`Catastrophic’ Brexit Hit Awaits U.K. Film and TV, Lobby Group Says

`Catastrophic’ Brexit Hit Awaits U.K. Film and TV, Lobby Group Says
Britain’s film and TV industry faces a potentially “catastrophic” loss of talent and skills with the threat of an end to free movement between the U.K. and the European Union, according to lobby group the Creative Industries Federation.Brexit is causing actors, directors and production workers specializing in a variety of areas such as visual effects to relocate abroad and risks creating a “disastrous skills shortage,” the group said in its Global Talent report Thursday.“Losing access to crucial international talent will damage

U.K.s Gateway to Europe Braces for 17-Mile Brexit Backup

U.K.s Gateway to Europe Braces for 17-Mile Brexit Backup
Every day, as many as 10,000 trucks rumble through the Port of Dover, whose towering white cliffs face continental Europe across the narrowest stretch of the English Channel. Rigs loaded with French cheese, German car parts, and other European goods roll off ferries and onto British highways, while trucks hauling Scotch whisky and Welsh lamb bound for the Continent glide through passport checks in two minutes on average. Traffic through the facility amounts to almost a fifth of all the U.K.’s trade in goods,

This Company Says Its Software Can Pick Soccer Stars

This Company Says Its Software Can Pick Soccer Stars
About a decade ago, when Eric Castien was writing a history of Real Madrid soccer stars, he asked scouts and coaches what defined the greats. “They all pointed to their head and said, ‘It’s in between the ears, something complex, maybe even magic,’ ” the Dutch journalist and entrepreneur recalls. Could they be more specific? Not really.Castien went looking. In 2012 he met Ilja Sligte, an assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam and a rising star in cognitive neuroscience.