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Super Bowl 2020: James Bond, Top Gun and Black Widow trailers unveiled

Super Bowl 2020: James Bond, Top Gun and Black Widow trailers unveiled

Entertainment
Trailers for the Top Gun sequel, the new James Bond film and other keenly anticipated movies have been unveiled during this year's Super Bowl.Fans also got new glimpses of Black Widow and the new Minions movie.Bill Murray, Chris Rock and Winona Ryder were a few of the Hollywood stars enlisted to star in adverts on one of the biggest nights in the US television-watching calendar.The cost of a 30-second spot during the game can be more than $ 5m (£3.8m).Yet that is considered a price worth paying for the exposure a slot during the annual American Football showdown can bring to a film, TV show or product.The 30-second trailer for No Time To Die, the 25th official Bond film, opened with a previously unseen scene showing Daniel Craig'
Navy to name Ford-class aircraft carrier in honor of black Pearl Harbor hero

Navy to name Ford-class aircraft carrier in honor of black Pearl Harbor hero

Business
Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The Navy has confirmed that it will name the fourth Ford-class aircraft carrier in honor of Doris Miller, the first black man to receive a Navy Cross for his actions during the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser broke the news Friday that the branch was expected to announce the vessel's name at a Monday ceremony in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and U.S. Naval Institute News confirmed the announcement Saturday morning. On the morning of the Pearl Harbor attack Miller, a third-class mess attendant, was collecting laundry when an alarm sounded, so he manned a machine gun on the USS West Virginia to fire at attacking Japanese planes. "It wasn't hard. I just pulled the trigger and she worked fine," Miller recalled after the battle. After that he a...
‘Strange objects’ found near Milky Way black hole

‘Strange objects’ found near Milky Way black hole

Technology
Scientists have been amazed by "strange objects" discovered near the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.Astronomers from UCLA's Galactic Centre Orbits Initiative described the weird objects in a paper published in the academic journal Nature. "These objects look like gas and behave like stars," said the paper's co-author Professor Andrea Ghez. Star orbiting black hole backs Einstein's theory A...
Cilla Black ‘time machine’ track released five years after her death

Cilla Black ‘time machine’ track released five years after her death

Entertainment
She first topped the charts with Anyone Who Had A Heart more than 50 years ago.Now, a new disco single by singer and TV presenter Cilla Black has surfaced "like a time machine", and is set to be released five years after her death. Image: The star rose to fame as a singer in the 1960s Love song You're Sensational, a previously unheard track, will be out on Valentine's Day, a statement posted on the late singer's official website said.Recorded in the 1970s as a follow-up to her Top 10 hit song Something Tells Me, the statement says the tapes then went missing, only to be found in an archive storage unit decades later.Her eldest son and former manager Robert Willis said that before the discovery, he had thought all her recorded music h...
Black Friday shopping at brick-and-mortar stores dropped by 6% as consumers spent record online

Black Friday shopping at brick-and-mortar stores dropped by 6% as consumers spent record online

Finance
Black Friday shoppers wait to purchase goods at a Best Buy store on November 29, 2019 in Emeryville, United States. Black Friday is traditionally the biggest shopping event of the year, and marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season.Philip Pacheco | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesBlack Friday brick-and-mortar retail sales fell by 6.2% compared to last year as consumers eschewed in-person shopping for online purchasing, according to preliminary data from ShopperTrak.The pullback corresponds with a jump in Black Friday spending online, which hit $ 7.4 billion, the largest online Black Friday total ever, according to Adobe Analytics."There is no longer one way to shop on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday," said Brian Field, senior director of global retail consulting for ShopperTrak....