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Embarrassed dog fuming with owner after groomers left her looking like an ‘alpaca’

An adorable pooch has been left less than impressed with her new appearance after being taken to the groomers. In a video posted on Tik Tok by @erisbaker , Roxy’s owner can be seen apologising to her dog after the dodgy trim that left her looking like an “alpaca”. But Roxy still appeared visibly annoyed […]

Sport

‘Absolutely disappointed’: Australian divers slam Fina over Tokyo qualifier

Diving Australia pulled out of the 1-6 May World Cup for safety reasons, meaning Smith and her partner Maddison Keeney will not have the chance to qualify for the Olympics in the synchronised three-metre springboard event. “To have our team’s opportunity to qualify in remaining events removed, due to decisions that oppose one of the […]

Lifestyle

Cheese futures: could we all make millions by investing in cheddar?

Name: Cheese futures. Age: Minus several months. Longer in many cases. We’re talking futures contracts here. Appearance: I suspect you know what cheese looks like. What is a cheese future? Basically, you agree to pay a supplier a certain price for a lump of cheese at a future date. You are making a bet on […]

Business

The ‘metaverse’ bet: crypto-rich investors snap up virtual real estate

What do you do with a $69 million artwork that doesn’t physically exist? That’s the question faced by the Singapore-based investor calling himself Metakovan, who made headlines last month when he bought the digital artwork “Everydays: The First 5000 Days” by the American artist Beeple at Christie’s. The work is a non-fungible token (NFT) – […]

Technology

Domino’s brings back 80s era villain in new ad campaign, Crash Bandicoot game

Domino’s is bringing back its 80s-era mascot for another run, both on the advertising scene and in video game fashion. The Noid, for those old enough to remember, was an advertising character created for the pizza chain in the mid-80s. Dressed in a red body suit with bunny ears, his primary objective was to prevent […]

News

Boy, 2, survives dog attack due to woolly hat after animal mauls chunk from head

A two-year-old boy miraculously survived a viscous dog attack thanks to his woolly hat. Paul-Naylass Passmore was walking to nursery with his mum Courtney Jones, 25, when a dog ran out of a nearby flat and tried to clamp its jaws round his head. The American Akita bit his scalp, literally taking an 8 x […]

Sport

David Moyes calls for Rangers and Celtic to join unified British league system

The West Ham manager, David Moyes, has called for a unified British league pyramid, with Rangers and Celtic in a two-tier Premier League that allows other Scottish clubs a pathway to the English top flight. After England’s big six clubs were forced into a humiliating U-turn after agreeing to join the breakaway tournament, speculation has […]

Lifestyle

Ask the Pediatrician: What’s the best sleep position for a baby with reflux?

Q: My baby has reflux. How should I put him to sleep? A: Naturally, you want to do whatever you can to keep your baby safe. And if your baby is one of the many who have reflux ― also called gastroesophageal reflux (GER) ― there are a fair share of myths and misconceptions out […]

Business

Our factories are hungry’ – U.S. farm machinery maker faces dearth of components

Farmers flush with cash after a run-up in grain prices are clamoring for farm machinery maker AGCO Corp to get them new equipment in time for this year’s harvest. This is a boom time for the Georgia-based company after years of depressed demand. But AGCO is scrambling to keep up because disruptions all along its […]

Technology

Apple iOS 14.5 is out: ad tracking opt-out, Maps incident reporting, and more

Apple finally released iOS/iPadOS 14.5. It was in beta for quite a while, but it appears it is now stable enough and finalized for the general public. If you have your iPhone or iPad set to auto-update, it should install the next time you have it on the charger. Otherwise, manually update it by going […]