Sport

Northern Ireland draw with Bulgaria to further dent World Cup hopes

Northern Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for next year’s World Cup suffered a major setback as they were held to a goalless draw by Bulgaria at Windsor Park. Ian Baraclough’s side dominated on a night Steven Davis earned a British record-breaking 126th cap for his country but could not find a breakthrough, with Stuart Dallas going […]

Lifestyle

Maddening itch of liver disease comes from a surprising source

A devastating itching of the skin driven by severe liver disease turns out to have a surprising cause. Its discovery points toward possible new therapies for itching, and shows that the outer layer of the skin is so much more than insulation. The finding, which appears April 2 in Gastroenterology, indicates that the keratinocyte cells […]

Business

With stick and carrot, Saudi starts winning over firms in regional race

When CSG opted to shift its regional headquarters this year from Dubai to Riyadh, it marked an early win for Saudi Arabia and proved a surprisingly easy move for the U.S. technology firm: the new office was up and running in just two months. CSG is among several foreign companies that agreed earlier this year […]

Technology

First reviews of Intel’s Core i5-11400 are in, and it’s a worthy competitor to the Ryzen 5 3600

Since the release of Ryzen 5000, AMD has somewhat abandoned the market segment that had some of their best sellers. They still offer the Ryzen 5 3600, but users were expecting new models in this price range given the history with R5 1600, 2600 and 3600. Unfortunately this did not happen as the 5600X targets […]

News

Woman mortified after posting photo of wine glass without noticing reflection

A woman celebrating her honeymoon was left mortified when she posted a photo of her wine glass to Instagram but failed to notice the reflection in the glass. TikTok user @Jnenifer uploaded a video in stitches of contagious laughter as she said: “Oh, how’s my honeymoon going?” before sharing her embarrassment – and the hilarious […]

Sport

Sydney to host 2023 Women’s World Cup final but Newcastle misses out

Five Australian cities and four in New Zealand will host matches at the Women’s World Cup in 2023, with the tournament kicking off in Auckland and concluding with the final at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium. Fifa made the host city announcement with the World Cup – the first women’s edition to feature 32 teams – a […]

Lifestyle

Medicare spending on physician services down $9.4B during first half of 2020

Medicare spending on physician services declined an estimated $9.4 billion between January and June 2020, according to a report from the American Medical Association (AMA). Kurt Gillis, Ph.D., on behalf of the AMA, used claims data to assess Medicare fee-for-service spending for the first six months of 2020, with a focus exclusively on Medicare physician […]

Business

U.S. trade regulator will not appeal Qualcomm case to Supreme Court

The Federal Trade Commission said on Monday it would not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review its appeals court loss against Qualcomm Inc, which the agency had accused of breaking antitrust law in selling chips for smartphones. In October, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said it would not rehear arguments over whether […]

Technology

This is Spotify’s ‘Car Thing’ gadget, as shown in the app’s own code

Images of Spotify’s curious in-car gadget, known colloquially as the “Car Thing,” have been found hidden within the code of the Spotify iOS app. The device, which is thought to be a voice-controlled music and podcasting gadget, closely resembles a miniature infotainment screen, featuring a handful of physical controls alongside a color display. However, the […]

News

Texas workplace shooting suspect faces more charges

A Texas man accused of opening fire Thursday at the cabinet company facility where he worked, killing one person and wounding five others, was charged with more counts, officials said Friday. Timothy Smith, 40, was killed in the shooting at the Kent Moore Cabinets facility in Bryan, police said Friday. Larry Bollin, 27, is accused […]