This puppy's first escalator experience at the mall will brighten your day. Enjoy!
This puppy's first escalator experience at the mall will brighten your day. Enjoy!
Asian shares fell Thursday, tracking a decline on Wall Street as another rise in bond yields rattled investors who worry that higher inflation may prompt central banks to raise ultra-low interest rates. Benchmarks were lower in most major markets and the dollar rose against the Japanese yen. When yields rise quickly, as they have in recent weeks, it forces Wall Street to rethink the value of stocks.
The directors of nine of the animated films under consideration for Academy Award nominations will discuss their craft in a free online PreVIEW event Friday, March 5, beginning at 10 a.m. PT. “Animated Features Oscar Contenders – A Directors’ Discussion,” presented by the VIEW Conference, features Glen Keane (“Over the Moon”); Pete Docter and Kemp […]
U.K. magazine The Big Issue has partnered with digital distribution platform Alchimie to launch documentary and factual-focused SVOD channel The Big Issue TV (TBI TV). The Big Issue is a weekly entertainment and current affairs magazine that provides homeless people across the U.K. legitimate income. These individuals become vendors who buy the publication for £1.50 […]
Michale Boganim (“Odessa, Odessa,” “Land of Oblivion”) is directing “Tel-Aviv/Beirut,” a historical drama set against the backdrop of the Israeli–Lebanese conflict in 1982 and 2006. Set in Northern Israel, the film tells the journey of two families on each side of the border whose fate intertwined because of the war raging in Lebanon. “Tel-Aviv/Beirut” sheds […]
A new consensus is emerging among scientists about the course of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Reuters interviews with 18 specialists who track the disease or are working to curb its impact. The prevalence of COVID-19 infections in England has dropped since January, but the rate of decline has slowed and cases might be on the rise in some areas, researchers at Imperial College London said on Thursday. Interim findings for February compared to that of January shows estimated prevalence has risen in London and the South-East, as well as the East and West Midlands.
With U.S. policy toward North Korea in limbo as the new administration in Washington conducts a months-long policy review, former officials and experts are sparring over whether to shift focus from seeking the North's full denuclearisation. The administration of President Joe Biden says its review of North Korea policy will be finished in coming months, before announcing its plans for handling a rolling crisis that has bedevilled generations of U.S. presidents.
Dogwoof has taken U.K. rights to the Sundance World Documentary Cinema selection “Taming the Garden,” from Georgian director Salomé Jashi. Toronto-based Syndicado Film Sales brokered the deal. The film, which is currently screening online in the Berlinale’s Forum section, was also sold to Film Kino Text for Germany. The latest feature from the documentary filmmaker […]
Emerging Italian helmer Claudio Giovannesi, who made a splash in Berlin with his prizewinning Neapolitan teen mob drama “Piranhas,” is set to direct immigration epic “Vita,” set in New York’s early 20th century Little Italy. Based on Melania Mazzucco’s novel by the same title, winner of Italy’s prestigious Strega Prize, “Vita” is set in 1903 […]
Brazil set a daily record for COVID-19 deaths for a second straight day on Wednesday, as a raging resurgence of the virus led Sao Paulo state to shutter businesses and the government to try to close vaccine deals with Pfizer and Janssen. With a new coronavirus variant from the Amazon spurring more infections, according to studies, 1,910 people died from the virus in the past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data. In a year, Brazil's death toll has nearly topped 260,000, the world's second-worst after the United States.
The actor stated that he was able to focus on his career due to his wife's sacrifice
The two paintings that the actress shared online were wildly interpreted
Nepal’s government signed a peace agreement Thursday with a small communist rebel group widely feared because they were known for violent attacks, extortion and bombings. The government agreed to lift a ban on the group, release all their party members and supporters in jail and drop all legal cases against them, while the group agreed to give up all violence and resolve any issues through peaceful dialogue, the government said in a statement after peace talks. Details of the agreement would be made public at a joint ceremony Friday with Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli and the leader of the rebel group Netra Bikram Chand, who is better known by his guerrilla name, Biplav.
The keyboardist and music producer was pronounced dead after found unconscious at home
Since Kirsty Bell founded Goldfinch Entertainment in 2016, the company has funded over 200 film and TV projects over the past five years, including the acclaimed “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” Amazon’s “Le Mans: Racing Is Everything” and “Killers Anonymous” with Gary Oldman and Jessica Alba. She has also launched an online art gallery as well as a physical one in her hometown of […]
India's bowlers claimed key wickets, including captain Joe Root, as England reached 74 for three at lunch on the first day of the fourth Test of a spin-dominated series on Thursday.
Murray, a three-time Grand Slam winner who claimed his first tour-level victory since August in the first round against Robin Haase, held his own against Rublev in a tight first set that lasted 62 minutes before the Russian raced away with the second. "I want to be playing at this level because I learn a lot from a match like this," Murray said. Murray's long-time rival Roger Federer is set to make his return to the court in Doha next week after two knee operations in the past 12 months and the Briton has backed the 20-time Grand Slam winner to hit top gear.
California will begin setting aside 40% of all vaccine doses for the state’s most vulnerable neighborhoods in an effort to inoculate people most at risk from the coronavirus and get the state’s economy open more quickly. Two officials in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration shared details Wednesday on condition of anonymity. Many of the neighborhoods are concentrated in Los Angeles County and the Central Valley.
After scouring a handful of locations, U.K.-based MSR Media producer Philippe Martinez has landed on the Caribbean island of Nevis to shoot six films back-to-back. With the pandemic still wreaking havoc in many countries, Nevis Island ticked all the boxes where stringent protocols have rendered few cases and no deaths. “One has to think outside […]
SpaceX has successfully landed one of its rockets in Boca Chica, Texas, at the end of a high altitude test flight.The Starship SN10 test model was developed by billionaire Elon Musk's company with the intention of carrying humans and 100 tons of cargo to the moon and Mars.It was the company's third attempt at a vertical landing, but it still ended in flames.The Starship exploded minutes after touch down.For Musk, it was mixed news.The rocket's two predecessors both crashed into the ground when they attempted landing.He tweeted: 'RIP SN10, honorable discharge.''Musk’s ambition is to make human space travel more affordable and routine with the ultimate goal to enable people to live on Mars.His private space company is planning the first orbital Starship flight for the end of this year.He's also promised a private lunar excursion in 2023 with the Japanese online fashion retail billionaire Yusaku Maezawa.On Wednesday, Maezawa launched a search for eight people to join him on the trip around the moon.
Hong Kong’s biggest international school group will have thousands of its staff undergo regular Covid-19 screening from this week to meet a prerequisite by education authorities to fully resume in-person classes, the Post has learned. But no exact date has yet been set for the full resumption of half-day classes at the 22 kindergartens and schools run by the English Schools Foundation. Schools which apply to education authorities to fully start classes will have to submit the request three days prior to the proposed date of commencement, according to officials. ESF has about 3,000 staff members and more than 18,000 students in Hong Kong.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China. “In ESF, we all share a common desire to have every one of our students back in the classroom every day,” the foundation’s chief executive Belinda Greer said in a letter to staff on Thursday. The foundation said it would pay for “spit test” kits which would be distributed among teachers through a private vendor to “ensure confidentiality and safeguard personal details”. Teachers would take the virus tests at home every two weeks and bring the kits into school for sample collection. It further said teachers who had concerns about being tested should speak to their school principals as soon as possible for “support or professional counselling”. Kindergarten teachers will be the first ones to be screened, starting this week, followed by their colleagues in primary and secondary schools. The move came after more than 200 parents demanded in a letter to the ESF management that schools start testing all teachers and staff regularly for the full resumption of face-to-face classes in the coming weeks. Few schools planning to resume all classes, with testing teachers for Covid-19 a stumbling block The parents, who accused the foundation of its “apparent inability and lack of effort” for the full resumption of in-person learning, also asked teachers and staff to put aside their “personal differences and keep students’ interest as the top priority”. “We expect the senior management and all teachers and staff, especially yourself [Greer], to meet the challenge and serve as role models for our children,” the letter addressed to the CEO read. It added: “While a [Covid-19] testing for all teachers and staff every 14 days may be an inconvenience, shouldn’t the unmeasurable benefits of resuming full face-to-face teaching outweigh any other concerns?” ESF schools, like most other city schools, have been bringing back up to one-third of the total student population on a half-day basis since the Lunar New Year holiday ended on February 22. Even though authorities said schools which could get all staff tested fortnightly might bring back all students on campus, few schools have so far opted for that amid administrative difficulties and concerns from some principals and teachers. Official figures as of last Friday showed only about 200 of the city’s more than 2,000 schools were either planning for a full resumption or had already done so, most of them kindergartens. Up to a third of pupils allowed to resume face-to-face classes after holiday In mid-February, Greer told parents in a letter that the group would “take time to explore” the option of testing all staff and consider the implications for its implementation, although a one-third resumption would be carried out first after classes resumed from the week of February 22. A parent of a child studying at one of the ESF schools, who wanted to remain anonymous, said she expected the foundation’s management to “do a better job”. “It’s not just this time but it’s [an] accumulated grievance,” she said, citing examples of some parents who were dissatisfied with a 45 per cent refund of one month’s tuition fee last year by the management amid the pandemic. In a reply to the Post, Greer did not say whether the foundation had made the decision because of the pressure from parents, but only added: “With the ongoing uncertainty of the current situation and the long-term view that some degree of disruption may continue for the remainder of the academic year, it is imperative that we now take forward plans to increase the time for our students to spend in school.”More from South China Morning Post:Hong Kong coronavirus fourth wave: up to a third of pupils allowed to resume face-to-face classes after holiday, Education Bureau saysCoronavirus: only handful of secondary schools in Hong Kong intend to test all staff and resume full classes after Lunar New Year, poll findsThis article Thousands of staff of Hong Kong’s biggest international school group to undergo Covid-19 screening from this week for full resumption of in-person classes first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.