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 […]

Sport

Denny Solomona: ‘The journey I’m on hasn’t been smooth sailing’

When Alex Sanderson announced Sale’s squad for their opening match of the season against Bath last month, Denny Solomona was absent from the list. No great surprise on the face of it, given the one-time England wing had featured only once in the Premiership since Sanderson took over in January, but for Solomona it was […]

Lifestyle

Nature-based activities can improve mood and reduce anxiety, new study shows

Outdoor nature-based activities are effective for improving mental health in adults, including those with pre-existing mental health problems, a new study has found. The research—led by the University of York—showed that taking part in outdoor, nature-based activities led to improved mood, less anxiety, and positive emotions. The study found that activities lasting for 20 to […]

Business

Russia’s Sberbank, Mail.Ru invest extra $168 mln into JV

Russia’s largest lender Sberbank (SBER.MM) and internet firm Mail.Ru (MAILRq.L) have invested an additional 12.2 billion roubles ($168.39 million) in their ride-hailing and food delivery joint venture, the companies said on Thursday. The funding is being provided in the form of equity. Total funding for the JV since its inception in December 2019 now stands […]

Technology

Microsoft is releasing a translucent controller for Xbox’s 20th birthday

Microsoft is celebrating the 20th birthday of Xbox with a couple of new, translucent accessories, including a wireless controller and a wired gaming headset. They’ll launch on November 15th, 2021 — marking 20 years to the day — and preorders are available now. Starting with the controller, Microsoft says its translucent look is a callback […]

News

Mystery stranger became my pal – then trashed our stillborn daughter’s grave’

A grieving mother was outraged when her daughter’s grave was vandalised by a man who pretended to befriend her family. Sarah Bernasconi-Parsons raises funds to buy ‘cuddle cots’ allowing parents to spend time with their unborn children. Her campaign was inspired by the death of her own daughter, Maggie Pearl Parsons, who was still-born in […]