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Utah football player Ty Jordan, Pac-12 offensive freshman of the year, dies

Star freshman running back Ty Jordan has died, days after he was named Pac-12’s offensive newcomer of the year, the University of Utah football team said Saturday. He was 19. Authorities in Utah and Jordan’s home state, Texas, have not yet released details about the circumstances of his death. “Words cannot express the devastation and […]

Sport

Arsenal in ‘big trouble’ says Mikel Arteta after miserable Carabao Cup exit

Mikel Arteta said Arsenal were in “big trouble” and feeling further pain after a 4-1 home defeat by Manchester City dumped them out of the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. The Arsenal manager picked a second-string team and watched his goalkeeper, Alex Rúnarsson, endure a torrid evening. The low point came when the Icelander fumbled a Riyad […]

Lifestyle

Inflammatory compounds found in cooked meat linked to childhood wheeze

Inflammatory compounds found in cooked meat are linked to a heightened risk of childhood wheeze, finds research published online in the journal Thorax. The compounds, known as advanced glycation end products, or AGEs for short, are by-products of high temperature cooking, such as grilling, frying, or roasting, with cooked meat a major dietary source. AGEs […]

Business

SABIC seeks Clariant chairman’s ouster in post-Christmas coup

Clariant’s biggest shareholder, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, on Monday re-ignited a battle over the Swiss chemicals maker’s future by seeking a 12-year board member term limit that would force Chairman Hariolf Kottmann’s ouster. SABIC, which owns 31.5% of Clariant, asked for the new term limit, including for the chairperson, to be added to the agenda […]

Technology

Airborne Kingdom review – sunny skybound city-building that needs a touch more gravity

A lovely, mildly experimental city sim with some sinister undertones it never tries to explore. The Airborne Kingdom roams the skies, a vast, rattling amoeba of propellers and minarets, hissing forges and thundering gears. It has to keep moving because it has to keep eating. As it coasts between clouds, painted planes slide from curving […]

News

Judge delays execution of only woman on U.S. death row

A federal judge said the Justice Department unlawfully rescheduled the execution of the only woman on federal death row, potentially setting up the Trump administration to schedule the execution after President-elect Joe Biden takes office. U.S. District Court Judge Randolph Moss also vacated an order from the director of the Bureau of Prisons that had […]

Sport

We’ve done something crazy’: the football boots designed for women

“Who launches a sports brand just before a pandemic shuts down all of sports?” says Ida Sports’ co-founder Laura Youngson with a big laugh. “That’s nuts.” Given it is estimated that one in three small businesses in Australia fails in its first year, the success of the company set up there by Youngson and Ben […]

Lifestyle

Antibiotics for C-sections effective after umbilical cord clamped

Antibiotics for cesarean section births are just as effective when they’re given after the umbilical cord is clamped as before clamping—the current practice—and could benefit newborns’ developing microbiomes, according to Rutgers co-authored research. The study, by far the largest of its kind and published in the journal Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control, challenges current recommendations […]

Business

China pushes Ant Group overhaul in latest crackdown on Ma

China’s central bank disclosed on Sunday it had asked the country’s payments giant Ant Group Co Ltd to shake up its lending and other consumer finance operations, the latest blow to its billionaire founder and controlling shareholder Jack Ma. The announcement came more than a month after Chinese regulators abruptly suspended Ant’s blockbuster $37 billion […]

Technology

Samorost and Botanicula developer unveils “psychedelic horror” adventure Happy Game

Amanita Design – the acclaimed developer behind such treats as Samorost, Machinarium, and this year’s wonderfully gloomy puzzler Creaks – has unveiled its latest project for Switch and PC, psychedelic horror adventure Happy Game. Happy Game is the brainchild of artist, animator, and designer Jaromír Plachý – previously responsible for Amanita’s whimsical garden adventure Botanicula […]