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Medicago is conducting a late-stage study of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine combined with a booster from GlaxoSmithKline. The company said it would submit safety and efficacy data for its COVID-19 vaccine to Canada's health ministry under a rolling submission as and when it becomes available. Health Canada will not make a decision on whether to authorize any vaccine under rolling review until it has received the necessary evidence to support the candidate's safety, efficacy and quality, the company said.
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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was heard saying “the perfect pint” after learning how to pull a pint during a visit to a brewery in Hartlepool. The MP was in the north east of England as part of a campaign visit.
LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault and Tod’s founder Diego Dalle Valle are further cementing their 20-year friendship with a deal for the French group to increase its stake in the Italian luxury goods maker. Shares in the Italian luxury footwear and fashion group Tod’s jumped by more than 10%, to 39.02 euros Friday on news of the 75-million-euro ($90.5 million) deal. The Tod's deal got more expensive after the Italian group added popular social influencer and brand founder Chiara Ferragni to its board earlier this month, boosting shares by 12% as it signaled its intent to target younger buyers.
Hyundai's Belgian Thierry Neuville led the Croatia Rally at the midway point on Friday following early drama when championship leader Kalle Rovanpera crashed out.
Fewer than one in 10 executives working across the international TV industry wants to go back to full-time office work following the pandemic, and 60% think in-person industry events should require COVID-19 testing, a new survey has found. The inaugural Content Industry Monitor from podcast TellyCast and fledgling agency WorkShare Consulting surveyed around 500 people […]
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For those who still think the glass is half-empty, I see it filling up I remember the first time I met Chloé Zhao. She was this tiny thing who showed up to a private Wrap dinner for directors and writers at the Sundance Film Festival on Main Street in 2015, tucked under the protective arm of Forest Whitaker. She was in competition at the festival with her first feature, “Songs My Brothers Taught Me,” which Whitaker produced. I remember her and the film especially because it was an unusual combination. Zhao, a Chinese-born filmmaker, telling the story of a Native American family on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, a place I had happened to visit as a reporter and knew to be one of the poorest places on Earth. Of all places, she chose this one to set her story. And of all stories, she chose to focus on Johnny and his sister Jashuan, young Native Americans struggling in a family fractured by a tragic legacy of the Lakota nation. Writer-director Chloe Zhao with producer Nina Yang and a friend at TheWrap’s Sundance dinner in 2015. (Photo by Patrick Fraser for TheWrap) I thought that this writer-director must be a person of uncommon empathy. The film wound up grossing $147,000 worldwide. So it is quite a wonder to consider Zhao’s journey from then until now, nominated for a stunning four Academy Awards and poised to become the first Asian woman in history to win Best Director on Sunday night for her film “Nomadland.” She is also nominated for Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Editing. It almost takes your breath away. Also Read: From Chadwick Boseman to Chloe Zhao – 19 People Who Could Make History on Oscar Night But if that trajectory makes your pulse race (as it does mine), consider the other firsts that are happening at this year’s Academy Awards: • The first time two women are nominated for Best Director, Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell. • The first time an Asian woman is nominated for Best Director. • The first time any woman of color is nominated for Best Director. • The first time a British woman is nominated by Best Director. (Fennell is also nominated for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.) * The first time an all-Black team of producers is nominated for Best Picture (“Judas and the Black Messiah”). * The most Black nominees for a single film in Oscar history (10 for “Judas and the Black Messiah”). And with the votes in and expectations already set, most people anticipate another first on Sunday night: that three nonwhite actors may take the top acting prizes, namely, Yuh-Jung Youn for Best Supporting Actress (“Minari”), Chadwick Boseman for Best Actor (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”) and Daniel Kaluuya for Best Supporting Actor (“Judas and the Black Messiah”). That list could expand if Viola Davis, beloved but in a tough competition, manages to snag Best Actress for playing “Ma Rainey.” Also Read: Oscar Predictions: In a Weird Year, Will We See Weird Winners? In a world where diversity has sometimes become a slogan rather than a meaningful goal, it is worth taking a moment to appreciate where we are here in Hollywood, on the cusp of setting new standards and embracing change that we hope may become a new normal. Many may look at the Oscar race this year and see a glass half-empty. Some important projects about and by filmmakers of color, did not make Best Picture — namely, Spike Lee’s “Da Five Bloods,” and notably the missing nomination for Delroy Lindo’s masterful lead performance. As an observer of this process for more than two decades, I choose to see this moment as a glass that is steadily filling up. The process of choosing to make diversity a goal of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership has played a role. And public pressure about the lack of inclusion in our industry, the lack of gender equity and the need to finally open the gates wider has forced more diverse projects to be given a chance. Also Read: Louise Fletcher Explains Why She Accepted Her Oscar in Sign Language 45 Years Ago That said, Zhao’s journey is even more remarkable than most. She was born and raised in Beijing, China. Her stepmother was an actress, Song DaDan, but otherwise she had no entry into entertainment. As an adolescent, she reportedly was rebellious and drawn to Western cultural influences. Zhao went to boarding school in London, but finished high school in Los Angeles. She studied political science at Mount Holyoke College, and later went on to study film production at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She made a bunch of shorts before directing her first feature in 2015, and the rest is history. And her next movie will be “The Eternals,” a megabudget Marvel tentpole with Anglelina Jolie that’s due out this November. I have not once had the pleasure of talking to her during this extra-long awards season, which I regret. But I have watched her gather accolades and statues with wonder. And I’m going to stick with this feeling of hope that I get from the nominees at this year’s Academy Awards. The Decade When Hollywood Cracked Open – In Praise of the 2010s Read original story The Incredible Journey of Chloé Zhao and Other Reasons to Celebrate Diversity at the Oscars At TheWrap
Ukrainian nuclear agency worker Viktor Kozlov received an unusual birthday gift from his wife Maryna: tickets for a 90 minute flight over Chernobyl, site of the world's worst nuclear disaster. On the flight, run by Ukraine International Airlines, passengers craned their necks, pointed and took pictures on their phones of the site that has become one of the country's major tourist destinations. "I read a lot about the Chernobyl accident and I know every second of the disaster timeline," Kozlov, whose interest in the industry was prompted by having grown up in another town with a nuclear plant, said during the flight.
THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENTBodies have been discovered during a search operation in the Mediterranean sea, after a rubber boat believed to have been carrying some 130 migrants capsized.French humanitarian organization SOS Mediterranee, who provided harrowing images of the scene, added on Friday (April 24) that another wooden boat was still missing with about 40 people aboard.Civil hotline Alarm Phone reported three boats in distress on Wednesday, prompting SOS Mediterranee to launch a search in what they called "very rough seas, with up to 6-meter waves."Three merchant vessels and EU border agency FRONTEX aided the charity's own rescue ship, the Ocean Viking, in the search for the boats in international waters, northeast of the Libyan city of Tripoli.Ocean Viking did not find any survivors when it arrived on the scene, but it did find bodies in the water nearby.Conflict-ridden Libya is a major route for migrants seeking to reach Europe.SOS Mediterranee said more than 350 people have died this year alone in the Central Mediterranean making the perilous voyage.And more than 2,200 people perished at sea last year, according to a March report from the U.N.'s International Organization for Migration.But the true number is likely far higher, as aid groups reported at least five "invisible shipwrecks" that were never confirmed as they left no survivors.
The COVID-19 epidemic in England is still estimated to be shrinking, though possibly a little less quickly compared to last week, the health ministry said on Friday, adding that the closely watched reproduction "R" was still estimated below 1.
The Western Force qualified for the Super Rugby Australia playoffs after three tries from Jordan Olowofela led them to a 30-27 victory over the Queensland Reds. The Force trailed 21-7 late in the first half of Friday night’s match but took the lead in the 74th minute despite being down to 14 men. The Reds twice turned down a penalty straight in front of the posts in order to go for the win.