Sport

NYC FC’s years in wilderness to end with construction of permanent home

New York City FC will finally have a permanent home after the club announced plans for a 25,000-capacity venue in the Willets Point neighborhood in Queens. The club announced the partnership with New York City mayor Eric Adams and the Queens Development Group at a press conference on Wednesday. The project will be privately funded […]

Lifestyle

Smartphone health care app helps users lose weight

Behavior therapy is a well-known and effective treatment for obesity. But now, researchers from Japan have found that behavior therapy can be successfully implemented using a smartphone health care app. In a study recently published in Nutrients, researchers from the University of Tsukuba have revealed that CALO mama Plus, a newly developed health care app, […]

Business

Factbox: How will EU ban on Russian crude affect oil flows?

Russian oil imports into the European Union fell to 1.4 million barrels per day (bpd) in October from 2.5 million bpd in January, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). India, China and Turkey have more than made up for that drop in demand for Russian crude, ramping up their purchases by about 1.2 million […]

Technology

Microsoft reportedly offered Sony a 10-year deal to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation

Microsoft desperately wants to close this multibillion-dollar deal with Activision Blizzard King (Activision for short). Not only has the acquisition gone past the point that it was supposed to be completed, but it has also brought heavy scrutiny from regulators who threaten to shut it down unless Microsoft spins off part of its business. It […]

News

UK singles chart hits have become shorter and slower since it began 70 years ago

The UK singles chart is 70 years old today and since Al Martino had the first No1 in 1952 hits have become shorter and slower, research shows. The chart is more likely to have a diverse line-up of performers, but once-familiar elements, such as key changes and fades, have almost completely disappeared, Experts analysed all […]

Sport

Maradona’s Hand of God ball that sank England fails to sell despite £2m bid

Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” ball attracted a top bid of £2m at auction, but failed to reach a reserve as negotiations with interested parties and the seller over its sale continue. The then Argentina captain Maradona scored two unforgettable goals in the quarter-final of the 1986 World Cup to beat England at Estadio Azteca […]

Lifestyle

Black Christian patients are less likely to receive their preferred end-of-life care

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published a paper in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities demonstrating the importance of respecting the deeply held beliefs of African American Christians to help provide equitable, goal-concordant end-of-life care to these patients. There are two schools of thought among clinicians at end of life: […]

Business

Redwood Materials to supply cathode material to Panasonic U.S. battery plant

Panasonic Corp (6752.T) will buy remanufactured battery cathode material from Redwood Materials, beginning in 2025, for the Japanese battery maker’s new Kansas plant, the companies said on Tuesday. The multi-year deal, valued at several billion dollars, is the latest industry move aimed at shortening global supply lines and reducing U.S. manufacturing dependence on China, which […]

Technology

Software engineers and timekeepers rejoice as the world votes to end the leap second

Last week, an international coalition of scientists and government agencies voted to end the leap second, much to the relief of standards organizations and the tech industry. France’s International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) were just a couple of measurement authorities that chimed in on […]

News

Couple’s dream home ‘hell’ after garage floods, mortgage rate increase and 22-month delay

A couple’s move to their dream home turned into a nightmare amid hold-ups, floods and snagging faults – and they are now taking legal action. Graham Currigan signed off to buy the new-build home in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, before enduring an agonising 22-month delay. The setback meant reapplying for a mortgage twice, with the fixed-rate […]