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Oscars 2021 ceremony postponed for two months

Oscars 2021 ceremony postponed for two months

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Next year's Oscars ceremony has been pushed back by two months, the latest big celebrity event to have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.The Academy Awards were due to take place on 28 February next year but have now been put back until 25 April.Organisers have also agreed to extend the eligibility window beyond 31 December 2020 to the end of February.Next year's British Academy Film Awards (Baftas) have been pushed back to 11 April, keeping in line with the Oscars. The pandemic has already halted work on a number of films which were due to be released by the end of the year.The Oscars has only been delayed three times before - due to LA flooding in 1938; after the assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr in 1968; and fo...
Olympians face punishment if they kneel in protest at Tokyo 2021

Olympians face punishment if they kneel in protest at Tokyo 2021

Sports
June 10 (UPI) -- The International Olympic Committee has kept guidelines in place for disciplinary action for athletes who participate in protests, which include taking a knee, for the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The IOC Athletes' Commission published the guidelines in January. They ban athletes from taking a knee, raising a fist or refusal to follow protocol at medal ceremonies. Advertisement The IOC told Telegraph Sport Tuesday those guidelines haven't changed, as other sports leagues in the United States and in Europe have voiced support for the peaceful protest gestures. Protests against police brutality and racial inequality have spread into sports amid unrest in the United States after the death of George Floyd. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed while handcuffed and pin...
Pirates pitcher Chris Archer out until 2021 after having surgery

Pirates pitcher Chris Archer out until 2021 after having surgery

Sports
June 3 (UPI) -- Two-time All-Star Chris Archer will not pitch until the 2021 season after he had surgery to relieve discomfort in his upper body. The Pirates said the veteran pitcher showed symptoms neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome, a group of disorders that occur when blood vessels or nerves compress between your collarbone and your first rib. Advertisement Dr. Robert Thompson performed the surgery Tuesday at Washington University Hospital in St. Louis. "After consulting with several leading vascular and orthopedic surgeons in recent weeks, the decision was made to undergo the procedure," the Pirates said. Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms include pain or weakness in the shoulder and arm and tingling or discomfort in the fingers. It also results in arm fatigue. Archer, 31,...
Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison postpone stadium tour to 2021

Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison postpone stadium tour to 2021

Entertainment
June 1 (UPI) -- Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts have postponed their joint summer stadium tour until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bands made the announcement on Monday. The original stadium tour was set to kick off on June 18 in Jacksonville. Advertisement "The new stadium dates are being rescheduled, your tickets will be honored for all postponed shows and refund policy information will be made available shortly," the rock legends said in a joint statement on Twitter. "Stay tuned, be safe and we will see you next year!" they continued. The tour was set to bring Motley Crue back on the road together following the release of their Netflix biopic The Dirt. Poison was set to tour with its original lineup of Bret Michaels, C.C. DeVille, Bobby Dall ...
Nellis AFB to test 5G network beginning in January 2021

Nellis AFB to test 5G network beginning in January 2021

Business
May 28 (UPI) -- The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center are working together to build a fifth-generation, or 5G, cellular network, for testing at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, according to the Pentagon. "The Defense Department recognizes 5G technology is vital to maintaining America's military and economic advantages," Dr. Joseph Evans, DOD technical director for 5G and the lead for the department's 5G development effort, said Thursday in a press release. Advertisement "We expect to start construction on the network at Nellis in July and have it fully operational in January of next year," Evans said. According to the Department of Defense, the network will feature relocatable cell towers that can be set up and take...