Sport

Rory McIlroy’s carefree 66 at the Open shows a player in control of his game

God but Rory McIlroy makes the game look easy when he’s in the mood. If it hadn’t been for the grandstands, and the tens of thousands of fans, you’d never have guessed what was at stake as he strolled around the Old Course in the opening round of the Open. Up, down and around the […]

Lifestyle

Elucidation of antiviral/innate immune response activation mechanism of hepatokine LECT2

Innate immunity is activated when the pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). A research team from Kanazawa University has shown that a liver-derived secretory protein LECT2, a hepatokine, binds to the HGF receptor MET, a proto-oncogene product, to suppress the proliferation signal of MET. LECT2 activates retinoic acid-inducible gene-I, enhancing antiviral and […]

Business

Qatar confirms Boeing MAX order lapsed, may buy more 777x

The head of Qatar Airways confirmed on Monday that a provisional deal to buy at least 25 Boeing (BA.N) 737 MAX planes had lapsed but added the airline could expand a separate order for larger 777x jets. Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker told reporters at the Farnborough Airshow that the memorandum of understanding for 25 […]

Technology

Microsoft could be readying Windows 12 for 2024 in a major shakeup

Microsoft is changing how it releases major versions of Windows again, and it could mean we see a Windows 12 release in 2024. Windows Central reports that Microsoft is shifting back to a three-year release cycle for Windows, which means the next major version of Windows is now due in 2024. It’s another big change […]

News

‘Amazing’ teen fell 120ft to his death during family day out turned ‘nightmare’

A dad has paid tribute to his “amazing” teenage son who fell 120ft to his death while walking with family in the Lake District. Khalil Ahmed, 48, said he was on a “bonding exercise” with his son Sami, 15, on June 10 when their “happy” day out into turned into a “nightmare” following the tragedy. […]

Sport

England’s Sarina Wiegman to avoid big changes for Northern Ireland game

Sarina Wiegman has said there will not be wholesale changes to her England side for Friday night’s dead rubber against Northern Ireland at St Mary’s. “I believe in rhythm,” the manager said. “When you have nine days in between the Norwegian game and the quarter-finals that’s too long. You need more rhythm and keep the […]

Lifestyle

Researchers discover neuronal cell type for controlling the flow of information in the brain

A scientific team from MedUni Vienna’s Center for Brain Research has now identified specific cells that regulate the transmission of information between brain areas. This discovery forms the basis for the development of new treatment options for neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and autism, which are characterized by impaired coordination of information flow in the […]

Business

Stocks edge up, dollar dips as Fed hike expectations lessened

A gauge of global stocks edged higher on Monday as a late-session sell-off in U.S. equities trimmed earlier gains while the dollar slipped as investors tamped down expectations that the Federal Reserve will take a more aggressive approach in hiking interest rates next week. Expectations for a 100 basis points rate hike by the Fed […]

Technology

Twitter aims its most powerful weapon at Elon Musk: his own tweets

So it was a troll after all. Look, I was willing to believe I’d called it wrong after the merger agreement went through. Maybe Elon Musk was serious for a change! Maybe he really did want to own an also-ran social network! Maybe Musk was really looking forward to giving himself ulcers dealing with content […]

News

Pensioner ‘disgusted’ after bin lorry hits her car then leaves without taking rubbish

A pensioner has been left furious after a bin lorry crashed into her Nissan Qashqai car, before driving off without taking her rubbish away. Rosemary Clark from Tewkesbury, Worcestershire, was outraged when a neighbour told her about the smashed up vehicle. The 71-year-old said the collision took place when the driver of the Ubico lorry […]