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Schools ‘desperately need’ cash injection, MPs say

Image copyright Getty Images Schools and colleges in England need a “multi-billion cash injection” and a long-term approach to funding, say MPs on the Education Select Committee. Its report on school funding confirms the concerns of head teachers and teachers’ unions who have protested about worsening budget shortages. The committee …

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Music ‘calms nerves before surgery’ as well as sedative

Image copyright Uni of Pennsylvania Image caption Patients listened to music while having an anaesthetic before surgery Listening to the “world’s most relaxing song” before an operation could be just as good at calming patients’ nerves as medication, US researchers say. The song, written to reduce anxiety, blood pressure and …

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Vet Execs Steve Beeks & Mike Dunn Launch Short Form Mobile Entertainment Venture Elemental Content; First Partnership With Madefire – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Former Lionsgate co-COO and Motion Picture Group co-president Steve Beeks and former Fox Division president Mike Dunn have launched Elemental Content And Solutions, a new short form production and distribution company that will be a fulcrum for funding and creating live action and animated series, told in three to …

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US shot down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz, says Trump

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The USS Boxer “took defensive action” against the Iranian drone, President Trump said President Donald Trump has said the US Navy shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz. He said the USS Boxer amphibious assault ship “took defensive action” on Thursday …

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