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Ithmaar Bank earns award for its personal finance offerings

MANAMA – Ithmaar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank, was named “Best Bank for Personal Finance in Bahrain” by the World Union of Arab Bankers (WUAB) at a high-profile ceremony attended by senior bankers from across the Middle East. Continue reading on Saudi Gazette.

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National Ice Cream Day

Free Ice Cream With A Sprinkle Of Tax Facts On National Ice Cream Day

National Ice Cream Day, as well as National Ice Cream Month (I'm not kidding), are “official” holidays designated by then-President Ronald Reagan following a joint resolution from Congress. The resolution, S.J.Res.298, was signed into law on July 2, 1984. Continue reading on Forbes.

LA celebrates National Ice Cream Day

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The third Sunday in July is National Ice Cream Day - and what better way to celebrate the treat than at downtown L.A.'s Ice Cream Alley. Ice Cream Alley features a series of popup vendors at Smorgasburg LA, open ... Continue reading on KABC-TV.

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Roy Halladay's widow delivers emotional Hall of Fame induction speech

Roy Halladay's widow delivered an emotional speech Sunday at the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, telling the crowd “we all struggle, but with hard work, humility and dedication, imperfect people can still have perfect moments.” Roy Halladay died ... Continue reading on Washington Post.

Roy Halladay's wife, Brandy, gives emotional speech at Hall of Fame induction ceremony

There were going to be tears one way or another, Brandy Halladay said, just after she listened to MLB Commisioner Rob Manfred read the inscription on her late husband Roy's Hall of Fame plaque that was unveiled Sunday in Cooperstown, New York. Continue reading on USA TODAY.

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Juventus vs Tottenham

Juventus vs Tottenham LIVE REACTION: Harry Kane scores cracker from halfway line to win incredible pre-season ...

TOTTENHAM are late to the pre-season party, kicking off against Juventus in Singapore. While most of their rivals have already featured this month, Spurs fans will be hoping to see new signing Tanguy Ndombele for the first time - and you can catch the action ... Continue reading on The Sun.

Juventus vs Tottenham: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

Juventus and Tottenham face off in Singapore in an International Champions Cup encounter on Sunday. It is the first outing for the Serie A champions this summer, with big summer signings Matthijs de Ligt, Adrien Rabiot and Merih Demiral all travelling with ... Continue reading on Goal.com.

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Big Little Lies: Everything We Know About a Potential Season 3

Warning: The following post contains spoilers. Big Little Lies just gave us another shocking finale. Last year, season 1 ended with Bonnie (Zoë Kravitz) pushing Celeste's (Nicole Kidman) abusive husband — and Jane's (Shailene Woodley) rapist — to his ... Continue reading on PEOPLE.com.

'Big Little Lies': Everything the Cast and Crew Has Said About Season 3

Do the lies end here? Sunday marked the season two finale of Big Little Lies, as the Monterey Five came to terms with their big fat secret. Marriages crumbled, others strengthened and a new killer was revealed (what's up, Mary Louise?), but where does that ... Continue reading on Entertainment Tonight.

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Star Trek: Picard

First Picard Trailer Boldly Brings Seven of Nine, Data Back to Star Trek

Star Trek fans the world over were curious how Picard might reconcile the Trek we know with its more bombastic, action-oriented iteration on CBS All-Access, so consider the first trailer permission to engage. Comic-Con 2019 provided the occasion for a first ... Continue reading on Vanity Fair.

'Star Trek: Picard' Welcomes Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan, Jonathan Frakes, More to Show

Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Jeri Ryan, Jonathan Del Arco, and Martina Sirtis have signed on to reprise their classic "Star Trek: The Next Generation" roles in the upcoming CBS All Access show "Star Trek: Picard." Announced during the "Star Trek" panel at ... Continue reading on Space.com.

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Report: Lakers claim Kostas Antetokounmpo off free agency waivers

The Lakers have claimed Kostas Antetokoumpo, the younger brother of reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, off free agency waivers and are expected to assign him to a two-way deal, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The Los Angeles Lakers ... Continue reading on NBA.com.

Report: Los Angeles Lakers claim ex-Mavs forward Kostas Antetokounmpo, brother of NBA MVP Giannis

"We are excited for Kostas to pursue other professional opportunities," Mavericks president and general manager Donnie Nelson said. "Kostas worked very hard to improve his game and we are proud to have been a step in his development. We wish him all ... Continue reading on Dallas News.

Liverpool vs Sevilla

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LIVERPOOL 1-1 SEVILLA. 68: A nice raking cross-field ball from Larouci finds Jones in a bit of space on the Liverpool right, and a yard or so onside in the channel. He attempts a cross which clatters off Kjaer and looks likely to go behind fora corner before ... Continue reading on Sky Sports.

Horror tackle mars Liverpool loss to Sevilla

Jurgen Klopp's fury at Sevilla's dangerous play raised the temperature on a sweltering day in Boston as Liverpool's young left-back Yasser Larouci was stretchered off in a 2-1 pre-season loss at Fenway Park. On the hottest day in the city since 1991, the ... Continue reading on ESPN.

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Disney bought Marvel for $4 billion in 2009: It's made over $18 billion since

A decade ago, moviegoers were introduced to Tony Stark. He was a fast-talking genius, playboy, billionaire, soon-to-be philanthropist played by the comeback kid himself Robert Downey Jr. Marvel's “Iron Man” arrived in theaters in 2008 just as rival DC's gritty ... Continue reading on USA TODAY.

From tragic to magic: what's the best Disney remake so far?

To land on an answer – as with most things, it's somewhere in the middle – the Guardian took a deep dive into the current era of Disney and compiled the ranking below. From the most dismal cash-in to an exhilarating rework inspiring hope for the future, ... Continue reading on The Guardian.

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Viral Area 51 Raid Founder Gives Interview in Naruto Cosplay

A recent Facebook event has gone viral, with nearly 2 million supporters, for planning a major "raid" on the mysterious Area 51. But it's gotten major attention among Naruto fans. And as it turns out, the one who started it all is a major Naruto fan too. A recent ... Continue reading on Comicbook.com.

Rural Nevada community not equipped for UFO enthusiasts to 'Storm Area 51'

But Rachel's proximity to the Area 51 site has earned it modest celebrity status among aviation and UFO enthusiasts, and the inn is mostly occupied year-around, West said. Rooms are $63 a night. The prank event for Sept. 20 has attracted more than 1 million ... Continue reading on Las Vegas Sun.

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Robin Williams' Son Reveals 'Helplessness' He Felt Over His Late Father's 'Intense Personal Pain'

RELATED: Robin Williams' Daughter Zelda Says She Takes 'Yearly Me Time to Celebrate His Birthday in Peace'. “It was heartbreaking because he still went out and wanted to share his feelings of laughter and humor with the world,” Zak said. “And while he ... Continue reading on PEOPLE.com.

Robin Williams' Son Zak Reflects on Father's 'Heartbreaking' Struggle With 'Intense Personal Pain'

Ahead of what would have been Robin Williams' 68th birthday, the late actor's son is opening up about his father's "pain" in the years before his death. Speaking with Good Morning Britain last week, Zak Williams, 36, reflected on the struggle and challenges ... Continue reading on Entertainment Tonight.

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NASCAR crew chief Nick Harrison dies at 37

LOUDON, N.H. -- NASCAR on Sunday paid tribute to crew chief Nick Harrison, who died overnight after Saturday's Xfinity Series race. NASCAR announced Harrison's death during the driver's meeting before Sunday's race at New Hampshire Motor ... Continue reading on ESPN.

NASCAR crew chief Nick Harrison dies

Nick Harrison, the crew chief for Justin Haley in the Xfinity Series, died Sunday morning, the Kaulig Racing team announced. No cause of death was announced for the 37-year-old from Columbia, Tenn. Bob Pockrass, a NASCAR reporter for Fox, posted on ... Continue reading on The Tennessean.

Britt Robertson

Riverdale's KJ Apa and Britt Robertson Seen Kissing and Holding Hands at Comic-Con Party

New romance alert? Riverdale star KJ Apa was seen packing on the PDA with The Longest Ride actress Britt Robertson at Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con party in San Diego on Saturday. PEOPLE confirms the pair were holding hands throughout the ... Continue reading on PEOPLE.com.

KJ Apa Spotted Kissing and Holding Hands With His 'A Dog's Purpose' Costar Britt Robertson

The Last Summer actor, 22, was holding hands with Robertson and “hugging her,” an onlooker tells Us. Apa and Robertson, 29, could also be seen “leaning in and kissing each other.” They hung out with Apa's Riverdale costars including Lili Reinhart, Camila ... Continue reading on Us Weekly.

Salma Hayek

¿Qué hacen Salma Hayek y Angelina Jolie juntas?

Salma utilizó sus redes sociales y con enorme entusiasmo celebró su ingreso a la familia de Marvel, dando a conocer el papel que interpretará en la cinta The Eternals como Ajak, la madre de todos los eternos. “Estoy muy emocionada de añadirme a la ... Continue reading on MX.HOLA.COM.

Salma Hayek y su histórico ingreso al Universo Marvel: compartirá ...

Richard Madden será "Ikaris" el líder de Los Eternos, Angelina Jolie tendrá el papel de "Thena"; Kumail Nanjiani como "Kingo", Lauren Ridloff en el personaje de "Makkari", Brian Tyree Henry como "Phastos", Salma Hayek como "Ajak" y Lia McHugh como ... Continue reading on Infobae.com.

Kyle Korver

Kyle Korver Adds Shooting And Depth To Milwaukee Bucks

Kyle Korver was one of the hottest free agents remaining and now he's poised to join the Milwaukee Bucks. The 16-year veteran had a tough choice to make given the multiple suitors that were chasing him. In the end, he chose to reunite with Mike ... Continue reading on Forbes.

Milwaukee Bucks: Grades for Kyle Korver's one-year, veteran minimum deal

The Milwaukee Bucks won the race to sign highly sought after veteran free agent Kyle Korver, but just how good could the deal be for the East's frontrunners? It was a busy Saturday for the Milwaukee Bucks, as the team's roster outlook for the 2019-20 season ... Continue reading on Behind The Bucks Pass (blog).

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Mahershala Ali will be the next 'Blade' as Marvel rolls out its new slate of movies

Two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Blade, previously played by Wesley Snipes. Ali was on hand for the announcement and given a hero's welcome as he revealed the news by wearing a "Blade" hat. Continue reading on CNN.

Marvel Announces Blade Reboot With Mahershala Ali. Black Twitter Catches the Holy Ghost

Marvel rocked the annual gathering of people who read cartoon books and dress up in capes on Saturday, revealing that Mahershala Ali will star in the reboot of the greatest black superhero movie since Meteor Man when the Oscar-winning actor assumes ... Continue reading on The Root.

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Manny Pacquiao defeats Keith Thurman via split decision: Round-by-round analysis

Manny Pacquiao handed Keith Thurman his first loss Saturday night in a WBA welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) took the fight in a split decision with scores of 115-112 on two of the judges' ... Continue reading on USA TODAY.

The Sports Report: Manny Pacquiao is a champion again

Howdy, my name is Houston Mitchell and let's get right to the sports news. Boxing. Manny Pacquiao is 40. Keith Thurman is 30. But Pacquiao looked like the younger man in the ring Saturday as he earned a split decision over Thurman to win a share of the ... Continue reading on Los Angeles Times.

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Marvel reveals Natalie Portman will portray female Thor in upcoming film

Portman took the stage and was fittingly handed Thor's famous hammer by Waititi. The star commented on the casting announcement on Instagram Saturday. "So thrilled to share the news with you today at #sdcc2019 that I'll be returning to the @marvel #mcu ... Continue reading on CBS News.

Natalie Portman confirmed as Mighty Thor in Marvel sequel

Natalie Portman will take up the mantle of Thor in the upcoming Marvel sequel Thor: Love and Thunder, announced on Saturday. Stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, and director Taika Waititi, will also return from 2017's Thor: Ragnarok, and ... Continue reading on The Guardian.

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Shane Lowry Wins Emotional British Open

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Even in the pin-rattling wind and the heavy rain that often seemed to be falling horizontally, Shane Lowry made winning his first major championship look as natural and easy as his light-up-the-clubhouse grin. He had a ... Continue reading on The New York Times.

'Golf wasn't my friend': How Shane Lowry overcame doubt to win The Open

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland -- The rain was coming sideways at Royal Portrush, and the wind was screaming like a banshee. It did not take much of an Irish fatalist to forecast the demise of Shane Lowry, who had taught himself three years ago how to blow ... Continue reading on ESPN.

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Avengers: Endgame finally passes Avatar as the biggest movie of all time

Just over a month ago, Avengers: Endgame fans conceded defeat to James Cameron's 2009 Avatar, acknowledging it would remain the biggest movie of all time. Last night at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced that's no ... Continue reading on The Verge.

Avengers: Endgame tops Avatar to be highest grossing film

Avengers: Endgame has surpassed Avatar to become the highest-grossing film of all time. The Marvel Studios sequel, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, earned over £2.3bn ($2.9bn) in revenue by Sunday, since being released in April. Avatar, directed by ... Continue reading on The Guardian.