Sport

Jonas Vingegaard crashes but retains lead as Jasper Philipsen wins stage 15

Jonas Vingegaard’s Jumbo-Visma team suffered another traumatic day on stage 15 of the Tour de France with the race leader losing two key climbing lieutenants, as the peloton raced through furnace-like conditions on the road to Carcassonne. Primoz Roglic, who had started the day as lead support rider to Vingegaard, and Steven Kruijswijk, both quit […]

Lifestyle

Study finds loss of ‘youth’ protein may drive aging in eye

Loss of the protein pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF), which protects retinal support cells, may drive age-related changes in the retina, according to a new study in mice from the National Eye Institute (NEI). The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, and aging-associated diseases of the retina, like age-related macular degeneration […]

Business

Volvo Cars sees flat or lower retail sales this year

Volvo Cars (VOLCARb.ST) flagged a potential dip in retail sales this year after posting higher second-quarter profits. Supply problems, above all a global shortage of semiconductors, have squeezed output and retail sales in recent quarters, but Volvo said it was seeing a “marked improvement” in the stabilisation of its supply chain. The Sweden-based carmaker said […]

Technology

Alphabet Split Ends Era of Jumbo Prices for Megacaps

The days when investors had to shell out thousands of dollars to buy a single share of some of the world’s biggest technology companies are gone. Alphabet Inc. closes the door on that era Monday when its shares begin trading in the $100 range after completing a 20-for-1 split, following the blueprint laid out by […]

News

Fury as school puts cameras in toilets to ‘broadcast’ on TV screen in corridor

A former pupil expressed their anger over what they felt was an “invasion of privacy” after a secondary school put CCTV in the bathrooms. Selston High School in Nottinghamshire installed cameras on the sinks and recorded footage which was “broadcasted” onto the corridor via TV screens, said the student. They also raised concerns over the […]

Sport

Cats are purring under Chris Scott as AFL’s fall guys finally land on feet

At the end of the 2018 season, following yet another cutthroat final that had gone belly-up in less than ten minutes, another final where the Cats had looked old, slow and ripe for a rebuild, Chris Scott addressed the players, staff, and sponsors. “We’re not giving up,” he told them. “We’re not playing it safe. […]

Lifestyle

Houston residents’ chemical exposure increased post-Hurricane Harvey, study finds

Researchers at Oregon State University used silicone wristbands to measure Houston residents’ increased exposure to hazardous chemicals in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The wristbands recorded exposures to 162 different chemicals, including pesticides, flame retardants, industrial compounds, phthalates and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Researchers followed up with study participants a year after Harvey to […]

Business

Telia’s core earnings beat expectations on 5G demand

Nordic telecom operator Telia (TELIA.ST) reported on Wednesday quarterly core earnings that exceeded market expectations, helped by growth in its mobile business and a tight lid on costs. The company, which offers mobile connections, broadband and television services in Scandinavian countries and the Baltics, also repeated its 2022 forecast despite inflation boosting costs and it […]

Technology

Dutch Fine Binance as Pressure Mounts on Largest Crypto Exchange

The Dutch Central Bank said it fined Binance Holdings Ltd. 3.33 million euros ($3.6 million), as the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange operator faces increased regulatory scrutiny. The fine was imposed in April after Binance offered crypto services in the Netherlands without the required registration with the central bank, the monetary authority announced in a statement […]

News

Man devastated after discovering ‘unusable’ new-build garden needs £6,000 makeover

A man who is suffering from a terminal illness has been told that he will need to pay £6,000 to fix up his “unusable” garden. Keith Watson, 65, is “devastated” after he moved into a new-build council owned property. The garden is on a steep downwards slope, which is difficult for Mr Watson as he […]