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Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel surpasses men’s record for most English Channel crossings

Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel has crossed the English Channel for the 35th time – surpassing the men’s record for the most crossings from England to northern France. The 35-year-old left Dover about 5am (AEST) before reaching France in 10 hours and 40 minutes. Prior to the 35-kilometre swim, McCardel’s tally for Channel crossings was equal […]

Sport

Goran Dragic leads Miami bench to pull out broom, sweep Indiana

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Goran Dragic scored 23 points and the fifth-seeded Miami Heat completed a first-round sweep of the Indiana Pacers with a 99-87 victory Monday night. Tyler Herro had 16 points and Bam Adebayo added 14 points and 19 rebounds for the Heat, who made it out of the first round for […]

Lifestyle

Cardiology trial shows potential benefit of genetic testing when selecting blood thinners

An international, first-of-its-kind cardiology trial used personalized genetic testing to reduce by 34 percent the number of serious adverse events following balloon angioplasty, a treatment for the most common form of heart disease. For patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)—a non-surgical procedure where physicians inflate a balloon and place a metal stent in narrowed heart […]

Business

Brazil’s Petrobras pays back $2.1 billion in revolving credit

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras has made an early repayment on $2.1 billion of revolving credit lines, it said on Tuesday. In a securities filing, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is formally known, said the move would free up cash for future credit operations.

Technology

Volkswagen’s ID 4 electric SUV enters production in Germany

But US production won’t begin until 2022 Volkswagen’s ID 4, the automaker’s first electric SUV, has entered into series production in Saxony, Germany, the company announced this week. The ID 4 — which was previously known as the ID Crozz when it was still a concept — is the second vehicle from VW’s ID lineup […]

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I don’t want pity. I want change’: Jacob Blake’s family pleads for justice

Family of Blake, a Black man who may never walk again after being shot by Wisconsin police, also asked for healing amid unrest Members of Jacob Blake’s family made impassioned statements about justice, anger and peaceful protest at an emotional press conference in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday afternoon, even as their lawyer said the young […]

Sport

LeBron James on Jacob Blake shooting, “Someone please tell me WTF is this?”

Monday on Twitter, LeBron echoed the thoughts of a lot of people, particularly Black people across America. “Someone please tell me WTF is this???!!!” LeBron James reacted to the video of the shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man (it appears in the video) shot in the back at point-blank range by a white […]

Lifestyle

Evaluating treatment for teen anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., with approximately 4.4 million children and adolescents affected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “These disorders are not only common in children and teens, but, if untreated, result in considerable personal and economic cost over the lifetime,” says Jeffrey Strawn, MD, […]

Business

Biden says supports ethanol, hits Trump on handling of U.S. biofuel laws

NEW YORK – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday threw his support behind U.S. laws that require oil refiners to blend biofuels into the nation’s fuel pool and criticized the Trump administration for its handling of the mandates. “A Biden-Harris Administration will promote and advance renewable energy, ethanol, and other biofuels to help rural […]

Technology

How a designer used AI and Photoshop to bring ancient Roman emperors back to life

Transforming statues into photorealistic faces with AI Machine learning is a fantastic tool for renovating old photos and videos. So much so that it can even bring ancient statues to life, transforming the chipped stone busts of long-dead Roman emperors into photorealistic faces you could imagine walking past on the street. The portraits are the […]