Kate McKinnon Sings “Hallelujah” As Hillary Clinton To Open “SNL” Episode [Watch]

first_imgOver the last few months, Saturday Night Live has been lampooning the Presidential election in their cold opens. With Kate McKinnon playing Hillary Clinton and Alec Baldwin playing Donald Trump, sketches have poked fun at both candidates and their campaigns.With Trump’s victory in the election last week, many fans tuned into SNL wondering what the show would do. Instead of making a joke, the show opened with McKinnon at the piano, dressed as Hillary Clinton, performing Leonard Cohen’s anthemic ballad, “Hallelujah.” With Cohen’s recent passing and Trump’s recent victory, the opening provided an emotional moment to open the episode. At the end of the song, McKinnon turned to the camera and said, “I’m not giving up, and neither should you.” You can watch the performance in the video below.last_img read more

Tourism Ministry, Blue Bird team up to provide transportation for medical workers

first_imgThe Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry and taxi operator Blue Bird have agreed to cooperate in providing transportation services for medical workers who are treating COVID-19 patients in Jakarta.With the collaboration, Blue Bird will provide a total of seven buses and one minibus to transport medical workers between Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital (RSPAD), a COVID-19 referral hospital, and their hotels.“This aims to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for medical workers who have been carrying out their duties on the frontline by treating COVID-19 patients,” Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandion said in Jakarta on Tuesday. Blue Bird director Sigit Priawan Djokosoetomo said the buses and minibus could accommodate around 260 medical workers.Sigit said that Blue Bird’s crew and drivers would take several measures to ensure all crew members are healthy, with temperature checks part of daily protocol. The vehicles will also be routinely disinfected before and after trips.“We also provide hand sanitizers and hand gloves in every vehicle as well face masks […] for all of our drivers,” Sigit said.In addition to Blue Bird, the ministry is also cooperating with hotels to provide places to stay for medical workers who are treating COVID-19 patients. The collaboration was made possible after the ministry reallocated its budget and shifted its focus toward slowing the spread of COVID-19.With the collaboration, the ministry hopes that it will also help the transportation and hotel industries to survive the economic situation. Transportation and tourism are among the sectors that have been hit the hardest by the coronavirus. Topics :last_img read more

‘Was it a Jumla?’: Manu Bhaker reminds Haryana sports minister Anil Vij of Rs 2 crore cash prize promise

first_imgLast Updated: 5th January, 2019 09:15 IST ‘Was It A Jumla?’: Manu Bhaker Reminds Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij Of Rs 2 Crore Cash Prize Promise Teenage shooting sensation Manu Bhaker Friday reminded Haryana sports minister, Anil Vij, of a Rs 2 crore cash award promise, which he made after her Youth Olympic gold medal, but is yet to fulfil Furthermore, the shooter also felt that someone in the Haryana government has been playing “games” with the money that was to be awarded to the medallists. In another tweet, she wrote: 1 year ago Normal for producers to avoid clash with Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer `Thackeray’ says Aamir Khan However, when the Haryana government did not fulfil its ‘promise’ towards the sportswoman, she took to social media to question the cabinet minister about the reward. Posting screenshots of the tweets by Anil Vij, she asked the Sports Minister, ‘if it is correct or just a Jumla(false promise)’: As per the state government’s changed policy, which came into effect before the Youth Olympics, Rs 2 crore was marked for the gold medallists, Rs 1.25 crore for silver medallists and Rs 80 lakh for the bronze winners. Before that, the YOG medallists would get Rs 10 lakh, Rs 7.5 lakh and Rs 5 lakh in descending order.However, the government again revised its policy last December and brought the amount down to Rs 1 crore for gold, Rs 65 lakh for silver and Rs 40 lakh for the bronze medallists.The 16-year-old Bhaker, hailing from Goria village in Haryana’s Jhajjar, gained the attention of the country with her steller performances in shooting ranges across the world, winning multiple gold medals in her maiden senior World Cup, Commonwealth Games, besides the first prize at the Youth Olympics.READ: Aim Is To Secure Olympic Quota Place: Manu Bhaker(With PTI inputs) Monica Aggarwal WE RECOMMEND First Published: 5th January, 2019 08:35 IST In October 2018, 16-year-old professional shooter Manu Bhaker created history after she became the first Indian shooter to win a gold at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Argentina. Hailing her victory for the country, Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij had announced a cash prize of Rs 2 crore to the teenage shooting sensation. “Haryana government will give a cash prize of Rs 2 crore to Manu Bhaker for winning this gold. Previous governments used to pay Rs 10 lakh only.”center_img Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US 1 year ago Here’s how the world’s largest ice and snow festival looks like LIVE TV 1 year ago Donald Trump says ready to keep government shutdown going on for months and even years READ:  Youth Olympics 2018: Manu Bhaker Wins Second Medal, Hockey India Enjoys Successful OutingAfter Bhaker had become the first Indian shooter to win gold at Youth Olympics, Vij had tweeted, “Congratulations to Manu Bhaker for winning shooting gold in Youth Olympics. FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE COMMENTlast_img