US stimulus spending has not materialized, but Covid-19 infections have. Stock markets are suffering as a result.
All of the New Zealand and West Indies players in isolation in Christchurch have tested negative for the novel coronavirus and are due to be released as scheduled on Thursday, a day ahead of their opening Twenty20 match in Auckland. About 20 players and support staff from both sides arrived in New Zealand after their commitments in the Indian Premier League and underwent a 14-day mandatory isolation period. New Zealand Cricket, who confirmed the negative tests, said the players were likely to be released from about 10 a.m. (2100 GMT) on Thursday before heading to Auckland for the first of three Twenty20 games.
The week of Nov. 9 was the first time in this disrupted TV season that ratings stalwarts "This Is Us" and "Grey's Anatomy" clashed at the top of the Live+7 charts. For that particular week, both series added a 1.2 ratings point, with the ABC medical show narrowly coming out the winner at a 2.6 […]
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Although she famously crooned "No, no, no" in her globally successful debut single -- 2002's anthem "Complicated" -- Canadian pop/rocker Avril Lavigne is saying "yes, yes, yes," to a seriously snazzy house in the celebrity-beloved seaside city of Malibu, Calif. Records reveal the 36-year-old has paid $7.8 million for a very private estate that's essentially […]
A Minnesota regulatory panel on Tuesday signed off on Enbridge Energy’s planned Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota, leaving only one minor state permit to go before construction can begin. The independent Public Utilities Commission notified Enbridge in a filing that the company has complied with its pre-construction requirements. Enbridge said in a statement that the authorization to begin construction means only a final construction storm water permit is needed from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency before construction can begin.
On Tuesday, the family of Seth Rich reached a settlement in their years-long lawsuit against Fox News over the network’s repeated airing of baseless conspiracy theories about Rich’s 2016 murder.A Tuesday court filing reviewed by TheWrap said the suit brought by Rich’s parents was dismissed without prejudice and “each party waives all right to appeal and to seek attorneys’ fees and costs.” The suit named Fox News as well as guest Ed Butowsky and reporter Malia Zimmerman.“We are pleased with the resolution of the claims and hope this enables Mr. and Mrs. Rich to find a small degree of peace and solace moving forward,” said a statement from the network. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.Also Read: Seth Rich Family Finally Gets Apology, Retraction Over DNC-Wikileaks Conspiracy ColumnJoel and Mary Rich — who filed the suit in 2018 that accused the network of deliberately misrepresenting the facts of their son’s murder in its on-air coverage and in a since-retracted FoxNews.com story — said in a statement to Rolling Stone that they were “pleased” with the settlement and expressed hope that the media would “take genuine caution in the future.”Rich, a 27-year-old DNC employee, was murdered in Washington D.C in July 2016 in what authorities say was a botched robbery.Occurring during the the 2016 presidential campaign, Rich’s murder became the subject of numerous outlandish conspiracy theories, the most common being that Rich was the source of the DNC emails leaked by Wikileaks during the election, and that his murder was a retaliatory hit ordered by unnamed high ranking Democrats. The false claims have been repeatedly debunked, but were promoted and amplified by a who’s who of prominent movement conservatives who rejected the widely accepted conclusion that Russia-backed hackers were behind the hack.Among the biggest boosters of the falsehood was Fox News’ Sean Hannity, who during the first few months of 2017 routinely talked about Seth Rich on his prime time show even after the family pleaded with him to stop. But the network itself also amplified the lies in an article published on May 16, 2017 that contained numerous false claims. Fox retracted it a week later with a note admitting that “article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting.”That same day, Hannity announced he would no longer talk about the story.Also Read: Fox News Defeats Lawsuit Filed by Seth Rich's FamilyIn their suit, Rich’s parents sought compensation for “mental anguish and emotional distress, emotional pain and suffering, and any other physical and mental injuries,” saying they sought to hold Fox News “accountable” for it’s reporting.“They seek to help prevent similar malicious and reckless conduct to protect future innocent victims from similarly becoming political fodder,” the suit read.The case was initially dismissed by a judge, but an appeals court overturned that decision last year.Read original story Seth Rich’s Family Settles Lawsuit Against Fox News At TheWrap
Macy’s and the city of New York are taking precautions to make sure the spread of the virus is kept to an absolute minimum at this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.Each of the participants in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade will be tested for the coronavirus prior to the event’s start, and it’s possible some of the floats or balloons could be cut last minute if anyone tests positive.Also Read: 2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Blu-rays, DVDs and Books to Make the Season BrightThe 96th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place in New York City this year, but the festivities will look way different than past years and only viewable on television.“Some is going to be virtual, there might be some small in-person pieces, spread out pieces, it’s not going to look at all, of course, like how we are used to. But the important thing is, the traditions will be kept in some way,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement about the celebrations earlier this year.No in-person attendance is allowed this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, and all the parade participants will be masked and made to socially distance. The roughly 100 people that usually hold the balloons in place throughout the parade will be replaced by vehicles, since it’s difficult to socially distance near even the largest of flying creatures. Only 960 parade staff will help put on the event this year, compared to the typical 10,000 people that are usually employed.Also Read: HBO Max Wades Into the 'Is 'Die Hard' a Christmas Movie?' DebateMacy’s cut 75% of the usual participants as well as the parade route, which isn’t the typical 2.5-mile trek through downtown New York, and will instead be a one-block radius between W. 34th St., 6th and 7th Ave. In-person viewing this year is prohibited and the streets around the performance area will be shut off to keep people from gathering.Some of the performances this year will be pre-taped — including the Santa Claus and Rockettes Broadway appearances.Longtime parade commentator Al Roker will return to help fans follow the festivities this year after his recent surgery for prostate cancer, and he told “Today” show host Hoda Kotb last week he’s not “out of the woods” but looking forward to the parade.This year’s abridged Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will start at 9 a.m. eastern time on NBC.Read original story Is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Still Happening This Year? At TheWrap
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Bontis, elected Soccer Canada president on Friday, takes over from the outgoing Steven Reed, who had served the remaining three years of Victor Montagliani’s four-year term after the latter became top man at regional governing body CONCACAF. "The elephant in the room is the recovery from COVID, the lockdown, the pandemic this is critically important," he told reporters during an introductory news conference on Tuesday. "We still have scarce resources but our men's and women's national teams are the priority."
Juventus, Chelsea and Sevilla all claimed last-gasp wins as they qualified for the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Martin Braithwaite grabbed a double in Barcelona's 4-0 victory at Dynamo Kiev as they also secured a place in the knockout rounds.
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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. OK, no show wants to be called “trash,” but if it means you’re getting picked up by another network or platform after cancellation at your original home, you probably won’t mind it too much. And as “One Day at a Time” was picked up for a fourth season by Pop TV last week after being canceled by Netflix in March, TheWrap thought now was the perfect time to look back at all the shows that have made a comeback on a new platform. Click through our gallery to see some of the most famous cases.Read original story 21 TV Shows That Found New Homes After Cancellation, From ‘Gilmore Girls’ to ‘One Day at a Time’ (Photos) At TheWrap
Nov.24 -- Jared Isaacman, chief executive officer at Shift4 Payments Inc., discusses the hospitality industry's road to recovery amid the Covid-19 pandemic on "Bloomberg Technology."
Rejoice, "Star Wars" fans! That Baby Yoda-sized hole in your heart will soon be filled. Disney Plus' "The Mandalorian" (and its lovable Child) will return for a second season on Dec. 18. Pixar's "Soul" will hit the streamer on Christmas Day. The existential toon is the latest film to skip a theatrical release due to […]
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A period of uncertainty at cricket's world governing body ended Tuesday with Greg Barclay being elected ICC chairman after a second round of voting. New Zealand Cricket chairman Barclay, an Auckland-based commercial lawyer, was elected to the independent post ahead of Imran Khwaja. Khwaja had served as interim chairman of the International Cricket Council following the resignation of India’s Shashank Manohar in July.
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A year after “Honeyland” became the first film ever nominated for Oscars in both the Best Documentary Feature and Best International Feature categories, Italy has become the seventh country to submit a nonfiction film to this year’s international race.The country’s submission committee chose Gianfranco Rosi’s “Notturno,” an acclaimed doc from the filmmaker whose “Fire at Sea” was Italy’s Oscar entry five years ago. That film ended up being nominated in the documentary category but did not even make the shortlist in the category that was then called Best Foreign Language Film.“Notturno” was chosen from 25 films under consideration by the Associazione Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche Audiovisive e Multimediali (ANICA), which is authorized by the Academy to choose Italy’s entry each year. The highest-profile film on that list was “The Life Ahead,” directed by Edoardo Ponti and featuring the first screen performance in a decade from Ponti’s mother, legendary actress Sophia Loren.Also Read: 'Notturno' Film Review: Middle East Doc Finds Poetry in 'Rubble and Darkness'“Notturno” documents refugees from conflicts across the Middle East, with footage shot over the course of three years along the borders of Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Lebanon. In a review after its Venice Film Festival premiere, TheWrap called the film “simultaneously devastating and lyrical.”The other documentaries it now joins in the Oscar race are Brazil’s “Babenco: Tell Me When I Die,” Chile’s “The Mole Agent,” Kenya’s “The Letter,” Luxembourg’s “River Tales,” Romania’s “Collective” and Venezuela’s “Once Upon a Time in Venezuela.” Additional films have yet to be announced, with the Academy not expected to reveal the full list of qualifying entries until January.The seven announced docs are one more than last year’s total of six, which included the entries from Belarus, Iran, Ireland, Lithuania and Malaysia, as well as “Honeyland” from North Macedonia.In 2018, nine documentaries qualified in the category.Also Read: Oscars International Race Heats Up as Heavy Hitters Enter the RaceThe success of “Honeyland” notwithstanding, nonfiction nominees in the international category are extremely rare. Only three have ever been nominated, but all have been in the past 12 years: the animated doc “Waltz With Bashir” in 2008, the Cambodian film “The Missing Picture” (part clay figurines, part historical footage) in 2013 and “Honeyland” last year.TheWrap has compiled a full list of the films submitted by their countries to this year’s Oscar race for Best International Feature Film. The list is here and will be updated as additional countries announce their submissions.Read original story Italy’s Oscar Committee Snubs Sophia Loren, Submits Documentary ‘Notturno’ At TheWrap
Andy Murray said Tuesday that tennis players should be required to have a coronavirus vaccination before they are allowed to take part in tournaments.