The Street Theater’s First Seen 2022 Program Will Develop Plays About Dying, Cowardly Fisting, and Asylum Seekers | The Canberra Times

This much-loved series was able to continue online during the pandemic, but there really is nothing like being in the same room with writers, playwrights, actors, and other theater professionals. This year the series is back in the same room and the results will be broadcast live for the public to view and provide feedback, … Read more

In Europe, productivity stagnates as prices soar with record inflation

Milan Edoardo Ronzoni surveys a construction site near Milan that closed in March as material costs soared. He can’t complete a half-built roundabout at an intersection notorious for fender-bender crashes because asphalt, cast-iron pipes and concrete are too expensive, prices exacerbated by Russia’s war in Ukraine. Public works projects in Italy are grinding to a … Read more

Putin vows to strengthen Russia’s IT security against cyberattacks

DATA LEAKS State communications regulator Roskomnadzor said on Wednesday that it had blocked a website hosting the personal data of several business customers. He did not name the companies. The media quoted Russia’s second-largest bank, VTB, as saying that some customers’ phone numbers had been leaked, but their funds were not at risk. E-commerce player … Read more

Fire at Geneva airport: Black smoke rises from hangar as huge building bursts into flames | World | News

Flights at the airport are highly disrupted as planes are unable to land while taking off is also very difficult. The building that is burning was under construction and would be a reception center for asylum seekers, an airport spokesman told Swiss radio RTS. Traffic in the area is also closed. Ignace Jeannerat, a spokesman … Read more

Ginni Thomas called on Arizona lawmakers to help Trump reverse 2020 election loss, report says

Ginni Thomas, the wife of a Supreme Court justice, called on Arizona lawmakers to help Donald Trump overturn his 2020 election loss to Joe Biden, a new report says. Thomas, 65, a longtime conservative activist and wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, was already known to have sent text messages in the days after Trump’s loss … Read more

Dubai will have its own version of Central Park with a running track, dog park, skate park and yoga area

Work is underway on the creation of Central Park Dubai, a smaller but no less impressive version of the famous New York Original. Central Park at City Walk is the new green space project being created in Dubai. Located in the Al Wasl neighborhood of Jumeirah and part of the City Walk project, Central Park … Read more

Contract farming… Egypt’s plan to secure its food amid a global crisis

The Director of the Contract Farming Center of the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture, Hoda Ragab, said that the government initiated a plan to secure strategic crops to guarantee their cultivation and achieve self-sufficiency, by expanding contracts with farmers to cultivate the required crops in return for supplying them to companies, factories, and government institutions, as … Read more