To receive Steve Gutterman's Week In Russia each week via e-mail, subscribe by clicking here. There was euphoria in Moscow as journalist Ivan Golunov walked free after a historic climbdown by the Russian law enforcement authorities, who dropped a drug charge widely seen as fabricated. But it was back to business as usual the next day, with police detaining hundreds of peaceful demonstrators seeking to turn an exception into the norm. 'The Best Day' What a difference a day makes. On the evening of June 11, there was jubilation in Moscow after Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev announced that the drug charges against Ivan Golunov were being dropped and the investigative reporter would be released from house arrest for lack of evidence. The joy was centered on the journalists who had joined forces and pushed hard for exactly that outcome -- one that, while not entirely unexpected given omens such as the incredible disappearing drug-lab photos that were removed from a police website, … [Read more...] about The Week In Russia: One Step Forward, At Least 530 Steps Back
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An array of rapidly developing technologies offer thrilling potential for the future of motion pictures. Luke Buckmaster asks the experts what’s next. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on WhatsApp Share on Google+ Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Share on Google+ Share by Email By Luke Buckmaster 8 May 2019 For decades virtual reality (VR) has been prophesied as the future of filmmaking, capable of offering experiences infinitely more immersive than traditional cinema and television. In an essay written in 1955, titled The Cinema of the Future, the cinematographer Morton Heilig predicted that filmmaking would advance to the point where it can “reveal the new scientific world to man in the full sensual vividness and dynamic vitality of his consciousness.” Heilig … [Read more...] about What will films be like in 20 years?
Britt Assombalonga walked into the players’ lounge at the Riverside and after a spell of awed silence, a stadium staple rang out. “Do-do-do... Britt Assombalonga...” chanted the delighted kids from Thornaby Academy in an echo of matchday. Darren Randolph followed him into the room. He hasn’t got a song yet but there was a huge cheer and applause. These are famous faces up close and a lot of the kids in the room are big Boro fans. A couple are wearing shirts. They are all beaming. But after a few star-struck selfies the buzz quickly died down and the room got down to work. The kids had been split into teams and given the task of preparing a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style pitch for a fast-food business based in one of the concourse kiosks at Teesside Park. They drew up menus, worked out costs and prices, designed logos and marketing material and got to grips with the product. One group were planning to launch ‘palmos’, a novelty hand-shaped … [Read more...] about The powerful ways Boro’s badge is changing lives around Teesside
Stepping out of education and into the workforce is a watershed moment in any young person’s life, and one accompanied by a seemingly overwhelming amount of decisions – the biggest of which can be where to start! The days of packing a bag and chasing the mythical streets paved with gold are a long way behind us. Today, starting your career is all about choosing where you want to be and where you want to go. Why not start from right here in the North East? Jake Berry MP, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, explains: “The North has a long history of initiatives that change the world; taking ideas from theory into practice. This continues with the Northern Powerhouse’s focus on apprenticeships to equip young people with new skills in a practical environment, driving their careers and northern enterprise forward at the same time. There is no time like now to get involved.” With world-leading capabilities in energy, advanced manufacturing, health innovation … [Read more...] about Your career starts right here in the North East with Northern Powerhouse
[Please refresh your browser for the latest update] Coverage begins from 12:30pm. Hello all and welcome to live coverage of UFC 234 from Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. This afternoon's card is headlined by a middleweight title fight featuring Australian Rob Whittaker, who was born art Middlemore hospital in Auckland, against Mexican-American fighter Kelvin Gastelum. But it's the co-main event that has the interest of most Kiwi combat sports fans with the great Anderson Silva returning from a two-year layoff to take on 'The Last Stylebender' Israel Adesanya. Listen to the Fight Club Podcast: City Kickboxing takeover The stakes are high for the City Kickboxing middleweight prospect - the winner earns the right to fight for the middleweight championship later in 2019. But two of Adesanya's 'CKB' teammates are also in action today. Flyweight Kai Kara-France fights for the second time under the bright lights of the UFC when he steps inside the Octagon. The newly ranked 125-pound dynamo … [Read more...] about Live updates: UFC 234