Sport

Harlequins baffled after Marcus Smith is forced to miss Saracens match

Harlequins are frustrated at being unable to select Marcus Smith for Saturday’s match against Saracens, who have been cleared to pick five England internationals including Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje and Billy Vunipola. All England players who toured Australia over the summer are mandated to 10 weeks off as part of player welfare protocols, meaning they […]

Lifestyle

Awakening dormant cells to fight cancer

The advent of small-molecule targeted therapies, a decade ago, revolutionized the treatment of metastatic melanoma, provided that the tumors carry the mutations to respond to these treatments. However, despite a remarkable initial response that can be seen in a majority of patients, most of them will undergo relapse even after spectacular initial responses. These relapses […]

Business

Markets body urges caution on shorter settlement in Europe

Halving settlement time for stock trades in Europe to one business day would be “challenging” and needs full analysis by regulators before any decision is taken, a markets industry body said on Wednesday. Since 2014, banks and brokers have had two working days, known as T+2, to settle – the final leg of a trade […]

Technology

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s next big update concludes its fun puzzle tomb storyline

The ever-expanding world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will receive one of its final major updates tomorrow, as it adds a final set of puzzle tombs via patch 1.6.1. This activity was originally added to the game earlier this year, and adds a new storyline expanding upon the series’ mysterious precursor Isu race, doled out by […]

News

Why bus drivers are going on strike ‘indefinitely’— and which areas are affected

Train drivers, postal workers and even barristers have been walking out of their jobs over disputes about pay and working conditions in recent months. To add to commuter woes, thousands of bus drivers are about to join them on the picket lines as unions announced an ominous set of “indefinite” strikes. The summer of discontent […]