Sport

Grand Final stage set for Catalans Dragons history or St Helens hat-trick

For almost five years, few teams have captivated British rugby league quite like St Helens. From the brilliance – on the field, at least – of Ben Barba’s short-lived spell with the club, to the dominance they have engineered in the past two seasons, it has not been difficult as a neutral to feel some […]

Lifestyle

Second most common malaria parasite takes unrealized toll on human health

The malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) causes frequent, chronic infections that represent a major unrecognized burden on global health, according to a review by Kevin Baird of the Eijkman-Oxford Clinical Research Unit in Indonesia and Katherine Battle of the Institute for Disease Modeling in the United States publishing October 7th in the open access […]

Business

Russia’s Gazprom feels the heat over Europe’s red-hot gas prices

Europe’s biggest gas firms say the continent’s top supplier Gazprom is fulfilling its long-term contracts yet the Russian energy giant remains at the centre of a dispute about whether it could do more to ease the price pain in a red-hot spot market. But European politicians, under pressure from consumers who face a huge jump […]

Technology

Apple CarPlay could control more parts of your vehicle in the future

Ever since it was introduced in 2015, Apple CarPlay has represented a notable upgrade over the user interfaces most cars have by default, but many of our concerns about it, and Android Auto, come up due to their limitations. Newer features like dual-screen support and third-party apps like Google Maps could help, but there are […]

News

Husband’s ‘heart has been ripped out’ as wife tragically dies five days after wedding

David Reader and Amanda Littleton had been due to tie the knot on October 10 but after the 58-year-old was diagnosed with terminal cancer they brought their wedding forward A grieving husband says his “whole heart has been ripped out” after his terminally-ill wife died just five days after their hospital wedding. David Reader and […]

Sport

Watford look to Claudio Ranieri to repeat the job he did at Sampdoria

“Dilly-ding, dilly-dong!” Watford fans are going to hear that phrase a lot over the coming months. Claudio Ranieri returned to the Premier League this week after Watford took the decision to relieve Xisco of his duties following their 1-0 defeat to Leeds on Saturday. Watford-manager-sacking season arrives earlier each year it seems. The Pozzo family […]

Lifestyle

New study finds medical debt is a double whammy for the poor

Earlier this summer, Stanford economist Neale Mahoney sounded an alarm with a study he coauthored: Americans have at least $140 billion in unpaid health care bills sitting in collection agencies—making the country’s medical debt crisis far bigger than anyone had realized. Now, in plumbing the repercussions, his latest research finds evidence suggesting that people saddled […]

Business

Shareholders push for Australia’s banks to stop fossil fuel funding

A group of shareholders filed climate change resolutions with three of Australia’s Big Four banks on Thursday, asking them to abide by their self-declared support for net-zero emissions by 2050 and stop financing fossil fuels. The resolutions ask for a firm commitment from Westpac Banking Corp (WBC.AX), Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ.AX) and […]

Technology

US Department of Justice creates cryptocurrency enforcement unit

The US Department of Justice has created a team to investigate cryptocurrency-related crime. The National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (NCET) will handle investigations of “crimes committed by virtual currency exchanges, mixing and tumbling services, and money laundering infrastructure actors,” the agency said in a news release. Mixing and tumbling services can obscure the source of a […]

News

Inside the £1k-a-month London flat that’s so small the bed nearly touches kitchen

A one-bedroom flat in Earl’s Court, Kensington, London, is on the market for £1,083, although this does not cover all the bills and any future tenants will have to sleep inches away from the oven A central London flat which is so small the bed almost touches the kitchen is on the market for more […]