Sport

Louise King obituary

Louise King met Peter Collins in a Miami bar on a Monday night in 1957. Two days later, as they sunbathed by a local hotel pool, he proposed – and the following Monday they were married. She was a 24-year-old American actor on tour with the Broadway production of The Seven Year Itch, taking the […]

Lifestyle

A new start after 60: ‘Exercise is my lifeblood – so I decided to run my first marathon at 74’

Rajinder Singh was five when he learned to run. While his father hand-cut the grass to feed their buffalo, in the village of Devidaspura in Punjab, Singh sat on a nice clean sheet, so the ants didn’t bite, and watched. When the work was done, his father taught him “how to jump rope, how to […]

Business

China regulator probes Ping An Insurance’s property investments

China’s banking and insurance sector regulator is probing Ping An Insurance Group Co of China Ltd’s (601318.SS) investments in the property market, two people with knowledge of the matter said, after the firm took a big profit hit from a soured bet. The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) has also ordered the insurer […]

Technology

CD Projekt can’t guarantee next-gen Cyberpunk 2077 and Witcher 3 upgrades will arrive this year

It’s no secret that Cyberpunk 2077 disappointed many people, especially those unfortunate enough to have bought a copy for a last-gen console, but developer CD Projekt said next-gen (or current-gen, to be more accurate) versions of both its futuristic RPG and The Witcher 3 would arrive this year. Now, however, the company warns that it […]

News

People share the worst baby names they’ve heard and it’s bad news for Psamantha

Social media users have been sharing the worst baby names they’ve heard after a thread began on Twitter, and some of the entries are hilariously bad – including Psamantha and Kingslayer People have been sharing the worst baby names they’ve ever heard and some of the entries are hilariously bad. Social media users flocked to […]

Sport

West Ham close to sealing €30m deal for CSKA Moscow playmaker Nikola Vlasic

West Ham are close to strengthening their attack by signing CSKA Moscow’s Nikola Vlasic for €30m (£25.7m). David Moyes is keen to increase the size of his squad before his side begin their Europa League campaign and West Ham intend to back their manager before the transfer window shuts on Tuesday. The club improved their […]

Lifestyle

The schoolday I’ll never forget: ‘A teacher smashed my friend’s nose with a rounders bat’

When I was eight, I lived in fear of never making a friend. Then I made one, and lived in fear of her finding any other friends. Rosie was in the year below, puckish, quite surreal and completely carefree, which made her magnetic. You couldn’t do so much as a tour of the playground without […]

Business

French inflation stronger than expected in August at 3-year high

French inflation accelerated more than expected in August at the fastest rate in nearly three years, a preliminary estimate from the INSEE official statistics agency showed on Tuesday. INSEE said its index of EU-harmonised consumer prices rose 0.7% from July, giving a 12-month inflation rate of 2.4%, jumping from 1.5% in July to hit the […]

Technology

Twitter rolls out “Super Followers,” letting select creators charge to access their content

Twitter is venturing into dangerous territory with paid content. Initially, I suspect most participants will abide by the spirit of the feature. Over time, however, it’s easy to imagine how some might go overboard with the feature and elect to put all of their content behind a paywall. What will become of Twitter at that […]

News

Three friends run 258 miles at altitude across remote mountains after drunken bet

Jody, Jodie, and Gabe believe they became the first people to complete the epic journey on foot after deciding on the location by drunkenly spinning a globe and pointing at random Three friends ran 258 miles (400km) at altitude across remote mountains after making a drunken bet – and believe they could be the first […]