Monthly Archives: August 2021

Poison Ivy Is Coming to the CW’s Batwoman

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Bridget Regan at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 promoting The Last Ship.Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images)The seemingly never-ending roster of DC characters coming to the CW just added a classic one. Poison Ivy, the iconic villain who has been known to make Batman’s life a living hell, is coming to Gotham City on the small screen.…

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The Rocketeer Will Return in a New Disney+ Movie

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The Rocketeer is making his return.Photo: DisneyFans of Joe Johnston’s 1991 Disney film The Rocketeer have been waiting 30 years for this news: a new, live-action Rocketeer film is officially in the works. It’s called The Return of the Rockeeter and it’s being developed for Disney+.According to Deadline, David Oyelowo (Selma, Star Wars Rebels) is…

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Brief glance over 20 years of US war in Afghanistan

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KABUL: The United States descended on Afghanistan and its Taliban government in 2001 in the wake of the September 11 attacks by Al-Qaeda, which had sought sanctuary in the country.After 20 years of war, the last American troops in the US-led NATO coalition flew out of Afghanistan shortly after midnight Tuesday morning.Here is a timeline…

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New book ‘God’s Diplomats’ unveils the secret history of Vatican diplomacy

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) — One of the Vatican’s most important but least studied departments is actually one of its most extensive: the massive network of lay and religious people engaged in peacemaking, information gathering and international diplomacy who throughout history have swayed governments and challenged kings. In a new book, ‘God’s Diplomats: Pope Francis, Vatican…

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Alabama Sells Recorded Music Catalog to Reservoir Media

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Reservoir was founded in 2007 and now has over 32,000 master recordings — 6,000 from its acquisition of Tommy Boy Entertainment in June for $100 million — and 130,000 copyrights. In 2019 it became a full-service music company when it purchased U.K.-based music company Blue Raincoat Music and its subsidiary Chrysalis Records. The company had…

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Tunisians fret at president’s silence on future

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TUNIS: Five weeks after their president seized governing powers and a week after he indefinitely prolonged emergency measures, Tunisians are increasingly puzzled at his silence on the biggest crisis of their democratic era. Though President Kais Saied has spoken regularly on issues ranging from potato prices to corruption in videos of meetings that his office…

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Frontliners new breed of heroes

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UNSUNG HEROES Delivery riders cruise past a mural depicting pandemic frontliners along Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City on Sunday, August 29. The Philippines will celebrate National Heroes Day on Monday, August 30. PHOTO BY J. GERARD SEGUIA ON National Heroes Day, President Rodrigo Duterte paid tribute to frontliners who continue to serve the public amid…

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Beastie Boys’ Mike D, Flying Lotus, Lupe Fiasco & Others Mourn Death of Reggae Legend Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

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"Blessed journey into the infinite," Flying Lotus, whose real name is Steven Ellison, wrote on Twitter. "RIP Lee 'Scratch' Perry." Rapper Fiasco also remembered Perry, tweeting, "AFRICAN BLOOD IS FLOWING THROUGH I VEINS SO I AND I SHALL NEVER FADE AWAY!!!!" During his decades-long career, Perry built his legendary Black Ark studio in Kingston, which…

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Satellites launched to determine source of methane, carbon dioxide emissions

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A US-based organisation is launching a constellation of satellites in space with the sole purpose of detecting methane and carbon dioxide concentrations across the globe.  Concentrations of the toxic gases most responsible for climate change and toxic air pollution will be mapped by satellites and aircraft equipped with high-performance visible/infrared imaging spectrometers. The project is…

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