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European Theatrical Box Office Up 42% in 2021, Reports Trade Body UNIC

European cinema admissions rose an estimated 38% in 2021, with over 590 million total tickets sold, generating a 42% rise in box office to €3.7 billion ($4.2 billion) compared with the all-time low year of 2020. The preliminary figures were released on Monday by the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), the trade org representing European […]

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Nordic Box Office in 2021: ‘No Time to Die” Keeps Screens Alive

2021 was another annus horribilis for cinemagoing in the Nordics, due to on-going and strict Covid restrictions that halved admissions compared to pre-pandemic levels. Released late September/early October when cinemas for once ran at full capacity, “No Time to Die” literally saved the film year, and even ranked No.  1 among all James Bond movies ever […]

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U.K. Reveals Record $7.6 Billion Spend on Film, TV Production, but Market Share of Local Independent Films Fall

In cheering news for the British entertainment business, film and high-end television production spend in the U.K. reached over £5.64 billion ($7.65 billion) in 2021, £1.27 billion higher than in the pre-pandemic year 2019. Official figures published on Friday by the BFI’s Research and Statistics Unit reveal that film production reached £1.55 billion, 3% up […]

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How the weather can harm your health — from heart attacks to stroke and gout

According to the study, a torrential downpour of rain hinders dieters from shedding any weight. Getty Images The obese produced a tenth less vitamin D than those of average weight.  And crops might well welcome the rain, but those living in rural areas won’t as it raises the risk of catching E.coli.  Farmers’ slurry contains […]

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Two Michigan colleges mistakenly award scholarships to students

were mistakenly told they had won full-ride scholarships. Oakland University, north of Detroit in Rochester Hills, said in a statement that due to human error its undergraduate student application system sent email notifications to some admitted students that they were entitled to receive the school’s Platinum Presidential Scholar Award. The school said about 5,500 students […]

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Japan Box Office Makes Small 2021 Recovery, Puts ‘Evangelion’ and Toho on Top

Cinema admissions in Japan increased by 8% over 2020, to 115 million. Box office grosses improved by  13% to $1.42 billion in the same period, according to figures released on Wednesday by the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan (Eiren). But compared to earnings of $2.29 billion on admissions of 195 million in the pre-pandemic […]

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JAMB rejects apology of born again Christian after he admitted to exam malpractice while writing the entrance exam 21 years ago

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday, Jan. 24, said it rejects the apology of a “repentant” candidate who wrote to inform the board that he committed exam malpractice 21 years ago while taking the entrance examination. The candidate, identified as Timipade Kemepade, in a letter to JAMB titled: “Restitution on my JAMB […]

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JAMB announces date for 2022 UTME, DE registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Monday announced that the registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and the Direct Entry examination will commence by February 12, 2022. The board made this known in its weekly bulletin released by its Director of Public Relations, Dr. Fabian Benjamin. In the timeline of events attached to […]

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BREAKING: JAMB Announces Date For 2022 UTME, DE Registration

The board made this known in its weekly bulletin released by its Director of Public Relations, Dr Fabian Benjamin, and made available to The PUNCH in Abuja.   JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede According to a report by The PUNCH, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Monday announced that the registration for the Unified […]

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WTFilms Launches ‘Apache: Gang of Paris’ at Unifrance Rendez-Vous

Paris-based sales agent WTFilms, which specializes in genre movies, is presenting Romain Quirot’s sophomore feature film, “Apache: Gang of Paris,” at the Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Paris. The pic is an ambitious revenge movie set in early 20th century Paris, when rival gangs were wreaking havoc. The term apache was coined in Paris at the time, […]

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Singapore’s Filmgarde to Close Indie Cinemas, Blames Changing Film Market

Filmgarde, an independent cinema exhibitor in Singapore, is to close two of its three cinema complexes. The company pointed to “changing trends in the film industry.” The company will allow its leases to lapse at Bugis Plus and at Century Square within the first quarter of 2022, entailing the closure of 14 screens. It also […]

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James Bond Ruled as U.K. Box Office Soared 85% in 2021 to $811 Million, But Remained Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

Total box office revenues in the U.K. and Ireland in 2021 rose 85% to £596.9 million ($811.1 million) from 2020’s total of £323.2 million ($439.3 million), according to the annual box office review released by Comscore. However, these numbers remain far below pre-pandemic levels when annual box office exceeded £1.3 billion in each of the […]

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Don’t Be Scammed, We’ve Not Commenced Sale Of 2022 UTME Forms – JAMB Warns

  The PUNCH reports that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has warned prospective candidates against being scammed since it had not commenced the sale of the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations and Direct Entry forms. This is according to a statement signed by the Board’s Head of Media and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, which […]

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French Box Office Pulled $731 Million in 2021, Led by Hollywood and French Movie Franchises

After a chaotic year marked by a five-month shutdown and COVID-related restrictions, the French box office bounced back during the last quarter of 2021, bolstered by “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and a flurry of big-budgeted U.S. and French releases. After reopening on May 18, French theaters pulled 96 million admissions — not a bad result […]

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COVID-19: Underage candidates not required to produce vaccination card – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said all candidates below the age of 18 years are not required to produce any vaccination card before being allowed access to its facilities. JAMB explained that those who fall within that category are not covered by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Vaccination Policy. Recall […]

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NY Dept of Health warns of rise in child COVID hospitalizations

a notice sent to doctors on Christmas Eve. “NYSDOH is closely monitoring an upward trend in pediatric hospitalizations associated with COVID-19,” the notice read. The jump in hospitalizations of children — who usually face very mild COVID-19 cases — is “concentrated in New York City and the surrounding greater metropolitan area,” according to the health […]

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Italy reports 459 coronavirus deaths on Friday – ministry

Italy reported 459 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday against 505 the day before, the health ministry said. The daily tally of new infections increased by 19,037 from 18,040 the day before, taking the total number of cases since Italy’s epidemic began to 2.02 million. Italy on Thursday became the eighth country in the world to exceed […]

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