Path from Clinton to Biden takes U-turn on debt, trade, more
Path from Clinton to Biden takes U-turn on debt, trade, more
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With the spread of new COVID-19 variants and Canada battling to contain a third wave of the virus, Montreal public health authorities concluded that even if run behind closed doors without spectators the risks were too high, reported the CBC. "We are continuing our discussions with the promoter in Canada and have no further comment," an F1 spokesperson told Reuters. Canada, with some of the world's toughest travel rules, obliges its citizens and residents arriving from abroad to self-isolate for 14 days.
The Fyre Festival has reached a settlement with 277 ticketholders from the famously disastrous 2017 concert-that-never-happened, with each recipient being awarded $7,220 payouts. The settlement between the ticketholders and the trustee of Fyre festival assets was filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York on Tuesday; the news was first reported […]
A new L.A.-based film foundation called Jewish Story Partners launched Thursday with the goal of expanding the range of stories reflecting Jewish lives, with Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw backing the organization. Jewish Story Partners supports independent films that give fresh, nuanced perspectives to tell a diverse spectrum of Jewish experiences, histories and cultures, and the group was also founded with the mission of addressing the glaring gap of funding in Jewish stories. The film foundation hopes to explore untold narratives and re-cast familiar ones, preserve historical memory, surprise with new ideas, challenge established positions, confront difficult realities and breach artistic frontiers. Filmmaker Roberta Grossman will serve as JSP’s producing director, and veteran film festival programmer Caroline Libresco, formerly Sundance Catalyst’s director, will serve as artistic director. The foundation will soon announce its first round of grantees. Also Read: Paul Dano to Join Steven Spielberg's Childhood Film as Director's Fictional Dad “There is nothing like storytelling to foster connections and help us understand life’s deepest truths,” Spielberg and Capshaw said in a joint statement. “We are especially proud to help establish this initiative — which will make visible a fuller range of Jewish voices, identities, experiences, and perspectives — at a time when social divisions run painfully deep and mainstream depictions too often fail to reflect the Jewish community in all its complexity. We hope that JSP projects will long be a source of meaning within the Jewish community and beyond.” Jewish Story Partners is launching in a moment of rising anti-Semitism in America and around the world, but also as Jewish people are grappling with their “whiteness.” An estimated 15% of American Jews are considered Jews of color, and Mizrachi and Sephardi people make up more than half of Israel’s Jewish population. The goal of JSP is to expand the Jewish story and embrace its own range of diversity, welcoming more voices and telling stories that are not always redemptive or flattering. In 2021, the organization will provide $500,000 in grants to U.S.-based feature length documentaries. And in the coming years, JSP has plans to increase its funding and expand eligibility to encompass international filmmakers and fiction projects. The inaugural round of grantees are soon to be announced and submissions are now open for a second funding round, with applications due on July 1, 2021. Filmmakers may learn more about those grants here. Also Read: 'Nurses' Episode Pulled From NBC's Digital Platforms Over Criticism of Orthodox Jewish Storyline “We’re thrilled to create something that is both additive to the independent film community as well as critical to the Jewish arts and culture landscape. With the support of our incredible partners, Righteous Persons Foundation, Maimonides Fund, and Jim Joseph Foundation, we can accelerate the production and impact of excellent independent films,” co-directors Grossman and Libresco said in a statement. Marta Kauffman, a veteran writer and producer and now a Jewish Story Partners board member, said in a statement, “Storytelling is crucial so that we may understand each other. Jewish stories are important, not only so others may understand us, but so we may understand ourselves. As a member of the inaugural board of directors of Jewish Story Partners, I’m looking forward to helping create a stable and lasting funding organization that can fill the funding gap for independent filmmakers who want to tell a Jewish story.” Founding board members for Jewish Story Partners include film producer Dan Cogan, entertainment attorney Victoria Cook, film impact executive Wendy Cohen, political and equity strategist Ginna Green, writer, producer and showrunner Marta Kauffman, non-profit executive director and television executive Simon Kilmurry, executive producer Nancy Spielberg and historian and professor of modern Jewish culture Sarah Abrevaya Stein. Also Read: Duffer Brothers Team With Steven Spielberg to Adapt Stephen King's 'Talisman' for Netflix Initial funding for JSP is provided by the Righteous Persons Foundation, which previously supported The Lynn and Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film, housed in the now-shuttered Foundation for Jewish Culture. A matching gift was received from lead partner Maimonides Fund, with additional support from Jim Joseph Foundation. “We believe strongly in the power of storytelling to shape how people see the world and themselves,” Mark Charendoff, president of Maimonides Fund, said in a statement. “We are excited to support JSP’s mission of getting more films out there that offer surprising and nuanced perspectives on Jewish life, and showcase the richness and diversity of the Jewish experience.” “Education and connection are the core engine driving everything we support at the Jim Joseph Foundation,” Barry Finestone, president and CEO of the Jim Joseph Foundation, said in a statement. “We’re proud to support Jewish Story Partners because we view film as an electric, yet under-utilized conduit for Jewish education — translating knowledge into a medium that resonates with the next generation.” “The range of films championed by Jewish Story Partners will expand our collective awareness of what it means to be Jewish today, and in the process help build a world where we all belong, no matter our religion, where we come from, or what we look like,” South Carolina-based partner and chief strategy officer at Uprise and Jewish Story Partners Board member Ginna Green said in a statement. 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First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has received her first Covid vaccine at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. The MSP became one of more than 2.5 million Scots to have received at least one dose of the vaccine on Thursday.
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When the 35th edition of the American Society of Cinematographers Awards for Outstanding Achievement convenes on April 18 to announce the winners, all eyes will be on the future of their craft. This year’s crop of nominees in the feature film category includes two fresh faces and three previous contenders — but a distinct lack […]
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Fifteen Democratic and Republican U.S. senators introduced a bill on Thursday that would bar any U.S. president from withdrawing from the NATO military alliance without Senate approval. The bill, seen by Reuters, is a new version of a similar measure that passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in December 2019, but was never considered by the full Senate, then controlled by Republicans. If a president attempts to leave NATO without Senate approval, the bill would prohibit funding for such a move and authorizes the Congressional Legal Counsel to challenge the administration in court.
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Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton hailed Sebastian Vettel on Thursday as his favourite Formula One rival over the years. Without mentioning former Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg, who beat the Briton to the 2016 title in a fierce and often bitter battle between the pair, Hamilton praised the ex-Ferrari driver. The pair appeared together in a virtual news conference ahead of the weekend's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Italy's Imola circuit, with four-times champion Vettel now driving for Aston Martin.
The rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage slipped to 3.04% from 3.13% the previous week, according to Freddie Mac.
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An Australian shepherd was filmed carrying out a trust fall into his owner’s arms, showcasing the special bond shared between the two.In the video, Florian Beck is heard prompting 4-year-old Morty, who is then seen falling backward in slow motion into Beck’s arms.Beck posted the video in the Dogspotting Society group on Facebook, where he has previously posted multiple videos showcasing Morty’s many talents. Credit: Florian Beck via Storyful
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Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team expect Max Verstappen and Red Bull to bounce back and give them a torrid test of speed at this weekend's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, the second round of this year's world championship.
Verizon Communications Inc, one of the largest U.S. telecom companies, said on Thursday it will launch 5G internet for businesses in 21 U.S. cities this month, expanding its presence from Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles. Verizon is offering a 10-year price lock for new customers, no data limits and plans ranging from 100 Mbps to 400 Mbps to business users in cities such as Atlanta, Detroit, Las Vegas and San Francisco. Verizon plans to expand its 5G business internet footprint throughout the country, bringing its full suite of services from video-collaboration tools to edge computing.
It won’t have the bowls of shrimp or free drinks, but TV’s annual week of upfront presentations will look a little more like its pre-pandemic norm. NBCU intends to kick off the industry’s usual week of presentations May 17 with a virtual event that will feature looks at scripted and unscripted originals, sports, news, and […]
Mariel Hemmingway starred in “Manhattan” as Tracy, a 17-year-old girl attending the Dalton School who starts dating a twice-divorced, 42-year-old television comedy writer. The black-and-white romantic comedy film, which was released in 1979, didn’t draw much criticism for that relationship at the time. In fact, it’s the second-highest-grossing film (when adjusted for inflation) from director […]