Prepare to say goodbye to Rick Grimes.
During a panel for "The Walking Dead" held at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, star Andrew Lincoln confirmed speculation he's exiting the massively popular zombie drama.
"This will be my last season playing the part of Rick Grimes," Lincoln told the crowd, according to footage shared by people in attendance.
根据漫展出席人士拍摄的镜头，Lincoln告诉观众 : “这将是我上一季扮演瑞克的角色，”
As the audience stirred upon his bombshell news, Lincoln pleaded for their attention, saying "now hear me out, please. Please.
"I love this show. It means everything to me. I love the people who make this show," he said. "I promise not to cry. I've done enough crying on screen.
"The Walking Dead" returns for Season 9 on Sunday, October 7 on AMC.
Perpetual Guardian, which helps customers manage their wills and estates, released the results of its two-month trial this week. The company said its employees all reported greater productivity, better work-life balance and lower stress levels from working one less day a week.
The employees — more than 240 of them — were still paid for five days a week during the experiment, which ran from the beginning of March to the end of April. The trial was conducted by outside researchers.
"It was just a theory, something I thought I wanted to try because I wanted to create a better environment for my team," Perpetual Guardian CEO Andrew Barnes told CNN.
“这还只是一个理论，是我们想要尝试的东西，我想为我的团队创造一个更好的环境，”Perpetual Guardian首席执行官Andrew Barnes告诉CNN。
In a survey taken late last year, only 54% of respondents said they felt able to manage their work-life balance. After the trial, that number jumped to 78%.
Staff stress levels also decreased by around 7%, while metrics used to measure team engagement rose around 20% on average.
Airbus recently made a big splash with its design for the latest version of its Beluga transport airplane, and now the company reports the first of five aircraft has successfully finished its first test flight.
The new BelugaXL (Airbus A330-700L) landed at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, France, at 2:41 p.m. local time on Thursday after a flight of four hours and 11 minutes.
Airbus says the BelugaXL will undergo some 600 hours of flight tests over 10 months before entering expected service in 2019.
The design is certainly eye-catching: Its livery includes a whale-style nose cone, sparkling blue eyes and a smiling mouth.
When it introduced the design, Airbus tweeted an image of its super-sized transporter jet's makeover along with the caption, "Whale hello there! "!
The smiling whale design was chosen by Airbus staff following a poll in which 20,000 employees were given six options and asked to choose their favorite. With 40% of the vote, it was the clear winner.
A British man who was being treated for exposure to the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok was discharged from the hospital Friday, according to a hospital official.
Charlie Rowley, 45, and his partner, Dawn Sturgess, 44, were hospitalized June 30 after encountering the same nerve agent used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March. Rowley and Sturgess lived in Amesbury, about 13 kilometers (8 miles) north of Salisbury, the southern English city where the Skripals were attacked.
45岁的Charlie Rowley和他的配偶，44岁的Dawn Sturgess遇到在3月份用于毒害前俄罗斯间谍Sergei Skripal和他的女儿Yulia的神经毒剂后于6月30日住院。 Rowley和Sturgess居住在Amesbury，距离英国南部城市Salisbury(Skripal父女遭到袭击的地方)以北约13公里（8英里)。
Sturgess died last week, prompting police to launch a murder investigation.
"Charlie has been through an appalling experience most of us could never imagine," Lorna Wilkinson, director of nursing for Salisbury District Hospital, said in a statement Friday. "Today is a very welcome milestone in his recovery and all of us here at Salisbury Hospital wish him well as he continues to get better."
“Charlie经历了我们大多数人无法想象的令人震惊的经历，”Salisbury医院护理主任Lorna Wilkinson周五在一份声明中表示。 “今天是他康复过程中的里程碑，Salisbury医院的所有人都希望他能够继续好转。”
Police said there is no suggestion the couple were deliberately targeted. They suspect Rowley and Sturgess came into contact with the military-grade nerve agent via a contaminated item, likely a small bottle found in Rowley's home.