Sport

Vikings finalizing contract extension with Rick Spielman

The Vikings are nearing completion on a multiyear deal for General Manager Rick Spielman, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports Sunday night. The move was expected after coach Mike Zimmer recently signed a three-year extension that runs through 2023. Spielman, like Zimmer before his new deal, had one year remaining on his current deal. It […]

Lifestyle

An averted glance gives a glimpse of the mind behind the eyes

Shakespeare once wrote that the “eyes are the window to your soul.” But scientists have found it challenging to peer into the brain to see how it derives meaning from a look into another’s eyes. Psychologists at Yale and Harvard have now found a new way to study this mystery by examining the universal and […]

Business

Heineken cautious on outlook after June pick-up

BRUSSELS Heineken saw a gradual recovery in its business after global COVID-19 lockdowns in April, but uncertainty over the future impact of the pandemic left it unable to give a forecast for the rest of the year. The world’s second-largest brewer said it took a more cautious view than sector leader Anheuser-Busch InBev, which said […]

Technology

The iconic Flip Video almost became Google’s first camera, emails show

Before Android, before the iPhone, and before GoPro became a known brand, the Flip Video camcorder took the world by storm, allowing millions to shoot digital home videos one-handed and easily save, share, and upload them to a nascent YouTube, thanks to an iconic flip-out USB port. What you probably didn’t know: the Flip Video […]

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Pop stars among hundreds of musicians to speak out after rapper Wiley’s anti-Semitic tweets

One Direction star Niall Horan, singer Lily Allen and pop band The 1975 were among hundreds of household names from the U.K.’s music scene to unite against “all forms of racism” after a rapper’s anti-Semitic tirade. Rita Ora, Lewis Capaldi and Little Mix were joined by major U.K. labels like Universal Music, Warner Music and […]

Sport

Jets release Brian Winters

The Jets have released right guard Brian Winters, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The move frees up $7.2 million in salary cap space and hands the starting job to Greg Van Roten. Winters, 29, becomes a free agent. He played only nine games last season before landing on injured reserve after aggravating a dislocated shoulder […]

Lifestyle

Racial discrimination linked to suicide

In this age of racial reckoning, new research findings indicate that racial discrimination is so painful that it is linked to the ability to die by suicide, a presumed prerequisite for being able to take one’s own life. However, the ability to emotionally and psychologically reframe a transgression can mitigate its harmful effects. Over the […]

Business

SocGen posts second straight quarterly loss as it readies trading business revamp

PARIS Societe Generale SA (SocGen) reported a 1.26 billion euro ($1.48 billion) second-quarter loss on Monday, as it booked a writedown on the value of its trading business that it seeks to revamp. France’s third-biggest bank by market capitalisation said it would reduce the risk profile of its trading unit in a shift costing 200 […]

Technology

Amazon doubled its profit during a pandemic

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos warned investors earlier this year that they might want to take a seat and prepare for a possible loss in Q2, as the company planned to spend $4 billion — all of its expected Q2 operating profit — on COVID 19-related expenses. Amazon projected a potential loss of $1.5 billion this […]

News

Israeli writer Amir Haskel emerges as a symbol of anti-Netanyahu protests

A 66-year-old soft-spoken, bespectacled grandfather who shies away from the spotlight has emerged as a new face of the opposition to scandal-plagued Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Retired Brig. Gen. Amir Haskel, who has written books on the Holocaust, said that period had shown him that standing aside was not an option as Netanyahu, in […]