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The New York Times: Golden Globes 2018: Seth Meyers Will Host, and Actresses Will Wear Black


“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won best movie drama, and “Lady Bird” won best comedy. Frances McDormand and Gary Oldman won the best acting prizes for drama; Saoirse Ronan and James Franco won for comedy. See all the Golden Globes winners.

Oprah Winfrey received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. Her speech focused on the #MeToo movement.

The show began with a monologue from Seth Meyers, the host, who took aim at Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein and others.

It took only four minutes for Harvey Weinstein to be booed on Sunday night at the 75th Golden Globes.

From there, the Hollywood establishment, convening publicly for the first time since allegations of sexual misconduct toppled Mr. Weinstein, used the Globes to insist that it would reform itself — that the harassment of women would no longer be tolerated, that the culture of silence that aided and abetted men like Mr. Weinstein was over, that women and men would be paid equally.

Seth Meyers, hosting the Globes, turned directly to what he called “the elephant not in the room” when he opened the NBC broadcast by saying, “Good evening, ladies and remaining gentlemen.”

“There’s a new era underway,” he continued, “and I can tell because it’s been years since a white man was this nervous in Hollywood.”

Mr. Meyers prompted the booing of Mr. Weinstein with a joke about the deaths section of the Oscars telecast.

“Harvey Weinstein isn’t here tonight because, well, I’ve heard rumors that he’s crazy and difficult to work with,” Mr. Meyers said.

“But don’t worry, he’ll be back in 20 years when he becomes the first person ever booed during the ‘In Memoriam.’”

The Globes soon moved on to celebrating films and television series about women. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” about a mother (Frances McDormand) who takes her daughter’s murder investigation into her own hands, emerged as the movie to beat in the coming Oscar race, winning four Globes, including ones for best drama and Ms. McDormand’s acting. Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” a coming-of-age tale set in Sacramento, was honored with prizes for best comedy and Saoirse Ronan’s acting.

The major TV winners were the HBO series “Big Little Lies,” which received four Globes, including awards for Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern; “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” a new Amazon series that collected two prizes, including best TV comedy; and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which received two Globes, including best TV

“A new day is on the horizon!” Oprah Winfrey, accepting the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, shouted toward the end of her eight-minute speech, which focused mostly on the #MeToo movement, noting that it was brought forth by the “insatiable dedication” of journalists and women, like the recently deceased Recy Taylor, who have spoken up to tell their stories.

“When that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men,” Ms. Winfrey said.

She received multiple standing ovations — some people stayed standing as she spoke — and finished her comments with an assertion of hope, looking forward to “the day when nobody ever has to say #MeToo again.”
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After Ms. Winfrey exited the stage, Natalie Portman arrived to present the award for best director. “Here are the all-male nominees,” Ms. Portman said. (Guillermo del Toro won for “The Shape of Water.”)

For some people watching at home, the pronouncements struck a hypocritical note. Weren’t some of these people the same ones who had been silent about Mr. Weinstein’s behavior for decades?

And Ms. Winfrey, of course, was accepting an award named for a man who had helped cement a culture of male domination in Hollywood. It was also notable that many of the men who won awards did not mention the current reckoning that Hollywood is undergoing regarding sexual harassment and the role of women in entertainment.

The foreign journalists who bestow the Globes are known for spreading their awards far and wide, and that was the case on Sunday. Gary Oldman won best actor in a drama, for playing Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour.” Pixar’s “Coco” was named best animated film. And the figure-skating dark comedy “I, Tonya” was recognized with Allison Janney’s win for best supporting actress.

But several movies received nothing, most notably Steven Spielberg’s newspaper drama “The Post,” which was nominated for six prizes. “Call Me by Your Name,” “Get Out,” “Mudbound” and “All the Money in the World” were also ignored.

James Franco won best actor in a comedy for “The Disaster Artist,” a biopic about Tommy Wiseau, an eccentric Hollywood figure best known for his cult film “The Room.” Mr. Wiseau, who had been sitting in the ballroom in wraparound blue sunglasses and looking at his phone, sauntered to the stage, where a hoarse Mr. Franco was espousing his love for his brother, Dave Franco, who also stars in “The Disaster Artist.” Standing nearby, the younger Franco got a little teary.
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The night’s first award went to Ms. Kidman, who won best actress in a television movie or limited series. “Power of women!” she said, holding up her Globe and name checking her female co-stars. Ms. Kidman won for her role in “Big Little Lies,” in which she plays a battered wife who summons the courage to leave her husband. Her co-star Alexander Skarsgard won for best supporting actor, and the show won for best limited series or TV movie.

As expected, Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel about the repression of women, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” matched its best drama win last year at the Emmy Awards. Elisabeth Moss, who stars in that series, also repeated her Emmys win, collecting the trophy for best actress in a drama. The “This Is Us” star Sterling K. Brown was named best dramatic actor, the first time in Globes history that a black man had won that prize.

“You wrote a role for a black man that could only be played by a black man,” Mr. Brown said in his speech, thanking the “This Is Us” creator, Dan Fogelman, for creating his part. “I am being seen for who I am, and being appreciated for who I am, and it makes it that much more difficult to dismiss me or dismiss anybody who looks like me.”

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(It was a reminder of how much has changed in Hollywood in recent months. Kevin Spacey won the category at the 72nd ceremony for his performance in “House of Cards,” a series that fired him late last year after men came forward to accuse him of unwanted sexual advances.)

The Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” about a perfectionist 1950s housewife who becomes a stand-up comic, won the Globe for best TV comedy, and its star, Rachel Brosnahan, collected the trophy for best actress in a comedy.

“Their support was completely unwavering,” Amy Sherman-Palladino, the show’s creator, said of Amazon from the stage while wearing a top hat festooned with feathers. She made no mention of Roy Price, who had helped push forward the series before resigning in October following accusations of sexual harassment.

Kendall Jenner, left, and the activist Marai Larasi with Emma Watson. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times

The Globes were draped in black, quite literally, with actresses and some actors vowing to use their attire to make a statement about sexual harassment in Hollywood and other spheres. Winners were expected to use their moments of glory to rail against the systemic sexism and silence that allowed the behavior of men like Mr. Weinstein, James Toback, Louis C.K. and Mr. Spacey to fester for decades.

On the red carpet, eight actresses walked hand in hand with activists who focus on sexual harassment and gender inequality.

“We don’t want to create hierarchies — saying that women in Hollywood are more important than other women,” Marai Larasi, the executive director of Imkaan, a British network of organizations dedicated to ending violence against black women, said on the E! arrivals special.

“We have a platform, and we’re trying to use it in the best way we possibly can.” Ms. Larasi attended as Emma Watson’s guest.

But the tone on the red carpet was not entirely serious. Smiles abounded. Along with discussion about women’s rights came lighthearted banter by nominees about butterflies (the stomach variety) and some of the usual fashion chitchat.

Alexis Bledel carried a black crystal clutch from Onna Ehrlich; Gucci dressed Margot Robbie and Dakota Johnson.

And inside the ballroom, the ceremony in many ways felt like business as usual. Stars, producers and studio executives schmoozed in frantic fashion during the commercial breaks and straight through some awards.

The vibe even approached easygoing and carefree — as if Hollywood felt it had exculpated itself with all of the serious talk on the red carpet and the sharp-edged jokes Mr. Meyers cracked during his monologue.


Government to yank street kids from streets

Government through the Department of Social Welfare in the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare says it will soon start removing children in the country’s streets.

Dominick Misomali, Social Welfare Officer in the Ministry said the increased number of street children is worrisome hence in the 2017/18 financial year, the ministry plans to among others things, conduct massive re-integration campaigns that will see all children being removed from the streets.

“Yes, we will have street child campaigns this year and the exercises will start with cities, municipalities and end with town councils,” he said.

Misomali said the ministry would use the Child Care Protection and Justice Act of 2010 to punish parents who let their children to freely roam around in towns and beg for alms.

“We are aware that some parents send their children to beg in the streets; this time around, such parents will be prosecuted in accordance with the Child Care Protection and Justice Act,” he warned.

Recently, Lucy Bandazi, Public Relations Officer for the Gender Ministry said it is the government’s wish to promote interventions that prevent children from going into the streets through among other things, strengthening rehabilitation services, enhancing the protection of children living and working in the streets and conducting outreach programs with the children.

Bandazi also said the ministry has adopted the case management approach where children are followed up to know where they are coming from and the circumstances leading to their being on the streets.

However, Bandazi cited the lack of resources as one of the major challenges the ministry faces in carrying out its activities.

Meanwhile, the Gender Ministry is appealing to all Malawians to desist from giving alms to street children saying the act encourages them to remain on the streets.

“The laws of Malawi clearly state that anyone giving alms to a beggar breaks the law; anyone found begging on the streets breaks the law, and anyone sending a child or another person to beg breaks the law.

“The ministry would like to notify the public that laws that were put in place to protect children and safeguard their rights will be used on anyone found violating them,” Bandazi explained.

Records indicate that there are about 4,500 children living and working in the streets of Malawi out of which 400 are genuine orphans who are homeless.


Heatwave to roast Malawi – Meteorological Services

The Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services (MET) says Malawians should get ready for summer season as temperatures continue to rise.

Statement on weather released on Sunday and signed by The Director of Climate Change, Jolam Nkhokwe, it indicated a significant peak up in temperatures across the nation from the past two weeks.

“As from Sunday September 24 to Tuesday, most areas will continue to experience mostly sunny hazy and hot to very hot weather conditions with mild to cool and windy conditions at night,” reads the statement

It said: “as from Friday to October 1st most areas in the country are likely to experience hot to very hot weather conditions with a likelihood of afternoon thundery showers over the southern lake shore areas due to the presence of zone of unstable weather conditions caused by eastward passage of front al system over the Republic of South Africa.”

It also sates that the pick in temperature will result in the occurrence of dust “devils’’ known as whirl wind which will rush through the country side during the day time caused by the different heating of the ground as the country will be under the warm easterly airflow.

“As the position of the sun is now over southern hemisphere and quickly approaching Malawi after crossing the equator on September 22, the country will experience a considerable pick up in day up temperatures.

“Dust devils or whirlwind formed when one part of the ground heats up faster than the surrounding ground will continue whipping through the country side in Malawi dumping debris on their pathway,”

It further said haze will continue to be a predominant phenomenon due to increase of dust from bare ground and bush fires hence warning the public of reduction in visibility and health problems such as coughing, eye irritations and asthma.

In Malawi, the month of September marks the end of winter season which starts in June.


Mzuzu City Council wanted to give K4 million to DPP

Embattled Mzuzu City Council on Tuesday confessed to have pledged to fund K3.5 million to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) fundraising dinner popularly known as Blue Night at the presence of the Zomba High Court, Maravi Post has learnt.

Some Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) include Youth and Society, Human Rights Consultative Committee, Centre for Development of People and Church, Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation as well as Church and Society of Livingstonia Synod, dragged the council to court to stop it from funding the Blue Night as it pledged.

The Mzuzu City Council through its mouth piece, Karen Msiska earlier denied to have pledged to fund K3.5 million to the Blue Night and that none of its officials attended the fundraising dinner as reported in the media.

However, the council through its lawyer Victor Gondwe admitted to have pledged the said amount of fund and that it sent some of its representatives to the fundraising dinner.

Gondwe told the court that the council has terminated the plan and that it will engage itself to such events.

The court then pulled out the Mzuzu City Council from the case but warn it from engaging itself in such events saying it will be contempt of court.

When asked why he lied to the nation at first, the Mzuzu City Council mouth piece said this was because the lawyer of the CSOs was not telling their lawyer the truth about the case.

In his remarks, lawyer of the CSOs, Wesley Mwafulirwa said his clients expect the council to abide to what it has told the court.

Meanwhile, the case which also involved other councils and parastatals will continue in the court.


CSEC demands compulsory primary school education implementation

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The education rights advocates, Civil Society Education Coalition (CSEC) this week, asked Malawi Government to sheriously implement comprehensive compulsory education in primary schools.

This will force parents and guardians to comply with the order that no any child stays home or miss classes.

Julie Juma, the outgoig CSEC chairperson, made the appeal during this year’s CSEC Annual General Meeting where new officer bearers were ushered in to lead the group.

Juma observed that it was not realistic for Government to sit on the demand for compulsory primary education, when it established a clear policy to guide its implementation.

She therefore said the coalition will introduce education funds for vulnerable students for the promotion of quality education.

“Compulsory primary school education must be the core business, coupled with resources as that integral part of the country’s education. Therefore, Government must make sure that the policy is implemented,” urgues Juma.

Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Bright Msaka however, assured CSEC that his office was working tirelessly to implement the policy with urgency.

Msaka said it was also the responsibility of every parent and guardian to comply with the policy for better implementation.

He disclosed that the Ministry has recruited 9,630 primary school teachers to bridge the gap of the country’s teacher-pupil ratio.

The Minister added that he wants the teacher-pupil ratio be dropped from 1:70 to ‪1:40‬ in the next education school calendar.

Currently, CSEC with its partners including the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), advocates for the implementation of the launched a “Call to Action” for increased and sustainable financing to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Four.

The campaign intends to remind world leaders and governments to keep the promise to allocate 20% of
Rtthe national budget the education sector in developing countries, including Malawi.

The initiative also advances on tax justice where its earnings must be properly used in crucial sectors for the local people’s wellbeing, including education, health, water, and sanitation.


Breaking News: Police shoot thug and release cheeky statement saying it was an accident

Police in Blantyre fired shots to stop an escaping suspect and ‘accidentally’ killed him, yes, you read that correct, a gun was fired at him, to stop him, but it accidentally stopped his heart too.

In a release sourced by Maravi Post and titled: ‘Accidental Shooting,’ police tried very little to logically explain what really happened at the scene of the shooting that saw one Davie Mike aka Ngeya, 23, killed.

“Accidental shooting. Occurred on 25/09/17 at about 18:30 hrs at Mpingwe hill in Limbe T/ship. A notorious criminal named Davie Mike nicknamed Ngeya age, 23, VG: Tabwali, TA:Mabuka, D. Mulanje has been accidentally shot to death while he was escaping from custody.

“Facts pertaining to the matter are that the deceased has been attacking people at Limbe market and Mpingwe residential area. On 25/09/17 at about 17:00 hrs, CID officers received information that the deceased who has been wanted was seen along Brue Bird street. Follow up was made and the deceased was arrested. He was interviewed and admitted to have been among the criminals who attacked no. BO115 Sgt Chitonde of southern region police headquarters and no. B2760 const. Mazibuko of B division. LB/CR/92/09/17 and LB/CR/94/09/17 refers. He further told police officers that he commits the crimes with his friends who hide at Mpingwe mountain.

“He led the police to that place and suddenly jumped out of the vehicle and run away. Police shot several bullets to stop him but a stray bullet landed on him and he died on the spot. LB/mp/32/09/17 refers,” reads the short release.

Questions still remain as to how a bullet can be fired at someone, land on them and then be called a stray, for example, or how they took him to the site without cuffs, and if he had cuffs, why was he not simply chased down because his tied hands would limit his speed.

The suspect was obviously bad company and someone needed to take him off the streets, he also should not have run but… police should also get smart with their writing game.

Such a terrible ‘accident.’


Azungu akuletsana kupita ku Mulanje chifukwa cha anthu achimidzi

A maumau osasamba amene akhala akugaza anthu osalakwa m’boma la Mulanje kamba kowaganizira kuti akuziwapo kanthu pa nkhambakamwa zomwe zili mkamwamkamwa kunena kuti anthu akuyamwidya ndikupopedwa magazi apangitsa kuti ziko la Amerika liuze anthu ake kuti asapite ku Mulanje pakadali pano.

Izizi ndizinthu zochititsa manyazi kwa dziko lonse ndiponso zotayitsa nthawi komanso kuluzitsa ndalama kwa anthu a bizimezi omwe amadalira anthu okaona chilengedwe m’bomalo.

Mchikalata chomwe chatulutsidwa sabata yathayi, dziko la Amerika lati ngakhale apolisi akuti palibe akuyamwidwa magazi mbuli zina kufupi ndi ku Limbuli sizikusiyabe kupanga za umbuli zawo zowononga katundu, kugenda, kuotcha ndi kupha anthu omwe anamizilidwa kuti ndi opopa magazi.

Werengani chikalatacho apa

Tili ndi chikhulupiliro kuti anthu a ku Mulanje sali ngati zigawenga za ku Ndirande ndipo kuti ali ndi mitima yokongala ngati mapiri, nkhaka, nanazi ndi misinje ya ku Mulanjeko ndipo kuti ayesesa kuti athane ndi zigawenga zomwe zikukanika kupeza akazi ndiponso zilibe ndalama zomwe zikupangitsa kuti zizichitira nsanje anthu akamakwera magalimoto ndikuoneka ngati ali ndi ndalama.

Asiyeni apolisi agwire ntchito yawo, ngati ena akusowa ndalama apite ku ma esiteti ali nawo pafupi azikatola magede ndikuthyola tiyi chifukwa zauchifwamba zikuononga myoyo ya anthu osalakwa.


RIP Chez Ntemba: Hot club given marching orders

So, it happened, Bwandiro is going to be just another shop, a place to buy soap, not the entertainment hotspot it always has been.

If the unverified reports Maravi Post is getting are true, then The king of Lilongwe entertainment Chez Ntemba International Club just has 90 days to vacate its current premises following marching orders from the owner who wants to convert the site into a shopping mall.

Yes, it will be a sad day for democracy – the day Chez will close its drunken doors, but maybe they will move to a better place.

You, alongside other patrons, kanyenya sellers, hookers and taxi drivers will have to wait for what the Chez owners will have to say about this and hope the rumour is false.


Man tries to sample death like Jesus, never wakes up and dies forever

We are filing this under comedy: poor man wanted to get rich overnight, he went to a herbalist who gave him a lethal poison and said the dosage would would kill him but just for a week after which he would wake up a rich man. Said man takes poison, dies and never wakes up and is still dead and likely to remain so.

This world. This one is likely to win the Darwin Awards.

According to a media release by Dedza Police Spokesperson, Edward Kabango, 22 year old Limbani Nsalawatha from T/A Kachere in Dedza is the said man.

“The man went to Mozambique where he got charms. He was advised to take them and would die for a week. The man took the charms to his house and drunk. He advised the wife not to cry nor tell anyone and he ordered her to collect maggots into a bag from his decomposed body that would turn into money when he resurrects after a week.

“The man indeed died as advised by the witch doctor and the wife left the dead body in a separate room and as a ritual, she was advised not to mourn him because that would make his death permanent,” said Kabango’s release.

After six days, neighbours were disturbed by a foul smell coming from the house and swarms of house flies fighting to invade the decaying via a window on the room where the body was lying.

This forced the wife to go to the relatives of the husband where he revealed everything.

The matter was reported to Njonja police unit who rushed to the house with a medical practitioner. The body was found in a decomposed state.

Postmortem results showed our man died due to suffocation and burial was ordered, naturally.

Meanwhile police are advising people to refrain from believing anything they hear but should work hard if they want to get rich.

Yeah, work hard to find better herbalists.

Maybe the wife should have waited, what if our man is now pure gold and diamond while lies 6 feet below the top soil? What if he drank too much medicine and he was then supposed to die for two more weeks?

Sounds crazy, but what if there is a chance?


Dumb Malawian wannabe Satanist conned by fake satanists

So, Allan Phiri wakes up very itchy and ready to see his dreams come true, so he searches online for Satan’s messenger – bad idea.

One cannot make up these things. According to a Satanist based in RSA,Iblis Ndou, A Malawian wannabe Satanist paid money to fake Satanists in his unrelenting quest to join Satanism and get rich. He was sadly, conned and blocked and left with his Satanic wishes unmet.

The man, identified as Allan Phiri was eager to pay even more and ‘make sacrifices’ to get closer to Diaobolos, who he believes would make all his wishes come true.

Here is a Facebook post from Iblis Ndou:

“There is nothing Dumb like these Kids….If The @#@@# wasn’t paying me well for my Loyalty l would have made money out of these Idiots..

How are you? I’m a guy aged 29 and I have been trying to join Satanic for two years now but still not working so please if possible help me
THU 5:41AM

Allan Phiri
Are you going to help me to join your church?
FRI 1:30PM

what do you mean by saying:you have been trying to join for two years?
Allan Phiri
I mean I have been trying to join satanic but people that I have been communicating with were just cheating me that’s why I need your help
FRI 4:43PM

cheating you how?
Allan Phiri
They told me to send them money as a registration fee so the moment I send them the money is the moment they stop picking up ma calls they also block me on facebook
why did you have to send money 1st?
SAT 3:04PM

Allan Phiri
Because they were cheating me that I cannot join without sending the money first just to prove that I’m serious
SUN 2:44PM

what were your expectations after paying the money and joining?
Allan Phiri
I was expecting to be a member forever and all my dreams to become true
SUN 8:27PM

and what are those dreams?

Allan Phiri
To have whatever I want because I believe that in Satan everything is possible

what about you? what do you believe you can do for yourself
Allan Phiri
To change my life to another level
what stops you from doing that?
Allan Phiri
I don’t know that’s why I need your help
Satan helps those who 1st help themselves….if you dont know how to help yourself in life stay away from Satan
Allan Phiri
Then tell me what to do
use your brain,use your brain,use your brain AND use your F***** BRAIN!
Allan Phiri
Please help me I don’t know what to do that’s why I need you I’m ready to do anything even to sacrifies
Sacrifice your ability of being lazy to use your brain 1st then l will take it from there
Seen by Allan Phiri at 12:40pm

Iblis, who is passionate about what he terms true Satanism, bemoaned the lack of brains in Allan and his click.

We have reached out to Ndou to get a formal comment.