Sport

LeBron v Steph: the NBA’s play-in tournament gets a dream matchup

When the NBA first introduced the play-in tournament, the idea was to further incentivize the normally humdrum final days of the regular season by giving more teams something to play for. That vision was realized on Sunday’s frenetic final day that saw all 30 teams in action and implications up and down the standings. But […]

Lifestyle

UK fitness class sales soar despite demand for online sessions

Fitness classes have recorded a sharp rise in sales as British consumers return to the gym after lockdown despite demand for online sessions that experts say will persist after the coronavirus pandemic. ClassPass, a company that provides access to fitness classes across the UK, said in the past week it had recorded a 600% week-on-week […]

Business

Amazon, union tussle over identifying witnesses as U.S. labor board starts hearing

Amazon.com lost a tussle on Friday over whether it could learn the names of witnesses before they testify at a hearing investigating claims that the company illegally interfered with a vote on unionizing an Alabama facility. Amazon.com warehouse workers outside Birmingham, Alabama, voted against forming a union by a more than 2-to-1 margin in early […]

Technology

AT&T is reportedly in talks to merge its media business with Discovery

AT&T and Discovery are in talks that would combine AT&T’s media business with Discovery’s reality-TV dynasty to create a massive new entertainment entity, Bloomberg reports, citing sources. The Los Angeles Times corroborated the story, noting that “many Warner Media executives were stunned by the news.” Neither company confirmed the deal, but if it came to […]

News

Wedding venue refuses to refund £4,000 to woman after her fiancé died before big day

A bride who was left devastated by the death of her ‘soulmate’ is left fighting for a £4k refund from their wedding venue. Fiona Boswell, 50, tragically lost her groom, Guy Boswell, 50, in March to Cardiac Amyloidosis, which causes heart failure, after a battle with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, a type of cancer. The pair, […]

Sport

Germany end Müller’s and Hummels’ exiles with recalls to Euros squad

World Cup winners Thomas Müller and Mats Hummels have secured a return to the Germany team for the first time in more than two years after Joachim Löw included them in his 26-man Euro 2020 squad. Müller and Hummels, winners of the 2014 World Cup under Löw, were some of the players dropped after Germany’s […]

Lifestyle

My kids can shoot up a climbing wall – but real rocks were a big challenge

“I have no idea where to put my foot,” says my 10-year-old son, his voice a mix of fret and frustration. He is stuck halfway up a six-metre rock face, looking down at us for assistance. I’m standing at the bottom holding his rope with our guide, Chris McCellan from Hatt Adventures, and my eight-year-old, […]

Business

TC Energy posts C$1 bln quarterly loss on Keystone XL suspension

TC Energy Corp swung to a loss in the first quarter, hit by C$2.2 billion ($1.81 billion) impairment charges related to the suspension of its Keystone XL project, the Canadian pipeline operator said on Friday. The KXL pipeline was planned to carry 830,000 barrels per day of heavy crude across the border from Alberta to […]

Technology

Clubhouse expanding its new Android app to more countries this week

After launching its Android app a week ago, social audio platform Clubhouse said Sunday it will roll out to more countries in the coming week. The Android app will be available in Brazil, Japan, and Russia on Tuesday, India and Nigeria by Friday, and the “rest of the world” throughout the week. For the first […]

News

Doctors dismissed dad as ‘typical’ boozy Brit before a stroke revealed brain tumour

Celebrating his first wedding anniversary with a long weekend by the beach in Cyprus wasn’t the romantic break Russ Lees, 39, had planned, after a seizure saw him admitted to hospital. Worryingly, doctors dismissed his symptoms as too much alcohol and sun. “He was dismissed as a typical British tourist and they didn’t take his […]