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A few months back speculations were rife that Ranveer and Deepika’s parents had met and that the actress even started shopping for her marriage. …read more Source:: NEWS 18
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The custodians of the grand gardens in the Veneto now have to make their properties pay
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Is Hector Herrera set for Italy? Could Guillermo Ochoa have a new club? Will Tigres bring in another French star? Goal summarizes the transfer talk
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Apple is close to securing a deal for the rights to turn 1980s fantasy movie "Time Bandits" into a TV series, reports Deadline.
Directed by Terry Gilliam, "Time Bandits" featured the story of an imaginative 11-year-old boy, Kevin, who gets sucked into a fantastical adventure with a band of dwarves during the Napoleonic Wars in Italy.
Kevin and the dwarves travel through time using a magical map, visiting places like ancient Greece and the Titanic and fighting off an evil being intent on stealing the map for his own purposes.
The original film starred John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, Kenny Baker, David Warner, Ian Holm, Katherine Helmond, Jim Broadbent, and others.
According to Deadline, the new TV series based on the movie will be a co-production between Anonymous Content, Paramount Television, and Media Rights Capital. Gilliam is set to serve as a non-writing executive producer.
If Apple secures the rights to the "Time Bandits" TV spinoff, it will join the other more than a dozen television shows Apple has in the works, which span genres from drama to comedy to shows for children.
In other related news, comedy writer Regina Hicks has signed on to be a co-showrunner for Apple's upcoming animated television show "Central Park" alongside Loren Bouchard and Josh Gad.Related Roundups: Apple TV, tvOS 12
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Jeremy Irvine and Jodie Spencer make a splash during their romantic Italian getaway! The 28-year-old actor – who has been hot on the promo trail of his new film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – and his girlfriend were spotted soaking up the sun at the beach on Thursday (July 26) in Positano, Italy. [...]
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By Jamie Dettmer, For VOA News Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy -- At first it was just a trickle of mainly Chinese tourists arriving to make their way to the ‘dying city’ of Civita di Bagnoregio. Then it became a flood. Civita, which dates back to Etruscan times and is perched on a small plateau of progressively eroding volcanic stone, will likely be visited this year by 800,000 tourists — a large number of them Chinese. When the Chinese first started arriving they cut an incongruous sight in sleepy northern Lazio, where locals blinked in surprise at the nationality of the visitors.The Chinese — with Taiwanese and small numbers of Koreans in tow — have transformed the economic prospects of the town. Local residents had long been resigned to their marginalization in the global economy and were used to seeing their young departing for jobs elsewhere. Now youngsters are beginning to stay to cater to the unexpected wave of tourism. From Europe’s villages to the grand capitals of London, Paris and Rome, there has been an explosion in the number of Chinese tourists — the most visible sign of China’s expanding economic presence in Europe, one both welcomed and feared. In 2017, more than six million Chinese citizens visited European countries, according to a report by the China Tourism Academy and the Chinese online travel agency Ctrip. European authorities estimate the numbers are higher — more like ten million. Tourism from China to European Union countries has tripled in the past ten years and has risen more than from any other major non-EU countries, such as the United States, Russia or Brazil, according to Eurostat, the European Union’s statistics agency. The most popular European destinations for the Chinese are Britain, Italy, France, Germany and Spain. The numbers are expected to continue to surge in 2018, which marks the China-EU Tourism Year, a marketing initiative launched by Brussels and Beijing. But not everyone is enthusiastic about the rapid growth — which is straining some European airports and adding to the infrastructure challenges of major tourist sites. Stratfor, an American geopolitical intelligence company, described Chinese tourists in a July report as “China’s unlikely weapon,” arguing they have become an “unexpected tool of statecraft that China may leverage to exert its influence.” “Beijing has already brandished the carrot and the stick of access to Chinese consumers for agricultural, luxury and manufactured goods. But one overlooked tactic is its control over how many of its citizens it allows to go abroad and where they can visit. Tourism is an unlikely tool of statecraft, but the massive growth in the number of outbound Chinese travelers means their combined economic weight can have sharp consequences,” Stratfor said. The geopolitical risk company said, “(T)he most rudimentary lever Beijing has to direct tourism flows is by granting countries Approved Destination Status. This designation regulates where Chinese package tour groups are authorized to go and how tours are marketed in mainland China.” China has already used access to its lucrative tourism market to try to further geopolitical goals overseas, says Stratfor, notably last year when it depressed by more than half the number of Chinese tourists traveling to South Korea to punish Seoul for deploying the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system. That isn’t the view in Brussels. The EU Commission has welcomed the influx, saying, “Tourism has the potential to contribute towards employment and economic growth, as well as to development in rural, peripheral or less-developed areas.” The small Lazio town of Bagnoregio, once a suburb of Civita, is an example. Ninety kilometers northwest of the Italian capital, Rome, it hadn’t even seriously bothered to try to refashion itself, like so many other towns in the depressed Italian heartland, to offset the decline in commercial agriculture. The 2008 financial crash sent Lazio’s fledgling tourism industry into a tailspin further knocking the confidence of locals and prompting more of the young to flee. “We get tourists from everywhere now but the largest number are Chinese and they have brought money into the town and the tourism has increased the energy here,” says 45-year-old Roberta Mencarelli, the manager of Romantica Pucci, which is both a bed-and-breakfast and a restaurant. “There used to be only two restaurants in town — now there are ten,” she told VOA between serving lunch to Chinese tourists. Outside, in the scorching July sun, and as a nearby church bell tolled the hour, more camera-wielding parties of mainly Chinese tourists trudged towards Civita. Mencarelli has been learning some Mandarin Chinese. The influx of Chinese tourists was mainly prompted by the popular Japanese animator and movie director Hayao Miyazaki, who used Civita as a backdrop for the Oscar-award winning feature film, The Enchanted City. Because of a big jump in revenue, partly from fees to visit Civita, which has an all-year round population of seven, rising to 100 in the summer, the municipality has been able to discontinue raising some taxes from Bagnoregio’s nearly four thousand residents. And the municipality has also become more entrepreneurial. Last year, the mayor, Francesco Bigiotti, became an Airbnb host, listing the first public building on the travel platform. “Casa d’Artista,” or Home of the Artist, a historically significant building in Civita, was restored in partnership between Airbnb and Bagnoregio. The property will host artists-in-residence and art-lovers who want to stay for vacations. Profits will be plowed into the town’s development fund. But not all locals are happy. One pensioner, who would only give her name as Giovanna, bewailed what she described as an “invasion,” saying it has upset the tranquility of the town and the rhythm of daily life, especially at weekends, when most activity in the town used to revolve around church. She muttered: “Troppa gente (too many people).” And then added, eyeing this VOA reporter with rising alarm: “Si mettono di mezzo (they get in the way).” Her complaint is echoed more loudly in some of Europe’s most famous cities, like Venice, Barcelona and Paris, which are already overcrowded in vacation seasons. The surges in the numbers of tourists, boosted significantly by those coming from China and other Asian countries, will add to a deterioration in the quality of life of locals and over-strain infrastructure, critics say. In a blog post earlier this year, Wolfgang Georg Arlt, director of the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI), noted, “the growing number of – sometimes violent – protests by the inhabitants of destinations” who feel they are becoming dispossessed. Chinese tourists figure prominently in the complaints, he noted. Just seven percent of Chinese citizens have passports, compared to 40 percent of Americans. That means, say industry experts, the potential for more growth is huge with China’s population at 1.4 billion. COTRI has predicted that overseas trips by the Chinese will increase from 2017’s 145 million to more than 400 million by 2030. If accurate, that would mean in just over a decade the Chinese will account for a quarter of all global tourism. The projections are exciting Europe’s national tourism boards, all vying to grab as much of the Chinese tourism trade as they can. But Stratfor worries Chinese tourism, along with Beijing’s forward-leaning investments in Europe, which includes a massive Belt and Road Initiative aimed at improving transport and connectivity between Europe and China, will result in Beijing wielding considerable political influence across the continent.
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Darmian, who started just five league games last season, has been linked with a return to Italy
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Like Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, lovebirds Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have decided to tie the knot in Italy, reports Filmfare. Ever since news of their marriage surfaced, there were several speculations about the couple having either having a destination wedding or one in Mumbai itself. Earlier, there were reports of the couple’s wedding […]
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Devon White was left fearing for his life after a 30cm metal bolt penetrated his left eye socket and entered his brain while on holiday in Italy
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Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip have begun a week-long walking holiday in Italy having survived a tortuous month in Parliament.
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Migrant children are prostituting themselves in order to get a safe passage into France from the Italian border, according to a report from Save the Children Italy. The minors, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa, are selling sex if they are unable to pay the €50-€150 asked by drivers in exchange for a lift across the border. The children are also being offered food or shelter in return for sex. The charity says it has evidence of...
Reported by WorldNews 2 hours ago.
· *One of the hottest sectors of Chinese tech is "dockless-bike sharing." The two primary companies, Mobike and Ofo, have expanded aggressively in recent years across the world.*
· *Both companies have faced unforeseen challenges upon trying to enter the US market.*
· *While in China, I got a chance to use Mobike and Ofo extensively and it became apparent to me why the companies are having such trouble.*
· *Both companies rely on dense urban areas and heavy ridership to stay profitable, their bikes are uncomfortable to ride for anything more than a 5-10 minute ride making them unsuitable for more spread-out US cities, and Americans are much less likely to tolerate having bicycles resting on sidewalks and alleyways, which is necessary to make the service convenient.*
Over the last years, one of the hottest sectors of Chinese tech has been "dockless-bike sharing" startups. Billed as a kind of Uber-for-bikes, the companies allow users to rent GPS-enabled bikes with their smartphones for a few cents per ride, and then park them wherever when they are done.
A fierce bicycle-sharing war has ensued over the years. The streets of Chinese streets are littered with the bicycles of other startups trying to cash in. In total, Time reports that there are around 60 companies putting between 16-18 million bicycles on Chinese streets.
The top two companies, Mobike and Ofo, handled more than 50 million rides per day in 2017, according to the New York Times.
Entrenched in a fierce tech war, Mobike and Ofo began expanding globally last year to bring bike-sharing to the rest of the world and escape China's crowded bicycle-sharing market.
By mid-2018, Mobike has expanded to 15 countries and 200 cities while Ofo has expanded to 20 countries and 250 cities. Their markets span the United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia, France, Italy, Japan, Russia, and, of course, the United States.
The expansion to the US has been fraught with problems. As of March, Mobike had launched in only 5 US cities. Meanwhile, Ofo had launched in 30 markets. But last week, both Mobike and Ofo announced that they would pull out of Washington D.C. and Ofo announced that it would shut most US operations so it could "prioritize growth in viable markets."
On a recent trip to China this past spring, I got a chance to use Mobike and Ofo extensively. It became apparent to me why bike-sharing, at least as it exists in China, won't work in the US.
Here's what it's like to ride Mobike and Ofo:
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-Mobike and Ofo handle more than 50 million rides per day in China. You can find their bikes lined up just about anywhere in a major Chinese city. This accessibility is the core sell-point for the bikes. Rather than walk the half-mile from the metro station to the office, just bike.-
-It works incredibly well in China, where metros are convenient, but are generally not extensive enough to reach all parts of a city. In my six weeks in China, I found that I was constantly getting off the metro in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, or elsewhere to find that I was about a 15-minute walk from my destination. Perfect for a Mobike or an Ofo.--But that kind of accessibility and convenience requires two things: a huge fleet of bikes and a huge workforce to spread the bikes to the most needed areas. It works in China because there is a large, cheap labor force and an absolutely massive urban population that likes riding bikes. China has 100 cities with a population over 1 million and is expected to have 221 cities of that size by 2025. The US currently has 10.-
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Italian prosecutors are investigating rescue workers from international NGOs, including some from the German NGO Jugend Rettet. The investigation comes as Italy's populist government cracks down on private sea rescues.
Reported by Deutsche Welle 9 minutes ago.
Italy's Matteo Berrettini overcame second seed Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6(9) 6-4 to win his first title at the Swiss Open in Gstaad on Sunday.
Reported by Reuters 4 hours ago.
GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — Matteo Berretini of Italy beat Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (9), 6-4 to win the Swiss Open on Sunday.Berretini was playing in his first ATP final, wrapping up his fifth straight-sets win of the week...
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Matteo Berretini of Italy beat Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut to win the Swiss Open on Sunday
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Juventus and Inter are thought to have been leading the race to sign the Italy international, but Aurelio De Laurentiis says Napoli's bid is in
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Theresa May is due to return to work in a week before continuing her break in Switzerland.
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Theresa May is due to return to work in a week before continuing her break in Switzerland.
Reported by BBC News 2 hours ago.