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Game of Thrones stage show to bring Westeros to the West End and Broadway

Game of Thrones stage show to bring Westeros to the West End and Broadway

Entertainment
HBO/BSkyB/Kobal/ShutterstockGame of Thrones is coming to the stage, with a theatre adaptation likely to be a major attraction in the West End and on Broadway. The show will open in 2023 and depict a pivotal gathering a decade before the events in George RR Martin's novels and the hit TV series.Some of the best-known characters from the epic story will be involved.The show will be brought to life by the British pair of playwright Duncan MacMillan and director Dominic Cooke."The production will boast a story centred around love, vengeance, madness and the dangers of dealing in prophecy, in the process revealing secrets and lies that have only been hinted at until now," a statement said.Getty ImagesThe stage show, set during a grand jousting tournament that helped set in motion the subsequent...

Too much stimulus in the U.S. may bring ‘imported inflation’ to China, economists warn

Finance
Jason Lee | ReutersBEIJING — As the U.S. pumps trillions of dollars into its economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, economists are concerned about spillover effects in China, including the risk of "imported inflation."Worries about high inflation, or rapidly rising prices, hit U.S. markets last week. The U.S. Congress is reviewing a $ 1.9 trillion stimulus plan that critics say could cause inflation to soar, and add to debt levels that rose following last year's historic $ 2 trillion stimulus package.In China, economists are wary of risks to growth as the country tries to recover fully from the shock of the pandemic."The large-scale issuance of U.S. Treasurys, and the rapid expansion of the Federal Reserve (balance sheet), have increased the spillover effect of U.S. macro polic...
Electric Gamebox booths bring group gaming to the high street

Electric Gamebox booths bring group gaming to the high street

Technology
After a year of video calls and online quizzes, a new business is hoping to make screen-time more social with its immersive group gaming booths.Each room at the Electric Gamebox has 360-degrees of visuals projected on to touch-sensitive walls, for groups of up to six players.While its venues can currently only host household groups due to the current coronavirus restrictions in England, the company hopes the activity will appeal to families and flatmates who are looking to get out and try a Covid-safe activity. BBC Click's Chris Fox visited the Electric Gamebox to see what the experience was like..css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}See more at .css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link{color:#3F3F42;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:link,.css-yidnqd-InlineLink:visi...
Warner Bros. to bring all 2021 films HBO Max including ‘The Suicide Squad,’ ‘Matrix 4’

Warner Bros. to bring all 2021 films HBO Max including ‘The Suicide Squad,’ ‘Matrix 4’

Entertainment
Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. announced Thursday that the company's entire 2021 film slate, which includes The Suicide Squad and Matrix 4, will premiere simultaneously on HBO Max and in theaters, expecting the COVID-19 pandemic to continue to keep moviegoers at home. The new films will be available for one month on both HBO Max and in theaters. After that period, they'll be removed from the streaming platform, but will continue to screen theatrically in the United States and internationally. Advertisement "We're living in unprecedented times which call for creative solutions, including this new initiative for the Warner Bros. Pictures Group," said Ann Sarnoff, CEO and chairwoman of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group. "No one wants films back on the big screen more than we do. We know n...
Lok Sabha passes legislation to bring cooperative banks under RBI’s supervision

Lok Sabha passes legislation to bring cooperative banks under RBI’s supervision

Finance
New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020 which seeks to bring cooperative banks under the supervision of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to improve their governance and protect depositors’ money while empowering the banking regulator to prepare a restructuring or amalgamation scheme for a struggling bank without first placing it under a moratorium. The bill replaces the ordinance that was promulgated on June 26. Replying to the debate on the bill in the house, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the legislation was for depositors’ safety and not for undermining the powers of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies. “We have brought this amendment to protect the depositors," said Sitharaman. She said the government was compelled to come ...