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Glastonbury Festival gets grant as part of £400m Culture Recovery Fund

Glastonbury Festival gets grant as part of £400m Culture Recovery Fund

Entertainment
Glastonbury Festival will receive a £900,000 grant as part of the government's £400 million Culture Recovery Fund.The festival was forced to cancel two events due to the pandemic and has announced a global livestream this year, on the first weekend music venues can reopen. Its co-organisers Michael and Emily Eavis said they were "extremely grateful to be offered a significant award"."After losing millions from the cancellation of our last two festivals, this grant will make a huge difference in helping to secure our future," they said.The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said the money will help the event this year and carry it through to 2022. ...

New problems arise for crop storage as planet gets warmer

Technology
MECOSTA, Mich. -- For generations, Brian Sackett's family has farmed potatoes that are made into chips found on grocery shelves in much of the eastern U.S.About 25% of the nation's potato chips get their start in Michigan, where reliably cool air during September harvest and late spring has been ideal for crop storage. That's a big reason why the state produces more chipping potatoes than any other.But with temperatures edging higher, Sackett had to buy several small refrigeration units for his sprawling warehouses. Last year, he paid $ 125,000 for a bigger one. It's expensive to operate, but beats having his potatoes rot.“Our good, fresh, cool air is getting less all the time, it seems like,” he said on a recent morning as a front-end loader scooped up piles of plump, light-brown potatoe...
Dolly Parton changes Jolene to vaccine as she gets jab she helped fund

Dolly Parton changes Jolene to vaccine as she gets jab she helped fund

Entertainment
Dolly Parton has been given the coronavirus vaccine she helped fund.The country singer, 75, "even changed one of my songs to fit the occasion", she told fans in a video filmed from Vanderbilt University Medical Centre in Nashville, Tennessee. To the tune of her hit Jolene, she sang: "Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I'm begging of you, please don't hesitate. Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, because once you're dead, then that's a bit too late."Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world Parton donated $ 1m (£716,000) to help pharmaceutical firm Moderna develop its COVID-19 jab. ...
PMLA case: Former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar gets bail

PMLA case: Former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar gets bail

Finance
Mumbai: Former ICICI Bank CEO and MD Chanda Kochhar was granted bail by a special PMLA court here on Fridayin connection with the ICICI Bank-Videocon money laundering case. The special court for Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) had on January 30 summoned Chanda Kochhar, her husband Deepak Kochhar, Videocon Group promoter Venugopal Dhoot and other accused in the case after taking cognisance of the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) charge sheet.Let's block ads! (Why?) Banking/Finance-Industry-Economic Times
Australian Open tuneups paused, players isolate after worker gets COVID-19

Australian Open tuneups paused, players isolate after worker gets COVID-19

Sports
Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Hundreds of Australian Open players, staff and officials are in isolation in Melbourne after a hotel worker tested positive for COVID-19, officials from the Grand Slam tennis tournament said Wednesday. Competition at six tuneup events has been canceled for Thursday because of the positive test and quarantines. Between 500 and 600 people affiliated with the tournament are expected to be forced into isolation. Advertisement "Those associated with the Australian Open who quarantined at the hotel now need to be tested and isolate until they receive a negative test result," the tournament said in a statement on social media. "We will work with everyone involved to facilitate testing as quickly as possible. There will be no matches at Melbourne Park on Thursday. An update on the...