Sport

No boycott threat in World Cup talks’

The threat of a boycott by European countries should the World Cup be held every two years was not discussed at a Fifa meeting on Wednesday, the body’s president Gianni Infantino says. “Discussions were heated but they were positive,” said Infantino. The Swiss hopes “common consensus” will be found when the issue is discussed again […]

Lifestyle

What’s the point of curly parsley?

“Curly parsley is not seen as glamorous, like Italian or French flat-leaf parsley, but as the garnish of the 1960s,” says Jane Scotter, who runs the revered biodynamic farm Fern Verrow in Herefordshire. “It’s just gone out of fashion, but it is by far the better tasting of the two.” And she’s in good company, […]

Business

Average cash withdrawal climbs to £80

People are taking out more money when they visit ATMs, with the average amount climbing more than £10 to just under £80 in the last two years. But they’re using cash machines 40% less than before and withdrawing £44 a month less. Withdrawals are now nearly £100m less a day than in 2019, said cash […]

Technology

Tile refreshes its Mate, Pro, Slim, and Sticker trackers with better range, louder volume, and improved water resistance

Tile is refreshing its entire product lineup today with brand new hardware for its Tile Mate, Tile Pro, Tile Slim, and Tile Sticker Bluetooth trackers. All four trackers are getting sleeker, updated designs, with improvements to both tracking range, volume, and water resistance. The regular $24.99 Tile Mate is getting its biggest change in years, […]

News

Haiti abductions: US missionary group says Christians must ‘overcome evil with good’

The missionary group whose members were abducted by a violent gang in Haiti over the weekend issued a call to prayer Monday asking that those being held hostage could “find the strength to demonstrate God’s love.” “In a world where violence and force are seen as the solution to problems, we believe in God’s call […]

Sport

Australia pace bowler Pattinson retires

Australia fast bowler James Pattinson has retired from international cricket after deciding he is not ready to push for Ashes selection. The 31-year-old took 81 wickets in 21 Tests but had his appearances limited by a series of injuries. “Leading into pre-season I really wanted to give the Ashes a crack,” Pattinson said. “If I […]

Lifestyle

Deep learning for reticular opacity on chest radiographs with interstitial lung disease

“Use of the DLA improved reader performance and interobserver agreement,” wrote corresponding author Sang Min Lee from Korea’s Asan Medical Center in Seoul, noting that the “benefits were more notable in terms of sensitivity than specificity.” Lee and team’s retrospective study included 197 patients (130 men, 67 women; mean age, 62.6 years) with surgically proven […]

Business

Credit Suisse fined over Mozambique tuna scandal

The bank will also write off $200m of debt “tainted by corruption” that was owed by the African country, the Financial Conduct Authority said. The fine is part of a $475m settlement with UK, Swiss and US regulators. Credit Suisse staff allegedly took and paid bribes as they arranged $1.3bn of industry loans. The UK’s […]

Technology

Microsoft says it mitigated one of the largest DDoS attacks ever recorded

Microsoft says it was able to mitigate a 2.4Tbps Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack in August. The attack targeted an Azure customer in Europe and was 140 percent higher than the highest attack bandwidth volume Microsoft recorded in 2020. It also exceeds the peak traffic volume of 2.3Tbps directed at Amazon Web Services last year, though […]

News

Chinese nuclear-capable hypersonic missile test surprises US intelligence

China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in a move that caught U.S. intelligence by surprise, according to a new report. The missile launched in August and circled the globe before speeding towards its target, which it missed by about two-dozen miles according to three individuals briefed on the intelligence. Two of those individuals said the […]