If drivers age like fine wine then 2021 could be a vintage year for the IndyCar Series with a starting grid packed with 40-somethings when a new season launches on Sunday at the Grand Prix of Alabama. From 40-year-old defending six-time series champion Scott Dixon to 45-year-old rookie Jimmie Johnson, the seven-times NASCAR Cup champion making his first IndyCar start, this year's driver lineup has plenty of miles on it. With Dixon and Johnson are Indianapolis 500 winners Tony Kanaan (46), Juan Pablo Montoya and Helio Castroneves (both 45), Takuma Sato (44), Will Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay (both 40).
Villanova's Daniel Smith wasn't even facing the goal line when he made this throw.
A police officer released a family of ducks into a river in Olot, Spain, on April 17 in what they described as their “most special service” of the morning.“This is one of the most special services we have had this morning,” wrote Policia Municipal d’Olot. “We have been warned of the presence of a family of ducks in the Plaça Catalunya area. Rosa and Javi have been in charge of returning them to the river.” Credit: Policia Municipal d’Olot via Storyful
Hubert Faure, one of the last surviving members of a French commando team which took part in the 1944 Normandy landings, has died aged 106, with President Emmanuel Macron leading the tributes on Saturday.
A "teeny-tiny" red carpet, no invitations for Hollywood's most powerful moguls, and a "central" role for masks -- next weekend's in-person Oscars are taking no risks when it comes to Covid-19, but the event still would have been "impossible" to hold just weeks earlier, producers said Saturday.
Biden signed an order on Friday extending a 15,000 refugee admissions cap issued by his predecessor Donald Trump through the end of September. In signing the order, Biden shelved a plan announced in February to increase the cap to 62,500. Biden told reporters in Delaware on Saturday after playing golf that he would go beyond the 15,000 limit.
N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad President Idriss Deby has taken a strong early lead and appeared poised to extend his three-decade rule, partial provisional results of the April 11 presidential election released by the election commission showed. Deby has won a majority in all but one of the 51 departments announced so far, and secured a plurality in the other, with 61 departments remaining, according to the Independent National Election Commission (CENI). An ally of Western powers in the fight against Islamist militants in West and Central Africa, Deby is one of Africa's longest-serving leaders, but there are signs of growing discontent over his handling of the nation's oil wealth.
French President Emmanuel Macron said the international community has to "define clear red lines with Russia," in an interview extract released Saturday, adding that countries must be ready to impose sanctions in case of "unacceptable behavior."
When celebrity events were halted because of the coronavirus pandemic last March, Hollywood’s clothing stylists, hairstylists and makeup artists were put out of work. The return of awards shows and virtual events has fostered a fashion resurgence. In March 2020, stylist Ilaria Urbinati — whose client roster of Hollywood men includes Rami Malek, Dwayne (“the […]
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Editor Alan Baumgarten’s work on Aaron Sorkin’s drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7″ topped the American Cinema Editors Awards in a virtual ceremony. Baumgarten beat out competition from “Sound of Metal,” “Mank,” “Minari” and “Nomadland.” In other categories, Pixar’s “Soul” continued to collect awards, winning best edited animated feature, while “Palm Springs” won best […]
“The Trial of the Chicago 7” and “Palm Springs” have been named the best-edited films of 2020 by the American Cinema Editors, whose 71st annual ACE Eddie Awards took place in a virtual ceremony on Saturday afternoon. “Chicago 7,” which is nominated for the film-editing Oscar along with “The Father,” “Nomadland,” “Promising Young Woman” and “Sound of Metal,” won in the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) category. “Palm Springs” won in the comedy category. Since 2000, when ACE splits its film award into separate drama and comedy categories, one of its winners has gone on to win the Oscar for Best Film Editing 15 times in 21 years. All but one of those wins have come in the drama category. Also Read: 'Trial of the Chicago 7' Editor Walks Us Through Film's Complex Riot Flashback (Video) “Soul” won the award for animated film, while “My Octopus Teacher” took the prize in the documentary category. In the television categories, winners included “Schitt’s Creek,” “Ted Lasso,” “Better Call Saul,” “Ozark” and “The Queen’s Gambit.” “The Last Dance” won for a non-theatrical documentary, while “David Byrne’s American Utopia” won for variety special. Also at the ceremony, Spike Lee received the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award and film editors Lynzee Klingman and Sidney Wolinsky received Career Achievement Awards. Also Read: 'Sound of Metal' Editor on Why He Cut a 'Beautiful, Candy to the Eye' Scene The virtual ceremony was hosted by the cast of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” with presenters including Riz Ahmed, Jodie Foster, Carey Mulligan, Leslie Odom Jr. and Aaron Sorkin. The winners: Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic): “The Trial of Chicago 7,” Alan Baumgarten, ACE Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy): “Palm Springs,” Matthew Friedman, ACE and Andrew Dickler Best Edited Animated Feature Film: “Soul,” Kevin Nolting, ACE Best Edited Documentary (Feature): “My Octopus Teacher,” Pippa Ehrlich, Dan Schwalm Best Edited Documentary (Non-Theatrical): “The Last Dance” – “Episode I,” Chad Beck, ACE, Devin Concannon, Abhay Sofsky, Ben Sozanski, ACE Best Edited Comedy Series for Commercial Television: “Schitt’s Creek” – “Happy Ending,” Trevor Ambrose, CCE Best Edited Comedy Series for Non-Commercial Television: “Ted Lasso” – “Make Rebecca Great Again,” Melissa McCoy Best Edited Drama Series for Commercial Television: “Better Call Saul” – “Bad Choice Road,” Chris McCaleb, ACE, Joey Liew Best Edited Drama Series for Non-Commercial Television: “Ozark” – “Wartime,” Cindy Mollo, ACE Best Edited Limited Series or Motion Picture: “The Queen’s Gambit” – “Exchanges,” Michelle Tesoro, ACE Best Edited Non-Scripted Series: “Cheer” – “God Blessed Texas,” Kate Hackett, Arielle Kilker, Daniel McDonald, Mark Morgan, David Nordstrom, Sharon Weaver, Ted Woerner Best Edited Variety Talk/Sketch Show or Special: “David Byrne’s American Utopia,” Adam Gough, ACE Best Edited Animation (Non-Theatrical): “Rick and Morty” – “Rattlestar Ricklactica,” Lee Harting Anne V. Coates Award for Student Editing: Samuel Bailey – University of North Carolina School of the Arts Read original story ‘Trial of the Chicago 7’ Wins Top Prize at American Cinema Editors’ ACE Eddie Awards At TheWrap
Bryant-Denny Stadium was allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity for Saturday's game.
Elon Musk beat out Jeff Bezos in the battle of the billionaires for a big NASA contract. The U.S. space agency awarded Musk’s SpaceX a $2.9 billion contract to build a lunar lander. SpaceX bid alone whereas Bezos’ Blue Origin had teamed up with Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. Defense contractor Dynetics had also put in a bid. NASA’s lander is expected to carry two American astronauts to the moon’s surface as early as 2024. Unlike the Apollo missions from 1969 to 1972, NASA is gearing up for a longer-term lunar presence that could lead to missions to Mars. The agency aims to create regular service to the moon. It’ll hold a separate competition for that contract. NASA’s moon lander decision is a setback for Bezos. He is now more focused on his space venture after announcing he’ll step down as Amazon CEO. The contract was seen by Bezos and other executives as vital to Blue Origin establishing itself as a desired partner for NASA, and also putting the venture on the road to turning a profit.
World 400-metre record-holder and Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk won the South African 200m title in Pretoria Saturday, but missed out on the Tokyo Games qualifying time.
France's Fabio Quartararo, on a Yamaha, claimed the qualifying honours in style and on the back of a rival's misfortune in Portimao on Saturday to take pole for the Portuguese MotoGP with returning six-time world champion Marc Marquez on the second row of Sunday's grid.
As military bands played and a procession of royals escorted his coffin to the church, Prince Philip was laid to rest Saturday in a funeral ceremony that honored his lifetime of service to the U.K., the crown and his wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II. Philip, who died on April 9, two months shy of his 100th birthday, was honored at Windsor Castle in a service that was steeped in military and royal tradition but also pared down and infused with his own personality. The entire royal procession and funeral took place out of public view on the grounds of the castle, a 950-year-old royal residence 20 miles (30 kilometers) west of London, but was shown live on television.
Venezuela's supreme court has awarded $13 million to top socialist party official Diosdado Cabello in a defamation case against a newspaper, but the paper's lawyer said on Saturday the outlet could not afford to pay. Cabello, the second-highest ranking official in the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) after President Nicolas Maduro, sued the El Nacional newspaper in 2015 after it reprinted a Spanish newspaper article asserting U.S. officials were investigating Cabello for alleged ties to drug trafficking.
VIENNA (Reuters) -Iran has started the process of enriching uranium to 60% fissile purity at an above-ground nuclear plant at Natanz, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Saturday, confirming earlier statements by Iranian officials. The move has complicated talks aimed at reviving Iran's nuclear deal with major powers as it is a big step towards producing weapons-grade uranium. Iran had previously only reached 20% purity, and that was already a breach of the deal, which says Iran can only enrich to 3.67%.
PRAGUE (Reuters) -The Czech Republic is expelling 18 Russian diplomats over suspicions that Russian intelligence services were involved in an ammunition depot explosion in 2014, its government said on Saturday. The central European country is a NATO and EU member state, and the expulsions and allegations have triggered its biggest row with Russia since the end of the communist era in 1989. Its actions could prompt Russia to consider closing the Czech Republic's embassy in Moscow, a diplomatic source cited by Russian news agency Interfax suggested.