Sport

Gary Kirsten says England coaching job would be a ‘lovely project’

Gary Kirsten has declared his interest in coaching England by saying reviving their Test fortunes would be a “lovely project”. The former India and South Africa coach has been linked with the England job before and his comments come with speculation over Chris Silverwood’s future as a result of the Ashes humiliation in Australia. England’s […]

Lifestyle

Blind date: ‘Max has a penchant for doctors – maybe in a few years I’ll qualify for another date’

What were you hoping for?Someone funny and up for a good time. In a perfect world a doctor – we can all dream. First impressions?Great smile and charming. He clearly had a free-spirited sense of self. What did you talk about?Growing up in the countryside and whether London was an amazing place to live or […]

Business

China’s quant funds become victims of their own success

China’s algorithm-driven quant funds boomed in 2021 as investors sought alternatives to a languid stock market, but the final months of the year saw some “flash boys” bogged down by heavy volatility and their sheer size. High-flyer Quant, a top hedge fund house in China that uses powerful computers and artificial intelligence (AI) to exploit […]

Technology

Comcast’s new router includes Wi-Fi 6E, Zigbee, and Matter

Comcast has announced that its xFi Advanced Gateway Wi-Fi router is getting an upgrade — the new version will support the Wi-Fi 6E standard and have support for the Zigbee and Matter IoT standards built in. Comcast says that the addition of a third, 6GHz band alongside the 2.4 and 5GHz bands found on its […]

News

Wait, What?? Whales Once Walked Along the Coasts of North America

A tooth found nearly fifty years ago has recently been re-examined and found to contain the remains of a land-going whale from an extinct family found only in Pakistan. A cousin of other walking whales in the family of Remingtonocetidae, it’s the first discovery of this ancient animal in North America, and gives a tantalizing […]

Sport

‘We have targets’: Newcastle facing unique January transfer challenge

At least Eddie Howe has retained his sense of humour. “If we signed everyone we’ve been linked with we’d end up with a squad of around 1,000 players,” reflected Newcastle’s manager as he surveyed the gap between appearance and reality. Howe finds himself in charge at St James’ Park at the strangest of moments. Over […]

Lifestyle

How can Britain become a ‘great cycling nation’ when it’s so scary to ride a bike?

There is a pothole on the Bristol Road just north of Nailsea, north Somerset, which I cycled over at about 30mph back in June. It casually blew out both my tyres; somehow I managed to skid, on my two flats, to a stop. It is in moments like this that your vulnerability as a cyclist […]

Business

China Evergrande climbs as it plays down buildings demolition impact

China Evergrande Group’s (3333.HK) shares soared briefly in resumed trade on Tuesday after the developer said a government order to demolish 39 buildings on the resort island of Hainan would not affect the rest of its massive project there. The firm, struggling to repay more than $300 billion in liabilities, also said its contracted sales […]

Technology

L’Oreal’s newest gadget takes the mess out of coloring your hair

While you might not expect it, L’Oreal has been a regular at CES these past few years, launching everything from wearable UV and pH sensors to an AI-powered skin care gadget. This year, the company is back with yet another invention, the Colorsonic — a device meant to make dying your hair at home a […]

News

Dwayne Johnson Gifts His Own Custom Truck To Deserving Fan at New Movie Screening

A fan showing up to watch the latest movie by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson had the shock of a lifetime—first by meeting the star himself, and then when the wrestler turned actor handed over the keys to his personal truck. Johnson knew he would be treating the movie-goers to a meet and greet as well […]