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Current and former college athletes lend their voices to NIL debate in Senate hearing
The Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday heard from current and former college athletes, seeking their input about name, image and likeness issues.Former UCLA women's track athlete Christina Chenault and former Georgetown women's basketball player Sari Cureton were joined by Vanderbilt track athlete Kaira Brown.The panel also included Martin McNair, the father of former Maryland football player Jordan McNair. The younger McNair passed away from medical complications after collapsing during preseason conditioning three years ago.
jury president said he “messed up, simple as that” after accidentally revealing the Palme d’Or winner, , early during .
“I’m a big sports fan. I’m like the guy at the end of the game who misses a free throw or a kick. No apologies. The people of Titane said ‘forget about it Spike’, that means a lot to me,” the jury prez commented at the post-event press conference.
Near the beginning of this eve’s ceremony, Lee was confused by a question from the host, French actress Toria Dillier, and prematurely named the Palme winner – watch the clip.
Heartbroken after finishing ninth, Olympic champion Simone Manuel reveals why she struggled
Simone Manuel failed to qualify for the final in the women's 100 freestyle, an event she won at the 2016 Rio Olympics."It was kind of one of those bittersweet moments where my body wasn’t doing what I knew it was capable of," said Manuel, 24, the only Black female swimmer to win an individual Olympic gold medal and one of the most popular and recognizable names in her sport.
Fellow jury member Maggie Gyllenhall added that the error “was like an injection of humanity into the middle of the ceremony”, to which Lee retorted that he was expecting to see his face on the cover of the New York Post tomorrow after the gaffe.
This year’s Palme went to a film directed by a woman – Titane director Julia Ducournau – for the first time since Jane Campion won 28 years ago (and even then that award was shared with a male director, Chen Kaige).
The significance of the win is clear, particularly for a festival that has battled representation issues in the past. Cannes also made history this year by having its first black jury president.
“If you look at the jury, there’s great representation by woman, I think that says it right there,” Lee commented. Also on the jury were Jessica Hausner, Mati Diop, Tahir Rahim, Mylene Farmer, Melanie Laurent, Kleber Mendonca Filho and Song Kang-Ho
Colts QB Carson Wentz helped land a Mississippi journalist in a Waffle House for 15 hours
Lee Sanderlin picked quarterback Carson Wentz in his 2020 fantasy football draft: which got him last place and 15 hours in a Waffle house.Still, nearly six months after the NFL regular season concluded, the reporter for the Clarion Ledger, part of the USA TODAY Network, walked into a Brandon, Miss. Waffle House just after 4 p.m. Central to serve his punishment for coming in last: spending 24 hours in the iconic restaurant.
Hausner added that they had not even mentioned that the film was directed by a woman during their deliberations, but had been happy to award the prize to a female filmmaker.
Also on the Palme winner, Lee added, “Titane is the first film ever where a Cadillac impregnated a woman. That blew my mind. That’s genius and craziness together. And those two things often match up.”
The jury made it clear that it wasn’t an unanimous decision, with several of the members noting that there had been significant differences of opinion before a consensus was eventually reached. “Every person sees a film in a different way,” commented Hausner, who noted that the disagreements had led to the Jury Prize and Grand Prize both being split between two movies.
During the presser, Lee was confused by a question from an Israeli journalist about Nadav Lapid’s Ahed’s Knee, which tied for the Jury Prize. After presumably mixing the movie up with Titane, Lee began to repeat that he admired the bravery of a film where a woman has sex with a Cadillac, but when Mati Diop pointed out the question was about the Israeli movie, he addressed Ahed’s Knee: “That’s a very, very courageous film. It needs to be seen. There are several films in this festival coming from countries where if you say the wrong thing, you’re getting locked up, or worse. We needed to applaud that courage.”
Rounding off the presser, Lee briefly talked about his experience as the Cannes jury prez, “It’s taxing but we’re here because we love cinema. It’s a great honor to be on the jury this year, especially after Covid-19. This is historic – besides me fucking up – this is historic.”
Olympic baseball standings: Updated scores, results from the 2021 tournament bracket .
The host nation enters the 2021 Olympics with the best opportunity they've had to take home a gold medal. Here's what you need to know about the standings and more.After being omitted from the 2012 and 2016 summer Olympics, baseball and softball both returned to the world's biggest sporting event this summer. In all, six teams vied for the baseball gold medal, and some of the usual suspects were in the field. The U.S., Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Israel and the Dominican Republic competed for the top spot on the podium.