Day: November 14, 2021

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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