David Ortiz hires private investigator to look into his shooting

Ex-Red Sox star David Ortiz was shot in the Dominican Republic in early June. Initial reports — quickly recanted — characterized it as a “hit” on Ortiz. Soon after officials characterized it as a case of mistaken identity. That struck some at a bit odd in that Ortiz is arguably the single most famous person […]

Get a six pack the fast but not so easy way: this is THE hardest abs, biceps and core exercise

There is a saying: abs are made in the gym and revealed in the kitchen, and we couldn’t agree more. You can bend over backwards and do all the crunches in the gym to get a six pack, but until you eat right, all your abs will be tucked away nicely under that tyre you […]

US and France reach compromise on digital tax

Officials from France and the United States have reached a compromise on a new French tax on services provided by large internet companies, potentially defusing the threat of a trade conflict between the two countries. Under the terms of the agreement, France would repay companies the difference between its digital tax and whatever taxes come […]

World of Warcraft Classic: Hit game goes back to basics

First released in 2004, the online multi-player game has evolved and changed dramatically over the years. Many players had asked developer Blizzard Entertainment to revive the original version of the game, known as “classic” or “vanilla” WoW. While not identical to the original, WoW Classic will replicate a majority of the features from the first […]

Acclaimed designer Isabel Toledo, who created for Michelle Obama, dies

Isabel Toledo, the Cuban American fashion designer with an avant-garde flair who created former first lady Michelle Obama’s standout lemon grass-colored sheath dress and matching overcoat for her husband’s 2009 inauguration, has died. She was 59. Toledo died of breast cancer, her studio said in an email Monday. Further details were not immediately available. Though […]

Chiefs signing quarterback Matt Moore

The Chiefs aren’t going into the season without a veteran backup quarterback, and they’re not wasting any time acquiring him. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Chiefs are signing quarterback Matt Moore. They needed a replacement for Chad Henne, who suffered a broken ankle and will need surgery. Moore, 35, last turned up while […]

Get fit in 15 minutes: The best exercise and nutrition to blitz bingo wings

WHAT TO DO To blitz bingo wings, try the high plank cross-body toe touch, says celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather (u-shape.co.uk). Start as if you are about to do a press-up, with your hands flat on the mat, arms extended; but with your legs wider apart, balancing on your toes. Now extend one arm forward, […]

Control Review (PS4)

Control could, and probably should, have been something worth shouting about. It’s been 16 years since Remedy Entertainment last released one of its games on a PlayStation platform thanks to the developer’s decision to jump into bed with Microsoft, so to see it back is a bit of an occasion. However, the title that brings […]

From med school to megastar, Cimafunk’s Afro-Cuban rhythms go international

Only a short time ago, Erik Iglesias Rodríguez was a medical school student living in his rural hometown of Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Now he’s an international music sensation, known as Cimafunk, touring the world with his new brand of Afro-Cuban Funk. Named by Billboard as a “Top 10 Latin Artist to watch in 2019,” […]

Team USA Celtics give World Cup roster unprecedented identity

In eight years in Charlotte, Kemba Walker never had a star teammate. So, this summer, he went to work putting himself around better players. Walker joined Team USA for the World Cup. He also left the Hornets for the Celtics via free agency. The twist: Many of his better new teammates are identical in both […]