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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 […]

Sport

ParalympicsGB stun US to win wheelchair rugby gold for first time

If this felt like a big, impactful moment then it was surely appropriate. Wheelchair rugby, the sport of smashing and grabbing and sprinting and crashing, is a definitive Paralympic event. It’s a sport of danger and cunning and of absolute granite determination. For the first time, Great Britain are the champions. Led by Stuart Robinson, […]

Lifestyle

The end of the wallet: how phones replaced cash, credit cards and receipts

Name: The wallet. Age: So the word has been around since the 14th century, but it used to refer to a small sack for carrying provisions. The introduction of paper money to the west in the 1600s led to the development of wallets for the way we use them today. Wallets that look like wallets […]

Business

Marketmind: Who’s rocking the boat now?

From Fed boss Jerome Powell on Friday to the Cleveland Fed’s Loretta Mester on Monday, the doves have been out in force, sending the dollar to two-week lows, Treasury yields below 1.3% and putting the S&P 500 (.SPX) on track for its longest monthly winning streak since 2018. But China is rocking the boat. Its […]

Technology

Samsung’s ISOCELL HP1 is the first 200-megapixel camera sensor for phones

Not content with a 108-megapixel sensor, Samsung has made a 200-megapixel monstrosity that’s designed to trade off resolution for better low-light performance when needed, thanks to pixel-binning. It will most certainly land in a Galaxy S or Galaxy Z phone at some point in the future, but it may actually debut in a Xiaomi device […]

News

Restaurant seeks Sunday lunch tester – and they’ll pay you £500 to eat roast potatoes

Roast dinner loves can now apply for a dreamy paid opportunity to be a Sunday roast taste tester at The Botanist and earn up to £500 for eating potatoes, meat, veg and Yorkshire puds Calling all roast dinner fans! There’s an exciting new job going that’s got your name written all over it. The Botanist […]

Sport

‘I just want a pork pie’: judoka Skelley wins on golden day for ParalympicsGB

ParalympicsGB collected a first judo gold of the Tokyo Games, with Chris Skelley triumphing in the men’s B2 -100kg event, and Britain’s rowers were also on top of the podium for first time, with victories in the PR2 mixed double sculls and the PR3 mixed coxed four. The Grade IV dressage team also triumphed at […]

Lifestyle

I know it’s a TV cliche but I still adore the calm of an English village

I am among those who have yet to escape what some are calling Plague Island (Britain) to travel abroad this year. I am considering it, but more likely I will stay in the country for a break. I was thinking: seaside. But now I am thinking: gorgeous village in the Cotswolds or Gloucestershire, or one […]

Business

Germany’s LEG Immobilien considers foreign expansion, merger cast-offs

German property group LEG Immobilien (LEGn.DE) is looking at expanding abroad and would also consider buying flats from Vonovia (VNAn.DE) or Deutsche Wohnen (DWNG.DE) should their merger go through, its CEO told Reuters on Tuesday. Germany’s two biggest listed landlords Vonovia and Deutsche Wohnen have revived merger plans that are controversial in Germany because of […]

Technology

Sony to stream PlayStation 5 games showcase on September 9

Sony is nearly ready to show off what it has in store for the PlayStation 5 this holiday season. Sid Shuman, senior director of global content communication at PlayStation, said in a newly published blog post that Sony will hold its next PlayStation showcase on September 9. It’ll run roughly 40 minutes and include updates […]