Author: fullerdalbert

Swiss cuisine – facts and figures

Swiss products in all their diversity © Patrimoine culinaire suisse, Ursula Sprecher Around 400 different Swiss products, such as “Gruyère” (cheese), “Longeole” (a sausage from Geneva) and “Basler Läckerli” (biscuits) are officially recognised as part of Switzerland’s culinary heritage. The Swiss eat the most chocolate in the world, consuming close to 11kg of chocolate, per […]

The XFL doesn’t have its first quarterback controversy — yet

As the XFL hopes to establish itself in the sports landscape, there are certain boxes the fledgling league will have to check. But they may have to wait a bit for their first quarterback controversy. Via Eduardo Encina of the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay Vipers coach Marc Trestman said starting quarterback Aaron Murray would […]

HIV in older people: ‘I thought it was a young person’s illness’

When 59-year-old Ashley was in hospital with appendicitis, neither Ashley nor the doctors considered HIV. “They said there’s nothing wrong with you, you’ve had a virus – not knowing that I’d still got the biggest virus you could possibly get,” Ashley recalls. Ashley was diagnosed with HIV three years ago, after having unprotected sex. But […]

US telecoms giants get $26bn takeover green light

A US judge has given the go-ahead for telecoms giant T-Mobile US to buy its smaller rival Sprint. The $26bn (£20bn) deal will mark a major shakeup of the industry as it will mean there will be just three major players in the American mobile phone market. The ruling will pave the way for the […]

T-Mobile / Sprint merger gets judge’s approval, could be finalized as early as April 1

Attorneys general from several states filed a lawsuit to block the deal, claiming it would limit competition and lead to higher prices for consumers. US District Court Judge Victor Marrero in his ruling said the merger was not reasonably likely to substantially lessen competition. Instead, it would likely “enhance competition in the relevant markets to […]

Two inmates tested for coronavirus at prison in Oxfordshire

Two prisoners are understood to have been tested for coronavirus at a jail in Oxfordshire. The men are inmates at Bullingdon prison near Bicester and are being kept in isolation in their cells, Sky News reports. Public Health England are understood to be on site and access is being restricted to one wing where the […]

Blues-Ducks game postponed after Jay Bouwmeester collapses on bench

Scary scene in Anaheim on Tuesday night as St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the team’s bench and required medical assistance due to what general manager Doug Armstrong called a “cardiac moment.” The game was immediately stopped, with the Ducks and Blues eventually agreeing to postpone the game. It will be completed at […]

Do roundabouts make Milton Keynes healthier?

Luton and Milton Keynes are similar-sized towns producing similar levels of pollution. Yet Milton Keynes is a much healthier place to live. Might this have something to do with its infamous roundabouts? Even on the hottest day of the year, the front windows of Gill Bottoms’s semi-detached home in Luton are shut tight. It is […]

‘You are groomed to work to a retirement date’

Her day job is working on staff pensions, but Karen Ward admits she became a little bit complacent about her own retirement plans. The 58-year-old, who has worked at insurer Aviva for 39 years, said she needed a more open mind about what to do in later life. “I didn’t think about my own [pension]. […]

Arm brings AI and machine learning to IoT and the edge

In addition, it has a small but growing market in data center and other network infrastructure equipment and is the long-time leader in intelligent devices of various types—from toys to cars and nearly everything in between; essentially the “things” part of IoT (Internet of Things). As a result, it’s not terribly surprising to see the […]