(quote)

Edinburgh brothers look to make history with Pacific Ocean row
A trio of brothers from Edinburgh are set to take on their biggest challenge yet by attempting to become the first team to row the entire Pacific Ocean non-stop and unsupported.

The MacLean brothers are hoping to raise £1million as well as breaking two world records when they set off early read more

(quote)

Music industry giants allege mass copyright violation by AI firms
Universal Music Group, Sony Music, and Warner Records have sued AI music-synthesis companies Udio and Suno for allegedly committing mass copyright infringement by using recordings owned by the labels to train music-generating AI models, reports Reuters. Udio and Suno can generate read more

(quote)

Gen Xers and older millennials really just want to go back in time to before the internet existed
According to a new survey, Americans are yearning for an era before constant connectivity. Can we blame them?

According to a new Harris Poll shared exclusively with Fast Company, most Americans would prefer to live in a simpler read more

(quote)

Tony Bennett, legendary singer and master of the American songbook, dies at 96 “I’ve never worked a day in my life,” Tony Bennett told USA TODAY in 2011, “because I love what I do.” The great singer cited that bit of Confucian wisdom often. In a career spanning more than six decades, Bennett conveyed that joy and read more

Phantom of the Opera fans can now spend the night inside the opulent Parisian opera house that inspired the beloved musical and novel.
Airbnb and the Opéra National de Paris have teamed up to transform one of the Palais Garnier’s chambers, the Box of Honor, into a lavish bedroom. While the box is typically reserved for visiting dignitaries, two lucky read more

91-year-old veteran and former sailor of the Baltic Fleet at the Victory Parade in 2015, celebrating 70 years after WWII
Victory Day: Belarus swaggers on parade, 2020
WWII veteran poses after the Victory Day parade in Red Square, 2014
The Guard of Honor of the Chinese PLA take part in the military parade in Red Square, 2020, marking 75th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War
A 97-year-old World War II veteran attends a memorial ceremony marking the 74 anniversary of the end of World War II at the Antakalnis memorial in Lithuania, 2020

(quote)

Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. Its capital and most populous city is Minsk. Over 40% of its 207,600 square kilometres (80,200 sq mi) is forested. Its major economic sectors are service industries and manufacturing.

Minsk is the capital and largest city of Belarus, located read more