Day: February 17, 2020

Correcting the record on Matthew Stafford’s contract

When the issue came up last week regarding possible trade talks involving Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, I checked contract numbers at and to determine: (1) Stafford’s cash payout in 2020; (2) Stafford’s cap number in 2020 if on the team; and (3) Stafford cap charge in 2020 if traded. Per a league source […]

AR Rahman’s Daughter Khatija Responds When Trolled for Wearing a Burqa

AR Rahman’s daughter Khatija Rahman lashed out at critics including writer Taslima Nasreen for taking her father’s name while referring to her choice of wearing a burqa. Taslima had said that she feels suffocated when she looks at Khatija wearing a burqa. Sharing a picture of Khatija in a burqa, Taslima wrote on Twitter, “I […]

Factbox: Carmakers look to resume China output after virus forced closures

Automakers including Daimler, Ford and Tesla are looking to resume production in China after being forced to shut factories following the outbreak of a new coronavirus. Below are details on carmakers’ plans (in alphabetical order): – BMW’s (BMWG.DE) China venture with Brilliance (1114.HK) said on Feb. 5 the Chinese firm planned to restart production on […]

Amazon patent imagines using a giant whip to yeet payloads into space

A newly published patent from Amazon has outlined a new method of launching objects into the air using a miles-long whip attached to a fleet of aerial craft. The patent, which was spotted by GeekWire, was filed back in March 2017 but only became public earlier this week. It muses that the method could offer […]

Man asphyxiated by his own coat in bizarre Colorado ski lift accident

A New Jersey man was asphyxiated this week after he became entangled in his coat on a Colorado ski lift, according to authorities and news reports. Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis told the Vail Daily that Jason Varnish of Short Hills, New Jersey, accidentally fell through a gap created by a chair that was in […]