8 Books You Need to Read This August

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami (Knopf; August 12)1Q84, Murakami has produced something so taut and approachable — though it still retains his cool fabulism — that it may expand the Japanese lit icon’s fan base even further. Prompted by a new girlfriend, a depressed architect decides to look up and […]

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Script Book Announced

The Special Rehearsal Edition of the script for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II will be published simultaneously in digital and print editions following the play’s world premiere this summer, and will comprise of the version of the play script at the time of the play’s preview performances. Theatre previews allow […]

Lionel Messi pays tribute to Maradona but gets BOOKED for taking off Barcelona shirt to reveal Newell’s Old Boys jersey

Maradona’s family from son-in-law Aguero to love children He once threatened to have Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher shot The time Maradona played for Tottenham The last ever picture taken of the footballing icon Troubled final years including 2018 World Cup antics Tributes led by great rival Pele and heir Lionel Messi PICTURED: Life in pics […]

11pm Chelsea transfer news LIVE: Lionel Messi tussle with Blues ‘in equation’, Spurs reaction, FA Cup draw

“With the transfer ban last year, it was more about the younger players coming in and being efficient as a team to at least stay where we are and look further forward in improvement. I think we made good steps on that front.

Things to do this February half term – 30 ideas for the kids including cheap days out

Meanwhile for a longer break there are lodges and glamping pods on offer too with prices from £65pp a night – and if it’s a bit too cold to get in the water, there are plenty of dry-side obstacle courses and activities including trampolines.

VR escape rooms from Pixar and Oculus alumni can help you escape, for a little while

The new app is looking to build self-contained VR-based escape room events, in a sense like real-world ticketed VR experience The Void, which tapped into Marvel and Star Wars and Disney films. The Void, and other physical entertainment spaces, have been off-limits during the coronavirus lockdown. Even when businesses open up further, it may take time […]

Trump tears into Twitter claiming it makes up ‘false trends’ that discriminate against conservatives and demands Section 230 be repealed

The measure’s history dates back to the 1950s, when bookstore owners were being held liable for selling books containing ‘obscenity,’ which is not protected by the First Amendment. One case eventually made it to the Supreme Court, which held that it created a ‘chilling effect’ to hold someone liable for someone else´s content.

Strategic leadership for success in an age of disruption

With less than a month to go, and a few slots remaining, what else are you waiting for? Take a life-changing step now and book a space for yourself and other executives. Do not allow your organisation to become a case study of those that “Failed during the pandemic”. Yes, it’s affecting all businesses worldwide, […]

AstraZeneca boss dismisses criticism of Oxford coronavirus vaccine’s ‘shaky science’ – amid fears it might NOT be approved by regulators – and insists the jab works ‘whichever way you cut the data’

Oxford said there have been no serious safety concerns. Mild side effects have been relatively common in small trials, with many participants reporting that their arm hurt after the jab and they later suffered a headache, exhaustion or muscle pain. More data is being collected.

Microsoft Surface Duo took me on a roller coaster of emotions

New devices demand new software: new games or apps made specifically for that platform that then let you see how it works and what makes it exciting. The Surface Duo lacks those system-selling apps. Microsoft’s core apps still feel buggy and weird on the Duo, and too limiting. I can drag text across apps, but […]