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Accountants behind Oscars mistake will no longer attend show

LOS ANGELES: The two accountants involved in the embarrassing mix-up at Sunday's Oscars will not be invited back to the show, a spokesperson for the Academy told AFP on Wednesday. Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz were the two members of PricewaterhouseCoopers -- the firm responsible for tallying and safeguarding Oscar votes and results --  who were in charge of handing out the winning envelopes to presenters at the ceremony. However a mix-up resulted in Cullinan handing Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway a duplicate of the…

Nobel Literature Prize announcement pushed back to October 13

STOCKHOLM: Good things come to those who wait, and the saying may ring true for the next Nobel literature laureate as the prize will be announced on October 13, a little later than usual, the Swedish Academy said Friday. The prestigious Nobel Literature Prize, first awarded in 1901, has traditionally been announced on a Thursday, generally the first one during the same October week as the other prizes created by Alfred Nobel. The date change has to do with "arithmetic" and the calendar, academician Par Wastberg told AFP.…

Imran to make crucial announcement at 3pm today

ISLAMABAD: While stressing for resignation of prime minister with a warning to move with his supporters towards parliament house in red-zone in a bid to enhance protest scope, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan declared on late Saturday to make important announcement at 3pm on Sunday, ARY News reported.