Jul 132017

Venus Williams delivered a harsh upset to Britain’s pride Johanna Konta to qualify in the final match at Wimbledon 2017.

In the semifinals, Venus Williams, seed no. 10, defeated Konta in two straight sets 6-4, 6-2, after an hour and 13 minutes.

37-year-old Williams reached for the ninth time a Wimbledon final and is now set to play against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, the 14th seed of the competition.

Muguruza progressed to the final stage after winning 6-1, 6-1 over Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova.

Jul 072017

The music streaming platform SoundCloud announced that it would lay off 173 employees, that’s about 40% of the entire team, and shut down their offices in San Francisco and possibly London in a quest for profit. The company has revealed its financial problems since January this year.


Soundcloud is confronted with financial issues

“Since entering the music streaming industry, we focussed on the growth of our business only in the last 12 months which saw a two-fold increase in our revenue. However, we need to ensure that this growth trend continues. In order to do that, we have to cut costs, promote our brand and increase subscription revenues,” said Alexander Ljung, co-founder and CEO of SoundCloud, quoted By CNBC.

Rumors have circulated recently that several companies want to buy SoundCloud, with Deezer being one of them.

According to SoundCloud’s co-founder, the service will remain available in 190 countries.
The online service “SoundCloud” emerged as a DJ platform and has become popular amongst musicians for its simple interface and ease of use.

Soundcloud has about 175 million listeners and a vast array of music. The company is based in Berlin, Germany, and its online audio distribution platform enables users to upload, record, promote, and share their originally-created sounds. SoundCloud’s content is evenly split between music and other audio.

Jul 072017

Actress and Youtube personality Stevie Ryan was found dead at her own property in Los Angeles on July 1. According to preliminary informations delivered by the US news outlets, Ryan would have committed suicide by hanging herself.

Stevie Ryan

Stevie Ryan (pic: Youtube)

Known as the “Queen of YouTube“, she became famous after editing, directing and starring in her own videos that became viral on Internet.

Just a week before her death, Ryan had announced that she felt very sad because her grandfather had died.

The forensic doctor’s office confirmed that Stevie Ryan died on Saturday, July 1, but did not respond to PEOPLE’s request to provide additional comments on the suicide and how it happened.

Ryan wrote, edited and performed in her productions that generated millions of reactions following their media broadcast.

The actress played various characters such as Little Loca and Sceney Sceneable, but impersonated also famed musicians such as Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse.

Video: Stevie Kathleen Ryan (June 2, 1984 – July 1, 2017)

Jul 062017

A video footage shows the awkward moment when Poland’s first lady left the White House leader with an extended hand, as she preferred to shake hands with his wife at the Warsaw Summit.

Donald Trump left hanging after Polish first lady snubs his handshake (capture: youtube)

Although the American president had extended his hand, Polish President Andrzej Duda’s wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, accidentally ignored his handshake and walked past to salute Donald Trump’s partner, Melania. Trump appeared to be stunned by the snub, and let out a slight smirk as the ladies talked.

The incident is reminiscent of a similar situation earlier this year, when Trump refused to shake hands with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, during her visit at the White House.

Donald Trump was specially invited to the east-European summit called “Initiative of the Three Seas” (Baltic – Adriatic – Black), which has been held in Warsaw just a day before the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, which officially begins on Friday.

Video: First Lady of Poland accidentally snubs Donald Trump’s handshake

Jul 052017
Giant iceberg nearly splitting from Antarctica's Larsen C shelf

A huge iceberg, one of the largest ever seen, clings to Antarctica by only a 5-kilometer icy expanse, said researchers at the European Space Agency, who have been studying for a while the ice block that is expected to break away soon. Icebergs are discharged continuously from Antarctica, but this one, with an area of […]

Jul 052017
Romanian company to invest $100 million in the US!

A Romanian company is ready to invest $100 million in the United States according to the Minister of Business, Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Ilan Laufer, who refused to disclose the name of the firm and its operational sector. “We have already announced an investment of about $ 100 million from a Romanian company in the United […]

Jul 052017
Cluj-Napoca mayor checks strength of Traian bridge, asks constructors to stay under landmark

During the inauguration of a new bridge over Somes river, the Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, Emil Boc, asked the constructors to stay under the landmark as the first vehicles crossed above. It meant to be an original way of checking the quality of the works that had been performed on the Traian bridge and this “tradition” […]

May 242017
VIDEO: TAROM's new Boeing 737-800 NG "Sarmizegetusa" lands at Otopeni Airport escorted by F-16 fighter jets

A Boeing 737-800 NG (Next Generation), one of the two passenger planes acquired this month by Romanian national airline TAROM, officially entered company’s fleet with a lavish landing at Henri Coanda International Airport in Bucharest on Wednesday (May 24, 2017). Baptized “Sarmizegetusa,” the plane made an airfield flyover escorted by two RoAF F-16 military aircraft, […]

May 242017
Lionel Messi gets 21-month prison sentence in tax fraud trial, Spain's Supreme Court confirms

Spain’s Supreme Court confirmed on Wednesday that Lionel Messi and his father Jorge Messi received prison sentences of 21 and 15 months respectively in relation to a tax fraud case. The magistrates unveiled their decision on May 24 after Barcelona’s star and his father appealed against last year’s initial sentence. The two convicts – Lionel […]

May 232017
Salman Abedi: Identity of Manchester Arena suicide bomber who carried out Ariana Grande concert attack was revealed

Salman Abedi is the author of the suicide bombing in Manchester! The alleged suicide attacker who detonated an improvised bomb at a pop concert by American singer Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena Monday night was identified as Salman Abedi, US official officials said on Tuesday. Two of the officials, who were in close contact with […]