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Seahawks waive Jake Luton from practice squad

The Seahawks waived quarterback Jake Luton from the practice squad, the team announced Monday. Luton spent most of this season on Seattle’s practice squad. The team twice elevated him from the practice squad to serve as the backup behind Geno Smith while Russell Wilson was out with his finger injury. With Wilson back, the Seahawks […]

Lifestyle

Cuppas for crops: how to make your own fertiliser ‘teas’

Plants don’t need much to be happy. Sunlight, water and food are pretty much all that’s necessary for them to thrive and provide us with delicious homegrown produce. As long as you have chosen a nice sunny spot in the garden and go for the odd wander with a watering can or hose, the first […]

Business

KKR, Global Infrastructure Partners to take CyrusOne private for $11.5 bln

KKR & Co Inc (KKR.N) and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) will take U.S. data center operator CyrusOne Inc (CONE.O) private for $11.49 billion in cash, the latest deal in a sector that has boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus-driven shift to remote work has increased the usage of cloud-based services, driving up demand for […]

Technology

Instagram Reels now have text-to-speech and voice effects just like TikTok

Instagram has added text-to-speech and voice effects to its TikTok competitor Reels, two features TikTok has had for some time. The robotic voice-overs used as narration for videos grew so ubiquitous on TikTok in fact, that voice actor Bev Standing sued the company in May, saying it didn’t have permission to use her voice. In […]

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Woman who claims to have been abducted by aliens says she can ‘prove it’

Do aliens exist? It’s a question that many people seek to answer. But now, one woman claims to have ‘proof’ that they are real. Sheera Lumira Rejoice spoke out about the experience on TikTok ( @sheerarejoice ), where she recalled how aliens came to her house three years ago. In a viral clip that has […]

Sport

Matthew Stafford, OBJ have a first-drive miscommunication, ending in an INT

It was going well for the Rams in their first drive with Odell Beckham Jr. on the team. Until it wasn’t. A deep throw by quarterback Matthew Stafford intended for Beckham resulted in an interception inside the 10 by 49ers defensive back Jimmie Ward. Beckham appeared to stop running while the ball was in the […]

Lifestyle

Do long jail sentences stop crime? We ask the expert

Until recently, the subject of criminal punishment hasn’t been a massive concern for the public (putting aside that small demographic committed to a “hang ’em all!” approach). But in the wake of Sarah Everard’s murder, calls for misogyny to become a hate crime have gone from a whisper to a roar. That change would give […]

Business

EXCLUSIVE BNP hires advisers to explore $15 bln Bank of the West sale

BNP Paribas (BNPP.PA) is working with advisers to assess a sale of its U.S. arm Bank of the West as it seeks to retreat from the American retail banking market after struggling to compete with larger and better capitalised rivals, sources said. The French lender, which overtook Britain’s HSBC (HSBA.L) last year to become Europe’s […]

Technology

Invasion’s creepy alien reveal was worth the wait

It took half of a season, but we’re finally here: the aliens have shown themselves in Invasion. The Apple TV Plus series got off to a slow start when it debuted in October. The first handful of episodes were tense character drama, focusing on a few characters spread across the globe, each of whom was […]

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“No more dogs” Woman’s refusal to listen to boyfriend’s request amuses viewers

Many dog owners might admit to putting the needs of their pets before those of their partners, but this woman has taken it to the next level. After her boyfriend asked her not to get any more dogs, she politely declined and continued to amass an army of furry friends. Now owning 10 pups, her […]