“I was going down in history as the first Malaysian leader to leave with a change of government.'
22m agoG Gordon Liddy, Watergate Scandal Operative, Dies at 90G. Gordon Liddy, the convicted operative in the Nixon administration’s Watergate scandal, died on Tuesday in Fairfax County, Virginia. He was 90. Liddy’s son, Thomas Liddy, confirmed his father’s death to the Washington Post but only disclosed that the cause was unrelated to COVID-19. Liddy was a former FBI agent, conservative talk-show host and lawyer. But his role in the Watergate scandal in 1972, in which he organized the wiretapping and burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate building in Washington, D.C., led to a 20-year prison sentence after he was convicted of illegal wiretapping, burglary and conspiracy. He is survived by his five children. More to come… Read original story G Gordon Liddy, Watergate Scandal Operative, Dies at 90 At TheWrap
23m agoTyler Perry Among Industry Power Players Slamming Georgia Voting LawAmid the backlash to Georgia’s sweeping overhaul of voting rights, Hollywood heavyweights are threatening economic consequences for the production-friendly state and calling for a federal investigation. The controversial new law requires a state-issued ID for absentee voting, limits the number of ballot drop boxes and makes it illegal to hand out food products and water […]
32m agoGolf: Defending champion Conners flies under radar at hotel check-inCorey Conners may be the defending champion at this week's Valero Texas Open in San Antonio but that did not make him any more recognisable when he checked into his hotel - even if his image was on every room key. "Of course she had no idea who I was, but I made a funny comment about it being embarrassing for the guy who's got to look at himself on the room key every day for the whole week," said Conners. The win by Conners in 2019, which remains his only triumph on the PGA Tour, secured the last invite to that year's Masters, where he would go on to finish in a share of 46th place. headtopics.com
33m ago‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Episode With Quarantine Plot Shelved by NickelodeonA “SpongeBob SquarePants” episode has been shelved by Nickelodeon due to concerns about the episode’s similarities to the real-world pandemic. The episode, titled “Kwarantined Krab,” sees the Krusty Krab shut down and put under quarantine due to a potential outbreak of “Clam Flu.” The episode was written and produced as part of the show’s currently airing 12th season. In a statement, Nickelodeon said it “decided to not air it due to sensitivities surrounding the global, real-world pandemic.” Also Read: How Nickelodeon Plans to Stock Up on 'SpongeBob SquarePants' The installment joins “Mid-Life Crustacean,” which was taken out of rotation in 2018 and is currently not available to stream with the rest of the series on Paramount+. The episode was removed “following a standards review in which we determined some story elements were not kid-appropriate,” Nickelodeon said without specifying which scenes were deemed inappropriate. According to IGN, which first reported the news of the episodes’ removal, the episode features a scene in which three of the show’s male characters break into a woman’s house to steal her underwear. “SpongeBob SquarePants” has run for more than two decades on Nickelodeon, and it remains one of the network’s longest-running and most popular series. In an attempt to build out the franchise, Paramount+ recently launched with the spinoff series “Kamp Koral,” while Nickelodeon is developing a second spinoff starring Bill Fagerbakke’s Patrick Star character for its own channel. Read original story ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Episode With Quarantine Plot Shelved by Nickelodeon At TheWrap
40m agoWhat Time Does ‘Godzilla vs Kong’ Come Out on HBO Max?We’re so close now to finally seeing “Godzilla vs Kong,” the apex predator battle royale between King Kong and Godzilla on HBO Max. We know the movie will go live on Wednesday, March 31, but what time does ‘Godzilla vs Kong’ actually come out on HBO Max? Conventional wisdom in the age of streaming would suggest that midnight PT, or 3 a.m. ET, is the likely spot for this revamped cut of “Justice League.” That is, after all, when we get new stuff on Netflix and Disney+. But that’s not the case with every streaming service. Hulu, for example, drops new episodes of its shows in primetime. And HBO Max is also a bit of a wild card — they dropped “Wonder Woman 1984” on Christmas morning at 9 a.m. PT. Also Read: 'Godzilla vs. Kong' Star Julian Dennison Says Film's Early CGI Creatures Looked Like 'Lego Monsters' However, according to the HBO Max twitter account, “Godzilla vs Kong” will premiere on the streaming platform streaming at 12:01am PT/3:01am ET. In his review of the film, TheWrap’s Alonso Dulralde wrote, the visual effects are certainly impressive, with Kong and Godzilla both being given expressive faces and a sense of scale and majesty. (This might be one of the first movies where Godzilla’s teeth are part of his weaponry.) The performers do what they can with the screenplay by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein; Brian Tyree Henry gets saddled with some groan-worthy one-liners, and Bechir clearly attended the same “How to Play a Corporate Slimeball” courses that Pedro Pascal took pre-“Wonder Woman 1984.” With movies theaters in Los Angeles opening at 50% capacity, you can also see the film in IMAX. “Godzilla vs. Kong” is providing a reason for hope in Hollywood, as the film opened in 38 countries last weekend ahead of its U.S. release and earned a strong $121.8 million opening, including $70.3 million in China. With this result, “Godzilla vs. Kong” has now earned the largest overseas opening weekend for a Hollywood blockbuster since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Read original story What Time Does ‘Godzilla vs Kong’ Come Out on HBO Max? At TheWrap
42m agoChip Supply Will 'Right Itself,' Says ARM CEOMar.30 -- Simon Segars, CEO of ARM Holdings Inc, shares their first new architecture in a decade, the Arm v9 chip, taking on competitor Intel Corp. He also discusses the global chip shortage and says the supply will 'right itself.' Segars speaks to Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."
43m agoU.S. Labor Laws Need 'Desperate' Reforms: Fmr. NLRB ChairMar.30 -- Wilma Liebman, former chairwoman of the National Labor Relations Board under President Barack Obama, discusses the prospects of the count of union ballots from Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama. It is seen as one of the most highly anticipated unionization votes in years. Liebman speaks to Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology." headtopics.com
43m agoBiden expected to end Trump ban on temporary foreign workers(Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to allow a proclamation from his Republican predecessor that had blocked many temporary foreign workers from coming into the United States to expire on Wednesday, according to three people familiar with the matter. The Democratic president has rolled back many of former President Donald Trump's immigration policies since taking office on Jan. 20 including last month revoking a proclamation that had blocked many applicants for permanent residency - known as a green card - from entering the United States. Trump first issued his directive on temporary foreign workers in June 2020 and renewed it through March 31 before leaving office, portraying it as necessary to protect American workers amid high unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic.
45m agoWho Is the Songwriters’ Group the Pact, and What Do They Want?After a few weeks of rumors and a pair of anonymous social-media posts, a group of top-level songwriters calling themselves the Pact went above ground on Tuesday with a letter calling for an end to the one of the longest-running open secrets of the music industry: the practice of artists demanding credit and publishing for […]
45m agoMore than a million migrants expected at U.S.-Mexico border this year - U.S. officialA top U.S. border official said on Tuesday he expects more than a million migrants will arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border this year, a sign of a growing humanitarian challenge for President Joe Biden on the southwest border. If the figures reach 1 million, it could mirror a similar increase in border crossings in 2019 during Donald Trump's presidency, when nearly 978,000 migrants were taken into custody. More migrants typically cross between April and June, Raul Ortiz, deputy chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, told reporters.
47m agoDemi Lovato Says She Identifies as Pansexual: ‘I’m So Fluid Now’Demi Lovato is opening up about her sexual identity, confirming that she identifies as pansexual. On an episode of Joe Rogan’s podcast that released on Saturday, Lovato discussed her sexuality while explaining that she is interested in adopting children one day. “I also don’t know if I’m going to end up with a guy, so […] headtopics.com
1h agoOne Bitcoin Will Be Worth a Lamborghini by Year End: Kraken CEOMar.30 -- Jesse Powell, CEO and founder of cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, discusses Coinbase Inc's plan to make its trading debut in April, as well as his own timeline to take Kraken public in the second half of 2022. He also talks about measuring Bitcoin in prices of luxury cars. Powell speaks to Emily Chang and Sonali Basak on "Bloomberg Technology."Read more: Yahoo Singapore »
1.8 million people have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine: Health minister
A total of 1.2 million people have completed the full vaccination regimen, says Mr Gan Kim Yong.
Japan's hard-hit regions may slide back to COVID-19 state of emergencyTOKYO :A recent surge in COVID-19 cases could see major parts of Japan slide back into states of emergency with authorities in Tokyo and Osaka ...
Japan considering COVID-19 state of emergency for Tokyo, other areas beyond May 11: ReportThe Japanese government is considering an extension of the state of emergency for Tokyo and other major urban areas that was scheduled to end on ...
Tokyo set to seek extension of emergency until May 31TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan's capital will seek to extend until May 31 its state of emergency aimed at curbing coronavirus infections, Governor Yuriko Koike said on Thursday, a move that could spark more questions about its ability to host the Olympics. Japan had hoped a 'short and powerful' emergency would contain a fourth wave of infections just under three months before Tokyo is set to host the Olympic Games from July 23. 'Based on the analyses from various angles, my thinking is that we need an extension of the state of emergency,' Koike said.
Japan government seeks to extend COVID-19 state of emergency to May 31The Japanese government is seeking to extend a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas until the end of May, in an effort to curb a ...
Japan set to extend state of emergency by three weeks to May 31TOKYO — Japan's government is set to extend on Friday (May 7) a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas by about three weeks until the end of May to curb a surge in novel coronavirus cases just months before the start of the Tokyo Olympics. Mereka yg mempunyai iman yang lemah akan terpedaya pada janji Dajjal yg menawarkan keremajaan dan kehidupan abadi. Dajjal adalah ujian yg hebat & hanya mereka yg mempunyai rahmat khas Allah akan terselamat. Muhammad Qasim telah melihat Dajjal dlm mimpinya.