Rescue workers are planning how to extract a beluga whale from the River Seine. The Arctic mammal has found itself trapped between a set of locks in a stretch of the watercourse between Paris and Rouen. Efforts are continuing to try and get the whale to eat, but they have so far failed. The marine conservationist group Sea Shepherd France said on Monday that "feeding attempts are continuing in parallel to finding a solution to get it out of the lock in the best conditions". Over the weekend, the beluga was given a "vitamin cocktail" in an attempt to keep its nutrition up. Advertisement Lamya Essemlali, president Sea Shepherd France, told a news conference this weekend: "It is really extremely thin. Its bones are protruding. I don't know if it's already too late". Attempts to feed the animal - with both dead herrings and live trouts - have proved fruitless. More on France Stranded beluga whale in River Seine given 'vitamin cocktail' … [Read more...] about Rescuers plan how to extract beluga whale from River Seine
Should you pick Disney Plus, Netflix or Prime Video? (Image: NETFLIX • PRIME VIDEO • WALT DISNEY • GETTY) This article contains affiliate links, we may receive a commission on any sales we generate from it. Learn more Struggling to find something to watch? A streaming service can be an affordable way to unlock hundreds of new TV shows, documentaries, sports fixtures (in some cases) and blockbuster movies. Streaming platforms like Netflix, Prime Video, and Disney+ are all available with rolling monthly contracts so, unlike some of the best Sky TV deals around, you will be able to cancel at any time – making these streamers incredibly flexible. But with news of an incoming Amazon Prime price rise in the UK – the first time costs have increased since 2014, which streaming service offers the ultimate value for money? Netflix remains the most popular, with 220 million subscribers worldwide. Despite huge success with its latest season of Stranger Things, which is … [Read more...] about Netflix vs Disney+ vs Prime Video: Which streaming service is worth the price?
The 1978 animated movie and Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning early-2000s epic are not the only film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s timeless classic “The Lord of the Rings.” Though dramatically lacking in production quality, a version of the fantasy epic was created in the Soviet Union prior to its fall and was thought to have been lost until just recently. The made-for-TV film was created in 1991 and is “the only adaptation of his Lord of the Rings trilogy believed to have been made in the Soviet Union,” according to The Guardian . “Aired 10 years before the release of the first installment of Peter Jackson’s movie trilogy, the low-budget film appears ripped from another age: the costumes and sets are rudimentary, the special effects are ludicrous, and many of the scenes look more like a theatre production than a feature-length film,” reported the outlet. “The score, composed by Andrei Romanov of the rock band Akvarium, also lends a distinctly Soviet ambience to the production, … [Read more...] about Lost Soviet Union ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Movie Discovered | The Daily Wire
Published 3 May 2017 Share close Share page Copy link About sharing A 62-year-old veteran of Britain's black art scene, Lubaina Himid, is in the running for the Turner Prize after organisers scrapped its age limit. British art's most high-profile award has abolished its ban on over-50s this year - meaning Himid is eligible. At 52, Hurvin Anderson, another key black British artist, is among the other nominees for the £25,000 prize. The multicultural shortlist is completed by German-born Andrea Buttner and Londoner Rosalind Nashashibi. Listen: Jury chair Alex Farquharson speaks to BBC Radio 4 The prize was the domain of Young British Artists in the 1990s - but the youngest person on the Turner shortlist this year is Nashashibi at 43. The winner will be announced at the Ferens gallery in Hull on 5 December. The Turner Prize was founded in 1984 and was open to all … [Read more...] about Turner Prize: Black painting pioneers break award age barrier
If the longest recession since the financial crisis and deepest fall in living standards since the 1960s were not bad enough, Britain is also facing economic humiliation on the international stage – if you believe Government critics. Keir Starmer last month accused former chancellor Rishi Sunak and Prime Minister Boris Johnson of leaving the UK with an “appalling joint economic legacy of the highest inflation and the lowest growth in the G7”. The G7 comparison paints Britain’s painful 9.4pc annual price rise in June as a remarkable outlier, but that does not depict the full picture. Firstly, much of the G7 is in a very similar position: US inflation is at 9.1pc and Germany at 8.2pc. Secondly, the UK is suffering less inflation than the average EU nation – price rises averaged 9.6pc in June across the bloc. Figures on the continent range from 6.1pc in Malta – high by historic standards but unusually low today – to a scorching 22pc in Estonia, according to data from … [Read more...] about Why Europe is suffering a worse inflation crisis than Britain