Remote learning can be hard and adorably cute when you have a kitten. Hard to concentrate, but so lovely!
Remote learning can be hard and adorably cute when you have a kitten. Hard to concentrate, but so lovely!
Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto promised on Friday to revive the Japanese people's passion for the Summer Olympics and "turn their concerns into excitement." Hashimoto, who took charge of the Games organising committee two weeks ago, directly addressed low support among the Japanese public for holding the Games during the COVID-19 pandemic. She told reporters that organisers would do whatever it takes to make the Olympics safe and secure so that they could gain the confidence of the people, who showed strong support for the Games before the onset of the pandemic last year.
Women in European Union countries have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic because they make up the vast majority of workers in health and other frontline jobs, an EU report said on Friday. The pandemic has also brought a rise in domestic violence against women, the EU's annual report on gender equality said. "The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected women's lives," it read.
The French rugby team's anti-COVOD-19 protocol will be strengthened, with players and staff not being allowed to leave their hotel ahead of Six Nations games, federation president Bernard Laporte said on Friday. France's game against Scotland last weekend was postponed after 12 French players and five staff members, including coach Fabien Galthie, tested positive for the coronavirus. French players were seen in the streets of Rome eating waffles before their Six Nations opener against Italy on Feb. 6, and Galthie left the training camp to attend his son's rugby game in Paris the day after the game.
South Africa is negotiating with an African Union (AU) platform to buy COVID-19 vaccines for at least 10 million of its people, a top health official said on Friday. The country was provisionally allocated 12 million doses developed by AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson in an AU vaccine plan, but it was unclear how many vaccines it would seek to buy after it halted plans to use the AstraZeneca shot. Sandile Buthelezi, Department of Health director-general, did not say which vaccines the country wanted to buy via the AU in comments before a parliamentary committee.
(This article contains major spoilers for the series finale of Marvel’s “WandaVision” on Disney+) Well, that sure was something. The Marvel series “WandaVision” has come to an end, and it gave us a major new superhero: Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), who will likely go by the name Spectrum. Monica didn’t have a whole lot to do in the “WandaVision” finale beyond showing off one of her powers — the ability to phase like Vision (Paul Bettany) does — but at the end of the episode, during the credits, we got a clue about what she’ll be doing next. And where she’ll be going. So in the mid-credits scene, the first of two bonus scenes at the end of the “WandaVision” finale, we catch up with Monica after everything has settled down in Westview. Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) is gone, Agatha (Kathryn Hahn) is stuck in her new life in the suburbs, and white Vision has gone who knows where — and Monica meets with a Skrull who has been disguised as human law enforcement. Also Read: Elizabeth Olsen Says 'WandaVision' Is a 'Complete Tee-Up' to 'Doctor Strange 2' (Video) “I was sent by an old friend of your mother’s,” the Skrull says. “He heard you’d been grounded. He’d like to meet with you.” “Where?” Monica asks. The Skrull responds by simply pointing upward. In case it’s not clear for you, the Skrull — one of the race of shapeshifting space aliens introduced in “Captain Marvel” — is referring to outer space with that finger point. And the person she mentioned — the old friend of Monica’s mom — is almost certainly Nick Fury. Also Read: 'WandaVision' Just Retconned the MCU in a Really Big Way If you’re wondering why Nick Fury would be in space, well, we don’t know either. But while we don’t know why he’s up there, we do know that he’s up there. This was a fun and confusing bit of information we learned from the post-credits scene on “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” At the end of that film, we learn that the person we thought was Nick Fury was actually a Skrull named Talos. And Fury was in outer space on some kind of big space station. We don’t know what he was doing there, though. We’ll have to wait for some unknown future movie or Disney+ show to find out more about that. You might want to assume “Captain Marvel 2” will bring our follow-up, but that seems like a long time to sideline Samuel L Jackson. It’s possible, of course, that this Skrull was talking about somebody else who was friends with Monica’s mom. It probably wouldn’t be Captain Marvel, judging by the face Monica made early in “WandaVision” when her name popped up. It could be another Skrull, possible somebody we haven’t met. Or it could be somebody else completely. But it’s probably Nick Fury. That’s where my money is. Read original story ‘WandaVision’ Mid-Credits Scene Explained At TheWrap
As healthcare costs continue to increase, the Ministry of Health will implement more progressive subsidies next year.
Kateryna Monzul made history in 2016 when she became the first female referee in Ukraine to officiate a soccer match in the men's top division, a game between Chornomorets Odesa against Volyn Lutsk. Since then she became the first woman to referee Ukraine's domestic cup final last year and was named the best referee in the men's division by the Ukrainian Association of Football in an otherwise male field. France's Stephanie Frappart became the first woman to referee a major UEFA competition final in 2019 and in December she also became the first woman to referee a men's Champions League match when she officiated at the Juventus-Dynamo Kyiv game.
A 34-year-old man has been arrested after police said he “intentionally” drove into his ex-wife’s car and house in Enid, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, February 24.This footage, released by the Enid Police Department on March 2, shows the car driven by Tony Michael Shaw slamming into his wife’s vehicle on East Cherokee Avenue.“Shaw purposely leaves the roadway at the driveway of the residence, strikes an unoccupied vehicle parked in the driveway, accelerates into the home and continues through the yard of the property before striking a mature tree,” police said.“During treatment for injuries sustained in the crash, Shaw was heard by an officer telling hospital staff he wished his ex-wife was in the yard when he drove through it,” the department added.Shaw was arrested on several charges, including two counts of reckless driving, leaving the scene of a non-injury accident, and violation of a protective order. He was also arrested on a complaint of assault and battery with a deadly weapon for an incident earlier in February, police said. Credit: Enid Police Department via Storyful
“Us Kids,” a documentary set in the aftermath of the tragic 2018 high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has been acquired by New York-based global documentary film sales agent Cargo Film & Releasing. On Feb. 14, 2018, a gunman with a semi-automatic rifle opened fire at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, […]
China will invest more in coal to power its economy over the next five years, according to a government plan released Friday that only modestly increased renewable ambitions.
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 5 — An enhanced movement control order (EMCO) will begin tomorrow for the Sri Jelutung Quarters in Chini, Pahang, Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said...
Police, first responders, and local residents banded together to save a dog from a frozen pond in Marshall, Arkansas, on February 22.Footage by Tiffany McCallister shows the dog being rescued from the pond at Raccoon Springs Park.According to KTHV, a local man called Chris Redding brought his canoe to the lake to help save the dog with help from the Marshall Police Department.Officer Kevin Ward can be seen in the canoe, pulling the dog from the water and bringing the animal back to safety.McCallister told KTHV that the dog was stuck in the lake for almost 45 minutes before it was saved. Credit: Tiffany McCallister via Storyful
A protester was shot dead in Myanmar on Friday, in the latest round of bloodletting at anti-coup demonstrations as the UN Security Council prepared to meet on the escalating crisis.
JOHOR BARU, March 5 — A 35-year-old female civil servant fell victim to a “Macau Scam” syndicate and lost RM28,600 after she was tricked into believing she was dealing with the Inland Revenue...
Callon (CPE) witnessed a jump in share price last session on above-average trading volume. The latest trend in earnings estimate revisions for the stock suggests that there could be more strength down the road.
The Philippines has recorded 52 more cases of a highly contagious coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa, the health ministry said on Friday, presenting new challenges for a country battling one of Asia's worst outbreaks. Out of the new cases of the variant, known as B.1.351, the health ministry said 41 were detected in Manila, while the origin of the others was still being verified. The Philippines first reported six cases of the variant on Tuesday.
A white telephone box in a remote village of Japan has become an unlikely source of comfort for those grieving loved ones.Survivors of the 2011 Fukushima disaster say the unconnected phone line helps them keep in touch with those they have lost.Kazuyoshi Sasaki visits the booth in the town of Otsuchi to speak to his late wife.She was one of nearly 20,000 people in northeastern Japan who were killed by the earthquake and tsunami that struck on March 11, 2011.Dialling her now defunct cell, he breaks down in tears as he explains to her how he searched for her for days after the disaster.He goes onto update her on things that have happened in his life - he's moved out of temporary housing, their son is building him a house, and he's lost a bit of weight.For Sasaki, the phone booth is a source of solace:"This phone booth embraces all of me. It embraces various people like the people affected (from the earthquake and tsunami). It's a place that embraces not only the people who are alive but also those who had passed away. That's how I feel."Sachiko Okawa uses the phone to call her late husband, who she was married to for 44 years.She asks him what he's been doing since he was swept away all those years ago in the Tsunami.She often brings along her two grandsons so they can also talk to their grandfather.The phone now attracts thousands of visitors from all over Japan. It is not only used by tsunami survivors, but also by people who have lost relatives to sickness and suicide. Known as the wind phone, it was built by Itaru Sasaki, who created it after he lost his own cousin to cancer a year before the Fukushima disaster.
Jealous that his ex-girlfriend had brought home her new boyfriend, he threw the man's slippers into the washing machine and slashed him with a chopper.
France TV Distribution has closed a raft of sales on “Hear Me Out,” a romantic comedy directed by French actor-turned-helmer Pascal Elbé (“Thank You for Calling,” “Turk’s Head”). The film stars Elbé as Antoine, a fifty-year old history professor who discovers that he’s losing his hearing and starts having a recluse life because of his […]
JOHOR BARU, March 5 — Police believe that they have solved the case of a missing 38-year-old woman, revealing that she was murdered by gunshot, stuffed in a chemical barrel and later dumped in an...