Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal will start their 2021 seasons on Feb. 2 when they lead Serbia and Spain respectively in the team-based ATP Cup ahead of the Australian Open. The top two men's players will be joined by world number three Dominic Thiem and Russian No. 4 Daniil Medvedev on the opening day of the tournament at Melbourne Park, which will also host the year's first Grand Slam from Feb. 8-21. Reigning champions Serbia, led by Australian Open holder Djokovic, will begin their title defence against Canada on Rod Laver Arena and will also play Germany in the group stages.
Asia's football body cancelled several tournaments and announced centralised group stages for the Champions League and AFC Cup club tournaments on Monday, as it continues to battle coronavirus disruption.
Skipper Joe Root on Monday said England will take "confidence" from their 2-0 Test sweep in Sri Lanka to challenge world number one India on their own patch.
The Witcher prequel Blood Origin casts Queen and Slim’s Jodie Turner-Smith as lead
KOTA KINABALU, Jan 25 — Guidelines for the Chinese New Year festivities next month are expected to be strict given the high number of daily Covid-19 infections here, said Sabah Covid-19...
WWE issued a bullish forecast for adjusted operating income in 2021, with one of the key drivers coming from its deal to fold the U.S. version of its WWE Network streaming outlet into NBCUniversal’s Peacock. On Monday, WWE and NBCU announced the deal to bring WWE Network exclusively to Peacock in the U.S. Subsequently, WWE […]
Thousands across Russia braved police violence and legal action this weekend in a symbolic victory for jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny, whose standoff with the Kremlin promises to be protracted and above all very risky.
The European Union's executive body proposed Monday that the bloc's 27 nations impose more travel restrictions to counter the worrying spread of new coronavirus variants but make sure to keep goods and workers moving across EU borders. Amid concerns related to the production and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, the European commission urged EU nations to reinforce testing and quarantine measures for travelers as virus mutations that are more transmissible threaten to overwhelm European hospitals with new cases. More than 400,000 EU citizens have already died from the virus since the pandemic first hit Europe last year.
A German regional leader has sparked a backlash after he admitted on a chat app to playing Candy Crush on his phone during online pandemic response meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Scolari, who also coached Chelsea, Gremio and Palmeiras, took over at the troubled side in October last year when they were 19th in the 20-team league, with just 12 points from 15 games. They currently sit 12th in Serie B, safe from relegation but with no chance of being automatically promoted back to the top tier. “Collaborating with the club during the most challenging moment in its history, Scolari and his staff fulfilled the important recovery mission,” Cruzeiro said in a statement.
Wasps lock Launchbury was ruled out with a fibia stress fracture, while Harlequins' Marler has withdrawn for personal reasons. The news comes as a significant blow for England, with coach Eddie Jones' already without loosehead prop Mako Vunipola, who is recovering from an Achilles injury.
Oil and gas giant Shell is buying ubitricity, a major provider of electric vehicle charging points in Europe. Shell said Monday that it would buy a 100% stake in the Berlin-based startup, without disclosing the price. “The move represents a further step in Shell’s efforts to support drivers as they switch to lower-carbon transport,” the company said.
Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who led the former president's efforts to spread baseless claims about the 2020 election. The lawsuit seeks more than $1.3 billion in damages for the voting machine company, a target for conservatives who made up wild claims about the company, blaming it for Trump's loss and alleging without evidence that its systems were easily manipulated. Dominion is one of the nation's top voting machine companies and provided machines for the state of Georgia, the critical battleground that Biden won and which flipped power of the U.S. Senate.
Coronavirus restrictions and thousands of security staff made for challenging conditions for South Africa on their tour of Pakistan, head coach Mark Boucher said Monday.
Warning: this article contains spoilers from Netflix’s “Bling Empire” When “Bling Empire” viewers first meet Kelly Mi Li and her boyfriend Andrew Gray, they’re making out clad only in their bath towels. The couple is then whisked off to Paris for Kelly’s birthday. But that dream getaway becomes a nightmare when Kelly leaves to go shopping without telling Andrew. He then angrily berates and curses her out over the phone. The Paris trip leads Kelly and Andrew to re-evaluate their relationship. They seek couples therapy and decide to separate, with Kelly moving out and even going on a date with her castmate Kevin Kreider. However, in the last scene of the season finale, Kelly returns to Andrew and the couple embrace. The Paris trip was filmed in late 2018 and the series wrapped production a year later. So are “Bling Empire’s” Kelly and Andrew together? Kelly Mi Li and Andrew Gray struggle with their relationship (Photo: Netflix) “It was hard to watch because it was a dark time — one of the darkest times of my life,” Kelly told TheWrap’s Lawrence Yee. “Watching it back was very hard to digest but also at the same time there was a very positive feeling because we came so far in a short two years.” Yes, Kelly and Andrew are still together in 2021, although they separated for six months after production and are currently living apart. “We wrapped October/November 2019. January 2020 was when we said, ‘Hey, let’s not talk. Let’s take a break,” Kelly recounted. “About June or July was when we started spending more time together but right now we’re still living separately, and I think we’re going to keep it like that for a while.” That break — and the coronavirus pandemic — allowed Kelly and Andrew to focus on themselves. “We are doing so well,” Kelly continued. “Andrew is doing so well. The darkest secret that he had was his anger issue. He’s done a lot of work a lot on growth and a lot of therapy that I’m so proud of. We have not gotten into anything close to [the Paris call]. Of course, we’ve gotten into disagreements but he’s been very calm and he’s even calmed me down where he’s like, ‘Let’s take a deep breath before we talk.'” Kelly and Andrew actually watched “Bling Empire” together when the docusoap was released on Netflix. “It was difficult,” Kelly admits. “He took it pretty hard because of all the social media comments.” “I got a lot of DMs — most of them were women and some men — who said those scenes reminded them of a past relationship or a relationship they are currently in,” she added. “Some of my DMs are really long and I’m really grateful they’re sharing their story with me. It just also shows there are a lot of people traumatized in the world and when they don’t heal themselves they end up hurting the people around them. I just pray for healing and hope they find peace.” Both Kelly and Andrew are continuing individual therapy and will begin couples therapy when they are ready to move onto that part of the course. “One of the things I really want to address is mental health awareness, especially with the stigma in the Asian community. Growing up you don’t talk about your problems; you repress everything because you’re not supposed to air your dirty laundry. You get personal trainers for your body; you should 100% get therapy for your mind and your mental health,” Kelly said. “Bling Empire” currently airs on Netflix. Read original story ‘Bling Empire': Are Kelly and Andrew Still Together? At TheWrap
There is a lot of uncertainty over the COVID-19 vaccines, said co-chair of the multi-ministry task force Lawrence Wong on Monday (25 January).
Rooftop solar is getting cheaper all the time. The actual costs of solar hardware (the module, or panels, and the inverter that produces electricity) have fallen much more quickly than the system’s “soft costs,” which include the various overhead costs, from legal paperwork to marketing, that installers pass on to customers. The first reason for the price gap is the complexity of solar financing contracts.
The U.K.’s Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has found a global streaming home with theater specialist BroadwayHD. Nine RSC titles will debut on BroadwayHD in January, with 20 more productions set to arrive in February and March. Highlights include “Hamlet,” directed by Simon Godwin and starring Paapa Essiedu (“I May Destroy You”); “King Lear,” directed by […]
As NBC News’ newly minted chief White House correspondents, Kristen Welker and Peter Alexander have the sort of job that rarely ends neatly for the week on Friday at 5 p.m. And yet, every Saturday morning, this duo — Alexander jokingly refers to the team as “joint chiefs” — has even more to do. Alexander […]
The Dale was too good to be true. A three-wheeled two-seater, the jaunty, rounded little auto sallied forth at the height of the 1970s oil crisis, with a supposed 70 mile-per-gallon fuel efficiency that rebuked all other automakers. In the new documentary “The Lady and the Dale,” airing in four parts on HBO, we meet […]