Roku Sets Premiere For Animated Comedy – News Brig

Roku Sets Premiere For Animated Comedy – Deadline

Doomlands, the adult animated comedy series from Josh O’Keefe, will launch on Roku later this month. The series, which was first greenlighted by Quibi in April 2020, will launch on January 28. Watch the trailer above. Created by O’Keefe, initially as his university film project, the series looks at the life of the infamous Danny … Read more

Iran rules out release of American prisoners as precondition for nuclear talks

Iran rules out release of American prisoners as precondition for nuclear talks

Iran is ruling out releasing American prisoners as a precondition for nuclear talks, as Tehran and other countries are engaged in an eighth round of talks in Vienna. During a weekly press conference, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said “Iran has never accepted any preconditions,” adding “The U.S. official’s comments on the release of … Read more

UPenn teammate speaks out against transgender swimmer Lia Thomas

UPenn teammate speaks out against transgender swimmer Lia Thomas

A University of Pennsylvania swimmer has spoken out against transgender teammate Lia Thomas’ ongoing dominance in the pool, saying she “was not even close” to being competitive in male events before transitioning. The anonymous female swimmer gave an interview to the Washington Examiner on Sunday — a day after Thomas, 22, racked up two more … Read more

Stowaway survives a flight from Africa in the wheel bay of a cargo plane, Dutch police say

Stowaway survives a flight from Africa in the wheel bay of a cargo plane, Dutch police say

Associated Press High court won’t hear pandemic proxy voting dispute The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge from House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy to the proxy voting system that Democrats put in place in response to the coronavirus pandemic. McCarthy had sought a declaration that proxy voting, an absent representative giving authority for someone in … Read more

Cracking Chimpanzee Culture – More Similar to Human Culture Than Often Assumed

Cracking Chimpanzee Culture – More Similar to Human Culture Than Often Assumed

Nimba Mountains, Guinea. Credit: Kathelijne Koops, UZH Chimpanzees don’t automatically know what to do when they come across nuts and stones. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now used field experiments to show that chimpanzees thus do not simply invent nut-cracking with tools, but need to learn such complex cultural behaviors from others. Their … Read more

Netflix, Canal+ To Benefit From France’s Updated Windowing System – News Brig

Netflix, Canal+ To Benefit From France’s Updated Windowing System – Deadline

A long-gestating, hot-button move to revamp France’s arcane windowing system reached an important stage today as a new agreement between TV channels, streamers and the film industry was signed by Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot. Key among the new measures is that Netflix will have access to films 15 months after their theatrical release, versus the … Read more

UK to lift travel test requirements for the vaccinated

UK to lift travel test requirements for the vaccinated

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday his government will remove coronavirus testing requirements for vaccinated people arriving in England, news hailed by the travel industry as a big step back to normality. Johnson said that “to show that this country is open for business, open for travelers, you will see changes … Read more

High court won’t hear pandemic proxy voting dispute

High court won't hear pandemic proxy voting dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge from House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy to the proxy voting system that Democrats put in place in response to the coronavirus pandemic. McCarthy had sought a declaration that proxy voting, an absent representative giving authority for someone in attendance to cast his or her vote, … Read more