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Newcastle United 3-1 Southampton: Ayoze Perez hat-trick gives Newcastle victory

Newcastle United 3-1 Southampton: Ayoze Perez hat-trick gives Newcastle victory

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez said he 'wants to compete' after watching his team beat Southampton at St James's Park.Ayoze Perez made the difference, scoring all three goals as they saw off a spirited second-half performance from the Saints.Benitez, who is out of contract in the summer, said nothing had changed in regard to his job situation and suggested he still needs assurances before deciding his future. "We are in the same position as we were before," he said. "When I came here, I could see the potential of the clu...

Tech entrepreneur gives $25M in cryptocurrency to alma mater

Technology
A tech entrepreneur and his wife have made a very Silicon Valley donation to his San Francisco alma mater — $ 25 million, mostly in cryptocurrency. The gift from Chris Larsen, founder of cryptocurrency company Ripple, and his wife Lyna Lam, to San Francisco State University is already giving officials an education in digital financial services. Venesia Thompson-Ramsay, interim vice president for university advancement, said Friday the November donation came in as about 56 million XRP — one of thousands of digital-only currencies. Its value has fluctuated since then. Larsen, who donated $ 3 million in cash, has guaranteed his alma mater he will make up the difference until the school has the promised $ 25 million. "This was a learning process for all of us because we never had to deal w
'Baby Grady' gives fertility hope to boys with cancer

'Baby Grady' gives fertility hope to boys with cancer

Health
Scientists say they have made a significant leap towards helping boys with cancer stay fertile, thanks to a baby monkey called Grady.Cancer treatment can damage a boy's undeveloped testes and leaves a third of survivors infertile in adulthood. Baby Grady is the first primate born using frozen samples of testicles taken before her dad started puberty. Experts said the technique, detailed in the journal Science, could soon be used in the clinic.Chemotherapy and radiotherapy can destroy someone's ability to have children. Women and girls can have eggs or ovaries frozen in order to have children after their cancer therapy is over.Adult men can have a sperm sample frozen, but this is not an option for boys who have not gone through pu...
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives first interview as Manchester United caretaker manager, vows all players will have a ‘clean slate’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives first interview as Manchester United caretaker manager, vows all players will have a ‘clean slate’

Sports
FRESH START The Norwegian was appointed after the club sacked Jose Mourinho this week Manchester United’s new caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given his first interview since being appointed to the role. The 45-year-old succeeded Jose Mourinho on Wednesday, after the Portuguese manager was deposed just 24 hours earlier. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sat down with MUTV Solskjaer joined from Molde to take up the position at Old Trafford alongside Mike Phelan, Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna until the end of the 2018/19 season. Upon arriving back at the club he used to play for, Solskjaer told MUTV: “It’s great. It feels like coming home. It’s been a few whirlwind days. It’s been very hectic. It’s great to...
Tiny beetle gives clues for continental drift

Tiny beetle gives clues for continental drift

Science
Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A small, ancient beetle might provide clues to how the Earth's landmass shifted, a study says. Researcher Shuhei Yamamoto believes a beetle trapped in piece of Burmese amber from 99 million years ago is the distant ancestor to insects found on the other side of the world today. He came upon this beetle in 2016, and now he thinks could provide more evidence for the theory of continental drift. "Like koalas and kangaroos today, certain animals that we think lived in Gondwanaland are only found in one part of the world. Although Propiestus went extinct long ago, our finding probably shows some amazing connections between Southern Hemisphere and Myanmar," Yamamoto said. "Our finding fits well with the hypothesis that, unlike today, Myanmar was once located in the Southern Hem...