Shot over three years, the documentary takes viewers onto a Seine barge in Paris that serves as a floating daycare centre for adults suffering from a mental illness. The French documentary “On the Adamant” — a film about a floating daycare centre in Paris for adults with a mental illness — has won the Berlin International Film Festival’s top Golden Bear prize. The award for best director went to fellow French filmmaker Philippe Garrel for “The Plough”, about three siblings who are trying to keep alive the family puppeteering business after the death of their father. French cinematographer Helene Louvart received the Silver Bear for outstanding artistic contribution for her work on “Disco Boy”. Zelenskyy, a former comedian and actor, featured prominently in Sean Penn’s film about the war in Ukraine, “Superpower,” which had its world premiere in Berlin.
February 27, 2023DUBAI — Companies from the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Egypt and Bahrain signed industrial agreements with an investment value of over $2 billion at the third Higher Committee Meeting of the Industrial Partnership for Sustainable Economic Development in Amman on Sunday. Twelve agreements were signed for nine industrial projects in agriculture, pharmaceuticals, metals, chemicals and electric vehicles, according to the governmental Jordan News Agency, Petra. The project will establish three electric vehicle factories with specialized production and assembly lines in the UAE, Jordan and Egypt. At an investment value of $174 million over two phases, the project’s production capacity is expected to reach 350 million pills per year. Last year the annual event took place in Cairo, where 12 projects worth $3.4 billion were announced.21 days ago Al-Monitor
🙌 pic.twitter.com/S7MLRYi75n — Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) February 25, 2023Stats pack2 – Manchester United have beaten Newcastle on two out of three occasions in the League Cup. 1 – Newcastle will be making their first appearance in the League Cup final since 1976, with their gap of 47 years the longest between finals in League Cup history. 0 – The Magpies have lost their last four major finals (1974, 1998 and 1999 FA Cup finals, 1976 League Cup final) since winning the 1969 Fairs Cup final. 10 – Manchester United are competing in their 10th League Cup final, with only Liverpool (13) ever playing in more. 5 – Manchester United have won the League Cup five times.23 days ago Al Jazeera
The US president also announced that he would not be visiting the crash site, though others in his administration have. United States President Joe Biden on Friday has directed federal agencies to go door-to-door in East Palestine, Ohio, on Friday to check on families affected by the toxic train derailment that has morphed into a heated political controversy. Biden directed employees to get to as many homes as possible by Monday. The president said that at present he has no plans to personally visit Ohio. Environmental controversy extended more than 1,000 miles to Texas, where a Harris County official raised questions about the transportation and disposal of toxic wastewater that was moved to a Houston suburb from the site of the Ohio derailment.24 days ago Al Jazeera
Russia has launched an uncrewed Soyuz spacecraft on a rescue mission to return two cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut whose trip back to Earth has been hampered after their original space vehicle was damaged by a mini meteorite while parked at the International Space Station (ISS). The Soyuz MS-23 vessel blasted off successfully from the Russian-operated Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday, live video broadcast by ISS partner NASA showed. The uncrewed Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft lifted off at 7:24pm ET on a two-day journey to the space station to replace the MS-22 that experienced a coolant system leak in December 2022. Read more.. https://t.co/xG17Qs7q7n pic.twitter.com/970Cle2yK6 — International Space Station (@Space_Station) February 24, 2023MS-23, which took off on Friday, was initially scheduled to launch in mid-March with two cosmonauts and an astronaut on board who would take over from Rubio, Petelin and Prokopyev at the space station. Officials had determined that it was too risky to bring the three back in their damaged Soyuz MS-22 next month as originally planned.25 days ago Al Jazeera
The British government stripped Begum of her citizenship in 2019, shortly after she was found in a detention camp in Syria. In an interview with The Times newspaper in 2019, Begum said she was tired of life on the battlefield and feared for her unborn child. Why and how did Begum lose her UK citizenship? In 2019, a British judge said, however, that British citizenship is “not an absolute entitlement for everyone. In Begum’s case, a UK tribunal ruled in 2019 that removing her citizenship was lawful because Begum “holds Bangladeshi citizenship” by descent through her parents.25 days ago Al Jazeera
“In order to de-escalate, [the Russians] will escalate using chemical or nuclear weapons,” Buckner told Al Jazeera. Ukraine used US-made Javelin missiles to skewer a 65km (40-mile) column of Russian armour as it tried to reach Kyiv. “Russian artillery were firing around 20,000 rounds per day, with their peak fire rate surpassing 32,000 rounds on some days,” a report by the Royal United Services Institute said. “It’s symbolic that the West supports a Ukraine going into the assault, hitting back against Russia, not just minimising or containing a Russian advance,” Yates said. Ukraine is rapidly depleting its allies’ reserves of NATO artillery shells, and defence industries need time to ramp up production.25 days ago Al Jazeera
Putin said ties between the two countries had reached ‘new frontiers’ and confirmed a summit with Chinese President Xi Jingping. Images showed Wang and Putin exchanging a firm handshake and sitting across the table from each other during their meeting on Wednesday. Others showed Wang, the Chinese Communist Party’s most senior foreign policy official, looking relaxed as he walked with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Ties between the two had reached “new frontiers”, he said, confirming that Chinese President Xi Jinping might soon travel to Moscow for a summit. The US and NATO have recently expressed concern that China might provide arms or other support to Russia’s war, although China has denied having any such plan.26 days ago Al Jazeera