Sport

Schauffele leads after Olympic golf third round with Casey and McIlroy in pursuit

A slow-burning Olympic golf tournament roared to life on Saturday as Xander Schauffele fought off attacks to cling to a one-shot lead over Hideki Matsuyama heading into the final round with Britain’s Paul Casey in a tie for third. The stage is set for a battle royale at Kasumigaseki Country Club on Sunday, with nine […]

Lifestyle

Ravinder Bhogal’s watermelon recipes

Watermelons, all big-bellied and heavy as lead balloons, are summer’s sweet and refreshing reward. Their sumptuous flesh invites the company of all manner of flavours, and is especially good with a salty component, whether that’s feta or a dressing enriched with briny condiments such as soy. Today’s dishes take inspiration from Asia and the Middle […]

Business

Global venture capital investments hit record high

Global venture capital investments are at record levels this year, boosted by a surge in equities, higher liquidity and an increased interest in sectors that have benefited from the coronavirus pandemic. According to Refinitiv data, global venture capital funds invested $268.7 billion so far in 2021, far outstripping their total investments of $251.2 billion a […]

Technology

Amazon Q2 2021 earnings show AWS growth ‘reaccelerate’

As stores reopen and in-person shopping picks back up, the surge in demand for Amazon purchases has finally started to wane — not much, to be clear, but just enough to frustrate investors. From April through June, Amazon saw $113.1 billion in sales of products and services, growing 27 percent year over year. That’s an […]

News

Snickers pulls Spanish advert after homophobia accusations

Snickers in Spain has removed an advertisement and apologized for a “misunderstanding” after the film was branded homophobic. The video shows Spanish influencer Aless Gibaja ordering “a sexy orange juice with vitamins A, B and C: hugs, kisses and caresses” at a beach bar, while a friend exchanges bewildered looks with their waiter. Instead of […]

Sport

Moore immersed in reviving Sheffield Wednesday after chaotic relegation

A week after being sacked by West Brom in 2019, Darren Moore arrived at Kenya’s Giotto rubbish mountain. His dismissal had been both hurtful and highly controversial but it also created an opportunity for the suddenly unemployed football manager to visit the giant tip in Nakuru, meet the children who call it home and help […]

Lifestyle

Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for blueberry cake with elderflower cream

When I think about my perfect summer, I think of meals shared outside with friends and family that involve, among other things, fruit- and cream-filled cakes. If you’re vegan or have a dairy allergy, however, you’re all too often left eating something entirely different, which can pop a perfect summer bubble in an instant. I […]

Business

Investors look to near $2 trillion corporate cash hoard to buoy stocks

Investors are looking to a mounting pile of cash at U.S. companies to provide support for the stock market in coming months, as executives announce plans to increase share buybacks, boost dividends or pour money back into their businesses. Cash on the balance sheets of S&P 500 companies has swelled to a record $1.9 trillion, […]

Technology

Amazon gives Alexa a new iOS widget and the ability to assign reminders

Amazon has updated the Alexa app on iOS so that you can access the voice assistant right from your home screen via a new widget. Everyone can use the assistant to remind specific members of your household to do tasks through a new “assign reminders” skill. Due to the somewhat restrictive nature of the widgets […]

News

Blaze sweeps through Athens suburbs in fifth day of Greece wildfires

Flames swept through a residential town outside Athens overnight as wildfires burned across Greece for a fifth day on Saturday, and hundreds of people were evacuated by ferry from the island of Evia east of the capital. The fire on Mount Parnitha on the outskirts of Athens has forced the evacuation of thousands of people […]