Robbie Fowler is doing his best to keep his name and the sport of soccer in the news in cricket-mad India. The legendary striker for Liverpool and former England international has made more headlines and waves since his arrival as a coach in the Indian Super League (ISL) than his more experienced counterparts on the subcontinent. The 45 year-old Fowler, who scored over 180 goals for Liverpool, took over East Bengal in October and has taken fans of one of India’s biggest and oldest clubs for a roller-coaster ride so far.
Jan.19 -- Andre Swanston, CEO of Tru Optik Data Corp, discusses Netflix's successful 4Q 2020 earnings, which beat expectations. He also shares his concerns that Netflix's sole focus on releasing new content may not be enough to keep the company competitive in the long run. Swanston speaks with Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."
World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee says Australia's plan to force digital giants to pay media outlets for news content is "unworkable" and undermines a "fundamental principle" of the internet.
A federal judge in Manhattan on Tuesday rejected Harvey Weinstein's request to delay a deposition in a civil lawsuit by women who accused the imprisoned movie producer of sexual abuse and workplace harassment. Weinstein, 68, had argued that his poor health made giving a deposition "practically impossible," and put him at "severe risk" of self-incrimination because of pending criminal charges in Los Angeles. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein, however, said Weinstein did not provide medical support for his health claims, and that it was unclear when Weinstein's constitutional right against self-incrimination might no longer be a concern.
With constant social media trends and chatter that lights up the pop culture zeitgeist, “The Bachelor” continues to be a phenomenon, despite lower ratings this season. Though the 25th season of ABC’s dating show has been leading Monday nights, topping other networks in the key 18-49 demo, fewer viewers are tuning in this season than […]
Britain's BBC needs to make tough decisions to ensure its future as viewers spend less time with the broadcaster and the number of households paying the licence fee declines, the National Audit Office (NAO) said on Wednesday. But it is losing audiences, and in particular younger viewers, to rivals such as Netflix, and politicians have questioned whether the universal TV licence - a tax on all television-watching households which was 157.50 pounds in 2020 - can be justified in the future. The BBC received 3.52 billion pounds ($4.8 billion) from the fee in 2019/20, a fall of 8% since 2017-18 as the government withdrew funding for free licences for the over-75s, the NAO spending watchdog said.
A mice infestation at one of the Australian Open's quarantine hotels continues to plague Kazak player Yulia Putintseva, who complained she could not sleep for the rodents scurrying around her room. On Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/CKNhtaaH9la, Putintseva complained her room's windows would not open and held up a sign saying: "We need fresh air to breathe." More than 70 players and their entourage are confined to their hotel rooms for 14 days and unable to train for the Feb. 8-21 Australian Open after passengers on three charter flights returned positive tests for the novel coronavirus.
PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN: "Well, excuse the emotion, but when I die Delaware will be written on my heart." On the eve of his inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden bid an emotional farewell to his home state of Delaware on Tuesday, where he served as U.S. senator for 36 years, before becoming Barack Obama's VP. On Wednesday, Biden will be sworn in as the 46th U.S. president. "I'm truly honored to be your next president and commander in chief, and I'll always be a proud son of the state of Delaware." Biden then flew to Washington, after his plans to take Amtrak were scrapped over security concerns, where he attended a remembrance ceremony for the 400,000 Americans who died from COVID-19. The event was the first such memorial ceremony from the federal government acknowledging the staggering death toll from the pandemic. Biden led the lighting ceremony and moment of silence featuring a light display surrounding the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall. "To heal, we must remember, and it's hard sometimes to remember. But that's how we heal. It's important to do that as a nation. That's why we're here today. Between sundown and dusk, let us shine the lights in the darkness, along the sacred pool of reflection, and remember all who we've lost." Following the moment of silence, 400 bells tolled at the National Cathedral to symbolically honor the 400,000 Americans who have perished to COVID-19.
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Netflix asked Wall Street, “Are you still watching?” on Tuesday, and the reply was a resounding “yes,” with the streaming giant’s stock price rocketing 12% higher after posting a strong fourth quarter report that included passing 200 million subscribers worldwide. If you don’t feel like shuffling through Netflix’s investor relations page, here are three key takeaways you should know about its Q4 performance: 1. Subscriber Growth Bounces Back Netflix was coming off a rare flop heading into Tuesday, after the company added 2.2 million new subscribers during the third quarter — which even missed Netflix’s conservative projection for the quarter. That trend didn’t continue during the fourth quarter, though, with Netflix adding another 8.5 million new customers. That not only helped Netflix easily eclipse the 6 million subscribers both the company and analysts had projected, but also pushed Netflix well past the 200 million subscriber threshold. With 203.6 million subscribers overall, Netflix became the first streaming company to cross that barrier and reinforced its position at the top of the streaming food chain. Maybe it wasn’t a necessary reminder, but it certainly doesn’t hurt, either, as the streaming industry gets more and more competitive. Last month, Disney+ reported it hit...Read original story 3 Reasons Why Netflix Remains the Dominant Streamer At TheWrap
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The whimsical, wafting flight of butterflies may not give the impression of top aerodynamic performance, but research published on Wednesday suggests their large flexible wings could be perfectly designed to give them a burst of jet propulsion.
Israel has issued tenders for 2,500 new settler homes on the eve of Joe Biden's swearing-in as US president, watchdog Peace Now said Wednesday.
Britain’s biggest musical names have launched an attack on the government’s failure to secure visa-free travel for performers to EU countries after Brexit. Sting, Sir Elton John and Sir Simon Rattle are among the more than 1,000 signatories to a letter accusing the government of “shamefully failing” British artists. The musicians said the government’s “negotiating failure” will threaten the future of cultural exchange with the EU. Ministers have insisted that visa-free travel for UK performers was lost because the EU rejected the government’s plans for a “more ambitious agreement”. The UK's post-Brexit travel rules, which came into force on January 1, do not guarantee visa-free travel for artists and other creatives throughout the EU's 27 member states. However, the European Commission said that it was Britain's fault that musicians are not one of the professions covered in visa-free stays in the bloc, which will mean greater costs for touring. The letter published in The Times is also signed by the violinist Nicola Benedetti and heads of the leading opera companies, plus Bob Geldof, Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, Joss Stone and Iron Maiden.
Mexican authorities are investigating the theft of several coronavirus vaccines from a public hospital, the army said Tuesday, underscoring the challenges of distributing the shots across the crime-plagued country.
Wattpad, the user-generated fiction platform and entertainment company, announced that it agreed to be acquired by Korean internet conglomerate Naver, parent of digital comics platform Webtoon, in a deal worth more than $600 million. Seoul-based Naver plans to acquire Wattpad in a cash and stock transaction valued at more than $600 million, subject to customary […]
Theresa May has accused Boris Johnson of surrendering Britain’s “global moral leadership” in her most outspoken attack to date on her successor. The former prime minister claimed Mr Johnson had failed to live up to “our values” by threatening to break international law in Brexit negotiations and suspending commitments on foreign aid spending. Mrs May has previously criticised Mr Johnson’s Government during debates in the House of Commons, but in an article to mark Joe Biden’s inauguration as US President she is far more personal in her attack. Writing in the Daily Mail, Mrs May said Mr Johnson’s decisions had not “raised our credibility in the eyes of the world”. The article is likely to be seen as a score-settling exercise by Mrs May, who had an uneasy relationship with Mr Johnson during her time in Downing Street.
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As the hottest show on Netflix, “Bridgerton” which has attracted over 63 million viewers has resulted in the Vitamin String Quartet seeing a huge a spike in their music streams. Aside from lush sets and gorgeous costumes, the show’s music is a standout. Composer Kris Bowers is responsible for the show’s music, but when it […]
Regina King's directorial debut features a great meeting between Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown.