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Apple renews ‘Dear…’ for a second season with Selena Gomez, Viola Davis

Apple renews ‘Dear…’ for a second season with Selena Gomez, Viola Davis

Entertainment
March 5 (UPI) -- Apple TV+ has renewed documentary series Dear... for a second season, the streaming service announced on Friday. Dear... Season 2 will premiere globally on Apple TV+ later this year with 10 new episodes. Advertisement The series, from R.J. Cutler, is inspired by Apple's Dear Apple spots. The show profiles celebrities and influencers by using letters written by those who have been changed by their work. Selena Gomez, Viola Davis, Billy Porter, Jane Fonda, Ava DuVernay, Vogue creative director and journalist Andre Leon Talley, Sandra Oh, renowned waterman Laird Hamilton and NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be featured in Dear... Season 2. Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manual Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland and Big Bird we...
‘We’re heartbroken’: Download Festival cancelled for second year running

‘We’re heartbroken’: Download Festival cancelled for second year running

Entertainment
The Download Festival has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic for the second year running, its "heartbroken" organisers have said.England's roadmap out of lockdown, announced by Boris Johnson last month, makes it impossible for the three-day weekend event to take place between 4 and 6 June, they said. In a statement, organisers said: "Following the announcement of the government's roadmap and despite the extraordinary efforts the NHS have put in to roll out the vaccine, we can sadly now confirm that Download Festival will no longer be taking place this year, but we have exciting news for 2022.Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world Image: Iron Maiden will replace System Of A Down in 2022, organisers say "We ...

Niger voters return to polls in second round for president

World
Polls opened in Niger for the second round of voting in the country’s presidential elections, after none of the 28 candidates won an absolute majority in December’s voteBy DALATOU MAMANE Associated PressFebruary 21, 2021, 9:39 AM• 2 min readNIAMEY, Niger -- Polls opened Sunday morning in Niger for the second round of voting in the country’s presidential elections, after none of the 28 candidates won an absolute majority in December’s vote.Former foreign affairs minister Mohamed Bazoum, who received about 39% of the vote in the first round, is running against former president Mahamane Ousmane, who won nearly 17% of the vote, according to the National Independent Electoral Commission.The winner of Sunday's vote will succeed President Mahamadou Issoufou who is stepping down after serving two

The second dose of Covid vaccine is needed for complete immunity, infectious disease specialist Dr. Paul Offit says

Finance
The second dose of Covid-19 vaccine is crucial in creating longer and complete immunity as well as preventing variants of the virus, according to Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia."We need to know that this is a two-dose vaccine, period," Offit told CNBC's "The News with Shepard Smith." "The second dose of either the Pfizer or Modern vaccine dramatically increases it and induces the kind of cells that suggest you'll have longer term memory, meaning the vaccine would last for a few years. I think if we have people who just get one dose of the vaccine, which will give you shorter and less complete immunity, that's only going to create variants."His comments came afte...
Myanmar coup: Military takes country offline for second night

Myanmar coup: Military takes country offline for second night

World
Getty ImagesAccess to the internet appears to have been blocked for a second night running by Myanmar's new military rulers. UK-based monitor NetBlocks reported a "near-total internet shutdown" from 01:00 local time (18:30 GMT) on Tuesday. It is the fourth shutdown since the 1 February coup as the junta tries to stifle dissent, much of it online.Earlier, the military authorities announced stiff penalties for those opposing the coup leaders. Signs that another outage was imminent came after an internet service provider told BBC Burmese that online access was being blocked. The latest shutdown follows a pattern aimed at disrupting continuing opposition to the coup, which overthrew elected leaders including longtime democracy campaigner, Aung San Suu Kyi, who is still in custody.Access to Fac...