New this week: ‘Banshees’, Whitney Houston, ‘High on Life’ | national business

Here’s a collection curated by the entertainment journalists at The Associated Press, covering what’s hitting TV, streaming services, and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — In The Banshees of Inisherin, director Martin McDonagh teams up again with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, stars of the playwright’s 2008 feature debut, In Bruges. The … Read more

Student innovations could help the Department of Defense reduce injuries and deaths

The students presented their projects at a celebration at Schofield Barracks on December 7. University of Hawaii Students have developed innovative and workable solutions to address critical issues facing the Department of Defense (DoD), ranging from decreased injuries and deaths during rescue missions to improved aircraft and personnel operations. They made presentations on campus and … Read more

Higher costs further slow development of downtown Champaign The Yards | Transportation

CHAMPAIGN — Higher costs are adding more complications to the first phase of an already-delayed downtown Champaign redevelopment project called The Yards. Launched more than four years ago, then halted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the first phase of The Yards was originally planned to be a 20,000-square-foot remodeling of the Illinois Terminal building in the … Read more

Mauna Loa: As Hawaii scientists carefully monitor eruption risks, some ‘lava junkies’ can’t stay away

Mauna Loa, Hawaii CNN — Since Hawaii’s Mauna Loa began erupting last week, photographer CJ Kale has sacrificed hours of sleep, risen before dawn to capture the volcano against sunrise, and worked until at nightfall to capture its magnificent glow. For years, Kale has gone to extraordinary lengths to photograph volcanic events, including swimming within … Read more

KUWTT: Marcos rules out recession | December 9, 2022

Good day. Here are The Manila Times’ top stories for Friday, December 9, 2022. READ: Marcos rules out recession Amid high inflation, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is confident the Philippines will not fall into recession. In a video address Thursday, the president said his administration is prioritizing job creation. A country is considered to … Read more

Disney+ raises prices by $3 and introduces a cheaper ad-supported tier

Walt Disney Co.DIS 0.39% launched its new ad-supported Disney+ subscription on Thursday, an attempt to revive its flagship streaming service, which the company says has lost more than $8 billion over the past three years. Disney charges $7.99 per month for the version of Disney+ with ads. The ad-free version is now $10.99 per month … Read more

Club Q shooting: Suspect in Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub mass shooting told medical staff ‘sorry,’ court document says

CNN — After allegedly killing five people and injuring more than a dozen, the 22-year-old suspect in a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colo., apologized to medical personnel after being arrested, according to an unreleased court document sealed Wednesday. Anderson Lee Aldrich is accused of opening fire at Club Q shortly … Read more

Hawaii government workers can switch insurance providers

Mahalo for supporting the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! State and county government workers can now switch their Kaiser Permanente health insurance to a Hawaii Medical Services Association plan, no questions asked, if they have difficulty accessing behavioral health services because of a prolonged strike by Kaiser mental health doctors now in its fourth … Read more

South Africa: Music streaming in South Africa – New survey shows musicians are getting a bad deal

Musicians all over the world have been placing their tracks on global streaming platforms like Spotify for many years. However, South African musicians have reported scant revenue from streaming music online. When our 2020 survey revealed this, we wondered if part of the reason was inexperience. At the time, COVID lockdowns had made live performances … Read more