Sport

Saints hiring Kris Richard as secondary coach

Kris Richard will be back in the NFL for the 2021 season, but he will not be a defensive coordinator. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Saints are hiring Richard as their secondary coach. Aaron Glenn left that position to become the defensive coordinator for the Lions last month. Richard was the defensive […]

Lifestyle

Five ways ‘bad’ behaviour can benefit you and others

“I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.” This quote from the television host and comedian Johnny Carson illustrates an uncomfortable truth—that we can’t always be angels. And nor should we be. Research has uncovered a variety of benefits […]

Business

Weekly initial jobless claims fall slightly to 847,000 vs. estimates of 875,000

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment claims fell slightly to 847,000 last week, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Labor. Economists had predicted a total of 875,000 claims for the week ended Jan. 23. Ten months into the pandemic, the weekly figure — which is a proxy for layoffs — […]

Technology

Apple retakes second place in smartphone shipment rankings as sanctions bite Huawei

Apple overtook Huawei to reclaim its spot as the second-bestselling smartphone manufacturer in the world in 2020, according to new research reports from Counterpoint Research and Canalys. Samsung was still the leading seller in terms of number of smartphones shipped, while Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo took the next three spots, according to Counterpoint. It was […]

News

Asda shopper pinned to ground and handcuffed by police in mask-wearing row

An Asda shopper was pinned to the ground and handcuffed during a heated row over how he wore his mask. Ryan Farrell was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after finishing his shopping at the supermarket in Birkenhead, Merseyside. The 27-year-old was leaving the store but stopped at the kiosk to buy tobacco when he was first […]

Sport

Jets hiring Marquand Manuel, Tony Oden as defensive assistants

The Jets have added a pair of veteran defensive assistant coaches to fill out Robert Saleh’s first staff. Marquand Manuel will be New York’s safeties coach and Tony Oden will serve as senior defensive assistant/cornerbacks coach, according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero. Manuel played eight seasons in the league and has been coaching since 2012. […]

Lifestyle

Post-overdose outreach programs in Massachusetts expanding

Boston Medical Center has released a study that shows post overdose outreach programs in Massachusetts have expanded across the state, as 44 percent of municipalities reported having such programs available—a majority established since 2015—to reduce risks for those who survive an overdose. The results are published online in the February 2021 issue of Drug and […]

Business

GameStop? Reddit? Explaining what’s happening in the stock market

Suddenly, Wall Street can’t stop talking about GameStop, a video game retailer whose stock price is popping far beyond what most people think it’s worth. Here’s a guide to understanding why and what the frenzy means for the stock market. Why is everyone talking about GameStop?The simplest answer is that its stock price has skyrocketed […]

Technology

AOC and others call for investigation into Robinhood’s GameStop freeze

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) called on Congress to investigate the Robinhood app after it banned small investors from buying stock in companies like GameStop. Over the last week, Reddit users have rushed to buy the bemoaned video game retailer’s stock, inflating its price in what some are calling the “squeeze of a lifetime.” In a […]

News

Married teacher who had sex with boy, 15, demanded sex ‘6 times a day’ says ex

The ex-boyfriend of a disgraced teacher has claimed she demanded romps six times a day, as she is found guilty of sex with an underage pupil. The former flame of 35-year-old Kandice Barber said he even felt he had no choice but to walk away from the relationship as he found the “incredibly frisky” offender’s […]