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From diamond rings to 19th century pins modern mudlarkers dig up Thames for treasures

Around 200 years ago, poor Londoners known as mudlarks would scour the Thames for treasure to sell to survive. Now, history lovers are getting down and dirty on the riverbank just for the fun of the find. Keen-eyed enthusiasts can unearth lost trinkets from hundreds, even thousands of years ago. Roman jewellery and Elizabethan clay […]

Sport

Packers preparing to franchise tag Davante Adams

He signed a long-term deal just before the expiration of his rookie contract. Now, with his second contract soon to expire, the Packers could soon be exercising their right to keep receiver Davante Adams in place. The Packers are preparing to apply the franchise tag to Adams, in order to keep him from hitting the […]

Lifestyle

How to move: with chronic back pain

Back pain is the most common form of chronic pain, with about 4 million people living with it in Australia. The most effective way to manage chronic back pain is with a multidisciplinary approach, of which exercise is a key component. “Any single treatment in low back pain is never enough by itself,” says Associate […]

Business

Private equity firm TPG seeks $9.5 bln valuation in U.S. IPO

Private equity firm TPG disclosed on Tuesday it is aiming for a $9.5 billion valuation in its U.S. initial public offering (IPO), as it presses on with a stock market flotation later this month. The underperformance of its peers’ shares over much of the last decade gave TPG pause in pursuing a public listing, sources […]

Technology

AMD’s new Ryzen 6000 laptop chips promise the ultimate portable gaming machines

AMD has officially debuted its new Ryzen 6000 CPUs for laptops at CES 2022, featuring the company’s upgraded Zen 3 Plus architecture, a new 6nm process node, and the debut of AMD’s RDNA 2 graphics architecture for its integrated GPUs. AMD is promising some big gains here, too: up to 1.3 times faster processing, up […]

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‘I lost 13st in 7 months after booking trip of a lifetime and I did it without fads’

When Sam Tyler booked the trip of a lifetime to travel around south east Asia, Australia and New Zealand, he couldn’t wait to jet off to a hot climate. But before he left, the then 19-year-old knew there was something he had to tackle. At 28st, he was severely overweight and thought it would be […]

Sport

Ja’Marr Chase over 100 yards with two TDs, but Bengals trail 21-14

The Chiefs can’t cover Ja’Marr Chase. He has more than 100 yards and two touchdowns midway through the second quarter. Chase’s touchdowns have covered 72 and 18 yards. The 72-yarder was his fourth receiving touchdown of at least 50 yards. Hall of Famer Randy Moss (5) is the only player with more such touchdowns at […]

Lifestyle

Home and dry: what to do with clothes that have been caught in the rain

Getting caught in the rain is depicted on screen with near-comic frequency. From make-out scenes in Nicholas Sparks film to the drama of Shawshank Redemption and Point Break, stormy skies have long been a marker of heightened emotions, desperate declarations and a willingness to well, get wet. With La Niña weather patterns already making this […]

Business

Bloomberg Media CEO and New York Times columnist to start new venture

Bloomberg Media Chief Executive Officer Justin Smith and New York Times (NYT.N) media columnist Ben Smith are departing their respective news organizations to start a new media firm, the two confirmed on Tuesday. Ben Smith will be the editor in chief of the as yet unnamed venture, which will build a newsroom and target “200 […]

Technology

Sony made a camera for its TVs that can scold you for sitting too close

Here’s the so-called “weird Sony” gadget for CES 2022: the Bravia Cam is a new video camera that will come bundled with the company’s very fanciest TVs (like the new QD-OLED A95K) and sold as an optional add-on for the rest of the lineup. You’ll be able to make video calls with it, but Sony […]