Sport

Bowls, boxing, basketball: Birmingham’s bonanza of sport

“Ten, nine, eight, no wait, I’ve got ahead of myself, nine, eight, seven…” The Birmingham Commonwealth Games began with this out-of-synch countdown in (and yes I had to triple check this) Royal Leamington Spa, where, at just gone eight on Friday morning, 80 finely-honed athletes filed out of a little wooden pavilion in Victoria Park […]

Lifestyle

Predicting patients’ race can improve equity in health care delivery, says new analysis

Algorithms designed to guide medical care can contribute to racially inequitable outcomes, but eliminating information about patient race and ethnicity as an input to algorithms is not the right way to address the issue, according to new analysis from the RAND Corporation. Instead, using tools to estimate racial and ethnic information about patients where self-identified […]

Business

U.S. adds 25 Airbus planes operated by Russian airlines to export violation list

The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday will add 25 Airbus airplanes operated by Russian airlines believed to violate U.S. export controls as part of the Biden administration’s sanctions over the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the agency said. The department has previously identified more than 150 Boeing airplanes and one Gulfstream plane that had flown into […]

Technology

Uber’s posh electric car service is coming to more cities

Uber’s premium electric car service is arriving in more US cities, the company said. Uber Comfort Electric, which is more expensive than Uber X but not as posh as Uber Black, is now available in seven additional cities, including Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Austin, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. In May, Uber launched Comfort Electric in […]

News

Brazen porch thief steals £600 chairs from doorstep leaving couple standing for dinner

A young couple have been left standing at their dining table after a brazen thief “stole £600 chairs” from their doorstep. The pair had only just moved to the area and were looking forward to enjoying their new home and exploring the neighbourhood. However, they were left in shock when they looked back at their […]

Sport

Vettel’s activism defined latter years but talent burned brightest on track

“Everyone in the paddock loves him,” observed Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz of Sebastian Vettel. “You will not hear a bad word about Seb.” One perspective on Vettel, who announced his impending retirement on Thursday, that reflected a uniformity of opinion that is rare, almost unheard of, in Formula One’s fractious and egocentric atmosphere. Sainz was […]

Lifestyle

The role of behavioral medicine in addressing climate change-related health inequities

An article published in Translational Behavioral Medicine explores the role of behavioral medicine in addressing climate change-related health inequities. “Structural racism has led to longstanding health inequities for communities that have been subjected to marginalization. Climate change is exacerbating these longstanding health inequities for frontline communities—which are those communities that are hit first and worst […]

Business

Airbus delivered over 45 commercial jets in July

Europe’s Airbus (AIR.PA) provisionally delivered just over 45 jetliners in July, two industry sources said on Tuesday. The planemaker declined to comment on the unaudited figure ahead of publication of a monthly status report next Monday. If confirmed after a regular internal audit, the figure would bring deliveries so far this year to just over […]

Technology

Meta is raising Quest 2 headset prices by $100 next month

The Meta Quest 2 (formerly known as the Oculus Quest 2) is about to get $100 more expensive, bringing the price for the 128GB model to $399.99 and the 256GB model to $499.99. According to a post from Meta, the price change for the almost two-year-old headset will take effect “starting in August.” As much […]

News

Boy, 7, is killed by taxi after escaping home where mum abandoned him and bolted door

A man has been charged with the death of a “happy and funny” schoolboy who was hit by a taxi while crossing the road. Malakye Hall, seven, had earlier escaped from the home where his mum had abandoned him alone. The lad was left in the property by his mother Wendy Hall, 33 who bolted […]