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Declaration of Juneteenth holiday sparks scramble in states

COLUMBUS: Congress and President Joe Biden acted with unusual swiftness this week in approving Juneteenth as a national holiday, a move that sent many states scrambling to clarify their policies on the observance with less than a business day’s notice. Nearly all states recognize Juneteenth in some fashion, at least on paper. But most have […]


The Case of the Stolen Watch Detective

Over Christopher A. Marinello’s 35-year career as a lawyer and art recovery expert, stolen paintings have made up the bulk of his caseload. But of late, Mr. Marinello, 59, who has, by his own reckoning, recovered more than $515 million worth of art and artifacts, is increasingly being called upon to recover luxury timepieces. In […]


How to get early access via Google Play Store

Battlegrounds Mobile India, a new version of the popular battle royale game PUBG Mobile has been re-introduced in India. The company that owns the game, Krafton has introduced the game with a few changes that are specific to India. The original game was banned last year by the Indian govt due to its links with […]


Barcelona see Bayern’s Kingsley Coman as Ousmane Dembele replacement

Amid all the action at the Euros and Copa America, the summer transfer window has opened for some leagues with Europe’s biggest clubs looking to make a splash in the transfer market. Check out the latest gossip below, and see see all official deals here. TOP STORY: Barcelona look to Coman as Dembele replacement Barcelona […]

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UN Calls For Member States To “Prevent Flow Of Arms Into Myanmar”

The UN resolution calls on Myanmar military to “stop all violence against peaceful protesters” (File). New York: The United Nations General Assembly on Friday called for a stop to the flow of arms to Myanmar and urged the military to respect November election results and release political detainees, including leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The […]


Rule of land supreme, not your policy: Parliamentary panel to Twitter officials

NEW DELHI: The parliamentary standing committee on information technology on Friday summoned Twitter officials and emphasised that the laws followed in the country are supreme and the social media platform needs to abide by them, news agency PTI reported quoting sources. “Rule of land is supreme and not your policy,” the panel told representatives of […]


As England’s attack sputters vs. Scotland, pressure is on Southgate to find goals in his Three Lions team

LONDON — England reached the 2018 World Cup semifinals by scoring just three goals from open play. Gareth Southgate and his coaching staff offset this issue by developing a sustained and inventive threat from set pieces, chiefly through mastering the adaptation to VAR quicker than most other countries. The rich array of attacking talent England […]

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Portugal Orders Lisbon Into Weekend Lockdown as Delta Variant Spreads

The Portuguese authorities ordered a weekend lockdown of the capital region of Lisbon starting on Friday in an attempt to blunt a recent surge of new infections, offering a powerful reminder that even as Europe seeks to reopen more fully, the virus still poses challenges. The decision came after Portugal registered this week its highest […]

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Diana Statue Event May ‘Break Ice’ for Prince William and Harry, Says Royal Biographer

The unveiling of a new statue of Diana, princess of Wales, next month could help thaw frosty ties between her sons prince William and Prince Harry, a royal biographer said Friday. The princes are due to attend the July 1 ceremony in the gardens of Kensington Palace, unveiling a statue they commissioned to mark what […]


Female-Focused Smartwatches That Look Smart Too

From the subdued, elegant Apple Hermès with a rectangular case to the glittery round-dial Michael Kors and the sporty, connected Tag Heuer worn by the tennis star Naomi Osaka, one would think that women have plenty of choices when it comes to digital watches. But Garmin, the technology behemoth, saw an opening. In January, Garmin […]