Month: November 2021

Sport

Barnsley sack Markus Schopp after seven straight defeats in Championship

Barnsley have confirmed the departure of head coach Markus Schopp after five months in charge. Schopp leaves the club after the Tykes suffered their seventh successive loss at the weekend with a 2-1 defeat by Bristol City. Barnsley are currently second from bottom in the Championship with only eight points so far this season. Joseph […]

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Business

DuPont seeks electronic materials muscle with $5.2 bln Rogers deal

DuPont Inc (DD.N) on Tuesday agreed to buy engineering materials maker Rogers Corp (ROG.N) for $5.2 billion, its biggest deal since splitting from DowDuPont, to supply to fast-growing industries such as electric vehicles, 5G and clean energy. Chief Executive Officer Ed Breen, a well-known deal maker, has been building out DuPont’s high-margin businesses such as […]

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Technology

Almost one million people are playing Forza Horizon 5 ahead of its full release

Forza Horizon 5 finally arrives tomorrow, but those who purchased the Premium Edition or the Premium Add-Ons Bundle have been playing the game since November 5. It’s easy to imagine that, seeing as it’s coming to Xbox Game Pass/Game Pass for PC, not many people chose to spend up to $99 on the driving game, […]

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News

My sister lied to our whole family with a fake pregnancy – so I exposed her’

A woman has sparked a debate online after exposing her own sister, who made up a fake pregnancy in a bid to stop her relationship from breaking down A woman is being praised online after exposing her own sister for lying about being pregnant, in a bid to save a dying relationship. The woman found […]

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Sport

‘A massive asset’: 7ft 5in Liu Chuanxing tipped to hit heights in Australian basketball

Finding a super-sized bed to sleep in or a car with a suitably generous amount of legroom are not generally details a sporting club must consider when negotiating the acquisition of a new player. But then again, Liu Chuanxing is not your average athlete. Standing at 7ft 5in (226cm), the China international will become the […]

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Lifestyle

Quadricep muscle contracts differently after ACL reconstruction, may contribute to lingering weakness

After an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery, it’s common to experience quadriceps weakness, which was thought to be caused primarily by muscle atrophy, or shrinkage. But researchers at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology have found an additional cause, which could help clinicians design more effective rehabilitation programs. They found that besides muscle loss, […]

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Business

Under Buffett’s wing, U.S. fuel retailer Pilot leaps into oil trading, eyes refining

One of the largest U.S. diesel retailers is assembling a fuels trading, processing and distribution powerhouse that could turn a truck stop operator part-owned by billionaire Warren Buffett into the Walmart of petroleum. Known best for its Pilot Flying J service stations, Pilot Company has hired veteran energy traders and expanded into Latin America’s fuels […]

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Technology

Google says its enhanced security algorithms can slow down the fingerprint scanner on the Pixel 6

Google made the jump to in-display fingerprint scanners with the Pixel 6/6 Pro, but it seems the decision is not sitting all that well with fans. In what is otherwise a fluid Android experience, the slow, unreliable fingerprint scanner on Google’s latest phones has irked enough users to warrant an official response from the company. […]

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News

Mum makes Barbie house for daughter for just £20 after spotting similar ones for £250

Faith Sheppard didn’t want to fork out hundreds of pounds on a Barbie house, so she decided to take on the DIY project for her daughter – with spectacular results A mum who had the genius idea of making her daughter a Barbie house spent just £20 creating the heart-warming gift – and the results […]

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Sport

F1 to hold six sprint races in 2022 but Friday qualifying could set pole

Formula One will hold six sprint race meetings next season, the sporting director, Ross Brawn, has confirmed. The concept is being tested this year with three sprint races and Brawn said that while the format has been heralded as a success, F1 is almost certain to revert to awarding pole position for the grand prix […]

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