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Reese Witherspoon teams up with A-listers for Time’s Up

By Celene Zavala For Dailymail.com

Published: 13:46 EST, 7 January 2018 | Updated: 16:40 EST, 7 Jan..

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Published: 13:46 EST, 7 January 2018 | Updated: 16:40 EST, 7 January 2018

Many celebrities will be making a statement as they arrive wearing all black at the 75th Annual Golden Globes on Sunday.

And Reese Witherspoon – who is one of the actresses who have taken the Time's Up protest under her wing – encouraged not just celebrities, but viewers at home to also wear black in support of Hollywood's anti-sexual harassment movement.

A video shared on multiple social media platforms on Sunday, which included Reese alongside actresses; Brie Larson, Kerry Washington, Tessa Thompson, Rashida Jones, and Tracee Ellis Ross, showed the group of prominent stars standing together in hopes of change.

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Creating change: Reese Witherspoon - who is one of the actresses who have taken the Time's Up protest under her wing - encouraged not just celebrities, but viewers at home to also wear black in support of Hollywood's anti-sexual harassment movement

Creating change: Reese Witherspoon – who is one of the actresses who have taken the Time's Up protest under her wing – encouraged not just celebrities, but viewers at home to also wear black in support of Hollywood's anti-sexual harassment movement

Standing in solidarity: Many celebrities will be making a statement as they arrive wearing all black at the 75th Annual Golden Globes on SundayStanding in solidarity: Many celebrities will be making a statement as they arrive wearing all black at the 75th Annual Golden Globes on Sunday

Standing in solidarity: Many celebrities will be making a statement as they arrive wearing all black at the 75th Annual Golden Globes on Sunday

Brie Larson shared the video on her Twitter account alongside the powerful caption: '#TIMESUP – Together we can end harassment, discrimination and abuse from the power imbalances we all face in the workplace. #WhyWeWearBlack and tell us why you stand with @TIMESUPNOW'.

Tracee Ross also wrote on her Instagram account: 'WE STAND WITH YOU ~ the women across the globe who have suffered discrimination and abuse because of the imbalance of power. swipe to watch full video.'

She continued her lengthy message: 'post pics and videos wearing black tomorrow with the hashtags #TimesUp and #WhyWeWearBlack, and tell us why you wear black and we’ll share!'

The daughter of Diana Ross lastly tagged her friend in the video: '@timesupnow @reesewitherspoon @rashidajones @brielarson @kerrywashington @tessamaethompson'.

Stand together: A video shared on multiple social media platforms on Sunday, which included Reese alongside actresses; Brie Larson, Kerry Washington, Tessa Thompson, Rashida Jones, and Tracee Ellis Ross, showed the group of prominent stars standing together in hopes of changeStand together: A video shared on multiple social media platforms on Sunday, which included Reese alongside actresses; Brie Larson, Kerry Washington, Tessa Thompson, Rashida Jones, and Tracee Ellis Ross, showed the group of prominent stars standing together in hopes of change

Stand together: A video shared on multiple social media platforms on Sunday, which included Reese alongside actresses; Brie Larson, Kerry Washington, Tessa Thompson, Rashida Jones, and Tracee Ellis Ross, showed the group of prominent stars standing together in hopes of change

Powerful: Brie Larson shared the video on her Twitter account, alongside the powerful caption: '#TIMESUP – Together we can end harassment, discrimination and abuse from the power imbalances we all face in the workplace. #WhyWeWearBlack and tell us why you stand with @TIMESUPNOW'Powerful: Brie Larson shared the video on her Twitter account, alongside the powerful caption: '#TIMESUP – Together we can end harassment, discrimination and abuse from the power imbalances we all face in the workplace. #WhyWeWearBlack and tell us why you stand with @TIMESUPNOW'

Powerful: Brie Larson shared the video on her Twitter account, alongside the powerful caption: '#TIMESUP – Together we can end harassment, discrimination and abuse from the power imbalances we all face in the workplace. #WhyWeWearBlack and tell us why you stand with @TIMESUPNOW'

In the powerful video, the group of women tell viewers: 'However you choose to participate- you can get dressed up in a gown if you want. We're accepting PJ's and sweats too.'

Reese includes watching the Golden Globes protest with friends, while Tracee mentions to watch together in support of 'standing together'.

The actresses end the video by encouraging everyone watching at home – who wear black- to snap a picture of themselves while using the hashtag '#TimesUp' in order to create 'systemic change'.

Reese is not the only actress to take the lead initiative on the Time's Up movement.

Desperate Housewives alum, Eva Longoria, has also made plans to lead the Time's Up protest on the red carpet.

Eva shared a message on her Instagram account earlier this week: 'I stand with women across every industry to say #TIMESUP on abuse, harassment, marginalization and underrepresentation. @TIMESUPNOW.'

Packing a punch: She continued her lengthy message: 'post pics and videos wearing black tomorrow with the hashtags #TimesUp and #WhyWeWearBlack, and tell us why you wear black and we’ll share!Packing a punch: She continued her lengthy message: 'post pics and videos wearing black tomorrow with the hashtags #TimesUp and #WhyWeWearBlack, and tell us why you wear black and we’ll share!

Packing a punch: She continued her lengthy message: 'post pics and videos wearing black tomorrow with the hashtags #TimesUp and #WhyWeWearBlack, and tell us why you wear black and we’ll share!

The movement: The daughter of Diana Ross lastly tagged her friend in the video: '@timesupnow @reesewitherspoon @rashidajones @brielarson @kerrywashington @tessamaethompson'The movement: The daughter of Diana Ross lastly tagged her friend in the video: '@timesupnow @reesewitherspoon @rashidajones @brielarson @kerrywashington @tessamaethompson'

The movement: The daughter of Diana Ross lastly tagged her friend in the video: '@timesupnow @reesewitherspoon @rashidajones @brielarson @kerrywashington @tessamaethompson'

The statistics: The actresses end the video by encouraging everyone watching at home - who wear black- to snap a picture of themselves while using the hashtag '#TimesUp' in order to create 'systemic change'The statistics: The actresses end the video by encouraging everyone watching at home - who wear black- to snap a picture of themselves while using the hashtag '#TimesUp' in order to create 'systemic change'

The statistics: The actresses end the video by encouraging everyone watching at home – who wear black- to snap a picture of themselves while using the hashtag '#TimesUp' in order to create 'systemic change'

Joining forces: Reese is not the only actress to take the lead initiative on the Time's Up movementJoining forces: Reese is not the only actress to take the lead initiative on the Time's Up movement

Joining forces: Reese is not the only actress to take the lead initiative on the Time's Up movement

Eva also shared a Boomerang video of herself alongside Natalie Portman as the to sported Time's Up black T-shirts.

Eva wrote: 'Hey guys you can join the @timesupnow movement too! Tomorrow just wear black and post your photo, video, story and tag #TIMESUP to say TIMESUP on the imbalance of power in the workplace!'

The actress also encouraged her 4Million followers for donations to support the Time's Up legal fund, which helps women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace while in pursuit of their careers.

The Black Swan star, Natalie Portman – who recently joined Instagram – has dedicated her account to the movement.

Natalie's first post was a photo of a Time's Up quote next to the caption, 'Everyone’s resolution for the year: No more accepting sexual harassment and inequality at work as normal. It’s not normal #TIMESUP'.

Back in black! Desperate Housewives alum, Eva Longoria, has also made plans to lead the Time's Up protest on the red carpetBack in black! Desperate Housewives alum, Eva Longoria, has also made plans to lead the Time's Up protest on the red carpet

Back in black! Desperate Housewives alum, Eva Longoria, has also made plans to lead the Time's Up protest on the red carpet

Pointing out facts! Eva shared a message on her Instagram account earlier this week: 'I stand with women across every industry to say #TIMESUP on abuse, harassment, marginalization and underrepresentation'Pointing out facts! Eva shared a message on her Instagram account earlier this week: 'I stand with women across every industry to say #TIMESUP on abuse, harassment, marginalization and underrepresentation'

Pointing out facts! Eva shared a message on her Instagram account earlier this week: 'I stand with women across every industry to say #TIMESUP on abuse, harassment, marginalization and underrepresentation'

The actress also encouraged her 4Million followers for donations to support the Time's Up legal fund, which helps women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace and while in pursuit of their careersThe actress also encouraged her 4Million followers for donations to support the Time's Up legal fund, which helps women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace and while in pursuit of their careersThe actress also encouraged her 4Million followers for donations to support the Time's Up legal fund, which helps women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace and while in pursuit of their careersThe actress also encouraged her 4Million followers for donations to support the Time's Up legal fund, which helps women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace and while in pursuit of their careers

Getting involved! The actress also encouraged her 4Million followers for donations to support the Time's Up legal fund, which helps women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace and while in pursuit of their careers

Joining the team: Natalie Portman's first post was a photo of a Time's Up quote next to the caption, 'Everyone’s resolution for the year: No more accepting sexual harassment and inequality at work as normal. It’s not normal #TIMESUP'Joining the team: Natalie Portman's first post was a photo of a Time's Up quote next to the caption, 'Everyone’s resolution for the year: No more accepting sexual harassment and inequality at work as normal. It’s not normal #TIMESUP'

Joining the team: Natalie Portman's first post was a photo of a Time's Up quote next to the caption, 'Everyone’s resolution for the year: No more accepting sexual harassment and inequality at work as normal. It’s not normal #TIMESUP'

As the Golden Globes approach, multiple stars share their stories and views before heading out on the red carpet.

Comedian and actress Amy Schumer wrote on Instagram: 'And for getting more women into leadership roles. It’s been found that sexual harassment training doesn’t work but having women in positions of power does.

'We want to help women in all industries fight for their right to feel safe at work. Especially low wage jobs where abuse is rampant. Please consider donating to the @timesupnow legal defense fund to help women without the means to help themselves. Link in bio.'

Amy continued: 'Please post today and wear black with these hashtags #whywewearblack #timesupnow'

The Trainwreck star didn't end there, she also made sure to show support for former E! News correspondent Cat Sadler, who quit the entertainment company due to unequal pay compared to her male colleague.

Amy ended: 'also stand up for @iamcattsadler and ask @eentertainment why she wasn’t getting equal pay! #imwithcattsad'

Friends supporting friends: Eva made sure to repost her friend Rosaria Dawson's video encouraging everyone across the world to wear black in solidarity Friends supporting friends: Eva made sure to repost her friend Rosaria Dawson's video encouraging everyone across the world to wear black in solidarity 

Friends supporting friends: Eva made sure to repost her friend Rosaria Dawson's video encouraging everyone across the world to wear black in solidarity

 Pay gap: Amy Schumer made sure to show support for former E! News correspondent Cat Sadler, who quit the entertainment company due to unequal pay compared to her male colleague Pay gap: Amy Schumer made sure to show support for former E! News correspondent Cat Sadler, who quit the entertainment company due to unequal pay compared to her male colleague

Pay gap: Amy Schumer made sure to show support for former E! News correspondent Cat Sadler, who quit the entertainment company due to unequal pay compared to her male colleague

Star-studded event: As the Golden Globes approach, multiple stars share their stories and views before heading out on the red carpetStar-studded event: As the Golden Globes approach, multiple stars share their stories and views before heading out on the red carpet

Star-studded event: As the Golden Globes approach, multiple stars share their stories and views before heading out on the red carpet

Also joining the powerful movement was Big Little Lies star, Shailene Woodley, who snapped a quick video in bed before heading off and getting ready for the Golden Globes.

Shailene told fans: 'Today we are choosing to wear black to stand in solidarity with women across life and all industries.'

She continued: 'Times up on the imbalance of power, on inequality, and spread compassion and empathy.'

The actress – who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in her HBO series – encouraged everyone to participate to promote solidarity and healing.

Pop icon Madonna and songstress Pink also showed their support for the Time's Up protest by wearing black and posting photos of themselves on their Instagram using the viral hashtag.

As the list of stars who will be sporting all-black ensembles grow, not all stars will be part of the Time's Up protest.

Healing: Also joining the powerful movement was Big Little Lies star, Shailene Woodley, who snapped a quick video in bed before heading off and getting ready for the Golden GlobesHealing: Also joining the powerful movement was Big Little Lies star, Shailene Woodley, who snapped a quick video in bed before heading off and getting ready for the Golden Globes

Healing: Also joining the powerful movement was Big Little Lies star, Shailene Woodley, who snapped a quick video in bed before heading off and getting ready for the Golden Globes

A growing bond: Reese encourages many to watch the Golden Globes protest with friends, while Tracee mentions to watch together in support of 'standing together'A growing bond: Reese encourages many to watch the Golden Globes protest with friends, while Tracee mentions to watch together in support of 'standing together'

A growing bond: Reese encourages many to watch the Golden Globes protest with friends, while Tracee mentions to watch together in support of 'standing together'

Ending the silence! Madonna joined the movement by posting a selfie alongside the caption:' I’ve been saying this for years!!!! Finally some solidarity!  #timesup #itsabouttime #revolutionoflove'Ending the silence! Madonna joined the movement by posting a selfie alongside the caption:' I’ve been saying this for years!!!! Finally some solidarity!  #timesup #itsabouttime #revolutionoflove'

Ending the silence! Madonna joined the movement by posting a selfie alongside the caption:' I’ve been saying this for years!!!! Finally some solidarity! #timesup #itsabouttime #revolutionoflove'

Fighting for equality: As the list of stars who will be sporting all-black ensembles grow, not all stars will be part of the Time's Up protestFighting for equality: As the list of stars who will be sporting all-black ensembles grow, not all stars will be part of the Time's Up protest

Fighting for equality: As the list of stars who will be sporting all-black ensembles grow, not all stars will be part of the Time's Up protest

Coming along for the ride! Songstress Pink also showed her support for the Time's Up protest by wearing black and posting photos of herself on Instagram using the viral hashtagComing along for the ride! Songstress Pink also showed her support for the Time's Up protest by wearing black and posting photos of herself on Instagram using the viral hashtag

Coming along for the ride! Songstress Pink also showed her support for the Time's Up protest by wearing black and posting photos of herself on Instagram using the viral hashtag

West World actress Evan Rachel Wood told TMZ, 'I think it's really cool that a lot of people want to wear black. That's their way of expressing themselves and expressing the protest.'

She later gave her opinion about actors who do not decide to wear black while on the red carpet, 'I don't think that makes you a monster, as long as you know there's other way you can get involved.'

Evan has gone publicly about expressing ways victims can out predators.

The actress wrote on twitter: 'Hey! Persons' attending the #GoldenGlobes this Sun,' she tweeted. 'If you see a predator but dont feel you can say anything publicly, gather a handful of people and make a circle around them. The room will know.'

She claimed the idea would work in one of two ways: by identifying sex pests; or at least making them too afraid to turn up.

The 75th Annual Golden Globes will air on NBC on Sunday at 5PM.

West World actress Evan Rachel Wood told TMZ , 'I think it's really cool that a lot of people want to wear black. That's their way of expressing themselves and expressing the protest'West World actress Evan Rachel Wood told TMZ , 'I think it's really cool that a lot of people want to wear black. That's their way of expressing themselves and expressing the protest'

West World actress Evan Rachel Wood told TMZ , 'I think it's really cool that a lot of people want to wear black. That's their way of expressing themselves and expressing the protest'

Powerful approach! She claimed the idea would work in one of two ways: by identifying sex pests; or at least making them too afraid to turn upPowerful approach! She claimed the idea would work in one of two ways: by identifying sex pests; or at least making them too afraid to turn up

Powerful approach! She claimed the idea would work in one of two ways: by identifying sex pests; or at least making them too afraid to turn up

The time in now! The 75th Annual Golden Globes will air on NBC on Sunday at 5PMThe time in now! The 75th Annual Golden Globes will air on NBC on Sunday at 5PM

The time in now! The 75th Annual Golden Globes will air on NBC on Sunday at 5PM

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Sydney seaplane crash: Exhaust fumes affected pilot, report confirms

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The pilot of a seaplane that crashed into an Australian river, killing all on board, had been left confused and disorientated by leaking exhaust fumes, investigators have confirmed.

The Canadian pilot and five members of a British family died in the crash north of Sydney in December 2017.

All were found to have higher than normal levels of carbon monoxide in their blood, a final report has found.

It recommended the mandatory fitting of gas detectors in all such planes.

British businessman Richard Cousins, 58, died alongside his 48-year-old fiancée, magazine editor Emma Bowden, her 11-year-old daughter Heather and his sons, Edward, 23, and William, 25, and pilot Gareth Morgan, 44. Mr Cousins was the chief executive of catering giant Compass.

The family had been on a sightseeing flight in the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver plane when it nose-dived into the Hawkesbury River at Jerusalem Bay, about 50km (30 miles) from the city centre.

The final report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) confirmed the findings of an interim report published in 2020.

It said pre-existing cracks in the exhaust collector ring were believed to have released exhaust gas into the engine bay. Holes left by missing bolts in a firewall then allowed the fumes to enter the cabin.

“As a result, the pilot would have almost certainly experienced effects such as confusion, visual disturbance and disorientation,” the report said.

“Consequently, it was likely that this significantly degraded the pilot’s ability to safely operate the aircraft.”

The ATSB recommended the Civil Aviation Safety Authority consider mandating the fitting of carbon monoxide detectors in piston-engine aircraft that carry passengers.

It previously issued safety advisory notices to owners and operators of such aircraft that they install detectors “with an active warning” to pilots”. Operators and maintainers of planes were also advised to carry out detailed inspections of exhaust systems and firewalls.

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Australia unlikely to fully reopen border in 2021, says top official

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Australia is unlikely to fully open its borders in 2021 even if most of its population gets vaccinated this year as planned, says a senior health official.

The comments dampen hopes raised by airlines that travel to and from the country could resume as early as July.

Department of Health Secretary Brendan Murphy made the prediction after being asked about the coronavirus’ escalation in other nations.

Dr Murphy spearheaded Australia’s early action to close its borders last March.

“I think that we’ll go most of this year with still substantial border restrictions,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Monday.

“Even if we have a lot of the population vaccinated, we don’t know whether that will prevent transmission of the virus,” he said, adding that he believed quarantine requirements for travellers would continue “for some time”.

Citizens, permanent residents and those with exemptions are allowed to enter Australia if they complete a 14-day hotel quarantine at their own expense.

Qantas – Australia’s national carrier – reopened bookings earlier this month, after saying it expected international travel to “begin to restart from July 2021.”

However, it added this depended on the Australian government’s deciding to reopen borders.

Australia’s tight restrictions

The country opened a travel bubble with neighbouring New Zealand late last year, but currently it only operates one-way with inbound flights to Australia.

Australia has also discussed the option of travel bubbles with other low-risk places such as Taiwan, Japan and Singapore.

A vaccination scheme is due to begin in Australia in late February. Local authorities have resisted calls to speed up the process, giving more time for regulatory approvals.

Australia has so far reported 909 deaths and about 22,000 cases, far fewer than many nations. It reported zero locally transmitted infections on Monday.

Experts have attributed much of Australia’s success to its swift border lockdown – which affected travellers from China as early as February – and a hotel quarantine system for people entering the country.

Local outbreaks have been caused by hotel quarantine breaches, including a second wave in Melbourne. The city’s residents endured a stringent four-month lockdown last year to successfully suppress the virus.

Other outbreaks – including one in Sydney which has infected about 200 people – prompted internal border closures between states, and other restrictions around Christmas time.

The state of Victoria said on Monday it would again allow entry to Sydney residents outside of designated “hotspots”, following a decline in cases.

While the measures have been praised, many have also criticised them for separating families across state borders and damaging businesses.

Dr Murphy said overall Australia’s virus response had been “pretty good” but he believed the nation could have introduced face masks earlier and improved its protections in aged care homes.

In recent days, Australia has granted entry to about 1,200 tennis players, staff and officials for the Australian Open. The contingent – which has recorded at least nine infections – is under quarantine.

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Covid: Brisbane to enter three-day lockdown over single infection

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The Australian city of Brisbane has begun a snap three-day lockdown after a cleaner in its hotel quarantine system became infected with coronavirus.

Health officials said the cleaner had the highly transmissible UK variant and they were afraid it could spread.

Brisbane has seen very few cases of the virus beyond quarantined travellers since Australia’s first wave last year.

It is the first known instance of this variant entering the Australian community outside of hotel quarantine.

The lockdown is for five populous council areas in Queensland’s state capital.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the measure on Friday morning local time, about 16 hours after the woman tested positive.

Ms Palaszczuk said the lockdown aimed to halt the virus as rapidly as possible, adding: “Doing three days now could avoid doing 30 days in the future.”

“I think everybody in Queensland… knows what we are seeing in the UK and other places around the world is high rates of infection from this particular strain,” she said.

“And we do not want to see that happening here in our great state.”

Australia has reported 28,500 coronavirus infections and 909 deaths since the pandemic began. By contrast, the US, which is the hardest-hit country, has recorded more than 21 million infections while nearly 362,000 people have died of the disease.The lockdown will begin at 18:00 on Friday (08:00 GMT) in the Brisbane city, Logan and the Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands local government areas.

Residents will only be allowed to leave home for certain reasons, such as buying essential items and seeking medical care.

For the first time, residents in those areas will also be required to wear masks outside of their homes.

Australia has faced sporadic outbreaks over the past year, with the most severe one in Melbourne triggering a lockdown for almost four months.

A pre-Christmas outbreak in Sydney caused fresh alarm, but aggressive testing and contact-tracing has kept infection numbers low. The city recorded four local cases on Friday.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government has pledged to start mass vaccinations in February instead of March as was planned.

Lockdown interrupts ‘near normal’ life in Brisbane

Simon Atkinson, BBC News in Brisbane

At 8:00 today I popped to the local supermarket for some bread, milk – and because it’s summer here – a mango. I was pretty much the only customer.

When I went past the same shop a couple of hours later it was a different story – 50 people standing in the drizzle – queuing to get inside as others emerged with bulging shopping bags. “Heaps busier than Christmas,” a cheery trolley attendant told me. “It’s off the scale”.

Despite the “don’t panic” messages from authorities, pictures on social media show it’s a pattern being repeated across the city.

While shutdowns are common around the world, the tough and sudden stay-at-home order for Brisbane has caught people on the hop here after months of near normality.

But while such a rapid, hard lockdown off the back of just a single case of Covid-19 will seem crazy in some parts of the world, I’ve not come across too many people complaining.

And I don’t think that’s just because Aussies love to follow a rule. This is the first time the UK variant of the virus has been detected in the community in Australia.

And nobody here wants Brisbane to go through what Melbourne suffered last year. Even if it means going without mangoes.

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