Sport

Human rights commission asked to examine racism in English cricket

The Equality and Human Rights Commission will be asked to conduct an investigation into racism in English cricket following a number of disturbing revelations from black and Asian players and umpires about their experiences in the game, the Guardian can reveal. A letter will be sent this week to the EHRC by Mohammed Patel, the […]

Lifestyle

3.4 percent of U.S. workers are current e-cigarette users

About 3.4 percent of U.S. workers are current electronic cigarette users, and about half also currently use combustible tobacco products, according to research published in the March 5 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Girija Syamlal, M.B.B.S., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed 2017 […]

Business

Provident plan to cap doorstep lending compensation

The company said the future of its doorstep lending arm was at risk if claimants did not approve the move. Doing so would lead to payouts estimated to be around 10% of a compensation entitlement, but customers would get nothing were it to fold. ‘Vicious circle’Provident has been lending on the doorstep since the 1880s […]

Technology

Fortnite’s pancake song is an absolute banger

Fortnite has served up a syrupy earworm celebrating its fictional Butter Barn pancake restaurant, and it crepes on anything else you’ll hear today. The Wild West-themed Butter Barn restaurant appeared on Fortnite’s map at the start of its current season. It’s where you’ll find battle pass character Mancake, the chain’s mascot/head chef/sole patron who the […]

Technology

1988’s MicroProse Soccer hits Steam

MicroProse Soccer was developed by Sensible Software and is the forerunner to the UK studio’s hugely influential 16-bit classic Sensible Soccer. The original version launched on the Commodore 64, but it was ported to a myriad of systems, including the Amiga, Amstrad, Atari ST, MS-DOS, and ZX Spectrum. Eurogamer news cast: all about the Nintendo […]

News

Afghan peace talks should rotate among countries, envoy says amid stall

Afghan peace talks, now stalled in Qatar, should be rotated to other venues, Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United Arab Emirates said, indicating the Qatari hosts had not pushed hard enough for the Taliban to reduce violence. Talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban have been held in Qatar since last year, after the United […]

Sport

Eoin Morgan warns Alex Hales may not make England’s T20 World Cup squad

England’s icy stance on Alex Hales may have started to thaw but the message from Eoin Morgan – the only voice that truly counts – is that breaking into his World Cup squad this year will be difficult given the abundance of top-order options. Morgan has been furnished with his full-strength squad for the five-match […]

Lifestyle

Relationship between type 1 diabetes, interferon response and viral infection is first step toward preventive therapies

A study from an international team of researchers from the Helmholtz Diabetes Center at Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, the Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Science at University of Exeter Medical School, and the Department of Medicine at the University of Tennessee has uncovered the role of interferon responses to viral infections and in insulin production and […]

Business

Avatar reclaims title as highest-grossing film

The sci-fi epic debuted in 2009 and held the global box office title for a decade until it was overtaken by Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame in 2019. Following its re-release in the world’s biggest movie-watching market of China worldwide total sales pushed it above the $2.8bn (£2bn) mark on the weekend. China has been the top-performing […]

Technology

Someone’s recreated a bunch of Apex Legends locations in Minecraft

It seems like people really do have a lot of spare time on their hands in lockdown, as an Apex Legends fan has recreated most of the enormous World’s Edge map in Minecraft. And multiple weapons and legend abilities for good measure. In a post on Reddit, Japanese player kurobekuro shared some images of their […]