Sport

Baker and Tapper among rugby stars set to play for equal pay in US sevens league

Perry Baker, a double World Rugby player of the year, leads a slate of men’s and women’s “ambassadors” signed to play for equal pay in Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), a new US professional competition in the shortened form of rugby union. Men’s US Eagles Carlin Isles, Danny Barrett, Stephen Tomasin and Folau Niua are also […]

Lifestyle

How I’ve missed people who are pointlessly, breathtakingly rude

Occasionally, I appear on Sky to do a press preview. In the couple of hours before midnight, two people selected to disagree with each other choose the cream of the next day’s headlines, and talk about them. More often than not, five or six papers will go with the same story; in extreme cases – […]

Business

Airbus Jan-April deliveries up 25% as some markets reopen

April deliveries trebled compared to the same period a year earlier, but slipped from 72 in March, company data showed. U.S. and Chinese domestic markets have seen a surge in travel as vaccinations widen and Britain said on Friday it would cautiously allow international travel to resume. But a humanitarian crisis in India caused by […]

Technology

Cloudflare says it’s time to end CAPTCHA ‘madness’, launches new security key-based replacement

Cloudflare, which you may know as a provider of DNS services or the company telling you why the website you clicked on won’t load, wants to replace the “madness” of CAPTCHAs across the web with an entirely new system. CAPTCHAs are those tests you have to take, often when trying to log into a service, […]

News

Husband of murdered Brit mum saw killer’s face when balaclava slipped in burglary

The husband of a murdered British mum will help police identify the killer after seeing his face when a balaclava slipped during the gunpoint burglary. Caroline Crouch, 20, was strangled to death in front of her unharmed daughter Lydia during a break-in at the family’s home in Glyka Nera, an affluent suburb of Athens, at […]

Sport

Steve Clarke turns to Scotland youth and sets challenge for Billy Gilmour

Steve Clarke has urged Billy Gilmour to demonstrate “how good he is” after the Chelsea teenager was named in Scotland’s squad for the European Championship. This marks Gilmour’s first call-up to the A squad, emphasising his meteoric rise. Clarke admitted “circumstances” – namely injuries to Gilmour’s fellow midfielders Ryan Jack and Kenny McLean – played […]

Lifestyle

Kilt-making and sheet glass-blowing added to list of UK’s endangered crafts

Age-old crafts including the making of glass eyes, compasses and sporrans have been added to a “red list” of skills feared to be threatened with imminent extinction in the UK. Venerable crafts that have been passed down through the generations, ranging from the building of currachs (boats made out of a wooden frame covered with […]

Business

U.S. auto part makers brace for a bumpy ride as chip shortage to intensify

U.S. auto parts suppliers warned of more production cuts at major automakers as a global semiconductor chip shortage worsens before easing in the second half of the year and aiding in a partial recovery of lost sales. The chip shortage came at an inopportune time for automakers as demand rebounded from pandemic lows due to […]

Technology

Amazon debuts free video-streaming service MiniTV in its India app

Amazon has launched an ad-supported, free video streaming service called MiniTV within the Amazon India app, TechCrunch reports. It’s a different offering than its separate Amazon Prime Video service, as MiniTV is contained within Amazon’s traditional shopping app, rather than its own standalone app. Only available to users in India, MiniTV’s catalog includes mostly older […]

News

Skeleton of 7ft-long ‘Jaws’ shark from 150 million years ago dug up on English coast

The skeleton of a fearsome seven-foot long armoured shark that stalked the English coastline 150 millions years ago has been unearthed. The remains, believed to be a new species, were dug up on Dorset’s Jurassic coast, where an analysis of its teeth reveal the huge beast was the ‘Jaws’ of its day. Named durnonovvariaodus maiseri, […]