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Woman wins $2M from lottery ticket she received as a gift

A North Carolina woman received a $20 scratch-off lottery ticket as a gift from a family friend and was shocked to discover it was a $2 million jackpot winner. Karen Urtecho Sandrez of Charlotte told North Carolina Education Lottery officials she received the 100X The Cash scratch-off ticket as a gift from a family friend […]

Sport

Judge finds probable cause for four misdemeanor charges for Richard Sherman

While King County District Court Judge Fa’amomoi Masaniai felt comfortable releasing Richard Sherman from jail without bail on Thursday, he also felt there was probably cause for four separate misdemeanor charges to be levied against the free agent cornerback. Via Sara Jean Green and Paige Cornwell of the Seattle Times, Masaniai found probable cause that […]

Lifestyle

A big chance to tackle Britain’s rampant meat consumption has been missed

I’ve spent a long time waiting for the UK to produce a proper and detailed plan to reform its dysfunctional relationship with food. The problems are numerous: we don’t properly count the cost of our poor diets, both to our own health and to our environment, and we have dietary guidelines that basically no one […]

Technology

Apple’s educational ‘Today at Apple’ classes are launching on YouTube with a Peanuts-themed session

Apple is bringing its educational “Today at Apple” classes to YouTube, the company announced Wednesday. The first episode will show you how to draw yourself as a Peanuts character in the company’s Pages app. The session features two people who work on the Apple TV Plus show The Snoopy Show — showrunner Mark Evestaff and […]

Business

Nepal Signs USD 1.3 Bln Mega Deal with India’s SJVN to Develop 679 MW Lower Arun Hydropower Project

Nepal has signed a USD 1.3 billion deal with India’s hydro power major Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) to develop a 679-megawatt hydropower project in eastern Nepal, the second mega venture undertaken by India in the neighbouring Himalayan nation. The single largest foreign investment project, based on the 2017 cost estimates, is located between Sankhuwasabha […]

News

Florida police eject trespassing alligator from mall

Police in Florida responded to a mall where they were summoned to remove an unusual “trespasser” — a young alligator. The Largo Police Department said in a Facebook post that officers responded to the Largo Mall when witnesses reported the small gator lurking outside of stores. Police shared video of officers carrying the “trespasser” away […]

Sport

NFL declines comment on Buccaneers’ failure to disclose Tom Brady’s knee injury

It already had become clear that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had failed to disclose Tom Brady‘s knee injury throughout the 2020 season. Previously, the NFL had declined comment on this obvious violation of the rules. Now that the NFL, through its in-house media conglomerate, has reported that Brady had a fully-torn MCL in his left […]

Lifestyle

‘Fashion can be very exploitative’ – Halima Aden on why she quit modelling

Halima Aden, the Muslim model who became a trailblazer for wearing her hijab on the catwalk and in photoshoots, has hit out at the fashion industry and its exploitation of young models. Aden quit the industry in November 2020, citing compromised beliefs and feeling like a “minority within a minority”. In a new interview for […]

Technology

Facebook’s satellite internet team joins Amazon

Amazon has acquired a team of employees from Facebook focused on delivering internet connectivity from low Earth orbit satellites, The Information reports. Amazon paid Facebook an undisclosed sum as part of the acquisition, which saw more than a dozen Los Angeles-based employees switch companies in April to work on Project Kuiper. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed […]

Business

New Zealand industry ire grows as closed borders worsen labour shortages

New Zealand’s closed borders have helped keep COVID-19 out of the Pacific nation, but a critical shortage of migrant labour is now fuelling protests among businesses and workers struggling with a staffing crisis. About 2,000 eateries stopped service and turned off lights across on Tuesday and are planning other stop work events as part of […]