This little girl's heart never waivers, even after 394 days apart from her military father who is currently on deployment. So sweet!
This little girl's heart never waivers, even after 394 days apart from her military father who is currently on deployment. So sweet!
Which of Peyton Manning's former teams scored his services for its schedule release?
As coronavirus restrictions ease and people get back on planes, they are learning of a new travel development -- passengers who behave badly aboard flights are facing US fines many times the price of the airline ticket.
During the day, 27-year-old Arisa Tsubata is a nurse at a psychiatric clinic, but as soon as shift ends, she slips her hands into boxing gloves and trains to win Olympic gold.She even left her job at a major hospital to work at a smaller clinic, so she could devote more time to her boxing career.Unfortunately, her dreams have been crushed, as the qualifying rounds were cancelled due to the global health crisis."When I got a phone call from the boxing federation and was told that (the qualifying) was cancelled, I felt very disappointed. I had been working so hard for a year after the postponement of the Olympics, and it's so frustrating that I don't even have the right to compete.”Normally, boxers like Tsubata who aren’t globally ranked would have a fighting chance to qualify into the Olympics.But with delays caused by the pandemic, competitors will be chosen according to global rankings since 2017.Although it's the end of the road for Tsubata who trained years to reach this level of competition, she’s hasn't given up hope in her career."I can't say I'm aiming for the next Olympics in Paris at this point, but what I can do is try to keep working hard, step by step, at any competitions ahead, small or big. If I can keep up my efforts until the Paris Olympics, then I will aim for it."Her feelings of frustration and uncertainty echoes the sentiment of many athletes stuck in career limbo thanks to the pandemic, but now she is aiming for the next Olympics.Training early morning and late night between shifts, the boxer-nurse will make her first international debut at a tournament later this month in Russia and says she will attend any competition, big or small.
The NFL is delivering another strong "Sunday Night Football" slate. Thursday nights, not so much.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — Hari Raya Aidilfitri is one of Malaysia’s biggest festivals and marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting from dawn to sunset to rid Muslims of vices...
Dwane Casey is now set in Detroit through the 2023-24 season.
Drivers braved long lines for gas at a Costco in Woodstock, Georgia, on May 12, amid panic-buying of fuel following the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline due to a cyberattack.Footage captured by Twitter user @StevePetyerak shows several rows of cars waiting for gas.The Colonial Pipeline network ships more than 2.5 million barrels per day of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel, accounting for about 45 percent of fuel consumed on the East Coast, according to Gas Buddy. As of the evening of May 12, Gas Buddy reported 46% of Georgia gas stations were out of fuel. Credit: @StevePetyerak via Storyful
Officials ordered evacuations in Antelope Valley, California, as the Pine Fire grew to 180 acres and was at zero percent containment on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 12.Approximately 100 homes were under evacuation, Cal Fire San Bernardino Unit (Cal Fire BDU) reported.Structures were under threat as of 2 pm on Wednesday, according to the The Los Angeles County Fire Department. At least one structure was consumed in the fire, local media reported.This footage filmed by Cal Fire BDU shows an aircraft dropping fire retardant over the blaze. “Positive progress on the fire,” they wrote in a tweet. Credit: Cal Fire San Bernardino Unit via Storyful
The Muldrow Glacier in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve underwent a surge from May 1 to 8, forming a river of ice.Timelapse footage shared by Denali National Park shows ice movement.“The Muldrow Glacier is currently undergoing a historic surge event, and a team of scientists have set up time lapse cameras near the toe of the glacier, and the first footage has emerged!” wrote the park on Facebook. “Enjoy this remarkable video of this amazing ‘river of ice’ currently moving at rate of around 30 meters (90 feet) per day.” Credit: Denali National Park and Preserve via Storyful
Sweden's world pole vault record holder Armand Duplantis can barely wait to make his "childhood dream" come true of competing in his first Olympics this summer in Tokyo, he told AFP.
Ellen DeGeneres told her virtual studio audience that she has long planned to wrap her talk show after completing 19 seasons. In “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” episode set to air Thursday, the host in her opening remarks acknowledges the news that broke today of her decision to call it a wrap after the 2021-22 season. […]
Former senior U.S. officials have urged the U.S. secretaries of state and defense to do more to provide visas to Afghans who worked for the United States in Afghanistan before U.S. forces withdraw, according to letters seen by Reuters on Wednesday. President Joe Biden has decided to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, raising concerns of a full-scale civil war, the Taliban's return to power and continued reprisals against Afghans associated with the U.S. presence.
The drop in value comes as Musk posted to Twitter that his car company is halting purchases of Tesla vehicles using bitcoin, citing environmental concerns.
Che Puan Sarimah Ibrahim, mental health patron for MIASA, and Lavender Tan, a clinical psychologist from The Mind speak to us about mental health and how to take charge, starting from within. The post Hello Zafigo Session #14: Taking Ownership Of Your Health & Wellbeing appeared first on Zafigo.
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched Season 5 Episode 11 of “The Masked Singer,” which aired May 12 on Fox. Hanson has been mmm-bop’ed off “The Masked Singer.” The pop star brothers were unmasked on Wednesday’s episode as the Russian Dolls. The trio became the first group to compete on […]
(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Wednesday’s “The Masked Singer.”) Another “The Masked Singer” Season 5 contestant was cut from the game with this week’s quarterfinals episode. But with that elimination, not one but three competitors were (mm)bopped off the show, as the true identity of the Russian Dolls was revealed. Wednesday’s episode featured the performances of the remaining “Feisty Five” masked singers — Russian Dolls, Chameleon, Yeti, Black Swan and Piglet — duking it out for the fifth season’s Golden Masked Trophy. Once each contestant had done another song and dance in front of “Masked Singer” judges Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy, along with guest panelist Rob Riggle, it was time for host Nick Cannon to ask them and the at-home audience to vote for who they wanted to stay in the game. The contestant with the fewest votes ended up being the Russian Dolls, who mystified fans all season as they theorized about just how many people were inside the group costume. Once the Russian Dolls were eliminated, they were unmasked to reveal brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson, aka the pop group Hanson. Before they were cut from the lineup, Hanson performed Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing” as their final song in costume as the Russian Dolls. By the end of tonight’s show, Scherzinger, McCarthy and Riggle all thought the group costume had to be Hanson, while Jeong guessed the Jonas Brothers and Robin Thicke said Sugarland. Read TheWrap’s interview with Hanson about their time on “The Masked Singer” here. Along with Hanson’s Russian Dolls, the previously eliminated “Masked Singer” Season 5 contestants include Kermit the Frog (Snail), Caitlyn Jenner (Phoenix), Mark McGrath (Orca), Logan Paul (Grandpa Monster), Danny Trejo (Raccoon), Bobby Brown (Crab), Tamera Mowry-Housley (Seashell), Tyrese Gibson (Robopine) and Cannon, who very stealthily competed as the Bulldog on one episode before returning to host the show following his recovery from COVID-19. Next week, Chameleon, Yeti, Black Swan and Piglet will return to “The Masked Singer” stage for the Season 5 semifinals round, ahead of the finale on May 26. “The Masked Singer” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Fox. Read original story ‘The Masked Singer’ Reveals Another Contestant: And the Russian Dolls Are… At TheWrap
After featuring its first-ever two-person costume, the Snow Owls, on Season 4, “The Masked Singer” stepped its multiple-celebs-competing-as-one-contestant game way up in the currently airing Season 5, which included the Russian Dolls costume. From the first day the nesting contestant was introduced until they were eliminated on Wednesday, the judges and viewers didn’t know exactly how many people were inside the dolls. But their unmasking confirmed three people were part of the costume — three siblings, in fact. Yes, Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson were the trio inside the Russian Dolls, and TheWrap spoke with them about how they pulled off that trickery until tonight’s quarterfinals. We also asked what they thought of all the judges’ incorrect guesses — including Ken Jeong’s theory that they were the Jonas Brothers. TheWrap: When you signed on for the show, did you know you would be doing it in this crazy complicated, tricky costume? Taylor Hanson: It was clear that, from the beginning, the request for us to be on the show was about being a group and being something that had never been done before on the show, which we liked. We were asked about participating and then they said, “Particularly, we like you guys because we’ve never had a group of people. We want to change it up.” And so we knew that part of our decision to do it, and what was interesting to us about it was, we’re going to stretch ourselves, we’re going to feature something that is really important, we are singers. But the game for us is going to be about twisting and surprising people on the number of people, because one singer is expected, two had never been done before until the last season, and then three had never been done before at all. So the fact that people might think there were four of us was that much more interesting. Isaac Hanson: There’s sort of two parts. There’s this spectacle part — there’s the costumes and the AR and the sets and the confetti cannons and the dancers, that sort of thing that surrounds the performances — and then the focus on great singing and great songs. So it’s how do you make the most of both of those elements and keep people guessing as long as possible and keeping them off the clues? It’s how you make the most of that game on the show. What were the actual logistics that went into you guys being inside the dolls, with it constantly changing how many dolls were physically part of the costume? Zac Hanson: It was an interesting experience. Every day was a new challenge because you would come in and decide how many dolls were going to be on stage based on the song you probably picked only a day or two before that and we’re still arranging the parts for. There’s a lot of decisions made really fast, and you really have to stay on your toes. There’s a great team of people working with you. They are pros, but you’re not, so you still have to live with the fact that you’re doing it for the first time. So sometimes there would be two of us in one doll, sometimes we’d have the dancers pushing a doll on set when the cameras were looking the other way to give that sensation of maybe there is a fourth or fifth person, is there something I’m not seeing? And you’re trying to do that little bit of sleight of hand, almost magic to get the judges to not see those things happening at the same time. So it was a fun challenge. How did you decide what songs you wanted to sing and did you try to use your selection to hide your recognizable voices? Taylor Hanson: We presumed people would guess, because of course we do have a relationship with our audience and so, guys, we’ve been out there for a while, somebody is going to guess it from the harmonies. In fact, the show was more like, “Oh no, they won’t know.” No, they will. But I don’t think anybody guessed that it would be that fast. I think it’s got to be the combination of just the actual difference in our voices and the harmonies. There’s just not that many people that have that particular combination. The way we approached it was we really worked at every level. We worked on the clues with the show and the song selection and picking a mix of current, modern songs and throwbacks. And then we purposely moved around who was singing lead. So the first song you heard, you heard my voice singing the lead on the Michael Jackson tune. But then you go and you have lots of Zac on the [Jason] Derulo track and then on “Shallow,” you have Isaac starting off the song. So we felt like, at that point, each song is so different. “24K Magic” has all the hype man stuff. So we felt like we pretty much used every tool at our disposal to keep people guessing. And we thought that our inability to really dance would show that we were Hanson pretty quickly. We tried to focus on the singing. Isaac Hanson: I’d like it if that were the headline of the article, “Hanson: Clearly Not Dancers.” Taylor Hanson: It’s official, they are not a boy band, because they cannot dance. In connection with your unmasking Wednesday, you’re announcing your seventh studio release,“Against The World,” which is going to premiere via seven consecutive monthly singles throughout 2021. What was the reasoning behind this as the time to release new music and in this unique rollout? Zac Hanson: The last few weeks in particular, we’ve been very quiet because there’s so many questions from our fanbase about “The Masked Singer.” We knew we weren’t going to release a project until right when the show was over because we’d just been inundated with these questions… It also doesn’t hurt that it’s a hugely successful show, and it seemed like a great opportunity to introduce something new to anyone who just isn’t familiar with Hanson. I mean, there’s millions of people in the world who just don’t know anything about our band. And so you take this opportunity to say, hey, here’s something if you’re watching. The album is all about these individual songs released, one song every month, and in November, it will be officially a product that people can buy as an album. Going into our 30th year, it seemed like a great way to just put the spotlight on each song and each story. Tonight, Ken Jeong guessed you were the Jonas Brothers. What was your reaction to that, along with the other incorrect guesses you got? Taylor Hanson: As far as the guesses, it made sense to us. As soon as they thought there were three of us, the Jones Brothers would be one of the artists that is a trio. And there were some interesting guesses. I’ve never heard the Jonas Brothers harmonize quite the way we do, but I know that they probably could. But no vocal cords are closer than brothers…They referenced the Jacksons; that was my favorite reference. Isaac Hanson: And then Boyz II Men. Boyz II Men may be the all-time greats as far as harmonizing. No better singers. “The Masked Singer” airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Fox. Read original story ‘Masked Singer': Russian Dolls on Costume Trickery, Being Mistaken for Those Other Famous Siblings At TheWrap
TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwanese cities are tightening restrictions on access to public venues like gyms and libraries after a rare rise in domestic COVID-19 infections that has spooked the stock market and unnerved the island. Early and effective prevention steps, including largely closing its borders, succeeded in shielding Taiwan from the worst of the pandemic. It has reported just 1,231 infections so far.
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Asian shares faced a third day of losses on Thursday after a shocking rise in U.S. inflation bludgeoned Wall Street and sent bond yields surging on worries the Federal Reserve might have to move early on tightening. "Higher inflation is a definite negative for equities, given the likely rates response," said Deutsche Bank macro strategist Alan Ruskin. Asian markets had already been spooked on Wednesday when Taiwan stocks tumbled on fears the island could face a partial lockdown amid an outbreak of the virus.