Month: June 2020

Filmmaker Sam Kadi on Animating and Shopping a Film In Virtual Markets During a Pandemic

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Filmmaker Sam Kadi is no stranger to shooting in unconventional circumstances. For his last film, “Little Gandhi,” he found a novice photographer to capture footage inside war-torn Syria. Kadi resorted to Facebook and Skype as his communication tools.

As the world went into lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic, Kadi was working on his latest project “Lamya’s Poem,” an animated tale inspired by the great poet Rumi, on which he served as producer. The film was still in production before lockdown and featured at the Annecy Animation Festival as part of the Work in

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Online shoppers have lost millions to fraud during lockdown

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Make online shopping a safe experience for the whole family. (Photo: Getty Images)
Make online shopping a safe experience for the whole family. (Photo: Getty Images)

It’s another Saturday afternoon during lockdown, and you’re back on Amazon, filling your cart with household items and groceries. You haven’t been able to make your typical Target and Walmart runs lately, so you’re stocking up virtually instead.

Online shopping: everyone does it so it’s pretty harmless, right? Well, not always. Fraud is

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50 Ways You’re Throwing Money Away

You probably don’t realize all the ways you’re wasting money and leaving free money on the table — and these little missteps can add up to big dollar losses. Fortunately, once you’re aware of these bad money behaviors, you can take steps to change them. Making small tweaks to your lifestyle and spending habits could pay off in a big way.

Keep reading to find out the costly money mistakes you’re making — and how to stop making them so you can keep more money in your wallet.

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8 best fashion rental services for a more sustainable shopping experience


With Britons throwing away an estimated £140 million worth of clothing each year, there’s no denying that our rapacious shopping habits are harming the planet. As one of the most polluting industries, the fashion world needs to wake up to its sustainability problem.

If the stats unsettle you as much as they do us, and you’re frequently looking for the next best eco-friendly fashion initiative, allow us to introduce you to the realm of wardrobe rentals.

While these platforms have long since been part of the fashion dialogue across the pond, with Rent the Runway dominating the market in

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Shopping centre giant Intu enters administration

The owner of some of the UK’s biggest shopping centres, Intu, has called in administrators.

The firm, which owns the Trafford Centre, the Lakeside complex, and Braehead, said earlier it had not reached an agreement in financial restructuring talks with its lenders.

Its centres will stay open under administrators KPMG.

The company said shares listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges had been suspended.

The significance of Intu’s collapse “cannot be understated,” said Richard Lim, chief executive of Retail Economics.

The coronavirus lockdown is speeding up a trend towards buying more consumer goods online, he said. He estimates 50%

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