The 2003 war drama “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” became a trending topic on Sunday after its star, Russell Crowe, responded to a tweet suggesting that the film is sleep-inducing. “Lots of folk complaining about lack of sleep during the Pandemic. May I recommend Master And Commander starring the usually captivating, […]
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United States challenger American Magic is assessing the extent of damage to its race yacht Patriot, which capsized and came close to sinking during racing Sunday in the America’s Cup challengers series. Skipper Terry Hutchinson said American Magic is confident of making repairs and being able to continue in the Prada Cup series, which resumes on Friday. Patriot, which lost its first three races in the challengers series, was leading Italian challenger Luna Rossa when it capsized rounding the final mark.
In observance of what would have been Aaliyah’s birthday on Saturday, her estate posted an update on its progress in the long-overdue process of bringing her music to streaming services. Much of the influential R&B singer’s catalog, who died in a plane crash in 2001 at the age of 22, has never appeared legally on […]
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Jurgen Klopp said there are no easy answers as to why Liverpool have failed to score in three consecutive league games for the first time in 16 years after a 0-0 draw at home to Manchester United on Sunday.
Real Madrid loanee Luka Jovic came off the bench to score twice in his first game back at Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday to seal their 3-1 win over bottom side Schalke in the Bundesliga.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted Manchester United's 0-0 draw at Liverpool was a "missed opportunity" after Alisson Becker made two superb saves to deny the Premier League leaders.
The Church of England has threatened to disrupt shareholder meetings of companies it funds if they fail to increase the ethnic diversity of leadership teams. Letters will start going out next month listing its demands to some companies in the fund’s investment portfolio, according to The Guardian. The Church Commissioners was founded in 1948 and exists to “support the work and mission” of the Church of England, according to its website. It is accountable to Parliament, the General Synod and the Charity Commission. “We manage an £8.7bn investment fund in a responsible and ethical way, using the money we make from our investments to contribute towards the cost of mission projects, dioceses in low-income areas, bishops, cathedrals, and pensions,” it states. In 2019, the Commissioners gave £117.6m to the Church of England. Bess Joffe, the Commissioners’ new head of responsible management, told The Guardian the fund would cast protest votes at annual shareholder meetings if companies do not comply with their demands. “I think you’ll see some vote impact as early as 2021. But of course it’s not going to be taking companies off guard – we will be communicating our expectations in the next four to six weeks,” she said. The Commissioners previously voted against companies which had poor environmental policies and no female board members, including Prudential’s board due to its “unacceptably low” number of female members. Companies among the fund’s investments include Facebook, Tesco and pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, as well as London’s Hyde Park Estate. Ms Joffe told The Guardian: “Ethnic diversity has not been a priority in any real way for companies. “They have to play their part in improving the lives of people who have been disenfranchised and left behind and who are going to suffer [disproportionately] as a result of Covid.” She added that there is a desire for boards of directors, management teams and “pipelines of talent” to “look like the communities in which they exist”. Ms Joffe joined the Commissioners in August 2020 after previously holding positions at Lloyds Banking Group, Goldman Sachs and Hermes Equity Ownership Services. Upon joining the group she said: “I am proud to be joining the Church Commissioners at this exciting time. Real change is starting to be seen thanks to the efforts of responsible investors and I am pleased to be joining a proactive organisation which recognises the challenges facing our world. I look forward to working with the team to build further on their successes.”
Season 2 and beyond is expected to be about the other Bridgerton siblings.
Local law enforcement and National Guard troops surrounded the Michigan State Capitol on January 17, as a small number of armed protesters demonstrated outside.The FBI warned of potential armed demonstrations at state capitols across the country ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden. However, dozens of militia organizations and other groups have warned members to stay away from protests at capitols.The Detroit Free Press reported that a small number of protesters identifying as Boogaloo Bois were protesting outside the Michigan State Capitol by early Sunday afternoon.This footage was filmed by Brendan Gutenschwager. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful
“You know, the whole thing was like a bad marriage,” Darlene Love says. “It’s a marriage that was abusive — not just physically, but mentally. That’s what Phil was trying to do with me. He wanted to control not Darlene, but the talent.” Darlene Love, who sang many of Phil Spector’s greatest songs but also […]
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Parents have raised concerns after teenagers were reportedly given sex-changing drugs through a private clinic after just an hour long video call. The appointments took place through the private London clinic, GenderCare, which describes itself as “a network of individual healthcare practitioners, all qualified professionals experienced in the gender field”. One mother claimed her 18-year-old son had a 55 minute consultation and was told they were eligible for hormone treatment, according to the Mail on Sunday. The newspaper said another mother said their daughter, also 18, had a 90 minute video call before being given a referral for “gender changing medication”. The individuals were both reportedly seen by Dr Stuart Lorimer, a consultant psychiatrist, who they claim prescribed the hormone treatment. GenderCare accepts patients from 18 years old and charges up to £300 for a first appointment with Dr Lorimer. There is no indication Dr Lorimer or GenderCare have broken any medical guidelines. According to the NHS, young people who exhibit “lasting signs” of gender dysphoria may be referred to a hormone specialist to check their eligibility to take hormone blockers before reaching puberty. Teenagers aged 16 years and older who’ve been on hormone blockers for at least year may be eligible for cross-sex hormones - also known as gender-affirming hormones. There is some uncertainty about the risks involved in taking these drugs over the long term and NHS England is currently reviewing the evidence of their use by the Gender Identity Development Service - which works with children experiencing gender identity issues. Adults should be referred to a gender dysphoria clinic, the NHS website says, where a “multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals” will offer ongoing assessments and treatment. But some parents have expressed concern at the speed of which the drugs were prescribed. One mother told The Mail: “The whole thing was utterly horrifying. The appointment lasted for less than an hour because Dr Lorimer felt they had covered all they needed to cover, although I felt they had barely touched the surface in that time. “My husband and I were extremely worried that what we thought was an exploratory chat has resulted in him taking life-changing, sterilising medication. We feel extremely concerned that he was rushed into this too fast.” Waiting times for a first appointment with an NHS gender clinic can take over a year, and there are reports of increasing numbers of young people turning to private clinics. Dr Lorimer and GenderCare did not respond to requests for comment.
Guatemalan security forces on Sunday used sticks and tear gas to beat back a large migrant caravan bound for the United States, just days before the advent of a new U.S. administration, which urged travelers to abandon the journey. Between 7,000 and 8,000 migrants, including families with young children, have entered Guatemala since Friday, authorities say, fleeing poverty and violence in a region hammered by the coronavirus pandemic and back-to-back hurricanes in November. The caravan was met by around 3,000 Guatemalan security officials mustered in the village of Vado Hondo in eastern Guatemala, leading to the clashes on Sunday morning.
The new statue protection will allow decisions to be made "through calm, informed debate instead of caving into the loudest voices", the former equalities chief has said. It comes as every statue will be given greater protection from “baying mobs”, and road names could be saved from the “revisionist purge” of Labour councils under tough new laws outlined by the Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick. Trevor Phillips, the former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said it was “welcome to see ministers showing the courage to provide a space to debate how best to mark the past”. He said: “It may move many to study and reflect on their own histories before rushing to judgement; and a chance to decide through calm, informed debate instead of caving into the loudest voices.”
Portugal's public health system is on the verge of collapsing as hospitals in the areas worst-affected by a worrying surge in coronavirus cases are quickly running out of intensive care beds to treat COVID-19 patients. "Our health system is under a situation of extreme pressure," Health Minister Marta Temido told reporters on Sunday afternoon after a visit to a struggling hospital. The health system, which prior to the pandemic had the lowest number of critical care beds per 100,000 inhabitants in Europe, can accommodate a maximum of 672 COVID-19 patients in intensive care units, or ICUs, according to health ministry data.
Amsterdam giants Ajax beat bitter-rivals Feyenoord 1-0 on Sunday to stay top of the Dutch league in hotly-contested game in an empty Johan Cruyff Arena.
The exchange also said it's working to improve its customer service response time, another source of complaints.