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Amateur radio in the news: Field Day 2020 edition

My club cancelled the club Field Day event this year. I operated from home, and was quite surprised to work stations  operating Class 2A, 3A, etc. I guess that hams around the country are more blase´ about covid-19 than we are here in Michigan….Dan   Area amateur radio operators participate in ARRL Field Day DUBOIS (PA) — American Radio Relay League members across the nation participated in the organization’s annual Field Day last weekend. Clubs in Treasure Lake, Clearfield County, and Crook...
Tags: Radio, Steve Smith, Field Day, Ramona, Calvary Baptist Church, ARRL, Amateur Radio, Operating, Vista Co, COVID, Michigan Dan Area, Treasure Lake Clearfield County, Crooked Creek Armstrong County, Treasure Lake Sportsman 's Club, San Luis Valley Amateur Radio Association SARA, Dan Social

Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ May Resume Production Later This Month in Australia

While many areas of the United States are dealing with a severe rise in COVID-19 cases, much of the rest of the world has squashed the spread of the coronavirus pandemic rather successfully. As they’ve reopened businesses, people around the world have been responsible about wearing masks and social distancing, and that means film and TV production is in the process of starting again. While Disney already has Avatar 2 back to work in New Zealand, Marvel Studios is looking to turn on the Hollywoo...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Australia, Disney, United States, Sydney, New Zealand, Marvel Studios, Tony Stark, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Fox Studios, Business and Industry News, Destin Daniel Cretton, Tony Leung, Cretton

Guillermo del Toro Provides Updates on ‘Nightmare Alley’, Stop Motion ‘Pinocchio’, and Getting Back to Work

Director Guillermo del Toro is one of the busiest filmmakers in Hollywood. If he’s not behind the camera directing, he’s usually writing away in his notebook or producing a film from the next big name in horror. But right now, he’s stuck at home waiting for Hollywood to let him get back to work. On the bright side, that means Guillermo del Toro had the time provide a status update on his psychological thriller Nightmare Alley, which Fox Searchlight had in production when the coronavirus pandemi...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Disney, United States, Thriller, Animation, Bradley Cooper, Guillermo-del-Toro, Adaptation, Fox Searchlight, Cate Blanchett, Indiewire, Toro, Del Toro, Guillermo

BBC Local Radio to cut 139 jobs in England

BBC local radio stations in England will lose 139 jobs as the network keeps the simplified schedules it created in March and adds a new all-England late show. Helen Thomas held an all-staff virtual meeting on Thursday morning to communicate the changes with staff. She said the BBC needed to ‘refresh, reinvent and reinvigorate’ as a result of recent events. She told staff the new schedules have brought ‘a new clarity’ to audiences across England with three, four hour shows in daytime and that th...
Tags: Facebook, England, Top, Bbc, Radio, Radio industry, Salford, Alerts, Local Radio, GNS, Helen Thomas, Bbc Local Radio, COVID, Across BBC Local Radio, Central News Service, Central Engineering Team

Cinemark Will Now Require All Guests to Wear Face Masks

AMC Theatres and Regal both found themselves reversing course on face masks in recent weeks, following outcry about their initial lax reopening policies. Now Cinemark is following in the footsteps of its fellow big movie theater chains. Cinemark will now require all guests to wear face masks throughout its theaters when the exhibitor begins its phased reopening starting July 24. Cinemark has reversed course on its face mask policy, which initially only encouraged guests to wear masks unless ...
Tags: Movies, Amc, Exhibition, Amc Theatres, Tenet, Cinemark, Business and Industry News, Coronavirus, COVID, Cinemark Standard, Dallas Forth Worth Texas

‘The Conjuring 3’ Likely to Get Delayed Until 2021, Studios Not Confident About Theaters Reopening in August

At the end of last week, studios shifted the release dates for the big movies that are intended to usher in the reopening of movie theaters around the United States (and around the globe). Originally slated for release in July, movies like Tenet, Mulan, Unhinged, Broken Hearts Gallery and Bill & Ted Face the Music have been delayed between two weeks and a month due to the fact that movie theaters in some of the biggest markets in the US would not yet be allowed to open. But studios aren’t even ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, New York City, US, Los Angeles, United States, Sequels, Mulan, Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, Warner Bros Pictures, Tenet, Release Dates, Business and Industry News, The Conjuring, Bill And Ted 3

‘First Cow’, One of 2020’s Most Acclaimed Movies, is Getting a Digital Release Next Week

Before the coronavirus changed everything, Kelly Reichardt‘s First Cow was generating great buzz from film fans. After a successful festival run, A24 released the movie to theaters March 6, 2020. But by the end of March,  movie theaters were shutting down, and A24 pulled First Cow, with promises to re-release it theatrically when things were back to normal. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like things will be back to normal anytime soon, and as a result, A24 will now release First Cow on digital ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Oregon, A24, Independent, Kelly Reichardt, Reichardt, Netflix/Streaming Video, Marshall Shaffer, First Cow, COVID

Sideshow Collectibles Announce Sideshow Con Experience!

Sideshow Collectibles Announce Sideshow Con Experience! While most San Diego Comic-Con exhibitors are leaving their booths behind and taking their products 100% into the digital realm, Sideshow Con will center around a physical booth space for a unique twist on their typical convention format. A custom-made installation will recreate Sideshow’s jaw-dropping “pop culture art gallery” style Comic-Con presence, but in a secure and private environment that will augment an online experience. ...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Horror, Sideshow Collectibles, San Diego, Collectibles, Extras, Andy Smith, Movie News, San Diego Comic Con, Sideshow, San Diego Comic Con We, COVID, Sideshow Con, Hot Toys PCS Collectibles DC, Greg Anzalone

‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ is Like a Six-Hour Marvel Movie, Says Anthony Mackie

Whenever The Falcon and the Winter Soldier ends up debuting on Disney+, series star Anthony Mackie says fans will be treated to a show that feels like a six-hour Marvel movie. Although that speaks to the quality of the production matching what is usually seen on the big screen, Mackie also thinks Marvel productions could use some improvement when it comes to diversity behind the scenes. Our first official look at footage from Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier ...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Disney, Sequels, Marvel Studios, Black, Falcon, Black Panther, Anthony Mackie, Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Nate Moore, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier

How financing can make or break a sale

Buying a home is a complicated process for everyone involved, including the real estate agents and brokers who already know what to expect. From the perspective of the homebuyer, especially those making their first forays into homeownership, it can be a whirlwind of confusion and frustration. Compound that with the negative economic impacts from COVID-19, and you’ve added uncertainty to the equation.
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Indian startups diversify their businesses to offset COVID-19 induced losses

E-commerce giant Flipkart is planning to launch a hyperlocal service that would enable customers to buy items from local stores and have those delivered to them in an hour and a half or less. Yatra, an online travel and hotel ticketing service, is exploring a new business line altogether: Supplying office accessories. Flipkart and Yatra are not the only firms eyeing new business categories. Dozens of firms in the country have branched out by launching new services in recent weeks, in part to ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Asia, Instagram, Education, Entertainment, India, Tech, Walmart, Zomato, Logistics, Mumbai, New Delhi, Flipkart

CALL & RESPONSE: Protesting Through Art

Guests include Dulcé Sloan, Uzo Aduba, Shy (House of Ebony) and CCH Pounder! Today’s discussion will cover protesting through art. Featuring special guests Dulcé Sloan (Comedian & Correspondent on “Daily Show with Trevor Noah”) ,Uzo Aduba (Actress, “Mrs. America” on Hulu & “Orange Is The New Black”), Shy (House of Ebony ballroom performer, featured on HBO’s “Legendary”) and more! Hosted by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle. Stream it live weekdays on FOD’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter at 1...
Tags: Hbo, Humor, Funny Or Die, Hulu, Trevor Noah, Black, Mike, YouTube Facebook, Aduba, CCH, Shirley Chisholm, Baron Vaughn, Dulce Sloan, Cch Pounder, COVID, FOD

'Mulan' follows 'Tenet' to August, ending Hollywood's summer

NEW YORK — Hollywood's hopes for salvaging its summer season have effectively ended after the releases of both Christopher Nolan's “Tenet” and the Walt Disney Co.'s live-action reboot of “Mulan” were again delayed.With reported cases of the coronavirus surging in parts of the U.S., Disney on Friday followed Warner Bros. in pushing “Mulan" to late August. The film, initially planned to open in March, had been slated for July 24. It's now moving to Aug. 21.“While the pandemic h...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, New York, Hollywood, News, Entertainment, California, Amc, Disney, Robert Pattinson, Nolan, Warner Bros, North America, Disneyland, Andrew Cuomo, Jake Coyle, Anaheim

WS Development’s Retail Experience & Incubation team during Covid - by Carina Donoso

Carina Donoso WS Development With the monu...
Tags: Radio, WS Development, COVID, Carina Donoso

Radiocentre tells MPs about commercial radio issues

Radiocentre has informed MPs how commercial radio is playing a vital role in keeping people informed and entertained throughout the COVID-19 crisis. This comes despite unprecedented falls in income and huge operational challenges, according to a submission from Radiocentre to MPs on the DCMS Select Committee. The report from the industry body was in response to an inquiry by the Committee on the impact of COVID-19 on the various DCMS sectors. It notes that falls in advertising revenue have be...
Tags: Top, Radio, Ofcom, Radio industry, Parliament, Committee, Rajar, Radiocentre, Siobhan Kenny Radiocentre CEO, COVID, DRG for Radiocentre

Coronavirus Housing Rebound Highlights Wealth Divide

Homebuyers with secure, high-paying jobs and access to cash and credit take advantage of low mortgage rates, as job losses disproportionately affect low-income and Black workers already excluded from homeownership Seattle, WA – June 22, 2020 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — The impact of coronavirus shutdowns on homebuyer demand has been short and muted, but the economic recovery will disproportionately benefit those who were already economically advantaged, according to a new analysis from Red...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Radio, Canada, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States, Connecticut, New Jersey, Dallas, Las Vegas, Seattle, Detroit

CALL & RESPONSE: Controlling The Narrative Of Black Image In The Media

Guests include Matthew Cherry, Ernie Hudson, Phoebe Robinson. Stream it live right here at 12pm PT/3pm ET! Today’s show: controlling the narrative of Black image in the media. Featuring special guests, Matthew Cherry (Oscar-winning director of the animated short film “Hair Love”), Ernie Hudson (actor, “Ghostbusters” and “The Family Business” on BET+) and Phoebe Robinson (comedian and actress, “2 Dope Queens.” author of NYT Best-Seller, “You Can’t Touch My Hair & Other Things I Still Have t...
Tags: Texas, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Humor, Funny Or Die, Bet, Black, Duncan, Mike, Phoebe Robinson, DeAndre Arnold, Ernie Hudson, Mike Eagle, Baron Vaughn, Matthew Cherry, COVID

CALL & RESPONSE: Covid 19 & Racial Disparities in Heathcare

Today’s guests include Jamilah Lemieux, Chris Redd, and Ijeoma Oluo. Stream it live right here at 12pm PT/3pm ET On today’s show: Black Does Crack: Covid 19 & Racial Disparities in health, housing segregation, epigenetics and weathering. Featuring special guests: Writer & Cultural Critic, Jamilah Lemieux (Essence, Playboy, Wired, The Nation) Comedian, Chris Redd (Saturday Night Live) Bestselling Author, Ijeoma Oluo (New York Times, Wall Street Journal). Hosted by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike...
Tags: Atlanta, Humor, Funny Or Die, Seattle, J Cole, Mike, Kelly, New York Times Wall Street Journal, Chaz, Ijeoma Oluo, Jamilah Lemieux, Baron Vaughn, Chris Redd, COVID, Jamilah Lemieux Chris Redd, Ijeoma Oluo Stream

Tribeca Drive-In Announces Initial Summer Series Schedule

Tribeca Drive-In announces initial Summer Series schedule Tribeca Enterprises, in partnership with IMAX and AT&T, has announced its initial schedule for the Tribeca Drive-In series, which will feature an exciting slate of over 30 iconic films, comedy acts and more, hosted in exclusive venues in Los Angeles, New York, Arlington, Texas and more! RELATED: Tribeca Film Festival Debuting Select Programming Online PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAl...
Tags: Movies, James Bond, Robert De Niro, Casino Royale, Queen Latifah, Steven Spielberg, Palm Springs, Southern California, Tribeca, AT T Stadium, Talladega, Ricky Bobby, Selena, Bill Ted, Movie News, Bronx NY

D.L. Hughley Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Fainting Onstage During Comedy Show: “Maybe This Is As Bad As It Gets”

D.L. Hughley gave fans and the internet quite the scare after fainting on-stage during a recent comedy show in Nashville and is in need of many well-wishes. While initially being treated for exhaustion and dehydration, the comedian and actor also tested positive for COVID-19 after doctors ran a number of tests following his collapse. “I was what they call asymptomatic,” he revealed in a video he shared on social media on Saturday (Jun. 20). #ThankYouForYourPrayers #TeamDL pic.twitter.com/dSQiNt...
Tags: Celebs, Cdc, Pop Culture, Jazz, Nashville, Black Twitter, Hughley, Rona, D.l. Hughley, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Zanies Nashville, Brooks Golightly, Saint Thomas Hospital Leaked, Rona Stan

Weta Digital Launches Its Own Animation Division; Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh to Create New Animated Projects

Over the past 25 years, Weta Digital has created visual effects for some of the biggest pieces of pop culture the world has ever seen, ranging from The Lord of the Rings franchise to Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame. Now the company is doing something it’s never done before: producing original content under a new animation division. A press release says filmmakers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) are both going to “play a key role in the development of Weta Anim...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Animation, Jackson, Peter-Jackson, Walsh, Fran-Walsh, WETA Digital, WETA, Joe Letteri, Business and Industry News, COVID, Weta Animation, Weta Digital Launches Its Own Animation Division, King King Kong

Regal Cinemas Reopening on July 10; Will Require Guests to Wear Masks [Updated]

Update: After AMC Theatres reversed course regarding patrons wearing masks, Regal Cinemas has also announced that it will require guests to wear masks when its theaters reopen next month. “As related to our employees, guests will also be required to wear masks,” they said in a statement. “Disposable masks will be made available as needed.” Our original article from June 16, 2020 follows. Movie theaters have been shuttered across much of the United States for months, but for better or worse, man...
Tags: Movies, United States, Exhibition, Amc Theatres, Regal, Regal Cinemas, Coronavirus, COVID

Free Comic Book Day Will Now Be Free Comic Book Summer

Free Comic Book Day Will Now Be Free Comic Book Summer For the last 18 years, indie comic stores have used Free Comic Book Day to bring in new patrons. The rise of COVID-19 cast a shadow over this year’s event, which was supposed to take place on May 2. But now that stores are beginning to re-open, Diamond Comic Distributors has shared plans to salvage the festivities. Via The Hollywood Reporter, Free Comic Book Day will now be held over the course of several weeks, from July 15 to September...
Tags: Amazon, Comics, Movies, Diamond, Extras, Joe Field, Free Comic Book Day, Comic Book News, Diamond Comic Distributors, Amazon Services LLC Associates Program This, COVID

Masks will be optional when the largest movie theater chain reopens in the US July 15

Less than a month out, AMC has finally put a firm date on its plans to reopen theaters across the U.S. The chain will resume service for 450 of its 600+ locations on July 15, lining up with its earlier promises of mid-July. Movie goers are no doubt a bit hesitate to return to theaters for reasons Anthony and I have already outlined, and new comments from CEO Adam Aron aren’t exactly bolstering confidence. In an interview with Variety, the chief exec noted that theaters would not require gues...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Entertainment, California, Amc, Disney, US, Tech, Anthony, Tenet, Adam Aron, Cinemark, Brian Heater, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID

U.S. Home Value Growth Slows, Prices May Fall in Second Half of 2020

— Zillow’s economic research team expects a modest price drop through October — The typical U.S. home value grew 4.3% year over year in May to $251,598. The month-over-month change slowed noticeably from April, perhaps the first signal of a modest price fall. — Rents grew 2.2% year over year to $1,657, but were growing 3.4% annually just two months earlier. — Despite a small increase from the previous month, inventory is down 9.6% year over year. Seattle, WA – June 18, 2020 (PRNewswi...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Chicago, Austin, Radio, United States, Washington Dc, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle, Cleveland, St Louis, Detroit

Emmys Expand Comedy and Drama Categories to Eight Nominees, Among Other Changes

In the age of Peak TV, it’s far too easy for great television to fly under the radar. But the Emmy Awards are attempting to rectify that by expanding the number of nominees in key categories, including its best comedy and drama categories. The comedy and drama categories have been expanded to feature eight nominees, while other categories will expand based on submissions. Variety reports that the Emmys are making major changes to its key categories in response to the influx of TV shows in th...
Tags: Television, Movies, Netflix, Emmys, Academy, Variety, Television Academy, Emmy Awards, Frank Scherma, COVID

CALL & RESPONSE: Black Does Crack: Covid 19 & Racial Disparities

Today’s guests include Jamilah Lemieux, Chris Redd, and Ijeoma Oluo. Stream it live right here at 12pm PT/3pm ET On today’s show: Black Does Crack: Covid 19 & Racial Disparities in health/housing segregation/epigenetics/weathering) featuring special guests: Writer & Cultural Critic, Jamilah Lemieux (Essence, Playboy, Wired, The Nation) Comedian, Chris Redd (Saturday Night Live) Bestselling Author, Ijeoma Oluo (New York Times, Wall Street Journal). Hosted by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle...
Tags: Atlanta, Humor, Funny Or Die, Seattle, J Cole, Mike, Kelly, New York Times Wall Street Journal, Chaz, Ijeoma Oluo, Jamilah Lemieux, Baron Vaughn, Chris Redd, COVID, Open Mike Eagle Stream, Jamilah Lemieux Chris Redd

10 agents from all across the globe talk about getting back on track

From Australia to Indonesia and South Africa, real estate agents shared the impact COVID-19 has had on their markets and what reopening looks like.
Tags: Japan, Indonesia, Australia, France, Radio, Thailand, South Africa, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Craig Hill, Markets & Economy, Select, ERA Real Estate, Exp Realty, Mark Bentley, Coronavirus

Suburban Housing Markets Quicker to Bounce Back from COVID-19

Realtor.com® sees interest in the suburbs and rural areas outpacing cities Santa Clara, CA – June 17, 2020 (PRNewswire) The housing market began to bounce back in May, but new data released today by realtor.com® shows that consumers are showing an increasing preference for suburban and rural areas as they return to the market. In May, online listing views on realtor.com® in suburban ZIP codes grew by 13 percent, nearly doubling the pace of growth of urban areas. While time on mark...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Minneapolis, Radio, Norman, News Corp, Santa Clara, Aiken, Clayton, Peyton, National Association of Realtors, Knoxville Tenn, Real Estate News, McAllen Texas, Louden, Colorado Springs Colo

Regal Cinemas Reopening on July 10; Here Are the New Safety and Health Measures They’re Taking

Movie theaters have been shuttered across much of the United States for months, but for better or worse, many of them are going to be reopening next month. Regal Cinemas has announced that it will begin reopening its locations on July 10, 2020, but if you live in a state or city where masks aren’t required in public places because of the coronavirus pandemic, don’t expect people to be wearing any face coverings in the auditorium with you. Read the list of health and safety precautions that Rega...
Tags: Exhibition, Coronavirus, Regal Cinemas

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