Kona is definitely not amused!
Kona is definitely not amused!
The Oscars could be heading to the BFI Southbank in London for its U.K. satellite event. Multiple sources tell Variety that Academy producers are in late-stage discussions with the British Film Institute (BFI) about holding the studio event — which will host this year’s local nominees as part of the main ceremony — at its Southbank location, […]
Canada's Liberal government will deliver on its promise to spend big when it presents its first budget in two years next week amid a fast-rising third wave of COVID-19 infections and ahead of an election expected in coming months. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland has pledged to do "whatever it takes" to support Canadians, and in November promised up to C$100 billion ($79.8 billion) in stimulus over three years to "jump-start" an economic recovery in what is likely to be a crucial year for her party. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals depend on the support of at least one opposition group to pass laws, and senior party members have said an election is likely within months as it seeks a clear majority and a free hand to legislate.
The Duke of Edinburgh will be interred at the royal vault in St George's Chapel.
Bitcoin reached the milestone in 12 years, while it took Apple 42 years and Amazon 24.
Meet street vendor 'Lady Tacos de Canasta'Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICOShe become famous in a Netflix series 'Taco Chronicles'standing up to police who harassed her on the streetShe identifies as Mexico's 'muxe' third genderwho mix gay male and female characteristics.She wants to fight for LGBT rights on the political stage(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) 'LADY TACOS DE CANASTA' WHO GOES BY THE NAME MARVEN, SAYING:All my life I have been singled [out] for this discrimination that exists and I have been persecuted for having a decent and honorable job, so why not fight, why not raise your voice, for this situation?"She will run in Mexico City's elections in June
President Joe Biden announced limited measures to tackle gun violence in the United States last week, but more ambitious steps will be harder to enact despite widespread public support. With about 121 firearms in circulation for every 100 residents, the United States is by far the most heavily armed society in the world, according to the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey, a research group. However, gun ownership is becoming less common across the country.
Pedro, a Mexican migrant worker, knew he had to leave the Ontario cannabis operation where he worked when so many of his coworkers caught COVID-19 that his employer began to house them in a 16-person bunk house alongside the uninfected. Pedro moved in with friends in the nearby farming town of Leamington, Ontario, at the end of October. But he added: "To be honest, I don't think all employers are taking precautions."
Virat Kohli’s 41-month reign as cricket’s leading batsman in the one-day format is over. The India captain was finally overhauled in the ODI player rankings after 1,258 days at the summit, with Pakistan captain Babar Azam becoming the new No. 1 on Wednesday. Babar made the jump courtesy of his 82-ball 94 in Pakistan’s win against South Africa last week.
A study of the public's attitude toward the press reveals that distrust goes deeper than partisanship and down to how journalists define their very mission. The study, released Wednesday by the Media Insight Project, a collaboration between the American Press Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, suggests ways that news organizations can reach people they may be turning off now. “In some ways, this study suggests that our job is broader and bigger than we've defined it,” said Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute.
The cover for Hillary Clinton's first novel will not be mistaken for those of her memoirs. There's no smiling photograph like on the front of 2003's “Living History” or the more sober portrait of Clinton for “Hard Choices,” which came out in 2014, or even the plain lettering of the 2017 release “What Happened.” For “State of Terror,” co-written with the popular mystery novelist Louise Penny, the cover features a maze-like four-sided figure, with stark red lines and in one corner an American flag, all set against a black backdrop.
Wisconsin Treasurer Sarah Godlewski joined the growing ranks of Democrats running for U.S. Senate on Wednesday, launching her bid for the seat in the battleground state currently held by Republican Sen. Ron Johnson who has yet to say whether he will seek a third term. Godlewski, a native of Eau Claire who was elected treasurer in 2018, announced her candidacy in a video where she also lambastes Johnson as a conspiracy theorist more loyal to former President Donald Trump than the citizens of Wisconsin. Godlewski said she will help bolster small businesses, fight climate change, lower prescription drug costs, reform the criminal justice system and get rid of the Senate filibuster.
Paris St Germain dismissed their reputation as Champions League chokers to reach the semi-finals of Europe's premium club competition for the second year in a row by eliminating holders Bayern Munich on Tuesday. The French champions, who had lost their composure when it mattered in recent years, have now eliminated Bayern and Barcelona in the quarter-finals and the last 16, showing ruthless efficiency and proving steady in stormy weather. While they need to address their home form as Tuesday's 1-0 defeat by Bayern showed, Mauricio Pochettino's team can be clinical, having beaten the German champions 3-2 in the first leg despite suffering throughout the match.
The actor's first child died in 2009 at the age of 16.
A breakthrough Masters win just months from the Tokyo Olympics has catapulted Japanese golf into the spotlight, bringing deserved recognition for a country that has long loved the game.
Ukraine's armed forces rehearsed repelling a tank and infantry attack near the border of Russian-annexed Crimea on Wednesday, the Ukrainian military said in a statement. The drills came a day after U.S. President Joe Biden phoned Russian President Vladimir to discuss a build-up of Russian troops near eastern Ukraine and in Crimea, among other U.S. concerns. Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and fighting has increased in recent weeks in eastern Ukraine, where government forces have battled Russian-backed separatists in a seven-year conflict that Kyiv says has killed 14,000 people.
The DR Congo will kick off a Covid vaccination drive next week, the government said Wednesday, despite persistent public wariness over potential side effects from the drugs.
"Sometimes, art is doing something simply because we know it will be beautiful," Soleil wrote on his Vimeo account. "During these 3 minutes, I would like the viewer to be transported far away from daily routine, into a mesmerizing dreamlike world," Soleil added.The movie was made by trained freedivers and every scene was shot ten metres below the surface, with no air assistance.Soleil says the dancer and cameraman freedived 120 times to complete the film.
Paramilitary forces deployed overnight in the eastern Pakistani province of Punjab as police struggled to clear violent sit-ins by Islamists protesting against the arrest of their leader. Two police officers were killed and 125 policemen were hurt in clashes with protesters in Lahore, Punjab's capital, the city's police chief Ghulam Mehmood Dogar said on Wednesday during a visit to a hospital treating the injured. The protests were called by Tehrik-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), a hardline Islamist group which has made the denunciation of blasphemy against Islam its rallying cry.
Severe flooding ripped out part of the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) in Newfoundland on April 13, rendering it temporarily impassable before traffic later resumed.Local media reported that a section of the highway near Springdale caved early Tuesday morning, after two transport trucks drove across it.Footage by Andre Arani shows the damage to the highway.“At least two trucks had overturned along the road. Crews on the scene. Non-stop rain over last few days has caused flooding in the province,” Arani told Storyful. Credit: @earthspace101 via Storyful
Hundreds of people have tested positive for coronavirus in India at the site of the world's biggest religious festival, officials said Wednesday, as huge crowds of mostly maskless Hindu devotees descended on the River Ganges.