This free-spired dog has the best time sailing with its owner! How cool are they?
This free-spired dog has the best time sailing with its owner! How cool are they?
A policy shift by China's government is ratcheting up pressure on automakers to hasten development of green vehicles or pay rivals such as Tesla Inc and Chinese startups for green credits. Regulators are putting more teeth on a system of tradable green car credits to wean the industry off a decade-long policy of subsidies which has helped create some of the biggest companies in the industry. The system gives automakers credits for selling electric or fuel-efficient vehicles that can offset penalties on their more carbon-intensive models.
Christian Eriksen claimed a point for Serie A leaders Inter Milan whose 11-match winning streak ended with a 1-1 draw at Napoli on Sunday.
Mauro Icardi dragged Paris Saint-Germain to within one point of Ligue 1 leaders Lille on Sunday with the last-gasp winner in a dramatic 3-2 victory over Saint-Etienne, as Monaco and Lyon also boosted their title hopes.
According to new research by the British Chambers of Commerce, two in five businesses (38%) in the first quarter of 2021 expect to see price rises in the next three months.
The SAG-AFTRA National Board extended the dues relief program for actors still struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a Diversity Action Plan to combat bias and discrimination in the industry. The plan, which was discussed at a board meeting this weekend, includes the creation of diversity committees serving Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) and Latino members and implicit bias training for the guild’s national and local boards. It also introduced the adoption of a new membership rule — Rule 7 — which SAG-AFTRA describes as “explicitly prohibiting harassment and abuse, including sexual harassment, intimidation, and retaliation for the filing of complaints, and making violations subject to disciplinary action.” To enforce this new rule, the board is considering a motion to extend the statute of limitations on member disciplinary charges relating to sexual abuse from six months to 10 years. The new initiatives come after the guild held a summit called “Stop the Hate,” in which prejudice and abuse within film, television and broadcast media was discussed. Also Read: Los Angeles Times Owner Says 'US Better Wake Up' to Racism After Attacks on Asian Americans “Stop The Hate week has been all about taking action to support and protect our members from diverse communities, many of whom are under direct threat and facing violent attacks,” SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said. “The action plan approved by our National Board today advances concrete actions to stem the tide of hate.” “Taking action to stop the hate starts with each of us,” SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White added. “But collective action aggregating the power of our individual members makes achieving real change truly possible.” Since the mass shooting in Atlanta on March 16 at three massage parlors that killed eight people, a new spotlight has been placed upon the surge of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders during the pandemic, as well as Asian stereotypes in the media. In an interview with CNN earlier this month, Los Angeles Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong warned that the U.S. “better wake up” to the escalating attacks. “The unconscious bias and racism is pervasive. It is almost inherent, sadly, in the historic fabric of this country,” he said. “We have to recognize that, accept it and then break it.” Read original story SAG-AFTRA Extends Dues Relief, Announces Bias Training and Diversity Initiatives At TheWrap
The endless speculation about DCI Joanne Davidson's family history is over.
Australian Astra Sharma, ranked 165th in the world, rallied to beat 27th-ranked Ons Jabeur 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 on Sunday to win her first WTA title at Charleston, South Carolina.
Mickey Guyton will be there to represent as she co-hosts Sunday night’s Academy of Country Music Awards show — not least of all, represent her own long-deserving career reach the next level on the big stage, but also to front what she promises will be a more conscientiously diverse lineup than some viewers might expect. […]
Catlin finished with a round of seven-under-par 65 at Diamond Country Club, near Vienna, to tie for the top spot at 14-under alongside Kieffer, who survived a mid-round slump to card a 66. A splendid bunker shot helped Catlin save par and stay in the contest on the fourth extra hole before a bogey at the next was enough to claim victory, as Keiffer found water three times on his way to a quintuple-bogey. Ranked 124th, Catlin is projected to break into the top 80 for the first time in his career when the world rankings are updated on Monday.
“Harry Potter” alum Jason Isaacs remembers his “Harry Potter” leading lady, the late Helen McCrory, as “scabrously funny, shockingly naughty and with an empathetic heart the size of a planet.” There have been many actors who have shared the screen with McCrory, but arguably her most famous pairing was with Isaacs, who, along with Tom Felton, played the infamous Malfoy family. Sunday, Isaacs paid tribute to McCrory, calling her “the greatest actress I’ve ever seen.” “Decades ago Helen and I auditioned together for a film,” Isaacs wrote in a Twitter post. “I came home and said to Emma [Hewitt, his wife], ‘I think I’ve just met the greatest actress I’ve ever seen.’ After years of watching her mesmerize audiences I don’t think that anymore… I know it.” “Luckily, I eventually found out that she was also scabrously funny, shockingly naughty and with an empathetic heart the size of a planet,” he continued. “As continually starstruck as I was on the ‘Harry Potter’ films, being screen-married to and giggle with the great Helen McCrory will always be a highlight.” Also Read: Helen McCrory, 'Peaky Blinders' and 'Harry Potter' Actress, Dies at 52 Hold those you love and tell them every day. It’s all we have. https://t.co/mwsBQwpePi pic.twitter.com/gjEf0YkKhC — Jason Isaacs (@jasonsfolly) April 17, 2021 Also Read: Helen McCrory Remembered as 'Force of Nature,' 'Goddess' and 'a Genuine Firecracker' As Narcissa and Lucius Malfoy, McCrory and Isaacs played the parents of Harry Potter’s bitter rival, Draco. For years, the Malfoys were servants of the series’ villain, Lord Voldemort, but fled into hiding when he was seemingly killed on the night he attempted to murder Harry as an infant. To punish the Malfoys for not showing enough loyalty to him, Voldemort ordered Draco to kill Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore, leading to McCrory’s most famous scene in the “Potter” series where she asks Severus Snape, played by the late Alan Rickman, to kill Dumbledore if Draco is unable to do it. Watch the scene below. McCrory died at the age of 52 on Friday after a battle with cancer. In addition to her work in the final three “Potter” films, McCrory also starred in the hit period drama “Peaky Blinders” alongside Cillian Murphy, as well as in the Best Picture-nominated Martin Scorsese film “Hugo” and the James Bond film “Skyfall.” She was married to fellow actor and “Homeland” alum Damian Lewis, with whom she had two children. “Her proudest achievement… was building and loving the family that was her bedrock,” Isaacs wrote/ “They’ve lost so much and I send all my love to Damian and the kids.” Read original story ‘Harry Potter’ Alum Jason Isaacs Remembers Helen McCrory as ‘Scabrously Funny, Shockingly Naughty’ At TheWrap
In Prague, angry protesters waved a red flag made of underwear and smeared the Russian embassy wall with blood-like ketchup
The American Society of Cinematographers handed out its top prize in feature film visual storytelling to Erik Messerschmidt, ASC for “Mank.” Other winners included “The Crown,” “The Mandalorian” and “The Truffle Hunters.” Turner Classics Movie host, Ben Mankiewicz served as the emcee presenting the awards ceremony from the ASC clubhouse in Hollywood. During the ceremony, […]
Kevin Durant is only 10 days removed from his return following a hamstring injury.
“Mank” cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt has won the feature-film award from the American Society of Cinematographers at the 35th annual ASC Awards, which were handed out in a ceremony that streamed live from the ASC clubhouse in Hollywood on Sunday afternoon. The award came in a category in which four of the five nominees are nominated for the Best Cinematography Oscar. The ASC nominees were “Mank,” “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “Nomadland,” “News of the World” and “Cherry,” with the first four also landing Oscar nominations and “Cherry” replaced by “Judas and the Black Messiah” on the Oscar ballot. Over the first 34 years, the ASC has honored the film that would go on to win the Oscar for Best Cinematography less than half the time, with the two groups matching 15 times and disagreeing 19 times. In recent years, though, the ASC has become a better Oscar predictor, with six out of 10 matches in the last decade. Also Read: How 'Nomadland' Cinematographer Shot Frances McDormand's Final Scene as Homage to John Wayne The Spotlight Award, which goes to the cinematographer of a film that screened largely at film festivals, in limited theatrical runs or outside the U.S., was won by Aurélien Marra for the French drama “Two of Us.” The award for documentary cinematography went to Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw for “The Truffle Hunters.” In the television categories, the winner in the movie, limited series or pilot category was Steven Meizler for “The Queen’s Gambit.” Winners in the two one-hour categories were Jon Joffin for “Motherland: Fort Salem” for commercial TV and Fabian Wagner for “The Crown” for non-commercial TV. “The Mandalorian” cinematographer Baz Idoine won in the half-hour television series category, in which three of the five nominees were different episodes of that Disney+ series. Director Sofia Coppola received the Board of Governors Award, which was presented to her by cinematographers Ed Lachman and Philippe Le Sourd. Also Read: 'Mank' Cinematographer: 'My Memories of Making the Film Are All in Black and White' The winners: Feature Film: Erik Messerschmidt, ASC for “Mank” Spotlight: Aurélien Marra for “Two of Us” Documentary: Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw for “The Truffle Hunters” Motion Picture, Limited Series, or Pilot Made for Television: Steven Meizler for “The Queen’s Gambit” – “End Game” Episode of a One-Hour Television Series – Commercial: Jon Joffin, ASC for “Motherland: Fort Salem” – “Up is Down” Episode of a One-Hour Television Series – Non-Commercial: Fabian Wagner, ASC, BSC for “The Crown” – “Imbroglio” Episode of a Half-Hour Television Series: Baz Idoine for “The Mandalorian” – “Chapter 13: The Jedi” Board of Governors Award: Sofia Coppola Read original story ‘Mank’ Wins Top Film Prize at American Society of Cinematographers Awards At TheWrap
"We are working hard to propose a very concrete solution, especially for U.S. citizens who are vaccinated, so with a special pass," Macron said."The idea is indeed to always control the virus, to maximize the vaccination and to progressively lift the restrictions," he added.
Lewis Hamilton said he was only human after making a rare mistake in a rollercoaster of an Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola on Sunday. In the end, the Briton also set the fastest lap and took a precious bonus point that kept him in the championship lead despite losing out to Red Bull rival and race winner Max Verstappen.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday he would send federal healthcare workers to help Toronto and the province of Ontario battle a third wave of COVID-19 infections that has forced shutdowns of schools and businesses. "We are mobilizing federal healthcare workers from across government departments to deploy on the front lines in Ontario and specifically the Greater Toronto area where the situation is most critical," Trudeau said in a video posted on Twitter. Other provinces, especially on the Atlantic coast, are working "to determine what human resources and equipment they could free up over the coming days," Trudeau said, adding that the federal government would cover the costs of that help.
Tearful six-time world champion Marc Marquez said on Sunday his return to MotoGP felt like being back at school with "the older boys who tell you what to do and where to go."
Fourteen people, including senior officials, have been arrested in Malawi and Labour Minister Ken Kandodo has been sacked over misuse of COVID-19 funds, President Lazarus Chakwera and police said on Sunday. Chakwera said in a televised address he had commissioned an audit into how 6.2 billion Malawian kwacha ($7.95 million) intended for the country's coronavirus response programme had been spent, and that this had identified that funds had vanished, been misused and left idle. "There are no sacred cows," Chakwera said.
In its biggest single showcase, Visions du Réel staged a three-hour showcase on Saturday where directors and producers delivered online presentations of nine doc features in post. Some will undoubtedly hit major festivals in the months to come. Following, bare bones profiles of the nine WIP titles: “About Everything There Is to Know,” dir: Sofía Velázquez […]