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How Allen v Farrow Obtained Never-Before-Seen Home Videotapes and Lost Documents – Vulture

How Allen v Farrow Obtained Never-Before-Seen Home Videotapes and Lost Documents – Vulture

The case of Woody Allen’s alleged abuse of his 7-year-old daughter Dylan has been known and debated about for years, but the Allen v. Farrow proves that the public’s understanding has always been missing some key puzzle pieces. Thanks to the storytelling of Oscar-nominated documentarians Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering, (The Invisible War, On the Record) and especially that of their producer–investigative journalist Amy Herdy, the in-depth four-part HBO documentary series provides a closer look at the private experiences that were happening parallel to the 1992 media circus. In episode two, it was the home video of young Dylan talking to her mother Mia Farrow about the alleged abuse after it happened, a piece of harrowing evidence that had never been seen by...
Chadwick Bosemans widow Taylor Simone Ledward gives moving speech as he wins Critics Choice Award – Daily Mail

Chadwick Bosemans widow Taylor Simone Ledward gives moving speech as he wins Critics Choice Award – Daily Mail

Film nominations BEST PICTURE Da 5 Bloods (Netflix) Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix) Mank (Netflix) Minari (A24) News of the World (Universal Pictures) Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures) - WINNER One Night in Miami (Amazon Studios) Promising Young Woman (Focus Features) Sound of Metal (Amazon Studios) The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix) BEST ACTOR Ben Affleck – The Way Back (Warner Bros.) Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal (Amazon Studios) Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix) - WINNER Tom Hanks – News of the World (Universal Pictures) Anthony Hopkins – The Father (Sony Pictures Classics) Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods (Netflix) Gary Oldman – Mank (Netflix) Steven Yeun – Minari (A24) BEST ACTRESS Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix) Andra Day – The United States vs. Bil...
Saina Trailer: Witness An Extraordinary Journey – Gulte

Saina Trailer: Witness An Extraordinary Journey – Gulte

Marking the International Women’s Day, the trailer of ‘Saina’ was unveiled by the team. The trailer has more content than that of the teaser was unveiled a few days back. The trailer begins with Saina’s mother taking her to a sports academy in Hyderabad and getting her registered in badminton coaching. This is the surprising element as to the world we knew that Saina’s father had encouraged her and was behind her all the time. Then the visuals show how Saina has emerged from strength to strength to become a professional badminton player. Actor Manav Kaul plays the role of Gopichand who was one of the key persons of Saina’s success story. But it isn’t a smooth ride. Saina faced many setbacks even after seeing a career peak. The ...
The OnePlus 9 series will debut with Hasselblad-tuned cameras on March 23rd – Engadget

The OnePlus 9 series will debut with Hasselblad-tuned cameras on March 23rd – Engadget

OnePlus will unveil its latest flagship smartphones — the OnePlus 9 5G series — during a streaming launch event at 9 AM Eastern on March 23rd. And when those phones make their debut, they'll pack cameras tuned by 180-year-old Swedish camera maker Hasselblad. “With OnePlus’ top-of-the-line hardware and computational photography and Hasselblad’s rich aesthetic knowledge in traditional photography, I am confident that the OnePlus 9 Series will be a major leap forward in our ability to deliver a premium, flagship camera," said OnePlus CEO Pete Lau in a press release. Word of the partnership won't come as much surprise to the company's fans: leaked images of an unreleased OnePlus device sporting Hasselblad branding have been circulating for weeks. And more recently, OnePlus has shared a nu...
Adam Silver, NBA players need to unify COVID-19 vaccine messaging – Yahoo Sports

Adam Silver, NBA players need to unify COVID-19 vaccine messaging – Yahoo Sports

Adam Silver is powerless in a lot of ways. He can suggest and nudge but cannot exert his force of will on pressing issues. He’ll do his best on bringing up issues of diversity in the coaching ranks, knowing billionaires will do what they want no matter the public appearance. Silver can know what having an All-Star Game in midst of a pandemic in Atlanta will do for his league’s reputation, but is well-aware the NBA needs it for its financial bottom line. The mixed messages rightly made the public question its intentions considering the NBA positioned itself as some bastion of morality when it’s impossible to satisfy billionaires, partner with players and have a conscience at the same time. But Silver can maximize his capital in getting the players on board, or at least on the same page, wi...
Bowling Green State University sophomore dies after drinking at fraternity event, family attorney says – CNN

Bowling Green State University sophomore dies after drinking at fraternity event, family attorney says – CNN

"He was a beloved son, brother, and grandson," Alto said. "At this time we are gathering all of the facts leading to his untimely death and we have no interest in commenting on speculation." Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity said in a statement Saturday that a new member of the BGSU chapter "was involved in an alleged incident of alcohol-related hazing at an off-campus event." "The International Fraternity is horrified and outraged by this incident," the international fraternity said in a statement. "The Fraternity has a zero-tolerance policy toward illegal activity, substance abuse, bullying, and hazing of any kind." The BGSU chapter was placed on "administrative suspension," the fraternity added. "We will also pursue permanent suspension of Delta Beta Chapter as well as expul...
EU approves Microsoft’s $7.5 billion Bethesda acquisition – The Verge

EU approves Microsoft’s $7.5 billion Bethesda acquisition – The Verge

The European Commission has approved Microsoft’s $7.5 billion deal to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Doom and Fallout studio Bethesda Softworks. Microsoft’s deal has been approved by the EU without conditions, as it “does not raise serious doubts as to its compatibility with the common market.” The acquisition required EU approval before Microsoft could finalize the Bethesda deal and bring future games to its Xbox Game Pass subscription. “The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns, given the combined entity’s limited market position upstream and the presence of strong downstream competitors in the distribution of video games,” says a European Commission statement. “The transaction was examined under the normal merger rev...
Myanmar military occupies hospitals and universities ahead of mass strike – CNN

Myanmar military occupies hospitals and universities ahead of mass strike – CNN

In many districts of the biggest city, Yangon, on Saturday and Sunday, witnesses reported sounds of gunfire and stun grenades. Terrified residents watched and filmed as security forces raided residential areas in the city and made several nighttime arrests. Residents told Reuters police fired shots and did not give reasons for the arrests, which continued into the early hours of Sunday. "On the night of his arrest, Khin Maung Latt was tortured to death in his cell," AAPP said in a news release Sunday. Reports of bruising to Khin Maung Latt's head and body raised suspicions he had been abused, NLD lawmaker Ba Myo Thein told Reuters. CNN cannot independently verify this reporting and the details surrounding Khin Maung Latt's death are not immediately clear. Khin Maung Latt had worked as a c...
European recovery plays surge while Nasdaq-100 futures slump after U.S. Senate passes $1.9 trillion stimulus plan – MarketWatch

European recovery plays surge while Nasdaq-100 futures slump after U.S. Senate passes $1.9 trillion stimulus plan – MarketWatch

European stocks rose on Monday while U.S. technology stock futures slumped, with bond yields near one-year highs as the world’s largest economy was on the verge of adding $1.9 trillion in stimulus. The U.S. Senate over the weekend passed its version of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package, sending it back to the U.S. House for approval before President Joe Biden can sign it into law. The surge in bond yields — with the 10-year Treasury TMUBMUSD10Y, 1.592% up 64 basis points in 2021, through Friday — has led investors to rotate from assets perceived as having stretched valuations, like companies in the tech sector, and into out-of-favor sectors with less demanding valuations. The Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, +0.98% ...