Wellingtonian Cory Mathis has taken the top prize in the first Young Cartoonist Awards. The illustrator and digital artist, currently studying illustration at the Learning Connexion in Taita, won $5000.
Fox is pulling from websites a recent episode of Family Guy that depicts mass deaths at the Boston Marathon and has no immediate plans to air it again. Fox spokeswoman Gaude Paez says the episode has been removed from Fox.com and Hulu.com
President Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. The first African-American to win the White House, Obama was praised by the Norweigan Nobel Committee for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” “Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future,” the committee said