Sarah Davies put weightlifting down as a special talent when she entered her first beauty contest, the then-student egged on by regular drinkers in the Leeds pub where she worked behind the bar. This year, pandemic permitting, the British lifter plans to compete for a medal at the Tokyo Olympics before jetting off to New York to take part in another pageant in swimsuit and high heels. The 2018 Commonwealth Games 69kg silver medallist is eager to serve as a role model and show young girls that strong is beautiful.
“Kim’s Convenience,” the Canadian sitcom from CBC, is ending after five seasons, the show’s producers announced on Monday. “Authenticity of storytelling is at the center of the success of ‘Kim’s Convenience.’ At the end of production on Season 5, our two co-creators confirmed they were moving on to other projects. Given their departure from the […]
The death toll from a series of explosions in a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea has risen to 98, the health ministry said on Monday after volunteers searched the rubble for bodies. At least 615 people were injured in the blasts on Sunday, which started with a fire at the Nkoantoma Military Base in the coastal city of Bata, according to the defence ministry. Citing Vice President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the health ministry put the death toll at 98, more than triple an earlier estimate of 31 killed.
The death toll from accidental explosions that rocked a military camp in Equatorial Guinea and the surrounding area rose sharply Monday to 98 with hundreds wounded, the vice president said, as the scale of the disaster became clearer.
Chelsea extended their turnaround under new coach Thomas Tuchel with a 2-0 home win over Everton on Monday as Kai Havertz played a key role in both goals on his return to the starting 11. The German play-maker had struggled to show Chelsea fans why the club paid a reported 71 million pounds ($98 million) for him last year. In the 64th minute, Havertz raced on to a long ball and was brought down by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
Saudi Arabia fared far better on Sunday, when it escaped missile and drone attacks on its oil heartland with no serious damage, than 18 months ago when strikes forced it to temporarily shut its industry down. A Sept. 2019 strike hit two key plants with cruise missile and drones. Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement, which is battling a Saudi-led coalition, claimed responsibility for Sunday's strike at an oil storage yard at Ras Tanura, site of a refinery and the world's biggest offshore oil loading facility, and a residential compound in Dhahran used by oil giant Saudi Aramco.
Fresh off her stint playing Diana, Princess of Wales, in Netflix’s period drama “The Crown,” Emma Corrin is gearing up to portray another high-society woman. The actor in talks to star in “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” a romance drama about the scandalous affair between star-crossed lovers. Based on D.H. Lawrence’s novel, the story follows the wealthy […]
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British viewers watching Oprah Winfrey interview Prince Harry and Meghan Markle found themselves mystified by a deluge of ads for prescription medication.
Chelsea cemented their grip on fourth place in the Premier League as Kai Havertz finally delivered an influential display in their vital 2-0 win against top-four rivals Everton on Monday.
In its first weekend on Amazon Prime, Eddie Murphy’s “Coming 2 America” became the most-watched streaming film since movie theaters closed due to COVID-19 nearly a year ago, according to Amazon and Screen Engine/ASI. The sequel to the ’80s comedy about an African prince traveling to New York to find true love topped “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge On The Run,” which was originally set for theatrical release but instead became a launch title for the new Paramount+ streaming service. “Coming 2 America” was also initially set to be a Paramount theatrical release, but was sold to Amazon as part of a series of sales of Paramount films to various streaming services. Along with “Coming 2 America” and “Spongebob,” the top five most-watched streaming films of the weekend on Screen Engine’s charts were Netflix’s “To All the Boys: Always and Forever” and “I Care A Lot,” along with HBO Max’s “Tom & Jerry,” which was also released in theaters and has grossed just under $23 million in North America over the past 10 days. “Coming 2 America” has received mixed reviews since its release, receiving a 52% critics score and 48% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Craig Brewer directed from a screenplay by Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield, with Murphy starring alongside Arsenio Hall, Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Shari Headley and James Earl Jones. Read original story ‘Coming 2 America’ Draws Most Viewers for Streaming Film Launch of the Past Year, Ratings Firm Says At TheWrap
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Sony Pictures Animation is developing a new movie about a pack of female K-Pop stars who slay evil spirits in between gigs. “K-Pop: Demon Hunters” is underway at the Oscar-winning studio behind “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse,” from directors Maggie Kang and Chris Appelhans. Kang, whose credits include “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” is mounting the project […]
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would commemorate the country's more than 22,000 COVID-19 victims on Thursday and pay tribute to those fighting the virus. The government declared a "National Day of Observance" on March 11 inviting Canadians "to join together in honoring the memory of those we have lost, and the people they left behind," Trudeau said in a statement on Monday. Canada has finally got a second wave under control and many provinces are loosening health restrictions even as some experts warn a third wave - propelled by more contagious variants - may already be on the way.
New Zealand is unlikely to stop having Queen Elizabeth as its head of state anytime soon, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, in comments following Oprah Winfrey's interview with Prince Harry and Meghan. Ardern was asked by a reporter if the interview, and the picture painted of the royal family, had given her pause around New Zealand's constitutional ties with the royals. A former British colony, New Zealand retains Queen Elizabeth as its constitutional monarch and head of state.
British journalist Emily Andrews contradicted Meghan Markle on Monday, tweeting that the duchess’ characterization of her royal press team from Sunday night’s interview with Oprah Winfrey was “not right.” “Meghan says the press team didn’t defend her when ‘things weren’t true.’ That is just not right. The press team with whom I interacted defended them again & again & again, told me things were wrong (so didn’t publish) & indeed tried to stop me when true,” wrote Andrews, who is the royal editor for the Mail on Sunday. She shared a clip from “CBS This Morning” that showed Markle detailing why she and Prince Harry moved away from the U.K. and stepped aside from their royal duties. Markle acknowledged that every member of the family has bad press, but because of her race and nationality, as well as the proliferation of social media, her treatment was different. Also Read: Prince Harry Calls Royal Life 'Toxic,' Says Charles 'Had to Make Peace With It' in New Oprah Interview Clip Speaking of the rest of the royal family, the duchess said, “You’ve also had a press team that goes on the record to defend you, especially when they know something’s not true. That didn’t happen for us.” In Sunday night’s blockbuster interview, the duke and duchess described their experiences in the royal family and with the British press. Markle said that at one point, she felt suicidal. Meghan says the press team didn’t defend her when “things weren’t true.” That is just not right. The press team with whom I interacted defended them again & again & again, told me things were wrong (so didn’t publish) & indeed tried to stop me when true. pic.twitter.com/u4bZ7MQn5i — Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) March 8, 2021 Read original story Meghan Markle’s Palace Team Did Shoot Down False Stories, Daily Mail Royals Editor Says At TheWrap
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Clothing exports are vital to Myanmar's economy, giving fashion companies producing in the country the leverage to do good after the coup.
A Labrador was rescued from a cliff in San Francisco’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area on March 5, with firefighters warning people not to attempt to help their four-legged friends if they do get stranded, instead telling them to call 911. The San Francisco Fire Department said the dog was rescued at Fort Funston, which the Parks Conservancy describes as having “200-foot-high sandy bluffs … where the winds blow reliably wildly.” Credit to 'SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT MEDIA'.
“First Date,” an action comedy that premiered at this year’s Sundance in the film festival’s NEXT session, has been picked up by Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures. “First Date” is the feature debut of writers and directors Manuel Crosby and Darren Knapp and stars breakout Tyson Brown, and Magnet is planning to release the film later this year. The film is about a shy teen whose eagerly anticipated first date with his longtime crush and girl-next-door is interrupted by a relentless series of mishaps and crimes, including being targeted by criminals, cops and a crazy cat lady. Also Read: Sundance Horror Film 'Censor' Acquired by Magnolia Pictures for Summer Release “First Date” also stars Jesse Janzen, Nicole Berry, Samuel Ademola, Ryan Quinn Adams, Angela Barber, Dave Reimer, Jake Howard, Samantha Laurenti, Scott Noble, Leah Finity, Josh Fesler, and Brandon Kraus. USA Today included the film on its list of best movies at Sundance, writing, “If Quentin Tarantino made an indie teen comedy, it’d probably resemble this super fun film.” “We are extremely thrilled to be partnering with Magnolia Pictures and Magnet Releasing for our release,” Crosby and Knapp said in a statement. “It’s a dream come true for us to be working with a company that truly fosters and supports independent filmmakers. Thank you so much, Eamonn and the whole crew- we can’t wait for audiences to see the movie!” Also Read: St. Vincent Meta-Documentary 'The Nowhere Inn' Acquired by IFC Films “Manuel Crosby and Darren Knapp have managed the rare feat of bringing a fresh take to both the action and comedy genres,” Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said in a statement. “‘First Date’ is sure to be the first film of many for this talented duo.” Written and directed by Manuel Crosby and Darren Knapp, ‘First Date’ is a Visit Films Production, produced by Crosby, Knapp, Brandon Kraus, Lucky McKee and Charles Horak. The deal was negotiated by Magnolia EVP Dori Begley and Magnolia SVP of Acquisitions John Von Thaden and by Ryan Kampe of Visit Films on behalf of the filmmakers. Magnolia has previously picked up out of this year’s Sundance the animated “Cryptozoo,” the horror film “Censor” and the documentary “A Glitch in the Matrix.” Read original story Sundance Action Comedy ‘First Date’ Picked Up by Magnet Releasing At TheWrap