Day: February 15, 2020

Tiger Woods: Premier Golf League approaches former world number one

Former world number one Tiger Woods has been approached by the organisers of the Premier Golf League – a proposed competition to rival the PGA Tour. The grand prix-style, 18-event world tour would feature 48 top players and have a $240m (£183m) total prize-fund. “My team’s aware of it and have delved into the details […]

A news ban made me more anxious than ever

My mum had always warned me about reading the news. Ask her why and she’ll say the negativity will make you feel bad. I began my quest to prove her wrong as a teenager, and continued my relentless consumption of current affairs for almost eight years. It was only during a yoga course at the […]

Five things to look out for in HSBC’s new strategy

HSBC (HSBA.L) on Tuesday reports 2019 results and will set out its new strategy, where interim Chief Executive Noel Quinn will audition for the permanent role by announcing major restructuring efforts. Here are five key things to look out for: 1- Will Noel Quinn be confirmed as CEO? The 57 year-old HSBC veteran has been […]

YouTube is the frontrunner in the mobile streaming wars, and it’s not even close

Here’s a fun number to think about: in 2019, YouTube dominated 70 percent of the total time people spent on their phones watching the top five entertainment apps. It’s also the only one of those apps (measured among Android phones, which dominate 75 percent of phone usage worldwide) that isn’t specific to China — an […]

Reported coronavirus cases spiked in 1 day in China. Here’s what the numbers really mean.

A sudden rise in the number of coronavirus cases reported in China does not mean that the outbreak is accelerating dramatically. On Thursday, Chinese health officials reported the striking increase in cases: 14,840 in one day, bringing the total number of cases in the country to almost 60,000. While public health officials worldwide are concerned […]