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J.A. Bayona’s ‘Society of the Snow’ Sweeps Platino Awards in Mexico

J.A. Bayona’s ‘Society of the Snow’ Sweeps Platino Awards in Mexico

J.A. Bayona‘s Netflix epic Society of the Snow swept Saturday night’s Platino Awards, picking up a total of six trophies including the top award of the night for best Ibero-American fiction film. Bayona’s film follows the tragic events that take place after Uruguayan Air Force flight 571, chartered to fly a rugby team to Chile, crashes on a glacier in the heart of the Andes in 1972. Only 16 of the 45 passengers ultimately made it out alive as a handful of others perished on the mountain during the 72 days from the time of the crash until rescuers arrived. Bayona also made his way to the stage to accept a trophy for best director, and his film’s haul also included best male performance for star Enzo Vogrincic, best editing for Jaume Marti and Andres Gil, best cinematography for Pedro Luque, and best sound for Oriol Tarragó, Marc Orts and Jorge Adrados. Vogrincic also picked up an audience award for his performance during a pre-event press conference held on Friday. Enzo Vogrincic accepts his best …

The Download: Saving seals with artificial snow, and AI’s effects on politics

The Download: Saving seals with artificial snow, and AI’s effects on politics

For millennia, during Finland’s blistering winters, wind drove snow into meters-high snowbanks along Lake Saimaa’s shoreline, offering prime real estate from which seals carved cave-like dens to shelter from the elements and raise newborns. But in recent decades, these snowdrifts have failed to form in sufficient numbers, as climate change has brought warming temperatures and rain in place of snow, decimating the seal population. For the last 11 years, humans have stepped in to construct what nature can no longer reliably provide. Human-made snowdrifts, built using handheld snowplows, now house 90% of seal pups. They are the latest in a raft of measures that have brought Saimaa’s seals back from the brink of extinction. Read the full story. —Matthew Ponsford Matthew’s story is from the next magazine issue of MIT Technology Review, set to go live this Wednesday April 24, on the theme of Build. If you don’t already, subscribe now to get a copy when it lands. Politics in the AI era 2024 is a banner year for elections across the world, and it …

Snow maps show Britain battered by flurries as Arctic freeze hits | Weather | News

Snow maps show Britain battered by flurries as Arctic freeze hits | Weather | News

Parts of the United Kingdom look set to be hit by a snowbomb in the coming days with nine-inch flurries hitting parts of England. Maps from WxCharts, using Met Desk data, show there is a chance snow will hit Yorkshire, parts of north west England, Wales, and Scotland. Although the forecaster currently predicts there is around 60 percent chance most of those areas could be hit with snow on Wednesday, April 17. Elsewhere parts of the United Kingdom look set to face a bitter zero C. Forecasts suggest the midlands, Wales, and large parts of the south will experience a cold snap on Thursday, April 18. Maps forecast Scotland will be the worst hit by the snowwy spell. Northern parts around Inverness are looking as though they could be hit by up to nine inches of the white stuff. While areas of England likely to get snowfall would receive 2cm flurries, forecasters say. James Madden, from Exacta Weather, said: “Colder and wintry in places before gradually becoming more settled and much warmer to hot on …

Brittany Snow and Tyler Stanaland’s relationship – from Pitch Perfect crush and wedding to divorce and cheating accusations

Brittany Snow and Tyler Stanaland’s relationship – from Pitch Perfect crush and wedding to divorce and cheating accusations

Brittany Snow and Tyler Stanaland’s contentious divorce has made headlines once again in the wake of the former’s appearance on Call Her Daddy. The Selling the OC star has been rocked with accusations of infidelity during their two year marriage, and their relationship has been thrust into the spotlight in the wake of their back and forth. Here’s a breakdown of their relationship, from how they first met to their wedding, divorce, and the involvement of Selling The OC… © Getty ImagesTyler Stanaland and Brittany Snow’s relationship explored They were each other’s crushes before meeting on Instagram In an interview with The Knot, Brittany, 38, and Tyler, 34, revealed that they first met on Instagram, with the latter adding that he had developed a crush on the actress when he first saw her in Pitch Perfect. Calling her his “unattainable crush” he recalled: “As a man, I used to watch ‘Pitch Perfect’ with friends and, ‘Brittany Snow… One day.’ But never thinking it would ever happen.” Brittany nursed a silent crush of her own, having …

weather maps reveal exact date UK blasted by 72 hours of non-stop snow | Weather | News

weather maps reveal exact date UK blasted by 72 hours of non-stop snow | Weather | News

Britain will be battered with freezing weather conditions with several parts of the country witnessing snowfall for a continuous 72 hours, the latest weather maps have suggested. Maps from WXCharts have turned white for the period beginning April 2 depicting heavy snow showers in the north of the British Isles. A nip in the air could be felt from around 6am on April 2 when the snow begins to gather around Inverness in Scotland. WXCharts maps, which are made using the Metdesk data, show that snowy conditions will continue until 6am on April 5 – exactly three days later. Areas such as Inverness, Wick, Portree, and Fort William could see snowfall up to 1cm per hour, according to the weather charts. The minimum temperature will oscillate between 0 to -1C during the 72-hour period. The swing in the weather will come days after the country witnessed warmer temperatures across the UK. The temperature levels are set to soar to 16C during this weekend. Deputy chief meteorologist, Dan Harris told The Sun: “At present Tuesday looks …

Weather maps reveal exact date 655mile Arctic freeze is set to batter UK with snow and ice | Weather | News

Weather maps reveal exact date 655mile Arctic freeze is set to batter UK with snow and ice | Weather | News

Latest weather maps show a surprise Arctic blast making its way to the UK in a week and a half, set to cover parts of Britain in snow, ice and torrential rain. The forecast shows an extraordinary 655-mile-long wall of snow and ice hitting the country in the second week of April. The forecast from WCXCharts gives a snapshot of the weather on Tuesday, April 9 at 6pm. The snow map shows multiple regions across the country turning purple, indicating significant snow depth, as Scotland bears the brunt of the wintry weather. Up to 19 centimetres of snow could be dumped in northern Scotland, while 16 centimetres is forecast to blanket parts of central Scotland. The Arctic freeze will affect nearly every part of the country, except for Northern Ireland. Northern England, southern Wales, the Midlands, London and southern England will all experience snow, ice and wintry rain. While only one centimetre of snow depth is forecast to fall in these areas, there could be significant wintry showers and ice, prompting worries over travel chaos. …

UK snow: Giant 529-mile mega-storm turns weather maps purple and red | Weather | News

UK snow: Giant 529-mile mega-storm turns weather maps purple and red | Weather | News

Britian will be battered with heavy snow and rain for hours as the weather maps have turned red and purple indicating the possibility of freezing conditions in the coming days. Maps from WXCharts have turned colourful for April 4 with snow and icy conditions in the north and wet weather in the south. Areas from Newcastle to Plymouth will be worst affected by a 529-mile storm. The UK is already struggling with Storm Nelson which marked its entry on Thursday causing widespread disruption with flooding to roads and railways and delays to ferries. The latest weather maps from WXCharts show that swindling weather conditions will add more misery in the next week. Areas in Scotland such as Inverness, Wick, Portree, Fort William, and Aberdeen will be left covered in snow while the cities down south will be lashed with heavy rainfall. Temperatures will oscillate between -3 to -4C in the northern areas while the areas near Southampton will see mercury rising to 11C. Maps from places like Newcastle and Manchester have turned dark red showing …

UK snow: Maps turn orange as rare weather event hits during 400-mile ice storm | Weather | News

UK snow: Maps turn orange as rare weather event hits during 400-mile ice storm | Weather | News

The UK is set to be hit by a rare weather event with a 400-mile ice storm on its way. WXCharts has forecast freezing rain for April 9, bringing with it low temperatures, rain and snow. Snow will hit as part of the storm across Scotland (Edinburgh to Inverness), with it being heaviest near Fort William at 14cm an hour. Freezing rain will hit the most near Edinburgh. Freezing rain is a rare type of liquid precipitation that’s not seen often in the UK and needs specific conditions. Rain strikes a cold surface and freezes almost instantly. Rain will follow the snow, hitting Aberdeen, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Hull, Manchester, Liverpool, Carlisle, Cardiff, Birmingham and Plymouth. Temperatures will drop as low as 0C in central Scotland (Aberdeen, Fort William, Glasgow). It will be around 2C in north and south Scotland (Wick, Inverness, Edinburgh, Dumfries). The north of England (Newcastle, Lancaster, Carlisle) and Northern Ireland (Belfast, Derry) will be between 4C and 8C. Wales (Cardiff, Conwy) will be 9C. Manchester, Birmingham, Norwich will sit between 10C and 13C. …