Covid-19: Growth in cases may be slowing in England

Image copyright Reuters The growth in cases of coronavirus may be slowing down, the largest study of the infection in England suggests.A team at Imperial College London analysed samples from 84,000 people chosen at random from across the country.They said the R number, the virus’s reproduction number, appears to have fallen since measures including the…

Coronavirus: Extra £10bn needed to plug funding gap, say councils

Image copyright Science Photo Library An additional £10.1bn is needed annually to help local authorities in England plug funding gaps and improve services, council leaders say.The Local Government Association said the figure included more than £5bn to ensure councils can maintain services at current levels, amid uncertainty caused by coronavirus. It said £1.9bn was needed…

Technical glitch halts trading on Japan’s exchanges

Image copyright Getty Images A technical problem has forced a full-day halt to trading on Japan’s stock exchanges, including the popular Nikkei 225 index. A Japan Exchange Group statement gave no details about the nature of the glitch and didn’t indicate when trading would resume again. Trading was also suspended at exchanges in Nagoya, Fukuoka…

The Fall of Troy

Hearst hired a belligerent leader to disrupt its magazine business. Then fired him mid-disruption. Now it’s left with — what, exactly? Former Hearst president Troy Young. Photo-Illustration: Joe Darrow. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Harper’s BAZAAR Former Hearst president Troy Young. Photo-Illustration: Joe Darrow. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Harper’s BAZAAR Former Hearst president Troy…

2020 Presidential Debates: What to Expect and How to Watch

Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Despite President Trump’s threats to abandon the half-decade tradition earlier this year, he and Joe Biden are expected to debate three times in the coming four weeks, with their running mates Kamala Harris and Mike Pence facing off as well. Naturally, there’s been a bit of controversy prior to the events…

Top Filmmakers Warn Congress That Movie Theaters Face Extinction

6:47 PM PDT 9/30/2020 by Pamela McClintock Getty Images Barry Jenkins; Lulu Wang; Clint Eastwood “Cinemas are an essential industry that represent the best that American talent and creativity have to offer. But now we fear for their future,” reads a letter sent to Capitol Hill lawmakers asking for additional pandemic relief. Dozens of influential…

Netflix Drops First Look At Chadwick Boseman’s Final Film

Published: Sep. 30. 2020 6:18 PM Over a month ago, actor Chadwick Boseman passed away at 43 due to complications from colon cancer. While Boseman’s time in the Hollywood spotlight didn’t last nearly as long as it should have, he left behind an impressive body of work, and there’s one more movie the public can…