Romain Grosjean's fireball crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix has provided important lessons "that will advance our mission to improve safety in Formula One and in motor sport," International Federation (FIA) President Jean Todt said on Friday.
Namir Smallwood and Sidney Flanigan will star in “Rounding,” a new dramatic thriller from “Saint Frances” director Alex Thompson. “Rounding” follows a driven young medical resident (Smallwood) who transfers to a rural hospital for a fresh start. There, the demons of his past start to catch up to him when he becomes consumed by the […]
Movie enthusiast Cindy B was among the first in the door at the AMC Empire 25 off Times Square Friday as New York City's cinemas reopened a year after they were abruptly closed by coronavirus.
Preliminary data from a study conducted at the University of Oxford indicates that the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca is effective against the Brazilian variant of the disease. A source knowledgeable of the study told Reuters on Friday that the data indicates that the vaccine will not need to be modified in order to protect against the variant also known as P1, which is believed to have originated in the Amazonian city of Manaus.Last month, South Africa paused the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the country after early results indicated that it was less effective against the South African variant, which is similar to P1. The source did not provide the exact efficacy of the vaccine against the Brazilian variant, but said the full results of the study should be released soon, possibly in March.The promising information comes as a small-sample study suggested that the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac may not work effectively against the Brazilian variant.Brazil is currently confronting a brutal and long-lasting second wave of the coronavirus, hitting a daily record of more than 1900 deaths on Wednesday.The P1 variant is among the factors that epidemiologists believe is contributing to a rise in cases and deaths there, with concern in the scientific community about the variant's resistance to vaccines.
President Biden participates in a roundtable on the American Rescue Plan.
Riley Keough has signed on to star opposite Chris Pratt in the Amazon thriller series “The Terminal List,” Variety has learned. The series follows James Reece (Pratt) after his entire platoon of Navy SEALs is ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission. Reece returns home to his family with conflicting memories of the event and questions about […]
The Writers Guild of America, East is hosting their annual “And the Nominees Are…” Panels on March 10th, and Variety will host the livestreams. The Comedy/Variety Series Panel will take place at 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET, while the Long-Form TV Movie & Limited Series Panel will take place at 4:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET. […]
Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro triggered controversy Friday by naming Alexi "Cuca" Stival as their new coach, despite his conviction for sexually assaulting a minor 34 years ago.
Residents of Dauphin, Pennsylvania, organized an event to show their appreciation to their hardworking local UPS driver. The March 2 video shows residents lining up to greet driver Chad Turns with cheers, balloons, and more than $1,000.Adam Shickley, who captured the video, said his wife Jenny organized the event on Facebook with the help of their local UPS office and dispatch.The office sent Turns to an on-demand pickup as a ruse to get him to the event, according to reports. The neighborhood wanted to thank Turns for his service during the pandemic. Local media reported that Turns sometimes worked 70 hours per week to make sure the community received all their packages. Credit: Adam Shickley via Storyful
Wayne Gretzky, the all-time National Hockey League scoring leader, said his father Walter, an inspirational influence upon his son's hockey career, died Thursday at age 82.
Formula One's governing body extended Pirelli's contract as sole tyre supplier by one year to 2024 on Friday to reflect disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. FIA president Jean Todt said the change of tyre size represented a significant technical challenge and investment for Pirelli.
Former slalom world champion Jean-Baptiste Grange will retire at the end of the season, the Frenchman said on Friday. "After 17 years on the World Cup circuit, it is time for me to close this beautiful chapter of my life and hang up my skis," Grange said in a statement on Facebook. He won the slalom world title in 2011 and 2015, also winning the slalom World Cup in 2009.
No one seemed more excited about the late February emergence of Coca-Cola’s new campaign featuring an original song composed by Tyler, The Creator than Tyler himself. “mannnn thanks coca cola for reallll big love for the opportunity,” Tyler tweeted upon its release, among several other tweets effusively expressing his pride for the spot. “i […]
Three-time Grand National-winning trainer Gordon Elliott was Friday banned for a year, six months of which are suspended, by Irish racing authorities after a photograph emerged of him sitting on a dead horse.
Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo set out a roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions on Friday, even as COVID-19 infections rose, with restaurants, bars, gyms and cinemas set to reopen on May 1. De Croo gave Belgians a glimpse of light at the end of a five-month period of restrictions that have only allowed schools, shops and, more recently, hairdressers to operate. Belgium will also lift a ban on non-essential foreign travel on April 18, just after school Easter holidays.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, a semi-finalist at last month's Australian Open, reached the final four of the ATP Rotterdam tournament on Friday with a 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory over Karen Khachanov.
The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen said it intercepted six explosive drones fired towards the kingdom on Friday, with the Houthis claiming to have launched attacks into southern Saudi Arabia since dawn. Parts of the destroyed drones fell and injured a 10-year-old boy and also a man who was driving near the Saudi city of Khamis Mushait, Saudi civil defence said. The Iran-aligned Houthis have stepped up cross-border drone and missile attacks on Saudi cities recently, mostly targeting the southern part of the country.
The NBA fined Utah Jazz stars Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert a total of $45,000 on Friday for criticizing the officials after Wednesday's 131-123 overtime loss to the 76ers in Philadelphia. Mitchell was fined $25,000 for public criticism of the officiating and for his conduct while exiting the court.
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A new South Carolina law banning abortions will stay on hold following a judge's order on Friday to extend a temporary restraining order. On Monday, Lewis is set to preside over a hearing on Planned Parenthood’s request for an injunction halting the law altogether while a lawsuit seeking to overturn it is resolved. Lewis initially suspended the “ South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act ” on its second day in effect, following a lawsuit from Planned Parenthood.