Virtually perfect: the next-level Lotus Evija configurator

Virtually perfect: the next-level Lotus Evija configurator

Black and gold, green and yellow, red, white and gold – if it’s in the Lotus racing back catalogue, chances are you’ll find it in the Evija configurator A UK animations company has built a state-of-the-art simulation to help Lotus customers spec their ideal hypercar.

We try it out I was about to write that you wouldn’t believe how good the computer-generated animations made by a small company called Realtime are – but the fact is you would.

That’s the point of them. “Good CG is like a good sports referee,” says Paul McSweeney, Realtime’s client services director.

“You don’t notice it. You have to believe it straight away.” Realtime is one of those small companies that keep the big industrial wheels turning, specialists whose name rarely gets attached to finished products because they supply, often confidentially, work that slips seamlessly into somebody else’s.

Realtime’s work – CGI animation and visual effects predominantly for TV and film, gaming and the car industry – is so immersive that, having watched it online, I showed up to Realtime’s converted barns, surrounded by farmland, a few miles from Blackpool, and wondered if this could really be where it all happens.

The banks of computers inside – big screens, gentle heat, lots of whirring – tell you it is.

This is a place with a lot of processing and brain power.

And if you’re not watching Realtime’s stuff on the BBC’s War of the Worlds or in games your kids know if you don’t (Grid, Everwild, Game of Thrones and Jurassic World franchises), and you happen to have two million quid to drop on a car, Realtime will help Lotus sell you one.

Not that you’d know. Realtime has made the world’s most advanced car configurator but the idea is that a bod from Lotus shows up with a hugely powerful laptop – the sort that runs games with ease – to “a table, office, or wherever high-networth individuals hang out”, says Alan Holroyd, Lotus’s digital marketing manager, and talks them through specifying an Evija electric hypercar.

The Evija is not the kind of car Lotus has made before.

Not just because of the price, but also because its electric 1973bhp will make it the most powerful production car in the world when builds start in a few months.

Between now and the last of 130 Evijas being constructed, perhaps half a dozen computers running Realtime’s configurator will tour the world.

“The car should be configured in a convenient environment, almost definitely not a dealer environment,” says McSweeney.

“It needed to be portable and touchscreen,” agrees Holroyd, “and show the Evija appropriately – and represent the technological leap.

” It looks, on a high-resolution screen in front of me, like it does. The virtual Evija is sitting in a virtual studio, a digital recreation of Lotus’s own design studio in Hethel, Norfolk.

“Why not go behind the secret curtain at Hethel?” says McSweeney. “This is the studio environment. But while every company will invest in a configurator, it shows one environment in most cases.

We want to show how different a yellow can look in the desert, or in western Europe, or in a studio, so a customer doesn’t take delivery and say ‘this is not the colour I ordered’ – which does happen.

” A couple of swipes of the screen, then, and the car is sitting next to some palm trees and sand with warm sunshine on it, while a couple more prods later, it’s in the sort of spot Autocar would shoot a car in the autumn – and its body colour looks a bit different each time.

“The change between specifying a car in a studio and taking delivery of it can be quite dramatic,” says Tony Prosser, Realtime’s managing director.

So while this stuff is all very fancy and impresses casual browsers like me, the fact is that it helps customers get the precise car they wanted.

So does how comprehensive the configurator is, how much you can personalise on the car, and how easily.

“Some configurators are too complicated – and that affects the bottom line of the company,” says McSweeney. The Evija is a doddle to use.

You can open doors, extend wings, look inside and freely roam an environment so complex that even the shoulder of the tyre changes profile depending on whether you’ve chosen Pirelli P Zero or Trofeo rubber.

And while most online configurators are pre-programmed 2D renderings, this one renders it in 3D as it goes. It uses – and this is where, dear reader, I tried to keep up but my limits were being challenged like a 386 processor running Doom (ask your dad) – Epic Games’ Unreal Engine (v4), which looks hyper-realistic to me.

“The beauty of a game engine is that you can make changes very quickly,” says McSweeney.

That gives it a use beyond showing it to customers, too: Lotus execs can look at different materials and colours and see if they fly.

“It’s tremendous in that respect,” says Holroyd. “You can show anyone in the company, deliver all of the colours and all of the materials quickly. In a way, it competes with the live-action photo shoot.

” Next to me, a photographer shuffles nervously. Evija: our specs Well. Where do you begin? “Where I might start is with some design editions,” says Alan Holroyd.

Lotus, like Aston Martin and others, has a few base ideas to get people’s creative juices going. There are general themes such as Origin, Launch, Heritage, Formula, Cup Yellow and Neon, or designs with dual-colour highlights that replicate some of Lotus’s famous racing colours, and some it would rather you didn’t see yet.

I go with yellow, subtle inside, with discreet wheel and brake caliper colour.

Those and more can be changed – and little break-out boxes let customers write specific bespoke instructions, too.

To be honest, I’d still be there now. READ MORE New Lotus Evija sold out for 2020 New V6 hybrid ‘Esprit’ to lead Lotus expansion plan Lotus Elan in frame as Boxster rival in revival plan.

Категория: Auto, Moto. Источник: www.autocar.co.uk.

 

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Tesla Autopilot System Found Probably at Fault in 2018 Crash The National Transportation Safety Board called for improvements in the electric-car company’s driver-assistance feature and cited failures by other ...

Netflix series ‘Tiger King’ sheds light on criminal antics of a big-cat eccentric A new Netflix documentary series, “Tiger King,” covers the world of private zoos and exotic animal breeding, including an unbelievable murder-for-hir...

Stocks Rise and Dollar Weakens as Fed's Actions Ease Strains U.S. stock futures, global equities and some currencies rallied after the Federal Reserve said it would provide billions of dollars at near-zero rate...

Apple's new MacBook Air and iPad Pro offer intriguing new features for business users The new MacBook Air provides a better keyboard and more storage than its predecessor, while the latest iPad Pro adds a LIDAR scanner and trackpad sup...

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Rafael Nadal reassures parents as his academy locks down amid coronavirus Rafael Nadal has offered reassurance to parents whose children are confined to his tennis academy in Mallorca, Spain amid the novel coronavirus outbr...

Major investment firm to prioritize sustainability, back off coal Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images) When it comes to taking action on climate change, the world has entered a very strange place. Scientific res...

Hamilton looks to make it six titles Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton hopes to make it six world titles in Austin, TX at the United States Grand Prix. Amanda Davies looks at hi...

United planning £50m Aubameyang move - Paper Round "Manchester United are considering a move for Arsenal\u0027s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang while the FA Cup or Carabao Cup could be scrapped next season....

'Suddenly I have no paycheck': layoffs and cuts for workers rocked by coronavirus As the outbreak has hit America and the country has started to shut down, workers in many industries wonder: what now?Nevin Muni, 52, has always had ...

Home sales could fall 35%, as coronavirus stalls spring housing market, new analysis says As Americans watch the value of their retirement funds collapse, it is no surprise the spring housing market is about to crater. Home sales could fal...

Crude oil prices rise early Friday amid supply concerns Oil prices rose early Friday amid supply concerns following reports of smaller-than-expected stocks, and amid reduced expectation of interest rate hi...

When foreign airlines go under, US taxpayers could be stuck with the bill Norwegian Air Shuttle, rollicked by the coronavirus, is reportedly on the brink of collapse. That’s bad for the company’s employees, passengers, and ...

Trump deploying hospital ships to coronavirus hot zones Defense Secretary Mark Esper said deploying the hospital ships could "take the pressure off of civilian hospitals when it comes to trauma cases to op...

How parents cope when home is also a workplace, a school and a daycare center The TV may be on more than you like. How to stay sane, get your work done and keep your kids happy when school's out and your workplace is your dinin...

MP Nusrat Jahan Takes Safe Hands Challenge, Gets Trolled For Wasting Water Actor-politician Nusrat Jahan took the World Health Organisation or WHO's 'Safe Hands Challenge'. While some thanked her for spreading awareness, the...

Curbside beer sales satiate thirsty Americans during growing coronavirus pandemic Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name. But with the new coronavirus popping up all over the country, a trip to your favorite tap roo...

Trump's ex-doctor hid veg in his food to help him lose weight Donald Trump's former physician has revealed he used to put cauliflower in the US president's mashed potatoes in his failed efforts to help him lose ...

Monchengladbach players offer to give up their salaries Footballers at a leading German football team have offered to give up their salaries to help keep the club afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, sa...

US oil giant Chevron takes 'long-ball' approach to climate change in pivot to clean energy Chevron, like other U.S. oil and gas majors such as Exxon Mobil, has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its operations across oil an...

Quarterback Tom Brady signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers, team says Six-times Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a "multi-year" deal, the National Football League tea...

Is Oil Finally a “Buy”? The stunning 24% sell-off in crude oil on March 18 was not unexpected. In fact, it had a clear warning -- an Elliott wave warning. Here's the wave an...

'My father kept Parkinson's a secret, I haven't' When Sky Sports presenter Dave Clark was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at the same age as his father, he was determined to do things differently...

Hire American: Halt to immigrant hiring sought during virus crisis The surge in layoffs prompted by the coronavirus is leading to urgent calls in Washington to end a program that encourages big corporations to hire i...

As governments limit non-essential travel, what becomes essential? Freedom of movement at the world's longest land border diminished on Wednesday when President Donald Trump announced restrictions on travel between t...

More support needed for victims of sexual abuse by UN personnel Although measures to support victims of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) committed by UN personnel are proving effective, there is still room to d...

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Tom Brady announces official contract with Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 'new football journey' Tom Brady is officially the newest member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as the QB announced his signing Friday on Instagram.     &...

Rafael Nadal reassures parents as his academy locks down amid coronavirus Rafael Nadal has offered reassurance to parents whose children are confined to his tennis academy in Mallorca, Spain amid the novel coronavirus outbr...

Social distancing needs to be in place for 'most of a year' Social distancing restrictions need to be in place for "at least most of a year" to control the spread of coronavirus, according to experts advising ...

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost turn ‘Shaun of the Dead’ scene into the coronavirus PSA These zombie-film actors have some advice for real-world residents: Keep calm and stay at home. Actors Simon Pegg, 50, and Nick Frost, 47, released a...

Best laptops with the longest battery life in 2020: Dell, Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo, and more Laptops have become more essential than ever for remote access to work, school, and web-based apps. Maximizing battery life becomes an even greater p...

Tesla will take temperatures of Fremont factory employees and hand out masks, internal email says Read the e-mail Tesla sent to employees overnight describing what precautions the company is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at its main U.S...

U.S. Treasuries: Letting the Waves Flow The enormous rally in the U.S. Treasuries -- and the corresponding record decline in bond yields, which prompted the now second Fed "emergency" rate ...

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Tottenham head of academy John McDermott leaves to join FA in senior technical role Tottenham have announced their long-serving academy coach John McDermott has left the club to join The Football Association as assistant technical di...

Afghan Military Base Stormed, 27 Security Personnel Killed At least 27 security personnel were killed when a military base was stormed in Afghanistan on Thursday, in one of the biggest attacks since a violenc...

COVID-19: Agencies temporarily suspend refugee resettlement travel A “vital lifeline” for vulnerable families forced to flee their homelands has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic as two UN agencies announced on ...

Fish scales turned into flexible and biodegradable electronic displays Flexible displays for wearable devices can now be made using fish scales instead of plastic – and the new displays biodegrade within a month of being...

Remote work services companies brace for higher demand due to COVID-19 Slack, for example, released a note amid COVID-19 revealing it has a plan to keep the service running and able to handle "increased volume and load.'...

FX outsourcing is quick, but not always easy Margin pressures on buy-side clients such as asset managers have prompted increased interest in outsourced FX solutions, but firms must know exactly ...

Kohl's taps credit and withdraws earnings outlook because of coronavirus Kohl's has withdrawn its earnings outlook for the current quarter and fiscal year, as it grapples with the hit it will take from the coronavirus pand...

Video: who will be victorious in F1's 2020 season? The 2020 Formula 1 season may be delayed for some time owing to the coronavirus outbreak, but pre-season testing at Barcelona offered some insight in...

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Brazil's Bolsonaro calls coronavirus measures 'hysteria' Brazil confirmed its first coronavirus-related death on Tuesday as its President Jair Bolsonaro continued to call efforts to mitigate the outbreak as...

The $1200 Coronavirus Stimulus Check: What You Need to Know Senate Republicans introduced a roughly $1 trillion economic stabilization plan that includes $1,200 payments to many taxpayers, tax cuts for large c...

Private jet industry — the transportation of choice for the wealthy — asks for bailout funding The private-jet industry is asking Congress for bailout money, even as many private jet companies say sales are strong as wealthy flyers avoid commer...

Greenland shed enormous 600B tons of ice last year, scientists warn A disturbing new study notes that Greeland lost 600 billion tons of ice by the end of last summer, enough to raise global sea levels 2.2 millimeters ...

Daniel Radcliffe Does Not Have Coronavirus The actor formerly known as Harry Potter continues his post-wizard evolution. (Being named as the first famous person diagnosed — not true — wasn’t p...

Coronavirus deals blow to NASA's 2024 return-to-moon plan The coronavirus has dealt a blow to NASA's plan to return Americans to the moon by 2024, as the space agency chief on Thursday ordered the temporary ...

COVID-19 Scams Are Everywhere Right Now. Here’s How to Protect Yourself As the world struggles to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, people are scrambling to find trustworthy information about the spread of the disease, how t...

Review: In Netflix’s ‘Self Made,’ an Unlikely Entrepreneur Octavia Spencer stars as Sarah Walker, a daughter of former slaves who built a business empire a century ago by helping black women take care of thei...

35 NYPD officers test positive for coronavirus, but department 'well-resourced', commissioner says The number of NYPD officers who have tested positive for coronavirus has risen to 35 -- up from 20 Thursday -- as Commissioner Dermot Shea reassured ...

Comic Con Cape Town cancelled and set to return in 2021 Reed Exhibitions has confirmed that the 2020 edition of Comic Con Cape Town and the co-located Cape Town International Animation Festival has been ca...

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Cancelling the Olympics due to coronavirus ‘not on the agenda,’ says IOC president The International Olympic Committee president is considering "different scenarios" for the Tokyo Games amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, but cance...

Coronavirus hits China's economy twice as financial contagion spreads across the globe Chinese businesses are getting back to work just as many parts of the world are shutting down, and that could add a second jolt to the world's second...

After Mounting Criticism, Tesla Will Shut Down California Factory The electric carmaker had continued making cars in recent days in apparent defiance of a local county order limiting operations of nonessential busin...

Oil falls 11%, on track for worst month on record Oil dropped 11% on Friday, giving back early gains, even as the world's richest nations poured unprecedented aid into the global economy to stop a co...

Shopping Under Coronavirus: How the “In-Store Experience” Is Surviving the Pandemic In the era of coronavirus, stores like Sid Mashburn in Atlanta, Procell in New York City, and RTH in Los Angeles are learning to take their best-in-p...

U.S. Oil Companies, Heavily in Debt, Further Strained as Prices Collapse Energy companies were major issuers of junk bonds to finance expansion. But now they are in trouble as capital has dried up and oil prices have crate...

Stupidity Is Also Contagious, And Stats Geek Bill James Has Come Down With A Severe Case The Red Sox have had a tough go of things lately. Major League Baseball continues to investigate the team for illicit sign-stealing techniques during...

Source: Ex-Chargers RB Gordon joining Broncos Former Chargers running back Melvin Gordon reached an agreement on a two-year, $16 million deal with the Denver Broncos that includes $13.5 million g...

Remote work services companies brace for higher demand due to COVID-19 Slack, for example, released a note amid COVID-19 revealing it has a plan to keep the service running and able to handle "increased volume and load.'...

A Ballet School Rehired an Embezzler. Then $1.5 Million Vanished. The ex-employee is now charged with taking the money from the Kirov Academy, which was created by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification...

Dee Snider reveals his daughter is trapped in Peru, criticizes Donald Trump's coronavirus response Twisted Sister frontman, Dee Snider, revealed that his daughter is trapped in Peru due to its government’s response to the ongoing coronavirus pandem...

How Elon Musk took Tesla to hell and back with the Model 3 Growing Tesla from the Roadster to the Model 3 was a bumpy road, and Wall Street was along for the wild ride. CNBC explores how Tesla and Elon Musk s...

Coronavirus strands refugee children A number of EU member states want to take in refugee children stuck in Greece. However, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn now says the coron...

Henri Richard, Hall of Fame Center for Montreal Canadiens, Dies at 84 Richard played on 11 Stanley Cup-winning teams — five of them with his illustrious brother Maurice — and holds the record for game appearances with t...

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Educate children in their mother tongue, urges UN rights expert Children from linguistic minorities should be taught in their own mother tongue, said the UN independent expert on minority issues, presenting his la...

Crude oil prices rise early Friday amid supply concerns Oil prices rose early Friday amid supply concerns following reports of smaller-than-expected stocks, and amid reduced expectation of interest rate hi...

Steve Collins describes why he was the first to defeat Chris Eubank 'When Eubank wanted to rest, I made him busy, when he wanted space, I'd crowd him,' says Steve Collins about a famous psychological victory The post ...

Life Remains Uncertain For Those Who Lost Jobs and Work Amid Coronavirus Outbreak Unemployment claims have surged 33% nationwide last week, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, and as a result, it may take longer for people w...

Apple iPad Pro 2020: Cheat sheet Apple released in March 2020 its most advanced iPad Pro. Some of the device's upgrades include a LiDAR Scanner with depth-sensing abilities and a new...

Take a (Solo) Stroll. Your Next Art Fix May Be Around the Block. In these challenging times, New York City’s small delights can offer a respite. Our critic reflects on a few old friends while practicing social dist...

Mnuchin Proposes $1,000 Checks in $1 Trillion Coronavirus Plan Republicans sought to put their imprint on an emerging economic stabilization package of $1 trillion, unveiling a bill that includes tax cuts and loa...

What You Need to Know About the $1200 Coronavirus Stimulus Check Senate Republicans introduced a roughly $1 trillion economic stabilization plan that includes $1,200 payments to many taxpayers, tax cuts for large c...

Dana White slams 'wimpiest' media for criticizing decision to move forward with UFC 249 fight over coronavirus UFC President Dana White is adamant that the heavily anticipated fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will take place on April 18 rega...

Bombing asteroid Ryugu reveals it is a spritely 9 million years old The Hayabusa-2 spacecraft bombed the asteroid Ryugu in April. Analysing the crater it left behind suggests Ryugu is a relative youngster at 9 million...

Andy Cohen, 'Bachelor' star Colton Underwood both test positive for the coronavirus Andy Cohen and 'Bachelor' star Colton Underwood are the latest stars to test positive for the coronavirus. Both shared health updates with their fans...

#BeAnAstronaut: NASA Seeks Applicants to Explore Moon, Mars For the first time in more than four years, NASA began accepting applications Monday for future astronauts. Aspiring Moon to Mars explorers have unti...

3 security tips to protect yourself from skimming attacks E-commerce sites are trying to keep up with sophisticated skimming schemes, but chances are your credit card information will still be compromised. A...

UN rights chief urges South Sudan authorities to address inter-communal violence Authorities in South Sudan must address intercommunal violence if the nation is to achieve lasting peace, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights s...

Serena says social distancing has put her 'on edge' Serena Williams says she is "on edge" as the US tennis star revealed the impact self isolating is having on her psychologically amid the novel corona...

How everyone decided trees will save the planet – and why they won’t Everyone seems to agree trees are a major solution to climate change, but there is a danger that mass reforestation could see us to continue pumping ...

GM to lend its auto factories to support production of ventilators in coronavirus fight General Motors on Friday announced it will lend its auto factories to support Ventec Life Systems' production of ventilators in the fight against the...

Best Buy just kicked off a giant 3-day sale – here are the best deals Best Buy is hosting a huge 3-day sale on its website right now, and it couldn’t come at a better time considering we’re all going to be s...

French going gaga over Cheslin, says kick guru The French public hold Cheslin Kolbe in the same esteem as that country's own attacking legends, says kicking consultant Vlok Cilliers. Rob Houwing r...

Opinion: Moving French Open to fall after U.S. Open offers intriguing possibilities Rafael Nadal, the defending champion of the French Open and U.S. Open, will tie Roger Federer at 20 with his next Grand Slam win, the most overall. &...

Tottenham's Ryan Sessegnon beats West Ham's Michail Antonio in FIFA 20 derby for charity Tottenham's Ryan Sessegnon secured the London derby bragging rights against Michail Antonio after beating the West Ham man in a FIFA 20 grudge match....

Review: Pixar's charming fantasy 'Onward' mixes laughs and tears with sword and sorcery While it doesn't seem like a Pixar movie on the surface, 'Onward' deftly melds fantasy with a hearty quest featuring Chris Pratt and Tom Holland. ...

How a Cruise Ship Kept Sailing After Passengers Fell Ill with Coronavirus Even as Covid-19 sickened passengers, the Costa Luminosa was slow to act to prevent infections, despite two previous serious outbreaks on its parent ...

Study: Seeding atmosphere with sulfur dioxide may reduce global warming Seeding the upper atmosphere with sulfur dioxide could reduce climate change -- but only if applied sparingly -- a study published on Friday suggests...

New York City is the new coronavirus epicenter with one-third of all US cases, Mayor de Blasio says New York City accounts for roughly a third of all the coronavirus cases in the nation with 5,151 confirmed infections as of Friday, Mayor Bill de Bla...

Americans, Canadians scramble to get home before border largely shuts down The border restrictions have not only upended travel plans, but also introduced a degree of confusion and angst into closely intertwined border commu...

Govt will cover 80% of pay for people unable to work The government will pick up "most of" the wages of workers as the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate many businesses , says Chancellor Rishi...

COVID-19 may take toll on mental health, experts say The new coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the United States, as does the anxiety among Americans, because people aren't sure what's hap...

The Week the Dream Sank On Monday, my husband trudged into his former chef job at a somewhat swanky restaurant to pick up his last check, possibly ever. The two years he spe...

Dana White slams 'wimpiest' media for criticizing decision to move forward with UFC 249 fight over coronavirus UFC President Dana White is adamant that the heavily anticipated fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will take place on April 18 rega...

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FROM THE FIELD: Surviving a coronavirus scare in China A young woman who works as an intern for the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in China has been talking about the anxiety she faced after being hospit...

Coughing, Fainting, Breathing Problems: Stranded Cruise Ship Passengers Describe Chaotic Flight Home to U.S. (ATLANTA) — On a chaotic flight home, some passengers who had been stranded for days aboard a cruise ship after being exposed to the coronaviru...

Trump invoked the Defense Production Act. Here's how he can use its powers President Donald Trump on Friday said he will use the Defense Production Act in response to the deadly coronavirus pandemic. The statute can force Am...

Coronavirus: Uncertainty over temporary foreign workers worries Atlantic farmers Around 1,500 temporary foreign workers come to Nova Scotia every year to assist with planting and harvesting. If they're not allowed in due to border...

Coronavirus forces military to cut training, quarantine and shutter recruiting stations, creating strains Officials said the military remains ready to fight but others say the cuts could affect everything from maintenance of warplanes to troops in combat....

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Another ‘tragic milestone’: Reported cases of COVID-19 pass 200,000, says UN health chief It took three months to reach the first 100,000 cases of COVID-19 but only 12 days to double that, to reach over 200,000, the World Health Organizati...

Educate children in their mother tongue, urges UN rights expert Children from linguistic minorities should be taught in their own mother tongue, said the UN independent expert on minority issues, presenting his la...

Broncos agree to two-year deal with free agent RB Melvin Gordon Former Los Angeles Chargers star Melvin Gordon will remain in the AFC West next season after agreeing to a two-year contract with the Denver Broncos....

'My father kept Parkinson's a secret, I haven't' When Sky Sports presenter Dave Clark was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at the same age as his father, he was determined to do things differently...

We’re Stuck at Home, but Let’s Still Be Cultured Our writers are usually busy covering dance, theater and musical performances. Coronavirus changed that. Here are their suggestions for what to watch...