The nation has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and, according to CNN, 142,824 of the country’s 281,752 confirmed cases are in Moscow. … [Read more...] about Khabib Nurmagomedov says over 20 relatives have had coronavirus as father Abdulmanap remains in ‘very serious condition’
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With A-listers such as Scarlett Johansson, Will Smith and Steven Spielberg on its books, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is a fixture of the Hollywood establishment, but its latest client is a little different. On 6 May, Variety revealed that CAA had signed up Miquela, a 19-year-old, Brazilian-American model, pop singer, influencer and self-described “change-seeking robot with the drip”. That’s right: Miquela isn’t an actual human. She is a virtual celeb, created in 2016 by a California tech startup named Brud. But her career is looking pretty real right now. … [Read more...] about Reality bites: are virtual actors about to put Hollywood’s humans out of work?
We are going to more people that we are pronouncing dead. We’d average one a week normally, but a week ago I was doing three or four a day. A few weeks ago, my small team saw nine people in a day die at home. Pre-coronavirus, that would never have happened. … [Read more...] about ‘We’re all approaching burnout’: paramedics on the toll of tackling coronavirus
A BA spokeswoman said: “We are acting now to protect as many jobs possible. The airline industry is facing the deepest structural change in its history, as well as facing a severely weakened global economy. We are committed to consulting openly with our unions and our people as we prepare for a new future.” … [Read more...] about BA planning to rehire sacked staff on worse terms, union says
The government is mired in talks over the Irish border, while ministers must also make sufficient progress on a financial settlement with Brussels to leave the EU as well as reach an agreement over the rights of EU citizens in the UK. The OBR did not factor in failure to reach a deal over Brexit into its gloomy forecasts for the health of the economy alongside the budget. … [Read more...] about The Brexit economy: is the worst of the 2017 slowdown over?