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Spanish fishing boats land only a tenth of normal catch of octopus

Spanish fishing boats are landing only a tenth of their normal summer catch of octopus – an unheard-of drop. To date, since 1 July they have caught 38 tonnes of octopus, compared with a normal average of 378 tonnes over the same period. Income has slumped by 84%. Catches vary from year to year but […]

Sport

‘Sizable’ number of NBA players advocating for finishing season

The Bucks – then Rockets, Thunder, Lakers and Trail Blazers – decided to boycott their playoff games today. In response, the NBA postponed those games. But players aren’t united on sitting out long-term. This same discussion happened before the resumption. Some players urged boycotting. Others advocated for playing. Obviously, a large majority decided to report […]

Lifestyle

Recovery protocol cuts opioid use after elective neurosurgery

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols can reduce postoperative use of opioids in patients undergoing elective spine and peripheral nerve surgical procedures, according to a study published online Aug. 6 in Pain Medicine. Tracy M. Flanders, M.D., from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues report on a […]

Business

Lebanese banks that can’t raise capital must leave market, central bank governor says

Lebanese banks that cannot increase their capital by 20% by the end of February 2021 will have to get out of the market, Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh said. Those leaving would do so by giving their shares to the central bank, Salameh added. He said he could not speculate how many of Lebanon’s nearly […]

Technology

Pokémon Go adds powerful Mega Evolution forms

Niantic is releasing a new Mega Evolution feature for Pokémon Go, bringing more powerful evolved forms of certain pokémon to the game. Mega Evolution was introduced to the mainline Pokémon series in Pokémon X and Y and continued in Sun and Moon, but it doesn’t appear in the most recent games Sword and Shield, which […]

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Series of animal mutilations mystify French police

French police are hunting the perpetrators of a series of savage animal mutilations across the country in recent weeks. Investigators have advised the owners of horses and donkeys to be particularly vigilant after more than a dozen attacks left animals dead or severely injured. Officers say they are mystified by the motives for the mutilations […]