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Uncut Gems: Could diamond dealer thriller bag Adam Sandler an Oscar?

Uncut Gems: Could diamond dealer thriller bag Adam Sandler an Oscar?

Entertainment
By Claire Gregory, art & entertainment reporter Thriller Uncut Gems has been one of the unexpected stars of Hollywood's awards season, with star Adam Sandler proving he can do much more than goofball comedy.The star, best known for films such as Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer and Big Daddy, stars as Howard Ratner, a diamond dealer with a gambling problem, in the tense, gritty new film from directors the Safdie brothers, and on Wednesday picked up the award for best actor at the National Board of Review gala. His performance as Ratner, a man whose life is spiralling out of control, has been critically acclaimed, receiving rave reviews and more awards nominations. Image: Ben and Josh Saf...
Banks to formulate uniform policies to support gems and jewellery sector

Banks to formulate uniform policies to support gems and jewellery sector

Finance
MUMBAI: Banks are in the process of implementing uniform policies to streamline the loan processes to gems and jewellery (G&J) industry, a senior banker said. He said one of the main challenges for the unit in the sector is obtaining credit from banks as there is a lack of uniform approach in terms of norms for security and margins, among lenders. In addition to this, banks also have individual loan policies for various sectors. The banks and gems and jewellery sector have formed a cordination committee, headed by State Bank of India's deputy managing director P N Prasad, which is working on formulating the uniform policies for the sector. "What we are trying to achieve in the committee is basically you have a uniform policy for all the banks. This policy is for entry, like if a ne...
Kylie Jenner dazzles in nothing but gems in COMPLETELY frontless jumpsuit

Kylie Jenner dazzles in nothing but gems in COMPLETELY frontless jumpsuit

Entertainment
Kylie Jenner celebrated Halloween with her sisters dressed as Victoria's Secret Angels.While Kendall Jenner is the only true model – Kylie proved she deserves to make her catwalk debut.As she unveiled one of her raunchiest looks ever, the 21-year-old bombshell stunned in a completely frontless jumpsuit.The sheer one-piece was filled with dazzling gems from head to toe, making it impossible to overlook the mother-of-one. Related Articles If she hadn't stunned enough, Kylie added a nude underwear set to the mix, opting for a thong and a plunging bra for all to see.Flashing a whole lotta flesh, Kylie's neckline fell down to her belly button, allowing her chest to be flaunted in full as her assets were plunged to centre stage.Finishing the look with a pair of stilettos and angel ...
Millions in gems stolen in gun raid at Paris Ritz

Millions in gems stolen in gun raid at Paris Ritz

World
Armed robbers have raided the Ritz Hotel in Paris and stolen jewellery thought to be worth millions of euros.The axe-wielding thieves made off with the jewels after smashing the windows of the world-famous hotel in the French capital, police said.The stolen items are worth "several million euros", a police source added.TV station BFM said the jewels were worth €4.7m (£4.16m).Three suspects have been detained and two others are on the run, the source said.A witness told Sky News they heard "at least 10 rounds of gunfire".Video:Aftermath of Paris robbery Nik said: "My parents and I were sitting at the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz for a drink and we were about to leave when we heard shouting from the bartenders to get down."One man wearing a ski mask ran right from the bar door to the front righ...