News That Matters

Tag: next

Seahawks' Chancellor intends to play next season

Seahawks' Chancellor intends to play next season

Sports
Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor intends to play in 2018, according to a published report. Chancellor, who suffered a season-ending neck injury in November, expects to be back with the Seahawks providing he receives medical clearance, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported. The 29-year-old Chancellor's $ 6.8 million salary for 2018 was guaranteed on Friday, the trigger day for the team to make any moves on contracts. He signed a three-year extension in August. There has been speculation about Chancellor's future after he posted an image on Instagram that appeared to reflect he was walking away from the team. Following the season, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that Chancellor and defensive end Cliff Avril would have a "hard time" in coming back from their neck injuries. Chancellor's ei...
Scientists successfully clone monkeys; are humans up next?

Scientists successfully clone monkeys; are humans up next?

Technology
For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep to create healthy monkeys, bringing science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans. Since Dolly's birth in 1996, scientists have cloned nearly two dozen kinds of mammals, including dogs, cats, pigs, cows and polo ponies, and have also created human embryos with this method. But until now, they have been unable to make babies this way in primates, the category that includes monkeys, apes and people. "The barrier of cloning primate species is now overcome," declared Muming Poo of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai. In a paper released Wednesday by the journal Cell, he and his colleagues announced that they successfully created two macaques. The female baby monkey...
How to nail your next job interview, via text

How to nail your next job interview, via text

Finance
Five steps to ace that job interviewThe next time a recruiter contacts you, don't be surprised if it's by text. Companies are increasingly using personal texts or text-based platforms to open a dialogue and speed up their interview process, in place of early-stage "phoners" or screening calls. By pushing the chat-based systems that function like Slack or Google Apps (eco-systems where so many employees happily co-exist in-house) to the outside of employment, recruiters can get through 10 times as many applicants a day, according to Canvas, a text-based interviewing system. "It is a level of engagement and an efficiency that you can't do with email and phone," says Ann Hightower, director of internal operations at Tx:Team, a physical, occupational and speech therapy company based in India...
Festive joy for Next as sales jump

Festive joy for Next as sales jump

Business
Sales at Next have unexpectedly risen over the Christmas period, prompting the fashion retailer to raise its profit forecast.Cold weather boosted trade ahead of Christmas, sending full-price sales up 1.5% - far better than the 0.3% fall it had expected.A 13.6% rise in online sales offset a 6.1% decline in store sales in the 54 days to 24 December.As a result Next said annual profits were expected to rise by £8m to £725m.That remained considerably lower than the £790.2 million for the year to January 2017.Shares rose more than 9% in morning trading..The retailer warned that many of the challenges it faced last year, such as subdued consumer demand and lower spending on clothing, would persist in 2018.However, chief executive Lord Wolfson said the retailer was now much more optimistic about
Next stop indecent exposure: Cardi B rocks most shocktastic outfit of the year

Next stop indecent exposure: Cardi B rocks most shocktastic outfit of the year

Entertainment
STARTRAKPHOTOBUXOM: Cardi B made sure her assets took centre stageThe rapper, who has picked up two 2018 Grammy nominations for her track Bodak Yellow, turns more than a few heads as she arrived at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.Keen to dominate the headlines, Cardi B slipped into a standout silver number with ripped fishnet tights.Looking like she had just stepped out of a a spaceship, the futuristic outfit left almost nothing to the imagination.Letting her enhanced assets do the talking, Cardi B ditched her bra to flaunt her killer cleavage.The biggest boobs in showbiz We take a look at the most impressive cleavage in showbiz STARTRAKPHOTOCHEEKY: Cardi B vamped up her image on the red carpet Pushing up her boobs as much as possible the star oozed sex appeal ...