49ers lead Rams 21-7 at halftime

The Rams had a chance to cut the 49ers’ 14-point lead before halftime. They didn’t. Los Angeles reached the San Francisco 17-yard line with 18 seconds left in the second quarter. Facing a fourth-and-eight, the Rams tried a fake field goal. Holder Johnny Hekker threw a pass to Kendall Blanton, gaining only 2 yards before […]


Dog days: Dimpy Bhalotia’s best phone pictures

Street photographer Dimpy Bhalotia works out where she will spend the next month shooting by walking in the direction of the sun. “I land at my location and set off on foot,” she says, reflecting on her time in countries including Germany, Sri Lanka and Portugal. “I use only the light from the sky, and […]


Saudi PIF nearly triples U.S. stock holdings; adds Walmart, Pinterest

The Public Investment Fund (PIF), Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, nearly tripled its holdings of U.S.-listed stocks to $43.45 billion in the third quarter, adding shares of Alibaba Group , Walmart (WMT.N) and Pinterest (PINS.N). Its U.S.-listed stock holdings in the quarter ended Sept. 30 increased from nearly $16 billion in the prior quarter, according […]


Manchin blasts union-made EV tax break at Toyota event

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) wants to kill a $4,500 federal tax credit for union-made electric vehicles because he thinks they’re “wrong” and “not American.” And he picked an awfully tone-deaf moment to say this: at an event hosted by Toyota celebrating a $240 million investment in its West Virginia facility, where he accepted three giant […]


Gruesome mummy ‘unwrapping parties’ where Victorians smuggled corpses into their homes

In the present day, mummies are protected and preserved but that wasn’t always the case. Not all that long ago, Egyptian mummies were used by Europeans for ‘practical’ uses rather than academic studies. Beginning in the 15th century, merchants profited from trafficking mummies away from Egypt and into Europe, in a practice often referred to […]


Mo Gilligan: ‘My greatest achievement? Getting a house. I didn’t think that was possible’

Born in London, Mo Gilligan, 33, began his career uploading comedy clips to social media, and was given his own Channel 4 series, The Lateish Show, in 2019. His Netflix special, Momentum, has been released in 190 countries, and he won the 2020 Bafta for best entertainment performance. He produced and fronted the Channel 4 […]


Huarong gets approval to raise $11 bln bond in interbank market

China Huarong Asset Management (2799.HK) has been granted approval to raise 70 billion yuan ($11 billion) of financial bonds in the interbank market, as it continues to improve its credit profile and re-focus on its main bad loan business. The bonds will be used to purchase, dispose non-performing assets and for other main businesses such […]


Marvel embraces the Sad Wolverine meme to announce X-Men ‘97, a new animated Disney Plus show

The classic X-Men: The Animated Series is getting a sequel series on Disney Plus in 2023: the newly announced X-Men ‘97, which “explores new stories in the iconic ‘90s timeline of the original series.” The announcement was made in the most fitting of fashions, of course: the “Sad Wolverine” meme from the original show. Beau […]


Best Mario Kart character to play if you want to win according to statistics

It’s a hot topic even adults can’t help but to get involved in – who is the best Mario Kart character. The ever popular game has always enthralled audiences, spanning Mario Kart’s many releases. Even though we may feel as though we’ve grown out of the game, many of us keep coming back to it, […]