Sport

Kellen Mond already becomes an answer to a great Vikings trivia question

On Friday, Kellen Mond became the 29th quarterback drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. That fact wasn’t nearly as interesting as another one related to the selection. Mond arrived via round three. He’s the first Vikings quarterback to be drafted in the third round since the first draft the Vikings ever had, in 1961. That’s when […]

Lifestyle

Study shows how low-protein intake during pregnancy can cause renal problems in offspring

Besides being underweight, babies born to women whose diet lacked sufficient protein during pregnancy tend to have kidney problems resulting from alterations that occurred while their organs were forming during the embryonic stage of their development. In a study published in PLOS ONE, researchers affiliated with the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in the state of […]

Business

Nomura puts Archegos hit at $2.9 bln, affirms commitment to U.S. business

Nomura Holdings Inc (8604.T) said it would incur $2.9 billion worth of pain from the collapse of U.S. investment fund Archegos but added that while it was beefing up risk controls, it had no plans to scale back its U.S. business. Taking the second-largest hit from the Archegos debacle after Credit Suisse (CSGN.S), Japan’s biggest […]

Technology

The NYPD is sending its controversial robot dog back to the pound

The New York Police Department has canceled its trial of a robot dog made by US firm Boston Dynamics after receiving fierce criticism regarding the “dystopian” technology. “The contract has been terminated and the dog will be returned,” a spokesperson for the NYPD told the New York Post. John Miller, the department’s deputy commissioner for […]

News

Nature at its craziest: Trillions of cicadas about to emerge

Sifting through a shovel load of dirt in a suburban backyard, Michael Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury find their quarry: a cicada nymph. And then another. And another. And four more. In maybe a third of a square foot of dirt, the University of Maryland entomologists find at least seven cicadas — a rate just shy […]

Sport

Browns sign five undrafted free agents

The Browns announced five rookie free agent additions to their roster, including the signing of former Florida State defensive tackle Marvin Wilson. As reported over the weekend, Wilson agreed to sign with the Browns after they guaranteed him $192,000 for the 2021 season. Wilson was a highly rated recruit out of high school who had […]

Lifestyle

Cardiovascular researcher urges women to listen to their hearts

A UBC Okanagan researcher is urging people to learn and then heed the symptoms of atrial fibrillation (AF). Especially women. Dr. Ryan Wilson, a post-doctoral fellow in the School of Nursing, says AF is the most commonly diagnosed arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) in the world. Despite that, he says many people do not understand the pre-diagnosis […]

Business

BP to resume share buybacks as profit soars on strong oil, gas trading

BP’s (BP.L) profit more than tripled to $2.6 billion in the first quarter thanks to stronger oil prices and bumper revenue from natural gas trading, paving the way for the energy company to start buying back its shares. The jump in profits from a year earlier comes as BP says it expects oil demand to […]

Technology

Facebook will spend $5 million paying local reporters to join its news platform

Facebook says it will spend $5 million paying local journalists on a new publishing platform. Reuters reported the news on Thursday, saying independent journalists could begin applying for the program today. The company is prioritizing reporters in areas without an existing news source — sometimes called “news deserts” — who plan to cover “Black, Indigenous, […]

News

Detroit pizza man paints street, tries to save people dough

A Detroit pizzeria owner who was upset over people getting $150 tickets for unwittingly parking in a handicap zone got a bucket of blue paint and marked the street himself. “People come to Detroit, try to support our city and walk away with a $150 ticket, and they feel like they were tricked into it […]