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TOKYO — Nintendo Co.’s profit for the fiscal year that ended in March jumped 86% on healthy sales of its Switch handheld machine as people stayed home due to the pandemic, turning to video games for entertainment. Annual profit for the Japanese maker of Super Mario and Pokemon games totalled a record 480.4 billion yen ($4.4 billion), up from 258.6 billion yen the year before. The results, released Thursday, were better than the company’s internal profit forecast of 400 billion yen ($3.7 billion). Sales rose 34% to 1.76 trillion yen ($16 billion), the company said. In game software sales, demand remained strong for “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” with 20.85 million units sold for cumulative sales of 32.6 million units. “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” and “Ring Fit Adventure” also were popular. Kyoto-based Nintendo said digital downloads for the Switch also did well, helping to support its bottom line. But Nintendo said it didn’t expect such good fortune to persist through the current fiscal year, which ends in March 2022. It is forecasting a 29% drop in profit to 340 billion yen ($3 billion). Nintendo said it has attractive games in the works, including a collaboration in the mobile sector with Niantic on an application featuring Pikmin for smart devices. It expects to release that in the second half of 2021. Other software titles planned for global release later this year include “Mario Golf: Super Rush,” and “The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.” A new Pokemon game is planned for late 2021, according to Nintendo. Nintendo is among companies that have thrived during the pandemic, which is wreaking havoc on the global economy overall. Its Super Nintendo World theme park in Osaka, Japan, built with Universal Studios, opened in March after a delay due to the pandemic. But it closed soon afterward because Osaka is one of several areas under a state of emergency due to a surge of new coronavirus cases. The state of emergency began last month and is certain to be extended beyond its May 11 end, as all such large-scale facilities are being asked to close. ___ Yuri Kageyama is on Twitter https://twitter.com/yurikageyama Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press
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MILAN — The Netflix series “Zero,” which premiered globally last month, is the first Italian TV production to feature a predominantly Black cast, a bright spot in an otherwise bleak Italian television landscape where the persistent use of racist language and imagery is sparking new protests. Even as “Zero” creates a breakthrough in Italian TV history, on private networks, comedy teams are asserting their right to use racial slurs and make slanty-eye gestures as satire. The main state broadcaster RAI is under fire for attempting to censor an Italian rapper’s remarks highlighting homophobia in a right-wing political party. And under outside pressure, RAI is advising against — but not outright banning — the use of blackface in variety skits. With cultural tensions heightened, the protagonists of “Zero” hope the series — which focuses on second-generation Black Italians and is based on a novel by the son of Angolan immigrants — will help accelerate public acceptance that Italy has become a multicultural nation. “I always say that Italy is a country tied to traditions, more than racist,’’ said Antonio Dikele Distefano, who co-wrote the series and whose six novels, including the one on which “Zero” was based, focus on the lives of the children of immigrants to Italy. “I am convinced that through these things — writing novels, the possibility of making a series — things can change,’’ he said. “Zero” is a radical departure because it provides role models for young Black Italians who have not seen themselves reflected in the culture, and because it creates a window to changes in Italian society that swaths of the majority population have not acknowledged. Activists fighting racism in Italian television underline the fact that it was developed by Netflix, based in the United States and with a commitment to spend $100 million to improve diversity, and not by Italian public or private television. “As a Black Italian, I never saw myself represented in Italian television. Or rather, I saw examples of how Black women were hyper-sexualized,? said Sara Lemlem, an activist and journalist who is part of a group of second-generation Italians protesting racist tropes on Italian TV. “There was never a Black woman in a role of an everyday woman: a Black student, a Black nurse, a Black teacher. I never saw myself represented in the country in which I was born and raised.” “Zero,” which premiered on April 21, landed immediately among the top 10 shows streaming on Netflix in Italy. Perhaps even more telling of its impact: The lead actor, Giuseppe Dave Seke, was mobbed not even a week later by Italian schoolchildren clamouring for autographs as he gave an interview in the Milan neighbourhood where the series is set. Seke, a 25-year-old who grew up in Padova to parents from Congo, is not a household name in Italy. “Zero” was his first foray into acting. “If you ask these children who is in front of them, they will never tell you: the first Black Italian actor. They will tell you, ‘a superhero,’ or they will tell you, ‘Dave’,” Dikele Distefano said, watching the scene in awe. In the series, Zero is the nickname of a Black Italian pizza bike deliveryman who discovers he has a superpower that allows him to become invisible. He uses it to help his friends in a mixed-race Milan neighbourhood. It's a direct play on the notion of invisibility that was behind the Black Lives Matter protests that erupted in Italian squares last summer following George Floyd’s murder in the United States. Black Italians rallied for changes in the country’s citizenship law and to be recognized as part of a society where they too often feel marginalized. “When a young person doesn't feel seen, he feels a bit invisible,'' Seke said. “Hopefully this series can help those people who felt like me or like Antonio. ... There can be many people who have not found someone similar to themselves, and live still with this distress.” The protest movement has shifted from targeting Italian fashion, where racist gaffes have highlighted the lack of Black creative workers, to Italian television, where a movement dubbing itself CambieRAI held protests last month demanding that Italian state and private TV stop using racist language and blackface in skits. CambieRAI plays upon the name of Italian state TV, RAI, and the Italian language command “you will change.” The movement, bringing together second-generation Italians from a range of associations, also wants RAI — which is funded by mandatory annual fees on anyone owning a TV in Italy — to set up an advisory council on diversity and inclusion. Last week RAI last responded to an earlier request by other, longer-established groups asking that it stop broadcasting shows using blackface, citing skits where performers darkened their skin to impersonate singers like Beyonce or Ghali, an Italian rapper of Tunisian descent. “We said we were sorry, and we made a formal commitment to inform all of our editors to ask that they don't use blackface anymore,” Giovanni Parapini, RAI’s director for social causes, told The Associated Press. He said that was as far as they could go due to editorial freedom. The associations said they viewed the commitment as positive, even if it fell short of a sought-for ban, since RAI at least recognized that the use of blackface was a problem. Parapini, however, said the public network did not accept the criticism of the CambieRAI group “because that would mean that RAI in all these years did nothing for integration.” He noted that the network had never been called out by regulators and listed programming that included minorities, from a Gambia-born sportscaster known as Idris in the 1990s to plans for a televised festival in July featuring second-generation Italians. Dikele Distefano said for him the goal is not to banish racist language, calling it “a lost battle.” He sees his art as an agent for change. He is working on a film now where he aims to have a 70% second-generation Italian cast and crew. “Zero” has already helped create positions in the industry for a Black hairstylist, a Black screenwriter and a director of Arab and Italian origin, he noted. “The battle is to live in a place where we all have the same opportunity, where there are more writers who are Black, Asian, South American, where there is the possibility to tell the stories from the point of view of those who live it,” he said. ___ Trisha Thomas contributed. —- Follow all AP stories on racial issues at https://apnews.com/Racialinjustice. Colleen Barry, The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — While starring in films like “Selma” and “Lee Daniels' The Butler,” actor David Oyelowo discovered a new passion: directing. Oyelowo was inspired to step behind-the-camera after learning different nuances of the craft from respected directors like Ava DuVernay and Will Gluck. His desire to act and direct in the same movie grew even more after seeing successful efforts from his friends Nate Parker in “The Birth of a Nation” and Joel Edgerton in “The Gift,” as well as Mel Gibson, who won an Oscar for best director for “Braveheart.” For years, Oyelowo picked their brains to feel confident enough to make a leap of his own. The actor's directorial debut, “The Water Man,” arrives in theatres Friday. The film was produced by Harpo Films with Oprah Winfrey serving as executive producer. Oyelowo said he learned about having a grasp on the movie’s theme from DuVernay. He credits Gluck with teaching him the importance of a director capturing all of the elements in a film: wardrobe, photography, editing — as well as each actor’s performance. “I’ve sort of had my own film school through working with several great directors,” said Oyelowo, who stars in the film with Rosario Dawson. “(Directing) came as a byproduct of my acting career. I wanted to direct because I’ve been around some of the best people in the world.” “The Water Man” tells a story about a hopeful boy named Gunner who is looking to save his severely ill mother, played by Dawson. The boy and his friend venture into a remote forest to search for a mythical figure, who Gunner believes carries the secret to everlasting life. Oyelowo said he was drawn to the script because the story reminded him of his favourite fantasy films like the '80s classics “The Goonies” and “Gremlins.” “Those films have some heavier themes where kids are still involved,” said Oyelowo, who plays Gunner’s father, Amos. “This film has that sort of a young person in jeopardy theme, which I loved growing up.” Oyelowo said the film's driving force is Gunner, played by 13-year-old Lonnie Chavis, who stars on the NBC hit drama series “This Is Us.” “It’s the power of sacrificial love,” Oyelowo said. “You have this kid who is prepared to risk everything to save his mother. You have this father who is prepared to save his son. You see a family who is imperfect, but they have a love that I think is pretty much perfect. They define sacrificial love. She’s ill but she doesn’t think about herself. She’s thinking about the relationship between her son and husband.” After reading the script, Dawson said she related to Gunner’s character, who has to face his parent’s mortality just like her. The actor said she learned that her father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer shortly after she landed the role of Mary, who is battling leukemia in the film. Dawson said she had some tough times while filming as she dealt with her father’s health. But she said her role gave her the opportunity to channel everything that was going on in real life to help deliver a relatable story. “I had to self motivate a strength that just wasn’t there,” said Dawson. As her father was starting chemotherapy treatments, she sent him a photo of her balding character in solidarity. “It was acknowledging the limitations and building it into a performance in a way I think was important for me to represent with dignity,” she continued. “It’s such a vulnerable state to be in when you’re that ill and really dependent on other people.” Dawson said Oyelowo — whose late father battled cancer — helped her along the way. She said Oyelowo made things easier for herself and the rest of the crew, calling him a consummate actor and storyteller. “He was clear about his vision and tone,” she said. “We didn’t have a whole lot of time in the world, but it still felt like we did. He really allowed us to play and find our moments, find our pauses and our bursts of energy. He’s such an actor’s actor.” Chavis said Oyelowo helped him pull into the emotional state of Gunner. “There was a scene where I had to climb this big log, and I was really afraid of heights at the time,” Chavis remembered. “So Mr. David pulled me aside and he gave me a personal story about his life ... something to tap into my own life. He was doing all this for the love and the passion that he had for the film.” In return, Oyelowo said Dawson and Chavis made him look good as a director. Oyelowo said he wants to direct more projects, if he can juggle that with his busy acting career. He likes mixing reality and fantasy, but he's also passionate about telling African stories. “I think there are just some incredible stories that are not sequels or remakes,” Oyelowo said. “In some ways, they’ve slept on Africa as a producer of great stories and great content. I really want to be a part of seeing those kind of stories in a global presence.” Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press
LONDON — The Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold as it forecast the fastest annual pace of growth for the British economy since early on in World War II, largely as a result of the rapid rollout of coronavirus vaccines. In a prepared statement Thursday, the nine-member Monetary Policy Committee said it will maintain the bank's main interest rate at 0.1%. The unanimous and widely anticipated decision means that interest rates will remain at the lowest level in the bank's 327-year history. Alongside its decision, the bank's rate-setting panel said growth is likely to be greater than it previously thought as lockdown restrictions ease, vaccinations grow common, and people feeling more at ease begin to ramp up spending. The bank is now projecting U.K. economic growth of 7.25% in 2021, up from its previous forecast of 5%. That would be the greatest economic rebound since 1941 when the U.K. was on a war footing, according to Bank of England statistics that date back to 1700. Because it anticipates growth being brought forward, it has revised down its forecasts for next year. It is now expects 5.75% growth in 2022, instead of the 7.25% previously predicted. If growth returns as quickly as the central bank expects, the British economy should make up all the ground lost during the pandemic by the end of this year. Bailey cautioned against euphoria, noting that the pandemic will still leave a long-term “scarring” effect on the British economy that will stretch public finances and keep unemployment higher than it otherwise would have been. “Let’s not get carried away,” he told reporters in a conference call. "It still means that two years of output growth have been lost to date.” If pre-pandemic trends persisted, that would equate to around 3% of output lost during the pandemic. “So there will still be a big gap between where the economy is and where it should be at that point,” said Luke Bartholomew, senior economist at Aberdeen Standard Investments. "It is this gap that will keep monetary policy very accommodative over the next few years even as the economy posts some extremely strong growth numbers, and inflation picks-up somewhat in the short run.” Though few expect the bank to raise interest rates anytime soon, it signalled Thursday that it is willing to ease its quantitative easing program by slowing the rate of its monthly bond purchases, though the total remains unchanged. The bank's brighter outlook comes despite a tough winter period when lockdown restrictions were reimposed in the face of a particularly acute second wave of the virus. Though the U.K. had Europe's highest virus-related death toll at more than 127,500, new cases are now at their lowest levels since last summer and the vaccine rollout has been lauded. By Wednesday, around 52% of the British population had received at least one dose of vaccine with around a quarter getting two. “A fast and effective vaccine rollout meant that many individuals might feel safe to return to pre-COVID spending behaviour, supplemented by considerable pent-up demand from the earlier periods of restrictions,” the committee said, according to minutes of their meeting. But it warned of “downside risks to the economic outlook” from a potential resurgence of the virus and the possibility that new variants may be resistant to the vaccine. Pan Pylas, The Associated Press
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The United States has joined an ongoing investigation into Bombardier's sales of jets to Garuda Indonesia a decade ago, the Canadian planemaker said on Thursday. Bombardier said the U.S. Department of Justice had requested documents and information in February relating to the acquisition and lease of its CRJ1000 aircraft to the Indonesian airline between 2011 and 2012. Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said in November it was investigating Bombardier over suspected bribery in the same deals.
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Nikola Corp said on Thursday it signed a letter of intent with port trucking firm Total Transportation Services Inc for trials and possible order of 100 vehicles from the electric-truck maker. Shares of the Phoenix, Arizona-based company surged 7.5% in premarket trading after the announcement. Total Transportation is a large player at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in southern California, which see up to 14,000 trucks on location in a month.
LONDON — Vessels from Britain's Royal Navy and French police boats patrolled Thursday near the English Channel island of Jersey, where French fishermen angry about losing access to waters off their coast gathered for a maritime protest. The irate mariners set off flares and entered the island's main harbour, in the first major dispute between France and Britain over fishing rights in the wake of Brexit. The European Union appealed for calm, but also accused the U.K. of not respecting the terms of the post-Brexit trade deal agreed to by the two sides. The naval policing boats Athos and Themis were sent to keep watch on waters between France and Jersey, French maritime authorities for the English Channel and North Sea said. The deployment came after Britain on Wednesday directed two naval vessels, HMS Severn and HMS Tamar, to also patrol the waters around the island, a self-governing British Crown Dependency near the coast of northern France. French fishermen steamed into Jersey waters to demonstrate against new post-Brexit rules requiring them to submit their past fishing activities in order to receive a license to continue operating in the island's waters. French fishing communities say some boats that have operated around Jersey for years have suddenly had their access restricted. Dimitri Rogoff, who heads a grouping of fishermen, said about 50 boats from French ports along the western Normandy coast joined the protest Thursday morning, gathering their fleet off the Jersey port of St. Helier. He said the protest over licenses for French fishermen was not an attempt to blockade the port. “This isn't an act of war,” Rogoff said in a phone interview. “It's an act of protest.” Jersey fisherman John Dearing said the scene off St. Helier was “like an invasion.” “It was quite a sight,” he told British news agency PA. “It was impressive, I looked from the shore this morning and it was just like a sea of red lights and flares already going off at sea.” French authorities said the patrol vessels were there to assist in any maritime emergencies. “We would thus be capable of intervening rapidly should the situation worsen, which is not the case at the moment,” they said in an emailed statement to The Associated Press. The British government said its two navy vessels “would remain in place to monitor the situation as a precautionary measure.” Opponents accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of escalating the crisis, and of using the fishing spat as an Election Day stunt. The story dominated newspaper front page on Thursday, as voters go to the polls in local and regional elections in England, Scotland and Wales. There have been numerous bouts of friction in the past between French and British fishermen. The latest dispute, the first since Britain’s departure from the European Union last year, came after the island implemented new requirements that make fishermen account for their past work in Jersey waters to be eligible for a license to continue operating there. Authorities on Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands, said some of the French boats had not provided the right paperwork, and accused France of acting disproportionately after Paris threatened to cut off electricity to the island. Jersey and the other Channel Islands lie closer to France than to Britain, and Jersey receives most of its electricity from France, supplied through undersea cables. French maritime minister Annick Girardin warned Tuesday that France was ready to take “retaliatory measures,” accusing Jersey of stalling in issuing licenses to French boats under the terms of the U.K.’s post-Brexit trade deal with the EU. Jersey government officials met with French fishermen on Thursday in an attempt to end the dispute. Don Thompson, president of the Jersey Fishermen's Association, said the French fishermen should be given more time to supply the information they need to get the permits but that no more concessions should be made. “The real way to solve this is not by rolling over and giving French what they want," he told the AP. “They want the conditions completely removed from the licenses.” He said that if French fishermen had missing paperwork, "then they just need to go back to their government, not hold Jersey under siege.” Jill Lawless And John Leicester, The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Some shared agonizing stories of frustration and loss. Others prayed and performed ceremonies. All called for action. Across the U.S. on Wednesday, family members, advocates and government leaders commemorated a day of awareness for the crises of violence against Indigenous women and children. They met at virtual events, vigils and rallies at state capitols and raised their voices on social media. In Washington, a gathering hosted by U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and other federal officials started with a prayer asking for guidance and grace for the Indigenous families who have lost relatives and those who have been victims of violence. Before and after a moment of silence, officials from various agencies vowed to continue working with tribes to address the problem. As part of the ceremony, a red memorial shawl with the names of missing and slain Indigenous women was draped across a long table to remember the lives behind what Haaland called alarming and unacceptable statistics. More names were added to the shawl Wednesday. Haaland, the first Native American U.S. Cabinet secretary and a former Democratic U.S. representative from New Mexico, recalled hearing families testify about searching for loved ones on their own and bringing a red ribbon skirt to a congressional hearing that represented missing and slain Native Americans. She believes the nation has reached an inflection point, and said it’s time to solve the crisis. “Everyone deserves to feel safe in their communities, but the missing and murdered Indigenous peoples crisis is one that Native communities have faced since the dawn of colonization,” Haaland said as she joined the event virtually. In Montana, a few dozen members of the state's eight federally recognized tribes gathered in front of the Capitol in Helena, including many relatives of missing and slain Indigenous women. Some wore red or had handprints painted over their mouths, symbolizing the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s movement. Marvin Weatherwax, a Democratic state representative and member of the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council, said legislative initiatives to address the issue have given tribal citizens hope. The Blackfeet tribe has two ongoing searches for missing members. The event ended with a ceremony called the “Wiping Away of Tears,” where victims' family members were given colorful shawls. The gifts marked the coming out of mourning, said Jean Bearcrane, a citizen of the Crow tribe and executive director of Montana Native Women’s Coalition. “Among the tribes, when people are grieving, they wear black,” she said. The sisters, mothers and aunts of missing women shed tears as they received their shawls. Indigenous women have been victimized at astonishing rates, with federal figures showing that they — along with non-Hispanic Black women — have experienced the highest homicide rates. Yet a 2018 Associated Press investigation found nobody knows the precise number of cases of missing and murdered Native Americans nationwide because many go unreported, others aren’t well documented, and no government database specifically tracks them. In New Mexico, members of the state’s task force on Wednesday shared some of the findings of their work over the past year, which included combing through public records and requesting data from nearly two dozen law enforcement agencies to better understand the scope of the problem. Only five agencies responded. Even with such limited data, they pointed to an estimated 660 cases involving missing Indigenous people between 2014 and 2019 in the state’s largest urban centre, putting Albuquerque among U.S. cities with the highest number of cases. New Mexico’s task force will be expanded and its work extended into 2022, with the goal of recommending policy changes and legislation. Other states also have established task forces or commissions to focus on the problem, with Hawaii becoming the latest through legislation that points to land dispossession, incarceration and harmful stereotypes as reasons for Native Hawaiians’ increased vulnerability to violence. In Arizona, a couple of dozen people wearing red shirts and skirts gathered in front of the state capitol in Phoenix. They included several state lawmakers, along with representatives of the Phoenix Indian Center and the motorcycle group Medicine Wheel Ride, which has been carrying a message of awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous women. Shelly Denny, a citizen of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and member of Medicine Wheel Ride, noted support for the cause has been growing as more members of Native communities share their stories. “This movement was started by Indigenous women, many of whom their names will probably never be known. But they’ve been inching the movement forward," she said. Now, she said, “we’ll need to move into prevention, protection and prosecution.” President Joe Biden has promised to bolster resources to address the crisis and better consult with tribes to hold perpetrators accountable and keep communities safe. Haaland said that includes more staffing in a U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs unit dedicated to solving cold cases and co-ordinating with Mexico and Canada to combat human trafficking. The administration’s work will build on some of the initiatives started during former President Donald Trump’s tenure. That included a task force made up of the Interior Department, the Justice Department and other federal agencies to address violent crime in Indian Country. Advocates have said a lack of resources, language barriers and complex jurisdictional issues have exacerbated efforts to locate those who are missing and solve other crimes in Indian Country. They also have pointed to the need for more culturally appropriate services and training for how to handle such cases. Over the past year, advocacy groups also have reported that cases of domestic violence against Indigenous women and children and sexual assault increased as non-profit groups and social workers scrambled to meet the added challenges that stemmed from the coronavirus pandemic. Bryan Newland, principal assistant secretary for Indian Affairs at the Interior Department, said staffing at the Bureau of Indian Affairs unit will go from a team of 10 to more than 20 officers and special agents with administrative and support staff it previously didn’t have. He also said the federal government has started distributing funding under the American Rescue Plan Act, including $60 million for public safety and law enforcement in Indian Country. “We’re really looking to build upon many of the things that have been done, to expand them and bring focus to them,” Newland said. ___ Fonseca reported from Flagstaff, Ariz. Associated Press/Report for America writer Iris Samuels in Helena, Mont., and AP writer Cheyanne Mumphrey in Phoenix contributed to this report. Susan Montoya Bryan And Felicia Fonseca, The Associated Press
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The car will definitely not be the star this summer in the Superstar Racing Experience, which has been formated for drivers to showcase their skills using what series co-founder Ray Evernham calls “old-school tools.” “With this format, you not only have to be the fastest driver, but you’ve got to be the smartest driver, too,” added Tony Stewart, who co-founded SRX and will also drive one of the cars this summer. SRX disclosed the format it will use Thursday to The Associated Press when the all-star series launches this summer at Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut on June 12 for the first of six Saturday night short-track races across the country.
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