Stars like Sterling K. Brown and Kerry Washington are speaking up about the lack of diversity in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s ranks, namely the fact that the organization does not currently have a single Black member. This wave of criticism comes ahead of Sunday’s 78th Annual Golden Globes ceremony. HFPA board chair Meher Tatna […]
The Southeast Asian country has been in crisis since the army seized power on Feb. 1 and detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and much of her party leadership, alleging fraud in a November election her party had won. The coup has brought hundreds of thousands of protesters to Myanmar's streets and drawn condemnation from Western countries, with some imposing limited sanctions.
The Time's Up movement on Friday launched a campaign criticizing the lack of diversity in the organization that hands out the Golden Globes for film and television. The Golden Globes are chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFP) and have grown to be one of the most popular award shows in the run-up to the annual Oscars. Prominent Black celebrities Kerry Washington, Sterling K. Brown, Ava DuVernay and TV producer Shonda Rhimes swiftly threw their support behind the campaign, along with the likes of directors J.J. Abrams and Judd Apatow.
Brandon Wu birdied his final two holes to post a five-under par 67 and grab a one-shot lead after the second round of the US PGA Tour Puerto Rico Open on Friday.
The Highlanders lost their seventh straight match against their South Island neighbours despite dominating territory and possession for much of the contest at Otago Stadium. Brown said it was "sad" that a team so heavily penalised -- the Crusaders conceded 15 penalties and were shown two yellow cards -- was still able to emerge victorious from a tight contest.
Chief executives of the nation's largest passenger and cargo airlines met with key Biden administration officials Friday to talk about reducing emissions from airplanes and push incentives for lower-carbon aviation fuels. The White House said the meeting with climate adviser Gina McCarthy and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg also touched on economic policy and curbing the spread of COVID-19 — travel has been a vector for the virus. United Airlines said CEO Scott Kirby asked administration officials to support incentives for sustainable aviation fuel and technology to remove carbon from the atmosphere.
Taylor Swift has made official what most fans already suspected: the handful of “Lover Fest” shows that she was scheduled to do in the summer of 2020 won’t be happening in summer 2021, either, or ever. While fans had previously had the option to hold onto their tickets in case rescheduling was possible, she’s put […]
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is the "Heston Blumenthal of football" according to West Ham United boss David Moyes, who takes his high-flying side to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday looking to cook up a shock against the Premier League leaders. British celebrity chef Blumenthal is well known for his creative concoctions, which include unusual culinary delights like snail porridge and bacon and egg flavoured ice cream. Spaniard Guardiola is also innovative in his profession, giving a virtual free role to Portuguese full-back Joao Cancelo to maraud into midfield and cause havoc for opposing defences.
"With Pfizer, Moderna, and now AstraZeneca, Canada will get more than 6.5 million doses before the end of March," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters. The vaccine is the third to be approved by Health Canada following the December approval of vaccines developed by Pfizer Inc with BioNTech SE and Moderna Inc.Canada has ordered 20 million doses of the vaccine from AstraZeneca, and is due to receive 1.9 million through COVAX - the international initiative set up to provide equitable access to vaccines - in the first half of the year.
AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron received a $3.75 million bonus at a time when many of the company’s employees have been laid off and several of its theaters are closed due to COVID-19, according to public filings. It’s been a grueling period for the world’s largest theater chain, one that has seen its cinemas shuttered […]
Nevada's governor on Friday unveiled a proposal that would allow technology companies to establish jurisdictions with powers similar to those of county governments, arguing the state needed to be bold to diversify its economy and pushing back against those who have likened the idea to company towns. “This proposal is an exciting, unprecedented concept that has a potential to position Nevada as a global center of advanced technology and innovation, while helping to create immediate positive economic impact and shape the economy of the future,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said of his Innovation Zones idea. Under the proposal, companies developing cutting-edge technologies that have at least 50,000 acres (200 sq. kilometers) of land and promise to invest $1.25 billion could establish “Innovation Zones."
As Oscar season gets into high gear – nomination voting opens March 5 — Variety has partnered with Women in Film to celebrate artisans and women behind the camera. Over the next week, Variety will roll out one-to-one conversations with “Mank” costume designer Trish Summerville, “One Night in Miami” cinematographer Tami Reiker ASC, “Promising Young […]
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 – The weather in the capital has been averaging 36°C for the past few days. Surely this is the very definition of “sweltering heat”? Even the evening breeze is warm. Such...
SoftBank, the new owner of the office-sharing firm, did not disclose terms of the settlement. Media reports earlier this week indicated the deal includes a nearly $500 million cut in Neumann's payout from SoftBank. The legal tussle between SoftBank and Neumann started in 2019, when SoftBank agreed to buy around $3 billion in WeWork stock belonging to Neumann as well as current and former WeWork employees.
An Australian man and his Southern California business partner who ran a network of online charter schools pleaded guilty Friday to felony charges tied to a massive fraud scheme that siphoned $50 million in education funds from the state to invest in start-up companies and real estate. Prosecutors called it one of the nation's biggest fraud cases involving education dollars. Sean McManus, 46, entered his plea from Australia via a video call to San Diego Superior Court.
In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix released trailers for its upcoming series “Shadow and Bone,” and “Who Killed Sara?,” and ABC released an extended first look at Topher Grace’s upcoming sitcom “Home Economics.” DATES HBO announced that “Q: Into the Storm,” a six-part docuseries that explores the origins of QAnon, will debut with two back-to-back […]
Feb.26 -- Sunrun CFO Tom vonReichbauer defends solar energy in the wake of the recent weather-related crisis in Texas, saying Sunrun customers actually provided "resilience" to the energy grid. He speaks to Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."
Friday, Feb. 26 Dan Waite has been promoted to president of Better Noise Music, CEO Allen Kovac announced. Upped from Managing Director, UK & Europe, Waite, based in the UK, will oversee all artist relations, and music and film content releases across the company’s global offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Toronto, London, Berlin, […]
The 5-foot-8 guard is coming off a 2020 season in which she set career highs in points per game (14.8), rebounds per game (2.9), assists per game (2.4) and steals per game (1.8). "Ariel has been a great contributor to our success from the time she stepped on the court her rookie year," Washington coach Mike Thibault said in a statement. "Ariel is an excellent role model and representative of the Mystics in the D.C. community and this is an important next step forward for us."
Blinken did not address why the United States fell short of imposing sanctions on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who the report said approved an operation to kill Khashoggi in 2018, but said that a number of steps were taken on Friday to prevent similar conduct by the kingdom in future.