New US sanctions target military conglomerates in Myanmar
New US sanctions target military conglomerates in Myanmar
Stocks Slip from Highs in Groggy Start to Week
Swedish payments firm Klarna has added a carbon footprint tracker to its shopping app, offering each of its 90 million users the option of monitoring the environmental impact of their consumption. From production to delivery at a shopper's front door, the feature will display an estimated carbon emission for each purchase and allow users to track their cumulative carbon footprint over months. "With fat, sugar and salt levels labelled on food we buy, why shouldn't our CO2 emissions be just as visible?" Klarna Chief Executive Sebastian Siemiatkowski said, comparing the feature to the nutritional information commonly required on food packaging.
A public servant and her husband will be charged over the leak of a media statement on the implementation of home-based learning before its official release.
As part of the latest round, Clearbanc sold $100 million worth of new shares and raised the remaining amount as debt. The company, which has raised more than $170 million in equity funding to date, said it would rebrand itself as Clearco. Founded in 2015, Clearbanc invests in online retail startups, though it does not acquire stake in any of these companies or hold any board seats.
During the regular trading day, both the S&P 500 and Dow pulled back from the record highs the indexes reached last week.
When President Joe Biden entrusted Vice President Kamala Harris in March with leading U.S. diplomatic efforts to cut immigration from Mexico and Central America's "Northern Triangle," experts described the job as both "perilous" and a "political grenade." The subsequent weeks have shown just how challenging the role will be as the administration seeks to defuse a crisis at the border that Republicans have used to hammer Biden. Harris has pushed Central American countries to increase troops at their borders and said she plans to visit Guatemala and Mexico, which could happen in as soon as a month.
The organisation behind The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and 50 Best Bars has unveiled the first edition of 50 Next.
After months of hammering at the door and demanding that they be allowed to increase their capacity limits, cinemas in New York got news from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that COVID restrictions would be loosened from 25% audience capacity to 33% audience capacity starting April 26. But one of the state’s top theater owners and industry lobbyists says that’s not enough. “We’re glad that we haven’t been completely ignored and that a step towards progress has been made, but we have made it very clear that theaters need to have the audience limit raised to 50% by Memorial Day weekend to survive financially,” Joe Masher, COO of Bowtie Cinemas and head of the National Association of Theater Owners’ New York division told TheWrap. “What New York is doing to us right now is simply doing damage to a worldwide industry.” Prior to Cuomo’s announcement, New York was one of the last two states in the country, along with Pennsylvania, to require 25% capacity limits for all of its counties. While some states enforce such a limit on a county-by-county basis — including California, Colorado and Oregon — major cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco raised their limits to 50% earlier...Read original story New York Movie Theaters Demand Capacity Rise to 50% by Memorial Weekend At TheWrap
Unlike many at the elite level of rugby, Irish wing Lauren Delany was never destined to turn out for her country. In fact, it wasn’t even her game.
A convicted killer who is fighting a possible June execution date that would make him the first person put to death in Nevada in 15 years is calling for the state to consider the firing squad as an option, a rare method in the U.S.
Once seen as rather elitist and niche, the documentary feature market is expanding as audience demand for real life stories continues to grow. Documentaries have become a huge genre in their own right, says Lia Devlin, head of distribution at Altitude Films, whose slate includes “Tina,” “Zappa,” “David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet,” and […]
In connection with an authoritative new report from Midia Research showing how songwriters are being dramatically short-changed by the streaming economy, ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus says that “songwriters are last in line for streaming royalties.” In an op-ed that recently appeared in the U.K. paper The Guardian, Ulvaeus — pictured above left, who cowrote nearly every […]
British kings and queens have had two birthdays for several years.
About 100 surfers held a “paddle out” demonstration in Byron Bay, New South Wales, on April 20 against a new Netflix reality series.This footage, posted to Instagram, shows the protesters near Main Beach on Tuesday, where they formed a “no” symbol in the surf.The streaming giant said there was no better backdrop for its docu-soap, Byron Baes, than Byron Bay and that the show would be a “love letter” to the tourist town.But locals are angry they were not consulted before the program was commissioned and believe the show will exploit the town, the Sydney Morning Herald said. Credit: rovebyronbay via Storyful
Adam Monaco was elevated to executive vice president at Disney Advertising Sales, part of a series of new appointments made under the unit’s president, Rita Ferro. Monaco, previously a senior vice president, will lead most sales for Disney’s news, sports and linear and streaming kids operations. He will report to Ferro. “Adam has done a […]
"They are like getting comfy new underwear," joked one reviewer.
Swiss doc fest Visions du Réel’s second virtual edition frames multiple titles – “The Bubble, “My Old Man” and “The Home” portraying an ever growing and aging demographic and the conditions in which its members live the final stage of their lives. The debut feature documentary of Chase Musslewhite and Jesse Zinn, the later also VdR […]
WarnerMedia has set up two Chinese-language series that will debut later this year. Period drama series “Legacy” hails from mainland China, while crime drama “Trinity of Shadows” is a three-way venture involving partners from Taiwan and Hong Kong. “Legacy” is a 1920s-set drama that chronicles the lives of the wealthy Yi family and three sisters […]
Canadian home prices accelerated sharply in March, with Halifax and Hamilton leading a bonanza of month-on-month gains felt across all 11 major markets in the country, data showed on Tuesday. The Teranet-National Bank Composite House Price Index, which tracks data collected from public land registries to measure changes for repeat sales of single-family homes, rose 1.5% from the previous month. Prices rose 3.3% in Halifax, 2.8% in Hamilton and 1.9% in Toronto, with gains in the other major centers ranging from 0.9% to 1.5%.
Many people think Cyprus has no corals, says marine ecologist Louis Hadjiannou. If climate change and coastal development continue unabated, he fears, they may soon be right.