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Rihanna at the launch party for her beauty brand, Fenty Beauty, in New York. Photograph: Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

Announcing Rihanna as a keynote speaker at its prestigious fashion industry conference next month, Women’s Wear Daily described her as a “powerhouse multihyphenate”. This is perhaps the least clumsy way to describe what Rihanna does. As a singer, songwriter, actor, fashion designer, and – since the launch a week ago of Fenty Beauty – business mogul, the strings to Rihanna’s bow have become unwieldy to list. Luckily, she is too famous to need a job title.

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There is a new, engaging tennis queen of Queens.

Ranked in the 900s last month because of an 11-month layoff after foot surgery, Sloane Stephens finally has arrived.

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Anita DeFrantz was elected as the fourth IOC vice-president ©IOC

Anita DeFrantz has been elected as an International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president and Aruba’s Nicole Hoevertsz and Switzerland’s Denis Oswald joined the Executive Board here today.

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At least 20 people are known to have died so far across the Caribbean ©Getty Images

Brian Lewis, the President of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC), has issued a rallying call to the organisation's member nations as Hurricane Irma continues to wreak havoc across the area.

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(CNN)French President Emmanuel Macron has troubles at home this week. France's second biggest union, the CGT, is leading public sector, rail and energy workers in local strikes in protest at Macron's proposed deregulation of the labor market.

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BVI coach Xavier “Dag” Samuels

The athletic family in the Caribbean is mourning the sudden and untimely passing of athletics coach Xavier ‘Dag” Samuels, who passed away on Wednesday. He was one of the reported ten lives that were lost during the passage of hurricane Irma through the Eastern Caribbean on Wednesday.

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