Sport

Harrison Smith: Good to have some new faces on defense

The Vikings said farewell to several long-term members of their defense this offseason and they’ll be filling those slots without the usual amount of time to work together in the offseason, but that’s not causing safety Harrison Smith much concern about what the future will hold. Smith met with reporters from Vikings camp on Friday […]

Lifestyle

Nigel Slater’s recipe for spaghetti with broccoli and herb sauce

The recipePut a large saucepan of water on to boil. Meanwhile, cut 500g of broccoli into small florets and cut the main stalk into small pieces. Add salt to the water, then introduce the broccoli, stems first, followed a minute or so later by the florets, and cook for 3 minutes. Drain the broccoli and […]

Business

Hugo Boss sees demand for suits despite home working

German fashion house Hugo Boss (BOSSn.DE) expects demand for suits and formal wear to return as coronavirus lockdowns ease even as it adjusts to the rising popularity of casual styles after sales tumbled 59% in the second quarter. “People will still get married and hold confirmations or baptisms and people still want to meet up,” […]

Technology

Kris Kobach projected to lose Kansas primary, despite backing from Peter Thiel

Decision Desk is projecting that Rep. Roger Marshall will win the Republican primary for Senate in Kansas, a huge blow to contender Kris Kobach. It’s also a blow to the political ambitions of billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel, who had enthusiastically supported Kobach, offering public support and significant PAC funding to the candidate’s primary bid. […]

News

Random Acts of Kindness: Generous neighbors provide string of good meals for Delmont woman

On the first Sunday of the “lockdown,” my neighbor, Jill Cassidy, called to ask if I would like a Grab & Go turkey dinner from The Lamplighter. She and her partner, Mick McFarland, were getting them for their own dinner, and thought I might enjoy one, too. I am in a wheelchair and no longer […]

Sport

Russell Okung “keeping his options open”

Panthers offensive tackle Russell Okung appears to be at least considering the possibility of walking away before the start of the season. Following up on the report that Okung may retire because of COVID-19 concerns, Okung’s longtime advisor J.I. Halsell told Josina Anderson that Okung is exploring all options. “[Okung] hasn’t decided anything. He’s keeping […]

Lifestyle

Tea in a microwave? New research says it could be the perfect cuppa

Name: Tea Appearance: Hot liquid of a colour somewhere between dark brown and milky beige, according to taste. Age: Allegedly invented by accident in 2737 BC, when some leaves from a camellia bush fell into boiling water. Sorry, but that is not how you make tea. Of course not. First, you have to put the […]

Business

Sony posts milder-than-expected first quarter operating profit fall on gaming demand

Japan’s Sony Corp (6758.T) surprised the market on Tuesday by reporting just a 1.1% profit fall for the cornonavirus-hit first quarter, as its gaming business thrived while consumers locked down at home looked for entertainment and downloaded more games. The gaming business “saw a positive impact from consumers nesting during the virus outbreak,” Financial Officer […]

Technology

Apple Maps’ Look Around feature gets first international expansion

Look Around, the Apple Maps feature that provides 360-degree views of locations at ground level, is starting to expand outside the US. Unusually for Apple, it’s coming to Japan before anywhere else, and is now live in four cities: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Kyoto. The update was spotted by Ata Distance. Look Around is essentially […]

News

Mom gets free car to help drive through pandemic hardship

Cars come in and out of Kendrick Paint and Body all day, but the shop changed more than just tires for one local health care worker. “It’s like winning the lottery.” Sandra Black works at University Hospital. She’s a single mother of two who unfortunately saw her hours get cut during the pandemic. And to […]