Top news and what to watch in the markets on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
The coronavirus pandemic has silenced many artists, but South Africa's house music pioneer, Nkosinathi Maphumulo, popularly known as DJ Black Coffee, has been rocking it -- dropping an album and creating a streaming platform.
The BBC's Diversity Manager said of DCI John Luther, "he doesn't have any Black friends, he doesn't eat any Caribbean food, this doesn't feel authentic."
Made by “Marcella” producer Buccaneer Media as an original for AMC’s BritBox rival Acorn TV, “Whitstable Pearl” has all the ingredients of a travel-friendly crime series with a female lead in a picturesque English town. And while the six part, 45-minute series slots in neatly with the streamer’s other small town crime canon, including Cotswold’s based […]
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The Oscars could be heading to the BFI Southbank in London for its U.K. satellite event. Multiple sources tell Variety that Academy producers are in late-stage discussions with the British Film Institute (BFI) about holding the studio event — which will host this year’s local nominees as part of the main ceremony — at its Southbank location, […]
Canada's Liberal government will deliver on its promise to spend big when it presents its first budget in two years next week amid a fast-rising third wave of COVID-19 infections and ahead of an election expected in coming months. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland has pledged to do "whatever it takes" to support Canadians, and in November promised up to C$100 billion ($79.8 billion) in stimulus over three years to "jump-start" an economic recovery in what is likely to be a crucial year for her party. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals depend on the support of at least one opposition group to pass laws, and senior party members have said an election is likely within months as it seeks a clear majority and a free hand to legislate.
The Duke of Edinburgh will be interred at the royal vault in St George's Chapel.
Bitcoin reached the milestone in 12 years, while it took Apple 42 years and Amazon 24.
Meet street vendor 'Lady Tacos de Canasta'Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICOShe become famous in a Netflix series 'Taco Chronicles'standing up to police who harassed her on the streetShe identifies as Mexico's 'muxe' third genderwho mix gay male and female characteristics.She wants to fight for LGBT rights on the political stage(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) 'LADY TACOS DE CANASTA' WHO GOES BY THE NAME MARVEN, SAYING:All my life I have been singled [out] for this discrimination that exists and I have been persecuted for having a decent and honorable job, so why not fight, why not raise your voice, for this situation?"She will run in Mexico City's elections in June
President Joe Biden announced limited measures to tackle gun violence in the United States last week, but more ambitious steps will be harder to enact despite widespread public support. With about 121 firearms in circulation for every 100 residents, the United States is by far the most heavily armed society in the world, according to the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey, a research group. However, gun ownership is becoming less common across the country.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam ended India counterpart Virat Kohli's more than three-year reign as the top ranked one-day batsman in the latest official rankings published on Wednesday. Babar's elegant strokemaking has often drawn comparisons with the prolific Kohli who is considered a modern batting great across formats. Babar led from the front in Pakistan's 2-1 ODI series victory in South Africa last week and snapped Kohli's 1,258 day stay atop the official rankings, the governing International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement.
Pedro, a Mexican migrant worker, knew he had to leave the Ontario cannabis operation where he worked when so many of his coworkers caught COVID-19 that his employer began to house them in a 16-person bunk house alongside the uninfected. Pedro moved in with friends in the nearby farming town of Leamington, Ontario, at the end of October. But he added: "To be honest, I don't think all employers are taking precautions."
Virat Kohli’s 41-month reign as cricket’s leading batsman in the one-day format is over. The India captain was finally overhauled in the ODI player rankings after 1,258 days at the summit, with Pakistan captain Babar Azam becoming the new No. 1 on Wednesday. Babar made the jump courtesy of his 82-ball 94 in Pakistan’s win against South Africa last week.
The Brazilian has been replaced by former Kashima full back Naoki Soma, after a disappointing start to the season in which Antlers won just twice in their first eight games. Kashima, who won the Asian Champions League in 2019 under previous coach Go Oiwa, struggled for much of the Brazilian's tenure. In his first game in charge, Zago oversaw a 1-0 loss in the playoff rounds of last year's Asian Champions League to Melbourne Victory before leading the team to a fifth place finish in the J-League.
The cover for Hillary Clinton's first novel will not be mistaken for those of her memoirs. There's no smiling photograph like on the front of 2003's “Living History” or the more sober portrait of Clinton for “Hard Choices,” which came out in 2014, or even the plain lettering of the 2017 release “What Happened.” For “State of Terror,” co-written with the popular mystery novelist Louise Penny, the cover features a maze-like four-sided figure, with stark red lines and in one corner an American flag, all set against a black backdrop.
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Wisconsin Treasurer Sarah Godlewski joined the growing ranks of Democrats running for U.S. Senate on Wednesday, launching her bid for the seat in the battleground state currently held by Republican Sen. Ron Johnson who has yet to say whether he will seek a third term. Godlewski, a native of Eau Claire who was elected treasurer in 2018, announced her candidacy in a video where she also lambastes Johnson as a conspiracy theorist more loyal to former President Donald Trump than the citizens of Wisconsin. Godlewski said she will help bolster small businesses, fight climate change, lower prescription drug costs, reform the criminal justice system and get rid of the Senate filibuster.
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Paris St Germain dismissed their reputation as Champions League chokers to reach the semi-finals of Europe's premium club competition for the second year in a row by eliminating holders Bayern Munich on Tuesday. The French champions, who had lost their composure when it mattered in recent years, have now eliminated Bayern and Barcelona in the quarter-finals and the last 16, showing ruthless efficiency and proving steady in stormy weather. While they need to address their home form as Tuesday's 1-0 defeat by Bayern showed, Mauricio Pochettino's team can be clinical, having beaten the German champions 3-2 in the first leg despite suffering throughout the match.