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Flower emoji replaces bouquet as Russian couple wed over live stream

There were no hugs and kisses with friends and family when Gerda Baranovskaya and Pavel Tyun married in a Moscow registry office, but dozens of guests plied the happy couple with congratulation messages and heart emojis on a wedding Instagram live feed. “In the first place we wanted to cheer ourselves up, and so it […]

Sport

Iranian teen shocks chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen to win $14,000 prize

A 16-year-old Iranian chess prodigy has upended the chess world by beating World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in the final of the Banter Blitz Cup. Alireza Firouzja defeated the Norwegian 8.5-7.5 in the final of the online quickfire knockout contest — where players must comment verbally on their moves, and their opponents, during the game […]

Lifestyle

Researchers build micro-device to detect bacteria, viruses

Engineering researchers developed a next-generation miniature lab device that uses magnetic nano-beads to isolate minute bacterial particles that cause diseases. Using this new technology improves how clinicians isolate drug-resistant strains of bacterial infections and difficult-to-detect micro-particles such as those making up Ebola and coronaviruses. Ke Du and Blanca Lapizco-Encinas, both faculty-researchers in Rochester Institute of […]

Business

Uniper installs new directors at Fortum’s request

Uniper (UN01.DE) announced on Friday the appointment of new directors following the resignation of a raft of supervisory board members earlier this month, after Finland’s Fortum (FORTUM.HE) secured a 69.6% stake in the German energy group. In early April Fortum demanded the immediate resignation of the independent shareholder representatives on the Supervisory Board, after it […]

Technology

The Exynos version of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is being hammered with complaints

Always opt for the Snapdragon version Samsung is facing more criticism over the Exynos chip found in overseas models of the Galaxy 20 Ultra. Many owners of these devices have complained that the expensive handsets are displaying a slew of problems not found in the Snapdragon version. Gizmodo reports that owners of Exynos-powered Galaxy S20 […]

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Man jailed for jumping queue at Poundland and spitting at staff and police

A queue-jumper at Poundland who spat at police and store staff has been jailed for six months. Darren Swain, 57, had been aggressive and abusive towards staff outside Poundland in Castleford, West Yorkshire, as they worked to ensure customers were let into the store one at a time. A spokeswoman for the Crown Prosecution Service […]

Sport

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, the MVP of Super Bowl 50 and a unanimous pick for the NFL’s All Decade Team for the 2010s, has tested positive for Covid-19, the team announced Thursday in a statement. “After experiencing flu-like symptoms, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has tested positive for Covid-19,” the statement says. “Von has […]

Lifestyle

Exercise during pregnancy reduces obesity among offspring

When physically fit women exercise during pregnancy they could be setting their children up for better fitness too. That’s according to a study published today in Science Advances led by Min Du, professor of animal sciences at Washington State University, and his Ph.D. student Jun Seok Son. They found exercise during pregnancy stimulates the production […]

Business

Volvo Cars to restart production in Sweden next week

Volvo Cars will reopen its Torslanda factory and offices in Sweden next week after overhauling its production processes to help prevent coronavirus infections, following a three week shutdown caused by the pandemic, the carmaker said on Friday. Volvo’s factory in Ghent, Belgium, will reopen on 20 April, but at reduced production output and the carmaker […]

Technology

Lenovo refreshes Legion gaming lineup with beefier internals, adds AMD Ryzen inside

New range gets simplified branding and debuts a micro-ATX desktop tower In terms of generational spec bumps, Lenovo’s most noticeable upgrade to the Legion gaming portfolio is the addition of AMD’s Ryzen 4000 Series mobile chips, which appear alongside Intel’s 10th-gen H-Series CPUs and can be paired with Nvidia’s latest RTX and non-RTX GPUs. Laptops […]