Reviews of the new version, Scrabble Go, have been mixed with youngsters enjoying the rewards element and the colourful design while veteran Scrabble fans claim the old EA app was easier to use and a more realistic adaptation of the popular board game. … [Read more...] about Victory is a seven-letter word as Scrabble app’s new owners bow to pressure from traditional players who were appalled by ‘neon’ redesign ‘aimed at eight-year-olds’
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And for those who still want to scream “but women only play best of three sets”, that aspect makes the lack of games on Centre Court even more inexcusable, because there is the time to play an extra match, whereas it would not be possible to play another best-of-five match. … [Read more...] about Of all the dumb traditions of Wimbledon, its sexism is the worst
“A global sea-level rise by several metres would be detrimental for many coastal cities such as Miami, New York, Alexandria, Venice, Bangkok, just to name a few well-known examples. Some may have to be abandoned altogether as they cannot be defended,” said co-author Stefan Rahmstorf, from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany. … [Read more...] about Sea levels could rise more than a metre by 2100, experts say
Such flamboyance grates in Chechnya where poverty is widespread. Statistics released yesterday show a quarter of Russia's officially unemployed live in the Muslim republic of one million. While most residents were too afraid to give their surnames, voices of dissent could still be heard yesterday on the back streets near Grozny's central market. "The Chechens are an egalitarian people, it's not in our tradition to elevate one above the rest," said Shamil, 37. "That's just idol worship," he added, pointing at a 7m billboard of Kadyrov with the slogan "We're proud of you!". Social worker Zarema, 24, said: "Everyone knows that his men take a cut from state wages to pay for all these new buildings." … [Read more...] about Putin hands Chechnya control to militia leader
These ranged from possible pollution – such as heavy metals entering the food chain and possibly damaging sharks’ reproductive systems – to the impact of longline fishing boats that have taken huge numbers of fish from the waters east of False Bay in recent years. … [Read more...] about Great white vanishing act: where have South Africa’s famous sharks gone?