Business

Will cruise ships return to Venice?

The protest formed quickly and without warning – a flash mob, designed to call urgent attention to the 6,000 Venetians who rely on the cruise industry for work. After 15 minutes they are gone. This year, international travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus are forcing cruise companies to delay most tours until 2021. That’s meant […]

Technology

Sega teases Dreamcast mini

Ah, the Dreamcast. Virtua Tennis, Crazy Taxi, Soulcalibur and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 were among my favourites in the early 2000s. Alas, Sega’s ahead of its time console fell by the wayside, and the console war was never the same again. But, what’s this? A whisper the Dreamcast may come back – via the mini […]

News

Joey Barton’s racist brother who killed teenager could be moved to open prison

The brother of former Premier League football Joey Barton who murdered a black teenager could be move to an open prison. Michael Barton, 32, was 17 when he hurled racist abuse at 18-year-old Anthony Walker and then attacked him in a park in Merseyside in 2005. Barton’s cousin Paul Taylor, 20, then smashed an ice […]

Sport

Washington signing wide receiver Robert Foster off Packers practice squad

The Washington Football Team is adding wide receiver Robert Foster to their active roster from the practice squad of the Green Bay Packers, according to Matt Zenitz of AL.com. Foster appeared in 26 games over the previous two seasons with the Buffalo Bills. After catching 27 passes for 541 yards and three touchdowns as a […]

Lifestyle

1 in 3 high school seniors who misused prescription opioids later used heroin

Nearly one-third of students who reported misusing prescription opioids as high school seniors between 1997 and 2000, but did not have a history of medical use, later used heroin by age 35, according to a University of Michigan study. The research also found that 21% of seniors in the same period, who misused prescription opioids […]

Business

More pollution expected from stay-home workers

Gas burning from boilers is a major source of local pollution, accounting for 21% of total NOx emissions across Greater London, for instance. Computer modelling predicts that boiler use will rise by 56% this winter due to coronavirus changing work patterns. The report assumes that workers’ offices will continue to be heated for staff still […]

Technology

Mortal Kombat 11 gets Mileena, Rain and… Rambo

NetherRealm has announced what’s next for Mortal Kombat 11, and it includes Rambo as a DLC character. Rambo, voiced by Sylvester Stallone, is joined by fan-favourite Mileena and half god Rain in Kombat Pack 2. Fans will be delighted to finally see Mileena in Mortal Kombat 11 after nagging NetherRealm boss Ed Boon about her […]

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Man accused of murdering baby says ‘he took blame for mum who kicked her flying’

A man accused of murdering a 12-month-old girl said he “took the blame” for the child’s mother who he said kicked her “flying” the day before she died in hospital, a court heard. Jamie Chadwick, 22, told a jury at Manchester Crown Court that Chelsea Crilly, 20, side-footed Orianna Crilly-Cifrova “pretty hard” across the living […]

Sport

Packers place cornerback Parry Nickerson on injured reserve

The Green Bay Packers placed cornerback Parry Nickerson on injured reserve on Tuesday. Nickerson played his first game of the season for Green Bay on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but left the game after appearing on just two special teams plays. He was injured on the Buccaneers’ first punt of the game as […]

Lifestyle

Hot-button words trigger conservatives and liberals differently

How can the partisan divide be bridged when conservatives and liberals consume the same political content, yet interpret it through their own biased lens? Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University and Johns Hopkins University scanned the brains of more than three dozen politically left- and right-leaning adults as they viewed short videos […]