Our second week in March begins with a Capricorn moon that wants to walk us through the grief of a year spent reckoning with the COVID-19 pandemic, leading us toward some attainable goals and ambitious distractions. Don’t let the dreamy haze of Pisces season fool you: A fish might be difficult to spot beneath the waves, but they know exactly who they are and where they are going. If world events have continued to feed your sense of hopelessness and powerlessness, hold on. With Mars getting comfortable in Gemini and Mercury dragging himself out of his post-retrograde shadow, there’s more information on the way, and with that information comes a clearer sense of how to proceed. The more we surrender to the flow of time this week, the more likely we are to feel a part of it —rather than thwarted by it.
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South Korea raised concerns over Japan's decision to release contaminated water from its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea with visiting U.S. climate envoy John Kerry, its foreign ministry said, but Kerry reaffirmed Washington's confidence in the plan's transparency. Kerry arrived in Seoul on Saturday to discuss international efforts to tackle global warming on a trip that included a stop in China ahead of President Joe Biden's virtual summit with world leaders on climate change on April 22-23. South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong sought to rally support behind the country's protest against the Fukushima plan at a dinner meeting with Kerry, the ministry said.
Casting professionals who are also actors have been banned from running for elected office at SAG-AFTRA. The ruling came down today at a meeting of the union’s national board of directors. Deemed “management,” casting professionals are now also barred from serving as members of SAG-AFTRA negotiating committees, and as delegates to the union’s biennial conventions. […]
Australia is no hurry to reopen its international borders and risk the country's nearly coronavirus-free lifestyle, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday. Australia closed its borders to all non-citizens and non-residents in March 2020 and has been permitting only limited international arrivals in recent months, mainly its citizens returning from abroad. The border closure, together with snap lockdowns, swift contact tracking and high community compliance with health measures, have made Australia one of the world's most successful countries in curbing the pandemic, limiting coronavirus cases to under 29,500 infections and 910 deaths.
Grayson Allen shot 7 of 10 from 3-point range and scored 26 points to lead six Grizzlies in double figures as Memphis beat the Milwaukee Bucks 128-115 on Saturday. Memphis has begun its longest road trip in two decades by winning on back-to-back nights. The Grizzlies started their seven-game road swing Friday with a 126-115 victory at Chicago.
UPDATED: On Saturday afternoon, Dominic Purcell announced that he would be “walking away” from his role as Mick Rory, aka Heatwave, on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and, true to his character’s temperament, he left a fiery message in his wake. But a matter of hours later, the actor returned to Instagram to clarify his initial statement. […]
Randall Leal had a goal and an assist to help Nashville rally for a 2-2 tie with Cincinnati in the season opener and first MLS meeting between the former USL rivals on Saturday night. Leal crossed to Jhonder Cádiz, who finished from close range to bring Nashville within 2-1 in the 20th minute. In the 64th minute, Leal tied it at 2 with a long-range curler that was just above the outstretched reach of goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton.
‘Alone in her grief’: mourning monarch is a picture of loneliness for UK papersPhotographs of the Queen in splendid isolation at Prince Philip’s funeral make a suitably sombre sendoff for Sunday papers The front pages of some of the UK Sunday papers. Composite: BBC
Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona thrashed Athletic Bilbao 4-0 in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday to win the trophy for a record-extending 31st time with all the goals coming in the last half an hour. Antoine Griezmann put a dominant Barca side ahead on the hour when he turned in a cross from Frenkie de Jong, who doubled the Catalans' lead three minutes later. Messi suffered some rough tackles from Athletic but got his revenge with a spectacular goal in the 68th, tearing his way through the defence down the right wing and combining with De Jong before dancing around another defender to slot home.
Robert Berić had a goal and an assist, and the Chicago Fire tied the New England Revolution 2-2 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night. It was the Fire’s first time playing at Soldier Field in more than 15 years. Berić opened the scoring in the fifth minute.
Brittany Force took the No. 1 spot in Top Fuel qualifying in the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday. Force had a final qualifying run of 3.732-seconds at 320.66 mph in her dragster for her first No. 1 qualifier of the year and 21st of her career. “It just shows this team has picked up right where we left off,” Force said.
The images show the intimacy of husbands and wives saying goodbye for the last time, or reuniting after months apart. To mark the milestone of 3 million COVID-19 deaths worldwide, The Associated Press asked 15 photographers in 13 countries to pick the single image they shot that had the greatest impact, and explain why. Just like their subjects, the AP photographers were terrified they might get infected and bring the virus home.
Civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson visited Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on April 17, on the seventh night of protests against the police shooting of Daunte Wright.Footage of the Reverend, captured by Michelle Oerter-Clark, shows him walking among the crowd gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Station.According to local news reports, Rev. Jackson had spoken to Daunte Wright’s brother, Damik Wright. Credit: Michelle Oerter-Clark via Storyful
Mats Zuccarello had a goal and an assist, and the Minnesota Wild stayed hot at home by downing the San Jose Sharks 5-2 on Saturday. Joel Eriksson Ek, Zach Parise, Kirill Kaprizov and Nico Sturm also scored on a night when 12 different Wild players had at least one point. Kaapo Kahkonen made 26 saves as Minnesota won its third straight and improved to 17-4-0 at home this season.
On Saturday, Jason Isaacs took to Twitter to note the death and celebrate the life of his Harry Potter co-star, Helen McCrory. In the film series, based on the globally popular book series by J.K. Rowling, Isaacs and McCrory starred as Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy, the villainous parents of pure-blood Slytherin wizard and Harry Potter […]