Luvleen Sidhu has been named president of the digital bank BankMobile, a division of Customers Bank. She cofounded the bank with her father, Jay Sidhu, who is chairman and CEO of Customers. She will retain her responsibilities as chief strategy officer.
Negotiators from 16 Asian countries are meeting in the Japanese port city of Kobe this week for talks on a regional trade pact that could supplant the Trans-Pacific Partnership rejected by U. S. President Donald Trump
Kevin Winter/GettyViola Davis won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role in "Fences" on Sunday night, her first win after being nominated two previous times, and she didn't downplay her win as she went onstage and gave a moving acceptance speech.
"We are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life," she said of the importance of being an actor.
"So here's to August Wilson, who exhumed and exalted the ordinary people," she added, referring to the playwright of the stage play on which her movie is based.
The win makes Davis the first black woman to win at least one competitive acting award at the Oscars, Emmys, and Tonys.
Kevin Winter/GettyIn one of the most dramatic moments of the 2017 Oscars, the director of the best foreign language film, Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, had Iranian-American engineer Anousheh Ansari accept the award on his behalf and read a prepared statement that protested President Donald Trump.
Farhadi boycotted the awards show in response to Trump's immigration ban, barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, as well as refugees from coming to the United States.
“I’m sorry I’m not with you tonight,” Farhadi's statement read.