WME Signs ‘Pools’ Filmmaker Sam Hayes

EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed up-and-coming filmmaker Sam Hayes (Pools) for representation. Hayes will soon wrap post-production on his debut feature, Pools—a coming-of-age story about pool-hopping that he wrote, directed and produced, starring Odessa A’zion, Mason Gooding, Michael Vlamis, Ariel Winter, Tyler Alvarez, Francesca Noel and Suzanne Cryer. The film shot last summer in Chicago and will be represented by UTA for […]

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US Covid Daily Cases Cross 100K Mark For Fourth Consecutive Day

For the fourth consecutive day this month, U.S. Covid daily cases crossed the dreaded 100,000 mark. With 109,740 new cases reported on Thursday, the total number of people that have been infected with the killer bug in the country has risen to 83,060,981. With 339 additional Covid deaths, total U.S. Covid casualties reached 1,001,606, crossing the tragic 1 million mark, […]

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This Is the Country That Has the Most Oil

Concerns over access to crude oil have been front-page news recently. Sanctions against Russia have cut its oil exports. In turn, this caused the price of oil to rocket above $100 a barrel, near a record set just over a decade ago. While Russia is among the countries with the most oil reserves, Venezuela is the country that has the […]

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Gunman's mother speaks out: 'Forgive me, forgive my son'

New York (CNN Business)The manufacturer of a firearm used in the Robb Elementary School shooting said it will not attend the National Rifle Association convention Friday. “Daniel Defense is not attending the NRA meeting due to the horrifying tragedy in Uvalde, Texas, where one of our products was criminally misused,” said Steve Reed, vice president of marketing for Daniel Defense, […]

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Here's how Taiwan has made the US-China relationship more complicated

Hong Kong (CNN)US President Joe Biden’s warning the US would defend Taiwan against Chinese aggression has made headlines around the world — and put growing tensions between the small democratic island and its neighboring autocratic superpower back under the spotlight. Less than a decade ago, ties seemed to be on the mend as the two sides — separated by a […]

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Labour Force INCREASED By 8.8 Million In April

This is one of the largest monthly increases in the labour force, observes Mahesh Vyas. The Indian labour markets saw substantially increased activity during April 2022. The labour force swelled and employment increased handsomely during the month. People seeking employment increased in large numbers and the Indian economy was able to provide additional employment in large numbers as well. But, […]

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First Federally-Supported Test-to-Treat Site In US Opened In Rhode Island

The Biden Administration has announced the launch of the first federally-supported Test-to-Treat site in the United States, with more planned in the coming weeks. The nation’s first federally-supported Test-to-Treat site was officially launched at a clinic in Providence, Rhode Island, on Wednesday. The Test to Treat program can provide faster, easier access to lifesaving Covid-19 treatments. Those who test positive […]

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Ray Liotta Remembered By Lorraine Bracco, Alessandro Nivola, James Mangold, Jeffrey Wright & More: “A Sweet, Playful And Passionate Collaborator”

Refresh for updates…Tributes to actor Ray Liotta have begun flooding in following the stunning announcement of his death today at age 67, with colleagues remembering him not only for his artistic gifts, but also for his character, and a demeanor at odds with that of his most iconic characters. “I am utterly shattered to hear this terrible news about my […]

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Flow of money into NRI deposits moderates to $3.23 bn in FY22

Flow of money into non-resident Indian (NRI) deposits moderated sharply to $3.23 billion in April 2021–March 2022 from $7.36 billion in the same period of the previous year. Outstanding deposits have also gone down to $139.02 billion at the end of March 2022. This compares to $141.89 billion a year ago, according to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data. Before, […]

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How Infosys regained its mojo, improved employee morale under Salil Parekh

In 2017, when Infosys announced that Salil Parekh would be its next chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD), very few in the industry or the analyst community doubted his ability to bring the company back to a healthy growth trajectory, improve morale within the company and, more importantly, win the promoters’ trust and investor confidence. There were reasons […]

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