Year: 2020

Tarleton State’s decision to hire Billy Gillispie is shameful

Billy Gillispie is the new head coach at Tarleton State. But the truth is that Billy Gillispie, the former UTEP, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Kentucky coach, should never again be allowed to coach basketball at any level, which is what makes Tarleton State’s decision to hire him to lead the program into the Division […]

‘I braved frostbite and exhaustion to prove to myself I am capable of anything’

Maddy Turnbull is an ordinary woman who is capable of extraordinary things. The 45-year-old from Marple, Greater Manchester, achieved an incredible feat as part of the first ever all-female team from the UK to successfully cross the north-south Finnmark Plateau in Norway. The gruelling 200km trek on skis, was made even tougher by the huge […]

Nissan says U.S. auto plants will remain closed through late April

Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) said on Wednesday its U.S. auto plants will remain closed through late April to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The Japanese automaker said some business-essential work will continue with enhanced safety measures. Nissan said earlier its first quarter U.S. sales were down 30%.

Intel launches 10th-gen Comet Lake H-series CPUs for high-end gaming laptops and productivity

Intel is launching today the Core 10th-gen Comet Lake H-series CPUs for high-performance productivity and gaming laptops. We think this is going to be a particularly interesting launch because AMD have aggressively targeted the same segment with Ryzen Mobile 4000. We have already tested one of AMD’s H-series mobile CPUs and know what they’re capable […]

Man who said he has coronavirus attempts ‘suicide by cop,’ New York police say

A New York City man who later claimed he had COVID-19 and to have underlying health issues pulled a weapon on police Wednesday morning in an attempt at “suicide by cop,” police said. When police encountered the man in his Bronx neighborhood just before 4 a.m., he advanced on them with a black powder pistol, […]

Washington’s Isaiah Stewart enters 2020 NBA draft

Isaiah Stewart is entering the 2020 NBA draft. After only one season at Washington, the forward will turn pro, he told ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. Washington was a disappointment this season. The Huskies finished 15-17 after a 10-2 start and fell to Arizona in the Pac-12 tournament. That didn’t stop Stewart from having a strong season. […]

Care home residents play a giant game of Kerplunk to lift spirits amid lockdown

Care home residents play giant home-made Kerplunk Coronavirus has hit many of us hard. And for care home residents, it’s been even more difficult and lonely as they can’t have any visitors. But some care homes have found brilliant ways to deal with the situation, like a massive game of Hungry Hippos which most of […]

Starbucks extends coronavirus provisions for two weeks, explores more changes

Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) on Wednesday said it will extend special coronavirus provisions, including pay increases for U.S. workers and closed dining areas, for two weeks to May 3. The world’s largest coffee chain is also considering the use of non-medical grade face masks and possibly handing off mobile orders to customers at doorways to help […]

Comcast may consider killing data caps, ISPs could learn from present experience

Comcast says it’s seen a surge in internet traffic from people stuck at home using messaging and conferencing apps, downloading games, and streaming video — especially now that it waived data caps. And since that didn’t exactly strain its network, the company could use this experiment to decide if data caps even make sense any […]

Kobe Bryant’s book ‘The Wizenard Series: Season One’ released

The latest installment in Kobe Bryant’s “The Wizenard” book series was released on Tuesday, the late NBA player’s widow revealed in an Instagram post. “Welcome back to Dren! We hope you are all ready to catch up with the West Bottom Badgers for another magical basketball season,” Vanessa Bryant wrote in the caption. The same […]