Art

Tim Burgess on the power of listening to music ‘together, apart’

Tim Burgess on the power of listening to music ‘together, apart’

Image caption Tim Burgess: Solo star, Charlatan and your listening party host for the evening. Roosters are crowing and horses are clip-clopping within earshot of Tim Burgess' Norfolk isolation bunker. The quiet rural home, which he shares with his young son, is a world away from the rock 'n' roll carnage of his Los Angeles days. It's from precisely here though that the 52-year-old has been leading the resistance against the lockdown blues with ... Full story

Education

Thrive gives loans to students based on summer internships and job offers – TechCrunch

Thrive gives loans to students based on summer internships and job offers – TechCrunch

Thrive , founded by Twitter alumni Deepak Rao and Siddarth Batra, wants to fund student expenses by looking at job offer letters as a way to evaluate loans. Today, it launched its loan platform and is accessible to students on over 400 campuses across 31 states. The San Francisco company helps underfunded students, a group that isn’t typically accounted for by traditional financial institutions that issue loans based on credit score. According ... Full story

Economics

Visa backs open banking and compliance platform Railsbank – TechCrunch

Visa backs open banking and compliance platform Railsbank – TechCrunch

Railsbank , the open banking and compliance platform, has picked up further investment, following the company’s $10 million Series A in September 2019. This time backing comes from Visa — a strategic investment, if you will — along with Global Brain, a venture capital firm based in Tokyo, Japan. The exact amount isn’t being disclosed, though sources peg it as “several million” U.S. dollars. In addition to investment, Railsbank is announcing ... Full story

Entertainment

Apply today to be a TC Top Pick at Disrupt SF 2020 – TechCrunch

Apply today to be a TC Top Pick at Disrupt SF 2020 – TechCrunch

Opportunity’s a hot currency, and every early-stage startup founder’s on the lookout for it. Anything and everything that can help bring the dream to fruition, right? You’ll find three days packed with opportunity at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2020 on September 14-16. Care to know how you can super-size your Disrupt opportunity? We’ll get to that in a minute, but first an important note. We know COVID-19 has created challenges, but ... Full story

Health

Coronavirus: Fifteen die in care home during pandemic  News

Coronavirus: Fifteen die in care home during pandemic News

Image caption The people were residents at Castletroy Residential Home. Fifteen residents at a care home have died during the coronavirus pandemic. Five of those who have died at Castletroy Residential Home in Luton have been confirmed as being positive with Covid-19. The home has 69 beds for elderly people with nursing or personal care needs. Dr Sultan Salimee, from Public Health England (PHE) East, said it was "continuing to work closely with ... Full story

Law

Wills 'being signed on car bonnets' amid lockdown

Wills 'being signed on car bonnets' amid lockdown

Image caption Normally, two independent witnesses are required to validate a will. Documents have been held in place by windscreen wipers and signed on a car bonnet in a novel way for wills to be witnessed during social distancing. Signatures are also being watched through windows and patio doors as current restrictions make 200-year-old will writing laws difficult to uphold. Ministers say there are no plans to relax the strict rules. ... Full story

Living

Amy Chaplin's Pine Nut Pasta Sauce Recipe Is Ultra Simple & Vegan

Amy Chaplin's Pine Nut Pasta Sauce Recipe Is Ultra Simple & Vegan

Our editors have independently chosen the products listed on this page. If you purchase something mentioned in this article, we may earn a small commission . Until I made this Easy Pine Nut Pasta Sauce from my book, Whole Food Cooking Every Day I had never had a really good bowl of vegan pasta . You know, the kind of ultra-simple pasta that feels like a hug, the sauce gently coating each strand and bringing all the ingredients into union. The ... Full story

Politics

US election 2020: Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign

US election 2020: Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign

Image caption Bernie Sanders (right) now leaves Joe Biden (left) in line to become the party's nominee. Senator Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign to become US president. The development clears the way for former vice-president Joe Biden to become the Democrat party's nominee. Mr Sanders, 78, told his campaign staff about his decision on a conference call on Wednesday. He is expected to address his supporters online shortly. A ... Full story

Sport

Jose Mourinho: Tottenham boss accepts he broke social-distancing rules after pictured with players

Jose Mourinho: Tottenham boss accepts he broke social-distancing rules after pictured with players

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says he "accepts actions were not in line with government protocol" after being pictured flouting coronavirus social-distancing guidelines. Full story

Technology

Coronavirus lockdown sees air pollution plummet across UK

Coronavirus lockdown sees air pollution plummet across UK

Image caption Pollution from cars has dropped significantly across the UK. Air pollution levels in the UK have dropped significantly in the two weeks since the country went into lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus. Some cities have seen nitrogen dioxide (N02) levels fall by up to 60% on the same period last year, analysis shows. N02, released from car exhausts, is a serious air pollutant and also indirectly contributes to the warming of ... Full story