Avicii fans gather in Stockholm for memorial dance party; DJ Kygo pays tribute at Coachella

Thousands of fans gather in Sweden for a moment of silenceThousands of fans have gathered in central Stockholm to mourn DJ Avicii who was found dead in Oman yesterday, aged 28.

Crowds flocked to Sergels torg — the most central public square in Stockholm, the city where the musician was born.

The memorial began with a moment of silence before Avicii’s music filled the square and fans danced as hit after hit was pumped into the crowd.

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Ben Simmons posts landmark triple-double as Philadelphia 76ers edge Miami Heat in NBA playoffs

Ben Simmons shoots for the basket against the HeatBen Simmons has netted a triple-double consisting of 17 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to carry the Philadelphia 76ers past the Miami Heat 106-102 at American Airlines Arena.

Simmons is the fifth rookie in NBA history with a triple-double in the playoffs and the first since Magic Johnson had five in 1980.

JJ Redick scored 24 points, while Joel Embiid had 14 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots. Dario Saric added 11 points as the Sixers took a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 25 points, while Goran Dragic added 20. James Johnson scored 15 points and Hassan Whiteside posted a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds.

via Ben Simmons posts landmark triple-double as Philadelphia 76ers edge Miami Heat in NBA playoffs – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

QUEENSLAND young gun Lana Rogers shocked a star-studded field on Saturday to win a maiden Australian ironwoman title at #Perth’s Scarborough Beach.

Lana Rogers celebrates her title win on Saturday. Picture: HarvpixQUEENSLAND young gun Lana Rogers shocked a star-studded field on Saturday to win a maiden Australian ironwoman title at Perth’s Scarborough Beach.

Rogers, the daughter of two-time Olympic swimming representative Greg Rogers, overcame the disappointment of finishing sixth in the open surf race to bounce back with victory in the carnival’s blue riband event.

“It’s indescribable, it’s amazing, I’m speechless,” Rogers said.

“It’s so, so, so cool. Everything went according to plan in that race.

“I tried to stick with them the best I could on that ski because I know it’s not my strongest leg but swimming is.”

Any disappointment she had with her surf race result would have disappeared after the swim leg in the iron put Rogers back in a winning position.

And it’s no surprise given her pedigree. Dad Greg won silver and bronze medals in Mexico City in 1968 and her sister Dallas only narrowly missed selection in Australia’s Commonwealth Games team this year.

via Lana Rogers wins maiden ironwoman title

Natalie Portman snubs Israeli award ceremony over Benjamin Netanyahu speech, violence by leadership

Actress Natalie Portman is seen posing for a photo at a premiere of her film 'Annihilation', wearing a black dress.Oscar award-winning actress Natalie Portman has said she chose not to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because she did not want to be seen as supporting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was scheduled to speak at the event.

Key points:
Portman said she did not want to appear to be endorsing Mr Netanyahu
She said she does not endorse the organised BDS boycott movement, but is critical of Israeli leadership
The actress also said mistreatment of Palestinians was against her Jewish values
Portman’s decision, which she said was “mischaracterised by others,” had caused a minor backlash in Israel on Friday (local time) after organisers of the prestigious Genesis Prize award ceremony said they cancelled the prize-giving.

via Natalie Portman snubs Israeli award ceremony over Benjamin Netanyahu speech, violence by leadership – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)