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Vikings RB Cook on mend from knee injury

Vikings RB Cook on mend from knee injury

Sports
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, who sustained a severe knee injury early in the 2017 season, is on schedule to return to the field in 2018. Cook, a second-round pick in the 2017 draft, rushed for 354 yards on 74 carries (a 4.8-yard average) and scored two touchdowns in three-plus games in his rookie season. However, he suffered a torn ACL in Week 4 and missed the rest of the season. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman told the Pioneer Press on Thursday that Cook's recovery could lead to the kind of success that former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had when returned to action in 2012 following an ACL injury. Peterson rushed for 2,097 yards in 2012 and was named the league's MVP. "He's progressed very nicely," Spielman said of Cook. "I talked to (director of sports medic...
Tim Cook required to fly only by private jet

Tim Cook required to fly only by private jet

Business
Apple's chief executive Tim Cook has been ordered by the firm to use only private jets for both business and personal transport.In documents filed with the US markets regulator, Apple said the policy was "in the interests of security and efficiency".Apple reported that Mr Cook's personal travel expenses came to $ 93,109 (£69,253) in 2017.His personal security expenses came to $ 224,216, the tech giant added.In 2017, the chief executive's salary was just over $ 3m. He also received $ 9.3m in bonuses, plus $ 89m of shares that were promised to him if he met certain targets.Apple's market capitalisation rose to $ 868bn in November, making it the world's most valuable publicly-traded company.The tech giant has suffered controversy recently.On 21 December, Apple was forced to admit that it had
Apple's Tim Cook prefers augmented reality to VR

Apple's Tim Cook prefers augmented reality to VR

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceApple's chief executive has suggested he is not very enthusiastic about virtual reality.Tim Cook said that he felt that the technology could isolate users and voiced a preference for augmented reality instead.AR involves mixing graphics and real-world views together rather than solely filling a person's view with computer-generated images.One expert suggested Mr Cook's view was becoming more popular in tech circles.Mr Cook expressed his opinion at an event hosted by the University of Oxford, in response to a student's question about what technologies would prove transformative."I'm incredibly excited by AR because I can see uses for it everywhere," Mr Cook replied."I can see uses for it in education, in consumers, in entertainment, in sports. I c...
The 25 Greatest Kitchen Hacks Every Cook Should Know

The 25 Greatest Kitchen Hacks Every Cook Should Know

Health
1 of 25Photo: Jennifer Causey 1. Make Hard-Cooked Eggs a Cinch to Peel This article originally appeared on CookingLight.com.Instead of boiling the traditional way, steam up to a dozen eggs in a steamer basket suspended over boiling water for 15 to 16 minutes; shells slip right off.Advertisement2 of 25Photo: Jennifer Causey 2. Make the Best Roasted Veggies Place the pan in the oven as it preheats; when the vegetables hit that hot surface, they get a delicious jump-start on browning.3 of 25Illustration: Olivier Kugler 3. Improvise a Brush When you can't find your pastry or basting brush—or don't have one—make a quick, disposable stand-in:
Cook hits 243 as England take control – report & highlights

Cook hits 243 as England take control – report & highlights

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device First Investec Test, Edgbaston, day twoEngland 514-8 dec: Cook 243, Root 136, Malan 65, Chase 4-113West Indies 44-1West Indies trail by 470 runsScorecardAlastair Cook remorselessly churned out 243 as England tightened their grip on West Indies on day two of the day-night Test at Edgbaston. Cook batted for almost 10 hours, his eventual dismissal prompting England's declaration at 514-8.Dawid Malan, looking to secure a place at number five, scored 65, his maiden Test half-century.West Indies had reached 44-1, 470 behind, when rain forced the players off with 26 overs left to bowl.Cook absolutely critical to Ashes hopes - AgnewMalan 'knew it was going to turn around'TMS podcast: Vaughan reviews...