Steve Clarke refuses to blame Scotland’s Marshall for being lobbed from halfway

Steve Clarke refused to blame David Marshall after the Scotland goalkeeper was beaten from almost 50 yards by the Czech Republic’s Patrik Schick. The Czechs ruined Scotland’s return to a major tournament after a 23-year absence with a 2-0 victory in Glasgow. With his team already a goal ahead, Schick left Marshall stranded in the […]


Glass Lewis recommends against re-appointment of Toshiba board chairman, 4 others

U.S. proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis has urged shareholders to vote against the re-appointment of Toshiba Corp’s board chairman Osamu Nagayama and four others nominated to the board by the company, the Nikkei business daily reported on Friday. Glass Lewis recommended opposing the re-appointment of Junji Ota, chairman of Toshiba’s audit committee, the Nikkei said. […]


Steam Next Fest lets you try hundreds of games

E3 2021 is technically over, and without a show floor to demo things, plenty of developers lost an opportunity to spread the word about their games. Xbox has one way around that, collecting indie game demos on home consoles, and now Valve is launching its version for PC games. The latest Steam festival, Next Fest, […]


Most popular baby names of 2021 so far revealed – with new entry in the top spot

It’s a crucial decision for all expectant parents that can sometimes be the root of months of bickering. And lists of top baby names can provide inspiration for mums and dads stuck for ideas about what to name their sons and daughters. For some time, names like Olivia and Amelia have been popular choices for […]


Milan Skriniar strike earns Slovakia Euro 2020 win over 10-man Poland

So much for Robert Lewandowski and Marek Hamsik. This match was decided by Milan Skriniar, who kept Poland’s talisman in his pocket throughout and won it midway through the second half with a finish that would have made either of those attacking maestros proud. Skriniar has just enjoyed a marvellous season at the heart of […]


Should I disinvite my unsupportive family from my wedding?

My partner and I are getting married this summer. It is a small wedding, and I have invited my mum and siblings. However, most of my family members are not supportive of my relationship, probably because we are both women. I didn’t expect coming out to be easy or welcomed, but I never imagined that […]


BlackRock becomes first to operate wholly owned China mutual fund biz

BlackRock Inc has become the first global asset manager licensed to start a wholly owned onshore mutual fund business in China, as the government opens up the country’s $3.5 trillion mutual fund industry. BlackRock, the world’s biggest asset manager, on Friday said the China Securities Regulatory Commission had given its Chinese fund management unit approval […]


Amazon confirms it removed RavPower, a popular phone battery and charger brand

One month ago, Amazon-first gadget brands Aukey and Mpow suddenly and mysteriously disappeared from the giant online retailer’s storefront, with almost all their electronics vanishing from Amazon’s shelves. Today, popular battery and charger brand RavPower has completely disappeared as well — and Amazon now confirms to The Verge that it was the one that removed […]


Boy, 13, dies after getting into difficulty in river during UK heatwave

A 13-year-old boy has died after getting into difficulty in the Clyde. Emergency services were called to the scene close to Garrion Bridge, near Larkhall, South Lanarkshire at about 3.15pm on Sunday. The teenager was pulled from the river but police confirmed on Monday that he had died. Police said there are no suspicious circumstances […]