Walt Disney World, Prize Asset, Juggles Highly Anticipated Opening With Capacity Constraints, Caution

“While not impossible, we don’t believe a second shutdown is likely given the steps taken to reopen. We also expect the theme park to see pent up demand; Disney World began taking advance reservations on June 24, with initial slots sold out in minutes. We expect initial attendance to be driven by Florida residents and […]

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Director Refused to Make a Game Without ‘Toy Story’ World

While the minds behind the Toy Story world focused on narrative, however, the creators of Monsters, Inc. had different aspirations. For them, monster design was most critical. “we’d be told, ‘Oh, well, actually there aren’t monsters of this color,’ or ‘There are no monsters that have eyes like that’, or ‘The monsters in this world […]

Dictionary.com’s new definitions help create a better world

Language doesn’t just help us communicate, it is an important part of how we understand the world. The definitions that are given to words affect how we perceive them and popular phases show social attitudes and shape our understanding of the world. As social norms change, language needs to as well and the lexicographers at […]

The NFL Is Returning To a Different World. Can It Adapt?

So, again: What would it take to cancel a game? The official league protocols on this are more specific about how long a player has to sit out if he tests positive than what happens to the team if he does. Respected epidemiologist and sports injury expert Zachary Binney has noted on Twitter that “if […]

From stand-up comedy to challenging the system: the ambitious Chlöe Swarbrick

‘I’ve never had to pretend to be anything other than I am’ Swarbrick is part of a global wave of young, progressive lawmakers who have ascended to office in the past five years, alongside a rising tide of populism – among them politicians Swarbrick admires, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 30, the Democratic congresswoman from New York, […]

Investors in Greece’s future spooked by political uncertainty

Yields on Athens’ 10-year bonds rose to nearly 9% – two percentage points above the level that is considered sustainable – reviving memories of the euro crisis in the country where it began. Mounting concerns over Greece’s ability to weather a presidential election, brought forward in a surprise move by the prime minister, Antonis Samaras, […]

Face to face with Radovan Karadzic

We were then passed seamlessly down the chain of command: delivered first into the hands of Karadzic’s deputy president, Nikola Koljevic, an Anglophile professor who kept quoting Shakespeare. Koljevic escorted us as far as the largest Bosnian Serb city of Banja Luka, where we were passed on to a Major Milutinovic, who drove us past […]

It’s the biggest job in tech. So why can’t they find anyone to do it?

CXO Crisis management: Four key lessons that digital leaders need to learn What is an IT director? Everything you need to know about one of the top jobs in tech How to be a manager: Five ways to get your team to trust you What is a Chief Technology Officer? Everything you need to know […]

Friday briefing: Rio Tinto CEO quits after cave furore

Sport Serena Williams will have to wait to win a record-equalling 24th grand slam title after falling in the semi-finals to Victoria Azarenka, who will meet Naomi Osaka in the US Open final. Michael Holding has criticised England and Australia for making “lame” and “flimsy” excuses over not taking a knee for the Black Lives […]

TikTok star arrested for disparaging Cambodia’s biggest tourist attraction

“I have said that Angkor Wat temple does not belong to Cambodia. Yeah, I was told that I wrongly said those words and now I would like to give my apology. I was wrong to say those words,” he said, putting his hands together in a gesture of respect.