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Only in Louisiana will you ever see something like this. Check it out! Credit/Facebook: Brittney Cunningham
Inter Milan moved seven points clear at the top of Serie A on Sunday as Romelu Lukaku scored after 32 seconds and bagged an assist in a 3-0 win over midtable Genoa. The Belgian striker drove through the heart of the visiting defence and fired in his 18th league goal of the season to register his club’s second fastest Serie A strike since Opta started taking records in 2004. Lukaku teed up Matteo Darmian for Inter’s second after 69 minutes and was again involved for their third, when his shot was saved but headed in on the rebound by substitute Alexis Sanchez.
Gareth Bale produced his most impressive performance since returning on loan to Tottenham Hotspur with two goals in his side's 4-0 win over Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday. He then set up Harry Kane for Tottenham's second after 15 minutes before Lucas Moura made it 3-0 before halftime. Bale then claimed his second of the game with a clinical finish after 55 minutes as Tottenham returned to form in the league having lost five of their previous six games.
When Verzuz announced on Valentine’s Day that the reclusive R&B superstar D’Angelo, who has been under the radar since his brief tour in support of 2014’s “Black Messiah” album, would come out of his lair to perform with unnamed “Friends” at Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater on February 27, the Internet immediately lit up with speculation […]
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Israel will administer COVID-19 vaccines to Palestinians who work in Israel or in its settlements in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli liaison office COGAT said on Sunday. The vaccination campaign, which could apply to around 130,000 Palestinians, will begin within days, COGAT said. Shaher Saad, secretary-general of the Palestinian Workers' Union, said thousands of Palestinians who work in the Israeli service and industrial sectors had already been vaccinated privately by their employers inside Israel.
As tensions between Beijing and Canberra continue to simmer, Chinese investment in Australia has slumped to its lowest level in six years.The annual tracking study from the Australian National University recorded A$1 billion Australian dollars of Chinese investment in 2020, consisting of real estate, mining and manufacturing deals.That's a 61% fall, larger than the 42% decrease in foreign direct investment globally measured by the United Nations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. That's according to Shiro Armstrong, the director of the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.Australia announced a shakeup of its foreign investment laws in 2020 to give the government the power to veto, or force the sale of a business if it creates a national security risk.Chinese company Mengniu abandoned a deal to buy the Australia dairy firm Lion Dairy and Drinks from Japanese company Kirin in August, after the Australian government indicated it would block the sale.The Chinese embassy said in November that 10 Chinese investments had been blocked in Australia on national security grounds, among a list of 14 grievances Beijing had about Australian government policy.China has since imposed dumping tariffs on Australian wine and barley, and restricted the unloading of Australian coal at Chinese ports.Chinese investment in Australia peaked at A$16.5 billion Australian dollars in 2016.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease official, said on Sunday he would take the newly approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, as he encouraged Americans to accept any of the three approved shots. The U.S. government authorized Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, making it the third to be available in the country following ones from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. Both of those vaccines require two doses and need to be shipped frozen.
Multiple manhole explosions were reported in Manhattan early on Sunday, February 28, with at least one person hospitalized for injuries, local media reported.Daniel Gross livestreamed this video on Facebook from E 56th Street at around 7:43 am on Sunday. Power outages were also reported in parts of the city.Storyful has contacted the New York City Fire Department and Con Edison for comment. Credit: Daniel Gross via Storyful
A new faction of Thailand’s pro-democracy movement staged a protest march Sunday, linking their cause with that of demonstrators in Myanmar battling that neighboring country’s coup-installed military government. Marchers sought but failed to go to Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s house, which is on an army base in Bangkok. Shipping containers were situated to block them, and police using water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas barred the way.
The 53-year-old will appear on the show, starting March 12 on Italian network Mediaset, which follows a similar format to the international hit "Survivor". Celebrity contestants are challenged to survive on a deserted island with basic equipment, with one competitor being eliminated each week before the final few survivors compete to be named winner. For Gascoigne, who is currently self-isolating in a Milan hotel before flying to Honduras to take part in the series, there is only one thing to be afraid of.
She joined Prince William to discuss the positive impact of Covid-19 vaccines.
It’s only fitting that the Time’s Up organization this week joined in the outcry against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and its awards show, the Golden Globes. For the HPFA and the Globes, after decades of being humored and mocked without having to make any substantial changes, time really is up. If one thing has become clear over the last few days, it’s that the HFPA doesn’t get a free pass anymore. If it doesn’t change and embrace substantial reform, the group will lose the support of the industry that knows it has looked the other way for far too long. As Ava DuVernay wrote on Twitter on Friday, using the #TimesUpGlobes hashtag, “Old news. New energy.” Sunday’s Golden Globes show has to be the last one ever presented from the HFPA in its current form — a group of fewer than 90 full- and part-time journalists who wield inordinate power with Hollywood studios because their annual shindig is televised by NBC and usually gets movie-awards ratings second only to the Oscars. Also Read: HFPA Says It Will Address Lack of Black Members at 2021 Golden Globes It’s not that last week’s stories in the Los Angeles Times told the industry things it didn’t already know. Yes, the Times revealed more details about how the HFPA lines its members’ pockets by paying them for committee assignments, and it detailed the ways in which it fights to keep its membership number small to capitalize on the studios’ largesse. The Times fleshed out what many other media outlets, including TheWrap, have written for decades, dating back to Wrap editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman’s 1996 piece in the Washington Post and even earlier — as when Pia Zadora notoriously won New Star of the Year for a role that also earned her a Razzie for Worst Actress. But none of these controversies have shaken the Golden Globes the way the Times did in a follow-up story the day after the main piece. The key was a single, devastating line that was easily understood and quickly condemned: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association does not have a single Black member. In 2021, that’s game over. In the aftermath of that info, people are not going to smile and shrug and enjoy all that free champagne that flows at the Beverly Hilton during a normal show. (Perhaps fortunately for the HFPA, this is not going to be a normal show.) Even viewers who have mostly watched the show in blissful ignorance of who the voters are can hear that line, grasp it immediately that it’s wrong. Also Read: Golden Globes Hit With #TimesUpGlobes Protest Over HFPA's No Black Members And that means we’re at a tipping point. A year from now, if the HPFA doesn’t look significantly different than it does today, how will it find a host? Will Tina Fey, who put her name to a petition in favor of unionizing Amazon warehouse workers on Friday, want to come back to host again? Will anybody? And will this week’s events go unnoticed on Sunday night? Globe presenters include Anthony Anderson, Cynthia Erivo, Tiffany Haddish, Kenan Thompson, Susan Kelechi Watson, Rosie Perez and Awkwafina. It’s silly to think that none of them will say anything about the group’s lack of diversity, though HPFA leadership is clearly drafting a speech of their own that they hope will make enough promises to put out the potential fires from winners and presenters. One of those presenters is past Globe winner Sterling K. Brown, one of many who posted the #TimesUpGlobes message on social media. He pointed out on Instagram that he was presenting, and added, “For any governing body of a current Hollywood award show to have such a lack of voting representation illustrates a level of irresponsibility that should not be ignored … And having a multitude of Black presenters does not absolve you of your lack of diversity.” Others who posted similar messages included Kerry Washington, Judd Apatow, Laura Dern, Rashida Jones and Ellen Pompeo. I’ve taken plenty of shots at the Globes’ credibility myself over the years, though I’ve also pointed out when they’ve made smart choices. (This is a group, after all, that gave its top award to “Brokeback Mountain” over “Crash” and “The Social Network” over “The King’s Speech.”) I’ve also fallen into the habit of shrugging off the HFPA’s lack of credibility, adopting a tone of bemusement and suggesting that we enjoy the party and not take it too seriously. Also Read: Golden Globes on the Hot Seat: Can Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Save the Day? But clearly, it’s time to take it seriously. If the HFPA wants the industry to pay attention to its awards show, the organization has to change — and small or cosmetic changes will be noticed and won’t be shrugged off this time. So what should they do? Here are some suggestions. 1. Expand in size — dramatically. Ever since the Academy was hit with the #OscarsSoWhite criticism in 2016, the Academy has been scrambling to become more diverse. The organization has been growing by roughly 10% a year over the past five years, inviting between 600 and 1,000 new members every year and doubling the number of people of color and women since 2016. The HFPA is already majority female, and it does contain some people of color, but the lack of Black members must be addressed in a way that doesn’t seem like tokenism. Honestly, even a 10% increase — which would be nine new members, far more than they usually admit and almost double the current limit of five — is not going to cut it. The group probably needs to add 20 more members this year, and then do it again in 2022, and in 2023 … And to do that is going to require not only a rule change, but a major attitude change. 2. Reveal the names of everybody in the HFPA. The organization hasn’t always kept its membership secret from the public, although it has in recent years. But the group is not going to get out of this mess without transparency. Yes, it will be embarrassing, because some members will have minimal journalistic credentials. But others are highly credible, and the new members they admit will be, too (right?). Continuing to act as if they have something to hide is not the way to win back trust. 3. Stop being territorial. The HFPA has a reputation for blocking the admission of new members who serve the same foreign markets as current members. But the qualifying standard for admission has to be journalistic standing, not geographic convenience or fear of competition. And if that makes things more annoying for current members accustomed to having a monopoly on those HFPA press conferences in their home markets, tough. 4. Don’t pay members for doing things they should be doing anyway. As the Times pointed out in its original story, the HFPA paid almost $2 million to its members for working on internal committees in the fiscal year that ended in June. That includes $1,000 a month for serving on the “history committee,” $2,310 a month for the “travel committee” (even in a year with no travel) and $3,465 a month for the committee that watches foreign-language films. A HPFA rep told the Times, “compensation decisions are based on an evaluation of compensation practices by similar nonprofit organizations.” That defense does not hold up to scrutiny. The Motion Picture Academy does not compensate members who view international films or documentaries to select the nominees in those categories, and the Critics Choice Association does not compensate the members who serve on screening committees to select its nominations. And yet the HFPA is giving members almost $3,500 a month to watch movies? If they’re entertainment journalists, isn’t that their job? I mean, I watched 42 of the films in the running for the Oscar for Best International Feature Film, more than 70 of the documentaries competing in that category and 167 of the films eligible for Best Picture, because if you’re writing about movies, you should be seeing movies. And if the whole point of your organization is that you’re the foreign press, why the hell do you need to be paid extra to watch non-American movies? Sadly, the clear answer to that question is that they’re paid extra to watch movies because that’s how the HFPA works. But as this year’s Golden Globes ceremony arrives, it’s also clear that the way the HFPA works just doesn’t work anymore. Read original story The Golden Globes Need a Major Overhaul – and Cosmetic Changes Won’t Cut It Anymore At TheWrap
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Fox is slowly revealing the contestants who will be competing on Season 5 of “The Masked Singer,” including the one-eyed Porcupine, a truly alarming Piglet and something called Grandpa Monster. See below for you first looks at Phoenix, Grandpa Monster, Chameleon, Russian Doll, and Black Swan, and check out the teaser above to catch glimpses of Piglet and Porcupine. Of course, there are still more costumes to come — but we don’t yet know how many. Fox revealed last week that it will start Season 5 with 10 scheduled contestants, who will be broken into two groups of 5 competitors (Groups A and B), and the seven costumes listed above are part of that 10-contestant lineup. Also Read: 'The Masked Singer': Surprise 'Wildcard' Contestants to Compete With Regulars on Season 5 But the broadcast network also said that throughout the season the show will be introducing “several” surprise contestants at the end of episodes in “Wildcard” rounds, giving these crashers a chance to unseat the regulars. “The Masked Singer” will return on Wednesday, March 10 at 8/7c and be immediately followed by the series premiere of the new Wayne Brady-hosted variety show “Game of Talents” at 9/8c. (In the fall, “The Masked Singer” Season 4 acted as the lead-in for “I Can See Your Voice,” which was renewed for Season 2 at Fox in January. The broadcast network has decided to slot “Game of Talents” in its place for this spring cycle.) Also Read: Spring TV 2021: All the Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows - So Far (Photos) As TheWrap previously reported, when “The Masked Singer” returns for Season 5, Niecy Nash will be serving as guest host for the first few episodes, filling in for longtime emcee Nick Cannon. Cannon tested positive for the coronavirus before production had begun, and will return once he has recuperated. Along with Nash as guest host and Cannon as host, “The Masked Singer” Season 5 will feature returning panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke. “The Masked Singer” is executive produced by James Breen, who serves as showrunner, Craig Plestis, Rosie Seitchik and Cannon. The series is based on the South Korean format created by Mun Hwa Broadcasting Corp and is produced by Fox Alternative Entertainment. Fox Fox Fox Fox Fox Read original story ‘Masked Singer’ Season 5 Costumes: Meet Grandpa Monster, Russian Doll, Black Swan and More (Photos) At TheWrap
Multiple manhole explosions were reported in Manhattan early on February 28, with at least one person hospitalized for injuries, local media reported.Jessica Solomon said she captured this video on E 56th Street at around 7:37 am on Sunday. Social media users reported hearing explosions as early as 4:30 am.Storyful has contacted the New York City Fire Department and Con Edison for comment. Credit: Jessica Solomon via Storyful
COVID-19 curbs have curtailed celebrations of the Jewish costume festival of Purim, with Israeli police preventing parties and some rabbis urging people not to drink too much so social distancing is maintained. Drawn from the biblical Book of Esther's account of how the Jews were spared genocide in ancient Persia, Purim is commemorated with the wearing of all kinds of fancy dress costumes, donating food for feasts - and drinking to excess. But this year, Israel, which began emerging from its third national lockdown on Feb. 21, reimposed night curfews for the long Purim weekend and limited access to Jerusalem.
World number one Ashleigh Barty and Sofia Kenin take top billing at the Qatar Open which starts Monday under strict Covid-19 safety protocols and without Simona Halep.
Germany coach Joachim Loew opened the door Sunday to a surprise summer return for Thomas Mueller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels, the trio of veteran World Cup winners he controversially exiled two years ago.