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Serena Williams surprises Black Girls Code group at 'Black Panther' screening

Serena Williams surprises Black Girls Code group at 'Black Panther' screening

Sports
Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Moviegoers in San Francisco were surprised by one of the best athletes of all time Thursday when Serena Williams showed up at a screening of Black Panther.Williams -- and husband Alexis Ohanian -- rented out a theater for the movie's premier at AMC Van Ness 14. They invited a group of girls from Black Girls Code, a group devoted to introducing computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities.The 23-time Grand Slam champion posted a video of the surprise screening on her Instagram account. Ohanian also posted a video on social media."We are live, actually going to the Black Panther movie," Williams said in the video. "Of course we are super excited. We have a surprise, so stay tuned. I'm actually going to sign off so stay tuned. We have a really fun ...
German, Norwegian vessels join Truman strike group in Norfolk

German, Norwegian vessels join Truman strike group in Norfolk

Business
Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Naval vessels from Germany and Norway have arrived at the Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia to participate in coalition training exercises.The Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Roald Amundsen joined the the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group on Friday and the Sachsen-class German frigate Hessen on Sunday, the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense announced today."Any time we can operate with another one of our allies anywhere in the world, we gain from it and they gain from it," U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Gene Black, commander of the Truman, said in a press release. "I've always had great success working with coalition partners, and this is just a similar task with a more complex mission set. I'm very confident of our success and look forward to sailing with these two great ...
GIC, KKR, Premji Group to invest Rs 11,000 crore in HDFC Ltd

GIC, KKR, Premji Group to invest Rs 11,000 crore in HDFC Ltd

Finance
MUMBAI: India's largest mortgage lender HDFC Ltd has bagged a Rs 11,104 crore investment from marquee investors - like private equity giant GIC Singapore, KKR, Canadian pension plan Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, Carmignac Group and Premji Invest. This would lead to a stake dilution of 3.87%. The preferential allotment will be made at a share price of Rs 1,726.05 per share to 10 investors. The mortgage lender was trading at Rs 1,761.25 at the end of trade on Friday. HDFC board also approved raising Rs 1,896 crore through a Qualified Institutions Placement (QIP) which will be completed within 12 months. "The Committee of Directors of the Corporation at its meeting held today approved the issue of equity shares up to an aggregate amount not exceeding Rs 13,000 crore t...
Time's Up: Stars launch anti-harassment group

Time's Up: Stars launch anti-harassment group

Entertainment
Emma Stone and Natalie Portman are among hundreds of leading Hollywood women backing a new campaign to tackle sexual harassment.Time's Up aims to address "the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential"."From movie sets to farm fields to boardrooms alike, we envision nationwide leadership that reflects the world in which we live," says its website."Time's Up is a unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere."It follows the #MeToo movement - which encouraged victims to speak out in the wake of the Weinstein scandal.Three-hundred prominent women in the entertainment industry have backed Time's Up, including Kerry Washington, Meryl Streep and Shonda Rhimes, the executive producer behi...
England face Belgium, Tunisia & Panama in World Cup group

England face Belgium, Tunisia & Panama in World Cup group

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device England have been drawn with Belgium, Panama and Tunisia in Group G at next year's Fifa World Cup in Russia.Gareth Southgate's men will begin their tournament against Tunisia on Monday, 18 June (19:00 BST) in Volgograd.They will then face World Cup debutants Panama in Nizhny Novgorod on 24 June (13:00 BST) before playing top seeds Belgium four days later in Kaliningrad (19:00 BST).Russia play Saudi Arabia in the opening game in Moscow on 14 June (16:00 BST).Holders Germany are in Group F with Mexico, Sweden and South Korea while five-times winners Brazil are in Group E alongside Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia. The 2018 tournament takes place in 12 stadiums across Russia between 14 June a...