NBA Fearless Forecast Weekly Rank: 47
NBA Fearless Forecast Weekly Rank: 47
Benin votes on Sunday in a presidential election following a week of deadly protests against the incumbent Patrice Talon, who is heavily favoured to win a second term. Talon, a multi-millionaire cotton magnate who touts strong economic growth under his leadership, is accused by his opponents of undermining Benin's standing as one of West Africa's most stable democracies. "The events of these last days scare me," said Christophe Dossou, a student.
The Colorado Avalanche are not just battling for top spot in the West Division and overall NHL standings. The Avalanche are chasing their own history. Heading into Sunday's road clash with the cellar-dwelling Anaheim Ducks, the Avalanche boast a 27-9-4 record, which equals their best 40-game start in franchise history.
The NWSL's youngest player is off to a quick start.
The Philadelphia Flyers look to stay in playoff contention when they host the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday afternoon. They will move even closer if they can come up with two more points against the Sabres. "We know," Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere said on NBC Sports Philadelphia, when asked if his team is keeping tabs on the standings.
World number two Justin Thomas was the pick of some as the man to beat halfway through the Masters, and a strong start to the third round on Saturday seemed to justify those who favored him. Thomas's round came apart spectacularly with a triple-bogey at the par-five 13th, a gruesome butchering that all but ended his chances at Augusta National. He botched his third shot into the Rae's Creek tributary, and compounded his misery by three-putting, one of several players to misjudge the speed on that green after rain had slowed it.
David Fincher’s “Mank” and Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” were among the winners at the Art Directors Guild Awards on Saturday night — both are also Oscar nominees for best production design. In a hybrid ceremony, the ADG (IATSE Local 800) awarded 11 categories across television, film, music videos and commercials. Other winners included, “Da 5 Bloods” […]
Japan has been sending golfers to the Masters since 1936, with about three dozen players combining for well over 100 appearances at Augusta National. Hideki Matsuyama’s four-shot lead going into Sunday’s final round of the Masters is a breakthrough moment for Japan, which became the 17th nation to see one of its players hold a lead after any round at Augusta National. It was 10 years ago when Matsuyama became the first Asia-Pacific Amateur champion to make the cut and be the low amateur at the Masters.
Facebook has expanded into new territory… this time, converting part of its Menlo Park headquarters into a vaccination site. Many people stayed six feet apart Saturday, as they lined up to be inoculated against COVID-19. "We're expecting to do about 1,200 every weekend."Luisa Buada is the CEO of California’s Ravenswood Family Health Network - which teamed up with Facebook for this initiative."It's so important that we get rid of the COVID virus so people can go back to a normal life."Local resident Jermaine King jumped at the chance to be vaccinated: “It’s a sense of relief. Right now I’ve got a close friend in southern California in the ICU with COVID. And he’s the same age of me. So to be able to know that I’m protecting myself and protecting others by getting the vaccine, I think it’s pretty awesome. It feels good.” The U.S. Centers for Disease Control Prevention said, as of Friday morning, more than 178 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across the country. Officials are urging Americans to get a shot as soon as possible… in part, to prevent new variants of COVID-19 from spreading. The highly contagious variant - first discovered in the UK - has become the most common version of the virus in the U.S. as cases continue to climb.That’s according to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky - who said this week, daily cases of the virus were up 2.3% from the previous seven-day average.
Former President Donald Trump sought to position himself as the Republican Party kingmaker on Saturday, telling party donors he will help them win seats in 2022 congressional elections but shed no new light on whether he will seek a second term in 2024. Trump played host to a dinner at his Mar-a-Lago Club for Republican National Committee donors who are spending the weekend charting the future course of the party in Palm Beach, Florida. "We are gathered tonight to talk about the future of the Republican Party - and what we must do to set our candidates on a course to victory," Trump said, according to a prepared text of his speech to the group seen by Reuters.
Eighty-seven years after a Canadian recorded a hole-in-one in the very first Masters, Corey Conners matched the feat during the third round at Augusta National on Saturday. The effort, the sixth ever ace at the sixth hole in the Masters, helped set up Conners for a possible chance of becoming the second player from north of the border to clinch a Green Jacket, after Mike Weir in 2003. Weir was in the gallery on Saturday proudly wearing his jacket after missing the cut the previous day.
Tom Brady called in to Augusta National to give Tony Finau some encouragement.
One day before it holds presidential and congressional elections, Peru on Saturday marked a second daily record death rate from the coronavirus pandemic that is engulfing the country anew. The health ministry said 384 deaths had been recorded, taking the total death toll to 54,669, as healthcare workers battle a shortage of medical oxygen and saturated hospitals, and the government struggles to secure sufficient vaccination supplies. On Wednesday, Peru marked its first record number of dead - 314 - the worst since the pandemic hit the country with a first wave in March 2020.
St Vincent resident Codrian Simmons captured a video of volcanic ash covering the streets, cars, and homes on April 10, a day after the La Soufriere volcano began erupting.Simmons told Storyful he captured the video while walking through the streets checking in on his friends and neighbors.Officials in St Vincent and the Grenadines reported that ash had reached as far south on the island as Kingstown, the country’s capital city. Credit: Codrian Simmons via Storyful
Ramsey Clark, the attorney general in the Johnson administration who became an outspoken activist for unpopular causes and a harsh critic of U.S. policy, has died. Clark, whose father, Tom Clark, was attorney general and U.S. Supreme Court justice, died on Friday at his Manhattan home, a family member, Sharon Welch, announced to media outlets including The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Lletget apologized profusely for the video posted on his Instagram story.
"I need to take a month off and spend some time with my family, and then I guess it’s nothing but takedown defense for a while."
As with most every other guild awards ceremony during the pandemic, the Directors Guild of America is presenting its winners in film and television via a virtual ceremony. Susanna Fogel won the first award of the night, for TV comedy for directing the premiere episode of HBO Max’s “The Flight Attendant.” “We talk a lot […]
The Directors Guild of America is presenting its 73rd annual awards on Saturday. TheWrap will update the winners as they are announced. In the first award of the night, Susanna Fogel won the award for comedy-series directing for “The Flight Attendant.” Thomas Schlamme, who currently serves as president of the DGA, won the variety-special award for “A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote” and spoke out against voter-suppression laws around the country. For the first time ever, the DGA nominated two women in the feature-film category. Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”) and Chloe Zhao (“Nomadland”) are the ninth and 10th women ever nominated for the award, with Kathryn Bigelow being the only woman to be nominated twice and the only one to win, which she did for “The Hurt Locker” in 2010. The Directors Guild Award for feature film is one of the most reliable Oscar predictors, with the winner going on to win the Best Director Oscar 64 times in 72 years. Still, the disagreements between Oscar and DGA voters have happened more often since 2000 than they did in previous years: After differing only four times in the DGA’s first 52 years, the groups have diverged four more times in the last 20 years. One of those occurred last year, when Sam Mendes won the Directors Guild Award for “1917” while Bong Joon Ho took the Oscar for “Parasite.” The DGA’s record at predicting the Oscar Best Picture winner is also strong, with the film that wins with the guild also taking the top Oscar more than 75% of the time. But over the past decade, as Oscar splits between the director and picture categories have become more common, the DGA has predicted the Oscar best-pic winner five times and failed to do so the other five. A number of lifetime achievement and service awards were also handed out at the show. Paris Barclay received the Life Membership Award, Betty Thomas the Robert B. Alrich Service Award, Brian E. Frankish the Frank Capra Achievement Award and Joyce Thomas the Franklin J. Schaffner Achievement Award. Here is the list of DGA nominees. Winners are indicated with *WINNER. FEATURE FILM Lee Isaac Chung, “Minari” Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman” David Fincher, “Mank” Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland” FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR Radha Blank, “The Forty-Year-Old Version” Fernando Frías de la Parra, “I’m No Longer Here” Regina King, “One Night in Miami” Darius Marder, “Sound of Metal” Florian Zeller, “The Father” DOCUMENTARY Michael Dweck & Gregory Kershaw, “The Truffle Hunters” Pippa Erhlich & James Reed, “My Octopus Teacher” David France, “Welcome to Chechnya” Amanda McBaine & Jesse Moss, “Boys State” Benjamin Ree, “The Painter and the Thief” DRAMATIC SERIES Jason Bateman, “Ozark”: “Wartime” Jon Favreau, “The Mandalorian”: “Chapter 9: The Marshal” Vince Gilligan, “Better Call Saul”: “Bagman” Lesli Linka Glatter, “Homeland”: “Prisoners of War” Julie Anne Robinson, “Bridgerton”: “Diamond of the First Water” COMEDY SERIES Zach Braff, “Ted Lasso”: “Biscuits” MJ Delaney, “Ted Lasso”: “The Hope that Kills You”Susanna Fogel, “The Flight Attendant”: “In Case of Emergency” *WINNER Erin O’Malley, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”: “The Surprise Party” Jeff Schaffer, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”: “The Spite Store” MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND LIMITED SERIES Susanne Bier, “The Undoing” Scott Frank, “The Queen’s Gambit” Thomas Kail, “Hamilton” Matt Shakman, “WandaVision” Lynn Shelton, “Little Fires Everywhere”: “Find a Way” VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING Paul G. Casey, “Real Time With Bill Maher”: Episode 1835 Jim Hoskinson, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: “#1025 Live Show Following Capitol Insurrection” Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live”: “Dave Chappelle; Foo Fighters” David Paul Meyer, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”: “President Obama: Inspiring Future Leaders & ‘A Promised Land'” Christopher Werner, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”: “Trump & Election Results” VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS – SPECIALS Stacey Angeles, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents Remembering RBG: A Nation Ugly Cried with Desi Lydic” Marielle Heller, “What the Constitution Means to Me” Jim Hoskinson, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: “Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand: Building Back America Great Again Better 2020” Spike Lee, “American Utopia”Thomas Schlamme, “A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote” *WINNER REALITY PROGRAMS David Charles, “Eco Challenge”: “3,2,1…Go!” Jon Favreau, “The Chef Show”: “Tartine” Ken Fuchs, “Shark Tank”: 1211 Joseph Guidry, “Full Bloom”: “Petal to the Metal” Rich Kim, “Lego Masters”: “Mega City Block” CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Kabir Akhtar, “High School Musical: The Musical – The Series”: “Opening Night” Larissa Bills, “On Pointe”: “Showtime!” Dean Israelite, “The Astronauts”: “Countdown” Richie Keen, “The Healing Powers of Dude”: “Second Step: Homeroom”Amy Schatz, “We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest” *WINNER COMMERCIALS Steve Ayson, “The Great Chase,” Nike Nisha Ganatra,” #wombstories,” Bodyform/Libresse Niclas Larsson, “See the Unseen,” VW Touareg; The Parents, Volvo XC60 Melina Matsoukas, “You Love Me,” Beats by Dr. Dre Takia Waititi, “The Letter,” Coca-Cola Read original story Directors Guild Awards List of Winners – Updating Live At TheWrap
Lightning flashed as ash filled the air over St Vincent after multiple eruptions were reported at La Soufriere volcano on Friday, April 9.St Vincent resident Javed Francis captured this footage and shared it on Twitter. He told Storyful the volcano couldn’t be felt from his location but that he has a “great view” of the smoke and ash plume.Monitoring systems reported over 100 “lightning events” in the vicinity of the island by Friday evening. Credit: Javed Francis via Storyful
“You can’t follow trends, you have to set them yourselves,” said Ziwe, actor, writer and star of the upcoming variety show “Ziwe.” Ziwe, along with Chelsea Devantez, London Hughes, Jana Schmieding and Rachel Sennott, gathered virtually at USC’s Women Creating Comedy panel, hosted by Shannon Hardy, to discuss carving their own paths and sexism in […]