Sport

Giro d’Italia: Gino Mader wins stage six as Attila Valter takes pink

Gino Mader won stage six of the Giro d’Italia as Egan Bernal and Dan Martin took a step forward in the battle for pink. Mader took the win for Bahrain-Victorious out of the breakaway, handing a huge morale boost to the team after their leader, Mikel Landa, crashed out 24 hours earlier. Attila Valter took […]

Lifestyle

Nigel Slater’s recipes for a spring vegetable tart, and ricotta stracciatella dessert

I bring radishes home, two bunches at a time, snowy tipped and bushy leaved, and plunge them, leaves and all, into deep, icy water. It feels like the start of something. And so it is, with those late-spring, early-summer trips to the greengrocer, coming home with peas and broad beans – tiny, like doll’s house […]

Business

Canada’s banks and investors face dilemma in meeting emissions target

Canadian banks’ commitments to “net-zero financed emissions” by 2050 have drawn doubts from many investors, given the lack of a defined goal, details and their continued support for oil and gas companies, even if partially aimed at helping them transition to alternatives. But their growing funding for green projects also presents a dilemma for shareholders […]

Technology

Real-life Mario Kart looks amazing from the perspective of a self-flying Skydio drone

Mario Kart in real life is a commonly shared dream, one that doesn’t typically live up to your imagination — but we’re definitely not giving up. Recently, Nintendo launched an official $100 R/C car with mixed-reality tracks and and a full-on AR ride at Japan’s Super Nintendo World. Now, independent filmmaker Ian Padgham has come […]

News

Street covered in ‘huge’ dead rats and nappies after storm causes drains to flood

Dead rats and dirty nappies have disgusted residents after they floated down a flooded street. Flash floods, hail and thunderstorms caused havoc in Wallsend, North Tyneside on Monday afternoon as the region was battered by sudden showers. After drains spilled over in the downpours dead rodents and filled nappies got swept up in the mucky […]

Sport

Leicester ‘very positive’ Jonny Evans will be fit for FA Cup final

Leicester will decide on Friday whether their influential centre-back Jonny Evans is fit enough to play in the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday. The Northern Irishman has been out of action since damaging his heel last Friday in the warmup before the defeat by Newcastle, which forced Brendan Rodgers to make a late […]

Lifestyle

My secret ingredient: Sichuan chilli bean paste

Sichuan chilli bean paste is one of the most important and distinctive ingredients of Sichuanese cookery. It’s often called Pixian chilli bean paste because it’s made in Pixian, just outside the capital Chengdu. Usually it’s made with broad beans – not soya beans – and a particular variety of local chillies called er jing tiao. […]

Business

EQT holds out hope for KPN after rejection, sources say, but shares slide

Sweden’s EQT is still interested in buying Dutch telecom KPN, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, even as shares in the company slid after it rejected the private equity firm’s takeover proposal. KPN said on Sunday the proposal by EQT AB and another by KKR of the United States, which it has […]

Technology

Peak Design is launching a new used gear exchange

Peak Design, the bag and accessory maker that created one of our favorite backpacks, is launching a new online exchange in the US for people to buy and sell used Peak Design products. The Peak Design Marketplace opened in beta form in March, but today the used gear storefront opens for anyone looking to buy […]

News

Dream home on the coast worth £3m could be yours for 67p plus you’ll win £20k cash

A stunning £3million home near the coast is being offered to a lucky competition winner – for just 67p. The grand architectural masterpiece, set on top of cliffs overlooking the sea in North Devon, is top prize in a raffle to raise money for children in need. The glorious coastal home, called Stealth House, is […]