Montenegro's parliament on Friday endorsed a new coalition government with a wafer-thin majority that needs to steer the country through the coronavirus crisis and an economic downturn after ending three decades of socialist rule. Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic has pledged his cabinet will tackle the downturn, fight the coronavirus, and root-out corruption and organised crime, a key condition for Montenegro's long-term goal of joining the European Union. The new government will also seek to dismantle a state apparatus built by the Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) led by long-serving President Milo Djukanovic.
After an academic career far from the political spotlight, university professor Zdravko Krivokapic on Friday became Montenegro's new Prime Minister, in a remarkable ouster of the party that has ruled the Adriatic country for three decades.
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ViacomCBS' MTV Entertainment Group has signed a comprehensive development deal with Ryan Michelle Bathé and her Down on Maple Productions, an agreement that covers content created for television and new media platforms. Under the terms of the deal, Bathé will develop and executive produce new TV series for MTV Entertainment Studios across scripted, unscripted and […]
With the Brexit deadline looming on Dec. 31, film and TV production remains largely in the dark about how businesses can operate between Britain and the European Union. When Britain formally left the E.U. on Jan. 31 this year, a transition period running until the end of 2020 took effect, during which trade negotiations were […]
Next year is shaping up to be a humanitarian catastrophe and rich countries must not trample poor countries in a "stampede for vaccines" to combat the coronavirus pandemic, top U.N. officials told the 193-member U.N. General Assembly on Friday. World Food Programme (WFP) chief David Beasley and World Health Organization (WHO) head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke during a special meeting on COVID-19, which emerged in China late last year and has so far infected 65 million globally.
Companies hoping the EU and the new U.S. administration will soon strike a new transatlantic data transfer pact to replace one struck down by a court will probably have to wait months for any result, the head of the EU privacy watchdog said on Friday. Washington and Brussels have in recent years seen their data transfer accords, one known as the Safe Harbour and its successor the Privacy Shield, rejected by Europe's top court because of concerns about U.S. surveillance. Both pacts were challenged in a long-running dispute between Facebook and Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems who has campaigned about the risk of U.S. intelligence agencies accessing data on Europeans.
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As Brazil emerges from its shoot shutdown, the magnitude of its biggest production, Netflix fiction miniseries “Senna,” about Formula One racing genius Ayrton Senna, is rapidly becoming clearer. The series, now in development, ticks multiple boxes for both Netflix and its producer, São Paulo-based Gullane. “Language is no longer a barrier, only ambition and quality […]
Recent progress on COVID-19 vaccines is positive but the World Health Organization is concerned this has led to a growing perception that the pandemic has come to an end, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday. Tedros said the pandemic still had a long way to run and that decisions made by citizens and governments would determine its course in the short run and when the pandemic would ultimately end. "The truth is that at present, many places are witnessing very high transmission of the COVID-19 virus, which is putting enormous pressure on hospitals, intensive care units and health workers."
When driving between the Faroese islands of Eysturoy and Stremoy, heavy traffic is rarely a consideration. But commuters can rest assured that even at the height of rush hour their journeys will be smooth thanks to the world's first undersea roundabout. The sub-sea traffic circle sits inside a new 11km tunnel that is set to dramatically reduce journey times between the capital Tórshavn and the key fishing port of Klaksvik. The Eysturoyartunnelin, as the Faroe Islands’ largest ever infrastructure project is known, is budgeted at just over 1 billion Danish Kroner (approx £120million) which works out at around £25,000 per islander. The costs will be recouped by a toll of just under £10 per car. The roundabout gives drivers the option of surfacing at two separate points on the island of Eysturoy. The tunnel will be 189 metres below the Atlantic, and final safety tests and fire drills will be carried out next week. Currently, road journeys between Tórshavn and Klaksvik take around 70 minutes via a bridge between the two islands further north, but this will be cut to under forty minutes. Foreign tourism and a rising population have seen Faroes develop significantly in the last decade with the island’s own airline Atlantic Airways expanding rapidly internationally. The new sub-sea tunnel is likely to be something of a tourist attraction in its own right, and the prominent local artist Tróndur Patursson has created an eighty metre long steel sculpture for the roundabout. Representing interlinking human figures it represents the unique Faroese ‘ring dance’ where unlimited numbers of people join hands and keep time with simple side to side steps to a traditional ballad. The tunnel marks the precise geographical centre of the Faroes’ archipelago of 18 inhabited islands halfway between Shetland and Iceland. NCC has already started drilling on another tunnel of similar length linking Streymoy with the small island of Sandoy – population 1,200. One aim of the sub-sea tunnels is to prevent the depopulation of smaller villages. It is hoped that reliable road links will reduce dependency on inter-island ferries which are frequently disrupted by Faroes’ extreme winter weather.
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Austrian equestrian trainer Katharina Schneidhofer was without a proper workout buddy, but wanted to make the most of her quarantine fitness time, so she turned to her 10-year-old Shetland pony, Pepino, to assist her with some sit-ups.Pepino has been with Schneidhofer for eight years and “can do a lot of tricks,” Schneidhofer said.This video shows Schneidhofer doing sit-ups as Pepino sits at her feet much like a human workout partner would. She gives him little pecks on his nose every time she sits up.Schneidhofer bought Pepino when he was two years old and he has since become one of three horses she uses in her horse training and education courses. Credit: Katharina Schneidhofer via Storyful
Veteran Welshman Jamie Donaldson stormed through the course at Sun City on Friday, sinking 10 birdies in a round of 63 to share the lead with Christiaan Bezuidenhout at the halfway mark of the South African Open. The 45-year-old Donaldson, who started the day one-under-par, could even afford a dropped shot in his blistering round as he came within one shot of Lee Westwood’s course record at the Gary Player Country Club. Bezuidenhout missed a short putt on the 18th for a birdie that would have given him a one-shot lead as he seeks a second successive European Tour title after winning last week’s Alfred Dunhill Championship.
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