Retiring Cowboy Matt Scott suffers stroke

North Queensland forward Matt Scott remains in hospital after suffering a stroke on Sunday, with doctors confident he will make a full recovery. Scott suffered a “mild stroke” on Sunday, the club said in a statement. Scott stayed in Brisbane after reportedly feeling sick following the first leg of the team’s trip home after Saturday’s heavy defeat to Newcastle. Set to retire after this season, 34-year-old Scott has played 268 NRL games over 16 seasons as well as 22 State of Origin games for Queensland and 22 Tests for Australia. Doctors were confident the stroke was unrelated to football. It is another blow in a tough year for coach Paul Green’s team, who sit 15th with just seven wins this …

Watch the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro announcement live here

Realme is releasing its newest smartphones, complete with its first ever quad-camera setups. The Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro are getting unveiled in New Delhi, but you can enjoy the show from the comfort of your home or office thanks to the official live stream. Starting at 7PM UTC, Madhav Sheth, Realme India CEO, will bring the two phones to the stage. Watch the whole thing live and make sure you stop by our comments section to share your impressions. And don’t forget to stop by our homepage once the event is over for the complete coverage of the new announcements, along with… Read more: gsmarena.com

A Fighting Tiger | Shark Men

The Shark Men land a very aggressive tiger shark in the cradle. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe #NationalGeographic #SharkMen #TigerShark About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world’s premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what’s possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta A Fighting Tiger | Shark Men https://youtu.be/4XBWtqvHWc0 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo Read more: youtube.com

Is US capitalism really abandoning the ‘greed is good’ mantra? | Larry Elliott

The US roundtablers’ pledge is woolly. So it’s baby steps for now to stop Capitol Hill forcing more drastic changes Milton Friedman will be spinning in his grave at the heresy perpetrated by the US Business Roundtable. For the thick end of five decades US capitalism has been run along Friedmanite lines – namely that businesses are there to make money for their shareholders. No charitable giving, no diversity awareness. No green audits. Just making money. Period. Now some of the highest paid on the planet have appeared to ditch the idea of shareholder primacy. Sure, they say, shareholders matter but so do a range of other stakeholders: customers, employees, suppliers and communities. Workers must be treated with dignity and …

King of the castles: a cabin stay on Northumberland’s mighty coast

In Alnmouth, new off-grid seaside huts make a great base for car-free exploring – whether you like your fortresses ruined or smartly kept As night fell, a lighthouse beam caught my eye as it flickered across the sea from Amble. I folded away the seaside cabin’s mini-table, switched off the radio and stepped out on to the porch, waiting for my eyes to adjust to a night sky packed with stars. It was spellbinding. The north-east coast, with its castles, characters and legends, has magic everywhere, and miles of long beaches on which to contemplate it all. My wife, Mim, and I had travelled by train to Alnmouth for a car-free weekend getaway, with the historic coastal village as our …

Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo collaborate on AirDrop-style file transfer

Three of China’s biggest smartphone makers are working together on a new wireless file transfer protocol that will work between their respective devices. Xiaomi’s MIUI, Oppo’s ColorOS, and Vivo’s FuntouchOS — all based on Android — will integrate the peer-to-peer system, according to a WeChat post by Xiaomi’s official MIUI account. The protocol will use Bluetooth to pair devices and should be capable of transfer speeds of up to 20MB/s, which suggests it uses Wi-Fi on the backend, like Apple’s proprietary AirDrop system. Xiaomi’s post says other smartphone manufacturers can apply to join the presently allied trio. A beta version of the service should be released by the end of this month. Android Q will extinguish Android Beam Google has… …

‘I joked about my life – Ma’s murder, child abuse, gangsters’: how Janey Godley became the queen of comedy

The Scottish comedian has drawn on her horrific Glaswegian childhood to create comedy gold. She talks about saying the unsayable, escaping her gangster in-laws and taking on Donald Trump and Boris Johnson Janey Godley prods her chin lovingly, as she talks about ageing. “I love putting up pictures on Twitter of me with no makeup. See every wrinkle,” says the Glaswegian comedian, who is 58. For a glancing moment, she sounds a little awestruck. “I survived rape, I survived my Ma being murdered, this is my face. If it offends you, don’t look at it. I think other people should have that attitude.” Godley is sitting in the kitchen of the elegant Edinburgh tenement flat she has rented for the …

Insights… economists reveal themselves to be as fallible as the rest of us | Torsten Bell

They portray themselves as impartial and objective but a survey exposed their biases, unconscious or otherwise Many economists put a lot of weight on the idea that their profession is unbiased and non-ideological. Over time, the discipline has focused on applying complicated maths to data, as part of a “positivist” movement seeking to claim economics as a “real science” where economists show what they have found, not what they think. Such self-perception coexisted with the critique of less mainstream economists that the profession has an ideological bias, generally rightwing. Markets work, humans are self-interested, the state messes things up, and so forth. The latest salvo from proponents of the latter view, including Ha-Joon Chang, Cambridge University’s prominent opponent of mainstream …

Phuket villager braves the surf to rescue tangled turtle

A local villager in Phuket’s north has risked his own life to retrieve a young sea turtle caught up in fishermen’s netting. The turtle was spotted, caught up in the branches of a fallen tree along the shores of Mai Khao beach. The monsoon was kicking up big waves and it’s unlikely the locals knew how to swim, especially in the surf conditions. The local villager makes a few attempts to retrieve the turtle, eventually separating the turtle and netting from the tree branches with a meat cleaver. After clearing the netting from around the turtle’s flippers and neck, it was taken by an officer from the local Phuket Department of Marine Resources for evaluation and treatment before it will …

Mandatory health insurance details for some visas announced this week

Details on the proposed mandatory health insurance requirements for Non-Immigrant O-A visas will be made next week, according to ThaiVisa. A senior executive from one of the insurance companies involved in the scheme told ThaiVisa that the Office of Insurance Commission, Ministry of Public Health, Foreign Ministry and Immigration Bureau will announce the insurance requirements for Non-Immigrant O-A visas on August 22. Last May it was proposed that foreigners applying for Non-Immigrant O-A visas would be required to have health insurance that offers 40,000 baht outpatient coverage and 400,000 baht inpatient coverage. The details, along with other information, is expected to be confirmed this week. Officials say the mandatory health insurance requirement was proposed to help Thailand cope with the …

Special educational needs crisis deepens as councils bust their budgets

Observer investigation reveals 30% rise in overspending against backdrop of a failure to meet demand for services The funding crisis in special needs education is deepening, with council overspends on support for children with conditions including autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder rising by 30% in just a year, the Observer can reveal. Figures sourced under the Freedom of Information Act from 118 of the 151 local authorities in England show that councils are expecting to overspend their high needs block budgets by £288m in 2019-20 – up from £232m in 2018-19. When money raided from mainstream schools budgets is included, however, these figures rise to £315m in 2018-19 and nearly £410m this year – a rise of almost 30% …

Buying a home weird Zillow update

A home that I have put an offer on that was accepted,and I have had the inspection done as well now just waiting on lender to order appraisal ,but what is odd is that now on Zillow it says sold but the number is the price is last sold for as I have not actually purchased the home yet as we are still early in the process. Any ideas what could be going on? Did they sell it out beneath me? A purchase agreement has already been signed between us. Thank you for your help! submitted by /u/Tyler102069 [link] [comments] Read more: reddit.com

Groom gives ‘talaq’ an hour after ‘nikah’

Agra: In a shocking incident, a groom gave instant talaq to newlywed bride an hour after ‘nikah’. This incident took place in Hariparvat, Rajasthan. According to the report published in Times of India, the groom, Nadeem (27) alias Pappan, resident of Dholpur District, Rajasthan married the bride, Ruby (26) of Hariparvat on Thursday. However, when the bride’s family failed to fulfill the dowry demand of car, Nadeem gave instant talaq to Ruby. Giving the details of the incident, Ruby’s brother, Amir said that the groom’s family insulted and threw stones when the bride’s family confronted them. Based on the complaint lodged by the bride’s mother, police registered cases under Triple Talaq law and relevant sections of dowry act and IPC. …

REPORT: Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott Will Not Be Charged for EDC Las Vegas Altercation

Dallas Cowboys superstar running back Ezekiel Elliott will not face criminal charges for the altercation that went down at EDC Las Vegas this year, according to a report. Back in May, he was put in handcuffs during the music festival after pushing a security guard into a metal gate and to the ground. The guard, Kyle Johnson, did not want to press charges at the time. However, when he found out the NFL would not be penalizing the player, he filed a police report. The entire ordeal was captured on camera, but it apparently wasn’t enough to charge Elliott. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and prosecutors have officially closed the investigation. Read more and watch below. Ezekiel Elliott Handcuffed @ EDC Las Vegas …

Trump can never admit he made a mistake

Some days, America gets a reassuring sign that President Trump has a sense of the responsibility and stature of the office he holds. When he spoke of “the love, the respect for the office of the presidency” he encountered in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, or when he called upon China to be “humane” in dealing with the Hong Kong protesters or when he said that while no one could surpass his support for the Second Amendment, he did not want guns in the “hands of a lunatic or a maniac,” he thereby acknowledged the place the presidency holds in confronting violence and the prospect of chaos. Read more: cnn.com

The Apple HomePod goes on sale in Japan and Taiwan next week

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Apple will start selling the HomePod in Japan and Taiwan from next week. Pre-orders are already live on the company’s website, with the smart speaker set to ship on Friday, August 23rd. The HomePod is priced at 32,800 yen in Japan, which works out to about $309, and $9,900 New Taiwan dollars, or about $316. Apple cut the US launch price by $50 to $299 earlier this year, though it’s been known to sell for significantly less. More than two years from its unveiling at WWDC 2017, Japan and Taiwan are only the eleventh and twelfth markets that Apple has made the HomePod available in worldwide. Apple isn’t giving up on the product, …