Sport

Tigers’ Spencer Turnbull shuts down Seattle for fifth no-hitter of MLB season

Spencer Turnbull pitched the fifth no-hitter in the majors already this season, sending the Detroit Tigers to a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Turnbull, who led the big leagues in losses when he went 3-17 two years ago, had never gone more than seven innings in any of his previous 49 […]

Lifestyle

A trip into town brings home what we’ve been going through…

Venturing into London now seems luxurious. After more than a year of desk-clasping, I have bits of work that take me into town and the degree to which I enjoy this surprises me. I used to hate intra-city travelling. The grimace of sitting on dusty seats, packed tight with coughing, edgy commuters. Of glowering at […]

Business

Volkswagen confirms new investment cycle for its plants in Brazil

Volkswagen AG has finalized a commitment to launch a new investment cycle in Brazil, the continent’s top auto producer, its chief executive for South America told Reuters in an interview on Friday. “We have defined (the investment) and we already stopped production at our factory in Taubate to prepare the new platform,” said Pablo Di […]

Technology

Colonial Pipeline says operations back to normal following ransomware attack

Colonial Pipeline said Saturday that all of its systems are back to operating normally, including the pipeline it shut down a week ago amid a ransomware attack. The pipeline is now servicing all its markets including Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Washington, DC, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, […]

News

Breathtaking moment huge hungry sharks nudge fisherman’s boat as they hunt snacks

This footage shows the encounter between fishermen and three large whale sharks nudging his boat as they search for a snack. The sharks were spotted basking and eating plankton on the surface of the water just off Anna Maria Island, Florida, where they came across the fishing boat last week. The video clip shows the […]

Sport

Australian bowlers and Cameron Bancroft ‘clear the air’ over ball tampering

The four Australia bowlers who played in the Cape Town Test match in 2018 have been in touch with Cameron Bancroft to “clear the air” following comments made by the batsman about ball-tampering, captain Tim Paine has said. Speaking to the Guardian last week, Bancroft was asked directly if Australia’s bowlers knew about the plan […]

Lifestyle

Shops are open again – but when did high street fashion become so drab?

One of the strangest things about living in a time of supposedly limitless consumer options is the lack of genuine choice. There is a lot of stuff, and it is very easy to access, but much of it is essentially the same thing sold by multiple different retailers – or a close copy of something […]

Business

Broker XP eyes Credit Suisse’s Brazil unit

Brazilian broker XP Inc is interested in acquiring the Brazilian subsidiary of Credit Suisse Group AG , two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. Considerations are in very early stages, they said. One of the sources said it was clear the Swiss bank was not interested in selling the unit, at least for […]

Technology

Go read this look at how Clubhouse’s blocking system is problematic

Anyone who’s spent more than five minutes on social media can tell you that most platforms have plenty of trolls, reply-guys and other people who may just be unpleasant to interact with. On big platforms like Twitter, Faecbook, and Instagram, the option to block another user allows you to keep someone out of your feed. […]

News

Two teachers take on 24-hour ‘teach-a-thon’ with ghost stories, karaoke and artwork at dawn

It started off with games and PE at 9am – and ended up with ghost walks and singing Bonnie Tyler at 3am! This is the heart-warming timeline of two caring teachers who ran a 24-hour live teach-a-thon to raise money to buy computers for the children at Anglesey Primary School in Lozells to use for […]