Calling the Sydney festival boycott ‘censorship’ is a disingenuous attempt by those in power to silence Palestinians. Those who attack cultural boycotts in the name of ‘free speech’ are conveniently missing when Palestinians are routinely bullied for speaking their truth
Green Bay Packers offensive tackle David Bakhtiari is inactive for Saturday night’s NFC divisional playoff game with the San Francisco 49ers, leaving quarterback Aaron Rodgers without his veteran blind-side protector. Bakhtiari, a 2020 All-Pro selection, had been listed as questionable on the Packers’ injury report after playing 27 snaps in Green Bay’s regular-season finale at Detroit.
Sundance Film FestivalThe real name of the woman known as “Agnes,” one of the first participants in a sociological study of transgender identity, has been lost to history. But her story is the stuff of folk-hero legend: She participated in a gender study at UCLA beginning in the late 1950s, in which she told researchers she’d been born a boy and spontaneously began growing breasts as a teen. Years later, the men she’d spoken with had to retract their work.Agnes had, in fact, begun taking estroge
A wildfire burning in California’s Big Sur region prompted evacuations as it tore through 1,500 acres by Saturday morning, January 22.The Colorado Fire started on Friday evening near Palo Colorado Canyon, Cal Fire said. The blaze was five percent contained by Saturday morning.Highway 1 was shut down in both directions on Friday. Authorities extended the closure on Saturday afternoon to include from Andrew Molera State Park to the Granite Canyon Bridge.This footage by Alekz Londos shows firefighters battling flames on hillsides as winds scatter embers in the early hours of Saturday. Later, as the sun rises, flames can be seen approaching the Bixby Bridge. Thick smoke can also be seen hovering throughout the mountainous region. Credit: Alekz Londos via Storyful
Nelly Korda is just ahead of a stacked field going into final round of the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions — the LPGA’s 2022 kickoff event. Korda, the world's No. 1 and five-time winner in 2021 (including an Olympic gold medal), limited her mistakes on Saturday in challenging, chilly conditions for a 3-under 69 with four birdies and a bogey, and is 13-under 203 overall. Korda, 23, won the 2021 Gainbridge LPGA on the same course, Lake Nona Golf and Country Club.
Red alert: New Zealand prepares for thousands of Omicron cases a day with community spread. Prime minister Jacinda Ardern says Omicron is now circulating but ‘we’ll do everything that we can to slow the spread’
England followed up its heavy Ashes defeat with a nine-wicket loss to West Indies in their Twenty20 series opener on Saturday. England was all out for 103 in 19.4 overs — after recovering from 39-6 at the halfway stage — before West Indies reached 104-1 with nine wickets and 17 balls to spare. After being asked to bat first on a tricky pitch with inconsistent bounce, England lurched to 10-3 and 49-7 as its Ashes batting woes transferred to the Caribbean at the outset of this five-match series.
The 65-year-old Butler, who spent 10 seasons as a linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks in the 1970s and 80s before getting into coaching, helped the Steelers win two Super Bowls and reach another during his nearly two decades with the team. “I have spent every year since 1990 as a coach in the NFL and the NCAA, but the time is right for me to walk away after a successful career both playing and coaching the game I love,” Butler said in a statement.
Chief whip Mark Spencer has denied making the comments to Nusrat Ghani saying the allegation is ‘defamatory’.
Keyshawn Bryant keyed a 24-0 run by scoring 12 of his 19 points as South Carolina rallied past Georgia 83-66 on Saturday. On a three-game losing streak coming into the contest, the senior forward promised that the team was “gonna figure this out.” Christian Wright hit two free throws with 10:39 left to put Georgia up, 60-53, but Bryant answered with a free throw and a three-point play to kickstart a 24-0 run.
Blake Wesley scored 22 points and Notre Dame sank 15 3-pointers in taking an 82-70 victory over Louisville on Saturday. Wesley was one of four Notre Dame players with three 3-pointers and the Fighting Irish had a total of 15 on 23 attempts for 65%. Dane Goodwin and Paul Atkinson Jr. added 13 points apiece, Prentiss Hubb 12 and Trey Wertz had nine to eclipse 1,000 for his career.
Damion Baugh scored 23 points to help Texas Christian upset No. 15 Iowa State 59-44 on Saturday. Baugh hit 11 of 17 shots, while TCU (13-3, 3-2 Big 12) held the Cyclones to their lowest point total in the 50-year history of Hilton Coliseum. For the Horned Frogs, winning eased the disappointment of a 57-56 defeat at Oklahoma State three days earlier.
Worried that he might become emotional, Russ Smith simply basked in the energy of a proud moment. Louisville's former All-America guard flashed a huge smile on Saturday as a black curtain was pulled back to reveal his No. 2 jersey hanging from the KFC Yum! Smith joins an exclusive group including Wes Unseld (31), Darrell Griffith (35), Pervis Ellison (42) and Charlie Tyra (8), and he thanked a charged crowd for supporting him as he made his dream possible.
David Pastrnak scored a tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period to give the surging Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the travel-weary Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. Charlie Coyle and Oskar Steen also scored for Boston, which is 10-2 since New Year’s Day. Tuukka Rask made 21 saves for the Bruins in his third start after re-signing this month following offseason hip surgery.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has cancelled her wedding as the nation imposes new restrictions to slow the community spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, she told reporters. New Zealand will impose mask rules and limit gathering from midnight on Sunday after a cluster of nine cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant showed community transmission from the North to South islands after a wedding. New Zealand would move to a red setting under its COVID-19 protection framework, with more mask wearing, and a cap of 100 customers indoors in hospitality settings and events such as weddings, or 25 people if venues are not using vaccine passes, Arden said.
Norwalk Police DepartmentA Connecticut government official gunned down her tenant this week over a rent payment dispute, police say.Ellen Wink, 61, was arrested Thursday after she allegedly shot and killed a tenant in her building, 54-year-old Kurt Lametta. Police say it was Wink herself who called the police about the shooting at her Norwalk building, where they arrived to find Lametta suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.Wink—a local landlord and the city
Opposing protesters faced off outside the Supreme Court building in Washington on January 22, the anniversary of the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade decision.Video filmed by Brendan Gutenschwager shows pro and anti-abortion rights groups engaging in Washington.Saturday was the 49th anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision in which the Supreme Court declared abortion legal in all 50 states. A case currently before the Supreme Court could potentially overturn the landmark decision. Credit: Brendan Gutenschwager via Storyful
Britain on Saturday accused the Kremlin of seeking to install a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine, and said Russian intelligence officers had been in contact with a number of former Ukrainian politicians as part of plans for an invasion. The British foreign ministry declined to provide evidence to back its accusations, which came at a time of high tensions between Russia and the West over Russia's massing of troops near its border with Ukraine. Moscow has insisted it has no plans to invade.
Lack of staff and funding can have potentially ‘catastrophic’ outcomes for patients left in the dark without language services, interpreters say