Insurance Stories: Voices

George Zucco Mancunian actor George Zucco once took out an unusual insurance policy at Lloyd’s of London. When he moved to Hollywood in 1949, a worried Mr. Zucco insured himself against the risk of ‘losing his English accent’. A similar policy was taken out years later by Lester Henning, a radio, film and television actor … Read more

Josh Jobe, Alabama CB | NFL Draft Scouting Report

We talk about talent factories all the time and which schools might be worthy of the designation, but Alabama is actually a real-life conveyor belt for NFL talent. Alabama CB Josh Jobe is among the next Crimson Tide NFL Draft prospects to hit the professional stage, and thus, his scouting report demands careful consideration. Can … Read more

Miami Dolphins place DeVante Parker, Preston Williams, D.J. Fluker and Elandon Roberts on physically unable to perform list

Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports The Miami Dolphins are dealing with some injuries to begin training camp. The Miami Dolphins placed four players on the physically unable to perform list on Wednesday morning. The team took to Twitter, announcing that D.J. Fluker, DeVante Parker, Preston Williams and Elandon Roberts are on the active/physically unable to perform … Read more

Bengals News (7/28): Tough road ahead

Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images The 2021 schedule may be tougher than some fans are anticipating. Bengals excited to unveil new look defense during training campCornerback Trae Waynes, a first-rounder in his prime and one of their hugest free agents ever, has yet to take a snap as a Bengal after getting injured in the … Read more

Larry Ogunjobi lands on Bengals’ PUP list

Photo by: 2019 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images Ogunjobi’s injury is currently unknown. One of the Cincinnati Bengals’ most important free agent acquisitions will start training camp from the sidelines. Defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi was placed on the team’s Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday morning. Ogunjobi, a fifth-year player, signed a one-year, $6.2 … Read more

Alien invaders will ‘crack Earth open like a NUT’ with advanced space weapons, UFO expert warns

IF ALIENS ever descend upon Earth, humanity wouldn’t stand a chance. In fact, extraterrestrial invaders would “crack this planet open like a nut”, according to one famed UFO expert. Get all the latest Science newsKeep up-to-date with the top Space & Astronomy storiesAll the latest Archaelogy news from dinosaurs to Ancient artefacts Nick PopeNick Pope … Read more

New Fantasy Recommendations | July 2021

New Fantasy Recommendations | July 2021 Looking for a new action-packed fantasy novel? Check out our fantasy picks for this week, we’ve got everything from LGBTQ+ epic fantasy to urban paranormal investigations from USA Today and International Amazon bestselling authors Willow Mason, John Garrett, Kate Haley, R.J. Blain, Aaron D. Schneider, Michael Anderle, and Aldrea … Read more

Shorties (An Excerpt from Dana Spiotta’s New Novel, New Music from Grouper, and more)

BuzzFeed shared an excerpt from Dana Spiotta’s new novel Wayward. Electric Literature interviewed Spiotta. Stream a new song by Grouper. July’s best eBook deals. Today’s best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: American Witches by Susan Fair Evil Geniuses by Kurt Andersen eBooks on sale for $2.99 today: Bossypants by Tina Fey His … Read more

Ben Roethlisberger will need more than box score stats to make a difference in 2021

Ben Roethlisberger missed most of the 2019 NFL season with an injury to his throwing shoulder. His return in 2020 was solid by conventional standards, leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 12-4 record and a playoff berth. However, the advanced metrics indicate that it has actually been quite a few seasons since Roethlisberger contributed to … Read more

Giants’ Sandro Platzgummer removed from NFI list

Yesterday, the New York Giants announced that they were placing three players on the NFI (Non-Football Injury) list as they opened their 2021 training camp. Free agent linebackers Reggie Ragland, Ryan Anderson (back) and running back Sandro Platzgummer (hamstring) were placed on the NFI list. Gallery Who would Giants protect in an NHL-style expansion draft? … Read more

Snap Map adds ‘My Places’ for a Google Maps feel

What if Google Maps, but more Snapchat? That’s what the new “My Places” feature on the disappearing messaging app’s map feels like. My Places, which starts rolling out Wednesday around the world, makes it easier to remember and discover nearby restaurants, bars, and new, well, places. The new map option is already in testing with … Read more

Poco X3 GT offers big battery, fast charging, and a 120Hz display for $299

Poco, a spinoff of Xiaomi’s that made a name for itself with budget-conscious-but-still-fairly-powerful devices, has a new phone: The Poco X3 GT. While Poco’s X series of phones are essentially the company’s flagships, this one comes with a Mediatek processor. However, the Mediatek Dimensity 1100 is an eight-core, 6nm processor which should be able to … Read more