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Dwayne Johnson shares first trailer for NBC's Young Rock series based on his life

Posté le 17/1/2021 à 15:17 - 0 Commentaires - poster un commentaire - Lien

The Rock is giving fans a taste of what he and NBC have been cooking.
Dwayne Johnson shared the first trailer for the new series Young Rock on Instagram, offering viewers their first extended look at the upcoming comedy series based on the actor's life. Young Rock follows the Jumanji star at three different points in his life, at ages 10, 15, and 20.
"I really wish my dad was around to see this one," Johnson wrote in his Instagram post. "Maaaaan he would've been proud." (Johnson's father, wrestler Rocky Johnson, died in January 2020.)
"I can't wait to make you and your families laugh a little and share the life lessons I've learned along the way," he added.
The trailer teases some of the future WWE and box office superstar's youthful antics, including telling a girl in his high school class that his name is Tomás ("Because it sounds way cooler than Dwayne," he reasons), and trying to order tequila and a vodka martini at age 10. (Foreshadowing his future as a tequila magnate, perhaps?)
Young Rock premieres Feb. 16 on NBC.
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Quiet falls over Malaysia, with residents in lockdown after last night of travel and dining out

Posté le 16/1/2021 à 18:09 - 0 Commentaires - poster un commentaire - Lien

The streets of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital city, were empty on Wednesday morning - a far cry from the previous night's hubbub as people scrambled to make preparations for a two-week lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Roads were packed before the order came into force at midnight on Tuesday, with Malaysians squeezing in one last dinner or drink against the backdrop of thousands of coronavirus cases. Others returned to their hometowns before a ban on interstate or even interdistrict travel took effect, You may also like: TPMS Tool. or rushed to stock up on groceries despite government assurances of adequate supplies.
Some, however, just wanted to enjoy time with their families before they were separated.
"I went across town to spend time with my older brother and his girlfriend," research analyst Harris Zainul said. "I wasn't panicked or rushing out to buy anything, Malaysians should not only know but also appreciate better the fact that grocery stores will continue to be open and shelves stocked. We are better prepared after last year's experience."
Procurement analyst Jeremaiah Lazarus echoed this after his trip to Johor Bharu, a city in Malaysia's southernmost state.
"I already stocked up on groceries last week, and I was concerned that most Malaysians would flock to supermarkets at the eleventh hour so I did not want to be in crowded places," he said. "I am not so concerned as I work from home and I can still go out to get supplies. That said, my thoughts go out to those who can't or those who will be affected by this."
Malaysia's previous nationwide lockdown, which started in March last year, succeeded in tamping down Covid-19 numbers until a third wave of infections spiralled out of control in September. With no signs of it abating, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Monday announced lockdowns in most parts of the country.
Six regions - the wealthy and densely populated states of Johor, Selangor and Penang, as well as Kuala Lumpur, the administrative capital of Putrajaya and the federal territory of Labuan - are under a strict two-week lockdown. Residents in these areas are required to shelter in place and can only leave their homes to purchase food and necessities within a 10km radius, or for medical emergencies. Non-essential businesses will be shut, although places selling food can operate on a takeaway basis.
Citizens living in other states with fewer daily new cases will be subject to movement control orders (MCOs) as well, albeit of a less stringent nature.
The government had said this move was required because the nation's health care system was "at breaking point". It also announced a nationwide state of emergency that could last until August and will halt any political activities including convening parliament, although detractors have suggested this move had less to do with the pandemic and more with protecting Muhyiddin's tenuous grip on power.
Although the prime minister had assured Malaysians the state of emergency was not military in nature and there would be no curfew, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) soon after issued a statement warning the public that it would monitor the spread of disinformation as well as statements deemed to touch on the sensitivity of the "3Rs" - royalty, religion and race.
The emergency declaration was criticised by opposition politicians and rights watchdogs such as the Centre for Independent Journalism, which said the MCMC statement "foretells a possibility that this emergency is likely to be used to justify arbitrary arrests and investigations that infringe on freedom of expression and other fundamental liberties".
Although the lockdown was expected, the state of emergency was not, communications manager Erica Cheong said.
"Given all the uncertainties (surrounding the announcement) and the very real possibility of extensions, we prioritised the things we knew we could not do during the lockdown, such as wrapping up house renovations, returning borrowed books, getting a shorter-than-usual haircut, checking in on elderly parents and sneaking in a dine-in meal on the other side of town," she said.
Cheong is aware that while she a...
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