Day: February 13, 2020

Jimmie Johnson says he wants to race INDYCAR in 2021 after NASCAR

AUSTIN, Texas – As seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson prepares for his final Daytona 500, he already is thinking about his “bucket list” in 2021. Atop Johnson’s bucket list after retiring from full-time NASCAR competition this year? The chance to drive an Indy car and potentially compete in a handful of NTT INDYCAR Series […]

Man turns chewing gum on London streets into intricate works of art

When most of us come across discarded chewing gum in public, we usually step right over it. Ben Wilson, however, sets up shop. That’s because he’s an artist turning even the ugliest things into intricate works of art. The 57-year-old Englishman has toured London for the past 15 years sculpting and repainting scraps of gum […]

Ocado boss Tim Steiner bags £54m bonus

The boss of online shopping company Ocado has bagged a £54m bonus, despite his firm posting a bruising £214.5m loss last year. Tim Steiner got the windfall after an incentive scheme tied to the firm’s share price paid out. It comes on top of a further £4.7m in salary and other bonuses for Mr Steiner, […]

Ransomware attacks jumped 41% last year as average payments reached $190,946

The revelation comes from a New York Times report that examines the increase in recent ransomware attacks. According to security firm Coveware, the average payment for decryption keys to unlock files was $84,116 in the last quarter of 2019, double what it was during the previous quarter. In the last month of the year, that […]

Inside abandoned prison where Jon Venables was held as a child killer

These images reveal what life was like inside a juvenile detention center once home to some of the UK’s most infamous child criminals. Red Bank secure unit in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, was shut down five years ago, but urban explorer John Webb managed to gain access to the facility and catalogued its eerie remains. Unsettling images […]