• Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has been ousted as the country’s leader following a no-confidence motion over allegations of economic mismanagement, putting an end to his tumultuous tenure.
• French voters go to the polls today for one of the most consistent presidential elections the country has seen in decades. Twelve candidates, including incumbent Emmanuel Macron, are running for the top spot.
• Power could be fully restored in Puerto Rico today after hundreds of thousands of people on the island have been in the dark since a fire at a power plant on Wednesday night, officials said.
• Dwayne Haskins, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and 2018 Heisman Trophy finalist in Ohio State, was fatally hit by a dump truck yesterday morning while attempting to cross a highway on foot in South Florida, police said. Haskins, who re-signed with the Steelers last month, was 24.
The week ahead
April 11th is National Pet Day! The day was created for highlight the unconditional love
pets bring to people’s lives and encourage adoption from animal shelters. And Ramadan, the Islamic holy fasting month, continues until May 2.
The consumer price index, a key measure of inflation, will be released on Tuesday morning. Economists predict that CPI figures will show that prices have risen by an 8.3% cut over the past 12 months, according to Refinitiv. That would be an increase from February’s year-on-year increase of 7.9%, which was the highest level in 40 years.
The annual Maundy Service is set to take place Thursday at Windsor Castle in the UK. A number of public events are expected to draw large crowds during the celebration of Easter week, but especially absent will Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. In previous years, the Queen has distributed special coins to pensioners at the service as part of an old tradition. Buckingham Palace announced on Friday that Prince Charles and Camilla would represent the monarch in the Queen’s absence.
Major stock and bond markets around the world will be closed on Good Friday, and Easter begins at sunset. Passover is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the emigration of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery.
Saturday marks 15 years since the shooting at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007 – one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history. An armed man killed 32 people at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University campus in Blacksburg, Virginia before taking his own life. Various guards and ceremonies are planned to commemorate the victims.
April 17 is Easter Sunday, the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after His crucifixion. It also marks the end of the 40-day penance period called Shrove Tuesday. Easter is considered to be the most important season of the Christian year.
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What’s happening in entertainment
Actor Will Smith was excluded from the Oscars for 10 years
Will Smith will not be allowed to attend the Oscars for the next 10 years as a result of beating comedian Chris Rock on stage during this year’s Oscars ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced in a statement Friday. Smith issued a quick, concise statement about his exclusion from the Oscars for the next decade: “I accept and respect the Academy’s decision,” the actor said.
Billboard Music Awards finalists
The finalists for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards have been announced. The Billboard Music Award (BBMA) honors this year’s most successful artists in 62 categories across all music genres. The Weeknd leads as a finalist in 17 categories, the most of any artist this year. The leading female finalist is Doja Cat, with 14 categories including top artist, female top artist and top 100 artist. As a first-time finalist, Olivia Rodrigo also did quite well landing nominations in 13 categories. The awards ceremony will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on May 15.
CMT Music Awards
The CMT Music Awards 2022, hosted by singer Kelsea Ballerini and actress Anthony Mackie, will be broadcast live from Nashville at 8pm ET on Monday on CBS. The show will feature performances from Kane Brown, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell with Lainey Wilson and Keith Urban.
What happens in the sport
2022 Masters Golf Tournament
The final round of the Masters begins later this morning with night leader Scottie Scheffler sitting at nine under par. Scheffler, the No. 1 freshman in the world, has a three-shot advantage over runner-up Cameron Smith. Five-time Masters champion Tiger Woods, who started a remarkable comeback on Thursday by mapping one under 71 in the opening round, will start the day at seven over par in a draw in 41st place. The winner of this year’s Masters goes home with as much as $ 2.7 million, as well as the famous green jacket.
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