Daniel Ríos scored in the 108th minute and Nashville beat the defending Eastern Conference champion Toronto FC 1-0 on Tuesday night, becoming the first expansion team to win two MLS Cup playoff games. Ríos followed Hany Mukhtar’s shot that Toronto goalkeeper Quentin Westberg got a hand on, and tapped it into the back of the net.
Toward the end of a dramatic day that saw The Weeknd, whose music has dominated 2020, shut out of all Grammy nominations, leading him to accuse the Recording Academy of corruption and a lack of transparency, Recording Academy chief Harvey Mason, jr. has responded to his claims. In his response, he says that he too […]
Tonight’s "A Very Special G4 Holiday Reunion Special," broadcast on YouTube Live delivered big laughs, brought viewers back through many of the network’s most memorable moments, and introduced G4’s very first on-air talent announcement of WWE Superstar Xavier Woods. The special also kicked off Gravython, G4’s multiday charity drive, raising funds for a variety of community partners.
International pressure mounted Tuesday on Ethiopia's warring parties to cease fighting and protect civilians in Tigray, where the army says it has encircled the capital ahead of a threatened bombardment. Forces loyal to Tigray's ruling party have been battling Ethiopian soldiers in the northern region for nearly three weeks, sparking a refugee exodus, civilian atrocities and fears of broader instability in the Horn of Africa.Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, last year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, on Sunday gave the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) 72 hours to surrender -- an ultimatum rejected by the leader of the dissident region, who has said his people are "ready to die" for their homeland.As the deadline looms, the UN Security Council held its first meeting on the crisis, despite disagreement between European and African members over whether the closed-door discussion should take place.Ethiopia's army says tanks are within 60 kilometres (37 miles) of the regional capital Mekele, where it has promised a "no mercy" assault on TPLF forces."The highly aggressive rhetoric on both sides regarding the fight for Mekele is dangerously provocative and risks placing already vulnerable and frightened civilians in grave danger," said UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet.Amnesty International urged Ethiopia against using artillery and aerial bombings in Mekele, appealing for both sides to consider the city's half a million inhabitants and the many more seeking refuge there from fighting elsewhere."Deliberately attacking civilians and civilian objects is prohibited under international humanitarian law, and constitutes war crimes," said Deprose Muchena, head of Amnesty International's east and southern Africa office.The government said Tuesday that "a large number of Tigray militia and special forces" had surrendered after Abiy's 72-hour ultimatum. The TPLF, for its part, said on Monday it had routed an army battalion and claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on Bahir Dar -- the capital of Amhara region to the south of Tigray -- where local forces are fighting alongside Ethiopian troops.Tigray remains under a communications blackout and media access to the region has been restricted, making independent verification of claims from both sides difficult.'End this conflict' Abiy has resisted growing calls for mediation since ordering troops, tanks and warplanes into Tigray on November 4 in response to what he said were attacks on federal military camps orchestrated by the TPLF.The African Union (AU), headquartered in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, has dispatched three former African presidents as special envoys to try and broker talks on the Tigray crisis.A spokesman for an Ethiopian committee handling the conflict said Monday the government would meet the envoys "as a matter of respect" but flatly ruled out negotiations with the TPLF.Tuesday's virtual meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the crisis was briefly in doubt after African countries pulled out.But diplomats from France, Britain, Belgium, Germany and Estonia ultimately forced the talks to go ahead, backed by the United States."At a certain moment, we have to put it on the agenda, even if the Africans don't like it," a European diplomat told AFP on condition of anonymity, highlighting the growing impatience over the lack of Security Council action on the weeks-long fighting.The US National Security Council on Monday called for mediation and extended its support to the AU diplomatic effort "to end this tragic conflict now".'Rampage' The fighting has already driven more than 40,000 people into Sudan and forced many more to flee within Tigray. Hundreds have reportedly been killed, though the true extent of death and displacement is not known.The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, a government-affiliated but independent body, said Tuesday that at least 600 people had been slaughtered in a "rampage" in the town of Mai-Kadra on November 9.A local Tigrayan youth group aided by police and militia "killed hundreds of people, beating them with batons/sticks, stabbing them with knives, machetes and hatchets and strangling them with ropes," the commission said in a report.Tigrayan refugees from Mai-Kadra, who have fled to Sudan, have blamed government forces for the killings. Long-running tensions between Addis Ababa and the TPLF boiled over in September when Tigray proceeded with regional elections in defiance of the federal government, which declared the vote illegal.(AFP)
SpaceX has launched yet another Starlink mission, adding 60 more Starlink satellites to its low-Earth orbit constellation. SpaceX broke its own reusability records of six flights for a reused first-stage rocket component, and it also recovered the booster with a controlled landing using its drone flight in the Atlantic Ocean, which means it could potentially break this record with yet another future flight for this same booster. Today's launch took off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, lifting off at 9:13 PM EST (6:13 PM PST).
Terez Paylor & Charles Robinson react to the Buccaneers' Monday night loss, shed some more light on Joe Burrow's injury & predict the 2021 HOF class.
Adamson Barbecue based in Etobicoke, just west of Toronto, was allowed to have guests dine-in on Tuesday afternoon despite being in violation of provincial and municipal bylaws.
The Music Streaming Market will grow by USD 7.47 bn during 2020-2024
Hundreds of flights at one of China's busiest airports were cancelled and residential communities placed under lockdown, as Shanghai races to bring a local coronavirus outbreak under control.
Tucker Carlson sends a message to Georgia Republicans thinking of sitting out the Jan. 5 runoffs
The U.S. securities regulator on Tuesday proposed a pilot program to allow tech companies like Uber and Lyft to pay gig workers up to 15% of their annual compensation in equity rather than cash, a move it said was designed to reflect changes in the workforce. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said internet-based companies may have the same incentives to offer equity compensation to gig-workers as they do to employees. Until now, though, SEC rules have not allowed companies to pay gig workers in equity.
The Weeknd angrily slammed the Grammy Awards, calling them “corrupt” after the pop star walked away with zero nominations despite having multiple hits this year. The three-time Grammy winner criticized the Recording Academy on Tuesday after he was severely snubbed despite having one of the year’s biggest albums with “After Hours” and being tapped as the Super Bowl halftime headline performer. The harsh words come less than a year after the Recording Academy's ousted CEO accused the group that determines nominations in the top categories of having conflicts of interest and not engaging in a transparent selection process.
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Ryu Sera made her debut with K-pop girl band Nine Muses in 2010, but within four years she had been cast on the K-pop scrapheap, sacked by her management company as it reshuffled the band's line-up.Six years after her dismissal, she has been given a second chance on a groundbreaking new television show for failed and former idols -- and is speaking out against a structure that consumes young hopefuls with only a tiny minority surviving to stardom.
As Disney continues to shuffle the corporate pieces in a bid to streamline its operations, Disney's networks division head Debra O'Connell fleshed out the group's organizational structures to staffers in an internal memo Tuesday afternoon, Variety has confirmed. Those changes include naming Sean Cocchia -- most recently executive vice president of business operations and general […]
China's embassy in Brazil on Tuesday said a son of President Jair Bolsonaro had harmed relations between the two countries with critical comments about telecommunications equipment firm Huawei. The rift was the latest chapter in a battle between China and the United States over U.S. claims that China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is a security threat. The United States imposed trade restrictions on Huawei in September.
Tokyo will urge bars and restaurants to operate shortened hours, the latest restriction to be implemented in Japan following sharp rises in COVID-19 infections, media reported on Wednesday. The city of 14 million people will ask restaurants and bars to close at 10:00 p.m. from this Saturday until Dec. 18, broadcaster TBS reported. A Tokyo government committee will meet to discuss coronavirus measures later on Wednesday, with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike set to hold a news conference afterwards, TBS added.
Preparations were underway on November 24 ahead of the year’s toned down Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan.In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 version of the parade was to be confined to one block instead of 2.5 miles. It will still feature performers, including the Rockettes, and the giant balloons it is known for.This video, taken on Tuesday, shows dinosaur floats sponsored by Sinclair Oil motoring down 34th Street. Among the new balloons this year are “Boss Baby,” and a Tom & Jerry float will also feature. Credit: @starman_dx_ via Storyful
Purdue Pharma LP pleaded guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its addictive prescription painkiller OxyContin, capping a deal with federal prosecutors to resolve an investigation into the drugmaker's role in the U.S. opioid crisis. During a court hearing conducted remotely on Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo in New Jersey, Purdue pleaded guilty to three felonies covering widespread misconduct. Members of the billionaire Sackler family who own Purdue and previously sat on the company's board were not part of Tuesday's court proceedings and have not been criminally charged.
Ready for a remix! Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Ricky Reed, best known for firing up speaker-shaking smashes for Lizzo, Jason Derulo, Halsey, and Meghan Trainor, amongst scores of other hitmakers, has just charted himself a $4 million home in the swanky suburb of La Cañada Flintridge, about eleven miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Because […]