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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. ...
Rupert Grint on why Servant is ‘probably the worst show to be a part of’ now he’s a dad

Rupert Grint on why Servant is ‘probably the worst show to be a part of’ now he’s a dad

Entertainment
Rupert Grint says having his own child has given him a whole new perspective on starring in the psychological horror Servant.In the M Night Shyamalan drama - which is returning for a second series - the Harry Potter star plays the brother of a woman who can only function after her baby tragically dies, when she gets a lifelike replacement doll. Rather than seeing the doll as just a substitute, she actually believes the doll is her real child. Image: Grint is now a dad to baby girl Wednesday. Pic: Instagram/@RupertGrint Grint says that becoming a father to his daughter Wednesday has made him see the story differently.He told Sky News: "It really has, it's probably the worst show to be a part of if you've just become a dad. ...

UN: Libya’s rivals swap prisoners, part of cease-fire deal

World
The U.N. says Libya’s rivals kicked off a U.N.-brokered prisoner exchange, which was part of a cease-fire agreement they inked over two months ago in GenevaBy SAMY MAGDY Associated PressDecember 26, 2020, 10:03 AM• 2 min readCAIRO -- Libya’s rivals kicked off a U.N.-brokered prisoner exchange, which was part of a cease-fire agreement they inked over two months ago in Geneva, the United Nations and Libyan officials said.The exchange of a first batch of prisoners, supervised by a joint military committee, took place Friday in the southwestern village of al-Shwayrif, according to the U.N. Support Mission in Libya, or UNSMIL.Libya is split between a U.N.-supported government in the capital, Tripoli, to the west of the North African country, and rival authorities based in the east. The two side...
Protesters burn part of Guatemala’s Congress building

Protesters burn part of Guatemala’s Congress building

World
Hundreds of protesters have broken into Guatemala’s Congress and burned part of the building amid growing demonstrations against President Alejandro Giammattei and the legislature for approving a budget that cut educational and health spendingByThe Associated PressNovember 21, 2020, 10:06 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleGUATEMALA CITY -- Hundreds of protesters broke into Guatemala's Congress and burned part of the building Saturday amid growing demonstrations against President Alejandro Giammattei and the legislature for approving a budget that cut educational and health spending.The protest came as about 7,000 people were demonstrating in front of the National Palace in Guatemala City against the budget, which protesters say was negotiated and passed by le...

Here’s what to watch for if a Medigap policy is part of your Medicare coverage

Finance
bymuratdeniz | E+ | Getty ImagesBy this point, Medicare beneficiaries likely know that now is the time of year to get their 2021 coverage straight.While many individuals stick with what they have, others may be exploring a more suitable option. If that involves a Medicare supplement plan, aka Medigap, it's important to know the various rules that apply and to understand the coverage and cost differences among those policies.Medicare's annual open enrollment — now underway through Dec. 7 — is when you can change coverage for next year. That includes enrolling in an Advantage Plan (Part C), which delivers Part A (hospital coverage) and Part B (outpatient care coverage) and usually Part D (prescription drug coverage). You also can switch to another Advantage Plan.Or, you can drop it in favor ...