WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court sides with Google in $8 billion copyright dispute with Oracle.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court sides with Google in $8 billion copyright dispute with Oracle.
David Pastrnak and Taylor Hall scored in a 50-second span bridging the first and second periods Friday night and goalie Jeremy Swayman recorded his first NHL shutout as the host Boston Bruins completed a two-game sweep of the New York Islanders with a 3-0 win. Curtis Lazar added an empty-netter with 1:12 left for the Bruins, who have won three straight since acquiring Hall and Lazar from the Buffalo Sabres on Monday.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will visit Japan in May, the Kyodo News agency said on Saturday, as the nation struggles to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases before the start of the Games. Bach will attend a torch relay ceremony in the western city of Hiroshima on May 17 and meet with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga the next day, Kyodo said, citing sources close to the matter.
The junta is planning to release more than 23,000 prisoners nationwide, an official said Saturday, even as the military continues to detain and issue arrest warrants for anti-coup dissidents.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors handed out their awards in a virtual ceremony with Pixar’s “Soul, “Tenet” and “Greyhound” among the winners. The MPSE also awarded “The Trial of the Chicago 7” for outstanding achievement in sound editing – feature dialogue / ADR, and outstanding achievement in sound editing – feature musical went to “Eurovision […]
BROADCAST AND DIGITAL RESTRICTIONS~**Broadcasters: NO USE Digital: US DIGITAL CUSTOMERS: NO USE CHINA. NO USE AUSTRALIA BROADCASTERS. NO USE ABC AMERICA, CNN, FOX, UNIVISION, TELEMUNDO, BBC AMERICA, NBC, OR THEIR DIGITAL/MOBILE PLATFORMS. VIDEO MUST BE USED IN ITS ENTIRETY. EXISTING GRAPHICS MAY BE OVERWRITTEN BY CLIENT'S OWN GRAPHICS BUT NO FURTHER EDITS ARE PERMITTED, INCLUDING FOR LENGTH.**U.S. President Joe Biden sough to present a united front with Japan against China's assertiveness on Friday, as he hosted Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at the White House.The talks were dominated by China's increased military movements near Taiwan, as well as its tightening grip on Hong Kong and its crackdown on Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang."Today, Prime Minister Suga and I affirmed our ironclad support for U.S.-Japanese alliance and for our shared security. We committed to working together to take on the challenges from China and on issues like the East China Sea, the South China Sea, as well as North Korea, to ensure a future of a free and open Indo-Pacific."The summit came just days after China sent 25 aircraft, including fighters and nuclear-capable bombers, near Taiwan, a democratic island which Beijing claims as its own.A joint statement released by the leaders after the meeting made direct reference to the need for peace and stability in the Taiwan strait.Suga also underscored the importance of engaging in frank dialogue with Beijing."We also had serious talks on China's influence over the peace and prosperity of the Pacific and the world at large. We agreed to oppose any attempts to change the status quo by force or collusion in the East and South China seas and intimidation of others in the region."The two leaders also agreed to work on the development of 5G communication technologies to prevent one of China’s leading companies, Huawei, from dominating the global market.They also announced plans to jointly invest in artificial intelligence and semiconductor supply chains.This was the first in-person meeting Biden has had with a foreign leader and underscores his administration's commitment to a foreign policy focused towards East Asia.It also shows his desire to revitalise the U.S. alliances that frayed under his Republican predecessor Donald Trump.
Saturday is the first day of the traditional New Year in Myanmar and the last day of a five-day holiday that is usually celebrated with visits to Buddhist temples and rowdy water throwing and partying in the streets. Pro-democracy activists called for the cancellation of the festivities this year and instead for people to focus on a campaign to restore democracy after the military's ouster of the elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Suu Kyi is among 3,141 people arrested in connection with the coup, according to a tally by the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) activist group.
Playing his first tournament since losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Australian Open quarter-finals, 20-times Grand Slam champion Nadal struggled on serve as he crashed to only his sixth defeat at the tournament he has won 11 times. When you're not able to do the things you had to do on court, then it's not the moment to complain after.
Australia will continue its review of coronavirus vaccines after a 48-year-old woman's death was likely linked to the inoculation, Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Saturday. On Friday, Australia reported its first fatality from blood clots in a recipient of AstraZeneca's (AZN.L) COVID-19 shot. It was the third case of the rare blood clots appearing in people who have been administered the vaccine in the country.
Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 200th appearance for the franchise merited celebration and Deepak Chahar duly provided it with a bowling masterclass in Friday's Indian Premier League contest against Punjab Kings. Chahar claimed 4-13 to mow down Punjab's top order as Chennai prevailed by six wickets with 4.2 overs to spare for their first win of this year's tournament. In what is considered a batting-friendly format, Chahar sent down 18 dot balls to strangle Punjab, who could never recover after being reduced to 26-5 in the seventh over.
Sheffield's Crucible Theatre will welcome back fans for the tournament, starting with 33% capacity in the first round and no restrictions on capacity for the final in May, event organisers said earlier this month. The tournament is a part of the British government's Events Research Programme, where pilot events are being held to assess whether larger gatherings can be held in closed settings without social distancing. All spectators who wish to attend the April 17-May 3 event must undertake a COVID-19 test before as well as five days after, but the 45-year-old O'Sullivan said organisers should look to get rid of "all the risk there is".
Philippine troops killed a suspected Egyptian would-be suicide bomber and two local Abu Sayyaf militants in what military officials said Saturday was a setback that would make it harder for gunmen linked to the Islamic State group to stage suicide attacks. Army troops gunned down the three militants in a 10-minute firefight Friday night near a hinterland village off mountainous Patikul town in southern Sulu province.
Philippine authorities said Saturday they have seized some 200 tonnes of illegally harvested giant clam shells worth nearly $25 million in one of the biggest known operations of its kind in the country.
(Below are details spoilers for “Covenant I,” the fifth episode of the horror series “Them” on Amazon) Halfway through the first season of Amazon Prime Video’s “Them,” we finally start to get some answers about what’s really going on in this story. That’s because this episode is all flashbacks exploring, essentially, how the Emory family ended up where they are. We start with a pretty lengthy rundown on redlining and other methods of housing discrimination — and see how the deal they made on their house in East Compton is hugely predatory. And we also get the story of why the Emorys moved to California thanks to the horrifying “cat in a bag” scene. It’s not, uh, a fun story. We saw a little bit of these scene at the very beginning of “Them,” but we didn’t see how it played out then. Unfortunately, we do get to see it in this episode. Lucky (Deborah Ayorinde) is at home in North Carolina alone with Chester, the Emorys’ new baby boy — since Chester isn’t seen on “Them” before this moment, the dread is very real — while Henry and the girls are at a movie. Then an older white woman wanders up singing a creepy old song. The woman (Dale Dickey) pets the Emorys’ dog, Sergeant, and is generally just acting like she just randomly wandered over to say hello. Also Read: Is the Amazon Series 'Them' Based on a True Story? But then we hear Chester begin to cry from inside the house. And the woman tells Lucky that she wants to take him home with her. Lucky isn’t into that, of course. But the woman won’t take no for an answer. She comes back with two burly white country boys, and they menace Lucky and Chester while Lucky tries to hide. But they do manage to find the both of them, and things go very, very badly from there. One of the men rapes Lucky, and at the same time the white woman has tossed Chester into a pillowcase and plays a game she calls “Cat in a Bag.” This “game” consists of swinging the bag around wildly and tossing it around the room — with baby Chester inside. This scene feels like it goes on forever, with the woman chanting “cat in a bag” over and over and over and over. But eventually she stops, because Chester has died and has begun to bleed through the bag. Also Read: 'Them': New Amazon Prime Series Is a Lot of Things ... But It's Not 'Us' The event is so traumatic that Lucky can’t bear to live in that house anymore, and she spends more of her time in the storm shelter out back than she does in the house afterward. Until Henry gets a job in Los Angeles and the whole family can put North Carolina behind them. The entire sequence from when the men find Lucky to then end of the scene is just four minutes, but it feels like an hour. This “cat in a bag” deal is not, as far as we know, some common old timey method of torturing animals or people, though considering how much cats dislike being constrained this is no doubt something that at least some people have done. Humanity does, indeed, have a long history of doing terrible things to other people and animals alike. But as with everything on “Them,” this sequence is constructed the way it is because it’s trying to tell you something. The particular message here is one of dehumanization. These white people simply do not view the Emorys as people. It’s not a case of racism by way of “we think white people are better than Black people.” It’s racism by way of “we think white people are human, and Black people are animals.” Chester isn’t a human baby — he’s just a cat. Also Read: So Who Actually Won in 'Godzilla vs Kong'? It’s a key distinction to make in order to get a better grasp of how white folks give themselves permission to be racist. While people tend to be less overt about it these days, this belief certainly persists and underlies so much of modern conservative thinking. White people (“us”) are the baseline for people, and Black people (“them”) are less than that. This is not something that “reputable” people explicitly say out loud anymore, but it doesn’t have to be. For these white folks it’s simply understood on a subconscious level. It’s the subtext that defines so much in our society. Read original story Amazon’s ‘Them': We Have to Talk About That ‘Cat in a Bag’ Scene At TheWrap
The global coronavirus death toll was expected to reach three million on Saturday, as the race for immunisation continues and countries like India grapple with rising infections and new lockdowns.
Lydia Ko again put herself in position for her first win in three years, shooting a 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Lotte Championship. Nelly Korda, who went back and forth with Ko for the lead throughout the third round, finished with a 63 and was one shot back. Ko pushed ahead one last time by rolling in the last of her seven birdies on the par-4 18th.
Patrick Proctor Brown says the war in Afghanistan was lost within a year of its start. The suburban Milwaukee lawyer, who was an infantry captain in Iraq, said the trillions of dollars spent and the thousands of lives lost, including a lieutenant he trained with, make it “a tragedy.” Brown supports President Joe Biden's decision to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, and by voting for the Democrat, he represents a subtle but potent shift in the voting behavior of some in the military.
Georgia’s new voting law overhaul kickstarted Gov. Brian Kemp’s effort to reconnect with hardline conservatives angry that the Republican executive didn’t help overturn former President Donald Trump’s loss last November. The next measure of their ire — and Kemp’s standing as he seeks re-election 2022 — comes Saturday as many local Republican committees across Georgia consider proposals to censure the governor for not reversing President Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia. The county conventions come one day after Kemp drew his first 2022 primary challenger after weathering Trump’s ire for months.
“Tenet,” “Eurovision Song Contest,” “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and “Greyhound” have won feature-film awards at the Motion Picture Sound Editors MPSE Golden Reel Awards, which took place on Friday evening in a virtual event. The MPSE divides the art of sound editing into several different categories, with “Tenet” winning for underscore, “Eurovision Song Contest” for music, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” for dialogue/ADR and “Greyhound” for effects/foley. In the past, the last of those categories has most closely corresponded to the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing — but that Oscar category was merged with the Best Sound Mixing category into a single Best Sound category this year. “Greyhound” is nominated in that category, along with “Soul,” “Mank,” “News of the World” and “Sound of Metal.” Also Read: Oscar Nominated 'Sound of Metal' Sonic Designer Breaks Down the Film's Profound Final Scene “Soul” won for sound editing in an animated feature, while “The Eight Hundred” won for a foreign-language feature and “The Reason I Jump” for a documentary feature. In the television categories, “The Queen’s Gambit” won three awards, including one in which it tied with “Star Trek: Picard” in the effects/foley category. “The Mandalorian” won two, with additional awards going to “Servant” and “Vikings.” “The Last of Us Part II” won a pair of awards in the computer-game categories. “Mad Max: Fury Road” director George Miller received the Filmmaker Award, while sound mixer Dennis Drummond was given the Career Achievement Award. Also Read: What Does a Torpedo Sound Like? Watch a 'Greyhound' Scene With 3 Different Audio Tracks The winners: Filmmaker Award: George MillerCareer Achievement Award: Dennis Drummond CATEGORY WINNERS Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Animation“Soul” (Disney) Supervising Sound Editor: Coya Elliott, Ren Klyce Sound Designer: Ren Klyce Sound Effects Editors: Kimberly Patrick, Jonathan Stevens, Steve Orlando Supervising Dialogue Editor: Cheryl Nardi Foley Editors: Thom Brennan, Dee Selby Foley Artists: John Roesch, MPSE; Shelley Roden, MPSE Music Editors: Sally Boldt, Justin Pearson Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Documentary“The Reason I Jump” (Vulcan Productions) Supervising Sound Editor: Nick Ryan Sound Effects Editors: Laurence Love Greed, Alexej Mungersdorff, Jack Wensley Dialogue Editor: Jamie McPhee Foley Editor: Srdjan Kurpjel Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Foreign Language Feature“The Eight Hundred” (CMC Pictures) Supervising Sound Editor and Editor: Kang Fu Sound Effects Editor: Steve Miller Dialogue Editor: Ai Long Tan Foley Artist: Lan Long Music Editor: Fei Yu Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Underscore“Tenet” (Warner Bros.) Supervising Music Editor: Alex Gibson Music Editor: Nicholas Fitzgerald Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Musical“Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of the Fire Saga” (Netflix) Music Editors: Allegra De Souza, Peter Oso Snell, MPSE; Jon Mooney Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Dialogue / ADR“The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Netflix) Supervising Sound and ADR Editor: Renee Tondelli Dialogue Editors: Michael Hertlein, MPSE; Jeena Schoenke, Jon Michaels Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Effects / Foley“Greyhound” (Apple TV+) Supervising Sound Editors: Warren Shaw, Michael Minkler Associate Supervising Sound Editor: Will Digby, MPSE Sound Designers: Ann Scibelli, Jon Title Sound Effects Editors: Jeff Sawyer, Richard Kitting, Odin Benitez, MPSE; Jason King Foley Editor: Luke Gibleon Foley Artist: Marko Costanzo Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Live Action Under 35:00“Servant”: “2:00” (Apple TV+) Supervising Sound Editor: Sean Garnhart Sound Effects Editor: Mark Filip Dialogue Editor: Michael Feuser Music Editor: Lesley Langs Foley Editor: Julien Pirrie Foley Artist: Gareth Rhys Jones Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Short Form – Music“Vikings”: “The Best Laid Plans” (Amazon) Music Editors: Yuri Gorbachow, MPSE; Lise Beauchesne Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Short Form – Dialogue/ADR“The Mandalorian” Season 2: “Chapter 13: The Jedi” (Disney+) Supervising Sound Editors: Matthew Wood, David Acord Dialogue Editor: Richard Quinn ADR Editor: James Spencer Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Short Form – Effects / Foley“The Mandalorian” Season 2: “Chapter 13: The Jedi” (Disney+) Supervising Sound Editor: David Acord, Matthew Wood Sound Effects Editors: Benjamin A. Burtt, J.R. Grubbs Foley Editor: Richard Gould Foley Artists: Ronni Brown, Jana Vance Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Long Form – Music“The Queen’s Gambit”: “Adjournment” (Netflix) Music Editor: Tom Kramer Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Long Form – Dialogue / ADR“The Queen’s Gambit”: “End Game” (Netflix) Supervising Sound Editors: Gregg Swiatlowski, Eric Hirsch Sound Designer: Wylie Stateman Dialogue Editors: Mary Ellen Porto, MPSE; Eric Hoehn Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Episodic Long Form – Effects / Foley** TIE **“The Queen’s Gambit”: “End Game” (Netflix) Supervising Sound Editors: Gregg Swiatlowski, Eric Hirsch Sound Designer: Wylie Stateman, MPSE Sound Effects Editors: Patrick Cicero, James David Redding III, Leo Marcil, Eric Hoehn Foley Artist / Editor: Rachel Chancey “Star Trek: Picard”: “Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2” (CBS All Access) Supervising Sound Editor: Matthew E. Taylor Sound Designers: Tim Farrell, Harry Cohen, MPSE Sound Effects Editor: Michael Schapiro Foley Editors: Clay Weber, Darrin Mann Foley Artists: Alyson Dee Moore, Chris Moriana Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Single Presentation“A Christmas Carol” (FX) Supervising Sound Editor: Lee Walpole, MPSE Sound Effects Editors: Saoirse Christopherson, Tom Stewart, Andy Kennedy Dialogue Editor: Iain Wilkinson Foley Artists: Catherine Thomas, Anna Wright Music Editor: Cecile Tournesac Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-Theatrical Animation Long Form“Mortal Kombat Legends”: “Scorpion’s Revenge” (Warner Bros. Animation) Supervising Sound Editors: Rob McIntyre, MPSE; D.J. Lynch Supervising ADR Editor: Mark A. Keatts, MPSE Sound Effects Editors: Lawrence Reyes, Roger Pallan, Ezra Walker Dialogue Editors: Mike Garcia, MPSE; Kelly Foley Downs, David M. Cowan, Patrick Foley Sound Designers: Marc Schmidt, Evan Dockter ADR Editors: Mark Mercado, Jon Abelardo Foley Editors: Roberto Allegria, Derek Swanson Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-Theatrical Documentary“Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time”: “Episode 1” (EPIX/Amblin) Supervising Sound Editor: Jonathan Greber Sound Effects Editor: Lucas Miller Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-Theatrical Feature“The Ultimate Playlist of Noise” (Hulu) Supervising Sound Editor: Odin Benitez, MPSE Supervising ADR Editor: Ryan Briley Sound Designer: Russell Topal, MPSE Foley Editor: Rustam Gimadlyev Foley Artists: Bogdan Zavarzin, Natalia Syeryakova Music Editor: Katerina Tolkishevskaya Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Computer Cinematic“The Last of Us Part II” (Sony Interactive Entertainment) Supervising Sound Editor: Shannon Potter Sound Effects Editors: Patrick Ginn, Kyle Bailey, Michael Finley, Chad Bedell, Eric Paulsen, Keith Bilderbeck, Jim Diaz Foley Artists: Dawn Fintor, Alicia Stevenson Audio Director: Robert Krekel Sound Designers: Justin Mullens, Beau Jimenez, Neil Uchitel, Jesse Garcia, MPSE; Michael Marchisotto Supervising Music Editors: Rob Goodson, Scott Shoemaker Music Editors: Anthony Caruso, Tyler Crowder, Sonia Coronado, Adam Kallibjian, Adam Kallibjian, James Zolyak, Ted Kocher, Scott Bergstrom, Tao-Ping Chen Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Computer Interactive Game Play“The Last of Us Part II” (Sony Interactive Entertainment) Audio Director: Robert Krekel Supervising Sound Editor: Shannon Potter Supervising Dialogue Editor: Maged Khalil Ragab Supervising Music Editors: Rob Goodson, Scott Shoemaker Sound Designers: Neil Uchitel, Beau Jimenez, Justin Mullens, Jesse Garcia, MPSE; Michael Marchisotto, Derek Brown, Jordan Denton Dialogue Editors: Grayson Stone, Julius Kukla, Thomas Barrett, Jaime Marcelo, Erik Schmall, Duncan Brown, Cesar Marenco Foley Editor: Eolyne Arnold, MPSE Sound Effects Editors: Patrick Ginn, Michael Finley, Kyle Bailey Music Editors: Anthony Caruso, Tyler Crowder, Tao-Ping Chen, Sonia Coronado, Adam Kallibjian, Samuel Marshall, James Zolyak, Ted Kocher, Scott Bergstrom Foley Artists: Dawn Fintor, Alicia Stevenson Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Animation Short Form“Baba Yaga” (Baobab Studios) Supervising Sound Editor: Scot Stafford Sound Designers: Andrew Vernon, Jamey Scott, MPSE Sound Effects Editor: Brendan Wolf Music Editor: Rex Darnell Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Student Film (Verna Fields Award)“The Unknown” (The National Film and Television School) Supervising Sound Editor: Yin Lee Sound Designer: Yin Lee Read original story ‘Greyhound,’ ‘Tenet’ Win at Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Golden Reel Awards At TheWrap
Facing swift blowback from allies and aid groups, the White House said President Joe Biden plans to lift his predecessor’s historically low cap on refugees by next month, after initially moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements. In an emergency determination signed by Biden earlier Friday, he stated the admission of up to 15,000 refugees set by former President Donald Trump this year “remains justified by humanitarian concerns and is otherwise in the national interest.” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said later that Biden is expected to increase the refugee cap by May 15, though she didn't say by how much.
Joel Embiid scored 36 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the NBA East-leading Philadelphia 76ers snapped the Los Angeles Clippers' seven-game winning streak with a 106-103 win on Friday.