Day: July 3, 2020

Greek myth and modern morals make for an X-Men with soul

Charlize Theron (c) leads the line in Netflix's The Old Guard - Netflix
Charlize Theron (c) leads the line in Netflix’s The Old Guard – Netflix
  • Dir: Gina Prince-Bythewood; Starring: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harry Melling. 15 cert, 125 mins

“I intend to live forever, or die trying,” Groucho Marx supposedly once said. That’s more or less the guiding philosophy of The Old Guard, the seemingly indestructible squad of mercenaries battling their way down the epochs in Gina Prince-Bythewood’s sleekly enjoyable new film. 

“So are you good guys or bad guys?” asks Nile (KiKi Layne), a US Marine and the team’s newest reluctant recruit. “Depends on the century,” shrugs Joe (Marwan Kenzari), who joined the gang during the Crusades. The Old Guard’s members don’t have much in common, but they all share an ultra-rare genetic mutation which confers immortality of a sort. For one thing, it means they don’t age. For another, it makes them

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Greece in, Portugal out, as quarantine exemption list revealed

Holidays to Spain are back on - GETTY
Holidays to Spain are back on – GETTY

The Government has finally revealed the long-awaited list of countries that English residents can visit this summer, bringing joy to some, but misery for others.

The list of 59 destinations – including France, Spain and Italy – means travellers from England have the go ahead from the Foreign Office to travel from July 4 and will be exempt from quarantine on arrival back to England after July 10. Devolved nations will announce their own quarantine plans in due course.

It is not necessarily the case that the country will welcome the British holidaymaker on arrival without the need to go into quarantine, as was originally hoped under “air bridge” discussions. New Zealand, for example, does not plan to lift its quarantine but is on the UK’s list.

The most popular holiday destinations to be omitted from the list include Portugal, the US

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This Casper 4th of July mattress sale will save your aching back

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Casper has the mattress of your dreams, and it’s on sale for the 4th of July. (Photo: Casper)
Casper has the mattress of your dreams, and it’s on sale for the 4th of July. (Photo: Casper)

How’s your back? If you’re like most of us, these last few months of less activity (and more staying in) have meant noticeable aches and pains. Add to that the stress of sleeping on an old mattress and you might find your back in a constant state of discomfort. 

While core exercises are never a bad idea, no amount of Zoom fitness will fix your back if your bed is the root of the problem. Of course now is not the time to visit mattress stores and plop down Goldilocks-style in search of a match. But it IS

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What’s Next for TV Markets? Survey Highlights Reduced Delegations, Year-Round Online Events

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As the industry gets used to working within the virtual space, U.K. media consultancy K7 Media has surveyed 40 clients — made up of some of the biggest international TV distributors, broadcasters, and production studios  — to learn more about their experience with these new virtual events and the role trade shows will play in the ‘new normal.’ K7 Media’s head of strategy Girts Licis looks at what’s next for TV markets and conferences.

As it became increasingly clear that physical events would be unable to go ahead as planned, we noticed everyone — from existing event organizers to publishers and analysts — rush to establish an online footprint.

There’s no doubt the industry has adapted well to ‘attending’ events online, with 55% of clients surveyed reporting watching or listening to an online session curated by a TV event. Highly anticipated annual markets,

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This Casper mattress sale will save your aching back

Yahoo Life is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change.

Casper has your perfect mattress, and it’s on sale for the 4th of July. (Photo: Casper)
Casper has your perfect mattress, and it’s on sale for the 4th of July. (Photo: Casper)

How’s your back? If you’re like most of us, these last few months of less activity (and more staying in) have meant noticeable aches and pains. Add to that the stress of sleeping on an old mattress and you might find your back in a constant state of discomfort. 

While core exercises are never a bad idea, no amount of Zoom fitness will fix your back if your bed is the root of the problem. Of course now is not the time to visit mattress stores and plop down Goldilocks-style in search of a match. But it IS the perfect

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Can you visit Florida beaches for the 4th of July? It depends on how far you want to travel

South Florida’s Fourth of July holiday festivities this year will include masks, social distancing and virtual fireworks because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But not beaches.

If you’re looking to celebrate the Fourth sunbathing on the sand with a piña colada in your hand, you’ll have to take a road trip up north. South Florida beaches are closing for the holiday weekend because of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases.

Late-night celebrations will also be limited.

In Miami-Dade, restaurants with more than an eight-person capacity and other food establishments, including fast-food chains and diners, are not allowed to offer in-person dining from 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. daily until further notice. If you get a late night craving, pick-up and delivery will still be available.

Miami Beach is also reimposing a citywide curfew from 12:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. until further notice, with restaurants having to close for in-person dining and

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Why this Independence Day will be unlike any other

Scenes like this are unlikely as the US faces a spike in coronavirus cases
Scenes like this are unlikely as the US faces a spike in coronavirus cases

For millions of Americans, celebrating 4 July comes with certain rituals and traditions.

Parades, public fireworks displays and large family reunions are some of the most popular ways Americans mark the nation’s independence from Britain in 1776.

But this year is set to look a little different. Here’s why.

1) Cancelled parades

Sadly, it looks like the floats will have to stay in the garage this year.

Cities around the US have cancelled their annual parades as cases of coronavirus continue to rise. The National Independence Day Parade in Washington DC is the highest-profile casualty.

“Covid-19 infection levels will not be abated to the degree that it would be safe,” its organisers said in a rather downcast statement.

The annual parade in Washington DC has been cancelled because of coronavirus
The annual parade in Washington DC has been cancelled because of coronavirus

But others have approached things with

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U.S. Cases Rise Most Since May 9; Texas Mask Order: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — U.S. cases jumped the most since May 9 and Florida’s new coronavirus infections rose by a record. Texas ordered residents to wear masks as the state reported its second-most daily infections of the outbreak.

The coronavirus may be mutating in a way that may make it easier to spread, said Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease researcher. Houston reported a 4.3% jump in intensive-care patients, and may need to tap extra beds in less than two weeks.

New York City plans to reopen its public schools in September. The U.S. labor market rebound accelerated in June as broader reopenings spurred hiring, though recent virus pickups put the gains in jeopardy.

Global Tracker: Cases pass 10.7 million; Deaths top 518,000Life, liberty and face masks: a virus preys on AmericaRights of American workers could change after virusAn unfestive July 4th as states call off the celebrationsDining out means plexiglass, … Read More

Emmy Voting Starts Today; ‘Masked Singer’s’ COVID Connection; Phil Rosenthal’s World Is His Oysters

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A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards season.

Let the voting begin.

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It has been pretty hard this unusual Emmy season to conduct this column that usually is made up of nifty little events and conversations I have as I traverse industry events, Q&As, parties etc. Not this time. There haven’t been any in a year that, like just about everything else is showbiz, is virtual in every way – even the screeners which are all online now that the Television Academy has officially banned physical DVDs (the motion picture academy follows that example after next season too). Instead, we have had the daily ritual of e-mailings from the TV Academy highlighting links to the entire slates of contenders from studios and networks. In fact it never stops.

And there are soooo many outlets, more than ever, some

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