Twitter updates level the playing field for emoji character counts

Twitter announced today on its developer forum that all emojis will count evenly toward the platform’s maximum 280 character limit. Before this update, various modifiers such as gender and skin tone caused certain emojis to use up more characters than other emojis. Practically, this means that now every emoji counts as the same amount of […]

Diabetes: Eight breakfast swaps to control your blood sugar level

DIABETES is a lifelong condition that causes the level of sugar in the blood to become too high. While diabetes sufferers don’t have to completely cut sugar from their diet, they should limit the amount they consume. Here are eight alternative breakfast ideas you can try which aren’t high in sugar.

Diabetes: Eight breakfast swaps to control your blood sugar level

If not properly treated, diabetes can lead to serious medical complications including heart disease, strokes, nerve damage, kidney problems and loss of vision. However, it can be controlled by taking medication and by making changes to your lifestyle. Many breakfast choices are high in sugar or fat, which are not recommended for diabetes sufferers. “A […]

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Trailer: Drew Goddard’s New Movie Takes Hotel Horror Stories to Another Level

Drew Goddard gives new meaning to the term “hotel horror stories” with the trailer for his stylish new thriller, Bad Times at the El Royale. The Cabin in the Woods director’s latest film features a frequently shirtless, sometimes wet, Chris Hemsworth as a cult leader who descends upon a strange novelty hotel and its unsuspecting guests, played by Jon […]

State of emergency in Michigan county as tested water is 20 times the safe level for PFAS chemicals

A state of emergency has been declared in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, after high levels of man-made PFAS chemicals were found in the drinking water in two towns. The contaminants pose severe health risks and can lead to cancer. Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley announced the state of emergency on Sunday although high concentrations of per- and […]

Trump says US-UK relationship ‘highest level of special’

Donald Trump, who stirred tension in the UK by giving a critical interview to a tabloid newspaper about Prime Minister Theresa May, said he ranked the relationship between the two nations as ‘highest level of special’. Standing next to May during a joint media conference, Trump repeatedly stressed his “tremendous respect” to his host and […]

Jared Kushner’s security clearance reportedly limits his access to some high level US secrets

Reuters/Jonathan Ernst President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, reportedly does not have a high-enough security clearance level to gain access to some of the most sensitive US government secrets. Kushner was granted a permanent security clearance in late May, but only at the “top secret” level. A top secret clearance does not provide access to […]

QOTD: Your Level of Wrenchitude?

If you’re expending bandwidth on this site, chances are you’re a bit of a gearhead. In addition to eating, breathing, and talking cars, I’m willing to wager more than a few of us turn a wrench on our own vehicles when the need arises. Such a need popped up in our house this week. Our […]

Family doctors crisis as job vacancies are at highest ever level

And recruitment problems are concentrated on certain practices, with two-thirds of vacancies at those with more than one position unfilled. The British Medical Association reacted to the poll of 660 GPs out today, warning that shortages were creating “unmanageable workloads”. The BMA’s Dr Richard Vautrey said: “The Government must prioritise general practice and urgently invest […]