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YC-backed Pangea discusses growth, fundraising ahead of demo day

Pangea, a marketplace startup that wants to connect college freelancers and companies in need of digital help, is seeing its growth rate accelerate as it races toward the impending Y Combinator demo day. It’s traditional around this time that startups i

Police investigate after referee gets SUPLEXED at girls basketball game in US (VIDEO)

Police are reported to be investigating a violent incident in an Indiana girls travel basketball game after an on-court brawl led to a spectator storming the court and body-slamming an official. Read Full Article at

Chinese vaccine 67% effective in preventing symptomatic Covid-19, says Chilean govt

The Chilean Ministry of Health has released real-world data from its use of the Covid-19 vaccine, developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac, which suggests the jab is less effective than its peers. Read Full Article at

Merkel says she’s ‘happy’ after receiving AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine as blood clot concerns persist

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has received her first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 just days after her government agreed a new age limit on the beleaguered jab over blood clot concerns. Read Full Article at

Boxing novice Jake Paul labeled 'deluded' after claiming McGregor fight is 'closer than people think'

YouTube boxing rookie Jake Paul has been labeled 'deluded' by combat sport fans after claiming that a fight with UFC legend Conor McGregor is 'closer than people think'. Read Full Article at

Germany facing ‘very serious’ third wave, Merkel warns in push for wider Covid powers

Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on MPs to pass legislation giving the federal government power to impose Covid restrictions on Germany’s states, after officials criticized the slow response of some regions to soaring cases. Read Full Article at

Aaron Donald’s attorney: Rams star did not assault man

The Rams star's attorney says there is video evidence that proves Donald did not attack the victim.

SmackDown: April 16, 2021

The blue brand prepares for the fallout from WrestleMania as Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode look to defend the SmackDown Tag Team Titles against The Street Profits, Rey Mysterio battles Otis and more.

Greg Jennings: Cowboys lack depth of defense and should avoid drafting Kyle Pitts | UNDISPUTED

We’ve all heard reports that Jerry Jones has become QUOTE 'infatuated' with Kyle Pitts ahead of the draft, and it sounds like the Florida tight end reciprocates the interest. In an interview earlier this week, Pitts revealed he had a conversation with Jerr

Nelo raises $3M to grow ‘buy now, pay later’ in Mexico

Buy now, pay later is a way of paying for purchases via installment loans that generally have no interest. The concept has grown in popularity in recent years, especially in markets such as the United States, Europe and Australia. Numerous players abound, al

State-owned power giant NTPC to raise Rs 3,996 cr via bonds next week

The firm will issue non-convertible bonds on Tuesday

How are asteroids, space weather and space debris detected before they hit Earth?

The European Space Agency’s Space Situational Awareness program is tackling the problem on three fronts.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Career retrospective

You could make the argument that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the most-overlooked basketball player based on his production. That’s incredible, given his significant height and the fact he played in Los Angeles for many years.

Chen tops Hanyu to win men's free skate at World Team Trophy

OSAKA, Japan (AP) - Three-time world champion Nathan Chen won the free skate at the figure skating World Team Trophy on Friday to continue his dominance of two-time Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu. First after the short program, Chen opened with a quadrupl

Trained dogs can smell coronavirus in your pee

Dogs can sniff out SARS-CoV-2 in urine samples with 96% accuracy, according to a proof-of-concept study.

Copper futures dip 1% to Rs 711 per kg, experts suggest #39;buy on dip#39; strategy

MCX Copper April has given a breakout of its range-bound movement where it is moving towards its all-time high level of Rs 737 level indicating a strong uptrend in the counter.

NFL games could be played in Germany, Canada in 2022?

NFL EVP of strategy and growth Chris Halpin noted that Germany and Canada rank first and second in the overseas market for viewership and fantasy sports activity tied.

Hawaii program for tourists in need may close due to cuts

HONOLULU (AP) - A 24-year-old Hawaii program that has helped tourists following traumatic events has said it may have to close. The Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii said it would not survive beyond this summer if proposed legislative budget cuts take effect, H

What we all missed in UiPath’s latest IPO filing

Robotic process automation platform UiPath filed its first S-1/A this week, setting an initial price range for its shares. The numbers were impressive, if slightly disappointing because what UiPath indicated in terms of its potential IPO value was a lower va

GM’s second $2.3B battery plant with LG Chem to open in late 2023

GM and LG Chem announced Friday plans to build a second U.S. battery cell factory — a $2.3 billion facility in Spring Hill, Tennessee that will supply the automaker with the cells needed for the 30 electric vehicle models it plans to launch by mid decade. C

The IPO market is sending us mixed messages

If you only stayed up to date with the Coinbase direct listing this week, you’re forgiven. It was, after all, one heck of a flotation. But underneath the cryptocurrency exchange’s public debut, other IPO news that matters did happen this week. An

Facebook’s decision-review body to take “weeks” longer over Trump ban call

Facebook’s self-styled and handpicked ‘Oversight Board’ will make a decision on whether or not to overturn an indefinite suspension of the account of former president Donald Trump within “weeks”, it said in a brief update stateme

Reform the US low-income broadband program by rebuilding Lifeline

The U.S. Lifeline program, a monthly subsidy designed to help low-income families afford telephone services, needs to be polished to ensure all Americans have access to broadband internet.

Retail spending spiked in March as $1,400 checks hit, but don't fall for 'revenge spending' stories

Close to 160 million stimulus checks totaling more than $375 billion have reached U.S. households since the passage of the American Rescue Plan, and retail sales showed the effects in March. That means a big boost to the economy—and needed purchas

‘Letting these girls know I’m here’: UFC fan favorite Cortez targets title run as she makes ‘emotional’ return to Vegas

Tracy Cortez returns to a place which changed her life when she meets Justine Kish at the UFC Apex on Saturday night – but the Mexican-American star says it will all be business when she steps into the octagon. Read Full Article at

People getting more Covid scans leads to more lung cancers being detected – 1st Russian Honorary Fellow of top US surgical society

The coronavirus pandemic has seen more people taking chest CT scans and greater detection of early stage lung cancer, surgeon Igor Khatkov, the first-ever Russian Honorary Fellow of the American Surgical Association, told RT. Read Full Article at

Finn Bálor Recalls His Visit to India and Love for Indian Food: WWE Now India

Finn Bálor Recalls His Visit to India and Love for Indian Food: WWE Now India

Brandon Marshall: There’s no pressure on Bill Belichick to draft a franchise QB | FIRST THINGS FIRST

Bill Belichick held his first press conference of the offseason, and discussed quarterbacks and the New England Patriots' draft strategy. Nick Wright believes Belichick is under immense pressure to draft a franchise quarterback after his former quarterback To

Antoine Walker: The Lakers need Anthony Davis to take pressure off LeBron James | FIRST THINGS FIRST

Anthony Davis has been cleared for full-contact practice, signaling his return to the court is near. With LeBron still set to sit out due to injury, Antoine Walker tells the First Things First crew what he expects to see from AD when he rejoins the Los Angele

Nick Wright: I’d rather have Anthony Davis than James Harden or Kawhi Leonard in the postseason | FIRST THINGS FIRST

Nick Wright talks Anthony Davis' return to the court after he's been cleared for full-contact practice. The Lakers have survived without LeBron James and AD thus far, but Nick lays out why he believes any doubts against AD's ability to make a strong return t

Nick Wright: 76ers are best built to beat the Nets, the Clippers are not | FIRST THINGS FIRST

The Los Angeles Clippers face off against the Philadelphia 76ers tonight. Nick Wright & Antoine Marshall decide which team is a bigger threat to win the title ahead of tonight's matchup. Antoine makes a case for the Clippers, but Nick decides that since the N

Xbox Series S is now in stock at Microsoft's store - CNET

Act quickly.

GM and LG to build second US battery plant with $2.3B investment - Roadshow

The companies' joint venture, Ultium Cells, selected Spring Hill, Tennessee, for the facility.

Get Gloomhaven at Amazon for $88 right now - CNET

That's only $3 more than its lowest-ever price.

Forex reserves surge by $4.34 billion to $581.21 billion

In the reporting week ended April 9, 2021, the increase in forex reserves was on account of a rise in foreign currency assets (FCA), a major component of the overall reserves.

Diego Maradona jersey from first World Cup game expected to fetch $200K at auction

Maradona made his World Cup debut on June 13, 1982, in a group stage match against Belgium.

Lakers star Anthony Davis cleared for practice, nearing a return

Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said after the game that star Anthony Davis has been cleared for full-contact practice and he's closing in on a return after missing 27 straight games due to calf strain and Achilles tendinosis.

James Harden remains sidelined with hamstring strain, will miss Hornets game

James Harden will miss his fifth straight game on Friday when the Brooklyn Nets host the Charlotte Hornets.  The three-time scoring champion has been dealing with a hamstring strain.

PS5 restock updates: How to find the PlayStation 5 at Walmart, Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy and more - CNET

The Sony PS5 is still the hottest ticket in gaming. Here are all the links you need to see if it's in stock.

Game of Thrones is 10. But what happened to the world's biggest TV show? - CNET

George RR Martin and HBO have GoT prequels and novels on the way, but a calamitous season 8 finale may have killed off the saga.
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