Sport

Brett Brown fired as head coach of Philadelphia 76ers

Brett Brown came to Philadelphia seven years ago as Sam Hinkie’s hand-picked coach to lead “The Process.” While Brown did help develop a culture in those early years, he also didn’t connect with some key players, his game plans often left players scratching their heads, and he did not command the locker room. That culminated […]

Lifestyle

Lockdowns have economic and social costs for world’s poorest families

Low socioeconomic families—and particularly women—experienced increased financial hardship, food insecurity, domestic violence and mental health challenges during COVID-19 lockdown measures in Bangladesh, a new research study shows. In the first study of its kind, Australian and Bangladeshi researchers documented the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown measures on the wellbeing of women and […]

Business

NL tourist accommodations saw customers drop 72%

After a record year in 2019, the second quarter of 2020 was a tough one for tourist accommodations in the Netherlands. Due to the coronavirus and resulting travel restrictions, these accommodations received 72 percent fewer guests than in the same period last year. Amsterdam accommodations were hit hardest, seeing the number of visitors drop 92 […]

Technology

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 is receiving Note 20 features with new One UI update

One UI 2.5 will roll out to some other Samsung devices ‘gradually’ The latest version of Samsung’s One UI software, which was announced alongside the Galaxy Note 20 earlier this month, has started rolling out for the Galaxy S20, the company has announced. SamMobile reports that the update is already appearing in select European countries […]

News

Body of elderly man found stuffed in recycling plant freezer as man, 50, arrested

The body was found stuffed inside a freezer which had been transported from Birmingham to Warwickshire and West Midlands Police said it had been moved during a flat clearance A 50-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of an elderly man was found inside a freezer at a recycling plant. […]

Sport

Brett Brown era in Philadelphia likely ends soon, but issues run deeper

Not that many years ago, the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers were both franchises hoarding draft picks — including a few very high ones — looking to use them as opportunities and assets to build a winner. Sunday, young Boston stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown led a modern roster — with multiple playmakers and […]

Lifestyle

Pain ‘catastrophizing’ may lead to little exercise, more time sedentary

Chronic pain affects the majority of older adults in the U.S., and getting enough exercise plays a key role in pain management. New research suggests that how people think about their pain can have a significant effect on whether they get enough physical activity—or if they spend more time sedentary. In a study, a team […]

Business

U.S. housing regulator postpones new mortgage refinancing fee

WASHINGTON – A contentious new fee on U.S. mortgage refinancings has been delayed until Dec. 1, according to the regulator overseeing mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The 0.5% fee, aimed at recouping potentially billions of dollars in losses created by the coronavirus pandemic, was originally set to take effect on Sept. 1. The […]

Technology

Brydge’s latest keyboards turn a Surface Pro or Go into a standard laptop

The 12.3 Pro Plus and 10.5 Go Plus are compelling alternatives to Microsoft’s Type Cover Brydge, the maker of keyboard accessories for iPads and other tablets, has a line of new accessories for Windows 10 devices that includes two new keyboards for the Surface Pro and Surface Go: the $149.99 Brydge 12.3 Pro Plus and […]

News

Student on Zoom chat bound, gagged and attacked by intruder in front of class

Video from the Zoom call shows the young woman tied up and gagged, and the intruder moving around the home in Durango, Mexico, while her classmates watch in horror A young student was bound, gagged and attacked during a Zoom chat while her classmates watched in horror. A burglar entered the woman’s home while she […]