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Influencers: How a ‘new breed’ of social media stars changed the game

Influencers: How a ‘new breed’ of social media stars changed the game

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Your last name doesn't have to be Jenner or Kardashian to be able to make a living from social media posts, as a new generation of influencers and "micro-influencers" are proving.It's perfectly possible you've never heard of James Charles. Birmingham City Council clearly hadn't.They were rather taken by surprise by the thousands of fans who brought the city centre to a standstill when he appeared for a meet-and-greet at the Bullring in January.Charles is just one example of an influencer - a social media star who may not be an A-list celebrity by conventional standards, but inspires a cult-like following among fans, which is then often used to build an empire.Huda Kattan, for example, has been described as "the Bill Gates of beau...
Game Of Thrones season eight premiere review

Game Of Thrones season eight premiere review

Entertainment
So, here we are. Almost two years since the Wall was ice-fired into oblivion and we now, finally, get to see how it all ends.Before we continue, one last warning, just in case we haven't made ourselves clear: this review contains spoilers for the Game Of Thrones season eight premiere. HBO has been guarding this thing like an unhatched dragon egg, so if you're waiting until its main UK screening time at 9pm tonight - as if you've not got it etched on your war room tables - you better stop reading now.Go on. You'll thank us for it later. Image: Jon Snow returns to Winterfell with Daenerys Targaryen. Pic: Sky Atlantic/HBO Those who set the alarm clocks for 2am: here we go.With no time to mess about, this final season premiere gets straig...
Game of Thrones: What did people make of its return?

Game of Thrones: What did people make of its return?

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This story does not contain spoilers. Game Of Thrones returned for its eighth and final season on Monday morning after a near two-year absence.HBO aired episode one of the fantasy epic simultaneously in the US and UK.Hardcore British fans had to stay up until 0200 BST to return to the Westeros winter for the first time since August 2017.Secrets were revealed and families reunited as the battle for the Iron Throne intensified, with the 'undead' army inching ever closer. The breakout stars of HBO's hit series Game of Thrones stars step out for final season premiere While many battle-weary viewers were either heading back to bed, or off to work, journalists were busy filing their early reviews:Breathtaking momentsThe Guardian, which ...
March Madness: Final Four point spreads, title game betting odds

March Madness: Final Four point spreads, title game betting odds

Sports
April 5 (UPI) -- Brackets are busted, but the 2019 NCAA men's basketball tournament has three games remaining. Here are the best bets to advance and potential title favorites. The Final Four tips off with No. 1 Virginia battling No. 5 Auburn at 6:09 p.m. Saturday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. No. 2 Michigan State and No. 3 Texas Tech battle after the final horn of the first game in Minneapolis. The national championship is set for Monday at U.S Bank Stadium. Oddsmakers at BetOnline.AG list Virginia as a six point favorite to beat Auburn. Michigan State is a 2.5 point favorite over Texas Tech. Texas Tech would be a 1.5 point favorite over Auburn if both of those teams advanced to the championship. Virginia would be a 3.5 point favorite over Texas Tech in the title game. Michigan St...
God of War wins best game at Bafta Awards

God of War wins best game at Bafta Awards

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device Action-adventure game God of War has won the sought-after Best Game prize at the 15th annual Bafta Games Awards.The game is rooted in ancient mythology and stars Kratos, the former Greek god of war, and his son Atreus.Fortnite, released in 2017, was named best evolving game.Despite receiving six nominations, UK-made western adventure Red Dead Redemption 2 walked away empty-handed at the glitzy ceremony in central London. Media playback is unsupported on your device The first God of War game was released in 2005. This eighth instalment in the series, developed by Santa Monica Studio, sees its iconic lead character Kratos - son of Zeus - as a struggling si...