Stars including Gal Gadot, Saoirse Ronan, Mary J. Blige and Allison Janney will wear black for Golden Globes

Stars including Gal Gadot, Saoirse Ronan, Mary J. Blige and Allison Janney will wear black for Golden Globes

GAL Gadot, Saoirse Ronan, Mary J. Blige and Allison Janney will be dressed in black at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards as part of a planned anti-harassment protest, and all four voiced their support for a new initiative, Time’s Up, that’s aimed at supporting women who bring complaints. “I am one of those women, so, you know, I don’t want to go into detail about that and I haven’t, but I am, and I stand with those women. I champion them,” Blige said at the Palm Springs International Film Festival awards,…

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Hurricanes hold on for vital win over Strikers

Hurricanes hold on for vital win over Strikers

Updated January 04, 2018 23:22:07 Photo: Hobart Hurricanes were made to work until the final over before sealing a seven-run win over Adelaide Strikers. (AAP: Rob Blakers) Related Story: Brisbane Heat’s ‘Bash Brothers’ dominate Stars in BBL victory Related Story: Renegades make short work of Sixers target in Geelong D’Arcy Short’s second big-hitting innings in as many games and an ice-cool final over by Jofra Archer combined for the Hobart Hurricanes’ nail-biting seven-run win over Adelaide Strikers on Thursday night. The Strikers fell to their first loss of the BBL…

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'I had to do it once and almost died': Panic as self-serve petrol law takes effect in Oregon

'I had to do it once and almost died': Panic as self-serve petrol law takes effect in Oregon

By Lara Lauth Updated January 04, 2018 23:02:45 Photo: People in parts of Oregon are still banned from filling their own petrol tanks. (Graeme Powell: ABC) A new law which makes it legal for people in parts of the United States to pump their own fuel has been met with panic and outrage by some residents — and inspired a bevy of satirical replies online. The law, which took effect on January 1, means that people in part — but not all — of rural Oregon can now take over…

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Cate Blanchett to head Cannes Film Festival jury

Cate Blanchett to head Cannes Film Festival jury

Posted January 04, 2018 21:19:48 Photo: Cate Blanchett says she has been to Cannes in many guises, but never solely for the sheer pleasure of watching films. (AP: Francois Mori, File) Australian actress and anti-sexual harassment campaigner Cate Blanchett will head this year’s Cannes Film Festival jury. A two-time Academy award winner, Blanchett follows Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, who headed the 70th edition of the festival last year. This year’s star-studded event on the French Riviera will take place from May 8-19. “We are delighted to welcome such a rare…

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Farming subsidies to continue for extra two years

Farming subsidies to continue for extra two years

Image copyrightPA Image caption The MPs say imports of food produced with lower welfare standards should not be allowedUK farmers are to receive the same level of subsidies they get from the EU for five years after Brexit, the environment secretary is to say. Michael Gove was due to tell farmers a new system prioritising the environment will start in 2024, instead of 2022. The current subsidies – £3bn a year – are based on the land farmers own. Farmers will have an two extra years to prepare for the…

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