• Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted as the country’s leader following a no-confidence motion over allegations of economic mismanagement, ending his tumultuous term.
• French voters head to the polls today for one of the most important presidential elections the country has seen in decades. Twelve candidates, including incumbent Emmanuel Macron, are running for the top job.
• Power could be fully restored to Puerto Rico today after hundreds of thousands of people on the island have been in the dark since a power plant fire Wednesday night, officials said.
• Dwayne Haskins, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and 2018 Heisman Trophy finalist at Ohio State, was fatally struck 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 years old.
April 11 is National Pet Day! The day was created for highlight unconditional love
Pets add to people’s lives and encourage adoption at animal shelters. And Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, continues until May 2.
The consumer price index, a key measure of inflation, will be released on Tuesday morning. Economists forecast that CPI figures will show prices rose 8.3% in the last 12 months, according to Refinitiv. That would be higher than February’s year-over-year increase of 7.9%, which was the highest in 40 years.
The annual Holy Service is scheduled for Thursday at Windsor Castle in the UK. A number of public events are expected to draw large crowds during the Easter celebrations, but Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II will be notably absent. In previous years, the Queen has distributed special coins to retirees in the service as part of an age-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 will begin at sunset. Passover is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the exodus of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery.
Saturday will mark 15 years since the Virginia Tech shootings on April 16, 2007, one of the deadliest mass shootings in US history. A gunman killed 32 people on the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, before taking his own life. Various vigils and ceremonies are scheduled to remember 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 Lent. Easter is considered the most important season of the Christian year.
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what’s happening in entertainment
Actor Will Smith banned from the Oscars for 10 years
Will Smith will not be able to attend the Academy Awards for the next 10 years as a result of slapping comedian Chris Rock onstage at this year’s Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced in a statement Tuesday. Friday. Smith issued a quick and concise statement about his ban 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 the 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 top female finalist is Doja Cat, with 14 categories including top artist, top female artist, and top 100 artist. As a first-time finalist, Olivia Rodrigo also garnered nominations pretty well in 13 categories. The award ceremony will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on May 15.
CMT Music Awards
The 2022 CMT Music Awards, hosted by singer Kelsea Ballerini and actor Anthony Mackie, will air live from Nashville at 8 p.m. ET Monday on CBS. The show will include performances by 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 is happening in sports
Masters Golf Tournament 2022
The final round of the Masters kicks off later this morning with overnight leader Scottie Scheffler sitting at nine under par. Scheffler, the newly crowned World No. 1, has a three-shot lead over second-placed Cameron Smith. Five-time Masters champion Tiger Woods, who started a remarkable comeback on Thursday by hitting a one-under-par 71 in the first round, will start the day seven-over-par in a tie for 41st place. year will go home with a whopping $2.7 million, plus the famous green jacket.
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