Sport

Maradona laughing and responding very well to brain surgery, says doctor

Diego Maradona is showing signs of improvement after undergoing an operation for possible bleeding on the brain. Dr Leopoldo Luque, the 60-year-old Argentinian’s personal physician, has said that Maradona “laughed” and “grabbed my hand” a day after the procedure. Maradona, considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, is set to remain […]

Lifestyle

Lockdown lifestyle link to poor mental health in Scotland

A rise in negative health behaviors—such as lack of sleep, exercise and an unhealthy diet—is connected to poorer mental health during the tightest restrictions of Scotland’s COVID-19 lockdown, a new study has confirmed. Research conducted on 20 May 2020 and led by University of the West of Scotland (UWS), in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University […]

Business

StanChart moves to permanent flexible working

Standard Chartered will make permanent the flexible working arrangements for most employees that were put in place during the coronavirus pandemic, it said on Thursday. The Asia, Africa and Middle East-focused bank said it aims for around 50% of its markets, comprising around 70% or 60,000 of its employees, to be able to adopt hybrid […]

Technology

Grab two essential IT certifications on networking, information security and cybersecurity

This comprehensive 2-part bundle will help you ace the exams for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications — all through training that focuses on real-world examples. With over 100 hours of expert instruction, the ISC2 SSCP & CISSP Certification Training Bundle will give you the skills and […]

News

Natural Organisms in Soil Can Power Lights With This Bio Battery, Which May Be World’s Most Disruptive Technology

A Spanish biotech company is looking to generate renewable energy from the very soil upon which our homes are built. Described as the world’s most disruptive startup in 2016 by Google, Bioo (pronounced Bee-oh) creates batteries that utilize soil microbes to generate electricity in a simple yet ingenious way. When the ground in which the […]

Sport

Preston bring leaders Reading down to earth, Wednesday’s point deduction cut

Reading’s indifferent form continued as they were thrashed 3-0 at home by Preston, though they remain top of the Championship, three points clear of Swansea. Although the visitors dominated the first half, Reading went close to breaking the deadlock through a header from top scorer Lucas João. Preston’s Daniel Johnson missed a penalty soon after […]

Lifestyle

New research confirms obesity is a cause of kidney disease

Scientists at the University of Oxford have discovered that obesity can increase the chances of someone developing kidney disease. Funded by Kidney Research UK and the Medical Research Council, this new study has found that fat all over the body increases risk, not just fat around the middle (tummy fat), and suggests controlling weight could […]

Business

New York Times warns of easing growth after news storm boosts results

The New York Times NYT.N warned on Thursday its robust digital growth may not be sustainable going ahead, easing expectations after reporting a strong quarter that benefited from a news coverage storm around the COVID-19 pandemic and the U.S. election. The company’s shares fell 5% on the sobering outlook, even as it achieved the key […]

Technology

Apple expected to launch three new MacBooks with Apple Silicon next week

Intel processors have been powering Macs for 14 years, however Apple is transitioning away to power all computers with silicon developed in-house, starting with three new MacBooks expected to be unveiled next week. These will be the first to feature a more advanced version of the ARM-based A14 SoC that drives the iPhone 12 and […]

News

NHS worker publicly resigns claiming she had ‘no work for 3 weeks’ in pandemic

An NHS worker medic resigned from her job in public in opposition to the coronavirus lockdown – also claiming the pandemic left her with “no work to do for three weeks”. Shelley Tasker, 43, took to the streets of Truro in Cornwall where she aired her grievances with a loudspeaker to passersby. Tasker is a […]