Sport

No one can come close’: Murray Walker, the voice of Formula One, dies aged 97

For generations of British fans, Murray Walker, who died on Saturday at the age of 97, was, quite simply, the voice of Formula One. The affection with which he was held by the paddock and across the sport rose from an enthusiasm and often overlooked a dedication to his craft that has rarely been matched […]

Lifestyle

Hysterectomy used more for postpartum bleeding compared to less invasive option

Many women suffering significant postpartum bleeding continue to receive hysterectomies, rather than uterine artery embolization (UAE), despite evidence that UAE results in reduced hospital stays and costs, and offers an opportunity to preserve fertility, according to new research to be presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting. “Giving birth has become increasingly […]

Business

Blackstone seeks $4 billion for Tactical Opportunities fund

Blackstone Group Inc, the world’s largest manager of alternative assets such as private equity and real estate, is seeking to raise $4 billion for a fund to invest in various asset classes, according to people familiar with the matter. It is the fourth such fund to be raised by the New York-based firm. Dubbed Blackstone […]

Technology

The wonderful Loop Hero hits 500,000 sold in a week

Wonderful role-playing game Loop Hero has hit half a million copies sold. That’s in just the first week of going on sale on Steam. Loop Hero has an average user playtime of 12 hours. Its brilliant soundtrack is the fastest-selling in publisher Devolver Digital’s history. “Thank you all for your support and excitement for Loop […]

News

Man suspected of drawing swastika in snow outside historic New York temple arrested

Manuel Barrera was arrested Thursday after police said he returned to Temple Emanu-El to draw the anti-Semitic symbol in chalk. A man suspected of drawing a swastika in the snow in front of a historic temple last month was captured Thursday after New York City police said he returned to the site to again mark […]

Sport

Murray Walker obituary

Seldom can any frontrank outside-broadcast commentator have had a longer span at the microphone, or a voice more distinctively identifiable with their sport, than motor racing’s Murray Walker, who has died aged 97. In British broadcasting lore John Arlott’s rural burr will always remain redolent of cricket’s roots in the village green, just as Dan […]

Lifestyle

More precise diagnoses made possible with whole genome sequencing

More than 1,200 people with rare diseases have received a diagnosis thanks to the integration of large-scale genomics into the Stockholm region’s healthcare system. This is according to a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden that analyzed the result of the first five years of collaboration on whole genome sequencing between Karolinska University Hospital and […]

Business

U.S. job openings rise in January, layoffs decrease

U.S. job openings increased in January and layoffs fell, offering more evidence the labor market was regaining its footing after wobbling late in 2020. Job openings, a measure of labor demand, rose to 6.9 million on the last day of January from 6.8 million in December, the Labor Department said in its monthly Job Openings […]

Technology

Phil Spencer says future Bethesda games will be exclusive to “platforms where Game Pass exists”

“Creative capability…is going to be the best it’s ever been for Xbox”. It’s the question everyone’s been eager to have answered since news broke that Microsoft was acquiring Bethesda and parent company Zenimax Media last year, and now Xbox head Phil Spencer has clarified Microsoft’s stance on exclusivity for future Bethesda games. Speaking as part […]

News

Louisville police officer files lawsuit accusing department of bias, discrimination

A Louisville police officer filed a lawsuit against the Louisville Metro Police Department accusing the department of bias and discrimination when promoting and assigning officers to specialty units. The lawsuit was filed on Monday on behalf of officer Philip Satterthwaite by Sam Aguiar, an attorney who also represents the family of Breonna Taylor, a Black […]