At Comic-Con Friday, HBO announced nine new cast members coming to Game of Thrones, including acclaimed veteran actor Jonathan Pryce. Some of the newcomers have been the subjects of online casting rumors for the last several weeks.
We all know our strengths and weaknesses and our job descriptions. However, sometimes we step away from our duties either to help another or do something that we are neither good at nor supposed to be doing.Everything goes smoothly until one small mistake on our part, or due to the imperfections of technology, and everything starts going downhill. It
Has your father ever asked you to say that he is not in when there is someone on the phone asking for him? My father has, when he was extremely busy and as a child I just did what he asked me to do. But as a young adult, I felt uncomfortable to say that he was not home when
In late June I received a text message to my phone. It said: Hi, exams are starting from next week. Did you know? Time tables are up. With a deep sigh, I went looking for a CR book on my table. There were subjects written on its back cover, which I was supposed to take in the second year. Six
Back in the day my favorite newspaper column that I never missed as a kid was a technological column about computers that I used to read every weekend. It was a time before I was allowed to use the internet and a time before social networking was a mainstream thing. And one of the articles on one Sunday was about
Phrases added to my vocabulary since leaving childhood and entering that time between child and adult, include forever alone, lol, ain’t nobody got time for that and mother of God. These are phrases that the majority of youth uses. We seem to be defined by selfies, hashtags and filters. We choose to hide behind the amaro or willow Instagram offers
Whether you have just finished school or you’re straight out of university, your first full-time job will be one of the most important landmarks in your life. However, if you ask most people who have experience, for their honest opinion, they will doubtlessly acknowledge that what they encountered on their first job was quite different from what they expected.
ANC Awards Night 2014 was held on July 18 at the Hilton Colombo. Nearly 300 students graduated and more than 100 students were transferred to prestigious universities situated in Australia, the USA, UK, Canada and Malaysia to complete their degrees. The first batch of students of the LLM program also graduated that night.
The Kumaratunga Munidasa Foundation awarded a scholarship to a student who received the highest marks for Sinhala and literature for the ordinary level examination in commemoration of the great Sinhalese author and national hero and his 127th birth anniversary.The function was held on the July 25 at the National Museum
Katia Wagner, the title holder of ‘Miss Earth – Air 2013’ will be in Sri Lanka to crown the next Derana Veet Miss Sri Lanka for the Miss Earth 2014 beauty pageant. She will be here on special invitation by TV Derana. The finale of the prestigious beauty pageant is scheduled to be held on the August 2 at CITRUS,…
All Muslim brothers and sisters celebrate and rejoice this blessed day together with their family and friends. Sending warm wishes and sharing the peaceful message to greet each other. The mosques are full of worshipers raising their hands and making supplication. Wearing new clothes and distributing sweets for children. It’s the day of joy and happiness. This day is
On Sunday, July 13, bands of red-shirted runners were glimpsed weaving in and out of the roads around Colombo, racing each other to various parts of the city for fame, and, perhaps, a little bit of fortune as well. They would duck into seemingly random locations – a coffee shop in Ward Place; Viharamadevi Park; Excel World – and emerge…
By the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book Thief, this is a cryptic journey filled with laughter and love. Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He’s pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one…
Energy storage is the challenge of the century. Many of the renewable energy generation methods such as solar and wind energy requires storage methods for the generated energy as they not available all the time. Additionally, the mobile consumer electronics (cellular phones, electric cars, laptop computers and tabs, etc.) always need a portable power source to operate. One of the
It’s difficult to imagine a child playing the role of mother, a child nursing a child or a child giving birth. We often think that teenage pregnancies are for those who live in slums, who haven’t heard about protection and those who don’t know any better. We associate unplanned pregnancies with the ignorant, or rather, the uneducated. However,
We all need a safe place where we can be honest about our feelings. We often bottle up our feelings and thoughts because we don’t want to be judged or because we don’t want to hurt other people. This is why we sometimes hide behind pseudonyms or remain anonymous. It’s sometimes easier to rant about our lives with people we…
I never gave any thought to my biological clock until it started to tick out on me. When it hit me, it wasn’t so much the need to have a baby. I didn’t excessively coo at babies on strollers and I didn’t think baby shoes were particularly cute. It was the fear of never being able to ‘settle down’. In