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Ridiculous reasons people have called 999 this year from ghosts to cookery tips

Everyone knows the 999 number is for emergencies only, but that doesn’t stop some people calling for the most ridiculous reasons. Tips on how to cook turkey and checking fixture dates for football matches are among the most absurd the service has had this year. Merseyside Police has compiled a list of its top five […]

Sport

Minnesota Timberwolves waive forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had looked pretty good for Minnesota in three preseason games, including a 17-point game against the Grizzlies, but he was on a training camp contract and always had an uphill battle to make the roster. Hollis-Jefferson didn’t quite get there, reports Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic. This is a flexibility […]

Lifestyle

Socioeconomic status tied to inflammatory bowel disease outcomes

Lower socioeconomic status (LSS) is associated with worse outcomes for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study published in the December issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Charles N. Bernstein, M.D., from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, and colleagues used the Manitoba Health administrative database to identify 9,298 individuals with IBD […]

Business

Hackers’ broad attack sets cyber experts worldwide scrambling to defend networks

Suspected Russian hackers who broke into U.S. government agencies also spied on less high-profile organizations, including groups in Britain, a U.S. internet provider and a county government in Arizona, according to web records and a security source. More details were revealed on Friday of the cyber espionage campaign that has computer network security teams worldwide […]

Technology

Hot Wheels is giving the real Tesla experience by delaying their model Cybertruck

If you’ve been waiting anxiously for your radio-controlled Cybertruck, you’re going to have to wait a little longer: Mattel has had to delay it until May 2021, according to Bloomberg. The RC cars, announced in February, were supposed to ship this month, but have been delayed because of “unforseen production issues.” Mattel appears to be […]

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Man pushed off boat by pals on 30th birthday trip got leg trapped in propeller and died

A man died after being pushed into water for a joke before getting his leg trapped in boat propeller, an inquest has heard. Simon Houlder, from Bubwith in East Yorkshire, was on a boating trip with six friends on the Norfolk Broads to celebrate his 30th birthday when the tragic accident occurred on September 15. […]

Sport

Draymond Green doubtful for Tuesday night opener against Brooklyn

We’re not going to get Draymond Green covering Kevin Durant on opening night. It looks that way, at least after Steve Kerr announced that Green did not practice with the team Saturday and doubtful for the game with a foot injury. Here is Kerr’s quote, via NBC Sports Bay Area. “I know Draymond is disappointed […]

Lifestyle

New recipe for antibiotic could prevent deafness

A new method of purifying gentamicin, a widely used antibiotic, reduces the risk that it will cause deafness, according to a Stanford Medicine-led study. Gentamicin is used in U.S. hospitals to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including infections in newborns and in other susceptible patients, such as those with cystic fibrosis. It’s a popular […]

Business

Russia’s potent cyber and information warfare capabilities

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that Russia was responsible for a cyber attack that embedded malicious code inside U.S. government software systems and those of other governments and companies across the world. The Kremlin has always denied Moscow’s involvement in cyber attacks against the West. It has said that Russia had […]

Technology

Baby Yoda can live on your desk thanks to AR and Google Search

Google has added Grogu (formerly Baby Yoda) to its augmented reality search results, so some quick typing can drop an AR version of the little guy straight into your bedroom or home office, no spaceship required. Searching “Grogu”, “The Child”, “The Mandalorian”, or “Baby Yoda” in the Google app will return the usual Knowledge Panel […]