Art

YouTube and Tribeca’s global online film festival starts today – TechCrunch

YouTube and Tribeca’s global online film festival starts today – TechCrunch

Today, the online film festival We Are One is kicking off 10 days of films, talks, musical performances and VR experiences. The event is a collaboration between Tribeca Enterprises (the organization behind the Tribeca Film Festival) and YouTube, with help from 21 film festivals from around the world. Think of it as an attempt to recreate a little bit of the excitement of this year’s canceled festivals, and to showcase some of the films that ... Full story

Education

Coronavirus: School return plan 'like a jigsaw puzzle'  News

Coronavirus: School return plan 'like a jigsaw puzzle' News

Image caption Head teacher Debbie Whiting set up a food bank to support families in poverty (photo taken before lockdown). The government has told schools to reopen for certain year groups from 1 June. But what does it mean in practical terms for schools - and how are they getting ready? We spoke to one head teacher to find out. "It's like doing a jigsaw puzzle where all the pieces are green.". That is how Debbie Whiting, head teacher of North ... Full story

Economics

Coronavirus sinks U.S. consumer spending; savings hit record high

Coronavirus sinks U.S. consumer spending; savings hit record high

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumers cut spending by the most on record for the second straight month in April while boosting savings to an all-time high, and the growing frugality reinforced expectations the economy could take years to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The report from the Commerce Department on Friday also showed an economy highly reliant on the government, with financial aid checks from a historic fiscal package worth ... Full story

Entertainment

Belgian zoo comes back to life from lockdown - BBC News

Belgian zoo comes back to life from lockdown - BBC News

Image caption This elephant has been taking the lockdown in its stride. If you didn't know better you'd swear the elephants at the Park Pairi Daiza zoological gardens held a morning meeting. They line up with extraordinary discipline and precision on a keeper's word of command and then dissolve into a friendly huddle. It is a ritual that has played out without an audience every day since Belgium went into lockdown at midnight on Friday 13 ... Full story

Health

Missouri's only abortion clinic wins licensing battle against state health department

Missouri's only abortion clinic wins licensing battle against state health department

FILE PHOTO: A banner stating "STILL HERE" hangs on the side of the Planned Parenthood Building after a judge granted a temporary restraining order on the closing of Missouri's sole remaining Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. May 31, 2019. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant/File Photo. (Reuters) - Missouri’s only abortion clinic on Friday won its legal fight to stay open, as an independent arbiter found the state’s health department ... Full story

Law

Epstein estate, victims reach agreement on compensation fund

Epstein estate, victims reach agreement on compensation fund

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A fund to compensate victims of Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse may begin making payouts soon, after the deceased financier’s estate, his accusers and the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands resolved their differences over the process. FILE PHOTO: A building is seen at Little St. James Island, one of the properties of financier Jeffrey Epstein, near Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands August 17, 2019. ... Full story

Living

El "otro Hollywood" recibe comida de los bancos de alimentos de Los Ángeles

El "otro Hollywood" recibe comida de los bancos de alimentos de Los Ángeles

EFE Los Ángeles (EE.UU.). 1.500 familias del "otro Hollywood" reciben comida de los bancos de alimentos de Los Ángeles. A volunteer pack boxes of food during a food distribution for the film industry workers amid the coronavirus at the Zio Studio Services in Sylmar, North of Los Angeles, California, USA, 29 May 2020. EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT. Volunteers put boxes of food in the trunk of a car during a food distribution for the film industry ... Full story

Politics

North Korea says it supports China's measures on Hong Kong

North Korea says it supports China's measures on Hong Kong

FILE PHOTO: A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse. SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Saturday expressed its support for China’s decision to impose new national security laws in Hong Kong, calling it a “legitimate step” to safeguard the state security. “Since Hong Kong issue is an issue pertaining thoroughly to the internal affairs of China, any country or ... Full story

Sport

'Am I next?' Tennis star Gauff joins chorus of protest after Minneapolis death

'Am I next?' Tennis star Gauff joins chorus of protest after Minneapolis death

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Teenage tennis phenomenon Coco Gauff released a video protesting killings of African-Americans in the United States on Friday, joining a chorus of outrage across the country that followed the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis. FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Fourth Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 26, 2020 Cori Gauff of the U.S. celebrates during her match against Sofia Kenin of the ... Full story

Technology

U.S. pipeline operator Energy Transfer warns of coming job cuts

U.S. pipeline operator Energy Transfer warns of coming job cuts

FILE PHOTO: Construction work continues on Sunoco's Mariner East II natural gas pipeline near Morgantown in Chester County, Pennsylvania, August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller/File Photo. (Reuters) - U.S. pipeline operator Energy Transfer LP ( ET.N ) will begin cutting about 6% of its workforce next week, underscoring the spreading impact of weak oil and gas prices on the energy business. Marshall McCrea, chief commercial officer for the ... Full story