Serena Williams’ French Open preparations hit by defeat in Parma

Serena Williams’s preparations for the French Open suffered another blow with defeat by Katerina Siniakova in the Emilia-Romagna Open in Parma. The former world No 1 took a wild card into the tournament to give her more matches on clay after defeat by Nadia Podoroska in her first match in the Italian Open in Rome […]


Which geological period is called the Age of Fishes? The Weekend quiz

The questions1 Which existentialists share a grave in Montparnasse Cemetery?2 Acqua alta is a problem in what Italian city?3 Which world leader played cricket for Sussex?4 Which geological period is called the Age of Fishes?5 Bull-leaping was an ancient ritual on which island?6 What is a Dutch cabbage salad better known as?7 What unit was […]


Yale chief investment officer Swensen dies of cancer

David Swensen, who spent more than three decades managing one of the world’s best performing college endowments as Yale University’s chief investment officer, has died of cancer, the university said. “David served our university with distinction. He was an exceptional colleague, a dear friend, and a beloved mentor to many in our community. Future generations […]


Microsoft Teams with personal features is now available for everyone

Microsoft is finally launching Teams for everyone. Users were allowed to test a preview build since November 2020, but only now has Microsoft launched the app to the wider public, providing them with yet another mean to communicate with family and friends. However, now that Teams has officially released for personal use, what will happen […]


Woman shares her concerns about brother’s baby name choice – but it backfires

When it comes to baby names, everyone will have an opinion on your choice – some will love it, some may hate it and others will be completely indifferent. But one woman was recently reminded that it doesn’t matter what other people think of the name, as the choice belongs to the parents only. The […]