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Hawkeye: Deaf young people on what hearing loss representation in Marvel TV series means to them

Marvel’s Hawkeye TV series will introduce deaf superhero Echo (Picture: Marvel)Following on from WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki, one of the most highly-anticipated upcoming releases from the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) is TV series Hawkeye, which is currently in production. Starring Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, and Hailee Steinfeld as his new bow-and-arrow-wielding protégé Kate Bishop, the series will pick up after the events of Avengers: Endgame, introducing Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez, a deaf superhero also known as Echo. In December, pictures emerged from the Hawkeye set, with fans quickly spotting that Jeremy appeared to be wearing a hearing aid, although this hasn’t officially been confirmed. In the Marvel comic books, Hawkeye has been

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‘Coming 2 America’: Will Eddie Murphy Comedy Sequel Be Amazon’s Most-Watched Movie This Month?

Go to versusgame.com on your phone to vote here on whether Coming 2 America will be Amazon Prime Video's most-watched movie in March 2021.  Coming 2 America—Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall's long-awaited sequel to 1988's classic fish-out-of-water comedy Coming To America—is finally streaming on Amazon Prime Video, and it's sure to be the hottest streaming event of the weekend. But where will Coming 2 America rank on Amazon's monthly most-watched round-up? The streamer is also showcasing Murphy's 48 Hours, as well as eternally re-watchable favorites Rushmore and Wet Hot American Summer, just to name a few other killer comedies. Our friends are VersusGame are inviting fans to vote on whether Coming 2 America will top Amazon Prime Video's most-watched releases of March 2021 after the streamer ...

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Meet The Maxim Cover Girl Competition Runners-Up

Tattiana Johnson – 2nd Place California girl Tattiana Johnson hasn’t always had it easy, but with dedication and consistency, she has always persevered. “You don’t need to be a certain size or have certain things; just start with what you have,” she says. “Everyone is deserving of confidence in themselves and their ability to be their best self.”  One of Tattiana’s favorite aspects of the Maxim Cover Girl competition was watching her campaign go viral and seeing the outpouring of love and support on her behalf. It was a dream come true to read all the comments and messages of how she inspired people all over the world to go after their goals and dreams. Tattiana is not stopping here however. This fierce woman has goals.  “I want to work with companies that are about inclusivity and embraci

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Tiger Woods told police after crash that he didn’t remember driving

By Amir Vera, Jordan Guzzardo and Cheri Mossburg | CNN When Tiger Woods crashed his car in Southern California last week, he told sheriff’s deputies that he had no recollection of driving or how the accident happened, according to a Los Angeles County affidavit for a search warrant of the vehicle’s black box. Woods was driving February 23 in Rancho Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles, shortly after 7 a.m. PT when his Genesis SUV hit a “Welcome to Rolling Hills Estates” sign, crossed a center divider and traveled more than 150 feet across the shoulder of the road through shrubbery and uprooted tree before coming to a stop on the driver’s side, according to the affidavit. Woods sustained injuries and cuts to his face and multiple fractures and compound fractures to his right leg, the affidavit sa

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Ask Amy: COVID-19 concerns dominate relationships

Dear Amy: I recently had a conversation with a friend that I am still ruminating about. She shared how she used a loophole to get a COVID vaccination that she really wasn’t entitled to receive. It was as if I should be impressed with how creative and smart she was to game the system. She then went on to describe how she will now be comfortable eating in restaurants, etc. I said I was happy for her and changed the subject so I could take time to process this. Our family is trying to stay patient and wait our turn. Thoughts? — Waiting Dear Waiting: There are stories of people standing in line outside vaccination centers to try to receive shots that would otherwise be thrown away if they weren’t used. I’m all for that kind of enterprise. However, if your friend leapt through a loophole to sna

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California lawmakers, county assessors seek clarity, delay on Prop. 19 provisions

Two California senators and the state’s 58 county assessors are seeking clarification on the implementation of a new property tax measure, and they’re hoping to delay a provision that makes it more costly for children to inherit some homes from their parents. Proposition 19, narrowly approved by voters in November, took effect Feb.16. It allows California homeowners who are over the age of 55, disabled or victims of natural disasters to transfer their existing property tax base to a replacement home in the state, even if the new home is more expensive. But tucked inside the bill is a provision that repealed Prop. 58, a 1986 constitutional amendment that said parents could transfer ownership of any home to their children without a change to the property tax bill. Under Prop. 19, properties

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10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Summary List PlacementWelcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Sign up for Insider Investing for your weekly markets analysis. 1. Global stocks fall after Jerome Powell fails to calm bond-market nerves. See what markets are doing today. 2. Nouriel Roubini blasts get-rich-quick schemes. A whole cohort of people are being duped in the name of "financial democratization," the economist warned. 3. Chamath Palihapitiya cashed out his entire stake in Virgin Galactic for $211 million. The billionaire still indirectly owns 15.8 million shares in Richard Branson's startup. 4. Cathie Wood's flagship ETF has tumbled 25% in just 3 weeks. Investors in Ark Invest ETFs have had a rough few weeks as a broad sell-off in tech stocks have t...

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What you watch on Disney+ will shape your Disneyland experience — and vice versa

What you watch on Disney+ will shape your next Disneyland visit and the rides you enjoy at the Anaheim theme park will influence the shows you watch on the streaming service if the stars align for Disney. Disney has a simple three-pronged goal in the post-pandemic world of in-home and out-of-home entertainment: Turn Disney+ subscribers into theme park visitors, convert park fans into streaming bingers and increase the guest satisfaction for the overlap. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are unlikely to return to full operation until spring or summer under COVID-19 health and safety reopening guidelines issued by the state. Disney’s theme parks in Florida, Japan, Shanghai and Hong Kong remain open after extended coronavirus closures with Disneyland Paris planning to reopen in April

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The three reasons Chelsea are confident of winning transfer race to sign Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland is wanted by the majority of Europe’s biggest clubs (Picture: Getty)Chelsea are growing increasingly confident of winning the race to sign Europe’s most in-demand striker, Erling Haaland, from Borussia Dortmund this summer. The Norway international burst onto the scene with RB Salzburg during last season’s Champions League group stage and has since cemented his reputation as one of world football’s most prolific forwards after signing for Borussia Dortmund. Manchester rivals City and United are attempting to position themselves to make moves this summer with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who coached the 20-year-old during the early stages of his career at Molde, still in touch with his compatriot. United are likely to be working with a modest transfer budget, however, and

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Pensioner and son charged after man found ‘living in garden shed for 40 years’

The alleged victim was ‘like a rabbit in headlights and very confused’ when he was found in 2018, police said (Picture: PA)A pensioner and his son are accused of human trafficking offences after a man was found in a 6ft shed where he had allegedly lived for 40 years. The alleged victim, 58, was discovered with a soiled duvet in a decrepit green shed in Carlisle, Cumbria in October 2018. Police believe he had been kept in the small shed since he was around 16 years old. Officers raiding the property found a metered TV, one chair, a makeshift bed on the floor and an electric heater. Peter Swailes, 80, and Peter Swailes, 55, have been charged with conspiracy to organise the travel of an individual with a view to exploiting, contrary to Section 2 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 an...

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Covid-19 can starve brain of oxygen and lead to ‘mind fog’ side effect

Scientists found evidence of Covid patients suffering restricted blood capillaries to the brain (Getty Images)The longer-term effects of the coronavirus are still yet to be fully understood, but scientists have uncovered a worrying possibility surrounding its effect on the brain. Some suffers of long Covid have complained of a so-called ‘brain fog’ side effect. This occurs when, along with a persistent cough and high temperature, infected people experience delirium, fatigue, short-term memory loss and an inability to concentrate. Now, a professor of pathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US has suggested it may be caused by the virus preventing oxygen reaching the brain. This came after five patients that had died from Covid were found to have large ce

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Moderna vaccine can cause ‘Covid arm’ rash up to 11 days after jab

The reaction to the Moderna vaccine is temporary and people should still get their second jabs, doctors have said (Pictures: Blumenthal et al/NEJM)The Moderna Covid-19 vaccine is causing some people to suffer small rashes which are itchy and painful up to 11 days after getting the jab. Experts in the US say there have been 12 cases where people who have been injected with their first dose of the vaccine have a skin reaction appear in the area where they received it. It was revealed by researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine but authors stressed that ‘this is a nuisance but it is not dangerous’.  The side effect, dubbed ‘Covid arm’, is a delayed type of hypersensitivity or an allergic reaction, Californian immunologist Dr Praveen Buddiga told FoxTV. But people shoul

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Hedge fund winners — SPAC deal playbook — Betterment scoops up rival clients

Summary List PlacementGood morning and welcome to Insider Finance. I'm Dan DeFrancesco, and here's what's on the agenda today: Suzanne Shank details her rise to become one of the only Black CEOs on Wall Street. Robo-advisor Betterment brokered a deal for Wealthsimple's US customer base in the first big move under new CEO Sarah Levy.  Adam Stone, Perceptive Advisors' chief investment officer, walked us through the healthcare and biotech specialist's SPAC strategy.  Here's how Candlestick Capital, Cinctive Capital, and Holocene Advisors performed in February. We are also looking for nominations for upcoming list of top equity research analysts under 35. Find out more about the list, and how to nominate someone here.  If you're not yet a subscriber, you can sign up here to get your dail...

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