Sport

T.J. Hockenson had season-ending thumb surgery

Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson will have to wait until 2022 for his next catch. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Hockenson had season-ending thumb surgery on Thursday morning. Hockenson did not play last Sunday because of the injury. Hockenson started the first 12 games of the season for the Lions. The 2019 first-round pick […]

Lifestyle

New model helps prevent high blood pressure in early stage

Researchers from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently have introduced new method to assess the risk of hypertension. Results were published in Frontiers in Public Health. This method, called hypertension risk assessment method based on simple risk factors, is low-cost and easy to operate. It can identify […]

Business

Singtel flags $216 mln exposure in Australia tax case defeat

Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (STEL.SI) has estimated it faces A$304 million ($216 million) in tax exposure, interest and penalties, after an Australian court dismissed its appeal against an assessment by the country’s taxation office. The case is related to its acquisition of Singtel Optus Pty Limited in 2001. Singtel’s Australian subsidiary, Singapore Telecom Australia Investments (STAI), […]

Technology

Ubisoft says it won’t back down from NFTs, will stick to its ‘principles’

The majority of people’s response to gaming companies trying to shoehorn non-fungible tokens (NFTs) into the games has been negative, to say the least. But Ubisoft isn’t put off by what many see as another shameless cash-grab, and it fully intends to push ahead with its plans while staying true to its “principles.” Ubisoft has […]

News

Venomous snake stows away 4,000 miles from Pakistan to England

Animal rescuers in Britain said they rescued a highly venomous snake that stowed away from Pakistan to England in a shipment of bricks. The RSPCA said workers at Manchester, England, business Manchester Brick Specialist spotted the saw-scaled viper in a container of bricks that had been shipped in from Pakistan the previous month. Logistics manager […]

Sport

Did Jaguars report Josh Lambo’s claim to the NFL?

Urban Meyer is gone, but an item of business that first emerged publicly on Wednesday may cause a lingering issue for the Jaguars. It’s unclear whether the Jaguars reported to the NFL the claim made by former kicker Josh Lambo that he’d been kicked by Meyer. The Personal Conduct Policy contains no ambiguity. “Clubs and […]

Lifestyle

Device prevents cold shivering after medical alcohol wipe

Alcohol is widely used for skin disinfection in medical environments. However, especially in winter, because there is a temperature gap between alcohol and the human body, using alcohol wipes can cause cold shivers. Researchers at the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a new device that can […]

Business

Toyota to halt production at 5 factories in January due to supply chain issues

Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) said on Monday it would suspend production at five domestic factories in January due to supply chain issues, chip shortages. Japan’s top automaker said that the stoppage at the factories will affect about 20,000 vehicles, but won’t impact their annual target to manufacture nine million vehicles. Last week, Toyota said it […]

Technology

Amazon confirms data center power outage behind latest AWS hiccup

The internet is bound to notice when the world’s biggest cloud service provider suffers from the slightest of disruptions. For the third time this month, Amazon had to deal with an AWS outage that affected services including Slack, Imgur, Epic Games, and Asana, among others. It’s been a tough month for AWS and dependent businesses, […]

News

Top 10 Odd News stories of 2021: Cow stuck in tree, ‘testicle bath’

When historians write the book on 2021, they might not remember the 12-year-old Lego master, the Massachusetts alligator or the cow stuck in a Louisiana tree. Fortunately, UPI Odd News is here to help. The year proved to be unusual in numerous ways, including the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic and the start of President […]