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UK film and TV: ‘Expect lots of dramas in space or under the sea’

UK film and TV: ‘Expect lots of dramas in space or under the sea’

Entertainment
Big changes to working practices in the UK film and TV industry will soon be reflected on our screens, say a leading producer, screenwriter, and union leader.Emmerdale; one of the popular shows which has been stalled since March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, started its "phased return to filming" this week, adhering to strict new social distancing guidelines on episodes showing characters dealing with lockdown.The new era will pose great "challenges", according to Pact union boss John McVay, but he's backing his colleagues to "creatively rise" to them, and continue to be "ambitious" and "innovative" in their approach."We will have to creatively change what we're doing," says McVay, whose organisation represents 550 independent TV...
Lots of companies now want your video chats — even Facebook

Lots of companies now want your video chats — even Facebook

Technology
With people’s social lives moved indefinitely online, a bevy of tech companies want to unseat fast-rising Zoom from its perch, given security concerns and other issues with the video-calling serviceBy BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology WriterApril 24, 2020, 10:09 PM5 min read5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleOAKLAND, Calif. -- Amid the coronavirus pandemic, this has become an era of Zoom birthdays, virtual happy hours, FaceTime story times and Google yoga classes. Our friends, coworkers, teachers — and doctors, if we're lucky — now largely exist as faces in rectangles on our phones and computer screens. With people’s social lives moved indefinitely online, a bevy of big and small tech companies want to unseat fast-rising Zoom from its perch atop the heap, given secur...
Brits Rising Star Celeste: ‘I got sacked lots, but it was worth it’

Brits Rising Star Celeste: ‘I got sacked lots, but it was worth it’

Entertainment
Celeste Waite moved to London three years ago with just £100 in her pocket.The 25-year-old singer, who's just been named the Brits 2020 Rising Star, found herself a job in a restaurant to pay the rent and put all her effort into making music. Image: Adele won the Brits Rising Star award (then called Critics Choice) back in 2008 She tells Sky News it was a moment of truth: "I felt like it was a turning point whether I would make things happen or not."I needed to pay the rent, and I had to prioritise whether I wanted to work more hours to have more money to live off, or sacrifice that and go to the studio, but with no idea how long it would take to get to a point where I could be doing it full time."The self-taught musician chose singi...

Lots of good terns: Bird ready to fly off endangered list

Technology
After 34 years on the endangered species list, a tiny Midwestern bird is ready to fly free of federal protection. Once hurt the by the damming of major rivers like the Missouri and before that diminished by hunting for feathers for hats, the interior least tern population has increased tenfold since 1985 to more than 18,000. The number of nests has jumped from 48 to 480, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday in proposing to take the bird off the list. The delisting started six years after the service first suggested that the species has recovered and after a computer modeling showed the population will be stable. Even conservationists and advocacy groups that often battle the Trump administration over what goes on and off the endangered list hailed the long-trek migrating bird...
FDA: Irbesartan lots recalled over likely carcinogen

FDA: Irbesartan lots recalled over likely carcinogen

Health
Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A drug company has recalled more irbesartan blood pressure medication after discovering a potential human carcinogen. Prinston Pharmaceutical, doing business as Solco Healthcare, has voluntarily recalled of eight more lots of irbesartan blood pressure medication after detecting trace amounts of impurity in an active pharmaceutical ingredient, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. The ingredient in question contains N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA), "a substance that occurs nationally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes" and has been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as a probable human carcinogen. NDEA was manufactured by a factory in China called Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals, which has been lin...