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Seahawks activate Travis Homer from PUP list

Running back Travis Homer passed his physical and returned to practice with the team on Tuesday after missing the first four weeks of camp with a calf injury. Homer, a sixth-round pick in 2019, has played in 25 games for the Seahawks over the last two seasons with one start. He also started two playoff […]

Lifestyle

Fibrosis ablation shows promise in atrial fibrillation with low grade fibrotic myopathy

Image-guided fibrosis ablation in addition to pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) does not improve ablation success rates compared to PVI alone in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF), according to an intention-to-treat analysis presented in a Hot Line session today at ESC Congress 2021. Nevertheless, in as-treated analyses, covering low grade atrial fibrosis with ablation lesions […]

Business

Barclays bets on India again with $400 mln infusion for banking, wealth businesses

Barclays (BARC.L) said on Thursday it is pumping in more than $400 million into its India arm to tap rising corporate and investment banking activity in the country that is now recovering from the pandemic. This is Barclays’ single largest capital infusion in its Indian business in the last three decades. It comes after the […]

Technology

Horizon Zero Dawn’s newest update unlocks 60fps on PS5

Sony has released a new update for Horizon Zero Dawn enabling 60fps on PS5. The game was previously locked to 30fps on Sony’s newest console, so this update should help the game feel that much smoother. A Verge colleague has confirmed that the update, 1.53, is available to download and install now. Horizon Zero Dawn […]

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Tennessee Goodwill workers return donated WWII letters to family

Employees at a Tennessee thrift store found a stash of World War II letters in a donated jewelry box and were able to return them to the family. Melinda Brummitt was examining some donated items earlier this month at the Goodwill store in Kingsport when she found an old jewelry box with a broken leg […]

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Pete Carroll: John Reid adds depth, speed at cornerback for Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks jumped in to acquire cornerback John Reid from the Houston Texans in trade after it became known the Texans were intending on releasing Reid as a part of their roster cuts this week. The Seahawks sent a conditional seventh-round pick to Houston in exchange for Reid, who will help add some depth […]

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Genetically changed mosquitoes could transform Africa’s long fight against malaria

It has been said that malaria breeds poverty, and poverty breeds malaria. This is the reality in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, where after decades of control initiatives there were still some 384,000 deaths and 188 million malaria cases in 2019. Malaria prevention in African countries heavily depends on using insecticide treated bed nets and […]

Business

S.Africa’s Woolworths restores dividend as profit jumps

South African retailer Woolworths Holdings (WHLJ.J) resumed dividend payouts on Thursday after its annual profit surged and the sale of some Australian properties helped it to cut its debt. The clothing, food and homeware retailer had been renegotiating leases, reducing capital expenditure and cutting costs to help bolster its balance sheet. It has also sold […]

Technology

Microsoft announces $549 Halo-themed Xbox Series X console

Microsoft’s first custom Halo-branded Xbox Series X console will arrive on November 15th. The $549.99 console includes dark metallic paneling, gold accents, and a star pattern to match the Halo universe. It even powers on and off with custom Halo-themed sounds, and Microsoft has changed the top fan section of the Xbox Series X from […]

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Two wolves escape enclosure at Netherlands zoo

A zoo in the Netherlands was temporarily closed when visitors spotted two wolves that had escaped from their enclosure. The Amersfoort Zoo said in a Facebook post that visitors were ushered into indoor areas Monday when two wolves were seen wandering outside of their enclosure near the back of the park. The zoo was temporarily […]