Box Office: ‘The Green Knight’ Rises As ‘The Suicide Squad’ Nabs $7 Million Overseas

In other non-Jungle Cruise opening weekend news, Warner Bros. opened The Suicide Squad “early” in five markets, namely the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Switzerland and Turkey. The incredibly well-reviewed (96% fresh and 7.9/10 on Rotten Tomatoes) James Gunn-directed DC Films supervillain sequel earned $7 million in 2,409 theaters. It bested the opening of Jungle Cruise in the UK by 47% …

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Zoom settles US class action privacy lawsuit for $86m

Video-conferencing firm Zoom has agreed to pay $86m (£61.9m) to settle a class action privacy lawsuit in the US. The lawsuit alleged that Zoom had invaded the privacy of millions of users by sharing personal data with Facebook, Google and LinkedIn. It also accused Zoom of misstating that it offers end-to-end encryption and for failing …

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Florida breaks record for COVID-19 hospitalizations

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A day after it recorded the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic, Florida on Sunday broke a previous record for current hospitalizations, as the number of patients in hospitals because of COVID-19 once again broke through the 10,000-person threshold. The Sunshine State had 10,207 people hospitalized with …

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Biden’s judges: More diverse and more of them

 WASHINGTON (AP) — With no Supreme Court opening to slow them, President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats are putting judges on federal trial and appellate courts at a much faster clip than any of Biden’s recent predecessors, including former President Donald Trump. Eight judges already have been confirmed, including potential Supreme Court pick Ketanji Brown …

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South Africa unrest and Covid measures are starting to derail its economic recovery

Former President Jacob Zuma handed himself in to the South African Police Service on July 7 after being sentenced to 15 months in jail for failing to appear before a corruption inquiry. KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, where many ruined businesses are expected to take years to rebuild, contribute half of the country’s GDP and almost half …

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Shilpa Shetty posts statement in Raj Kundra case: ‘Lot of unwanted aspersions cast on me…

Actor Shilpa Shetty has finally issued a statement weeks after her husband Raj Kundra’s arrest. The actor has said that she’s being subjected to a media trial. Many of her Bollywood colleagues have extended their support to her. Actor Shilpa Shetty has finally released her statement weeks after husband Raj Kundra was arrested for allegedly creating and distributing pornographic …

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The Great Giant panda in French zoo gives birth to female twins

‘Lively, pink and plump’ cubs born overnight to panda parents who are on a 10-year loan from China. A giant panda on loan to France from China has given birth to twin female cubs, a French zoo announced, declaring “they are very lively, pink and plump”. The Beauval Zoo in central France said in a …

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Mental Health Issues at Work Are Incredibly Embarrassing (I Hid Mine for Decades)

This moment makes me extremely emotional. Most of my career was spent fighting an invisible battle in my head every single day. Things got so dark that I contemplated leaving the workforce forever and living with an elderly relative who survived on government benefits. Thinking about what could have happened if I kept going down …

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The Lessons Learned From the Past Four NBA Champions

THE NBA’S LATEST champion was crowned after Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks outlasted Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns. The Bucks won their first title in exactly 50 years (and behind 50 points from Antetokounmpo), instantly becoming one of the greatest, most prophetic coincidences in sports history. The Bucks’ victory, in many ways, was unpredictable: …

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