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Nurse, teacher and policewoman among victims in Canada’s deadliest mass shooting

A 23-year veteran of The Royal Canadian Mounted Police killed ‘in the line of duty’ and a nurse ‘whose eyes sparkled when she spoke to her grandchildren’ were among the victims of the shooting in Portapique An adored primary school teacher, a respected policewoman and a kind nurse are among the tragic victims of Canada’s […]

Sport

Shane Lowry: Open champion excited by PGA return plan

Open champion Shane Lowry aims to “hit the ground running” after the PGA Tour announced a scheduled resumption on 11 June. The tour has been suspended since 12 March because of Covid-19 but a return, behind closed doors, is planned at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas. “I’m very excited as it gives me a […]

Lifestyle

Restrictive healthcare policies associated with delayed TB diagnosis and treatment

The introduction of policies that restrict healthcare access for visitors and migrants not entitled to free NHS care may be associated with delays in diagnosis and treatment for patients with tuberculosis (TB) who were not born in the UK, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. Delays in diagnosis […]

Business

Bridgestone to suspend 11 Japanese plants during late April-early May

Japanese tyremaker Bridgestone Corp (5108.T) said on Monday it will suspend operations at its 11 domestic plants, including 8 tyre factories, from late April to early May to cope with dwindling demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. The world’s biggest tyremaker will shut the 8 tyre plants between April 29 and May 8, including its […]

Technology

Halo Infinite release date, news and trailers

The Master Chief returns in late 2020… on Xbox Series X Halo Infinite is going to be a pretty big deal. Few video game franchises form as big a part of Xbox’s identity as Halo – and Microsoft knows it. When you think of Xbox, it’s hard not to imagine the algae-green super soldier that […]

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Paedophile who raped girl and preyed on children as young as four dies in prison

John Harrison, 73, from Irvine, in Ayrshire, Scotland, carried out “calculated and predatory sexual abuse” and was serving his eight-year prison sentence at HMP Barlinnie A paedophile who raped a girl and preyed on children as young as four has died in prison. Twisted John Harrison, 73, was locked up for eight years in June […]

Sport

London Marathon: Were you due to run? What activity is filling the void?

This Sunday thousands of runners should have been taking part in the 40th London Marathon. Normally, it would have marked the end of months of hard winter training and in the process raised millions of pounds for charities. But because of coronavirus the event has been postponed until 4 October, leaving a big gap in […]

Lifestyle

Type 2 diabetes: Too much glucagon when α-cells become insulin resistant

Patients with type 2 diabetes secrete not only too little insulin but also too much glucagon, which contributes to poor blood glucose control. A new study from Uppsala University suggests that this is because the glucagon-secreting α-cells have become resistant to insulin. In healthy individuals, insulin signals the body to absorb glucose, thereby reducing the […]

Business

China’s top brokerage hires Vanguard ex-Asia boss for global drive

China’s Citic Securities Co. (600030.SS), (6030.HK) has hired Charles Lin, the former Asia head of Vanguard Group, to be vice chairman of Hong Kong unit CLSA, as the biggest Chinese securities company seeks to build up an international presence. Chinese companies are ramping up efforts to compete with global counterparts, such as Goldman Sachs and […]

Technology

As big games take longer to come out, it’s the smaller studios that will save us

Games are taking longer to make. Resolution, animation quality, the sheer demands of simply making a game world believable are all increasing, and that means AAA games require more time, more work, and more people to even brush the expectations of the average gamer. You want to exceed those expectations? Even more time. Games like […]