Dream Cruises leads industry back into action | News

Genting Cruise Lines has announced a restart of operations for Dream Cruises as the operator seeks to become the first to return to the seas. Explorer Dream is set to operate two- and three-night Taiwan Island-Hopping itineraries from July 26th, departing from Keelung and calling at Penghu, Matzu and Kinmen islands. “After months of detailed planning with the authorities to ensure the safety and health of guests and crew, we appreciate the approval of Explorer Dream resuming cruise operations in Taiwan.  “Dream Cruises will be the first cruise line in…

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Dream Cruises leads industry back into action | News

Genting Cruise Lines has announced a restart of operations for Dream Cruises as the operator seeks to become the first to return to the seas. Explorer Dream is set to operate two- and three-night Taiwan Island-Hopping itineraries from July 26th, departing from Keelung and calling at Penghu, Matzu and Kinmen islands. “After months of detailed planning with the authorities to ensure the safety and health of guests and crew, we appreciate the approval of Explorer Dream resuming cruise operations in Taiwan.  “Dream Cruises will be the first cruise line in…

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Woman ‘conceived by rape’ claim leads to arrest

Image caption ‘Vicky’ discovered allegations of her conception by rape from social workers A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and released on bail, in the case of a woman who claims her own birth is proof her father was a rapist. “Vicky” alleges her birth mother was a 13-year-old when she was raped by a family friend who was in his 30s. She believes DNA testing would enable police to formally identify him. The police force investigating told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme it would now seek…

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England in South Africa: Eoin Morgan leads side to victory in stunning chase of 223

Morgan equalled the record for the fastest fifty by an England player in T20 cricket Third Twenty20 international, Centurion South Africa 222-6 (20 overs): Klaasen 66, Bavuma 49; Curran 2-33 England 226-5 (19.1 overs): Bairstow 64, Morgan 57*, Buttler 57 England win by five wickets Scorecard England pulled off a stunning chase of 223 to beat South Africa in the third Twenty20 in Centurion and take a pulsating series 2-1. Captain Eoin Morgan hit a blistering 57 not out from 22 balls, leading England to their second-highest chase in T20s…

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Delta Air Lines leads comprehensive new joint venture | News

Virgin Atlantic, Delta, Air France and KLM have launched a new expanded joint venture. The deal is designed to offer a greater choice of routes and loyalty options when travelling between Europe, the United Kingdom and North America. The partnership provides customers with more convenient flight schedules and a shared goal of ensuring a smooth and consistent travel experience, whichever airline people fly. The deal also provides the flexibility to book flights on any of the four carriers through their respective mobile apps, websites, or via travel agents. The news…

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Kobe Bryant: Lebron James leads tributes to LA Lakers legend

LeBron James (centre) looks to the heavens as team-mate Quinn Cook wipes away tears LeBron James led tributes to LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant in the team’s first game since he died in a helicopter crash alongside his daughter Gianna and seven other people. The Lakers lost 127-119 to the Portland Trail Blazers at the Staples Center on a night when the team remembered Bryant’s 20-year career in LA, which delivered five NBA championships. Lakers players wore shirts with Bryant’s numbers – eight and 24 – displayed on them in…

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Australia v England: Heather Knight leads side to victory

T20 tri-series, Manuka Oval, Canberra England 156-4 (20 overs): Knight 78, Wilson 39*, Perry 1-9 Australia 156-8 (20 overs): Mooney 65, Sciver 3-23, Glenn 3-28 England win on a super over Scorecard Heather Knight starred as England beat Australia in a super over to get their first victory of the T20 tri-series. The England captain scored a career-best 78 to help her side to 156-4, only for some late hitting to get Australia to the same score after 20 overs. After the hosts had scored 8-0 in the super over,…

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Aston Martin: F1 billionaire owner leads rescue deal

Image copyright Reuters Struggling luxury UK carmaker Aston Martin has announced plans to raise emergency funding worth £500m. A consortium led by billionaire Lawrence Stroll will put in £182m, with the rest coming from issuing fresh shares to existing investors. Mr Stroll partly owns the Racing Point Formula 1 team, which will be branded Aston Martin under the deal. The move comes hours after a board meeting held to discuss how to prop up the ailing firm. Aston Martin’s best known customer is fictional spy James Bond and the company…

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Record number of female film leads, US study suggests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Brie Larson, Angelina Jolie and Renee Zellweger have all starred in box office successes Female characters had their biggest-ever representation in box office films last year, according to research. The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film said a record 40% of 2019’s highest-grossing US movies had women in a lead role – up 9%. But black and minority ethnic (BAME) women are being left behind, the annual report also suggests. Films on the list include Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, Joker…

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Joker leads Bafta film award nominations

Image copyright Warner Bros Joker leads the Bafta film nominations with 11, followed by Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood. All three are up for best film, alongside Sam Mendes’s 1917 and South Korean hit Parasite. Scarlett Johansson and Margot Robbie are up for two awards each in the acting categories. The Bafta ceremony will take place on 2 February at the Royal Albert Hall in London, hosted by Graham Norton. The leading Bafta nominees 11 – Joker 10 – The Irishman 10…

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