Month: July 2020

UFC Fight Island 2 bonuses: Deiveson Figueiredo gets flyweight belt and extra $50,000

Deiveson Figueiredo not only is the new UFC flyweight champion, but is $50,000 richer after dominating Joseph Benavidez in their rematch. The champ led the list of bonus-winners at UFC Fight Island 2, taking home a “Performance of the Night” nod for his first-round submission of Benavidez at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Figueiredo put […]

Bake, freeze or fry: Ravneet Gill’s recipes for cakes and desserts

Peanut butter cupcakes (pictured above)Prep 15 minCook 20 minMakes 8 30g smooth peanut butter45g softened unsalted butter100g light brown sugar1 egg, beaten1 tsp vanilla extract1 pinch salt130g self-raising flour20g soured cream, or Greek yoghurt100ml milkRaspberry jam, to topPeanuts, toasted and chopped, to top Heat the oven to 180C (160C fan)/350F/gas 4. You will need a […]

California blames PG&E for Kincade wildfire in wine country

The Kincade wildfire in California’s wine country last October that forced some 2,000 people to flee homes was caused by PG&E Corp’s electrical transmission lines, the state’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said on Thursday. The news comes as a fresh blow to California’s largest utility that emerged from bankruptcy earlier this […]

Project xCloud coming in September included free with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Phil Spencer released an all-things-Xbox update on Thursday. A lot of it was not that newsworthy, but he did share a few tidbits that merit noting, such as how to get Project xCloud for “free” when it officially launches in the fall.Xbox head Phil Spencer announced that Project xCloud finally has an official release window […]

Charitable Donors in U.S. Give Record Amount, As Support Surges in First 6 Months of 2020

Donations surged nearly 50% in the first half of 2020—the most generous giving recorded in the history of one of America’s largest philanthropic funds. In response to the immense needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic, a resulting economic downturn and a period of deep social unrest, Schwab Charitable donors have been granting at a record […]

Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez

Watch Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez full fight video highlights from UFC Fight Island 2’s main event above, courtesy of the UFC. UFC Fight Island 2: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez took place July 18 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. UFC flyweights Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez fought a rematch for the vacant flyweight title, which […]

Tamal Ray’s recipe for butterscotch layer cake

Once learned, butterscotch sauce becomes difficult to do without. I became hooked when I started to make sticky toffee pudding, which in turn led to a string of film nights guzzling butterscotch drizzled popcorn. The “icing” in this recipe is a variation on the basic sauce: butterscotch cooked to the soft-ball stage, then whipped up […]

Jailed executive in Wirecard scandal offers confession, lawyer says

The former head of a key subsidiary of Wirecard, who was arrested earlier this month, has admitted wrongdoing to prosecutors for his role in a multi-billion-euros fraud, his lawyer said on Thursday. It is the first known confession of wrongdoing in the collapse of one of Germany’s biggest companies. The unidentified jailed executive was the […]

FCC agrees to make ‘988’ the new number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday voted to make “988” the official three-digit number to dial to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. From July 16, 2022, all telecommunications carriers in the US will be required to forward 988 calls to the existing hotline number, 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK).The FCC said the existing number will remain […]

Camera Traps Reveal New Babies Born to World’s Rarest Great Ape Species, Sparking Hope For its Survival

Only found in a few forest patches in Nigeria and Cameroon, this western gorilla subspecies is the world’s rarest great ape. They are rarely seen, let alone photographed, even by remote cameras. But new photos captured for the first time in years shows a group of With only 300 Cross River gorillas left in the […]