New Instagram feature is available to Android users and will be coming to iOS soonInstagram is introducing AR Music, a feature designed to let creators build effects that react to music, according to the company’s blog. Music is an integral part of the Instagram experience, and millions of people use music everyday to add meaning and emotion to the moments they share. Creators can now augment and extend this desire to share by creating AR effects that move and play in sync with music, the company said. Facebook takes on Amazon with new shopping feature“We’ve already seen several creative examples of AR effects paired with music and can’t wait to see more,” Spark AR said on their website. If you’d like to learn more about making effects that respond to music and sound, check out their blog post.
May 28, 2020 11:26 UTC
According to a recent report published by Variety, Henry Cavill is set to return as the Man of Steel, in an upcoming DC Comics film. Back in December, Cavill had talked about his connection with the Superman mantle. There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet.”Adding further, Cavill talked about how there is so much more that can be one with the character. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. In addition to Zack Snyder’s Superman origin story Man of Steel in 2013, Cavill played the iconic hero in 2016’s Batman v Superman and 2017’s Justice League.
May 28, 2020 10:30 UTC
“In the autumn, we will play Roland Garros with an optimum spectator capacity which allows fans to respect social distancing,” Jean-Francois Vilotte, the director-general of the French Tennis Federation (FFT), told AFP. A working group has already been created consisting of the ministries of sports and foreign affairs as well as Roland Garros officials and health bodies. “The aim is that there will be spectators but we will have the capacity to organise Roland Garros whatever the option decided, including behind closed doors.”For the players, “the prize money is very important” as is the eco-system of tennis in France for which Roland Garros accounts for 80% of revenue. They point to Roland Garros having eight floodlit courts, including all three showpiece arenas — Philippe Chatrier, Suzanne Lenglen and Simonne Mathieu. However, the Philippe Chatrier court at Roland Garros now has a roof, bringing the tournament into line with the other three majors.
May 28, 2020 09:33 UTC
For expectant families, welcoming a baby during a pandemic is nerve-wreckingFor expectant families welcoming a new baby during a pandemic is nerve-wracking. Is the incidence of Covid-19 greater amongst pregnant women as compared to the general population? How can pregnant women reduce the chances of acquiring Covid -19? There is no increased risk of miscarriage amongst pregnant women in the first and second trimesters of pregnancy. There is increased risk of preterm birth from 28 weeks onwards therefore women need to be extra cautious in the third trimester of pregnancy.
May 28, 2020 09:22 UTC
Prime Minister’s Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood has said that Pakistani exporters have obtained large orders of face masks from United States, Canada and Europe. In his tweets on Thursday (today), he described it a major breakthrough and congratulated the exporters for the achievement.
May 28, 2020 09:11 UTC
PESHAWAR: Three media employees, including two at Radio Pakistan, have passed away due to the deadly coronavirus, according to Radio Pakistan. Radio Pakistan senior broadcast engineer Muhammad Ashfaq and Urdu newscaster Huma Zafar died of the virus. “Muhammad Ashfaq was a regular employee of Radio Pakistan and known for his competence and dedication to technical work. Information and Broadcasting Minister Senator Shibli Faraz expressed deep grief and sorrow over the deaths of Syed, Zafar, and Ashfaq. Faraz said the media — along with doctors, nurses, and medical staff — was also playing a leading role in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
May 28, 2020 08:29 UTC
Even if you put them in a box, they will manage to make their presence outside of it,” Kashan told The Express Tribune. “I’ve always been a fan of what they call ‘World Music’ in the States,” he said. “Kashan inspired me to explore Pakistani music again,” remarked Charlie, concluding that it would be a treat for him to perform in the country someday. “This is especially true for artists whose main source of income was live performances,” he told The Express Tribune. Lilly also admitted that she had been “quite ignorant” of Pakistani music until now but was grateful to have finally connected with musicians here.
May 28, 2020 07:06 UTC
SpaceX will make a second attempt on Saturday afternoon to launch the astronauts aboard its newly designed Dragon Crew capsule. Since then, NASA astronauts have had to hitch rides into orbit aboard Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft. For Musk, who is also CEO of electric carmaker Tesla, the first manned SpaceX launch represents another milestone for the reusable rockets his company pioneered to make space flight less costly. NASA has awarded nearly $8 billion combined to SpaceX and Boeing Co for the development of rival space launch systems. The last time NASA launched astronauts into space aboard a brand new vehicle was four decades ago at the outset of the shuttle program.
May 28, 2020 06:44 UTC
Event would be hosted by the prime ministers of Canada and Jamaica and the UN secretary-generalPrime Minister Imran Khan would participate in a high-level virtual event today which would be focusing on Financing for Development in Era of coronavirus and Beyond. PM Imran would share his vision on possible ways to address the debt issue and the enormous financial challenges facing developing countries, according to the Foreign Office. The debt vulnerability of developing countries would be one of the six interlinked financial issues that would be discussed at the event. The event would be hosted by the prime ministers of Canada and Jamaica and the UN secretary-general. The Presidents of France, South Africa, Kazakhstan and the Prime Ministers of UK, Japan, Norway, Italy and Ireland, the German Chancellor and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, will address the high-level event.
May 28, 2020 06:00 UTC
Killers of the Flower Moon will star Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. It is the second major film that Apple has acquired after Greyhound, starring Tom Hanks, last year. The film will be labelled an Apple Original Film, and ViacomCBS Inc’s Paramount Pictures will distribute it theatrically worldwide, according to reports from the Wall Street Journal and Deadline. Killers of the Flower Moon is an adaptation of the non-fiction book of the same name, by David Grann. The book is based on an FBI investigation into the killings of Native American Osages during the 1920s.
May 28, 2020 05:02 UTC
Meanwhile, the job of lifting the debris from the crash site irrelevant to the inquiry has been started on the directions of the investigation teams for which heavy machinery is being used. The investigation teams will again visit the accident site, runway and Civil Aviation Headquarters for briefing on Thursday (today). Meanwhile, speaking about the plane crash victims, the PIA spokesperson said that the results of bodies’ identification through DNA have started coming. The spokesperson said that the PIA CEO personally contacted the families of all the crash victims and offered condolence over their demise. The spokesperson urged the people to refrain from making comments or inferring any conclusion until the investigation report of the crash arrives.
May 28, 2020 04:41 UTC
To carry as many passengers in a single go, transporters largely flouted the social distancing protocols of seating passengers with a gap of a seat between them. Passengers, on their part, did not care about wearing gloves or face masks, it was observed during a survey of various bus terminals in Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Moreover, operators of most of the bus terminal made no arrangements for drinking water for passengers who arrived after hours-long journeys in the sweltering heat. Provision of water is mandatory for bus terminal operators. The SOPs of social distancing, wearing a face mask, and passing through sanitizing gates were largely ignored.
May 28, 2020 04:30 UTC
He further pointed out that following lapse of the relaxation order, business hours have already been reduced across Punjab. However, a fresh order of revised business hours is expected on Thursday (today). As all the public offices were closed owing to Eid holidays, confusion prevailed among the traders and shopkeepers over allowed business hours. He suggested that the government should fix business hours from 9am to 7pm across the province. “I would propose to the authorities to implement this schedule for the whole year as similar business hours are observed in various parts of the world,” he maintained.
May 28, 2020 04:24 UTC
Say Eidul Fitr is a prime ‘season’ for them to earnISLAMABAD: As the Eidul Fitr celebrations end, the closure of different parks in the federal capital disappointed more than just the public. Owners of small amusement rides and other stalls in these parks could not cash in on what is one their busiest times of the year. Many parks in Islamabad have allocated portions for mini-amusement parks with a few rides. The same is the case for snack and gift item vendors in these parks. Contractors termed Eidul Fitr their ‘season’ to earn big, adding that they were disappointed when the administration kept public parks and the zoo closed for the annual holiday.
May 28, 2020 04:18 UTC
Body identified through DNA test after wife posted video describing ordealLAHORE: Urban Unit Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Khalid Sherdil, who passed away in the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK8303 crash on Friday during an official visit to Karachi was laid to rest in Lahore on Wednesday. Sherdil was a BPS-21 Pakistan Administrative Services (PAS) officer from the 24 Common batch. He was serving as the Urban Unit CEO, in the Planning and Development Board of Punjab government, MPDD Secretary and and Strategic Support Unit (SSU) Director General. He was among the 97 people who died when the Karachi-bound flight from Lahore crashed a few minutes before landing. An official statement from the Urban Unit said, “We have not only lost our leader and mentor but an extremely humble, down-to-earth, humane and kind soul who was the head of our Urban Unit family.”Sherdil was serving as the CEO of the Urban Unit since January 25 last year.
May 28, 2020 04:18 UTC