Space debris from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was recently captured showering across the skies above Lincoln City, Oregon.
Space debris from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was recently captured showering across the skies above Lincoln City, Oregon.
Variety’s “10 Innovators to Watch” will highlight emerging talent and technologies in communications, entertainment and more on April 28 at 9:30 a.m. PT in the Variety Streaming Room presented by the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E. Panelists include Sam Lucas, Co-founder, Special; Asad J. Malik, Founder, Jadu; Teresa Phillips, CEO and Co-Founder of Spherex; Kirin Sinha, […]
Tommy Lloyd has been an assistant coach at Gonzaga under Mark Few for the last 20 years.
A blockbuster start to earnings season gave the Dow a minor lift but the rest of the market struggled due to weak tech stocks… there was also a mega market debut of bitcoin exchange Coinbase in the mix.The Dow rose 53 points. The S&P stumbled 16 points after touching an intra-day high. The Nasdaq lost 138 points.J.P. Morgan Chase smashed forecasts with a near 400-percent surge in quarterly profits and America's biggest bank released $5 billion that it has set aside in case loans went bad during the health crisis. But with the stock up nearly 60 percent over the past year, some investors thought that good news was already priced into the stock, which fell nearly 2 percent on Wednesday. It was a bang-up quarter for Goldman Sachs as well. It saw a massive jump in profits as it benefitted from record global dealmaker. Revenue and profits hit a record and the company hinted that there's more to come. Shares of Goldman jumped more than 2 percent. A big turnaround for the embattled Wells Fargo. It bounced-back to a quarterly profit of almost $5 billion. Shares of Wells Fargo gained 5-1/2 percent. But The stock of the day was Coinbase. The world's largest cryptocurrency exchange soared in a milestone debut for the crypto industry. For Ross Gerber of Gerber Kawasaki the importance of this debut can not be overlooked. "I do I think this is a huge moment in financial history, it's the first time we've seen an exchange and a decentralized monetary system that has really been a threat to the current monetary systems for its entire existence, now becoming legitimized. And I think a new era has begun for what we would like to call a decentralized finance or cryptocurrency. Even the listing of tokens now of actual stocks is happening on the finance exchange. And when you see how these networks work and how sophisticated these companies are, it kind of makes the JP Morgan's of the world look like dinosaurs." Coinbase ended its first trading day with a 31 percent jump, well off its highs of the day.
A medical expert called by former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s defense team testified Wednesday that carbon monoxide inhaled by George Floyd may have played a role in his death.
The judge hearing the Texas antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's Google put limits on what the search giant's in-house lawyers can see in an order aimed at ensuring that confidential information used in an upcoming trial remains secure. The issue is a key one for companies that have not been identified but that gave information to the Texas attorney general's office for its investigation and fear that their confidential data, like strategic business plans or discussions about negotiations, could be disclosed to Google executives. The order issued by Judge Sean Jordan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas allows Google's in-house counsel to see information deemed "confidential" but they are then limited in advising on some competitive and other decision-making for two years regarding the companies whose data they see.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted his side have to quickly bounce back from the disappointment of Champions League elimination at the hands of Real Madrid to ensure they do not miss out on the competition next season.
Even after a year of indoor theaters being shuttered in Los Angeles, it’s hard to imagine a future without the ArcLight Hollywood, the tony 15-screen megaplex that countless Angelenos considered their go-to spot to watch movies. The ArcLight was the place that many moviegoers, myself included, imagined celebrating their return to cinemas, especially now that […]
The Democratic chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee said on Wednesday he and other lawmakers were concerned about the Biden administration's decision to go ahead with a weapons sale to the United Arab Emirates and would review the transactions. Reuters reported on Tuesday that the Democratic president's administration had told Congress it was proceeding with more than $23 billion in weapons sales https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL1N2M6319 to the UAE, including advanced F-35 aircraft, armed drones and other equipment. The sale was reached in the last weeks of former Republican President Donald Trump's administration and finalized only about an hour before Biden took office on Jan. 20, and the Democrat's administration had "paused" it in order to conduct a review.
The mass shooter who killed 51 people in New Zealand in 2019 did not appear in court on Thursday after seeking a judicial review of his prison conditions and his status as a "terrorist entity". White supremacist Brenton Tarrant was sentenced in August to jail for life without parole for the murders at two mosques in Christchurch on March 15, 2019, the worst mass shooting in the country's history. He launched a legal challenge this week seeking a review of his prison conditions and his status as a "terrorist entity".
Pep Guardiola says his Manchester City "want more" as they marched into the Champions League semi-finals with the Premier League leaders on course to win four titles this season.
Traders awaited the next batch of earnings results and a slew of economic data Thursday morning.
Researchers in Brazil – where a surging death toll is causing international alarm – found that the country’s P1 coronavirus variant is mutating in ways that could make it more resistant to vaccines.The study, conducted by the public health institute Fiocruz and released this week, found mutations in the spike region of the virus – where it can enter and infect the body’s cells. That’s particularly troublesome, said one of the study’s authors, who explained that this creates another “escape mechanism” for the virus to evade the response of antibodies.The P1 variant, which has quickly become dominant in Brazil, is thought to be a large factor behind a massive second wave that has brought the country's death toll to over 350,000 - the second highest in the world behind the United States. Brazil's outbreak is also increasingly affecting younger people, with hospital data showing that in March more than half of all patients in intensive care were aged 40 or younger. Sao Paulo Health Secretary Jean Gorinchteyn: "In the first wave, we saw mainly older people. But this is not what we're seeing now. It is a disease that has shown itself to be more aggressive, particularly in young people, since these young people are putting off going to the hospital because they are more relaxed about the illness because they are young, so they arrive in much more serious condition." Sao Paulo, Brazil's richest and most populous state, has warned that its ability to care for seriously ill COVID-19 patients was on the verge of collapse as it ran dangerously low on key drugs, according to a report Wednesday in the country’s largest newspaper.President Jair Bolsonaro has been widely criticized for his handling of the pandemic, including downplaying the disease's severity, promoting dubious treatments and repeatedly opposing social distancing measures.Experts say his handling of the outbreak has encouraged the virus to run rampant, increasing the likelihood of mutations, such as the P1 variant.Sao Paulo Governor Joao Doria: "It is very sad. We should have leadership from the federal government, an organized public health process, national coordination. We have a lack of national coordination, disregard for transparency, and even hostility towards the press."Brazil's Supreme Court confirmed on Wednesday an earlier decision by one of its judges that the Senate install a committee to investigate the federal government's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Severe thunderstorms flooded rivers across southern Louisiana on Wednesday, April 14, as heavy rain, hail, and damaging winds struck the region.More rivers in New Orleans were forecast to flood on Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.Footage shared by Prairieville resident Brice Hamilton shows rainfall flushing hailstones down his driveway. Credit: Brice Hamilton via Storyful
Women have noted lumps, misleading mammograms, and irregular periods after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine.
Whittaker reassessed his situation and is a different man now both at home and on the job, as he heads into the bout against the eighth-ranked Gastelum.
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A version of this story on “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s awards magazine. Years ago, director Jason Woliner was sent a script and told only that it was to be Sacha Baron Cohen’s next movie. The script was top secret, encrypted and nowhere in it did it contain the word “Borat.” That movie, of course, would become “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan,” whose whopping nine screenwriters — a record for the category, to go with the record for the longest title ever nominated for an Oscar — are celebrating its Oscar nomination. And if it seems odd that it would take nine people to write a largely improvisational film, and that the film would then win a Writers Guild Award and be Oscar-nominated for its screenplay, the “Borat” sequel did in fact have a real script, and it also required a lot more work from its screenwriters. Also Read: 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,' 'Promising Young Woman' Top 2021 Writers Guild Awards: Complete Winners List From the beginning, Woliner said, Baron Cohen had a clear structure of the relationship and journey between disgraced Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev and his daughter, Tutar. The film was modeled on romantic comedies like the Clark Gable classic “It Happened One Night,” but its third act had to be revised because of the COVID pandemic, form-fitted to the events in ways that better told the story of life in 2020. And yes, the filmmakers always intended to end by duping someone in Donald Trump’s inner circle. So while much of the cast of “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” didn’t realize they were actually in a moviefilm, very little about it happened by accident. “How do you make a really funny satire that’s also a father-daughter story?” Baron Cohen said. “That was one of the things we set ourselves: Try to get the audience really moved by this relationship with two actors they know are fake.” Also Read: 'Borat 2' Had to Make Up Pandemic Safety Rules - Which Rudy Giuliani Quickly Broke (Video) The first challenge was to bring Borat back into the real world and avoid treading the same territory of the original “Borat.” Having Maria Bakalova as Tutar alleviated some of the pressure on Baron Cohen and allowed someone else to take the spotlight. But it also presented new challenges in giving both characters an arc and positioning Tutar as someone who could change Borat for the better. In the story, Borat and Tutar split up, only for Borat to find her at a gun-rights rally. Woliner explained that the original idea was for Borat to meet with men’s rights activists who could help track her down — but when COVID hit, anti-mask, anti-lockdown conspiracy theorists turned out to be a better alternative. “We were fortunate in that we were able to take beats we already wanted to get in the movie and shape them to what the world had become,” Woliner said. “We realized very early on that we couldn’t make a movie that in many ways was a documentary about 2020 without addressing what happened to the world.” Also Read: 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' Star Maria Bakalova OscarWrap Portraits (Exclusive Photos) “We felt if we didn’t risk our own safety by highlighting that, what would be the point of making this movie? We restructured, we kept the same themes, the same overall shape of the movie, but we made this our Act 3 backdrop,” Baron Cohen added. Jeanise Jones, the kind-hearted babysitter in the movie who looks after Tutar, was a surprise discovery as well, but the screenwriters knew she could be key in helping Borat arrive at his big realization that he loves his daughter, a moment that originally would’ve been handed off to a doctor or psychologist. “We realized how powerful she was and what a strong presence she was in this movie, and that’s why he then went back to her and gave a roll of the dice,” writer Anthony Hines, who has worked with Baron Cohen as far back as Da Ali G Show, said. “He had a pain in his chest, and a doctor would tell him, you’re experiencing a thing called paternal love, which Borat had never heard of before.” Baron Cohen said the real reason to write the character of Tutar was to highlight the misogyny at the center of the Trump administration — and there was no better way to show that “than to have somebody from Trump’s inner circle be completely inappropriate with a young girl in a hotel room.” They had ingested the story structures of numerous father-daughter movies or rom-coms, and decided theirs needed to end with the now infamous scene between Bakalova and Rudy Giuliani. “It’s almost like a thriller,” Baron Cohen said. “Structurally, as a screenwriter, Rudy is like a killer and the murder weapon is down his trousers. So Borat has to get in there and stop the fatal blow, no pun intended…If that scene hadn’t have worked, the movie certainly wouldn’t have been as impactful.” You can watch more from this interview with Sacha Baron Cohen and the “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” team here. Read more from the Down to the Wire issue here. Read original story How the Largely Improvised ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ Landed an Oscar Screenplay Nomination At TheWrap
A House panel is expected to advance a decadeslong effort to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves with a vote Wednesday on legislation that would create a commission to study the issue. It's the first time the House Judiciary Committee has acted on the legislation. The bill, commonly referred to as H.R. 40, was first introduced by Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., in 1989.