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Prince Charles issues warning on the arts

Prince Charles issues warning on the arts

Entertainment
The Prince of Wales has raised concerns about how orchestras and theatres will survive the coronavirus crisis.Many theatres and concert halls are struggling after closing their doors during lockdown, with no clear indication of when shows might resume,Prince Charles said it was important to "find a way of keeping these orchestras and other arts bodies going".The prince, who is patron of dozens of arts institutions, noted they were of "enormous importance" to the economy."It's absolutely crucial that they can come back twice as enthusiastic as before," he said in an interview with Classic FM.The heads of the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and the Southbank Centre have all warned they are facing financial collapse with...
Broadway issues refunds for canceled performances through Sept. 6

Broadway issues refunds for canceled performances through Sept. 6

Entertainment
May 12 (UPI) -- The Broadway League announced Tuesday that all summer performances would be canceled. Productions will issue refunds for any tickets held for performances through Sept. 6. The trade association for Broadway's New York and touring theater industry does not know when theaters in New York will be able to reopen, but confirmed cancellations through Sept. 6. Ticket holders should expect an email regarding a refund or exchange of their purchase. If an email does not arrive by May. 18, The Broadway League recommends following up with the issuer of the ticket. Broadway suspended performances on March 12 out of an abundance of caution regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Broadway League says the suspension put 31 productions on hiatus and canceled rehearsals for...
Tiger Woods to skip Players Championship due to back issues

Tiger Woods to skip Players Championship due to back issues

Sports
March 6 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods will skip next week's Players Championship because of ongoing issues with his back, the golfer announced Friday. "It was not an easy decision, but I will not be attending [The Players Championship]," Woods wrote on Twitter. "I have to listen to my body and properly rest when needed. My back is simply just not ready for play next week. I'm sad to miss one of the best events of the season, OUR Championship." Woods complained about back stiffness three weeks ago in Los Angeles, where he had a last-place finish among players who made the cut at the Genesis Invitational. The back ailment also forced him to skip the Honda Classic and the WGC-Mexico Championship last month. In three official tournaments this season, Woods won the Zozo Championship for his 82nd PGA T...
Bank of England chief Mark Carney issues climate change warning

Bank of England chief Mark Carney issues climate change warning

Business
The world will face irreversible heating unless firms shift their priorities soon, the outgoing head of the Bank of England has told the BBC.Mark Carney said the financial sector had begun to curb investment in fossil fuels – but far too slowly. He said leading pension fund analysis "is that if you add up the policies of all of companies out there, they are consistent with warming of 3.7-3.8C".Mr Carney made the comments in a pre-recorded BBC Radio 4 Today interview.The interview, by presenter Mishal Husain, is one of several items on the programme which are focusing on climate change, on the day the show is guest edited by environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg.Mr Carney added that the rise of almost 4C was "far above the 1.5 d
How to fix key money issues before getting married

How to fix key money issues before getting married

Finance
For some couples, this winter holiday will be unforgettable.December is the most popular time to pop the question and, for the recently engaged, 2020 will be the very beginning of a new life.However, weddings are expensive, and merging personal finances can get complicated.The average American wedding costs nearly $ 39,000, and more young couples are covering the tab themselves. To do that, a growing number of newlyweds-to-be are also relying on crowdfunding or wedding loans to help.Further, starting a life together comes with other financial obligations that young couples these days may not feel prepared for.Record-breaking student loan debt, coupled with sky-high rents and wages that haven't increased much, have taken a toll on millennials — causing some to delay such significant milesto