Next Year’s Academy Awards Ceremony May be Postponed Due to Pandemic – Report

Next year’s Academy Awards telecast may be postponed because of the disruption to theatrical releases caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A story published Tuesday in the entertainment magazine Variety quotes an anonymous source who says it’s “likely” the annual awards ceremony, which is scheduled to air February 28 on ABC-TV, will be postponed. But the […]

Coronavirus Moves to New Regions, Lingers in Others

WASHINGTON – A record number of new coronavirus infections worldwide was confirmed Wednesday. The World Health Organization (WHO) said more than 106,000 new COVID-19 cases were identified globally within 24 hours, the highest daily number since the outbreak began. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a news briefing Wednesday that almost two-thirds of the […]

Global Markets Sluggish Wednesday

Asian markets were mixed Wednesday as optimism over a potential coronavirus vaccine earlier this week steadily begins to fade. The Nikkei index in Tokyo gained nearly 162 points to finish 0.7% higher, while Sydney’s S&P/ASX, the KOSPI in Seoul and Taiwan’s TSEC index had all earned 0.4% by late afternoon. Hong Kong and Shanghai were […]

Cyclone Amphan Brings Heavy Rain, Destruction to India, Bangladesh

NEW DELHI – Cyclone Amphan was downgraded to a tropical depression Wednesday but was still expected to drench parts of inland India and Bangladesh with heavy rain and flooding, damaging some of the weaker houses and buildings. Amphan slammed into the eastern coast of India on Wednesday as the equivalent of a powerful Category 3 […]