Painting found hidden in Italian gallery wall may be stolen Klimt

Portrait of a Lady, missing for 23 years, believed found by gardener in secret cavity Italian police are investigating after a painting believed to be a Gustav Klimt stolen almost 23 years ago was discovered hidden in a wall of the gallery where it had previously been on display. The location of Portrait of a Lady, one of the worlds most sought-after missing artworks, has been a mystery since it was stolen in 1997. On Tuesday, a gardener clearing up ivy on an exterior wall of the Ricci Oddi modern art gallery, in the northern city of Piacenza, discovered a metal panel which, when opened, revealed a cavity with a painting in a bag. The gallery is not making an …

World’s first fully electric commercial aircraft takes flight in Canada

Company hails start of the electric aviation age after 15-minute test flight in Vancouver The worlds first fully electric commercial aircraft has taken its inaugural test flight, taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver and flying for 15 minutes. This proves that commercial aviation in all-electric form can work, said Roei Ganzarski, chief executive of Australian engineering firm magniX. The company designed the planes motor and worked in partnership with Harbour Air, which ferries half a million passengers a year between Vancouver, Whistler ski resort and nearby islands and coastal communities. Ganzarski said the technology would mean significant cost savings for airlines and zero emissions. This signifies the start of the electric aviation age, he said. Civil aviation is …

US briefing: Trump-Russia, Saudi Aramco and Clint Eastwood controversy

Wednesdays top story: president meets Kremlin foreign minister as impeachment looms. Plus, why Kramer vs Kramer remains a classic at 40 Good morning, Im Tim Walker with todays essential stories. Trump claims he warned Russia against election interference As Democratic leaders Oval Office meeting with the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov. The White House later told the press Trump had warned Lavrov against any Russian attempts to interfere in US elections. But Lavrov gave a different account, claiming elections were not even discussed in the meeting. Meanwhile, the US attorney general, William Barr, has outlined two articles of impeachment, for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Tom McCarthy has launched its IPO on the countrys Tadawul stock exchange in …

Andrew McCabe says being accused of treason by Trump is ‘quite honestly terrifying’

Washington (CNN)Former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Monday said being accused of treason by President Donald Trump is “quite honestly terrifying” after the release of a watchdog report into the FBI’s Russia investigation knocked down conspiracy theories peddled by the President. While rebutting Trump’s claims that the FBI illegally spied on his campaign, Horowitz’s 435-page report criticized the FBI leaders and employees for how they handled four applications for surveillance under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act targeting Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. McCabe told CNN’s Erin Burnett earlier Monday night that “I expected this result.” “I was there. I know that we didn’t do anything wrong,” McCabe said. “Rather than do something wrong, rather than, you know, plot the …

Lesbian Woman Makes Sure Her Entire Homophobic Family Knows About Her Engagement And The Post Goes Viral

“My parents were amazing,” she told Bored Panda. “My siblings didn’t bat an eyelash. My aunts and uncles on my mom’s side took it in stride. My dad’s side of the family didn’t say much of anything at the time.” However, Kate got engaged recently and thought she’d have the conversation with her family that needs to be had. One way or the other. When she announced the big news on her social media, Kate made it clear that she won’t give in to the fear of getting condemned by others. Instead, she’ll celebrate love with all her heart. Kate’s brave and beautiful words instantly went viral, with many people congratulating the happy couple. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: …

New Zealand volcano eruption leaves survivors with extensive burns

(CNN)Almost all patients who were injured in the deadly New Zealand volcanic eruption have suffered extensive burns to their bodies and lungs, as questions mount over the circumstances surrounding the tragedy that has left at least six people dead. Authorities are now working to gather information on the dead, injured, and missing, and provide emergency services to those affected, after the eruption on White Island, also known as Whakaari, left at least six people dead. The injured were aged between 13 and 72. Police confirmed the death of a sixth victim in a statement on Tuesday. The unnamed person was earlier being treated at Middlemore Hospital in Auckland. Eight people remain missing after Monday’s eruption, which occurred while 47 people …

Flight training suspended for 300 Saudi students after Pensacola shooting

Saudi students at three bases in northern Florida are restricted from flying for an undetermined period Flight training has been suspended for more than 300 Saudi Arabian students at three bases in Florida in the wake of the Original Article : HERE ;

Here’s how many subscribers watched Netflix’s ‘The Irishman’ in its first week

New York (CNN Business)“The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic on Netflix (NFLX), was watched by more than 26 million accounts globally within its first seven days on Netflix, according to the company. “The Irishman,” a mob drama starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, pulled in a little more than half of the viewership for “Bird Box,” another hit movie that streamed on Netflix. The company reported last year that the horror film starring Sandra Bullock was watched by over 45 million accounts in its first week. “The Irishman” is much longer than “Bird Box” coming in three and a half hours. “Bird Box” is a little over two hours. “The Irishman” did beat out “El Camino: A …

What happens if wintry weather hits the election?

BBC Scotland weather presenter Christopher Blanchett said Thursday, when voters go to the polls, was likely to be an “unsettled day”. Can Scotland’s councils handle a poll in December? What difference does winter make to an election? He said: “At this stage, it looks as though there’ll be a spell of wet and windy weather for most. “Some of the rain will be falling as sleet or snow on the hills and high ground, down to around 300m (984ft), though falling mostly as rain to lower levels in towns and cities.” He said it would be a cold day, with temperatures started at near freezing at dawn in central and eastern areas. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Plans are …

Madrid climate talks will set the tone for Glasgow

“I’m optimistic because we have to be optimistic. Climate change is a challenge but we can use it as a way to have a fairer and better environment.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Demonstrators have urged politicians to act now before it is too late While there is much excitement about Glasgow being the focus next year, there is also concern. Friends of the Earth Scotland wants poorer, developing nations to have more involvement, and not just at the top table. But they have expressed concerns that current border control policies would be restrictive. Mary Church, head of campaigns, said: “We are calling on the Scottish government and the UK government to do everything that they can to ensure …

Mochi ice cream is finally having a mainstream moment

Walk into any supermarket lately and you’ll find mochi — a small, round ball of ice cream encased in rice dough. To help bring it to the masses, My/Mo created a flavor list most consumers felt instant familiarity with, such as chocolate sundae, S’mores, cookies & cream, strawberry, double chocolate and mint chocolate chip. “I grew up eating vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream. Green tea and red bean weren’t a common part of the flavor profile in most households,” he said. Barnett recognized the inherent appeal of mochi ice cream to Millennials, a group he calls “a snacking generation.” Mochi is a portion-control snack of about 110 calories per ball, easy to hold and eat on the go. “We …

People Astounded To Learn How A Bot Is Stealing Everyones Art On Twitter, Decide To Trick It Into Getting A Lawsuit

Artists on social media have long faced the problem of bootleg merch sites reprinting their work. A print-on-demand site snapping up a design that you spent days or weeks creating so they can have it automatically printed by order on t-shirts, mugs, stickers, and hats is instantaneous, and once your design is on this network of sites, it takes a legal game of whack-a-mole to get it removed. This artist first brought attention to the phenomenon Image credits: Image credits: Artists immediately tested it out by asking their followers to reply to incriminating images with the magic phrase “I want this on a shirt!” Soon, the bootleg sites were offering t-shirts with MSPaint scrawl proclaiming that the site on which …

Defeating the HIV epidemic is more about politics than science | Rashad Robinson

Preventive drugs should be widely accessible, but corporate power has left Americans especially those of color in grave danger Across the United States, a renewed grassroots movement is fighting to fundamentally change the rules of healthcare. We have the opportunity to achieve universal healthcare and defend the right of all people to be healthy. But we will not win if we see this only as a fight over policy we must also tackle corporate power. We must end corporate control of our health, especially when it comes to who gets care and who is left to die. And as with all progress that depends on breaking the rules and norms that enable corporations to profit from our pain, racial justice …

Avocados with edible coating to go on sale in Europe for first time

US technology allows fruits to stay ripe for twice as long and reduces plastic packaging waste throughout the supply chain and cut the use of in the US, where it has helped to more than halve supermarkets waste of fresh produce including apples, asparaguses, limes and lemons. The technology, which was approved for use in the EU by the European commission in June, is already being tested in the UK by mandarins from Peru and tests on cucumbers, which could dispense with the need for plastic wrapping. The initiative has been welcomed by the governments food waste tsar, Ben Elliot, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help reduce food waste in developing countries without access to refrigeration, and now works …

Boris Johnson is playing with fire in Northern Ireland

Belfast, Northern Ireland (CNN)Northern Ireland is once again at an intersection. Indeed, it took only one night to turn what had been a tight partnership since the 2017 election — that between Johnson and Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party — into rejection when the Prime Minister pressed ahead with his Brexit deal with the European Union against their wishes. Until that moment, the 10 pro-leave DUP votes in Westminster counted for something. Then suddenly, according to Johnson’s new calculus, they didn’t. Northern Ireland’s eight other MPs were all remain supporters, but to Johnson’s good fortune only one of them, the Independent Sylvia Hermon, took her seat. The others were all members of Sinn Fein — Irish nationalists who refuse to …

Move to share art prize sparked outrage. Why winning is out of fashion

London (CNN)You get a prize! You get a prize! Everybody gets a prize! So what’s the problem? This sharing is all a bit of harmless goodwill, right? A bold new way of approaching prizes, and a more sophisticated manner in which to critique art? Not even close. According to some corners of the internet, if you’re not furiously angry at the Turner Prize’s decision, you may well be a snowflake. “Nonsense!” screamed some after the Turner Prize’s decision was announced. “Political correctness gone mad!” chuntered others. The Telegraph asked whether the “baffling” result was “just a virtue signal for the snowflake era,” successfully hitting bingo on the culture wars trigger words sheet. “What is the point of a prize that …