Sport

Reds should beat Brumbies in Super Rugby AU final – unless they drop the ball

The Queensland Reds are strong favourites to beat the Brumbies in Saturday night’s Super Rugby AU final in Brisbane, but one potentially fatal flaw could bring them undone. The Reds won the minor premiership, twice defeating the Brumbies in the regular season – albeit narrowly and coming from behind both times – and will play […]

Lifestyle

Feeling younger buffers older adults from stress, protects against health decline

People who feel younger have a greater sense of well-being, better cognitive functioning, less inflammation, lower risk of hospitalization and even live longer than their older-feeling peers. A study published by the American Psychological Association suggests one potential reason for the link between subjective age and health: Feeling younger could help buffer middle-aged and older […]

Business

Fed holds steady even as it nods to ‘strengthened’ recovery

“It is not time yet” to begin discussing any change in policy, Fed Chair Jerome Powell told reporters after the release of a policy statement in which the U.S. central bank left interest rates and its bond-buying program unchanged. “We are 8.5 million jobs below February 2020,” Powell said. “We are a long way from […]

Technology

Ford is bringing back the F-150 Lightning as an all-electric pickup

Ford is bringing back one of the most coveted versions of its F-150 pickup truck, this time with an all-electric powertrain. The second-gen Lightning has an undeniable reputation, but perhaps the third time will truly be the charm? We shall see. Ford was a bit late to the game with its “muscle truck,” the SVT […]

News

Everything we know about murder of PCSO Julia James – nine days on since her death

PCSO Julia James was murdered more than a week ago while she was out walking her dog – and her killer remains at large. The mum-of-two, 53, was bludgeoned over the head near Akholt Wood in Snowdown, Kent on April 27. She had left her house in the hamlet at around 3pm to take her […]

Sport

‘A money grab’: Rory McIlroy denounces Saudi-backed breakaway golf tour

Rory McIlroy has led the backlash against a breakaway golf tour that has shot back to prominence two weeks after football’s European Super League’s stunning collapse. McIlroy likened the scheme to a “money grab” while Amnesty International again castigated Saudi Arabia’s “sportswashing” attempts. Saudi Arabia hopes to entice the world’s best players away from the […]

Lifestyle

Veggie satay: Singapore lab cooks up Asian favourites, minus the meat

From faux-chicken satay to imitation beef rendang, a high-tech Singapore laboratory is replicating popular Asian dishes with plant-based meat alternatives to feed the region’s growing appetite for sustainable food. Flavour specialists and food scientists in white coats work with plant extracts at the newly opened facility to create vegetarian versions of traditionally meaty dishes that […]

Business

Major Chinese investors in talks to take Aramco stake

Major Chinese investors are in talks to buy a stake in Saudi Aramco , several sources told Reuters on Wednesday, as Saudi Arabia’s state oil firm prepares to sell another slice of its business to international investors. Saudi Arabia was in discussions to sell 1% of Aramco to a leading global energy company and could […]

Technology

Apple files ‘adverse credibility finding’ against Xbox VP’s testimony

In the opening week of Epic v. Apple, Epic’s lawyers pulled out the big guns calling console makers Sony and Microsoft to the stand. However, Apple countered by filing a motion to strike the latter’s testimony for not producing supporting documentation. Last week, Vice President of Xbox Business Development Lori Wright testified that Microsoft does […]

News

Mum ‘sets record for fastest labour’ by giving birth in loo in just 27 seconds

A mum gave birth in what may be one of the quickest times ever with just one push – and 27 seconds. Sophie Bugg, 29, was 38 weeks pregnant when she popped to the loo in the middle of the night – only to leave the bathroom with a baby less than a minute later. […]