Many events stake a claim to be considered among the sporting clashes of the century and few live up to the hype but any shortlist of contenders for the greatest of all time must include the first fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. For boxing that moment came at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 1971 when unbeaten heavyweights Ali and Frazier fought in what remains, just as it was advertised that night 50 years ago, the "Fight of the Century". "It was a magical night that I will never ever forget," recalled legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum, who was ringside for the 15-round battle won by Frazier in a unanimous decision.
Klara made a new friend today. Please meet Angela! They are now stroll buddies, looking forward to many more walks together in the future. @klaraonwheels
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Ingredients: 1. 2 cans of corn; 2. 1 chopped bell pepper; 3. 1 tablespoon of salt; 4. 1 tablespoon of pepper; 5. 1 tablespoon of cumin; 6. 2 tablespoons of butter; 7. 6-8 tablespoon of cream cheese; and 8. 1 cup of blended cheese. Mix it all in a crock pot after you have sprayed the bottom with Pam spray. Let it cook for 3 hours on low. Stir occasionally. Enjoy!
Tony Hendra, the British satirist and comic whose roles included top editing positions at magazines such as National Lampoon and Spy and a part in musical mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap,” died on Thursday in Yonkers, N.Y. He was 79. His wife, Carla Meisner, told the New York Times the cause of death was Lou […]
The Mars rover Perseverance has successfully conducted its first test drive on the Red Planet, the US space agency NASA said Friday.
Aerial footage collected by a National Weather Service (NWS) drone shows the Ohio River in Louisville still in flood stage on Friday, March 5, after heavy rain affected rivers across the state earlier this week.The river was measured at five feet above “flood stage” as of 3 pm on Friday, the NWS reported.The Ohio River reached flood stage Tuesday evening, at 23 feet, and was expected to crest at 29.5 feet on Saturday afternoon, the NWS said. Credit: NWS Louisville via Storyful
The Chicks’ touring company Tunashoe Tours is suing WRB Underwriting for $6 million, accusing the U.K. insurance company of refusing to cover losses from the band’s canceled 2020 tour. The Gaslighter tour — named after The Chicks’ (formerly known as Dixie Chicks) album from last year — was set to be a 48-show trek across North America, but was put on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tunashoe Tours filed the breach of contract lawsuit on March 3 in Los Angeles Superior Court. In it, Tunashoe alleged that London-based WRB acted in “bad faith” and has “engaged in a ten-month campaign of repeated irrelevant questions and stall tactics” to avoid paying out the insurance for the tour. Also Read: Jay-Z's Tidal Sells Majority Stake to Jack Dorsey's Square for $297 Million Tunashoe Tours is requesting at least $6.6 million in damages. According to the complaint, Tunashoe had insurance contracts with 14 different underwriters, and all of them paid out after the Gaslighter tour was canceled — except WRB. Tunashoe also accused WRB of trying to get the band to simply postpone the tour to 2021 to avoid paying out the insurance fee. As the lawsuit notes, however, that would have been impossible because the tour agreement was specifically set for 2020. On top of that, the uncertainty around different states’ coronavirus regulations at that time would have made it nearly impossible for the band to plan a tour for 2021, the lawsuit said. The Chicks’ lawyers argued in the court filing that WRB Underwriting’s “conduct is despicable and has been done with a conscious disregard of the rights of Tunashoe, constituting oppression, fraud of malice.” Read original story The Chicks Sue Insurance Company for $6 Million Over Costs From Canceled Tour At TheWrap
Bundesliga basement club Schalke 04 drew 0-0 at home to Mainz 05 in their relegation derby on Friday in coach Dimitris Grammozis' debut on the Royal Blues' bench. The Greek took over this week following the sacking of Christian Gross and became Schalke's fifth coach this season with the team anchored in last place. The draw leaves Schalke on 10 points, with Mainz in 16th - the relegation playoff spot - level on 18 points with second-bottom Arminia Bielefeld, who host Union Berlin on Sunday.
Bundesliga bottom side Schalke were held to a goalless draw at home to fellow strugglers Mainz on Friday as the hosts' new coach Dimitrios Grammozis earned a point in his first game.
Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema voted against moving forward with efforts to include a $15 federal minimum wage as part of the COVID-19 relief package on Friday, March 5.The Democratic senator was seen giving an emphatic thumbs down during Friday’s vote to move forward with debating the increase, breaking with fellow Arizona Sen Mark Kelly, who voted in favor of the Sen Bernie Sanders-led measure, which would raise the federal minimum hourly wage from $7.25 to $15.Sen Sinema was among six other Democrats and independent Sen Angus King of Main, who caucuses with the Democrats, to join all 50 Republican senators in opposing the effort. Credit: CSPAN via Storyful
Nafissatou Thiam added the European indoor pentathlon crown to her Olympic heptathlon gold in Torun on Friday, but there was drama as track prodigy Jakob Ingebrigtsen was disqualified after crossing the line first in the men's 1500m.
With Oscar nomination voting beginning on Friday, Searchlight’s “Nomadland” is in a strong position. But history suggests that it’s also a precarious position. Chloé Zhao’s American travelogue has won the lion’s share of critics’ awards this year, won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama and sits comfortably atop most Oscar prediction polls. But we’re at a strange point in the Oscar race, one which usually arrives in early January — a point where almost every award that’s been handed out so far has come from voters who are critics or journalists or academics, and where we really haven’t heard from the industry. And it’s the industry, not the critics, that votes for the Oscars. “Nomadland” might look good, but so did “The Social Network” in 2011 and “Boyhood” in 2015, before the critics stopped voting and the industry started voting. And then “The King’s Speech” (in 2011) and “Birdman” (in 2015) suddenly racking up the awards, up to and including the Oscar. Also Read: 'Nomadland' Film Review: Frances McDormand Hits the Road in Quiet, Lyrical Drama That’s not to say that “Nomadland” will suffer the same fate; precedents are probably meaningless in a year as strange as this one. And while Zhao’s film might lack the straightforward appeal of, say, Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” it is an exquisite piece of work that should find plenty of support within the Academy. (I watched it again this week, and its rough, elegiac lyricism has only gained in power since I first saw it last September.) We have gotten some clues from the industry in the past few weeks, starting with the Screen Actors Guild nominations. The actors boosted “Minari” and ignored “Nomadland” in the ensemble category — but would you expect a group of actors to honor a movie in which most of the performers are nonprofessionals without SAG cards? The Writers Guild announced its own picks, but its rules disqualified “Mank,” “The Father,” “Minari,” “Soul” and, yes, “Nomadland,” so it’s hard to view them as a reliable precursor to anything. Still, if you look at the guilds and professional organizations that have nominated so far this year — which, in addition to SAG and the WGA, include the Art Directors Guild, Costume Designers Guild, Cinema Audio Society, Motion Picture Sound Editors, Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild, Visual Effects Society and Society of Composers and Lyricists — you do get a sense of what films are clicking with the industry professionals in those areas. It’s not a comprehensive picture, but it’s a start. Also Read: Why Making 'Nomadland' Left Chloe Zhao 'Emotionally Drained' And it’s a curious start. “Nomadland” was only nominated by one of the groups, SAG, with an individual nomination for Frances McDormand rather than an ensemble nod. “The Father” had a similar showing, with only a SAG best-actor nom for Anthony Hopkins. “Minari” was only recognized by two guilds, but it was nominated in the crucial SAG ensemble category. All three also made the BAFTA longlists for the British Academy Film Awards, which are significant in that there’s substantial overlap between BAFTA and Academy membership, but suspect because a longlist of 15 is a lot more generous than a slate of five nominees. Of the presumed Oscar contenders who did well, “News of the World” and “Mank” landed nominations from seven of the eight guilds and made the BAFTA best-film longlist; “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Da 5 Bloods” and “Promising Young Woman” received five guild noms plus BAFTA, with “Ma Rainey” and “Da 5 Bloods” landing coveted SAG ensemble spots; and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and “Sound of Metal” were recognized by four guilds and BAFTA, with the former also getting a SAG ensemble nod. (“Tenet” and “Wonder Woman 1984” also picked up four guild nominations, but their non-appearance on the BAFTA best-film longlist suggests weakness in the Best Picture category; certainly, the latter is not a contender there.) Also Read: How Many Votes Does It Take to Get an Oscar Nomination in 2021? None of this means that “Nomadland” and “Minari” won’t be in the thick of the Oscar race, or that “Mank” and “News of the World” should be considered front runners. At this point, all four are likely Best Picture nominees, part of a group of strong contenders that also includes “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “One Night in Miami,” Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Promising Young Woman,” “Soul” and “Da 5 Bloods.” But that list contains 10 films, and the variable system that the Academy has used to select Best Picture nominees since 2011 has never produced that many spots in the past and seems extremely unlikely to do so this year. We won’t know what’s in and what’s out until Oscar nominations are announced on March 15, but next week will bring a formidable slate of nominations that may put the contest into focus before Oscar voters weigh in. The Producers Guild will announce its nominations on Monday, the Directors Guild and BAFTA on Tuesday, the American Society of Cinematographers on Wednesday and American Cinema Editors on Thursday. All are crucial, and all may help make sense of this weird year. But don’t expect any real answers, because 2020 and 2021 won’t give up their secrets that easily. Read original story ‘Nomadland’ Is an Uneasy Front Runner as Oscar Voting Begins At TheWrap
A 200-foot marina broke free and caused several bridges in Frankfort to close as the marina passed through the Kentucky River on March 3.Mary Nishimuta posted the video with the hashtag “RunawayMarina” and told Storyful the marina originated at Herrington Lake, which tallies with reports.The marina scraped the Capital Avenue Bridge and the Singing Bridge, which caused officials to close the two bridges, according to reports.The bridges were later reopened after an initial inspection revealed no significant damage. Credit: Mary Nishimuta via Storyful
Daniel Craig and Mads Mikkelsen first met casting the 2006 film “Casino Royale,” which was Craig’s first turn at James Bond. Mikkelsen recalls their initial conversation at costume fitting and what he thought would be an audition. It was a crazy day, one Craig compared to “herding cats.” The two were taking a smoke break […]
Equinix (EQIX) plans to open Bordeaux first carrier-neutral data center in Q3. Backed by rising need for edge computing and digital ecosystems in the region, it is likely to enjoy strong demand.
A London comedy-writing duo contrasted society’s relationship with alcohol and tea in a viral TikTok video.Footage posted on January 27 shows Sam Bartrop and Bec Horsley, a duo under the moniker YLWSQR, in an alternate reality where they pounded tea before going out instead of alcohol, among other scenarios.“It’s teatime somewhere,” they wrote in a caption. Credit: Sam Bartrop via Storyful
Steven Spielberg is teaming with “Stranger Things” creators Matt and Ross Duffer to adapt Stephen King’s “The Talisman” as a series for Netflix. “Talisman” will be produced by Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Paramount Television Studios, with the Duffer Brothers on board as executive producers. Curtis Gwinn, a writer/executive producer on “Stranger Things,” will write the series and serve as showrunner. “The Talisman” centers on 12-year-old Jack Sawyer, who sets off on an epic fantasy road-trip to save his dying mother’s life. To do so, he must find the Talisman, a powerful relic that can heal her and save the world. Jack’s quest criss-crosses two realities — the America we know and its dangerous, fantasy-world twin, “The Territories.” Also Read: Gregg Sulkin and Emily Osment to Star in Netflix Comedy King co-wrote “The Talisman” with Peter Straub in 1984. King will executive produce with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey from Amblin Television. Todd Cohen will oversee the day-to-day development of the project for Amblin Television, along with Frank and Falvey. Spielberg, apparently, has held the rights to adapt the novel for quite a while. It’s the latest of King’s many works to be adapted in recent years. CBS All Access (now Paramount+) recently wrapped a limited series adaptation of “The Stand.” The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news about “The Talisman.” Read original story Duffer Brothers Team With Steven Spielberg to Adapt Stephen King’s ‘Talisman’ for Netflix At TheWrap
Cloud computing is seeing increasing usage globally as it enables data interoperability in a scalable and cost-efficient way through data collection, processing and analyzing.
When Lolita Ritmanis was growing up in Portland, Oregon, she didn’t even speak English. She spoke the native tongue of her parents, who fled the terrors of Communist Latvia in the years following World War II. Now an Emmy-winning composer (and bilingual), she is on the Oscar shortlist for best original score for her rich […]