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Toronto 2019: Tom Hanks says cynicism ‘has become our default’

Toronto 2019: Tom Hanks says cynicism ‘has become our default’

Entertainment
Tom Hanks has said the increasing level of cynicism in society is partly what led him to take a role as a loveable children's entertainer.The actor plays Fred Rogers in his new movie - a legendary US kids TV host whose brand was wholesome and warm."Cynicism has become the default position for so much of daily structure and daily intercourse," Hanks told reporters."Why? Because it's easy, and there's good money to be made."He added: "Cynicism is a great product to sell, and it's the perfect beginning of any examination of anything. And part of that is conspiracy theories and what have you. "But I think when Fred Rogers first saw children's programming, he saw something t...
UFC 242: Khabib Nurmagomedov totally dominates Dustin Poirier to become undisputed UFC lightweight champion

UFC 242: Khabib Nurmagomedov totally dominates Dustin Poirier to become undisputed UFC lightweight champion

Sports
UFC 242 saw two lightweights battle it out to see who was the true UFC lightweight champion, and Khabib Nurmagomedov emphatically made sure it was him.The Russian tapped out Dustin Poirier with a rear-naked choke in the third round of their contest in Abu Dhabi to extend his record to 28-0. Getty Khabib Nurmagomedov taps out Dustin Poirier The Eagle, 30, is regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter alongside Jon Jones at this point and the truth is he dominated Poirier from the start. The opening minute of the contest saw both men feeling each other out before Nurmagomedov shot on Poirier and took him to the ground. From there, the Russian did his usual game of wearing down his foe and at the end of the first, a flurry of shots had the interim champion ...
Gabrielle forecast to become hurricane early next week, but no threat to land

Gabrielle forecast to become hurricane early next week, but no threat to land

World
Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Tropical storm Gabrielle will reach become a hurricane early next week as it begins northeastern trek toward Europe, but is no threat to land, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday. In its 5 p.m. EDT update, the NHC said the center of Tropical Storm Gabrielle was about 1,180 miles west-southwest of the Azores. It had maximum sustained winds at 50 mph and was traveling west-northwest at 18 mph. He will become a hurricane if it reaches 74 mph wind speeds. The NHC said Gabrielle presently poses no threat to land and the forecast shows it moving northwest through Sunday then forecast to re-curve toward the north and northeast on Monday and Tuesday. It is forecast to reach hurricane strength by Tuesday, the National Weather Service forecast shows before dissipating Wedn...
Christine Lagarde resigns from IMF to become president of European Central Bank

Christine Lagarde resigns from IMF to become president of European Central Bank

World
July 16 (UPI) -- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde submitted her resignation Tuesday to take on a new role as president of the European Central Bank. The French economist replaces outgoing ECB President Mario Daghi, who completes his eight-year term in October. "I have met with the Executive Board and submitted my resignation from the Fund with effect from September 12, 2019," Lagarde said. "The relinquishment of my responsibilities as Managing Director announced previously will remain in effect until then. "With greater clarity now on the process for my nomination as ECB President and the time it will take, I have made this decision in the best interest of the Fund, as it will expedite the selection process for my successor." David Lipton will take over as ...
Frank Lampard: Chelsea legend leaves Derby County to become Blues manager

Frank Lampard: Chelsea legend leaves Derby County to become Blues manager

Sports
Chelsea have appointed former midfielder Frank Lampard as their manager on a three-year deal.Lampard, 41, has left Championship side Derby County to take over at a club where he spent 13 years as a player.He succeeds Maurizio Sarri, who left Stamford Bridge in June to take charge of Italian champions Juventus. Lampard led Derby to the Championship play-off final, where they lost to Aston Villa, in his first season as a manager.The former England international made 648 Chelsea appearances, winning 11 major trophies with them.He takes over with Chelsea under a transfer embargo after the club were given a two-window transfer ban by world governing body Fifa - a decision they are appealing agains...