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The ‘game changer’ that wasn’t: Company falsely claimed FDA authorization for coronavirus blood test

(CNN)The company claimed it would distribute the first coronavirus antibody test authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration. It promised to detect current and past infections in as little as two minutes — with just a tiny amount of blood. But the company’s claims of an FDA-authorized coronavirus antibody test have been explicitly refuted Read more »

Game that’s a way of life for an Argyll family

Yet, ultimately, Inveraray had to wait until 1925 to get their hands on the much coveted Camanachd Cup, or “The Scottish” if you play shinty. They won it again in 1926 and 1930. Image copyright Hugh Dan MacLennan Image caption Ernie MacPherson in a Strachur shirt but wearing his Inveraray top underneath it Inveraray shirt Read more »

Blethyn’s Vera: More than a scruffy mac and hat

Image copyright ITV Image caption “There are lots of good crime stories on telly but Vera different,” says Blethyn TV viewer loyalty – the kind that propels a series into double digits – is these days a rarity. Too many platforms offering too much content have us constantly tempted elsewhere. Still, one show that’s defied Read more »

How Graham Norton’s chat show became a TV blueprint

“Those combinations on the couch, they’re pre-determined or pre-mediated to an extent… but there’s an alchemy on the night that you just can’t predict.” Report End of Youtube post by BBC Image Copyright BBC BBC Norton shot to fame as a stand-up comedian and actor, appearing in three episodes of Father Ted. He got his Read more »

No, Simon Cowell, it’s not ‘time for UK-Pop’

(CNN)On Halloween in 2009, a perky quintet known as Wonder Girls became the first K-Pop group to crack the Billboard Hot 100 with their catchy, music-video driven, Korean-language single “Nobody.” Its top stars grace the covers of magazines and sell out stadiums. Lionsgate just announced a Rebel Wilson movie about an aspiring Korean American pop Read more »

‘Frozen 2’ delivers for those willing to chill out and enjoy

(CNN)The alchemy that made “Frozen” such a monster hit can’t be easily replicated, and isn’t entirely in its six-years-later sequel. But “Frozen 2” delivers enough of what made the original hum to warm the hearts of a generation of tykes that have gobbled it up, while almost certainly adding happiness to Disney’s holidays. All that Read more »

Hillary Clinton, get real

(CNN)Oh, the arrogance. A level of arrogance is, by definition, required. Imagine believing you can solve unwieldy, complex, centuries-old, systemic problems that others heretofore have not, that your singular genetic and experiential alchemy makes you the best person to lead a nation, that you can in fact defeat dozens of other capable and qualified candidates Read more »

Let’s Face It: The 2019 Summer Movie Season Was Dreadful

Profits dipped and quality plunged. Ticket sales in the United States and Canada are projected to total $4.33 billion, a 2% decline from last year, according to the media analytics firm ComScore. But the fine print is what’s important. Disney monopolized the summer to a vast degree, meaning a disconcerting amount of that revenue belongs Read more »

The ‘Circle of Life’ brings singer Lebo M back to ‘The Lion King’

(CNN)Even if you don’t know singer Lebo M by name, you’ve likely known his voice for the last quarter-century. Born Lebohang Morake in Soweto, Johannesburg, Lebo M was a musical prodigy without formal training who ultimately became an exile due to the oppressive Apartheid regime, a system he says “sought to make you constantly less Read more »

Michelle Obama Shares The Sweetest Tribute To Sesame Street’

Michelle Obama needs no help with how to get, how to get to “ The former first lady has appeared on and collaborated with the famed educational children’s television show on numerous occasions in recent years. Obama shared a sweet Instagram tribute to the show in response. “There is something unexplainable that happens there, some Read more »