A dramatic close encounter between Australian world championship surfer Matt Wilkinson and a shark off the east coast of the country was captured by a drone, showing the shark circle him, close in, and then dart away from his feet.
The Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday went to US poet Louise Gluck, the jury at the Swedish Academy said, honoring a writer known for themes of childhood and family life. Gluck, 77, was honored ”for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal,” the Academy said.
The Royal Ballet, Britain's largest ballet company, leaps back into action on Friday after seven months of COVID-19 gloom with an extravaganza that mixes classics such as Romeo and Juliet and Don Quixote with playful modern dance.
Quino, the creator of the comic strip Mafalda (1964 to 1973) passed away from natural cause on Sept. 30 at the age of 88. He was born in Mendoza, Argentina in 1932 as Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón, son of Spanish immigrants, and trained as an illustrator first by his uncle and then by a brief stint at the Fine Arts College of Mendoza.
Oscar-winning film directors James Cameron, Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorsese joined forces with movie theater owners on Wednesday in an appeal for financial help, saying they feared for the future of the industry.
Last September 17, the Falkland Islands governor hosted a Chilean Independence Day reception at Government House for the Chilean community. ”There are 199 Chilean-born people in the Falkland Islands,” said Governor Nigel Phillips at the reception.
Next year's Island Games in Guernsey have been postponed because of coronavirus, the International Island Games Association has confirmed. The event, which was due to be held between 3-9 July 2021, has not been canceled altogether but a decision is yet to be made on when it will now take place.
A referendum next month on legalizing recreational cannabis has divided opinion in New Zealand with ruling party politicians staying clear of the contentious issue ahead of a general election they are likely to win.
The Brazilian Football Confederation says it agreed in March to pay women’s national team players the same as their peers on the men’s side, it was reported Wednesday. Brazil thus becomes one of the few countries to adopt an equal pay policy for both women’s and men’s football.
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Government have announced the launching of the penultimate 50 pence coin in the penguin series, which features the macaroni penguin.