• ‘No Time To Die’ Could Have Cost Apple Or Netflix $600 Million

    It was reported before the weekend that companies like Apple and Netflix were looking to bid for the rights to exclusively stream the upcoming James Bond No Time To Die movie. This is due to the film’s release which has been delayed to 2021, and with there being uncertainty as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, a release on streaming services might not be such a bad idea.

    However, it seems that obtaining the rights to stream the movie might be a bit too rich for either Apple or Netflix. This is because according to reports, MGM was looking for as much as $600 million to sell the movie to either Apple or Netflix. It was suggested that the maximum price either company was willing to pay was $300 million, which was meant to cover the cost of producing the movie and a little more for their troubles.

  • Mark Kelly’s Been To Space. Can He Make it to Capitol Hill?

    But even though Glenn hadn’t spent time in office, he did have a lot of skills that are useful for statecraft. “He was a master at negotiating the bureaucracies of the Marine Corps and NASA,” says Launius. “He also knew how to play to the public, which is important if you’re going to run for any sort of office. So from that standpoint, he was really good at this.”

    Glenn’s political dreams were put on pause just months before the election in 1964 when he slipped and fell in a tub. He lost during his next campaign in 1970. But in 1974, Glenn won a special election and was elected as a Democratic Senator for Ohio, a position he held for the next 25 years. Aside from a failed campaign for president, Glenn’s political career was rather unremarkable. Most of the enacted bills he sponsored were for the creation of

  • Samsung heir absent from bribery retrial following father’s death

    Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Lee Jae-yong was not in attendance for a scheduled court hearing Monday after the death of his father, Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee, was announced yesterday. Yonhap reports that the conglomorate’s de facto leader and presumed heir had asked the Seoul High Court to permit him to attend the funeral.

    Samsung has said that the wake will last four days with a family-only funeral taking place on Wednesday, according to The Korea Herald. Lee Kun-hee had been incapacitated by a 2014 heart attack, with his son Lee Jae-yong — known as Jay Y. Lee in the West — widely expected to take over.

    The younger Lee, however, is facing the resumption of a bribery case that has dogged him over recent years. He was sentenced to five years in jail in 2017 for his role in the sweeping bribery scandal that brought down former South Korean

  • Malaysia’s Conditional MCO has been extended for another 2 weeks

    Malaysia’s Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has just announced that the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be extended a further two weeks.

    The extension will take place in the states of Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, and Selangor, and will end on November 9, 2020.

    IMAGE: New Straits Times

    The CMCO was recently reinstated in the country on October 14 after a rise in COVID-19 cases triggered the need for more extensive safety measures to be put in place. It was originally slated to end on October 27, 2020.

    However, with COVID-19 cases not showing any signs of improvement, the Malaysian government has decided to extend the CMCO.

    On October 26, Malaysia recorded 1,240 new cases, adding to the national total of 27,805.

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