Sport

Maguire’s blast bails out Stones as England scrape nervy win over Poland

John Stones winced and raised a hand in apology. It was a horror moment and the central defender could not hide, a lapse that presented Poland with an equaliser to shock England and set all kinds of dark thoughts in train. He was turned back towards the edge of his penalty area by a pass […]

Lifestyle

South Africa bottom of the class for road safety? Here’s why this isn’t true

In an average year, 1.35 million people die on the world’s roads and another 50 million are seriously injured. Most (93%) of the deaths happen in low- and middle-income countries, and sub-Saharan Africa is the global hotspot in the road death pandemic. In South Africa 26 out of every 100,000 people die on the roads—far […]

Business

American Airlines readies more jets to meet rising demand

American said that as of March 26, average bookings for the next seven days had reached 90% of levels experienced before the pandemic upended air travel in 2019, with a domestic load factor of about 80%. “The Company presently expects this strength in bookings to continue through the end of the first quarter and into […]

Technology

New leak reveals upcoming Ryzen 5000G APU specifications

AMD’s Ryzen 5000 family wouldn’t be complete without the launch of a few APUs for system builders, but the company has yet to make an official reveal. The leaks so far show these chips might be a good option for people who don’t need a graphics card or as a stop-gap solution in case they […]

News

Man leaves people in hysterics over his wife’s ‘pointless washing-up purchase’

A man was left in hysterics when he saw his wife’s latest “pointless” purchase. Aaron Southard, 33, says his hairdresser wife Sarah, 31, is always buying random things online, so when her latest order arrived he thought nothing of it. But the truck driver couldn’t contain his laughter when he saw her latest bizarre buy […]

Sport

England 2-1 Poland: Player ratings for Gareth Southgate’s side

Nick Pope Powerless to stop Poland’s leveller. Concerns over his distribution persist after a shaky early clearance. 5 Kyle Walker Defensively sound but made little impact in the final third. Reece James, who came off the bench late on, is a better crosser. 6 John Stones Costly dithering in possession gifted Jakub Moder the chance […]

Lifestyle

International team identifies genetic link between face and brain shape

An interdisciplinary team led by KU Leuven and Stanford has identified 76 overlapping genetic locations that shape both the face and our brain. What the researchers didn’t find is evidence that this genetic overlap also predicts someone’s behavioral-cognitive traits or risk of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. This means that the findings help to debunk […]

Business

Buffett-backed Chinese EV maker BYD profit up 162% in 2020

BYD reported 4.23 billion yuan ($643.75 million) net profit in 2020, up from 1.61 billion yuan in 2019. That compared with a 4.6 billion yuan net profit estimated by 22 analysts, according to Refinitiv data. The Shenzhen-based car company, which has partnerships with Japan’s top automaker Toyota and German Daimler in China, sold 426,972 vehicles […]

Technology

Upcoming Pixel 6 phone expected to feature Google-made SoC

Google is reportedly developing its own custom system-on-a-chip (SoC) for next-generation Pixel handsets. The chip, which is being co-developed with Samsung, is expected to premiere in upcoming Pixel 6 later this year. The news come following a previous earnings call in which Google CEO Sundar Pichai described “deeper investments in hardware” and teased a “terrific […]

News

Mum lets three-year-old daughter dye her hair – and the results are jaw-dropping

When it comes to getting our hair done, we can be quite particular about the cut, colour and style. We trust our hairdresser implicitly and wouldn’t let just anyone go near our precious locks. But one mum recently decided to do something very brave. The parent, known only as Amy, let her three-year-old daughter, Gracie, […]