Year: 2021

Liz Cambage escapes fine or ban for on-court incident in Olympic warm-up

Liz Cambage has escaped a fine or suspension despite an independent review finding the Opals and WNBA star engaged in conduct that brought Basketball Australia into censure. The independent panel issued Cambage with a formal reprimand for the matter which arose from an on-court incident in an Olympic warm-up match against Nigeria in Las Vegas. […]

Renault must keep cutting costs to make its best products by 2023/25

Renault (RENA.PA) CEO Luca de Meo said on Tuesday the company had to keep lowering costs in order to simplify the organisation and achieve its target of putting out its best-ever product lineup by 2023 to 2025. Renault said in its third quarter earnings call that it was close to reaching its target of cutting […]

Court shoots down Apple’s motion to delay App Store payment changes

Even though Apple mostly triumphed against Epic’s antitrust hearing, the court ordered it to begin allowing developers to add links to their external payment services if they have them. You can bet that those that don’t will create them in an attempt to skirt App Store commissions which will threaten Apple’s $64 billion per year […]

The Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century is Coming Next Week

Night sky fans, it’s time to prepare for an exciting week—as coming right up is both is longest lunar eclipse of the century, and this year’s Leonids meteor shower. On Thursday-Friday, November 18-19—look up to see a Blood Moon lunar eclipse, as the full moon slips into the Earth’s shadow over the course of 3 […]

Modern Games romps home after being reinstated at Breeders’ Cup meeting

The first day of the Breeders’ Cup meeting at Del Mar racecourse in California concluded in extraordinary and chaotic circumstances on Friday after Modern Games, trained in Newmarket by Charlie Appleby, was scratched from the Juvenile Turf on veterinary advice and then reinstated, before running out an easy winner as boos rang out from the […]

Domestic cats drive spread of Toxoplasma parasite to wildlife

New UBC research suggests free-roaming cats are likely to blame in the spread of the potentially deadly Toxoplasma gondii parasite to wildlife in densely populated urban areas. The study—the first to analyze so many wildlife species over a global scale—also highlights how healthy ecosystems can protect against these types of pathogens. The researchers, led by […]

Urea shortage threatens South Korea’s transport, energy industries

South Korea is flying a military oil tanker to Australia this week to airlift 27,000 litres of urea solution, used in diesel vehicles and factories to cut emissions, amid a dire shortage threatening to stall commercial transport and industries. Approximately two million diesel vehicles, mostly cargo trucks, are required by government to use the additive, […]

Airbnb is doing more to highlight accessible accommodations

The changes, announced as part of the Airbnb 2021 Winter Release, include a new accessibility review process in which hosts can submit photos of the accessibility features in their home. An Airbnb agent will then manually review the pictures. This allows guests to be confident that the features listed by a host are indeed present […]

Architecture Built 1,000 Years Ago to Catch Rain is Being Revived to Save India’s Parched Villages

They brought access to fresh water for millennia, and existed as long-honored pieces of cultural heritage, and then they were abandoned. Now a new chapter is opening on the stepwells of India. Modern sewage and irrigation systems made them obsolete, but under the weight of extreme drought, the stepwells of India big and small are […]

Canelo Álvarez eyes boxing history in rare unification clash with Caleb Plant

There were times in the last century when boxing was the dominant and most popular sport in America. During those lost decades, in the 1920s and 1930s, only eight boxers at a time could call themselves world champions. There were eight weight divisions, compared with 17 today, and each was ruled by one world champion […]