, hasn't decided which side he's on

Icahn, with 6 percent of Newell Brands shares, hasn't decided which side he's on

Finance
Billionaire Carl Icahn reported a greater than 6 percent stake in Rubbermaid parent Newell Brands, calling them undervalued, according to a regulatory filing on Friday.The activist investor said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that he intends to talk with Newell management about ways to "enhance shareholder value." The filing also says Icahn expects to have additional talks with other fund manager, Starboard Value, about its proxy contest against Newell. Earlier this month, Icahn told CNBC he had taken the large stake without saying exactly how much he had acquired.Activists Starboard Value and Martin Franklin have teamed up to oust Newell's entire board. Icahn's filing on Friday said he hasn't decided whether he was going to support management or Starboard. "Altho...
Here's why India has decided to crank up its crackdown against Bitcoins

Here's why India has decided to crank up its crackdown against Bitcoins

Finance
The rising craze for bitcoin, a cryptocurrency that has rocketed to shocking highs, has come under the government's lens. Bitcoin can be an easy way to evade tax or snare unsuspecting small investors in ponzi schemes. The government has begun a crackdown on illegal uses of this unregulated virtual currency. Widening its probe into bitcoin investments and trade, the Income Tax (IT) department is set to issue notices to 4 to 5 lakh high networth individuals (HNI) across the country who were trading on the exchanges of this unregulated virtual currency, the PTI reported. The move comes after the IT department conducted survey operations last week at major bitcoin exchanges across the country on suspicion of alleged tax evasion. These operations were undertaken for gathering evidence f...