Ubisoft plans surprise in-game forest fire to highlight climate issues

Players who log into Ubisoft video game Riders Republic at some point in the coming months will discover that part of the extreme sports game’s virtual forest is on fire. Driving the news: The in-game wildfire, which the publisher says won’t be announced in advance, is one of several initiatives video game companies are using …

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Venice day-trippers will have to make reservations and pay fee | Venice

Venice will oblige day-trippers to make reservations and pay a fee to visit the historic lagoon city, in an attempt to better manage visitors who often far outnumber residents in the historic centre. Venice officials on Friday unveiled new rules for day-trippers, which will be in effect from 16 January 2023. Tourists who choose not …

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‘Bringing the sun in’: the hardworking weavers of Bula’Bula dig color from the red earth | Indigenous art

In the early morning, near a billabong dotted with pink lilies, sisters Evonne Munuyngu and Mary Dhalapany are collecting pandanus leaves for weaving. It’s a very quiet place called Mungbirri, about 20 minutes’ drive north of the tiny town of Ramingining in eastern Arnhem Land. The day is already very warm and the humid air …

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Parliament ‘not a safe place to work’ claims shadow minister in wake of Pincher case | Politics News

A shadow minister has claimed that Parliament is “not a safe place to work” amid controversy surrounding the resignation of the deputy chief whip over groping claims. Shadow armed forces minister Luke Pollard told Sky News that “wholesale change” is needed as he called for “higher standards” in politics. The prime minister has been criticizing …

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Manchester United: Deal close for Tyrell Malacia as positive talks for Ajax’s Lisandro Martinez continues | Soccer News

Manchester United are close to completing a move for Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia as they continue positive talks with Ajax over a move for defender Lisandro Martinez. United are in the process of agreeing personal terms and Malacia could have a medical as early as the weekend – with the club confidant of finalizing the …

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Costs for new build wind and solar have jumped, but nothing like those of fossil fuels

Global increases in the cost of materials, freight, fuel and labor have set prices for new-build wind and solar back to where they were in 2019, according to a new report from BloombergNEF – but the setback for renewables is temporary, while for fossil fuels the cost gap continues to widen. The BloombergNEF report, published …

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Transfer news LIVE! Raphinha to Chelsea; Grimaldo to Arsenal; Lenglet Tottenham Medical; latest gossip

Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea continue to be major players in the summer transfer window. Chelsea are eyeing their first mega deal since the club’s takeover and a battle is brewing with Barcelona over Raphinha amid the Blues’ push to sign Raheem Sterling, Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt. Over in north London, Arsenal continue …

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‘She had no fear’: friends and family to tread last walk of Zara Aleena | UK news

Walking was something Zara Aleena did reflexively. She had a car but would tramp the two miles between her mother’s and grandmother’s homes in east London most days, with little sense of danger. Whatever the hour, her blue Peugeot was almost always left in its spot on her grandmother’s driveway. With trainers on and her …

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Iran earthquakes: at the last five killed and village flattened, state media says | Iran

At least five people were killed by a magnitude-6.1 earthquake in southern Iran early on Saturday, state media reported, with the area also hit by two later strong quakes of up to 6.3 magnitude. “Five people have died in the earthquake … and so far 12 are hospitalised,” Mehrdad Hassanzadeh, the head of emergency management …

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Battle of the Super Sons Reveals Story Details and Hard-Hitting Box Art

Warner Bros. has revealed the official 4K Ultra HD box art for DC’s upcoming CG-animated film Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sonswhich pits Damian Wayne/Robin and Jonathan Kent/Superboy against their fathers, as well as the rest of the Justice League, who have been enslaved by the villainous Starro the Conqueror. Battle of the …

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