With several members of the football team in quarantine due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, ESPN said it had confirmed with a team official that Fuller will make the trip to Missouri with the men's team. Vanderbilt Football posted a Tweet "History in the making" accompanied by a picture of Fuller in uniform.
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Pakistan has freed a political activist who was serving a life sentence in the country's semi-autonomous north, part of the contested Kashmir region also claimed by India, his party told AFP Friday.
A contract deadline between Dish Network and Nexstar Media Group is approaching this Wednesday, and Nexstar is warning that millions of subscribers could lose access to programming including NFL games and local news if a deal is not met.Nexstar is the owner of cable network WGN America along with dozens of local TV networks and also is a major broadcasting partner for CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox. The company is negotiating with Dish over a new contract to replace the one signed in 2016.Also Read: Dish Network Lost Record 413,000 Paid Subscribers in Q1“Since July, Nexstar has been negotiating tirelessly and in good faith in an attempt to reach a mutually agreeable multi-year contract with Dish, offering Dish the same fair market rates it offered to other large distribution partners with whom it completed successful negotiations in 2019 and 2020,” Nexstar said in a news release today.“Despite generating nearly $11 billion in revenue during the first nine months of this year and completing a billion-plus dollar acquisition of a wireless company, Dish has proposed rates that go significantly backwards and, in addition to risking the removal of Nexstar’s local broadcast stations, is threatening to also drop Nexstar’s cable network, WGN America, from its system.”Also Read: Sinclair Settles Lawsuit Over Scuttled Tribune Takeover, Will Pay Nexstar $60 MillionDish has been known for tough negotiations with networks over carriage deals, dropping HBO and networks owned by Sinclair after stalled negotiations with those companies while other networks like Univision were reinstated after months of holdouts. Dish says that Nexstar is “trying to strong-arm companies like Dish to pay outrageous rates and force unprecedented increases onto customers” and “trying to use its market power to demand unreasonable rate increases while intentionally using millions of Americans as pawns in their negotiations.”The deadline for a new contract is 8 PM ET on Wednesday, Dec. 2.Read original story Nexstar Warns of Dish Network Blackout as Contract Deadline Approaches At TheWrap
HBO and HBO Max are rounding out the universally despised year with the long-awaited premieres of popular shows and movies. "Wonder Woman 1984," the hotly anticipated sequel to 2017's "Wonder Woman," will be debuting simultaneously on HBO Max and in theaters on Christmas Day. Gal Gadot faces off against a new enemy with superhuman strength […]
A line of shoppers wrapped around part of Vaughan Mills mall in Vaughan, Ontario, as they waited to snag Black Friday deals on November 27.Twitter user @GhalengDL827 shared this video of people waiting outside the mall before sunrise, writing, “Vaughan mills line up!! Nope we ain’t lining up!” The social media user shared the footage alongside the hashtag #TorontoLockdown, referring to the city’s new coronavirus lockdown that bans in-person shopping at non-essential retailers.Vaughan, a 40-minute drive from Toronto, was open for in-person retail shopping, though local officials outlined capacity and social distancing measures for retailers to take. Officials in the York Region, which includes Vaughan, also planned to increase inspection of businesses over the Black Friday weekend to ensure compliance. Credit: @GhalengDL827 via Storyful
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Pub-goers in Tier 2 areas will have to leave after finishing their "substantial" meal, the Government has said. Under the post-lockdown guidance, pubs in Tier 2 areas can only stay open if they can function as a restaurant, and alcohol can only be served with a substantial meal. The "no lingering" warning was issued by the Prime Minister's official spokesman, who said customers could no longer stay "once the meal is finished". The Local Government Association (LGA) has suggested a two-hour turnaround is the "maximum amount of time for a meal of multiple courses". Its guidance has endorsed the Number 10 edict that "enforcement will be targeted at those premises which are clearly stretching things too far by allowing customers to stay well beyond the duration of a meal and in effect facilitating longer drinking sessions". It will be seen as a further imposition on hard-hit pubs, with the Beer and Pub Association estimating 14,000 of the 21,000 pubs in Tier 2 areas will remain shut because they cannot serve meals or do not believe it is financially viable to open.
President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that images showing Paris police beating up a Black music producer were shameful for France, and that the government would have to find a way to restore public confidence in the force. Prosecutors are investigating the violent arrest of Michel Zecler, who said he was also racially abused by the officers, after CCTV footage of the incident was released. The police watchdog is also investigating. Four police officers were being held for questioning as part of the investigation, the Paris Prosecutor's office said. The beating inside the entrance of a building was captured on closed circuit television and mobile phone footage, which has circulated widely online and has made headlines around Europe. "The images we have all seen of the aggression against Michel Zecler are unacceptable, they are shameful for all of us. France should never allow violence or brutality, no matter who it comes from. France should never let hate or racism prosper," Macron said in a statement on his Facebook page. He added that the police force should be exemplary. "Those whose job it is to apply the law should respect the law," he said, adding that he has asked the government to urgently make proposals about how to restore confidence in the police. The beating of Zecler risks inflaming racial tension, with allegations of repeated police brutality against Black and ethnic communities at the forefront of many people's minds after the death of Black American George Floyd in Minneapolis in May sparked the "BlackLivesMatter" movement. Dominique Sopo, President of anti-racism group "SOS Racisme", told Reuters Zecler had been the target of a "racist attack". "For police officers to act that way they must have a tremendous feeling of impunity. This situation is a symptom of an impunity that has been going on for too long," he added. Paris police already faced criticism this week after social media photos and videos showed officers hitting protesters as they cleared out an illegal migrants campsite in a central Paris square. The music producer told reporters he was set upon by police at his studio in Paris's 17th arrondissement on Saturday. He said he had been walking in the street without a face mask - against French COVID-19 health protocols - and, upon seeing a police car, went into his nearby studio to avoid being fined. However, he said, the police followed him inside and began to assault and racially abuse him. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin told France 2 television on Thursday that the officers would be punished if the alleged wrongdoing was confirmed. Zecler's arrest came amid fierce debate in France over draft legislation that would limit journalists' ability to document French police officers at work. Around 3,500 people marched against the bill in the western city of Nantes, where police used tear gas and made several arrests. Many in the march also protested against police violence, some with their faces bandaged in support of Michel Zecler. A similar demonstration is planned in Paris on Saturday.
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The match-up between the Ravens (6-4) and Steelers (10-0) was initially due to be played on Thursday as part of the National Football League's U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday slate of games but was rescheduled following several positive tests. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, the NFL's reigning Most Valuable Player, is among the players who have tested positive this week and will miss Tuesday's game.
Riders showing their horses at elite equine events have long tried to impress judges by doing anything they can to prevent their steed looking scruffy. From braiding their mane to plaiting their tail, prize-winning horses competing in equestrian must look their most presentable. But now the fashion for trimming the whiskers on horses to create a smooth and clear side profile for aesthetic reasons has been banned by the international governing body. The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) this week ruled that any riders who practice trimming the muzzle of horses - other than for welfare reasons - will face instant disqualification from next year. It comes after rising discontent for the tradition by campaigners who branded it "cruel" for depriving the animals of an extra sense. Their whiskers, or ‘vibrissae’, grow on horses' noses and eyes and have nerve connections, which help them feel what’s in front of them in much the same way as cats and rats. “Horses are notoriously poor sighted in their immediate vicinity, their eyesight is designed to see in the distance and look for predators but it isn’t very good close up so they use the whiskers to feel for food and surfaces,” said Lucy Grieve, President of British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) and an ambulatory vet at Rossdales, in Newmarket. Ms Grieve said that trimming whiskers left horses “unsettled” and “stressed” and that there had been reports of horses - following the removal - that appear “quite clumsy for a few days, and bump their head into a side door or knock their nose into the manger as they go to eat their food.”
History GCSE is set to be given a Black Lives Matter makeover which could lead to popular topics such as World War Two and the Tudors including more content on ethnic minorities, The Telegraph can reveal. Exam boards have been in discussions with a coalition of charities since the summer about updating their courses to include more black history. Dr Katherine Burn, an associate professor of education at Oxford University and deputy president of the Historical Association, said that a “concerted” effort is now underway to overhaul the syllabus. “We are looking particularly at the most commonly taught courses within History GCSE and thinking about if this is the diet that most students get, where is there scope to make changes,” she said. “What could we add into those existing units as small changes, with the proviso that if you put something in you do have to take some things out.” She said that there is “no doubt” that the Black Lives Matter movement spurred on the discussions but added that there was already considerable appetite among historians to make changes. There has been some “frustration” among exam boards that when they offer new courses - such as the history of migration - schools fail to take them up in large numbers since this would involve investing in new textbooks and teacher training, Dr Burn said. She explained that the preferred approach is to amend the content of existing popular courses which means they are more likely to be taught in schools in a widespread way. “We know Nazi Germany is the bog standard that everyone will do,” Dr Burn said. Within this topics, pupils could be taught about the black population of Germany at the time and “how they caught up in the Holocaust and the promotion of the Aryan identity”, she added. Likewise, a course on the Tudors could include learning about John Blanke, a black trumpeter who was a member of the court of both Henry VII and Henry VIII, she said. A report published by the Royal Historical Society (RHS) in 2018 said that teachers must stop devoting so much time to slavery because it puts black children off History. The society has found that the “seemingly relentless focus” on the exploitation and abolition of slavery can be “intellectually limiting and, at times, alienating” for black pupils. Aside from slavery, the history of British black and minority ethnic (BME) communities are “often absent” from the classroom, the report said. In order to foster a more inclusive environment for black students, teachers must “go beyond these limited vantage points”, it added. Dr Burn added that making changes to the GCSE are “absolutely” aimed at encouraging more BME students to take history. The RHS is one of a number of organisations - including the Historical Association, the Institute of Historical Research, the School History Project and the Runnymede Trust - which have been in discussions with all the UK's major exam boards about this since the summer. Any amendments to exam content would need to be approved by both the Department for Education and the regulator Ofqual. A spokesman for AQA, the country’s biggest exam board, said: “We’re always looking at how we can make our qualifications as representative as they can possibly be.” A spokesperson for Pearson, which owns the exam board Edexcel, said: "While we always work hard to design history qualifications that are diverse and inclusive, this year has rightly generated a renewed focus on what history is taught to our young people, and the sector needs to keep challenging itself.”
TheWrap looks at the 6 top-grossing holiday shock-fests8\. Silent Night (2012) Opening: $9,779 Cumulative: $14,567Malcolm McDowell, Jaime King and Donal Logue star in the film about a murderous Santa who picks off people one by one.7\. Better Watch Out (2016) Opening: $12,569 Cumulative: $20,369Olivia DeJonge plays a babysitter who must protect a 12-year-old boy after a home invasion while his parents are out at a holiday party.6\. “Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale” (2010) Opening: $9,281 Cumulative: $236,347The film follows a group of people living near the Korvatunturi mountain who discover the secret behind Santa Claus.5\. “Anna and the Apocalypse” (2018)Opening: $52,588 Cumulative: $493,877 (as of Dec. 20, 2018)In this comedic musical with grossout touches, a teenager and her friends ward off the zombie apocalypse when it comes at Christmas-time.“Silent Night, Deadly Night” (1984) Opening: $1.4 million Cumulative: $2.5 million4\. “Black Christmas” (2019) Opening: $4.2 million Cumulative: $7.2 million (as of Dec. 22, 2019)A second remake of a 1974 Canadian film, starring Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue and Brittany O’Grady, this slasher film about sorority sisters fighting off a stalker takes a stab at feminist themes.In the slasher film, a young boy loses his parents and years later becomes a spree killer in a Santa costume.3\. “Black Christmas” (2006) Opening: $3.7 million Cumulative: $16.3 millionMichelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert and Katie Cassidy star in the slasher film about sorority girls getting murdered one by one.2\. “Krampus” (2015) Opening: $16.3 million Cumulative: $42.7 millionA boy in a dysfunctional family turns his back on Christmas — and accidentally unleashes a demon force as a result.1\. “Gremlins” (1984) Opening: $12.5 million Cumulative: $148.2 millionThe movie follows a young boy who breaks rules and unleashes a horde of mischievous monsters.Read original story 9 Christmas Horror Movies That Scared Up Box Office, From ‘Gremlins’ to ‘Black Christmas’ (Photos) At TheWrap
Santacon, an annual bar crawl in which thousands of young people dressed in Santa Claus costumes roam — or stagger — through the streets of Manhattan, has been canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said. During Santacon, hordes of Santas usually move from bar to bar, downing shots. "All of the reindeer got the 'Rona so, the Elves have advised Santa to hold off on the in-person merriment," organizers wrote on their website https://santacon.nyc earlier this week.
Eton College has been urged not to succumb to outside pressure to be “woke” as MPs and a Harvard professor led the backlash to the sacking of a teacher. It comes after the 580-year-old boarding school dismissed one of its masters amid a free speech row prompted by a lecture which questioned “current radical feminist orthodoxy”. The school is accused of “prioritising emotional safety over intellectual challenge” after it allegedly banned a presentation on the theme of masculinity from being delivered to students. On Friday Bim Afolami, the MP for Harpenden and Hitchin and Old Etonian, urged the £42,500-a-year school not to “succumb to what it feels is an outside pressure to be 'woke' or to avoid controversial subjects”. He said: “Eton is one of our best known education establishments in the country, if not the best known. “One of the most wonderful things about the school is the independence of discussion and that takes place at every single level. We need to be very sure that they don't lose that. “I will be getting in touch with the Provost Lord Waldergrave, who I know well and hugely respect and like, to see what has been going on here.” Earlier this week, The Telegraph revealed how Will Knowland, who has taught English at Eton College for nine years, alleged that he was dismissed for gross misconduct following a dispute over a lecture he was due to give pupils earlier this year. The lecture, titled “The Patriarchy Paradox” was part of the Perspectives course which is taken by older students to encourage them to think critically about subjects of public debate. But Mr Knowland alleges that he was banned from delivering the lecture and dismissed after he refused to remove a video of the lecture from his personal YouTube channel. Lucy Allan, the MP for Telford and private secretary to the Leader of the House, said she has written to Mr Knowland to offer her support. “I thought it was a terrible indictment on free speech that a top institution which one might expect to encourage free thinking in the minds of students,” she said. “I watched the lecture and it is a controversial perspective, I may not agree with aspects of it. I certainly would consider myself a feminist. “But I also want conventional orthodoxies to be challenged. It should be acceptable in any establishment to challenge the norms.” Prof Steven Pinker, an expert in experimental cognitive psychology at Harvard University, has also written to Lord Waldergrove urging him to intervene on Mr Knowland’s behalf. His letter, seen by The Telegraph, said: “For a teacher to be fired for discussing findings backed by scientific evidence, even if they are controversial and some may prove to be mistaken, is an assault on the values that every educational institution should hold dear. “It calls to mind the politicized repression of Galileo, Mendel, and Darwin in earlier periods and of climate scientists and epidemiologists today.” He added: “ In the name of honest and rigorous discussion of ideas, and respect for the ability of Eton students to evaluate and debate them, I urge you not to fire Mr. Knowland”. An Eton College spokesman said: "Mr Knowland has chosen to publicise his version of events in advance of a disciplinary panel convened to hear his appeal against dismissal as a teacher at the College. Eton is fully aware of its obligations not to prejudice that appeal process and so will not be commenting before a final decision is reached by the panel."
Cinematographer Shabier Kirchner shot all five films in the "Small Axe" anthology, working alongside director Steve McQueen. “Lovers Rock,” now streaming on Amazon, is the second film in the anthology and focuses on reggae music sub-genre of the same name which was frequently heard at house parties among the Black community, who were barred from […]
Alex Albon accepted the blame on Friday after his heavy and expensive crash during practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix threatened to derail his future with Red Bull.