Map of Bangladesh locating Cox's Bazar where a huge blaze engulfed shanty homes at Rohingya refugee camps on Monday, killing several people.
Map of Bangladesh locating Cox's Bazar where a huge blaze engulfed shanty homes at Rohingya refugee camps on Monday, killing several people.
Demi Lovato wasn’t just dancing with the devil; she was dancing with the top spot on the album chart, as her new release had a late surge of support and nearly toppled Justin Bieber from atop the rankings. Lovato’s “Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over” bowed at No. 2 with 68,600 album […]
A semi-truck driver crashed his vehicle into a murder suspect’s car fleeing a police pursuit in Pomona, California, on April 6.The suspect drove a black pickup truck through several counties as police tailed him, according to local news reports.A GoFundMe was set up for Ahmed Shaaban’s truck as he believes insurance would not cover the cost due to the deliberate action, according to news reports. Credit: Ahmed Hosny Shaaban via Storyful
Manchester United is reported to be interested in joining its English Premier League city rival and become a team owner in Australia’s A-League. Nine newspapers reported Tuesday that Manchester United officials were in discussions with Central Coast Mariners owner Mike Charlesworth, who has been seeking a buyer for the cash-strapped club for the past year. Matches would be played at either North Sydney Oval or Brookvale Oval in Manly, the report says.
Sony Pictures has set the action comedy “Man From Toronto” for an early 2022 release. Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson and Kaley Cuoco star in the acton-comedy which will open in theaters on Jan. 14 ,2022. The film revolves around a case of a mistaken identity after the world’s deadliest assassin, known as the “Man from […]
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the Brooklyn Center police department in Minnesota on Monday, April 12, to protest the death of Daunte Wright during a police shooting the day before.Wright died of a gunshot wound to the chest with the manner of death determined to be homicide, the Hennepin County medical examiner reported on Monday. “Manner of death is not a legal determination of culpability or intent,” the examiner wrote.On Sunday, Wright was stopped for a traffic violation and shot by an officer after re-entering the vehicle when officers tried to arrest him over an unrelated outstanding warrant. Wright was pronounced dead after his vehicle had traveled several blocks.Footage shared by Amudalat Ajasa shows a crowd of protesters chanting “Whose streets? Our streets” and “Say his name, Daunte Wright” as they confronted a line of officers equipped with riot gear.Protesters continued to arrive in Brooklyn Center on Monday evening despite a 7 pm curfew issued by Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. Credit: Amudalat Ajasa via Storyful
Check out the priceless reaction from this USPS driver after he noticed snacks left behind by the homeowner. Amazing!
Japan's government on Tuesday approved a plan to release more than one million tonnes of treated water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean, in a controversial decision that follows years of debate.
(This article contains spoilers for the fifth episode of “Them” on Amazon, “Covenant I”) Halfway through the first season of Amazon Prime Video’s “Them,” we finally start to get some answers. That’s because this episode is all flashbacks exploring, essentially, how the Emory family ended up where they are. We get a pretty lengthy rundown on redlining and other methods of housing discrimination — and see how the deal they made on their house in East Compton is hugely predatory. And we also get the story of why the Emorys moved to California thanks to the horrifying “cat in a bag” scene. It’s not, uh, a fun story. We saw a little bit of these scene at the very beginning of “Them,” but we didn’t see how it played out then. Unfortunately, we do get to see it in this episode. Lucky (Deborah Ayorinde) is at home in North Carolina alone with Chester, the Emorys’ new baby boy — since Chester isn’t seen on “Them” before this moment, the dread is very real — while Henry and the girls are at a movie. Then an older white woman wanders up singing a creepy old song. The woman (Dale Dickey) pets the Emorys’ dog, Sergeant, and is generally just acting like she just randomly wandered over to say hello. Also Read: Is the Amazon Series 'Them' Based on a True Story? But then we hear Chester begin to cry from inside the house. And the woman tells Lucky that she wants to take him home with her. Lucky isn’t into that, of course. But the woman won’t take no for an answer. She comes back with two burly white country boys, and they menace Lucky and Chester while Lucky tries to hide. But they do manage to find the both of them, and things go very, very badly from there. One of the men rapes Lucky, and at the same time the white woman has tossed Chester into a pillowcase and plays a game she calls “Cat in a Bag.” This “game” consists of swinging the bag around wildly and tossing it around the room — with baby Chester inside. This scene feels like it goes on forever, with the woman chanting “cat in a bag” over and over and over and over. But eventually she stops, because Chester has died and has begun to bleed through the bag. Also Read: 'Them': New Amazon Prime Series Is a Lot of Things ... But It's Not 'Us' The event is so traumatic that Lucky can’t bear to live in that house anymore, and she spends more of her time in the storm shelter out back than she does in the house afterward. Until Henry gets a job in Los Angeles and the whole family can put North Carolina behind them. The entire sequence from when the men find Lucky to then end of the scene is just four minutes, but it feels like an hour. This “cat in a bag” deal is not, as far as we know, some common old timey method of torturing animals or people, though considering how much cats dislike being constrained this is no doubt something that at least some people have done. Humanity does, indeed, have a long history of doing terrible things to other people and animals alike. But as with everything on “Them,” this sequence is constructed the way it is because it’s trying to tell you something. The particular message here is one of dehumanization. These white people simply do not view the Emorys as people. It’s not a case of racism by way of “we think white people are better than Black people.” It’s racism by way of “we think white people are human, and Black people are animals.” Chester isn’t a human baby — he’s just a cat. Also Read: So Who Actually Won in 'Godzilla vs Kong'? It’s a key distinction to make in order to get a better grasp of how white folks give themselves permission to be racist. While people tend to be less overt about it these days, this belief certainly persists and underlies so much of modern conservative thinking. White people (“us”) are the baseline for people, and Black people (“them”) are less than that. This is not something that “reputable” people explicitly say out loud anymore, but it doesn’t have to be. For these white folks it’s simply understood on a subconscious level. It’s the subtext that defines so much in our society. Read original story Amazon’s ‘Them': We Have to Talk About That ‘Cat in a Bag’ Scene At TheWrap
Pacific Theaters, which owns the arthouse chain Arclight Cinemas, announced that it will not be reopening any of its locations even as theaters in Los Angeles, where the chain holds many of its locations, have been able to reopen with 50% capacity limits. “After shutting our doors more than a year ago, today we must share the difficult and sad news that Pacific will not be reopening its ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres locations,” the chain said in a statement. “This was not the outcome anyone wanted, but despite a huge effort that exhausted all potential options, the company does not have a viable way forward.” Pacific Theaters operated approximately 300 screens in California, including seven Arclight Cinemas locations. Arclight also operated locations in Boston, Chicago, and Bethesda, Maryland. In Los Angeles, Arclight was best known for its flagship Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard, which included the historic Cinerama Dome. Built in 1963, the Cinerama Dome was the first new major theater built in Los Angeles in over 30 years and opened with the world premiere of the Stanley Kramer comedy “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.” Prior to the pandemic, the Arclight Hollywood had become a key location for indie distributors like A24, Focus, and Fox Searchlight, as it was one of four theaters regularly used for platform releases of Oscar contenders like “Moonlight” and “Parasite.” As the pandemic has pushed radical changes on how studios release their films, it is possibly that a four-screen release followed by a slow nationwide rollout may become a thing of the past for indie and specialty films. But if the strategy does persist, it will have to do so without a theater chain that has served as one of its cornerstones. Read the full statement below: After shutting our doors more than a year ago, today we must share the difficult and sad news that Pacific will not be reopening its ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres locations. This was not the outcome anyone wanted, but despite a huge effort that exhausted all potential options, the company does not have a viable way forward. To all the Pacific and ArcLight employees who have devoted their professional lives to making our theaters the very best places in the world to see movies: we are grateful for your service and your dedication to our customers. To our guests and members of the film industry who have made going to the movies such a magical experience over the years: our deepest thanks. It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve you. Pacific Theatres Read original story Arclight and Pacific Theaters Close Permanently At TheWrap
Arclight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres will close down, a victim of a global pandemic that brought moviegoing to a standstill. The news comes as things were beginning to look up for the hard-hit exhibition industry and serves as a reminder of the economic devastation wrought by a public health crisis that upended cultural life. “After […]
Britain's economy will be back to its pre-COVID-19 level around the middle of next year, according to economists in a Reuters poll who said unemployment would peak at 6.2% as 2021 draws to a close and the pandemic job support scheme ends. The UK has suffered the highest coronavirus-related death toll in Europe. Last year the economy shrank by the most in more than three centuries, but the April 7-12 poll of around 70 economists said it would expand 5.0% this year and 5.5% in 2022.
Set to launch Tuesday, the network would allow trading of assets from different blockchains without middlemen or synthetic “wrapped” substitutes.
Three-down linebacker with the competitive and athletic traits to be a fixture on a defense, but perhaps falling short of Pro Bowl-level performance
N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - A group of Libya-based rebels attacked a Chadian border post in the north of the country as polling stations began counting votes from the weekend presidential election, the Chad government said late on Monday. President Idriss Deby, an ally of western powers in the fight against Islamist militants in West and Central Africa, sought to extend his 30-year-rule over the central African country in an election boycotted by several opposition groups. A group of heavily armed vehicles crossed the border from Libya and attacked the border post at Zouarké at around 6 p.m. (1700 GMT) on Sunday, government spokesman Chérif Mahamat Zene said in a statement.
Marvel fans (and Bucky Barnes himself) got a surprise in the most recent episode of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” when it was revealed that Bucky’s (Sebastian Stan) new vibranium arm has a built-in failsafe that he had no idea about. But based on the reaction to it, we think some people probably need to rewatch previous episodes of this series, if not also at least 4 MCU movies. So Episode 4, “The Whole World Is Watching,” begins with a flashback to sometime between “Civil War” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” during the period when Bucky was hiding out in Wakanda. Bucky has recently been cured (presumably by Shuri) of his Hydra programming, but that cure has to be tested, a potentially dangerous job that fell to Dora Milaje officer Ayo (Florence Kasumba). Of course, we know the cure worked. But in addition to giving Sebastian Stan the chance for an extremely moving performance, the scene mainly establishes the extent to which Bucky owes Wakanda for his new life, and the specific personal connection he has with Ayo. Jump back to the present day, where Ayo is not pleased to find out Bucky is willingly working with Zemo (who, if you’ll recall, murdered King T’Chaka); but based on the trust that they’d earned with each other, she gives him eight hours to finish his mission. However, she warns him that when the time is up, she and her warriors are coming for Zemo no matter what. Also Read: 'Falcon and the Winter Soldier': The 'Zemo Cut' Is a Full Hour of Daniel Brühl Dancing (Video) That of course ended up happening, and thanks to some rather idiotic and highly toxic behavior by the new, extremely hateable Captain America, the encounter turned into a big fight, with New Cap and his sidekick Battlestar getting their asses kicked with hilarious ease by the Dora Milaje, while Bucky and Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) attempted, unsuccessfully to diffuse the situation. And during the melee, Bucky came face to face with Ayo, who stunned him by activating a failsafe that caused his new metal arm to fall off his body. That led actor Steven Ford to contend that the failsafe was somehow a kind of betrayal by Wakanda against Bucky, which in turn kicked off a pretty intense debate over the subject. Okay but the Wakandans putting a built-in weakness in Bucky’s arm is like really messed up. It shows they never fully trusted him. He spent years trying to finally reclaim his autonomy, only to be undermined in an instant by those who helped. It’s just sad. pic.twitter.com/fpIqpLdBtx — Stephen Ford (@StephenSeanFord) April 12, 2021 Look — we’ve got sympathy for the Winter Soldier. We really do. And part of the fun of this show has been watching Bucky finally start to deal with the fallout from his past as he makes amends with the red in his ledger. But we really can’t believe it’s even a question whether or not the failsafe was a good idea. First, and probably most importantly, Bucky is a trained assassin and killer who spent almost a century as a brainwashed, nigh-unstoppable murder cyborg amnesiac. And as we saw in “Civil War,” even after he started regaining his memories and personality, Zemo was able to undo all of it by reciting a few Hydra code words. Giving him a new metal arm was a calculated risk, one we’re guessing Wakanda deemed worth it because of the threat posed by Thanos. Sure, he’s doing a lot better now, but the fact remains that for a long time Bucky was an unstable liability, and even he doesn’t seem to fully trust himself. Second, speaking of Wakanda, that’s where Bucky lived for several years thanks to the kindness of T’Challa. Wakanda is a country that survived millennia without ever being conquered or colonized, in part by keeping its vast technological and mineral advantages a secret from outsiders. And Bucky’s arm utilizes both. Even if he wasn’t someone who could pose a potential risk, it beggars belief that they would simply let him walk around with what has to be more than a billion dollars worth of advanced weaponry without making sure to attach at least a few strings. As one person put it, would Ultron still have happened if Tony had taken the appropriate precautions and built a failsafe when he created him, rather than being blinded by his own desires? Also Read: 'Falcon and the Winter Soldier': Daniel Bruhl Agrees With Zemo that Super Soldiers Shouldn't Exist And third, this whole thing is also a thematic callback to Sam Wilson’s own situation. Remember a couple of episodes back, when New Cap reminded Sam that the Falcon suit is still U.S. government property? But to get back to the original question: Did Wakanda show Bucky a lack of trust or undermine him? Consider this: Wakanda gave Bucky a home, rescued him from the slavery he lived under for almost a century, helped him hide from international authorities, and gave him cutting edge technology, all apparently free of charge. As far as we can tell, Wakanda doesn’t owe Bucky anything. He however owes it everything. We have a… difficult time agreeing with the idea that by choosing to be prudent, and make sure nothing they gave him could be used against them, instead of being gullible suckers, Wakanda’s somehow betrayed Bucky. Plus, if “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” is showing us anything, it’s that while Bucky might not be a coldblooded killer anymore, he’s far from healed. Even he doesn’t fully trust himself. But more importantly, for people who feel the need to stand up for Bucky, it might be useful to keep watching the latest episode of “The Falcon and Winter Soldier” after his arm is deactivated. Ayo lets him keep it and leaves without actually harming him. And his reaction? Mainly surprise, with a splash of “I’m going to keep this in mind next time.” Basically, it feels pretty clear that he has no hard feelings about it at all. Probably no one else should either. Read original story ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier': No, the Failsafe in Bucky’s Arm Isn’t Some Kind of Betrayal At TheWrap
Yuh-Jung Youn is under some serious pressure. At the spry age of 73, the Korean actor is in the middle of a career surge, taking on the role of caring yet foul-mouthed grandmother Soonja in Lee Isaac Chung’s family drama “Minari” — and, with her historic SAG and BAFTA Awards wins, facing new expectations from […]
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Gregg Popovich did not hold back on Monday night, and called out everyone from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to former President Donald Trump.
Apr.12 -- Stacy Rasgon, managing director of U.S. semiconductors at Bernstein, discusses President Joe Biden's comments at the White House chip summit. Biden told the CEOs at the meeting that there is bipartisan support for government funding to address the shortage. He also says it's not a surprise that Nvidia Corp. unveiled its first server microprocessors, extending a push into Intel Corp.’s most lucrative market. Rasgon speaks to Caroline Hyde on "Bloomberg Technology."
A fairly straightforward evaluation, Shelvin is a bull-strong nose tackle or 1-technique who can anchor a run defense but offers little against the pass