Juries in criminal trials in England and Wales should be cut from 12 to seven members to help tackle a backlog of more than 54,000 cases that has rapidly worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic, the opposition Labour Party said on Tuesday. Criminal justice watchdogs have been warning of dire consequences from lengthy delays to trials, with victims losing faith in the system, witnesses' memories fading and defendants' lives on hold. "The justice system is facing its gravest crisis since World War Two," said David Lammy, Labour's justice policy chief.
“Martha: A Picture Story,” a feature documentary about trailblazing graffiti and street photographer Martha Cooper, has been acquired for North American distribution by Utopia. Cooper was an American photojournalist and the first female staff photographer at the New York Post in the 1970s. She is best known for capturing New York City graffiti in the […]
AMC Theatres has spent the COVID-19 pandemic trying to stave off bankruptcy, but its latest round of financing may have bought the theater chain enough time to survive until cineplexes can reopen…at least, if that reopening comes sometime this year. On Monday, CEO Adam Aron announced that the company has raised $917 million in new equity and debt capital and expects that the new cash flow, combined with negotiations with landlords on lease payments and successful vaccination of millions of Americans, should be enough to prevent AMC from having to file bankruptcy before health officials give movie theaters the green light to reopen. Also Read: AMC Theatres Has Raised $917 Million to Weather 'Dark Coronavirus-Impacted Winter' Currently, about 74% of AMC’s U.S. circuit — the country’s largest theater chain — is open with only 155 of its 593 locations closed due to state COVID mandates. But with last weekend’s North American box office falling to just under $10 million, revenue has almost entirely collapsed for the company as it has for the entire exhibition industry. While AMC has yet to release its Q4 earnings, the chain reported a 92.5% drop in attendance year-over-year through the end of September and a 91%...Read original story Will Latest Financial Move by AMC Theatres Save It From Bankruptcy? At TheWrap
Two men have been extradited from Australia to face U.S. criminal charges over an alleged scheme to bilk hundreds of thousands of mobile phone users out of more than $50 million for unwanted text messaging services, U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss in Manhattan said on Tuesday. Both Michael Pearse and Yongchao Liu arrived in the United States on Monday, prosecutors said. The defendants and their co-conspirators allegedly used a practice they called "auto-subscribing" to charge monthly fees for unsolicited messages about celebrity gossip, horoscopes, jokes, love tips and trivia, without customers' knowledge or permission.
Soufiane Rahimi scored twice for African Nations Championship title-holders Morocco as they came from behind to trounce Uganda 5-2 in Douala Tuesday and reach the quarter-finals.
“Saturday Night Live” stars Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd may be branching out into the sitcom world for NBC but that doesn’t mean they are closing the door on their late-night sketch series work. “I haven’t decided to leave,” Redd said of “SNL” during a virtual panel discussion on Tuesday. “I’m just having fun being […]
Christian Eriksen scored a last-gasp winner as Inter Milan advanced to the Italian Cup semi-finals on Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over 10-man AC Milan in a fiery derby clash.
Fans of the late Kobe Bryant, who died a year ago to the day alongside his daughter and seven others when their helicopter crashed into a hillside near Los Angeles, honored the basketball legend on Tuesday in a city where the memory of his death is still fresh. The death of Bryant, who won five championships in his 20 seasons with the Lakers, stunned the sports world and led to an outpouring of emotion in the city, where the pain of his loss is matched only by the legacy he left behind. Army Specialist Malcolm Marks first saw Kobe play when he was 9 years old and said the man nicknamed "Black Mamba" inspired him to not only take up the game but to strive for success in all aspects of life.
“Nomadland,” “One Night in Miami,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “First Cow” and “Bad Education” have been nominated for the 2021 USC Libraries Scripter Awards, which are given out every year to a literary adaptation and the source material from which it is taken. The nomination for “Ma Rainey,” for example, goes to both screenwriter Ruben Santiago-Hudson and to the late playwright August Wilson, from whose work the film was drawn. In the television category, the nominees were episodes of “The Good Lord Bird,” “Normal People,” “The Plot Against America,” “The Queen’s Gambit” and “Unorthodox.” Also Read: 'Never Rarely Sometimes Always' Leads 2021 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations The finalists were chosen by two juries from 87 film and 65 episodic series adaptations. “The Father,” “News of the World” and “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” are among the films in the running for the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar that were not chosen by the Scripter jury. Since 2000, about two-thirds of the Scripter nominees have gone on to receive Oscar nominations, with four of the five doing so last year. The Scripter winner has gone on to win the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay eight times in the last 10 years, but it hasn’t done so in the last two years. In that time, the Scripter winners were “Leave No Trace” and “Little Women,” while the Oscars were won by “BlacKkKlansman” and “Jojo Rabbit.” The winners will be announced at an online ceremony on March 13. Also Read: How a Weird Oscar Season Might Depress the Number of Best Picture Nominees The finalists: Film adaptation: • Mike Makowsky for “Bad Education” based on the New York magazine article “The Bad Superintendent” by Robert Kolker • Jon Raymond and Kelly Reichardt for “First Cow” based on the novel “The Half-Life” by Jon Raymond • Screenwriter Ruben Santiago-Hudson and playwright August Wilson for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” • Chloé Zhao for “Nomadland” based on the nonfiction book “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century” by Jessica Bruder • Screenwriter and playwright Kemp Powers for “One Night in Miami” Episodic series adaptation: • Mark Richard and Ethan Hawke, for the episode “Meet the Lord,” from “The Good Lord Bird,” based on the novel by James McBride • Sally Rooney and Alice Birch for the fifth episode of “Normal People,” based on the novel by Sally Rooney • Ed Burns and David Simon for the sixth episode of “The Plot Against America,” based on the novel by Philip Roth • Scott Frank for the episode “Openings,” from “The Queen’s Gambit,” based on the novel by Walter Tevis • Anna Winger for the first episode of “Unorthodox,” based on the autobiography “Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots” by Deborah Feldman Read original story ‘Nomadland,’ ‘One Night in Miami,’ ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Named Finalists for 2021 Scripter Awards At TheWrap
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq slipped from record highs in a choppy session Tuesday as investors digested a batch of corporate earnings results. A Federal Reserve policy announcement expected Wednesday helped restrain the moves. Systematic Ventures economist Max Wolff says he sees signs that the market may be nearing a peak. “I think you’re sort of seeing a lot of topping signals, which I think you’re starting to see in the market, which is yeah, the numbers are still good. But it’s very hard to figure out what sends them higher. And in many cases, it’s really hard to see how they could stay up here. You had some easy comparisons because last year kind of Q1 was disastrous.” The Dow and the Nasdaq ended just below the breakeven level. The S&P 500 inched nearly two-tenth percent lower. 3M was the Dow’s second leading gainer. Lower costs and higher demand for hand sanitizers, masks and safety glasses amid the health crisis helped lift its quarterly profit past analysts targets. Also keeping the blue-chip index from falling further: Johnson & Johnson. The drugmaker said it expects to release data on its COVID-19 vaccine early next week. After the markets closed, Microsoft reported that quarterly profit jumped 33%, easily beating expectations. Revenue growth at its cloud computing service, Azure, also topped analysts targets as people stayed and studied at home. Shares rose 4.5% after hours. Shares of Starbucks slid. The world’s largest coffee chain’s comparable sales fell more than expected as the rising number of coronavirus cases kept its U.S. customers at home.
Manchester City thrashed West Brom 5-0 to move back top of the Premier League on Tuesday as Arsenal aided their push towards the European places with a 3-1 win at Southampton.
Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League table in emphatic fashion on Tuesday by crushing West Bromwich Albion 5-0 at the Hawthorns. City, who scored three goals in the opening half hour, have 41 points, one more than rivals Manchester United who have also played 19 games and will return to the summit if they beat bottom club Sheffield United at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Ilkay Gundogan put City ahead in the sixth minute, showing great control as he collected a pass from Joao Cancelo and curled a shot into the far corner.
Let us know what you think by commenting below and tweeting @YahooStyleCA! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and sign up for our newsletter.Good genes run in the family for Hailey Bieber.On Sunday, the 24-year-old model shared throwback family photos with her more than 32.5 million Instagram followers to celebrate her sister Alaia Baldwin Arnow's 28th birthday.In addition to sharing photos from her childhood, Bieber also shared a photo of herself with her mother, Kennya Baldwin, and her grandmother, Mary Ellen Deodato. The three generations of women, whom Bieber affectionately calls “Nana” and “Mama,” posed together on a couch alongside a cute dog.ALSO SEE: Kylie Jenner hit the gym in a pair of booty shorts from this celeb-approved brandAlthough she may bear a striking resemblance to her mother, Bieber gets her love of the camera from her father, actor Stephen Baldwin. The “Usual Suspects” actor has been married to Kennya, a Brazilian graphic designer since 1990.Want more celebrities and their lookalike family members?Scroll through our gallery to see more celebs and their lookalike kids!Let us know what you think by commenting below and tweeting @YahooStyleCA! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and sign up for our newsletter.
Manchester City stormed to the top of the Premier League on Tuesday with a 5-0 demolition of West Brom to extend their winning streak to 11 games.
Bukayo Saka starred as Arsenal avenged their FA Cup exit against Southampton with a 3-1 win in the Premier League rematch on Tuesday.
The Cleveland Indians have agreed to bring back second baseman Cesar Hernandez on a one-year deal, multiple outlets reported Tuesday. Hernandez signed a one-year deal worth $6.25 million last year. Hernandez, 30, appeared in 58 games (57 starts) last season, his first in Cleveland, and hit .283/.355/.408, leading the league in doubles with 20.
Ibrahimovic's match started in typically clinical fashion in front of goal after the evergreen Swede superbly fired home in the 31st minute to give Milan the lead -- his eighth goal in seven appearances for Milan against Inter in all competitions. As the first half drew to a close, Ibrahimovic was booked for his part in a clash with Inter's Romelu Lukaku, with the pair, former team mates at Manchester United, continuing their argument down the tunnel at halftime.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday issued a firm call to heal America's racial divide, taking several steps and promising more to confront racism and inequality that he said has plagued the United States for far too long. Racial tensions simmered during the turbulent four-year presidency of Donald Trump and Biden noted that the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol by Trump supporters was carried out by "thugs, insurrectionists, political extremists and white supremacists." "We've never fully lived up to the founding principles of this nation - to state the obvious - that all people are created equal and have a right to be treated equally throughout their lives," Biden said in remarks at the White House.
The upcoming Showtime series “The First Lady” has cast Kristine Froseth and Jayme Lawson, Variety has learned exclusively. The pair join previously announced series stars Viola Davis and Michelle Pfeiffer, who will play Michelle Obama and Betty Ford respectively. Formerly known as “First Ladies,” the show is described as a reframing of American leadership, told through […]
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