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Indiana Jones 5 set photos reveal year of setting and plot details for Harrison Ford movie

According to The Illuminerdi, Mads Mikkelsen’s villain is a Nazi scientist who is enlisted into NASA by the US government to work on the Moon Landing initiative.

Since 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was set in 1957, it would indeed make sense for the fifth film to take place in 1969 around the Moon Landing.

Plus, the fourth film introduced aliens to the franchise, so it wouldn’t surprising if the UFOs are back – especially if the new movie takes Indy into Space too.

Meanwhile, previous set photos from shooting in the north of England have seen actors dressed in World War II era Nazi uniforms alongside wartime vehicles with swastikas on.

Cruise lines setting sail in UK waters this summer – more holidays announced

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Most cruise lines have spent more than a year docked amid ongoing travel restrictions. However, with lockdown gradually being relaxed in the UK, many big-name cruise firms have turned their attention to Ocean-based staycations around the British Isles.

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line has recently revealed new protocols for its previously announced UK sailings.

The cruise line will resume sailing with a series of cruises from Tilbury in Essex, Liverpool, Southampton and Newcastle, between July and September.

The cruises will span two, three and four-night trips around the UK.

In its latest update, Disney confirmed all adults over the age of 18 must have been fully vaccinated before travelling.

In a message on its website the cruise line states: “In order to sail, guests 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, as defined by the National Health Service (NHS).

“The NHS currently defines ‘fully vaccinated’ as seven days after the final dose. Disney Cruise Line will contact guests prior to sailing with instructions on how to show proof of this vaccination status.”

Other measures expected to be in place include a negative COVID-19 test ahead of boarding, rapid antigen testing, health screenings and the use of face coverings.

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises is due to set sail from Southampton on a series of six to eight-night itineraries around the UK coastline.

The cruises will begin departing from July.

All guests and crew must be fully vaccinated before boarding.

Those under 18 will be required to provide a negative PCR test result.

In a statement on its website, Celebrity Cruises explained: “We’ve partnered with medical and scientific advisors from our Healthy Sail Panel, our Global Head of Public Health and Chief Medical Officer; and local health and government authorities to guide us in the development of our protocols.

“These measures include reduced capacities, enhanced cleaning and sanitisation and physical distancing.

“Celebrity Cruises will be one of the first to offer fully vaccinated sailings, where guests age 18 and over will be vaccinated against COVID-19.

“And we’re working with local health authorities in our homeport counties to ensure guests meet current inbound travel requirements.”

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Saga Cruises

Saga Cruises was one of the first lines to announce UK sailings with guests having to be fully vaccinated.

Cruises will span June until September.

Departing from Tilbury, Spirit of Adventure will call at Newcastle, the Isle of Man, Edinburgh, Kirkwall, Belfast and Bristol.

Spirit of Discovery sail throughout July and August, including a 14-night Great British Isles Adventure spanning Falmouth, Holyhead, Greenock, Ullapool and more.

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises is due to depart on a series of three and four-night sailings departing from Southampton and calling at Portland.

The ship will then offer longer see-day itineraries between June and September.

The week-long trips will span Portland, Belfast, Liverpool and Greenock.

MSC is also offering onshore excursions.

So far the cruise line has not issued a requirement for passengers to be vaccinated.

However, they will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test upon boarding.

On its website, MSC Cruises explains: “For MSC Virtuosa’ sailings around the British Isles in the upcoming months, we will welcome only UK residents of all ages, both vaccinated and unvaccinated.

“All unvaccinated or partially vaccinated guests (i.e did not receive the full set of vaccine shots) will need to take a lateral flow (antigen) or PCR (molecular) swab test within 72 hours prior to the ship’s departure.

“Proof of a negative test result will be requested at the terminal and we will accept evidence such as an email, SMS or a printed document.

“The test is not required for fully vaccinated (any proof of vaccination needed) or under two years old guests.

“However, as per our stringent MSC Health and Safety protocol, all guests both vaccinated and unvaccinated will need to undergo some Health and COVID 19 screenings including a COVID-19 swab test, a health questionnaire and a contactless temperature check, before boarding the ship.”

Cunard Cruises

Cunard Cruises is running a series of three to 12-night coastal voyages.

The journeys will operate between July and October and will span the Jurassic Coast, Land’s End, the Isle of Arran, Mull of Kintyre and Sound of Mull.

Along the way, on some ships, there will be port stops including Liverpool, Greenock, Invergordon, Belfast, Newcastle and Holyhead.

There will also be three cruises that will chase the sun, and sail to wherever the weather is brightest at that time.

“With the UK Government confirming that domestic travel is close on the horizon, we are introducing a series of exciting, shorter duration holidays for British residents looking for the perfect staycation in Cunard luxury this summer,” said Simon Palethorpe, president of Cunard.

“These will be sailings from Southampton, for UK residents, around the UK and will make the very most of the summer sunshine.”

All guests and crew are required to be fully vaccinated before boarding.

Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages is due to depart from the UK on a series of domestic sailings for Britons.

The ships will sail from Portsmouth and all Uk residents will be welcomed onboard the staycation-at-sea cruises.

Journeys will span two, three and four-night itineraries onboard Scarlet Lady.

The cruise line states all “sailors” must be vaccinated against Covid.

“After more than a year of waiting and a major emphasis on a safe return, we’re ecstatic to announce these new sailings and bring Sailors onboard to experience what it’s like to set sail the Virgin Way,” said Tom McAlpin, CEO and President of Virgin Voyages.

“We look at our UK summer voyages as a homecoming to pay homage to our British roots, and what an excellent way to kick-off our sailing season before heading back to PortMiami.”

P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises has launched an array of UK itineraries for the summer.

Britannia will offer three and four-night breaks and one six-night holiday running from June 27, 2021, through to September 19, 2021.

Iona offers seven-night itineraries running from August 7, 2021, to September 18, 2021. Prices start from £449 per person for a three-night break on Britannia. Iona’s seven-night maiden voyage starts from £1,199 per person.

Britons hoping to travel will need to be able to prove they have received their COVID-19 vaccination. Travel insurance will also be mandatory.

“At the moment we are stipulating that all guests of all ages must be vaccinated to come onboard,” clarified P&O President Paul Ludlow.

Fred. Olsen

Fred. Olsen has announced plans for 11 domestic cruises in July and August.

The sailings, onboard Borealis and Bolette, will sail from Dover and Liverpool.

Trips range from a four-night non-stop cruise around Scotland to a five-night Touring Scenic British Isles trip which will dock in Belfast and Falmouth.

Other itineraries include the Shetlands, Channel Islands and the Isles of Scilly.

The cruise line has not yet decided whether or not all passengers will need to be vaccinated, and is currently “investigating ways to vaccinate crew”.

“By the time we resume sailing in July, we know that a large proportion of UK adults will have received their vaccinations,” Fred. Olsen’s website states.

“The vaccine is a big advancement for the travel industry, but it must be considered as part of a multi-layered approach.

“We are in the process of developing our Safe Sailing Charter to include a number of measures, which also includes testing, social distancing and the wearing of face masks.”

Marella Cruises

Marella Cruises has confirmed it will launch UK sailings this summer.

Marella Explorer will depart from Southampton in June.

It will sail via three ports of call including Belfast, Dublin and Liverpool.

Marella Explorer 2 will offer departures from Newcastle in July.

All adults aged 18 and over will be required to have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with their last vaccine taken at least seven days before departure.

Under-18s will be asked to have a lateral flow test. Infants under the age of two will not be able to sail as they are exempt from testing.

All guests must also provide a negative lateral flow test before boarding.

Chris Hackney, managing director of Cruise TUI UK and Ireland, said: “After pausing our operations for more than year, we are delighted to announce our UK summer programme and welcome our wonderful customers back onboard our ships.

“The safety and well-being of both our crew and passengers remains our priority, which is why we have vaccination and testing protocols for all sailings from UK ports this summer.”

Viking cruises

Viking Cruises has launched an array of UK itineraries departing from Portsmouth.

Cruises will sail five eight-day “England’s Scenic Shores” journeys.

The cruises will sail throughout May and June, spanning Liverpool., the Isle of Scilly, Falmouth, and Portland.

Passengers will be required to undergo a health check at embarkation and take a PCR test.

Ex-UFC beauty joins Russian star in Bare Knuckle FC move

Ex-UFC beauty Rachael Ostovich joins Russian star Ekaterina Makarova in Bare Knuckle FC move – setting up Paige VanZant rematch.

UFC fighters and social media sensations Paige VanZant and Rachael Ostovich could fight each other again in a bare knuckle match after Ostovich followed her old rival into the sport, joined by Russian brawler Ekaterina Makarova.

MMA pin-up Ostovich is set to fight for the first time since November, when she lost her third straight UFC scrap, after becoming the newest signing for the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), which made VanZant its best-known star when she joined the promotion last year.

Ostovich joined BKFC shortly after it also signed Ekaterina Makarova, an undefeated Moscow fighter who previously appeared for Russian promotion Top Dog and is expected to make her debut in June.

The development means that beauty brand owner Ostovich could rematch VanZant, the former rival she lost to in January 2019, which turned out to be VanZant’s final win in the UFC.

That was also VanZant’s most recent MMA victory following her points defeat to ex-boxer Britain Hart on her BKFC debut in February, although the newcomer and the promotion appeared keen to continue their apparently productive early relationship despite her unsuccessful start.

Signing the trio of popular female fighters appears to be a marketing dream for BKFC and a way of appealing to new audiences, with VanZant having more than 2.8 million followers on Instagram, where Ostovich boasts more than 743,000 admirers.

Featherweight Makarova, 24, does not quite have the pair’s stratospheric profile at this stage but is clearly a rising star and has signed an “exclusive promotional deal”.

“We are keeping a close eye on a lot of talent developing in Russia and looking to bring the best to BKFC,” said Dave Feldman, the promotion president, announcing the move.

“Ekaterina is just that: one very tough lady who has tremendous ability and is as strong and skilled as they come. This marks our second signing from Russia in as many months as she joins Evgeniy Kurdanov who joined our team in March.”

When male light-heavyweight Kurdanov signed up, Feldman pointed to the “huge” appeal held by BKFC in Russia, which the promotion hopes to tap into.

Another experienced fighter to have joined BKFC in the past week is Pearl Gonzalez, the 34-year-old former UFC and Invicta FC strawweight.

“I made the biggest sacrifice of my life, packed up everything and moved to Brooklyn, New York permanently to train with the greatest female boxer in the world,” revealed Gonzalez to her vast Instagram following of almost 240,000, explaining that she was joining a training facility part-run by legendary female boxer Cindy Serrano.

“I promise to dedicate my life to becoming the next BKFC world champ and couldn’t be happier to start this new chapter in my life.”

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal setting trend to oppose Novak Djokovic PTPA

When the PTPA was announced last year, world No 2 Nadal was quick to voice his opinion.

“Just because they created this organisation doesn’t mean they help tennis more than other players who believe in the usual structure,” he said.

“If we have experienced positive situations, it is thanks to the involvement of Roger, myself, but also Novak and Andy, because we have always been concerned with asking others what they need.

“If we compare the earnings of five, six, seven or eight years ago to today, it is clear that we have significantly reduced the gap between the lowest ranked and the best players.

India considers over $1 billion in cash incentives for every chip maker setting up in country – media

The world’s second-biggest cellphone manufacturer, India, wants to lure semiconductor companies to the country to boost its smartphone assembly industry and strengthen its electronics supply chain, sources told Reuters.

“The government will give cash incentives of more than $ 1 billion to each company which will set up chip fabrication units,” an unnamed senior government official was quoted by the agency as saying. “We’re assuring them that the government will be a buyer and there will also be mandates in the private market [for companies to buy locally made chips],” the official added.

A second government source, who also declined to be identified, said the authorities had not yet decided how to disburse the cash incentives, and had asked the industry for feedback.

According to the sources, India wants to establish reliable suppliers for its electronics and telecoms industry to cut its dependence on China. Chips made locally will be designated as “trusted sources” and can be used in products ranging from CCTV cameras to 5G equipment, the first said.
Also on rt.com China plans to dominate this century through semiconductor chips, which are ‘THE NEW OIL’ – entrepreneur to Keiser Report
China’s soaring imports of semiconductors, the rise in the electronics industries, and the jump in technology use during the pandemic, have combined to create a perfect storm on the global semiconductor market, the supply chain of which is strongly interconnected.

All this led to a global shortage of semiconductors, which are now perceived as the ‘new oil,’ with governments across the world pushing for the construction of semiconductor plants. Currently, Taiwan and South Korea together account for a massive 83% of global processor chip output and 70% of memory chip production.

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Call of Duty 2021 revealed: Vanguard to feature a surprising twist on WW2 setting

Call of Duty 2021 rumours are coming thick and fast this week, as new leaks reveal more about the upcoming shooter.

With the game expected to fill its traditional November release slot, fans are starting to find out more information about the next Call of Duty.

According to a variety of reports online, the next game in the popular FPS series will be called Call of Duty Vanguard.

Developed by Sledgehammer Games, it will once again take place in the World War 2 era of history.

Where reports start to differ, however, is whether or not it will take place in an alternative history, similar to something like Wolfenstein.

That’s based on a report on ModernWarzone, which suggests that the game will take place in a 1950s setting, where the war never ended.

However, the surprise reports have been debunked by Eurogamer, which claims that Vanguard will feature a more traditional WW2 setting.

While the exact setting is up for debate, the WW2 setting and Vanguard name is starting to look like a pretty safe bet.

As we wait for official confirmation by Activision, all eyes are on the imminent mid-season update.

Launching next week, the big new update is likely to contain everything from new maps, new operators, and new weapons.

Furthermore, fans can expect the usual array of bug fixes, gameplay tweaks, and balance changes.

Arguably one of the most anticipated changes is the release of the Miami Strike map, which is an updated version of the controversial Miami map.

The Miami Strike update changes the setting of the map from night to day. It also makes the map slightly smaller, which should speed up the action.

Other potential new maps include Mansion, which is a smaller arena that’s ideal for 2v2 matches.

It’s almost a given that the mid-season update will add the ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle, which was announced back when the season started.

Based on a recent Treyarch tweet, something big is coming to Zombies: “Next week, new mysteries of the Dark Aether await…”