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Raheem Mostert: 49ers rookie RBs handling transition to pros “so well”

Raheem Mostert is used to being part of a running back committee with the 49ers, but the names are going to be different this year. Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon are off the roster and Jeff Wilson is recovering from a torn meniscus that will keep him out for several months. Wayne Gallman signed with […]

Lifestyle

Connective tissue protein fights bacterial infection

A connective tissue protein known to support the framework of organs also encourages immune responses that fight bacterial infections, while restraining responses that can be deadly in the condition called sepsis, a new study finds. Led by researchers from NYU Grossman School of Medicine, the work revolves around the extracellular matrix (ECM) of connective tissues, […]

Business

Toshiba board chair likely to scrape through with reappointment at crucial AGM

Toshiba Corp (6502.T) Board Chairman Osamu Nagayama is tipped to win reappointment at a pivotal shareholders’ meeting this Friday – albeit by a thin margin, two people familiar with the matter said. Nagayama has come under intense pressure to resign after an independent investigation this month found Toshiba had colluded with Japan’s trade ministry to […]

Technology

Explained | What are Gigafactories, and RIL’s Big Plan to Build Four of Them

At the recently concluded 44th RIL AGM, Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, announced that the company will make a major push for new and renewable sources of energy. As part of his move, Ambani stated that Reliance Industries now plans to build four “gigafactories”, which will be intended to “manufacture and […]

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Wyoming man calls to ask why he wasn’t arrested, is arrested

A Wyoming man who asked a sheriff’s dispatcher why he hadn’t been arrested soon found himself in handcuffs. The 62-year-old man called the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday to ask why he hadn’t been arrested after deputies raided his house the previous day. Asked why he should be arrested, the man said meth use, […]

Sport

Giants LB calls Daniel Jones “a different type of competitor”

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is entering the pivotal third season of his career. He’s displayed some flashes since New York selected him at No. 6 overall in 2019. But he hasn’t shown the kind of consistency that would make the Giants’ decision on his pending fifth-year option easy. Still, one of Jones’ teammates is on […]

Lifestyle

Alzheimer’s and aducanumab: Unjust profits and false hopes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s controversial decision to approve aducanumab for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease raises at least three major ethical issues that need to be addressed, states a new article in the Hastings Center Report: Billions of dollars in Medicare resources (which is to say, taxpayer dollars) are at risk of being […]

Business

Daimler wants to produce its own battery cells – Business Insider

German luxury carmaker Daimler AG (DAIGn.DE) wants to manufacture its own battery cells, Business Insider reported on Tuesday, citing company sources. Daimler struck a deal to buy lithium-ion battery cells from Farasis Energy (688567.SS) in 2019 and the Chinese-American supplier had intended to build a factory in East Germany to help the Mercedes-Benz maker ramp […]

Technology

Tencent now owns majority stake in Spec Ops: The Line studio Yager

Chinese conglomerate Tencent now holds a majority stake in Yager, the Berlin-based developer behind cult favourite 2012 shooter Spec Ops: The Line. Tencent first acquired a small stake in the company back in February 2020. At the time, Yager said it would put the funds towards its free-to-play multiplayer game The Cycle, and then unnamed […]

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Yabba dabba dispute resolved. Fred Flintstone can stay

Fred Flintstone fought the law — and he won. Technically, the owner of the fanciful Flintstones house in a posh San Francisco suburb settled a lawsuit with the town of Hillsborough. But the agreement will allow Fred and his friends to remain. In a yabba dabba dispute that pitted property rights against government rules that […]