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    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian and Taliban officials met in Tehran on Wednesday and accused the U.S. of provoking the continuation of war in Afghanistan, Iranian State TV reported. Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, told visiting Taliban political chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar that the U.S. seeks to continue the war in neighboring Afghanistan. “The U.S. strategy supports the continuation of war and bloodshed among various Afghan groups in the political spectrum,” Shamkhani was quoted as saying. He said the U.S. tries to blame insecurity and instability in the country on individual Afghan groups. There was no immediate comment from the U.S., which signed a peace agreement with the Taliban last February and met its goal this month of reducing the number of troops in Afghanistan to about 2,500. Taliban representatives and the Afghan government earlier this month resumed peace talks in Qatar, the Gulf Arab...
              Live from Music Row Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed the Independent Women’s Forum policy analyst, Patrice Onwuka to the newsmakers line to discuss the lack of common sense and bad policy changes coming forth in the new Biden administration. Leahy: We are joined on our newsmaker line by Patrice Onwuka who is a policy analyst with the Independent Women’s Forum. Patrice we were talking about the importance of The Independent Women’s Forum focused on common sense. Now, there’s been a lack of common sense at the federal national policy level about the past week since the inauguration of Joe Biden. (Laughter) Where do we begin? When you get up in the morning Patrice and there’s this long list...
    The definitive ranking of every Batman movie Credit Cards With the Best Incentives To Open in 2021 Blues engaging in trade talks on Vince Dunn After the St. Louis Blues lost 6-3 to the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday, head coach Craig Berube took the podium to answer questions. When asked about Vince Dunn’s tough night, he let slip some of his feelings on the defenseman’s rough night. © Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Gotta play better. Can’t get walked one-on-one. I dunno. We’ll keep that in house and talk to him about it.  It seems as though the house is leaky, as both Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet and Frank Seravalli of TSN reported on trade talks the team has had revolving around the young player. Friedman writes that there were a “lot of trade talks about him” before the team signed Dunn to a one-year, $1.875M deal and notes that the Blues...
    Jackie Bradley Jr. isn’t George Springer, but he’s available as the best remaining option on the center field free-agent market. The Mets, in search of improved defense at the position, have continued talks in recent days with Bradley’s camp, according to multiple sources, after Springer’s decision last week to accept a six-year offer from the Blue Jays worth $150 million. Bradley, 30, slashed .283/.364/.450 last season for the Red Sox, who remain in the mix to re-sign him, according to reports. The Astros and Giants have also been linked to Bradley, who won a Gold Glove with the Red Sox in 2018. But Bradley is hardly an ideal fit for the Mets given that he bats left-handed and would be playing in an outfield that also includes lefty swingers Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo. The Mets liked Springer in part because he would have brought a right-handed bat to the...
    More On: new york mets Mets miss out on coveted free agent Plan to turn Citi Field into COVID vaccine site may now be up in the air Trevor Bauer’s dark social media episode should disqualify him from Mets Ex-Mets manager Davey Johnson recovering after COVID-19 hospital treatment Jackie Bradley Jr. isn’t George Springer, but he’s available as the best remaining option on the center field free-agent market. The Mets, in search of improved defense at the position, have continued talks in recent days with Bradley’s camp, according to multiple sources, after Springer’s decision last week to accept a six-year offer from the Blue Jays worth $150 million. Bradley, 30, slashed .283/.364/.450 last season for the Red Sox, who remain in the mix to re-sign him, according to reports. The Astros and Giants have also been linked to Bradley, who won a Gold Glove with the Red Sox in...
    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday that Moscow and Washington were making quick progress to negotiate an extension of their last remaining nuclear arms control treaty. Last week, U.S. President Joe Biden has proposed a five-year extension of the New START treaty that is set to expire on Feb. 5, and the Kremlin quickly welcomed the offer. Mikhail Ulyanov, the Russian ambassador at the international organizations in Vienna, said that Russia and the U.S. “are making remarkable and speedy progress” on the pact’s extension. “There are reasons to expect that the relevant agreement can become a reality very soon,” he tweeted. The treaty, signed in 2010 by President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, limits each country to no more than 1,550 deployed nuclear warheads and 700 deployed missiles and bombers, and envisages sweeping on-site inspections to verify compliance. Biden indicated during the campaign that...
    ARSENAL are in talks to switch their Europa League tie at Benfica on February 18 to a neutral venue. The Portuguese giants are reluctant to give up home advantage for the last-32 first leg but the UK Government have imposed a wide-ranging travel ban due to the new Covid-19 variant from Brazil. 3Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta faces uncertainty over the venue of their Europa League last-32 first-leg tie with Benfica next monthCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Ex-Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen could see new club Benfica take on his former London rivals Arsenal at a neutral venue on February 18Credit: AFP OR LICENSORS Uefa protocols mean it would be up to Benfica to "propose a suitable alternative venue which may be in a neutral country". So unless government rules change, such as a travel corridor opening between Portugal and Britain, then a new venue will have to be found. And...
    Getty Matt Rhule coaching the Panthers in 2020. The Detroit Lions will have no shortage of suitors when it comes to a potential Matthew Stafford trade, and those teams will be from either the AFC or the NFC. Whether the Lions want to trade Stafford within the NFC is anybody’s guess considering the proximity to the teams they could negotiate with, but if the offer is good, the team might have no choice but to consider everything. A former NFL executive thinks he knows of such a team that will be a dark horse in Stafford talks As Gil Brandt said, the Lions could find an easy suitor for Stafford in the form of the Carolina Panthers, who quietly need a quarterback as well and might be on the hunt for one starting this season. I think Carolina is a darkhorse team to watch in any Matthew Stafford...
    ARSENAL are reportedly preparing a terminate a third star's contract and release Shkodran Mustafi. Mesut Ozil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos have already agreed early exits as the Gunners look to trim their squad. 3Shkodran Mustafi is nearing an end to his Arsenal careerCredit: Getty Images - Getty Next up to be cut is said to be German defender Mustafi, who has six months to run on his contract. Mikel Arteta has rarely called upon the 28-year-old this season other than as a rotation option in the Europa League. According to Football.London, Mustafi's representatives are in talks with the club to settle his contract early. That would allow him to find a new team in January, with Lazio one side touted as a destination. However, Mustafi's father and agent Kujtim has refuted the termination talk - but insists the centre-back will leave North London soon. He told Transfermarkt: "To clarify, there are...
    The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are engaged in discussions about possibility holding an All-Star Game in early March, with Atlanta targeted as the host city, ESPN reported on Monday. The NBA canceled its traditional All-Star Weekend, which had been scheduled for Indianapolis in February, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the sides are discussing moving the game, along with a scaled-down All-Star Weekend events, to Atlanta on March 7. The NBA’s midseason break is March 5-10. The game could be held at the Hawks’ State Farm Arena or at one of the city’s historically black colleges and universities’ (HBCU) campus gyms. NBPA president Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns supports the idea, which would feature HBCUs and provide COVID-19 relief funding. Holding an All-Star Game would be a massive undertaking. Atlanta-based Turner Sports could televise the game. But the game would still require a significant effort...
    More On: nba Nets’ hunt for big man brings them back to Cavs NBA fans to attend games thanks to COVID-19-detecting dogs How Nets are addressing their biggest roster need Shaq’s awkward interview with NBA star couldn’t have gone as planned The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association are engaged in discussions about possibility holding an All-Star Game in early March, with Atlanta targeted as the host city, ESPN reported on Monday. The NBA canceled its traditional All-Star Weekend, which had been scheduled for Indianapolis in February, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the sides are discussing moving the game, along with a scaled-down All-Star Weekend events, to Atlanta on March 7. The NBA’s midseason break is March 5-10. The game could be held at the Hawks’ State Farm Arena or at one of the city’s historically black colleges and universities’ (HBCU) campus gyms. NBPA president Chris Paul...
    FAU Dance Team Honors Their Former Captain Who Died After Her Head Was Trapped Between Car and Payment Machine Biden raises the bar on vaccines and suggests US will get to 1.5 million a day Report: NBA in talks with union about holding All-Star game as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on league schedule The NBA and NBPA are in discussions to hold an All-Star game in March, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports The NBA is reportedly considering re-upping the 2021 All-Star Game in Atlanta. (Reuters/Chris Aluka Berry) Atlanta is on the table as a potential host, according to the report. The league announced in November that it was postponing the 2021 All-Star Game originally scheduled for February in Indianapolis. “Public health conditions prevented the Pacers, the NBA All-Star Host Committee and the NBA from appropriately planning and executing fan-focused All-Star activities in Indianapolis that were envisioned...
    GENEVA (AP) — Delegations from Syria’s government, opposition and civil society began a new round of meetings in Geneva on Monday aimed at revising the constitution of the war-torn country. The fifth round of the so-called Constitutional Committee came days after U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen told the U.N. Security Council that many subjects have been discussed for more than a year and it’s now time for the committee to ensure that “the meetings are better organized and more focused.” Syria’s nearly 10-year conflict has killed more than half a million people and displaced half the country’s pre-war 23 million population, including more than 5 million refugees mostly in neighboring countries. “I believe that we need to ensure that the committee begins to move from `preparing’ a constitutional reform to `drafting’ one, as it is mandated to do,” Pedersen said last week. The United States and several Western...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA'S heavyweight unification bout with Tyson Fury is edging ever closer, as contract talks advance this week. Boxing fans around the world have been clamouring for the fight for much of the last 12 months, particularly since Fury's demolition of Deontay Wilder last February. 3Anthony Joshua defeated Kubrat Pulev last monthCredit: AP:Associated Press 3Tyson Fury will have the chance to unify the beltsCredit: PA And with Olexandr Usyk and the Bronze Bomber seemingly out of the way for now, talks between Bob Arum, Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn are set to ramp up this week. The Gypsy King's US co-promoter Arum, 89, explained to talkSPORT: "I talked to Eddie yesterday. "Eddie, with the Joshua people, will have the first draft of the contract to us on Tuesday. "And then I will circulate it to Frank [Warren], to Tyson and to the various lawyers. "We’ll then get back to...
    KATIE Price is in talks over son Harvey starring in a follow-up show about his life at college, The Sun can reveal. The celeb is set to share details of her life raising the disabled teenager in new BBC One documentary Katie Price: Harvey and Me. 3Katie Price has told The Sun she's in talks to do a follow up documentary on son Harvey's life at collegeCredit: katieprice/Instagram It airs tonight on BBC One, and sees her searching for specialist residential colleges capable of coping with 29-stone Harvey now he’s turned 18. Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Katie, 42, explained: "I've already said to them they should do a follow up of him at the college and how he settles in to the next step, that's what I've said to them. There needs to be a follow up. "I think they want to do it, and I've said we...
    President Biden discussed NATO, climate change and the coronavirus pandemic during his first call as president with French President Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Jean-Michel MacronKerry promises Europeans Biden will seek to make up time on climate action The Hill's Morning Report - Biden takes office, calls for end to 'uncivil war' Macron to Biden and Harris: 'Welcome back to the Paris Agreement!' MORE on Sunday. According to a readout from the White House, Biden “stressed his commitment to bolstering the transatlantic relationship, including through NATO and the United States’ partnership with the European Union.” Macron was among the world leaders to offer his congratulations to Biden and Vice President Harris upon their inauguration. In his message, he also welcomed the U.S. back to the Paris climate agreement, which Biden rejoined on his first day in office. “The leaders agreed on the need for close coordination, including through multilateral organizations, in tackling common challenges...
    Getty Matthew Stafford The Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford has asked to be traded, and it appears the club is going to honor his wishes. While there are rumors suggesting the San Francisco 49ers will be suitors for Stafford and the Lions, according to radio show host Dan Sileo, the New England Patriots will be “involved” in trade talks with Detroit as well. .@49ers & the @Lions are talking about a deal for #MatthewStafford #OnePride — Dan Sileo (@DanSileoShow) January 23, 2021 The .@Patriots have also going to be involved in potential talks…..#BillBelichick has consulted ownership on numerous issues in the past! — Dan Sileo (@DanSileoShow) January 23, 2021 *are also* — Dan Sileo (@DanSileoShow) January 23, 2021 Let the speculation begin. Follow the Heavy on Patriots Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!    Also Read: Patriots Great Hints at Plans for...
    WASHINGTON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made clear to President Joe Biden on Saturday that he's eager to forge a new U.S.-Britain trade deal. Johnson’s push for a deal came during a wide-ranging call between the two leaders that touched on the global response to the coronavirus pandemic as well as the Biden administration's announcement this week that the U.S. would rejoin the Paris climate accord and the World Health Organization, according to a statement from Downing Street. A new trade agreement between the allies is a higher priority for Johnson than it is for Biden. Britain regained control over its national trade policy at the start of the month following the end of a post-Brexit transition period. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday that the administration had no timeline for forging a new trade deal because Biden's attention was largely focused on getting the coronavirus...
    EXCLUSIVE: Dee Snider wants to set the record straight.Decades after his band Twisted Sister crashed and burned in the ‘80s, the former frontman and his bandmates are sitting down to detail what exactly went wrong. The tell-all is being featured on Reelz’s upcoming documentary "Twisted Sister: Breaking the Band." The special is part of a docuseries narrated by Snider, 65, which explores how ego and celebrity can destroy any group at the height of their fame. .Dee Snider serves as the narrator of "Breaking the Band," a docuseries on Reelz (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic/Getty) Despite dominating MTV with tracks like "We’re Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock," Twisted Sister ended on a bad note in 1988. Twisted Sister later reunited following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center for a fundraiser. The band officially retired in 2015 in light of drummer A.J. Pero's death that same year at age 55...
    DANA WHITE will resume talks with Khabib Nurmagomedov over a comeback when the pair return to Las Vegas. White met with Nurmagomedov on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, to discuss the lightweight champion's fighting future. 3UFC president Dana White will meet with Khabib again Credit: Getty Images - Getty 3Khabib announced his UFC retirement in October Credit: Getty Images - Getty CONOR MCGREGOR BETTING OFFER: 50/1 FOR FIRST ROUND VICTORY New William Hill customers | Mobile only | 18+| UK and Ireland |T&Cs The UFC boss later revealed unbeaten Khabib will only consider returning should a contender convince him to do so. Former opponents Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier top UFC 257, with lightweights Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker in the co-headliner. White will get Nurmagomedov's verdict on fighting again when they both fly to Las Vegas. The UFC president said: “He’s coming out to...
    The Lewis Hamilton contract saga has seemingly no end in sight. A deal that was supposed to be wrapped up even before the commencement of the 2020 season is still in limbo, 2 months ahead of the 2021 campaign. Mercedes reportedly has a few issues with Hamilton’s demands. But all signs point to the fact that eventually both parties would come to a consensus. Until then, experts continue to voice their opinions on the saga and why is it still unresolved. The most recent person to make a comment on the same was former F1 driver David Coulthard. Speaking on the contract scenario, the former McLaren driver said, “Business is business. Nobody just gives money away because somebody is nice or somebody is good at what they’re doing. There has to be an agreement on what the perceived value is.” FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Eifel Grand Prix –...
    The producer assures that Doctor Strage is the ideal character to face the multiverse directly. Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures | Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures At the time the official title of the sequel to Doctor Strange at MCU, fans have not stopped speculating about the path that the franchise will take in its next installments, starting with the connection it could present with the Disney + series « WandaVision”. « In The Multiverse of Madness”Will feature the legendary filmmaker Sam raimi, forming a kind of loose trilogy together with “Spider-man 3”, A film in which the supreme sorcerer will have an appearance as the mentor of the hero climbs walls and whose adventures would connect with what has been announced as the first horror film in the franchise. You might also be interested in: Bob’s Burgers: Movie is removed from release schedule Everything seems to indicate that,...
    Family of 12-year-old boy swept out to sea in California offers $50,000 reward Amazon is pushing for a milestone union vote to take place in person despite the pandemic Shiseido in Talks With CVC to Sell Personal-Care Business © Courtesy of Shiseido Click here to read the full article. PARIS — Shiseido said that it is in discussions with CVC Asia Pacific Ltd. about the transfer of its personal-care business, which is primarily operated in Asia. Japan’s largest beauty company said in a statement Friday the deal could take place around the first half of 2021, and that the business would then be managed jointly. More from WWDLouis Vuitton Men’s Fall 2021 “However, no formal decisions have been made as of yet,” said Shiseido in the statement. “The company has been promoting its Prestige First Strategy and will continue to strengthen efforts in this core business with the...
    FLOYD MAYWEATHER is in talks with Conor McGregor over a sensational $1BILLION rematch, SunSport can exclusively reveal. The undefeated American legend stopped the Irish MMA star on his boxing bow in August 2017, 16 months after SunSport once again broke the story of the cross-sport showdown. 11McGregor and Mayweather are in talks over a boxing rematch following their 2017 fight in Las VegasCredit: Getty Images - Getty 11How Mayweather and McGregor stack up both in and out of the ring ahead of their eagerly-anticipated rematch And, on the eve of Notorious' clash with Dustin Poirier back in the MMA octagon, we can confirm the leather-fisted money magnets are planning round two. Mayweather went 50-0 with the tenth-round Las Vegas stoppage of the Dubliner, making around £250million once all the pay-per-view sales were totted up. And Money, 43, boosted that windfall at the bookies by carrying the novice in the early...
    Coronavirus updates: Bidens ambitious plan will take time; Florida combats vaccine tourism by limiting shots to residents 3 National Guard members who died in New York helicopter crash identified The S&P 500 won’t even keep up with inflation in the next 10 years, this accurate indicator shows © Getty Images MARKETWATCH PREMIUM Load Error The stock-market-valuation indicator with the best forecasting record is predicting that the S&P 500 Index’s total return over the next decade won’t even keep up with inflation. Inflation will be 1.4% annualized between now and 2031, the latest forecast of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s inflation model. And the benchmark index’s nominal 10-year total return will be only 0.7% annualized, according to the indicator. Welcome to this month’s update of eight valuation indicators with good long-term records — a regular feature in this space. In the table at the end of this...
    Vaccinating America is easier said than done: 5 things to know about Bidens plan Meet Kamala Harris family, from Doug Emhoff to Meena Harris Dana White to resume comeback talks with Khabib Nurmagomedov in Las Vegas after UFC 257 UFC president Dana White remains convinced that Khabib Nurmagomedov will decide to return to the octagon, but also stated that if the current UFC lightweight champion opts not to make a comeback, he won’t hold up the division. © File photo khabib-nurmagomedov-dana-white-ufc-229-press-conference Speaking to Jim Rome on CBS Sports, White revealed that the pair are set for another meeting, this time in Las Vegas, following UFC 257, where the pair will discuss the lightweight division and see if there are any options have emerged that could convince the Russian star to return to the cage in 2021. “He’s coming out to Vegas and he and I are going to go...
    Milan and Inter continue duel for top spot, Roma set for Spezia rematch The Worst Tom Hanks Movie of All Time, According to Critics Shiseido Is In Talks to Sell Personal-Care Business to CVC (Bloomberg) -- Shiseido Co. is in advanced talks to sell its shampoo and affordable skincare business to CVC Capital Partners for 150 billion to 200 billion yen ($1.45 billion-$1.9 billion), as the Japanese cosmetics maker shifts its focus to premium beauty products, people with knowledge of the matter said. © Photographer: SOPA Images/LightRocket Japanese multinational personal care and skin care company, Shiseido store seen in Hong Kong. The board of Shiseido is preparing to vote on the divestment soon, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public. The operations targeted for sale includes the company’s Tsubaki hair-care products and is mainly active in Japan, China and other parts of...
    BLING Empire's Christine Chiu was once reportedly once being considered as Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member. The new reality television star even filmed scenes with Brandi Glanville. ???? Follow all our latest news & stories on Bling Empire. 7Bling Empire's Christine Chiu was once reportedly once being considered as Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast memberCredit: Coleman-Rayner 2014 7The new reality television star even filmed scenes with Brandi GlanvilleCredit: Coleman-Rayner 2014 7According to The Daily Mail, Christine filmed scenes for Season 5 of the series as Brandi Glanville's friend back in 2014Credit: Coleman-Rayner 2014 According to The Daily Mail, Christine filmed scenes for Season 5 of the series as Brandi Glanville's friend back in 2014. They were apparently shooting at a local eatery after going shopping together and carried Saks Fifth Avenue bags. Christine was described to audiences as "the wife of plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Gabriel...
    Carrie Ann Inaba added a new photograph to her Instagram feed where she looked breathtaking in a gray dress and spoke of how beneficial change can be in one’s life in an impassioned Instagram post seen here. The Talk host and Dancing With the Stars judge shared her feelings regarding yesterday’s inauguration of President Joe Biden without directly addressing the event. Carrie Ann said that it was a day for change, and for welcoming the new and embracing it. She said that no matter where on the spectrum you lie, big changes like the inauguration were, more than anything, an opportunity for people to evaluate and observe their own responses and consider what purpose change could serve in their lives. Carrie Ann asked her followers if change should be rejected or should everyone just ride the wave with the hope that it would propel us forward? She added her own...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Kamala Harris talked about the power of “American aspiration” in her first speech to the nation as vice president. With the Washington Monument lit up behind her Wednesday night, Harris called on Americans to remember “we are undaunted in our belief that we shall overcome, that we will rise up.” She also cast her ascension as the first female vice president as a demonstration of the nation’s character. Borrowing a line she frequently used on the campaign trail, she said, “We not only see what has been — we see what can be.” Harris gave a nod to American scientists, parents and teachers who are persevering through the coronavirus pandemic and encouraged people to “see beyond crises.” She spoke during President Joe Biden’s “Celebrating America” event to mark the inauguration. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED...
    CHELSEA are reportedly in talks to hire Thomas Tuchel as pressure grows on Frank Lampard. Jan Aage Fjortoft claims discussions are ongoing between Tuchel’s representatives and the Chelsea hierarchy in the wake of Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat at Leicester. PA:Press Association 2 Chelsea have reportedly opened talks with Thomas Tuchel as the pressure builds on Frank Lampard SunSport revealed earlier this month that Tuchel was being lined up by Roman Abramovich following a string of bad results. The defeat at Leicester was Chelsea’s sixth in the league this term, leaving them eighth in the table and nine points off the top. Despite spending well over £200million last summer, Lampard is yet to get the best from new signings including German pair Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. It’s been reported elsewhere that should there be a change of manager, Chelsea want to hire someone who can speak fluent German in order...
    Actor Josh Duhamel is in negotiations to come aboard and take over Armie Hammer’s role in the action-comedy Shotgun Wedding. Hammer exited the Lionsgate movie, in which he was set to star opposite Jennifer Lopez, after a controversy over messages allegedly sent by the actor were leaked online. If finalised, Duhamel, known for featuring in “Transformers” franchise, will take on the role of Tom in the movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Shotgun Wedding: Jennifer Lopez, Armie Hammer to Topline Jason Moore’s Action-Comedy The story follows Darcy (Lopez) and Tom, who gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding just as the couple begin to get cold feet. And if that wasn’t enough of a threat to the celebration, suddenly everyone’s lives are in danger when the entire party is taken hostage. The Electric State: Millie Bobby Brown to Star in Russo Brothers’ Sci-Fi Film For Universal...
    Vice President Kamala Harris steps into history as first woman of color to hold the office Joe Biden to be sworn in as 46th president amid turmoil and loss in US VW CEO Talks a Little Trash With Tesla’s Musk in Twitter Debut (Bloomberg) -- In a year when Tesla Inc. is taking on German carmakers in their backyard, it’s only fitting that Volkswagen AG’s chief executive officer is returning fire on Elon Musk’s home turf: Twitter. © Bloomberg Herbert Diess, chief executive officer of Volkswagen AG (VW), and president of the board of directors at Seat SA, reacts during a news conference at Casa Seat in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. European auto stocks are emerging as a surprise winner as the coronavirus pandemic grinds on, with some analysts saying the outbreak is causing changes in consumer behavior that bode well for the industry and for...
    Getty Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman responded to renewed talk of interest in captain Lionel Messi from French champions Paris Saint-Germain in his pre-match press conference on Wednesday. The Dutch coach made it clear that he’s not too bothered by the speculation surrounding the Argentine who is out of contact at the end of the season and able to leave as a free agent. If you ask me if I’m interested in Neymar or Mbappe I’ll say yes. It’s the same thing. You don’t know what will happen in the future. Everyone has their opinion. We need to try and have the best team possible. Messi asked to leave Barcelona last summer but it remains to be seen what he plans to do next. He told La Sexta’s Jordi Evole in December that he will make a decision on his future at the end of the season.PSG Talk Up...
    JESSE LINGARD could be stuck on Man Utd’s bench after Nice reportedly pulled out of a loan swoop. The 28-year-old has barely featured for the Red Devils this season. PA:Press Association 2 Jesse Lingard in action against Watford in the FA Cup – one of only three appearances this season His only three appearances have come in the EFL Cup twice in September, and last weekend’s FA Cup third round win over Watford. And the England midfielder looked set to leave on loan this month in a bid for first-team football. Sky Sports reported that Lingard had held talks with Nice over a move to the south of France. FANCY A PUNT? TODAY’S BEST ODDS BOOSTS FROM THE UK’S LEADING BOOKIES But now it seems the Ligue 1 side have gone cold on the 28-year-old Red Devil. ESPN reported that Lingard and Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are in...
    KATIE Price is in talks to join MTV’s Ex On The Beach as a 'love guru' on the upcoming series, The Sun Online can exclusively reveal. The popular dating show is set to return to screens later this year - with former Love Island star Jack Fincham already lined-up for the instalment. 6Katie Price is in talks to join MTV’s Ex On The Beach as a 'love guru' on the upcoming seriesCredit: Instagram And now show insiders have revealed that three-times-married Katie is in talks to join the series - not to find love but to dish out advice to hopefuls after shacking up with beau Carl Woods, 31. A source told us: "Katie always jokes she's had enough experience with relationships to write the book on love, so it's the perfect role for her - giving out advice on what to do - and what NOT to do -...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump is in talks to start a new "Patriot Party" with top aides after saying it's only the "beginning" of the MAGA movement, according to reports. Trump discussed the possibility of creating a new political party last week, people informed on the matter told The Wall Street Journal. 6President Trump is in talks to start a 'Patriot Party,' according to reportsCredit: EPA 6Trump has denounced 'political violence' in the aftermath of the US Capitol riotsCredit: AP:Associated Press 6President Trump has talked with aides about creating a new political party, according to reportsCredit: Alamy Live News According to the informants, the president spoke with several aides and some others who are close with him. They also revealed the new party would be called the "Patriot Party." The White House did not respond to the WSJ's request for comment and the sources did not reveal how Trump would initiate forming...
    Actor Josh Duhamel is reportedly in talks to replace Armie Hammer in a Jennifer Lopez film after Hammer walked away from the project amid a DM scandal. The 48-year-old actor has reportedly been picked to replace Hammer in the romantic comedy, “Shotgun Wedding,” according to the Hollywood Reporter in a piece published Tuesday. Duhamel and Lionsgate are reportedly now in negotiations. (RELATED: REPORT: Armie Hammer Exiting New Movie With Jennifer Lopez Amid DM Scandal)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Hollywood Reporter (@hollywoodreporter) Hammer and the “Hustlers” star were linked to the project in back in fall 2020 when it was announced at the American Film Market. (RELATED: Armie Hammer’s Wife Elizabeth Chambers Files For Divorce) The two stars were on their way to do a shoot for the film in the Dominican Republic, when leaked Instagram direct messages allegedly attributed to Hammer surfaced about...
    Joe Biden to deliver remarks on pandemic as U.S. tops 400,000 Covid-19 deaths Women are leading press coverage of the Biden White House Josh Duhamel in talks to replace Armie Hammer in Shotgun Wedding The big-screen action-comedy Shotgun Wedding is looking to reload with a new leading man after Armie Hammer's exit. © David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images; Cindy Ord/Getty Images; Christopher Polk/Getty Image... Hammer left the action-comedy, which will costar Jennifer Lopez, in the wake of a social media controversy. EW has confirmed that Josh Duhamel — star of Michael Bay's Transformers franchise and the 2013 romance Safe Haven — is in talks to replace Hammer following the Golden Globe nominee's announcement last week that he was leaving the project in the wake of a social media controversy. Hammer was first announced to star in Shotgun Wedding opposite Jennifer Lopez last fall, but just before the film...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants Democrats to preserve the legislative filibuster as part of a larger deal on organizing the new 50-50 Senate. In a memo sent on Tuesday to fellow Republicans, McConnell said they must be provided assurances from the incoming Democratic majority that the 60-vote legislative threshold will not be eliminated in order to pass agenda items that Democrats are eager to advance over the objections of the GOP minority. “I think that is a good position for us to take,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, said on Tuesday when asked about McConnell’s stance on the filibuster. McConnell met for a half-hour on Tuesday with incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, who has not indicated his plans for the filibuster. Schumer said after the meeting ended that the two men “discussed a whole lot of issues.” McConnell would only describe “a...
    Getty Darius Slay with the Eagles in camp. Darius Slay has never been too proud to compliment the guys he has to lock down week in and week out. So when the Philadelphia Eagles cornerback was asked to name the best wide receiver in football, he didn’t hesitate: “Davante Adams.” The Green Bay Packers stud was named first-team All-Pro after catching a league-high 18 touchdowns. He finished the 2020 campaign with 1,374 receiving yards on 115 receptions in 14 regular-season games. Adams, a four-time Pro Bowler, bombed on Slay in Week 13 after making 10 catches for 121 yards and two touchdowns. Slay ranked Adams number one — taking note of his quarterback, Aaron Rodgers — and put Keenan Allen and Amari Copper in the conversation. “He is for sure the best receiver in the league,” Slay said of Adams on the Pat McAfee Show. “With Aaron throwing...
    MANCHESTER UNITED will have to wait until the spring to re-commence talks over Jadon Sancho, it has been claimed. Borussia Dortmund held out against the Red Devils’ attempts to sign the England winger last summer. AFP or licensors 2 Jadon Sancho could become a serious target for several clubs this spring But a fresh bid ahead of the Euros cannot be ruled out with Sancho again hitting form in the Bundesliga. German journalist Raphael Honigstein has told Sky Sports that a move in January is off the table. Instead clubs could reportedly begin negotiations in the spring for a switch at the end of the season. Borussia are seen as unlikely to lower their valuation of the 20-year-old with two-and-a-half-years left on his contract. The transfer fee, agent payments and wages were all thought to be behind last summer’s move failing. And Sancho is happy to focus on Dortmund...
    It’s probably a reunion Jamal Adams is hoping to avoid. The Seattle Seahawks have spoken to former New York Jets head coach Adam Gase about their offensive coordinator opening, less than a week after firing Brian Schottenheimer because of "philosophical differences," ESPN reported Monday, citing sources.  SEAHAWKS’ JAMAL ADAMS TAUNTS RAMS AFTER PLAYOFF LOSS WITH CIGAR REFERENCE  Gase is one of many coaches the Seahawks have approached or have plans to. Sources say Seattle will also speak to Kansas City Chiefs quarterback coach Mike Kafka.  If Seattle does decide on Gase, the hiring would likely not be welcomed by three-time Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams, who trashed his former head coach in the offseason after falling out over contract negotiations, ultimately opening the door to a trade with the Seahawks.  Shortly before being traded, Adams spoke to the New York Daily News about his relationship with Gase. He expressed the...
    DEONTAY WILDER is in talks to fight Charles Martin in case his trilogy with Tyson Fury falters. Wilder was dethroned of the WBC belt last February by Fury, but the pair already had a third bout contracted. 3Deontay Wilder is in talks to fight Charles MartinCredit: EPA 3Anthony Joshua knocked out Charles Martin in two rounds in 2016 Credit: Rex Features FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN SIGN UP OFFERS HERE However, the Gypsy King and his team are adamant the immediate rematch clause expired in October and as a result want to instead face Anthony Joshua. Wilder, 35, responded by launching a mediation to salvage his crack at redemption, but talks are now progressing between AJ, 31, and Fury, 32. The legal dispute appears yet to be resolved, but Sports Illustrated report former IBF champion Martin, 34, is being lined up as an alternative for...
    ‘Car Choir,’ bear boom, festival changes: News from around our 50 states The acting Capitol Police chief’s tough task Birkenstock in Talks for $5 Billion Sale to CVC Capital (Bloomberg) -- Birkenstock, the German company behind the iconic sandals worn by hippies and preppies alike, is in talks to be taken over by CVC Capital Partners, according to people familiar with the matter. The private equity firm is in advanced negotiations with the family owners of the nearly 250-year-old brand, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing confidential information. A deal could value the business at more than 4 billion euros ($4.8 billion) including debt, the people said. © Photographer: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Europe Popular Retail And Other Chain Brands In Germany Birkenstock sandals on display at a store in Berlin. Load Error Photographer: Sean Gallup/Getty Images While Birkenstock launched its sandals in the...
    US Coronavirus: Expert sees a ray of sunshine, but deaths and variant cases are growing Trump lifts Covid-19-related travel restrictions for much of Europe, the UK, Ireland and Brazil Jon Lester, Nationals in talks Free-agent left-hander Jon Lester and the Nationals are “in talks,” Ken Rosenthal and Jon Greenberg of The Athletic report. It’s unclear whether the two sides are close to an agreement. © Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports While Jon Lester expressed interest in remaining with the Cubs after they allowed him to become a free agent, there haven’t been reports of serious talks between Chicago and him since then. Washington would be the fourth organization for Lester, a 37-year-old who was previously with the Red Sox, Athletics and Cubs. Lester was especially impactful as a member of the Sox and Cubs, with whom he combined to win three World Series championships and pick up five All-Star appearances. Lester spent the...
    The 25 greatest directors cuts DIY RVs and vans you have to see to believe Jon Lester in talks with Nationals? The Washington Nationals could be poised to add another veteran to their starting rotation. © Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports Jon Lester has fallen off in the past two years after remarkable consistency throughout his career. According to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Greenberg of The Athletic, the Nationals are in talks with free agent left-hander Jon Lester. However, it’s not clear how close any deal is to getting done. Free-agent left-hander Jon Lester is in talks with the Nationals, sources tell me and @jon_greenberg. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 18, 2021 Lester has fallen off in the past two years after remarkable consistency throughout his career. In 12 starts with the Chicago Cubs in 2020, the 37-year-old posted a 5.16 ERA. His strikeouts per nine dropped to a career-worst...
    Armed gunmen killed two female Supreme Court judges in Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul on Sunday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani confirmed in a statement. Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a vehicle in Kabul on January 17 around 8:30 am killing two judges and wounding two others — the driver and another woman — police in the capital said. The wounded woman is believed to be an employee of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education, according to Tolo News on Sunday. Afghanistan’s Presidential Palace (Arg) issued a press release on January 17 addressing the incident. “[A]ttacks by the Taliban and other terrorist groups against defenseless people are against Islamic teaching and against the spirit of peace and means illegal war and hostility against the people that could undermine the national consensus of the people on peace,” Ghani said in the statement. “The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan reiterates its call on...
    Madison Summers January 18, 2021 1 Comment President-elect Joe Biden’s daughter is speaking out after her father’s win in the 2020 presidential election. In an exclusive interview with NBC’s Jenna Bush Hager, which aired in part on Monday, Ashley Biden shared in her first-ever TV interview that when they “finally got the news” of her father’s win in Pennsylvania she was taking a nap. “It was so exciting, we were all together,” Ashley Biden, daughter of Joe Biden and Jill Biden, said. “I remember after the excitement and things calmed down, I sat next to dad, held his hand.” She continued, “I’m just so proud. I truly am proud of my father.” Hager also interviewed four of Joe Biden’s granddaughters. The former vice president’s daughter and four granddaughters were also asked about their experience on the campaign trail. One granddaughter responded, “We started in Iowa and ended up...
    WARRING wags Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy will hold peace talks early next month, we can reveal. The pair will go head-to-head in a bid to agree to a last-minute settlement aimed at avoiding their so-called Wagatha Christie libel trial. 9Rebekah Vardy has denied being behind the leak that has led to the Wagatha Christie row 9Coleen Rooney has told friends she will defend the libel actionCredit: Splash News A mediator has been chosen to chair the tense talks which are likely to take place over Zoom amid the ongoing Covid lockdown. Dancing on Ice's Becky, 38, wife of Leicester City ace Jamie, 33, has vowed to clear her name after she was accused of leaking stories. Coleen, 34, whose hubby is ex-England and Manchester United legend Wayne, 34, has told pals she will defend Becky's libel action. Sources say they hold out little hope of the talks bearing fruit....
    A lot of the characters are the same for President-elect Joe Biden but the scene is far starker as he reassembles a team of veteran negotiators to get back into the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. President Donald Trump worked to blow up the multinational deal to contain Iran’s nuclear program during his four years in office, gutting the diplomatic achievement of predecessor Barack Obama in favor of what Trump called a maximum pressure campaign against Iran. Down to Trump’s last days in office, accusations, threats and still more sanctions by Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Iran’s decision to spur uranium enrichment and seize a South Korean tanker, are helping to keep alive worries that regional conflict will erupt. Iran on Friday staged drills, hurling volleys of ballistic missiles and smashing drones into targets, further raising pressure on the incoming American president over a nuclear accord. Even...
    The Yankees and Reds had talks about a trade for Luis Castillo, but Cincinnati’s exorbitant demands killed any chance for a deal.  It’s fair to wonder if the Reds ever had any intention of letting Luis Castillo move to the Yankees this offseason. The outlandish compensation requests Cincinnati made during their talks with New York make it seem more like a fishing expedition than substantive trade discussions. According to Jon Heyman, the Reds wanted Gleyber Torres to be the centerpiece of any package that would see Castillo heading to the Bronx. Predictably, that request ended the talks from the Yankees’ point of view. Torres suffered through a disappointing 2020 campaign, but New York still regards him as a potential MVP candidate who can anchor the middle of their lineup for years to come.Castillo-to-Yankees talks appear deal for nowIt will be interesting to see if the Reds try to re-engage the...
    Sean McVay on Jared Goff: Everything is being evaluated 14 New Items Hitting Grocery Store Shelves in 2021 Citrix Is in Talks to Buy Vista’s Wrike for $2 Billion-Plus (Bloomberg) -- Citrix Systems Inc. is in advanced talks to buy the work-management platform company Wrike Inc. for more than $2 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. © Bloomberg An employee walks past racks of panels inside a communications room at an office in London, U.K., on Monday, May 21, 2018. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport will work with the Home Office to publish a white paper later this year setting out legislation, according to a statement, which will also seek to force tech giants to reveal how they target abusive and illegal online material posted by users. A deal for Wrike, owned by the technology-focused buyout firm Vista Equity Partners, could be reached as soon...
    JOSE MOURINHO is running out of patience with Gareth Bale. Tottenham’s Welsh superstar, 31, cut a forlorn figure again yesterday as he was an unused sub in their 3-1 win at Sheffield United. 2Jose Mourinho was talking to his backroom staff, not Gareth Bale himself, in the viral video seemingly threatening the Welsh wingerCredit: PA:Press Association And Bale’s latest snub came the day after Spurs released an official video in which Mourinho can be heard explaining his concerns about the winger. In the video, shared on Spurs TV, the Portuguese coach asked: “You want to stay here? Or go to Real Madrid and play no football?” SunSport can reveal Mourinho was talking to No 2 Joao Sacramento and other backroom staff. The Spurs boss was telling them what he said to Bale in crisis talks he had with the star, who is on a season loan from the Bernabeu. Bale has made just...
    Caitlyn Jenner has long possessed star power, from the track to reality television. And the retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete is also ready to dip her toes back into acting. She's in talks to appear in the highly-anticipated Sex and the City reboot on HBO Max, amid efforts to make the new installment more inclusive... and with Kim Cattrall leaving a vacancy in the cast. The 71-year-old is reportedly at the top of the list of potential cameos for the reboot, according to The Mirror.  Inclusive cameo: Caitlyn Jenner is in talks to appear in the highly-anticipated Sex and the City reboot on HBO Max, amid efforts to make the new installment more inclusive (pictured in February, 2019) Jenner, who's appeared in the 1980 film Can't Stop the Music and the classic cop show CHiPs, has recently gotten back into acting with the upcoming indie sitcom Duke of the Valley, based...
    CAITLYN Jenner is "in talks to join Sex and the City" to make the reboot "more inclusive." The news comes as original star Kim Cattrall refuses to join the upcoming HBO Max series. 11Caitlyn is in talks to join the Sex and the City reboot to make it more 'inclusive'Credit: Getty Images 11The series is set to make a comeback on HBO MaxCredit: Handout - Getty 11Original star Kim will not reprise her roleCredit: Getty Images - Getty The Mirror reported that the 71-year-old is at the top of the list for being considered to make a potential cameo for the reboot. A source said: "Caitlyn has been a media fixture in one way or another for going on 50 years. She's really perfect for an appearance. They want new faces for the show, but they want people viewers actually know and care about too." While Caitlyn rose to fame...
    The Biden administration has already unrolled its plan to return to the 2015 nuclear deal and has begun holding quiet talks with Iran, an Israeli TV station reported Saturday. Officials for the incoming administration have also updated Israel about the conversations, Channel 12 News said. A separate report by the Israel Hayom daily said Israel, wary of Biden’s promise to return to the deal, is crafting military options to “undermine Iran’s nuclear efforts or, if need be, counter Iranian aggression, which will soon be presented to the government.” The paper also quoted Defense Minister Benny Gantz as saying: “Israel needs to have a military option on the table.” President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal with Iran in 2018 and has since imposed crippling sanctions on Tehran. During the Obama administration, which spearheaded the deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Israel on occasion threatened to act militarily to prevent Iran...
    US coronavirus: States look for more vaccine doses as the nations death toll nears 400,000 NASA test fires engines on moon rocket but shuts it down early Fiat-PSA in Talks With Chinese Car Makers for Tie Up, Yicai Says (Bloomberg) -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and PSA Group, which merged to create an auto giant, is in talks with China’s Chery Automobile Co. Ltd. and Guangzhou Automobile Group to create a joint venture, local media Yicai reported. © Bloomberg A Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV badge sits on display at a National Auto showroom in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and PSA Group went out of their way to make their combination as equal as possible, shedding assets, paying special dividends and distributing board seats. It didn’t take long for investors to figure out who the buyer is. FCA and PSA completed...
    CAIRO (AP) — The top U.N. official for Libya said Saturday that an advisory committee for representatives of Libya’s different regions has proposed a way forward for choosing a transitional government that would lead the war-torn country to elections late this year. The talks in Geneva, structured around the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, have been taking place amid a heavy international push to reach a peaceful settlement to Libya’s civil war. Previous diplomatic initiatives have all collapsed. U.N. acting envoy for Libya Stephanie Williams told a news conference in Geneva that the advisory committee’s members “have met their responsibility with a constructive spirit, cooperative efforts, and a great deal of patriotism.” The committee is part of a 75-member forum that represents all the three main regions of Libya. The 18-member committee has proposed that each region’s electoral college name a representative to a three-member presidential council, Williams said. A prime...
    Getty The Seahawks are in contact with Doug Pederson for their offensive coordinator opening. Early indications are the Seattle Seahawks will look to recently-fired head coaches to fill their offensive coordinator vacancy. The Seahawks have been in contact with former Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. “The Seahawks have spoken with former Eagles coach Doug Pederson about their offensive coordinator job, per sources,” Pelissero noted. “Fired five days ago, Pederson may also still end up drawing interest for another head-coaching job. His options are developing.” The news comes one day after the Seahawks were also connected to ex-Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn. Both Lynn and Pederson were head coaches last season, but it will become increasingly difficult for either to find another lead job with the recent flurry of hires around the league. Lynn is a former NFL running back who would fit...
    By Rodolfo León 0 COMMENTS 01/15/2021 6:15 pm Besides adding EA Play to the library of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate last year, it seems that Microsoft still looking for ‘other top publishers’ to collaborate with. In fact, a recent rumor indicates that the company is in talks with other large companies to expand the catalog of Game pass with their games. Jez Corden, of Windows Central, indicated that Xbox has talked with Ubisoft and other publishers to add their titles to Game Pass: “I’ve heard that, yes, there have been some conversations between Microsoft and Ubisoft about a collaboration for Game Pass, and not just with Ubisoft, but with other publishers as well.” Corden explained that Microsoft He has been talking to “pretty much every big publisher” about a potential partnership, but from his point of view, he thinks this information shouldn’t be so surprising: “It’s...
    The undefeated boxing sensation from the UK, Terri Harper, is gearing up for a resilient comeback in 2021. The WBC super-featherweight champion is getting aligned to face Hyun-Mi Choi, the WBA super-featherweight champion. Furthermore, Mikaela Mayer of the same division is in potential talks with Maiva Hamadouche. Both are respective champions in the akin division as Harper. Michael Benson reported this on his official Twitter handle and also hoped to see winners of the aforementioned fights competing for undisputed super-featherweight belts. Even without being announced, these fights hold great potent and carry enormous responsibilities in the super-featherweight division. Especially for Terri Harper, who is a fan favorite since her debut. She has a great opportunity in hand to signify her stand in the 130-pound division. Her manager and trainer, Stefy Bull, acknowledged the same juncture and said, “I think potentially we are two fights away from an undisputed championship of...
    EXCLUSIVE: Chuck Peruto was just starting off his career as an attorney in 1987 when he chose to defend Philadelphia’s most notorious murderer.The case of Gary Heidnik and his house of horrors is being explored in a new true-crime documentary airing on Oxygen titled "Monster Preacher." It features interviews with investigators associated with the case, and it unites two survivors for the first time in 30 years. Peruto, who sat down for the special, told Fox News he was initially stunned when he received that fateful phone call. "When I got the call from Gary, I thought it was a prank by a classmate or friend," Peruto recalled. "I didn’t believe he’d be calling me because I was only practicing for about eight years. But by then, I had gained some notoriety because I got lucky in my career. But that was really it. And I was fascinated by the facts. I...
    ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he hoped positive steps will be taken on Turkey's role in the F-35 jet program once U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes office, describing Ankara's exclusion for purchasing Russian defenses as a "serious wrong." Last month, Washington imposed long-anticipated sanctions on Turkey's defense industry over its acquisition of S-400 missile defense systems from Moscow, in a move Turkey called a "grave mistake." The United States has also removed fellow NATO member Turkey from the F-35 program over the move. Washington says the S-400s pose a threat to its F-35 fighter jets and to NATO's broader defense systems. Turkey rejects this, saying S-400s will not be integrated into NATO and purchasing them was a necessity as it was unable to procure air defense systems from any NATO ally on satisfactory terms. "No country can determine the steps we will take toward the...
    Ben Affleck praised his ex-fiance, Jennifer Lopez, in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter. He also touched on his past as a part of the press explosion coined “Bennifer” and how his career was affected after their relationship ended in 2004. The Oscar-winning actor and director, who scored golden statuettes for the films Good Will Hunting and Argo, spoke to the publication regarding his latest film The Way Back where he portrayed an alcoholic hired to coach the high school basketball team for which he once starred. The topic of the multi-hyphenate entertainer came up after the profile touched on the ups and downs of his entertainment career. Ben spoke affectionately of his former love in the interview and said that when he and Jennifer dated between 2002-2004, the response was brutal and unfair to both of them in both their personal and professional lives. THR said that after...
    Melania Trump thanked “everyone who has supported “Be Best'” as she talked about the program’s legacy in a highlight clip. “As the legacy of #BeBest comes to a close at the @whitehouse, we must continue to give a voice to our Nation’s children [and] the issues that impact their lives,” the first lady captioned her post Friday on Instagram, along with the video looking back at the program’s accomplishments over the past few years. (RELATED: Melania Stuns In Pale-Pink Dress At Reception During UN General Assembly [PHOTOS]) “It’s the values [and] spirit of the American people that inspired ‘Be Best’ [and] it’s those values that will carry on its mission,” she added. WATCH: Throughout the three-minute long video, we see FLOTUS speaking to children and health professional from all over the country and the world about the pillars of her “Be Best” initiative. (RELATED: Ivanka Turns Heads In Yellow...
    UFC president Dana White will likely make Khabib Nurmagomedov 'an offer he can't refuse' in their upcoming meeting. White is set to meet the promotion's lightweight champion tonight to discuss his recent retirement from mixed martial arts. 3UFC president Dana White is set to meet Khabib Nurmagomedov in the coming daysCredit: Getty 3Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement from MMA last October after beating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254Credit: Getty The undefeated Nurmagomedov, who many believe is the greatest lightweight of all time, is seemingly dead set on not competing again. But the Russian's head coach, American Kickboxing Academy's Javier Mendez, reckons White's imminent proposal will make him think twice about staying retired. Mendez told SunSport: "I think Dana has it in his mind to give him an offer he can't refuse." White, 51, has a long history of getting what he wants, a fact Mendez is well aware of. FANCY...
    Avengers: Endgame was an emotional conclusion for all the Marvel fans. While Robert Downey Jr.’s character Iron Man breathed his last after destroying Thanos, Chris Evan’s character Captain America also decided to retire from his post as a superhero and was showed embracing the old age. This was a final see off to of the most iconic MCU superheroes. Marvel announced films and shows which forayed into the lives of the remaining superheroes and how their lives will change post the Endgame. Chris Evans Says He Is Done With Captain America And We Can Hear The Sound Of Our Heart Shattering. The fans had also accepted the fact that Captain America was not returning back to the game. However, the latest developments suggest that this might not be true after all. According to reports in Deadline, Chris Evans is in talks with the team at Marvel for a new Captain America...
    Social media star Zita Vass dropped the jaws of her 719,000 Instagram followers after posting a sultry new photo in which she modeled a semi-sheer lingerie set. The top part of the set consisted of a bra with a demi cup silhouette and underwire detailing for support. The fabric was a soft white hue that highlighted the model’s sun-kissed skin. It was also semi-sheer, giving fans a glimpse of her skin beneath. The garment featured floral accents along the hem in shades such as pink, yellow, and pastel blue. The embroidered flowers added a pretty pop of color to the shot. The neckline of the bra was very low cut, exposing Vass’s collarbone and décolletage. Last but not least, the straps were pulled off her shoulders and rested on her upper arms, adding yet another sensual detail to the photo. View this post on Instagram A post shared by...
    Anupam Kher’s mother is Instagram famous, thanks to all the cute photos and videos that the actor upload of her. It is pretty evident from all these posts that Kher and his mother share a great bond and how much respect he has for his mother. Anupam recently got a chance to talk about her and revealed to his fans how she has gone through so much trouble just to see her kids succeed. He also revealed how his mother had to once sell her jewellery just to be able to send him to a good school. Anupam Kher’s Mother, Brother, Sister-in-Law and Niece Test Positive for COVID-19, the Actor Confirms He Has Tested Negative. He revealed, “I have vivid memories of Mom dropping me to school. Before leaving, she’d say, ‘Your best day is today.’ And as a kid, I believed it. It helped me dream; made me forget how...
    CHICAGO -- During the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, most photographers shot in black and white as it was cheaper and the accepted way to get photos printed in newspapers. It was just luck that amateur photographer, Bernard Kleina, pulled out a roll of color film and began taking photos of Dr. Martin Luther King during his visit to Chicago to confront housing discrimination.Kleina reflected "I can't believe how stupid I was to only shoot one roll," while also acknowledging that "I made every shot count." Kleina shares his recollections of photographing Dr. King with little security, enabling him to get within a few feet of King with no one trying to stop him. Kleina talks about his participation in not only capturing these historic events, but joining the marches where he was spit on and jeered. When Kleina got upset and wanted to react, he recalls how an...
    Fact check: The Will Smith movie ‘I Am Legend’ was set in 2012, not 2021 Texas man fatally shot by police during mental health check Celtics were smart not to include Jaylen Brown in James Harden trade talks When news broke earlier this week that James Harden had been dealt, suggestions were that the Boston Celtics were in on the former NBA MVP. © David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports The Celtics were never going to include foundational piece Jaylen Brown in any James Harden trade talks. As information trickled in relating to the bounty the Brooklyn Nets paid to the Rockets in the four-team trade for Harden, it became clear that few teams were willing to pay that high of a price. In the end, Brooklyn ended up moving three future unprotected first-round picks, four pick swaps, Caris LeVert, Taurean Prince and Jarrett Allen to acquire Harden. As for...
    SUDBURY (CBS) — Will Chris Evans be picking up his shield? A new report says the actor who grew up in Sudbury is in talks to play Captain America once again in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Deadline reported that, according to sources, Evans is “expected to reprise the role in the MCU in some form.” He would appear as his character Steve Rogers in one or two Marvel movies, but it’s unlikely they’d be “Captain America” installments, sources told Deadline. Evans has starred in “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War,” as well as the “Avengers” movies. Back in 2018, Evans appeared to bid farewell to Captain America after finishing filming on the fourth “Avengers” movie. “Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor,” he tweeted. “To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in...
    In what will likely come as a shock to fans, insiders say that Chris Evans is preparing to once again play Captain America in an upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film. The actor, 39, is rumored to reprise the superhero role — and his alter ego, Steve Rogers — in at least one upcoming Marvel movie, with the potential for two, sources told Deadline. Marvel did not respond to the publication’s request for comment. The film likely would not focus on Captain Americ a’s own storyline but would just feature the character, the insiders added. The development comes after Evans formally hung up his star-spangled superhero costume following 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame.” At the end of the film, he made the gesture of passing Captain America’s shield to Falcon (Anthony Mackie), an act which metaphorically represented the passing of a torch, as well as Captain America’s retirement. ...
    More On: chris evans You can and should still buy Chris Evans’ ‘Knives Out’ sweater in 2020 Twitter agrees: Chris Pratt is the worst Hollywood Chris Chris Evans messages ‘hero’ Captain America fan who saved sister from dog Chris Evans shares why he almost turned down ‘Captain America’ In what will likely come as a shock to fans, insiders say that Chris Evans is preparing to once again play Captain America in an upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film. The actor, 39, is rumored to reprise the superhero role — and his alter ego, Steve Rogers — in at least one upcoming Marvel movie, with the potential for two, sources told Deadline. Marvel did not respond to the publication’s request for comment. The film likely would not focus on Captain America’s own storyline but would just feature the character, the insiders added. The development comes after Evans...
    After the information that places Charlie Cox again as Daredevil in the third installment of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, many Marvel fans wondered if there was a possibility that other Marvel / Netflix superheroes such as Jessica Jones or Luke Cage could debut in the MCU in the future, always considering that Marvel Studios has not yet made any official announcement regarding Cox’s possible involvement. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was asked about this possibility that we would meet again with The Defenders in the MCU, offering an answer that, while not clarifying, does leave a door open by acknowledging the great work that some actors of said canceled series did. “Everything is on the table,” Feige said. “That’s one of the fun things about comics … the characters appear and disappear and come and go. It’s all inspiration for the future....
    Chris Evans and Marvel Studios are closing in on a deal in which the actor would reprise the role of Captain America in “at least one” future Marvel project, Deadline reports. It’s an unexpected turn, since Evans has been vocal and firm that he was not eager to do another Marvel movie after Avengers: Endgame, and felt that “we went out on such a high note that it would be risky to revisit it.” Deadline cites sources saying that the deal is unlikely to be for a Captain America-centric movie, but something more akin to Robert Downey Jr.’s appearances in the MCU after his first contract expired with the filming of Avengers: Age of Ultron. While Downey’s Iron Man appeared in supporting roles in Avengers and Spider-Man installments, and Captain America: Civil War , he never again took top billing. Any speculation about how Cap could fit into future...
    Epik, a domain-hosting website, says it is in talks with Parler to better improve their policies and posting standards after the popular app registered its domain with the site Monday, after getting booted from Amazon Web Services. “It is a shame as we desperately need healing, unity and reconciliation,” Epik Senior Vice President of Communications Robert Davis said in a statement. “It is difficult to achieve this when many of our social media platforms have been reduced to feed us an ‘us versus them’ mentality to compete for market interest and consumer relevance.” Davis said de-platforming Parler but not taking similar actions against other major tech companies or social media operators “may very well represent one of the most grotesque abuses of power and privilege in American seen in this generation. It serves the very creation and stimulation of extremists beliefs that Amazon and others have professed to care about.” Epik...
    Urban Meyer and the Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly on the brink of getting a deal done. Meyer’s name has been attached to the opening in Jacksonville for a couple weeks at this point, and it sounds like action is imminent. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) According to Adam Schefter early Thursday morning, the two sides are in “advanced” talks and a deal could come at some point this week. Jacksonville and former Ohio St. HC Urban Meyer are in advanced talks to see if they can finalize a deal, per league sources. They met again Wednesday. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 14, 2021 At this time, it’s Jacksonville as the one and only for Urban Meyer. Jaguars’ owner Shad Khan’s process has led him to Meyer, and Meyer is highly interested, and the two sides are interested in trying to finalize a...
    The Buzzer: Stamkos, Farabee star on first night of 2020-21 NHL season The most beautiful cabins across America Cargill Is in Talks to Exit Global Sugar Trading Business (Bloomberg) -- Cargill Inc. is in talks to exit its global sugar trading business as the top agricultural commodities firm seeks to focus on food processing and meat. © Bloomberg Employees walk past stockpiles of raw sugar inside a warehouse at the MSM Malaysia Holdings Bhd. sugar refinery in Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia, on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Malaysia's economy began to show signs of recovery at the tail end of the last quarter. Manufacturing production and sales growth turned positive in June and the unemployment rate fell to 4.9%. The Minneapolis-based company is in negotiations to sell its 50% stake in Alvean, the world’s largest sugar trader, to Brazilian partner Copersucar SA, according to a statement from Copersucar. Cargill deferred...
    Wendy Williams has talked for the first time about how she was date raped. While promoting her upcoming Lifetime biopic, Wendy Williams: The Movie, the 56-year-old talk show host told reporters she was sexually assaulted by R&B singer Sherrick, who was popular in the late Eighties and died in 1999. The former DJ added that she was 'mesmerized' by him when they met and she agreed to go on a date with him before she was raped, according to People. A horrible incident: Wendy Williams has talked for the first time about how she was date raped. Seen in 2019 She said she was sexually assaulted by R&B singer Sherrick who died in 1999 Wendy did not say when this happened, but Sherrick's career was active in the late Eighties which means Wendy was likely in her early twenties at the time. Speaking to reporters during a panel promoting the movie...
    Goldenvoice, the host of music festivals like Coachella and Stagecoach, is in talks with Riverside County about a potential mass COVID-19 vaccination site.During a recent Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor V. Manuel Perez the company's expertise in logistics and planning would be critical in creating the site.No other details on the possible plan have been released but Perez says Goldenvoice is "willing to be helpful and supportive" in efforts to vaccinate thousands of people per day across the county, as reported by the Desert Sun.Riverside County to continue using Curative coronavirus test despite concerns over accuracyEMBED More News Videos Los Angeles County's pop-up testing sites will stop using a COVID-19 test produced by Curative that has been found to have a risk of false negative results. Meanwhile, the county expects to start the next phase of its vaccination plan as soon as next week, according to the Press Enterprise.The next...
    How key states plan to secure their capitol buildings ahead of possible armed pro-Trump protests NYC to terminate all contracts with Trump, Mayor de Blasio says, citing deadly Capitol siege Jennifer Hudson Talks the Possibility of Appearing in the Sex and the City Revival (Exclusive) © JIMI CELESTE/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Jennifer Hudson is ready to bring Louise from St. Louis back to New York City! The 39-year-old Oscar winner famously played Carrie Bradshaw's beloved assistant in the 2008 Sex and the City film.  It was recently announced that the franchise was returning for a new installment on HBO Max titled And Just Like That...  ET's Kevin Frazier asked Hudson at a junket for her animated short film, Baba Yaga, if she would be interested in reprising her role as Louise for the next chapter of Sex and the City.  "I hope so, that would be cool. I am...
    MARCEL SABITZER has reportedly turned down RB Leipzig's latest contract offer - alerting Tottenham and Arsenal. The North London rivals have both been linked with the Austrian midfielder following his stellar form in the Bundesliga. 3Marcel Sabitzer has been a key player for RB Leipzig since joining in 2015Credit: PA:Press Association Jose Mourinho in particular is a fan of Sabitzer's, following his two-goal demolition of Spurs in last season's Champions League. And Arsenal are thought to be chasing a creative midfielder in the January transfer window. A fee of around £30million has been touted with the Leipzig captain's contract expiring in 18 months' time. But the German club may be tempted to cash in soon if Sabitzer refuses to agree a new contract. According to Sky Germany, via Fussball Transfers, the 26-year-old has turned down an extension. It is said that Sabitzer would prefer leaving in the summer of 2022,...
    Francisco Lindor says “it was a good effort from both sides” in regards to his contract talks with the Indians. It was a day Cleveland Indians fans dreaded since the end of the abbreviated 2020 MLB season … Francisco Lindor being traded away to save the Indians from financial hardship. More specifically, Lindor was a part of a six-player deal that sent him and teammate Carlos Carrasco to the New York Mets for a mixed bag of prospects. During the call, Lindor said he was extremely excited about moving to the Mets organization backed by his large smile throughout his zoom call but he made it apparent that just because a deal didn’t get done in Cleveland doesn’t mean he won’t miss the city. “I will miss the people, how they treated me, how they respected me. I’ll also miss my teammates,” he said. “That’s the downside of it.” It’s...
    Apple held meetings with California EV startup Canoo in the first half of 2020 as part of the Silicon Valley giant’s secretive effort to advance its own electric vehicle project, three people familiar with the talks have told The News Brig. The two companies discussed options ranging from investment to an acquisition, according to two of the people. Canoo’s scalable electric vehicle platform, or “skateboard,” is largely what drew Apple’s interest, the people said. The platform is different from ones developed by other startups and larger automakers because it integrates more of the car’s electronics, allowing for greater flexibility in cabin design. It also features steer-by-wire technology, which also increases design flexibility and is not yet widely adopted in the industry. Canoo was more interested in taking on an investment from Apple, two of the people said. Ultimately, the talks fell apart. Canoo has since become a publicly traded company...
    Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are in talks to play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in an upcoming film directed by Aaron Sorkin. If the deal is sealed, Kidman and Bardem will be seen as television titans Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, the creatives and stars behind series “I Love Lucy”, reports hollywoodreporter.com. Titled “Being The Ricardos“, the film will take place during a production week on the set of “I Love Lucy”. The couple will face challenges that could end their careers and their marriage. Ben Affleck to Direct Disney’s Keeper Of The Lost Cities Adaptation Sorkin wrote the film, which is being backed by Amazon Studios. It is not clear when the production will start as the Covid-19 pandemic has shut down most projects filming in the US. On the work front, Kidman was most recently seen in drama series “The Undoing” alongside Hugh Grant. She...
    A Bite Fight rematch is back in talks once again. After rumors of another fight between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield surfaced last year during Tyson’s comeback to the ring, Holyfield confirmed to The Sun that the two sides are currently in talks. “What I can tell you is that my team is talking to Mike’s management, so I’m waiting for a decision,” Holyfield, 58, told The Sun. “They are communicating right now.  “The thing is I’m still training for this, I know it will be some day this deal will happen and I’m ready for him. I’m doing OK.” Tyson, 54, got back in shape and returned to the ring in November to fight Roy Jones Jr., which resulted in a split draw. In the meantime, Holyfield also began preparing for a comeback. A Tyson-Holyfield exhibition would be the third fight between the two, with the last one...
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