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Musk Sends Twitter Stock Price Fluttering

Elon Musk sent Twitter’s stock on a rollercoaster ride early Friday as he claimed that his $44 billion deal to take over the site was “temporarily on hold” — then insisted hours later that he was “still committed” to the buyout. “Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of […]

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Oil Prices Gallop!

Oil prices run up to about 4 percent on Friday as United States gasoline prices jumped to a record high. This move comes as China seeks to ease pandemic restrictions and investors worry about whether supplies will tighten if the European Union bans Russian oil. Brent futures rose $4.10, or 3.8 percent, to settle at $111.55 a barrel. US West […]

SPORTS

Thompson-Herah And Parchment Among Winners At 2022 Puerto Rico Athletics Classic

Reigning Olympic champions Hansle Parchment and Elaine Thompson-Herah were among the winners at Thursday’s Puerto Rico International Classic in Ponce. Parchment sped to a season’s best mark 13.15 for victory in the Men’s 110m hurdles ahead of the USA’s current world leader Devon Allen (13.20) and Jamal Britt (13.30). The Women’s 100m hurdles was won by the USA’s Alaysha Johnson […]

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Pollard Gets Time Off As Mumbai Indians Struggles In IPL

Windies’ former ODI and T20 captain Kieron Pollard will not celebrate his 35th birthday on the pitch. According to press reports, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said a collective decision was made to exclude the hard-hitting batsman from the lineup against Chennai Super Kings. Pollard has had a poor outing for his IPL team this season. In 11 IPL matches […]

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Powell Being Tipped For Windies T20 Vice-Captaincy

Radio Jamaica Sports understands that Jamaican all-rounder Rovman Powell is being tipped to be the vice-captain for the West Indies T-20 team. Shai Hope was named as Nicholas Pooran’s deputy for the 50-over format, but no name was mentioned as vice-captain for the Twenty20 Internationals. Powell has the experience of captaining the West Indies in three One Day Internationals on […]

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Veteran Broadcaster And Theatre Legend Barbara Gloudon Dead At 87

Photo credit: Facebook Veteran broadcaster and theatre legend Barbara Gloudon has died. Gloudon died in hospital on Wednesday night. She was a former Jamaica Observer columnist. Gloudon hosted a radio talk show for 30 years and was chair of the Little Theatre Movement. Having received numerous awards and honors, Gloudon was bestowed with the Order of Jamaica in 1992 and, […]

BUSINESS

A Lot Of Glee As Twitter Seeks To Set Trump Free

Former President Trump may soon see his Twitter account restored once Elon Musk achieves his goal of taking full control of the social media platform. Musk, the reputed billionaire, has set plans in motion to purchase Twitter for $44 billion. Musk had posited earlier that Twitter should be more “reluctant to delete things” and “very cautious with permanent bans.” He […]

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Apple Set To Discontinue iPod Touch

Apple has announced it is discontinuing its original music player, the iPod Touch.  The firm says it will remain available to buy while stocks last. It was last updated in 2019. The iconic MP3 player was launched in 2001 and could up to store 1,000 tracks.  It was designed by Tony Fadell, who later invented the iPhone. Support The Readers […]

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Adams, Haynes Blast Players For Being Unable To Meet Minimum Fitness Requirements

Cricket West Indies lead selector Desmond Haynes and Director of Cricket Jimmy Adams have blasted players for not being able to meet minimum fitness standards that would qualify them for selection to the senior men’s squad. “I’m pretty disappointed as well,” Haynes said speaking in a press conference on Monday. “When you look at the amount of cricket that is […]