Will the Bears QB throw an interception in his matchup vs. the Titans?
Will the Bears QB throw an interception in his matchup vs. the Titans?
With the political opponents of President Nicolás Maduro boycotting Sunday's election for the National Assembly, his socialist party is expected to dominate the vote, giving him control of the last major institution in Venezuela outside his grasp. Both votes are playing out in the waning days of the Trump administration, which leaves office with Maduro firmly entrenched despite its efforts to bring about his departure through diplomacy and sanctions.
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In a year short on new cinematic releases, the premise for Amazon Studios’ upcoming film I’m Your Woman sounds mighty intriguing: a thriller set in the ’70s in which powerful female characters join forces to take on crime bosses. Actress Marsha Stephanie Blake plays Teri, one of these badass women, who unwittingly finds herself on the run after being pulled back into a world she thought she’d successfully escaped. Here’s what makes Blake feel powerful, including the real-life acts of courage she called on for her latest role: I feel most powerful when… I’m playing a person whose power comes from extreme sacrifice, extreme love, extreme commitment. I guess in a nutshell I’m saying my power comes from my work. Even more so when I’m playing a real person, but not necessarily. It’s something that’s hard to evaluate. It is such an emotional thing, as hard to pinpoint as it is to quantify. Power to me means.. Being so comfortable in your own skin that you don’t feel like you need to fill silence — that, in fact, your silence speaks volumes. What do you do when you feel powerless? I usually get very chatty, trying to overcome any feeling of discomfort or inadequacy with words. What’s your power anthem? “It’s all gonna be okay” is what I repeat on most days because I do believe you can manifest positivity by speaking positively. But if we’re talking songs it’s probably “Ride Natty Ride” by Bob Marley. Who is your power icon? I’m a big believer that still waters run deep, so I have seen powerful acts of love and restraint and resilience from some of the most quiet women in my life. It’s those women that I based the character Teri in I’m Your Woman on: my mom, my aunts. But if we mean someone famous, Ava Duvernay. What do you wear when you want to feel powerful? I’m super into gorgeous, rich fabrics. So sometimes it’s not the style of clothes so much as what it’s made out of. And I’m a sucker for good tailoring. But let’s say I’m walking out the house to a meeting during which I want to feel like a badass — I’d probably rock a white pantsuit, high heels, eyelashes. I’m Your Woman launches on Amazon Prime Video on December 11. Watch the official trailer below. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
Just as the COVID-19 pandemic brought a halt this spring to the NFL’s plan to hash out a new slate of rights deals well before the start of the 2020-21 season, a fall resurgence of the virus appears to have sidelined efforts to lock in the media packages ahead of the 2021 Super Bowl, Variety's sister […]
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(Bloomberg) -- Chinese firms and Canadian pension funds are on the prowl in Latin America, looking to scoop up assets at rock-bottom prices and make further inroads to the region’s biggest industries following the worst economic downturn in more than a century.Foreign investors are eyeing sectors ranging from Brazilian health care to Argentine power transmission projects. Asian companies, many with links to the Chinese government, top the list, ready to expand their presence in the backyard of the U.S., said Anna Mello, a partner at Trench Rossi Watanabe, a Brazilian law firm that works in cooperation with Baker McKenzie LLP on mergers and acquisitions in the region.“Chinese economic influence in Latin America is likely to gain strength in the post-pandemic era,” she said. “The U.S. will probably focus more on Latin America investments in 2021 and will seek to counter China’s influence in the Western Hemisphere.”The renewed interest comes as deals trend toward a 15-year low this year after the outbreak led to an historic economic drop, causing governments to borrow heavily and sending firms across the region into default. Countries and corporations are likely to sell assets, in some cases at reduced prices, to improve liquidity -- giving foreign firms a chance to spend the cash they’ve been stockpiling.“These long-term investors -- Canadian pension groups, U.S. private equity funds, institutional players -- they have large sums of capital,” said Mauricio Saldarriaga, managing partner at Inverlink SA, a Colombian investment bank. “And they can find opportunities at cheaper prices than they saw 12 months ago.”More DealsCovid-19 took a heavy toll on Latin America with regional gross domestic product expected to contract by more than 7%, the most since reliable record keeping began more than a century ago. The downturn pushed companies and governments into default, including Argentina and the region’s largest airlines.Mergers and acquisitions across Latin America and the Caribbean dropped to around $90 billion this year, a 40% fall from 2019, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.Yet, foreign firms made inroads, with companies like State Grid Corp. of China recently inking a deal to pay $3 billion for an electricity grid in Chile, and China Harbor Engineering Co. buying assets in Colombia. Canada’s pension funds, like the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, have also increased investments in the region.Read more: After Trump taunts Colombia, China pours billions into countryMore deals are on the horizon with investors looking to deploy cash in infrastructure projects, oil and gas companies and renewable energy across Latin America, as well as mines in Colombia and Peru, Mello said. Brazilian oil company Petrobras SA said Friday it received bids for divestment of an oil and gas cluster.One country where deals may be slower to materialize is Mexico, where political uncertainty under populist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pushed foreign firms to change strategies.Some are looking to reinvest elsewhere, or even pull out in search of more stable countries, said Gavin Strong, a Mexico City-based analyst at Control Risks, a consultancy.“We’ve had two types of conversations: One has been with investors looking to get out of the energy sector and looking at infrastructure,” he said. “The other is companies that are considering leaving Mexico and investing in South America.”(Updates deal total in 7th paragraph, adds Petrobras in 9th paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
A 15-year-old Colorado high school student and young scientist who has used artificial intelligence and created apps to tackle contaminated drinking water, cyberbullying, opioid addiction and other social problems has been named Time Magazine's first-ever “Kid of the Year." Gitanjali Rao, a sophomore at STEM School Highlands Ranch in suburban Denver who lives in the city of Lone Tree, was selected from more than 5,000 nominees in a process that culminated with a finalists' committee of children, Time for Kids reporters and comedian Trevor Noah. Time said in a statement that, along with Nickelodeon, it wanted to recognize “the rising leaders of America's youngest generation” in making the award.
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Questions about the legality of Trump profiting from hotels and resorts have overshadowed his presidency – and authorities are now taking action