Chinese vaccines are poised to fill gap, but will they work?
Chinese vaccines are poised to fill gap, but will they work?
Premier League chief Richard Masters had asked players to set the right example by not celebrating goals with the usual hugs. Maddison and fellow goal-scorer Harvey Barnes adhered to the rules on Saturday. Elsewhere, West Ham United's Michail Antonio adopted a routine that looked like he was swimming backstroke across the London Stadium turf in their 1-0 win over Burnley.
At least 56 people have been killed after an earthquake struck Indonesia's West Sulawesi province on Friday, the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said on Sunday, the latest in a string of disasters to hit the Southeast Asian country. More than 820 people were injured and about 15,000 left their homes after the 6.2 magnitude quake, the BNPB said. Dwikorita Karnawati, the head of Indonesia's meteorological, climatology and geophysical agency (BMKG), has said that another quake in the region could potentially trigger a tsunami.
North Korea’s rubber-stamp parliament was scheduled to convene Sunday to pass decisions made by a major ruling party meeting where leader Kim Jong Un vowed maximum efforts to expand his nuclear weapons program in face of what he described as U.S. hostility. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said deputies led by senior official Choe Ryong Hae, president of the Supreme People’s Assembly’s presidium, laid flowers at the statues of Kim’s grandfather and father, the North’s previous rulers, at Pyongyang’s Mansu Hill on Saturday as they prepared for the parliamentary session.
Paris [France], January 17 (ANI): Paris Saint-Germain's assistant coach Jesus Perez defended Kylian Mbappe as the striker once again failed to perform in the ongoing Ligue 1 season.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 — The government should establish a panel of medical doctors and leading medical practitioners in the country to review its efforts in curbing the spread of Covid-19, said...
Facing a potentially hostile US administration, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to break his isolation by mending EU relations, torn by what the bloc views as his bellicose foreign policy.
A cluster of new coronavirus cases has emerged in Australia's New South Wales State, health officials said on Sunday, just as the country appeared on the verge of snuffing out all community transmission. Health authorities were still investigating a mystery case in a man who tested positive on Friday in the western Sydney suburb of Berala. Australia, which has managed the coronavirus better than many other nations through targeted lockdowns and high rates of testing and contact tracing, last week recorded a day of zero locally acquired cases, raising hopes that outbreaks in three states over the summer holidays had been brought under control.
Australia's pacemen raised the pressure to take two wickets and leave India 161 for four at lunch on day three of the fourth test decider in Brisbane on Sunday. Josh Hazlewood had India number three Cheteshwar Pujara caught behind for 25 and Mitchell Starc had stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane edge to the slips for 37 on an overcast day at the Gabba. Mayank Agarwal was 38 not out, with Rishabh Pant on four.
Mainland China reported 109 new COVID-19 cases on Jan. 16, down from 130 a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Sunday. The National Health Commission said in a statement that 96 of the new cases were local infections, 72 of them in Hebei province surrounding Beijing city, 12 in northeastern Heilongjiang province, 10 in northeastern Jilin province and two in Beijing. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to 119 from 79 a day earlier.
Moderate Armin Laschet may have won a key vote this weekend to become the new leader of Germany's conservative CDU party, but his victory has thrown wide open the question of who will succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel in the top job.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 — PAS vice-president and Dewan Negara lawmaker Idris Ahmad has tested positive for Covid-19, a report has said. Local daily Harian Metro cited PAS Perak chief Razman Zakaria as...
Mitchell Starc claimed the key wicket of Ajinkya Rahane 20 minutes before lunch on the third day as Australia kept up the pressure on India in the fourth Test at the Gabba on Sunday.
Australia’s pace attack took two vital top-order wickets and India reached 161-4 at lunch on day three of an evenly-poised series-deciding cricket test at the Gabba. India added 99 runs for the loss of Cheteshwar Pujara and captain Ajinkya Rahane in Sunday’s first session after it resumed at 62-2 in reply to Australia’s first innings of 369. At lunch, Mayank Agarwal was 38 not out and Rishabh Pant was unbeaten on four.
“Crip Camp” has been named the best documentary of 2020 at the 36th annual IDA Documentary Awards, the International Documentary Association announced on Saturday at a virtual ceremony. The film, about an upstate New York summer camp for disabled teens that helped launch the disability rights movement, also won the ABC News VideoSource Award for its use of archival footage and finished as runner-up to “My Octopus Teacher” for the Pare Lorentz Award. “Crip Camp,” which was picked up by Netflix at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, won in a category whose other nominees were “Collective,” “Gunda,” “MLK/FBI,” “The Reason I Jump,” “Reunited,” “Softie,” “Time,” “The Truffle Hunters” and “Welcome to Chechnya.” Also Read: 'Crip Camp' Directors Grappled With a Question: Did a Teen Summer Camp Really Launch the Disability Rights Movement? Garrett Bradley won the best director award for “Time” and also won the Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award for that film. In the television categories, awards went to “American Experience” for curated series, “Last Chance U” for episodic series and “Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children” for multi-part documentary. Matthew Killip’s “John Was Trying to Contact Aliens” won the award for documentary short. “Dick Johnson Is Dead” won two awards, one for its editing and one for its writing, while “My Octopus Teacher” won for music and also took the Pare Lorentz Award for “exemplary filmmaking while focusing on the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all and the illumination of pressing social problems.” Founded in 1982, the IDA runs the longest-running awards dedicated exclusively to nonfiction filmmaking. In the 15 years since the IDA Awards have been handing out a single Best Feature prize, the winner has gone on to be nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar 10 times, and has won four times. Willie Garson hosted the online ceremony. Also Read: 10 Best Documentaries of 2020, From 'Crip Camp' to 'Totally Under Control' (Photos) The winners: Best Feature: “Crip Camp” Directors and Producers: Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht. Producer: Sara Bolder Best Director: Garrett Bradley, “Time” Best Short: “John Was Trying to Contact Aliens” Director and Producer: Matthew Killip Best Curated Series: “American Experience” Executive Producers: Susan Bellows and Mark Samels Best Episodic Series: “Last Chance U” Director and Executive Producer: Greg Whiteley. Executive Producers: Joe LaBracio, James D. Stern, Lucas Smith, Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard Best Multi-Part Documentary: “Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children” Directors and Executive Producers: Sam Pollard, Maro Chermayeff, Joshua Bennett, Jeff Dupre. Executive Producers: John Legend, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorious, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller Best Short Form Series: “POV Shorts” Producer: Opal H. Bennett. Executive Producers: Justine Nagan, Chris White Best Audio Documentary: “Somebody” Reporters and Producers: Alison Flowers, Bill Healy and Sarah Geis. Host: Shapearl Wells. Reporters: Sam Stecklow, Annie Nguyen, Kahari Blackburn, Rajiv Sinclair, Henri Adams, Matilda Vojak, Dana Brozost-Kelleher, Frances McDonald, Diana Akmajian, Andrew Fan and Maddie Anderson. Associate Producer: Ellen Glover. Executive Producers: Jamie Kalven, Maria Zuckerman, Christy Gressman, Leital Molad Best Music Documentary: “Universe” Directors: Sam Osborn and Nicholas Capezzera. Producers: Esther Dere and Leah Natasha Thomas David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award: “People Like Me” Director/Producer: Marrok Sedgwick, Co-Editor: Jackson Patrick-Sternin, University of California, Santa Cruz Best Cinematography: Viacheslav Tsvietkov, “The Earth Is Blue as an Orange” Best Editing: Nels Bangerter, “Dick Johnson Is Dead” Best Music Score: Kevin Smuts, “My Octopus Teacher” Best Writing: Nels Bangerter and Kirsten Johnson, “Dick Johnson is Dead” Pare Lorentz Award: “My Octopus Teacher” Director: Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed. Producer: Craig Foster Honorable Mention: “Crip Camp” Directors/Producers: Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht. Producer: Sara Bolder ABC News VideoSource Award: “Crip Camp” Directors/Producers: Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht. Producer: Sara Bolder Honorary AwardsAmicus Award: Regina S. ScullyCareer Achievement Award: Sam PollardCourage Under Fire Award: David France, Olga Baranova, David Isteev and the filmmakers and activists from “Welcome to Chechnya”Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award: Garrett Bradley, “Time”Pioneer Award: Firelight MediaTruth to Power Award: Maria Ressa and Rappler Read original story ‘Crip Camp’ Wins Top Prize at IDA Documentary Awards At TheWrap
The International Documentary Association has announced the winners of the 36th annual IDA Documentary Awards, with “Crip Camp” taking home the top prize. The ceremony was hosted by actor Willie Garson, with musical entertainment from Ruby Ibarra, who performed the theme from “A Thousand Cuts.” Directed by Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht, “Crip Camp” received […]
JANUARY 17 — At a panel discussion hosted by the Institute of Policy Studies, a Singaporean think tank, it was suggested that the idea of “Chinese Privilege” in Singapore is a...
The European Union and the US should "pause" a long-running tariff disagreement to allow the issue to be resolved, France's foreign minister suggested Sunday.
Indonesian rescuers retrieved more bodies from the rubble of homes and buildings toppled by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, raising the death toll to 56 on Sunday, while military engineers managed to reopen ruptured roads to clear access for relief goods. More heavy equipment reached the hardest-hit city of Mamuju and the neighboring district of Majene on Sulawesi island, where the quake hit Friday night, said Raditya Jati, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency’s spokesperson. A total of 47 people died in Mamuju and nine in Majene.
Hollywood loves character-driven stories with a meteoric rise, a dramatic fall and the ultimate redemption. Tinsel Town is going to love HBO’s Tiger Woods documentary, and so will viewers — and it’s only going to take two minutes to hook you. “Tiger,” from directors Matthew Heineman and Matt Hamachek, has an excellent opening scene. The cold open combines never-before-seen footage from Eldrick “Tiger” Woods’ dad, Earl, speaking glowingly about his boy at the Haskins Collegiate Awards Banquet with a childhood Tiger making sure “daddy” just saw his brilliant iron shot from the fairway. Earl’s audio continues over a signature Woods win at The Masters, and then ultimately, laid on top of police-station footage from Tiger’s 2017 DUI arrest. Yeah, it’s been a wild 45 years. Also Read: HBO's 'Tiger' Documentary Trailer Charts Tiger Woods' Meteoric Rise - and Shocking Fall (Video) Heineman and Hamachek told TheWrap they first read about Earl Woods’ proud-papa Haskins speech in Gary Smith’s 1996 Sports Illustrated article, “The Chosen One.” “Both of us had read that and sort of thought that, well this would be a fascinating way to start the film because I think introducing our film through Earl’s words was always going to be fascinating,” Hamachek said. “The problem was that, while Gary had written about it and several people had sort of taken what Gary said and wrote it and used it and regurgitated it, nobody had ever seen the actual footage or heard Earl’s words before. This was really just sort of cocktail napkin scribblings of a journalist who was there.” A month into making their movie, the Matts reached out to the Haskins organization. “One of the things that is so fascinating about Tiger and these people in his life and the people that have access to his footage, they’re all very, very protective of him. And I think that one of the things we had to do with Haskins, in terms of getting access to their archive, was to convince them that we were making a very complex sort of nuanced portrait of him, that it wasn’t going to be salacious and it wasn’t going to be a puff piece on Tiger,” Hamachek continued. “And once they understood that we were doing that, probably after eight, nine months of talking to them back and forth, they finally agreed very close to the end of our filmmaking process to let us have the footage. And once we did, it was clear that this was going to be the beginning of the film.” Also Read: Tiger Woods Publishing Memoir to Correct 'Speculative and Wrong' Reporting on His Life If you’re wondering, Heineman says they reached out to Woods to request his participation in “Tiger” even earlier than that — on “almost on Day 1” — and then again later in the process. Both times they were told by Woods’ camp that “due to a preexisting relationship” he was not able to take part in their project, Heineman said. Woods has a TV deal with The Golf Channel. That is either a legit or convenient (polite) excuse. Woods’ ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, also declined to be interviewed for the documentary. Knowing the subject matter, Heineman and Hamachek were never going to get either of them. Also Read: Tiger Woods Learned of Kobe Bryant's Death Minutes After Finishing a Round of Golf Instead, HBO’s two-part “Tiger” doc is driven (that’s a golf pun, get it?) by never-before-seen footage and revealing interviews with those who were once close with Woods, including his former caddy and close friend Steve Williams; Earl Woods’ friend and biographer, Pete McDaniel; Tiger’s first love, Dina Parr; and Rachel Uchitel, the woman at the center of the sex scandal that forever altered Woods’ world. “Tiger,” which hails from HBO Sports and Jigsaw Productions in association with Our Time Projects, boasts Uchitel’s first-ever sit-down interview about her relationship with Woods. Alex Gibney executive produced “Tiger” alongside Sam Pollard, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello, Armen Keteyian and Jeff Benedict. “Tiger” premiered Jan. 10 on HBO and concludes with Part II on Jan. 17. Read original story ‘Tiger’ Directors on Documentary’s Powerful Opening Scene That Almost Didn’t Happen At TheWrap
Australian Open chief Craig Tiley insisted Sunday the Grand Slam would begin as scheduled next month, while admitting it was "not a great situation" for the 47 players who have been confined to their hotel rooms.