Sport

Brandon Bolden changes to No. 25, to honor his grandfather, Frank Pitts

Patriots running back Brandon Bolden, who has racked up two Super Bowl rings during his time in New England, has a family member who previously won one of them. When Bolden returns to the NFL in 2021 after opting out in 2020, he’ll be honoring that family member. Bolden’s grandfather, Frank Pitts, spent 11 years […]

Lifestyle

Cognitive care using medicinal plant peptides

Most of us have heard of Alzheimer’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder marked by brain cell death and the shrinking of the brain. It is the most common cause of dementia and cognitive impairment, which typically have a devastating effect on a person’s quality of life. There is still no cure for Alzheimer’s. One way of […]

Business

Victoria Beckham cuts dress prices to ‘future-proof’ fashion brand

Victoria Beckham is reducing the average selling price of her dresses by almost 40% by switching to simpler silhouettes and fewer embellished fabrics, in a move that points to how the fashion industry may adapt to the disruptions to lifestyle and budget caused by the pandemic. Marie Leblanc, the CEO of the label, said the […]

Technology

PUBG Mobile returns to India after ban with green blood and a new name

Massively popular battle royale game PUBG Mobile is returning to India after being banned in September 2020, TechCrunch writes. The app is available in early access on Google’s Play Store under a new name, Battlegrounds Mobile India, and with some changes to the game itself, like green blood and a new account system. PUBG Mobile […]

News

Large lizard escapes from Ontario zoo

An Ontario zoo is asking members of the public to be on the lookout after a large lizard slipped out of the facility through an open door. Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo and Nature Center said in a Facebook post that the 3 1/2-foot monitor lizard escaped from the Hamilton facility on Saturday morning. “We believe […]

Sport

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejects first application for Washington Football Team trademark

Last year, Washington dumped its controversial nickname, adopting Washington Football Team instead. At a time when consideration has been given to making that non-name the permanent name of the team, a decision from the federal agency with jurisdiction over these matters dealt the franchise a setback. Via Sam Fortier of the Washington Post, the U.S. […]

Lifestyle

Inflammation of the eye after drug withdrawal in children with arthritis

Uveitis occurs in up to 20% of children with JIA, although this varies depending on the specific type of JIA that each child has. Jens Klotsche and colleagues shared new data at the 2021 EULAR congress analyzing the risk of uveitis events after discontinuing disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD) in children with one of two JIA […]

Business

Persimmon and Aviva to refund leaseholders after UK rent inquiry

Thousands of leaseholders will be refunded unfair ground rents and allowed to buy the freehold of their property at a discounted price after a crackdown on property developers by the competition watchdog. Persimmon Homes and Aviva have agreed to offer the refunds after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) uncovered “troubling evidence” that leasehold homeowners […]

Technology

Google Meet’s hand-raising feature is getting a more visible animation

Google Meet, Google’s answer to video calling services like Zoom, is getting a collection of helpful tweaks to its hand-raising feature as part of ongoing updates to Workspace. The new changes, spotted by 9to5Google, include a new hand-raising animation, notification sound, and adjustments to how hosts are made aware of raised hands. While the update […]

News

Photographer unexpectedly captures proposal, finds couple on Twitter

A photographer who happened upon a marriage proposal at a scenic San Francisco location was able to find the couple from the photos she snapped on social media. Photographer Valerie Contreras, of El Paso, Texas, said she was visiting San Francisco with some friends when she spotted what appeared to be a marriage proposal in […]