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Out of Ideas For Entertaining the Kids? Here’s Some FREE Family Fun to Try While on Vacations

After a year of lockdowns, six in 10 families want to spend more quality time together outdoors this summer, since enjoying nature became more important than ever during the pandemic. The poll shows that families want to make the most of getting outside but are sometimes lacking inspiration for how to turn the day into […]

Sport

Super Netball caught napping with slow and opaque response to cancelled match

The strained refrain “but they started it” has been heard by every exasperated parent while trying to deal with squabbling siblings in the wake of a fight. The temptation to just let them battle it out can be strong, but good parents know when a conflict arises, cool-headed reason and swift decision-making are the only […]

Lifestyle

‘History’s on our side’: Turkish women fighting femicide

“History is on our side,” says Gülsüm Kav. She leans in and speaks intensely. She has a lot to say: Kav helped create Turkey’s We Will Stop Femicide (WWSF) group, and has become one of the country’s leading feminist activists even as the political environment has grown more hostile. Amid protests, Turkey withdrew from the […]

Business

IMF’s SDR cash will still leave poorest nations short, S&P says

The world’s poorest countries will still require nearly $200 billion to restock depleted reserves after an imminent injection of new money from the International Monetary Fund, credit rating agency S&P Global has estimated. Because the IMF’s cash gets divided between all its countries, including rich ones, only 7% or $42 billion will go to the […]

Technology

Kerbal Space Program gets a free next-gen update this autumn

Kerbal Space Program gets a free next-gen update this autumn, Private Division has announced. Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition hits PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S with improved framerate, advanced shaders, better textures and an upgraded resolution, Private Division said. There’s also full support for mouse and keyboard. Here’s the enhancements blurb: “Playing […]

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Flying Car Completes First-Ever Flight Between Airports –Then Transforms Back into a Sports Car in 3 Minutes

Let the bells ring out in every direction from Toledo to Tokyo. Flying cars—the vision of transportation from science-fiction writers—may finally be landing in the modern world. In a test flight, a Slovakian pilot drove what appeared to be an exotic sports car up a runway in the city of Nitra. It then took flight […]

Sport

Jack Draper gives Novak Djokovic brief Wimbledon scare before pressure tells

Jack Draper was milling around Wimbledon’s practice courts at Aorangi Park on Friday morning, unaware that the draw was taking place, when the 19-year-old caught a glimpse of his name in the top section and realised his first ever grand slam match would be against Novak Djokovic, the best player in the world, on the […]

Lifestyle

Why the age of casual hugging could be over

When I was 17, during a confessional campfire round-robin on a school trip, a teaching aide made a striking admission. “I don’t know when it suddenly became the thing to hug all of your friends, but I don’t really like hugging,” I remember her saying. This eminently reasonable personal preference surprised me. In the mid-late […]

Business

Reality check for VW in China after sluggish start for electric car series

Volkswagen AG’s ID series – the backbone of its electric vehicle ambitions – is off to what even company sources call a worryingly slow start in China. Sales in May of two ID.4 electric SUV models, launched only two months earlier, came to a mere 1,213 combined. And that was about 200 fewer than in […]

Technology

Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.23: is the game fit for its PSN comeback?

It’s far from perfect but there are big improvements. Delisted from the PlayStation Store in December last year, Cyberpunk 2077 has finally re-emerged on Sony’s storefront, available to buy once more for PS4, PS4 Pro and PlayStation 5. Removed from sale over its many bugs and performance problems, its re-arrival suggests that the game has […]