After a year off, the MTV Movie & TV Awards are back and fully relishing the reigning supremacy of television in our lives. Buzzy favorites over the year — whether out of jest (“Emily in Paris”) or pure obsessiveness (“WandaVision”) — are going head-to-head for the golden popcorn. Live from Los Angeles, Leslie Jones will […]
Asian shares edged cautiously higher on Monday catching the tailwind from a bounce on Wall Street and ahead of what are expected to be upbeat readings on the Chinese economy, though any disappointment could quickly chill the mood. Industrial output and retail sales are forecast to show hefty annual gains given activity in April last year was badly marred by pandemic lockdowns. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan firmed 0.2%, nudging further away from a four-month trough hit last week.
Friends will hug, pints will be pulled and swathes of the British economy will reopen on Monday giving 65 million people a measure of freedom after the gloom of a four-month COVID-19 lockdown. The biggest public health crisis in a century was accompanied by a drastic extension of state power; during England's lockdowns police broke up parties and protests alike, shut down religious services and handed out fines of up to 10,000 pounds ($14,000) to youngsters for partying. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who before he imposed three national lockdowns had railed against the "nanny" tendencies of the British state, advised people to cuddle cautiously and served notice that the spread of the coronavirus variant first identified in India meant that the final UK reopening in June could be delayed.
After texting with someone he thought was Falcons defensive coordinator Dean Pees, Juantarius Bryant was turned away from the team's facility this week. He was the victim of a hoax.
Board members at Microsoft Corp. made a decision in 2020 that it wasn't appropriate for its co-founder Bill Gates to continue sitting on its board as they investigated the billionaire’s prior romantic relationship with a female Microsoft employee that was deemed inappropriate, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Citing unnamed sources, The Journal reported online Sunday that board members looking into the matter hired a law firm in late 2019 to conduct an investigation after a Microsoft engineer alleged in a letter that she had a sexual relationship with Gates over several years. The Journal reported that Gates resigned before the board's investigation was finished, citing another person familiar with the matter.
Matthew Belloni, the former editorial director of the Hollywood Reporter, has joined the management team of a new media startup that will cover finance, politics, technology and entertainment. His landing spot has been the subject of much speculation since Belloni left the Reporter in a dispute with the trade publication’s owners over editorial coverage. There […]
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The MTV Movie & TV Awards make their return on the first installment of a two-night event. Hosted by Leslie Jones, Sunday evening’s show takes place at the Hollywood Palladium with a slew of presenters that include TikTok icon Addison Rae, ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ star Anthony Mackie, and ‘In the Heights’ creator […]
New Zealand Rugby has confirmed the All Blacks will play Fiji twice and Tonga once in July internationals. The All Blacks were due to play two tests against Italy and one against Fiji, but Italy withdrew because of concerns about traveling during the coronavirus pandemic. The test against Tonga will be played at Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium on July 3 and will be preceded by a match between New Zealand Maori and Samoa.
Working long hours is killing hundreds of thousands of people a year in a worsening trend that may accelerate further due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Monday. In the first global study of the loss of life associated with longer working hours, the paper in the journal Environment International showed that 745,000 people died from stroke and heart disease associated with long working hours in 2016. That was an increase of nearly 30% from 2000.
The head of UNICEF on Monday asked G7 countries to donate supplies to the COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme as an emergency measure to address a severe shortfall caused by disruption to Indian vaccine exports. India has curbed exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by its Serum Institute, which had been pledged to COVAX, to be used by the country as it battles a massive second wave of infections. U.N. agency UNICEF, which is in charge of supplying coronavirus vaccines through COVAX, estimates the supply shortfall at 140 million doses by the end of May and about 190 million by the end of June.
Mitch Haniger hit two doubles and the Seattle Mariners snapped Shane Bieber’s record strikeout streak, beating the Cleveland Indians and their ace 3-2 on Sunday. Bieber (4-3) had fanned at least eight in 20 straight games, but the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner fell short with seven. “The last few outings haven't been super sharp like the beginning of the year,” Bieber said.
He had to endure a lengthy rain delay, but K.H. Lee picked up his first career win on the PGA Tour on Sunday.
It will be the All Blacks' first test against Fiji since thrashing the Pacific islanders 60-14 in Dunedin in 2011. The All Blacks last played Tonga in 2019 in a warmup prior to the World Cup in Japan, winning 92-7.
Stephen Curry scored 46 points and claimed his second NBA scoring title as the Golden State Warriors won their sixth straight by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 113-101 on Sunday in San Francisco.
A rapidly spreading fire in Topanga Canyon has forced around 1,000 residents to evacuate as of Sunday afternoon. NBC Los Angeles reported Saturday that police are looking for a man suspected of starting the fires. The blaze was first reported around 10 p.m. Friday evening, and what began as a small brush fire is now roughly 1,325 acres of flames. Officials are using air tankers and all available resources to tame the blaze, which is currently 0% contained — meaning the firefighters are unable to keep the fire from spreading further across Western Los Angeles. LA County Fire Department said in a recent statement the area of Pacific Palisades is basically a tinder box, filled with dry vegetation that “has not burned in 50+ years.” More than 500 homes and 1,000 people have been evacuate as the fire spreads, LAFD spokesperson Capt. Erik Scott told the New York Times. South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory warning for most of central LA, Northwest Coastal LA County (where the fires are mainly concentrated), and the San Fernando Valley. As with many fires in the hills of Los Angeles County, the mountainous terrain makes fighting fires an uphill battle. “Dozers are working to improve access for firefighters on the ground, but much of the area remains inaccessible,” LAFD spokeswoman Margaret Stewart told USA Today. “This is primarily an air-based operation with both fixed-wing and rotary (helicopters) working together.” In a tweet posted Sunday LAFD said, “Crews are working flare-ups towards the leading edge of the fire. @LACoFireAirOps water dropping helicopters & ground personnel continue the fight in steep, rugged terrain.” Officials say they hope overcast weather expected this week will bring down temperatures and make it easier to curtail the blaze before offshore winds pick up its momentum and bring it up the coast. Here's the current conditions near the #Palisadesfire SCE Topanga Oaks Station15 May 5:00 PM PDTTemp: 63°FDew Point: 51°FRH: 65%Wind SW 5 mph Gust:14 mph#socal #firewx #palisades #cawxhttps://t.co/FtgJvLKaKU pic.twitter.com/tuTIfBVXME— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) May 16, 2021 Read original story Palisades Fire Forces 1,000 Residents to Evacuate in Topanga Canyon At TheWrap
Just days after Bill and Melinda Gates announced their divorce, new reports have surfaced revealing that the Microsoft board of directors had been leaning towards removing Gates following an investigation into the billionaire’s prior romantic relationship with an employee at the tech company. According to the Wall Street Journal, members of the Microsoft board launched an investigation in 2019 after receiving a letter from an employee saying that Gates sought to “initiate an intimate relationship” with her 19 years prior. Some members were concerned about the relationship in the wake of the #MeToo movement and felt that it would not be appropriate for Gates to continue in a leadership role at Microsoft at a time when workplace harassment and misconduct was coming under unprecedented public scrutiny.Gates resigned from the company in March 2020 before the investigation was completed. “There was an affair almost 20 years ago which ended amicably,” a Gates spokesperson told WSJ. “[His] decision to transition off the board was in no way related to this matter. In fact, he had expressed an interest in spending more time on his philanthropy starting several years earlier.”The New York Times also reported on Sunday that Gates had “pursued” several women over the past 27 years, including one Microsoft employee who said that Gates asked her to dinner in 2006 in an email that also said “”If this makes you uncomfortable, pretend it never happened.” Some years later, another woman who worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said she was also asked out by Gates. Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates announced their divorce on May 3, agreeing to divide their $130 billion fortune while continuing to work together as co-chairs of their philanthropic foundation. The Times and WSJ report that the divorce was set in motion in October 2019 shortly after reports surfaced of Gates’ ties to Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of underage sex trafficking and soliciting prostitution from a minor. It is unclear exactly how much French Gates knew about Gates’ connection to Epstein, and Gates’ representatives have vehemently denied that Epstein’s ties played a factor. ““Your characterization of his meetings with Epstein and others about philanthropy is inaccurate, including who participated,” a spokesperson wrote to the Times. “Similarly, any claim that Gates spoke of his marriage or Melinda in a disparaging manner is false. The claim of mistreatment of employees is also false. The rumors and speculation surrounding Gates’s divorce are becoming increasingly absurd, and it’s unfortunate that people who have little to no knowledge of the situation are being characterized as ‘sources.’” Read original story Microsoft Board Decided to Oust Bill Gates Over Affair With Staffer At TheWrap
The All Blacks will play Fiji and Tonga in July after the Test schedule was rejigged because of the coronavirus pandemic, New Zealand Rugby announced Monday.
New construction starts have jumped by a fifth in the six months ended March to 3.1 million square feet, Deloitte's London Office Crane Survey showed, with 56% of the pipeline expected to involve an extensive upgrade of existing office stock. The city's developers anticipate new working patterns to reduce office demand on average by 10% to 15% in terms of square footage.
Negotiations for a potential merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery accelerated on Sunday as the shock of a possible transaction ricocheted around the halls of HBO, Warner Bros. and other legacy Time Warner companies that have been on a roller-coaster ride of disruption since 2016. Sources said AT&T leadership was meeting Sunday to discuss the transaction […]