Djokovic, Federer in same half of U.S. Open draw

Wimbledon finalists Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are on a semi-final collision course at the U.S. Open after they were placed in the same half of the draw on Thursday. Top seed Djokovic, who saved two match points in the All England Club final to deny Federer a record ninth title at the grasscourt championships, […]

The Clothing Brand for Preppies, Punks, and Bleeding-Heart Liberals

Outside Noah’s shop in New York, a smiling family of tourists stops to take pictures in front of a mural of a cartoon pig in a suit with the caption “Pig Brother is watching you.” The references to author George Orwell’s dystopian novels Animal Farm and 1984 were also printed and sold on T-shirts and […]

Knife crime: Children as young as four among hundreds caught with blades at school

Pupil who had replaced highlighter nib with blade, told fellow student: ‘Listen to me or else I’ll stab you’ More than 1,000 children were caught carrying knives in schools last year – with the youngest aged just four, figures show. Weapons seized by police included machetes, hunting knives, a samurai sword and even a highlighter […]

Turkey says one of its convoys was hit by an airstrike in Syria

Turkey’s Defense Ministry has condemned an airstrike in northwestern Syria that killed three civilians and injured 12 others on Monday. It said that the strike was launched at a Turkish convoy, though a Syrian opposition military commander and a Syrian opposition media activist said the strike hit a Syrian opposition vehicle traveling with the Turkish […]

Meditation and yoga practice linked to reduced volume in brain region tied to negative emotions

Meditation and yoga practice is associated with smaller right amygdala volume, a brain region involved in emotional processing, according to research published in Brain Imaging and Behavior. For their study, the researchers analyzed data that had been collected during the Rotterdam Study, an ongoing population-based study that has been conducted in The Netherlands since 1990. […]

PS5 patent leaked – is this our first look at the new PlayStation?

Depending on which leak you believe, the PS5 release date is either the 12th February 2020, or sometime in May. Or perhaps we’ll even be kept waiting until next November. Nevertheless, we’d be lying if we said that with each passing day – and with each fresh leak – our excitement wasn’t building. Now, a […]

How small business owners can have a holiday, without neglecting their business

How small business owners can have a holiday, without neglecting their business As a business owner you’re often the last to take a holiday. There is always so much to do, and then if your staff are away, you need to fill in – and of course, it can feel as though everything will come […]

Four-in-one pill prevents third of heart problems

A daily pill containing four medicines can cut the number of heart attacks and strokes by a third, a study shows. The polypill contains blood-thinning aspirin, a cholesterol-lowering statin and two drugs to lower blood pressure. The researchers – in Iran and the UK – said the pill had a huge impact but cost just […]

Violence escalates in Zimbabwe as court rules against opposition protests

Tensions between Zimbabwe’s main opposition party and President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government escalated into violence in the country’s capital on Friday after a court ruled against a planned opposition protest. Police clashed with opposition party members who had gathered at the Africa Unity Square in Harare’s central business district in defiance of the ban on Friday […]

Supermarket considers rationing small business buyers

A senior executive at a major food retailer has said that it is considering introducing rationing. It will prevent firms that have not made their own no-deal Brexit plan from using food retailers as wholesalers. But he said he did not envisage that the limits would affect normal retail customers. “One potential problem is that […]