'Over The Moon' star, director thrilled to make major Netflix movie based on Chinese legend
The chance to star in a major movie based on a Chinese legend like Netflix’s “Over The Moon” left actress Cathy Ang, well, over the moon.The animated film sees Ang voice a young girl named Fei Fei who builds a rocket ship to travel to space and meet the Chinese moon goddess, Chang’e.Ang, who has Chinese Filipina heritage, remembers learning about Chang’e as a kid growing up in Cupertino, California, and is thrilled to introduce a new twist on the story to a large audience.“I was just very excited to be able to share such a part of my heritage and tradition through a mainstream media platform,”...
New York Daily News
Germans stock up again on soap, toilet paper as infections soar
The coronavirus pandemic is again making its mark on German consumer habits, as official data released on Thursday showed a spike in sales of items such as toilet paper and disinfectant.During the period of October 12-17, people in Germany bought almost twice as much toilet paper compared to pre-crisis levels, rising by around 89.9 per cent.Sales of disinfectant and soap also soared by 72.5 per cent and 62.3 per cent, respectively, compared to averages calculated between the months of August 2019 and January 2020.Shoppers were also stocking up on certain food items, with flour sales up by 28.4...
Two congresswomen created social media buzz when they played 'Among Us' on Twitch
In one of the more fascinating moments in gaming, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., were trying to find murderous imposters on a spaceship. They weren’t alone. The two congresswomen were joined by popular streamers such as Imane “Pokimane” Anys, Ben “DrLupo” Lupo and Hasan “Hasanabi” Piker as they all played hit social deduction game “Among Us” on Twitch. For the uninitiated, think of it as a murder-mystery dinner party played on computers and without four-course meal.The experience was surreal to say the least as the lawmakers took to Twitch in order to encourag...
The Mercury News
How working on a sheep farm helped turn the Flyers' first-round draft pick into a top NHL prospect
PHILADELPHIA — It’s easy to imagine Tyson Foerster one day whipping wicked, one-time shots from the left circle as Flyers fans percolate with excitement, anticipating what his quick release and powerful follow-through can do to opposing goaltenders.Foerster, 18, had one of the hardest shots of any of the 217 players selected in the recent NHL draft. It’s one of the reasons the Flyers selected the 6-foot-2, 194-pound right winger with the No. 23 overall pick. That and his playmaking ability, his high hockey IQ, and his driven, competitive personality.Oh, and his willingness to work on things th...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Marcus Hayes: 7 reasons to believe in the Eagles
The Eagles are a one-win team. On merit.That doesn’t necessarily mean they are a bad team, nor does it mean that they are a hopeless team. The former occasionally has been true this season, particularly against the Rams. The latter has never been true, particularly in the NFC East, where 1-4-1 lands the Eagles in second place.With a bullet.As wretched as their record stands, and as flawed as their roster lies, these Birds aren’t cooked. Their point differential in their last four games is just minus-4. They came back to tie the Bengals, won at San Francisco, trailed the Steelers by two points ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Florida regulators to seek more details about injuries suffered on theme park rides
ORLANDO, Fla. — The public often doesn’t know what happens when someone is hurt at a theme park, in a system where parks self-report visitors’ health problems to the state.State regulators plan to talk with Florida’s biggest theme parks about making their visitor injury reports more accurate after an Orlando Sentinel investigation revealed that Universal Orlando had disclosed a tourist’s broken neck as “numbness” and a child’s broken foot and leg bones as “foot pain.”“It’s not giving a true picture of what’s happening at the theme parks. That has to change,” said state Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Or...
Airbnb partners with ex-Apple design star Jony Ive
Airbnb has hired former Apple design chief Jony Ive to work on showcasing the homesharing platform's forthcoming products, it announced Wednesday.Ive, who worked alongside Steve Jobs for several decades, is credited with designing the shape of the iMac, iPod and iPhone before leaving the tech giant in June 2019 to set up his own firm, LoveFrom.The Silicon Valley legend and his firm "will be engaging in a special collaboration" over the course of several years with Airbnb, founder and CEO Brian Chesky said in the announcement.Ive will also help Airbnb develop its internal design team."We share ...
Commentary: The case for giving everyone a job
We are in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.In less than a year, COVID-19 — and the Trump administration’s lack of leadership — has killed more than 217,000 Americans and left more than 7 million infected. Today, one in 10 Americans is unemployed, and many more are underemployed or at risk of being furloughed or fired.Federal weekly unemployment benefits have expired and people cannot pay their bills. With the expiration of the federal eviction moratorium, 23 million people risk losing their homes. On top of all this, the West Coast is still on fire and the worst effects of ...
Tribune News Service
Motormouth: Do I really need that oil change?
Q: A friend of mine never changes the oil in his car. He has gone 70,000 without a change. He claims the oil never wears out. He cites a study of two New York taxi cabs going 40,000 miles each. One had regular oil changes and the other none. Both engines were examined and no wear or tear on cylinder and pistons on either. What are your thoughts?B.F., Plymouth, Minn.A: Motor oil does not wear out. The additives wear out. The base oil remains and is often refined and fresh additives blended in. What are those additives? Detergents, corrosion inhibitors, dispersants, oxidation inhibitors, viscosi...
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Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold on what inspired the band's surprise new album, 'Shore'
SEATTLE — It’s been more than a decade since a hot-out-the-gate band of folk rockers helped define an era of Seattle rock music. Much has changed for Fleet Foxes main man Robin Pecknold since his band’s Sub Pop debut became the talk of the indie-rock world, emerging as psych-folk leaders of the second wave of Seattle and Northwest indie-rock acts making a splash nationally in the 2000s.After its Grammy-nominated sophomore album, Pecknold recoiled from the spotlight at the height of the band’s success. The Kirkland-reared songsmith, whose delicately constructed folk songs are as lush as a rainf...
The Seattle Times