James Bond movie gets a title – ‘No Time to Die’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The new James Bond film finally has a title – “No Time to Die” – and an April 2020 release date, producers announced on Tuesday.

“Daniel Craig returns as James Bond, 007 in… NO TIME TO DIE. Out in the UK on 3 April 2020 and 8 April 2020 in the US,” according to a brief posting on the official 007 Twitter account.

Filming for the new movie, previously known only as Bond 25, got under way in Jamaica in April when producers announced that Oscar winner Rami Malek will play the villain in latest entry in lucrative British spy franchise.

Craig confirmed in 2017 that he would return for a fifth time as secret agent 007.

Producers said on Tuesday that the new film would see Bond enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica after leaving active service before an old friend, Felix Leiter, from the CIA turns up asking for help.

Bond embarks on a mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist, which puts him on the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology, they added.

“No Time to Die” was initially expected to arrive in movie theaters in November 2019 but that date was pushed back to 2020 after Britain’s Danny Boyle pulled out as director and was replaced by American Cary Joji Fukunaga.

The film is also being shot in London, Italy and Norway and actors reprising their roles will include Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny and Ben Whishaw as Q.

The Bond franchise is one of the movie world’s most lucrative with 2015’s “Spectre” raking in $ 880 million at the box office worldwide, while “Skyfall” in 2012 grossed more than $ 1 billion globally.

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‘You can still sense the love’: Baby boomers revel at Woodstock 50 years on

By Gabriella Borter

BETHEL, N.Y. (Reuters) – Baby boomers dressed in tie-dye, rolling wheelchairs and chasing a memory of peace and love flocked to Bethel, New York, for the weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the music festival that defined 1960s counterculture.

Thousands of flower-crowned visitors made the journey to the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, which now owns the original festival site, to hear some of the same musicians including Arlo Guthrie, attend a planned Saturday concert by Santana, and feel the spirit of community that the 1969 festival produced.

“Even though I’m seeing the site 50 years later, I feel like I’m there at the first concert,” said Peter Hadley, 63, who arrived on Thursday. “Everybody greets us, talks to us. It’s the love that started back in ’69 and it’s present here, now.”

Woodstock, which was held at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in upstate New York from Aug. 15-18 and featured about 30 acts, became a logistical nightmare when more than 400,000 people showed up, causing traffic gridlock for miles.

This weekend, in stark contrast to 1969, attendees found metal detectors, indoor plumbing and abundant food vendors at the Bethel Woods Center, which is hosting several concerts to mark the anniversary.

But those making the return trip said they had been unfazed by the chaos and unsanitary conditions in 1969, and instead remembered the kindness of locals, law enforcement and other concert-goers who offered food and medical aid.

“Everything that could go wrong went wrong. But everything went right,” said Duke Devlin, 77, who hitchhiked to Woodstock from Texas and has lived near the festival venue ever since. “We were bombarded with bliss.”

Arlene Seymour, 69, arrived for the weekend wearing the same tie-dye shirt she bought on her way to the 1969 concert. She fondly recalled sharing food with people she had just met and sleeping in the trunk of a stranger’s car to avoid the rain.

“It just wouldn’t happen like that today,” she said. “Because of the environment in the world, people would be worried to have it so loose.”

The anniversary attracted not just baby boomers. Younger people, dressed in throwback bell-bottoms and fringes, came to experience the atmosphere they missed in 1969.

Down the road from Bethel, a more informal reunion with music was taking place to mark the weekend in a style reminiscent of 50 years ago.

“You can still sense the love,” said Michelle Lecuyer, a 53-year-old sales director from New Hampshire, who described standing on the field where rock legends like Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker and Janis Joplin performed as experiencing “a slice of heaven.”

Previous Woodstock anniversaries have not fostered such harmony. People threw mud at performers at a rain-drenched Woodstock ’94 in Saugerties, New York. A fire broke out at the 30th reunion in Rome, New York, and the event devolved into violence.

Last month, original Woodstock producer Michael Lang’s plans for a 50th anniversary festival fell through when the organizers failed to secure a venue and headliners including Jay-Z and Miley Cyrus dropped out.

But the gray-haired crowds gathered in Bethel were determined to have peace. Ignoring the rain on Thursday and Friday and the omens of Woodstock reunions past, they held hands in a circle around a peace sign on the lawn, smoked blunts while singing along to Arlo Guthrie, and swayed to the rhythm of their generation.

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‘Vanished’ Diaz set to return to spotlight at UFC 241

'Vanished' Diaz set to return to spotlight at UFC 241 ‘Vanished’ Diaz set to return to spotlight at UFC 241

By Philip O’Connor

(Reuters) – The heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic has top billing at UFC 241 in California on Saturday, but all eyes will be on the comeback of Nate Diaz, conqueror of Conor McGregor, after over a thousand days in the wilderness.

Always a favourite with hardcore fight fans, Diaz shot to wider fame when he humbled superstar McGregor, handing him his first UFC defeat in March 2016.

The rematch in August of the same year was an instant classic and a huge pay-per-view draw in which McGregor won a narrow decision victory.

But instead of making the most of his new-found fame, Diaz has not fought since, blaming the UFC for his three-year absence from the octagon.

“I beat the best guy, and you guys (the UFC) are just treating me like, vanished,” Diaz said in a recent interview with ESPN.

Having banked millions for the two McGregor fights, the 34-year-old claims that the UFC never offered him the right money or opponent to entice him to get back in the cage.

Diaz has kept busy by competing in triathlons and opening a business selling cannabidiol (CBD) products with his older brother and fellow UFC fighter Nick, before finally finding a worthy comeback opponent in Anthony “Showtime” Pettis.

“They (the UFC) have been trying to degrade me the whole time I’ve been out, they’re trying to put me low on the card against not very big names,” he explained at a recent open workout.

“It don’t matter. I believe I’m the main event in any even they got,” he added.

That is true of Saturday night’s card, where the heavyweight title rematch between Cormier and Miocic is barely causing a ripple on social media in comparison to the return of Diaz in a welterweight bout against Pettis in the co-main event.

“I’m here as a businessman and a natural-born killer. I’m here to get the job done, and he (Pettis) is the guy to do it on,” he said.

Like Diaz, Pettis has had some epic and bloody battles in the past, and with both men keen to fight off the front foot, the crowd at the Honda Arena in Anaheim will be expecting some fireworks.

The possibility of a trilogy fight against former two-weight champ McGregor, who hasn’t fought since losing his lightweight belt to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October last year, still looms large over Diaz’s career, but the Californian is remaining tight-lipped.

“I’m gonna fight this weekend, and time will tell on all that stuff,” he said.

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MLB notebook: Phils hire Manuel as hitting coach

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Philadelphia Phillies manager Manuel watches his players during a workout before a MLB spring training baseball game with the Toronto Blue Jays in Clearwater, Florida © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Philadelphia Phillies manager Manuel watches his players during a workout before a MLB spring training baseball game with the Toronto Blue Jays in Clearwater, Florida

The Philadelphia Phillies replaced hitting coach John Mallee with 75-year-old former manager Charlie Manuel on Tuesday.

The team began the day ranked 24th in the majors in batting average (.245), 23rd in home runs (149) and 22nd in slugging percentage (.738).

Manuel, who was working as a senior adviser to the general manager, will assume the hitting coach position for the remainder of the season.

He compiled a 780-636 record in nine seasons as Philadelphia’s skipper from 2005-13, capturing two pennants and the 2008 World Series championship.

–Milwaukee Brewers slugger Christian Yelich was back in the lineup Tuesday after missing five starts because of back tightness.

The right fielder entered Tuesday hitting a National League-best .335 with 39 home runs, tied for the most in the majors with the Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout.

Yelich, 27, had a pinch-hitting appearance on Sunday, striking out, but otherwise had not played since Aug. 5.

–The fading Boston Red Sox returned right-hander Nathan Eovaldi to the rotation after a failed stint in the bullpen, manager Alex Cora announced.

Cora said that Eovaldi, who began the season as a starter before missing three months with an elbow injury, was the team’s planned starter Wednesday against the Cleveland Indians unless the veteran was needed in relief on Tuesday.

Eovaldi, 29, is 0-0 with a 6.25 ERA in 13 appearances (four starts) this season while allowing a career-worst average of 10.5 hits per nine innings.

–The Colorado Rockies parted ways with veteran catcher Chris Iannetta, designating him for assignment. Iannetta is the franchise’s career leader at catcher in games played (571) and games started (531). He appeared in 620 games for Colorado overall.

The 36-year-old is in the final season of a two-year, $ 8.5 million contract, but the team wants to make room for catcher Dom Nunez, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday.

Iannetta is batting .222 with six homers and 21 RBIs in 52 games this season, with Tony Wolters having emerged as Colorado’s No. 1 backstop.

–The Rockies also made a pitching transaction, calling up right-hander Jeff Hoffman from Albuquerque to make a spot start with righty Jon Gray scratched due to a sore left ankle. Right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez was optioned to Triple-A.

Hoffman, 26, was 1-3 with a 6.57 ERA in eight starts for Colorado earlier this season. He went 6-6 with a 7.91 ERA in 14 games (13 starts) for Albuquerque.

Gonzalez, 27, was 0-4 with a 6.57 ERA in six games (five starts) for the Rockies in 2019. He got a no-decision Saturday at San Diego, where he allowed five runs on eight hits in five innings.

–The disappointing season for Carl Edwards Jr. continued, as the struggling reliever was placed on the 10-day injured list by the Padres due to a strained right shoulder. San Diego recalled left-hander Robbie Erlin from Triple-A El Paso.

Edwards, who turns 28 next month, has endured the worst of his five seasons in the majors, going 1-1 with an 8.47 ERA with the Padres and Chicago Cubs in 22 appearances.

The right-hander was demoted to the minors by the Cubs earlier this season. Edwards is now starting his second stint on the IL in 2019, having also missed over a month from mid-June to late July with a left thoracic strain.

–The Washington Nationals signed former All-Star closer Greg Holland to a minor league deal. The 33-year-old right-hander was designated for assignment by the Arizona Diamondbacks last week after posting a 4.54 ERA and 17 saves in 22 chances.

Holland was highly effective during a previous stint in Washington, going 2-0 with a 0.84 ERA in 21 1/3 innings at the end of last season.

–Police say thieves broke into baseball great Alex Rodriguez’s rented SUV this weekend in San Francisco and stole a reported $ 500,000 worth of jewelry and electronics.

The theft occurred between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. local time on Sunday night near Oracle (NYSE:) Park, where Rodriguez was calling the San Francisco Giants-Philadelphia Phillies game on ESPN.

–Former Diamondbacks pitching star Curt Schilling said he is “absolutely considering” running for the U.S. Congress in Arizona, and it appears he has the support of President Donald Trump.

In an email to the Arizona Republic, Schilling, an outspoken conservative, cited immigration issues as motivation for his possible move into politics. The newspaper report notes that Schilling would run against one of the state’s five Democrats, but he did not specify which district he is considering.

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Serena retires injured in Toronto final against Andreescu

TORONTO (Reuters) – Serena Williams’ first U.S. Open tune-up ended in stunning fashion as the American retired with injury while trailing Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu 2-1 in the Rogers Cup final on Sunday.

Williams (NYSE:), who hopes to chase a record-equaling 24th career Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open, seemed fine on court but suddenly sat crying in her chair before deciding to retire 19 minutes into the match with a back injury.

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Two guilty of taking photos of body of dead soccer player Sala

LONDON (Reuters) – Two workers from a British CCTV firm pleaded guilty on Friday to accessing graphic mortuary footage, later circulated on social media, of the body of the late Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala, who was killed in a plane crash in January.

Sala, 28, was flying from his previous club Nantes in western France to Wales to join Cardiff City when the Piper Malibu aircraft disappeared over the English Channel.

The wreckage was finally located following a privately funded search and his body was recovered three days later.

Police launched an investigation in February after officers became aware that a graphic image showing the post-mortem of Sala was appearing on social media.

They raided the officers of the closed circuit TV firm which held the out-of-hours contract to monitor the mortuary and discovered that the company’s director, Sherry Bray and another member of staff Christopher Ashford, had illegally accessed the footage.

Bray had taken photographs of the footage on her mobile phone and then sent the pictures to another person on Facebook (NASDAQ:) Messenger, police said. Evidence showed Bray had also taken pictures of another body in the mortuary.

“It has been the two families who have been at the forefront of our minds throughout the investigation; they have been significantly impacted at what was already a difficult and traumatic time for them,” said Detective Inspector Gemma Vinton.

“The actions of Bray and Ashford caused additional unnecessary distress and heartache.”

Bray, 48, pleaded guilty at Swindon Crown Court to three counts of computer misuse and perverting the course of justice and Ashford, 62, admitted three counts of computer misuse. They are due to be sentenced on Sept. 20.

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China suspends mainland movies, stars from Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards

China suspends mainland movies, stars from participating in Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards China suspends mainland movies, stars from participating in Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards

SHANGHAI/TAIPEI (Reuters) – China’s film regulator on Wednesday said it was suspending mainland Chinese movies and their personnel from participating in Taiwan’s annual Golden Horse Awards this year, without giving a reason.

The China Film Administration made the announcement in a statement on its official WeChat account.

The move comes after the event, the Chinese-speaking world’s version of the Oscars, last year became a lightning rod for questions about Taiwanese independence, sparking a debate between Taiwanese and mainland stars as well as netizens.

The state of ties between Beijing and the self-ruled island has since become more tense, with China announcing that it would stop issuing individual travel permits for Taiwan to Chinese travellers last week.

“From an industry point of view, the Golden Horse was a good platform for exchanges on films among mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong,” said Dong Shu, a Shanghai-based film critic.

“But some people in Taiwan had to get politically sensitive content on it, things that crossed red lines for mainland China, thus the nature of this award has been changed.”

Taiwan is self-governed and has a democratically elected leadership, but China claims the island as a breakaway province and has not ruled out the use of force to ensure unification. The question of Taiwanese independence is one of Beijing’s most sensitive political concerns.

China’s content regulator has also been taking an extra-cautious stance over its media industry in the run-up to the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic, on Oct. 1, pulling off a few blockbusters and banning “entertainment-driven” historical dramas and idol dramas.

Reports of the suspension soon became a trending topic on China’s Weibo, a Twitter-like microblogging service, with one related hashtag receiving more than 68 million views Wednesday morning.

“Taiwan made this award political first, don’t we have a right to punch back?” said a Weibo commentator.

Others expressed disappointment at the decision.

“Politics aside, this is a lose-lose situation. There isn’t an impartial and matchable award in mainland China, what a pity!” said another commentator.

Reuters was not immediately able to reach the organisers of the Golden Horse Film Festival for comment.

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Tennis: Schwartzman downs Fritz to claim Los Cabos title

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(Reuters) – Diego Schwartzman saved three set points in opening stanza before going on to beat American Taylor Fritz 7-6(6) 6-3 in the final of the Los Cabos ATP tournament in Mexico on Saturday.

It was a third career title but a first on hard court for the 26-year-old Argentine claycourt specialist, who dropped to the ground in jubilation after completing the win in an hour and 43 minutes when Fritz sent a forehand wide.

After a trade of service breaks in the opening set, Schwartzman had to dig deep at 6-5 40-0 down but some big serves and forehands got him out of trouble and he forced a tiebreak.

Fritz’s serve was to let him down at crucial moments in the match and a couple of double faults in the tiebreak helped hand the opening set to Schwartzman.

The 21-year-old American received a point penalty to go down 3-1 in the second set but he fought back to lead 4-2 before Schwartzman regrouped to break his opponent again for a 5-3 lead and served out for victory.

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Readers line up for copy of British Vogue edited by UK’s Duchess Meghan

© Reuters. British Vogue, edited by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on sale in London © Reuters. British Vogue, edited by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on sale in London

By Jayson Mansaray

LONDON (Reuters) – Royal-loving readers queued up on Friday to buy the new edition of the British Vogue magazine which was guest edited by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of Britain’s Prince Harry.

Meghan, who gave birth to her first child in May, spent seven months working with the magazine’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful for the September issue which featured 15 women she considered “Forces for Change” on the cover.

“I wanted to be one of the first … and I was very excited,” said Vanessa Forstner, 29, a luxury car saleswoman who queued up outside the Conde Nast Worldwide News store in central London.

Sandria Plummer, 55, another of those who waited to buy the magazine, said she was excited about the diverse contents Meghan had chosen.

“It’s special because the Duchess of Sussex is the editor for this month and … it’s a once in a lifetime thing to have, it’s a collectors’ item so I’m excited that I’ve got two copies now,” she said.

Former actress Meghan, 37, said in a statement she had sought to steer the focus of the September issue – usually the year’s most read – to “the values, causes and people making impact in the world today”.

The cover of the magazine features figures such as teenage climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, boxer Ramla Ali and actress and women’s rights advocate Salma Hayek Pinault.

“I hope readers feel as inspired as I do, by the ‘Forces for Change’ they’ll find within these pages,” Meghan said.

The issue features a “candid conversation” between Meghan and former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and an interview by her husband Harry with veteran primatologist Jane Goodall in which he discusses the “unconscious bias” of racism.

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Brazil and Argentina renew rivalry on Pan Am handball court

By Steve Keating

LIMA (Reuters) – Whether soccer or basketball, a World Cup or an Olympics, the Brazil-Argentina rivalry is one of the greatest in sport and it played out again on Tuesday on the Pan Am Games women’s handball court.

The two countries can work themselves into a lather with nothing more than pride on the line but the stakes were much higher at a seething Videna Sports Center, with a gold medal and direct qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics going to the winner.

This round went to Brazil, who broke open what had been a tight contest with a second half surge, cruising to a 30-21 win to punch their Tokyo ticket.

It was the 11th gold of the Games for Brazil, keeping them in front of their bitter rivals who sit eighth in the standings.

The United States continued their gold medal rampage, improving their haul to 28 after just four days with Mexico a distant second on 13 followed by Brazil.

The U.S. grabbed gold on land, sea and air on Tuesday, led by Karissa Cook and Jace Pardon who capped an unbeaten run to the women’s beach volleyball gold with a 14-21 22-20 15-10 win over defending champions Argentina.

Gymnast Riley McCusker was flying high at the Polideportivo Villa El Salvador, taking top spot on the uneven bars finals while weightlifter Sarah Robles picked up gold with victory in the women’s over-87kg division.

Timothy Sherry in the 50 meter rifle and Brian Burrows in the trap were on target in the men’s shooting competition while waterskier Regina Jaquess added her third gold to the U.S. cause by winning the overall women’s title.

After a slow start, Canada finally found its gold medal mojo, doubling their total from four to eight to leap up the leaderboard.

Gymnast Ellie Black, Canada’s most decorated athlete at the 2015 Pan Am Games, is well on her way to repeating that performance. She picked up a second gold and third medal in three days by winning the vault event.

The 23-year-old also took bronze in the uneven bars to take her tally to four medals for these Games and nine over the last two Pan Ams.

Black led Canada to a team silver on Saturday then on Monday successfully defended her all-around crown.

“We wanted to deliver some strong performances and we were able to do that,” said Black. “It is awesome to bring some more medals home for Canada.”

It was a big day in the canoes for Canada with Alanna Bray-Lougheed and Andreanne Langlois triumphing in the women’s K2 500m and Dominik Crete getting home first in the men’s K1 200m sprint.

Dorien Llewellyn triumphed in the men’s overall water skiing competition.

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