Co-founder of Zero Hour, Zanagee Artis, focuses on policy, climate education and storytelling to create a sustainable world
Co-founder of Zero Hour, Zanagee Artis, focuses on policy, climate education and storytelling to create a sustainable world
Philadelphia [Pennsylvania], May 16 (ANI): A new research from Drexel University shows parks played an important role for people seeking respite from the toll of social isolation during the pandemic, and they did so without increasing the spread of COVID-19.
With indoor service resuming from Monday 17 May, the majority of the two thirds (67.1%) of venues that had not reopened by the end of April will now have the option to do so — though nightclubs are still not able to return.
New Delhi [India], May 16 (ANI): A petition has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored independent inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or National Investigation Agency (NIA) into alleged killings of inmates at Chitrakoot jail in Uttar Pradesh.
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], May 16 (ANI): Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Romeo Force of the Army's Rashtriya Rifles has started a coronavirus awareness and education campaign for the migratory population of the Gujjar and Bakarawal community in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
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The German Green party's candidate for chancellor, Annalena Baerbock, plans to cut jet fuel subsidies and abolish short-haul flights if she comes to power, she told weekly Bild am Sonntag. The Greens are riding high in the polls ahead of Germany's Sept. 26 election, with a very good chance of joining the next coalition government or even taking over the chancellery. Baerbock told the paper that she is in favour of introducing climate-friendly taxation of flights, essentially putting an end to low-cost offers such as a trip from Germany to Mallorca for 29 euros.
Sussex Police were called to reports of a man making threats outside Brighton Railway Station at 3.49 on Sunday morning.
The risk of the Indian variant of Covid to the UK has been increased because of the government’s failure to “prioritise the protection of the borders” at a time when Boris Johnson was planning a trade trip to Delhi, a member of Keir Starmer’s frontbench has said. Shadow communities secretary Steve Reed told Sky News’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday that Mr Johnson failed to put India on England’s travel “red list” along with neighbours Pakistan and Bangladesh early in April at a time when coronavirus was “running out of control in the whole of the sub-continent”.
Netflix made subscribers a big promise in 2021: new movies, every week, for the entire year. And now that we're about halfway through the year, Netflix's summer movie collection is rolling out. What's in store? Thrillers, teen rom-coms, zombies, and… beloved landscape painter Bob Ross? Sure, throw him in there, too. But, with so many new movies being released on Netflix, what are the best ones to watch? To help you out in your movie-watching journey, we've narrowed down some of the most anticipated films to hit the streaming service this summer, along with some smaller films that shouldn't be overlooked. Because while you've probably heard a lot about the fact that a gender-swapped She's All That remake is coming (titled He's All That, naturally), you may not have heard of an Indian film about a teenage skateboarder (Skater Girl) or a Brazilian comedy about an influencer getting her party on after a bad breakup (Carnaval). Click through to find out about all these upcoming Netflix movies that will, at the very least, be the topics of conversation. There's going to be a lot of summer heat to hide from in the coming months. At least we've got a few reasons to stay inside.The Woman in the WindowRelease date: May 14Amy Adams stars in The Woman in the Window, a thriller about an agoraphobic woman based on the novel of the same name by A.J. Finn. The film's release has been delayed significantly and unfortunately, the film comes from executive producer Scott Rudin. But Adams fans may still want to give it a chance, so it may just become a topic of conversation for Monday morning small talk.Army of the DeadRelease Date: May 21A group is sent on a mission to retrieve $200 million (£140 million) hidden in a safe below the Las Vegas strip. The problem? Las Vegas has been taken over by zombies — zombies that are faster and more intelligent than your typical ones. Dave Bautista, Omari Hardwick, Tig Notaro, Ella Purnell, and more star in this film from Zack Snyder.Carnaval Release Date: June 2Carnaval is a Brazilian comedy about an influencer who takes three of her friends on an all-expenses-paid trip to Carnaval in Salvador after her boyfriend cheats on her. They have a wild time while they're there and meet some new love interests, naturally.AwakeRelease Date: June 9Gina Rodriguez stars in Awake, a sci-fi movie about a world in which all electricity and cars stop working and humans lose the ability to sleep. All humans, that is, except for the young daughter (Ariana Greenblatt) of Rodriguez's character. Could she hold the answer to the mystery?Skater GirlRelease Date: June 11Skater Girl is a film about a teenager (Rachel Sanchita Gupta) in rural India who dreams of becoming a competitive skateboarder by faces struggles as she tries to achieve her goal. Photo: Courtesy of Netflix.Good on PaperRelease Date: June 23Good on Paper follows a standup comedian (played by actual standup comedian Iliza Shlesinger, who also wrote the film), who thinks she's found love with a guy who is "good on paper," but finds out he may be too good to be true.Photo: Courtesy of Netflix.The Last Letter from Your LoverRelease Date: July 23If you want to see people in pretty settings fall in love in '60s garb, then this one's for you. The Last Letter from Your Lover follows two storylines. In the present day, a journalist (Felicity Jones) is researching old love letters she came across. In the 1960s, a forbidden love story is playing out between a man (Callum Turner) and woman (Shailene Woodley).Resort to LoveRelease Date: July 29Escape to an island paradise with Resort to Love. The romantic comedy stars Christina Milian as a singer who gets hired to perform at a resort in Mauritius. Soon, though, she finds out that her ex-fiancé (Jay Pharoah) is getting married there and her feelings for him return.The Kissing Booth 3Release Date: August 11Joey King, Jacob Elordi, and Joel Courtney return for some more teen drama and hijinks in the final movie in the Kissing Booth series. This time, King's character, Elle, has to decide whether to attend college with her boyfriend or her best friend. Sweet GirlRelease Date: August 20Jason Momoa is out for revenge in Sweet Girl. The thriller is about a man seeking justice following the death his wife, all while protecting his daughter (Isabela Merced). Photo: Courtesy of Netflix.BeckettRelease Date: August 27Malcolm & Marie star John David Washington and Alicia Vikander star in the action-thriller Beckett. They play a couple holidaying in Greece who end up getting involved in a dangerous conspiracy. Photo: Courtesy of Netflix.He's All ThatRelease Date: August 27The original She's All That got a gender-swapped remake. He's All That stars TikTok star Addison Rae as a high schooler, Padgett, who tries to turn an unpopular boy (Tanner Buchanan) from her class into prom king. The star of the original film, Rachael Leigh Cook, returns to play Padgett's mother. Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & GreedRelease date: TBA It's quite a dramatic title for a film about a man who paints "happy trees," but that's because this documentary looks in to betrayals Ross faced during his life and the handling of his estate following his 1995 death. You may need to watch a few episodes of his happy, little show after this one.Photo: Acey Harper/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Top 10 Titles Streaming On Netflix17 Sharpest Horror Movies By Women On ShudderThese Shows & Movies Get College Totally Right
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], May 16 (ANI): Amid a shortage of oxygen in several states due to rising COVID-19 cases in the country, 777 tankers/containers carrying 14294.141 metric tonnes (MT) of medical oxygen have been dispatched under escort/supervision of Odisha Police in the last 24 days to 13 deficit states of the country.
Police intervened to move along thousands of people drinking and dancing in Barcelona's city centre and on the nearby beach, seeking to prevent dangerous overcrowding on the first full weekend after Spain lifted COVID-19 restrictions. "We have cleared people from central streets and also about 2,000 from the beach, some who of whom were not respecting restrictions on distances or health regulations, but there were no fights," Major Ricardo Salas, of the Barcelona City Guard, told Reuters on Sunday morning. There are still some restrictions in place.
Police urge local residents to avoid entire area while blast is investigated
A taxi driver was found dead in his car at Heathrow, as dozens of cabbies sleep inside their vehicles in the hope of picking up a fare. Many London taxi drivers have struggled to make a living during the pandemic due to limits on international travel.
The Health Secretary said it is ‘appropriate’ to push on with the major easing of lockdown in England.
Washington [US], May 16 (ANI): As per the findings of a recent study with pandemic-related implications, gulping down a few drinks with a stranger may make you get closer to them.
Major spoilers for Halston on Netflix are ahead. Netflix’s Halston is studded with arguments. Fourth episode “The Party’s Over” features the loudest and most upsetting ones, as the series’ titular leading man (Ewan McGregor) destroys the connections most important to him. He antagonizes muse Elsa Peretti (Rebecca Dayan) during a Long Island getaway, forcing her to flee in the middle of lunch. The next time Halston sees Elsa, he screams at her in Studio 54 and tries to rip a fur coat off of her body. Minutes later, Halston calls his illustrator Joe Eula (David Pittu) a “beta” and “an embarrassment,” pushing him to leave the Halston loft near tears. Yet, none of these raucous moments actually get to the heart of Halston’s habit of self destruction, which is the cornerstone of Halston itself. Instead, that scene arrives quietly in Halston’s finale, “Critics,” and unexpectedly comes from Halston’s forced collaborator John David Ridge (Jack Mikesell). “How dare you?” John yells at Halston. “You are the most talented man I have ever met, and you are throwing it all away.” These two sentences are the crux of Halston. If the series were at its best, it would aim to solve the inner workings of why someone so gifted would blow up the empire they spent their “whole life working for,” as David says. Halston does not — that is its fatal flaw. By the time Halston — based on Steven Gaines’ 1991 biography Simply Halston — ends, viewers have witnessed all the chronological steps that led to Halston’s final years (at least according to this ultimately fictionalised series). After unmitigated success in the late ‘60s and ‘70s, Halston becomes the brightest star in American fashion. A benefit show against French designers in Versailles puts him over the top, leading to a multimillion dollar business deal with corporation Norton Simon. Soon enough, Halston is designing everything from carpets to flight attendant uniforms. He is miserable. The more successful Halston becomes, the more intent he is to burn his life down and wreck any working relationship, whether it be business or personal. When “Critics” ends, Halston has quit his own namesake company due to dissatisfaction with mounting soulless licensing deals, his own substance abuse battles, and exhaustion from a secret AIDS diagnosis. An abrupt conversation with Halston’s lawyer Nick (Juri Henley-Cohn) informs viewers that, at some point off-screen, Halston “gave away all his leverage” with Norton Simon by spilling the details of their legal proceedings to the press. Halston is left taking a deal “a hundred times worse” than what was initially on the table. “I know, I went off the deep end,” Halston demures. But, the series is uninterested in exploring the emotional reality that drove Halston into such a classically masochistic action, or why he was so deeply unhappy in the first place. As his successful Martha Graham costumes prove later in the episode, Halston’s terror over his failing health has not zapped him of his creativity or sense. So why ruin the exit deal? HALSTON (L to R) KRYSTA RODRIGUEZ as LIZA MINNELLI and EWAN MCGREGOR as HALSTON in episode 105 of HALSTON Cr. ATSUSHI NISHIJIMA/NETFLIX © 2021 Certain passing moments attempt to suggest insecurity may be the root cause of Halston’s worst behaviour. Second episode “Versailles” follows Halston as he attempts to avoid its central fashion competition — against storied fashion designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Hubert de Givenchy — at all costs. When Halston’s show appears destined to flop in front of the world, he hides in a getaway car to the airport, skittish and smoking. Best friend Liza Minnelli (Krysta Rodriguez) is the only person who can coax Halston out of the vehicle and back into the game. This same fear of rejection plays out over the finale with Halston’s relationship with bad reviews — they are a phobia and obsession in one. While Halston occasionally nods to its hero’s possible self doubt, it also heavily leans on his bubbling bravado for its flashier moments. Halston is also shown to be someone who bets $50,000 (£35,000) on their own unconventional perfume idea and builds a design house from nothing. This is someone who believes in themselves. If Halston wants us to truly imagine someone this ambitious would let their life’s work flounder as it does over Halston’s five episodes, it needs to deeply invest in the darkest parts of his emotional world. We need to hear Halston spill the specific needling details of his inner monologue to a loved one — beyond the basic and rushed “Versailles” car conversation— or know more about who Halston was before life as a monymous trendsetter. Even flashbacks to Halston’s childhood, during which he witnessed his mother’s continued abuse by his father, are intended to explain his dedication to beauty as a salve for all things — not his current emotional predicaments. Terrible things just happen in Halston, as the designer skips work, snorts cocaine, and insults his closest confidants. There is little psychological explanation for the increasing havoc around the fashion brand other than “That’s just Halston!” One of Halston’s biggest themes is the suggestion that its protagonist was so caught up in evoking beauty during every second, he never allowed anyone — save for maybe Liza Minnelli — to get to know the real him. It feels as though Halston doesn’t know the real Halston either. 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