Sport

Report: Rockets trading P.J. Tucker to Bucks

The big knock on the Bucks the last two seasons: They were too stylistically inflexible to adjust through a deep playoff run. Meanwhile, the Rockets stood out for their versatility. Though James Harden and Chris Paul/Russell Westbrook drew most attention, P.J. Tucker was absolutely critical to Houston’s small-ball identity. Now, the Bucks hope Tucker will […]

Lifestyle

Telemedicine versus office-based follow-up after meniscal surgery: Trial shows ‘equivalent’ patient satisfaction scores

After arthroscopic surgery on the meniscus of the knee, patients using telemedicine for postoperative follow-up are just as satisfied with their care as those making in-person visits, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. “Patient satisfaction with overall care is equivalent between telemedicine and office-based follow-up after an arthroscopic meniscal surgical […]

Business

UK slashes grants for electric car buyers while retaining petrol vehicle support

The UK government has cut grants for electric car buyers, to the horror of the automotive industry as it tries to rapidly shift away from fossil fuels. The maximum grant for electric cars was reduced from £3,000 to £2,500 with immediate effect on Thursday. The government also lowered the price cap for cars eligible for […]

Technology

Honda plans to sell two electric SUVs in the US in the 2024 model year

Honda has announced it will sell two electric SUVs in the US in the 2024 model year, and plans to introduce hybrid gas-electric versions of its best-selling models. It’s the second Japanese automaker that has recently announced a future EV in the United States; last month Toyota said it plans its first mass-market electric vehicle […]

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Leon Briggs: Police restraint ‘contributed to death’ of man in custody, inquest finds

A mum whose son died after being restrained by police says she remains shocked by the “utter disregard for his life” as he lay dying in a cell. Margaret Briggs said the inquest into her son Leon Briggs’ death allowed his “story to be told for the first time” – more than seven years after […]

Sport

Aaron Boone feels ‘awesome’ after getting pacemaker

TAMPA, Fla. — New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone is into his second full week on the bench after having a pacemaker inserted and says he’s feeling “awesome.” Boone had the procedure done at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida, on March 3 and was back on the job after missing just three games. “Just […]

Lifestyle

How novel pathogens may cause the development of colorectal cancer

Do BMMFs, the novel infectious agents found in dairy products and bovine sera, play a role in the development of colorectal cancer? Scientists led by Harald zur Hausen detected the pathogens in colorectal cancer patients in close proximity to tumors. The researchers show that the BMMFs trigger local chronic inflammation, which can cause mutations via […]

Business

National Express reports £445m loss for 2020 after 80% drop in passengers

National Express has slumped to a £445m loss for 2020 after coronavirus travel restrictions led to an 80% fall in passenger numbers last year. The coach and bus operator swung into the red after making a pre-tax profit of £187m in 2019. Revenues declined by 29% to just under £2bn. However, José Ignacio Garat, the […]

Technology

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches for a record ninth time bringing 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the latest batch of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit Sunday, and returned to Earth successfully, landing on its Of Course I Still Love You drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean, the company announced. Sunday’s mission marked a record ninth flight and landing for this Falcon 9 booster, SpaceX said, […]

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Vicar’s wife adds Blues Brothers filter in Zoom blunder and he becomes viral hero

A vicar who opened a live-streamed service looking like a Blues Brother after a Zoom blunder has become an unlikely viral hero. Rev Vaughan Roberts, 62, appeared before his congregation wearing a black fedora and dark sunglasses, looking just like Joliet Jake Blues from the 1980 film. It starred John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as […]