Art

Venice Film Festival will go ahead in September  governor

Venice Film Festival will go ahead in September governor

The 76th Venice Film Festival - Awards Ceremony - Venice, Italy, September 7, 2019 - Emmanuelle Seigner accepts on behalf of director Roman Polanski the Silver Lion award - Grand Jury Prize. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw. ROME (Reuters) - The Venice Film Festival will go ahead as scheduled at the beginning of September, Luca Zaia, the governor of the region around the Italian city said on Sunday as the spread of the new coronavirus in the ... Full story

Education

Why reopening French schools is a social emergency

Why reopening French schools is a social emergency

Image caption Primary schools and some middle schools have reopened with pupils following strict social distancing measures. It's obvious that a lack of schooling has increased inequalities, says France's Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer. "Social emergency" is the term he uses to describe the need to unlock the country's schools. France started reopening its education system after lockdown with primary schools, because it was even more ... Full story

Economics

India's ITC to acquire spices maker Sunrise Foods

India's ITC to acquire spices maker Sunrise Foods

FILE PHOTO: A man talks on his mobile phone as he walks past an ITC office building in Kolkata September 4, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri. MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian consumer goods giant ITC ( ITC.NS ) is going to acquire spices maker Sunrise Foods Private Limited, the company said in a statement to stock exchanges on Sunday. The company on May 23 entered into a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire 100% of the equity share capital of Sunrise ... Full story

Entertainment

Dr. Dre Explains How Social Media Ruined Artists Mystique

Dr. Dre Explains How Social Media Ruined Artists Mystique

The majority of people can probably agree that social media is both a blessing and a curse. It's made things more accessible but sometimes, that might not be the best thing. In a recent interview with GQ, Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine shared their thoughts on the social media era. Dre isn't really a social media kind of guy, anyway, so you can imagine that he's not into Instagram or Twitter, like many other artists. In fact, his Twitter page even ... Full story

Health

Haiti voodoo leaders prepare temples for coronavirus sufferers

Haiti voodoo leaders prepare temples for coronavirus sufferers

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haiti’s voodoo leaders have trained priests of the Afro Caribbean religion to concoct a secret remedy for the novel coronavirus and to prepare the sacred initiation chambers of their temples to receive patients. A Mambo, a voodoo priestess, dances at a ceremony during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Port-au-Prince, Haiti May 1, 2020. Picture taken May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Jeanty Junior Augustin. In ... Full story

Law

Blackburn shooting: Sixth murder charge over Aya Hachem death

Blackburn shooting: Sixth murder charge over Aya Hachem death

Image caption Aya Hachem died from a gunshot wound to the chest. A 34-year-old man has become the sixth person to be charged with the murder of a law student in a drive-by shooting. Aya Hachem, 19, died when shots were fired from a passing car in Blackburn on 17 May. Ayaz Hussain, 34, of Calgary Avenue in Blackburn, has been charged with her murder and the attempted murder of a man who officers think was the intended target of the shooting. He ... Full story

Living

Nearly half 'reopen America' Twitter accounts are bots: report

Nearly half 'reopen America' Twitter accounts are bots: report

- There's been a surge in bot activity in the past month in online discussions about reopening America from COVID-19 shutdowns, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University said this week. - The researchers analyzed over 200 million tweets discussing COVID-19 and found that roughly half the accounts were likely bots. - They identified the bots by looking for accounts that tweeted more frequently than humanly possible or whose location appeared to ... Full story

Politics

Bolsonaro joins protesters as Brazil political scandal heats up amid pandemic

Bolsonaro joins protesters as Brazil political scandal heats up amid pandemic

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro reacts during a meeting with supporters protesting in his favor in front of the Planalto Palace, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brasilia, Brazil May 24, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado. (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday hailed supporters rallying in the country’s capital to back his administration as an unfolding political scandal adds to the public health crisis ... Full story

Sport

Austrian president 'sorry' for breaking lockdown

Austrian president 'sorry' for breaking lockdown

Image caption President Alexander Van der Bellen was spotted at an Italian restaurant with his wife. Austria's President Alexander Van der Bellen has apologised after he broke a coronavirus-related curfew. He stayed at a restaurant in the capital, Vienna, beyond the closing time mandated under the country's lockdown measures. Mr Van der Bellen, 76, said he had lost track of the time while speaking with friends at the Italian restaurant in the ... Full story

Technology

New Apple iOS Leak Promises Brilliant Messages Upgrade

New Apple iOS Leak Promises Brilliant Messages Upgrade

The Messages app is going to be updated in iOS 14, and will benefit Mac users as well, it's claimed. David Phelan. May 24 Update below. This post was originally published on May 23. The Messages app on iPhone and iPad is about to be significantly improved, analysis of leaked iOS 14 code by 9to5Mac . And because it’s what Apple calls a Catalyst app, it will work on the Mac much more effectively than the current macOS Messages app. MORE FROM ... Full story