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‘American Idol’: Judges Make Biggest Cut Yet During Hollywood Week (RECAP) | Entertainment
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‘American Idol’: Judges Make Biggest Cut Yet During Hollywood Week (RECAP) | Entertainment

[Warning: The below contains spoilers for American Idol.]Tensions and stakes ran high as the grueling “Hollywood Week” got underway on American Idol Sunday.This time around finalists had to enter the “Idol Arena,” or as judge Lionel Richie calls it, the gladiator’s pit. The intimate setup had the 143 hopefuls sitting surrounding the stage where they could fully see, hear, and experience their competition. Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel called each singer on the spot not knowing the order. They’d have one round and one shot to impress the judges. Host Ryan Seacrest pushed throughout the evening that this would be the biggest cut in Idol history with ...
Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry has resigned: Guyana president | Politics News
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Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry has resigned: Guyana president | Politics News

Announcement follows emergency CARICOM summit on the spiralling crisis in Haiti.Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry has resigned, according to Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Guyana’s president and the current chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The 74-year-old Henry tendered his resignation after CARICOM leaders held an emergency summit on the situation in Haiti where gang-led violence amid repeatedly postponed elections has caused chaos. “We acknowledge his resignation upon the establishment of a transitional presidential council and naming of an interim prime minister,” Ali said, thanking Henry for his “service to Haiti”. Henry, viewed as corrupt by many in Haiti, was not at the summit, which took place behind closed doors. The Associated Press said a spokesman for Henry’s office did not res...
Galaxy International Convention Center – Macau’s World-Renowned Landmark for Culture and Entertainment
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Galaxy International Convention Center – Macau’s World-Renowned Landmark for Culture and Entertainment

[The content of this article has been produced by our advertising partner.]Propelling Macau’s Development to “City of Sports” with Unveiling World-Class EventsGalaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”) is steadfastly aligned with the Macao SAR Government’s “1+4” adequate diversification development strategy, aimed at achieving moderate economic diversification. With a strong focus on culture and sports, the group is actively spearheading initiatives in these areas.In support of local sports, GEG sponsors and organizes prominent events such as the Macau Grand Prix and Macau International Marathon. Additionally, GEG is determined to bring international sports events to Macau, exemplified by the successful hosting of the WTT Champions Macau, FIVB Volleyball Women’s Nations League, and other prestigio...
As Thailand’s Thaksin goes free, questions about his political future loom | Politics News
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As Thailand’s Thaksin goes free, questions about his political future loom | Politics News

Bangkok, Thailand – Thailand’s jailed former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been released on parole after being detained for six months at a police hospital over corruption-related offences. Thaksin’s release, the culmination of a period of reconciliation between his populist movement and the country’s conservative establishment, raises questions about what role the former telecoms tycoon might play in Thai politics going forward. Thaksin, a towering but divisive presence in Thai politics whose populist policies appealed to rural dwellers who felt neglected by the country’s ruling elites, led Thailand between 2001 and 2006, when his government was toppled in a military coup. Even after fleeing the country in 2008 to avoid punishment for abuse of power and other offences while in off...
Colorado lawmakers give green light to bill prohibiting adult use of cellphones while driving | News
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Colorado lawmakers give green light to bill prohibiting adult use of cellphones while driving | News

A Senate committee Monday gave approval to a measure that will require adults to use hands-free cellphone devices or face harsher penalties for talking on a cellphone while driving.Senate Bill 65 is the latest incarnation of efforts by lawmakers who have been trying for at least 15 years to require adult drivers to keep their eyes on the road, instead of on their cellphones. Current state law already imposes restrictions around cellphones on drivers under 18. But it's been a much bigger hurdle to impose those same restrictions on adult drivers.The laws affecting adults permit regular cell phone use for voice calls, although they are prohibited from sending text messages or browsing the internet while behind the wheel.That isn't enough, supporters insisted Monday.People are still using ce...
Transformative technology: The Leonardo unveils a new immersive exhibit about AI
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Transformative technology: The Leonardo unveils a new immersive exhibit about AI

Estimated read time: 5-6 minutesSALT LAKE CITY — Artificial intelligence has inarguably become a hot-button topic in the past year with many having their reservations about fully embracing the rapidly growing technology for fear that it may make humans less relevant.In contrast, the newest interactive exhibit at The Leonardo, "Into the Mind of Artificial Intelligence," envisions how mankind and AI could instead form a symbiotic relationship that would lead to a Utopian society."It feels to me that we've done a lot of big shows in this museum," said Alexandra Hess, the executive director of the Salt Lake art, culture and science museum, about the importance she says the newest exhibit holds in terms of being ab...
Bill Hayes Dies: Veteran ‘Days of Our Lives’ Actor Was 98 | Entertainment
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Bill Hayes Dies: Veteran ‘Days of Our Lives’ Actor Was 98 | Entertainment

Bill Hayes, who originated the role of Doug Williams on Days of our Lives, has died. The actor was 98 years old, and appeared on the soap for 53 years.Hayes’ death was announced by Days representatives in an emailed statement. A cause of death was not shared.“It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of our beloved Bill Hayes,” the statement reads. “One of the longest running characters on Days of our Lives, Bill originated the role of ‘Doug Williams’ in 1970 and portrayed him continuously throughout his life. He and his wife, Susan Seaforth-Hayes, remained the foundation of the Williams-Horton family spanning more than 50 years.”“I have known Bill fo...
Wonderverse entertainment center opens at Oakbrook Center
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Wonderverse entertainment center opens at Oakbrook Center

  Folks try out the “Zombieland” bumper cars Wednesday during the grand opening celebration for Wonderverse at Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook. Rick West/rwest@dailyherald.com Hundreds of guests, many decked out in “Ghostbusters” costumes and fan club gear, turned out Wednesday night for the grand opening celebration for Wonderverse at Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook. About 50 members of the Windy City Ghostbusters, including Matt Goeltenbodt and Jessica Schunck of South Elgin, were among the guests checking out the new attractions at the entertainment-themed bar and restaurant. “This place is awesome,” Goeltenbodt said. “For a Ghostbuster fan to ha...
‘Almost naked’ celebrity party triggers backlash in wartime Russia | Politics News
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‘Almost naked’ celebrity party triggers backlash in wartime Russia | Politics News

Rapper jailed and other partygoers under investigation amid conservative outrage over party at Moscow’s Mutabor nightclub.A rapper who partied at a Moscow nightclub wearing nothing but a strategically-placed sock has been jailed for 15 days, and several other Russian stars have issued public apologies after a celebrity party with the dress code “almost naked” triggered a storm of criticism and a slew of investigations. The crackdown came after pictures from the party, which took place on the night of December 20 and was organised by TV presenter and actress Anastasia Ivleeva, began circulating on social media. Amid the scantily-clad celebrities at the Mutabor nightclub was Vacio, the rapper, while Ivleeva was pictured flaunting an emerald-studded chain around her backside worth 23 million ...
Europe’s first smart railway logistics terminal, located in Hungary, uses Huawei’s technology to remotely control cranes and boost efficiency by 20%
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Europe’s first smart railway logistics terminal, located in Hungary, uses Huawei’s technology to remotely control cranes and boost efficiency by 20%

When we receive our Christmas presents or cards, or browse through aisles of merchandise from around the world, we rarely think about the journey that those items took to get into our hands. Technology is playing an increasingly vital role in ensuring the timely delivery of goods, and high-speed, low-latency 5G is transforming the transport of goods by rail, speeding up east-west trade in Europe, and drawing people back to what used to be the unloved work of a crane operator.In 2019, János Tálosi, CEO of Hungary’s East-West Gate (EWG) intermodal terminal, had a vision for creating a logistics terminal “with technologies that never existed before”. He pictured cranes being operated remotely with the help of 5G technology, without the need for a worker sitting in a cabin on top of each crane...