Sport

Bubba Wallace’s historic Talladega win is the payoff of self-made luck

To win in Nascar, it takes the right mix of skill and luck. At Talladega, it helps to have more of the latter. Like Daytona, Talladega is what’s known as a superspeedway – the sport’s biggest oval circuit, a banked, 2.66-mile strip in east-central Alabama that was once home to Air Force twin-engine fighters. For […]

Lifestyle

As a whistleblower prepares to speak out, what can be done to rein in Facebook?

US lawmakers have left Facebook in no doubt this week that revelations about the impact of its Instagram app on teen mental health have further damaged the company’s reputation. The Democrat senator Richard Blumenthal said the social network was “indefensibly delinquent” in its behaviour and had “chosen growth over children’s mental health”, after the Wall […]

Business

Coty to sell 9% stake in Wella to majority owner KKR

Coty Inc (COTY.N) said on Friday it would swap around 9% of its stake in professional beauty business Wella with KKR & Co Inc (KKR.N) for some of the cosmetic maker’s shares the U.S. buyout firm owns, valuing the deal at $426.5 million. The deal cuts Coty’s stake in Wella to around 30.6%, valued at […]

Technology

Samsung knows if you’re careless with the Galaxy Z Flip 3, may reject warranty claim

Today’s foldable phones might be more durable than their predecessors, but they’re still easy to break, especially if you’re careless with them. As such, Samsung will make sure that any warranty claims for its Galaxy Z Flip 3 aren’t false by checking all acceleration-based free-fall events, which engineers can access when assessing a claim. It’s […]

News

Elderly Black Women Celebrate High Court Victory For Equal Property Rights in Divorces, Averting Homelessness

Four brave women in South Africa have successfully overturned a set of antiquated marriage laws that denied women equal property rights. Around 400,000 elderly black women will now have equal access to matrimonial property, thanks to Elizabeth Gumede, Thokozani Maphumulo, Matodzi Ramuhovhi, and Agnes Sithole, and the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) in Durban. Land ownership […]

Sport

Women’s Tour of Britain: Clara Copponi takes lead as Amy Pieters wins stage two

Amy Pieters won a cold and rainy second stage of the Women’s Tour of Britain in a sprint finish, while second-placed Clara Copponi took the overall leader’s jersey. Tuesday’s stage began and ended in Walsall, with a 10-woman breakaway group battling for the stage victory in what the 30-year-old Dutch cyclist Pieters described as “a […]

Lifestyle

Dining across the divide: ‘He said: don’t go there. So I was like, we’ll definitely go there’

Alex, 32, Isle of WightOccupation Social worker Voting record Generally Labour, Green on occasion Amuse bouche When Alex was a child, she once appeared on CBeebies’ Teletubbies Robert, 70, Isle of WightOccupation Artist, freelance journalist Voting record Labour Amuse bouche Robert used to keep rats as pets For startersRobert Alex arrived later than I did. […]

Business

Daimler Trucks spin-off to take place in December if shareholders vote in favour of split, CFO says

Daimler (DAIGn.DE)’s spinoff of its truck division Daimler Truck Holdings will take place in December, its CFO Harald Wilhelm said on Friday, speaking ahead of a shareholder’s vote on the split. The process, which was expected this year, would cost Daimler around 700 million euros, CEO Ola Kallenius said, adding that Daimler’s decision to retain […]

Technology

Some iPad mini 6 owners are reportedly experiencing LCD discoloration and distortion issues

Apple recently dismissed the iPad mini’s “jelly scroll’ effect as normal behavior. However, some users are now reporting another, more worrisome issue that seemingly has to do with the build quality of the hardware, causing the tablet’s LCD to discolor and distort when touched. The 8.3-inch IPS LCD on the iPad mini 6 has been […]

News

Naturally Occurring Antibiotic Kills Lyme Disease and Nothing Else: A Potential Breakthrough Treatment

Researchers studying naturally occurring antibiotics have isolated one which eradicated the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, potentially offering a revolutionary treatment for the pathogen in both humans, and the natural environment. Hygromycin A, which the scientists found in a screen of soil microbes, was found to clear the infection of B. burgdorferi, the bacteria found […]