David Warner sinks West Indies then England help Australia into semis

David Warner sinks West Indies then England help Australia into semis

David Warner struck a 56-ball 89 after fast bowler Josh Hazlewood’s four-wicket blitz to help Australia beat the West Indies by eight wickets in Abu Dhabi and put themselves in a commanding position to make the Twenty20 World Cup semi-finals, which they duly accomplished on net run rate, ahead of South Africa. The Proteas beat…

IMF expects GCC reserves to grow by $300-$350 bln in three years on higher oil prices

IMF expects GCC reserves to grow by $300-$350 bln in three years on higher oil prices

The International Monetary Fund expects the foreign reserves of the six oil-rich Arab countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to increase by $300-$350 billion in the next three years, a senior official said on Tuesday. The GCC – which comprises Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman – “will benefit from…

Amazon is adding Venmo as a payment option in 2022

Amazon is adding Venmo as a payment option in 2022

Amazon up to this point has kept its checkout process pretty straightforward, only accepting credit / debit cards, linked bank accounts and gift cards as forms of payments. Oddly enough, you can’t even use PayPal to pay for purchases on Amazon, although I suspect that might change, especially if the Venmo partnership is a success….

Norwich sack manager Daniel Farke despite victory over Brentford

Norwich sack manager Daniel Farke despite victory over Brentford

Norwich have sacked Daniel Farke just hours after he led the side to their first Premier League victory of the season, 2-1 at Brentford. Farke, who joined the club in 2017 and won two Championship titles in 2019 and 2021, had been under increasing pressure after his side failed to win any of their opening…

China’s Oct new bank loans likely halve from prior month

China’s Oct new bank loans likely halve from prior month

New bank lending in China is expected to have plunged in October from the prior month, but the yuan loans are likely to be higher than a year earlier, as the central bank treads warily on policy easing amid stagflation concerns. Chinese banks are estimated to have issued 800 billion yuan ($125.04 billion) in net…

The Golden Joystick Awards wants you to pick the greatest ever game and piece of hardware from these lists

The Golden Joystick Awards wants you to pick the greatest ever game and piece of hardware from these lists

It’s a question many gamers are asked, and most have a different answer: what is the greatest game of all time? It’s a conundrum that this year’s Golden Joystick Awards will answer, as decided by the voting public, and you can also vote for the greatest piece of hardware ever made. Voting for the various…

You can be fined £5,000 for using fireworks at the wrong time on Bonfire Night

You can be fined £5,000 for using fireworks at the wrong time on Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night is just a few days away – but there are rules you’ll need to be aware of if you’re planning a firework display from home. Brits risk an “unlimited” fine and six months in prison, as well as an on-the-spot penalty of £90, if they use fireworks illegally. Several councils including in Brent…

Isaac Hayden saves draw for Newcastle at Brighton with Howe in the stands

Isaac Hayden saves draw for Newcastle at Brighton with Howe in the stands

Howe do you like that? Before kick‑off Newcastle sank to the bottom of the league because of Norwich’s victory at Brentford; then they fell behind to a penalty by Leandro Trossard. Then came the reaction that must have encouraged their prospective new manager, who, from his seat in the stands, saw Newcastle fight back to…

Happy stories synch brain activity more than sad stories

Happy stories synch brain activity more than sad stories

Successful storytelling can synchronize brain activity between the speaker and listener, but not all stories are created equal. Sharing happy stories increases feelings of closeness and brain synchrony more than sad stories, according to new research published in eNeuro. Researchers from East China Normal University compared how emotional stories impact interpersonal connection and communication. In…