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Golden Globes 2021: Maya Rudolph and Kenan Thompson’s comic cameo divides Twitter

As the 78th annual Golden Globes put on a bicoastal virtual show, co-host Amy Poehler poked fun of the trials of tech difficulties in the age of Zoom acceptance speeches. In a surprise sketch, Poehler called on SNL pals Maya Rudolph and Kenan Thompson. They played the role of a French couple or French siblings — or French siblings who are a couple? — who accept a faux award for best TV/movie/musical music score. Some of the jokes included Rudolph wearing three shoes, Thompson’s attempt at a French accent and Poehler’s reactions to the speech. People took to Twitter to react to this surprise sketch with some loving it, while others were not feeling it. Here’s what they have to say: Thank you to @MayaRudolph and @kenanthompson for keeping tonight interesting with this performance… #GoldenG...

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Spotlight on coronavirus vaccines overshadows furious effort to find new treatments

Might protection from COVID-19 be found in drugs as simple as pseudoephedrine and arthritis medication? Flaxseed and turmeric extract? Fish oil, ibuprofen, nasal spray, Vitamin D? Hopes are high that therapeutics might be hiding in plain sight in the medicine cabinet, but evidence remains sparse as research continues. One year into the pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved just one drug to treat COVID-19, and its effects are modest. A few others, which mimic the work of natural antibodies, have received emergency use authorization, but those aren’t slam-dunks either. So behind the scenes, with deaths mounting and clocks ticking, researchers work “with an intense sense of purpose” to investigate myriad compounds that might tamp down disease. Recovered COVID-19 patient

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Prince Philip transferred to St Bart’s hospital ‘for heart condition treatment’

An ambulance was seen leaving King Edward VII’s Hospital on Monday morning (Picture: PA)The Duke of Edinburgh has been transferred to St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. Prince Philip, 99, has today been sent for treatment for an infection and testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition. The duke was admitted to King Edward VIl’s Hospital in central London in the evening of Tuesday February 16 after ‘feeling unwell’. He has been receiving treatment there for an ‘infection’ for almost two weeks. This is a breaking news story more to follow… ...read more Source:: Metro...

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The Walking Dead: Daryl heads on a mission to find Rick Grimes in first look

The Walking Dead’s Daryl is on a mission to reunite with Rick Grimes in next week’s episode – no matter what the cost.  As the series continues its six season 10 special episodes, Daryl (played by Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa McBride) head off by themselves.  But their adventure soon goes off track with the discovery of an old cabin, causing Daryl to reflect on his time away from Alexandria, following Rick’s supposed ‘death’.  While viewers know that Rick survived the horde of walkers after a bridge explosion in season nine, to the survivors, it was assumed that he’s gone for good.  But Daryl went on search for a body, and never found it.   What he did find was his beloved dog – and a new enemy in the shape of Leah (Lynn Collins).  What made Daryl give up his hunt f

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Trump at CPAC called out his GOP critics and again claimed he won the 2020 election, showing he’s still determined to undermine US democracy

Summary List PlacementIn the wake of the Capitol riot, Donald Trump's political career seemed over. The attack showed that Trump's refusal to accept his defeat in the November 2020 election was not just a cynical ploy to maintain his hold over supporters, but a threat to the integrity of US democracy itself, some experts warned. Administration officials told Reuters that Trump's refusal to accept his defeat would permanently stain his political brand. But less than two months later, Trump is back, unrepentant, and again pushing his myth that the election was stolen from him by Democrats, disloyal Republicans, and their allies in the judiciary and media.  In his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday — his first since leaving the White House on January 20...

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Ambulance leaves Prince Philip’s hospital with patient hidden by umbrellas

An ambulance was seen leaving the rear exit of the London hospital while staff shielded a patient as they got into the ambulance (Picture: PA)A patient hidden by umbrellas has left the hospital where Prince Philip has been receiving treatment for an ‘infection’ for almost two weeks. An ambulance was seen this morning leaving King Edward VII’s Hospital in central London, where Prince Philip, 99, has been staying for the past 13 days. Scores of staff were seen shielding the private hospital’s exit with umbrellas while a person was helped into the back of an ambulance, followed by healthcare workers. A huge police presence was seen in front of the hospital as security guards attempted to clear a pathway for the ambulance as it left the rear exit of the building. It is not yet kn...

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Digi-Key Sponsore NL – Mar 09, 2021

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Your house can now smell like freshly baked pastry with this new croissant-scented candle

Such a satisfying scent (Picture: Overose/Getty/Metro.co.uk)Who doesn’t want their living room to smell like a bakery? Freshly baked pastries give off such a feel-good and comforting aroma and now you can enjoy that smell over and over again thanks to a certain candle company. Overose Paris has brought out a croissant-scented candle – so your house will smell like the backstreets of France all day long. If you dream of buttery, golden, crispy puff pastry then this could be the product for you – plus the candle is cruelty-free, vegan and free from phthalate. Coming it at £46, it seems like a small price to pay for 60 hours of sensual satisfaction. Not to mention the candle’s sleek lilac aesthetic would look great on a mantle piece or coffee table. One person left a five ...

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Around-the-world cruises costing up to $500,000 are selling out 2 years in advance, as eager travelers prepare for restrictions to lift

Summary List PlacementMore and more tickets for around-the-world cruises are selling out years in advance of their departure date, as travelers prepare for the ending of lockdowns and the lifting of travel restrictions. When Viking Ocean Cruises released tickets for a 136-day world cruise for late 2021, they sold out in weeks, Bloomberg first reported Monday. The same happened when it announced in December a second cruise to take place at the end of the year, Viking told the publication. The ships for both cruises, Viking Star and Viking Neptune, carry 930 passengers in total, and have left some rooms free for potential quarantine measures, the company told Bloomberg. The company said it's now planning another world cruise itinerary for 2023, per Bloomberg. "We are looking to open the n...

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Barcelona ex-president Josep Maria Bartomeu arrested over ‘Barcagate’ smear controversy

The club’s offices were also raided as police conduct their investigation (Pictures: Getty Images)Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has been arrested by Spanish police as they probe his involvement in the ‘Barcagate’ scandal which saw the club’s players smeared. Bartomeu, who resigned from his role in October last year, is one of three people arrested so far, along with the club’s CEO Oscar Grau and head of legal services Roman Gomez Ponti, and more could follow. Spanish police entered the club’s offices at Camp Nou on Monday morning in a search and seize operation as they conduct an investigation into the ‘Barcagate’ allegations. Star players like Lionel Messi were allegedly the subject of smear campaigns (Picture: Getty)Last year, club officials were accused of ...

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What life is like in Britain’s biggest council estate as it turns 100

The changing face of the Becontree Estate in London which turns 100 this year (Picture: Becontree Forever/www.becontreeforever.uk)The UK’s biggest council estate marks its 100th birthday today with a burst of activity celebrating its place on the national map. Originally designed for working families and returning First World War veterans, the Becontree Estate in east London now encompasses 27,000 houses. After the first homes went up in November 1921, it became home to more than 100,000 people over four square miles in the borough of Barking and Dagenham. Focal points include the internationally-recognised ‘garden city’ houses and iconic ‘banjo’ closes. Famous names hailing from estate include 1966 World Cup winning manager Sir Alf Ramsey, actor Dudley Moore and the former Ar

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Kody and Meri Brown: The Marriage is “Dead and Over,” Okay?!?

Kody and Meri Brown stopped pretending on Sister Wives this week. On Sunday night's episode of Sister Wives, the TLC personalities opened up about the status of their tenuous three-decade-lonng relationship, with Kody calling it "amicable" -- and Meri countering that "it's dead, it's over." Points for honesty we guess, huh? The topic was broached after Christine Brown revealed during a family meeting that her Las Vegas house had at last sold, raising the question of when Kody would begin building homes for him and his four spouses on the Coyote Pass property. It's been sitting unused for years now. A total sunk cost. Last spring, the family "got into a squabble," explained Kody "because it turned out that there was a bunch of confusion." He told the cameras: "I got in ...

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Artificial intelligence called ‘Deep Nostalgia’ brings photos of the dead to life

The ‘Deep Nostalgia’ artificial intelligence brings old photos back to life (MyHeritage)A new artificial intelligence has been created to bring old photos to life. The technology, called ‘Deep Nostalgia’, has been used to infuse the illusion of life into photos of long-dead people. It was created by online genealogy company MyHeritage and is available online for anyone to apply to their own photos. The results have been posted on Twitter and, while it’s very impressive tech, we’re getting some strong uncanny valley, Harry Potter-style vibes. Deep Nostalgia uses pre-recorded driver videos of facial movements and then applies whichever one works best to the photo that’s uploaded. In order to use it, you need to sign up for a free account on MyHeritage and then you can upload...

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Struggling AMC is giving its CEO a $3.75 million bonus, and paying $8.3 bonuses in total, for ‘extraordinary efforts’ during the pandemic

Summary List PlacementAMC has approved millions in bonuses to its top executives and eligible employees as a means to preserve stockholder value during the COVID-19 pandemic, the theater operator said. In a regulatory filing on Friday, the company said CEO Adam Aron would receive $3.75 million as bonus, while four other top executives are entitled to bonuses of between $173,000 and $507,000. The company approved $8.3 million in bonuses in total, including some to corporate associates and theater management. The bonuses were approved to recognize "the extraordinary efforts of employees to maintain the company's business and preserve stockholder value during the COVID-19 pandemic, encourage continued engagement and retention, and incentivize our management and employees during the contin...

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