Day: February 17, 2020

Bad quarterbacks a big problem for the XFL

The XFL’s first weekend was a success, with solid TV ratings and generally favorable fan reactions to the upstart league’s innovative rules. Week 2 of the XFL is a different story. Two more XFL games were played on Saturday, neither of them was compelling, and both of them suffered from bad quarterback play. The quarterbacks […]

Jessica Simpson Opens up About Being Body-shamed

Singer Jessica Simpson has spoken about being body-shamed after photos of her in high-waisted denim ‘mom jeans’ at a music festival in 2009, went viral. The 39-year-old told Stellar magazine that it was a difficult time and she was ‘heartbroken’ by the response to the photos, reports dailymail.co.uk. “I beat myself up over it. I […]

Carrefour to buy 30 stores in Brazil from rival Makro

The Brazilian unit of France’s Carrefour SA (CARR.PA) has agreed to buy 30 stores from rival retailer Makro’s Brazilian subsidiary for 1.95 billion reais ($453.69 million), the French retailer said in a securities filing on Sunday. Makro will continue to operate in Brazil but with only 24 stores in the country’s richest state, Sao Paulo. […]

GameSnacks are Google’s new HTML5 games designed for bad internet connections

Smartphones are becoming even more powerful gaming machines as time goes on, with the latest devices capable of pushing some incredible graphics on a pocket-sized device. But what if you’ve got an old or budget device that doesn’t have the huge amounts of processing power or RAM? Well, Google’s hoping the answer is GameSnacks — […]

As sea levels rise, Venice fights to stay above the waterline

While climatologists use highly technical instruments and satellites to measure rise in global sea levels, Venetians suggest a much simpler method: just count the steps of centuries-old buildings that are now under water. “When the palazzos on the Grand Canal were built around the 16th century, the main sea level was below the first step,” […]