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The U.S. Justice Department's top antitrust official said on Friday the administration won't scrap decades-old agreements with music licensing groups ASCAP and BMI that hold down costs for Spotify and others. The department's review of the matter had been closely watched since scrapping the 1941 consent agreements could upend the business of licensing music to online companies like Spotify and Pandora as well as movie companies, commercials, bars and restaurants. Without the decrees, companies of any size seeking to play music would have to negotiate rights in a chaotic transition while also facing the prospect of price hikes, said the MIC Coalition, whose members include the Brewers Association and National Restaurant Association.
A male loggerhead sea turtle named Connor was released back into the Gulf of Mexico on January 12 following months of recovery at Sarasota’s Mote Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital.According to a press release, Connor had been in the hospital’s care since September after suffering from lethargy and multiple areas of skin erosion.Connor is seen in this footage taken by Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium at at Longboat Key as he headed back into the waves, while wearing a satellite tag that allows scientists to track his whereabouts. Credit: Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium via Storyful
Dillian Whyte's heavyweight rematch against Alexander Povetkin will now take place on March 6, his promoter said Friday.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday deplored the "heart-wrenching milestone" of the global death toll from Covid-19 topping two million, and lamented the fact that "solidarity is failing" in the world's response to the virus.
James Harden said Friday he is confident of fitting in alongside new Brooklyn Nets team-mates Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving after completing his blockbuster trade from the Houston Rockets.
The United Nations is concerned that a U.S. plan to blacklist Yemen's Houthi movement on Tuesday will hinder its efforts to assess a decaying oil tanker that is threatening to spill 1.1 million barrels of crude oil off the war-torn country's coast. The tanker Safer has been stranded off Yemen's Red Sea oil terminal of Ras Issa for more than five years, and U.N. officials have warned it could spill four times as much oil as the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster off Alaska. A U.N. team, which includes a private company contracted by the world body to do the work, aims to travel to the tanker early next month.
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In a move that brought deep chagrin to songwriters and publishers and joy to the broadcasting industry, after years of talk, the Justice Department has decided to leave unchanged the 80-year-old consent decrees that govern the public performances of music, Makan Delrahim, the outgoing Justice Department Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, announced Friday. […]
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The inauguration team for president-elect Joe Biden and VP-to-be Kamala Harris has released an official inaugural playlist, with 46 songs to represent the incoming 46th president, ranging from Steely Dan’s golden oldies (“Do It Again”) to SZA’s very latest, “Good Days,” which was just released on Christmas Day. As you might expect, it’s in the […]
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For Anthony and Joe Russo, choosing their next project after making the all-time highest-grossing film “Avengers: Endgame,” was not easy. But after reading the novel “Cherry” by Nico Walker, the filmmaking duo saw a personal connection to the opioid epidemic that they witnessed first-hand within their community and their own family. From a script by […]
Students could still be asked to sit test papers under plans put forward by the exams regulator, amid calls to protect teachers awarding grades from a backlash from disappointed parents. Ofqual on Friday confirmed plans to use teacher assessments to generate GCSE and A-level results this summer, with the watchdog proposing the use of exam papers to help them reach “objective decisions.” It also suggests that students could receive their A-level and GCSE results in early July, more than a month before results are usually handed out in mid to late August. The proposed timetable envisages teachers conducting assessments between May and early June, before submitting their grades to exam boards by the middle of June to undergo quality assurance. It comes on the back of a week of confusion as to whether exams would still go ahead, following the Prime Minister’s announcement that schools would be forced to close again during the third lockdown. After initially confirming that exams would be cancelled, Gavin Williamson, the Education Secretary, on Wednesday wrote to Ofqual asking it “explore the possibility of providing externally set tasks or papers".
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Nancy Cordes has been the indefatigable Capitol Hill beat reporter at CBS News for more than a decade. Now she will start a new role for the ViacomCBS news unit – at the White House. CBS News named Cordes its chief White House correspondent, part of a reshuffling of news resources that usually takes place […]
The SNP's Health Secretary has apologised to Matt Hancock for publishing confidential vaccine supply figures amid intense Government fury the disclosure risked doses being diverted from the UK to other countries. Jeane Freeman said she regretted the Scottish Government publishing the detailed figures for weekly supplies, broken down by manufacturer, in its latest vaccine deployment blueprint. The Prime Minister and Mr Hancock are concerned that the disclosure will lead to vaccine manufacturers coming under pressure to give doses destined for the UK to other countries who have not secured such a good deal. Ms Freeman said she had apologised directly to Mr Hancock, the UK Health Secretary, and her counterparts in Wales and Northern Ireland for the "mistake" and noted the sensitive figures had been removed from the plan. However, they remained widely available on the internet. Her disclosure came only a day after an unrepentant Nicola Sturgeon said she was "not convinced" that publication of the figures on "transparency" grounds had jeopardised the UK's vaccine supplies. But Ms Freeman was last night facing an inquiry into whether she broke the ministerial code of conduct over the gaffe, and a separate incident in which she disclosed the sensitive location of a vaccine storage centre. The Scottish Tories wrote to the First Minister asking her to investigate Ms Freeman under a section of the code stating ministers must respect the "confidentiality and security" of government business.