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Northern Ireland man’s message in a bottle turns up 23 years later

A Northern Ireland man’s message in a bottle was found nearly 23 years later after traveling only about 18 miles. Stephen Caulfield, 44, said he was single and living in Rostrevor when he wrote the message reading: “I am 22 years old. Please write to me if you are a girl. Thanks!” Caulfield said he […]

Sport

Panthers expect to see Josh Allen Sunday

Bills quarterback Josh Allen is dealing with a sprained foot, but the Panthers aren’t expecting to see Mitchell Trubisky in Buffalo on Sunday. Allen was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday’s injury report and said that his foot is feeling “quite a bit better” than it did when he first hurt it last Sunday. […]

Lifestyle

Detecting abnormal extracardiac development in fetuses with congenital heart defects

Newborn babies with heart defects frequently exhibit abnormal extracardiac development of the brain or other organs as well. Fetal MRI, a magnetic resonance imaging procedure that can be performed on the unborn child, can detect these abnormalities at an early stage. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, […]

Business

China urges real estate project acquisitions to aid struggling developers -state media

China is urging large private and state-owned property companies to acquire real estate projects from troubled developers to reduce risks that mounting debt piles will destabilise the economy, the official China Securities Journal said on Monday. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) recently issued a notice […]

Technology

Steve Ballmer wanted Cortana to be called “Bingo”

Microsoft has all but pulled the plug on Cortana at this point, its digital personal assistant that was meant to rival Siri and Google Now. Years earlier, however, Microsoft had big plans for Cortana as former Microsoft product manager Sandeep Paruchuri recently told Big Bets. The year was 2011, and Apple had recently launched its […]

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Asia-native Steller’s sea eagle spotted in Massachusetts for first time

Wildlife officials in Massachusetts confirmed a Steller’s sea eagle, a species native to Asia, has been spotted in the state for the first time. The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife said the Steller’s sea eagle was first spotted last week along the Taunton River in Massachusetts. Birders have since been flocking to the area […]

Sport

NFL shifts Cardinals-Cowboys Week 17 game to the late afternoon window

The Cardinals will be in Dallas in Week 17 and the game between current NFC division leaders was moved to a later kickoff on Thursday. The game was originally scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m. ET, but will now start at 4:25 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on FOX and could be […]

Lifestyle

More protein, calories and fat in meat burgers

In the largest-ever nutritional comparison of beef and alternative burgers available to U.S. consumers, a University of Massachusetts Amherst analysis found that packaged beef burgers on average contain more calories, protein, fat and cholesterol—and less sodium and fiber—than imitation and veggie burgers. On average, veggie burgers contain the least fat, the most carbohydrates and the […]

Business

BOJ’s Kuroda: too early to consider normalising monetary policy

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday it was too early to consider normalising monetary policy, bolstering the view that the Japanese central bank would lag behind other central banks in dialing back monetary stimulus. Kuroda made the remark as the Bank of England last week became the first G7 central bank to […]

Technology

James Webb Space Telescope launch moved to Christmas Day

NASA said in a recent update that adverse weather conditions at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana have prompted them to postpone the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. Originally slated to take flight on December 24, the world’s largest space telescope will now shoot for a Christmas Day launch. When you’re already several years […]