Torres finding happiness at Manchester City key to good form, says Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has revealed that Ferran Torres’s form suffered when the Manchester City forward became “upset at the world” but after changing his mindset the Spaniard is back to his best. After being signed last summer for €27m (£24.5m) from Valencia, Torres scored in each of his opening three Champions League matches but struggled to […]


I’m not saying I’m an emotional wreck, but almost anything can reduce me to tears

A few years ago, I was on my way to Australia to perform at the Melbourne comedy festival, and was feeling a bit nervous about what Australian audiences were going to make of me. On the plane I decided to try to take my mind off it by having a drink and watching the in-flight […]


The great exit: central banks line up to taper emergency stimulus

The Bank of England’s decision on Thursday to slow the pace of its bond-buying makes it the second central bank from a G7 economy to begin the slow exit from pandemic-era money-printing stimulus schemes. The big three of central banking – the U.S. Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan – won’t […]


Bill Gates quit the Microsoft board while company investigated affair with employee

Recently divorced Bill Gates reportedly left the Microsoft board as the company investigated an affair he had with an employee almost twenty years earlier. A spokesperson for the billionaire has acknowledged the affair, claiming it was not related to his “decision to transition off the board.” Gates left the Microsoft board last year after four […]


Woman criticised after slamming mum’s ‘unacceptable’ wedding gift

A woman has been slammed after she criticised a wedding gift her mum planned to give her. In an anonymous post on Mumsnet, the woman, who is getting married, said that her mum wanted to give the couple a sentimental gift to congratulate them on their big day. But on top of that, she offered […]


Casual, practical, inspirational: Australia’s uniform for Tokyo Olympics unveiled

Australia’s Olympians will sport a casual but practical uniform at the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Games in a design that has avoided some of the fashion faux pas witnessed in previous years. Athletes who will parade around the Olympic stadium when the delayed Games officially open on 23 July have been spared the same […]


I still haven’t fully mastered the English language – but then, who has?

Some months ago, my mother and I were taking part in our favourite pastime (entering competitions we have no chance of winning) when we were asked which languages we speak, and to rate our competency from one (“holiday phrases”) to five (“mastered”), for market research. “Click five,” I said to Mum as she hesitated over […]


ViacomCBS beats quarterly revenue estimates on streaming, advertising boost

ViacomCBS Inc on Thursday beat Wall Street quarterly revenue estimates, driven by strong streaming revenue and advertising growth following the March launch of its rebranded Paramount+ service. The company has 36 million global streaming subscribers after adding 6 million in the first quarter. Streaming revenue rose 65% year-on-year. “We’re clearly seeing the benefit of putting […]


Pixel 6 renders suggest a major redesign for Google’s upcoming flagship phone

Google’s phone ambitions seem pretty serious this time around. We’ve heard about the company’s new in-house custom SoC debuting on this year’s Pixel, and if these renders turn out to be accurate, Google could also be doing away with the safe, restrained design language that’s been a hallmark of the series ever since it dropped […]