Daniel Day-Lewis has retired from Hollywood, and we're mourning the last great actor who refused to be a movie star. There will be no more milkshakes, no more glass eyes, no more handlebar moustaches, primal screams, tearful gazes or heartbreaking performances. Day-Lewis is not dead of course, just retired.
Michael Bloomberg has called Donald Trump’s denial of climate change “embarrassing”. The former New York City Mayor and billionaire philanthropist told CNN that though he did not want to criticise the President, “virtually every scientist - with peer review - says the same thing” about global warming and climate change. Mr Bloomberg admitted that some issues within climate science are still up for debate, such as when the world will cross the point of no return in terms of cooling the planet through reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
A 2016 study from the Society for Human Resource Management also found that a lot of folks were happy in their jobs. The top factors behind overall satisfaction were respectful treatment of employees, pay, benefits and job security, according to the Society for Human Resource Management.
Girl Scouts are trading cookies for computers: The organization has added cybersecurity to the list of badges available for youngsters to earn. The program will be offered in partnership with security company Palo Alto Networks. “Our mission to prevent cyberattacks and restore trust in the digital age is only achievable if we make meaningful investments not just in technology but also in people,” Mark D. McLaughlin, chairman and chief executive officer of Palo Alto Networks, said in a statement on Wednesday.
Kim Kardashian is about to seriously cash in in a major way with sales of her new contour line. Also, Kim's sister Kylie's ex-boyfriend Tyga is launching a fashion line of his own. Plus, why does Demi Lovato wish she wasn't a child star? Find out in the Hollyscoop Daily Rewind!
Google video shows the addition of indigenous lands to the company’s services. More than 3,000 parcels of land belonging to indigenous peoples in Canada have been added to Google Maps and Google Earth, in an initiative that seeks to remedy what one First Nations cartographer described as a historical exclusion. The project – which follows similar efforts by Google in the US and Brazil – was the fruit of seven years of collaboration between the company, indigenous communities in Canada and Natural Resources Canada, said the cartographer Steven DeRoy.
Islamic extremists Isis have 'blown up' the famous Great Mosque of al-Nuri in embattled Mosul where they declared their 'Caliphate' in 2014, say Iraqi authorities. Isis warlord Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi used the mosque's pulpit to deliver a speech that shook the world after the Islamic fundamentalists took over large swathes of Syria and Iraq. The US-backed Iraqi Ministry of Defence say that the mosque, believed to have been constructed in the 12th Century, was destroyed as their forces advanced in the Old City area of Mosul.
A "British problem" of false food poisoning claims means hoteliers abroad could bar UK holidaymakers from their resorts, according to the travel industry. Holiday firms have reported a surge in legal action - mostly involving claims management companies (CMCs) representing all-inclusive holiday customers. Such holidaymakers are often targeted by touts working for so-called ambulance chasers, the industry claims, who use the fact all meals are eaten at the same hotel to bolster their case - winning thousands of pounds.
Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed the club have received a "substantial offer" for Chelsea target Alex Sandro as he admitted the Italian giants will not keep the player against his will. Marotta revealed last week that Juventus rejected a "very good offer" from Chelsea for Sandro - with Standard Sport reporting earlier this month it will take a minimum of £52million to persuade the Serie A side to sell the left back. Chelsea have promised to double Sandro's wages to about £150,000 per week should he make the move to Stamford Bridge this summer.
Global stocks mostly tumbled on Wednesday, with the energy sector taking a beating as worries about excess supply and ineffectual OPEC policy hit oil prices.
The Hong Kong-based retail giant that owns Superdrug is plotting a £1bn-plus takeover of Holland & Barrett, the high street health foods chain. Sky News has learnt that AS Watson Group, which is part of the vast Asian conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings, has tabled an indicative offer for Holland & Barrett, whose owner has kicked off an auction of the business. Talks between the two sides are at a relatively early stage, and people close to the situation said that AS Watson may not proceed to a formal takeover bid for the UK-based retailer.
By Brian Love PARIS (Reuters) - While President Emmanuel Macron prepared the lineup of France's new government on Wednesday, a Colombian musical ensemble played a cover version of the "Mission Impossible" movie theme tune in the yard of his Elysee Palace offices in central Paris. First Lady Brigitte Macron, a former drama teacher, met a group of teenage students preparing to play at the presidential premises for France's annual music festival and told them of her piano-player husband's musical talents. "The last time I heard him play it was Brahms," she told an awed audience of youngsters with official Elysee access badges around their necks.
Characters on all sides of the game of thrones share one thing in common in new posters — a reflection of the undead Night King in their eyes! From Digital Spy
The Government has announced a new £75m fund to help tackle the migration crisis in the Mediterranean and reduce the number of people dying on treacherous sea crossings to Europe. Theresa May will confirm the package when she travels to Brussels later this week for a European Council meeting. The money will help provide emergency provisions for migrants stranded in Mediterranean countries and will also be used to tackle people trafficking and smuggling.
“Despite what you may hear, North Korea is probably one of the safest places on Earth to visit,” it continued, according to an archived snapshot. “Tourism is very welcomed in North Korea, thus tourists are cherished and well taken care of. In fact, North Korean’s are super friendly and accommodating, if you let them into your world.
A rise in signal malfunctions, subway congestion and delays in track repairs have led to nightmarish commutes for millions of New Yorkers in recent weeks, as residents describe harrowing experiences riding public transit in one of the most powerful cities in the world. The problem caused interruptions in service and forced countless fulltime employees and students to show up late to work and classes.
A man in California was killed in a car accident on Monday (19 June) just days after he became a US citizen, family told local media. 53-year-old Julian Rodriguez died in a head-on crash in the early hours of Monday morning when his car collided with a speeding car that was going in the wrong direction, CBS Los Angeles reported. On a gofundme page set up to help the family pay for funeral expenses, they said that he had become a US citizen on the Tuesday before his fatal accident.
2017 has already seen us say farewell to a number of famous faces from the world of entertainment. Here, we remember those icons of TV, film, music and beyond, along with the words of their friends, colleagues and loved ones. From Digital Spy
The world's current population of 7.6 billion will balloon to 9.8 billion in 2050, with India's numbers to surpass China's in just seven years, a UN report said Wednesday.