Film Review: ‘The Birth of Innocence’ | Cinema | Seven days

click to enlarge Courtesy of Horace Williams Still from ‘Birth of Innocence’ Remember those early days of the pandemic when the world seemed to come to a standstill? The world was…quiet. You could hear yourself think. If … Read more

RBI to facilitate net banking standards for regional rural bank customers

NEW DELHI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in its Statement on Development and Regulatory Policies, has proposed to relax the rules for Internet banking for customers of Regional Rural Banks or RRBs. RBI, in a statement, said: “Currently, RRBs can provide internet banking services to their customers with prior approval from the Reserve Bank, … Read more

Nigeria’s internet speed remains among the slowest in the world

Nigeria ranks 151st in the assessment of fixed broadband internet speed out of 182 countries, according to a new report. Nigeria’s average fixed broadband internet speed is so slow that the country was ranked 151st out of 182 countries in the last Fastest global index published by the American internet speed analysis firm Ookla. Nigeria … Read more

Sidney is a boring and respectful tribute to a brilliant and complex man | Movie Reviews | Spokane | The interior of the Pacific Northwest

click to enlarge Watch a movie starring Sidney Poitier instead of viewing this document. There are three names in the opening credits of sydney: The first is the title, which refers to the subject of the documentary, the legendary actor Sidney Poitier, and the third is the director Reginald Hudlin. Among them … Read more

AROUND CAPE ANN: Mustang Movie Premiere in Rockport | News

A free movie premiere will be held at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport as part of the 38th Boston Film Festival on Friday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. “Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West,” according to the film’s synopsis, is an immersive journey into the world of wild horses that “illuminates both … Read more

SADI Wins True Inspiration Grant, Seeking Votes for Sensory Park | News

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO – The nonprofit SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence (SADI) just received a large grant and is seeking the public’s votes to try to get more for a new sensory garden. Brian House, owner and operator of Chick-Fil-A in Cape Girardeau, has a special connection to SADI. His 25-year-old daughter, Carley, attends programs … Read more

McDermott: Pinner may have been a cracker, but in today’s GOP, he was pretty much normal | Kevin McDermott

St. Louis County Republicans last week must have felt like they dodged a bullet with the November ballot removal of Katherine Pinner, who was briefly the party’s nominee for St. Louis County executive. Regardless of the issues she hoped to focus on in her campaign, the real issue would have been the lawsuit she filed … Read more

Women’s Equality Day will be celebrated today | News

AUSABLE CHASM — Today, the women of the United States commemorate Women’s Equality Day. Established in 1971, it celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution on August 26, 1920 and raises awareness of the importance of gender equality and to commemorate the work and sacrifices made by women during the suffrage movement. … Read more

Dick Yarbrough: What would Will Rogers think of Republicans today? | columns

American humorist Will Rogers once observed: “I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.” There’s no question that if old Will were around today, he’d probably be a Republican. The Grand Old Party gives new meaning to the term disorganized. For example, former University of Georgia football legend Herschel … Read more

Birding Today: Birds Among Endangered Species, Threatened | lifestyles

Our US Endangered Species Act is a powerful law that was passed by Congress in 1973 to replace its 1967 predecessor. This law has a critical habitat provision that requires federal agencies to protect land and the water that these species require to recover and continue to survive. It also covers federal agencies from endangering … Read more