Business

Rogue website sells ‘dodgy wigs’ to cancer patients

Urhair.co.uk includes photographs of child models in wigs which it says are suitable for those “undergoing chemotherapy or other forms of medically related hair loss”. Customers who have complained about the quality of the wigs they received say they have been refused refunds. DisappointedEllen is 16 and recovering from an aggressive form of blood cancer. […]

Technology

Hades beaten in under eight minutes

My most recent attempt to complete Hades ended in a pretty devastating way: only a few blows from finishing the final boss, after a good 40 minutes of intense gameplay, I was tragically smacked down and sent back downriver to a smirking Hypnos once again. And to make matters worse, today I learned someone’s completed […]

News

Would-be burglar caught after being stared down by cat in face-off on CCTV

A would-be burglar is stared down by a pet cat during a foiled theft… before ending up being collared. Mark Lawson, 42, was caught by CCTV cameras on all fours peering through the window of a property he was casing in Nottingham. In the footage, after Lawson crawls on all fours up to a door, […]

Sport

Broncos release defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan

The Denver Broncos released veteran defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan on Tuesday. Jernigan appeared in two games for the Broncos after signing with the team in late September. He played 11 total defensive snaps for the team in two games played since joining the roster. Jernigan spent the first three games of the season with the […]

Lifestyle

How initiatives empowering employees can backfire

Strategies meant to motivate people in the workplace may have unintended consequences—depending on who’s in charge. Recent research from Michigan State University and Ohio State University shows that empowerment initiatives aren’t necessarily the answer for business leaders hoping to motivate their employees. “People tend to think of empowerment in uniformly positive ways,” said Nicholas Hays, […]

Business

Shortage of poultry workers could hit Christmas dinner

The problem is a shortage of skilled workers to process the meat, according to the British Poultry Council (BPC). It said 1,000 EU workers were needed to stop Christmas supply from collapsing, and urged the government to exempt them from quarantine rules. “The great British Christmas cannot survive without access to non-UK labour,” said boss […]

Sport

Kliff Kingsbury: “Encouraging” we haven’t hit our stride offensively

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray wasn’t happy with what he called a “sloppy” performance in Monday’s game, but head coach Kliff Kingsbury had a different view of how Murray did in a 38-10 win over the Cowboys. Murray was only 9-of-24 through the air, but two of the completions went for touchdowns and he ran for […]

Lifestyle

Should kids go trick-or-treating? Here’s how to make Halloween less scary

Halloween isn’t really supposed to be scary, but COVID-19 has made trick-or-treating frightening for many parents. There are safe ways to celebrate, but health experts say people need to accept that some traditions need to be adapted to the world today. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a complete list of recommendations for […]

Business

Cathay Pacific axes regional carrier and 8,500 jobs

Cathay Dragon was a full service regional carrier flying mainly to mainland China and other Asian destinations. Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific says it hopes to retain most of Cathay Dragon’s routes. Many other airlines are on the brink of survival as the Covid-19 pandemic batters travel and tourism. The cutbacks at Cathay Pacific are part […]