Sport

Daniil Medvedev wins ATP Finals title after comeback floors Dominic Thiem

Daniil Medvedev is the king of tennis until someone proves otherwise, because his 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 win over the world No 3 and US Open champion Dominic Thiem to lift the ATP Tour Finals trophy left the game’s best players, young and old, in a heap at his feet. The 24-year-old Russian did what […]

Lifestyle

Buddies and stepped-up rewards add exercise incentive, study finds

It can take just pennies a day to motivate people to exercise more, and they will step up their efforts even more when teamed with a buddy to collect joint rewards, a Western University study shows. A combination of social connectedness and redeemable points not only gets people moving more but can lead to long-term […]

Business

Hauliers fear ‘mayhem’ at Holyhead port

Hauliers have claimed there will be “mayhem” at Holyhead port when the Brexit transition period ends. Holyhead is the second biggest “roll-on roll-off” port in the UK after Dover, carrying 1,200 lorries and trailers a day across the Irish Sea. The Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) said the first six months of 2021 would be […]

Technology

So-called iPhone 12 ‘screen defect’ might actually be an iOS bug

The iPhone 12 line has been out for a few weeks now, which means it’s time for the bugs to start popping up. Among the first complaints is something that is being referred to as a “screen defect.” However, it may be a fixable software glitch, so don’t ask for a refund just yet.Some iPhone […]

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Starbucks barista says she was fired for refusing to wear Pride shirt

A New Jersey woman has filed suit against Starbucks, claiming she was wrongfully terminated for refusing to wear an official company Pride T-shirt that she says violated her religious beliefs. When Betsy Fresse began working as a barista at a Starbucks in Hoboken in 2018, she alleged in court filings, her managers knew of her […]

Sport

Chargers designating Austin Ekeler to return

Chargers running back Asutin Ekeler is getting close to returning to the field. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that the Chargers plan to designate Ekeler for return from injured reserve this week. That doesn’t necessarily mean he will be active for Sunday’s game against the Bills, but it’s a very good sign that he’s […]

Lifestyle

Long-term survival after heart attack could hinge on where you live

Having a heart attack before your 50th birthday is bad enough. But new research shows if you also live in a poor neighborhood, your chances of dying within a decade of that heart attack are higher. “This tells us that we need to focus not just on a patient’s medical problems, but on the whole […]

Business

Telford armoured vehicle contract may create 200 jobs

About 260 Boxer armoured vehicles are to be produced for the British Army at a site in Shropshire. German defence firm Rheinmetall said about 200 jobs could be created in and around its Telford site after it landed the £860m contract. The plant will build the vehicles over 10 years. Rheinmetall said the contract would […]

Technology

Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max camera stuns when shooting in RAW

I’ve long been a proponent of standalone digital cameras. They somewhat force you to think about your shots and are flexible with regards to lens choice, but most importantly, the quality of images they turn out is far better than what you can get from a smartphone camera. Or at least, that used to be […]

News

After a summer of protests, Seattle cuts police department budget by nearly 17%

The Seattle City Council on Monday cut its police department budget by nearly 17 percent in a shift that grew out of this past summer’s national protests against systemic racism. The panel’s 2021 spending plan called for $340 million to be allocated to the Seattle Police Department, down from $409 million this year, representatives of […]