‘Sex and the City’ actress Lynn Cohen has died at age 86

Lynn Cohen, the actress who played Magda on “Sex and the City” has passed away at the age of 86. Cohen was famous for her role on the HBO show as well as the subsequent “Sex and the City” films. Series star Sarah Jessica Parker posted a tribute to her castmate on Instagram, fondly remembering […]

MLB to raise minor league salaries for 2021 season

Ben Walker and Jake Seiner of the Associated Press report that Major League Baseball will raise the salaries of minor league players, starting with the 2021 season. The Professional Baseball Agreement expires after this season, so this change comes as a result of negotiations towards a new agreement. The raises will range between 38 percent […]

This adorable miniature castle has just gone on the market

Fancy living in a castle? Of course you do. Anyone who has ever watched any Disney movie probably harbours the secret desire of waking up in a turret. Well, now you can. An adorable fun-sized castle has just gone on the market – and it might not be completely out of your price range. The […]

U.S. firms in China report staff shortages, say coronavirus hitting global operations: AmCham

Nearly half of the U.S. companies in China say their global operations are already seeing an impact from business shutdowns due to the coronavirus epidemic, according to a poll by Shanghai’s American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham). Some 78% of the respondents also said they do not have sufficient staff at their Chinese plants to resume […]

Experts scanning the stars for ‘technosignatures’ from alien civilisations

Alien hunters are scaling up their efforts in the search for an intelligent civilisation somewhere out in the void of space. Experts at the SETI Institute, an organisation dedicated to tracking extraterrestrial intelligence, are developing state-of-the-art techniques to detect signatures from space that indicate the possibility of extraterrestrial existence. These so-called ‘technosignatures’ can range from […]

Virginia teen suspected of killing mom, brother, arrested

A Virginia teenager suspected of opening fire on his family, killing his mother and 6-year-old brother and wounding his father, was arrested Saturday in North Carolina, authorities said. Levi Norwood, 17, was apprehended after someone reported him to North Carolina police as a possible shoplifter, Virginia’s Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. A […]

Rob Manfred defends Astros disciplinary process in interview

A 45-minute interview with Commissioner Rob Manfred about the fallout from the Astros investigation and subsequent outcry. Here’s the full video. It’s worth watching. This is the first of two major media hits for Manfred today, who will give a press conference at 4:30 EST. The interview here ranges far and wide. It predominantly focuses […]

The London Eye becomes a pub to celebrate its 20th birthday

At first place, this place looks like a traditional pub – but it’s actually a pod on the London Eye. The famous attraction is celebrating 20 years as part of the London skyline so they’re transforming each of the pods into different experiences. One of the capsules is becoming The King Vic – a pub […]

Chinese support measures buoy world stocks

Global shares were buoyant on Monday as the promise of further policy stimulus from China to counteract the economic hit from a coronavirus outbreak calmed nervous investors. Trading was light, with U.S. stocks and bond markets shut for a public holiday. Both the pan-European STOXX 600 index and Germany’s DAX reached record highs before paring […]

Facebook’s dating feature raises EU concerns but its Pinterest clone is live

Facebook has had to delay the launch of a dating feature set to rival Tinder due to privacy concerns from the European Union. The social network called a halt to the rollout in Europe after it failed to appease the Irish Data Protection Commission over privacy. Because Facebook is based in Ireland, the Irish authority […]