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Ben Stiller’s baked trophy… and 7 other Globe highlights

Ben Stiller’s baked trophy… and 7 other Globe highlights

Entertainment
ReutersAn awards ceremony hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler is up there with raindrops on roses as one of our absolute favourite things. But there was plenty more to enjoy about Sunday's Golden Globe Awards beyond the comedy duo's excellent bicoastal hosting.Nomadland and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm were the big winners of the night, while The Crown dominated the TV categories.Meanwhile, there were three significant surprises in the film categories - with Andra Day, Rosamund Pike and Jodie Foster all beating the favourites in their respective acting groups to claim victory.Mank was the most nominated film of the night and yet went home empty-handed, which may not bode well for its Oscar chances next month.But the biggest surprise was that the Golden Globes almost finished on time, running ...
Art in 2021: The highlights to hope for

Art in 2021: The highlights to hope for

Entertainment
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Study highlights carbon sequestration services provided by U.S. forests

Study highlights carbon sequestration services provided by U.S. forests

Science
Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Forests in the United States currently sequester approximately three decades worth of carbon dioxide emitted by the American fossil fuel industry, according to a new a study. What's more, forests and harvested wood products uptake approximately 14 percent of economy-wide CO2 emissions in the United States annually. Advertisement Despite declining carbon emissions in the United States, the contribution of forests to emissions offsets has remained stable. This, researchers say, suggests the ability of U.S. forests to absorb new carbon -- an ability driven largely by forest regrowth -- is slowly declining. To better understand the ability of afforestation and reforestation activities to improve carbon sequestration capabilities, researchers analyzed data from more than 130,...
The Latest: Vatican highlights plight of maritime workers

The Latest: Vatican highlights plight of maritime workers

Health
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is highlighting the plight of maritime workers during the pandemic, saying bans on shore leave are severely stressing crews stuck aboard ship, some to the point of suicide. Cardinal Peter A. Turkson, who heads a Vatican office dealing with issues of human development, said in a message Sunday that maritime workers “really deserve our esteem and gratitude” for ensuring movement of goods for a “healthy global economy” while much of the world is in lockdown to combat spread of COVID-19 infection. He said that tens of thousands of seafarers who were due to fly home for leave between long stints at sea were prevented from doing so due to lockdown rules. Similarly, thousands of seafarers due to head to sea on new tours of duty were stranded in hotels and dormitories. ...
Historic NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader highlights weekend sports schedule

Historic NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader highlights weekend sports schedule

Sports
July 3 (UPI) -- NASCAR and IndyCar will race at the same track on the same weekend for the first time when the top motorsports tiers rendezvous Saturday and Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The trio of races highlight a packed live sports weekend. The Fourth of July weekend sports slate also includes UFC fights, a PGA Tour golf tournament, NWSL women's soccer matches, European soccer clashes and baseball games in Asia. Advertisement Drivers will first start their engines for the IndyCar's GMR Grand Prix at noon EDT Saturday. That race was scheduled for May, but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. NASCAR will host an Xfinity race after the GMR Grand Prix on the same track at 3 p.m. EDT with the Pennzoil 150 at The Brickyard. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway's final weekend ra...