Al AlexanderFor The Patriot LedgerThere’s a terrific scene in Carey Williams’ genre-bending comedy “Emergency” where a Princeton-bound biology student of color plays a game of Jenga. In keeping with his cerebral self, he observes intently, carefully sizing up the precarious structure before him. And to then wrap all that profundity inside a traditional comedy about three bros out for a crawl through seven “Animal House”-style frat parties … well, it’s mind-blowing. Together, they render Sean and Kunie as the kind of buddies who can be philosophical, particularly on race, one minute, and bumbling idiots the next. But what it conveys about an alarming growth of racial animus is deadly serious, if not just deadly.
May 25, 2022 09:08 UTC
By Anshuman DagaSINGAPORE (Reuters) -KKR has raised $1.1 billion in its inaugural Asia credit fund that provides debt financing to companies, marking what the U.S. private equity firm said was one of the largest such first-time fundraisings in Asia Pacific. Private credit funds have gained traction in Asia in the last few years as companies tap into alternative sources of funding though banks still account for the bulk of financing. Investors are drawn to credit funds due to potentially higher returns. KKR said in a statement on Wednesday the Asia Credit Opportunities Fund, which saw its final close, received strong support from investors including sovereign wealth funds, insurers and private investment groups. Large private equity funds and investment firms have also launched Asia-dedicated credit funds, with some of them focussed on distressed opportunities.
May 25, 2022 03:02 UTC
The metro in Ukraine's second city Kharkiv, which has served as a bomb shelter since the Russian invasion at the end of February, resumed services on Tuesday despite sporadic shelling in the north eastern region. "We have restarted the Kharkiv metro and almost all its stations today," mayor Igor Terekhov told journalists. "We decided to relaunch services because we have to relaunch the economy," he said, adding that train rides would be free for the next two weeks. The Kharkiv metro, with 30 stations, has sheltered thousands of residents seeking to escape indiscriminate shelling on the city, which is adjacent to the Russian border. For 28-year-old Artyom Zelensky, who works in a car repair garage, the sight of people riding the metro was jarring.
May 25, 2022 02:12 UTC
Kære læserI dag er en mand som den første i Danmark blevet testet positiv for abekopper. Folketingets afslutningsdebat er i fuld gang, og danskernes økonomi er til heftig debat. Foto: Dado Ruvic/Ritzau ScanpixAbekopper er kommet til DanmarkEn mand er som den første blevet testet positiv for abekopper i Danmark. Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed oplyser også, at der er påbegyndt smitteopsporing af abekopper i Danmark. Den 21-årige russiske soldat Vadima Sjisjimarin er blevet dømt for drabet på en 62-årig mand.
May 23, 2022 14:53 UTC
Holy Spider i kamp om Guldpalmen Film & tv-redaktør Kristoffer Hegnsvad er på filmfestivalen i CannesSå gik danske Ali Abbasi på den røde løber i Cannes og ind til premieren på sin ’Holy Spider’, der er udtaget til festivalens hovedkonkurrence, hvor Guldpalmen uddeles 28.maj. Foto: Jacob Ehrbahn Den iranskdanske instruktør Ali Abbasi er aktuel med filmen 'Holy Spider'. Den iranskdanske instruktør Ali Abbasi er aktuel med filmen 'Holy Spider'. Ali Abbasi er født i Iran, og det er også der, ’Holy Spider’ foregår. Foto: Nadim Carlsen Still fra 'Holy Spider'Still fra 'Holy Spider' Foto: Nadim CarlsenI ’Holy Spider’ er det en kvindelig journalist, der sætter sig for at afsløre den morder, som den patriarkalske ordensmagt ikke virker synderlig interesseret i at fange.
May 22, 2022 19:10 UTC
By Carolyn CohnLONDON (Reuters) -BlackRock’s iShares will close its MSCI Russia and MSCI Eastern Europe exchange-traded funds, BlackRock said on Friday, joining several other funds which have shut their doors because of the Ukraine conflict. BlackRock had already suspended the funds in early March, shortly after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow calls a “special military operation”, on Feb 24. The MSCI Russia fund had $18 million under management and the MSCI Eastern Europe fund had $108 million, according to BlackRock data. Two other BlackRock funds with Russia exposure remain suspended but have not closed, a BlackRock spokesperson said. A total of $6 billion in assets under management has been frozen in Russian or emerging market funds with Russia exposure since the invasion, Morningstar data shows.
May 21, 2022 00:20 UTC
A Florida high school student who helped organize student walkouts and protests against the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” law says school officials are retaliating against him by barring him from running for class president. Jack Petocz, a 17-year-old junior at Flagler Palm Coast High School, was one of the chief organizers of a series of student-led walkouts that occurred throughout the state to protest the bill. School administrators suspended him following the protests, but later reversed their decision after a petition demanding he not be punished gained more than 7,000 signatures. Now, the school is saying that Petocz can’t run for student elections. Petocz organized protests against the Republican-backed “Parental Rights in Education” law, dubbed by critics as the “Don’t Say Gay” law.
May 20, 2022 05:35 UTC
Gossip uden den strenge moderering. Faustine-fri zone! Vi sletter kun kommentarer fra selvbestaltede politibetjente, der ødelægger tråde ved fx at skrive "Hvordan er det her gossip" Her er alt gossip godt gossip!
May 17, 2022 05:56 UTC
Property sales in January-April by value fell 29.5% year-on-year, compared with a 22.7% decline in the first three months. More than 80 cities have taken steps to boost demand since the beginning of the year, including subsidies, reductions in mortgage rates and smaller down payments. “With no reopening in sight, a small cut to the lower limit for mortgage rates provides little support to potential first-time home buyers,” Nomura chief China economist Ting Lu said. In April, property investment fell 10.1% year-on-year, the fastest pace since December, compared with the 2.4% decline in March. New construction starts measured by floor area plunged 44.19% from a year earlier, the fastest pace since January-February 2020.
May 16, 2022 19:50 UTC
Sidney Lee er død. Sidney Lee, der var en af Danmarks første og mest kendte realitystjerner, blev 43 år. Sidney Lee var en af Danmarks mest kendte realitystjerner. Sidney Lee har medvirket i programmerne For Lækker Til Love, Dagens mand, Divaer i junglen og mange flere. Med sin bandana om hovedet, solbrændte kulør og adskillige tv-optrædener blev Sidney Lee et kendt ansigt i Danmark.
May 16, 2022 16:36 UTC
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A man tried to revive former Australia cricketer Andrew Symonds after he crashed his car in Queensland over the weekend, Australian media reported on Monday. Local resident Waylon Townson told the Nine Network that he had heard the crash and was first at the scene. Symonds’ death occurred with Australian cricket still coming to terms with the passing of all-time greats Rod Marsh and Shane Warne, who both died in March. A swashbuckling batsman and brilliant fielder, Symonds played 238 internationals, including 26 tests, for Australia between 1998-2009. “Roy (Symonds) was never perfect, that was for sure, and he never admitted that he was,” former Australia coach John Buchanan told ABC radio on Monday.
May 16, 2022 08:12 UTC
Two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters that Renault Russia and the Avtovaz stake were sold for a symbolic one rouble ($0.016) each. The company’s 100% stake in Renault Russia will go to the city of Moscow. Pak said Moskvich production was expected to start this year. The Moscow plant will be renamed Moscow Automobile Factory Moskvich, he said. Renault said in March that it would suspend operations at the Moscow plant amid mounting pressure over its continued presence there since the start of the conflict in Ukraine.
May 16, 2022 06:36 UTC
Nu, hvor mesterskabet var så godt som sikret med 2-0-sejren i Randers, ville Denis Vavro ud med et klart budskab, da B.T. »Da jeg kom her, hørte jeg Erik Sviatchenko sige, at han er den bedste spiller i Superligaen. Lad mig sige det direkte til ham, at du har aldrig været den bedste Superliga-spiller,« siger Denis Vavro og tilføjer:»I min tid her har du aldrig vundet noget. »Jeg ser ham aldrig på banen, han har kun spillet 14 kampe eller sådan, og i vores kampe har jeg slet ikke set ham. Både over for de dårligste og bedste hold i ligaen,« fortsætter Denis Vavro, der lidt overraskende ikke har nogen fra FCK som den bedste spiller i Superligaen.
May 15, 2022 17:55 UTC
A Florida school board has overruled a superintendent’s executive decision and sided with students at a local high school, voting not to censor yearbook photos of a student-led protest against the state’s “Parental Rights in Education” law, more commonly known as the “Don’t Say Gay” law. The controversy arose after district officials balked at the inclusion of photos of the student-led protests in the yearbook of Lyman High School, located in the Orlando suburb of Longwood. Students also took to social media to criticize school and district officials, creating a hashtag #stopthestickers to draw attention to their cause. In fact, she argued her decision was consistent with school board policy authorizing prior restraint of school-sponsored publications. She also assured the school board that the smaller stickers could be ordered and added to the yearbooks, which could then be distributed to students in the coming week.
May 13, 2022 19:09 UTC
Houston also swept the three-game series, outscoring the Twins 21-3, and has won 10 straight games. Astros starter Luis Garcia (3-1) pitched five innings, allowing five hits and two walks while striking out nine. Luis Arraez and Nick Gordon each had two of Minnesota’s seven hits. Overton (1-0) picked up his first big-league win with a career-high 6 1/3 innings, allowing three hits and four walks with one strikeout. Dylan Carlson hit a solo homer and Steven Matz (3-3) lasted 6 2/3 innings for the Cardinals, allowing three runs on seven hits.
May 13, 2022 18:25 UTC