In the modern NFL, $2.2bn won’t stop the Chicago Bears’ flight to the suburbs

The city of Chicago has thrown its considerable weight this week behind an attempt to keep the Bears at Soldier Field, the NFL team’s base since 1971. The historic stadium, the oldest in the NFL, may very well be in its finals days as the Bears’ home. Last fall, the team’s ownership reached a purchase […]


Shadow-banking risks in China curbed significantly, regulator says

The assets and risks of China’s “shadow” banking sector have declined significantly through continuous regulation, the state-run Securities Times on Saturday quoted a top regulator as saying. The sector has reduced by more than 29 trillion yuan ($4.3 trillion) as of the end of June from its historical high, Liang Tao, vice chairman of China […]


Farewell Neighbours – I’ll never forget the way you tackled Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins

The final episode of imported Australian TV show, Neighbours airs today on channel 5 here in the UK and, considering I’ve haven’t watched an episode in over 20 years, I’m actually surprised at how sad I am about that fact. Neighbours was a huge part of my childhood, as it was for many other people […]


Mum left with £9 to feed three kids after bank account froze ‘without warning’

A mum has been left to survive on less than £10 for a week after her bank account was frozen without warning. Lisa Cullen, 41, was told it could take up to 60 days for her to gain access to her money after her debit card was declined. Despite having more than £120 in the […]


Former US goalkeeper Hope Solo pleads guilty to driving while impaired

The former United States goalkeeper Hope Solo has pleaded guilty to driving while impaired and said she was “slowly coming back” after receiving care at an inpatient alcohol treatment programme after her arrest in late March. Solo was found passed out behind the wheel of her car in a parking lot in North Carolina on […]


On Nutrition: Food for thoughts

I forgot that June was Brain Health Awareness Month. And then I stumbled over several interesting research articles that say it’s never to late—or early—to learn. According to Dr. Louise Dye, a nutrition and behavior professor at the University of Leeds in England, our brains go through major changes in our lifetime, especially when we […]


U.S. approves Boeing inspection, rework plan to resume 787 deliveries

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday approved Boeing’s (BA.N) inspection and modification plan to resume deliveries of 787 Dreamliners, two people briefed on the matter told Reuters. The FAA approved Boeing’s proposal that requires specific inspections to verify the condition of the airplane meets requirements and that all work has been completed, a […]


Reality Labs lost Meta $2.8bn in the last three months

Meta has released its quarterly financial results, giving insight into its recent decision to increase the price of its Meta Quest 2 headset. Reality Labs, the division of Meta which works on its virtual reality and metaverse products, posted a net $2.8bn loss over the last three months. Revenue during this period saw a 48 […]


Woman too scared to leave home claims rats in vermin-infested town are attention seekers

A woman who lives in a seaside town said she is worried about leaving her house due to the large amount of rats she keeps spotting scurrying around. Kristine Blagojevic has lived in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, for just under two years after moving to the area from London, and claimed she’s seen more rats […]