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Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has signed audio-first British media platform Tortoise Media. Tortoise Media, which focuses on “slow news,” was co-founded by James Harding, a former BBC News director and Times of London editor; Katie Vanneck-Smith, the former president of the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones; and Matthew Barzun, former U.S. Ambassador to the […]
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An appeals court suspended Rudy Giuliani from practicing law in New York because he made false statements while trying to get courts to overturn Donald Trump’s loss in the presidential race. An attorney disciplinary committee said in its motion to suspend Giuliani’s license that there was “uncontroverted evidence” that Giuliani had made false statements to the courts, the public and lawmakers as he pushed theories that the election was stolen through fraud.
Sam Neill, Christoph Waltz and Patrick Gibson will head the cast of “The Portable Door,” a fantasy adventure film adapted from the series of novels by Patrick Holt. The film is now shooting in Queensland, Australia, with Jeffrey Walker (“Ali’s Wedding,” Sky’s “Lambs of God”) directing from a script by Leon Ford (“Griff the Invisible”). The story […]
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Oakland has an impressive history of finding value from unlikely sources, with Tony Kemp being a recent example. Scott Pianowski looks around fantasy baseball.
John McAfee may be best known for his erratic and eccentric personality, but his contributions to cybersecurity can’t be overlooked.
Teenager Jamal Musiala, who only opted to play for Germany in February, is relishing facing his "second home" England in Tuesday's mouth-watering Euro 2020 last-16 clash at Wembley.
Paris-based Charades Films has boarded Carlota Pereda’s rural thriller “Piggy” (“Cerdita”), one of the most awaited feature debuts of the year from Spain. Written and directed by Pereda, “Piggy” is produced by Morena Films and France’s Backup Media, the outfit behind “Still Alice,” “Submergence” and Ari Folman’s Cannes entry “Where Is Anne Frank.” Charades will […]
Saquon Barkley is set to return from a devastating knee injury. Liz Loza takes a deep dive into his outlook on the latest edition of Rest vs. Rust.
Penny Oleksiak, the first Canadian to win four medals at a Summer Olympics, will lead a Canadian swimming team eager to build on their efforts in Rio de Janeiro at next month's Tokyo Games. Swimming Canada unveiled a 26-member squad (16 women, 10 men) on Thursday that is a mix of experience and youth that officials hope is capable of improving on the six medals won in Rio, the country's best haul in the pool since the 1984 Los Angeles Games. "I think the mix of veteran leaders and new faces is awesome," said Kylie Masse, a bronze medallist in the 100 metres backstroke in Rio and one of 10 returning Olympians.
The operator of a giant cargo ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March said on Thursday that while a final agreement with authorities was being concluded, it would take more time for the vessel to be released and able to sail. The Japanese owners and insurers of the ship were locked in a compensation dispute with the Suez Canal Authority, but announced on Wednesday that an agreement in principle had been reached. "It may take some further time for the agreement to be concluded, for the vessel to be released from arrest and prepared for onward transit," ship operator Evergreen Line said in a statement.
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Universal Music Group and Snap announced a multiyear global agreement that will let Snapchat’s users incorporate UMG’s catalog of recorded music and content into creative tools, including Sounds on Snapchat and augmented reality Lenses. Under the terms of the deal, UMG’s entire recorded music catalog is available on a global basis in Snapchat’s Sounds tool, […]
CANNES CLASSICS Mark Cousins‘ documentary “The Storms Of Jeremy Thomas,” following the legendary “The Last Emperor” and “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” producer’s annual drive to Cannes, will be the pre-opener at the Cannes Classics selection this year. Restored titles this year include “Friendship’s Death” by Peter Wollen (1987, U.K.), starring Tilda Swinton; “F For Fake” […]
A handful of players from the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team riff on what the letters LFG — their rallying cry — stand for exactly. The flow of close-ups in the winning and timely doc “LFG,” from Jennifer McDonald to Samantha Mewis to Kelley O’Hara to Megan Rapinoe to Becky Sauerbrunn, has the feel of […]
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U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan returned to Moscow on Thursday after leaving the country in April amid a diplomatic crisis, as relations improve slightly in the wake of last week's leaders' summit. U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on June 16 for talks that both leaders described as pragmatic, but not friendly. "Arrived back in Moscow today," Sullivan said, in a comment shared on Twitter by the U.S. Embassy spokesperson.
Nearly all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. now are in people who weren’t vaccinated, a staggering demonstration of how effective the shots have been and an indication that deaths per day — now down to under 300 — could be practically zero if everyone eligible got the vaccine. The AP analyzed figures provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC itself has not estimated what percentage of hospitalizations and deaths are in fully vaccinated people, citing limitations in the data.