Police detain more than 150 anti-lockdown protesters in London
British police arrested more than 150 people at an anti-lockdown protest on Saturday, they said after the demonstration.The arrests were made as protesters either failed to comply with health regulations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, or for attacking officers, the police said.Under current rules, residents in England are only allowed to leave their homes for compelling reasons such as work, shopping or caring for relatives.Demonstrations are not one of the permitted exceptions. Participants marched, mostly without observing social distancing or wearing masks, through central London...
Cindy McCain could be in line to be Biden's ambassador to Britain
Cindy McCain is reportedly the odds-on favorite to be named President-elect Joe Biden’s ambassador to Great Britain.The widow of former Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain has been tipped to be Biden’s envoy in London once he takes over the White House in January, the Times of London reported Saturday.Cindy McCain, a lifelong Republican, switched sides to campaign for Biden against President Donald Trump this fall.She is credited with helping nudge some Republicans away from Trump, especially in her home state of Arizona, where the McCain name is political gold.Cindy McCain woul...
New York Daily News
More than 60 detained during anti-lockdown protests in London
Police in the British capital have detained more than 60 people during a protest against coronavirus restrictions."We expect this number to rise. We continue to urge people to go home," London's Metropolitan Police wrote on Twitter on Saturday afternoon.Under current rules, residents in England are only allowed to leave their homes for compelling reasons such as work, shopping or caring for relatives.Demonstrations are not one of the permitted exceptions. Participants marched, mostly without observing social distancing or wearing masks, through central London on Sunday.The protest came as the ...
How a Chinese food delivery app is gambling on nostalgia
It’s a rainy Sunday evening in London. I pull out my phone and look for regional Chinese cuisine on food delivery apps. Disappointment quickly hits.Browsing London food delivery platforms like Just Eat, Uber Eats, and Deliveroo, I only find typical British-Chinese sweet and sour dishes, as well as dim sum. Not exactly the regional cuisine I’m looking for.London is far behind New York or San Francisco when it comes to authentic regional dishes from China. While the UK capital has a Chinatown and plenty of Chinese restaurants, it’s often difficult to find menus that don’t specialize in Cantonese...
‘Chelsea want to show Spurs who is No.1 in London’ – Azpilicueta looking forward to derby date
Chelsea will take in a meeting with old adversaries Tottenham on Sunday determined to prove that they are the No.1 side in London, says Cesar Azpilicueta.A long-standing rivalry is set to be rekindled at Stamford Bridge in the latest round of Premier League fixtures.Spurs will make a short trip across the English capital aware that they can cement a standing at the top of the table.Victory for Chelsea could lift them to the summit, as they sit just two points off the pace at present, and there will be plenty to play for in the heat of a derby battle.Goal 50 Revealed: The best 50 players in the...
How do we cope without the soaring melodies and communal experience of Handel's 'Messiah'?
CHICAGO — Imagine a Christmas season without Santa.Or Christmas trees.Or mistletoe.The vicious coronavirus pandemic can’t stop any of these. But, unfortunately, it’s robbing us of something similarly essential to the holiday season: live performances of George Frideric Handel’s [“Messiah\.”](Normally at this time of year, “Messiahs” would be blossoming in churches and concert halls across the United States. Virtuoso singers would be delivering its sublime arias. Magnificent choirs would be thundering the “Hallelujah” Chorus.Early music groups would be attempting to re-create the way the piece ...
Grammys 2020: Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations; Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Rich have 6 each
Will Beyoncé become the belated queen of the Grammy Awards with her field-leading nine new nominations? Or will Queen Bey, as the vocal superstar is fondly called by many of her fans, leave largely empty-handed — as in 2017, when her then-field-leading nine nominations resulted in just two wins in minor categories?Those are just a few of the intriguing questions raised by Tuesday’s announcement of the 2020 Grammy nominations. After Beyoncé, the three top contenders — with six nominations each — are Taylor Swift, English dance-pop singer Dua Lipa and rapper Roddy Rich. Alabama Shakes’ singer Br...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
10 things — series, specials and movies — to watch inside your Thanksgiving 2020 bubble
Health experts are urging that you skip big gatherings and stay inside your bubble this Thanksgiving to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a traditional feast, both at the dinner table and by bingeing small-screen TV and streaming content. A cornucopia of holiday specials and new movies await, plus a few shows to discover before your post-turkey nap.Here are 10 suggestions for what to watch, from nostalgic comfort food for the eyes to the finest in current filmmaking. And don’t forget the best viewing option of all, a virtual visit through FaceTime, ...
Detroit Free Press
My worst moment: Julia Stiles and the grocery thief who was actually her costar
For the first two seasons of the conspiracy thriller “Riviera” on the Sundance Now streaming platformAt the start of Season 3, however, Stiles’ character has extricated herself from this family and relocated to London where she teaches art history. “She’s trying to get back to some sense of normalcy,” said Stiles. “And then in walks Gabriel Hirsch, played by Rupert Graves, and he offers her a job that she can’t refuse, which promises more adventure than what she is currently doing. They go to Venice and they’re trying to track down a Picasso that had been stolen and is being sold on the black ...
Life at the Epstein estate: Maxwell kept photos of topless girls, aide testified
Ghislaine Maxwell regularly took topless photos of girls who visited Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach, Florida, mansion and kept an album of the photos on her desk in Epstein’s home.That’s according to excerpts from a June 1, 2016, deposition of Juan Alessi, the former maintenance man and house manager of Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion, unsealed Friday from a 2015 defamation lawsuit brought against Maxwell by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who has said that she was manipulated and sexually abused by Epstein and that Maxwell and that Epstein directed her to have sex with a number of their prominent friend...