Steve September 27, 2020

When Charles Hughes and Richard Solomon began making plans in 2018 to open their own gay bar in New York’s historic Harlem neighborhood, they had no idea a pandemic would shut them down before they even opened. “The first thing we thought was, ‘Oh, my gosh, we’re going to be out of business before we […]

Steve September 27, 2020

One survivor taken to hospital after high levels of carbon monoxide kill workers at Chongqing mine. Sixteen workers have been killed by excessively high levels of carbon monoxide in a coal mine in southwestern China, according to authorities and state media. A total of 17 people were trapped in the mine located just outside the […]

Steve September 27, 2020

Nearly 5.3 million Swiss voters will decide whether to annul a pact with the European Union on the free movement of people, an important test of attitudes towards foreigners who make up a quarter of the country’s population. The right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) – the biggest in the parliament – has led the charge […]

Steve September 27, 2020

Internet-connected sex toys are a great way to surprise your partner from work (even the home office) or for spicing up long-distance relationships. For some extra excitement, they also add that thrill of potentially having all your very sensitive private data exposed to the public — but hey, it’s not our place to kink-shame. However, […]

Steve September 27, 2020

Microsoft’s next-generation consoles, the Xbox Series X and the Series S, are just around the corner. While the consoles officially launch on November 10 across the globe, they were made available for pre-order a few days ago and sold out quite quickly at most storefronts. For those who could not get their hands on the […]

Steve September 27, 2020

The keyboard that you use for typing on your smartphone is no longer just a keyboard. As smartphones have gotten smarter, so have the keyboards that we use on them. Microsoft’s SwiftKey is one of the most popular third-party keyboards for both Android and iOS devices and over the years, it has turned from a […]

Steve September 27, 2020

Yemen’s warring sides agree to exchange more than 1,000 prisoners during UN-sponsored talks in Switzerland. Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to exchange some 1,000 prisoners, including 19 Saudi soldiers, a partial implementation of trust-building measures agreed during peace talks held in Sweden at the end of 2018. Sources familiar with the talks said the Yemeni […]

Steve September 27, 2020

Violence flares up in Nagorno-Karabakh, with militaries from both sides accusing each other for the major escalation. Heavy fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces has broken out in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, with both sides blaming each other for the major flare-up in violence that led to reports of casualties. Armenia accused neighbouring Azerbaijan of […]

Steve September 27, 2020

On our first family holiday to the Blue Mountains, we were surrounded by thick bush. Early mornings smelled of eucalyptus oil from the gum trees. It was winter and cold, but I delighted in running through the rooms with my brother, pulling on the long cords hanging down from the high ceilings to turn the lights […]

Steve September 27, 2020

President Tweety McTreason rambled incoherently at a campaign event Saturday evening about his nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. Trump whined to his supporters about not receiving the recognition he thinks he deserves during a campaign rally in Middletown, Pennsylvania. “They didn’t cover two Nobel Prizes,” Trump says he told first lady Melania Trump. “I […]

Steve September 27, 2020

Several hundred Proud Boys, a right-wing men’s fraternity, and their supporters gathered at Delta Park in North Portland this afternoon in what they intended as a show of strength for President Tweety McTreason. The event was billed as retribution for Aaron J. Danielson, a Trump-supporting protester killed last month, and Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two […]